Supplement Ingredient Facts

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At MD Custom Rx, we are Wisconsin's leader in providing more information to health providers and consumers to make better health choices. This resource will explain what the natural ingredients of many supplements are, what they may support and if we have products providing them we will link you to those for easy shopping. Happy Learning!

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5-HTP

5-HTP, 5-Hydroxytryptophan, is a natural amino acid which is found to support increasing levels of serotonin, melatonin, catecholamine and endorphins. 5-HTP is also known to maintain healthy moods, sleep cycles, chronic pain and reduce carbohydrate intake supporting a healthy weight.

MD Custom Rx carries a selection of Ortho Molecular products which contain 5-HTP. The Ortho Molecular SereTone is a blend of vitamins and minerals along with 5-HTP designed to support healthy mood levels. Ortho Molecular CereVive provides nutritional support with 150mg of 5-HTP along with Vitamin B12 for energy support and Vitamin C, Magnesium and Zinc for brain support and immune health combined may improve focus. Ortho Molecular's Cerenity provides 75mg of 5-HTP with a blend of key ingredients to support neurotransmitters in the brain to support mood.

Ortho Molecular's 5-HTP, SereTone, Cerenity and CereVive natural supplements

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Acacia (organic) / Gum Arabic: Acacia powder is a soluble fiber derived from the gum of two African Acacia tree species and is commonly known as Gum Arabic. The gum is made out of the hardened sap from the Acacia Seyal and Acacia Senegal. While this natural gum is frequently used to make ice cream and gelato, it is found to have many health benefits. Gum Arabic maintains regularity and satiety while soothing irritated digestive tissues. Acacia is 100% certified organic and is used for natural digestive support. Try Ortho Molecular's InflammaCORE to control your inflammations and find a healthy balance in your protein, carbohydrates and fiber intake.

Acerola Fruit Extract:

Acerola is an edible fruit native to Latin America and commonly known as acerola cherry. This berry has high amounts of vitamin C and is found to be a natural antioxidant superfood. In the United States, the acerola fruit is typically sold in a supplemental form made from freeze-dried acerolas.

Acerola is rich in carotenoids (beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin and lutein) which is found to have various benefits like supporting eye health. For optimal immune function support, try Ortho Molecular’s Viracid today. With essential vitamins, Viracid provides key immune nutrients for natural immune support.

Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl:

The ability to convert fatty-acids into energy tends to slow with age. This process is normal yet can be affected by stress, environmental elements and poor diet. Acetyl L-Carnitine HCI is a type of carnitine which supports healthy mood levels, memory and cognitive functioning.

MD Custom Rx carries a variety of supplements which contain Acetyl L-Carnitine HCI. Ortho Molecular’s Core Support not only supports cognitive function, it supports overall health by offering a regular boost to your immune function. The Core Support is also used as phase II in the Core Restore 21 Detox program.

Acid Maltase:

Acid maltase is an enzyme in humans which is essential for the degradation of glycogen to glucose in lysosomes.

The acid maltase enzyme is often used in a supplement form to support healthy digestive functioning. It is commonly combined with other enzymes to breakdown proteins, carbohydrates and fats to maintain an optimal absorption of nutrients.

Ortho Molecular’s Digestzyme-V is a vegetarian blend of enzymes used to support healthy digestion. This formulation includes gentian root and artichoke which naturally aid in the production of bile.

Adrenal Concentrate (Bovine):

Adrenal extracts are derived from the adrenal glands of bovine (beef) sources. Supplements formulated with raw adrenal concentrate (bovine) helps support healthy adrenal function. The adrenal glands are largely responsible for hormonal response in stress adaptation. Optimal adrenal function plays a large role in one’s well-being and health along with aiding in reducing fatigue.

MD Custom Rx carries a variety of products which support optimal adrenal function. Ortho Molecular’s Adren-All is a blend of vitamins and adaptagenic herbs which provide support for adrenal health by aiding in reduced fatigue and stress levels.

Agaricus Blazei:

The Agaricus mushroom originated from Brazil and is now grown in China, Japan and Brazil. The Agaricus blazei mushroom contains chemicals which have been found beneficial for various diseases including certain cancers.

