Vitamins and adaptogens may be used as part of a plan for the following conditions:
Exposure to stressors, such as high altitude or intensive training
Increasing physical and mental stamina
Reduced incidence of infection
Skin tissue repair
Increased resistance to chemical carcinogens
Reducing effects of chemotherapy drugs
Protecting against the effects of radiation
Endo Plus also features potassium iodide and selenium. Until recently, it was generally thought we derive enough iodine and selenium from food. However, due to soil erosion and the effects of toxic compounds, insufficient levels of iodine and selenium are more prevalent than ever today.
Iodine is a mineral our thyroid and entire hormonal system depends upon. Adequate levels are necessary for immune, prostate and breast health and neurological development.
Selenium, a mineral known for keeping our minds and bodies operating smoothly, plays a role in thyroid function by transforming the inactive form of thyroid hormone into the active form.
Research shows optimized selenium levels link to increased vitality, vision, brain and immune function. Supplementing with selenium may help lower the risk of prostate and secondary cancers and plays a role in preventing cataracts and heart disease.
How Does L-Glutamine Support Skin Health?
First, glutamine has been shown to play a key role in the growth of fibroblast cells. These cells synthesize collagen, which comprises about 75 percent of the skin’s cellular structure. Collagen is the protein that gives skin its youthful firmness.
L-Glutamine Supports Firm Body Tone
A sufficient supply of glutamine is important for firm, supple skin. When not enough glutamine is available, the body draws it from muscle mass. Over time, muscle tone becomes flabby and good skin turns saggy.
L-Glutamine for Quality Skin
A pre-condition for healthy skin is acid regulation! When the acid base is thrown off balance, cells andtissues are destroyed. Glutamine can contribute significantly to a balanced acid base.
L-Glutamine for Exercise and Weight Issues
People who are overweight may need more glutamine particularly when eating fewer calories and exercising more. One pilot animal study showed L-glutamine appeared to influence weight loss by supporting gut microbiota, which translate into conditions favorable for weight management.
L-Glutamine for Improved Healing and Immunities
In studies glutamine improved wound healing and immune function, especially for post-surgery patients and athletes after endurance events.
L-Glutamine for Digestion
Naturopaths often recommended L-Glutamine to individuals with inflammatory digestive disorders and conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Crohn’s.
L-Glutamine for High Emotional Stress
In emergency situations, the body can become depleted in glutamine. Glutamine is “conditionally essential” so during times of injury or high emotional stress, the body requires more. L-Glutamine enables glutathione production, a natural antioxidant that prevents cell damage.
Arginine Boosts Healthy Hair
Many publications indicate the amino acid arginine is associated with hair growth. This precursor to Nitric Oxide (NO) is vitally important for nourishing circulation to hair roots, resulting in healthier hair.