In this section you will find the best sources we have been able to research for a number of important supplements, herbs and related natural health products. They are not listed in any particular order, so you will have to scroll up and down a bit.
Vitamin C– Vitamin C is one of the most important supplements you can take. It is one of the very few absolutely essential nutrients that our bodies cannot make. We literally cannot live without it. And for most of us, we cannot even come close to optimum levels through the modern diet that we are pretty much confined to. So we need to supplement. But almost all the vitamin C formulations that we know of and that we have tested come up short. Most of them use forms that are not quite right. We go back to the research of Dr. Linus Pauling, (the only person in history to have won TWO unshared Nobel Prizes). He researched and strongly recommended vitamin C in the exact form that our bodies use it: L-Ascorbate.
The best source we have found, so far, is from Pure Encapsulations. Here is the link to learn more about their Vitamin C
In the interest of full disclosure, we get a small referral fee when you buy Vitamin C from this source, which we use to help support our research.
Vitamin B-Complex Vitamin B is essential in its own right. It is required for a healthy brain and neurological system, as well as for generation of energy and many other crucial biological functions. Vitamin B is actually a general category, containing a number of specific vitamins. For convenience, it is often packaged and marketed as “Vitamin B-Complex”. Different supplement manufacturers produce Vitamin B-Complex formulas with different amounts of the 9 to 12 ingredients, that have become more or less standard. They are all important, but one of the most crucial is B12, which is often even taken as a stand-alone supplement, both orally and in injection and other forms. (We don’t recommend using it in injection form in most cases. E-Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know why.)
B12 is commonly provided in the form of “cyanocobalamin”. Does that name set of warning bells? Perhaps it should. In this form, the B12 releases a small amount of cyanide as it is metabolized. To be sure, the amount is small, and some argue that it is therefore inconsequential. We follow the precautionary principle – why take a chance and present the body with toxins that need to be eliminated if you don’t have to? The problem is that the few B-Complex formulas that do not include the form of B12 that contains even trace amounts of cyanide are somewhat more expensive. We think it is worth it. Look for your B12 in the form of: methylcobalamin.
The best source we have found, so far, is Pure Encapsulations. Here is the link to learn more about their Vitamin B-Complex
In the interest of full disclosure, we get a small referral fee when you buy Vitamin B-Complex from this source, which we use to help support our research.
Vitamin D– There is tremendous interest in both the conventional and the alternative medical communities in the role of Vitamin D these days. In fact, Vitamin D is not truly a vitamn. Rather, it can be thought of as a hormone, in that it regulates a number of functions in the body, including major elements of the immune system. In fact the latest research confirms that having a “high-normal” Vitamin D level is critical to a healthy immune system. The best source for Vitamin D is a healthy exposure to sunlight. However, given the realities of our working and living styles dictates that most of us need some form of Vitamin D supplementation. When supplementing it is important to use Vitamin D3 rather than other forms. Furthermore, the form of that supplement is important in terms of both effectiveness and absorbability.
The best source we have found, so far, is from Global Healing Center in Texas. Here is the link to learn more about Vitamin D Serum
Calcium with Magnesium– The latest good research on calcium supplements indicates that most are not well absorbed. And in some cases there is reason to be concerned that taking them could lead to calcium deposits in areas where they do not belong and could cause problems. Yet, most of us are deficient in calcium due to the advent of commercial agriculture, which lowers the bioavailable calcium in our food supply. This problem gets worse for most of us as we age. An answer is to take calcium in the form of Calcium Orotate, which is an easily absorbed, bioavailable calcium salt. Furthermore, for proper absorption and utilization the calcium should be combined with Magnesium, which should also be in the form of Magnesium Orortate. The Calcium and Magnesium need to be in the proper ratio.
The best source that I have found for a combined Calcium and Magnesium Orotate supplement is The Global Healing Center in Texas. Here is the link to learn more about their IntraCal formula:
Probiotic– The most effective and healthiest probiotic we have been able to find is Global Healing Center’s Latero-Flora. We have been using it for several years with good results. A number of our clients use it and also report good results. It is reasonable in price and easy to store. It does not need to be refrigerated. Here is the link to order or to learn more:
Colon Cleanse– The Oxy-Powder® supplement from Global Healing Center forms the foundation of the best colon cleanse protocol that I know of. In fact, it is more than a colon cleanse, in that it helps to clean the small intestine, as well. Whereas most “colon cleanses”, even colonics, clean only the last several feet of the colon.
Here is the link to order Oxy-Powder or to learn more:
If you do order these and you don’t want to spend a lot of time wading through the instructions on the Global Healing Center site to learn how to use it properly, feel free to e-mail Jeff Bell: email@example.com and request a complete, compiled guide for doing the colon cleanse.
Liver Cleanse– The Livertrex liver and gallbladder cleansing supplement from Global Healing Center easily earns rave reviews. Like their Colon Cleanse, this is a detailed process that yields exceptionally thorough results.
Please be aware that this liver and gallbladder cleanse should only be done after the Colon Cleanse referenced immediately above. It is best to do them in series – do the Colon Cleanse first. After you have completed that, let several days elapse for your body to stabilize in its new, clean state and to recover from any short-term stress from the Colon Cleanse. Then start the Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse. Detailed instructions for this Liver and Gallbladder cleanse are available on the Global Healing Center site. Here is the link to order or to learn more:
Colloidal Silver– Colloidal Silver is a terrific anti-pathogenic agent. Properly used, it is very safe and can be extremely effective. There is a lot to know about using it safely and effectively. And it is critical to either get good quality colloidal silver from an excellent source, or to make your own using good water and equipment, and carefully following the correct procedures. Using bad colloidal silver can be dangerous and is almost certain to be ineffective.
Global Healing Center provides a good quality colloidal silver at a reasonable price. Here is the link to order or to learn more: Silver Fuzion®.
The recommendations for using this colloidal silver that are on the site are quite complete and pretty clear. If you have questions feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, for those wishing to make their own colloidal silver, Jeff can provide guidance. He has been generating and using colloidal silver with excellent results for many years.
The next post lists the colloidal silver generator we recommend.
Cinnamon, Chinese Cinnamon Bark, (cassia) – Lately there has been a lot of buzz about taking cinnamon to help stabilize and balance blood sugar levels. There’s only one problem: Most of the references that I see neglect to mention that there are several varieties of cinnamon, and that only the “Chinese Cinnamon” otherwise known as “Cinnamon Cassia” is effective for this purpose. Not only that, were you to take other varieties of cinnamon in large enough amounts to address blood sugar issues you would run the risk of a toxic reaction after not too long. This could occur as soon as a few weeks or less for some individuals.
The right variety of dried cinnamon bark, properly used, can be highly effective in helping to balance and regulate blood sugar. It will not take the place of eating sensibly, but it will help those who eat appropriately for their health status to enjoy a more stable and healthy blood sugar level.
The best source I have found, so far at a reasonable price, is from Pure Encapsulations. Here is the link to learn more about their: Cinnamon WS
Please visit this page often, as we add new resources as we learn of them and are able to complete a thorough evaluation of them. We never list products or materials here that we have not first tested and whenever possible thoroughly researched.
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To your great health!