Agaricus blazei commonly taken in a supplement form and used as an all-natural, cellular-level immune system support. This mushroom contains a higher concentration of beta glucans creating a powerful cellular protector.

MD Custom Rx carries Ortho Molecular’s Mycofend which is a synergistic blend of various mushroom compounds formulated to boost the immune function by stimulating key components like macrophage cytokine activity and nitric oxide release.

Aloe Vera Concentrate (leaf exudate) 200:1:

Aloe vera, (the lily of the desert) when used topically or orally has been found as a traditional, medicinal remedy for centuries. Its active ingredient, acemannan has been found effective in immune system stimulation along with generating high energy levels and aid with digestion.

MD Custom Rx carries Ortho Molecular’s NK-Stim which supports the body’s immune response by boosting natural killer cell activity. Aloe vera concentrate has been known to create a laxative effect. NK-Stim is formulated without the aloin-like compounds which tend to create this effect. MD Custom Rx recommends NK-Stim for those suffering from immune challenges.

Alpha Linolenic Acid (from Organic Flaxseed Flour):

Alpha-linolenic acid is an omega-3 fatty acid and is essential in normal human growth and development. This acid is found in walnuts, canola, soybean and flaxseed oils along with red meat and dairy products.

Alpha-linolenic acid helps maintain normal heart rhythm and pumping which is sought to decrease the risk of heart disease. MD Custom Rx carries a vast amount of products which are formulated with alpha-linolenic and taken for various health benefits. Ortho Molecular's Glycemic Foundation, for example supports healthy blood sugar levels while LifeCORE aids in receiving the proper daily nutrition.

Alpha Lipoic Acid:

Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant and commonly found in yeast, liver, kidney, spinach, broccoli and potatoes and is used medicinally around the world for various diseases. From diabetes, cancer and HIV to eye diseases like glaucoma and cataracts, alpha-lipoic has a vast amount of health benefits.

This acid also aids in preventing certain kinds of cell damage along with restoring vitamin levels like vitamin C and vitamin E.

MD Custom Rx carries Ortho Molecular’s Lipoic Acid supplement which is lipoic acid combined with biotin. This combination creates a powerful multi-functional antioxidant designed to fight against water and fat soluble free radicals.

Alpha-galactosidase (GLA):

Alpha-galactosidase is an essential enzyme which supports healthy digestion, aids in relieving intestinal gas along with complex carbohydrate intolerance. Alpha-galactosidase causes a necessary reaction in the cellular lysosome helping to breakdown certain foods our bodies sometimes can’t digest properly like broccoli and Brussel sprouts.

For support in healthy digestion, MD Custom Rx recommends Ortho Molecular’s Digestzyme-V. This supplement is formulated with 20 vegetarian enzymes for a wide range of pH levels to maintain complete digestion.

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Biotin:

This B vitamin is involved in the metabolism of energy, amino acids, and cholesterol. Metabolic disorders and other health problems including dermatitis and conjunctivitis may result from undiagnosed biotin deficiency.

To support your natural biotin level, Ortho Molecular’s Essential Vitamin Alpha Base Capsules available with or without iron for additional supplementation. It is naturally formulated for the highest degree of efficacy in maintaining proper vitamin and mineral nutrition in your system.

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Calcium:

Calcium is a mineral most often associated with bone, teeth, and nail health in the body. Since your body cannot create calcium on its own, it is critical to maintain calcium levels naturally through food consumption or with calcium supplements.

Complete calcium absorption can be a big problem for many individuals. Since calcium can only be absorbed with the assistance of Vitamin D, losing calcium is unfortunately common. Various medical conditions also prevent the absorption of calcium through dairy products, one of the main ways calcium can be gained. Different forms of calcium supplements compensate for this to support proper absorption in the body. Spreading out calcium intake is also important, something supplements maintain.

Ortho Molecular LifeCORE Complete, available in delicious chocolate or vanilla flavors, contains calcium as part of its nutrient blend. Ortho Molecular’s Reacted Calcium is formulated with 4 different forms of natural calcium for maximum absorption. Reacted Cal-Mag provides the minerals known to aid in absorption of Calcium. Ortho Molecular products are ideal as a source of supplementary nutrients for anyone sensitive to certain food sources as it is hypoallergenic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and easily digestible.

