Q Days of Christmas!

On the first day of Christmas Q Sciences gave to me…

Follow the Q Days of Christmas for Special Daily Product Promotions!

On the first day of Christmas Q Sciences gave to me… Well, you get the idea. Leading up to the big day Q Sciences will be offering special daily product promotions as part of our own12 Days of Christmas. Rather than a partridge in a pear tree or a set of turtle doves, however, you can take home your favorite Q Sciences’ products for special promotional pricing. Check your email inbox and follow us on Facebook for the daily promotion. This is also the perfect opportunity to cross your friends and family off your Christmas shopping list by giving the gift of Q Sciences’ health and wellness products.

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Q Sciences Lowers Enrollment Fee!

Have you heard… ENROLLMENT FEE PROMOTION!!!
Q Sciences Lowers Enrollment Fee!

10543427-join-us-vector-buttonAs a result of our continued growth, Q Sciences is making it even easier to become an IBO! During the month of September, Q Sciences will be lowering the enrollment fee from $99.95 to $49.95.

With this new low price you receive a Q Sciences’ Welcome Kit, as well as access to your MyQXLife personal website and dynamic back office, access to Micronutrient Support, a PROPAY Card for commission payments, an EMPowerplus™ Q96 7-Day Sample Box, and the AMOR program with an active AutoShip. Take advantage of this special enrollment pricing by sharing the Q with your family, friends, and prospects!

 

 

 

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Just look what you get for that low price!!

 

IBO Membership – $49.95

* MyQXLife Website and Back Office

* Access to Micronutrient Support

* PROPAY Card for commission payments

* Q Sciences’ Welcome Kit

* EMPowerplus™ Q96 7-Day Sample Box

 

Looking forward to talking with you and working with you to build a solid Q Sciences foundation.

Charm Brewer

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Q Omega 3 ~ 61 Health Benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids

Q Omegas

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Q Omegas supercharge the natural benefits of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which are necessary nutrients for promoting and maintaining optimum health. By improving digestion, absorption, metabolism, and potency at the cellular level, Q Omegas deliver optimal wellness and support to numerous body systems.

Supplement Facts

 

 

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61 Health Benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids

