If you are interested in alternative health, chances are Dr. Mercola nears the top of your list of experts to turn to for current natural health news and advice. Dr. Joseph Mercola is an osteopathic physician who practices medicine with a holistic approach, integrating Western and natural medicine to treat the whole person. He has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, The Doctors, and other news shows, as well as in Forbes and Time Magazine. He has written numerous books, including three that have made the New York Times Bestsellers list: The Great Bird Flu Hoax, The No-Grain Diet, and Effortless Healing. Dr. Mercola has committed himself to protecting health rights and providing natural health information and resources that are up-to-date and accurate. He has partnered up with organizations such as Organic Consumers Association, National Vaccine Information Center, Fluoride Action Network, and Consumers for Dental Choice’s Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry. Through his personal research he has found high-quality supplements with proven health benefits, offering only the best products to support consumers’ health. Nourishing World is proud to now bring you several more great supplements from Dr. Mercola:
Dr. Mercola Vitamin K2 Capsules
Think of vitamin K2 as “directing” calcium. When you consume calcium, it can end up in various places throughout the body since all cells require calcium. We generally want calcium to be deposited in the bones and teeth, as this strengthens them, and inadequate calcium can lead to osteoporosis. However, calcium can also wind up in the arteries, heart valves, and soft tissues. An excess of calcium in these areas can lead to a variety of health issues such as cardiovascular disease, kidney stones, breast calcifications, and osteoarthritis. We now know that vitamin K2 plays an important role in calcium regulation, ensuring that dietary or supplemental calcium goes where we want it to go to keep us healthy. Calcium, vitamin K2, and vitamin D all work in tandem with each other, so supplementing calcium and vitamin D without also supplementing vitamin K2 can actually do more harm than good. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, but without vitamin K2, the calcium can end up in the wrong places. Vitamin K2 is naturally found in grass-fed meat and dairy and in some fermented foods such as certain cheeses and natto, but few people (less than 20%, by some estimates) are able to maintain adequate K2 levels from diet alone. The best form of supplemental vitamin K2 is MK-7. The MK-4 is usually synthetic, while other forms such as MK-8 and MK-9 may not work the same way as K2-MK-7. Dr. Mercola’s Vitamin K2 MK-7 is made from fermented chickpeas, a soy-free natto. Dr. Mercola Vitamin K2 supplement is non-GMO and not derived from animal sources.
Dr. Mercola Fermented Ginseng
Dr. Mercola Fermented Ginseng is made from 100% Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng), the type of ginseng that is most widely researched and associated with health benefits. Because the ginseng in this supplement is fermented, it is absorbed more quickly, consistently, and fully than non-fermented ginseng. While many ginseng products are harvested too late and processed at high heat, Mercola Ginseng has been carefully selected for its optimal production methods. The Asian ginseng utilized in Dr. Mercola’s supplement contains more ginsenosides than American ginseng and is harvested 1-2 years sooner than other ginseng supplements so that the nutritional value is maximized. It is not peeled (which can remove nutrients) and it is processed at low heat to retain all the beneficial compounds. The result is a highly effective, easily absorbed fermented ginseng with numerous health benefits. These benefits include immune support and enhanced mental performance, with clearer thinking, more alertness, and better concentration and memory. Fermented ginseng also offers support to the heart, brain, and digestive system, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and may play a role in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, and cancer.
Dr. Mercola Fermented Black Garlic
Garlic is chock full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. When this pungent superfood is fermented, the result is a sweet, soft, caramelized black garlic, and amazingly, the benefits are multiplied. Fermented garlic contains more essential amino acids per a gram than raw garlic: nearly double the tryptophan and lysine, more than twice as much leucine, and three times as much methionine. The beneficial allicin in raw garlic is broken down and converted into a new compound called S-allyl-cysteine (SAC). SAC has greater antioxidant effects, more stability, and great absorption when compared to allicin. Fermented garlic often has at least double the antioxidant power of raw garlic, as measured by ORAC values. Dr. Mercola Fermented Black Garlic is created with a double fermentation process and freeze-dried to preserve nutrients and allow for a shelf life of over a year. The end product is tested for SAC and ORAC values, quality, and stability. Mercola Fermented Garlic helps maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, support the immune system, and promote overall wellness.
Dr. Mercola Krill Oil, Krill Oil For Women, & Kids’ Krill
It seems a new study on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids emerges every week! Omega-3s have been found to reduce the risk of heart disease and cardiac death, prevent and reverse depression, mood disorders, and other mental illnesses, support brain growth and development, protect the nervous system, reduce inflammation and inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, inhibit cells which cause issues ranging from psoriasis to cancer, and prevent Type 2 diabetes. Fish are considered the best source of omega-3s, but unfortunately, most seafood is quite high in contaminants like PCBs, mercury and other heavy metals, and even radioactive toxins. With krill at the bottom of the food chain, they are not susceptible to the pollution that contaminates other fish. Dr. Mercola Krill Oil is derived from sustainably-harvested Antarctic krill and is MSC certified. The production processes ensure quality, freshness, and a long shelf life. Available in regular and children’s formulas, this krill oil is an excellent source of antioxidants and omega-3s, enriched with astaxanthin. Mercola Krill Oil for Women is specifically designed for women’s needs, with organic evening primrose oil to help with PMS symptoms, mood, memory, and bone health.
Dr. Mercola Iodine Supplement
Iodine deficiency is such a widespread problem that iodine has been added to table salt — a food most people eat daily — for nearly a century. Lack of iodine leads to goiter and other thyroid problems, with symptoms including fatigue, weight gain, and depression. Without adequate iodine, women may experience fertility problems and miscarriage, and their babies may grow too slowly and develop brain abnormalities. Iodine is also needed to keep organs, skin, bones, teeth, and hair healthy and support metabolism and detoxification. Only 20% of “iodized” table salts actually contain adequate iodine, and these levels tend to diminish over time. Sea salt is a much healthier option and does contain trace amounts of naturally-occurring iodine, but salt alone cannot provide all the iodine the body needs, particularly for those on low-salt diets. Additionally, there aren’t many foods containing significant amounts of iodine, and soil depletion has only added to the problem. Exposure to bromine, chlorine, and fluoride via drinking water, flour, plastics, pesticides, and other environmental factors prevent the body from absorbing the iodine it so badly needs. Dr. Mercola Iodine uses potassium iodide, a stable form of iodine, encapsulated in LiCaps® capsules to prevent oxidation, rancidity, and spoilage.
Check out our entire range of Dr. Mercola supplements for both people and pets!