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Daily Intake Recommendation

Adults and Teens: As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablet 3 times per day with meals.

For Children: As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablet 3 times per day with meals.  Tablets may be crushed and disguised in food.

This supplement contains contemporary nutrients and traditional botanicals used historically to help maintain mental functions.

 

 

VITAMIN & MINERALS (Found In The First Choice Supplement) recommended for children 5 years and older

Vitamin A (from D. Salina)

IMPORTANCE: Necessary for growth & repair of body tissues; helps maintain smooth, soft disease-free skin; helps protect the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, throat & lungs, thereby reducing susceptibility to infections; protects against air pollutants; counteracts night-blindness & weak eyesight; aids in bone and teeth formation. Current medical research shows that foods rich in Beta Carotene will help reduce the risk of lung cancer & certain oral cancers. Unlike Vitamin A from fish liver oil, Beta Carotene is non-toxic.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May result in night blindness; increased susceptibility to infections; rough, dry scaly skin; loss of smell & appetite; frequents fatigue; lack of tearing; defective teeth & gums’ retarded growth.

Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)

IMPORTANCE: Essential for healthy teeth, gums & Bones; helps heal wounds, scar tissue, & Fractures; prevents scurvy; builds resistance to infection; aids in the prevention & treatment of the common cold; gives strength to blood vessels; aids in the absorption of iron. It is required for the synthesis of collagen, the intercellular “cement” which holds tissues together. It is also on of the major antioxidant nutrients. It prevents the conversion of nitrates (from tobacco smoke, smog, bacon, lunch meats & some vegetables) into cancer-causing substances. According to Dr. Lines Pauling, the foremost authority on Vitamin C, Vitamin C will decrease the risk of getting certain cancers by 75%.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May lead to soft & bleeding gums, swollen or painful joints, slow-healing wounds & fractures, bruising, nosebleeds, tooth decay, loss of appetite, muscular weakness, skin hemorrhages, capillary weakness, anemia, impaired digestion.

Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl)

IMPORTANCE: Major anti-oxidant nutrient; retards cellular aging due to oxidation; supplies oxygen to the blood which is then carried to the heart and other organs; thus alleviating fatigue; aids in bringing nourishment to cells; strengthens the capillary walls & prevents the red blood cells from destructive poisons; prevents & dissolves blood clots; has also been used by doctors in helping prevent sterility, muscular dystrophy, calcium deposits in blood walls and heart conditions.

What is the difference between d-alpha and dl-alpha? Both work exactly the same in the body. There is some evidence that d-alpha is about 20% more powerful, but it costs about 400% more. In other words 800 I.U. of d-alpha would work as well as 1000 I.U. of dl-alpha. But, the 800 I.U. d-alpha would cost 4 times as much as 1000 I.U. of dl-alpha. The best buy by far is dl-alpha.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May lead to a rupture of red blood cells, loss of reproductive powers, lack of sexual vitality, abnormal fat deposits in muscles, degenerative changes in the heart and other muscles; dry skin.

Vitamin B-1 (as HCL)

IMPORTANCE: Plays a key role in the body’s metabolic cycle for generating energy; aids in the digestion of carbohydrates; essential for the normal functioning of the nervous system; muscles & heart; stabilizes the appetite; promotes growth & good muscle tone.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May lead to the loss of appetite; weakness & feeling tired; paralysis & nervous irritability; insomnia; loss of weight; vague aches & pains; mental depression & constipation; heart & gastrointestinal problems.

Riboflavin B2

IMPORTANCE: Necessary for carbohydrate, fat & protein metabolism; aids in the formation of antibodies and red blood cells; maintains cell respiration, necessary for the maintenance of good vision, skin, nails & hair; alleviates eye fatigue; promotes general health.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May result in itching and burning eyes; cracks and sores in the mouth & lips; bloodshot eyes; purplish tongue; dermatitis; retarded growth; digestive disturbances; trembling; sluggishness; oily skin.

