The Vessel IV Bar Micronutrient Breakdown

Zinc Chloride

An essential micronutrient that is also one of the most abundant trace minerals in the body.

  • may enhance immune functions and reduce duration of cold symptoms
  • may help stabilize blood sugar levels
  • helps maintain healthy skin, eyes, & heart

B Complex

Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Dexpanthenol (B5), Pyridoxine (B6)

  • B1 (thiamine): plays an essential role in metabolism by helping convert nutrients to energy
  • B2 (riboflavin): helps convert food into energy & serves as an antioxidant
  • B3 (niacin): plays a role in cellular signaling, metabolism, & DNA production/repair
  • B5 (dexpanthenol): involved in hormone & cholesterol production
  • B6 (pyridoxine): involved in amino acid metabolism, red blood cell production, & creation of neurotransmitters

Taurine

A naturally-occurring essential amino acid in the body

  • maintains adequate hydration & electrolyte balance in cells
  • plays an important role in digestion
  • helps regulate other minerals within the cells, like calcium
  • supports overall function of the central nervous system & eyes
  • helps regulate immune system health & antioxidant function
  • helps lower blood sugar levels & build insulin resistance
  • may enhance exercise performance by reducing fatigue, increasing fat burning, & decreasing muscle damage
  • helps regulate muscle contractions

Biotin

Forms fatty acids & glucose

  • helps metabolize carbohydrates & amino acids
  • helps break down fat in the body
  • crucial nutrient that promotes healthy hair, skin, nails, eyes, & liver

Lysine

Essential amino acid and crucial building block for protein

  • important for normal growth & production of new muscle (used to form carnitine)
  • helps transport fats across cells to be burned for energy
  • may reduce duration & frequency of cold sores
  • may help reduce feelings of anxiety & reduce levels of stress hormones (cortisol)
  • may aid in calcium absorption & decrease calcium buildup in blood vessels
  • essential for formation of collagen which may expedite wound healing & reduce recovery time

Magnesium Chloride

Supports many chemical reactions in the body

  • helps convert food into energy
  • helps create new proteins from amino acids
  • helps create/repair DNA & RNA
  • part of normal contraction/relaxation of muscles
  • helps regulate neurotransmitters which send messages throughout the brain & nervous system
  • may enhance exercise performance by moving blood sugar into muscles & disposing of lactate
  • may decrease symptoms of depression
  • may help decrease blood sugar & improve insulin resistance
  • may help lower blood pressure
  • may help lower blood pressure
  • may provide relief from migraines

Glutathione

The "master antioxidant" made up of 3 amino acids (glutamine, glycine, & cysteine)

  • levels decrease as a result of aging, stress & toxin exposure
  • acts as an important antioxidant, helps combat free radicals (molecules that can damage the body’s cells) which reduce oxidative stress
  • helps remove pollutant and drugs as well as toxins that the body naturally produces
  • supports liver health by removing toxins and free radicals which can contribute to liver cell death
  • may improve insulin resistance
  • promotes a balanced inflammatory response

Vitamin B12

Helps the body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and make new protein

  • helps with red blood cell formation and anemia prevention
  • may support bone health and prevent osteoporosis
  • key to a healthy pregnancy (important for prevention of brain and spinal cord birth defects)
  • may improve mood and symptoms of depression (necessary for the production of serotonin which is responsible for regulating mood)
  • may prevent brain atrophy and memory loss
  • may provide energy boost
  • may improve heart health
  • supports healthy hair, skin, and nails

L-Carnitine

Plays a crucial role in production of energy by transporting fatty acids into cell mitochondria (mitochondria act as engines within cells, burning fats to create usable energy)

  • used for weight loss
  • may improve exercise recovery
  • increases oxygen supply to muscles
  • may improve stamina by increasing blood flow and nitric oxide production therefore delaying discomfort and reducing fatigue
  • may reduce muscle soreness
  • increase production of red blood cells which transport oxygen throughout the body

AbFab

MIC (methionine/inositol/choline), B6, B12

  • MIC: lipotropic agents which help in the breakdown of fat during metabolism in the body
  • methionine: one of the 8 essential amino acids that cannot be made in the body
  • helps the body process & eliminate fat
  • provides additional detox of the liver and helps remove heavy metals
  • inositol: a type of carbohydrate
  • promotes tissue healing
  • decreases insulin resistance
  • helps the liver break down fats in the body
  • choline: an essential nutrient
  • required in cell signaling functions
  • Vitamin B6: see B Complex above
  • Vitamin B12: see above

AbFab Plus

MIC, B1, B2, B6, B12, L-carnitine

Amino Blend

glutamine, ornithine, arginine, lysine, citrulline, L-carnitine

  • glutamine: a naturally-occurring amino acid in the body
  • increases body’s capacity to secrete human growth hormone (HGH) which helps metabolize body fat and support new muscle growth
  • supports protein metabolism, cell volumizing and prevents muscle breakdown
  • may help GI function & immune system especially in times of stress
  • ornithine: a naturally-occurring amino acid in the body
  • may improve athletic performance by increasing levels of hormones that increase muscle size
  • arginine: an amino acid necessary for the body to make proteins
  • transformed by the body into nitric oxide, which causes the blood vessels to widen for improved blood flow
  • stimulates release of growth hormone & insulin
  • lysine: see above
  • citrulline:  a naturally-occurring amino acid in the body
  • transformed by the body into arginine & nitric oxide, which results in dilation of blood vessels to improve blood flow & decrease blood pressure
  • L-carnitine: see above

Calcium Chloride

Used to help replenish depleted levels of calcium in the body which may cause muscle spasms/cramps & muscle weakness

    Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

    Most commonly used for prevention & treatment of the common cold

    • required for synthesis of collagen and certain neurotransmitters
    • essential component of connective tissue and plays a vital role in wound healing
    • an important antioxidant also involved in protein metabolism
    • instrumental in maintaining adequate immune function

    Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)

    potent antioxidant

    • supports nerve health
    • may relieve pain in neuropathy
    • may improve mental capabilities
    • beneficial to skin
    • helps regulate blood sugar
    • may assist with weight loss and cardiovascular health

    EDTA

    chelating agent - Vitality IV

    • used to bind and remove heavy metals such as mercury and lead from blood
    • may be beneficial for blood vessel conditions such as hypertension, arterial hardening, and poor circulation

    NAD+

    cutting edge co-enzyme in anti-aging research - Vitality IV

    • crucial co-factor in cellular energy production
    • involved in DNA repair
    • involved in gene expression
    • helps regulate cell homeostasis
    • participates in cell signaling

    Buffered Lidocaine

    (Lidocaine HCl 2% + 8.4% sodium bicarbonate): used as an agent to help decrease pain/discomfort with intramuscular injections in gluteal region