Patented Immune Support Formula
One of the most exciting nutritional products to be introduced in years is the combination of IP-6 and Inositol. This combination of naturally occurring compounds produced from rice bran has demonstrated impressive immune enhancing effects in scientific research. The formulation of IP6 and Inositol was developed and patented by Dr. A.K.M. Shamsuddin, MD, PhD. at the University of Maryland, USA. As a pathologist, Dr. Shamsuddin sees the ravages of disease associated with a compromised immune system. Research from around the world continues to expand and validate Dr. Shamsuddin's findings.
What is IP6?
IP-6 (Inositol Hexaphosphate) is a naturally occurring compound found primarily in grains and legumes. The health benefits of a diet high in fiber seem to be due to the high levels of IP-6 in the fiber. Purified IP-6 offers several advantages over dietary IP-6. Its rapid absorption compared to dietary IP-6 ensures much superior bio availability. This in turn exerts significant benefits to the support of the immune system.
Why combine IP6 with Inositol?
Dr. Shamsuddin theorized that when Inositol was properly combined with IP-6 it formed two molecules of IP-3 in the body. Although IP-6 gets all the attention, it is really the IP-3 that is doing all the work. IP-3 plays an important role in cells by helping them grow, mature, replicate and communicate with other cells. Cells that are low in IP-3 can become out of control, dividing uncontrollably. Studies confirm that the combination of IP-6 with Inositol yields much greater effects than IP-6 alone.
IP6 plus Inositol as an Antioxidant and NK-Cell Stimulant
Recognized as a potent antioxidant, IP6 acts to neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals on body cells and has been shown to enhance immunity by boosting the activity of natural killer (NK) cells.* These immune system cells (also called lymphocytes) are the body's first line defense mechanism. Additional research indicates IP-6 & Inositol may support healthy renal function,* promotes heart health,* and helps maintain healthy glucose metabolism.* IP6 Gold is a rich source calcium, phosphorus and magnesium that supports and maintains strong, healthy bones.
Improving DNA Integrity
Developments from laboratory data suggest IP6 and Inositol play an important role in DNA functions such as cell division, repair and maturation.* Enhancing DNA function helps maintain a healthy genetic profile. Millions of dollars are currently being spent in research related to DNA profiling and alteration. Here we see a very natural compound plays an important role in this complex mechanism.
Can IP6 plus Inositol be used alongside conventional treatments?
IP6 and Inositol has undergone extensive animal and human studies. No negative side-effects have been found, either when IP6 and Inositol is used on its own or in combination with other dietary supplements or conventional allopathic treatments. Indeed, Dr. Shamsuddin states that IP6 & Inositol may actually potentiate these treatments.
How much should I take?
Dr. Shamsuddin recommends taking a dosage of 2 capsules twice daily for overall good health. For those with known immune system difficulties the recommended dosage is 8 capsules or 1 scoop of bulk powder, twice daily. To achieve maximum benefit IP-6 with Inositol is best taken on an empty stomach.
Is it safe?
Absolutely! IP-6 with Inositol is found naturally within every body cell. In experimental studies, no adverse side effects have been noted even with prolonged use at high doses. There are no known drug-nutrient interactions. Extensive research studies indicate that IP-6 and Inositol are a safe and natural combination.