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The Willner Window Product Reference Catalog, Autumn, 2013
since 1911
? Willner Chemists ?
the nutritional supplement professionals
5 Echinacea 1:2.1
5 Echinacea 1:2.1
A combination of five different forms of Echinacea, thought by
some to maximize the effects through a more diverse blend of
active constituents.
Phyto-Tech? 5 Echinacea 1:2.1 contains Echinacea purpurea
Herb, Echinacea purpurea Root, Echinacea angustifolia Root, Fresh
Echinacea purpurea Flower, Fresh Echinacea angustifolia Root Nom
GMO Soy Lecithin, Modivied Begetable Cellusole (capsule) and
Coconut Oil. All herbs contained herein are Certified Organic.
60 Liquid Filled Veggie Caps - Prod Code: 57090
Adaptogen Complex
Adaptogen Complex
An excellent anti-stress formula; A Chi or energy tonic.
Who would benefit from this supplement? Those suffering from
fatigue, overexertion, stress, chemotherapy, depression. Best used on
a daily basis.
Phyto-Tech? Adaptogen Complex contains the following herbs:
Red Reishi Mushroom, Eleuthero Root, Ashwagandha Root, Vanuatu
Kava Root, Licorice Root.
Complimentary Formulas: Phyto-Tech Ginseng Energy Blend;
Phyto-Tech Immune Complex
1 fl oz - Prod Code: 57083
Adrenal Stress Complex
Adrenal Stress Complex
Supports healthy adrenal gland function, optimizing the body’s
handling of stress.
Phyto-Tech Adrenal Stress Complex is a blend of adrenal-normaliz-
ing, adaptogenic herbs especially valuable for those suffereing the
stressful effects of a fast paced lifestyle. This formula can be consid-
ered an "adrenal tonic."
This formula also helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels by sup-
porting liver function.
Who would benefit from this supplement? Those suffering from
stress related to a fast-paced, demanding lifestyle. Those who have
problems with blood sugar regulation, including hypoglycemia and
adult onset, type 2 diabetes. Those with adrenal dysfunction leading
to blood sugar swings, water imbalance, mood swings, and thyroid
dysfunction.
Phyto-Tech? Adrenal Stress Complex contains the following herbs:
Licorice Root, Eleuthero Root, Devil’s Club Root Bark, Dandelion
Root, Sarsaparilla Root, Ginger Root.
Dosage: 20-40 drops in water or juice, 2-3 times daily, or as need-
ed.
Complimentary Formulas: Phyto-Tech Adaptogen Complex, when
fatigue and burn out present
Phyto-Tech Ginseng Energy Blend, when extreme fatigue, low pas-
sion present
Phyto-Tech Holy Basil 20-8-8-5 liquid veggie caps to counteract
stress and control cortisol levels.
1 fl oz - Prod Code: 57037
Allergy Complex
Allergy Complex
This supplement supports healthy sinus and respiratory systems
function by exerting an anti-histamine, decongestant type action.
Who would benefit from this supplement? Those suffering from
allergic rhinitis, hay fever, asthma, and sinus congestion.
Phyto-Tech? Allergy Complex contains the following herbs:
Nettle Leaf, Eyebright Herb, Yerba Santa Leaf, Turmeric Root, Lobelia
Herb, Ambrosia Herb.
Dosage: Preventative: Begin use 2-4 weeks before the onset of the
allergy season by taking Allergy Complex 2 times per day. This will
increase resistance to pollens before they even start. Keep taking
throughout the allergy season. Results can vary from a percentage
decrease in reactivity to complete eradication of symptoms.
Complimentary Formulas: Many herbalists feel that allergies are a
symptom of liver deficiency, and recommend taking Phyto-Tech Liver
Support along with Allergy Complex.
Eyebright, Nettle and Ambrosia are anti-histamine in action. Yerba
Santa helps decongest. Tumeric treats liver deficiency which almost
all hay fever is a symptom of. By treating the underlying constitution-
al predisposition, Phyto-Tech Allergy Complex can work deeper.
(Note: Ambrosia is also known as ragweed. The leaf extract
inhibits histamines caused by the pollen of this plant. One is not
allergic to the leaf)
1 fl oz - Prod Code: 56983 ~ Alcohol Free: Code 57041
Child Friendly: Code 57013
American Ginseng
American Ginseng
American Ginseng is an adaptogenic, immune-system modulating
herb, enhancing stamina and energy.
