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Live Pure

Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science

training manual and catalogue



The Purica Logo The Purica Logo is a modified ancient symbol truly representative of the holistic development and all encompassing vision of Purica. East meets West and Ancient meets Modern in the Centre, the Middle-way, Beyond Extremes.

Things are not as they seem. What we as ordinary human beings experience as independent, namely a subject that knows, an act of knowing and an object which is known, are in fact a process of continuous interdependence. The threefold appearance of the Knower, the Act of Knowing and the Object Known are all realized as flowing continuity. It is Holistic – It is True Wisdom.

The Environment True success comes only from respecting the purity of Nature and its gift of healing. To Purica, this means: ƒƒglass bottles and metal lids – to eliminate plastic use ƒƒorganic supplies whenever possible – to eliminate pesticide use ƒƒvegetarian capsules only We deeply and sincerely care about the well being of all life.

A Complete Wellness Company – Innovation and Results Our bottom line is simple – the success of our customers is equal to the success of our business. The many leading-edge products formulated by Purica are targeted towards helping individuals gain back the capabilities they enjoyed during their younger years.

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We believe that their continuous use will ease suffering at whatever age.

Welcome to the Purica Training Manual & Catalogue Welcome to our Purica Staff Education Manual! We are excited to share both our vision and formulations with you and your customers. It is with confidence that you can recommend PURICA’S unique and impeccable products.

Purica Advantages ƒƒWe are passionate about this industry! ƒƒWinners of MISTIC Science and Technology Innovation Award 2008 ƒƒOur quality and results are second to none! ƒƒ100% Canadian! ƒƒProud to be an NHPD site-licensed manufacturing facility 300700 ƒƒGold-standard in packaging – amber glass bottles and metal lids ƒƒInternationally renowned RESULTS oriented formulations ƒƒOrganic local ingredients whenever available ƒƒOnly vegetarian capsules

Recovery®............................................... 4 Immune 7x®.......................................... 8 Red Reishi...............................................10 Cordyceps..............................................12 Aztec Chia®............................................16 Aztec Nopal®........................................18 Fiberlicious®..........................................20 Grape Seed Extract...........................21 Purica Steel............................................22 Recovery® EQ.......................................24 Glucosamine........................................27 MSM...........................................................27 Recovery® SA........................................28 Renewal...................................................31 Recovery® Dosage Info..................31 Immune 7x® Dosage Info.............31 Recovery® Monograph...................31


Live Pain Free

The Benefits of RECOVERY® Action ƒƒPotent pain relief, helps to halt damage ƒƒAccelerates and improves healing ƒƒModulates inflammation and spasm throughout the body

Reported Main Uses ƒƒMusculoskeletal damage, pain and spasm ƒƒBreathing issues ƒƒDigestive and intestinal issues ƒƒSkin issues

The Wisdom of NUTRICOL® ƒƒIncreases membrane receptivity to hormones ƒƒHalts damage that initiates inflammatory reactions ƒƒSignificant inflammation modulating benefits ƒƒEnhances cell and tissue repair

f re e d om to m ove formul a


Back Pain Foot Pain Hip Pain Knee Pain Shoulder Pain Wrist Pain Overtraining Injury Rehab. Surgery Rehab.

Recovery helps improve quality of life by affecting the behavior of cells that have been damaged by chronic inflammation, injury, surgery or over-training. Researchers have found that the “dis-eases” of aging have similar underlying factors: a decrease in cell stability leading to the release of compounds that promote damage, spasm and inflammation.

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RECOVERY® with Nutricol®


Healing and Pain-Relief Formula

Action: ƒƒimproves healing and helps to halt damage ƒƒpotent pain relief ƒƒmodulates inflammation and spasm throughout the body ƒƒimproves insulin sensitivity Reported Main Uses: ƒƒmusculoskeletal damage, pain, and spasm ƒƒrecovery from overtraining and trauma ƒƒbreathing issues ƒƒdigestive issues Recovery® is a product that works on animals as well as it works on humans. Just as all hope of a pain-free life seems like a dream, Recovery® will show you what a results-oriented product can do to help you recover the freedom to move.

Each teaspoon (4 grams/.14 oz) contains: Nutricol® - Proprietary plant complex containing EGCG,


OPC’s, theaflavin and resveratrol from green tea and grape.

100% all natural Purely for your Health

methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM)


glucosamine hydrochloride (plant source)


Available in powder or in vegetarian capsules.

trimethylglycine (TMG)


vitamin C (magnesium ascorbate)


P00015 P00035 P00040 P00041

organic hyperberry formula (blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, cranberry)


fructooligosaccharides (FOS) - water soluble fiber


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150 grams 350 grams 180 v-caps 360 v-caps

Suggested Use: Introduce gradually over a two week period to a concentrated dose of two to three teaspoons spread throughout the day. Mix with water or diluted juice. After 30 - 60 days it may be possible to reduce intake to 1/2 the concentrated dose as stated above.

For more information on animal formulations please see page 20


RECOVERY® Extra Strength with Nutricol®

INGREDIENTS Each teaspoon (4 grams/.14 oz) contains: Nutricol® - Proprietary plant complex containing EGCG,

Healing and Pain-Relief Formula

Action: ƒƒpotent pain relief and helps to halt damage (anti-catabolic) ƒƒaccelerates and improves recovery (anabolic-healing) ƒƒmodulates inflammation and spasm throughout the body ƒƒimproves insulin and IGF cell sensitivity (anabolic) Reported Main Uses: ƒƒmusculoskeletal damage, pain, and spasm ƒƒrecovery from overtraining and trauma ƒƒbreathing issues ƒƒdigestive issues


OPC’s, theaflavin and resveratrol from green tea and grape.

methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM)


hyaluronic acid


glucosamine hydrochloride (plant source)


fructooligosaccharides (FOS)


Available in powder or in vegetarian capsules.

vitamin C (magnesium ascorbate)


trimethylglycine (TMG)


P00776 P00777 P00778 P00779

elemental magnesium (magnesium ascorbate)


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150 grams 350 grams 360 v-caps 180 v-caps

vitamin E (natural d-alpha tocopheryl acetate)


hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate - vegan)


In a base of organic hyperberry formula (blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, cranberry). Suggested Use: Same as Recovery® (see above)



Hyaluronic Acid in Extra Strength RECOVERY® Technical ƒƒPlant-derived ƒƒPharmaceutical grade ƒƒLow molecular weight and highly bioavailable

Live Pain Free “The Perfect Formula for Pain” As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I am in the business of correction. The body has an innate ability to mend itself given the proper building blocks of nutrition and supplementation. This is the beauty of RECOVERY®, the perfect formulation for not only eliminating pain, but doing so through correction and rebuilding of the joint and connective tissue. My patients are living testimonials to that. Dr. Markus Thiel BPE, CATA, RRT, DC, Sports Therapist, Kelowna

In 6 Weeks Arthritis Pain Disappears ”Told She Would Always Suffer” I was told that I would always suffer from arthritis. Previously it had been so bad I could not get on most shoes, let alone walk without pain. After 6 weeks on RECOVERY®, the pain and swelling have completely disappeared. Maureen Morket, Montana

Injury, Pain, Arthritis Gone in 3 Weeks I would not have believed it if I had not experienced it myself! Contact sports for 20 years and a car accident left me with chronic pain and arthritis. After three weeks on RECOVERY®, the pain was completely gone. Pat Meehan, Pharmacy Technician, Texas


After 27 Years Osteoarthritis Pain Gone I have been in constant pain with degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis since the age of 32. After no difference with anti-inflammatories, I soon realized that nothing works like RECOVERY®. At 60 years old I feel like a kid some days. My hands are free from pain and my energy levels are up so the extra weight is falling off, thanks to RECOVERY®. Irene Hambly, BC

No More Drugs, No More Back Pain RECOVERY® has changed my life so much. I have not had cortisone shots or used NSAIDs in two years. Prior to taking RECOVERY® I was taking cortisone shots every two to three months in bone, hips and sacroiliac region. Ethel Cain, BC

Hip Replacement Not Needed —Pain Gone I am 39 years old and have been told I would need hip replacement surgery within five years. I thought I would have to spend the rest of my life crippled and in agony, and would likely be in a wheelchair very soon. Thanks to RECOVERY® I have my life back. If I had anything to do with it, the whole world would be on “RECOVERY®!!! Caroline Tilden, St. Cathrine’s ON

Benefits ƒƒImproved inflammation-modulating properties ƒƒAdditional lubricating properties ƒƒRelieves pain by soothing irritated nerve endings ƒƒAdditional boost for circulation ƒƒEssential to synovial fluid ƒƒNourishes articular cartilage ƒƒSynergistic formulation for optimized benefits Purica’s Hyaluronic Acid is produced through biotechnological processing using microbial fermentation and is guaranteed to be 99.5% pure. This is the preferred method and is not derived from animal sources, making it user friendly for even the most sensitive individuals.

The Wisdom of the Ancients ®

The Wisdom of the Ancients

Feeling Sick? Tired? Serious Immune Support

For centuries, Ayervedic Medicine has identified mushrooms as a potent source for optimal body, mind, and spirit. Many contemporary scientific and nutritional studies have shown that mushrooms have well earned their 5,000-year-old reputation! There is substantial research indicating that mushrooms have an incredible range of phytonutrients, whose potential is more recently being appreciated. Ancient wisdom and modern science come together merging and enhancing the formulations of awardwinning Western doctors, world-renown Ayurvedic physicians and scholars, as well as PhDs in chemistry and modern nutrition. Purica products are in a class of their own!

