After listening to the needs of our valued doctors and health care professionals, Mountain Peak Nutritionals is pleased to announce the addition of three new formulas! These new Condition Specific Formulas offer a viable choice in addressing common patient disorders.
Detox™ formula helps address the multitude of toxins that are prevalent in the air we breathe, the food we consume, and the water we drink. Much of the food grown in the U.S. receives chemical fertilization which depletes the amount of nutrients. Factor in glyphosates, pesticides and other highly toxic chemicals, and we have a recipe for toxin overload. Our bodies have only been exposed to this magnitude of man-made toxins for less than a hundred years, so it’s no surprise we are now seeing an explosion of cancer, autism, dementia, heart disease and chronic degenerative diseases. Detox™ formula was designed to help the body naturally combat the negative effects of pervasive toxicity. Clinical studies indicate that specific amino acids such as L-methionine, inositol choline, and N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) promote greater phase II detoxification which takes place in the liver. Glutathione is often regarded as the master detoxifier and has strong antioxidant properties. Bentonite clay draws out and absorbs toxins located in the digestive tract. Chlorophyllin binds and traps toxins in the gut, preventing their absorption. Sodium alginate is a seaweed extract that helps bind and eliminate heavy metals, including lead, mercury and cadmium.
Cortisol Balance™ was designed to assist in lowering high cortisol levels which can result in the reduction of stress levels. Current scientific literature shows that cortisol is released in response to stress and is mainly produced by the adrenal cortex. Our new Cortisol Balance™ formula combines clinically accepted botanicals, vitamins, minerals and amino acids that have been shown to reduce stress, support positive mood changes, and promote healthier adrenal cortisol activity. Magnolia officinalis bark, Holy basil and ashwagandha are directly related to aiding the adrenal cortex in lowering the amounts of cortisol produced. Phosphatidylserine, 5-HTP, L-theanine, taurine and Rhodiola provide stress reducing components that balance the equilibrium of the adrenal cortex. Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid are known as the “anti-stress” vitamins and are present in their most bioavailable forms. Magnesium is a neuro-calming agent and responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body.
Because of the need to further support the immune system against elusive viral infections, and other immune suppressing organisms, we will introduce Viral Immune™ to our family of immune boosting formulas. Humic acid is one of the scientific breakthroughs of the 21st century. Humic and fulvic acid are a combination of organically based humic substance. They are highly bioavailable and are the result from the degradation of organic matter created by soil-based micro-organisms (SBO’s) which are high molecular weight polymers. The unique quality of humic and fulvic acid is the ability to bind both positive and negative charged ions, making it a powerful free-radical scavenger and natural antioxidant. Viral Immune™ includes two other potent anti-viral botanicals, olive leaf extract and Hypericum (St. John’s Wort). The active ingredient in olive leaf is oleuropein, a phenolic glycoside. Hypericum also contains the bioflavonoid rutin, luteolin, and hesperidin, which work synergistically with oleuropein to enhance the immune system. Hypericum, with the active ingredient hypericin, have been clinically shown to have antiviral effects against HIV, HSV and other viruses. Curcumin possesses many healing attributes, from its anti-inflammatory properties to its antioxidant and immunostimulatory effects. Serrapeptase is a potent anti-inflammatory enzyme that also repairs and regenerates injured tissue.
Thank you to the many healthcare practitioners whose input of ideas and encouragement helped to make these formulas a reality! Please see full ingredients lists in our new 2014/15 catalog.