You want to feel better when you wake up in the morning. You want stronger hair and healthier skin. You want natural energy that lasts all day and a body that's prepared to fight off colds and sickness. You want to recover faster from workouts and you want to work out longer.
To do all this, you're going to need elite ingredients.
And we're not talking about just a couple ingredients. We're talking about :
VITAMIN B1 5000% Daily Value
VITAMIN B1 (thiamin) helps metabolize carbohydrates
for the production of energy. It also possesses antioxidant, cognitive, mood-elevating
and detoxification properties. Deficiencies in Vitamin B1 can lead to slower memory
recall, difficulty focusing thoughts and a depressed mood.
VITAMIN B2 1,118% Daily Value
VITAMIN B2 (riboflavin) is essential for the metabolism of fat, carbohydrates and proteins. It's very important for protecting
the body from free radical damage and promoting healthy skin and eyes.
VITAMIN B5 5,000% Daily Value
VITAMIN B5 (pantothenic acid) aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins as well as synthesizing a co-enzyme for metabolizing fatty acids. It is also vital for the maintenance of normal adrenal function, stress regulation, nerve transmission and facilitating detoxification pathways.
VITAMIN B6 3,750% Daily Value
VITAMIN B6 is needed for more than 100 enzymes in our body and is crucial to the production of red blood cells. It is a major player in the metabolism of proteins, especially with respect to the synthesis of neurotransmitters. Additionally, it is required for the production of hemoglobin, blood sugar regulation and the development of the myelin sheath surrounding nerve cells. The sources of Riboflavin (riboflavin-5-phosphate) and Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal 5'-phosphate) are phosphorylated. This means the Vitamin has already been bonded to a phosphor. In their phosphorylated form, they are already in a state that the body can easily absorb and utilize. This creates less stress on your digestive system and a much higher absorption rate. It is rare to see this level of an ingredient in dietary supplements.
VITAMIN B12 5,833% Daily Value
VITAMIN B12 is a vital nutrient needed to help make DNA and keep nerve and blood cells healthy. B12 plays an important role in supporting the body's adenosinetriphosphate (ATP) production, the energy our cells run on. B12 as methlycobalamin helps support healthy and restful sleep cycles.
What you need to know about these forms
Methylcobalamin (What Life Shotz has) vs. Cyanocobalamin
Cyanocobalamin is the most common source of B12 used in supplements. It is also the hardest for your body to absorb and benefit from. Cyanocobalamin contains a cyanide molecule. Hence the prefix "cyano". Cyanide is a poisonous substance that must be removed from the body. Cyanocobalamin does not contain enough cyanide to pose a poisonous health risk, but regardless, the body must cleave off the cyanide molecule and remove it from the body. This process taxes your detoxification system and burns antioxidants while ridding your body of the cyanide. Once the cyanide molecule is cleaved off, the cobalamin must be attached to a methyl so the body can utilize the B12.
Methylcobalamin is a natural form of B12. It is already in the methylated form and readily utilized by the body. This means it has tremendously better absorption, better retention, and does not contain any toxic components that the body must eliminate.
So why doesn't every product use Methyl? Because it can cost up to 100 times as much as the cheaper cyanocobalamin. Companies can still advertise their product has B12 when they use cyanocobalamin. It takes a savvy consumer to read the fine print and understand the source.
VITAMIN C 500% Daily Value
VITAMIN C Ahh, classic Vitamin C. It's the Vitamin linked to overall better health and a go-to supplement for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can block damage caused by free radicals, and it has been linked to stress reduction and protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, eye disease and even skin wrinkling.
VITAMIN D 500% Daily Value
VITAMIN D is a premier immune-system builder
that is important for bone development.
Vitamin D delivers incredible "feel good" qualities, and is known as the sunshine vitamin.
What you might not know is even with plentiful sun exposure you could be deficient.
As the principal regulator of calcium in the body, Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption
and bone mineralization and development. Without it, calcium is poorly utilized
by the body, leading to a decrease in bone density. The risk of fracture exists
even if taking extra calcium!
Prolonged deficiency in adults can lead to osteoporosis. It's also vitally important
for our growth years. Teens who are in their growth spurts risk underdevelopment
of the skeletal system if they don't get enough Vitamin D.
Studies have shown Vitamin D to significantly enhance positive effect — and possibly
reduce negative effect — responses in our mood. In 1998, the University of Newcastle
in Australia discovered that doses of Vitamin D significantly improved the mood
of seasonal depression sufferers.
Again in 1999, scientists Bruce Hollis, Michael Gloth and Wasif Alam completed a
study showing large oral doses of Vitamin D significantly improved mood in patients
with seasonal affective disorder.
