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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
All the B-Stress Complex vitamins including the super energy vitamin,
Antioxidants to help protect against the premature-aging
effects of our environment.
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
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!
WHY DOES A SUPER B-COMPLEX CONTAIN ANTIOXIDANTS?
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.
ABOUT OUR NIACIN
- 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
- 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
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
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
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:
We Feel Fast-Release Niacin Is Best
- Recognize the possibility of a niacin skin flush.
- Know that it has no detrimental effect on healthy
- Then decide whether to try niacin or not.
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.
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:
Energy Caps contain no chemical
retardants and should be kept in a cool, dry place. BEST IF
Energy Caps are available in two sizes: 30 and 90
Serving Size 1 Capsule
Servings per Container (Box) 30 & 90
(Vitamin A Palmitate)
(As Vitamin D-3)
(As Natural d-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate)
low-flush, fast release Vitamin B-3)
Folic Acid & Folacin)
CYANOCOBALAMIN (Vitamin B-12)
ACID (From Calcium Pantothenate)
Carbonate and Citrate)
(As Sulfate & Citrate)
No nutritional claims are made for these
Amount per serving
Amount per serving
|Catalase (Coated for 1/2
|Choline (As Bitartrate)
||Rose Hips (From Roses)
|Cysteine (As L-Cysteine)
||Rutin (From Eucalyptus)
|Fatty Acid (As Plant
||S.O.D. (Coated for 1/2
||Vitamin E (Mixed Natural
|Hesperidin (From Citrus)
SUGGESTED USAGE: 1-2 before or during times of
Fast-acting power-filled capsules can be taken on an empty