Empyrean Nutrition Vector V3!
The Powerful Probiotic, Whole Food Vitamin D3 and Alpha Lipoic Acid Supplement!
Vector v3 Highlights:
- 20 Billion CFU of Clinically Proven Probiotic Strains
- Supports a Healthy Gut Flora to Support Digestion and Immune Health
- 2,000 IU of Whole Food Vitamin D₃
- 200mg of Na R-Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Powerful Anti-Oxidant
- Optimize Insulin Sensitivity
- No binders or fillers
- Gluten free
Q: What is Vector v3?
A: Vector v3 is a Vector v3 is a Targeted Probiotic Whole-Food Nutrient Complex that combines whole food Vitamin D3, Na R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, and three strains of probiotics. When we developed this product we wanted to include the things we felt everyone from elite athletes to average Joes should be taking. As always Empyrean Nutrition uses the clinically studied effective dose of each ingredient.
- 200mg of Na R-Alpha Lipoic Acid
- 2,000 IU of Whole Food Vitamin D₃
- 20 Billion CFU of Clinically Proven Probiotic Strains
- Lactospore® Bacillus coagulans (5 Billion CFU)
- Saccharomyces boulardii (10 Billion CFU)
- Lactobacillus acidophillus DDS-1 Strain® (5 Billion CFU)
Q: Why use Vector v3?
A: Many athletes and everyday people overlook the importance of health. There is a direct link between good health and peak athletic performance. Keeping your body in top form allows your body to allocate resources towards making you perform at your peak. Amongst the other benefits of vitamin D and the probiotic strains in Vector v3 in isolation emerging evidence suggests that the vitamin D pathway is important in gut homeostasis. Specifically it plays a key role in signaling between gut bacteria and the human body.
Vector v3 also supports the gut-brain axis which is the relationship between digestive health and cognitive function, memory, depression, anxiety and other mental and behavioral health issues. It is involved in a multitude of physiological processes including satiety, food intake, regulation of glucose and fat metabolism, insulin secretion and sensitivity and bone metabolism. Some of the too numerous and yet to be discovered benefits from the cutting edge ingredients in Vector v3 include:
- Supports digestive health by restoring a proper gut flora with healthy bacteria
- Supports gut-related immune system function and overall immune system health
- Supports healthy proper digestion, nutrient absorption, and assimilation
- Relieves occasional gas and constipation
- Supports immune health
- Optimizes Insulin Sensitivity
- Supports the gut-brain axis with effects ranging from mood and depression to satiety
Q: Who should take Vector v3?
A: Vector v3 can be used by anyone who needs or wants to supplement with a Targeted Probiotic Whole-Food Nutrient Complex. Vector v3 is for anyone looking to restore a proper gut flora, realize the numerous benefits of vitamin D, and optimized insulin sensitivity. Digestive health is the key to a healthy immune system and overall health, a healthy body is a strong body.
Q: What is Bio-Enhanced® Na R-Lipoic Acid (NaRALA)?
A: Alpha Lipoic Acid is amongst the most potent antioxidants in nature and is the only antioxidant that is soluble (dissolves) in both fat and water, so it protects all parts of your cells from harmful free radicals. Bio-Enhanced® NaRALA is added for its dual effect on insulin (Insulin is a powerful hormone that is essential to allow entry of glucose into liver, muscle, and fat tissue where it can either be converted into usable energy or stored energy (glycogen or fat) for later use). Specifically Bio-Enhanced® NaRALA acts as an insulin mimetic (acts like insulin) and an insulin sensitizing agent. Bio-Enhanced® NaRALA is the most bioavailable oral form of Lipoic Acid on the market. The vast majority of Alpha Lipoic Acid products on the market today contain an unnatural form of Lipoic Acid that is not found anywhere in nature and did not even exist until it was chemically synthesized in 1952. These are racemic mixtures where 50% is the natural form and 50% is NOT the natural form, this is not recommended. R-Lipoic Acid is the natural form of Lipoic Acid. It is significantly more potent than the synthetic form as it is the exact type your body makes and requires.
Q: Why are some probiotics superior to others?
A: There are four things that determine the effectiveness of a probiotic supplement:
Survivability: Probiotic bacteria must be alive to exert their effects. Simply having a high quantity at the time of manufacturing does not determine this; rather they must be able to survive exposure to acid and bile in the GI tract.
Colonization: Assuming the above criteria is met (surviving manufacturing, shelf time, and the acidity upon entering the GI tract) they must also colonize. Most probiotics do not colonize, in other words they do not compete for resources and multiply rather they simply pass through.
