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Some Facts about OHM

The fast-paced environment of everyday living is stressful and at times overwhelming. Lacking the nutrients to provide both sustained energy and that "burst of energy" often needed, modern diets frequently require supplements to fill the gap.

Agel OHM is a blend of vitamins, minerals, and herbs that complement a proper diet and regular exercise to support the body by providing the "extra energy" required to meet everyday demands. It does not rely upon chemical stimulants like caffeine or ephedra. Rather, it looks to a B-complex vitamin-based formula that acts as a coenzyme to facilitate the body's own metabolic processes required to convert carbohydrates into energy. Panax Ginseng is included, which is a strong adaptogen to help the body resist stressful influences. Panax Ginseng has also been associated with beneficial effects on motor performance, cognitive behavior and overall quality of Life. Likewise, OHM contains Rhodiola rosea to help improve physical endurance and mental performance, and to reduce stress-induced fatigue. Schizandra, grown in China and Korea, is another premium herb found in OHM. It was used historically, and still used today to help improve concentration, strength, stamina, endurance, and alertness, without causing nervousness like caffeine related stimulants.

Although nothing can replace a healthy diet and regular physical activity, Agel OHM may be an excellent source of additional energy during a stressful day.

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Some Facts about the Ingredients in OHM

Health Benefits

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
It is an essential water-soluble vitamin, a powerful antioxidant against free radicals, and is helpful for neurotransmitters synthesis (helping with coordination). Vitamin C also helps you receive energy by efficiently metabolizing amino acids (from protein). Vitamin C is found in citrus, berries, fruits, & green vegetables.

Vitamin B1
This is an essential water-soluble B-vitamin. Thiamin is an enzyme cofactor for efficient conversion of protein, carbohydrate and fat into energy. Thiamin is important for proper functioning of nerve membranes. It is needed for the metabolism of many sugars. Thiamin is found in whole grains, meats, greens & beans. Early signs of deficiency are depression, muscle weakness (after only 10 days), apathy, confusion, irritability and rapid degeneration of nervous system activity.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
It is an essential water-soluble B-vitamin. Riboflavin is an enzyme cofactor for many energy metabolism reactions involving dietary proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Riboflavin is found in dark, green, leafy vegetables & dairy products. Early signs of deficiency are that minor injuries do not heal because new cells cannot replace old cells.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Niacin,an essential water-soluble B-vitamin, is an enzyme cofactor for rapid metabolism of protein, carbohydrate and fat to energy in every cell. It can help to dilate blood vessels and thereby increase blood flow and oxygen to various organs of the body which may also enhance energy. Niacin is found in dairy products, meats & whole grains. Early signs of B3 deficiency are fatigue and decreased appetite.

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)
This is also an essential water-soluble B-vitamin. Pantothenic acid is an enzyme cofactor for energy metabolism from all food sources. Pantothenic acid is found in meats, mushrooms, broccoli and whole grains. Early signs of deficiency include fatigue, vomiting, nausea, stomach cramps, insomnia, depression, irritability and apathy.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
B6 is an essential water-soluble B-vitamin. Pyridoxine is an enzyme cofactor converting amino acids & fatty acids into energy. Some pyridoxine can be stored in muscle tissue. Vitamin B6 influences immune system activity and cognitive performance. Vitamin B6 is found in bananas, potatoes, chicken, fish, and meats. Early signs of B6 deficiency include anemia, depression, confusion, fatigue, headaches, nerve damage and dermatitis.

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
This is an essential water-soluble B-vitamin. Vitamin B12 is important for red blood cell production and maintanance of healthy nerve cells. Vitamin B12 also helps DNA synthesis for new cells and promotes normal growth & bone cell activity. B12 is found in meats & dairy products. Early signs of B12 deficiency include fatigue, hypersensitivity of skin, anemia, sore tongue & degeneration of nerves.

This is an essential mineral. Chromium enhances insulin action, is involved in the conversion of carbohydrate and fat into energy. Chromium is found in meats, nuts and vegetable oils.

It is a trace mineral. Vanadium is involved in normalizing blood glucose, strengthening teeth and bones. Vanadium is found in grains, mushrooms and seafood.

This is a phospholipid that helps make up a key portion of cell membranes. It acts like a messenger to a variety of molecules in the body. Inositol allows for proper neurotransmission, metabolic regulation and normal growth. Dietary sources include seafood, wheat germ, Brewer's yeast, veal, pork, liver, brown rice, wheat bran, oat flakes, nuts, vegetables, cantaloupe, raisins, and bananas.

This is a semi-essential amino acid. Taurine is necessary for metabolism - energy production. Taurine helps in normal functioning of heart muscle, skeletal muscle, white blood cells & the central nervous system. Taurine is found in dairy products, meats and fish.

It is a monosaccharide(a simple carbohydrate) and an integral part of DNA and RNA. D-ribose is "instant energy", "liquid energy", and the body's own form of quick energy.

Focus Ingredients

Schizandra fruit
In China, Schizandra fruit, Schizandra chinensis, is known as wu-wei-zi meaning "five taste fruit" (sweet, salty, spicy, sour and bitter). Schizandra is a nutritional food source in Asia where people eat a couple of dried berries every day to enhance their energy levels. Traditional use of Schizandra in China helped build wei-chi, the defense energy of the body to support the immune system. Scientific studies demonstrate its use to rebuild liver tissue, help improve work performance, build strength and reduce fatigue. In China, berries are chewed for 100 days to improve physical coordination and mental concentration. Schizandra berries enhance oxygen usage, thereby improving overall endurance during times of stress, study and work.

Ginseng root
Ginseng root, Panax ginseng, has been used for millennia in Asia as a tonic for health and vitality. Ginseng research shows cognitive benefits, immune health and reduced signs of stress. Ginseng improves cognitive performance, secondary memory performance, speed of performing memory tasks, attentiveness and auditory reaction time. Korean Ginseng supports immune system health by supporting antibody production (the guardian soldiers of the immune system) and maintaining the activity of natural killer cells (the exploding bombs of immune system). Ginseng helps reduce signs of stress by increasing accuracy of attention-priority tasks, facial recognition and improved social functioning. Ginseng helps you focus by supporting mental concentration, enhancing learning and by maintaining consistent, long-term health.

Rhodiola root
Rhodiola, Rodiola rosea, grows in the northern portions of Europe and Russia. Rhodiola root "possesses a clear anti-fatigue effect without any reported adverse reactions or side-effects when used in a situation of moderate levels of fatigue and stress". Rhodiola helps reduce signs of stress, enhances physical work & endurance, and helps to minimize the effects of fatigue "under nearly realistic work situations". Rhodiola increases beta-endorphins (helping you relax and feel good) and neurotransmitters by nourishing the cerebral cortex, brain stem and hypothalamus.


An OHM Bibliography

Schizandra References

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Ginzeng References

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Rhodiola References

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A PubMed-en való kereséshez másolja ki a kívánt cikkre való hivatkozást az Agel bibliográfiából, és másolja be a "Search PubMed for" mezőbe ezen a weblapon: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubme

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