What is OysterMax® from Ireland?
Oyster Max® is a high potency oyster extract powder. Each 43 gram bottle of capsules contains the concentrated extract of 13.2 pounds of oysters. It contains:
- 59 Trace Elements
- 12 Vitamins
- 19 Amino Acids including Taurine
- Omega Fatty Acids
OysterMax® has been proven beneficial in the treatment of many conditions. This high potency extract can help increase energy levels and offset the symptoms of fatigue. OysterMax® also boosts the immune system and helps maintain collagen and keratin production for faster wound and injury healing and healthier skin, hair and nails.
The Zinc Connection
The oysters in OysterMax® are specifically targeted for harvesting to provide the maximum amount of trace elements available. Oysters are the highest natural source of zinc, 10 times higher in fact than the next source, which is red meat. However, it also has important zinc balancing co-factors such as manganese, copper and selenium. Taking synthetic zinc on it’s own can be dangerous as too much is as bad as too little and other elements like copper can become depleted if zinc is taken on it’s own. That's why studies show that taking Zinc losenges is, in most cases, worse than doing nothing!
The trace elements in OysterMax® are balanced with each other as nature intended, because they come from an animal source, not from a chemical factory. Together these elements along with many of the other micronutrients in OysterMax® provide the building blocks for over 300 enzymes in the body. These are involved in reactions that control everything from the way we look and feel to strong immunity and healthy libido.
Prostate Health Soars With OysterMax®
Prostate problems affect a large percentage of the male population over 50 years of age. These problems manifest as hyperplasia or swelling of the prostate, impotence, extra trips to the bathroom and worst of all, cancer. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men and 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Every man should be familiar with one very important aspect to prostate health regarding which they have complete control and this is the area of Zinc nutrition.
The prostate gland contains the highest concentration of Zinc of any organ in the human body. Scientists also know that cancerous prostate glands have less zinc than healthy ones. Scientists also know that Zinc is more of a preventative measure than curative since Zinc supplementation had little effect on already cancerous prostate cells.
Research conducted at the Linus Pauling institute in Oregon State University has shown that prostate swelling usually precedes prostate cancer. This swelling or hyperplasia has been shown to be associated with Zinc deficiency. While they did not conclude that this swelling was a precursor to prostate cancer, it is almost always seen prior to the onset of the cancer. They also showed in the course of these investigations (in vitro) that this prostate swelling could be reduced by adequate Zinc intake. In fact the prostate cells that were beginning to swell underwent programmed cell death or apoptosis when Zinc deficiency was corrected.
In other words, it appears that maintaining an adequate amount of Zinc in the body would be a good policy for helping to prevent the onset of prostate problems. In this regard, OysterMax® is a best choice, as it is balanced by nature with all the synergistic elements that are also needed. It not only contains Zinc, but all of the 59 trace elements the body needs.
What Makes OysterMax® Different?
OysterMax® is a natural oyster extract. All of the nutrients are organic in origin and 100% bio-available. The trace elements in OysterMax® are bound to transport molecules (peptides, amino acids) which makes them considerably more bio-available. The high concentration of free amino acids and peptides are also directly available to the blood once consumed making them very fast acting. Synthetic mineral supplements on the other hand need to bind to transport molecules during digestion before then can be absorbed, which may affect their bioavailability. All of the trace elements in OysterMax® are present in significant yet balanced concentrations, ensuring they all work in harmony as nature intended. None of the nutrients in OysterMax® are present in concentrations that could upset your bodies natural mineral and nutrient balance.
Second, The Latest Research
Further research is currently being carried out by our company on OysterMax® both in Ireland in 2 Universities, and by the Cellular and Microbiological Unit of the French Army to see what other bioactive
properties OysterMax® contains. The French investigation is being carried out as troops operating in hostile situations undergo massive oxidative stress on the body, and they want to see how OysterMax® can help alleviate some of the fatigue and illness associated with this. We are very proud of our on going research and we will keep our customers updated on new findings as they occur via our e-newsletter.
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What are the Benefits?
Clinical trials on human volunteers have shown that the bioactive compounds in OysterMax® have a direct effect on the antioxidant capacity of blood serum. This effect was seen very quickly. Free radicals in the blood were reduced by 90 within 8 days of starting the treatment.
This effect was due partly to the direct anti-oxidant effect of certain bio actives in OysterMax® and also in part due to the discovery that OysterMax® increased the production of Glutathione in the body. Glutathione is a major anti oxidant in the body and it protects all cells from oxidative damage.
Oxidative damage, especially in the mitochondria of the cells, causes the cells to produce less energy. As a result all chemical reactions in the body suffer from reduced efficiency. Symptoms include fatigue, compromised immunity, premature aging and reduced libido.
OysterMax® and Fatigue
The free amino acids in OysterMax® have been clinically proven to protect the body from oxidative damage. Endurance athletes, stressed out professionals, individuals exposed to environmental stresses such as UV light, smoking, excess alcohol consumption, all suffer from higher than normal levels of oxidative stress/free radical build up. The fatigue and tiredness associated with this oxidative stress has been shown to be reduced by taking OysterMax® The trace elements in OysterMax® are known to control over 300 enzyme reactions in the body. Many of these regulate processes, which govern the way energy is created and utilised by the body. For example, OysterMax® contains the building blocks for some of the enzymes, which regulate insulin production, which in turn controls blood sugar levels. Fatigue can also occur in cases of heavy metal toxicity. OysterMax® contains selenium, which has an antagonistic relationship with mercury and can therefore help detoxify the body. Oyster extract has been used traditionally for centuries for liver cleansing and the trace elements in OysterMax® have been shown to be beneficial in aiding the release of energy from the liver.
