OR Supplements - ChemRegen - 60 Capsules
OR Supplements Chem Regen formula is a combination of herbs specifically designed to help protect the liver against toxins allowing the liver to maintain its normal function. It supports the body’s natural ability to repair the liver.
- Helps protect the normal function of the liver.
- Supports a healthy immune response.
- Maintains organ function.
- May decrease liver toxicity caused by common chemotherapy agents.
- Can lower the accumulation of fat in the liver due to chemotherapy.
The combination of herbs found in CHEMregen is specifically designed to help protect the liver against toxins, allowing for maintenance of its normal functions while supporting the body’s natural ability to repair the liver.
Chemotherapy is the utilization of powerful chemicals to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy works by targeting rapidly dividing cancer cells and destroying their deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Unfortunately, cancer cells are not the only cells affected by chemotherapy. Healthy, normal cells are also affected in the process. This major side effect causes fatigue, nausea, and weakness. The possibility of damaging internal organs is also a cause for concern, especially the liver where drugs and chemicals are processed. Additionally, patients’ immune systems are weakened after chemotherapy.
The main functions of the liver include the production of many vital compounds such as proteins used for clotting and the storage of energy. It serves as the human body's detoxification system by metabolizing multiple internal and external substances that otherwise would be toxic to the body. Infections are resisted by producing immune factors and removing bacteria from the bloodstream. Most medical treatments require normal liver functionality in order for medications to be absorbed properly or to be excreted from the body to prevent toxicity. When liver function is compromised, the possibility of continuing with treatments is affected as well.
The CHEMregen formula is a combination of potent herbs that may assist in the natural ability of the body to detoxify and support the normal function of the liver. It may promote the natural stimulation of immune system cells.
You should consult with your physician to ensure proper medical treatment, as CHEMregen is a dietary supplement intended to supplement your diet and regular medical treatment. It is not intended to take the place of your treatment as prescribed to you by your physician.
Silymarin, the main component of milk thistle, is known as a dietary ingredient that supports healthy liver tissue.
Milk thistle is a plant whose fruit and seeds have been used for more than 2,000 years to support healthy liver functions by protecting liver cells from toxic chemicals and drugs including chemotherapy.
A common side effect of chemotherapy is an accumulation of fat in the liver. This can decrease the normal function of the liver, reducing the possibility of continuing chemotherapy. Milk thistle is a medicinal herb that can reduce liver inflammation caused by chemotherapy in cancer patients, according to a new study published in the online edition of Cancer, the American Cancer Society’s journal. Sylimarin is a flavonoid complex extracted from the seeds of milk thistle. Many years of research indicate liver-protective and regenerative properties that stimulate natural detoxification pathways.
Because of its work against free radicals, silymarin may strengthen the body’s immune system.
The most commonly reported adverse side effects is a mild laxative and gastronintestinal upset, that usually occurs only in patients taking extremely large doses (>1500 mg per day).
The German Commission E (the world’s most recognized herbal regulatory agency) recommends milk thistle use to help maintain normal liver function.
Besides assisting in the healthy regeneration of hepatic tissues, it does not appear to promote growth of any other cell lines. It is important to consider that sylimarin may help maintain normal liver function when administered prophylactically and may promote overall health and well being.
Schizandra fruit (Wu Wei Zi)
Schizandra fruit (Wu we zi) is an herb commonly used in traditional Chinese supplements that aids in the natural support of liver function.
Schizandra fruit (Wu Wei Zi) is one of the primary liver cleansing and hepatic protective herbs used in Chinese herbal medicine.
Additionally, it can promote the natural response to support a healthy immune system in order to speed up recovery after surgeries.
Schizandra berries sustain cells from damage caused by free radicals and other toxins with its powerful antioxidant effects. In Traditional Chinese Medicine schizandra is used as an adaptogen. This is a term used by herbalists to refer to natural herbs capable of increasing an organism’s resistance to trauma, stress, anxiety, and fatigue while having a normalizing effect on bodily processes. There are several reports that have shown schizandra to promote overall health of the biliary and cardiovascular systems even under circumstances where healthy immunity is needed most.
There are several reports that have shown schizandra to promote overall health of the biliary and cardiovascular systems even under circumstances where healthy immunity is most needed.
In herbal Chinese supplements, dandelion is typically used to support a healthy appetite, aid in digestion, and promotes normal bacteria of the intestinal tract.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Dandelion roots and leaves are widely used herbal supplements that have been utilized for hundreds of years to support normal functions of the liver, gallbladder and kidneys. Herbal healers use dandelion because of its vitamin and mineral content. A common side effect from cancer therapies is water retention. Dandelion leaf is a natural diuretic commonly used to remove excess water and toxins from the body while helping to compensate for potassium loss due to increased urination.
The bitter compounds in dandelion root help stimulate healthy digestion and increases appetite, supporting the health and function of natural bacteria of the gastrointestinal tract.
Dandelion use is generally considered safe. However, there have been rare reports of upset stomach and diarrhea, and some people are allergic to the plant. People with an inflamed or infected gallbladder, or blocked bile ducts, should avoid using dandelion.
Olive leaf extract contains a unique natural property that bolsters immune function.
The active compound of Olive leaf is oleuropein, which has a wide variety of health benefits. Studies show increased strength of the immune system when taking olive leaf extract. The body becomes better equipped to fight bacteria and germs. Powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects prevent viruses while increasing overall health.
Accumulation of fat in the liver is commonly seen with prolonged use of many chemotherapy agents creating inflammation of the liver parenchyma. Olive leaf extract contains flavonids which have been found to have anti-inflammatory benefits.
Free radicals are reactive chemical substances that can cause cellular damage. There are several reports that have shown that olive leaf extracts have a high antioxidant capacity that helps protect the body from the continuous activity of potentially harmful free radicals. Compounds found in olive leaf work to find free radical activities and remove them from the body.
