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Through personal experience we know that nutritional supplements play a key role in any recovery plan for environmental illnesses. Important nutrients are depleted during any chronic illness but this seems to be especially true for environmental illness sufferers who have been shown to exhibit deficiencies of multiple vitamins, minerals and other nutrients including vital anti-oxidant molecules such as cysteine and glutathione. We've selected a number of products over a range of categories that we recommend based on both personal experience, recommendation by leading physicians and review of clinical studies.

 

 

Amino Acids | Anti-Oxidants | Anti-Microbials | Anti-Depressants | Chelating Agents | Digestive Aids | Energy Enhancers | Essential Fatty Acids | Herbal Remedies | Immune Support | Leaky Gut Treatments | Multi-Vitamin/Mineral | Probiotics | Stress Reduction | Sleep Aids | pH Balancing

 

 

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Source Naturals SAMe -- 400 mg - 30 Enteric Coated Tablets

Source Naturals SAMe -- 200 mg - 60 Enteric Coated Tablets

 

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Source Naturals SAMe is a stable, bioavailable form of S-adensoyl-L-methionine. These tablets are enteric coated and blister packed to prevent breakdown and inactivation of the ingredients. Studies show that SAMe helps support a positive outlook. It is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, where it affects the synthesis and activation of various proteins, such as neurotransmitters. SAMe also plays a role in transmethylation. Transmethylation reactions affect the synthesis, activation, and metabolism of various biological molecules. Some compounds that SAMe methylates are phospholipids. This is a fundamental step in the mediation of cell to cell communication.

 

The Environmental Illness Resource:
Of most immediate benefit to environmental illness sufferers are the actions of SAMe on liver and brain function. Low glutathione levels and resulting oxidant stress are commonplace in environmental illnesses. SAMe, being a key component in it's production, has been shown to raise glutathione levels and reduce oxidative stress. Cognitive and mood symptoms are also invariably present to one degree or another in envionmental illnesses. SAMe acts to help these problems through a process called methylation which results in the production of important brain chemicals. It can thus relieve depression and other mental/emotional problems. Many, many studies have confirmed the effectiveness of SAMe supplements for both liver and brain problems.

 

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Jarrow Formulas 5-HTP -- 100mg - 60 Capsules

Jarrow Formulas 5-HTP -- 100mg - 60 Capsules

 

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Supports Serotonin Synthesis Jarrow Formulas 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is an extract of Griffonia simplicifolia seeds from coastal West Africa. Purity is assured by HPLC. 5-HTP is the direct metabolic precursor of serotonin and is important for the production of melatonin.

 

The Environmental Illness Resource:
5-HTP's action on serotonin levels has widespread benefits. Multiple studies have demonstrated its success in treating depression and anxiety. The results show that this supplement is as effective as conventional anti-depressant drugs. 5-HTP also helps with sleep whether depression and/or anxiety are also present or not. Our own experience and that of others has also shown that serotonin increasing measures, including 5-HTP supplements, can significantly reduce the severity of reactions to chemicals in those with MCS.

 

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Jarrow Formulas L-Tyrosine 500 -- 500 mg - 100 Capsules

Jarrow Formulas L-Tyrosine 500 -- 500 mg - 100 Capsules

 

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L-Tyrosine is utilized for the synthesis of catecholamine neurotransmitters, such as norepinephrine, epinephrine and dopamine. Jarrow Formulas L-Tyrosine is the pure, crystalline amino acid from microbiological fermentation. It is NOT derived from milk.

 

The Environmental Illness Resource:
There is a general concensus among integrative physicians treating environmental illnesses that patients commonly have signs of both neurotransmitter and thyroid hormone deficiency. Both of which can lead to depression, anxiety, fatigue, stress and other distressing symptoms. Amino acid therapy with l-tyrosine can help to resolve these symptoms by providing the building blocks for production of neurotransmitters and thyroid hormones. Reports suggest l-tyrosine is most effective when used in conjunction with 5-HTP.

 

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Life Extension DL-Phenylalanine -- 500 mg - 100 Capsules

Life Extension DL-Phenylalanine -- 500 mg - 100 Capsules

 

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L-phenylalanine is an essential amino acid which can be converted to L-tyrosine by a complex biochemical process which takes place in the liver. L-tyrosine can be converted by neurons in the brain to dopamine and norepinephrine (noradrenaline), hormones which are depleted by stress, overwork and certain drugs. By replenishing norepinephrine in the brain, mental energy levels are enhanced and a feeling of contentment often occurs. Because of the liver conversion necessary for L-phenylalanine to have these effects, L-tyrosine is often faster acting. In addition, the conversion step from L-tyrosine to norepinephrine may be enhanced if the cofactors (vitamins B6 and C) are included.

