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OysterMax®- Immunity from the Deep!

Keeping good immune health is of more interest now than ever before. To keep your body in good health, introducing proper supplementation into your diet can help with this.

Dietary supplements are of more interest to the savvy consumer now than ever before. Reasons for introducing dietary supplements into your diet are exhaustive but most commonly these are used for help with energy, healthy aging, filling nutrient gaps, and staying well overall. A major area of interest for this is immune health. We’re all aware of recent pandemics, however we are not in the business of fear mongering. We are  not going to sit here and say that taking a dietary supplement can prevent, treat or cure any illness, but they can play a role in how well your immune system is functioning so that when illness strikes, you are better prepared to deal with it physically. This is because oysters are very high in Zinc. This zinc contributes to normal functioning of the immune system by helping white blood cells reproduce at an increased rate which can also help wound healing.

Naturally balanced dietary supplements are gaining more interest in recent times with the ever-growing interest in health and wellness. We’ve all heard the saying “You are what you eat”!  With this obviously comes competition and at times, conflicting advice. At Marine Healthfoods, our dietary supplement is comprised of 1 ingredient – Pure Oyster Extract, carefully processed to maintain the integrity of vitamins and minerals found within. This is a powder that can be ingested in powder form or as a dietary supplement. This oyster extract powder naturally contains high levels of zinc, copper & vitamin B12. Nothing is added – this is important as alternative supplementation may be comprised of synthetic vitamins and minerals rather than naturally occurring. These synthetic forms are harder for our body to fully utilise so what it says on the label may not be what you get. Because our dietary supplement contains zinc, Vitamin B12 & Copper, is a source of Iodine and naturally occurring selenium our vitamins and minerals can work together synergistically. It’s all well and good to take a supplement loaded with zinc but to get value for money the type of zinc (synthetic vs natural) & copper content are also things to consider. The ratio of copper to zinc is clinically more important than the concentration of either of these trace minerals alone.

Getting the Balance of Copper & Zinc!


We’re not sure if all our readers are aware of the benefits that can come from these vitamins & minerals so please let us take a moment of your time:

Oyster extract powder supports normal:

  • Immune system
  • Hair
  • Skin
  • Nails
  • Vision
  • Bones
  • Energy yielding metabolism for increased energy
  • Cognitive health
  • Nervous system
  • Testosterone levels in the blood
  • Fertility and reproduction
  • Thyroid function
  • Reduction of tiredness and fatigue

We think we can all agree that these benefits listed are vital for everyone. And the best news? All of our claims are supported by science as per the European register on nutrition and health claims. These claims are permissible where the daily dose exceeds 15% of the RDI and the European requirements are among the toughest in the world.

Our oyster extract powder is 100% oyster extract sourced and processed in Ireland. If there is any doubt simply look up the average vitamin and mineral contents boasted by oysters. Each bottle of our oyster extract powder can contain up to 50 oysters. This is why our daily serving size is not an excessive amount, but you get all the benefits. Every batch is sent for both microbiological testing to ensure the safety & quality of the product as well as analytical testing to maintain the integrity. Our labels are printed in house, tailored to the actual content of these results. What you read on the label is exactly what you are getting. This is not a legal requirement, it’s what we want to do so we can be fully transparent with our customers.

A serving of only 1.2g can provide the following of the Recommend Daily Intake:

  • 48% of B12
  • 40% of zinc
  • 32% of copper
  • 16% iodine
  • 8- 10% Selenium

These vitamins and minerals are highly bio available for best efficiency as they are naturally occurring within our product.

Not a substitute for a varied diet.

OysterMax® is our commitment to help you maintain peak performance in your lifestyle.

Pure oyster extract powder.

Think before you zinc!





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Marine mineral complex for peak performance

Oysters are full of important proteins, vitamins and minerals.

When we started our company 20 years ago one of the quotes that stuck with me most was from Dr. Linus Pauling who said, “All illnesses of a living system can be related to the deficiency of certain micro nutrients”.

Minerals are necessary for every biochemical process and activity of the body.
“You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” – Dr. Linus Pauling

These deficiencies in minerals and micro nutrients prevent the correct functioning of enzymes and hormones responsible for peak physiological performance.
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Oyster extract – The Ortho Molecular Genius

Insights and rationale on why pure Irish oyster extract powder has a role in helping the body rapidly build complex molecules vital to peak performance.

We are repeatedly asked ‘why is your oyster extract powder better than synthetic zinc and other trace element supplements which costs far less?’

The answer is not so easy to explain, takes time and a great deal of our energy is spent educating people on the subject. As professional oyster extract producers we have supplied integrative practitioners and natural therapists for 20 years who use our product to help with many trace element associated illnesses – we know the benefits and reasons for this so let me explain. Read More …

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Ten reasons why Oyster Extract Capsules are a superior Zinc Supplement

Zinc supplementation increased testosterone levels of athletes after strenuous exercise; zinc's role in muscle protein synthesis also promotes muscle recovery, which can help you maintain strength even amid a busy workout schedule.

Zinc deficiency affects over 80% of the adult population.

It is a vital trace element required in over 300 enzyme reactions in the body. Athletes, pregnant and lactating women, sexually active males and anyone feeling the stresses and strains of modern life may have increased demands for zinc. The clinical range of the symptoms of zinc deficiency vary from decreased immunity to low libido, from poor skin, hair and nails to macular degeneration, from prostate health issues to hormonal balancing.