  1. There is strong evidence that omega-3 fatty acids have a beneficial effect in bipolar disorder.
  2. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation is associated with reduced mania and depression in juvenile bipolar disorder.
  3. Clinical studies have reported that oral fish oil supplementation has beneficial effects in rheumatoid arthritis and among some asthmatics.
  4. Fish oil improves tubular dysfunction, lipid profiles and oxidative stress in patients with IgA nephropathy.
  5. Dietary supplementation with flaxseed oil lowers blood pressure in dyslipidaemic patients.
  6. Omega 3 fatty acids improve the cardiovascular risk profile of subjects with metabolic syndrome, including markers of inflammation and auto-immunity.
  7. Omega-3 in modest doses reduces cardiac deaths, and in high doses reduces nonfatal cardiovascular events.
  8. Dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids reduces the incidence of sudden cardiac death in patients with myocardial infarction.
  9. Omega-3 fatty acid reduce the total mortality and sudden death in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
  10. Raising blood levels of omega-3 fatty acid levels may be 8 times effective than distributing automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and 2 times more effective than implanting implanting cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in preventing sudden death.
  11. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation reduces total mortality and sudden death in patients who have already had a heart attack.
  12. Consuming small quantities of fish is associated with a reduction in coronary heart disease.
  13. Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D supplementation results in a substantial reduction in coronary calcium scores and slowed plaque growth.
  14. Omega-3 fatty acids prevent atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery.
  15. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation has a therapeutic effect in children with ADHD.
  16. A combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as well as magnesium and zinc consumption provide a beneficial effect on attentional, behavioural, and emotional problems of children and adolescents.
  17. Fish oil supplementation has a significant therapeutic effect on children with autism.
  18. Omega-3 fatty acids appear to be an effective treatment for children with autism.
  19. The consumption of omega-3 fatty acid supplements decreases homocysteine levels in diabetic patients.
  20. Omega-3 fatty acids improve macro- and microvascular function in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  21. In patients with stable coronary artery disease, an independent and inverse association exists between n-3 fatty acid levels and inflammatory biomarkers.
  22. Omega-3 fatty acids improve endothelial function in peripheral arterial disease.
  23. Fish oil has a beneficial effect on blood viscosity in peripheral vascular disease.
  24. Fish oil supplementation improves walking distance in peripheral arterial disease.
  25. The omega-3 fatty acid docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) reduces the risk of peripheral arterial disease associated with smoking.
  26. An 8-month treatment with omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) has a positive effects, such as decreasing inflammation, in patients with cystic fibrosis.
  27. Omega-3 fatty acids may have a protective effect against mucus over-production caused by pulmonary bacterial colonization in cystic fibrosis.
  28. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation reduces inflammatory biomarkers, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and interleukin-8 concentrations in cystic fibrosis patients.
  29. DHA increases resistance to Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection.
  30. EPA supplementation has therapeutic value in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C patients.
  31. EPA and DHA have therapeutic value in the treatment of systemic lupus erythmeatosus.
  32. Omega-3 fish oil reduces the severity of symptoms in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
  33. Fish and long-chain omega-3 fatty acid intake reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and total mortality in diabetic women.
  34. Higher plasma concentrations of EPA and DPA are associated with a lower risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction among women.
  35. Omega-3 fatty acid consumption is inversely associated with incidence of hypertension.
  36. Fish oil, but not flaxseed oil, decreases inflammation and prevents pressure overload-induced cardiac dysfunction.
  37. The consumption of fish reduces the risk of ischemic stroke in elderly individuals.
  38. A moderate intake of EPA and DHA may postpone cognitive decline in elderly men.
  39. Omega-3 fatty acids may have a therapeutic effect on postpartum depression.
  40. Omega-3 fatty acids may have therapeutic value in the treatment of dry eye syndrome.
  41. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation exhibits therapeutic value in the treatment of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptomatology.
  42. Fish consumption reduces the risk of ischemic stroke in men.
  43. Omega-3 Fatty acids supplementation prevents and reverses insulin resistance.
  44. Omega-3 fatty acids prevent the formation of urinary calcium oxalate stone formation.
  45. Omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for children with bronchial asthma.
  46. Omega 3 fatty acid supplementation may contribute to the prevention of early preterm birth in both low-risk and high-risk pregnancies.
  47. Fish consumption is associated with a 63% reduction in prostate cancer – specific mortality.
  48. Omega 3 fatty acids decrease the severity of autoimmune disorders.
  49. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) may have a therapeutic role in attenuating pulmonary hypertension.
  50. Omega-3 fatty acids resulted in an improvement in weight bearing in dogs with osteoarthritis.
  51. Primary open-angle glaucoma patients have reduced blood levels of DHA and EPA.
  52. Omega-3 fatty acids alleviate insulin resistance and fatty liver in obese mice.
  53. Intake of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids from fish may be associated with a reduced prevalence of allergic rhinitis.
  54. Cod liver oil (omega-3 Fatty Acids) reduces the need for NSAIDs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
  55. Omega-3 Fatty Acids has significant therapeutic benefits and drug sparing activity in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
  56. Diets containing EPA and DHA have an inhibitory effect on breast cancer growth and metastasis.
  57. Dietary Omega-3 fatty acids may protect smokers against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  58. Omega-3 fatty acids were shown to be more effective than placebo for depression in both adults and children in small controlled studies and in an open study of bipolar depression.
  59. The omega-3 fatty acid EPA is as effective as fluoxetine (Prozac) in treating major depressive disorder.
  60. A diet low in trans-unsaturated fat and rich in omega-3 fatty acids and olive oil may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
  61. Higher intake of omega 3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of pneumonia.

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Q Sciences announces their New Meal Replacement shake! Nothing else compares.

eQuivalent+ with Xanthones!!

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Last week, Q Sciences announced the launch of a new meal replacement formula: eQuivalent+ with Xanthones.

This product comes in chocolate and vanilla flavors, and can be mixed with water, milk or other liquids for a healthy shake packed with nutrients and protein.  I Love adding strawberries to my shakes!

