Healthcare - Vitamins and SupplementsIntegrative Therapeutics has taken over the manufacturing of NF's formulas which offer exceptional quality and are continually reviewed and modified by their physicians to incorporate the latest reputable research and technological developments. They use the finest ingredients, and much of their manufacturing takes place on-site.
All materials are quarantined until precisely identified, analyzed and approved for use. They require a certificate of analysis from a reputable testing laboratory on every ingredient. All products must meet rigorous quality control standards, so you know you are getting the absolute best.
IT botanical lab produces over 150 liquid extracts as well as oils, creams, glycerin extracts and botanical combinations. Their lab staff uses botanicals of impeccable quality, primarily fresh plant material delivered or sent in within hours of harvesting. We offer a few products especially for Mothers and Babies emphasizing preventation and maintanance. IT has also added another reputable line of supplements by Tyler.
Generations of Asian mothers have turned to one natural source when they needed to increase their breast milk production: Malunggay. The leaves of the Malunggay tree (moringa oleifera) are nature's own galactagogues ” nature's" way of helping you increase the amount of breast milk you produce.
Go-Lacta is a plant-based supplement that has scientifically shown to increase moma's breast milk supply. Mothers who ate Malunggay produced 228% more milk than mothers who didn't.
Go-Lacta is 100% vegan using premium Malunggay leaves and 100% vegetarian capsules. Go-Lacta ensures a high-quality and safe premium product for mom and baby.
Give your baby more of the perfect food at your own breast milk. Make sure you produce enough with Go-Lacta!
Cost: 60 caps for $19.95 - 120 caps for $36.95
These are the essential oils that are hard to get in most diets and yet are so important for many body processes! One outward symptom that may indicate you need more oils is rough or flaky skin. Adding topical creams may treat the symptoms but truely healthy skin is formed from the inside out! Lack of omega-3 oils may interfere with good brain function and can even be related to depression. They also support cardiovascular function, skin and joint health.
These physician-designed oils are protected from light, heat and oxygen using an exclusive bio-electron process.
This is an important part of re-establishing the proper flora after a bout with a yeast infection. Each pearl contains a blend of 1 billion good bacteria to help with many intestinal woes. They are encapsulated in a way that will get it to the intestine where needed and remain intact through the stomach acids. The Pro-Flora choice is a combination of six (rather than just two bacteria as in the regular pearls) for deep regeneration of the flora.
This is a good combination for any pregnant mom to get the extra folic acid needed (800 mcg or 200% of daily value per tablet) along with the vitamin B-12 (2.5 mg or 41,667% of daily value) to assist in absorbing and give energy.
This is a comprehensive supplement designed to meet a woman's extra nutritional requirements during pregnancy and lactation. It is hypoallergenic and exceptionally well-tolerated. Recommendations are to take 4 capsules twice daily with meals and the container contains 240 capsules so this works out to be a month supply.
The numbers look pretty good except for the vitamin D levels. It only has 100 IU per 4 capsules. The RDA is 400 IU/day but the newest research is showing quite a different need. Canada has put it's pregnant women on 5000 IU/day so you may want to do your own research on this one - Dr. Cannell is one of the leading authorities in this field!
NF's popular Chewable Echinacea Vitamin C has been found helpful in supporting the immune system so it can better fight infections. This potent combination of botanicals, combined with synergistic vitamins, natural mixed cartenoids, and Zinc, is in an easy-to-use chewable form, for adults and children aged 4 and older.
Elderberry's clinical applications are similar to those of Echinacea, although the marker compounds of the two plants differ in the modes of action. Research on Elderberry has been based primarily on European Elder (Sambucus nigra) extracts, the species used in NF's products.
One Tablet Contains:
Vitamin A (palmitate)..1000 IU; Beta Carotene (Betatene natural mixed carotenoids)..1000 IU; Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)..65 mg; Vitamin C (sodium ascorbate)..35 mg; Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCI)..2 mg; Zinc (qluconate)..2 mg; European Black Elderberry fruit (Sambucus nigra) 4:1 extract 25mg equivalent to 100 mg; Echinacea 25 mg; Proprietary blend: A 4:1 extract of Echinacea purpurea herb/root, and Echinacea austofolia root, equivalent to 100mg.
fructose, natural fruit flavor, dextrose, microcrystalline cellulose, and guar gum.