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DHEA:

DHEA, the shortened form of Dehydroepiandrosterone, is a naturally occurring hormone released by the adrenal gland. It is a steroid hormone produced by the body and involved in the conversion of androgen and estrogen sex steroids yet may also act as a neurosteroid.

DHEA is especially important for men and women when testing hormone levels in the body. Depending on the results, the DHEA and testosterone levels indicate what hormones are doing in the body, especially for peri/postmenopausal women. Natural Hormone Replacement therapy is one way to maintain hormone health during menopause for women.

DHEA supplement capsules maintain DHEA in the body to support your endocrine system. It is an Ortho Molecular Product dietary supplement recommended by MD Custom Rx to support hormone balance.

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Ellagic Acid:

Found in fruits and vegetables naturally, ellagic acid is an antioxidant and an antiproliferative. Ellagic acid in Core Support functions with other nutrients to support liver health during phase II of Core Restore 21 Detox program recommended by Ortho Molecular.

When detoxing the body, it is important to take your future health into account while purging impurities. With ellagic acid being an antioxidant, taking this supplement during a detox adds antioxidants to your body. Antioxidants support tissue and cell repair, making ellagic acid the ideal supplement for maintaining your health during this healing time.

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Folic Acid:

Folic acid, also called folate, is a B vitamin involved in the division of cells and the production of red blood cells in humans. In time of rapid growth, including pregnancy and infancy, this B vitamin plays an important role in cell development. Alpha Base Capsules without Iron are one way for women who are pregnant or attempting to conceive may increase their folic acid intake.

Homocysteine in high levels may lead to blood vessel inflammation. This leads to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. A Cardio B regimen offers one way of naturally increasing folic acid consumption rather than receiving a folic acid prescription from a doctor to support healthy red blood cells.

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Glycine USP:

Glycine is the smallest amino acid and is used to create proteins in the body. It also can serve as a neurotransmitter. As a result, it is often associated with red blood cells, muscle function, and the central nervous system.

After a rigorous workout or even a regular exercise regimen, taking glycine may support muscle recovery and relief. From a triathlon to your regular routine, your muscles need some relief after strenuous exercise to maintain long-term health. GABAnol is an Ortho Molecular product containing glycine USP to support muscle relief after physical activity or exertion.

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Hesperidin Complex:

Hesperidin is a plant chemical formed by sugar molecules found in the fruits of citrus plants. When combined with other nutrients and minerals into a complex, it maintains blood vessel health in humans. For anyone dealing with cardiovascular health problems, healthy blood vessels are essential. Anyone who has dealt with clogged arteries or heart surgery especially would want to maintain their vessels with hesperidin supplements.

The Soft Tissue Support Pak from Ortho Molecular supports the healing process of inflammation and pain resulting from injury.

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Invertase:

The invertase enzyme is necessary to breakdown sugar in your body. It is easier for the body to process and use sugar after it is broken down. For those with troubled digestion or diabetes, invertase may maintain your digestive health. Taken before meals is the most effective use of this supplement, as it prepares the body for the meal in advance.

For a completely vegetarian product, Digestzyme-V is a source of invertase to support healthy digestion. It even includes artichoke and gentian root to activate the digestion process with stimulated bile production.

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Jujube Seed Extract:

Jujube is usually grown in Asia and has been cultivated for years for as a natural snack or candy. Traditional Chinese medicines often include jujube as an ingredient for a whole host of health reasons. They contain as much vitamin C as most citrus fruits and other important vitamins and minerals all in one delicious fruit. As a natural supplement, jujube seed extract has been taken to maintain low blood pressure, reduce stress and even relieve sunburn or diminish the appearance of wrinkles. Natural ZZZ’s includes jujube seed extract recommended by MD Custom Rx to support healthy sleep patterns.

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Kale:

Kale is a common vegetable containing many vitamins and minerals naturally. It can be eaten fresh or prepared in a variety of ways with meals. Ortho Molecular products, like Deeper Greens capsules, contain kale and other fruits and vegetables in a blend to maintain cholesterol levels. It can be taken on a daily basis rather than having to eat kale with every meal.

