Life Priority Whey of Life Protein

WHEY OF LIFE is a flavorless, high grade, whey protein isolate that offers 20 grams of protein per serving.

Life Priority is very excited to offer one of the most valuable nutrients for the body—protein!!

Did you know that your organs, tissues, muscles and hormones are all made from proteins? The protein found in foods is used by every part of the body to develop, grow and function properly.

It can be argued that nothing is more important than consuming protein foods, and because proteins are involved in just about every body function, it’s important that you consume foods high in protein every day, during every meal to prevent protein deficiency, which can wreak havoc on the body.

Studies show that eating a high-protein diet has a number of health benefits. Not only does it help you maintain and lose weight, but it also works to stabilize your blood sugar levels, improve your ability to learn and concentrate, reduce brain fog, boost your energy levels, support your muscles and bones and support the absorption of important nutrients.

Many people make the mistake of trying diets that involve calorie counting and deprivation. On a high-protein diet, you will feel completely satiated after eating, and you won’t have to deal with the blood sugar highs and lows that lead to cravings and moodiness. You’ll be surprised to see how many foods you can eat on a high-protein diet. Even people on a vegetarian or vegan diet, who sometimes turn to processed foods for energy, have enough high-protein foods to choose from.

We need to eat plenty of protein foods every day to keep our metabolisms running, our energy up and our blood sugar levels stable.

You might eat enough protein overall, but do you eat the right kinds?

Life Priority takes all the guess work out of getting enough of the right protein with our Whey of Life Protein.

We now offer WHEY OF LIFE protein. WHEY OF LIFE is a flavorless, high grade, whey protein isolate that offers 20 grams of protein per serving. Our WHEY OF LIFE mixes instantly in just plain spring water or you can add it to most any beverage. Get the high-grade WHEY OF LIFE protein from Life Priority today and start experiencing the great results that using enough protein can give you!

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

4 Essential Supplements for Men’s Health-Greg Pryor

Greg Pryor-the use of quality supplements in the right dosages at the right times can help you live a healthier life and slow up the aging process.

I have been an advocate for vitamins and supplements since I started my professional baseball career in 1971, with the Washington Senators.

Please take a seat on the bench and consider the 4 simple tips below.

Tip #1  Use LIFEGUARD™ a High-Quality Multi-Vitamin, Multi-Mineral with Each Meal  Your body needs nutrients 24 hours a day so using supplements after each meal is very logical. Most of the food we eat is devoid of virtually all the trace minerals we need for survival so  consider using a high-potency multi-vitamin with each meal to help provide free radical protection and to build up the immune system. Food that is sold in markets today is less nutritious than it was 50 years ago

Tip #2-OMEGA3 PRIORITY™ Use the “Essential” Nutrient, Omega-3. One of the major building blocks of the brain, the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is critical for optimal brain health and function at all ages of life.  Getting enough DHA from the diet is impractical (some people don’t like or eat fish) and the easiest way to consume it is from fish oil. Omega 3 is one of the most researched and added value supplements due to the value it provides for brain and cardiac health. Make getting a high quality Omega-3 a top priority.

Tip #3  JOINT-DECISION™ OR TOTAL JOINT COMPLEX ™ Nutrients for Joint Health.I have been using glucosamine HCl since 1996 to keep my joints and cartilage healthy.  Since ’96, my company, Life Priority has enjoyed helping thousands of people understand how using a high-quality form of glucosamine can help support and maintain healthy joints. Using glucosamine has allowed me to play golf with less joint pain and also participate in the KC Royals Fantasy Camp each year.

Tip #4-PROSTATE PRIORITY™ Specific Nutrients for Maintaining a Healthy Prostate Prostate health becomes more important with age, particularly for men over the age of 40. There are certain nutrients that can help support the health of the prostate including, lycopene, saw palmetto, pygeum, vitamin C, vitamin D-3 and zinc.

I feel that the use of quality supplements in the right dosages at the right times can help you live a healthier life and slow up the aging process.

To Your Health, Greg Pryor, Life Priority co-owner; health advocate

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.

Information provided for educational purposes only. *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

Guys Guide to a Healthier Lifestyle

It’s not an unknown fact: most men only go to the doctor when they are sick. This creates the generalization that men are much too casual or disinterested in their health. We urge that men (and women) get an annual physical so they can address any underlying concerns that may be present in their health so they can be referred to a specialist if need be. We also urge that men become at least a little interested in their health and start following these easy steps to live a balanced healthy lifestyle.

