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Univase ForteMany of you are wondering why you haven’t been able to get Univase Forte and have had to settle for Univase, instead. Here’s the story.

In mid-March, just as we were supposed to be getting a shipment of Univase Forte from our contract manufacturer we were informed that not only would the product not be delivered when promised, it would not be available in the near future. This meant that the search was on for a new manufacturer.

Well, the search took longer than we had hoped. We had several criteria that we insisted upon; GMP certification, manufacturing experience and quality, raw material availability, ability to manufacture in a timely manner and, of course, price. Finding a manufacturer with all of these qualifications was no simple task and we thought we were close several times only to have it all fall through due to one major problem or another.

After weeks of work and research we finally made our choice and have now gone to contract and Univase Forte will soon be available again.

Will there be any changes?

Yes, there will be.  For the better. The new Univase Forte will still contain nearly all of the old ingredients. We removed rutin due to  food sensitivity issues in a number of customers. It was a minor player in the old formula. The new Univase Forte will be in specially enteric coated capsules instead of the tablets it has been delivered in. It will also be smaller than it has been in the recent past.

Why capsules?

For many years we have been getting requests to put this formula in capsules. We simply couldn’t comply because the technology to protect capsule contents from the gastric juices in the stomach just wasn’t fully developed.

The advantages of capsules are many. There is no loss of enzyme activity due to heat of compressing tablets. There are fewer excipients (binders, fillers, granulating agents, etc. ) required to make the tablet hold together on the outside of the body and break apart in the correct spot on the inside of the body. In other words,  make the product work as it should. Capsules are, for many people, easier to swallow. The only disadvantage is size because tablets compress the ingredients and usually have a smaller footprint. We have also taken advantage of newer technology that allows us to use more concentrated forms of our raw materials and make the capsules actually smaller than tablets have been in the recent past.

Now we can report that the technology is developed to the point where we can deliver the product to you in capsule form with at least an equal, and in our opinion greatly improved, strength and quality. Thus we can now take advantage of that improved technology to bring you the most powerful and advanced proteolytic enzyme formulation available.

When Will It Be Available?

This is being written in late July. We expect to have Univase Forte available in about 8 weeks from this posting. We expect to have an improved Univase product manufactured along the same technology available shortly thereafter. As we know exact delivery dates we will post them here. In the meantime we will once again begin accepting orders for this product on a backorder basis which will be shipped on a first-come-first-served basis as it arrives. Get your orders in so we can ship as soon as they arrive! If you have a distributor then you may contact them to get on the backorder board. You can also obtain pricing information from your distributor. If you have no distributor then we can help you find one.

UPDATED!

From time to time it becomes necessary to update formulations. The time for that has come for our Univase formula. We have been working on a re-formulation for some time now and our work is coming to fruition in this reformulation.

 So, what’s changing?

The new Univase will still contain nearly all of the old ingredients. We removed rutin due to  food sensitivity issues in a number of customers. It was a minor player in the old formula. The new Univase will be in specially enteric coated capsules instead of the tablets it has been delivered in.

Why capsules?

For many years we have been getting requests to put this formula in capsules. We simply couldn’t comply because the technology to protect capsule contents from the gastric juices in the stomach just wasn’t fully developed.

The advantages of capsules are many. There is no loss of enzyme activity due to heat of compressing tablets. There are fewer excipients (binders, fillers, granulating agents, etc. ) required to make the tablet hold together on the outside of the body and break apart in the correct spot on the inside of the body. In other words,  make the product work as it should. Capsules are, for many people, easier to swallow. The only disadvantage is size because tablets compress the ingredients and usually have a smaller footprint. We have also taken advantage of newer technology that allows us to use more concentrated forms of our raw materials and make the capsules actually smaller than tablets have been in the recent past.

Now we can report that the technology is developed to the point where we can deliver the product to you in capsule form with at least an equal, and in our opinion greatly improved, strength and quality. Thus we can now take advantage of that improved technology to bring you the most powerful and advanced proteolytic enzyme formulation available.

