Ola Loa - Sport Effervescent Vitamin Drink Mixed Berry - 30 x 8g Packets
Ola Loa thinks that people who want to take care of their bodies need nutrition, not sugar. Ola Loa Sport Effervescent Vitamin Drink Mixed Berry was created for all physical activity. Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries—they love berries. That's why Ola Loa created the Mixed Berry flavor for their Sport Effervescent Vitamin Drink. They think you'll agree that it tastes great; and Ola Loa Sport Effervescent Vitamin Drink Mixed Berry includes all the health benefits of a berry drink without all the high sugar. Great for pre, during and post activity, Ola Loa Sport Effervescent Vitamin Drink Mixed Berry provides B-Vitamins and Carnitine to help turn carbohydrates and fat into useable energy, Vitamin C, Alpha-Lipoic Acid and Copper to provide Antioxidants, and Electrolytes with Osmolytes for the best hydration possible. All this nutrition with only 2 grams of sugar (about the same you would get from a grape). Try a pack or two of delicious Ola Loa Sport Effervescent Vitamin Drink Mixed Berry all-natural hydrating drink mix in your water bottle, you will notice the difference in your performance and your health.
Ola Loa Sport Effervescent Vitamin Drink Mixed Berry contains 1000 mg. non acidic Vitamin C for antioxidant support, a powerful B-complex for carbohydrate metabolism, and all the minerals and electrolytes necessary to keep your natural energy cycles at their best. Ola Loa Sport Effervescent Vitamin Drink Mixed Berry also contains Osmolytes TMG and Glycine to help maintain proper hydration.
Ola Loa Sport Effervescent Vitamin Drink Mixed Berry Formula Includes:
Vitamin C becomes non-acidic as it complexes with the minerals of Ola Loa. This assures speedy mineral absorption without stomach irritation. Vitamin C performs its miracles as an antioxidant, an antiviral agent and immune booster. Vitamin C is essential to collagen production, the repair protein for the structure of all tissues, and all the while providing extra protection against blood vessel inflammation and damage. Studies show that the body burns more fat during exercise when there is ample amounts of Vitamin C in the body.
- B Vitamins are essential for the body to turn carbohydrates into useable energy.
- Lipoic Acid has been referred to as a "universal antioxidant" because it's soluble in both water and oil. Due to this quality, it is believed that alpha-lipoic acid can provide the greatest protection against damaging free radicals when compared with other antioxidants.
- Calcium is an essential mineral for the formation and rebuilding of our bones. It also plays a role in heart function, blood clotting and affects every nerve and muscle cell in the body.
- Chromium (Picolinate) acts cooperatively with other substances to control insulin and certain enzymes.
- Magnesium activates more cell enzymes than any other mineral. It is essential for production of ATP, the key to muscle energy and heart function.
- Potassium is a vital electrolyte, a partner with magnesium for regulation of activity at all cell membranes. Serves as an electrolyte and is involved in the balance of fluid within the body. Potassium is the principal cation (positive ion) of the fluid within cells and is important in controlling the activity of the heart, muscles, nervous system and just about every cell in the body. Evidence is showing that potassium is also involved in bone calcification.
- Selenium an essential mineral which has anti-inflammatory and anti-viral qualities.?- Sodium regulates body fluid volume, transports amino acids to cells and plays a role in muscle contraction and nerve transmission. Sodium is an important mineral found in our bones, in the fluids surrounding our cells and in the cardiovascular system.
- Zinc is a cofactor in energy metabolism, amino acid and protein synthesis; Antioxidant effects to protect the immune system. Essential for normal growth, development and immunity. Helps maintain skin, hair and bones.
Carnitine is involved in creatine synthesis, a compound that stores energy in muscle, and necessary to turn fat into energy
Glycine has many benefits, including:?aiding in the prevention of low blood sugar, advantageous when you miss a meal or on a weight loss diet. Glycine is also acts as an osmolyte by helping to regulate the sodium potassium balance in the cells
Tri-Methyl-Glycine (Betaine) is an extract from sugar beets, TMG is a versatile nutrient that can enable a person to function at more optimum mental and physical levels. In a broad sense, TMG protects the body from many forms of physical and environmental stress. TMG also increases energy production, sustaines muscle energy and is involved in cell regeneration and healing. TMG is also an Osmolyte .
Ola Loa Multi-Vitamin Mix Mineral Formulas
Multivitamins for energy, and antioxidant protection for adults, kids, and active people.
