Without carnitine, fats cannot be burned for energy; without energy, cells become weak and can die.
Optimizing carnitine levels has been found to have dramatic benefits for low energy, obesity, and fatigue. Controlled trials have demonstrated that carnitine increases weight loss by promoting optimal fat burning by the mitochondria. Carnitine also helps promote heart health, maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels, and sports endurance and recovery.*
Carnitine Tartrate powder is a superb value. It has a pleasant tart taste and mixes well with liquids. It is highly recommended for those needing higher doses of carnitine.
How to Take:
In general, L-carnitine will be absorbed faster and with higher peak plasma when ingested on an empty stomach, because it does not compete for absorption with other amino acids or peptides. When taken on an empty stomach, plasma levels of carnitine will remain elevated for 3-4 hours. If high blood concentrations throughout 24 hours are desired, carnitine should be taken multiple times per day in doses of 1-2 g, for example, first thing in the morning and around 2-3 hours after any meal or snack. It is not recommended late in the day due to its energizing effect. Do not take high doses too fast, as it may have a laxative effect.
Carnitine is especially useful to take right before exercise, for both resistance and endurance training. When taken with meals, it will achieve a lower but more prolonged elevated plasma level, about 7-8 hours, supporting at first the metabolism of the fat ingested with meals and subsequently that of the fat released from the adipose tissue.
It is important to keep in mind that when consuming an excessively high carbohydrate diet, fat release from the adipose tissue is impaired by high levels of insulin. In this case, fat cannot be transported into the mitochondria with the help of carnitine for it to be burned off, because it does not have a chance to first get in the bloodstream. The only benefit that carnitine can have in this case would be to support the transport of the fat absorbed from the meals into the mitochondria for burning. As a result, carnitine may reduce the chance of gaining body fat during a diet high in carbohydrates and fat, but fat loss is very unlikely in this metabolic situation. So, in order to maximize fat loss and benefit from L-carnitine supplementation, the amount of daily carbohydrate intake should be minimized and adjusted to match general activity levels and exercise type and duration.
Amino Acid Supreme™ is a balanced, amino acid formula in a great tasting fruit punch flavored powder. It provides essential amino acids in their free form, which makes them immediately available for absorption. This allows that they can be put to metabolic use much more readily and rapidly than amino acids contained in dietary protein. Alpha-ketoglutarate and vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal-5-phosphate) are included for optimal absorption and efficacy. Amino Acid Supreme™ contains zero grams of sugar and is sweetened with stevia.
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, mix 12 grams (approx. one scoop) in 8-10 ounces of water per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Whey Cool™ is a great-tasting high protein, low carbohydrate functional food powder. It is made with an exceptional quality whey protein made from the milk of cows that graze on pesticide- and chemical-free, non GMO grass pastures in New Zealand, which is known to have one of the least polluted environments in the world. The milking cows are never fed grain, nor subjected to hormone or antibiotic treatments. This whey is instantized with sunflower lecithin (non-GMO), which helps it dissolve more easily in water and prevents foaming during blending.
Whey protein is nature’s richest source of biologically active protein. Unlike soy protein, which is low in the amino acid methionine, whey protein contains all the amino acids the body needs in the best balance yet discovered in any food. Whey protein provides a good source of the amino acids, cysteine and leucine, which support the production of detoxifying elements needed to eliminate mercury from the body. DFH chose whey protein not just because it is an outstanding source of complete protein, but also for its host of other benefits, including its immune-boosting properties.
PurePaleo™ Protein is a nutrient-dense meal supplement with complete protein, healthy fats, a very low glycemic impact, and nutrients predominantly in their bioidentical forms. It features HydroBEEF™, a highly concentrated beef protein sourced from animals raised in Sweden without hormones, and fed a diet entirely free of GMO grains, grasses, hay, and/or ensilage. The protein is produced through an exclusive hydrolysis and ultra-ﬁltration process that enables the protein to be hydrolyzed or ‘split’ into a high concentration of functional peptides. Delivering protein in the form of peptides allows for easier absorption and assimilation. PurePaleo™ Protein is the perfect choice to complement any meal that may be lacking in calories and nutrients, or as a quick, convenient, nutrient-dense snack. It is free of sucrose, fructose, and artiﬁcial sweeteners, and is sweetened with stevia leaf extract.
Whole Body Collagen contains a unique blend of three patented collagen peptides supported by clinical research showing their efficacy for supporting collagen production, bone strength, joint health and integrity, skin elasticity and more.
Collagen is a special type of protein that accounts for as much as 30% of the body’s total protein. In particular, it’s a primary structural component of connective tissue. The amino acid composition of dietary collagens are very similar to those in human collagens, making dietary collagen peptides ideal for supporting normal body collagen turnover and renewal.
Whole Body Collagen can be incorporated into shakes, smoothies, and other foods and beverages, making it a convenient way to ensure appropriate intake of collagen’s unique amino acids.
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, mix 13 grams (approx. one to two scoops) in eight ounces of water per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner. For best results, add powder prior to adding water.
Whole Body Collagen’s synergistic formulation contains three research-proven collagen peptide blends derived from dietary collagen protein and produced with proprietary hydrolyzation technologies in order to optimize their beneficial properties.
