Endo Plus is an endurance and beauty formula that combines two essential vitamins, two essential minerals, five amino acids (proteins) and adaptogenic herbs. Essential minerals and amino acids play a role in the nourishment of the body’s endocrine (hormonal) system and more.
Endo Plus features adaptogens and essential minerals and amino acids
The adaptogenic elements include Astragalus, Dong Quai, Eleuthero Root, Ginseng, Licorice and Schisandra Berry
In Asia, adaptogenic herbs were historically known to invigorate strength and sustain health and beauty.
Two essential minerals: Iodine and Selenium
L-glutamine, non-essential amino acid.
L-leucine, L-tyrosine, L-valine and L-arginine
Iodine, an essential mineral. The body needs iodine to make thyroid hormones. The body also needs thyroid hormones for proper bone and brain development and overall energy.1
The body needs iodine but cannot make it. Iodine must come from the diet. As a rule, there is very little iodine in food, unless it has been added during processing. Processed food typically contains more iodine due to the addition of iodized salt. Most of the world's iodine is found in the ocean, where it is concentrated by sea life, especially seaweed. 3
Selenium, an essential mineral plays a role in 25 enzymes, known as selenoproteins, They are involved in the metabolism of thyroid hormones, DNA synthesis, immune function, and protection against oxidative damage.2
Glutamine traditionally considered a nonessential amino acid, now is considered "conditionally essential" after critical illness, stress, and injury. Latest research includes the study of glutamine in immune and cardiovascular health. 4
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