The Purica Mushroom Family... Wonderful rich traditional medicines… bringing east, west, ancient and modern world practices together… profound healing wisdom

Healing Traditions

Protect Yourself


Immune 7x – Extra Strength The Power of Synergy - 7x

ƒƒOutstanding Immune-Enhancing Support ƒƒPotent blend of extracts from six medicinal mushrooms ƒƒProprietary whole organic mushroom concentrated mycelia complex ƒƒNutricol® - a proprietary blend of super strength antioxidants

Immune 7x


The Wisdom of the Ancients Traditional Medicine

The components of this high quality formulation have been shown in numerous studies to significantly strengthen the immune system. A robust immune system is instrumental in overcoming “dis-ease” and promoting optimal health. Immune 7x is a safe, potent dietary food supplement that improves overall immune performance and has proven beneficial in combination with mainstream invasive treatments.

An Immunomodulator Problems with the immune system come in two varieties:

Dr. Marcus Laux’s Article

ƒƒUnderactive: Slow healing response, increased susceptibility to infections and dis-ease processes ƒƒOveractive: prone to allergies and autoimmune reactions, where the immune system is over stimulated and mistakenly attacks the body

in Naturally Well Today

“Healing with Nature’s Medicine”

Immunomodulators are substances that bring balance to either quiet or activate the immune system, as is needed. They regulate both the number of white blood cells and their ability to effectively assist the body.

The “Best of the Best” Natural Immune System Booster It seems like every day I hear about the rising statistics or learn that someone I know has lost the battle against serious insidious immune system breakdowns. You can protect yourself and your loved ones from one of the most prevalent immune system enhancers in the United States today. Immune7X is a powerful complementary therapy that can help you fight immune system breakdown. Dr. Marcus Laux

Powerful Active Ingredients Immune 7x is a Full Spectrum product including mycelium, fruit, spores, primordial and extra cellular compounds. Purica’s lab grown 5x Mushrooms offer exquisite support for healthy immunity. More than just beta-glucans! Mushrooms contain other superb elements such as: ƒƒAmino acids, including lysine and tryptophan ƒƒNicotinic acid ƒƒRiboflavin (vitamin B12), pyridoxine (B6), and vitamins C, E, and K ƒƒTerpenes and steroids, some of which have demonstrated antibacterial and antiviral activity ƒƒOne of the few organic sources of germanium and selenium, which increase oxygen efficiency, counteract the effects of pollutants, and increase resistance to “dis-ease” Nutricol® - a proprietary blending of plant compounds recognized for their antioxidant and inflammation modulating activity.



Immune 7x® with Nutricol®

Each capsule contains 325 mg of Immune Assist,™ composed of organic extracts and nano-particle size organic full spectrum mycelia and fruiting bodies of the following mushrooms. Cultured on organic plant materials in a pure environment to maximize polysaccharide content and absorbability.

Serious Immune Support Action: ƒƒprimes the immune system ƒƒbroad spectrum immune activity ƒƒanti-nausea and increased energy Reported Main Uses: ƒƒserious immune support ƒƒcold and flu prevention & therapy ƒƒcomplement to mainstream therapies

Sun Mushroom (Agaricus blazei)

58.5% Beta-Glucans (1-6, D-Beta Glucan)

Cordycept™ (proprietary HEAA Cordyceps sinensis)

30% Beta-Glucans, deoxyadenosine and other nucleosides)

Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa)

28% Beta-Glucans (Protein bound Fraction extracted according to Dr. Nanba’s original formula)

Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinus edodes)

40 % Beta-Glucans (including lentinan, alpha-glucan KS-2)

Cloud Mushroom (Coriolus versicolor)

40% Beta-Glucans (including polysaccharides P and K)

Immune 7x® is a potent immune formula containing 6 organic whole mushroom mycelia (nano-particles) and aqueous extracts in addition to Nutricol® & bromelain.

Red Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)

40% Beta-Glucans (1-3,{8}1-6 D- Beta Glucan, triterpenoids)


Proprietary plant complex containing EGCG, OPC’s, theaflavin and resveratrol from green tea and grape.

Other Ingredients:

bromelain (3,600mcu), microcrystalline cellulose

P00009 | 120 v-caps

Immune 7x Serious Immune Support Nanotechnology Highest Beta-glucans! Exquisite mushroom signatures that support all aspects of the immune system.

Suggested Use: 1 - 3 capsules per day or as directed by a health practitioner.

Optimizing Nature NATURALLY HYBRIDIZED STRAINS OF MUSHROOMS FOR OPTIMAL NATURALLY OCCURING CONSTITUENTS Controlled methods of mushroom cultivation ensure that your full spectrum blend is of the utmost quality. The end result is a product exceeding the original potency. 1. GROWING CONDITIONS: close attention is paid to selection of species and growth parameters of temperature, light, oxygen, etc. to produce desired results. We use the most complete and broadspectrum raw feedstock for downstream processing. By growing the mushroom products this way, ultimate benefits are gained from each phase. 2. FULL MATURATION: Mushrooms are produced to full maturity (2045 weeks) in small glass containers therefore capturing all metabolic exudates. This ensures that all fuel-source is converted to essential mushroom compounds and everything is harvested. If mushrooms are grown too quickly, much of the fuel source still remains in the raw material rendering them impure and weak. Full maturation ensures high polysaccharide content.

3. HIGH POLYSACCHARIDES: Polysaccharide yield is maximized due to growth conditions and duration. Averaging 50 % beta-bound polysaccharide, beta-glucans, beta mannans, and heteropolysaccharides. 4. LOW TEMPERATURE DRYING: 140 degrees F maximum temperature optimizes beta-glucans, zyloglucan, heteroglucan, chitinous substance, protein complexes, terpenoids, and antioxidants. 5. NANO-SIZING: Nano-sizing is accomplished using a jet mill that employs compressed air or gas to produce particles less than one micron in size. Precisely aligned jets create a vortex into which material is fed along an engineered tangent circle that accelerates. High-speed rotation subjects the material to particle-on-particle impact, creating increasingly smaller fines. While centrifugal force drives large particles toward the perimeter, fine particles move toward the center where they exit through the vortex finder. The mushroom particle size is approximately 1 to 2 nanometers in diameter, whereas a red blood cell is about 10 nanometers in diameter. Nano-sizing adds 5 to 10 times the potency of raw material! 6. NO IRRADIATION REQUIRED: Because of our pristine environmental growing conditions, we do not require irradiation as there are no cross contaminating variables to consider as confirmed by testing of every batch. This ensures that all active constituents are readily available. .


Red Reishi Extra Strength Main Applications: The medicinal mushroom Red Reishi is used for its health-promoting qualities: ƒƒMemory ƒƒStress ƒƒInsomnia

Red Reishi

Abstract: Lab grown, Purica’s Reishi is a Full Spectrum product, including mycelium, fruit, spores, primordial and extra cellular compounds.

The Wisdom of the Ancients Traditional Medicine The Legend of Reishi Since ancient times, the Reishi mushroom was reserved for emperors and royalty. It has been revered as nature’s most rare and beneficial herb. A poem by the first century philosopher Wang Chung writes that Taoist priests used Red Reishi in their quest to attain higher states of consciousness.

Benefits of Reishi Chinese and Japanese herbalists have traditionally recommended Reishi mushrooms for insomnia. Long-term use influences their “sleep-promoting factor”, as it increases slow-wave sleep. Other studies report that Red Reishi improves both neurological and psychiatric conditions including muscle tension, anorexia, and debility following lengthy illnesses. In Japan, the root-like body that produces mushrooms, known as the dried “mycelium”, has been found to be highly effective in the treatment of conditions related to “environmental stress”. Other Reported Benefits of Reishi: ƒƒRelieves insomnia ƒƒBoosts energy, general health tonic ƒƒReduces muscle tension and pain ƒƒCalms anxiety ƒƒStimulates liver function, processes of elimination ƒƒSupports heart function, integrity of vascular system ƒƒPromotes healthy brain chemistry, memory and concentration ƒƒAnti-aging, anti-oxidant in free radical scavenging ƒƒStrengthens immune system

“They dose themselves with the germ of gold and jade And eat the finest fruit of the purple polypore fungus By eating what is germinal, their bodies are lightened And they are capable of spiritual transcendence.”

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Red Reishi

Organic Vegan Source Action: ƒƒCardiotonic action ƒƒCirculation ƒƒinflammation modulator, antibacterial ƒƒLiver detoxifier Reported Main Uses: ƒƒMemory ƒƒStress ƒƒInsomia ƒƒEnergy & stamina

INGREDIENTS Each capsule contains nano-particle size certified organic Reishi strain cultivated in the lab using only organic plant materials for the fuel source. red reishi mycelia (Ganoderma lucidum)

400 mg

Total Polysaccharides 58.4%, 1,3/1,6 beta glucans 45.4%

Suggested Use: 3 capsules per day or as recommended by your healthcare professional

Purica red reishi is a proprietary USDA certified organic red reishi strain cultivated in the lab using only organic plant materials for the fuel source.

P00014 | 120 v-caps

It’s All About Percentages!

Exquisite Reishi… For Strength and Energy Vitality, Vigor, Quality sleep and Stamina A powerful tonic… the ultimate balancer.

Purica mushrooms are 58.4% verified polysaccharides, with less than 3% starch. Polysaccharides are the medicinal part of the mushroom.

The Entire Mushroom

NANO sizing also adds 5 - 10x the potency of raw material. Intestinal epithelial membrane is very selective for size but readily accepts nano particles. PURICA, the one & only company to use nanotechnology to more effectively deliver healing properties of mushrooms.

Our full spectrum product contains high concentration of non-soluble polysaccharides. Avoiding hot water extraction preserves the majority of immune modulating polysaccharides. Extractions are best reserved for targeted application.

