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RN LABS SPECIAL

25% OFF The RN Labs Clinic Essentials Pack


The RN Labs Clinic Essentials Pack

Fe-Restore

A pure and hypoallergenic source of highly absorbable iron

Unlike other forms of supplemental iron, iron bisglycinate does not cause common side effects, and therefore provides optimum bioavailability and ease of prescribing.
Furthermore, as iron bisglycinate is already chelated to support optimal absorption, it does not require Vitamin C to optimise absorption.


BioActive B-Complex

A highly versatile formula for foundational support

The vitamins in BioActive B-Complex have been demonstrated to support a range of metabolic processes, including energy production, detoxification, neurological health, stress response & hormone balance.

The bioactive, yet unmethylated forms supports optimal activity, without causing over-stimulation, particularly in sensitive patients.


Mixed Mag Forte

Multiple Magnesium Forms for Multiple Benefits

Certain forms of Magnesium are more readily utilised by the body over others. Mixed Mag Forte powder contains three highly absorbable forms of Magnesium for optimal utilisation by various physiological systems.

The presence of multiple chelators enhances and diversifies the affinity of the delivered magnesium to numerous tissues in the body.


COMPOUNDING SPECIAL

Buy 2 Citrulline, get 1 FREE

How to Use Citrulline

Fun Facts on Citrulline

  • L-Citrulline is the natural precursor of L-Arginine and the substrate for nitric oxide synthase (NOS) in the production of NO. This has been shown to be effective in improving NO production and cardiovascular function in cardiovascular diseases which are associated with endothelial dysfunction, such as hypertension, heart failure, atherosclerosis, diabetic vascular disease and ischemia reperfusion injury.
  • L-Citrulline is the chosen preference over L-Arginine as L-Arginine has been shown to be less beneficial with long term therapy due to the intestinal and hepatic metabolism of L-Arginine to Ornithine and urea by arginase making oral delivery ineffective.
  • However, L-Citrulline is not metabolised in the intestine or liver. L-Citrulline enters the kidneys, vascular endothelium and other tissues and is readily converted to L-Arginine, thus raising plasma and tissue levels of L-Arginine and enhancing NO production.

Example Case Studies

CVD: L-Citrulline preference over L-Arginine therapy, WHY?

61 year old male patient presenting with elevated blood pressure, shortness of breath and chest pain.

Prescribed: 1500mg taken in water three times daily for a 6 week period.

Follow up Visit: Patient showed a reduction in blood pressure, shortness of breath had improved & chest pain had ceased.

Enhancement of athletic sports performance

28 year old male patient presenting with decreased muscular endurance, post exercise muscle soreness, fatigue and wanting to enhance training capabilities.

Prescribed:  3000 – 6000mg in water 1 hour before exercise.

Follow up Visit:  Patient reported significant improvement in exercise session, greater endurance, decreased fatigue and an increase in exercise duration, also reported being able to achieve a “really good muscle pump”. Post workout muscle soreness was also reported to have decreased.

Erectile Dysfunction

40 year old male patient presenting with erectile dysfunction associated symptoms. This is causing significant emotional distress and loss of self-confidence to patient.

Prescribed:  1000mg taken in water three times daily for a 2 week period.

Follow up Visit:  Patient reported reduction in symptoms & improvement in emotional wellbeing as a result.

COMPOUNDING SPECIAL

15% OFF Compounding Starter Pack

Compounding Tips

Compounding Starter Pack

Want to start mixing compounds in clinic but don’t yet have the tools? These high quality compounding tools can be ordered directly from RN Labs.

Precision digital scales, a stainless steel metric spoon set, and two stainless steel powder funnels are now available. These can be ordered separately, or order all 4 items as a pack and get a 15% discount.

Suggested Recipe for Gut Health

Create compounded formulas as unique as your next patient using RN Labs pure single compounds. This suggested combination of ingredients (Glutamine, Zinc Picolinate, Glycine, and Arabinogalactans) all synergystically support optimal gut health.

Note: Practitioners must use their own judgement to determine doses. For a generalised dosage range please visit the Clinical Resources section of this website to locate the Compound Summary sheets on each ingredient.

Nutritional
Compounding 101

In this introductory 90 minute compounding webinar recording, learn how to calculate and mix compounds according to your patient’s unique needs.

Clinical practitioner Warren Maginn provides the tools to introduce compounding in your clinic and increase positive results for your patients.

Mycotoxins: The Hidden Threat of Mould to Our Bodies and Brains

What are Mycotoxins?

Mycotoxins are some of the most prevalent toxins in the environment. These molecules are secondary metabolites of fungi.

Most humans are exposed to mycotoxins through mould, which can be found growing in buildings, vehicles, and foodstuffs. Mould can grow on almost any surface, especially if the environment is warm and wet. Inner wall materials of buildings, wallpaper, fiber glass insulation, ceiling tiles, and gyprock are all good surfaces for mould to colonise.

