|5-HTP (5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan) 100 mg x 30 caps|
|5-HTP (5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan) 100 mg x 60 caps|
|5-HTP (5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan) 25 mg x 90 lozrnges|
|5-HTP (5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan) 50 mg x 120 capsules|
|5-HTP (5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan) 50 mg x 60 capsules|
|Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) 500 mg x 180 Capsules|
|Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) 500 mg x 90 caps|
|Acetyl-L-Tyrosine 300 mg x 90 capsules|
|Ascorbyl Palmitate (AP) 500 mg x 45 tablets|
|B-50 Complex 100 tablets|
|Benfotiamine 150 mg x 100 capsules (Lipid-Soluble B-1)|
|Beta-Carotene 25,000 i.u. x 100 softgels|
|Beta-Glucan 250 mg x 30 capsules|
|BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene) 250 mg x 500 capsules|
|Bioperine 10 mg x 120 tablets|
|Biotin 5 mg x 100 tablets|
|Broccoli Sprouts Extract (sulforaphane) 250 mg x 60 tablets|
|Calcium Orotate 745 mg x 100 tablets|
|Caprylic Acid 300 mg x 100 capsules|
|CardioPeptase™ (Serrapeptase) 5 mg x 100 tablets|
|Cat's Claw 500 mg x 120 tablets|
|CDP-Choline (Citicoline) 250 mg x 60 capsules|
|ChoLESStat 60 capsules|
|Chromium Picolinate 200 mcg x 100 capsules|
|Chrysin 500 mg x 30 capsules|
|Coconut Oil (Extra Virgin)|
|Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) 500 mg x 60 capsules|
|Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) 90 mg x 30 capsules|
|Complex K 710 ml|
|Copper Sebacate 22 mg x 60 tablets|
|Creatine Monohydrate 500 grams|
|Curcumin (PriMeric) 333 mg x 100 capsules|
|D3ZO™ (vitamin D3) 25,000 i.u. x 30 capsules|
|DHEA 10 mg x 100 capsules|
|DHEA 200 mg x 50 capsules|
|DHEA 25 mg x 100 capsules|
|DHEA 5 mg x 100 capsules|
|DHEA 50 mg x 100 Capsules|
|DHEA 50 mg x 50 capsules|
|DMAE Serum 30 ml (1 fl oz)|
|EGCG 350 mg x 60 capsules|
|Ellagic Active raspberry extract|
|Erozine24 25 caps|
|Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) 500 mg x 100 softgels|
|Flaxseed Oil 1000 mg x 90 softgels|
|Folic Acid 5 mg x 100 capsules|
|Formula CS Plus™ 180 tablets|
|GABA 750 mg x 100 capsules|
|Garlic & Parsley 10/400 mg x 100 softgels|
|Genistein Soy Complex 100 mg x 120 tablets|
|Ginkgo Biloba 60 mg x 60 capsules|
|Ginseng (Panax) 648 mg x 50 tablets|
|Glucosamine & Chondroitin 500/400 mg x 90 capsules|
|Grape Seed Extract 120 mg x 100 capsules|
|Grapefruit Seed Extract 2 oz|
|Green Coffee Extract|
|Holiday Gift Certificate|
|Idebenone 45 mg x 60 capsules|
|ilLuminol™ (resveratrol) 30 capsules|
|Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) 200 mg x 60 capsules|
|Knoitol™ (Huperzine-A) 200 mcg x 100 tablets|
|L- Lysine 500 mg x 100 caps|
|L-Arginine 500 mg x 100 capsules|
|Lactobacillus Acidophilus 1 billion viable bacilli x 60 capsules|
|LiverX 60 Vcaps|
|Lucidamide 10 mg x 90 capsules|
|Lutein 20mg x 60 caps|
|Lycopene 15 mg x 30 softgels|
|Magnesium Orotate 775 mg x 100 tablets|
|Melatonin 3 mg x 120 tablets|
|Memory reVitalizer 180 softgels|
|Metazene™ (niacinamide) Gel 2 oz.|
|Milk Thistle Extract 250 mg x 60 capsules (Silymarin)|
|Monolith™ (lithium orotate) 135 mg x 100 tablets|
|N-AcetylCysteine (NAC) 600 mg x 120 caps|
|NoöCamilon™ (picamilon) 50 mg x 120 capsules|
|Omega-3 Fish Oil with EPA & DHA 200 ml|