  1. Weight Management 

Maintain a healthy weight through a well-balanced diet and exercise. The male body tends to change with age as testosterone levels begin to decline. Muscle mass becomes harder to keep and unhealthy pounds can start to add up. Make sure you are continuing exercise and staying active through these periods to avoid drastic changes in your muscle and heart health. Muscle Memory may be a good supplement to add to your diet if you have a need for muscle recovery and enhancement.

  1. Limit Trans-Fat Consumption

Trans-Fats are a threat to both our waistlines and hearts. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than one in three men have heart disease. The American diet that is full of processed, trans-fat ingredients doesn’t help this statistic. Arm yourself against heart disease risks by eliminating or limiting trans-fat in your diet. The AHA recommends closing out trans-fat consumption to 1 g a day. So become diligent in removing this harmful and in some cases, fatal ingredient.

  1. Eat More Fish

Start consuming more fish that contain essential fatty acids. The two essential fatty acids are Omega-6 and Omega-3. They are essential because our bodies don’t produce them on its own, we can only get them from our diets. Salmon, mackerel, herring, and albacore tuna all contain high amounts of essential oils. There is not set daily recommendation for essential oils, but some health organizations advise 250-500 mg per day. This number goes up if you have coronary artery disease. If you are not consuming enough fish in your diet alone, consider Omega-3 Priority for supplementation.

  1. Lycopene Influence

Lycopene is an antioxidant that gives certain foods their red coloring. This antioxidant is known for its anti-cancer properties most notably, prostate cancer. With prostate cancer being the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, it is critical that men take preventative measures. Lycopene can be found in tomatoes, watermelon, guava and pink grapefruit. The most abundant of these sources are tomatoes, and lycopene’s impact is increased when the tomatoes are cooked. If you are a male and not getting enough of these foods in your diet, our Prostate Priority contains 30 mg per serving as well as other ingredients to help maintain healthy prostate functioning.

  1. Take a Multivitamin

Not all vitamins are created equal. Before purchasing, it is important to do your research and make sure that you are spending your money on a quality product. When it comes to multivitamins, their function is to fill any diet “holes” that you may have that are inhibiting your immune system operation. Lifeguard is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to keep diets balanced and immune systems strong for fighting diseases.

  1. Maintain Regular Physicals with your Health Care Professional

As mentioned, men are the worst offenders of doctor visit ducking. It is important that you try to break that habit. A yearly physical can keep you in check and address any concerns should they arise. Men are more susceptible to stress, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and depression so please make sure you are getting screened and treated for these and any other health concerns.

Guys, take our advice and incorporate these easy tips to become a healthier man!

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.

*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

Vitamin D3 Sun or Supplement?

Vitamin D3 Sun or Supplement?

Life Priority Blog, July 25, 2019—Vitamin D3  Sun or Supplement?

We have a love-hate relationship with the sun, don’t we? As much as we may worship the sun for its comforting, life-giving light and warmth, and as much as our world literally revolves around it, we have nonetheless learned to fear its power to harm us—even kill us. Skin cancer is no laughing matter, and we are right to take precautions against excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation, the “light” we cannot see.

The paradox of the sun is that, even as it’s burning our skin and setting us up for cancer, it’s also causing something almost magical to happen in that same skin: the synthesis of vitamin D. This formerly rather boring vitamin, which helps build strong bones and teeth and prevents rickets, is rapidly achieving stardom in the nutritional world, as scientists find out more and more about its ability to help prevent cancer and reduce our overall risk for death.

Vitamin D—Sun or Supplement?

Vitamin D is the only nutrient we get from the sun—all the rest must be obtained from food or supplements. Of course, vitamin D can also be obtained from food or supplements, and for many people—mainly shut-ins or those who live in far northern (or far southern) latitudes and who don’t get out much—that is the principal way, or the only way, they get their daily dose.

Actually,  though, it’s not that easy to get adequate vitamin D from food, because so few foods contain appreciable amounts of it. Unless you eat a good deal of fatty fish (such as salmon), fish-liver oils, or fortified milk or cereals, you probably don’t get enough vitamin D, and you should supplement to make up for the deficit.

Information provided for educational purposes only. Not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any medical condition. Consult your healthcare provider for medical advice. Statements not evaluated by the FDA.

References-

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3356951/

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/6-things-you-should-know-about-vitamin-d

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4391331/

LE NEWS: The Power of Arginine

The Power of Arginine
DURK PEARSON & SANDY SHAW’S®
LIFE EXTENSION NEWSLETTERTM
©1988-1991

Life Extension Newsletter, written by Life Extension scientists Pearson & Shaw, was prescient with regard to many of the biomedical ideas it first brought to the attention of the public. Unfortunately, it is no longer available and thus, with the permission of the authors, we reproduce selected portions for your enlightenment. Please note the return of another Pearson & Shaw Newsletter, Life Extension News, the current issue of which is contained in this publication. The growth hormone story picks up where Sandy breaks her leg at a gerontological conference where she is initially attended to by no less than Dr. Denham Harman, M.D., Ph.D., father of the Free Radical Theory of Aging.

