Nutra-Ception™

Nutra-Ception™

Multivitamin/Mineral & Antioxidant Formula for Men

1 Kit ( SKU: 9800 )

Benefits

  • Provides broad nutritional foundation, with clinically effective doses of the most bioavailable nutrient forms, including pyridoxal 5-phosphate, vitamin K2 (Menaquinone-7), gamma-tocopherol, and vitamin D3
  • Contains limiting factors for glutathione synthesis, critical to detoxification of environmental pollutants which impair sperm and testosterone function
  • Additional nutritional support for reproduction function and healthy sperm formation and integrity
  • Provides broad spectrum antioxidants to reduce oxidative damage to sperm, including bilberry and citrus extracts, lipoic acid, lycopene, and lutein

Feature Summary

Nutra-Ception, a comprehensive multivitamin/mineral foundation, provides a broad spectrum of nutrients optimal for male reproductive health, combined with advanced protection from environmental toxicity and support for mitochondrial function, the keys to healthy sperm formation.1 Persistent pollutants have emerged as a culprit behind both the metabolic syndrome and obesity, but also the growing prevalence of infertility.2,3,4,5 Anti-androgens and endocrine disruptors have become widespread, adversely influencing semen health and testosterone activity, and impairing (mitochondrial) energy production.6,7 Nutra-Ception supports detoxification of these toxins by enhancing glutathione synthesis; N-acetyl cysteine, the precursor to glutathione, improves the volume, motility, and viscosity of sperm among men with infertility. Other key antioxidants, such as CoQ10 and lipoic acid improve male subfertility by reducing oxidative stress and restoring mitochondrial function.8,9,10

Zinc plays a key role in spermiogenesis (sperm formation), and low levels increase the susceptibility to damage to sperm DNA and cell membranes.11 Lower zinc levels have been documented among infertile men, and when supplemented, zinc has been shown to increase sperm counts in both fertile and subfertile men.12,13 A review of randomized trials of acetyl-l-carnitine, critical to sperm health, found over a 4-fold increase in pregnancy rates among infertile couples.14

Medicinal Ingredients

Serving Size: 1 Packet
Servings per Container: 60

BioFoundation-G
Each Tablet Contains Per Tablet:
Vitamin A (Palmitate)................................................ 150 mcg RAE (500 IU)
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine HCl)...........................................4.2 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)................................................4.2 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin).....................................................12.5 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)...........................................33.3 mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) (Calcium d-Pantothenate)....16.7 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate)................................0.8 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl)...........................................1.7 mg
Biotin.............................................................................. 8.3 mcg
Betaine (Betaine HCl).....................................................16.7 mg
Folate (Folic Acid)........................................................... 83 mcg
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)......................................167 mcg
Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)....................................4.2 mg
Choline (Bitartrate)...........................................................4.2 mg
Inositol..............................................................................4.2 mg
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)..............................................167 mg
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)..................................8.3 mcg (333 IU)
Gamma-Tocopherol (Vitamin E).....................................33.3 mg
Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone-7)...........................................7.5 mcg
Boron (Citrate).............................................................. 41.7 mcg
Calcium (HVP* Chelate)................................................16.7 mg
Chromium (Chromium Polynicotinate).......................... 33.3 mcg
Copper (HVP* Chelate).................................................0.17 mg
Iodine (whole plant) (Ascophyllum nodosum)...........50.0 mcg
Magnesium (HVP* Chelate)...........................................33.3 mg
Manganese (Citrate).........................................................0.8 mg
Molybdenum (Citrate)................................................... 66.7 mcg
Potassium (Citrate)..........................................................6.8 mg
Selenium (Selenomethionine)....................................... 33.3 mcg
Vanadium (Citrate)......................................................... 2.5 mcg
Zinc (Citrate)...................................................................2.5 mg
Bilberry Extract (25% Anthocyanidins) (fruit) (Vaccinium myrtillus)........6.6 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoids 4:1 Extract (fruit) (Citrus limonum, Citrus sinensis)...8.3 mg
Coenzyme Q10 (microorganism)....................................8.3 mg
Green Tea Phytosome® (13% EGCg) (leaf) (Camellia sinensis)...............8.3 mg
Hesperidin (fruit) (Citrus sinensis)............................. 4.2 mg
Lutein (10% Lutein) (flower) (Tagetes erecta)...........0.55 mg
Lycopene LYC-O-MATO® (5% Lycopene) (fruit) (Lycopersicon esculentum)...0.28 mg
Milk Thistle Phytosome® (15% Silybin) (seed) (Silybum marianum)...................25 mg
N-Acetyl Cysteine.................................................25 mg
R-alpha-Lipoic Acid.............................................41.7 mg
ResveratrolRichTM Proprietary Blend..............33.3 mg
[Wine Grape (Vitis vinifera) Powdered Extract (fruit) and Purified Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) (root)
Providing Natural Trans-Resveratrol naturel...........16.6 mg
*HVP: Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein †EGCg: epigallocatechin-3-0-gallate

Acetyl-L-Carnitine
Each Capsule Contains:
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (N-acetyl-L-carnitine hydrochloride).........500 mg

Zinc Chelate
Each Tablet Contains:
Zinc (HVP* Chelate).............................................25 mg
*HVP: Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein

Non-Medicinal Ingredients

BioFoundation-G: Microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, coating (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], glycerin), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).

Acetyl-L-Carnitine: Vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water), microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant), silica.

Zinc Chelate: Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant), silica.

Allergens:

Contains no artificial preservatives, colours or sweeteners and no dairy, wheat or yeast. Sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is broken. For freshness, store in a cool, dry place.

Contraindications

While no specific contraindications are known, this product should be avoided by individuals with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. Vitamin D supplementation should be done with caution in those with hypercalcemia or granulomatous diseases, such as sarcoidosis. This product does not contain iron, and may not be the most suitable for use during pregnancy and lactation.

Drug Interactions

Caution should be used with antidiabetes and/or hypertensive medications, as they may have additive effects. Vitamin K supplementation may decrease the efficacy of warfarin, or require more close monitoring of its administration. Long term use may warrant low dose copper supplementation.

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  2. Meeker JD, Stapleton HM. House dust concentrations of organophosphate flame retardants in relation to hormone levels and semen quality parameters. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Mar;118(3):318-23. doi: 10.1289/ehp.0901332.
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