Size Means Everything! Nano-technology outperforms other mushroom products. Nano powder form is so fine that it is completely suspensible. Particle size is approximately 1-2 nanometers in diameter, whereas red blood cells are about 10 nanometers in diameter. Now that is a good fit!


Cordyceps Extra Strength The long history of Cordyceps tells of how it was used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for energy, enhanced libido, sports and work performance.

Cordyceps The Wisdom of the Ancients Traditional Medicine

Main Applications: The medicinal mushroom Cordyceps sinensis has gained wide popularity and is used for its health-promoting qualities, therefore is seen to assist with: ƒƒVitality ƒƒEnergy ƒƒLibido ƒƒImmune enhancement ƒƒAdrenal insufficiency

The 5 Times Factor

When the snow starts melting in the high mountains, the indigenous people of Tibet and Nepal follow the century old tradition of moving their yak herds to grazing lands at higher elevations. The yaks paw the ground and remaining snow to expose and eat the Cordyceps mushroom, and then, frenzied rutting begins!

Lab grown, Purica’s 5x hybrid Cordyceps is a Full Spectrum product, including mycelium, fruit, spores, primordial and extra cellular compounds. Analysis of Wild Collected Cordyceps and Cultivated Cordyceps reveals startling news! For the first time ever, Cordyceps has been cultivated in the laboratory which not only matches the chemical analysis of wild Cordyceps, but also exceeds the potency by a factor of FIVE! ƒƒContains 7 different strains ƒƒIncreases ATP by 30% (energy responsible for heart beat, muscle movement and brain processes) and oxygen utilization by 40%

As the story goes, herdsman who observed the fevered pitch of activity wondered what gave the animals their vitality. Did they eat some kind of animal aphrodisiac?

Increased Libido and Adrenal Support

The Legend of Cordyceps

Cordyceps has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat male and female sexual dysfunction, such as hypolibidinism and impotence. This amazing mushroom product stimulates the supra renal glands and increases hormonal secretions and blood flow. Stress plays a huge role in depleting our stamina and performance. By balancing the Yin and Yang Jing energy, Cordyceps is a highly effective tonic! The rejuvenating properties of Cordyceps also: ƒƒStrengthen body and mind at a fundamental level ƒƒIncrease our primary ‘motive’ force for life activities ƒƒReplenish expended energy from exertion, stress and aging ƒƒImprove lung capacity and efficiency ƒƒRestore physical stamina and recuperative ability ƒƒImprove appetite



Energy and More Action: ƒƒincreases ATP production (energy) ƒƒincreases oxygen utilization ƒƒimproves blood flow ƒƒincreases libido Reported Main Uses: ƒƒlibido enhancement for men and woman ƒƒchronic fatigue ƒƒathletic performance enhancement

INGREDIENTS Each capsule contains nano-particle size certified organic Cordyceps strain cultivated in the lab using only organic plant materials for the fuel source. cordyceps mycelia (Cordyceps sinensis)

400 mg

Total Polysaccharides 78.2%, 1,3/1,6 beta glucans 54.2%

Suggested Use: 2 - 6 capsules per day or as recommended by your healthcare professional

Purica® Cordyceps is a proprietary USDA certified organic cordyceps strain cultivated in the lab using only organic plant materials for the fuel source. Purica® Cordyceps has been tested using HPLC lab analysis and shown to contain 5 times higher levels of active compounds than wild strains. P00013 | 120 v-caps

Cordyceps — A Most Fascinating Mushroom

Cordyceps The Rejuvenator Balance, Breathe, Relax…Enjoy!

The Cordyceps’ life cycle peaks in both winter and summer and is considered to have the unique property of balancing the primal powers of Water and Fire in the body, nourishing both yin and yang, soma and psyche. It is an essence tonic that invigorates the breath and guards against premature aging by fostering the body’s capacity to reproduce, grow, and regenerate. Preclinical Trials Show Improvement with Cordyceps for:

Serious support for adrenal glands, kidneys and libido Immunomodulating at its best!

Cordyceps as a Therapeutic Agent Cordyceps is thought to bridge the gap between the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands (Zhu, 1998). It is rich in amino acids, vitamins, zinc and other trace elements that account for increased sperm survival rates, as demonstrated in clinical and preclinical studies (Guo, 1986). Cordyceps also may increase sperm count and viability. The majority of women experience improvements in libido, menoxenia and female related problems. (Zhu et al, 1998)

ƒƒCardiovascular and cardiovascular function ƒƒEndocrine and hormonal function ƒƒAdrenal function ƒƒGenitor-urinary and renal function


The Purica Advantage Full Spectrum Mushroom Products

From spore to mycelium



Spore germination produces a short germ tube (hypha) growth, which creates a mesh of radiating hyphae. This produces an underground network, which connects the visible fruitbodies. As the mycelium exhausts the food sources in one area,it expands outward in a circular fashion.

There is so much confusion today! Is it the fruitbody, or the mycelium, or an extract standardized for some particular compound? This question is not as straightforward as it seems. The answer to this question should be based in scientific fact, not on historical usage, or on someone’s idea of what looks pretty or what feels or tastes good. There is a lot of amazingly complex biochemistry going on in the mushroom kingdom. Many new drugs are being developed from mushrooms for the treatment of many diseases like Cancer, AIDS, Diabetes and Hepatitis.



Purica’s Mushroom complexes offer outstanding products made through top quality processing. Mycelium

Definitions FRUITBODY ƒƒthe part that you see ƒƒspore-producing portion ƒƒstrictly responsible for reproduction ƒƒequivalent to flower of plant ƒƒONLY forms in response to stress in the, flood, lack of nutrients

MYCELIUM ƒƒgrowth form of organism ƒƒmass of interwoven thread-like roots (hyphae), network ƒƒstable state where all life processes occur: growth, feeding, competing for survival, some reproduction ƒƒif cultivated, can be grown by fermentation or on natural solid substrate ƒƒmushroom derived drugs come only from broth that mycelium is grown in


EXTRACT ƒƒfrom either fruitbody or mycelium ƒƒextracted with solvent to concentrate desirable portion of mushroom ƒƒalso used to reduce less desirable portion of mushroom ƒƒmost common solvents: water, alcohol ƒƒextracts are expensive and most valuable for specific application

SUBSTRATE ƒƒthe natural environment in which an organism lives ƒƒthe surface or medium on which an organism grows or is attached

The Short and Sweet on Mushrooms Species





ƒƒEurope, Japan, Asia, east coast of North America ƒƒBase of oak trees, other decomposing hardwoods

During feudal times local lords paid tribute to the shogun by presenting him with Maitake mushrooms. Lords offered mushrooms’ weight in silver as a reward to finder.

ƒƒPowerful immunomodulator, protects liver ƒƒSpleen, stomach ailments, hemorrhoids, nervous disorders, hepatitis, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, Hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, obesity, diabetes, prostate, bladder ƒƒMore effective with some disease conditions than others.

ƒƒJapan, China, Korea, East Asia ƒƒDecomposing hardwood trees ƒƒRegions with low incidence of disease in Japan were in shiitake regions.

Used to appease potentially threatening tribes. Used as an aphrodisiac. Woodcutters found that the stress of an axe striking a log accelerated proliferation, as spores have more openings in which to germinate. Dubbed the “soak and strike” method of cultivation.

ƒƒPowerful immunomodulator. Drug called Lentinan, an extract from shiitake. ƒƒLeads to increased survival times, reduces effects of traditional therapies for significant disease conditions. increases comfort. ƒƒHepatitis, HIV/AIDS, tooth decay, liver, Candida albicans, colds, flu’s, dampens appetite ƒƒControls bacteria and streptococcus, increases lymphocytes

ƒƒDense, humid coastal provinces of China, Japan ƒƒDecomposing chestnut, oak and other broad-leaf trees

Taoist priests in first century included Reishi in magic potions that granted longevity, eternal youth, immortality. “One of the most important elixirs…”, said Professor Hikino of University of Tohoku, Japan.

ƒƒPowerful immunomodulator. Tonic herb, adaptogen, longevity mushroom. ƒƒAnalgesic, allergies, expectorant, regulates blood against clots, chronic fatigue syndrome diabetes, hepatitis, asthma, ulcers, insomnia, arthritis, bronchitis ƒƒSkin conditions, HIV/AIDS, herpes, Epstein-Barr, influenza, mononucleosis

ƒƒGrows in cluster formations in woodlands all over the world ƒƒPrefers pine trees

Ancient Taosit priests revered the mushroom believing it had the staying power of pine tree, which never loses its foliage.

ƒƒPowerful immunomodulator ƒƒUsed to treat lung disease, lung infections, hepatitis.

ƒƒTibet, Nepal, Himalayas, China, above tree line ƒƒGrows in body of caterpillar

Tonic food. Dates back to Tang dynasty, a national medicinal treasure, precious and sacred tonic.

ƒƒPowerful immunomodulator ƒƒIncreases energy, vitality, fertility ƒƒExcellent adrenal support, increases red blood cells, nourishes yin energy, lung and kidney function ƒƒLiver, kidney, cardiovascular function including arrhythmia, high cholesterol, respiratory function (bronchitis, asthma), HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, cirrhosis, kidney transplants, diabetes

ƒƒSmall mountain in Brazil called Piedade, SE of Sao Paulo. Also in SE USA

A relative newcomer, a very strong contender.