Potency: There must be a high CFU count for a probiotic to colonize. Many yogurts and probiotic supplements are severely underdosed to be effective. Vector v3 is efficaciously dosed with a CFU count of 20 billion at the time of manufacturing which greatly exceeds the clinically studied amounts of each strain to ensure effectiveness.
Strain: Due to the biodiversity even within a given species there can be some variance in characteristics amongst a given bacterial species. Therefore within a given species there are subsets (strains) that have identifiable differences. A strain selected for documented characteristics such as survivability, colonization, and specific therapeutic effects are optimal. Simply having a given species in a formula is not a guarantee of effectiveness. The strains found in Vector v3 features three strains with documented beneficial characteristics.
Lactospore® Bacillus coagulans (5 Billion CFU)
- A spore forming, lactic acid forming probiotic strain. The ability to produce lactic acid has been demonstrated to help prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer. Compared other probiotic strains the lactic acid produced by Bacillus coagulans is the preferred form of lactic acid (the L+ optical isomer), which is more effective in supporting the digestive and immune systems. The fact that B. coagulans is a spore former is one of the key reasons it is so effective. When in the spore state it is almost like a seed acting as the protective layer while B. coagulans is hibernating to survive in a variety of environments and upon entering the GI tract it wakes up and becomes active. It does this as the pH and moisture of the GI tract server as the wake up call.
- Produces L(+) Lactic acid only
- Produces Bacteriocin
- Room temperature stable
- Spore former meaning it is naturally microencapsulated and has high survivability
- Clinically proven to proliferate within the GI tract
Saccharomyces boulardii (10 Billion CFU)
- The only probiotic yeast for humans. A systemic review and meta-analysis of Saccharomyces boulardii (S. boulardii) of 31 randomized, placebo-controlled treatment arms in 27 trials encompassing 5029 study patients found the following:
- S. boulardii was found to be significantly efficacious and safe in 84% of those treatment arms
- Meta-analysis found a significant therapeutic efficacy for S. boulardii in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD)
- In adults, S. boulardii can be strongly recommended for the prevention of AAD and the traveler's diarrhea.
- Randomized trials also support the use of this yeast probiotic for prevention of enteral nutrition-related diarrhea and reduction of Helicobacter pylori treatment-related symptoms
- The use of S. boulardii as a therapeutic probiotic is evidence-based for both efficacy and safety.
- S. boulardii shows promise for the prevention of C. difficile disease recurrences; treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, acute adult diarrhea, Crohn's disease, giardiasis, human immunodeficiency virus-related diarrhea.
Lactobacillus acidophillus DDS-1 Strain® (5 Billion CFU)
- A native bacteria species of the human GI tract, mouth, and vagina. It’s not enough to simply ingest any L. acidophillus as it is not likely to survive exposure to stomach acid and bile. To elicit it’s effects and make the descent to the lower GI tract (where pH is optimal for L. acidophillus to survive), the proper strain must selected for this characteristic and L. acidophillus DDS-1® has been demonstrated to possess this and other beneficial characteristics. Highlights:
- The DDS-1® strain is the one of the few clinically proven strains of L. acidophilus
- Produces B-vitamins and folic acid
- Helps prevent carcinogenesis
- Alleviates traveler's diarrhea and constipation
- Inhibits Heliobacter pylori which can cause stomach ulcers and cancer
- Supports relief of dermatitis
- Supports healthy cholesterol levels
- Inhibits the growth of 23 toxic microorganisms
- Helps digest lactose for those suffering from lactose intolerance
- Supports and stimulates the immune system
- Stable at room temperature (see chart below)
Q: What is Re-Natured® Vitamin D₃ and why take it?
A: Re-Natured® Vitamin D3 is a whole food vitamin D complex. It is a raw, whole food source of vitamin D3 and is created through Saccharomyces cerevisiae cultivation which is an excellent source of bio-available minerals, vitamins and their respective metabolites. Vitamin in is found in two forms in nature, D2 and D3. Both forms of vitamin D have been demonstrated to increase vitamin D levels in the blood. Vitamin D3 has emerged as the preferred form as it’s metabolized much better in the body. Numerous studies have demonstrated that many people are deficient in vitamin D as only a limited number of foods naturally contain vitamin D. As a result of this more research has been focused on vitamin D and its functions in the body. Although we call it a vitamin it functions like a hormone. In fact there are over 2,000 binding sites for the vitamin D receptor along the length of the human genome. Low levels of vitamin d are associated with an increased risk of rickets, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, and autoimmune disorders. Benefits of vitamin D based on research include:
- Supports healthy bones and joints
- Supports the immune system
- Enhances memory and focus
- Supports healthy digestion via gut homeostasis
- Supports prostate and breast health
- Reduces risk of cancer
- Improves blood sugar control
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