Ola Loa multi-vitamin mineral products were created with your health and continued well being in mind. Whether you are choosing Energy Super Multi for superior vitality and antioxidant protection, their Repair Formula for unparalleled bone and joint support, or their Sport all-natural thirst-quenching hydrating drink formula for active people, you can be sure you are getting the most healthy and complete nutritional formulas available. Ola Loa's product formulas were created by Richard Kunin, M.D., a nutrition-oriented physician and Orthomolecular specialist with 30+ years of experience in nutrition medicine and practice. Dr. Kunin pioneered the use of vitamins and minerals in today's medical practice.
Ola Loa products are recommended for everyday vibrant health as a general anti-aging vitamin supplement for energy and vitality, and for antioxidant protection. They are also great to bring along when traveling. If you spend time outdoors in the summer sun, Ola Loa can also provide protection against harmful ultraviolet exposure. So take your Ola Loa with you wherever you go.
The Ola Loa Advantage
When they created their line of Ola Loa vitamin drink mixes, they started with two simple goals: First, to offer scientifically advanced formulas based on the most current clinical research and studies; and second, to make taking your vitamins easy and pleasurable. What we ultimately achieved is a line of products that are effective and efficient for the body. Ola Loa offers the most comprehensive and strategic nutritional support available in a powdered drink form.
Let's face it. Most people don't look forward to taking their daily vitamins. It's too bothersome and complicated: often there are too many pills and capsules, you take some with food and some without. Forgot to eat this morning? Put your pills in your pocket and carry them with you to take at lunch...or dinner...or tomorrow? If that's inconvenient, consider this: when you do manage to take those capsules or pills, you can never be sure your body fully absorbs their ingredients. What a waste of energy, time and money!
With Ola Loa multivitamin drink mixes, getting your daily nutrient supplements is not only convenient and delicious, but also what you are taking is based on sound nutrition science. Their products are formulated to help the body utilize their ingredients efficiently and effectively. The superior formulation of their easy-to-take products, along with their efficient absorption, is what they call the Ola Loa Advantage!
Superior Product Formulation
Ola Loa's Product Formulas Are Based on Sound Nutrition Science
Ola Loa products were created to make your life easier and your health better. The effervescent powdered drink mixes provide an easy system to help deliver the nutrition supplements. And while this system isn't unique, their product formulas are.
- Each packet of Ola Loa Energy, Ola Loa Repair, Ola Loa Sport, or Ola Loa Kids Multi vitamin products replaces a hand full of vitamin pills.
- Their delicious blend of nutrients and pineapple enzymes makes their products easy to take every day
- Their unique product formulas are based on sound nutrition science.
Effective and Efficient Formula Ingredients Provide for Maximized Use Within the Body
Ola Loa's Product Formulas work effectively & efficiently to help your body help itself!
The vitamins in your daily multi do make a difference. In formulating Ola Loa, Dr. Richard Kunin chose its powerful combination of vitamins, minerals and amino acids based on their functional uses in the body and his 40 years of scientific research and experience giving nutrients to his patients. Nowhere else will you find a more strategic and effective collection of nutrients. The Ola Loa formula includes NAC, and Vitamin C (which strengthen antioxidant and immune function), along with six amino acids, CoQ10, and 90 mineral complexes. Ola Loa is the only vitamin formula that provides you with enough TMG to lower homocysteine and raise SAM-e.
Formula Ingredients That Are Safe For Use Within the Body
Nutrients chosen on their ability to help the body help itself, not on the price!
An advocate for safe supplementation and proper nutrition, Dr. Kunin insists on using only the most safe and effective form of nutrients. While its not widely known, not all forms of a vitamin are the same. For example, most vitamin companies use a toxic form of Vitamin B-12 (cyanocobalamin). Having seen dangerous consequences of cyanocobalamin supplementation, Dr. Kunin only recommends the safe, more effective form of B-12(hydroxycobalamin).
One might wonder, why would other vitamin companies use a more toxic form of a vitamin over one that is safe? Sadly, the toxic form is used because it's less expensive! Their goal at Ola Loa is different; they chose their nutrients based on their ability to help the body help itself, not on the price. Your health and wellbeing are worth more than larger profits. Truly, the more you learn about nutrition and self-health care, the more you will appreciate Ola Loa.
Efficient Absorption of Nutrients
Ola Loa is so gentle for your system that it can be taken anytime-even on an empty stomach. And because Ola Loa is mixed in a liquid base, the nutrients will absorb better than any pill or tablet possibly could. This means your body will get the full power of your nutrients, as well as the full value for your money.
Clearly stated, Ola Loa's "Drink-Your-Vitamin" supplements have a distinct advantage over other products in pill and tablet form...