Other changes

We know that many people hate it when things change. But we assure everyone that it is time for the changes. So what exactly is changing? Well, first we have added an enzyme- Natto-Kinase. Natto-Kinase is a potent and highly active enzyme extracted from soy. It has only recently become widely available and we have been able to obtain a supply at a reasonable price. Having researched this enzyme we decided it was time to add this to our powerful Univase formulation. We already added Natto-Kinase to our Univase Forte formulation over a year ago and we have been quite pleased with the feedback we are receiving from our regular customers for that product.

Second, we added N-Acetylcysteine. This is an important component of a short-chain amino acid called L-Glutathione (already contained in Univase). This is a VERY important component in any enzyme formulation. N-Acetylcysteine helps the human body make its own L-Glutathione which is a key to activating proteolytic enzymes.

Third, we have greatly increased the strength of Super-Oxide Dismutase (SOD). SOD is a powerful enzyme in reducing the damaging super-oxide radical that is present whenever there is tissue damage and inflammation. SOD helps keep the surrounding tissue from sustaining damage from this free-radical.

Will there be a price increase?

Yes, there will be an increase in the price. Improvements are not cheap, but they aren’t as expensive as you might think. We haven’t had a price increase on Univase in nearly 20 years and we will continue to work to keep pricing as low as possible.

Are your clients dealing with bloating, gas, the “lump in the stomach” feeling? Wondering how to approach the problem?

Hypo Gestaid may be just what you’re looking for. It utilizes our two-phase tableting technology to help provide that extra support that individuals with digestive issues often need.

Phase one is the stomach phase of the tablet containing the betaine HCL and Glutamic HCL, pepsin, gentian root, ginger root, bromelain, papain, and dessicated stomach. Phase two is the duodenal phase which is where the pancreatin, amylase, pancrelipase, ox bile extract and dessicated duodenum support are delivered. Proper support for digestion can have many benefits in both the long and short terms since complete digestion of the food we eat is critical to proper nutrient absorption and utilization. If you think that some of your clients may need additional digestive support (see our technical bulletin on Hypo Gestaid for more information) now”s your chance to try it at a discount.

For the entire month of December (a BIG eating month!) we are offering Hypo Gestaid at a 10% discount. If ordering online use the coupon code “HG1.” If you order by phone we will take the discount automatically.

It’s the time of the year. The weather turns cold and suddenly there’s lung congestion all around. Coughing, wheezing, chest tightness. A winter cough can be quite unpleasant.

Now’s the time to give your lungs the support they need. Pneumal Complex is specially designed to give maximum support to these important but often neglected organs. It contains vitamin support in the form of Beta-Carotene as well as herbal support using Slippery Elm, Pleurisy Root, Foenugreek, Thyme, Yerba Santa and Perilla Seed Extract.

These nutrients seperately provide powerful support for many problems associated with the lungs but together they serve synergistically to create a potent all-purpose lung support supplement. If you or your clients need a supplement designed to support the lungs through a tough winter (or any other season- they all can be hard on the lungs in different ways) then Pneumal Complex is for you.

If ordering online use the coupon code “PNEU.” Discount will be applied at invoicing. Discount available to `customers who order online ONLY! Retail sales by phone cannot be discounted!

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Got customers with acid reflux who want to try a natural approach to the problem? Then we’ve got what you want.

D-Limonene is a natural extract from orange peel that has some unique properties. It can help the body reduce discomfort from GERD (acid reflux) a couple of different ways. It floats on top of the stomach fluids and helps soothe the irritated mucous membranes in the stomach.

Some have reported belching with this product but that’s not necessarily a bad thing in this case. That’s because the second way it helps is by coating the lining of the esophagus, thus helping the body to protect that area from damage from stomach acid.

Now’s your opportunity to try this approach to the problem of reflux at a great new price!

Between Nov. 7 and Nov. 20th, 2010 we are offering a 10% discount on D-Limonene. If ordering online use the coupon code “DLIM.” If calling in your order we’ll just subtract the discount automatically.