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Newspaper feature on Multiplesupplements Posted on 12 Sep 19:57 , 0 comments

Multiplesupplements press release.

 


Tasty way to help fight MS Posted on 04 Sep 16:41 , 0 comments

Cinnamon could help to suppress MS symptoms.

What is a COA and how should it impact the Biotin we are buying? Posted on 03 Sep 12:38 , 0 comments


A COA is Certificate of Analysis is a document issued by Test Laboratory, it confirms that a regulated product meets its product specification. So basically that Biotin (a simple white powder) is actually Biotin. The importance of the COA is to confirm the purity and the biologically active Biotin D.

Most Biotin comes from China with a COA to confirm the quality. However it is important that the product is retested from a independent agency (preferably outside of China) to confirm the Chinese supplier COA is correct.

What does the COA tell us?
Specific Rotation confirms it is biologically available - d-Biotin. The higher this number is the more d-biotin is in the sample. The lower the number then the higher the concentration of the non active forms of biotin in the sample.

Assay - this confirms the purity of the substance being tested. For our grade, Biotin needs to be 97% or higher. The higher the number the better. MS Biotin Complex and MS Biotin Boost are 99%. (Note the Assay has a test accuracy of negative or plus 5%, so you can get a purity of up to 100.5%).

Finally that the product complies with a USP standard; the US governing agency who sets the standards. Every 6 months USP adjust their standards. The current standard is 40 or 41. Testing to USP38 for example would indicate that the sample meets USP specification of a couple of years ago, which is also ok.

Multiplesupplements.com retests all samples before purchasing, then retests again on receipt of the Biotin and of every vessel received. The testing is completed by an independent Quality Assurance specialist in NZ to make sure the results are correct and meet the purity that has been purchased, and 2 meets Multiplesupplemets.com biologically active biotin D that is needed.

What is important when looking at a COA?

  • is it an independent retest to the supplier? 
  • is there a batch number on the COA confirming what product is being tested and verifying chain of custody?
  • a valid date
  • product listed within the capsules 
  • specific Rotation - 89 - 93%
  • Assay - 97 - 100%

Not all COA’s look the same, several suppliers do there own testing in house or simply use the China’s Supplier COA as their own and reprint the information. This is not want you want. Nor is a company that does not supply a COA.

Ideally you will see a CoA from the manufacturer and a CoA from an independent Lab verifying the accuracy of the manufacturers CoA.

Both Manufacturers CoA’s and Independent Lab CoA’s are available upon request from MultipleSupplements.com

 

 


It’s here! Posted on 31 Aug 10:52 , 0 comments



The launch of the newest product in our range of MS fighting supplements; Lipoic Acid.  It has caused a stir and we have been overwhelmed by your positive feedback.  As always MultipleSupplements.com have researched to find the best match to current trials.

Lipoic Acid is a powerful antioxidant. Studies have shown that Lipoic Acid may alter the behaviour of certain immune cells, preventing them from entering the central nervous system. If correct, this could stop the immune cells from attacking and damaging myelin.

Research has also suggested that Lipoic Acid could also help to protect nerves from damage (neuroprotection). There are ongoing trials to confirm the link between Lipoic Acid and those benefits - have a look at our research page. 

To get the best out of your supplements, we suggest you take your Lipoic Acid at a different time to your MS Biotin as they interfere with the absorption of the other supplement.  So ideally you would take your MS Biotin first thing in the morning with a large glass of water, then take Lipoic Acid before lunch. Simple!

To order simply add it to your subscription or email us at info@multiplesupplements.com and we will do it for you! 

 

Multiple Supplements - Encouraging Regeneration

 


Yet another reason for having that coffee Posted on 18 Jul 14:08 , 0 comments

 

Now we all know that enjoying a coffee in an outdoor cafe is a true pleasure.  But who would have thought that such an indulgence could be an important part of a healthy lifestyle?


A recent study indicates that it is.  It found that sun exposure during a person’s early adulthood and childhood and daily consumption of coffee were associated with a lower risk of developing MS.


Although the study showed that family history was clearly an important risk factor in whether a person developed MS - a family history of MS made a person more than 5 times more likely to develop MS - other lifestyle choices also affected a person’s risk profile regarding developing MS.