 

The Environmental Illness Resource:
L-phenylalanine is the starting point for a number of important brain chemicals. It is converted into l-tyrosine and then into the catecholamine nuerotransmitters dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine. L-phenylalanine however is also converted into phenylethylamine (PEA) by a different pathway. This chemical is naturally occuring in the brain and is similar to amphetamines in structure and action but without the side-effects of amphetamine drugs. As such, PEA can elevate mood and increase alertness. The D form of phenylalanine is converted to PEA much more readily than the L form which makes DL-phenylalanine supplements much more effective for depression and associated states.

 

 

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Jarrow Formulas Acetyl L-Carnitine -- 250 mg - 120 Capsules

Jarrow Formulas Acetyl L-Carnitine -- 250 mg - 120 Capsules

 

Manufacturer:
Acetyl L-Carnitine is a more bioavailable form of L-Carnitine and is involved in many metabolic functions. As an antioxidant, acetylcarnitine can protect neurons from damage caused by superoxide radicals. Acetylcarnitine is involved in other aspects of neuronal metabolism because its molecular structure resembles the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcarnitine supplementation supports energy utilization by its effects on fatty acid metabolism in the mitochondria.
L-CarniPure® Acetyl L-Carnitine is manufactured by Lonza, the industry leader, offering the finest L-Carnitine in the world.

 

The Environmental Illness Resource:
L-carnitine has a range of actions that may be of particular benefit to environmental illness sufferers. The acetyl form is seen as the most bioactive and hence potent form. A major benefit of L-carnitine supplementation may be increased energy levels due to its involvement with the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate and especially fats. Something we're sure all those with environmental illness would be glad of! Another major benefit is the fact that this amino acid supports the action of glutathione, the body's primary anti-oxidant. Glutathione has consistently been shown to be low in the whole range of environmental illnesses. Furthermore, L-carnitine may improve mood and memory through its action within the brain, reducing feelings of brain fog and those embarrassing and frustrating occassions when you can't remember the simplest things.

 

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Source Naturals St. John's Wort -- 450 mg - 180 Tablets

Source Naturals St. John's Wort -- 450 mg -180 Tablets

 

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Source Naturals St. John's Wort 450 is standardized to consistently supply 0.3% hypericin. A daily intake of St. John's wort standardized to 2.7 mg hypericin may support a positive outlook and mood.* Benefits may be experienced within 4 to 6 weeks of initial use.

 

The Environmental Illness Resource:
St. John's Wort is one of the leading natural antidepressants. In Germany and other European countries it is commonly prescribed as a first line treatment for depression before antidepressant drugs are used. This herb is believed to work in the same way as monoamine oxidase inhibitors, a class of antidepressant drugs. It blocks the breakdown of important brain chemicals such as serotonin and norepinephrine which are involved with maintaining positive moods. Multiple studies have shown St. Johns Wort to be as effective as pharmaceutical antidepressants for the treatment of depression, espeically mild to moderate forms.

 

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Enzymatic Therapy DHEA-5 mg -- 5 mg - 60 UltraCaps

Enzymatic Therapy DHEA-5 mg -- 5 mg - 60 UltraCaps

 

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DHEA is an important adrenal hormone that supports proper immune response and enhances energy levels, thyroid function, mental well-being and memory. DHEA levels tend to decline with aging and adrenal stress.
Supplementing with Enzymatic Therapy DHEA 5 mg helps maintain normal levels of the DHEA hormone, which decline with aging and adrenal stress.

 

The Environmental Illness Resource:
DHEA is the most abundant hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It is used in the body's reponse to stress. Whereas prolonged exposure to high levels of cortisol (another stress hormone) is known to induce depression and impair immune function, DHEA has the opposite effects, producing a sense of well-being and ability to handle stress as well as improving immune function. DHEA has shown benefits in many other areas but what patients always tend to notice is a lifting of their mood. As a result DHEA is now in clinical trials involving depressed patients.

 

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Jarrow Formulas Rhodiola Rosea 500 -- 500 mg - 60 Capsules

Jarrow Formulas Rhodiola Rosea 500 -- 500 mg - 60 Capsules

 

Manufacturer:
Jarrow Formulas Rhodiola extract is made from a gold-colored root found in the mountainous regions of Eastern Siberia. Rhodiola is an adaptogen that has been used for centuries and validated for its beneficial effects on energy production and reduction of fatigue. Though there are greater than 20 species of Rhodiola, only authentic Rhodiola rosea contains Rosavins. The term Rosavins refers to the three active compounds rosavin, rosin, rosarin; salidroside is not a useful marker for Rhodiola rosea.
Jarrow Formulas Rhodiola extract is standardized to contain a minimum 5% Rosavins, the highest potency available.

 

The Environmental Illness Resource:
Rhodiola has been used traditionally to treat symptoms of fatigue and stress. This use is now borne out by modern clinical studies. Small to medium doses of this herb have been shown to increase all the major neurotransmitters known to be involved with mood, pleasure and stress tolerance. As such rhodiola may be of benefit to anyone suffering from environmental illness.

 

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