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Formula for Nutritional Support of the Male Endocrine System

Raw Orchic Concentrate...Growth and Repair Factors for the Testes

Raw bovine orchic concentrate is used in the Androcrine formula to supply growth and repair factors for the two male sex glands, the testes. The most important male hormone produced by the testes is testosterone, a steroid that stimulates the development of male secondary sex characteristics including sex drive, development of the beard, growth and distribution of body hair and deepening of the voice. Orchic concentrate has been used in cases of male impotency and to increase sperm count.(1)

Glandular therapy practitioners believe that raw glandular tissues obtained from animal sources contain intrinsic factors that are distinct from vitamins, minerals, hormones or enzymes. By feeding a patient these substances, many miraculous responses are noted.(1)

In 1958 and also in 1972, Dr. A. Kemet documented through radioactive isotope tracing, that factors from glandular tissues were taken up by the bloodstream and absorbed by corresponding glands in the recipient. This research was done with injectable glandulars; however, most doctors believe as good a result can be obtained from glandulars in tablet or capsule form.(1) There is evidence that some protein molecules are capable of passing intact through the intestinal system remaining in active form rather than being broken into amino acids for reassembly.(1,2)

Glandulars are not hormones. They activate the gland to produce hormones. The entire point of glandular therapy is to normalize the affected gland or tissue, not to stimulate it. Consequently, it makes little difference whether the affected gland is over-active or underactive.

The raw orchic concentrate used in Androcrine is prepared by a special process which does not exceed physiological temperature (37° C). This low temperature process results in far less damage to enzymes, hormones and vitamins than with heat desiccation or salt precipitation methods. The orchic concentrate is also guaranteed to be free of chemical pesticides and synthetic hormones.

Essential Mineral for Prostate Function and Growth of Reproductive Organs

The essential mineral, zinc, is important in prostate gland function and growth of the reproductive organs. Moderate to severe zinc deficiency produces regression of the male sex glands, the testes. Mild deficiency leads to low sperm count. Males with moderate to severe zinc deficiency exhibit decreased sexual interest as well as mental lethargy, emotional problems, poor appetite and all the other consequences of zinc deficiency.(3)

It has been found that in males with mild zinc deficiency, zinc supplementation was accompanied by increased sperm count and plasma testosterone. Researchers, in studies of sexually impotent males who were suffering from chronic kidney failure and who had low levels of zinc in their blood, reported marked improvement in sexual potency in patients who had zinc added to their hemodialysis solutions. This was accompanied by an increase in blood levels of male sex hormones and in follicle-stimulating hormone.(3)

Zinc and testosterone, the male sex hormone, are known to be closely interrelated, though the nature of this relationship remains unclear. The prostate gland is one of the organs richest in zinc. Prostatic zinc increases at puberty, and it is thought that testosterone is the main factor governing the zinc level of the prostate. One of the functions of zinc may be to control testosterone metabolism at the cellular level. Zinc is thought to regulate the metabolism of testosterone in the prostate.(3)

Zinc is also a component of numerous enzymes and functions in the detoxification of alcohol in the liver, mineralization of bone, digestion of protein and conversion of calorie-containing nutrients to energy. Sufficient intake and absorption of zinc is also needed to maintain proper concentrations of vitamin E in the blood.(3)

Vitamin E, L-Carnitine and Fat Metabolism

The fat soluble antioxidant vitamin E, along with the antioxidant enzymes glutathione peroxidase catalase and superoxide dismutase, protects polyunsaturated fats in the body from oxidative destruction by peroxides, superoxides and other free radicals. Free radical damage to critical enzyme sites and structural membranes results in cell destruction in the absence of vitamin E. Tissues such as the testes accumulate polyunsaturated fats and are the first to deteriorate when vitamin E is deficient.(5)

Vitamin E deficiency can be classified in two categories:

  • Conditions that respond to antioxidant as well as to the vitamin. The antioxidant-sensitive symptoms include reproductive failure in some species, encephalomalacia, in vitro erythrocyte hemolysis and formation of ceroid pigments.(5)
  • Conditions that respond to the vitamin but are not influenced by other antioxidants. These symptoms include testicular degeneration in rats, anemia in monkeys and muscular dystrophy in most species.(5)

The amino acid L-Carnitine in necessary for the transport of long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria for energy production. By mobilizing fatty acids and preventing fatty build-up, this amino acid increases energy, improves athletic ability, decreases the risk of heart disease and may aid in weight loss.(4)

L-Carnitine is particularly effective for lowering elevated triglycerides and has been reported to raise HDL cholesterol which is protective against coronary artery disease.(3) It also enhances the effectiveness of antioxidant vitamins E and C.(4)

Ginseng Stimulates Male Sex Glands

Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senitcosus) has a stimulatory effect on the male sex glands. It has been used for centuries to increase sex drive and is often used in cases of impotence. Russian, Chinese and Korean studies have shown that ginseng improves concentration and stamina with a subtle caffeine-like effect. It has been recommended for improved athletic performance.(6)

Ginseng contains a complex mix of chemicals, including polysaccharides, glycosides and many other potentially active substances. The eleutherosides, a range of glycosides with aromatic alcohol aglycones, have been shown to be responsible for the adaptogenic properties of the plant. The glycosides appear to act on the adrenal glands, helping to prevent adrenal hypertrophy and excess corticosteroid production in response to stress. They also help reduce the exhaustion phase of the stress response and return the adrenals to normal function faster.(7)

After nearly a thousand studies, this herb has been shown to increase energy and stamina and to help the body resist viral infections, environmental toxins, radiation and chemotherapy. It has also been used in cardiovascular and neurovascular conditions to help restore memory, concentration and cognitive abilities which may be impaired from poor blood supply to the brain. It is also a popular herbal remedy for debility, depression, fatigue and nervous breakdown.(7)

WARNING:  This publication and the product contained herein have not been approved or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This publication, and the product contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The product relates to nutritional support only.

REFERENCES

1. Gutting, R., Glandulars Described, Defined, Explained, Tecbook Publications, Topeka Kansas, 1982.

2. Bland, J., Historical Use of, Biological Basis for, and Preparation of Glandular-Based Food Supplements, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 1979.

3. Hendler, S, The Doctors' Vitamin and Mineral Encyclopedia, Simon & Schuster, 1990.

4. Balch, J., Balch, P., Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Avery Publishing Group, Inc., Garden City Park, NY, 1990.

5. Garrison, R., Somner, E., The Nutrition Desk Reference, Keats Publishing, New Canaan, CT, 1985.

6. Weider, J. with Cobb, K., Men’s Fitness Magazine’s Complete Guide to Health and Well-Being, The Philip Lief Group, Inc., Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 1996.

7. Flynn, R., Roest, M., Your Guide to Standardized Herbal Products, One World Press, Prescott, AZ, 1995.

ANDROCRINE
Male Glandular Support Formula

Product No. 757 Fill Size: 60 Capsules

Each capsule contains:
% Daily Value
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 50 I.U. 166%
Zinc (as zinc aspartate) 15 mg. 100%
Raw Orchic Concentrate (bovine) 100 mg. *
Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) 100 mg. *
L-Carnitine 30 mg. *
*Daily Value not established.

The raw orchic concentrate in this product is prepared by a special process which does not exceed physiological temperature (37° C). Guaranteed to be free of chemical pesticides and synthetic hormones.

Suggested Usage: Two or more capsules daily.
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