Policosanols Ultra 100 softgels - policosanols from rice bran wax, lecithin, MCT oil | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Ultra Policosanols provides long-chain fatty alcohols that collectively have been shown to influence cholesterol metabolism as well as give better endurance.
Lecithin is important in the emulsification of fats for enhanced nutrient absorption, and is rich in phosphatidylcholine, a critical component of cellular membranes.
Lecithin and medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) have been added to this formula to improve the absorption of the policosanols.
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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A healthy gut, a healthy brain
Few people realize how the amount of microbes residing in our gut between the mouth and the end of the large intestine outnumber the amount of human eukaryotic cells by ten to one. This complex ecosystem is formed mainly by bacteria, but also viruses, archae, protozoa and fungi.
Even less known is how gut microbes lays a major role in host health by shaping the development of the immune system, metabolizing dietary nutrients (such as fatty acids, glucose and bile acids) and drugs, digesting complex indigestible polysaccharides and synthesizing vitamins and bioactive molecules.
Throughout different life stages, various changes occur in the microbial diversity of humans.
While babies are massively 'inoculated' with microbes from their mother during birth, smaller amounts enter the baby's gut via the bloodstream and placenta.
After birth, the composition of the gut microbes in the infant changes slowly with age, and stays mostly the same until old age.
While the composition of the gut microbes don't change much in a healthy adult, that is not to say that they aren't vulnerable to outside factors, such as lifestyle, use of antibiotics or even vaccinations, and overall health.
However, outside those factors, diet is one of the most important factors for gut health.
A change in a diet, especially by eating more or less fiber can change the composition of the gut microbitics within a few days. When this change is negative, a dysbiosis can result, characterized by an overgrowth of potentially pathogenic organisms.
This change in the delicate balance between 'good' and 'bad' organisms will result in a 'leaky' gut because of a more porous gut lining and cause chronic inflammation, which can even influence our brain because it also affects our central nervous system. So, as incredible as it sounds, an unhealthy diet can cause you to have an unhealthy brain as well.
This makes it easier to understand why an increasing amount of people try to improve gut health.
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take 1 softgel per day, preferably with food, or as directed by your qualified health care consultant
contains per daily serving (1 softgel)
policosanols (from rice bran wax) 10 mg †
lecithin from soy (comprised of 35% phosphatidylcholine) 400 mg †
medium chain triglycerides 200 mg †
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
active ingredient (policosanols, soy lecithin, medium chain triglycerides from coconut oil) , capsule (bovine gelatin, glycerin and water)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children
If you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating or trying to conceive, are under the age of 18, or are taking medications (especially cholesterol medications), consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
contains tree nuts (coconut) and soy (lecithin)
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, lupin, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)