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During last week’s product call, Dr. Kimberley discussed the philosophy behind eQuivalent+, as well as how it fits into the existing Q Sciences product lineup. “When we talk about meal replacements, some of us might think about products like Instant Breakfast, which are often just a pile of chemicals,” said Dr. Kimberley. “This is totally at the other end of the spectrum. This provides the cream of the crop nutrients that you need for an instant meal.” “We formulated this product so that it is compatible with EMPowerplus Q96Qssentials, QBiotics and all the other products we offer at Q Sciences.  eQuivalent+ can be used for weight loss, or it can be used by anyone–including children or older people–as a wonderful source of protein and micronutrients that is easily digested and provides energy and stamina,” said Dr. Kimberley.

Dr. Keith Robbins, a chiropractic physician based in Riverton, Utah, and the product’s co-formulator, also joined the call to highlight eight notable features that set eQuivalent+ apart from other meal replacement formulas on the market:

1. Natural ingredients and vitamin sources. “eQuivalent+ contains no artificial colors, sweeteners or flavors, and whole food constituents are used for the vitamin sources whenever possible,” said Dr. Robbins.

2. Vegan compliant and gluten free. eQuivalent+ is gluten free, and compliant for vegetarian and vegan lifestyles.

3. Premium protein blend. Protein sources vary in their bioavailability and the impact they have on our health, Dr. Robbins explained. eQuivalent+ contains a blend of four protein forms that provide the best bioavailability and health benefits. “Our protein source in eQuivalent+ is brown sprouted rice, pea protein, chia protein and hemp protein,” said Dr. Robbins.

4. Coconut oil. “When we use coconut oil, the body utilizes these medium-chain triglycerides as a carbohydrate–meaning the body will use it more readily–but it provides the energy source benefits of a fat,” said Dr. Robbins.

5. L-Carnitine. “We’ve included L-carnitine for fat utilization,” said Dr. Robbins. “One of the great side benefits I’ve seen in using this product in my practice is people losing weight and dropping fat.”

6. Ashwagandha. ”Ashwagandha has been shown to be not only an appetite suppressant, but a mood enhancer,” said Dr. Robbins.

7. Xanthones. eQuivalent+ contains xanthones from mangosteen for added cardiovascular support, healthy inflammatory response, and immune health. 8. B.E.S.T. blend delivery system. A proprietary enzyme and mineral blend helps boost the bioavailability of the vitamins and minerals in eQuivalent+. “B.E.S.T. stands for Bioavailable, Enzyme-Specific Transport,” said Dr. Robbins.

This system helps actually bring the vitamins and minerals contained in eQuivalent+ into the cells for better utilization. It makes it so that our body doesn’t have to work hard to digest this.

equiv1 Both chocolate and vanilla flavors of eQuivalent+ are now available for purchase through IBO Success! 

You will be able to order online soon.  Until then please call IBO Success @ (385) 374-6400. 

Tell them Charm Brewer sent you!  IBO # 10352.

 

You can check out all the other great products that Q Sciences has to offer by going to my WEBISTE

 

Q Sciences has partnered with David Hall the inventor of the Cellerciser!

Health and Fitness in Just 10 Minutes a Day!

Cellercise-David HallQ Sciences has partnered with world-renowned innovator David Hall to offer the Cellerciser to our IBOs at a discounted rate. Taking exercise and fitness to the next level, the Cellerciser provides a full-body workout in just 10 minutes a day. Q Sciences is excited to add such an innovative exercise program to its daily regimen of health and wellness products.

For more information on the Cellerciser contact Charm Brewer Q Sciences IBO

During the week of Mach 3rd- March 10th You will need to call into the Q Sciences Office to order your Cellerciser for a  DISCOUNTED Price .

IBO Success @ (385) 374-6400  Please use my name Charm Brewer and IBO Number 10352

As an IBO or a preferred customer at Q Sciences you will be able to purchase the Cellerciser at a discounted rate.

Retail customers will be a bit higher.

Tri-Fold Cellerciser® Kit

KIT Includes:

  • Portable Tri-Fold Cellerciser®
  • Carrying Case w/ built in Dolly
  • Video (DVD)
  • Book
  • Booklet
  • Exercise Chart
  • Intro Kit
  • Balance bar FREE for limited time

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   Price: $450.00  when ordered through Q Sciences as an IBO or a Preferred customer.

Half-Fold Cellerciser® Kit plus Balance Bar

Kit includes:

  • Half-Fold Cellerciser®
  • Video (DVD)
  • Book
  • Booklet
  • Exercise Chart
  • Intro Kit
  • Balance Bar

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   Price: $350.00 when ordered through Q Sciences as an IBO or a Preferred customer.

