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Specialty Nutritionals

Ampak supplies a diverse line of specialty nutritional ingredients from some of the world’s leading manufacturers.  These unique ingredients have very specific purpose and functionality in the end use applications where they are used*:

Coenzyme Q10 Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally occurring compound found in every cell in the body and is necessary for the basic functioning. CoQ10 plays a key role in producing energy in the mitochondria, the part of a cell responsible for the production of energy in the form of ATP. CoQ10 levels are reported to decrease with age and to be lower in patients with some chronic diseases such as heart conditions, muscular dystrophies, Parkinson's disease, cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. Some prescription drugs may also lower CoQ10 levels. Therefore, CoQ10 supplements have often been used to build back the level in the body to help address these ailments.

Coleus Forskolin  Coleus Forskolin has been used and recommended for centuries in the ancient medicine system of Ayurveda as an aid to heart, respiratory system, and digestive tract health. Modern clinical research since the 1970’s has shown that coleus forskolin also plays a major role in a variety of important cell functions and improved metabolism that helps to promote fat burning and weight loss.

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Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) – DGL is a special extract from licorice root that has had the glycyrrhetinic acid removed. DGL has proven properties to help support a healthy digestive system including providing soothing relief to the stomach lining and intestinal tract and promoting a healthy microflora. DGL also stimulates and accelerates the natural protective juices in the digestive tract. Given these functionalities, DGL has often been used as in ulcer treatments and antacid remedies.

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Guaifenesin – Guaifenesin is a pharmaceutical active ingredient used as an expectorant. It helps to loosen congestion (mucus or phlegm) in the chest and throat, making it easier to cough out through your mouth. It works by thinning the mucus or phlegm in the lungs. Guaifenesin is often used in products to reduce chest congestion caused by the common cold, infections, or allergies.

 

MCT – “Healthy” fats that are absorbed and then metabolized very rapidly by the body as a quick source of energy. Given this functionality, MCT’s are a popular choice for many sports nutrition and dietary supplement products. MCT’s have also been used in the treatment of a variety of malabsorption ailments and are used extensively in parenteral nutritional emulsions. Studies have also shown promising results for neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and epilepsy.

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Psyllium – Psyllium seed husks are indigestible and an excellent source of soluble dietary fiber.  It is one of the few ingredients with an approved health claim by the FDA for the reduced risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) because of its proven role in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood as well as helping to control blood glucose levels. Psyllium also acts as a natural laxative that helps to relieve constipation and is often used for treating diarrhea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

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Sennosides – Senna extract, or calcium sennoside, is an herbal extract that has a very powerful laxative effect. It works on the intestines by stimulating bowel movements and encouraging contractions in the intestines. It has been used for relief of occasional constipation and bowel cleansing and hence is often used in weight loss teas and products.

 

Vinpocetine – A specialty plant extract that has been used to support the brain and its blood vessels by European and Japanese medical practitioners for more than two decades. Vinpocetine helps to improve mental function and memory by increasing blood circulated through the brain, and has also been shown to be effective at slowing down the factors and conditions that harm learning, memory, and information processing skills as people age. Given this functionality, just like MCT’s, vinpocetine is gaining interest for its potential use to prevent the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and even to lessen the impact and effects of stroke damage.

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* The FDA has not evaluated these claims and the use of any of these products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.