Capsule Quantity Disclaimer:
Due to our artisan small batch production process bottle size may vary between 120 – 150 capsules / bottle in line with seasonal variation of our nutrients. We don’t add anything to our oyster extract so we want to be sure we are giving our customers a similar nutrient profile with each purchase. The Supplement Facts box displayed on our product images will always have real time information displayed.
WHAT IS OysterMax®?
OysterMax® is a pure oyster extract powder which has been encapsulated and contains significant amounts of naturally occurring nutrients essential for good health.
Each bottle of oyster extract capsules contains on average the concentrated extract of approximately 4 – 6 kg of fresh oysters.
This extract contains significant amounts of zinc, copper, selenium and Iodine naturally occurring as nature intended. We do not use any fillers or excipients and bulking agents in this product. It is pure oyster powder.
OysterMax® has significant quantities of certain trace elements, especially zinc, copper, Vitamin B12 selenium and iodine, all of which contribute to the maintenance of many aspects of good health.
Naturally occurring trace elements in OysterMax® contribute to the following health benefits as per the European permitted health claims directives.
1. OysterMax® and Fatigue:
OysterMax® has a high level of organic zinc. This helps protect the body from oxidative stress. Endurance athletes, stressed out professionals working long hours, individuals exposed to environmental stresses such as UV light, smoking, excess alcohol consumption, may all suffer from higher than normal levels of oxidative stress and free radical build up.OysterMax®. protects from the fatigue and tiredness associated with this oxidative stress.
2. OysterMax® AND IMMUNITY:
Zinc and Copper contribute to the function of the immune system.
Oyster extract powder can help normal functioning of the immune system.
OysterMax® contains on average 3.0 mg of natural organic zinc per 4 capsules (trace element concentrations in natural products can vary considerably). This is a safe amount of natural organic zinc to supplement your healthy varied diet.
3.OysterMax® AND PREGNANCY:
Pregnancy dramatically increases nutritional demands for expectant mothers. Reference intakes for many nutrients increase during this time and also during lactation. For example, the recommended daily intake for zinc increases from 8mg daily to 12 mg daily during pregnancy and lactation. OysterMax® is the perfect supplement to help meet those increased nutritional demands as it contains many nutrientsnecessary for healthy growth.
4.OysterMax® AND SKIN CONDITIONS:
OysterMax® contains naturally occurring zinc which helps maintain normal hair, skin and nails. This zinc also also protects the cells from oxidative stress and supports normal immune function.
OysterMax® contains high levels of amino acids. Free amino acids are very useful as they do not need to be digested and they enter the blood stream directly and go to where the body needs them most. Three of these, glutamic acid, glycine and cysteine are the building blocks for collagen. Free cysteine is normally toxic to the body and having a non-toxic source of bio-available cysteine is very advantageous for collagen production in the body. The rest of the amino acids in OysterMax® are involved in the manufacture of enzymes, antioxidants and structural proteins such as keratin.
OysterMax® oyster supplement contains many of the building blocks for the body’s antioxidant defences. Free radical damage is one of the major causes of premature ageing in tissues, especially the skin. Free radical damage in the cells also reduces the cells ability to produce energy and leads to overall loss of vitality and endurance.
6. OysterMax® AND SEXUAL HEALTH
OysterMax® nutrients support the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood. High levels of zinc are found in sperm and the prostate gland, in fact sperm contain 700 times more zinc than is found in blood plasma and the prostate contains more zinc than any other organ in the body. It is important for men to seek good dietary sources of zinc and oysters are one of the highest sources.
Oyster extract powder contains high levels of zinc which contributes to normal fertility and reproduction and also the maintenance of normal testosterone in the blood.
7. THE ZINC CONNECTION:
The oysters in OysterMax® are specifically targeted for harvesting to provide the maximum amount of trace elements available. Oysters are the highest natural source of zinc. It also has important zinc co-factors such as copper, iodine and selenium. Taking a supplement which contains a high level of natural organic zinc can be a valuable part of your overall health regime.
The trace elements in OysterMax® are balanced with each other as nature intended, because they come from an animal source, not from a chemical factory. Together these elements along with many of the other micronutrients in OysterMax® provide many services in the body.
THE BIO AVAILIBILITY ISSUE:
OysterMax® is a natural shellfish extract. All of the nutrients are organic in origin making them 100% bio-available. The trace elements in OysterMax® are bound to transport molecules (peptides, amino acids) which makes them considerably more bio-available. The high concentration of free amino acids and peptides are also directly available to the blood once consumed making them very fast acting.
Synthetic mineral supplements on the other hand need to bind to transport molecules during digestion before then can be absorbed, which may affect their bioavailability. All of the trace elements in OysterMax® are present in significant yet balanced concentrations, ensuring they all work in harmony as nature intended. None of the nutrients in OysterMax® are present in concentrations that could upset your bodies natural mineral and nutrient balance.
Further research is currently being carried out by our company on OysterMax® both in Ireland in 2 Universities, and by the Cellular and Microbiological Unit of the French Army to see what other bioactive properties OysterMax® contains. The French investigation is being carried out as troops operating in hostile situations undergo massive oxidative stress on the body, and they want to see how OysterMax® can help alleviate some of the fatigue and illness associated with this. We are very proud of our on going research and we will keep our customers updated on new findings as they occur via our e-newsletter.
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DOSAGE: For best results we recommend you take the recommended serving size of capsules each morning before food with a glass of water. Not a substitute for a balanced diet. Keep out of reach of children. NOT IRRADIATED
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.