 

Cellercising has many health benefits!  Here’s 30 of them given by Dr. Morton Walker from an article he wrote that was published in the Townsend Letter for Doctors.

1.   Increase balance and coordination
2.   Reduce cardiovascular disease risk
3.   Increase red blood cell production
4.   Aid in lymphatic circulation
5.   Strengthen heart
6.   Lower resting heart rate
7.   Strengthen muscles
8.   Reduce cholesterol levels
9.   Reduce triglyceride levels
10. Stimulate metabolism
11.  Improve vision
12.  Promote growth and repair
13.  Increase breathing capacity
14.  Increased oxygenation of tissues
15.  Tone the glandular system
16.  Increase thyroid output
17.  Expand capacity for fuel storage
18.  Increase muscle vigor
19.  Tone muscle fibers
20.  Reduce headaches
21.   Relieve back pain
22.   Reduce aches & pains from inactivity
23.   Improve digestion and elimination
24.   Allow for deeper, easier sleep
25.   Stimulate mental performance
26.   Stimulate learning process
27.   Lessen PMS symptoms
28.   Improve immune system
29.   Slow the aging process
30.   Reduce chances of obesity

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What else does the Cellerciser enhance in your body?

  • Isometric exercise – it tones the body. Specific cells resist “G-Forces” when the angle of the body is changed. Internal organs lift as connective tissue gets stronger. The muscles tone, collagen strengthens and skin gets firmer.
  • Aerobic exercise – it improves cardiovascular fitness and provides more oxygen to the body. For 10 minutes a day, you can increase cardiopulmonary circulation to every cell in your body faster and more efficiently by Cellercising.
  • Calisthenics – it targets specific muscle groups. The DVD from Cellular Health Innovations demonstrates different techniques to target every part of the body, including thighs, knees, hips, buttocks, waist, stomach, arms, chin, and digestion/elimination at the same time.
  • Isotonic exercise – it builds muscle mass and bone density. With Cellercise all cells expand and contract over 100 times per minute. Jumping up and down on the Cellerciser is a full-body weight bearing activity. The body doesn’t want to get shorter, so it adapts by becoming stronger.
  • Flexibility – is typically achieved by stretching. With Cellercise, cells are massaged, tension melts away, circulation and flexibility are increased without stretching. As cell membranes become more flexible, so do all body parts.

Plus, the Cellerciser flexes every muscle over 100 times per minute!

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To order your Cellerciser today call IBO Success @ (385) 374-6400

Please use my name Charm Brewer and IBO Number 10352

EMPowerplus Q96™ Proven Effective: The British Journal of Psychiatry

Q Sciences now has 23 Clinical studies on EMPowerplus Q96™

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The British Journal of Psychiatry Reports “Significantly Robust” Improvement in ADHD and Depression         Symptoms, treatment was much more effective than placebo. Researchers at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand have found in a double blind study that a nutritional supplement “EMPowerplus Q96™” has significant benefits for adults with psychiatric symptoms of ADHD, depression, hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Dr. Julia Rucklidge and her team of researchers successfully completed the placebo-controlled study, which was published today January 30th in The British Journal of Psychiatry. In the study researchers reported “We demonstrated that micro nutrient treatment induced statistically robust improvements in several indices….” “Specifically, participants taking the micro nutrient formula reported greater improvement in both inattention and hyperactivity/ impulsivity compared with those taking a placebo.” Dr. Rucklidge further reported “Hyperactivity/ impulsivity scores were reduced into the normal non-clinical range with micro nutrient administration but not placebo.” The research publication also identified a major reduction in symptoms of depression (using the MADRS depression rating scale) in those suffering with moderate to severe depression. “A further exploration of the MADRS scores revealed a significant difference favoring the micro nutrient group when a sub sample of those with moderate or severe depression at baseline was examined” According to the researchers 47.6% of the micronutrient group were “much” to “very much improved” over the eight-week study.  Anthony Stephan Co-founder-EMPowerplus Q96

http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/early/2014/01/27/bjp.bp.113.132126.abstract1.cover

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WOW!! New Research Shows Impressive Health Benefits of Melatonin

Melatonin

New Research Shows Impressive Health Benefits By Debra Fulghum Bruce, PhD

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New research indicates that melatonin does much more than help people sleep better.  Exciting studies show that melatonin’s multifacited effects may improve treatment outcomes in cancer patients and extend their lives.  Additional applications of melatonin include guarding the nervous system against degenerative diseases – such as Alzheimer’s disease and stroke –  and preventing debilitating migraines.

