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Re: SJW "Movana" --- weird experience, opinions wanted

Posted by Bob on December 5, 1999, at 21:18:17

In reply to Re: SJW "Movana" --- weird experience, opinions wanted, posted by JohnL on December 5, 1999, at 15:08:41

Hey Anita! Good to hear from you, especially with good news!

Well, Movana being remarketed as Perika puts the dampers on my theory. Often, particularly in the supplements market, the "exact same thing" isn't always the exact same thing. Preparation of compounds, even sources for them, can make a big difference in the efficacy of the supplement. For example-1, NADH is an extremely fragile compound that is difficult to extract and difficult to get intact to your intestines for absorption. More and more companies will be claiming their stuff is as good as Enada, a patented version of the stuff, but lab analyses as to the "purity" and concentration of the stuff in the pill don't mean it'll be around for absorption in the end, figuratively and literally. For example-2, the big flap about garlic. Can't remember exactly the story, but I seem to recall that the only thing in garlic that is effective for coronary health is destroyed by heat -- so the remove-that-garlic-stink process renders it useless. For example-last, there's the case of SuperOxide Dismutase (SOD), another super-anti-oxidant like NADH. Most SOD is produced, I understand, as a by-product of getting insulin from pigs. Upjohn-Pharmacia's SOD product (Prozyme) is extracted from bee pollen, and is the only non-animal source of the stuff. They claim far greater effectiveness over similar doses of animal-based SOD.

... but all that's irrelevant for the Movana/Perika lack-of-distinction. I'm happy to hear it's working for you, Anita!

... and just in case it is a little bit of mania, my advice is to leave your credit cards at home. ;^)





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