RiboCeine, Cellgevity and Glutathione

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Cellgevity, Glutathione, Ingredients | 0 comments

In this post I’d like to introduce you to parts 2 and 3 of the Doctors Choice Interview.  In these segments Dr Don Colbert a best selling author and popular media personality and Dr Douglas Harrington – a former member of the transplant team at the internationally famous Stanford University speak about two subjects. The first subject is RiboCeine  – a breakthrough discovery/product developed by Dr Herbert Nagasawa. This is the proprietary product that Max International uses to boost glutathione.   The second part of this audio talks a little more specifically about Cellgevity – a great product for athletes, people under stress, people who are overweight or people who just want to improve their overall health with a boost in their glutathione levels.  The segment also talks about glutathione in the liver and heart – just two of the body’s organs which have a high need for glutathione.   Listen to Segment 2 and 3 by clicking on This Link  ...

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New Product Packaging for Max Products

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Cellgevity, Ingredients, Max N-Fuze, MAXGXL, MaxONE | 0 comments

Max International is rolling out some new product packaging . Among the first products to ship with the new designs are MaxOne and Max N-Fuze.  There’s new packaging on the way for Cellgevity as well. And there’s other changes afoot! If you’re a MaxGXl Sport user – don’t panic but Max is discontinuing that product because- in response to customer feedback they are moving all nutritional products to vegi-caps (which was the only product difference between MaxGXL and MaxGXL Sport). So now – Max GXL, MaxONE and Cellgevity will all come in vegi-caps.   I’ll get the product images on this site up to date as soon as Max International releases the new (and improved)...

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Cellgevity – New Video From Max International

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Cellgevity, Glutathione, Nutrition | 0 comments

Just thought you might be interested in having a look at the newest Cellgevity video from Max International. You’ll notice that the packaging has recently been changed. Also, in response to demand from it’s customers Cellgevity, like all of Max International’s nutrition supplements is now in vegi caps. Here’s the video

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Glutathione

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Cellgevity, MAXGXL, MaxONE | 0 comments

This is not an original post. It’s a reprint of a talk/presentation given by Dr Daria Davidson on chronic fatigue and the very important impact of glutathione on it.  Yes, it’s a little on the long side, but this is terrific information and if you’re suffering from Chronic fatigue syndrome, worth every word. The original of this article is a few years old and talks quite a bit about MAXGXL which is an outstanding product. But since this time Max has developed new products to support your glutathione, namely MaxONE and Cellgevity. So don’t hesitate to take a look at all three products before you make a choice about which one is right for you. For a quick overview of the differences, you can call our order desk at 1 289 240 7408- We’re working on a new post that compares the products and I’ll drop the link in here when it’s done….. now – onto the wisdom of Dr Davidson.   Lets look at glutathione for individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome… Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a very, very complicated issue. As a matter of fact it’s kind of fascinating because who knows when it actually really became something that we had acknowledged was an issue for a long period of time, we found people with unusual constellations of symptoms, many times the thought was this person just does not want to work or there is a psychiatric cause for it and I know people who suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome before we identified it really suffered because they were oftentimes ignored by their health professionals and often also takes many years to make the diagnosis which adds to some additional frustration. Okay what is glutathione and how does it help with CFS? Glutathione provides many roles inside every cell in your body including helping keep free radicals under control – it’s called oxidation reduction balance, the medical word for that is redox, it affects everything inside the cell including the rate of biochemical reactions inside the cell. Glutathione also cleans up many different free radicals inside the cell. It also performs phase 2 detoxification of heavy metals in the liver, don’t worry about what I mean by phase 2, this phase 2 happens in the liver, heavy metals such as mercury, it also detoxifies organo-phosphate pesticides, chlorinated hydro-carbon solvents, different kinds of hormones that may be in excessive amounts, different foreign bodies, endogenous, which means toxins that are actually created inside of our own bodies as well as things like Tylenol. So phase 2 detoxification is highly dependent on glutathione, it does many, many other things as well. Where is glutathione made in the body? It’s made inside every single cell but the liver makes extra and that extra glutathione is transported outside of the liver cells so there is some glutathione floating around outside of cells, although 99% of glutathione occurs inside of the cell. This is beginning to look a glutathione depletion and chronic fatigue syndrome so I am looking at just a quick review, and I’ll give you some of the years of these studies. First of all, glutathione depletion was first suggested for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1997. In 1999, another study found that all of their Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients universally had low glutathione levels. Another study published in 2000 and this is kind of interesting this is a side-note but you’ll find this fascinating, this particular study found that patients could be divided statistically into two distinct groups. One having elevated red blood cell glutathione relative to help control people and the other having very, very low glutathione levels in their red blood cells. People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have low magnesium and that if they have low glutathione in addition, the more difficult it is to help them with supplemental magnesium. When you look at the general population, there are many different factors that will decrease intra cellular glutathione concentrations. First of all, you may not make enough of it, maybe just genetically you don’t make as much as glutathione as somebody else...