Melatonin is secreted from the pineal gland deep inside the brain.  For more than a quarter-century, scientists have been intrigued by melatonin’s ability to coordinate the body’s physiological rhythms that help set the brain’s biological clock.

The principal factor affecting melatonin is light, which inhibits the secretion of this hormone.  Darkness has the opposite effect from light, resulting in signaling the pineal gland to increase melatonin secretion.  The normal cycles of melatonin production are altered due to factors including aging, medications, and light exposure at night.  While the long-term health effects of disrupted melatonin secretion are not yet fully known, some scientists have suggested that years of working nights could lead to adverse effects – even cancer.

Fortunately, melatonin supplements can safely and effectively restore balance to the body’s circadian rhythm of this important hormone – helping achieve a restful night’s sleep and keeping your biological clock ticking throughout a long, healthy life span.

Neuroprotective Benefits

Melatonin is a powerful and versatile antioxidant produced within the body.  Melatonin protects both lipids and proteins against damage, and can scavenge some of the most dangerous free radical in the body – including hydroxyl radicals and hydrogen peroxide.  Unlike other antioxidants, melatonin easily diffuses into all cells, and even crosses the blood-brain barrier to protect the delicate brain. 1

Unfortunately, levels of naturally produced melatonin decline with advancing age, leaving older adults with unlimited antioxidant protection against conditions associated with oxidative stress, particularly neurodegenerative diseases. 1 Supplementing with melatonin may thus help older adults enhance their antioxidant protection against some of the most ravaging diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke.

Melatonin levels are particularily low in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.  Nearly half of affected individuals suffer from sleep disturbances and “sundowning” – increased confusion, agitation, and other symptoms in the afternoon and evening.  2Not surprisingly, melatonin supplementation benefits patients with Alzheimer’s disease by providing sleep and reducing late-day aggravation of symptoms.  Melatonin has also been found to decrease cognitive deterioration in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, possibly by protecting brain cells from the toxic protein, beta-amyloid. 2

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Melatonin may likewise play an important role in assisting patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease.  Parkinson’s disease is associated with the disrupted melatonin secretion in the brain, and supplemental melatonin may help improve sleep efficiency in affected adults. 3 The brain can suffer dramatic, irreparable damage when an individual suffers a stroke.  Utilizing animal models of stroke, scientists have found that melatonin may offer important protection against stroke-related damage and deterioration.  When administered at the time of stroke, melatonin limited the area of brain tissue damage, decreased brain cell death, lessened behavioral deficits,  and reduced the rate of stroke-related death.  These investigators believe that melatonin’s protective actions stem from it’s free-radical-scavenging and antioxidant activities, and suggest that melatonin may hold promise in improving stroke outcomes in humans. 4

Melatonin may help manage one of the leading risk factors for stroke – elevated blood pressure.  While an earlier study reported that hypertensive men taking melatonin experiences reduced nighttime blood pressure, a newer study confirms the same benefit for women. 5 In a randomized, double-blind study, 18 women (aged 47 to 63) with either normal blood pressure or treated high blood pressure received a three-week course of slow release melatonin (3mg) or placebo, one hour before bedtime.  Researchers recorded blood pressure readings for 41 hours at the end of the trial.  While the daytime blood pressure readings remained unchanged compared to placebo, the melatonin treatment significantly drecreased nighttime blood pressure, without modifying heart rate. 6

Fighting Cancer

One of melatonin’s most important applications is in fighting a wide array of cancers, including breast and liver cancers, non-small-cell lung cancer, and brain metastases from solid tumors. 7

When women with metastatic breast cancer who had failed to respond to tamoxifen received melatonin supplements (20mg every evening), they demonstrated an improved response to the chemotherapy drug. more than one quarter of the subjects – whose disease otherwise was expected to progress rapidly – began responding to the chemotherapy treatment.  Most of the women also experienced anxiety relief from the melatonin supplementation. 8 Laboratory studies suggest that melatonin may help fight hormone-responsive breast cancers by inhibiting the aromatase enzyme, which is responsible for the local synthesis of estrogens. 9,10

