EmpowerPlus

What is Empowerplus?

- Empowerplus is vitamin and mineral supplement that allows people with Bipolar Affective Disorder (manic depression) to live normal, symptom-free and drug-free lives.

- Over 3,000 Canadians with Bipolar and approximately 9,000 in the US now successfully use Empowerplus.

- Empowerplus is a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement that includes many trace minerals.

- Empowerplus contains no banned or harmful substances.

- Each ingredient in Empowerplus is currently available in Canadian health food stores without restriction.

- No ingredients in Empowerplus are anywhere near toxic dose levels

- No ingredient in Empowerplus exceeds the safe upper limit guidelines as set out by the Institute of Medicine in the U.S., with the sole exception of Magnesium.

(The toxicity issue for Magnesium is not the Magnesium itself but that if large doses of Magnesium are taken without Calcium an imbalance may occur that produces adverse effects. The upper limit set for Magnesium is based on supplementation of Magnesium without Calcium. Empowerplus contains the appropriate amount of Calcium, as do many other supplements currently on the market)

What exactly is in Empowerplus ?

Here is a complete list of what is in Empowerplus. Please note that the quantities given are not per capsule but the total amount delivered by the initial daily dose of 18 capsules of Empowerplus (a maintenance level dose of Empowerplus is 9 capsules per day).

Vitamin A

Empowerplus daily dose: 5760 IU

Safe maximum daily dose: 120,000 IU

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

 

Vitamin C

Empowerplus daily dose: 600 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: 1000 mg

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

 

Vitamin D

Empowerplus daily dose: 1440 IU

Safe maximum daily dose: 2000 IU

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

 

Vitamin E

Empowerplus daily dose: 360 IU

Safe maximum daily dose: 1500 IU

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

 

Vitamin B1

Empowerplus daily dose: 18 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: no adverse effects at any dosage level

(National Academy of Sciences, U.S.)

 

Vitamin B2

Empowerplus daily dose: 13.5 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: no cases of B2 toxicity have been reported

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

 

Vitamin B3

Empowerplus daily dose: 90 mg

Maximum daily dose: 35 mg to avoid possible flushing & itching

Adverse effects possible at over 2000 mg

(National Academy of Science & Mayo Clinic, both U.S.)

 

Vitamin B5

Empowerplus daily dose: 21.6 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: no evidence of B5 toxicity has been found

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

 

Vitamin B6

Empowerplus daily dose: 36 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: 100 mg

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

 

Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)

Empowerplus daily dose: 1440 mcg

Safe maximum daily dose: no evidence of Folic Acid toxicity has been reported, however consumption of B9 over 1000 mcg/day without B12 can mask a B12 deficiency

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

 

Vitamin B12

Empowerplus daily dose: 900 mcg

Safe maximum daily dose: The U.S. Institute of Medicine states that "no adverse effects have been associated with excess vitamin B12 intake from food and supplements in healthy individuals."

 

Vitamin H (Biotin)

Empowerplus daily dose: 1080 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: no evidence of Biotin toxicity has been found

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

 

Calcium

Empowerplus daily dose: 1320 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: 2500 mg

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

Phosphorous

Empowerplus daily dose: 840 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: 3000 mg

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

Iron

Empowerplus daily dose: 16 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: 45 mg

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

Magnesium

Empowerplus daily dose: 600 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: 350 mg

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

Recommended daily dose: 420 mg

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

Potassium

Empowerplus daily dose: 240 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: no RDA or daily maximum has been set, however dosages of over 18,000 mg have been known to cause toxicity

 

Iodine

Empowerplus daily dose: 204 mcg

Safe maximum daily dose: 1100 mcg

(National Academy of Science, U.S.)

Selenium

Empowerplus daily dose: 204 mcg

Safe maximum daily dose: 400 mcg

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

 

Copper

Empowerplus daily dose: 7.2 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: 10 mg

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

Zinc

Empowerplus daily dose: 38 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: 40 mg

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

Manganese

Empowerplus daily dose: 9.6 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: 11 mg

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

Chromium

Empowerplus daily dose: 624 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: No cases of chromium toxicity from excessive dietary intake have been reported.

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

 

Molybdenum

Empowerplus daily dose: 0.24 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: 2 mg

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

Boron

Empowerplus daily dose: less than 5 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: 20 mg

(Institute of Medicine, U.S., BASED ON A STUDY FUNDED IN PART BY HEALTH CANADA)

NOTE: Centrum Performance (available in Canada without prescription) contains Boron

dl-phenylalanine

Empowerplus daily dose: less than 150 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: no known toxicity to healthy persons

Phenylalanine is an amino acid that is most commonly found in protein containing foods such as meat, cow's milk, over the counter infant formulas (both regular and soy) and breast milk. It is also found in foods containing Aspartame.

For comparison, pediatric Tempra tablets contains 21 mg/tablet of Phenylalanine

Glutamine

Empowerplus daily dose: less than 150 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: no known toxicity

For comparison, Quest L-Glutamine (available in Canada without prescription) contains 500 mg of Glutamine

Citrus Bioflavanoids

Empowerplus daily dose: less than 150 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: no known toxicity

For comparison, Natural Factors Citrus Bioflavanoids (available in Canada without prescription) contains 650 mg of Citrus Bioflavanoids.

Grape Seed

Empowerplus daily dose: less than 150 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: no known toxicity

For comparison, Jamieson Grape Seed extract (available in Canada without prescription) contains 3000 mg of Grape Seed Extract.

Choline Birartrate

Empowerplus daily dose: less than 150 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: no known toxicity

For comparison, Swiss Herbal Remedies Super Adult Multi-Vitamin & Minerals (available in Canada without prescription) contains 7.5 mg Choline Birartrate.

 

Inositol

Empowerplus daily dose: less than 150 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: no known toxicity

For comparison: Swiss Herbal Remedies (available in Canada without prescription) contains 250 mg Inositol

Ginkgo Biloba

Empowerplus daily dose: less than 150 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: no known toxicity to healthy persons

For comparison, Swiss Herbal Remedies Ginkgo Biloba (available in Canada without prescription) contains 100 mg of Gingko Biloba.

Methionine

Empowerplus daily dose: less than 150 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: no known toxicity

For comparison: NuLife Ultimate One multivitamin (available in Canada without prescription) contains 15 mg Methionine.

Germanium Sesquioxide

Empowerplus daily dose: less than 150 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: no known toxicity

NOTE: Germanium Sesquioxide should not be confused with Germanium Dioxide, a completely different compound that has been shown to cause kidney and liver damage. Empowerplus contains NO Germanium Dioxide.

For comparison: Premier Labs manufactures and sells Germanium Sesquioxide in Canada without prescription, in a supplement containing 150 mg of Germanium Sesquioxide.

Vanadium

Empowerplus daily dose: less than 0.5 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: 1.8 mg

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

Nickel

Empowerplus daily dose: less than 1 mg

Safe maximum daily dose: 1 mg

(Institute of Medicine, U.S.)

 

Other ingredients: gelatin