OR Supplements Frequently Asked Questions
Who should take dietary supplements?
In an ideal world we should be able to gather all our vitamins and nutrients from food sources. However some people are not acquiring them secondary to poor dietary habits and also the requirements change based on specific medical conditions. With all these in mind it is advisable to use vitamins and supplements that will help your body maintain an optimal function.
Should I ask my doctor about taking supplements?
Yes, it is highly advisable that you always talk to your health care provider about taking any dietary supplements.
Can I use OR Supplements with any other prescription drugs?
Most of the times it is safe to take supplements with prescription medications. OR Supplements recommends that you always seek advice from a practitioner well versed on botanicals and modern medicine.
Can I use these dietary supplements if I am pregnant?
During pregnancy you should always consult with your doctor to better guide you in the safe use of these types of products.
For how long should I use the supplements?
It mostly depends on the intention of the supplement; if it is being given to support health in general you might need certain supplements to be taken continuously such as CHEMmulti+, however if you are taking it during a specific time in your life or for specific conditions it might only be required during a short period of time as in the case of CHEMregen and CHEMginger. Your health care provider can help you make the correct decision.
Do you do microbial testing?
Yes, their manufacturing company does in house microbiology analysis on all finished products and provide a Certificate of Analysis for each lot.
Is OR Supplements' manufacturing company certified by a third-party?
OR Supplements' products are manufactured in the USA in a facility accredited with the following certifications: GMP Requirements in NSF/ANSI Standard 173 – Section 8, GMP Requirements in Part 3 of the Natural Health Product Regulation (NHPR – Canada), and GMP from Saudi Arabia FDA.
NSF International certifies that their manufacturer’s operations meet established GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices). It verifies the identity and quantity of dietary ingredients declared on product label, ensures the products do not contain undeclared ingredients or unacceptable levels of contaminants, and demonstrates conformance to currently recommended industry GMPs for dietary supplements.
Can I take OR Supplements' supplements if I have known allergies?
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in their products you should refrain from taking it. OR Supplements' products are manufactured in a facility that handles nuts, soy, fish, and dairy products. OR Supplements' products are free from those components, however if you have a severe allergy to any of them they would recommend not take them.
Are OR Supplements products gluten-free? Do any of OR Supplements contain dairy?
CHEMginger is gluten and dairy free.
Should I experience any side effects from taking OR Supplements?
The incidence of side effects from these supplements is extremely low, but if you experience any new symptoms or side effects they strongly recommend you stop using the products and consult your physician.
OR Supplements is a company committed to health and safety and would greatly appreciate if you let us know of any side effects you may experience from taking their products, so they can report them to the FDA and continually evaluate their products.
How do you ensure the quality of OR Supplements' products?
OR Supplements chooses their raw ingredients from the best sources and then the final line is produced in a GMP facility, which subsequently is evaluated for the final doses of all the ingredients by USP (US Pharmacopeia) which helps insure the quality, safety and benefit of medicines and food.
Are any of OR Supplements' products suitable for vegetarians?
At this point the only product that is suitable for vegetarians is CHEMginger.
Why are OR Supplements' products different/special?
OR Supplements' line of products was specifically designed to be low in anti-oxidants but still supply the basic needs to support body functions. They were formulated by a Hematologist/Oncologist (Dr. Mike Cusnir) and a Traditional Chinese Herbalist to support functions that they feel are critical on a day to day basis. OR Supplements' formulas are developed to strengthen, invigorate and support the immune system into a transition of full health and well-being without interfering with most treatments. OR Supplements' products use always the best raw material and highest quality control during the production process.
Should I take the supplements on an empty stomach or at any specific time of the day?
Since supplements are consider nutrients it has not been shown to make a difference, however most vitamins and minerals are absorbed better if taken with food, also some people might experience slight discomfort if the minerals are taken on an empty stomach, hence they usually recommend taking CHEMmulti+ with food but CHEMregen and CHEMginger can be taken either with or without food. In general it is advised to take most supplements away from fiber supplements, anti-acids and other medications.
Can the serving size of any of OR Supplements' products be changed?
OR Supplements would advise against that since the supplements were specifically designed based on best available evidence of adult serving sizes to support and maintain normal body functions.
Can OR Supplements' supplements be used by kids?
These products are for adult use only.
The CHEMease line of products was developed jointly by an Oncologist and a Traditional Chinese Herbalist, fusing millennia of knowledge of potent herbs with modern science, creating natural dietary supplements for a Stronger, Healthier Journey.
OR Supplements Team - The Perfect Mix of Science & Nature
Mike Cusnir M.D. The Doctor
Specializing in Hematology/Oncology, Dr. Mike Cusnir has been in practice for more than 15 years. As a graduate of the Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology from the University of Maryland, Greenebaum Cancer Center (Baltimore, Maryland), oncologist Dr. Cusnir brings top notch experience in the scientific filed. Dr. Cusnir is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Medical Oncology and the American Board of Hematology.
Dr. Mike Cusnir's Committment to Integrative Medicine
Dr. Mike Cusnir is also making integrative medicine a part of his practice by graduating from the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine in October of 2012. This fellowship, created by Andrew Weil, MD in 2000, has achieved international recognition as the leading integrative medical education program in the world.
Susan Gail Farkas The Herbalist
Is a graduate of the Acupuncture Program of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Israel, as well as a certified Chinese herbalist and Shiatsu therapist in Israel. She complemented her clinical studies with a practicum at the Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Zhenjiang province of the Republic of China, in the departments of Acupuncture, Massage, and TCM Internal Medicine.
She recently received training to practice Health Counseling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has obtained Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State University of New York.