Emerging research suggests that melatonin may help fight one of the most common malignancies in aging men – prostrate cancer.  In the laboratory, scientists treated androgen-sensitive and androgen-intensive prostate cancer cells with pharmacological concentrations of melatonin.  Treatment with melatonin dramatically reduced the number of prostrate cancer cells, while the remaining cells displayed signs of slowed replication and increased differentiation – characteristics of healthy, non-cancerous cells.  Melatonin may thus hold promise against prostrate cancers, whether they are hormone-sensitive of hormone-insentive.  11

Scientists conducted a meta-analysis of 10 randomized, controlled trials examining melatonin’s effects (alone or as an adjuvant treatment) on patients with various types of cancer.  Supplementation with melatonin reduced the relative risk of death at one year by an impressive 34% – regardless of the type of cancer or the melatonin dosage.  Importantly, no adverse effects were reported. 12

In addition to it’s benefits for cancer survival, melatonin may also help counteract the toxicity of chemotherapy treatment.  Two-hundred-fifty individuals undergoing chemotherapy for advanced cancers of the lung, breast, gastrointestinal tract, or head and neck received chemotherapy, either alone or in combination with melatonin (20 mg/day).  After one year, the melatonin-supplemented individuals demonstrated a higher rate of survival, and were significantly protected against many or the side effects associated with chemotherapy, including decreased platelet count, neurotoxicity, heart damage, mouth sores, and fatigue. 13

Migraine Prevention

jun2007_nu_melatonin_03   A promising study suggests that a migraine sufferers may be able to reduce the frequency and severity of their headaches by using melatonin.  Researchers gave 34 migraine sufferers (29 women and 5 men) a 3-mg dose of melatonin, 30 minutes before bedtime, for three months.  Of the 32 patients who finished the study, more than two thirds experienced at least a 50% reduction in number of headaches per month.  Additionally, the intensity and duration of headaches decreased.  The scientists  believe that melatonin’s anti-inflammatory effect and free-radical-scavenging effects contribute to its headache-relieving benefits. 14

 

Promoting Healthy Sleep

jun2007_nu_melatonin_04  Obtaining sufficient amounts of quality sleep is an absolute necessity of good health, yet many of us experience sleep difficulties on occasion.  Insomnia occurs due to a variety of factors – ranging from long hours of work or travel to sleep-disruptive conditions, such as urinary frequency and stressful events.  Elderly adults may be particularly susceptible to difficult sleeping and nighttime awakenings, due to the decline in melatonin levels associated with aging. 15  Melatonin can help promote healthy sleep patterns in some people, regardless of the cause of insomnia.

A large analysis revealed several of melatonin’s sleep-enhancing benefits.  Reviewing 15 studies of sleep in healthy adults, scientists noted that melatonin administration significantly reduced sleep latency (the amount of time needed to fall asleep), while boosting sleep efficiency (the percentage of time in bed spent asleep) and increasing total sleep duration. 16

Men with benign prostatic enlargement often experience poor sleep due to nighttime urinary frequency.  Scientists from the United Kingdom found that melatonin may offer an effective solution.  When 20 older men were treated with 2mg of melatonin each day for one month, they experienced a significant decrease in nighttime urination, and reported that their condition was less bothersome than before treatment. 15

Individuals who work the night shift are often chronically tired due to difficulty falling asleep during the daytime.  Supplementing with melatonin has helped improve the length and quality of daytime sleep in these individuals.  These findings demonstrate an important characteristic of melatonin: the hormone exerts its hypnotic (sleep-inducing) and sedative (anxiety-relieving) effects, regardless of dosage time. 7

Traveling to different time zones often leads to the fatigue and insomnia known as jet lag.  Supplementing with melatonin can help prevent or reduce jet lag, particularly when traveling across several time zones.  Melatonin works by helping re-synchronize the body’s circadian rhythms, helping  the traveler adapt to the local time. 7

Dosage and Interactions

Melatonin is used in doses ranging from 0.3 – 5.0 mg to promote sleep, with doses of 1 – 3 mg most common. 17  Studies examing melatonin’s effects on cancer have utilized doses of 3 – 50 mg/day. 7

Melatonin has a sedating effect, which may be magnified by the use of benzodiazepines or other sedating drugs such as antihistamines or antidepressants.  Similarly,  the use of melatonin with valerian, 5-hydroxytryptophan, or alcohol may increase sedation. 17

