LipoPhos Forte by Nutricology
Nutricology LipoPhos Forte 4 oz. (120 mL)
Nutricology LipoPhos Forte offers primary support for the health of the circulatory system. An optimal circulatory function can benefit every cell in the body. The function and structural integrity of cells depends on good circulation, for the delivery of life-giving nutrients and for the removal of metabolic wastes. LipoPhos Forte contains Essential Phospholipids (EPL), which have been extensively studied for over 40 years. Clinical studies of EPL conducted in Europe show that EPL may play an important role in supporting LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol and serum triglycerides within normal levels, and in supporting healthy HDL cholesterol within normal levels. Studies of EPL suggest it has potential to support the cardiovascular function, increase peripheral brain circulation, and in some cases increase exercise tolerance.
LipoPhos Forte (EPL) is a blend of highly refined phospholipids (phosphatides). The phospholipids in LipoPhos Forte are 70% phosphatidylcholine, and 30% phosphatid-ylinositol and phosphatidylethanolamine. EPL also contains polyunsaturated fatty acids, primarily the essential linoleic and linolenic fatty acids. LipoPhos Forte is made through a proprietary and costly procedure from natural soy lecithin, but it is not the same as soy lecithin or typical phospholipids available in pill form. The special process used to make EPL allows it to spontaneously form microscopic cellular structures whose walls are very similar in construction to the actual cell membranes found in the human body. These are the components that form the outer membrane of every living cell.
Phospholipids are vital to basic biological processes. They play roles in cellular energy production, cellular DNA information flow to RNA and to other proteins, intracellular communication (signal transduction), and in maintaining cell membrane integrity. The essential polyunsaturated fatty acids in LipoPhos Forte can ‘fluidize’ the cellular membranes, warding off the decline of cellular membrane repair function. This is of key importance in keeping cells youthful, and supports the function of the liver, the nerves, and the circulatory and immune systems.
How does EPL differ from regular phospholipids? In order to be absorbed into the lining of the small intestine, regular phospholipids need to be digested by the pancreatic enzyme phospholipase. The resulting compound (lysolecithin) then needs to be re-acidified back to phosphatides before it can use the lymphatic system to finally arrive in the blood stream. By contrast, EPL has a liposomal structure. Liposomes are tiny cell-like structures, in the nanometer size range, that can get through the acidic stomach and then easily absorb from the intestinal tract. The oral delivery system of EPL offers both protection and delivery of their valuable nutrients, approaching the intravenous level of assimilation.
The liposomal structure is key to EPL’s effectiveness. Recent clinical tests have verified that EPL passes through biological membranes directly into the blood stream, effectively bridging the intestinal barrier. LipoPhos Forte is a nutritional supplement which offers the health benefits of phospholipids, and also contains its own transport mechanism. It is an enhanced form of concentrated beneficial phospholipids, optimized for absorption, and easy to take.
Quality and Innovation – The NutriCology Tradition
For more than thirty years, NutriCology has been known for the highest quality, most hypoallergenic, and most cutting-edge nutritional supplements available. Physicians and healthcare practitioners around the world depend on NutriCology for their patients’ nutritional support. Originating with the ground-breaking oxidant/antioxidant work of Stephen Levine, Ph.D., NutriCology was one of the first to introduce truly hypoallergenic products to the market.
Superior Quality Control
Since 1979, NutriCology has used only the purest raw materials available, and has implemented strict quality control procedures in every stage of production, including inspection of raw materials, manufacturing, packaging, and storing. NutriCology is licensed by the California Department of Health Services, Food and Drug Branch, registration number 0021150.
Nutricology products are manufactured under the recognized principles of current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), brought into final form by the FDA in June 2007. The GMP standards are applied to a wide variety of procedures associated with the manufacturing of dietary supplements, including receiving, testing, and approval of raw materials, production, and process controls, laboratory testing of labeled and packaged finished product, distribution control and accountability, and shelf life expiration testing to ensure freshness and potency.
For many years they have used the same manufacturers to produce their powder formulas, capsules, tablets, softgels, gels, and liquid products to ensure consistency. All of Nutricology's certified manufacturers meet or exceed cGMP requirements established by the FDA, as well as state and local regulations. In their facility in Alameda, California, highly trained staff bottle, label, and ship finished products. Their newly installed automatic bottling line has multiple built-in quality checks, such as weight verification and metal detection, to ensure all finished packaged products have the pre-determined physical count and are contaminant-free.
Unsurpassed Ingredient Quality
NutriCology uses only the purest and highest quality raw materials available. For example, they use only Nattokinase NSK-SD, the first nattokinase introduced into the US market, which has established standardization and quality levels for all other nattokinase. Their MicroChitosan contains small-size chitosan oligosaccharide, and Prima Uña de Gato contains TOA-free Cat’s Claw.
Taber’s Medical Dictionary defines “hypoallergenic” as: “Diminished potential for causing an allergic reaction”. Nutricology defines hypoallergenic as “free of all common allergens”, specifically, wheat, corn, soy, gluten, yeast, dairy, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, and peanuts. Many very sensitive individuals who react to supplements in general are able to tolerate NutriCology products.
Since their inception in 1979, Nutricology has used only the purest, and whenever possible, the lowest allergy potential natural ingredients. And while many of the nutrients in their formulas are synthesized from natural plant substances, which as a whole may contain antigens, the synthesizing process removes the molecules of the desired nutrient from the original substance, and in the processing, a great percentage of the antigens and allergens are left behind. The final material then has extremely low allergy potential. This is not to say that no one will react to any of these hypoallergenic formulas, as some extremely sensitive people may. However, the potential for an allergic reaction is low, and the feedback from many extremely allergic and sensitive customers is that NutriCology supplements are often the only products they are able to tolerate.
The FDA requires manufacturers to identify the presence of eight major food allergens on all product labels: milk, egg, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans, as well as any ingredient derived from those foods. When an ingredient may have been derived from a common allergen, we are required by law to list that allergen on the label as a source of the ingredient, even if it does not contain any of the actual substance. For example, 100%-pure glucosamine sulfate does not contain any actual shellfish, but we are required to indicate the source material (shrimp, crab, lobster) on the label. NutriCology fully discloses all ingredients, both active and inactive on every product label, so doctors can make fully informed choices for their patients’ nutritional support.
As a dietary supplement, 1 teaspoon one or two times daily with liquid, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Refrigerate after opening. EPL is very well tolerated. No serious reactions have been reported. Occasionally, soft stools, diarrhea, constipation, and lack of appetite have been reported. Taking EPL with meals usually reduces these mild problems.