ƒƒPowerful immunomodulator, increases NK cells. ƒƒIncreases interferon and interleukins, abates metastases, balances high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol ƒƒAnti-inflammatory properties, assists with allergies ƒƒEnzymatic properties, digestive aid, for elevated liver enzymes/bile salts

(Grifola frondosa) ƒƒDancing mushroom ƒƒHen of the Woods ƒƒSheep’s head ƒƒKing of mushrooms


(Lentinula edodes) ƒƒForest mushroom ƒƒBlack Forest mushroom ƒƒFragrant mushroom ƒƒOak mushroom

Red Reishi

(Ganoderma lucidum) ƒƒSpirit plant, Shiny, Brilliant ƒƒTen thousand year mushroom ƒƒPhantom mushroom ƒƒMushroom of Immortality

Coriolus Versicolor ƒƒTurkey Tails ƒƒHard woody fungus

Cordyceps sinensis ƒƒCaterpillar fungus, Club-head fungus, Deer fungus ƒƒWinter worm ƒƒSummer Grass

Agaricus blazei murill (ABM) ƒƒMushroom of God, Sun mushroom, ƒƒMushroom of Life, Royal Sun agaricus ƒƒGee Song Rong, Almond-flavored Portobello


Aztec Chia® The Super Food of the Aztecs and Mayans

Benefits: ƒƒIncreases energy and stamina ƒƒAids digestion and elimination ƒƒBalances blood sugar ƒƒComplete sustainable food ƒƒHigh nutritional content ƒƒWeight management

Aztec Chia


Aztec Chia is an ancient high-nutrient whole food that is native to Mexico. From the genus Salvia in the mint family and nutty in flavor, its name means ‘oily’, as it is rich in plant based Omega-3 fatty acids. The higher elevations and cooler growing conditions produce optimal crops with higher ALA content.

Ancient Super Food

Aztec Chia’s well-earned reputation comes from its dense nutritional profile, which includes an average of 20% protein, 34% oil and 35% both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber.

Digestion Energy Weight Loss Endurance

Black Chia – The Complete Food Aztec Chia contains primarily black seeds, which are known to be higher in anti-oxidants. Because of its ample short chain Omega-3 content, the increased anti-oxidants protect these oils from going rancid. It is therefore safe to store Aztec Chia for years without degradation. The body uses its enzymatic reserves to convert Chia’s ALA (Alpha-linolenic acid) content to EPA and DPA, as part of its biological priorities. Chia also provides a full spectrum of other healthy fatty acids in a complete nutritional package.

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Aztec Chia


The Super Food of the Aztecs and Mayans Action: ƒƒincreases energy and stamina ƒƒimproves strength and endurance ƒƒaids digestion and elimination ƒƒbalances blood sugar Reported Main Uses: ƒƒcomplete sustainable food ƒƒcomplete source of easily digested protein, omega-3 oils and fiber ƒƒhelpful for weight management P00016 | 350 grams

Aztec Nopal

Purica Aztec Chia Seed (Salvia Hispanica)

Grown organically. Purica Aztec Chia is a rich source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, fiber (primarily mucilaginous soluble fiber), complete protein, iron, magnesium, calcium and other vitamins and minerals essential to maintenance of health

Directions for use Use 1 – 3 teaspoons in your Smoothie or in baking or cooking. It can also be added to baby foods, sprinkled on vegetables and salads, or eaten on its own. Mix in water and add freshly squeezed lemon or lime to make a Mexican ‘ChiaFresca’. Drink upon mixing, as it becomes gelatinous quickly.


Dehydrated Aztec Nopal Powder Action ƒƒBalances blood sugar ƒƒbinds with bile salts to reduce unhealthy lipids ƒƒhigh anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory constituents ƒƒgentle digestive aid Properties ƒƒcomplete sustainable food ƒƒunique profile of high soluble and insoluble fibers ƒƒ18 amino acids ƒƒfull compliment of B vitamins, minerals and other bioactive phyto-nutrients

Purica Aztec Nopal (Opuntia Ficus Indica)

Grown organically. Purica Aztec Nopal is a rich source of insoluble and soluble fiber, including lignin, cellulose, hemicellulose, pectin, mucilages and gums along with vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

Directions for use Add 1 - 3 teaspoons daily to baking or smoothies.

P00019 | 250 grams


Aztec Nopal®

The Super Food of the Aztecs and Mayans

Benefits: ƒƒEliminates sugar cravings ƒƒBalances blood fats ƒƒAids digestion and elimination ƒƒBalances blood sugar and insulin delivery ƒƒHigh fiber content ƒƒWeight management


Aztec Nopal

Aztec Nopal or Prickly Pear Cactus (pad) is native to Mexico where it has been used as a food and medicine by the ancient indigenous civilizations of Toltecs, Olmecs, and Aztecs. As it is grown in the nourishing pristine soil of the Aztec high mountains, it’s most important bioactive healing properties are able to develop fully. Aztec Nopal is the most treasured species with the highest concentration of nutritional and healing properties.

Ancient Super Food

Blood Sugar Digestion Energy Weight Loss

Insulin and Blood Fat Modulation Aztec Nopal is primarily known for its positive effect on blood sugar because of its ability to normalize levels and increase insulin sensitivity. Blood sugar control is attributable to its fiber content and specific hypoglycemic molecular agents. These specific phyto-nutrients have been shown to augment the body’s cellular response to insulin. The Prickly Pear Cactus is also known to balance blood fats because of its carotenoid and glycoprotein properties. Polysaccharide fibers and sterols exhibit a positive effect on cholesterol and triglycerides by literally binding with bile salts, therefore reducing unhealthy lipids in the blood. Because of this, the conversion of blood sugar to fats is prevented. It is completely safe to take in combination with medications and other natural health products and there are no reported contraindications.

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What is Fiberlicious®? Fiberlicious® is pure and simple! Extracted from the root of the chicory plant, this fine white dietary fiber is completely natural, easy to use and delicious! Fiberlicious® is 100% pure chicory root extract (oligosaccharides). Pure inulin! The branching glucose polymers give Fiberlicious® a sweet taste the moment it hits your tongue. This oligosaccharide supports the growth of friendly and healthy intestinal bacterial therefore promoting good colon health. Inulin tumbles through the digestive system, landing in the colon where it is metabolized by bacteria. It is in essence a prebiotic, responsible for increasing colonic bifidobacterial populations and modulating intestinal microflora. J. Nutr. 129: 1431S–1433S, 1999


Add Fiberlicious® to your water, favorite drink or food so you may enjoy some of its many health benefits!

Tastes Great!

ƒƒAids digestion and absorption of nutrients ƒƒAssists proper bowel function ƒƒLowers cholesterol ƒƒImproves immunity and energy ƒƒStabilizes blood sugar levels therefore safe for diabetics ƒƒExcellent for weight control, appetite suppression ƒƒAnd more!

fiber you can eat right off the spoon

Fiberlicious® completely dissolves in liquid and does not adversely effect glucose response, making it safe for both diabetics and non-diabetics alike. This translates into lasting energy reserves that enhance daily endurance and performance. Suggested Use: 1 tablespoon 2 times per day taken directly off the spoon or mixed with 8 - 12 oz pure water or a beverage of your choice. 9 grams fiber per tablespoon Available sizes: 250g

So good that your children will eat it right off the spoon!

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Delicious Fiber Supplement Action: ƒƒmild laxative ƒƒbinds cholesterol to promote excretion ƒƒpromotes dental health Reported Main Uses: ƒƒconstipation ƒƒto help control cholesterol ƒƒimprove taste of other drinks

INGREDIENTS Each tablespoon (9,000 mg) contains:

inulin (fructo-oligosaccharides)

9,000 mg

Suggested Use: 1 tablespoon 2 times per day taken directly off the spoon or mixed with 8 - 12 oz pure water or a beverage of your choice.

Fiberlicious® is a DELICIOUS water soluble fiber supplement derived from chicory root. Chicory root fiber is also known as inulin, oligosaccharides, FOS and fructo-oligosaccharides. P00025 | 250 grams

Grape Seed Extract Standardized 95% OPC Action: ƒƒantioxidant ƒƒanti-histamine Reported Main Uses: ƒƒallergies

INGREDIENTS Each capsule contains: Grape seed extract (min. 95% OPC)

150 mg

Other Ingredients: inulin, microcrystalline cellulose

Suggested Use: 1-2 capsules per day or as directed by a health practitioner.

Purica’s Whole Grape Extract formula provides a concentrated blend of standardized proanthocyanidins found in grape seed and skins. The proanthocyanidins and flavonoids in this formula are rapidly absorbed and distributed throughout the body, helping to eliminate free radicals while supporting healthy collagen. This is of particular importance in protecting the underlying supporting structure of the skin.

P00011 | 90 v-caps


Drink Pure Stainless Steel Vacuum Flask for Hot & Cold Beverages Made with 304 food grade high quality stainless steel Feel the Purica Quality. Taste the Purica Experience.

Live Pure



Ultralight Stainless Steel Water Bottles ƒƒDurable, ultralight elecropolished #304 premium-grade stainless steel ƒƒSlim design fits most bottle holders ƒƒToxin-free and non-leaching ƒƒClean tasting ƒƒBottles are dishwasher safe (handwash lids only - silicone seal may disengage when placed in the dishwasher)

Single-Walled Flask Stainless Water Bottles — For cold or warm beverages Premium 304-food-grade stainless steel is a safe alternative to plastics and aluminum for your drinking beverages. ƒƒ12 oz/350mL bottle with sippy bottle adapter & spout ƒƒ27 oz/800mL bottle with sports cap ƒƒ40 oz/1.2L bottle with loop cap — stainless underside

Vacuum Double-Walled Flask Stainless Water Bottles — For Hot & Cold Beverages Premium 304-food-grade stainless steel is a safe alternative to plastics and aluminum for your drinking beverages. Liquid inside will remain at desired fill temperature for many hours. ƒƒ12 oz/350mL bottle with stainless cap ƒƒ18 oz/530mL bottle with stainless cap


Best Performer. Always!