Compared to other proteins, collagen has a unique amino acid composition and a distinct role in human anatomy. Collagen proteins are rich in the modified amino acid hydroxyproline (approx. 12%), and they have an unusually high content of glycine and proline (approx. 22% and 13%, respectively). While other dietary proteins can provide these, collagen is a more concentrated source, and as such, may be a more effective choice when the clinical goal is related to collagen as a structural protein, such as in supporting the strength of bone, tendons and cartilage, as well as the health and appearance of skin.*
Whole Body Collagen is a convenient way to ensure adequate intake of collagen’s unique amino acids, and to titrate to higher doses for those who may need greater amounts, such as athletes, aging individuals, and those recovering from injury.
Magnesium bisglycinate chelate is a highly absorbable and bioavailable form of elemental magnesium chelated to two molecules of the amino acid glycine. This product provides 200 mg of magnesium in each two tablet serving. It should not cause any of the unfavorable gastrointestinal symptoms that are sometimes associated with magnesium supplementation due to the very stable chelate formed between two glycine molecules and each magnesium ion via a patented process. Magnesium is an essential mineral that serves as an enzyme cofactor for over three hundred biochemical reactions in the body, including those of glycolysis, the first step in harnessing energy from carbohydrates.
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take two tablets twice per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
OmegAvail™ Hi-Po is our highest potency omega-3 product, providing 1500 mg of EPA/DHA per serving (two softgels).
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take two softgels per day with meals, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Twice Daily Multi™ contains optimal amounts of many nutrients not easily obtained in most diets. It uses higher quality ingredients than most multivitamins, including vitamin E as DeltaGold® tocotrienols, a highly bioavailable form of folate, and true amino acid chelate minerals for optimal tolerance and absorption. These exceptional ingredients are combined in an up-to-date, science-based formulation to create a truly superior multi.
Recommended Use: Take two capsules per day with meals, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Vitamin D Ultra 10K is our highest potency vitamin D product, providing 10,000 IU of vitamin D per serving, and is intended for situations where more aggressive vitamin D repletion is recommended. Our lower dosage option, Vitamin D Synergy (2000 IU/serving), should be considered for maintaining optimal blood levels of vitamin D with long-term supplementation. Vitamin D Ultra 10K also includes vitamin K as both K1 and the MK-7 form of K2. Both of these forms of vitamin K are important to our health: vitamin K1 (the naturally occurring form of vitamin K in vegetables) and vitamin K2 as MK-7, which is a product of soy fermentation (free of soy allergens) and has the special property of metabolizing slowly throughout the day. Vitamins D and K are essential for optimal bone and arterial health and for maintaining the immune system in proper balance.**
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule per day with a meal, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Probiotic Synergy™ Powder contains 5 stable and viable strains — carefully selected to be acid tolerant and provide excellent adherence to the gut wall. These 5 strains represent the most necessary, stable and bestresearched bacteria known today. This product provides 20 billion live organisms in each 2 gram serving.
In addition, Probiotic Synergy™ Powder contains inulin, a prebiotic fiber which benefits GI health through its ability to modulate gut microbiota. Inulin has a subtly sweet fl avor, adding to the already palatable taste of this powder. And because inulin is a soluble fiber it dissolves easily, making it even simpler to mix Probiotic Synergy™ Powder in water, juice or other liquids.
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take 2 grams (approx. 1/2 teaspoon) per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Zinc Supreme™ offers chelated minerals by Albion Advanced Nutrition, the leader in mineral technology. These are ideal chelates with a 2:1 molar ratio of two molecules of the amino acid glycine chemically bonded in liquid to one mineral ion of zinc or molybdenum for optimal absorption. These minerals are combined with other nutrients such as vitamin B6 and taurine to provide superior results.
Recommended Use:As a dietary supplement, take one capsule per day with a meal, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
EssentiaGreens™ is a greens food product densely packed with high ORAC value vegetables, cleansing alkalizing grass juices, and a proprietary blend of fruits and berries. Besides being phytonutrient-rich, the orange-cranberry flavor tastes wonderful, thanks to the inclusion of inulin, a natural polysaccharide prebiotic fiber, along with a splash of stevia. While it adds a subtly sweet flavor to EssentiaGreens™, inulin does not impact blood sugar levels the way so many other sweeteners do.** Because inulin is a soluble fiber it dissolves easily in water, making EssentiaGreens™ simple to mix into any beverage.
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, mix 10 grams (approximately one tablespoon) in water per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Liposomal Vitamin C provides this key foundational nutrient formulated with liposomal technology. Liposomes are spheres made of phospholipids—the primary building blocks of cell membranes. Owing to this structure, liposomes bond easily with cell membranes to facilitate intracellular delivery of their nutrient cargo. Thanks to this enhanced delivery and absorption, nutrients delivered in liposomal form offer superior absorption and bioavailability.
Each 5 mL serving (approximately 1 teaspoon) of this lemon flavored formula provides 1000 mg vitamin C, as sodium ascorbate. The 130 mg sodium per serving helps to further facilitate absorption of vitamin C.
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take 5 mL (approx. 1 teaspoon) and hold in mouth for 30 seconds before swallowing, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Progress is the journey and perfection is the destination that you will never arrive at because it’s a myth. People that focus on perfection often end up anxious and discouraged. Progress is the journey that should be enjoyable. This is why I created this t-shirt, which is also the first created by Ascend Perform. A past client Andy Bates is the model here. He trained with me as a college wide receiver.