|Ornithine alpha-KetoGlutarate (OKG) 57 grams (2 oz)|
|Osteo Forte Orotate 100 tablets|
|Phosphatidylserine 100 mg x 30 capsules|
|Pine Bark Extract - OPC-85™ 50 mg x 30 tablets|
|Platform™ (Multivitamin/ Mineral Complex) 240 caplets|
|Policosanol 20 mg x 30 tablets|
|Poly-Zyme 021 100 tablets|
|Poly-Zyme 022 100 tablets|
|Potassium Iodate (KIO3) 42.5 mg x 60 tabs|
|Potassium Orotate 300 mg x 100 tablets|
|Pregnenolone 10 mg x 180 capsules|
|Pregnenolone 30 mg x 150 capsules|
|Pregnenolone 30 mg x 50 capsules|
|Pregnenolone 50 mg x 100 capsules|
|Pregnenolone 50 mg x 50 capsules|
|PrimAGE™ (pyridoxamine) 200 mg x 60 capsules|
|Progesterone 2% Cream 57 g (2 oz)|
|Pyridoxamine (PrimAGE) 200 mg x 60 capsules|
|Quercetin 500 mg x 60 capsules|
|R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid 100 mg x 120 capsules|
|Red Rice Yeast (RYR) 600 mg x 120 capsules|
|Resveratrol (ilLuminol™) 30 capsules|
|Rezistaf (nicotinamide NAM) 500mg x 250 tabs|
|Rhodiola Rosea 250 mg x 60 capsules|
|Rosmarinic Acid Complex 120 capsules|
|SAMe 200 mg x 20 tablets|
|Saw Palmetto Oil 150 mg x 60 softgels|
|Serrapeptase (CardioPeptase) 5 mg x 100 tablets|
|Silymarin 250 mg x 60 capsules|
|Sodium Selenate 200 mcg x 100 capsules|
|Time Release Vitamin C 1000mg x 100 tablets|
|Trace Minerals (colloidal) 100 capsules|
|trans-Ferulic Acid 250 mg x 30 tablets|
|Tribulus Maximus 250 mg x 90 capsules|
|Vinpocetine 10 mg x 90 tablets|
|Vinpocetine 5 mg x 120 tablets|
|Vitamin B-1 (thiamin) 100 mg x 100 tablets|
|Vitamin B-125 Complex|
|Vitamin B-2 (riboflavin) 100 mg x 100 tablets|
|Vitamin B-3 (niacin) 100 mg x 250 tablets|
|Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid) 100 mg x 250 tablets|
|Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)|
|Vitamin C (Fine Powder) 250 grams|
|Vitamin E Mixed 400 i.u. x 100 softgels|
|Vitamin E Tocotrienol Complex 34 mg x 30 softgels|
|Xobaline™ (methylcobalamin) 3 mg x 60 sublinguals|
|Zinc Orotate 316 mg x 100 tablets|
|Zobaline ™- For Diabetic Cats- 3 mg x 60 tablets|
Formula CS Plus is a nutritional supplement based on the remarkable Creighton Study of 2007. In this study, 1179 healthy volunteers were given daily either a combination of vitamin D3 and calcium, or a placebo. The participants were examined regularly for cancer development and for bone strength. At the end of four years the number of new cancer cases in the placebo group was more than 4 times as high as in the group using the supplement combination — the combination had lowered the cancer rate by 77%. The combination also produced striking improvements in bone strength — participants on the placebo generally experienced a decline or insignificant change in bone mass density (BMD) while those on the supplements experienced an increase of up to 6% in BMD.
Shouldn’t a regimen with such great benefits be available to everyone who wants it, without their having to cobble it together from separate supplements? We at LifeLink thought so, and so we decided to create a product that not only provides the Creighton Study regimen but improves on it. We enhanced the formula by adding other supplements that are known to improve bone strength, and incorporated a larger amount of vitamin D3, since the optimum daily amount of D3 is now thought to be higher than that used in the study.