OysterMax® and Immunity
OysterMax® can help boost the immune response in a number of ways. The high organic zinc content can stimulate the thymus gland to produce thymulin. Thymulin regulates T-cells and T4 Helper cells which are key to the body’s immune defence system. However, cutting edge research from the US has recently shown that too much or too little zinc can knock the immune system out of balance. OysterMax® contains 4.0 mg of zinc per 4 capsules, a safe amount of natural organic zinc to supplement your diet. The anti-oxidant effects of OysterMax® are also beneficial during times of ill health as the body undergoes massive oxidative stress in certain situations. People undergoing chemo and radio therapies are particularly prone to oxidative stress and impaired immunity. OysterMax® has been used successfully for more than a decade in France as an adjuvant to the side effects of such therapies.
OysterMax® and Pregnancy
Pregnancy dramatically increases nutritional demands for expectant mothers. RDA’s for many nutrients increase during this time and also during lactation. For example, the RDA for zinc increases from 8mg daily to 12 mg daily during pregnancy and lactation. Zinc deficiency during pregnancy has been linked to low birth weight and premature delivery. OysterMax® is the perfect supplement to help meet those
increased nutritional demands as it contains all the constituents necessary for healthy growth.
OysterMax® and Skin Conditions
OysterMax® can help the skin maintain collagen and keratin production. It can promote tissue repair, has an anti-inflammatory effect and contains the building blocks for the enzymes which destroy damaged cells before they have a chance to become cancerous. Weak, brittle nails, dull hair, spilt ends, and many skin conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis can be ameliorated by using OysterMax®. OysterMax® contains high levels of free amino acids. Free amino acids are very useful as they do not need to be digested and they enter the blood stream directly and go to where the body needs them most. Three of these, glutamic acid, glycine and cysteine are the building blocks for collagen. Free cysteine is normally toxic to the body and having a non-toxic source of bio-available cysteine is very advantageous for collagen production in the body. The rest of the free amino acids in OysterMax® are involved in the manufacture of enzymes, antioxidants and structural proteins such as keratin.
OysterMax® and Anti-Aging
OysterMax® contains all of the building blocks for the body’s antioxidant defenses. Free radical damage is one of the major causes of premature ageing in tissues, especially the skin. Free radical damage in the cells also reduces the cells ability to produce energy and leads to overall loss of vitality and endurance. Clinical work on OysterMax® showed that after 8 days, oxidative stress in the blood was reduced by 90%. This proved that OysterMax® has great potential to help reduce the causes of premature aging.
OysterMax® and Sexual Health
Trace elements in OysterMax® are known to increase free testosterone in the blood, which promotes increased libido in both sexes. For men the high organic zinc content in OysterMax® can increase sperm production and maintain good prostate health. Sperm contain 700 times more zinc than is found in blood plasma and the prostate contains more zinc than any other organ in the body. Low zinc levels can result in prostate swelling, low sperm counts and loss of libido.
OysterMax® and Sexual Health
Research carried out in 2006 by Japanese researchers showed that components found in OysterMax® improved lipid metabolism and suppressed increases in blood pressure. As such it has been shown to be a physiologically functional food capable of improving cardiovascular health.
Oyster Max for Peak Performance
Oyster extract powder should be part of your health program because it helps to ensure peak hormonal and enzymatic functioning by ensuring a supply of a full spectrum of minerals and trace elements in a balance found in the ocean's tiny oyster.
Have you ever had that feeling that you are missing something in your diet... that you do just not feel up to par... that you know there is some imbalance in you... but you don't know exactly what it is? Most often, the cause is a lack of minerals which manifests itself in inadequate hormonal and enzymatic expression. Oyster extract is one of the tools that we can use to eliminate that possibility.
Blood tests, hair analysis and other diagnostic tools can help you determine the deficiencies (although they are often misleading, as well as helpful).
Taking OysterMax® will help balance you without the need for those tests. It can do this because it has everyone of the 59 trace elements that the body needs. They are present in OysterMax® in sufficient and 100% bioavailable amounts (bioovailable because they are bound to amino acids and will pass through the intestines and achieve virtually perfection absorption). So, by taking OysterMax® regularly, your body will overtime come towards a correct balance of minerals and trace minerals... and you can soon rule out mineral and trace mineral deficiency as a cause of poor energy. The nicest part is that you don't have to worry about unbalancing yourself as would occur with single minerals or even a collection of some minerals. OysterMax® has all of them.
The natural balance of OysterMax® is so important to remember because when taking a single mineral or only a few minerals, you can easily and unwittingly unbalance yourself and create additional problems. With OysterMax®, this does not happen, as the total array of trace elements are presented in a balanced biochemical matrix. Each and every one of the trace elements we need are presented in the relative concentrations as nature intended.
The results speak for themselves. Improved energy levels, stronger immunity, smoother complexion and better sexual health. All these benefits come from ensuring the trace elements necessary for peak performance in all these biochemical systems are balanced, by nature-as nature intended.
Also, remember that some cheap oyster extract products on the market can have up to 60% tapioca starch mixed in along with other bulking agents. Only choose pure, high zinc, oyster extract capsules from OysterMax®
How To Take OysterMax®
OysterMax® can be taken however one wishes, as long as four capsules are consumed daily, i.e. take them all at once for breakfast, or one for breakfast, lunch and dinner, two for breakfast, one for lunch, etc.