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Omega 3s:

Commonly found in fish, Omega 3s is a fatty acid often studied to determine its many benefits to human health. They maintain cardiovascular and musculoskeletal support. The easiest way to gain omega s is to consume lots and lots of fish. Since fish is not always appealing three times a day with rising pollutants in the oceans affecting the health of wild fish, supplements are a safer way of gaining Omega 3s.

An alternative to eating many fish is Orthomega 820 Fish Oil capsules taken daily. The oil is tested for safety and complies with the CRN Monograph for purity, more than could be said for most fish offered in today’s markets.

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Potassium:

Potassium is a chemical element required for proper function in all living cells. Hypertension (high blood pressure) and hypokalemia (elevated blood pressure) may be cause by a potassium deficiency in the diet. Ortho Molecular’s Core Support contains potassium as one of many ingredients to support the elimination of toxins from the body.

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Riboflavin (Vitamin B2 USP):

A B vitamin, riboflavin is a vital part of the energy production for the citric acid cycle and electron transport chain. A deficiency of riboflavin may lead to stomatitis, skin rashes with chapped skin around the mouth, anemia, and other health problems. Riboflavin is most commonly lost from the body during urination, meaning developing a deficiency a risk when the diet does not provide enough riboflavin.

Alpha Base Capsule without Iron supplements riboflavin in the body to support your health when your regular diet is riboflavin deficient. These capsules are multivitamins designed to maintain a variety of vitamins and minerals in the body for nutritional support. \Also Ortho B Complex

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Stinging Nettles Leaf:

Stinging nettles has been used as an herbal remedy for generations and grows all over the world. Chemicals on the leaves must be removed before consumption due to irritating properties. Natural D-Hist Blister Packages contain stinging nettles leaf to support seasonal allergies.

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Thiamine:

Thiamine is a B vitamin involved in the production of RNA, DNA, and creation of energy from consumed carbohydrates. It is considered an essential nutrient for nerve function and other aspects of human health. A deficiency of thiamine may result in a variety of health problems including coma and death if not discovered.

Alpha Base Capsules and Ortho B Complex provide supplemental thiamine to your diet to support your healthy nervous system. Ortho B Complex is a complete blend of B and B complex vitamins all in one daily capsule.

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Vitamin A (as Betatene® Natural Mixed Carotenoids):

Vitamin A is an important vitamin which is commonly associated with healthy vision, maintaining epidermal cells, brain functions, and a strong immune system. Since the body cannot create this vitamin, Vitamin A must be taken in with food or as a supplement.

With Betatene® Natural Mixed Carotenoids, vitamin A has additional supplements from natural sources. Ortho Molecular’s Adren-All supports fatigue, stress, and other functions of reduced vitamin A.

Vitamin A (as Palmitate):

Palmitate, a vitamin A compound, is used to make up for vitamins removed when creating low fat dairy products. Vitamin A is necessary for many body functions including the brain, eyes, and immune system, and must be gained through either food of supplement consumption.

To support a healthy immune system, MD Custom Rx recommends Alpha Base Capsules, available with and without additional iron. This supplement contains many vitamins and minerals blended for lifelong nutritional support.

Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'- Phosphate):

Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate is a coenzyme, the active form of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is required for enzyme reactions to occur with amino acid, glucose, and lipid metabolism. Adren-All includes vitamin B6 along with other vitamins and minerals to support adrenal fatigue and stress.

Vitamin C:

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for humans. A lack of vitamin C may result in scurvy, a disease which causes bleeding gums, fatigue, and loss of teeth.

To maintain vitamin C intake, MD Custom Rx recommends Ortho Molcular Adren-All blend of vitamin and minerals.

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Wheat Grass Juice:

Wheatgrass contains high levels of vitamins and proteins which become easily consumable in juice form. It is include in the Alpha Base Ultimate Pak to maintain your body naturally.

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Zinc (as TRAACS® Zinc Glycinate Chelate):

Zinc is a nutrient mineral found in the body. It is involved in supporting the immune system, the creation of DNA proteins, and a multitude of other functions. As a result of its prevalence in the body, zinc deficiency affects nearly all aspects of the immune system.

SereTone, recommended by MD custom RX to support a healthy mood, is an excellent source of supplementary zinc intake.