Who would benefit from this supplement? Those who are begin-
ning to notice the signs of aging. Those who feel depleted and are
low on passion or vital energy. Those who fear working too hard and
burning out. Those who feel that they are under too much stress,
and it is affecrting their general health. Those who participarte in
athletics, and want to boost energy and stamina. Those who want to
fight the aging process. Those who are elderly, and feel rundown
and mildly depressed.
Description: Phyto-Tech? American Ginseng 1:3 contains certified
organic American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium), 333 mg/ml. Also
available in a vegetarian capsule form. Each Phyto-Tech American
Ginseng veggie cap contains 400 mg of certified organic American
Ginseng Root.
American Ginseng is a classic adaptogen herb with systemic
action. It increases resistance to illness and environmental stresses,
improving vigor, vitality, and energy.
American Ginseng does not treat disease directly, but strengthens
the body's ability to adapt to stress and therefore may help to avoid
acute episodes from manifesting when one is dealing with a chronic
disease.
American Ginseng is especially helpful during the later stages in
life, the effects of years of stress, wear and tear on the body begin to
manifest themselves.
Dosage: 20-40 drops, 2-3 times per day It is best used as a long
term tonic (1-3 months and longer).
Complimentary Formulas: For the elderly, Phyto-Tech Ginkgo
Biloba Leaf 1:1.5 works well with American Ginseng, especially if
mild depression is a problem.
American Ginseng 1:3 - 1 fl oz ~ Prod Code: 56981
60 Veggie Caps - Prod Code: 60122
Antiox Phyto Blend
Antiox Phyto Blend
Some of the most powerful, broad-spectrum antioxidants are
those found in plants. This supplement contains a blend of
several of the most potent plant-derived phyto-antioxidants
available, in a convenient liquid extract.
Who might benefit from this supplement? Anyone needing antioxi-
dant protection as well as those looking for enhanced immunity,
those with cardiovascular problems, stress, and concerns about envi-
ronmental pollution. It is also an essential component of any “anti-
aging” supplement regimen.
More specifically, this herbal supplement might benefit: Those
who desire protection against everyday toxins--dietary, environmen-
tal and chemical. Those with current health problems, those under
high amounts of stress, smokers or those exposed to second-hand
smoke, and anyone who lives or is exposed to a toxic lifestyle. Those
who are at risk to the various degenerative diseases associated with
aging, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, cognitive impair-
ment, Alzheimer’s disease, immune dysfunction, cataracts, and mac-
ular degeneration. Those who want to live a longer, healthier life.
Phyto-Tech Antiox Phyto Blend is a mixture of powerful plant-
derived (phyto) antioxidants. Most health problems are either direct-
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Important Notice: The information given here is designed to help you make informed decisions about your health, and the proper use of dietary supplements. It is
not intended as a substitute for medical advice, nor a substitute for any treatment that may have been prescribed by your doctor. If you have a medical problem, you
should seek medical help. Products described herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or mitigate disease.
Product Reference Guide: Willner Chemists Phyto-Tech? Herbal Supplements
What is the connection between
fish oil, or EPA and DHA, to
cancer?
According to most experts, a high intake of
fish, fish oil, or supplements containing the
omega-3 oils EPA and DHA , would be
expected to reduce the incidence of cancer
and perhaps play a role in treatment. Studies
support this, especially for breast cancer and
colon cancer.
“. . .there is increasing support for an anti-
cancer effect of EPA and DHA. Additionally,
there are data showing that if cancer has
developed, EPA and DHA supplementation
may ease the way by decreasing inflamma-
tion, and . . . decrease physical aspects of
fatigue.” (Jorn Dyerberg, M.D., DMSc. &
Richard Passwater, Ph.D. The Missing
Wellness Factors–EPA and DHA. Basic Health
Publications Inc, 2012)
It only makes sense. Various observations
stimulated scientific curiosity. Scientists
noticed, for example, that Japanese women
who switched from their traditional high-fish
diet to a Westernized diet experienced an
increased incidence of breast cancer. These
clues led to in-depth research that provided
numerous biochemical explanations as to
why EPA and DHA would exert anti-cancer
action. These various mechanisms are
explained nicely in the book by Dyerberg &
Passwater, referenced above.
