Pea protein was chosen to comprise the plant protein sources of LifeCORE™ Complete because it showed the strongest effects on CCK release compared to other dietary proteins, in an intestinal cell model. In healthy subjects, pea and wheat protein are the most potent stimulators of CCK and GLP-1 release in human duodenal tissue and therefore may be good dietary additives. Further studies on the effect of pea protein on satiety hormone release showed an increase in the level of CCK, comparable to the effect of whey protein.
Rice protein is a valuable source of branched chain amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. These amino acids help reduce the breakdown of protein and stimulate protein synthesis. In animal studies, rice protein was shown to support strong heart function, healthy cholesterol levels and insulin sensitivity, reducing the negative impact of the Western diet fed to these animals.
L-carnitine increases the flow of free fatty acids into the mitochondria of each cell, directly boosting energy production. When key micronutrients are combined with a therapeutic amount of l-carnitine, the mixture can be used as a high octane fuel supplement to enhance mitochondrial energy production and produce clinically significant results. In animal models, L-carnitine has been shown to be effective for supportingsupport cardiac performance, healthy cholesterol levels,, carbohydrate and muscle metabolism, cognitive function and a reduction in fatigue.
Taurine enhances function at a cellular level and, although it is produced in the body, consumption is essential to maintaining adequate levels. Taurine is a sulfur containing amino acid that is not incorporated into proteins. It is found in very high concentrations in the heart and retina of the eyes where it serves as a potent anti-oxidant to protect these delicate tissues. In human and animal studies, taurine supplementation is shown to support healthy blood pressure levels and positive physiological functioning of the heart function.
Organic Flax Seed Flour
Alpha linolenic acid (ALA) is an omega-3 fatty acid found in flax seeds shown to support healthy heart function. Flax seeds are also a source of fiber and lignans. Lignans support estrogen metabolism in both men and women.
Olive Oil Powder
Olive oil is a known source of bioactive compounds that support optimal health. Olive oil extracts have been shown to support heart health, healthy cholesterol levels and promotes a healthy cycle of inflammation.
Arabinogalactan is a source of dietary fiber, and has been approved as such by the Food and Drug Administration. This fiber aid was selected as an ingredient in LifeCORE™ Complete due to its immune-enhancing properties that suggest an array of clinical uses, both in promotingability to support GI and immune health, as well as its ability to support a more responsive immune system.. Arabinogalactan has been shown to prime the immune system, increaseto support natural killer cell activity and support the body during immune challenges.