Vitamin D is widely involved in brain function. The reported biological effects
of Vitamin D in the nervous system include increased glutathione levels. Glutathione
is also one of our body's key antioxidant defenses.
It is becoming increasingly clear that sufficient daily doses of Vitamin D3 are
superior to less frequent higher doses. It is worth noting that Vitamin
D2 is not the preferred Vitamin D. Vitamin D3 is the preferred form and is the same form that our body naturally produces from sun exposure. Vitamin D2 is less effective at providing the myriad of benefits conferred by Vitamin D3.
FOLIC ACID 100% Daily Value
FOLIC ACID is essential for the formation of red and white blood cells, and the production of normal cells lining blood vessels and mucus membranes. It is critical for forming amino acids, regulating gastrointestinal function, DNA synthesis, cardiovascular health, normal cellular division/development and anti-inflammatory processes. Brain chemistry, behavior and mood are influenced by folic acid. Humans are not capable of creating folic acid naturally; it must come through diet. Folate is considered to be one of the most common nutritional deficiencies and yet one of the most critical for optimal health.
MAGNESIUM 5% Daily Value
MAGNESIUM is required in over 300 biochemical reactions. It is important for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function and supports a healthy immune system. Over 50% of the body's magnesium is found in the bone. Magnesium plays an integral role in the bone matrix that keeps bones healthy and strong. Magnesium also helps to regulate blood sugar levels and promote normal blood pressure. It is also known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.
ZINC CITRATE 60% Daily Value
ZINC CITRATE is an essential mineral that aids in bone development, digestion, mood, and hundreds of other enzymatic reactions.
NIACIN is a water soluble B Vitamin. This means the body cannot store it and must consume it daily. Niacin plays an important role in skin, digestive and nerve health. Niacin also helps the body convert food into energy. Niacin is commonly found in seeds and nuts.
N- ACETYL CYSTEINE
N- ACETYL CYSTEINE is a potent antioxidant and cell detoxifier. NAC is a precursor for glutathione production. Glutathione is the top antioxidant manufactured by the body. Glutathione is viewed as the body's first line of defense against free radical damage. NAC also helps the body's immune system fight off colds by breaking down mucus build up. Insufficient amounts of NAC can be found in plants, vegetables and meats.
QUERCETIN is a potent plant-sourced bioflavonoid, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine. It helps regulate immune function and bone health. It also modulates cellular stress and helps maintain blood vessel health. Apples have been found to have high levels of Quercetin.
AÇAI is a deep purple fruit that comes from the acai palm
tree, which is native to Central and South America. It is a relative of the blueberry,
cranberry and other purple fruits. It contains powerful antioxidants that help defend
the body against life's stressors. The acai berry also plays an important role in
bolstering the body's immune system.
GOJI BERRY grows on an evergreen shrub found in temperate
and subtropical regions in China, Mongolia and the Himalayas. They are rich in antioxidants,
particularly carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. This nutrient-dense
fruit contains essential vitamins and minerals, amino acids, polysaccharides, monosaccharides,
carotenoids and more.
SABERRY® is an ORAC-dense
phytonutrient that stimulates the body's ability to produce the antioxidants catalase,
superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase. These antioxidants are known
as our body's first line of defense against toxins that accelerate aging. It is
an important antioxidant defense in nearly all cells, acting as a super scavenger
to free radicals. Saberry® is also known for improving digestive
function and liver health.
RESVERATROL is not only high in ORAC, but also a "heart
healthy" antioxidant found in red wine and black grapes. It has been shown
in cell studies to provide strong antioxidant properties, in addition to being an
important cell signaling molecule. Recent Harvard studies showed resveratrol to
be a unique regulator of longevity genes known as sirtuins. Resveratrol also appears
to play an important role in cardiovascular health. It helps keep arteries healthy,
prevents plaque formation and helps prevent clot formation by keeping platelets
from sticking together. One serving of Life Shotz contains as much resveratrol as
one bottle of wine or 20 cups of grapes.
GRAPE POWDER, SKIN AND SEED EXTRACT
GRAPE POWDER, SKIN AND SEED EXTRACT
contain a powerful and unique combination of phytonutrients, such as anthocyanins,
Vitamin C, and quercitin — all of which contribute to reducing unnecessary fats,
enhancing glucose dynamics, and increasing bone health and anti-inflammatory activity.
Grape skins alone have about 6-8 times as much antioxidant power as whole blueberries.
Perhaps one of the most well-known phytonutrients of grape skin is resveratrol.