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Oyster Extract supports the normal function of Men’s Sexual Health via trace elements Zinc & Selenium

Zinc can improve sperm count and swimming ability, and increase sexual potency in men. Zinc is a necessary building block for testosterone, so it supports a healthy libido and sperm production.

The French connection!

Casanova reportedly ate several dozen oysters daily and was reported to be the most famous lover of all time. Although he was actually Italian most people think he was French. He in fact spent most of his life in France seducing many maidens in the Royal court.

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Zinc… Nature’s most precious metal

Zinc is the second most abundant trace mineral in the body, being present in all tissue and has a wide variety of functions including growth and human development, the healthy functioning of the immune system, and the maintenance of healthy skin, hair, nails and bone.

Think before you Zinc!

Zinc, often described as the most ubiquitous trace element in the body, is of great importance in human nutrition. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that up to 80% of western society may be mildly zinc deficient.  More severe zinc deficiency can be seen in developing countries where the population eats less meat and more vegetables. Read More …

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Acne treatment, in a shell

oyster extract powder capsules for perfect looking skin

From the depths of the ocean comes a product that few have considered for maintaining normal skin.

However, sitting there in its shell on the bottom of the ocean, the oyster possesses some remarkable properties that can play a role in maintaining normal skin. For acne sufferers or anyone with skin disorders this is good news. Fresh oysters are of course delicious but are hard to get and are not to everyones liking. Oyster extract offers a way to get all the benefits without the oral sensation
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Natural Zinc Supplement vs. Synthetic Zinc Supplement. Which should I choose?

It’s that time of the year again when we reach for the medicine cabinet and decide what supplement regime we will follow to ward off illness in those dark winter months. As our sun tans fade, we are conscious of getting enough of the right nutrients to keep our immunity in top condition so as to minimize the threat of flu season and all the plethora of winter ills. One nutrient however that most of us recognize as vital in this fight is zinc as zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system. However, with so many brands of zinc supplements on the market and so much confusion out there, how do we know if we are taking enough and how do we know if the quality is sufficient to get results?

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Oyster Extract & Perfect Nails

Pure oyster extract capsules in a shell

We have been writing about the importance of zinc nutrition and zinc supplementation for some time now and we have noticed that while many of the therapists and Doctors we supply are very aware of the issues associated with zinc deficiency, many who visit our site may not be. We have decided to dedicate our next few posts to the more noticeable aspects of zinc deficiency which most of us can easily identify. In this article we will discuss the importance of zinc in nail care.
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Prostate Health and Oyster Extract

Prostate problems affect a large percentage of the male population over 50 years of age. These problems manifest as hyperplasia or swelling of the prostate, impotence issues, urinary issues and worst of all, cancer issues. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men and 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Factors such as age, lifestyle and family history are all significant in the onset of prostate problems. However, men should be familiar with one very important aspect which contributes to the maintenance of normal bodily functions over which they have complete control and this is the area of zinc nutrition.
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Oyster extract contributes to the immune system response due to high zinc content

When one thinks of fresh oysters the mind usually races to images of Casanova, seduction and sexual libido. Not many people think of immunity, appearance and internal bodily functions.  And yet, down there in the depths of the ocean, the oyster has an incredible story to tell about its own immunity and it also has some pretty remarkable benefits for those bold enough to partake of this delicacy.  And for those who just can’t handle that slithery sensation, happy days, oyster extract has arrived to lift those winter blues. Read More …

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Oyster Extract: The dietary food supplement

The market!

The food supplement business is booming. Nowhere is this more evident than on the Internet where thousands of companies compete to offer the latest cure all’s and at the best discounted prices. Americans will spend $30 billion this year alone on anti-oxidants. Europe is catching up fast with growth in the bio actives market reaching 35% last year. All very good news for the manufacturers and large multinationals who have jumped on the band wagon, but what about the unfortunate consumer who wants to augment their nutrition with a supplement? They shouldn’t have to waste half their life searching through thousands of identical brands, gaining a PhD in nutritional studies along the way, before purchasing that all important anti-oxidant, which promises to be the elixir they have been searching for all along. Read More …

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Zinc supplements and Zinc deficiency


AAs summer rolls on and winter draws near for some us thoughts will turn to making it a time as comfortable as possible in spite of the inclement weather we might expect.  For a lot of us this means making sure that our health is in top shape and the medicine cabinet is stocked with all the necessary items to beat the winter blues.
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Oyster Extract for Peak Performance

In this article I will be extoling the virtues of making oyster extract powder part of your heath programme. There are still many more virtues to be discussed but this article will look at oyster extract from the body’s biochemistry perspective, in particular the concept of balancing trace mineral levels of vitamin B12, zinc, copper, iodine and selenium in the body to contribute to the maintenance of peak hormonal processes and protection of cells.

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The Caviar of Zinc Supplements

There are many, many zinc supplements on the market. So much so that buying the right one can be a very time-consuming affair and with so many brands, how do you know which the right one for you is? However, as with all purchasing decisions, there is quality and there is quantity. There is fast food and there is gourmet food. There are synthetic zinc supplements and there is Oyster Extract Powder.





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New supplement combination supports immune system during winter months.

New supplement combination supports immunity during the winter months.

Pure Oyster Extract Capsules



A new powerful combination of marine extracts is now available from Marine Healthfoods contributing to the normal function of your immune system during the winter months. Building on the success of our oyster extract capsules, OysterMax®, we have now launched our own brand of extracted Alkylglycerols called AKG200®. Read More …