Idealabs is a small American company producing high quality boutique supplements with the focus of supporting a healthy metabolism.
Paleo Osteo are now an Australian stockist for Idealabs, and offer the following products from the Idealabs range:
ESTROBAN: Estrogen support and control*
Topical high purity fat soluble vitamins K (MK-4, menatetrenone), vitamin E (mixed tocopherols, high gamma), vitamin A (as palmitate and/or acetate), and vitamin D.
The fat soluble vitamins have many roles in the body, but most notably they tend to antagonize and block the harmful effects of excessive Estrogen in the body.
Excessive estrogen or estrogen dominance is associated with the following symptoms and pathologies:
- Acceleration of the aging process
- Allergies, including asthma, hives, rashes, sinus congestion
- Autoimmune disorders such as lupus erythematosis, thyroiditis,and Sjoegren’s
- Breast cancer
- Breast tenderness
- Cervical dysplasia
- Cold hands and feet as a symptom of thyroid dysfunction
- Copper excess
- Decreased sex drive
- Depression with anxiety or agitation
- Dry eyes
- Early onset of menstruation
- Endometrial (uterine) cancer
- Fat gain, especially around the abdomen, hips and thighs
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Foggy thinking
- Gallbladder disease
- Hair Loss
- Increased blood clotting (increasing risk of strokes)
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Magnesium deficiency
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Polycystic ovaries
- Premenopausal bone loss
- Sluggish metabolism
- Thyroid dysfunction mimicking hypothyroidism
- Uterine cancer
- Uterine fibroids
- Water retention & bloating
- Zinc deficiency
In addition, vitamin A is a fundamental precursor for the conversion of LDL cholesterol to the sex steroids and the corticosteroids, and the importance of vitamin D in the body cannot be overstated.
The bone benefits of vitamin K2 are known to many people on the forum, some of its “niche” effects are not widely known. These include control of inflammation, beneficial effects in heart disease, diabetes, kidney health and cancer, as well as fostering optimal neurological health.
Serving size: 8 drops
Servings per bottle: about 30
STRESSNON: Putting the Brakes on Stress*
Pregnenolone is the “master hormone” or the first hormone produced from the conversion of LDL cholesterol via active thyroid hormone (T3) and vitamin A. It serves as the precursor to every other sex hormone and corticosteroid in the pathway.
In times of stress pregnenolone becomes diminished as it flows through the progesterone pathway to make the vital stress hormone cortisol. These stress hormones shift metabolism away from thryoid driven metabolism to the stress or shock metabolism, and can eventually destroy the thyroid itself. Underactive thyroid = no ability to make pregnenolone
Should pregnenolone become inadequate but stressors remain, the body shifts towars further stress state.
StressNon is of benefit to those with sluggish thyroid production, or those under high stress (basically everyone!)
SOLBAN: Skin Health and Sun Block*
SolBan is a liquid mixture of niacinamide, caffeine, and aspirin. These ingredients have been shown in multiple human clinical trials (as well as animal studies) to have a highly protective effect on the skin against a number of harmful agents and processes.
The list of harmful agents and processes includes sunlight (UV), metabolic disturbances, aging (wrinkles, cellulite), hormonal imbalance (acne, eczema, melasma), stress, polyunsaturated fats (PUFA), etc.
SolBan is a 20 % alcohol (ethanol) solution in a 2oz glass spray bottle. The product is intended for external use only.
Each bottle contains the following ingredients:
Niacinamide / Nicotinamide – 4% concentration (by volume)
Caffeine – 1% concentration (by volume)
Aspirin – 1% concentration (by volume)
The recommended method of administration is spraying the affected skin area until it has a thin layer of the solution and the letting it dry (without rubbing). The product can be used in place of a sunscreen solution (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16864596) due to the UV-blocking properties of caffeine and niacinamide / nicotinamide
some references for the effects of these ingredients on skin health: here
LAPODIN: Premiere Quinones for Health*
Lapodin is a dietary supplement containing the napththoquinone beta-lapachone (β-lapachone) and the anthraquinone emodin. The name is a combination of the names beta-lapapachone and emodin. Both quinones have been the subject of hundreds of independent studies going back to the early 1900s, and are purported to have a powerful systemic effect on health, including boosting metabolism/respiration.