Six tablets (the recommended daily amount) of this supplement contain the following ingredients:
Formula CS Plus is a nutritional supplement based on the Creighton Study of 2007. In this study, 1179 healthy volunteers were given daily either a combination of vitamin D3 and calcium or a placebo. The participants were examined regularly for cancer development and for bone strength. At the end of four years the number of new cancer cases in the placebo group was more than 4 times as high as in the group using the supplement combination — the combination had lowered the cancer rate by 77%.1 The combination also produced striking improvements in bone strength — participants on the placebo generally experienced a decline or insignificant change in bone mass density (BMD) while those on the supplements (or on bisphosphonate drugs) experienced an increase of up to 6% in BMD.2
In the U.S. and some other industrialized countries, government agencies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have adopted censorship as a method for intensifying their control over supplement users and their suppliers. Thus, FDA regulations prohibit us from telling you that any of our products are effective as medical treatments, even if they are, in fact, effective.
Accordingly, we will limit our discussion of Formula CS Plus to a brief summary of relevant research, and let you draw your own conclusions about what medical conditions it may be effective in treating.
Six tablets (the recommended daily amount) of this supplement contains the following ingredients:
This product also contains several inactive ingredients: croscarmelose sodium, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, and gelatin.
The Creighton Study1 was designed to study the effects on bone strength of vitamin D3 plus calcium, in higher doses than are traditionally used — 1100 i.u. of D3 plus 1400 mg of calcium. (This is why the recommended daily dose of Formula CS Plus is six tablets — the calcium wouldn’t fit into a smaller number of tablets.) The Creighton researchers also decided to look for anti-cancer effects in the study regimen, since previous studies had already shown that vitamin D3 has such effects even at lower doses. It must have come as a big surprise, however, when the anti-cancer benefits turned out to be so large.
Shouldn’t a regimen with such great benefits be available to everyone who wants it, without their having to cobble it together from separate supplements? The people at LifeLink thought so, and decided to create a product that provides the Creighton Study regimen. But why stop there? — the formula used in the Creighton Study was good, but surely it could be made better. For example, it could be enhanced by adding other supplements that are known to improve bone strength. And it could incorporate a larger amount of vitamin D3, since the optimum daily amount of D3 is now thought to be higher than that used in the study.3
Therefore, LifeLink’s Formula CS Plus enhances the regimen of the Creighton Study by adding vitamin K, zinc, boron, silicon, and an additional 260% of vitamin D3.
Cancer. Numerous clinical, laboratory, and epidemiological studies have recently brought this vitamin to the fore as a cancer treatment and preventative.4,5,6,7,8,9 Research during the past several years has shown that vitamin D can inhibit proliferation of a wide variety of cell types.9 According to one reviewer, this “antiproliferative action makes [vitamin D] a possible therapeutic tool to treat … different types of cancer.”6 For example, a 2006 review of vitamin D treatment of prostate cancer reported that the vitamin “showed significant antineoplastic activity in pre-clinical models of prostate cancer and many other tumor types.”10 A recent compilation of statistics from clinical trials revealed that “an impaired vitamin D status is associated with a 20-30% increased breast cancer incidence and 10-20% increased mortality.”7 The clinical data that supports these conclusions was collected from studies that used relatively low doses of vitamin D — typically less than 1000 i.u. per day. Now the Creighton Study has shown that 1100 i.u. per day produces far better results than the piddling amounts recommended by officialdom.
Osteoporosis. Vitamin D’s history of use as a bone strengthener goes back at least to the 1920s, although people have used it unwittingly since ancient times, inasmuch as they learned to avoid getting vitamin D deficiency diseases by eating certain foods or by spending time in the sun — fish, eggs, butter, beef are dietary sources of this vitamin, and sunlight stimulates its production in the skin. There are many vitamin D deficiency diseases, the most famous of which are rickets and osteoporosis.
The optimum amount of vitamin D3 consumption undoubtedly differs from person to person, and certainly depends also upon what condition one hopes to alter — for example, the best dosage for cancer prevention may not be the same as that for bone strength. In any case, the optimum amount is not really known for any condition. We do know, however, that 1100 i.u. per day is better than 400 i.u., and that experts are leaning toward considerably higher doses than 1100 i.u. One prominent researcher suggests 10,000 i.u./day.3 Some supplement companies are offering vitamin D3 products containing as much as 50,000 i.u. per capsule. LifeLink settled on 4000 i.u. for Formula CS Plus in order to enhance the formula without going too far beyond the parameters shown to be effective in the Creighton Study.
It has long been known that calcium consumption is required for bone strength since it is a major constituent of bone. The body continually removes and replaces the calcium in bone in a process called ‘remodeling’. Though this may seem like an inefficient way to maintain bone strength, it is an effective method for repairing bones micro-damaged by ordinary stresses and it also enables the skeleton to grow during childhood.
