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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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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Why Take MaxONE?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in MaxONE | 0 comments

MAXONE is Advanced Glutathione Support from Max International. This revolutionary product will help your body produce more glutathione, which is critical to your continued good health because Glutathione is: An Immune System Booster A Detoxifier A powerful Anti-inflammatory Your Master Antioxidant When we talk about the benefits of supporting your glutathione production, we’re really concentrating on the need to help your body deal with the problems associated with oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is the condition brought about by the unchecked action of free radicals / oxyradicals – damaged molecules that create chains of other damaged molecules within the cells of your body. Left unchecked, these chain reactions leave your organ systems cluttered with the debris of dead and damaged cells which in turn will eventually compromise the organs and your health. More than 74 major diseases and disorders – many of which are usually just written off as the inevitable diseases of aging – are directly associated with oxidative stress. While not necessarily indicative of the cause of the disorder, there is a significant list of medical conditions that are associated with low levels of glutathione. Your brain, your heart and your liver are just three of the major organs in your body that rely heavily on antioxidants to cleanse free radicals to maintain good working health. Antioxidants are Nature’s tools for cleaning free radicals from your cells and Glutathione, which the most powerful antioxidant available to you, is often referred to as the Master Antioxidant. It not only supports the actions of other antioxidants- it is also found in each and every cell in your body- always available when and where you need it. Unfortunately, for the 40+ crowd, the natural production of glutathione slows significantly with aging and as early as your twenties you lose 10-15% of your production capacity every 10 years.. You can’t take Gutathione and have it make much difference for your health. Its made in your body. But MAXONE can help your body to make more of it by providing the raw materials it needs and one of them is Cysteine. What makes MAXONE special is RiboCeine technology which enables MAXONE to protect Cysteine and deliver it On Demand– directly to your cells to support the production of glutathione when they need it. In fact, as a means of boosting your Glutathione levels, RiboCeine has been shown to be 300% more effective than NAC (N-acetyl-l-cysteine). This testing measured important liver glutathione levels.   Return...

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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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Causes of Parkinson’s Disease

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Cognitive functioning, Diseases of Aging, General Health Information, Glutathione, MaxONE | 0 comments

Parkinson’s disease is brought about by the decrease of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which manages mobility and many other neurological functions. Symptoms include the loss of control of motor functions, which leads to shaking, balance troubles, and stiffness. It’s also been understood for greater than TWENTY years that the mid brain area of patients experiencing Parkinsons Disease demonstrate a 40-50 % decline in total glutathione levels. Glutathione, the body’s Master Antioxidant makes a contribution in enabling the body minimize oxidative stress and long term inflammation it creates. “Prolonged exposure to chemicals considerably raises one’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease,” Dr. goes on to say. “There’s a famous saying, which is essentially a cliché that heredity loads the gun and environment pulls the trigger. That looks true with Parkinson’s and pesticides. In addition to Dr. Bronstein’s work, a new study released by Italian scientists in the journal of Neurology concluded that prolonged exposure to herbicides and pesticides boosts risk of Parkinson’s by thirty three to 80 percent. Over 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease each year, and experts state it’s progressively more clear that the chemicals used in farming are contributing to many of the problems. “Pesticides are easily the major environmental Parkinson’s disease risk factor,” says Jeff Bronstein, M.D., a professor of neurology at UCLA and director of the institution’s Movement Disorders Program. The Dirty Dozen. Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases its “Dirty Dozen” selection of the very most chemical-laden produce. It also delivers its “Clean 15” list of the fruit and vegetables most unlikely to have major amounts of pesticides. The “Dirty Dozen” are apples, celery, grapes, peaches, strawberries, spinach, bell peppers,imported nectarines, cucumbers, potatoes, cherry tomatoes, and hot peppers. The EWG also specified concerns about kale, collard greens, and summer squash. The “Clean 15” are onions, pineapples, avocados, cabbage, frozen peas, papayas, mangoes,asparagus, eggplant, kiwi, grapefruit, corn, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, and mushrooms. Talking about Glutathione and Parkinson’s Disease. The glutathione declines observed earlier in this article are one of the earliest potential indicators in the pre-symptomatic stages of Parkinson’s Disease. Oxidative harm to lipids, protein and DNA in the mind of Parkinson’s Disease patients is consistent with the reduction of the antioxidant functions provided by GSH. It is not out of the ordinary for the intellect to become influenced by a downturn of glutathione levels given that the brain utilizes a big percentage of the total oxygen used by our body. The metabolic activities that use oxygen create free radicals as a by-product. MaxONE – a glutathione precursor offers an opportunity to improve your glutathione levels and help fight oxidative...

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Go Green – Recycle your Fat

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in Antioxidants, belly fat, Cardio Health, General Health Information, MaxONE, Natural Health | 0 comments

As I write this the wintertime has Ontario in an icy grip. The greenhouse is frosted around the corners and the holidays are just around the corner. working out this morning the gym was quiet but by January the place will be packed. I’m not worried about that though, because within a few weeks most of the new people will vanish again. I question, how many of the people who quit way too fast will blame it on a shortage of energy, which is pretty dumb considering the best way to boost your energy is to workout. That’s not just me speaking either. Its the truth. Our bodies produce energy from the fuel we provide – usually fats, sugars and proteins . First we burn the sugar. Next we burn the protein and finally when the other fuel sources are gone we get around to burning the fat. ( While I think of it, product called ASEA will help you burn fat first- check out the research here), protein lasts a little longer and the longest burning fuel is healthful fat. It melts away slowly, which must be why it’s so darned challenging to lose, but when we workout, the fats in our body along with vitamin D, recycle. Hard exercise activates your vitamin D which in turn prompts the hormone insulin, which activates your metabolism and then the Vitamin D recycles fat from your bloodstream to feed that furnace that was activated by exercise originally and provides further fuel for more activity. Its a method that is put into motion when you make that first step to get moving. The more work you do, the more exercise you’ll be ready to do (and want to do) and dare I add, the more energetic you’ll feel? Naturally, you’ll also have some fat that won’t be burned and it will be recycled within your body in a number of different ways, so its a fantastic idea to only consume the healthy forms of fats. Your brain cells for example are mainly created of fat and so are hormones. With healthy fats in your diet, your brain will be built of healthier fat and your hormones will be better balanced. The same goes for cholesterol- good fats produce healthier cholesterol- bad fats don’t. We all name fat as the enemy and sure- some types of fats are very harmful. But, we’re really our own worst enemy when we cosy up too much to the couch, our remote controls and our preferred excuses. If you’re over 30 and feel that your energy levels are below what they should be, you might get a bit of a boost by increasing your glutathione with a glutathione precursor. Click here for information about MAXGXL – a glutathione precursor...

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