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"HIV+ Wellness
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by Joseph Ehrman-Dupre



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Dallas Buyers Club (the Movie)
Meets New York Buyers’ Club (the Reality)

New Research on Depression,
and a New Look at Supplements
for Mood and Sleep Disorders

We Be JAMA! Report: Multivitamin + Selenium
Slows Progression of Early-Stage HIV

Spring 2014 Edition, Issue No. 26

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Please note that prices on many items are significantly lower for NYBC members.
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Green Tea - Organic (Jarrow Formulas; $9.50) 100 capsules, 500mg of a decaffeinated water extract of green tea, well known for its antioxidant properties. CoQ10 (Protocol for Life Balance; $44.50) 60 softgels, 400mg CoQ10 along with 50mg of soy lecithin to improve absorption. See our complete CoQ10 offerings, starting at $18.25. ProOmega (Nordic Naturals; $54) An excellent concentration of omega-3 fatty acids. See our full line of "fatty acid" supplements, starting at $6.75. Organic Whey Protein (Jarrow; $22.50) One pound of 100% organic, unfiltered whey protein powder from hormone-free cows, ultrafiltered to be low in fat, lactose and carbohydrates.
MK-7 Vitamin K
(Jarrow; $14) 60 softgels, 90mcg of vitamin K as menaquinone-7 (derived from natto extract) each. Typically used with Vitamin D. Read more...
ThiolNAC (NYBC; $10 - $15) This recently reformulated N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) and Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) combo is an NYBC exclusive. "Original formula" now on sale. Nattokinase (Source Naturals; $15.25) 30 capsules, 100mg ea of nattokinase (a circulation-boosting enzyme isolated from the traditional Japanese soy food, natto). No-Flush Niacin (Source Naturals; $7.30) 60 tablets, 500mg ea of niacin (vitamin B3) plus 142mg of inositol. An inexpensive way to lower LDL cholesterol, and may increase HDL ("good") cholesterol. See cautions.
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including our
MAC Pack, the low-cost alternative to K-PAX®.
Custom-manufactured for NYBC and available exclusively through our Members Store, ThiolNAC’s simple yet potent formula, recently updated, is a must-have in any antioxidant arsenal. It's a key nutritional supplement for people with HIV (it's in our very popular K-PAX alternative, MAC Pack), as well as for people with Hep C and other liver diseases. More below.

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ThiolNAC, custom-manufactured and available exclusively through New York Buyers’ Club, is back in stock after our recent and successful fundraising campaign - thank you!

ThiolNAC is a combination of two powerful agents: N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) and Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA).

Recently reformulated, three ThiolNAC tablets per day now provide the same exact dose of these key antioxidants, used in Dr. Jon Kaiser’s groundbreaking 2006 study of HIV-positive patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy (ARV), which proved that a combination of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, and trace elements) and antioxidants could boost CD4 counts (24%, on average). This formula subsequently became the basis for the very popular K-PAX®.

New York Buyers’ Club offers a supplement combination of comparable quality named NYBC MAC Pack (for Multivitiamin-Antioxidant Combintation) – at less than half the price.

About NAC and ALA
Data show the benefits of NAC in conditions ranging from pulmonary problems to possibly reducing the potential for cancer cells to metastasize. Notably, NAC is effective in replenishing the body’s glutathione (sometimes called the “master antioxidant,” responsible for counteracting many damaging inflammatory processes). Individuals with HIV and other chronic infections often see a reduction in glutathione; by working to replace lost glutathione, NAC may help slow disease progression and lessen some medication side effects, particularly if used as part of a comprehensive plan for managing such symptoms and side effects (read: plays well with others!).

Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a liver protective agent, and has been studied for peripheral neuropathy and lipodystrophy. It may slow HIV replication, and counter HIV-related dementia.

ALA is very important in several ways. It easily crosses cell membranes and works as anantioxidant in both lipid (fatty) and aqueous (watery) parts of the body. It is a versatile and powerful antioxidant, both reducing oxidative stress in the body, and indirectly protecting, recycling, or regenerating other major antioxidants.

There is also good evidence that ALA has beneficial effects for those with type 2 diabetes and some of its complications. Its wide-ranging benefits for diabetes, according to recent research, include improved glycemic control, improved insulin sensitivity, as well as reduction of oxidative stress and neuropathy.

Caution: Our colleague Lark Lands, an expert on supplementation for people with diabetes and people with HIV, has drawn our attention to the concern that alpha lipoic acid may produce symptoms of hypothyroidism in some people. Partly due to this concern, NYBC has also reduced ALA in our ThiolNAC, such that 3 tabs/day equals 400mg - below the dosages generally of concern in Lark’s analysis. Symptoms of hypothyroidism may include fatigue, low body temperature, weight gain, hair loss, splitting fingernails, depression, memory problems, muscle weakness, elevated cholesterol, and/or skin that is dry, rough or scaly. NYBC recommends monitoring the thyroid while taking ThiolNAC or ALA by itself. For more on ALA and the thyroid, see our entry on the NYBC Blog.
Now Available in the NYBC Members’ Store - Browsers welcome, but become a member for as little as $5 a year to enjoy substantial savings!

The components of NYBC MAC Pack are sold separately, and several options are available, allowing you to custom-tailor your own personalized regimen.

Need assistance ordering? Email us or call us at 800-650-4983 (voicemail)
ThiolNAC “Classic” now on sale for just $10!
Acetylcarnitine (Montiff) 90 capsules; each capsule, 500mg of n-acetyl-L-carnitine; $15.50. Used in neuropathy therapy, acetylcarnitine is the preferred form for carnitine supplementation because it is thought to be better absorbed and more efficiently crosses the blood-brain barrier. More...
P5P (Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate, Douglas Labs) $19.70; significantly less for NYBC members). Each bottle, 100 x 50mg tablets of this best-absorbed form of Vitamin B6. Order now!
Added Protection III (Douglas Labs) Each bottle, 180 tabs (a 30 day supply); $35 (significantly less for NYBC members!). This highly bioavailable formula supplies over 30 basic vitamins, minerals, trace elements and other nutrients, including beta-carotene, vitamin K, and boron. Two formulas available: with iron and without iron.
Methyl B-12 (Methylcobalamin; Jarrow Formulas) Each bottle, 100 cherry/citrus-flavored, sublingual lozenges. Methyl B12 is better absorbed and retained than other forms of B12, protects nerve tissue and brain cells, and promotes healthy sleep. Learn more...
A Special Edition of SUPPLEMENT

In this special edition of SUPPLEMENT you will find a concise guide to HIV medication side effects - and possible remedies.

An invaluable introduction to how and why nutritional supplements are used.

Read about treatments for diarrhea, nausea, heart health issues, diabetes, insomnia, fatigue, lipodystrophy...

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