Increasing Equine Fitness with Recovery®EQ Athletic injury and age related decline is generally associated with failure/decline of connective tissue structures such as ligaments, tendons, aponeuroses, fascia, bone, blood vessels and other joint structures. Connective tissue tends to dry and become less flexible with use and age due mainly to: ƒƒDecreased production of fluid maintaining long-chain glycosaminoglycans structures ƒƒDecreased stability of cell membrane and extra cellular collagen fibers ƒƒDecreased production of glycosaminoglycan structures which results in decreased muscle group size

Inflammation - The Root of Suffering The result of acute or chronic inflammation is significant and contributes to the following: ƒƒJoint & soft-tissue inflammation causes pain, spasm & decreased flexibility ƒƒLung inflammation causes bleeding & difficulty breathing ƒƒSkin inflammation causes itching, scaling & irritation ƒƒBlood vessel inflammation causes poor circulation & bleeding ƒƒDigestive tract inflammation causes digestive upset and spasm ƒƒHoof structure inflammation causes lameness ƒƒChronic inflammation causes accelerated aging, fatigue and poor performance

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Stifle Pain Injury, Surgery Back Pain Joint Pain Lameness Hock Pain Immobility

How Recovery®EQ Helps Recovery®EQ, increases the structural integrity of connective tissue structures and maintains optimum tissue hydration. It also: ƒƒImproves recovery rates ƒƒProtects against injury ƒƒIncreases tissue repair ƒƒNeutralizes lactic acid buildup ƒƒHalts pain and modulates inflammation ƒƒIncreases overall training capacity When tissue resilience is increased, and susceptibility to injury decreased, your horse is able to train to his/her full potential, increasing the chance of victory. In other words, Recovery®EQ helps your horse maximize peak genetic potential.


Nutricol® in Recovery®EQ Recovery®EQ is formulated to stabilize cell structure, promote healing of existing damage and help prevent further damage. This means quality of life is improved and performance is optimized!

“…best performer overall… for the tough case not responding to other products… you get what you pay for.”


RECOVERY® EQ with Nutricol®

INGREDIENTS Each scoop (26 grams / 0.9 ounces / 2 tablespoons) contains:

Healing and Pain-Relief Formula

Nutricol® - Antioxidant bioflavonoid mix (grape, green tea)

Action: ƒƒimproves healing and helps to halt damage ƒƒpotent pain relief ƒƒmodulates inflammation and spasm throughout the body ƒƒimproves cell sensitivity to insulin Reported Main Uses: ƒƒmusculoskeletal damage, pain and spasm (injury, surgery, navicular, DJD, laminitis, etc.) ƒƒimprove healing and prevent pain and injury ƒƒhoof supplement ƒƒskin issues ƒƒbreathing issues ƒƒdigestive issues

glucosamine hydrochloride (plant source)


trimethylglycine (TMG)


vitamin C (magnesium ascorbate)

1,400mg 750iu 525mg

Suggested Use: Introduce gradually over a two week period to a concentrated dose of ½ scoop per 300 lbs body weight. Mix with food. After 30 – 60 days it may be possible to reduce intake to ¼ scoop per 300lbs body weight.

INGREDIENTS Each scoop (26 grams / 0.9 ounces / 2 tablespoons) contains:

with Nutricol® and Hyaluronic acid

Nutricol® - Antioxidant bioflavonoid mix (grape, green tea)

This formula is exactly the same as Recovery®EQ with the addition of 100 mg of hyaluronic acid (HA) per scoop.




methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM)


glucosamine hydrochloride (plant source)


trimethylglycine (TMG)


vitamin C (magnesium ascorbate)


natural vitamin E

hyaluronic acid

Nutricol® is a proprietary bioflavonoid complex containing epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), theaflavin, proanthocyanidins and resveratrol from Vitis vinifera (grape) and Camellia sinensis (green tea).


elemental magnesium

RECOVERY® EQ Extra-Strength

Reported Additional Main Uses: ƒƒincrease agility, flexibility ƒƒexcellent for athletic horses ƒƒimproves equine endurance ƒƒimproves breathing

methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM)

natural vitamin E

RECOVERY®EQ 555010 | 1 kg 555050 | 5 kg 555250 | 25 kg



elemental magnesium


hyaluronic acid (vegan source)


Suggested Use: Introduce gradually over a two week period to a concentrated dose of ½ scoop per 300 lbs body weight. Mix with food. After 30 – 60 days it may be possible to reduce intake to ¼ scoop per 300lbs body weight.

556010 | 1 kg 556050 | 5 kg 556250 | 25 kg


Recovery®EQ Extra-Strength with HYALURONIC ACID (HA)

Horseowners can achieve the benefits of Hyaluronic acid administration without the side effects or inconvenience of the needle. Orally administered through Recovery EQ ExtraStrength provides an optimum delivery system to the root of the problem.

You can not convince an animal that it will get better; either a medicine works or it does not

Technical ƒƒplant-derived ƒƒpharmaceutical grade ƒƒlow molecular weight and highly bioavailable ingredient

Five Vets for Euthanasia

Does What It Claims

Five vets suggested euthanasia for my severely injured quarter horse, as there would be permanent crippling from torn sinuses in both legs. RECOVERY®-EQ was the answer and he became an American Quarter Horse Champion in a year’s time, won fifteen hunter points and 15 halter points to seal it all off! Joy Richardson, Langley, BC.

Thank you so much for RECOVERY®-EQ that does what it claims it does. My 5-year-old was sore and short strided, which required injections. After only 2 weeks on RECOVERY®-EQ she had powerful drive with a floating trot. I switched my retired gelding from another supplement to RECOVERY®-EQ and was equally impressed. Much brighter attitude, better gaits and a happy horse… coming out of retirement for the next show season! Carol Edmonds – Kentucky

Inoperable Life-Threatening Wound Our 14-year-old quarter horse suffered a grievous inoperable injury after being impaled on a fence post. In less than 2 months on high doses of RECOVERY®-EQ, ‘George’ displayed an unmistakable eagerness to “get back to work”! The vet was amazed not only at the speed of recovery, but also in the integrity of the re-generated tissue. “In 35 years, I have never seen such an injury to any horse that actually survived, let alone witnessed such astoundingly rapid recovery.” Kevan G. & Sherri E.

Horse Walking Again I am in tears right now and I hope this letter finds it’s way to where it should go. RECOVERY® EQ has brought my 22 year old mare back from sure euthanization. She went from laying down 90% of the time to just a slight limp. I don’t know what to say other than Thank You! I will recommend RECOVERY® to everyone. Sheryl Davis, Indiana

Proximal Hind Suspensory Tear Healed Our gelding broke several bones in the right hock and suffered a proximal hind suspensory tear. His jumping days were over or so we thought. We started him on RECOVERY®EQ and he healed remarkably well. Even scrapes healed unbelievably fast! I never thought it was the RECOVERY®-EQ until I took him off the product and saw the difference. Jane Mariot – Ohio


Benefits ƒƒimproved inflammation modulating properties ƒƒadditional lubricating properties ƒƒacts as a pain reliever by soothing irritated nerve endings ƒƒadditional boost for circulation ƒƒessential to synovial fluid ƒƒnourishes articular cartilage ƒƒHA works best in Recovery formulation for optimized benefits Purica’s Hyaluronic Acid is produced using microbial fermentation and is guaranteed to be 99.5% pure. This is the preferred method and contains no animal protein residue, therefore is safe for the most sensitive horse.

Glucosamine Hydrochloride

INGREDIENTS Each scoop (10 grams / 0.35 ounces / 1 tablespoon) contains the following guaranteed pure ingredients:

(99.5%) Vegan Source non-GMO corn source Benefits of Glucosamine supplementation: ƒƒA building block for connective tissue ƒƒIncreases fluid content of joint lubricating fluids ƒƒIncreases joint fluidity, decreases joint stiffness and pain induced friction

Glucosamine hydrochloride (plant source)


Feeding Instructions: Glucosamine should be added to the normal feed ration. Loading - 56 g (2oz ) = 4 heaped scoops twice per day for 5 days. Maintenance - 28 g (1 oz) = 2 heaped scoops once per day thereafter.

GLUCOSAMINE 507030 | 300 grams 507010 | 1 kg 507050 | 5 kg


Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM)

Each scoop (10 grams / 0.35 ounces / 1 tablespoon) contains the following guaranteed pure ingredients:

(99.5%) Vegan Source

Methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM)

Benefits of MSM supplementation: ƒƒA bio-available form of organic sulfur that builds tissue throughout the body ƒƒImproves mucosal surfaces in the respiratory tract therefore improves breathing ability ƒƒImproves structure of joint lubricating fluids to decrease pain associated with degenerative joint disease


Feeding Instructions: Introduce gradually over a two-week period to a concentrated dose of 1/2 scoop per 300 pounds body weight. Mix with feed. After 30 - 60 days. It may be possible to reduce intake to 1/4 scoop per 300 pounds body weight

MSM 513030 | 300 grams 513010 | 1 kg 513050 | 5 kg


Best Performer. Always!

Natural and Effective…Recovery®SA Just like other members of your household, your pet may suffer from painful conditions due to injury, genetic predisposition or aging. You can help to improve your pet’s quality of life by using Recovery®SA!

Recovery®SA – Results Results Results! Playfulness prevails when a pet is limber, happy and free from discomfort! Supplementing Recovery®SA supports pain-free living. It safely and effectively prevents and halts many lameness-associated conditions. Recovery®SA improves: ƒƒflexibility ƒƒhealing ƒƒplayfulness ƒƒbreathing ƒƒcoat strength and sheen

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What is Recovery®SA? Recovery® is engineered to address degeneration and inflammation at the “root”. Help your pet recover from injury, surgery, chronic pain and loss of flexibility.

