Vitamins & Minerals to Live by Guide to Your Health

Joint Support – CHONDROITIN SULFATE – Joint and Connective Tissue Nutrition

Structural Support for Cartilage and Joints

Due to the nutritional support Chondroitin provides for joints and connective tissue, it is one of the top three ingredients found in many joint support products. Chondroitin acts as a lubricating factor and plays a role in the complex connective tissue matrix that is responsible for cushioning joints and bones. By doing so, Chondroitin supports mobility, flexibility, and comfortable movement.

A placebo-controlled study that evaluated the effects of 800 mg Chondroitin Sulfate on knee joint health, found a statistically significant difference favoring Chondroitin Sulfate in all parameters measured, including joint comfort and walking time.

Another placebo-controlled study showed that subjects consuming 1 g/day Chondroitin Sulfate had significantly improved joint comfort and overall joint health when compared to placebo.

  •  Provides structural support for cartilage and joints
  • Lubricates and cushions joints
  • Supports mobility, flexibility, and comfortable joint movement
  • Helps renew and revitalize cartilage
Yours in Health,
Nikki Palmer

Vitamins & Minerals to Live by Guide to Your Health

Joint Support – GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE – Supplement Your Joint Strength

A Key to Healthy Joints

 You may think that creaking, crunching, grinding joints is just a normal part of aging. Did you know that supplementing with Glucosamine Sulfate could help you renew your cartilage and lubricate your joints? If you want to support your joint health, supplementing with Glucosamine Sulfate could be the right move.

Studies have shown that Glucosamine Sulfate effectively supports overall joint health and promotes comfort.

Glucosamine Sulfate significantly maintained cartilage health as measured in the knee.

  •  A key to structural component in cartilage
  • Nourishes and revitalizes the cellular components within joints
  • Is one of the top three structural components found in popular joint support products
  • Acts as a lubricant in order to nutritionally support healthy joints for comfortable movement
Yours in Health,
Nikki Palmer

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Joint Support – HYALURONIC ACID – Nature’s “Shock Absorber” for Your Joints

The Fluid Between the Spaces

Don’t let the word “acid” in the name fool you – Hyaluronic Acid doesn’t break the body down, it builds it up! Hyaluronic Acid naturally resides in your body’s connective tissue, a key part of your joint structure. Without healthy joints, your body’s movements may become restricted or even painful – mobility may be decreased which could curtail normal activity. Hyaluronic Acid is part of your body’s “shock absorber” system and is critical to the way your bones, muscles and cartilage work together. Healthy skin and eyes also contain Hyaluronic Acid.

Per a recognized biochemistry text, Hyaluronic Acid is a vital component of connective tissue. Connective tissue exists in various forms, including cartilage, tendons, intervertebral discs and synovial (joint) fluid. Hyaluronic Acid is most abundant in joint fluid, where it acts as a lubricant.

  •  A natural component of the body’s connective tissue, including the skin
  • Joint fluid (synovial fluid) contains Hyaluronic Acid molecules
  • The skin content of Hyaluronic Acid decreases as we age
  • Naturally found between the lens and the retina of the eyes
Yours in Health,
Nikki Palmer

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Immune Health – ZINC – Body of Work

The Trace Mineral with a Major Role

Zinc is a trace mineral that plays a role in over 300 enzymes in the body. DNA synthesis, RNA transcription, cell division and growth, testosterone synthesis, and protein formation and turnover are all dependent on the presence of Zinc. Zinc also supports energy metabolism, the immune system, memory and skin health.

A study found that Zinc supplements positively supported immune response, by helping stimulate levels of lymphocytes and T-cells.

Another clinical study found that a low intake of Zinc negatively affected both testosterone levels and normal semen production, while a higher intake of Zinc positively supported both testosterone and semen in men.

  •  Is important for immune function and brain health
  • Contributes to skin health
  • Important for testosterone synthesis
  • Assists in the formation of DNA
  • Plays a vital role in RNA transcription, cell division and growth, and protein formation
Yours in Health,
Nikki Palmer


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Immune Health – ESTER-C – The Better Vitamin C

The Immune Supporting, Stomach-Friendly Vitamin C

 Ester-C is made using a unique, water-based process that combines vitamin C with calcium. As a non-acidic form of vitamin C, Ester-C is readily absorbed by the body and gently on the stomach. It functions as a powerful antioxidant and contributes to immune, heart and joint health.

In a 60-day study of 168 healthy participants, subjects receiving Ester-C had significantly fewer reports of decreased well-being and immune system health compared to a placebo group.

In a clinical trial, Ester-C was found to be well tolerated and gently on the stomach in participants sensitive to acidic foods.

  •  Helps support immune system health, good vision, cardiovascular health, and healthy joints
  • Functions as an antioxidant that fights cell-damaging free radicals in the body
  • Promotes enhanced absorption and delayed excretion of vitamin C
Yours in Health,
Nikki Palmer

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Immune Health – ECHINACEA – The Immune Herb

Seasonal Change Got You Down? Try Echinacea.