ISSUE #25
ARGININE RELEASES GROWTH HORMONE
Having a broken foot is extremely inconvenient and sometimes dangerous. Just try going up or down stairs on crutches! We had been about to start arginine supplementation experiments on ourselves for immunostimulation, when Sandy’s broken foot provided us with a golden opportunity. We had read scientific reports of arginine stimulating the healing of broken bones in experimental animals, and Sandy decided to take it.

Other nutrients have been shown to cause growth hormone release, including niacin (200 mg is a mild GH releaser) (Irie, 1967,1970), tyrosine (nutrient amino acid – releases a small amount of GH in a small percentage of subjects with 40 gram intravenous doses), and methionine (nutrient amino acid – releases GH but can cause atherosclerosis under certain conditions). The nutrient amino acid arginine and ornithine (another amino acid) are both relatively strong GH releasers. Arginine and ornithine can release enough GH to equal that found in a heavily exercising teenager.At this time, Sandy was 35 years old, and far over the hill in terms of exercise-induced GH release. She took 10 grams of arginine a day in a single dose on an empty stomach. (One might be able to ingest that amount daily in a very high protein diet heavy in chicken or turkey. Sandy was also taking about 2 grams of choline and 2 grams of vitamin B5 per day.) About 45 minutes to one hour after taking the arginine, Sandy did bench presses for about 3 minutes, once daily, on her back, so there was no stress on the broken foot. After six weeks on this regimen, she had lost about 25 pounds of fat and had put on about 5 pounds of muscle! We were amazed. We thought that amount of arginine might be enough to stimulate the release of growth hormone. We knew that growth hormone increased the ratio of muscle to fat. (Christy, 1979; Murad, 1980) But we didn’t realize how dramatic the effect could be in an essentially sedentary middle-aged research scientist. Arnold Schwarzenegger in his Bodybuilding for Men said that putting on 5 pounds of muscle would be difficult for an adult man working out every day for a year!

Arginine and ornithine cause growth hormone release via your brain’s cholinergic nervous system. (Casanueva, 1984) This is the system that uses acetylcholine – made in the brain from the nutrient choline with the help of the cofactor vitamin B5 – to transmit information between the nerve cells. Without adequate amounts of acetylcholine, neither arginine nor ornithine can cause growth hormone release, though we know of no evidence that choline or vitamin B5 alone can cause GH release. This is why we recommend the use of a choline + B5 supplement in conjunction with arginine or ornithine GH releasers. Note that many antihistamines, cold pills, and the non prescription sedative diphenhydramine are anticholinergics. These drugs will block the GH releasing effects of arginine and ornithine.

Contrary to what some people believe (and some fraudulent products claim), you can’t develop winning muscle mass without exercise, even if you take a growth hormone releaser like arginine. But arginine is very effective at helping you maintain muscle mass you already have, even if you are not exercising. We are two 47 year-old research scientists and almost completely sedentary, but we regularly take arginine supplements, as described below, and maintain the well muscled bodies we had twenty years ago. You may have seen 5’3″ Sandy bend steel horseshoes on television.

In 1982, after we reported our ideas and experiences regarding the use of growth hormone releasers such as arginine in our first book, Life Extension, A Practical Scientific Approach, there was a world-wide shortage of arginine for several months, and a world-wide shortage of ornithine for about a year! Their main prior use had been as ingredients in culture media.

ARGININE SUPPLEMENTATION
We personally use arginine in either one of two different ways: we take 12-24 grams 45 minutes to one hour before exercise (to enhance the effects of the exercise) or just before bedtime (to enhance both sex and the natural pulse of growth hormone release shortly after one falls asleep). We generally recommend the following total daily quantities of arginine (free base) for healthy male adults: Weight 100 to 140 pounds, 12 grams; 140 to 200 pounds, 18 grams; over 200 pounds, 24 grams. For healthy female non-pregnant, non-lactating adults: under 120 pounds, 6 grams; 120 to 180 pounds, 12 grams; over 180 pounds, 18 grams. Women are usually more sensitive to the GH releasing effects of arginine and ornithine than men. (Merimee, 1969) Start with about 25% of your target quantity, and increase it gradually over a period of a few days to minimize the occurrence of minor side effects such as nausea. If you prefer ornithine, use half of these amounts. The dose figures given in the literature usually refer to the amount of amino acid free base used, such as arginine. Many commercial products contain an acid addition salt such as arginine hydrochloride rather than the free base arginine. Some of the product labels give the amount of the contents as the free base, other as the hydrochloride. Unless the amount of the amino acid is given as the free base (eg, 6 grams arginine), you will need to take about 20% more since the hydrochloride adds about 20% to the weight without contributing to the GH releasing activity.

