Boost Health with Alpha Lipoic Acid
Many of today’s specialty blockbuster ingredients — including alpha lipoic acid — were first introduced from Japan to the U.S. market by Maypro.
In April 1996, the secretariats of the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a groundbreaking First Joint Conference on Healthy Aging.
Some of the most exciting findings presented at the summit focused on alpha lipoic acid (ALA), a vitamin-like compound that has been found to directly restore vitamin C and glutathione to their active antioxidative forms after they have been used up, and to indirectly restore vitamin E to its active form after it has been depleted. It also can increase levels of coenzyme Q10 in our cells.
Alpha lipoic acid is also a very powerful antioxidant in its own right that supports brain health and nerve health.
In fact, ALA can operate in both watery and fatty areas of the body and can, therefore, protect all parts of the cells of the body from free radical damage.
Boost Moods & Focus with L-Theanine
If you’re a fan of green tea, then you know that it produces a state of relaxed alertness, but you might not know why.
You can thank L-theanine, an amino acid that’s present in green tea leaves. With a concentrated L-theanine ingredient, finished product consumers can de-stress while still being mentally focused. With Maypro’s high-quality L-theanine, your formulas can deliver the full benefits of this nutrient in a single dose.
Boost Immunity with Elderberry
European elder (nigra, Caprifoliaceae), also known as black elder and elderberry, is a deciduous tree native to Europe, northern Africa and western Asia.
The word elder is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word æld, meaning “fire,” because you can start a fire by blowing through its young, hollow branches.
The use of elder as a healing agent dates back to ancient times, according to the writings of Hippocrates (470-410 BC), Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD), and Dioscorides (40-90 AD).
Both the elder flower and berry are used for health applications, the most prominent of which is for naturally boosting immunity — but elderberry also offers help for digestion, a little-known side benefit.
Elderberry from Maypro is offered as a high-quality, organic 10:1 extract.