The mould can then release mycotoxins into the environment causing symptoms of many different chronic diseases. Diseases and symptoms linked to mycotoxin exposure include immune-suppression, fever, pneumonia-like symptoms, heart disease, rheumatic disease, asthma, sinusitis, cancer, memory loss, vision loss, chronic fatigue, skin rashes, depression, ADHD, anxiety, and liver damage.

Mycotoxins and the Brain

One of the main organs affected by mycotoxins is the brain. Mycotoxin inhibition of protein synthesis, damage to DNA, and increased production of inflammatory cytokines lead to damage of the central nervous system (CNS).

Mycotoxins also affect the proliferation and migration of neurons.  The blood brain barrier, which is a selective permeable barrier protecting the brain, can be damaged by mycotoxins. Trichothecenes can cause cytotoxic effects at the blood brain barrier, which will allow other harmful chemicals and pathogens to affect the brain.

In the brain, proinflammatory cytokine interleukin 1 is produced during mycotoxin exposure. Damage caused by mycotoxin exposure can lead to depression, poor memory recall, Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, and headaches.

The GPL-MycoTOX Profile

The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. have a primary focus on helping patients with chronic illnesses, including mental health disorders. They have developed tests that look at hundreds of different analytes and have worked with health practitioners to help them interpret how these data can be used to personalise treatment for patients. The GPL-MycoTOX Profile (a urine test), was developed to combat the pervasive problem of mould exposure.

Using liquid chromatographymass spectrometry (LC/MS) technology, they have a very sensitive test, which is important because mycotoxins can cause serious health issues even in small quantities. (Other mycotoxin testing uses ELISA technology, which relies on antibodies). Utilisation of LC-MS/MS technology gives a precise identification of analytes, which prevents having false positive errors. For many of the compounds they are able to detect amounts in the parts per trillion (ppt), which is about 100-fold better than any other test currently available.


Related Webinar

GPL-MycoTOX: Testing for Mycotoxins

In this 45 minute FREE webinar, Dr Matthew Pratt-Hyatt discusses Mycotoxins and how exposure may be linked to certain diseases and symptoms. How to test for Mycotoxin exposure is also covered.


ENZYMEDICA SPECIAL

Buy 2 Intolergest, get 1 FREE

10 Signs of Lactose Intolerance

Lactose is comprised of two sugar molecules: glucose and galactose. Lactose intolerant individuals have low activity of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down lactose into gluctose and galactose.

Lactose intolerance can also result from coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease or infectious enteritis.

There are many signs and symptoms present with lactose intolerance. These symptoms can appear within 30 minutes to two hours after consuming dairy or dairy products. The severity of the symptoms typically depends on the degree of deficiency of lactase, the enzyme needed to digest lactose.

In addition, there is variability among individuals regarding the symptoms experienced.

Signs of Lactose Intolerance Include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal Pain

  • Nausea
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle/Joint Pain
  • Mouth Ulcers

When lactose is digested properly, then it does not enter the large intestine where symptoms of gas, bloating and abdominal pain occur. Some people choose specialised enzyme supplementation to alleviate symptoms when lactose has accidentally been ingested.

Enzymedica’s Intolergest

  Exceptional quality & purity using the highest potency enzymes available, with no fillers, excipients, or flow agents

  Number one selling enzyme brand in U.S.

  100% vegan plant-based enzyme formula blended to provide digestive support throughout the entire digestive tract

  Contains no dairy, egg, salt, sucrose, soy, wheat, yeast, nuts, casein, rice, artificial colours, flavours or fillers.

NORDIC NATURALS SPECIAL

Buy ANY 5 Arctic Cod Liver Oil Liquids, get a FREE Arctic Cod Liver Oil 90s

Sustainably Made Pure Arctic Cod Liver Oil

Living more sustainably—using fewer natural resources to meet daily needs—is a goal that many of us share. Always one to set the standards, Nordic Naturals’ thoughtful approach about the amount of energy & resources consumed when producing their oils takes sustainable manufacturing to the next level.

From Tromsø to You

Nordic Pharma is Nordic Naturals’ fish oil manufacturing facility in Tromsø, Norway, just a few hundred miles from the Arctic Circle. They built this facility so that they could customise the complex processes of fish oil manufacturing themselves, in order to deliver the highest-quality products available. Their use of highly advanced fish oil processing technology means gains in efficiency that benefit the planet—fewer raw materials (fish) are needed to reach desired omega-3 concentration levels.

Nordic Pharma came to life in 2013, with a proximity to the bay providing quick access to the transportation port of Tromsø.
Most businesses in Tromsø are conscious of their environmental impact, and minimising waste, as well as using alternative energy, is a fact of life in Norway. Ninety-eight percent of the country’s electricity comes from hydropower, while wind and wave power generates the rest.

Reducing fossil fuels for uses other than electricity is a much harder problem to solve. Norway has an aggressive transportation plan in place that calls for the country to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, and biofuels factor heavily into that plan.