While eating fast food on a regular basis increased the chances of developing MS, the study indicated that good consumption of fruit decreased the risk of developing MS.  Perhaps no surprises there.


However what might be surprising was the link found between having been infected with measles and the risk of developing MS.  It showed that if a person has been infected by measles then he or she was more likely to develop MS than someone who had not.  No doubt something to think about if you are not sure whether to immunise your child against measles.


So the key points to take away from the study?  Less fast food for your kids, more fruit and outdoor playing for them in the sunshine.  Make sure they are immunised against the measles. And when they are old enough to drink coffee, enjoy a coffee in with them outdoors at your local cafe!


Read the full study here

 


Introducing ALA, or Lipoic Acid Posted on 29 Jun 15:15 , 0 comments

Lipoic acid

The countdown has begun..

Aug 16th is the date we have set to launch the newest member of our line-up of supplements focused on multiple sclerosis. And what a product it is!


Lipoic acid (also known as alpha lipoic acid) is a powerful antioxidant so it has remarkable benefit for you aside from any MS benefit.  However with regard to MS specifically, it is thought that lipoic acid may have have an anti-inflammatory effect and may alter your immune response in a way that protects you from damage to your nerves (in other words a neuroprotective function).  There are ongoing trials to confirm the link between lipoic acid and those benefits - just have a look at my research page.


The expression ALA can be used as an acronym for alpha lipoic acid and as an acronym for alpha linolenic acid.  Careful, they are not the same thing.  Alpha linolenic acid is an essential fatty acid and is found in flaxseed oil.  Alpha lipoic acid is the exciting new product being added to our splendid range of MS supplements.


So when would you take your Lipoic acid supplement as part of your healthy daily routine?  Good question. No doubt you are already taking one of our Biotin supplements. Biotin and Lipoic acid use the same uptake mechanism in the small intestine and so if you take them together they will interfere with each other’s absorption into your body.  You want to avoid that. So best to separate them with a meal. What I do is take my biotin with a glass of water when I first wake up in the morning. I then take my Lipoic acid just before lunch. Simple.


Come visit us from Aug 16th and buy your Lipoic acid (ALA).

 

Alan 

 


Getting the most out of your Biotin Supplements! Posted on 22 Jun 13:29 , 0 comments

We are excited to announce a clever enhancement to our range of Biotin (vitamin B7) products!

You won't notice any change to the look of the capsules or the packaging.  The change is in the capsules, in particular how they are absorbed into your body.

Typically when we take pure biotin as a dietary supplement whether in powder form, tablet or capsule, our stomach gets to work straight away by breaking it down with stomach acid.  The problem with that is that by the time the Biotin reaches our small intestine, there is less of it.  That is not ideal because it is in the small intestine that the biotin is absorbed into our body and you get the greatest benefit from it.

The enhancement that we are currently rolling out is to encapsulate all products in our Biotin range in delayed release vegetable capsules.  What the delayed release capsules do is allow more biotin to reach the small intestine to be absorbed and utilised.  That is going to be better for you and the benefit you get from our product.

Our MS-Biotin Boost  is already being produced in this new delayed release capsule form.  Before long our MS-Biotin Complex and MS-Biotin Probiotic will also have this enhancement. 
Thereafter our MS-High Biotin will also start to be produced with this great new feature.

We are sure that you will be as excited as us about this new feature. If you'd like to read more about the science see my research page here:

 

 


Get Your Gut Bacteria Right Posted on 23 Nov 11:55 , 0 comments

We all know how important diet is for us MS'ers. But now a study suggests that exposure to certain gut bacteria at a young age may cause multiple sclerosis (MS) and fuel its progression.

Good and Bad Gut Bacteria for MS

The study, “Gut dysbiosis breaks immunological tolerance toward the central nervous system during young adulthood,” appeared in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This suggests getting your gut bacteria right could be a good strategy for managing your MS.

Read on »


A new blood test for MS may soon be available Posted on 22 Aug 09:52 , 0 comments

Patients with multiple sclerosis will soon have access to a new test which can tell them exactly what type of MS they have and how well their medications are working.

Click here to read more.


British scientist could be on to a cure for MS Posted on 07 Jun 12:08 , 0 comments

http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/brit-scientist-could-cure-multiple-10572223
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