Herbal, Mineral Dietary Supplement
- Promotes internal balance and healthy aging*
- Encourages youthful responses to physical stress and challenges*
- Formulated with a unique nutrient/herbal blend that helps support cardiovascular,
bone and joint, and gastrointestinal systems.*
IS THIS YOU?
- A Baby Boomer (born between 1946 and 1964)
- Trying to maintain an active lifestyle with a body that is losing its warranty
- Is your quality of life suffering from poor eating habits and too little exercise
- Are you worried about being healthy as you age
- Are twinges and stiffness limiting your lifestyle
- Do you find that normal activities are not as easy as they were in your youth
Baby boomers number 78 million people and are experiencing difficulties with
the aging process on a massive scale. Some are desperately trying to maintain an
active, healthy lifestyle but find that it is difficult with a body that is telling
you that its warranty has expired. Others are suffering the consequences of poor
lifestyle choices and are drifting into old age overweight, out of shape and accumulating
Many of the signs of aging that Baby Boomers experience relate to the results of
chronic inflammation. This is different from acute inflammation, which is a process
for defense and repair. Chronic inflammation results from a system that is out of
balance, where repair is superseded by processes that promote tissue injury and
persist for long periods of time. Some of these events may be visible, like joint
pain and stiffness. Others are silent, such as the processes leading to cardiovascular
disease and loss of cognition and mental functions with aging, for example.
If our genetic resources led to harmony and health when we were young and vital,
why then are we not benefiting in the same way with these same genetic resources
to maintain health as we age?
THE SOLUTION: BioTune®
Ingredient research has shown that nutrients in BioTune® are
able to help restore the use of genetic resources.* They do not change the DNA code
- we inherit that code from our parents. But how we use that code has a large bearing
on our health.
Think of the genetic code like the hardware in a computer. It does not change and
is the same in all cells, whether they are skin, nerves, liver or muscle. However,
what tells those cells to act in the correct manner and perform their assigned roles
and functions are a series of molecular switches called the "epigenome". If the
DNA is the hardware, then these switches are the software that determines how cells
act and function.
Over time, or due to poor nutrition and environmental factors the software program
can shift in its performance. This dysfunction in our cellular software can contribute
to the problems that we collectively call Boomeritis and other conditions associated
The ingredients in BioTune® are naturally occurring substances with
ingredient research support demonstrating their actions as guardians of the epigenome.
These materials possess complex chemical structures and work in a variety of ways,
with the combination bringing diverse approaches to health and wellness through
a multitude of actions.* The end result is a more youthful feeling that results
from synchronizing your genes with nature.*
Curcumin is the active chemical in the spice turmeric (Curcumin longa).
Curcumin is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, mediated through its
actions on gene expression, but its limitations have centered on its bioavailability
- absorption from the gut and distribution to the rest of the body. The BCM-95 extract
used in BioTune® was developed to address these limitations and as
a result there are excellent systemic actions of curcumin with this specific extract.*
Amla is a fruit (Emblica officinalis),
sometimes called Indian gooseberry, which is rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin
C, and has a long history of use in Ayuvedic medicine (the traditional medicine
of India). Many epigenetic switches are sensitive to oxidants and Amla balances
the cellular redox state to limit the deleterious actions of oxidants on health.*
Cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa)
is a traditional medicine from the Amazon rainforest. Historically it is a vine
whose bark is brewed into a tea for treating various inflammatory disorders.
Cat's claw balances immune function and is an excellent adaptogen.
Boswellic acid is a resin
extract of Boswellia serrata, and has been used throughout the Middle East,
northern Africa and India as an anti-inflammatory botanical for thousands of years.
Indeed, it was once known as frankincense.
Boswellic acid has been used in traditional medicines for fever, rheumatism,
gastrointestinal afflictions and mental health.
Grape seed extract is a polyphenol-rich
ingredient that is particularly rich in proanthocyanidins. These are short chains
(called oligomers) of catechins or flavanols, which exert profound effects of gene
expression and are powerful antioxidants. There are numerous research reports documenting
benefits in various states of inflammation.
Quercetin is a flavonol
that is a profound antioxidant found in various fruits, onions and buckwheat. It
has been implicated in cardiovascular health where it not only limits the epigenetic
processes involved in vascular hardening but also promotes exercise tolerance and
efficient use of energy by mitochondria. There are several clinical trials currently
under way evaluating its potential chemopreventive properties.
Ellagic acid is a polyphenolic antioxidant, supported by research, that plays a
role in maintaining cardiovascular health, joint health and function, and may have
chemopreventative properties. Fruits often combine ellagic acid with gallic acid
to form gallotannins, which are then broken down upon digestion. Berries and fruits
like pomegranate are rich in ellagic acid and anthocyanins.
Green tea leaf extracts (Camellia
sinensis) are rich in catechins, and the most widely studied is epigallocatechin
gallate (EGCG). There is a vast array of studies documenting the effects of green
tea extracts, especially EGCG and other catechins, on gene expression leading to
a restoration and maintenance of health. Joint health, heart health, and cognitive
and mental functions and chemoprevention are some of the attributes of dietary supplementation
with these catechins.
Alpha lipoic acid is
an organo-sulfur compound that was first used clinically to restore liver function
in patients with various liver diseases in the 1970's. It has been shown to promote
the proper cellular use and transport of glucose, and has been used to manage cognitive
function and balance blood glucose levels.
Resveratrol is a phytoalexin
produced by several plants when stressed by attacks from viruses or fungi. Resveratrol
has a remarkable anti-aging collage of properties from extending lifespan in various
animals to counteracting the activation of up to 144 genes in response to high fat
diets. While resveratrol has numerous benefits in various animal models of disease
(gastrointestinal, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease), there
is no clinical support at this time for these applications. Resveratrol is a natural
product with powerful epigenetic properties but further research is required to
place its role in human health in perspective. Resveratrol is found in wine, especially
red wine, and this has led to speculation that it is a critical factor explaining
the "French Paradox" of lower cardiovascular disease despite a high fat diet. However,
resveratrol levels in wine and grapes are considerably lower than what has been
used in experimental studies. Current supplies used in supplements are derived from
selenium are metals that are used by critical antioxidant enzymes within
the body. They are important in converting dangerous free radicals into harmless
substances, thereby protecting cells from oxidative stress. They are indirectly
involved in epigenetics by lowering the tone of redox sensitive transcription factors
(proteins that promote gene expression) or via the activity of "finger proteins"
that directly bind to DNA.
Zinc (as zinc monomethionine) OptiZinc symbol, Selenium (as selenium amino acid
chelate), Curcumin (root - Curcuma longa) – BCM-95 extract, Amla extract (fruit
- Emblica Officinalis), Cat's claw extract (bark -Uncaria tomentosa), Boswellia
Serrata extract (gum), Grape seed extract (seed – Vitis vinifera), Quercetin, Ellagic
acid (from pomegranate extract) (fruit -Punica granatum), Green tea extract (leaf
-Camellia sinensis), Alpha-lipoic acid, Resveratrol (root extract - Polygonum cuspidatum),
Gelatin, rice flour, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate (vegetable source)
Directions For Use:
Take two capsules daily. May be consumed with or without food.
This product is not intended for pregnant or nursing women.
Keep out of reach of children.