Niacinamide B3 (as niacinamide)

IMPORTANCE: Improves circulation and reduces the cholesterol level in the blood; maintains the nervous system; helps metabolize protein, sugar & fat; reduces high blood pressure; increases energy through proper utilization of food; prevents pellagra; helps maintain a healthy skin, tongue & digestive system.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May result in pellagra, gastrointestinal disturbance, nervousness, headaches, fatigue, mental depression, vague aches & pains, irritability, loss of appetite, insomnia, skin disorders, muscular weakness, indigestion, bad breath, canker sores.

Pyridoxine B6 (as HCL)

IMPORTANCE: Necessary for the synthesis & breakdown of amino acids, the building blocks of protein, aids in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, aids in the formation of antibodies; maintains the central nervous system, aids in the removal of excess fluid of premenstrual women; promotes healthy skin; reduces muscle spasms, leg cramps, hand numbness, nausea & stiffness of hands; helps maintain a proper balance of sodium & phosphorous in the body.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May result in nervousness, insomnia, skin eruptions, loss of muscular control, anemia, mouth disorders, muscular weakness, dermatitis, arm & leg cramps, loss of hair, slow learning, and water retention.

Vitamin B-12 (as cyanocobalamin)

IMPORTANCE: Helps in the formation & regeneration of red blood cells, thus helping prevent anemia; necessary for carbohydrate, fat & protein metabolism; maintains a healthy nervous system; promotes growth in children; increases energy; needed for Calcium absorption.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May lead to pernicious anemia, poor appetite, growth failure in children, tiredness, brain damage, nervousness, neuritis, degeneration of spinal cord, depression, lack of balance.

Pantothenic Acid (calcium pantothenate)

IMPORTANCE: Participates in the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats & protein, aids in the utilization of vitamins; improves the body’s resistance to stress; helps in cell building & the development of the central nervous system; helps the adrenal glands, fights infections by building antibodies.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May lead to a painful & burning feet, skin abnormalities, retarded growth, dizzy spells, digestive disturbances, vomiting, restlessness, stomach stress, muscle cramps.

Zinc (as zinc oxide)

IMPORTANCE: Is an antioxidant nutrient; necessary for protein synthesis; wound healing; vital for the development of the reproductive organs, prostate functions and male hormone activity; it governs the contractility of muscles; important for blood stability; maintains the body’s alkaline balance; helps in normal tissue function; aids in the digestion and metabolism of phosphorus.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May result in delayed sexual maturity, prolonged healing wounds, white spots on finger nails, retarded growth, stretch marks, fatigue, decreased alertness, susceptibility to infections.

Copper (as amino acid chelate)

IMPORTANCE: Necessary for the absorption & utilization of Iron; helps oxidize Vitamin C and works with Vitamin C to form Elastin, a chief component of the Elastin muscle fibers throughout the body; aids in the formation of red blood cells; helps proper bone formation & maintenance.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May result in general weakness, impaired respiration, skin sores.

Chromium (as polynicotinate)

IMPORTANCE: Works with insulin in the metabolism of sugar and stabilizes blood sugar levels; cleans the arteries by reducing Cholesterol & Triglyceride levels; helps transport amino acids to where the body needs them; helps control the appetite; medical research has shown that persons with low levels of Chromium in their bodies are more susceptible to having cancer and heart problems and becoming diabetic.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May result in glucose intolerance in diabetics; arteriosclerosis, heart disease, depressed growth, obesity, tiredness.

OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS

EPA & DHA which are present in fish body oils have the potential for improving the health of cardio-vascular system. Medical reports show that as the amount of EPA in the diet increases, the risk of coronary heart disease decreases. In a nutshell, EPA from fish oils lowers serum cholesterol & triglyceride levels, make your blood less viscous, thinner & less sticky, less prone to clump together. Diets of Eskimo and coastal Japanese are rich in the Omega 3 fatty acids, EPA & DHA. Their death rate from heart attacks is much lower when compared to the Western man. DHA is a major component of the brain and retina, and has a possible role in nerve transmission. Research has shown that many migraine suffers have experienced some relief from consuming Fatty Acids.