A wonderful dairy-free blend of microflora specially selected for children. Bifdobacterium and Lactobacillus species are delivered in a vegetarian easy-to-use powder form that can be mixed with beverages or semi-solid food. Each individual bacterium is coated with the unique protein matrix in a base of FOS.
When antibiotics are used, many practitioners forget the second part of the equation, the probiotic that is needed to re-establish the flora (the good bacteria in the intestinal lining). Yeast/Thrush tends to get out of hand after the use of antibiotics and this can help prevent it's overgrowth. This may also be helpful when there is excessive gas or diarrhea to settle and balance the system again.
This botanical formula begins with Cranberry concentrate. Encapsulated Cranberry offers and excellent alternative to Cranberry juice products, most of which are high in sugar. It is for short-term use only, usually 1-2 weeks. Unsweetened Cranberry has long been known to help cleanse the bladder for those prone to infections. This product is NOT for use during pregnancy.
Three standardized herbs (Uva Ursi, Equisetum and Echinacea) provide additional support. Other synergistic ingredients are included to enhance the effects of this product.
Two Capsules Contain:
Beta Caroten (Betatene: natural mixed carotenoids) 20,000 IU; Cranberry fruit concentrate (Vaccinium macrocarpon) 30% total acids, 25:1 extract 500 mg; Mannose 200 mg; Buchu leaves (Agathosma betulina) 4:1 extract 200 mg; Bearberry leaves (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) 20% arbutin 200 mg; Horsetail herb (Equisetum arvense) 7% silica 200 mg; Echinacea angustifolia root 4% echinacoside 200 mg
Good for preparing the cervix and perineum the last few weeks of pregnancy! It can be taken internally (3 capsules a day - only during the last 6 weeks!) and used on the cervix the last couple weeks to soften and prepare for birth. You can squeeze a couple capsules directly onto the cervix and then use one to help stretch and massage the perineum too!
Liquid Iron is a citrate form of Iron, combined with Vitamin B12 and folic acid in a pleasant-tasting Cinnamon-flavored liquid. A favorite of midwives and physicians, who report that this formulation is less constipating than other Iron products.
One Teaspoon Contains (5.75 gm); Iron (citrate)..20 mg; Folic acid..400 mcg; Vitamin B12..100 mcg
In a base of: deionized water, sorbitol, vegetable glycerin, methyl and propyl parabens (as preservatives), and natural cinnamon flavor.
6 Fluid Ounces
Iron Complex combines the good qualities of the liquid into a capsule form for those who would prefer it that way. 90 Softgels per bottle.
A time-proven favorite with practitioners throughout North America. A special high-speed blender is used in a unique manufacturing process to produce this pleasant-tasting liquid formula. It is smooth but not chalky! Ca/Mg formula offers a range of options. Dairy-free, easy to use, well-tolerated during pregnancy, excellent for pediatric and geriatric patients and everyone who wants an alternative to large tablets and capsules. It is best to take any calcium in the evening before bed as you do your repair work at night while sleeping and that is when it is most needed. It can also help you relax and this combination may be what you are missing if you suffer from Charlie Horse cramps in your legs.
This formula offers a 2:1 Ca/Mg ratio and a mint-flavored base of botanicals.
16 fluid ounces.
One Tablespoon Contains:
Calcuim (carbonate)..600 mg; Magnesium (oxide)..300 mg; Vitamin D2 (ergocalcifero)..100 IU; Boron (oxide)..250 mcg
In a base of:
deionized water, glycerin, cellulose gum gel, spearment oil (Menta spicata), peppermint oil(Mentha piperita), and herbal blend [ginger root (Zingiber officinale), fennel root (Foeniculum vulgare), horetail leaf and stem (Equistetum arvense), alfalfa leaf (Medicago satival)]
The Vanilla flavor offers a 1:1 ratio of Calcium to Magnesium and the Strawberry flavor is a 4:3 ratio.