The bioavailability of oral melatonin is increased by co-administration of the antidepressant drug fluvoxamine (Luvox®). 17  Beta blockers, as well as asprin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, may decrease melatonin production in the body. 17

NEW FROM Q SCIENCES

unnamed  QSleep contains 1.0 mg of melatonin per serving. This specifically proportioned amount of melatonin is gentle enough to not raise melatonin levels in the body higher than are naturally produced when the pineal gland is functioning properly, but sufficient to aid in restful sleep. QSleep also contains 0.75 mg of 5-HTP per serving. 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a chemical by-product of the protein building block L-tryptophan. It works in the brain and central nervous system to increase the production of serotonin, which affects sleep.

In addition to these three main ingredients, QSleep contains a proprietary herbal extract to help a person stay asleep throughout the night. The proprietary extract includes the following:

Cramp bark: The chemicals in cramp bark seem to decrease muscle spasms. These chemicals may also lower blood pressure and decrease heart rate.*

QSleepFeverfew: The feverfew herb has many uses, but it seems to be effective for preventing migraine headaches, which can interfere with sleep.*

Ginkgo biloba: Ginkgo biloba leaves are generally used to make extracts that improve blood circulation, which might help the brain, eyes, ears, and legs function better.*

Passionflower: The passionflower is a plant often used for insomnia, gastrointestinal (GI) upset related to anxiety or nervousness, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and relieving symptoms related to narcotic drug withdrawal. The chemicals in passionflower have been used for calming, sleep inducing, and muscle spasm relieving effects.

Peppermint: Studies have shown that the leaf and oil from the Peppermint plant provide numerous health benefits. It may aid in helping relieve muscle pain, nerve pain, digestive processes, upset stomach, and inflammation.

Skullcap: Although used for many conditions, there is not yet enough scientific evidence to determine whether or not Skullcap is effective for any one condition. Most commonly, skullcap is used for trouble sleeping, anxiety, stroke, and spasms.

Valerian root: Valerian is an herb that has been used for centuries to help with anxiety and act as a sleep aid. It comes from the valerian plant and works particularly well when combined with other herbs including passionflower.

QSleep is a safe, gentle formula that works in tandem with Qssentials by helping your body and mind regenerate properly throughout the night, thus functioning optimally during the daytime hours. The oral spray delivery method works quickly and may be used as needed.

Each tube contains approximately 30 servings.

Recommended Use: Shake gently and spray 6 to 8 times directly into mouth 15 minutes before going to bed.

You can order Q Sleep here at http://q4mentalhealth.myqxlife.com or click on image.

* The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information presented on this site is not a substitution for professional healthcare advice. Always consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner for questions or guidance on medical problems and conditions.

Conclusion

jun2007_nu_melatonin_05  A factor in restorative sleep, melatonin’s benefits extend to neuroprotection and fighting cancer.  Its powerful antioxidant effect offers important enhancements to the brain and nervous system, helping protect against age-related damage.  Most exciting are melatonin’s benefits for cancer patients – relieving anxiety and improving survival from an array of cancers.  Finally, migraine sufferers using melatonin may enjoy a vast decline in the frequency and severity of their headaches – leading to a tremendously improved quality of life.

References

1. Suzen S. Recent developments of melatonin related antioxidant compounds. Comb Chem High Throughput Screen. 2006 Jul;9(6):409-19.

2. Cardinali DP, Furio AM, Reyes MP. Clinical perspectives for the use of melatonin as a chronobiotic and cytoprotective agent. Ann NY Acad Sci. 2005 Dec;1057:327-36.

3. Srinivasan V, Pandi-Perumal S, Cardinali D, Poeggeler B, Hardeland R. Melatonin in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. Behav Brain Funct. 2006;2(1):15.

4. Reiter RJ, Tan DX, Leon J, Kilic U, Kilic E. When melatonin gets on your nerves: its beneficial actions in experimental models of stroke. Exp Biol Med (Maywood.). 2005 Feb;230(2):104-17.

5. Scheer FA, Van Montfrans GA, van Someren EJ, Mairuhu G, Buijs RM. Daily nighttime melatonin reduces blood pressure in male patients with essential hypertension. Hypertension. 2004 Feb;43(2):192-7.

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