The calcium removed from bones in the remodeling process is used in other ways in the body, but eventually gets excreted and must be replaced by calcium from the diet. The amount required to barely replace the calcium lost to excretion in the average adult is about 740 mg per day.13 This is a consumption level that is adequate to prevent a rapid loss of bone calcium due to deficiency, but not enough to prevent osteoporosis. So… what is the optimum level of calcium intake for those who want to prevent osteoporosis and for those who are taking larger-than-average amounts of vitamin D to improve their bones instead of just letting them slowly deteriorate?
Prior to 1994 it was thought that a few hundred milligrams of calcium per day would be the right amount for the average person. Then it was decided that 1000 to 1200 mg would be better.14 And the amount recommended by clinicians keeps rising. The Creighton Study points to 1400 mg/day — an amount that can provide a 6% increase in bone mass density in four years if accompanied by an appropriate vitamin D supplement. This is the amount chosen for LifeLink’s Formula CS Plus — 1400 mg of calcium (i.e., 6600 mg of dicalcium tricitrate) divided into six tablets taken daily.
In addition to its structural role in bones, calcium serves countless other functions in the body. One of them is in signalling between cells, and in triggering the self-destruction of cells that have become damaged — for example, cells that have become cancerous.15 The subject is extremely complex and far from being well understood. Therefore, if we want an answer to the question “How much calcium should I consume in order to minimize my risk of getting cancer?” we must look to dietary experiments rather than to cell signalling research. The Creighton Study suggests one answer: people’s cancer risk was reduced by 77% when 1400 mg/day of calcium was consumed. Whether this the optimum amount for cancer prevention, we don’t know. Nevertheless, it’s not a bad answer.
Formula CS Plus includes zinc for three reasons:
Formula CS Plus provides 15 mg/day of zinc in the form of zinc orotate.
A good overview of zinc’s activities in the body is the one by the Linus Pauling Institute.23 The zinc dosages suggested there are merely the amounts needed to avoid common deficiency diseases, not the optimum amounts for preventing disesases like cancer and osteoporosis.
Vitamin K’s role in regulating blood clotting was discovered during the 1930s. Decades later it was realized that this vitamin also plays an essential role in controlling bone mineralization (i.e., calcium deposition). This vitamin is required for the making of two bone-mineralization proteins: osteocalcin and Matrix Gla Protein (MGP).2425 while MGP “prevents the calcification of soft tissue and cartilage, while facilitating normal bone growth and development.”26 Osteocalcin is thought to regulate the growth of hydroxyapatite crystals in bone,
A 2006 report summarizing the results of seven studies of vitamin K and bone concludes “All studies but 1 showed an advantage of phytonadione [vitamin K1] and menaquinone [vitamin K2] in reducing bone loss. All 7 trials that reported fracture effects were Japanese and used menaquinone.”27
The term ‘vitamin K’ refers to a collection of similar, but not identical, substances, the most well-studied of which are Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and Vitamin K2 (menaquinone). Menaquinone itself is a group of related substances referred to as ‘MK-1’, ‘MK-2’, … etc. Menaquinone MK-7 appears to be the best form of vitamin K to use as a supplement because its long dwell-time in the body gives enables it to reach stable and effective concentrations.28 Formula CS Plus provides users with 100 mcg of vitamin K2 MK-7 daily.
Formula CS Plus provides users with 10 mg/day of boron.
A good overview of boron as a supplement is the one in Alternative Medicine Review.33
The optimum daily amount of silicon is not known. The average silicon intake from food is about 30 mg/day, but it varies widely depending on diet.35 Formula CS Plus includes another 30 mg/day, thereby ensuring that users of this supplement will have at least an average silicon intake — even if their diet contains none at all.
The supplement is best taken in divided doses at least an hour apart because the calcium is absorbed better in smaller amounts. Three tablets taken twice a day at mealtime would be a reasonable regimen; two tablets three times a day would be even better.
No serious side effects were observed during the Creighton Study.1 A feeling of lethargy could be an sign of hypercalcemia — too much calcium in the blood — an indication that the supplement may be working too well at making calcium bioavailable. In that case one should try reducing the dosage.
Is Formula CS Plus useful for the conditions and purposes mentioned above? We aren’t allowed to tell you, so you should take a look at some of the references cited here, and then decide for yourself.