Don’t assume that more is always better. It is unlikely that a 60 gram dose would cause significantly more GH release that a 24 gram dose. A 30 gram injection of arginine is used to test pituitary function: this dose has been chosen to be high enough to completely saturate this GH release mechanism. (See the Cautions at the end of this article for side effects and precautions.)

It is important not to ingest certain other amino acids, either as a supplement or in foods, at the same time or shortly before taking the arginine. Some of these other amino acids, including lysine, compete with arginine to enter the brain (where the action takes place). You can take your protein supplement or high protein low glycemic index carbohydrate meal after your workout.

Casanueva, Villanueva, Cabranes, Cabezas-Cerrato, Fernandez-Cruz, “Cholinergic Mediation of Growth Hormone Secretion Elicited by Arginine, Clonidine, and Physical Exercise In Man,” J. Clin. Endocr. Metab.59(3):526-530 (1984)
Christy, “Anterior Pituitary Function in Normal Subjects and in Patients with Systemic Diseases,” in Obese, et al, editors Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 15th ed, pp.2085-2091, Philadelphia:Saunders (1979)
Irie, et al, “Effect of Nicotinic Acid Administration on Plasma Growth Hormone Concentrations,” Proc Soc Exptl Biol Med 126:708 (1967)
Merimee, et al, “Arginine Initiated Release of Growth Hormone: Factors Modifying the Response in Normal Men,” New Eng J Med. 280(26) :1434-1435 (1969)
Murad and Haynes, “Adenohypophyseal Hormones and Related Substances,” in Gilman, Goodman, Gilman editors Goodman and Gilman’s Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics 6th ed, pp.1369-1396, New York:MacMillan (1980)

ISSUE #25 PAGE 7
CAUTION
Arginine Side Effects: Most men and some women report increased libido with arginine supplements. There may also be increased irritability. A large release of GH can also cause nausea. Remember how Arnold Schwarzenegger used to keep a barf bucket next to his workout station when he was a teen-ager? He said that if he wasn’t working out hard enough to throw up, he wasn’t working out hard enough to win. In his twenties, this no longer happened because the exercise no longer caused such a big GH release. You are less likely to have annoying side effects if you start out with a small amount, and gradually increase your dose over a period of couple of weeks.

Ornitine Side Effects: Arginine, but not ornithine is found in ordinary food protein. Arginine has been given to medically monitored subjects at up to 60 grams per day without reports of serious problems. Much less is known about the safety of the regular use of large amounts of ornithine. Since about half of the arginine that you ingest is normally converted to ornithine in your body, it isn’t surprising that the reported side effects of ornithine are similar to those of arginine. It takes about half as much ornithine as arginine to release a given amount of GH, but ornithine costs twice as much. We generally use arginine, considering it to be more medically conservative. The immunostimulant and wound healing stimulant effects of arginine are far better established, too. Moreover, arginine but not ornithine, increases sperm count.

Choline Side Effects: Too much choline and/or vitamin B5 can cause the production of too much acetylcholine. Since acetylcholine is what makes your muscles contract, this can cause excessive muscle tone. The most common symptoms or cholinergic excess is a stiff neck, a tension headache, or gut cramps, diarrhea, or constipation. You are less likely to have annoying side effects if you start out with a small amount, and gradually increase your dose over a period of a couple of weeks. Do not use choline bitartrate; in effective doses, there is so much bitartrate in this form of choline that diarrhea is almost inevitable. Chronic diarrhea isn’t just annoying; potassium loss can be so large that it may cause heart failure by ventricular fibrillation.

Niacin Side Effects: 200 milligrams of niacin will most certainly cause transitory skin flushing and a sensation or heat, burning, or itching, though this is not dangerous. Do not take more than 800 milligrams of niacin per day without medical supervision, since the livers of some individuals cannot tolerate higher doses.

Although the growth hormone releasing effects or arginine and ornithine have been stressed in this article, we do not wish to imply that all of the anabolic, wound healing, and immunostimulant effects of arginine and ornithine are due to their GH releasing activity. Arginine and ornithine also act as precursors to polyamines such as spermine and spermidine, which are growth stimulating substances, and these two amino acids have many other uses within the body, too. Nevertheless, the anabolic, wound healing, and immunostimulant effects of growth hormone itself are so similar to those of arginine and ornithine that we did not think that an exploration of this distinction would be of much interest to body builders and athletes.

