By Nora Heston Tarte Contributing Writer Kirkman Group, Inc
Don’t let resolutions fall by the wayside. Instead, let Kirkman® be your guide to meeting your 2017 health and fitness goals. A well-balanced supplement regimen is one way to get on track to a healthier you. So, whether you are looking to detoxify your body or shed a few extra pounds, adding these proprietary supplements to your diet and exercise plan can help.
For many, overall health (especially that related to weight loss and detoxification) starts in the gut. That’s why we’ve chosen products that target this area specifically to provide balance in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and aid digestion through the use of enzyme blends.
And don’t forget: all of Kirkman’s products (except for topicals) are Ultra Tested®, which means you aren’t putting more harmful contaminants into your body while trying to rid it of unhealthy chemicals and bad bugs. So, take action! Be the healthiest you that you can be.
What better way to start your journey to overall health than by starting a daily multi-vitamin? Advanced Adult Multi-Vitamin/Mineral – Hypoallergenic offers nutritional support in a hypoallergenic, vegetarian capsule, making it the ideal daily vitamin for both adults and those with sensitivities.
All 20 vitamins and minerals included in this proprietary formula are selected based on the latest scientific studies. It differs from traditional multi-vitamins in many ways:
- It contains 1,000 IU of vitamin D-3 per serving based on new studies that higher amounts are beneficial;
- It includes 27 mg of zinc (180 percent of the daily requirement) per serving to better support immune system response;
- It has chromium in the chelate form;
- There are 350 mg of vitamin C for enhanced immune system support;
- It is formulated with CoQ10 and resveratrol, Both ingredients provide powerful antioxidant activity to further boost the immune system.
Pro-Bio Defense (0463-090)
Probiotics are tiny microorganisms often referred to as “good bacteria.” They are introduced into the gut to assist in digestive functions of the GI tract and return unbalanced gut bacteria to a balanced condition.
This formulation supports overall GI system health using a proprietary blend of ingredients, supported by the latest in scientific research. It provides 20 billion CFUs per capsule so you’re getting plenty of probiotic bang for your buck.
The blend of resident and transient microorganisms work together to maintain and promote a healthy GI tract. In addition to the six probiotic strains in Kirkman’s Pro-Bio Gold™, Pro-Bio Defense includes saccharomyces boulardii, a special strain of yeast that offers additional GI benefits. Not to be confused with Candida yeast, which can cause unhealthy microorganisms to build up, s. boulardii is known to be effective in supporting digestion when used alone or in combination with other probiotics.
Overall the included strains:
- Possess a high tolerance to survive stomach acids and bile salts;
- Support the body’s natural defenses and the intestinal tract’s immune system;
- Help alleviate occasional diarrhea and constipation;
- Address lactose metabolism issues;
- Adhere to and colonize the GI mucosal membrane;
- Assist with regulating intestinal mobility and normal bowel function;
- Possibly help create an inhibitory effect on free radical activity in the colon.
This product comes in vegetarian capsules and is free of sugar, soy, wheat, casein, gluten, milk, corn, egg, preservatives, gelatin, artificial flavorings or colors, peanuts, tree nuts and fish.
Detox-Aid Advanced Formula (0475-100)
The name says it all. This supplement works to remove toxins from the body by assisting in the natural detoxification process. It’s impossible to avoid all environmental contamination, so think of this product as that extra boost your body needs to heal itself.
This updated version contains alpha ketoglutaric acid as a replacement for n-acetyl cysteine (NAC), to ensure it is safe, even for those with sensitivities. It is also free of sugar, starch, soy, wheat, casein, gluten, milk, corn, preservatives, yeast, gelatin, flavorings, colorings, peanuts, tree nuts and fish.
Biofilm Defense® (#0881-060)
Biofilm refers to any group of microorganismswhere cells stick to each other and adhere to a surface. These adherent cells are frequently embedded within a self-produced matrix of extracellular polymeric substance (EPS), and can cause adverse effects on the body.
To reduce the existence of biofilm, add Biofilm Defense® to your supplement regimen. This proprietary product, made up of enzymes, dissolves the sugar and fibrin components of most unhealthy biofilms to help remove them from the body. By balancing the good and bad bugs inside, you’re boosting the immune system and creating an environment where your body can function optimally.
This product comes in vegetarian capsules and is free of sugar, wheat, casein, gluten, milk, egg, yeast, gelatin, flavorings, colorings, peanuts, tree nuts and fish. It is also formulated without any significant amount of protease, which can irritate a sensitive GI tract, allowing Biofilm Defense® to be taken on an empty stomach without issue.
Enzym-Complete/DPP-IV (0234-200, 0234-120)
This blend of enzymes provides high-strength digestion aid. It is a broad-spectrum digestive enzyme, meaning it’s effective in helping with the digestion of a wide range of foods.
The vegetarian capsules contain 17 different types of pure, plant-based enzymes to break down proteins, carbohydrates, fats, sugars and fiber. Dipeptidyl peptidase-IV is added to degrade peptides formed from exposure to casein and gluten.
This proprietary blend provides a solid foundation for good digestion with all of the enzymes working together and individually for optimal results. This not only aids the digestive tract in functioning at its best, it allows for the highest level of nutrient absorption, which is of concern especially when foods are cooked and nutrients are lost in the process.
Gastro Support (0330-180)
Give your gastrointestinal (GI) system a boost with Gastro Support, a product made to provide immune system support to keep you healthy and your body functioning at its highest capacity. This product supports the entire GI system using ingredients proven to aid in establishing good health in the GI system tract.
Every ingredient is specifically chosen to target one area of the GI tract and restore it to optimal health.
- L-glutamine provides gastrointestinal system mucosal protective actions and immune system support.
- N-acetyl glucosamine supports healthy gut mucosa.
- Quercetin, a bioflavonoid, gives immune system support.
- Slippery elm bark has emollient and soothing properties.
- Turmeric (curcumin) aids healthy gastrointestinal system mucosal support.
- Ginger root assists in secretion (moving protein out of cells).
These vegetarian capsules are free of sugar, starch, soy, wheat, casein, gluten, milk, corn, preservatives, yeast, gelatin, flavorings or colorings, peanuts and tree nuts.