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Energy Caps

By: Super Nutrition

UPC Code: 033739001529

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Energy Caps
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Energy-Caps B-Complex, Antioxidants and a lot more. Energy Caps help your body generate energy the natural way, when you need it. No harsh herbal stimulants, just the nutrients that support Krebs Cycle energy production to help you feel ready to perform at your personal best.

The fast-acting capsules contain:
  • All the B-Stress Complex vitamins including the super energy vitamin, niacin.

  • Antioxidants to help protect against the premature-aging effects of our environment.

    SuperNutrition Energy Caps

    The Perfect Complement To The Opti-Pack
    In keeping with the original SuperNutrition vitamin program, the Energy Caps are created to be used as a "booster" formula in conjunction with the Opti-Pack and all of the Blend multi-vitamins. SuperNutrition Energy Caps were designed for those who want increased levels of the key nutrients that contribute to rapid recovery of an overtaxed system, and help protect the cells from oxidative stress. Energy Caps, like all our multi-vitamins, are formulated to be in the most effective balance for human metabolism, so you will notice that the formula contains very specific ratios of the key nutrients, like the B-Complex vitamins, and the antioxidants.

    A Safe Natural Booster
    Energy Caps are not an adrenal stimulant, but the nutrients provide highly effective nutritional support for your energy enzyme systems, providing your body with every nutrient necessary to make energy in the Krebs Cycle. They are safe, even when multiple Energy Caps are taken at once. Energy Caps contain 50 milligrams of niacin, per capsule, in balance with 31 other nutrients, and you'll notice the energy boost to the cells that niacin delivers. For some rare individuals, taking one may be enough to cause the "niacin flush," and two or more increases the likelihood, therefore you may want to increase your Energy Cap intake gradually, over a period of time, as your energy needs vary.

    When To Take Energy Caps
    You'll notice the most benefit from SuperNutrition Energy Caps when they are taken approximately one half hour before intensive exercise or any other potentially stressful activity. However, Energy Caps are a "quick-release" formula, so they're released into the bloodstream in as little as fifteen minutes on an empty stomach. Energy Caps rapid-action formula provides noticeable effects in minutes, and lasts from 2 to 4 hours with no drug or herbal stimulant. For peak performance, try Energy Caps before exercise, a job interview, a presentation, or a date, and sail through your stress with flying colors!


    You know it's important to supply B-vitamins to your body when you're experiencing the stress of a fast paced lifestyle or are burning energy during athletic activity. Studies show that both free-radicals and cellular inflammation may be generated whenever your activity level increases.1 This is called oxidative stress and is a primary cause of premature cellular aging, inflamed tissue, fatigue, and poor recovery.

    SuperNutrition adds the antioxidants that have been shown to reduce oxidative stress2 to this specially balanced Krebs Cycle B-complex so that you can perform at your optimum when stress demands.

    Whether you're an elite athlete or living a high-energy lifestyle, this formula is designed to help your body create energy more efficiently and recover more quickly, while it protects your cells from oxidative stress.
    1. Packer, L, Antioxidant supplementation affects indices of muscle trauma and oxidant stress in human blood during exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. (1989) 21.2:41-47
    2. Sjodin Betal., Biochemical mechanisms for oxygen free radical formation during exercise. Sports Medicine (1990) 10 (4): 236-54

    What does the niacin in Energy Caps Do?

    It supports brain metabolism to improve memory.


    Niacin is one of the nutrient molecules that is necessary for the proper function of the enzyme called mono-amine oxidase (MAO). MAO, among its many duties, detoxifies or "cleans" the brain of the "brain toxic" by-products of the metabolism of the essential amino acid, tryptophan. These by-products are chemical cousins of hallucinogens like LSD, which are known to interfere with some of the brain's normal healthy functions, including affects, mood and memory.
    Gilka L, The Biochemistry of the Schizophrenias, Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry 1978; 7(1):6-16
    Studies show that niacin deficiencies may be the underlying cause of several imbalances in brain chemistry that impair normal and optimal performance of the brain. That's why niacin may also benefit those who suffer from senility and depression.