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RiboCeine Peer-Reviewed Research Summary

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Cellgevity, Ingredients, MaxATP, MaxONE | 0 comments

NOTE: The following links take you away from this page to 3rd party research sites. 1. Jurkowska, H.; Uchacz, T.; Roberts, J.; Wrobel, M. Potential therapeutic advantage of ribose-cysteine in the inhibition of astrocytoma cell proliferation Amino Acids, 2 April 2010   2. Walker, R.B.; Everette J.D., Comparative Reaction Rates of Various Antioxidants with ABTS Radical Cation. J. Agric Food Chem, 2009,57, 1156-1161.   3. Heman-Ackah, S.E.; Juhn, S.K.; Huang, T.C.; Wiedmann, T.S. Potential therapeutic advantage of ribose-cysteine in the inhibition of astrocytoma cell proliferation. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2010, 143, 429-434.   4. Oz, H.S.; Chen, T.S.; Nagasawa, H., Comparative efficacies of 2 cysteine prodrugs and a glutathione delivery agent in a colitis model.Translational Research, 2007, 150(2), 122-129.   5. Lucas Slitt, A.M.; Dominick, P.K.; Roberts, J.C.; Cohen, S.D. Effect of Ribose Cysteine Pretreatment on Hepatic and Renal Acetaminophen Metabolite Formation and Glutathione Depletion. Basic Clin. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 2005, 96 (6), 487-94.   6. Lenarczyk, M.; Ueno, A.; Vannais, D.B.; Kraemer, S.; Kronenberg, A.; Roberts, J.C.; Tatsumi, K.; Hei, T.K.; Waldren, C.A. The “Pro-drug” RibCys Decreases the Mutagenicity of High-LET Radiation in Cultured Mammalian Cells. Radiation Research, 2003, 160, 579-583.   7. Wilmore, B.H.; Cassidy, P.B.; Warters, R.L.; Roberts, J.C. Thiazolidine Prodrugs as Protective Agents against y-Radiation-Induced Toxicity and Mutagenesis in V79 Cells. J. Med. Chem., 2001, 44(16), 2661-2666.   8. Lucus, A.M.; Henning G.; Dominick, P.K.; Whiteley, H.E.; Roberts, J.C.; Cohen, S.D. Ribose Cysteine Protects Against Acetaminophen-Induced Hepatic and Renal Toxicity. Toxicologic Pathology, 2000, 28(5), 697-704.   9.Roberts, J.C.; Phaneuf, H.L.; Dominick, P.K.; Wilmore, B.H.; Cassidy, P.B. Biodistribution of [35S] – Cysteine and Cysteine Prodrugs: Potential Impact on Chemoprotection Strategies. J. Labelled Cpd. Radiopharm., 1999, 42, 485-495.   10. Roberts, J.C.; Phaneuf, H.L.; Szakacs, J.G.; Zera, R.T.; Lamb, J.G.; Franklin, M.R. Differential Chemoprotection against Acetaminophen-Induced Hepatotoxicity by Latentiated L-Cysteines. Chem. Res. Toxicol., 1998, 11, 1274-1282.   11. Bantseev, V.; Bhardwaj, R.; Rathbun, W.; Nagasawa, H.T.; Trevithick, J.R. Antioxidants and Cataract: (Cataract Induction in Space Environment and Application to Terrestrial Aging Cataract). Biochem. Mol. Bio. Intl., 1997, 42, 1189-1197.   12. Roberts, J.C.; Koch, K.E.; Detrick, S.R.; Warters, R.L.; Lubec G. Thiazolidine Prodrugs of Cysteamine and Cysteine as Radioprotective Agents. Radiation Research, 1995, 143, 203-213.   13. Carroll, M.P.; Zera, R.T.; Roberts, J.C.; Schlafmann, S.E.; Feeny, D.A.; Johnston, G.R.; West, M.A.; Bubrick, M.P. Efficacy of Radioprotective Agents in Preventing Small and Large Bowel Radiation Injury. Dis. Colon Rectum, 1995, 38(7), 716-722.   14. Roberts, J.C.;Francetic, D.J.; Zera, R.T. Chemoprotection against Cyclophosphamide-Induced Urotoxicity: Comparison of Nine Thiol Protective Agents. AntiCancer Research, 1994, 14, 389-396.   15. Rowe, J.K.; Zera, R.T.; Madoff, R.D.; Fink, A.S.; Roberts, J.C.; Johnston, G.R.; Freeney, D.A.;Young, H.L.; Bubrick, M.P. Protective Effect of RibCys Following High-Dose Irradiation of the Rectosigmoid. Dis. Colon Rectum, 1993, 36(7), 681-687.   16. Roberts, J.C.; Charyulu, R. L.; Zera, R.T.; Nagasawa, H.T. Protection Against Acetaminophen Hepatotoxicity by Ribose-Cysteine (RibCys). Pharmacology & Toxicology, 1992, 70, 281-285.   17. Roberts, J.C.; Francetic, D.J. – Mechanisms of Chemoprotection by RibCys, a Thiazolidine Prodrug of L-cysteine. Med. Chem. Res.,1991, 1, 213-219.   18. Roberts, J.C.; Francetic, D.J. Time course for the elevation of glutathione in numerous organs of L1210-bearing CDF1 mice given the L-cysteine prodrug, RibCys. Toxicology Letters, 1991, 59, 245-251.   19. Roberts, J.C.; Francetic, D.J.; Zera, R.T. L-cysteine prodrug protects against cyclophosphamide urotoxicity without compromising therapeutic activity. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology 1991, 28, 166-170.   20. Roberts, J.C.; Nagasawa, H.T.; Zera, R.T.; Fricke, R.F.; Goon, D.J. W. Prodrugs of L-cysteine as protective agents against acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity. 2-(polyhydroxyalky)-and 2-(Polyacetoxyalky)-Thiazolidine-4(R)-Carboxylic Acids. J. Med Chem.1987, 30, 1891-1896....

