Frequently Asked Questions:
A: Agape is a hypoallergenic, high potency liquid vitamin and mineral supplement designed for even the most sensitive individual. It contains the purest, most biologically active ingredients available and provides high level mitochondrial support for optimal neurological health. Each ingredient and dosage has been carefully selected to address common nutritional deficiencies and metabolic weaknesses. Agape is sold only in glass, sweetened with Stevia, and preserved with EDTA. Purity, quality, and research distinguish Agape from all other formulas.
A: Agape is safe for individuals with celiac disease, wheat allergies, or gluten sensitivities. It is also free of casein, dairy, corn, soy, fructose, sucralose, iron, manganese, copper, and artificial sweeteners. Agape is the ideal formula for individuals with gastrointestinal conditions because it is easily absorbed and contains high levels of the nutrients most often needed.
A: L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (L-methylfolate) is the form of folic acid best utilized by the body and the only form of folic acid that is capable of crossing the blood brain barrier. It lowers levels of inflammation and oxidative stress, which provides protection against cardiovascular disease and damage to our DNA. L-methylfolate affects glutathione, serotonin, and dopamine levels and is required for the synthesis of every new cell. The folic acid found in most vitamins is a synthetic and metabolically inactive precursor of L-methylfolate that must be methylated (activated) in order to be used. Many individuals have inherited weaknesses in a key enzyme for the activation of folic acid and are up to 60% less able to convert it to L-methylfolate. This genetic weakness is found in approximately 15% of North Americans and Europeans and is even more common among individuals with autism, ADD, heart disease, depression, inflammatory bowel disease, and Down syndrome.
A: P5P is pyridoxal-5-phosphate, an important and highly active form of vitamin B6. P5P acts as a catalyst for many critical metabolic reactions, including those that affect dopamine, serotonin, and glutathione production. B6 and P5P deficiencies are associated with fatigue, inflammation of the mouth and tongue, anemia, decreased neurological function, and seizures. Alcohol, certain medications, and advanced age reduce P5P levels
A: Methylcobalamin is the form of vitamin B12 best utilized in the brain and is critical for normal neurological development and function. Unfortunately, B12 is the most difficult vitamin to absorb. Healthy individuals absorb approximately 2% of the B12 in their diet and absorption often falls below 2% in the presence of celiac disease, advanced age, and other conditions. Because the primary dietary source of vitamin B12 is meat, vegetarians are frequently B12 deficient. B12 is a catalyst for many metabolic reactions and is required for the production of myelin, the protective coating around most nerves. B12 deficiencies can result in cognitive impairment, anemia, peripheral nerve damage, and increased levels of inflammation. Methylcobalamin, P5P, and L-methylfolate work in concert to produce glutathione, our body’s primary antioxidant. Agape provides a generous dosage of this important vitamin.
A: The US Recommended Daily Allowance for vitamin D was chosen primarily to prevent rickets, a disease of the bones caused by vitamin D deficiency. Interestingly, it takes very little vitamin D to prevent rickets, but considerably higher levels to positively influence neurological and immune function. Our understanding of the many roles of vitamin D is advancing rapidly. It appears to modulate immune activity in a highly beneficial way, increasing protection from some infections and decreasing the likelihood of abnormal immune reactions such as those seen in autoimmune diseases. Because low vitamin D levels are associated with breast, colon, and prostate cancer, optimizing vitamin D levels appears to be prudent.
A: Lithium is a naturally occurring mineral that is required for normal health. It has a positive effect on memory, mood, mitochondrial function, thyroid health, and the production of white blood cells. Lithium can decrease abnormal activity at the NMDA receptor, a condition sometimes associated with seizures, autism, and the premature death of neurons.
A: It is best to discuss any potential medication effects with your physician. Agape could theoretically affect the effectiveness of Methotrexate and other drugs used in chemotherapy. It may also affect the response to a blood thinning drug called Coumadin.
A: Most individuals will take 1 tablespoon of Agape twice per day. At this dosage, each bottle will last just over one month.
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