Repair Plus™ provides an outstanding combination of nutrients—curcumin, quercetin, bromelain, non-GMO papain, and black pepper extract. It is optimized for potency and absorption, and is designed to assist recovery from daily wear and tear, clean the blood, improve joint health, support immune function, and strengthen cardiovascular health.*
Curcumin C3 Complex®
Curcumin is the active component of the spice turmeric. Curcumin is high in the biologically active compounds known as curcuminoids. Repair Plus contains a superior quality curcumin, Curcumin C3 Complex®, that provides very high concentration of 95% curcuminoids. This is a higher concentration than the majority of curcumin or turmeric supplements.
Curcuminoids are excellent antioxidants. They are shown to help modulate NF-kappaB, the crucial gene signal determining how a cell naturally manages stress and inflammation In animal experiments it was found that such modulation by curcuminoids was supportive of joint health and improved tissue health.*
Additionally, extensive research is ongoing worldwide relating to curcumin’s influence on immunity, kidney health, recovery from wear and tear, and cardiovascular health.*
Repair Plus contains Bioperine® piperine, a special black pepper extract, to enhance GI tract absorption of the curcumin. This improves bioavailability of curcumin for optimum health benefits.
Quercetin is one of the most biologically active bioflavonoids. Quercetin has a stabilizing affect on the immune system, helping various types of immune cells maintain their composure under stress. As with curcumin, quercetin is known to modulate the behavior of the gene signal NF-kappaB to manage stress and inflammation.*
Bromelain and Papain
Bromelain (from pineapples) and papain (from papaya) are known as proteolytic enzymes (or proteases). These enzymes break down protein into smaller pieces. When taken as a supplement some will assist digestion and the rest are absorbed into the body to assist with natural repair and house cleaning.*
Proteolytic enzymes from bromelain and papain assist in the natural recovery from exercise as well as the routine recovery of normal wear and tear. They help to remove debris from the circulatory system, promoting healthy circulation.*
An interesting question arises: how do proteolytic enzymes know to digest food or clean up body debris, but not “digest” normal structures of the body? The answer involves the structure of the enzyme itself. Many proteolytic enzymes have sulfur in their structure, and based on evolutionary experience are able to tell the difference between healthy structure and tattered structure needing repair or other waste products needing removal. By contrast, many infections produce acid-based proteolytic enzymes that directly damage healthy structures (part of the wear and tear of fighting a bug).
A recent cell study showed that bromelain helps cells of the immune system (monocytes) produce various cytokines supportive of a healthy immune response. Bromelain is supportive of sinus health.*
Repair Plus™ contains the finest full strength bromelain available, not the cheap watered-down bromelain that is widely used. Consumers are often confused by the various systems of measuring enzyme potency (milligrams alone is not enough), enabling many manufacturers to use low potency bromelain on unsuspecting customers. Bromelain is commonly measured by gelatin dissolving units (GDU) or milk clotting units (MCU). One GDU is equivalent to about 1.5 MCU. Our full strength bromelain has a very high potency (2400 GDU/gram). Thus, 150 mg of our bromelain has the same potency as 450 mg of bromelain standardized for 1200 MCU (a commonly used strength).
Serving Size: 2 capsules
Directions: Take 1-2 capsules, up to three times per day.
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Curcumin C3 Complex® (95% minimum curcuminoids
from Curcuma longa standardized extract)(root)
|Bromelain (2400 GDU/gm)(from pineapple)(fruit)||300 mg||*|
|Papain (48,000 USP units/mg)(from papaya)(non-GMO)
|Quercetin (Dimorphandra mollis)(dihydrate)||200 mg||*|
|BioPerine® piperine (from black pepper)||5 mg||*|
* Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica, and cellulose capsule.
This product does NOT contain milk, egg, fish, gluten, corn, peanuts, crustacean shellfish, soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, or rice. This product does NOT contain hidden fillers, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors, or sugar.