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Super Booster softgels
Super Booster contains gamma-tocopherol and tocotrienols, critical fractions of vitamin E that must be formulated in an oil base. Newer research has shown that these two compounds may be even more effective than the alpha-tocopherol found in powdered multi-vitamin mixes. Another important reason to consume the gamma fractions of vitamin E is that alpha-tocopherol can displace gamma-tocopherol in the body, resulting in reduced protection against free-radical assault. The tocotrienols and gamma tocopherol fractions of vitamain E provide complementary benefits because they are effective on different physiologic functions.
Super Booster provides pharmaceutical potencies of a wide range of health protecting nutrients. A capsule of Super Booster provides 100 mg of chlorophyllin, a water-soluble form of chlorophyll that has potent DNA protecting properties. When taken with the heaviest meal of the day, chlorophyllin can help to neutralize potentially toxic ingested substances. The ginkgo extract provides 120 milligrams of a 28/7 standardized flavonoid ratio, more than conventional ginkgo extracts. Ginkgo flavonoids are known to strengthen capillaries, which can improve blood flow to the brain, helping to maintain cognitive health. Vitamin K (K1 and K2 ) regulates calcium metabolism in the body by keeping calcium in the bones and off of arterial walls. Super Booster provides the ideal daily dose of 10 mg of vitamin K.
For added protection from the cumulative effects of free-radical damage, Super Booster contains the proven antioxidants lutein, selenium and lycopene. The mineral selenium contributes to DNA repair, immune function, and cellular detoxification. Lycopene may be the most effective of all the carotenoids, providing antimutagenic and cardio-promoting benefits.
Super CoQ10 with tocotrienols
Orally administered coQ10 goes directly to the mitochondria where it works to regulate the oxidation of fats and sugars into energy—an important function since the natural production of coQ10 declines with advancing age. When the body has an ample amount of coQ10 the mitochondria can work most efficiently throughout the entire body, in cells everywhere, including the most densely populated area, the heart.
When coQ10 is orally administered, it is absorbed through the lymphatic canals and distributed throughout the body. Coenzyme Q10 should be taken with some form of fat, since absorption through the lymphatic canals is greatly enhanced in the presence of dietary fat. It is for this reason that coQ10 offered by Life Extension is available in rice bran oil softgel capsules.