Nutrient Absorption Within the Body
Your ability to absorb nutrients from supplements and food depends a great deal on your body's level of stomach acids and digestive enzymes. As we age, our bodies produce significantly less enzymes and acids, and therefore our bodies are not able to absorb as many nutrients from food, pills or tablets.
With pills or tablets only 10-20% of the nutrient content is absorbed.
The fact is most pills and tablets do not dissolve and break down in the body anyway, so much of their nutritional value and effectiveness is lost. The Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) states that the body can only absorb 10-20% of the nutrient content of a pill or tablet. Pills and tablets are not as efficient for absorption when compared to liquid. Wondering about all those multi-vitamin and mineral pills you've been taking? You're literally flushing them away.
Ola Loa's supplements are easier for the body to absorb.
With Ola Loa's effervescent drink mixes, there is no need for your body to break down the vitamins. That's because they already are dissolved-in water or juice! When you drink Ola Loa, virtually all the nutrients are efficiently processed by the digestive tract and easily absorbed directly into the body's cells. The PDR suggests that the body absorbs 98% of the nutrients in a supplement like Ola Loa. It's no wonder customers report feeling better within minutes of taking the products, and looking younger than they have in years. They are finally absorbing their nutrients! If you want to feel and look your best, and be healthier and more active, then Drink Your Vitamins. Drink Ola Loa!
Convenience and Ease-of-Use
With Ola Loa, there are no capsules or pills. To get your daily nutrient supplements all you need to do is open one convenient single serving drink mix packet, add its contents to a glass of water or juice, wait a few moments for the effervescent powder to dissolve, and then Drink Your Vitamins. That's it. You are done for the day-it's that easy! Use Ola Loa as a delicious start to your day or as a way to provide a quick boost of energy when you need it. Your body will thank you.
Ola Loa is both Convenient To Take - and to Take With You!
In fact, Ola Loa is simply the most convenient multi vitamin/multi mineral ever created.
A balanced, complete formula: They've taken the guesswork out of which and how much of each nutrient to take. Formulated by world-renowned nutrition physician Richard Kunin MD, Ola Loa has the most studied, complete, and balanced collection of vitamins, minerals and amino acids available. Each single-serving packet of Ola Loa contains all the nutrients your body needs in a day in order to maintain health and well being.
You can take Ola Loa on an empty stomach: Ola Loa is so gentle on the system that you can take it anytime-even on an empty stomach. With added pineapple enzymes (Bromelain) Ola Loa actually settles the stomach, making it easy to drink your vitamins, whenever you want.
Convenient, one a day packets: Their one-a-day packets make it easy for you to get your daily, complete balanced multi-vitamin. There is no need to open bottle after bottle of separate pills. Furthermore, their daily packets are less expensive than purchasing all your nutrients in pill form-and the packets require much less storage space.
Take Ola Loa wherever you go: Their convenient grab-and-go packs are easy to bring with you wherever you go. Packing a supply of Ola Loa that's needed for your business or pleasure trips is as simple as throwing a few packets in your brief case, purse, or suitcase. Keep a supply at work in your desk drawer, or in your car. Just having Ola Loa around encourages regular vitamin consumption and allows you to get that boost of nutrients whenever, wherever you need it. Be assured, their single serving air-tight packs maintain the potency and freshness of Ola Loa's nutrients until you are ready to drink them.
Ola Loa and the Healing Power of Methylation
Written by Dr. Richard Kunin
What is Methylation?
Methylation refers to the controlled transfer of a methyl group, made up of a carbon atom and three hydrogen atoms, abbreviated CH3. Such movement of carbon atoms goes on in every cell and tissue of the body, for methylation is involved in hundreds of chemical reactions that regulate cell energy, healing, immunity and genetic expression of DNA and RNA. All of these reactions are responsive to environmental conditions. Thus methylation is a central feature of adaptation to the ever-changing physical and chemical conditions of life.
The Importance of Methylation
As a result of methylation, hundreds of molecular products change physically and functionally in the microscopic world of cellular biochemistry. For example the amino acid, methionine, carries an available but inactive methyl group on its sulfur atom. However, within the confines of the cell, methionine encounters adenosine as ATP and magnesium which are energized by a transferase enzyme, thus forming adenosylmethionine, or SAMe. This natural alchemy energizes the methionine so as to release its methyl group into the orbit of cellular enzymes, appropriately called methyltransferases. There are about 400 known methyl transferase reactions that produce vital products that affect our health, quality of life and survival.
Diagram of the Methylation Biochemical Pathways
This diagram is but a simplified rendition of this complex process. No wonder most health professionals have yet to master the vast amount of basic chemistry, physiology and clinical information in this field.