Healing/rehabilitation Back Pain Joint Pain Lameness Hock Pain Injury/surgery

What Makes Recovery® Work So Well? Nutricol® - is the primary active ingredient in Recovery®SA, a potent proprietary bioflavonoid complex extracted from grapes and green tea. Nutricol® contains: ƒƒEGCG, ƒƒproanthocyanidins ƒƒtheaflavin ƒƒresveratrol Nutricol® Benefits: ƒƒReinforces membrane and matrix of cell structure ƒƒHalts damage that initiates inflammatory and spasmodic reactions ƒƒIncreases membrane receptivity to hormones such as insulin, IGF and thyroxine (required for anabolic repair/healing) ƒƒDecreases trauma by both increasing the cell’s resistance to damage and improving its ability to repair damage ƒƒNutricol® embeds in the cell membrane and matrix


RECOVERY® SA with Nutricol®

INGREDIENTS Each 1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) or 2 chewable tablets contains:

Mobility Formula for Pets (SA/small animals)

Nutricol® - Antioxidant bioflavonoid mix (grape, green tea)

Action: ƒƒImproves healing and helps to halt damage ƒƒPotent pain relief ƒƒModulates inflammation and spasm ƒƒImproves coat, sheen and flexibility ƒƒAssists with breathing problems ƒƒImproves cell sensitivity to insulin Reported Main Uses: ƒƒMusculoskeletal damage, pain and spasm ƒƒAgility, flexibility ƒƒEndurance, stamina ƒƒSkin and coat related issues ƒƒDigestive and breathing issues



methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM)


glucosamine hydrochloride (plant source)


trimethylglycine (TMG)


vitamin C (magnesium ascorbate)


natural vitamin E


elemental magnesium

333010 | 100 grams 333030 | 350 grams 333001 | 1 kg

RECOVERY® SA Extra Strength

INGREDIENTS Two chewable tablets (4 grams/.14 oz) contain:

with Nutricol® and Hyaluronic acid

Nutricol® - Antioxidant bioflavonoid mix (grape, green tea)

This formula is exactly the same as Recovery®SA with the addition of 15 mg of hyaluronic acid (HA) per dose.


hyaluronic acid

ing epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), theaflavin, proanthocyanidins and resveratrol from Vitis vinifera (grape) and Camellia sinensis (green tea).




methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM)


glucosamine hydrochloride (plant source)


trimethylglycine (TMG)


vitamin C (magnesium ascorbate)


natural vitamin E

Nutricol® is a proprietary bioflavonoid complex contain-


50iu 50mg

Suggested Use: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (or 1 chewable tablet) per 20 pounds bodyweight or as directed by your veterinarian.

Chewable 334060 | 60 tabs Tablets 334120 | 120 tabs

Reported Additional Main Uses: ƒƒincrease agility, flexability ƒƒexcellent for athletic dogs ƒƒimproves canine endurance ƒƒimproves breathing



elemental magnesium


hyaluronic acid - HA (plant source)


Suggested Use: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (or 1 chewable tablet) per 20 pounds bodyweight or as directed by your veterinarian.

335030 | 350 grams


Is Recovery®SA safe?

You can not convince an animal that it will get better; either a medicine works or it does not

“Collie Responds to Recovery®SA within 24 Hours “

RECOVERY®SA – A “Miracle Cure” for Buster

My six-year-old Border Collie Sophie had stretched ligaments in her back-left leg, which required surgery. Within 24 hours with RECOVERY®SA, I noticed improvement in her energy level and mobility. After one week, she was running full speed in the park and her old self again. WOW, this product is truly amazing! John Douglas, British Columbia

Our 9-year-old Lab retriever, Buster, is a professionally trained hunting dog. We thought for sure that this was his last season, as he was deteriorating quickly. After a week on RECOVERY®SA, Buster is like a puppy! RECOVERY®SA is a “Miracle Cure”. Thank you! Wally Remers, Portland, Oregon

Arthritic Great Dane – Running in One Week


14-Year-Old Lacy with Severe Arthritis is Back

We have four Great Danes, one of which is a 10-year old male showing signs of arthritis. Within one week on RECOVERY®SA, he was running, happier and gaining his weight back. Debra Dutton, Clackamas, Oregon

Lacey has had a difficult year with arthritis, which limited her mobility. After being on RECOVERY®SA for less than 2 weeks, she was wandering the neighborhood and getting into the garbage just like the good old days! No more pain… thanks RECOVERY®SA! Rhonna Harrington, Oregon

Injury Gone in Two Weeks with RECOVERY®SA

No to Immediate Surgery – Within 6 Weeks Up and Running

I used RECOVERY®SA on my 6-year old American Eskimo dog suffering from an injury and bursitis. After just two weeks on RECOVERY®SA, he was like a young pup again with no visible evidence of injury. Maureen Morkett, Montana

Riley is a show dog that had extreme pain from Spondylosis. Three Veterinarians recommended immediate surgery, a fourth suggested RECOVERY®SA. After six weeks, Riley was running and playing! They are all convinced that RECOVERY®SA played a major role in Riley’s active painfree life. Heartfelt thanks! Dennis J. McVeety, British Columbia

When developing products, Biomedica Labs makes effectiveness and safety the primary concerns. Recovery®SA is a natural food-based non-drug medicine and has an ingredient profile taken from foods (green tea) that are consumed on a daily basis for prolonged periods of time by people and animals throughout the world and are considered very safe.

What animals can take Recovery®SA? By adjusting the dose according to weight Veterinarians and pet owners administer Recovery®SA to a wide variety of different species including but not only limited to the following: ƒƒdogs ƒƒcats ƒƒferrets ƒƒrodents such as guinea pigs, rats and hamsters ƒƒbirds such as parrots and canaries ƒƒreptiles such as snakes and lizards ƒƒamphibians such as frogs and salamanders ƒƒeven fish!



Contains the following guaranteed pure ingredients /scoop (26 grams/0.9 oz = 2 tablespoons):

Mobility Formula Action: ƒƒimproves joint health ƒƒpotent pain relief ƒƒimproves hoof health Reported Main Uses: ƒƒjoint pain ƒƒprevent joint pain ƒƒhoof supplement

10,000 mg

methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM)

11,000 mg

vitamin C (magnesium ascorbate)

2,150 mg

trimethylglycine (TMG)

1,000 mg

magnesium (magnesium ascorbate)

750 mg

Suggested Use: Introduce gradually over a two-week period to a concentrated dose of ½ scoop per 300 pounds body weight. Mix with feed.

RENEWAL 770035 | 350 grams 770010 | 1 kg 770050 | 5 kg

ƒƒ Increased mobility ƒƒ Improved breathing ƒƒ Improved hoof and coat ƒƒ Better performance

glucosamine hydrochloride (plant source)

After 30 - 60 days it may be possible to reduce intake to ¼ scoop per 300 pounds body weight.


What are the ingredients for?

Improved joint mobility and flexibility.

Glucosamine ƒƒA building block of joint tissues which maintains joint integrity and lubrication ƒƒA building block of hoof structures ƒƒTreatment and prevention of injury and arthritic conditions ƒƒHydrochloride form has about 20-25% more glucosamine per gram than the sulfate form

Prevention Stronger joint and muscle structure means your horse is less susceptible to injury.

Pain-reduction Healthier repair leads to a horse that is in less, if any, pain; a pain-free horse is a happy horse.

Power Increased movement and energy increases speed and strength, leading to a more powerful horse.

MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane) ƒƒIncreases performance by reducing pain and aiding in the relief of breathing conditions ƒƒProvides necessary sulfur to build tissues throughout the body ƒƒSupports healthy hoof and coat growth and sheen Vitamin C (buffered) ƒƒAn antioxidant produced by horses for immune function, tissue protection and repair, which may not be produced in sufficient quantities to accommodate performance sport



Important Dosing Information

Frequently Asked Questions

You are holding one of the most effective and powerful products. Every day we get emails exclaiming the benefits people are receiving from this unique and powerful all-natural food supplement. Recovery® is the number one solution for pain and inflammation and contains Nutricol®, a unique proprietary blend of green tea and grapes. Nutricol® repairs the matrix and membrane of the cell improving nutrient receptivity and healing.

HOW LONG SHOULD I TAKE RECOVERY®? It is safe to take Recovery® indefinitely. Once the primary symptoms disappear and healing is confirmed, lower doses are appropriate. Most individuals continue to take Recovery® indefinitely as a preventative.