So every indication, until recently, led to
the conclusion that a high omega-3 oil intake
would, if anything, have a beneficial effect
on cancer risk. It was quite a surprise, there-
fore, when the recent headlines proclaimed
"Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate
Cancer Risk."
What about prostate cancer? Is there any
reason to expect the relationship between
EPA and DHA to prostate cancer would be
different from other cancers? Apparently not.
In fact, there have been studies dealing
with omega-3 oils and prostate cancer.
Studies on humans suggest that decreasing
the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids,
i.e. increasing the amount of omega-3's,
decreases the risk of prostate cancer from
developing and progressing. This was investi-
gated in men undergoing radical prostatecto-
my who were randomly assigned to receive
a low-fat diet with 500 mg of fish oil daily
(higher omega-3 ratio) or a controlled
Western diet (higher omega-3 ratio) for four
to six weeks prior to surgery. After the sur-
gery, men in the low-fat fish-oil group
were found to have fewer tumors (both
less benign and cancerous tissue) and slow-
er cancer cell growth than men consuming
the West- ernized diet (Aronson, WJ et al.
Cancer Prev Res 2011 Dec;4(12):2062-
2071).
Dr. Michael Murray, in his excellent
newsletter, doctormurray.com, presents a
comprehensive list of studies dealing with
fish oil and prostate cancer:
“What do other Studies Show?
“In addition to population-based studies,
several studies have been conducted that
were actually designed to determine the
effects of fish and fish oil consumption in
prostate cancer. In a detailed meta-analysis
conducted in 2010, while fish consumption
did not affect prostate cancer incidence, it
was associated with a 63% reduced mortality
due to prostate cancer.
“A meta-analysis examines all previously
conducted studies. Here are some of the
results from some of these studies:
?Researchers investigated the effect of
dietary fatty fish intake among 6,272 Swedish
men who were followed for 30 years. Results
showed that men who ate no fish had a two-
to three-fold increase in the risk of develop-
ing prostate cancer compared with those
who consumed large amounts of fish in their
diet.
?Data from the Physician's Health Study, a
study spanning 22 years, found that fish con-
sumption (=5 times per week) reduced the
risk of dying from prostate cancer by 36%..
?A study conducted by the Harvard School
of Public Health that involved 47,882 men
over twelve years found that eating fish more
than three times a week reduced the risk of
prostate cancer but had an even greater
impact on the risk of metastatic prostate can-
cer. For each additional 500 mg of marine fat
consumed, the risk of metastatic disease
decreased by 24%.
?In one of the best-designed studies,
researchers in New Zealand examined the
relationship between prostate cancer risk and
EPA+ DHA in red blood cells (a more reflec-
tive marker for long-term omega-3 fatty acid
intake). Higher levels of EPA+DHA were
associated with a 40% reduced risk of
prostate cancer.
?In a study of 47,866 US men aged 40-75
years with no cancer history in 1986 who
were followed for 14 years EPA+DHA intake
at the highest levels was associated with a
26% reduced risk of developing prostate can-
cer.”
(
A link to Doctor Murrays website and
newsletter will be provided below
)
It is not surprising, then, that the recent
headline was greeted with a great deal of
skepticism by those who are experts in the
field. The study itself was published in the
Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
("Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids and
Prostate Cancer Risk in the SELECT Trial", by
Theodore M. Brasky, Amy K. Darke, Xiaoling
Song, et al)
They looked at data and specimens collect-
ed from men who participated in an earlier
study, the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer
Prevention Trial (SELECT), a large ran-
domised, placebo-controlled trial in Europe
which aimed to test whether selenium and
vitamin E reduced prostate cancer risk. The
measured blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids
in men with prostate cancer, and a group
selected randomly. What they found was that
the men with the highest blood levels of
omega-3 fatty acids had the highest risk for
prostate cancer.
What does this mean? Numerous experts
have pointed out the various limitations of
this study, and the fact that few valid conclu-
sions can be drawn. Those responses will be
presented shortly. First, let’s look at some key
considerations:
?This was an “observational” study. It is
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