Advocare Nutrient Glossary M - N

Nutrient Glossary M- N

Maitake mushroom D-fraction® powder Standardized to D-fraction. (fruiting body - Grifola frondosa): This is a mixed beta-glucan fraction with different types of glycosidic linkages prepared from the edible mushroom, maitake, and is orally bioavailable. Beta-glucans possess immune enhancing effects. Maitake is used as a food in Japan. The D-fraction activates immunocompetent cells and enhances both innate (natural) and adaptive immune responses in experimental animals. Evidence indicates that the D-fraction exhibits immunomodulatory effects in human subjects.

Products with a good source of this Nutrient: ImmunoGuard Immune System Supplement

Manganese: An essential trace mineral found in mostly in whole grains, green leafy vegetables, dried fruits and nuts. There are several manganese depended enzymes, one of which is necessary for glycosaminoglycan synthesis. Glycosaminoglycans are components that surround collagen, elastic fibers and cells and are important for connective tissue synthesis such as collagen. Manganese is also necessary for the activation of enzymes associated with fat, protein, carbohydrate and urea metabolism.

Products with a good source of this Nutrient: Calcium Plus

Magnesium: An essential mineral vital in more than 300 enzyme-catalyzed reactions including ATP, DNA and RNA synthesis and metabolism. It is important for bone development, an important contributor in nerve and heart function and involved in the release of insulin from the pancreas and the action of insulin on cells. It is vital for cardiovascular and muscle function, helps regulate insulin and blood sugar, and is essential for energy production and cell division.

Products with a good source of this Nutrient: Calcium Plus, Muscle Gain Protein, Muscle Fuel, Night Time Muscle Recovery, Post Workout Muscle Recovery, Rehydrate Sports Drink

Magnolia extract – Standardized to honokiol. (bark - Magnolia officinalis): A widely used herb. One of the active constituents of this extract, honokiol, is a lignan (plant phenol) derivative that has potent antioxidant activity. It has also been found to exhibit a relaxation and anxiolytic, effect and to increase acetylcholine in the hippocampus of experimental animals.

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Maltodextrin: Maltodextrin is a moderately sweet polysaccharide produced from cornstarch and used as a food additive. Being absorbed as rapidly as glucose, it is easily digestible and is a good source of rapid energy.

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MariPlex-PG: A proprietary blend consisting of:
Chondroitin sulfate – a glycosaminoglycan found primarily in the bones, cartilage and connective tissue that may help support the re-forming of cartilage; Shark Cartilage concentrate – obtained from the skeletal structure of sharks, contains glycosaminoglycans;
N-acetylglucosamine – a derivative of the amino sugar glucosamine found as structural component of cell walls.

Medium chain triglycerides: Edible C8 – C12 fatty acids esterfied with glycerol which are rapidly absorbed and rapidly oxidized. They provide rapid energy replenishment.

Products with a good source of this Nutrient: Post Workout Muscle Recovery, Coffeccino Energy Drink

Melatonin: A derivative of L-tryptophan naturally produced in the brain that plays a central role in sleep and regulates the body’s circadian rhythms. A number of studies report that supplementation with low doses of melatonin may exert immediate sleep-inducing effects. It also functions as an antioxidant and may play a role in immune function.

Metabolically balanced protein blend: A special protein blend consisting of total milk protein, calcium sodium caseinate, whey protein concentrate, soy protein concentrate, L-glutamine, L-lysine, L-leucine, L-isoleucine, and L-valine. It is an important energy source, crucial in functions such as formation of muscles, bones, skin and organs, blood clotting, maintenance of fluid balance, regulation of pH balance in the blood, hormone and enzyme production, immune function, formation of visual pigments and cell repair.

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Milk thistle extract – Standardized to silymarin. (fruit - Silybum marianum): A plant native to the Mediterranean which grows wild throughout Europe, North America and Australia. Silymarin, a potent hepatoprotectant and antioxidant is a primary component of the plant extract. Following an oral administration of silymarin, the three pharmacologically active flavones of silymarin, namely, silybin, silydianin, and silychristin, can be detected in the plasma. Oral administration of silymarin has been reported to increase superoxide dismutase activity in the erythrocytes and lymphocytes of certain human subjects. The hepatoprotective properties of silymarin are considered to be partly due to its inhibition of lipid peroxidation.

Moomiyo – Standardized to polyphenols: A humic adaptogen that is a complex mixture of minerals, amino acids, polyphenolic resins, fatty acids, vitamins and plant sterols. It supports epithelial cell health and helps maintain the integrity of the intestinal epithelial barrier. Selected studies have demonstrated adaptogenic, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antiulcerogenic, anxiolytic, nootropic and antihistaminic properties.

Products with a good source of this Nutrient: Night Time Muscle Recovery, Muscle Strength, MNS Max Appetite Control Supplement

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane): The oxidized form of dimethyl-sulfoxide (DMSO), MSM is an organic sulfur-containing compound that occurs naturally in a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains and animals including humans. It provides support for the immune system and aids in sulfur metabolism, particularly in connective tissue.

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N-Acetylcysteine (NAC): The acetylated form of the amino acid L-cysteine. NAC is a precursor to glutathione, a powerful antioxidant present in all cells. Glutathione itself is not well absorbed, however, N-acetylcysteine is well absorbed and is incorporated into glutathione once in the cells. NAC is able to raise glutathione levels better than glutathione supplementation by itself. Glutathione is a tripeptide made up of three amino acids, glycine, L-cysteine and L-glutamate. It functions as a coenzyme in many biochemical reactions.

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Nettles extract (leaf - Urtica dioica): Nettle, or stinging nettle, is a perennial plant growing in temperate and tropical areas around the world. Nettle has a well-known reputation for giving a painful sting when skin come in contact with the hairs and bristles on the leaves and stems. It is a common ingredient in herbal products produced in Germany for rheumatic complaints and inflammatory conditions, especially for urinary tract and prostate. Nettle's main chemicals include acetylcholine, agglutinins, alkaloids, astragalin, butyric acid, caffeic acids, carbonic acid, chlorogenic acid, chlorophyll, choline, coumaric acid, folacin, formic acid, histamine, lectins, lecithin, lignans, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, pantothenic acid, quercetin, serotonin, sitosterols, succinic acid, and terpenes.

Products with a good source of this Nutrient: Nighttime Muscle Recovery

Niacin: B vitamin important in all steps essential for energy production and utilization, tissue and organ function. Niacin is involved in making important tissue and body components. Niacin also promotes release of energy from foods and proper nervous system functioning.

Products with a good source of this Nutrient: Muscle Gain Protein, Night Time Muscle Recovery, V-16 Caffeine Free Energy Drink