Both emodin and beta-lapachone are intimately involved in the proper functioning of the electron transport chain, the recycling of NADH back to NAD – protecting from the systemic effects of stress and aging. In addition to these metabolic / systemic effects, both quinones have been shown to have a staggering array of effects including protecting from radiation, hypoxia, inflammation, endotoxin, diabetes, cortisol, aldosterone, estrogen, prolactin, serotonin, histamine, nitric oxide (NO), carbon monoxide (CO) viruses, bacteria, fungi, and even the aging process in general.
This product, while consisting entirely of food-grade ingredients, is sanctioned for external use only.
Servings per container: about 30
Serving size: 24 drops
Each serving contains the following ingredients:
Beta-lapachone / β-lapachone (from bark extract) – 40mg
Emodin (from bark extract) – 80mg
Other ingredients: DMSO, ethanol
For a list of journal articles on the benefits of Lapodin, click here
PROGESTENE: Anti-Aging and Metabolism*
Progestene is a liquid dietary supplement providing highly bioavailable and bioidentical, high-purity progesterone (USP grade). The multiple benefits of progesterone have been extensively researched over the last century by leading scientists including Dr. Ray Peat. Some of the better known effects of progesterone include estrogen control, oxidative metabolism support, brain health and memory support, skin health support, eye health support, breast / uterine / ovarian health support, thyroid support, etc. Studies show that progesterone (just like pregnenolone and DHEA) levels steeply decline during aging and drop by over 90% in menopausal women, and by over 60% in men over 60. As such, it is considered as one of the steroids of youth and a number of benefits have been attributed to restoring it to youthful levels.
In addition Progestene will aid in the correction of the dysfunctions associated with estrogen dominance as outlined in the ESTROBAN description, as well as here
Servings per container: about 30
Each serving (24 drops) contains the following ingredients:
Progesterone, USP – 20mg
Other ingredients: DMSO, 20% ethanol
The product is intended and sanctioned for external use only.
The recommended method of administration is using the built-in dropper to place several drops on a body part (preferably without hair) and then rub it in gently. Studies show that healthy, young women produce 15mg – 20mg progesterone daily. As such, this is the suggested daily dose of Progestene. Since progesterone can be highly sedative (especially in males) it is recommended that Progestene be taken in several smaller split doses throughout the day. In addition, please take into consideration its sedative effects before driving or operating machinery.
ENERGIN: Energy and Neurotransmitter Support*
This supplement is a mix of high purity B vitamins in 20% ethanol.
Other than the B vitamins (all of them with greater than 99.9% purity) and the diluted ethanol, there is nothing else in the bottle. Here are some basic facts about the supplement.
Bottle size – 2oz (~60g)
Servings per container – 30
Serving size – 2ml (~2g)
Each serving contains:
Thiamine HCL (Vit. B1): 50 mg
Riboflavin 5′ Phosphate (Vit. B2): 20 mg
Niacinamide (Vit. B3): 100 mg
Pyrodoxine 5′ Phosphate (Vit. B6): 6 mg
The topical absorption is over 90% for the vitamins above, making it an ideal replacement for vitamin B injections.
MELANON: For Skin Spots, Moles, Blemishes
MelaNon is dietary supplement for skin health. It contains the citrus flavonoid naringenin as well as the flavone apigenin most commonly found in chamomile. MelaNon also contains caffeine for improved estrogen control and skin health. All of the ingredients have been extensively studies for health purposes, but most of the research on naringenin / apigenin focuses on their anti-neoplastic effects, and especially their effects on skin formations such as moles of various types. This product, while consisting entirely of food-grade ingredients, is sanctioned for external use only.
Servings per container: about 30
Serving size: 8 drops
Each serving (8 drops) contains the following ingredients:
Caffeine – 3mg
Apigenin – 3mg
Naringenin – 3mg
Other ingredients: DMSO, ethanol.
References for the various benefits of MelaNon found here