An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
Research indicates that the ingredients in Essential I3C Complex may:*
- Help hormonal balance for both men and women
- Help prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals
- Support the health of the breast, prostate and other reproductive organs
- Support cellular reproduction
- Be important for healthy immune function
What is Essential I3C Complex?
Essential I3C Complex is a combination of Indole-3-Carbinol(I3C), Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP-6), Resveratrol and Vitamin D3. This combo of phytochemicals, a powerful antioxidant and wonderful vitamin D was created to promote excellent cellular health while combating the production of bad estrogen. The benefits of resveratrol and vitamin D3 are well known but due to the regulations placed on the supplement business by the Food and Drug Administration, we are unable to discuss all the amazing happenings with I3C and IP-6. We encourage you to do your research on these supplements so you get a better understanding as to why Essential I3C Complex can be extremely beneficial.
More of the Ingredients
What we can say about Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C)
I3C is a naturally occurring phytochemical found in cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and kale. I3C provides powerful antioxidant protection, helping to prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals. In addition I3C can help to maintain healthy hormonal balance for both men and women and therefore may support the health of the breast, prostate, and other reproductive organs. I3C is also known to support the liver's detoxification processes as well as normal cellular reproduction.*
Oral ingestion of Indole 3 Carbinol has been shown to alter the metabolism of estrogen in a beneficial manner. Studies increasingly indicate that dietary indole-3-carbinol (I3C) prevents the development of estrogen-enhanced issues including breast, endometrial and cervical complications. Epidemiological, laboratory, animal and translational studies support the efficacy of I3C. I3C actually causes growth arrest and increased apoptosis and ameliorates the effects of estrogen. The weaker the estrogen, the less estrogenic effects they will have on the body. The stronger the form of estrogen, the more negative effects they will have on health. Therefore I3C promotes the weakest forms of estrogen while blocking strong estrogen receptors.
What we can say about Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP-6)
IP-6 is a chemical found in beans, brown rice, corn, sesame seeds, wheat bran, and other high-fiber foods. It is converted into compounds in the body that are used by cells to relay outside messages to the cell nucleus. Many researchers believe that some of the health benefits may be due to the antioxidant, immune enhancing, and cardiovascular supporting activities of IP-6. In-vitro and animal research has shown IP-6 to have significant protective and growth regulating effects on various cells and tissues including those of the colon, breast, and prostate.*
This antioxidant became extremely popular when it was shown on 60 Minutes. Correspondent Morley Schafer spoke with doctors and researchers regarding the various purported health benefits of resveratrol, bringing it to the attention of millions of television viewers around the world. You can watch the clip on resveratrol on our Resvert Plus page.
Resveratrol is a nutrient produced by many plant species and is thought to be helpful in regulating serum lipids and supporting cardiovascular health.* It is commonly produced by Vitis vinifera and lambrusca grapes and is found in many grape products including red and white wines. Japanese Knotweed is also an excellent source for resveratrol.Vitamin D3
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is known as the "sunshine" vitamin because it is formed in the body by the action of the sun's ultraviolet rays on the skin. Vitamin D is converted in the kidneys to the hormone calcitrol, which is actually the most active form of Vitamin D. The effects of this hormone are targeted at the intestines and bones. The major biologic function of Vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, thereby helping to form and maintain strong bones. It promotes bone mineralization in concert with a number of other vitamins, minerals, and hormones. *
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Servings per Container: 60
|Ingredient||Amount per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Polygonum Cuspidatum Extract (std. min. 50% resveratrol)(root)||200 mg||**|
|Vitamin D3 (from cholecalciferol)||400 IU||100%|
|Phosporus (from Inositol Hexaphosphate)(IP-6)||56.4 mg||**|
** Daily Value has not been established.
Other Ingredients: hypromellose, magnesium Stearate, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 2 times daily, preferably with food. Take consistently each day for best results.
Indole-3-carbinol is a potent antithrombotic agent with antiplatelet activity. It has its blood thinning effect through the inhibition of GP IIb/IIIa receptor and thromboxane B(2) formation. Please consult your health care professional before taking this supplement if this is an issue.
As always, consult your physician before taking supplements, especially if you have a medical or psychiatric condition, or are pregnant or lactating.