WHAT IS IT?

Heralded for its heart-healthy actions, fish oils offer high concentrations of polyunsaturated fats called omega-3-fatty acids. While all fish contain these fats, cold-water fish—salmon, sea bass, tuna, trout, mackerel—are particularly rich sources because of their diet: plankton packed with omega-3s. Interestingly the colder the water, the more omega-3s in the plankton. Cold –water fish also boast the most potent forms of omega-3s: the essential fatty acids known as dicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexzanoic acid (DHA). Consumed as part of a fish-filled diet or in supplement form, omega-3s have myriad healing powers.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Scientists are constantly discovering new health benefits for fish oils and their essential fatty acids )EFAs, including omega-3s). In addition to their more notable properties as heart-healing substances, there’s evidence that these fatty acids ease menstrual cramps and the pain and heavy bleeding of endometriosis. Omega-3s may even aid mental disorders such as schizophrenia. Preliminary findings in people with manic depression (bipolar disorder) link fish oil supplementation to fewer mood swings. Some experts even contend that the rising tide of depression in the United States can be traced to the increasingly fish-poor diet people tend to follow.

Nutritional supplement is said to help kids with dyslexia, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and ‘clumsy-child syndrome’. A simpler answer is to serve lots of tuna fish.

Amino Acids

Amino Acids are the “Building Blocks” of the body. Besides building cells and repairing tissue, they form antibodies to combat invading bacteria & viruses; they are part of the enzyme & hormonal system; they build nucleoproteins (RNA & DNA); they carry oxygen throughout the body and participate in muscle activity. When protein is broken down by digestion the result is 22 known amino acids. Eight are essential (cannot be manufactured by the body) the rest are non-essential (can be manufactured by the body with proper nutrition).

L-CARNITINE

A “free amino acid” which has been found to improve fat metabolism in the heart and other organs and tissues, reduces Triglyceride and cholesterol levels, improves heart muscle tolerance, prevents irregular heartbeat and angina, provides more energy for the heart and helps lower blood pressure.

TAURINE (Non-Essential Amino Acid)

Helps stabilize the excitability of membranes, which is very important in the control of epileptic seizures. Taurine and sulfur are considered to be factors necessary for the control of many biochemical changes that take place in the aging process; aids in the clearing of free radical wastes.

GAMMA AMINOBUTYRIC ACID (GABA)

GABA is a non-essential amino acid which functions as an inhibitory calming neurotransmitter in your brain. It is found in high concentrations only in your brain & eyes. It can be derived from protein foods or manufactured in your body from glutamic acid.

GABA is usually deficient in both clinical & experimentally induced seizures. Low levels of GABA promote excitatory neurotransmitters. Low GABA levels have been found in the brains of patients with multiple sclerosis, action tremors, tardive dyskinesia, & other disorders of movement. Low GABA levels have been found in panic, anxiety, depression, alcoholism, & bipolar disorders.

Potential uses of GABA:

May reduce symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

May reduce symptoms of anxiety.

May help some schizophrenics.

May help to reduce high blood pressure.

May increase the effect of insulin so is useful for diabetics but not for hypoglycemia.

May suppress appetite.

May help with premenstrual symptoms.

Helpful for some cases of depression.


Herbs

Dr. Papa's First Choice for Children,  Pure Nutritional Supplement:

Each Tablet Contains:

  • Bacopa monnieria
  • Withania somnifera
  • Terminalia arjuna
  • Asparagus racemosa 
  • Emblica officinalis 
  • Centella asiatica 
  • Cassia fistula 
  • Ficus carica 
  • Tinospora cordifolia 
  • Terminalia chebula 
  • Vitis vinifera 
  • Ocimum sanctum 
  • Anethum sowa 
  • Myristica fragrans 
  • Trikatu 



RESEARCH:

Bacopa monnieria:
Bacopa is a reputed nervine tonic in traditional literature. It has been the focus of a 30 year study to establish the scientific basis of it's action. Scientists of the Indian laboratory at the Central Drug & Research institute (CDRI) have isolated and characterized the two major compounds: Baccoside A & Baccoside B. Researchers administered the aqueous suspension of the alcoholic extract (40mg/kg,p.o.) for three or more days to rats. The first schedule induced a labile behavior using a shock motivated brightness discrimination reaction. The brahmi-treated group showed a better acquisition, improved retention and delayed extinction (p< 0.01-0.05). similarly, in an active conditioned flight reaction, the drug-treated animals showed a shorter reaction time than the controls (p<0.01) .


Withania somnifera:

A well known adaptogenic herb, also called Indian Ginseng it has been proven to be more powerful than Ginseng and Withania provides the body with a complete immune package. It helps protect the body from disease, reduces anxiety, increases energy levels. Withania somnifera is used in traditional medicine as a medhrasayan, which promotes learning acquisition and memory retrieval. It's anti-anxiety activity is well known.  It has been used in cases of memory loss, anxiety, and fatigue. Scientists have studied the effect of Withania somnifera on Dopaminergic receptors in Rat Brain during stress. The animals were subjected to immobilization stress for 5 hrs., and the dopamine receptor population of the corpus striatum was studied by [3H] spiroperidol ligand binding without and after pretreatment with the alcoholic extracts of withania somnifera. The results showed that the DA receptor population was significantly increased after stress which was prevented by pretreatment with Withania somnifera.


Terminalia arjuna:

A powerful cardiac antioxidant this herb is used in cardiovascular tonics. During childhood, sweets, fats, and other dietary substances that cause heart disease later on in life are eaten without any thought for the future. This herb will allow a child to enjoy childhood whilst providing protection for the future.

Asparagus racemosa:

A popular nutritious herb, it also has immuno-protective properties. The roots of the herb are used for various medicinal applications and it is used traditionally to help the body fight disease.

Emblica officinalis:

Amla as it is known to contain an amazing spectrum of powerful antioxidants. It contains Vitamin C in natural form which has been shown to be 200 times more powerful than synthetic Vitamin C. It also contains a powerful anti-oxidant called Ellagic acid. Ellagic acid has been shown to help protect the body from cellular destruction.

Centella asiatica:

Also known as the “brain herb” has been used traditionally to help improve memory and calm the mind, reduce stress and help the body recover from emotional traumas.

Ficus carica:

Many children suffer from digestive problems and complain of constipation. This is usually due to faulty diet and can become a severe problem if left untreated. Toxins build up in the system making the child sick. The extract from this herb has been used traditionally to help digestion and conversion of food into nutrients. 

Tinospora cordifolia:

Known as a powerful immunoprotector, this herb is traditionally used for all sorts of health conditions. It is helpful in recovering from a condition and assists in general health.   It is also traditional liver tonic.

Terminalia chebula:

Like Amla, it too is rich in compounds called polyphenols. Polyphenols are powerful anti-oxidants that protect the cells of our body from Free radicals that can lead to autoimmune diseases like arthritis as well as to more severe diseases.

Vitis vinifera:

Dried grapes contain powerful antioxidants and work in combination with the other herbs in this formula with similar activity.

Ocimum sanctum:

Also known as Holy Basil, this herb has been used traditionally for protection against liver disease and viral infections.  It is commonly used in natural herbal tonics that help the body recover from disease.

Anethum sowa:

This is used traditionally as a digestive herb that helps the body process the food eaten to help deliver nutrition to the cells.

Myristica fragrans:

A herb that is used traditionally to provide a claming effect. In emotional times, the herb is used traditionally to help to reduce stress and nervousness.

Trikatu:

This is another herb that is used traditionally to promote good digestion and enhance the activity of other herbs.


DOSAGE:

1 Tablet 3 times daily after meals.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: 

None reported.

INDICATIONS:

Attention, stress reduction, digestion, appetite, growth, and immune strengthening.

 

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