I. L-ornithine is an amino acid that reduces the concentration of the toxin ammonia from the liver, blood vessels and brain. In fact, the Urea Cycle that converts highly toxic ammonia into urea for excretion through the kidneys is also known as the Ornithine Cycle.
L-ornithine promotes the health and function of the liver and digestive system. It provides antioxidant support in the liver and helps the liver remove contaminants from the body.
In addition, research suggests that consuming extra ornithine can help promote physical strength and endurance. For example, a study published in the November 2008 issue of "Nutrition Research" found that healthy subjects who took extra ornithine experienced less exercise-induced fatigue than a placebo group. The authors concluded that ornithine promotes more efficient energy usage by cells, and they recommend it as a nutritional supplement to prevent fatigue.*
II. L-Arginine precursor for Nitric Oxide (subject of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine).*
L-arginine, is an amino acid that keeps the liver, skin, joints, and muscles healthy. L-arginine helps support the body’s immune system, helps the body maintain normal levels of hormones and blood sugar in the normal range, and promotes male fertility.The combination of L-arginineand L-ornithine amino acids improves the overall regeneration capability of the body and may enhance vitality.
L-argininehelps support liver function by neutralizing the effects of ammonia and other toxic substances. Like L-ornithine, it is also required for the generation of urea, which is essential to remove toxic ammonia from the body during urination.
One of the biggest benefits of L-arginine is its ability to support blood flow and circulation. In the body, L-arginine is converted into nitric oxide. The nitric oxide relaxes and dilates blood vessels. In turn, the widening of the blood vessels promotes normal blood circulation to the heart, brain, and both the male and female reproductive systems. This has multiple benefits, including supporting immune function, fertility, removal of contaminants from the body, and brain power.
Another important aspect of L-arginine is that it supports the production of certain hormones, especially beneficial growth hormones and insulin that help usher glucose into cells to be used for growth and energy output. This is one of the reasons it’s believed to enhance physical performance, stamina and strength.
Power Defender ingredients include DHM from Oriental raisin tree. This contains Dihydromyricetin (DHM) which is an anti-oxidant that supports the body's natural processes of removing contaminants.
When you consume an alcoholic drink, the alcohol hits the stomach, makes its way to the intestines, and there is absorbed into the blood stream. Once in your blood stream, alcohol reaches your liver where it is metabolized. However, your liver metabolizes alcohol at a constant rate regardless of how much you consume. Any alcohol which can’t be metabolized by your liver circulates through your blood stream and to your brain.
This is important. Your body does not initially metabolize alcohol into a harmless substance! It metabolizes it into acetaldehyde. Research shows that acetaldehyde is a much more potent toxin than ethanol alcohol*. Higher levels of acetaldehyde in the circulatory system are associated with adverse symptoms such as intense headaches and nausea.
After alcohol is metabolized into acetaldehyde it is eventually broken down into acetic acid, and then eventually expelled from your body through urine and breath.
DHM Role in Alcohol and Acetaldehyde Metabolism
(DHM) increases the ability of two key enzymes to function. These enzymes are alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH). The enzyme ADH is responsible for breaking down alcohol into acetaldehyde and the enzyme ALDH breaks down acetaldehyde into acetic acid.
By enhancing these enzymes DHM allows you to metabolize both alcohol and more importantly acetaldehyde at a quicker rate.
IV. Taurine is an amino sulfonic acid, but it is often referred to as an amino acid, a chemical that is a required building block of protein. Taurine is found in large amounts in the brain, retina, heart and blood cells called platelets.
V. Anti-Oxidant Blend
Antioxidants protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. Many experts believe that damage by free radicals is a factor in the development of various adverse health conditions. . The antioxidants are capable of stabilizing, or deactivating, free radicals before they attack cells.
Power Defender is formulated with ingredients that have antioxidant activity and vitamins in a liquid form.
VI. Biotin Blend
Biotin, or Vitamin B7, is a water-soluble vitamin that’s a part of thevitamin B complex — a group of key nutrients often used to develop luxurious hair, beautiful skin and strong nails.
Biotin acts as a coenzyme in the body that’s needed for the metabolism of fatty acids, amino acids and glucose. In other words, whenever we eat foods that are sources of fats, proteins and carbohydrates, the biotin must be present to convert and use these macronutrients for bodily energy. This enables both physical activities and proper psychological functioning.
Biotin also helps support our young, attractive appearance since it plays a major part in maintaining the health of our hair, nails and skin. In fact, biotin sometimes gets the nickname the “H” vitamin, which stems from the German words Haarand Haut that mean “hair and skin.”
VII. Benefits of L-Cysteine:
L-cysteine is used therapeutically and nutritionally to improve the health of humans. It’s a basic building block of glutathione, which has been coined “the mother of all antioxidants.” L-cysteine supplementation, also known as N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC), is valued for its ability to support glutathione levels in the body. This is extremely important for lung function, brain function and the functioning of the liver. Numerous health conditions, including simple aging, deplete your glutathione levels. As a precursor to glutathione, L-cysteine converts to replenish the glutathione within your brain and body tissues.*
VIII. L- Glutathione:Maintain healthy immune system function and provide support against oxidative stress with L-glutathione.
This “mother of all antioxidants” is one of the most talked about supplements in the healthcare industry and for good reason. “Scientists have speculated that glutathione was essential to the very development of life on earth”.* Glutathione has a very wide range of positive health effects including key roles in the formation of red and white blood cells and in helping your body remove contaminants.
Glutathione is the body's primary defense against free radicals. ... Glutathione is at its lowest level in the morning and should be replenished daily through a healthy diet and supplementation.
IX. Resveratrol Blend
Resveratrol is found in grapes and has powerful antioxidant activity. It may promote optimal cardiovascular and heart health. It is believe to support a healthy circulatory system by supporting proper platelet function. Resveratrol helps to prevent the oxidation of a harmful type of cholesterol, and it supports a normal inflammation system.
X. Other key ingredients:
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin K2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium, Molybdenum, Potassium, Grape seed extract, Green tea extract, Pine bark extract, Milk thistle, Organic beet root, Black currant, Blueberry, Broccoli, Cranberry Pomegranate, Raspberry, Protease, Amylase, Cellulase, Lactase and Organic Turmeric Root extract plus Rutin.