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Thorne Research - Formula SF722 250 mg. - 250 Gelcaps

Undecylenic Acid - Potent Fatty Acid Support of Healthy Gut and Vaginal Flora

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Thorne Research - Formula SF722 250 mg. - 250 Gelcaps

  • Code#:109556
  • Manufacturer:Thorne Research
  • Size/Form:250  Gelcaps
  • Packaged Ship Weight:0.45
  • Servings:50
  • Dosage Size:5  Gelcap(s)
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Thorne Research - Formula SF722 250 mg. - 250 Gelcaps

Optimal gastrointestinal tract functioning is vital to the absorption of nutrients, elimination of waste, and proper immune function. Many health-care practitioners consider gut function and especially good gut ecology - maintaining a healthy balance of gut flora, the microorganisms that normally live in the digestive tract - to be a key component to overall health. Many situations can contribute to an imbalance in the microbial flora of the digestive tract, including an unhealthy diet, inadequate digestive enzymes, oral contraceptives, and the use of various prescription and OTC drugs. Increasing recognition is also being given in women's health to the relationship between gut flora and vaginal flora; i.e., a healthy balance of gut flora has corresponding benefit to the vaginal flora.

  • Thorne's innovative approach for healthy gut flora
  • six times more effective than caprylic acid
  • maintains healthy vaginal flora
  • one of Thorne's best selling products for over 20 years

Fatty acids have been used for centuries to help maintain a healthy balance of the microorganisms that normally live in the gastrointestinal tract. In the last 50 years, fatty acids have demonstrated effectiveness in supporting a healthy gut flora in a number of studies.

Undecylenic acid (10-undecenoic acid) is an eleven-carbon, mono-unsaturated fatty acid occurring naturally in the body's perspiration. While several fatty acids have beneficial effects on the flora that naturally inhabit the gastrointestinal tract, undecylenic acid is the most potent.

A Thorne Research innovation, Formula SF722 contains undecylenic acid in a base of pure, extra-virgin olive oil. Formula SF722 aids in the establishment of healthy gut and vaginal flora and has been one of Thorne Research's best-selling products for over two decades.

Dr. Michael Lebowitz D.C. Recommends:
This is a broad-spectrum antifungal. Dr. Michael Lebowitz has found clinically, in addition to Candida albicans, many other fungi are routinely found in individuals that can cause hypersensitivity reactions with resultant fatigue, irritability, brain fog, and recurrent musculoskeletal problems. When treating these, besides an alleviation of the above symptoms, Dr. Michael Lebowitz routinely sees weight loss in overweight patients and the disappearance of chronic athlete's foot. Once the fungal problem is resolved, and the patient stays on Formula SF722, brain fog and fatigue may be likely, so if these symptoms occur while on Formula SF722 have them come in immediately to determine if it is time to stop the supplementation. It is also often advisable to have the patient's sexual partner take Formula SF722 simultaneously as fungal problems are often sexually transmitted. Pets too can be a source of infection, as can a moldy house.

Thorne Research's Mission
At Thorne Research, their mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

The Thorne Difference.
For more than 25 years, Thorne has relentlessly pursued the highest possible quality and bioavailability in dietary supplements. At Thorne, they actually manufacture products that they sell – a key difference that allows Thorne to control every aspect of the manufacturing process and ensure that every Thorne product is in pure, completely hypoallergenic form, and without the common additives, flowing agents, and binders used throughout the industry.

A few other companies have tried to do what Thorne does, and many others claim to have the same philosophy and quality, but nobody has been able to duplicate what Thorne's clients call "Thorne Quality." Thorne has changed the industry in many ways over the past two decades, and they continue to raise the bar and set new standards in product formulation, raw material purity, manufacturing, and quality control.

Thorne's Commitment to Purity
Practitioners have become accustomed to seeing the vague "We use only the purest ingredients" in the promotional materials of almost every dietary supplement company. Perhaps these companies truly believe that. Perhaps they don't know any better. Nevertheless, Thorne Research, for more than 25 years, has been the standard by which companies in the industry are judged for product purity. Practitioners rely on Thorne as the company they trust for their extremely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients.