A mild, soothing combination of enzymes (including Chymotrypsin), herbs and concentrated Aloe vera, for every day use.
This blend begins with NF's PhytoZyme AG. Physicians developed this unique plant based digestive formula to provide a wide range of enzymatic activity for a variety of applications. Without enzymes nothing happens in digestion and with our cooked and processed diets the enzymes are depleted drastically. Enzyme therapy is a term we will be hearing more and more coming from the reasearch labs. Adding a little extra help can mean a whole new level of absorbing what we are eating. Women with heartburn in pregnancy don't need their stomach acid neutralized as some common preparations do because then the body has to work extra hard to make more because the food still needs to be digested. It makes more sense to eat smaller meals and help the body digest it quickly by adding more enzymes so it can be out of the stomach faster and not cause heartburn! PhytoZyme includes the enzyme Alpha-galactosidase. Enzymes are delivered in a base of supportive botanicals, including the herbal bitter Gentian and Ginger. Also contains Spectra Probiotic, NF's combination of 8 highly viable strains of microflora.
In addition to the above mentioned, PhytoZyme Plus includes the addition of: Slipper Elm bark (Ulmus rubra)..50 mg; Betaine HCI..50 mg; Papain..25 mg; Pepsin..25 mg; Papaya fruit (Cariaca papaya)..25 MG; Aloe vera leaves 200:1 extract..10 mg; Bromelain 2400 gdu/3600 mcu..10mg; Trypsin..5 mg; Chymotrypsin..0.25 mg
This popular, high-potency vegetarian daily multiple uses NF's original Prenatal Formula as a foundation. Prenatal Forte adds digestive enzymes from plant sources, and the classic herbs Alfalfa, Dandelion, Nettles, Raspberry Leaf and Yellow Dock. Cranberry is included, as well as Papaya and microflora. These extra enzymes and botanicals are well worth the the slightly higher price to help ensure that your body is better able to assimilate all the nutrients!
Daily Multiple Vitamin-Mineral with Supportive Botanicals
NF's Spectra Probiotic provides eight specially selected strains of microflora. Each capsule contains billions of bacteria in NF's unique protein matrix coating. This coating protects each of the individual bacteria from harsh stomach acids and digestive juices so it can get to the intestines where it was intended to go. When antibiotics are used many practitioners forget the second half of the equation and leave out the probiotics that help re-establish the good bacteria that were killed off with the bad. Without a Probiotic many women find that yeast proliferate beyond control and can lead to sore nipples, intra-ductal inflammation and possibly mastitis. Truly an ounce of prevention here is worth well over a pound of cure!
In a base of N-Acetyl D Glucosamine (NAG) and fructooligosaccharides (FOS). Dairy free!
One Capsule Contains:
Bacteria Blend..200mg(Consisting of: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bularicus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium infantis, Streptococcus faecium, Streptococcus thermophilus); N-acetyl-d-glucosamine..35 mg; Fructooligosaccharides..90 mg; Bacterial cultures grown and standardized on medium composed of rice hulls.
An NF favorite, Thymactive provides homeopathic Echinacea for symptoms of minor infections with general lassitude, chills, and aching. This is another way to support the body to help it heal itself rather than suppress symptoms with drugs. Can be used infancy through adulthood. This great tasting liquid is placed in droplets under the tongue. 10 drops for adults and half that amount for children.
In a base of:
distilled water, vegatable glycerin,thymus gland concentrate and a preservative/buffer of potassium sorbate, phosphoric acid and potassium benzoate.
1 Fluid Ounce
Omega - 3 oils support healthy development of the brain, eyes, nervous
and immune systems*
Provides 450 mg of DHA, exceeding the minimum recommendations (300 mg) of daily DHA intake*
A woman's demand for DHA increases during pregnancy. DHA is essential for the proper development of infants and children, and offers mood and nerve support for mothers.*
Prenatal DHA is a convenient and effective way to ensure that mothers and their growing babies get enough of this vital nutrient every day. Surpassing all international standards for purity, freshness, and concentration, Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA provides the benefits of omega-3 fats without the risk of toxicity. Ideal for pregnant and nursing mothers, these unflavored soft gels are half the size of standard soft gels, and are perfect for the most sensitive palate. Prenatal DHA provides the foundation for a healthy pregnancy.