The Top Methylation Products
Creatine, carnitine, coenzyme Q, calmodulin, all required to regulate energy in every cell in the human body. Methylation also converts the phospholipid, ethanolamine to choline (trimethyl-ethanolamine), essential for cell membrane structure and repair, including myelin, the substance that insulates nerve fibers. Choline is also essential for the production of brain-regulating neurotransmitters: acetylcholine, dopamine, nor-epinephrine, and epinephrine. Melatonin, the neuro-transmitter that initiates sleep and regulates the circadian sleep-waking rhythms is also a product of methylation, specifically of the neurotransmitter, serotonin. And sarcosine, formed by methylation of the amino acid glycine, has recently attracted research attention as a treatment for schizophrenia. And there is more, for the transfer of a methyl group from folic acid to cobalamin (B12) and thence to methionine is required in order to regenerate active folate, THF, which is required for methylation of the nucleic acid, uridine, which thus becomes thymidine, the specific nucleic acid required for production of lymphocytes, active against viruses, cancer and microbial enemies. Failure to produce adequate thymidine hampers methylation of DNA and RNA, thus depriving these genetic materials of protection against mutation. In short, methylation is an absolute requirement for immunity, fertility, and protection against birth defects, accelerated aging and susceptibility to cancer. Methylation is also essential for production of polyamines, regulators of cell growth, mitosis, and healing. The chemistry involves decarboxylated SAM, which reacts with decarboxylated ornithine to form spermidine and then spermine in successive reactions along with methyl-thioadenosine, thus producing a family of products that regulate cell division, growth, healing and reproduction. Homocysteine, is a potentially toxic intermediate in the methylation process. When S-adenosyl-methionine (SAM) donates its methyl group, it becomes S-adenosyl-homocysteine (SAH), a free radical able to combine with other reactive molecules within the cell or in the blood stream. Inside the cell homocysteine is likely to react with copper for their attraction is strong enough to pull copper out of its binding sites in enzymes, including the cytochrome enzymes of the mitochondria. This interrupts electron flow and thereby lowers cell energy. a process that jibes with the fact that patients with chronic fatigue states tend to have high homocysteine levels. Within the vasculature homocysteine reacts with other homocysteine molecules, thus forming an inert dimer, homocystine, that is excreted in the urine, where it sometimes precipitates, causing kidney stones. Homocysteine can safely react with albumin and other proteins in the blood stream and the blood vessel wall. On the other hand, it can activate blood clotting by reacting with sulfur atoms, including fibrinogen and lipoprotein(a), which amplifies coagulation risk and interferes with the anticoagulant, plasminogen. This is particularly risky in people carrying high blood levels of fibrinogen and/or Lp(a) and can increase clotting risk by about 20-fold.
Homocysteine Can Cause Damage in Healthy People
When homocysteine binds to the arterial endothelium it can provoke spasm of the muscle layer, thus raising blood pressure but also lowering blood flow in major arteries, on average by 85 percent. The vasospasm effect lasts over four hours, long enough to cause programmed cell death and permanent organ damage, even in healthy young adults. The good news is that the drop in arterial blood flow after methionine load was cut to only 30 percent by pre-treating with 1000 mg of vitamin C. A 500 mg dose of vitamin C proved inadequate in the research by Drs. Chambers and MacGregor. Thus, it is likely that ischemia is an important mechanism by which homocysteine causes hypertension, atherosclerosis and arterial aneurysm. It is also likely that homocysteine-induced apoptosis is a major part of the aging process.
On the Other Hand, Homocysteine Is Not All Bad
In the first place, by accepting a methyl group from the folate-cobalamin methylation pathway, homocysteine can be restored to methionine. And by combining with serine, homocysteine is converted to cystathionine and then to transmethylation products, namely, cysteine, glutathione, taurine and sulfate-all valuable components of antioxidant adaptation and detoxification.
Ola Loa and Methylation
Ola Loa Energy is the single most powerful supplement available today for the control of homocysteine and to support methylation. It provides gram doses of vitamin C, glycine, and betaine (aka TMG) along with synergistic co-factors, coenzyme Q10 and acetylcysteine. Nutrient synergism is further enhanced by arginine, lysine, selenium, chromium and, of course, folic acid and hydroxycobalamin, which serve to methylate homocysteine, which thus is converted into methionine, an essential amino acid.
TMG, A Strategic Nutrient
TMG, is an acronym for trimethylglycine. The traditional name, betaine, refers to beets, a rich dietary source. The importance of betaine is underscored in research that consistently finds lower homocysteine after betaine than folic acid and cobalamin. The reason for this is evident in the fact that betaine can donate methyl groups that require only a single enzyme, BHMT, by which to remethylate homocysteine. Folic acid and cobalamin require at least three enzymes to accomplish the same! The reaction constants of the enzymes involved are feed-back linked in such a way as to make it clear that the BHMT pathway is activated during famine and fasting, whereas the remethylation pathway of folate and cobalamin requires adequate diet, digestion, and absorption.