    Niacin's Effect On Memory

    Netherlands Study Shows
    Memory Improvement Of 10% To 40%

    A double blind study done was done in 1985 to see if 425 mg daily could affect memory. It showed that 425 mg daily (in three divided doses of 141.7 mg) could increase memory test scores from 10% to 40%.
    Loriaux SM, Deijen JB, Oriebeke JF, De Swart JH. The effects of nicotinic acid and xanthinol nicotinate on human memory in different categories of age. A double blind study. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 1985;87 (4):390-5
    ABSTRACT: The treatment effect of nicotinic acid and xanthinol nicotinate on human memory was compared with placebo in 96 healthy subjects. Forty-three subjects were young (35-45 years), 30 subjects were middle aged (55-65 years) and 23 subjects were old aged (75-85 years). Pre- and post- treatment scores were measured on a battery of memory tasks, covering sensory register, short-term memory and long-term memory. The treatment regime was 1 dragee t.i.d for 8 weeks. The administration of xanthinol nicotinate (500 mg, containing 141.7 mg nicotinic acid), nicotinic acid (141.7 mg) and placebo (lactose) was double blind. Pre- and post-treatment scores were analyzed by means of multivariate covariance technique, the pre-treatment score serving as covariate. Nicotinic acid treatment resulted in improvement of sensory register and short-term memory. In comparison with placebo, both active compounds yielded improvements of 10-40%, depending on the task. Treatment effects of nicotinic acid were predominantly found in the young and middle-aged, whereas treatment effects of xanthinol nicotinate were predominantly found in the old. These results are interpreted by the supposed activity of nicotinic acid at the cell membrane. improving neuronal transmission, and of xanthinol nicotinate inside the cell, enhancing cell metabolism and oxygen supply in the brain.

    Comment: While the above study was done with 425 mg of niacin daily, the results of niacin supplementation, like other nutrients, begin before that peak level is reached. This is called "dose-dependent benefits", and indicates that some of the benefits for memory begin somewhere before the 10% to 40% improvement level is reached. So to deliver an amount of niacin that does have some (as yet, scientifically unmeasured) benefits on memory, we include 50 mg of niacin, and to ensure that it does not result in a niacin skin flush, we use a special "two-stage double-release low-flush" formulation of niacin.
    CAUTION: If you have never experienced the "niacin flush" it can be disconcerting the first time it happens, so we advise you to read the following.
    About The Niacin Flush

    Energy Caps uses niacin, the more biologically active form of Vitamin B-3 rather than the less-active form, niacinamide. One of niacin's most beneficial nutritional effects is an enhanced blood supply to the skin (as well as to the internal organs and glands). This is called the "niacin skin flush". The pink-to-red itchy skin flush indicates increased blood flow without additional work by the heart. This in turn indicates increased delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the cells as well as increased waste removal from the cells. This is a very desirable nutritional effect, but it can be disconcerting.

    It is usually characterized by a warm transient reddening of the skin that generally lasts about 30 minutes, but may last up to two hours or more (rare). The flush may bring some itching and may be followed by a slight passing chill. Quite often, after a few days of regular supplementation, the flush may diminish. Some people however, continue to flush regularly.

    Avoiding The Niacin Flush

    The most effective way to avoid a niacin flush when taking Energy Caps is to take only one at a time. Generally only about 1 in 50 people will flush with the amount of two-stage-release niacin in Energy Caps.

    Occasional Side Effects Of Higher Niacin Intakes

    A very few people may also experience a mild, transient headache or a slight upset stomach for a few minutes on beginning niacin supplementation. These effects usually no longer occur after a day or two. Also, about one person in a thousand may experience a mild rash (which may last from an hour up to a month) or feel sluggish rather than invigorated when taking Vitamin B3 as niacin (the sluggishness may last about four hours). These people should take a supplement that contains niacinamide rather that niacin.