Known as the #1 herb for helping to maintain healthy immune function, Echinacea promotes the body’s natural defense system. This centuries-old herb can be used for immune system support throughout the year, but is especially popular during times of seasonal change.

In a study, Echinacea was found to support immune system health and overall wellness more effectively than placebo.

Throughout the treatment period, the positive response rate for a healthy immune system was greater in the Echinacea group.

  •  #1 herb for helping to maintain healthy immune function
  • Promotes the body’s natural defense system
  • Contains beneficial polysaccharides and phytosterols
  • Popular during times of seasonal change
Yours in Health,
Nikki Palmer


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Heart Health – POLICOSANOL – Cardio Support from a Natural Source

The Science of Healthy Blood Flow

Heart health and blood flow go hand in hand, and Policosanol is a natural way to support both. Policosanol is generally derived from sugar cane, rice wax, and/or wheat germ sources in a process that provides the naturally occurring compounds octacosanol and hexacosonal, long-chain alcohols that promote circulatory health through their positive effects on cholesterol in the blood stream.

Two separate studies point to Policosanol’s positive effects on cardiovascular health. In the first clinical trial, 70 subjects with heart concerns took either 10 mg of Policosanol or a placebo once daily for 8 weeks. Results of the study show Policosanol may support heart health based on its positive effects on cholesterol when compared to placebo. A second study of 110 subjects with heart concerns reported a significant benefit for cholesterol levels when compared to the subject’s baseline scores.

  • Provides cholesterol support by helping to maintain cholesterol levels that are already within a normal range
  • Promotes healthy blood flow
Yours in Health,
Nikki Palmer


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Heart Health – NIACIN – Circulation is a Full Body Proposition

The Head-to-Toe, Inside & Out B Vitamin

 Niacin is important enough to warrant a name and a number! As part of the Vitamin B family, Niacin is known as Vitamin B-3 and is related to the other B vitamins through their shared support of the nervous system. On its own, however, Niacin is prized for its ability to promote healthy circulation. This healthy movement of the blood throughout the body supports a variety of systems including the heart and skin, as well as cell growth and metabolic function.

According to the Institute of Medicine, Niacin, a water-soluble B-vitamin, is rapidly absorbed in the stomach and intestines and is metabolized by all body tissues. Dietary sources include proteins, particularly meat, fish and poultry as well as enriched bread products and fortified cereals. Low intakes of this vitamin may cause skin and digestive concerns.

  •  Supports heart health
  • Helps maintain healthy hair and skin
  • Is essential to nervous system health
  • Promotes energy metabolism
  • Is important for cell growth and metabolic function
  • Supports carbohydrate and protein metabolism
Yours in Health,
Nikki Palmer

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Heart Health – GARLIC – Does Your Heart Good

A Revitalizing History

 Garlic isn’t just a great addition to your spaghetti sauce. It’s an herb with health benefits whose history dates back thousands of years. Garlic can substantially promote heart, circulatory and cardiovascular health while helping to maintain cholesterol levels that are already within a normal range.

A study demonstrated that Garlic supplements may have value in supporting cholesterol health when combined with a low fat diet.

In a pilot study, Aged Garlic Extract (AGE) showed a trend for supporting cholesterol and cardiovascular health.

  •  Promotes heart and cardiovascular health
  • Helps to maintain cholesterol levels that are already within a normal range
  • Has antioxidant properties
Yours in Health,
Nikki Palmer


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Heart Health – UBIQUINOL – Ready to Fight Free Radicals

The Active Antioxidant Form of Co Q-10

Ubiquinol is the “active antioxidant” form of the popular nutrient Co Q-10. Regular Co Q-10 supplements must be converted in the body to Ubiquinol in order to provide antioxidant protection. But as we age, we lost the ability to convert Co Q-10 into Ubiquinol. Ubiquinol supplements are pre-converted, highly absorb-able and “ready to burn” as soon as they are taken. By supplementing with Ubiquinol, you are providing your body with an active form that is ready to fight the harmful free radicals that may contribute to the premature aging of cells.

In one study, 127 men of varying ages had their blood analyzed to determine the ration of Ubiquinol to Co Q-10. The results revealed that as subjects’ ages increased, the ratio of Ubiquinol to Co Q-20 decreased – leading the researchers to suggest the importance of supplementing with Ubiquinol throughout the aging process. In another clinical trial, researchers found that people who supplemented with 90 mg of Ubiquinol daily for four weeks experienced up to a 4 fold increase in blood Ubiquinol levels. The Ubiquinol levels then dropped after supplementation stopped, underscoring Ubiquinol’s importance.

  • Appears in almost every cell in the body
  • Supports healthy aging
  • Promotes energy production
  • Functions as a powerful antioxidant
  • A powerful weapon in supporting heart health
  • Supports brain health

Yours in Health,

Nikki Palmer