ISSUE #13 PAGE 3
STIMULATION OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND OF HEALING BY ARGININE
We have previously written about immune system stimulation and increased healing rate in experimental animals and humans with oral arginine supplements. Now a new clinical study reports the benefits of large (25 g) supplements of arginine in a liquid diet for postoperative recovery of major abdominal surgery for cancer.

The purpose of the study was to try to reduce the immunosuppression and catabolic response (loss of lean body tissue) that normally occurs after such a trauma. Glycine (43 g/day) was administered to other patients (who did not receive arginine) as a test of its possible utility. Although many animal studies have demonstrated the efficacy of arginine, relatively few human studies had been done. Barbul, in his excellent review, reports some of these. (For example, Dr. Barbul administered oral arginine hydrochloride (30 g/day) for one week and noted a significant increase in peripheral blood mean lymphocyte blastogenic response to con A and PHA, measures of immune system activity.)

The mean total daily caloric intake in this experiment was not significantly different between the arginine and glycine supplemented groups. However, daily nitrogen balance became positive after day 5 in the arginine group (indicating that lean body tissue was being built up faster than it was being broken down), whereas it remained negative in the glycine group throughout the seven day study period. There were increases in immune system T-lymphocyte activation in the arginine group and a slight increase in the glycine group, the difference between the two groups being significant. Only the arginine group had an increase in the CD4 (T helper cell) activity. (T helper cells are needed to help your immune system recognize and react to infections and cancer cells. AIDS patients fall prey to many infections because the AIDS virus kills the T helper cells.) Growth hormone increased in both groups, but somatomedin C (which mediates the effects of growth hormone) was significantly increased only in the arginine group on day 7.

Daly, et al, “Immune and Metabolic Effects of Arginine in the Surgical Patient,” Ann. Surg. Vol. 208(4), pp. 512 523 (1988)

ISSUE #23 PAGE 93
ARGININE-DERIVED NITRIC OXIDE AND ITS EFFECTS
An entirely new and important effect of the amino acid arginine has recently been discovered.

In 1987, scientists suggested that endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF), a substance with important functions in the vascular (circulatory) system, such as blood pressure regulation, was nitric oxide, a gas. Now, a mere two years later, a lot more is known about nitric oxide, with evidence indicating that it is about nitric oxide, with evidence indicating that it is EDRF and that it is derived from the amino acid L-arginine. A two-day symposium was just held at the Royal Society in London entitled “Nitric Oxide from L-Arginine.”

Nitric oxide (NO) has now been found to also participate in regulation of the nervous and immune systems and is produced from arginine by the liver, adrenal, and kidney. The biological roles include control of vascular resistance and of platelet function. NO can mediate a profound vasorelaxation (reducing blood pressure) and inhibit both platelet adhesion (stickiness) and aggregation (clumping) which can lead to coronary thrombosis heart attacks and occlusive strokes. It has been hypothesized that some cardiovascular disease patients do not manufacture adequate amounts of NO. A lack of NO may play a role in vasospasm, which can lead to hypoxic tissue damage, just as occurs in a coronary or an occlusive stoke. Basal NO release is central to control of blood pressure and flow. High doses of an analog-antagonist of arginine called L-NMMA causes acute hypertension which is rapidly reversed by intravenous L-arginine. Endothelium derived relaxation is impaired by atherosclerosis and inhibited by LDL. LDL, when oxidized, is an even more effective inhibitor, which depresses NO production by endothelial cells. We would like to see a double-blind placebo controlled trial of arginine and antioxidant nutrient supplements for the control of hypertension and to inhibit abnormal clot formation.

Macrophage mediated killing of tumor cells and of some bacteria seems to involve NO. Some of the effects of L-arginine on immune functions, including increased thymic lymphopoiesis (increased T-cell production), stimulation of lymphocyte proliferation, interleukin production, promotion of tumor and graft refection and of wound healing, may involve NO derived from the arginine. Both animal experiments and double-blind placebo controlled trials in humans have shown that arginine supplements are immunostimulants and wound healing accelerators.