Results and improvements happen quickly for most individuals but sometimes relief and deep healing take longer than anticipated. This does NOT mean that healing isn’t occurring. As with all conditions, there are numbers of factors to consider. Remember: • It takes the body 60 to 90 days to make a change • Your condition did not arrive overnight therefore it is unlikely it will leave as quickly. Be patient – you will be thankful that you stuck with the program! • If you are not getting the results you anticipated, incorporate other changes. Include diet modifications by focusing on fresh and alive foods based on your blood type. These are wonderful guidelines to help get you on track. • Diligence and consistency over time brings results! PROPER DOSING Used as directed, Recovery® typically produces results in two to three weeks although some individuals may experience results sooner. It is recommended that Recovery be taken on an empty stomach for OPTIMAL results. However, if you have a sensitive stomach or experience nausea or stomach upset, take Recovery® with food until your tolerance level increases. Note that some of the benefits are removed with the fiber content of food. ®

Beginning to Maintenance Dosing – start with ¼ to ½ a teaspoon powder twice a day. Gradually increase to 1 teaspoon twice a day over a twoweek period. Continue indefinitely. Therapeutic Dosing – increase your Recovery® to 1.5 teaspoons twice a day. If you are experiencing pain, inflammation, or have had an injury or surgery, use the therapeutic dosing regime for at least a one-month period and then return to a maintenance dose on-going. Persistent Conditions: if you are experiencing an acute situation, it is helpful to take 3 to 4 teaspoons per day until the situation subsides. Then adjust your protocol accordingly. CAPSULES: 5 capsules equal 1 teaspoon of powder


IS THIS GOOD FOR PROTECTION AGAINST INJURY TOO? As we age our connective tissue continues to breakdown making us vulnerable to injury and disease. Exercise also places a stress on the body by producing free radicals and releasing cortisol into the bloodstream, which renders connective tissue at risk. Athletes and active individuals greatly benefit from continued use of Recovery to neutralize any potential damage. I AM EXPERIENCING loose stool AND STOMACH UPSET FROM RECOVERY®. Minimal side affects may occur with Recovery®. Some may experience a looser stool, flatulence and abdominal gurgling, or other detoxifying symptoms. Simply adjust your dosage levels to ensure your comfort. Begin taking Recovery® with food until your body adjusts. Recovery® is safe, effective and produces outstanding results for those who are consistent in taking it. I AM EXPERIENCING CONSTIPATION FROM RECOVERY®. Although this is most uncommon, it can result from your body resetting its healing parameters. Because Recovery® kills off bad bacteria, the system may become overloaded. If this is the case, increase your dosage level to move these pathogens out of the body more quickly. *Please note that there are no toxic doses of Recovery®. I AM ALLERGIC TO SULFA DRUGS. An allergy to sulfa drugs does not mean that Recovery® (containing MSM) should be avoided. Research supports that there have been no known contraindications connected to the use of Recovery®. The MSM component of Recovery® is natural occurring sulfur found in plants. Scientific reports of allergies to MSM are not found. If you are experiencing what appear to be allergy symptoms when taking Recovery®, know that this is most likely a part of detoxifying, an “induced symptom”. It is not a true allergy. IS RECOVERY® SAFE TO COMBINE WITH THE DRUGS I AM TAKING? Recovery® is safe to take with the medications you have been prescribed. There are no contraindications, as Recovery® is a whole food natural product. Due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-catabolic action, combining Recovery® with drugs can lead to reduced drug toxicity.

MY DOCTOR SAYS NOT TO TAKE RECOVERY®. Refer your doctor to the Healthcare Professionals section of our website for more information. All doctors, chiropractors and healthcare practitioners that are using Recovery® for their patients fully support and concur with the outstanding results. MY SYMPTOMS SEEM TO BE GETTING WORSE. This truly will pass. As the body moves out toxins, you may experience an increase in symptoms but know that this is short lived and improvement is just around the corner. WHAT MAKES RECOVERY® DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PRODUCTS ON THE SHELF? Nutricol®, a potent proprietary bioflavonoid complex (EGCG, proanthocyanidins, theaflavin, resveratrol from grapes and tea) is the primary active ingredient in Recovery®. It reinforces membrane and matrix structure (halts damage that initiates inflammatory and spasmodic reactions). Nutricol® increases membrane receptivity to hormones such as insulin, IGF and thyroxin (required for anabolic repair/healing). While other products will arrest symptoms, Recovery® repairs the damage from the inflammatory process. I AM A DIABETIC. IS RECOVERY® SAFE TO TAKE? Yes, Recovery® is safe to take if you are a diabetic. Recovery® actually improves blood sugar regulation in diabetic patients as it delivers insulin more efficiently to the cell. Continued monitoring of sugar levels is of course encouraged. Please be aware that Health Canada has COMPLETELY removed all warnings regarding Glucosamine from its published monograph, as it is false. Glucosamine does NOT interfere with blood sugar. The new Vegan formula uses corn as its source of Glucosamine. I am allergic to corn. Glucosamine is a purified component of Non-GMO corn, which is entirely different from corn proteins that people have allergies to. It is absolutely safe and produces no allergic responses in sensitive individuals. TESTIMONIALS More Recovery® users experience wonderful results everyday. Check for the latest testimonials!


Serious Immune Support

Immune 7X® is one of the most comprehensive immunomodulating formulas of its kind available. It is complementary immune enhancing medicinal mushroom therapy at its best! Immune 7X is a potent formulation of six carefully chosen medicinal mushrooms, with the addition of our proprietary blend Nutricol®. Each mushroom carries its own unique signature that impresses its distinctive healing properties on the immune system. The synergy of Immune 7X® makes it a powerful adjunct to all treatments for conditions or diseases. ®

Compromised immunity is a result of our body’s inability to correctly identify and destroy the aberrant cells and invaders. The components of this high quality formulation have been shown in numerous studies to significantly strengthen immunity. A robust immune system is instrumental in fighting disease and promoting optimal health. Immune 7X® is a safe yet powerful dietary food supplement that measurably reduces adverse effects of traditional therapies for significant diseases. It is known to alleviate nausea and increase appetite, energy, quality of life and immune system response.

Frequently Asked Questions Who can benefit from Immune 7x® ƒƒThose with compromised immune systems ƒƒThose with significantly challenging diseases or health conditions ƒƒIndividuals interested in optimal immune system function ƒƒAthletes who wish to eliminate the damage from exercise and increase their performance I am undergoing medical treatment. Recent research has clearly demonstrated that the combination of extracts and whole mycelia and fruiting bodies found in Immune 7x® measurably reduces the adverse effects of aggressive traditional treatments for significant diseases, including loss of energy and appetite and accompanying nausea.

Immune 7X® is excellent for:

ƒƒSuppressed immune systems ƒƒInfectious diseases, including colds and flu’s ƒƒAllergies or skin conditions ƒƒAthletes and those who exercise ƒƒStress PROPER DOSING:

Maintenance Dosing – no active immune compromisation: 1 to 3 capsules per day Intermediate Dosing – rundown, stress, traveling, athlete: 2 to 6 capsules per day Therapeutic Dosing – serious “dis-ease”/conditions: 3 - 4 capsules 3 times per day Immune 7x Dosing for Animals:

Use only as directed below or as recommended by your health care practitioner. Results will be different for each individual, although most will experience identifiable immune support within days of consistent application. It is recommended that Immune 7x® be taken on an empty stomach. If using simply for maintenance, take before bed. If nausea occurs, take with food.

I have no disease conditions. Can I benefit from Immune 7x® ? Absolutely! Immune 7x® can also be used by individuals who wish to effectively strengthen their immune systems against illness and disease. This includes athletes who tax their systems with vigorous exercise. Prevention is the key! What is Nutricol® ? Nutricol® constituents have been clinically observed to possess health-promoting properties in the liver, lung, breast, pancreas, bladder, prostate, skin and most of the gastrointestinal system (Fujiki. (1999) J. Cancer Res Clin Oncol.125:589-97). How are optimal levels of Beta-3 Glucans attained? All mushroom mycelia utilized by Purica are grown on organic plant sources and are naturally hybridized to produce significantly higher levels of immuneenhancing polysaccharides.

Maintenance: 1 to 50 pounds, 1 cap per day. 50 to 100 pounds, 2 caps per day Therapeutic (disease conditions): 1 to 50 pounds, 3 caps per day. 50 to 100 pounds, 6 caps per day. *NO KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS. CAN BE SAFELY COMBINED WITH ANY MEDICATIONS OR TREATMENTS.

Are there any negative side effects with Immune 7x® ? Some individuals may experience an initial upset stomach or loose stool. This usually passes within a few days. You can either combine with food or divide your daily doses. Why are there so many mushrooms in Immune 7x® ? Each mushroom has its very own distinct biochemistry. By consuming a concentrated dose of several potent mushrooms, the chances of successful nutritional therapy are enhanced. Their primary function is to stimulate the production of immune cells to guard our other cells against foreign invaders and to protect us from our own aberrant cells. The tangible benefits should be evident in the first 1-4 weeks.

I have allergies to mushrooms. Is it safe for me to take Immune 7x®? Immune 7X® is safe for those with allergies to mushrooms, mold and fungus. Because our mushrooms are cultivated in a lab, they are free from cross-contamination and exposure to air and soil borne microbes. These allergy causing microbes typically lodge in the “rib-like” structures of the fruiting body of wild mushrooms. Our lab grown mushrooms are grown in a pristine environment, therefore there is no need for irradiation to minimize the plate count from exposure to contaminating species.


This document is for licensed healthcare professionals only.

Anti-catabolic/Healing (surgery, injury, aging, over-training) Pain-Relief (chronic and acute)

Indications Significant antioxidant and anti-catabolic benefits indicate Recovery® Extra Strength may be used to reduce spasm and pain and improve rate and quality of post-trauma recovery, age-related decline, breathing issues, digestive issues, pain (back, hip, knee, neck, shoulder, wrist, etc.), skin issues, trauma rehabilitation, wound healing The ability to decrease catabolism of cell structures associated with trauma and degenerative disease is what gives Recovery® Extra Strength a potentially broad-spectrum indication profile. Results observed by clinicians over the last 10 years warrant further research for the management of chronic skin, respiratory, gastrointestinal and “autoimmune” issues.

Pathophysiology Trauma, Catabolism and “Dis-ease” When oxygen is utilized by the body, destructive “exhaust” called reactive oxygen species (ROS) result. ROS include hydroxyl radicals, superoxides, hypochlorite and hydrogen peroxide, etc. Minimal amounts of ROS, play necessary roles in metabolism; whereas, when ROS production increases and the cell’s ability to neutralize ROS decreases, tissues are damaged (aging and “dis-ease”). (1-4) Increased production of ROS is linked to damage, spasm, inflammation, pain and loss of physiological function throughout the body. (5-7)

Cell damage leads to: 1. Dehydration and Loss of Cell Function Decreased long chain glycosaminoglycans (GAG’s) with an increase in shorter chain GAG’s, leads to tissue dehydration and loss of membrane function (9, 11, 12) 2. Loss of Membrane Receptivity to Growth Factors Cell membrane desensitization to growth factors (somatomedins, insulin, etc.) necessary for cell repair, maintenance, protection and communication (13-15, 41) 3. Sclerosing of Tissue Deposition of heavily glycosylated, compact & inflexible collagen V & VI (12, 16-22) 4. Compromised Ability to Heal Increased granulomatous second intention healing involving stromal elements (i.e. development of scar tissue) resulting in loss of cell/tissue function (9, 42)

Consequences: Loss of cell and tissue function results in further inability to repair damage, leading to increased tendency to bruising, excessive inflammation, spasm, joint stiffness, digestive abnormalities and respiratory distress. (7, 9, 15, 20, 21, 23, 24)

* Insulin shuttles amino acids, glucose, fatty acids, glucosamine and other precursors into the cell so that the cell may synthesize required structures for tissue repair.