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Cellgevity Ingredients

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Cellgevity | 0 comments

More than Ingredients Make Cellgevity Unique It’s more than the combination of ingredients that make Cellgevity unique. Its the reason why these ingredients have been used.  Other glutathione precursors can help boost your body’s level of glutathione but as far as I know, it’s only Cellgevity that includes extra ingredients to support glutathione’s ability to work effectively in your body. Ingredients   RiboCeine RiboCeine is the subject of twenty peer-reviewed published, scientific studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and others. Developed by Herbert T. Nagasawa, Ph.D.,RiboCeine has demonstrated that it can effectively deliver cysteine to the cells and enable them to produce the optimal levels of glutathione. Based on a combination of two nutrients that are naturally found in the human body – Ribose and Cysteine, RiboCeine is activated by the body’s cells to release On Demand and effectively deliver the Cysteine necessary for optimal glutathione production, directly to your cells. RiboCeine has outperformed every other means of glutathione enhancement against which it has been tested.  Read More ALA-Alpha Lipoic Acid Acid Alpha Lipoic Acid is a powerful antioxidant known to combat various forms of oxidative stress and to recycle other antioxidants. Lipoic acid is a naturally produced in the body and used by both animals and plants. Together with glutathione, they protect the fat and water portions of the cells from different types of free radicals. As a nutritional supplement, Alpha Lipoic Acid seems to boost insulin sensitivity, and could  be particularly helpful in addressing metabolic syndrome.  It also acts with B vitamins to aid in the creation of energy from the proteins, carbohydrates and fats we eat. ALA has been looked at in connection with the treatment of diabetic neuropathy, liver ailments and glaucoma. It might even help to improve memory because of its protective effects on brain and nerve tissue.   Broccoli Seed Extract For up to 72 hours, the catalytic effect created by  Broccoli Seed Extract (sulforaphane glucosinolate) will boost the activity of antioxidants in your body. Broccoli seed extract also protects against electrophiles which can damage DNA and helps cells neutralize toxins and carcinogens which are then ejected from your cells.  It also helps to increase and restore glutathione levels in your body and activates the antioxidant enzymes used in the Phase II detoxification pathway   Curcumin Curcumin is better known to most people as Turmeric Root Extract. Turmeric is that wonderfully pungent, brilliantly yellow spice that imparts its distinctive color to much Indian cusine (and also your white blouse if you’re not more careful than I was!)  More importantly though, Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that helps your body fight damage caused by free radicals and is also well known to help reduce inflammation. Supporting the work of the broccoli seed extract also in Cellgevity, turmeric root extract also helps to generate the Phase II enzymes that support what it known as the glutathione detoxification pathway. Resveratrol Much has been written about resveratrol. ( I, for one, used it as a joking excuse for my wine consumption- until I found out that it didn’t truly extend to white wine). Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant found in grape skins and present in red and white wine, although using wine as your sole source of resveratrol  will cause more harm than good. In supplement form however, resveratrol is an antioxidant with properties that protect your cardio vascular system. Vitamin C Everyone is familiar with Vitamin C and many of its benefits are well known.  What isn’t well known though is that Vitamin C is among the Network Antioxidants, which probably explains why it is in Cellgevity. Most antioxidants become useless after they have done their job and neutralized a free (oxy) radical, but the network antioxidants have the ability to recycle or rejuvinate each other. Quercetin Quercetin is a flavonoid antioxidant. Flavonoids are an exceptional group of phytonutrients that belong to the category of polyphenols. They’re best known for their rich diversity of  pigments (including the rich blues of blueberries and deep reds of raspberries).  Flavonoids like Quercetin are valued for their antioxidant and...

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