Griffith, Randall, “Nitric Oxide Comes of Age,” The Lancet pp. 875-876, Oct. 7, 1989
Palmer, Ashton, Moncada, Nature 333: 664-666 (1988)
Feigl, “EDRF – A Protective Factor?” letter to Nature 331: 11 Feb. 1988
Jacobs, “L-Arginine is Endogenous Source Of NO,” Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, Sept. 1988
Collier and Vallance, “Second Messenger Role for NO Widens to Nervous and Immune Systems,” Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, Nov. 1989

ISSUE, #26 PAGE 13
L-ARGININE REDUCES BLOOD PRESSURE IN HUMANS
In issue #23 [above] we wrote about a newly-discovered natural function of arginine: it serves as the precursor to NO, nitric oxide, a gas which is now believed to be endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF) that powerfully relaxes blood vessels. Doctors at the Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo recently tested the effects on human blood pressure of an infusion of L-arginine. They administered a dose of 500 mg/kg over 30 minutes (that is quite a lot, for example, the dose would be 35 grams for a 154 pound man) to five healthy men aged 24 to 37 and to five patients (four male) with essential hypertension aged 30 to 65. The antihypertensive drugs the latter patients were taking were withdrawn 4-7 days before the experiment.

The infusion caused rapid onset of hypotension in both groups, reducing both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Blood pressure returned to baseline levels by 20 minutes following the infusion. The researchers thought the effects were probably caused by EDRF induced vasodilation.

In animal studies, L-arginine alone has not caused hypotension, although it has reversed the pressure (blood pressure increasing) effects of NG-monomethyl-L-arginine, a competitive inhibitor of EDRF synthetase (the enzyme that converts L-arginine to NO).

We would like to see a double-blind placebo controlled study of 12-18 grams of oral L-arginine (a common growth hormone releaser dose) on blood pressure. A lower dose taken orally would deliver less L-arginine than would be delivered over a longer period of time.

Nakaki, et al, “L-Arginine-Induced Hypotension,” The Lancet pg. 696, Sep. 15, 1990

ISSUE #26 PAGE 12
ARGININE AND SEX
We have found some very interesting information on arginine that suggests a mechanism for sexual enhancement (our own observations and those of others) reported anecdotally by both men and women using an arginine formulation.

On pp. 93-94 of issue #23, we discussed endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF), a substance that relaxes blood vessels, and, thus, is important in the regulation of blood pressure (it has other functions, too, such as inhibiting platelet adhesion and aggregation which can lead to blood clots, occlusive strokes, and coronary thrombosis). It was recently discovered that EDRF is NO, nitric oxide, a gas, and that NO is produced from arginine by the liver, adrenal, and kidney.

Penile erection results when smooth muscle of the corpus cavernosum relaxes, which is followed by venous occlusion and engorgement of the corporal sinusoids (cavities) with blood. Four scientists now report that stimulation-induced relaxation of corporal smooth muscle is markedly inhibited by an inhibitor (NG-nitro-L-arginine) of the biosynthesis of NO from arginine, as well as by other agents that interfere with the biological actions of NO. Thus, penile erection may be mediated by NO. The chart included with their report shows that addition of L-arginine to rabbit corpus cavernosum preparations containing NG-nitro-L-arginine alone.

We have also had reports of increases in libido in women who take arginine. Although women do not have penile erection during sex, there is blood engorgement of homologous tissues: perhaps this is mediated by NO.

Ignarro, Bush, Buga, Rajfer, Nature (scientific correspondence), pp. 131-132 (13 Sept. 1990)

ISSUE #22 PAGE 84
POSSIBLE IMPROVED FERTILITY WITH ARGININE
Arginine Supplements Increase Sperm Count and Sperm Motility in Men With Low Sperm Counts/Motility

L-arginine enhanced sperm motility in vitro, with response to arginine following a dose-response curve (more L-arginine causing greater motility). Other substances tested that did not enhance sperm motility included L-ornithine, d-arginine, L-lysine, and the arginine analogs L-homoarginine and L-nitroarginine.

A daily dose of 4 grams of L-arginine was used to treat 178 men with sterility because of oligospermia (low sperm count). Sperm count increased by 100% in 42 cases (23.6%) and 15 pregnancies occurred soon after in this group. In 69 patients (38.7%), there was a marked increase in the number and motility of sperm and 13 pregnancies resulted. In 21 cases (12.3%) a moderate increase occurred in sperm count (but it was still classified as oligospermic) and in half sperm motility improved. In 46 patients (25.4%), there was no improvement in either sperm count or motility: these patients had severe oligospermia. The authors note that in some studies arginine treatment of oligospermic patients was unsuccessful probably, they propose, because of insufficient doses (1 to 2 grams daily). Other studies they cite reported significant improvement in more than 30% of patients given larger doses (10 to 20 grams daily).

Schachter, Goldman, Zukerman, “Treatment of Oligospermia with the Amino Acid Arginine,” The Journal of Urology 110:311 (1973)

Re-post permission Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw to Life Priority Inc.

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Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

 

Testimonial: Taking Life Priority products have changed my Life! Harry H.