Cyanocobalamin Is Excluded from Ola Loa
Patient safety is important. They have excluded cyanocobalamin because it is a known anti-vitamin, actually interfering with the methylation pathway it is purported to serve. It has been known for fifty years that cyanocobalamin can cause blindness, especially in smokers, blacks, and people who have relatives with Leber's optic atrophy. Dr. Kunin has had direct contact with one patient who was blinded permanently after just three injections of cyanocobalamin at a major hospital medical center. It is not by accident that they have chosen hydroxycobalamin as the best choice for everyday use.
Patient Compliance Is Important
Ola Loa has won popular acceptance from coast to coast because it tastes good, is economical, and most people feel better soon after drinking it. They call it the Ola Loa Feeling. It is a composite of the dozens of methylation reactions that are supported by the Ola Loa formula. This is a case where a packaged and sealed nutrient supplement is more effective and more reliable than table foods.
Doctor Satisfaction Is Important Too
Ola Loa is the most complete effervescent nutrient formula available today. It is convenient and considerably cheaper than the formula would be as single vitamin capsules. Furthermore, the sealed package protects the ingredients from hygroscopic activation, oxidation and deterioration.
Ola Loa Stands Alone as the Best Multivitamin Product for Every Medical Practice
Sealed pack is portable and maintains full potency despite weather changes.
Instant effervescent drink is always fresh.
Hydrated colloid solution provides best absorption compared to tablet or capsule.
Non-irritating to digestive tract.
Reduced risk of choking in debilitated or neurologically injured patients.
The Oloa Loa formulas are medically sound, safe even for children. There have been no serious adverse reports after years in the national health food store market.
Enhanced applications when combined with other Ola Loa products:
Ola Loa Repair (Bone and Joint Formula) (Gotu kola, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, carnitine, taurine)
Ola Loa Brain (n-3 EFA, acetylcarnitine, tocopherols, bioflavonoids, DMAE, PS)
Dr. Richard Kunin MD is the formulator of all of Ola Loa's products. He pioneered the use of vitamins and minerals in today's medical practice and was a co-founder of the Orthomolecular Medical Society with Dr. Linus Pauling in 1976. He is a San Francisco based nutrition oriented physician and Orthomolecular specialist with over thirty years of experience in the nutrition medicine field.
About Ola Loa
Aloha! Welcome to Ola Loa, the healthiest spot for multivitamin drink mixes! Ola Loa is dedicated to enhancing your life by helping you realize your Maximum Health Potential with the most advanced multi vitamin supplement drink mix formulas available for your kids, your energy, your recovery, and your sport activities. Driven by science not by fads, Ola Loa multi-vitamin drink mix products are formulated by nutrition pioneer Richard Kunin, M.D., one of the founders of Antioxidant Therapy. Fifty years of research has led Dr. Kunin to his breakthrough discovery that Methylation is the key to better health, and goes beyond antioxidants. Ola Loa is the world's only product to provide this critical methylation support.
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Letter From The Founder
As a child I learned firsthand how important diet and supplementation can be in order to be happy and healthy. From a young age I suffered from headaches, and consequently had a tough time in school. Fortunately, my father and hero Richard Kunin, MD, had started his lifelong work in nutrition oriented medicine. Through testing, he discovered that I had sensitivities to sugar-especially soft drinks-and that I had lead poisoning. My father prescribed vitamins and changes to my diet. Soon, the headaches disappeared and my life dramatically improved! This experience taught me the true health benefits of proper vitamin supplementation; and I developed a desire to share my father's groundbreaking knowledge with the rest of the world.
We originally designed a line of capsules that would require taking a handful of pills. On one fateful day I looked over at my 2-year-old son Blake, and the "light bulb" came on-I had found the solution! I realized there had to be a better way for people to get their nutrients, and we decided to develop a nutrient rich drink that was also delicious. Ultimately, the formula and taste had to be good enough for my son. We started with two simple goals.... First, to offer scientifically advanced formulas based on the most current clinical research and studies; and second, to make taking your vitamins easy and pleasurable.
I think you will agree we accomplished those goals. Ola Loa offers the most comprehensive and strategic nutritional support available in a powdered drink form, and drinking one packet daily actually makes taking your vitamins enjoyable and convenient. I hope that Ola Loa will become your nutritional foundation for a healthy and happy life. To your health.
Wishing you good health and Ola Loa!