WILD BLUEBERRY EXTRACT
WILD BLUEBERRIES are especially rich in anthocyanin, a flavonoid with potent antioxidant capacity. Wild Blueberries are also an excellent source of manganese, which is important for bone development.
is full of antioxidants, which protects cells from damage by free radicals. Cranberry improves the body's circulatory system. Cranberry is also high in Vitamin C, and has antioxidant and antibacterial effects in the body.
RASPBERRY POWDER AND SEED EXTRACT
RASPBERRY POWDER AND SEED EXTRACT help prevent unwanted damage to cell membranes and other structures in the body by neutralizing free radicals. Raspberry powder and seed extract are high in Vitamin C and manganese. Vitamin C and manganese both are responsible for several crucial body processes, and Vitamin C plays a large role in regulating and promoting healthy immune system function.
contain Vitamin A and C to help maintain healthy hair and skin. They also contain potassium and iron which is essential for healthy blood. The high potassium content in prunes helps to normalize blood pressure, while the soluble fiber promotes heart health.
STRAWBERRIES are a nutrient rich fruit and an excellent source of Vitamin C. Along with Vitamin C, strawberries are a rich source of B Vitamins. These vitamins acting as co-factors help the body metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Strawberries have high amounts of phyto-chemicals called anthocyanins and ellagic acid. These antioxidant sources help protect cells from free radical damage.
are pigment rich fruits. These pigments are in fact polyphenolic flavonoid compounds known as anthocyanin glycosides. Anthocyanins are red, purple or blue pigments found in many fruits and vegetables, especially concentrated in their skin, known to have powerful antioxidant properties. Tart cherries are exceptionally rich in many health promoting flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and beta carotene. These compounds act as protective scavengers against harmful free radicals.
WILD BILBERRY EXTRACT
BILBERRIES have been used for their nutritional and medicinal value for centuries. Bilberries are a rich source of flavonoids which help keep cells healthy and strong. Bilberries also support eye health during aging and improve one's ability to adjust to light variations both at night and during the day. Bilberries also help in strengthening connective tissues and their antioxidant properties help protect cells from free radical damage.
ORGANIC CANE JUICE CRYSTALS
ORGANIC CANE JUICE CRYSTALS help in two ways: Sugar vastly improves the flavor and nutrient density of Life Shotz. It eliminates the aftertaste. Life Shotz now contains 10 grams of carbohydrate. It can now be taken without food. The carbohydrates in the sugar are enough to maximize absorption.
STEVIA is a low calorie natural sweetener.
GLYCINE is an amino acid that helps create lean muscle and convert glucose into energy. It is a key amino in maintaining a healthy central nervous system and digestive system. Glycine is also used by the body to build DNA and RNA. Glycine is a required building block for glutathione production. Glutathione is an antioxidant the body manufacturers and uses as its first line of defense against free radical damage. Glycine can be found in soy proteins.
BETAINE, also known as trimethylglycine, is a methyl donating nutrient. The action of donating a methyl molecule is needed in the cellular reproduction and chemical processes. Betaine anhydrous has been shown to be lipotropic by promoting the oxidization of lipids. A lipotropic agent is defined as a substance that prevents the deposition of fat in the liver or accelerates its removal. Betaine has been shown to decrease homocysteine levels that occur in the body. High levels of homocysteine are a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Betaine can be found in beets.
GLUTAMINE is a non-essential amino acid. It plays a role in repairing muscles and supporting a healthy immune system. Glutamine in the body can be depleted by exercise, injury, or illness. Glutamine supplementation has been known to speed recovery from intense exercise or speeding the healing time during illness and injury. Glutamine is also a precursor for glutathione. Glutathione is an antioxidant manufactured by the body and its first line of defense against free radicals. Beans have high levels of Glutamine.
MALIC ACID is naturally found in fruits and vegetables. Malic acid is an important component of the ATP cycle that produces our cellular energy. It is also used to add a naturally tart flavor. Malic acid stimulates salivary glands which helps reduce dry mouth. Prickly Pears contain Malic Acid.
CITRIC ACID is naturally found in citrus fruits. It is essential to the Krebs cycle that involves the oxidation of fats, carbohydrates and proteins into carbon dioxide, water and energy. Citric acid is responsible for the tart and sour taste of citrus fruits. Citric acid works as a natural preservative because it is able to kill most species of microbes that contaminate food and drinks.
SILICA is a naturally occurring material made of silicon dioxide. Silicon is utilized in bone growth and calcification. It's also used in the formation of collagen and connective tissues. Coffee and grains contain silica.
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supplement to their diet.