Testimonial from Harry H. Life Priority customer since 1998!

I’ve been a truck driver for almost 30 years and a Life Priority customer for over 15 years.

I use to spend the first part of my mornings feeling like I was running behind the curve, like I was trying to catch up with my day. Then I discovered Life Priority. Now, I start each morning with a combination drink that includes Lift, Mind and Muscle Memory.

Quite honestly, it has changed my life. I find that my mornings are now more focused and I am ready to take on the day. It’s amazing how greatLife Priority Lift Powder it feels to start the day feeling good, feeling focused, and feeling in charge. I make another drink in the afternoon to keep me feeling that way the rest of the day.

I also take several other Life Priority supplements. I take them with confidence knowing that Greg and Michelle have
researched them and will only offer them if they are quality products.

When it comes to Life Priority supplements…I’m a BELIEVER!!!!

Harry J. H. Shawnee, KS.

B Proactive With Your Brain Health-Vitamin B Is the Key

As we age, our brains accrue more and more stress. The rigors of life can slow our minds and thinking ability down while also causing problems with memory. Yes, our age plays a role on cognitive function, but we could also be deficient in essential vitamins, like Vitamin B.

A lack of Vitamin B in your diet can come at a hefty price. Symptoms include moodiness, trouble sleeping, a mental haze, and lack of energy. None of these are good, and can disrupt anyone’s day or even way of life.  The scary thing is that deficiencies in Vitamin B are not just limited to the elderly. Anyone can be deficient at any age. Vitamin B can be found in leafy greens, legumes and fruits.

Life Priority Lift PowderOf course incorporating more of those Vitamin B sufficient foods in your diet are important, but sometimes even that isn’t enough. Adding supplements to your diet can really help ensure you’re getting enough of the right vitamins and minerals for your body to be healthy.

Lift and Mind are two Life Priority products which include Vitamin B in their formulas. Both are designed with the intention to help give your brain and mind a mental boost and eliminate mental fatigue. Lift might MIND Brain Health Supplementhelp you feel less tired and more alert and energetic for the day ahead. Mind on the other hand, could possibly help with your memory, thinking and analyzing skills. These products just might be able to help you feel 20 years younger mentally and more rejuvenated. If you have any of the symptoms listed above, see if Lift and Mind can help your brain start feeling younger today.

 

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

Supplements and Stress – The value of Omega3 and Phosphatidlyserine on helping to reduce stress.

Significantly reduced stress measures after taking phosphatidylserine

One of the more potent dietary supplements for combating the effects of stress is omega-3 fat. Increasing omega-3 fats in the diet, especially docosahexanoic acid and phosphatidylserine can reduce stress hormone levels in both animals and humans. Supplementation with a specific omega-3 fats, phosphatidylserine has been shown to reduce a number of stress-related hormones such as adrenocorticotropic hormone and cortisol in both animals and humans.

Studies have shown that taking phosphatidylserine after a physically stressful event, such as long-distance running, weightlifting or competitive cycling, can reduce the usual increasing cortisol levels, reduce muscle soreness and accelerate recovery. Phosphatidylserine also can reduce the stress from demanding mental and emotional activities. Since phosphatidylserine levels decrease in the brain as we age, studies in the elderly have shown that phosphatidylserine supplementation can improve both long-term and short-term memory, cognition and logical thinking.

However, these results do not seem to be consistently reproducible. Some studies show a significant benefit, and other studies demonstrate either limited benefit or no benefit whatsoever. The question is “why are these results so different?” The answer may be that those participants who respond poorly to stress may benefit the most from phosphatidylserine. A study inadvertently composed of participants who have a difficult time handling stress, may skew the results toward a positive outcome. In contrast, if the study is composed of individuals who handle stress more easily, the results would probably trend toward no benefit.

One recent German medical study looked at the effect of supplementation with phosphatidylserine on subgroups of participants undergoing a mentally stressful test. In this study, participants were divided into two basic groups, one group receiving phosphatidylserine and the other group receiving a placebo. The patients then underwent psychologically stressful testing. A number of psychological and physiological stress parameters were followed throughout the duration of the study. The results were then stratified into people who respond strongly to stress and those who don’t respond very strongly to stress.

The results were interesting. For individuals who do not respond very strongly to stress, phosphatidylserine supplementation did not seem to be of benefit. In contrast, individuals who responded strongly to stress, saw significantly reduced stress measures after taking phosphatidylserine. In this subgroup, phosphatidylserine was very beneficial.  Phosphatidylserine is derived from soy and is generally recognized as safe by the FDA. The best dietary sources of phosphatidylserine are in seafood rarely found in the American diet: mackerel, herring and eel. For those who are under chronic stress (and are feeling the effects), phosphatidylserine supplementation seems to be to be a reasonable option. During stressful times of the year, I use it myself.