Making Their Own Biofeul

As a fish oil manufacturer, Nordic Naturals are in a unique position to make their own biofuel using the byproducts from fish oil processing. In fact, they run their entire operation on leftover fish fat—not something many businesses can say.

Not only does this cut down on the amount of waste produced, it saves them from having to purchase large quantities of biofuel (or petroleum-based diesel fuel) from outside commercial sources. They’re even able to sell some of their surplus biofuel to neighbouring businesses, including a kindergarten and a hospital.

Nordic Naturals’ success in reducing their carbon footprint at Nordic Pharma has inspired them to look for other ways to be sustainable in all that they do.

Some of their everyday business practices—only sourcing fish that get used in their entirety; working exclusively with fisheries that are certified sustainable; and selling products in recyclable containers—have long been part of their sustainability story. Their headquarters in California has even won Green Business recognition for its use of energy and design.

What Makes Nordic Naturals Fish Oil Sustainable?

  Every part of the fish is used

  Friend of the Sea (FOS) Certified

  Facility that runs 100% on biofuel made from leftover fish fats

  Facility was built using recycled materials

Notices

CSAP REPORT UPDATE – Does Your Parasite Analysis Measure Up?

Previously, Doctors Data Laboratories only listed any parasites that were actually detected on all their CSA Parasitology test reports. However their CSAP reports have recently been updated to include a list of some of the most common and significant parasites, in order to help bring more awareness to the extensive work going on behind the scenes at the lab, as well as ensuring maximum clarity and confidence for practitioners, that any particular parasite of focus within a patient’s case will indeed be checked for.

Note:
This list is not necessarily exhaustive of all possible parasites detectable, due to the fact that, unlike many laboratories, Doctors Data carries out full ‘O&P Testing’ on all their parasite tests (which involves full microscopy and chemical analysis by a trained parasitologist – in order to detect ALL life stages of any potential parasites (i.e. including their egg (‘Ova’) stages as well as any mature ‘Parasite’ stages themselves – hence the name ‘O&P’). This extensive and thorough technique is therefore considered to be the ‘Gold Standard’ method of parasite detection around the world.

Furthermore, seeing as many parasites do not have consistent life cycles, nor are they shed from their host as consistent intervals, it is also considered best practice to always ensure that three stool samples are taken (in succession) in order to appropriately minimise the possibility that any single stool sample does not mistakenly appear to be absent of parasites, simply due to a momentary halt in parasite shedding.

For these reasons it may be important to always ensure your chosen stool parasite test includes 3x samples, and that all three are analysed separately at the lab (without combining) via gold standard O&P analysis, for maximum efficiency and confidence.

You can find up-to-date sample reports for all tests available from RN Labs here.

Click here to learn more about Doctors Data CSA with Parasitology test and locate clinical resources.



INTRODUCING OUR NEW TEAM MEMBERS!

We are pleased to welcome our new Practitioner Consultants:

  • NSW: Amanda Pontague, BHSc (Nutr. Med.)
  • VIC: Jacinta Barbagallo, BHSc (Nutr. Med.)
  • South QLD & Northern NSW: Chloe Moore, BHSc (Nut. D. Med.)

Also a very warm welcome to Lani Hopper, BHSc, (Nutr. Med.), who has joined Nicole Smit, BHSc (Nut. D. Med.) in our Head Office as Technical Support Assistant.


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Upcoming Events

Melbourne

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Clinical Insights with Dr William Shaw and Dr Sanjeev Sharma

All attendees receive a FREE Organic Acids Test! (Usually $305)

Don’t miss this eye-opening workshop with Dr. William Shaw, PhD, founder of The Great Plains Laboratory.

In this exciting one-and-a-half-day workshop, Dr. William Shaw will discuss when to choose Organic Acid Testing (OAT) and/or environmental pollutant testing (GPL-TOX) and personally guide you through how to interpret the results and achieve the best outcomes for your patients, using these two globally best-selling tests.

Supported by Dr. Sanjeev Sharma, who will be sharing his own clinical experiences and case studies using these tests.

If you are looking for new ways to help patients with difficult to diagnose and chronic health issues, this workshop is for you.

Melbourne

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ACNEM 2019 Annual Conference

EVOLVING LANDSCAPES OF NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE

Remaining true to our aims of nutrition education, ACNEM brings you independent, highly credible and up to date information on the most relevant topics of healthcare today.

ACNEM will present a range of international and local speakers to address:

  • Chrono Nutrition – the interplay between the biological clock, hormonal function, time-restricted eating and intermittent fasting
  • Gut-Immune Disruption – research update on the mycobiome and auto-immunity
  • Metabolic Insights – multi dimensional aspects of metabolism and implications for patient management
  • Personalised Nutrition – finding the solution for individualised management

Gain valuable tools and insights to empower yourselves and your patients, and support them to make lifestyle and diet changes for better health outcomes.


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