    We Recommend Careful Use Of Niacin For Those Seeking
    More Mental Clarity And Better Memory

    Obviously we recommend Energy Caps with 50 mg of niacin, both for its invigorating nutritional effect and for the amount it may help mental function at 50 mg. per capsule, but we also want people to:
    1. Recognize the possibility of a niacin skin flush.
    2. Know that it has no detrimental effect on healthy body chemistry.
    3. Then decide whether to try niacin or not.
    We Feel Fast-Release Niacin Is Best

    We caution niacin users that slow-release and time-released niacin may overwork liver enzyme systems, and therefore we recommend and use fast-release niacin.

    The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

    Take alone or in addition to a daily multi-vitamin, like our Opti-Pack, Perfect Blend, Longevity or Women's Blend.

    If you have any questions about the niacin in Energy Caps feel free to call our toll-free number: 1-800-262-2116

    Energy Caps contain no chemical retardants and should be kept in a cool, dry place. BEST IF KEPT REFRIGERATED.

    Energy Caps are available in two sizes: 30 and 90 capsules
      Serving Size 1 Capsule
      Servings per Container (Box) 30 & 90
    VITAMIN A (Vitamin A Palmitate) 1,000 MG 20%
    VITAMIN C (Ascorbic Acid) 250 MG 416%
    VITAMIN D (As Vitamin D-3) 100 IU 25%
    VITAMIN E (As Natural d-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate) 100 IU 333%
    THIAMINE (Vitamin B-1) 35 MG 2333%
    RIBOFLAVIN (Vitamin B-2) 20 MG 1176%
    NIACIN (as low-flush, fast release Vitamin B-3) 50 MG 250%
    PYRIDOXINE (Vitamin B-6) 50 MG 833%
    FOLATE (= Folic Acid & Folacin) 400 MCG 100%
    CYANOCOBALAMIN (Vitamin B-12) 100 MCG 1666%
    BIOTIN (As d-biotin) 50 MCG 16%
    PANTOTHENIC ACID (From Calcium Pantothenate) 100 MG 1000%
    CALCIUM (As Carbonate and Citrate) 9 MG 0.9%
    MAGNESIUM (As Sulfate & Citrate) 2 MCG 0.5%
    SELENIUM (As Selenite) 50 MCG 71%

    OTHER INGREDIENTS No nutritional claims are made for these ingredients.
    Amount per serving Amount per serving
    Beta Carotene 2,500 IU Inositol (As Meso-inositol) 5 MG
    Bioflavonoids(From Lemon) 20 MG Methionine (As L-Methionine) 25 MG
    Catalase (Coated for 1/2 hr. release) 15 MCG PABA (As Para-Amino-Benzoic Acid) 25 MG
    Choline (As Bitartrate) 5 MG Rose Hips (From Roses) Trace
    Cysteine (As L-Cysteine) 25 MG Rutin (From Eucalyptus) 5 MG
    Fatty Acid (As Plant Stearic Acid) 10 MG Silica (Elemental) 10 MG
    Fiber (Microcellulose) 100 MG S.O.D. (Coated for 1/2 hr. release) 15 MCG
    Glutamine (As L-Glutamine) 25 MG Vitamin E (Mixed Natural Tocopherols) 0.1 MG
    Hesperidin (From Citrus) 10 MG    
    SUGGESTED USAGE: 1-2 before or during times of stress

    Fast-acting power-filled capsules can be taken on an empty stomach.

    Disclaimer:   This website is for informational purposes only. Always check the actual product label in your possession for the most accurate ingredient information due to product changes or upgrades that may not yet be reflected on our web site. These statements made in this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products offered are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you believe that you may have a disease condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner immediately, and before using any dietary supplement product.

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