This will assist all woman in maintaining hormonal balance. It will help to ease symptoms such as PMS, mood swings, and related skin afflictions. It has GLA from Evening Primrose Oil as well as the DHA and EPA from the cold water fish. Suggested is 2 capsules daily.
Omega - 3 Gummies:
This comes in a delicious tangerine treat for kids and makes a good companion to the Berries Multi-vitamins! Suggested use is for children 3 years and older to have 2 daily.
Nordic Berries Multi-vitamin:
According to Nordic folklore trolls would come out at twilight to gather cloudberries along the banks of the fjord waters. These berries are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and have a delicious sweet and sour citrus taste. The suggested use is for children over 3 to have 4 berries with food each day.
In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics raised it's recommended dose of Vitamin D to 400 IU's for children in response to the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency in our nation. Some experts think there may be a link to the explosion of autism since the early 90's when we started demonizing the sun. Now there is more cancer from "not enough sun" than "too much sun"! Most experts will encourage at least 1000 IU's in children a day and at least 5000 IU's for pregnant women. As always when you are pregnant, consult with your healthcare provider and do some research on your own! Each small soft gel is 1000 IU's.
Mother's Gold has changed manufacturers so this line is on closeout - See Galactic Gold for the new version!
M. & B.-A (Mother & Baby) is a natural herb blend that has proven to make a difference for mothers who want to breast feed their babies. The new name for this product is "MOTHER"S GOLD" which describes it to a T. It has been used successfully by many mothers to:
Enrich and increase their milk supply
Feed a baby that is just learning to nurse
Help an infant gain necessary weight
Produce milk for a premature infant
Nurse multiples or an adopted baby
Help a mother to relactate
Provide a buffer when a mother is returning to work or school
Promote flow when a mother's milk is slow to come in
M. & B.-A is a highly effective herbal blend which has proven to be of great help to nursing mothers, formulated by U.S. practiced master herbalist and mother, Amelia Schendel, RD, IBCLC, MH.
Marshmallow root promotes milk flow in nursing mothers. It is high in calcium and other minerals. It is an excellent wound healer and reduces inflammation.
Blessed thistle increases milk flow. It is especially beneficial when mother's milk is slow in coming in. It speeds up the milk ejection reflex. This comes in very handy when helping a baby breastfeed who has become accustomed to a bottle and wants a quick reward.
Fennel is a lactation stimulant, increases fat content of milk, helps with digestion, reduces gas, and historically helps colicky babies.
Plantation is very rich in nutrients, enriches mother's milk, and boosts the mother's immune system.
Fenugreek stimulates milk production for nursing mothers. It gives tone to the uterus. From Egypt to India, this herb has been used to increase milk production, and relieve ailments of the mucus membranes. Other research shows that the seeds have galactagogue effects due to lactation factors in the fatty acids.
Universal emotional remedy with gorse (vervain, wild grape, mustard, scleranthus, chicory, willow, crab apple, honeysuckle, and gorse) is composed of rarefied plant and wild flower essences. It is very helpful for mothers in alleviating stress, anxiety and feelings of hopelessness. Because of the rarefied nature of these wildflower and plant essences, there is no need to fear an allergic reaction or addiction, and may therefore be freely used by adults and child alike.
Suggested use: To enrich a mother's milk supply, take 20-40 drops 3 times a day. To increase a mother's milk supply, take one teaspoonful 3-4 times in a 24-hour period before meals. Increase or decrease the amount of M. & B.-A as needed. Best results are achieved when taken every six hours at the same time every day. Note: If a mother is sensitive to alcohol, she may place the herbal dose in water overnight to allow the alcohol to evaporate.
Cost: Only 1 oz. bottles left - WAS $13.50 - NOW $8.10
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* Formulated specifically for unique needs of breastfeeding moms * Vitamin and mineral combination meets mom's daily requirements * All-natural, organic, and bio-available * Safe, healthy and nutritious for baby to ingest through breast milk.