Purity Takes Extra Effort
For example, instead of purchasing prediluted vitamin D, as other companies do, Thorne performs its own dilution to avoid detrimental ingredients, such as the preservatives or lactose that are found in many commercially available dilutions. Why must vitamin D be diluted? Because in its pure form, it is too concentrated to safely blend into a vitamin product. Pure vitamin D is 40 MILLION International Units (IU) per gram. The RDA for adults is 600-800 IU per day. To ensure proper mixing, it must be made into a dilute powder that flows and does not lose potency. So, unlike companies that use prediluted vitamin D that contains unacceptable excipients and preservatives, at Thorne, pure pharmaceutical vitamin D is first blended with pure mixed tocopherol vitamin E, and the resultant stable vitamin D is then blended with hypoallergenic cellulose powder. The final powder is blended in a large tumble blender and subsequently analyzed. Not only is the final product stable; it is also hypoallergenic and can be mixed homogeneously and at a safe level with other powders. Just as with vitamin D, Thorne utilizes similar processes for other raw materials, such as vitamin K, leaving it to other companies to purchase commercially available raw materials filled with unacceptable ingredients and preservatives.

Ingredients You Don't Want
Magnesium Stearate: Good for speed-hungry encapsulating machines. Not necessarily good for you. Manufacturing encapsulated dietary supplements isn't easy. Pure powdered ingredients are difficult to mix because they are either extremely dry, sticky with botanical oils, or attract unwanted moisture. So most manufacturers add magnesium stearate and other agents such as lactose and dextrose to make the powder flow quickly and easily through their high-volume machines. Problem is, these additives may compromise the bioavailability of the nutrients in the supplement, and might cause allergenic problems. At Thorne, they take a different approach.

Thorne will never utilize large fatty acid excipients in its manufacturing processes – ingredients such as magnesium stearate or stearic acid. These excipients are utilized as flowing agents to ensure that maximum productivity is obtained from capsuling and tableting machines. There are documented detrimental effects directly attributed to long chain fatty acids utilized as manufacturing flowing agents. Every qualified pharmaceutical compounder recognizes that large fatty acids, such as magnesium stearate, can interfere with product dissolution and influence absorption. Virtually all companies, because of the economic impact, ignore this data. As with most industries, the bottom line dictates the level of quality. The dietary supplement industry has one exception: Thorne Research, the company that does not compromise. Nevertheless, if a company cannot manufacture products without using detrimental excipients, they should not allude to being either "hypoallergenic" or "pure."

The Bottom Line?
Thorne is the only hypoallergenic dietary supplement manufacturer with the highest degree of purity that you – and your most severely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients – can truly trust.

Quality Ingredients: A Higher Standard
At Thorne, they are committed to setting a higher standard of quality when it comes to ingredients. To produce their truly hypoallergenic encapsulated supplements, Thorne uses only the purest and finest ingredients available.

Every manufacturer has two basic options when purchasing raw materials: purchase either truly pure raw materials, or purchase raw materials to which substances have been added to facilitate manufacturing. This fundamental dilemma translates to these very typical questions: "Do I purchase pure vitamin C or vitamin C with additives?" "Do I purchase pure B vitamins or coated B vitamins for taste masking?" "Do I purchase pure enzymes such as pancreatin, pepsin, and bromelain or enzymes diluted with lactose?"

There are few commercial sources for vitamins B12, D, K, or biotin that are not diluted with substances such as lactose, cornstarch, and preservatives such as BHT. That's why Thorne developed methods that allow them to use pure, undiluted sources of these nutrients – and many others. It's just one more example that when it comes to quality, what everyone else accepts as an industry standard isn't good enough. While some companies say they are raising their standards....at Thorne they set them.

Suggested Use

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Take 5 gelcaps two to three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.

Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.

ALLERGY WARNINGS
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

The gelatin used in the SF722 softgel is derived from fish.

EXCIPIENT FREE
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.

PREGNANCY WARNING
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.

OTHER WARNINGS
It is not recommended to remove the SF722 liquid from the capsule to take orally, as it can be irritating to the oral mucosa.


Thorne Research Formula SF722 - 250 Fish Gelatin Gelcaps
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Five Gelcaps
Servings Per Container: 50
Amount Per Serving %DV*
10-Undecenoic Acid 250 mg *
*Daily Value Not Established.
**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
 

Other Ingredients: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Gelatin (from tilapia) and Glycerin (vegetable source) gelcap

Contains ingredient derived from fish (tilapia).

Hypoallergenic.

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By James (Mill Creek , WA )

Thorne is an excellent manufacturer, and the active ingredient in SF722 has been proven to be much for effective than caprylic acid.

I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!
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By Asia (Newbury Park , CA )

This works to heal the gut of critters, but you may have to take it a long time (at least 6 months) before you are better.

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By Jackie (Victoria , BC )

Exactly as I was expecting and hoping it to be.

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By S C (Portland , OR )

I've had great success fighting systemic candida using this product. It's been on the market for many years, so I know it is a very effective yeast-fighting product.

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By cristi (Oro Valley , AZ )

great for candida

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Manufacturer Info

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Dover, ID,
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About Thorne Research

At Thorne Research, our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

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