  • Patrick B. Massey, M.D., Ph.D is medical director for complementary and alternative medicine for the Alexian Brothers Health System.

To Your Health! www.lifepriority.com   800-787-5438

Information provided for educational purposes only. Not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any medical condition.

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

Know the Facts on Supplement Safety – NPA Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D. 10.14.2015

“The facts are that adverse events from supplements are extremely low given their widespread usage, and most of these are the result of three factors: accidents, people not consulting with their doctor, or misuse of a product combined with other health factors. Supplements are safe, which is why millions of Americans use them every day.”

Dear NPA member:97-of-dietitians-recommend-supplements-CRN-survey_dnm_headline

We have learned about a new “study” that will be released at 5 pm ET today that, among other things, suggests that 23,000 people per year visit an emergency room due to dietary supplements.  Despite being funded in part by FDA and being co-authored by FDA officials, this number was NOT derived from the official AER reporting data (which showed about 3,300 AERs in 2012), a point we are stressing to media.  We will forward the study as soon as it is made public.  Other points the study tries to make is to suggest that all supplements should come in childproof packaging and that supplements in pill form should conform to the 22 mm standard for pharmaceuticals.  We are saying that many supplements including iron already come in childproof packaging so additional requirements are unnecessary.

We know that USA Today will be writing a story on the study and have already conducted an interview with the reporter, Liz Szabo.  Our main points will be reflected in our official NPA news release, but these are some of the views we shared with the reporter this morning:

“The facts are that adverse events from supplements are extremely low given their widespread usage, and most of these are the result of three factors:  accidents, people not consulting with their doctor, or misuse of a product combined with other health factors.  Supplements are safe, which is why millions of Americans use them every day.”

  1. Dietary supplements have a mandatory serious adverse event reporting requirement and those data are available – be happy to show that to you.
  2. The official AER data shows a much different picture, with fewer than 3,300 happening in 2012.
  3. Hospitals are ADDING supplements to formularies – if hospitals thought there were legitimate concerns this wouldn’t be happening.
  4. Weight loss, body building and sexual enhancement are the top three problem areas in our industry, because that’s where we see the most internet, fly-by-night outfits that don’t adhere to good manufacturing practices.
  5. Everyone needs to consult with their doctor or caregiver, and especially those who use some of the products in these areas.
  6. Supplements are safe, which is why millions of Americans use them every day.
  7. The facts are that adverse events from natural supplements are extremely low especially compared to pharmaceuticals, which is why demand for natural alternatives is growing.
  8. The facts are that adverse events from supplements is extremely low given the widespread usage, and most of these are the result of three factors:  accidents, people not consulting with their doctor, or misuse of a product combined with other health factors.

As always, we are happy to answer any questions about this and will share information as soon as it becomes available.

Best regards,

CEO & Executive Director, NPA

1773 T Street, NW

Washington, DC 20009

Testimonial: Dave Wickersham- Former MLB Pitcher

A great friend, and former MLB pitcher, Dave Wickersham is a valued Life Priority customer.

In a 10-season career, Wickersham posted a 68–57 record with 638 strikeouts and a 3.66 ERA in 1123 innings, including 29 complete games, five shutouts and 19 saves. Notably, Wickersham has been one of four players (fellow pitchers Aurelio Monteagudo, Moe Drabowsky and Ken Sanders being the other three) to play for both Kansas City-based major league teams, the Athletics and Royals. (sourced from Baseball Reference)

Wickersham also pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals.

Dave Wickersham signed his autograph with a Bible verse, Colossians 3:17: “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Recently, I asked Dave a few baseball questions and his use of dietary supplements.

The following is a Q & A with Dave:

Greg:  What is a good memory about playing in MLB?

Dave: Being able to play with and against the best players in the world for 10 years.

Greg:  What was your biggest personal thrill in your Royals career?

Dave:  Coming in relief against the Yanks with the bases loaded and none out and getting out of it with no runs scored.

Greg:  Would you have done anything differently during your career?

Dave:  I can’t think of anything that I would have done differently accept trying for a bigger contract after winning 19 games!

Greg:  Why do you use dietary supplements?

Dave:  Because they have helped me live a better quality of life.

Greg:  Why do you use products from Life Priority (www.lifepriority.com)?

Dave: Because of the Pryor’s’ enthusiasm for the products. They have never led me astray.

Thanks for the memories Dave!  Let’s play two!

Dave Wickersham Uses JD, Lifeguard COQ10, Lift Caps

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.

*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.