Mechanism of Action

ROS react with cells initiating chain reactions that result in tissue damage causing inflammation, spasm, pain and disease. (1, 3)

Recovery® Extra Strength is designed to halt damage & pain at the “root”. (43, 44)

Antioxidants, such as Coenzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid and NADH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) and anti-catabolic enzymes, such as glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase and catalase minimize the damage due to ROS. Younger healthy cells produce larger quantities of protective substances. (3, 5)

Nutricol®, a potent proprietary bioflavonoid complex containing EGCG, proanthocyanidins, theaflavin and resveratrol from grapes and tea, is the primary active ingredient in Recovery® Extra Strength.

Aging and disease result in diminished cell production of protective compounds leading to increased damage to cell membranes; inevitably, damage to membranes diminishes cellular ability to repair damaged tissue. (1, 7)

Nutricol® reinforces membrane and matrix structure (helps to halt damage that initiates inflammatory and spasmodic reactions) (26, 27, 31, 45, 46) Nutricol® increases membrane receptivity to hormones such as insulin, IGF and thyroxine (required for anabolic repair/healing) (13, 14)

Membrane and extra-cellular matrix damage leads to decreased ideal first-intention healing involving parenchyma. (8-10) 34

Site of Action Nutricol® embeds in the cell membrane and matrix. (43, 44, 48)

Mechanism of Action The significant water and fat soluble antioxidant actions of Nutricol® produce the following anti-catabolic and inflammation-modulating effects: 1. Stabilize collagen aldimine reducible cross-links to reinforce the strength and elasticity of connective tissues such as cartilage, synovium, ligaments, tendons, fascia, bone, blood vessel walls and the dermis of the skin. 2. Neutralize ROS and catabolic enzymes decreasing their negative impact on cellular and extra-cellular structure and function; this improves membrane receptivity to growth factors such as insulin, somatomedins and thyroxin required for anabolic repair and cell maintenance (4, 10 , 13, 28-30, 35, 49) 3. Decrease excess production of catabolic substances such as collagenase, elastase, hyaluronidase, TNF, NOS and xanthine oxidase*; these substances are released from immune, microbial and damaged cells and cause damage to connective and epithelial tissue, resulting in joint pain, inflammation, capillary fragility and other soft-tissue damage (4, 25, 31-35) 4. Prevent the release of inflammation promoters such as histamine, serine proteases, prostaglandins and leukotrienes by non-competitively inhibiting the release of the pro-inflammatory enzymes cyclo-oxygenase, lipoxygenase and phosphodiesterase (33, 36) 5. Improve protective epithelial mucosal surface integrity (digestive, respiratory & genitourinary tract) (37-40) *Xanthine oxidase - enzyme that produces ROS. (4, 50)

Summary By implementing Recovery® Extra Strength (a Biostructural® Medicine), health care professionals can safely modulate inflammatory conditions, prevent tissue damage and improve the quality and rate of healing. Recovery® Extra Strength is believed to decrease trauma (from disease, surgery and injury) by increasing membrane receptivity to growth factors and stabilizing cell structures. We believe Recovery® Extra Strength should be used to halt damage and pain and promote healing.

Safely Combining with Drugs Due to its antioxidant, inflammation-modulating and anti-catabolic action, combining Recovery® Extra Strength with drugs can lead to reduced drug toxicity and side effects:

Anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs/cox-2 inhibitors) Most conventional NSAIDs interfere with cyclo-oxygenase and prostaglandins. Cell damage still continues because:

Many cases have demonstrated Recovery® Extra Strength may be superior to acetaminophen for chronic pain relief. Recovery® Extra Strength decreases the need for acetaminophen

Antibiotics 2 studies report anti-bacterial action was enhanced when Recovery® Extra Strength ingredients were combined with ampicillin/sulbactam, benzylpenicillin, oxacillin, methacillin, cephalexin (Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 2001, (48), 361-364), (Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2001, 45, (6),

1. Oxidation of membranes remains unblocked


2. With standard NSAIDs, the production of PG1 and PG3, normally involved in repair, are also blocked


Recovery® Extra Strength benefits alone or combined with NSAIDS include: 1. 1. Inhibiting the inflammatory cascade or “domino effect” by increasing a cell’s ability to neutralize lysosomal enzymes and ROS released from neighboring damaged cells - reducing trauma. 2. 2. Increasing delivery of certain hormones, neurochemicals and nutrients into the cell and enhancing waste transport out of the cell - improving cell communication. Studies demonstrate that the addition of Recovery® Extra Strength ingredients with Sulindac (NSAID) results in a reduction in GI side-effects that accompany Sulindac usage (Ohishi et al. Cancer Lett 2002, 177(1):49-56)

Corticosteroids Corticosteroids mimic cortisol, which reduces inflammation; however, corticosteroids inhibit immune response and ability to repair, predisposing individuals to risk of infection and accelerated rate of tissue breakdown. Excessive levels of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), an enzyme that produces nitric oxide, are involved in the initiation and progression of cancer and inflammation. Studies have shown higher levels of nitric oxide in various inflammatory bowel diseases, and that corticosteroids have no effect on reducing NOS. (N Leonard, et. al. J. Clin. Pathology: 1998, 51: (10) 750-753) Recovery® Extra Strength may compliment corticosteroids as it can normalize levels of NOS (Yu-Li Lin Molecular Parm: 1997 (52):465-472).

Acetaminophen Recovery® Extra Strength ingredients reduce acetaminophen-induced kidney and liver toxicity (Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol 2000; 107(1-2):13766), (Ray S.D., Arch Biochem Biophys 1999 Sep 1; 369(1):42-58).

Toxicology Data Nutricol® EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) The LD50 in male rats is greater than 5g/kg and 3g/kg in female rats. The rats were Sprauge-Dawley rats (Yamane et al. (1995) Cancer 7:1662-7). Found to be non-toxic for Rodents and Humans (Fujiki et al. 1998).

Procyanidolic oligomers, resveratrol The LD50* found to be greater than 5g/kg body weight in a single oral intubation to fasted male and female albino rats. (Bagchi et al. (2000) Toxicology 148:87-197)

Since 1998, there have been observations with several patients on warfarin and Recovery® Extra Strength. There were no changes in prothrombin time reported, nor any signs of increased bleeding. Recovery® Extra Strength may have anti-platelet activity related to normalizing excessive platelet adhesiveness. (Kang WS., Thromb Res 1999 Nov 1; 96(3):229-37)

Amiodarone, Doxorubicin, Idarubicin, 4-HC The ingredients in Recovery® Extra Strength reduce organ and serum toxicity induced by these drugs (Bagchi D., Drugs Exp Clin Res 2001; 27(1): 3-15), (Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol 2000; 107(1-2): 137-66)

Safety Data Recovery® Extra Strength has significant benefits with very low risk. All Recovery® Extra Strength ingredients are naturally-occuring and non-toxic. Nutricol® constituents have been clinically observed to possess healthpromoting properties in the liver, lung, breast, pancreas, bladder, prostate, skin and most of the gastrointestinal system (Fujiki. (1999) J. Cancer Res Clin Oncol.125:589-97).

Effects on Liver Function Due to anti-catabolic and anti-oxidative actions, Recovery® Extra Strength may aid in the proper elimination and metabolism of drugs and other toxins by supporting 4 Phase II liver pathways (glutathione conjugation, taurine conjugation, methylation, and sulfation).

Drug and Food Interactions Mixing Nutricol® with dairy inhibits absorption.

Side effects and precautions Recovery® Extra Strength contains hypoallergenic ingredients; however, the introduction of any new food or drug may result in an allergy.

Glucosamine (2-amino-2-deoxy-alpha-D-glucose) No mortalities in mice or rats at very high levels. LD50 is greater than 5g/kg of body weight orally. (Pharmatherapeutica 1982; 3(3):157-68) Theoretically, long-term use of very high-doses of glucosamine may result in hyperglycemia. *Recovery® Extra Strength has demonstrated blood sugar regulating effects. Nutricol® increases membrane insulin sensitivity. Recovery® Extra Strength is safe to administer to stable Type II diabetics. MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane) MSM has very low toxicity, with an LD50 in rats that exceeds 20g/kg body weight per day. In dogs, no toxicity was reported in a 30-day test receiving 3g/kg body weight per day, administered both orally and intravenously. There was a drop in hematocrit in the later stages of the high dose intravenous study that returned to normal post-treatment. (Metcalf, J.W. (1986) MSM status report, Eq. Vet. Data 7:332-334).

TMG (trimethylglycine) Safety studies show TMG to be very safe, with an acute LD50 in rats of over 11,000 mg/kg body weight. (Life Science Research 1990). References References are available at Disclaimer Taking natural products should be a decision based on personal research and understanding of the role food-derived components play in health and wellbeing. The information contained within this document is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from a physician or other health care professional, and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. A health care professional should be consulted before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. Do not discontinue any other medical treatments without first consulting a doctor.


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