Ola Loa is a breakthrough “Drink Your Vitamins” product that
tastes good. Designed by renowned nutrition pioneer, Richard A.
Kunin, M.D., Ola Loa has solved the taste problem of vitamins
without resorting to artificial sweeteners. It also helps neutralize
excess stomach acid, and therefore can be taken anytime. Just
place Ola Loa Tropical Power Powder into an empty glass, add a
few ounces of water or juice, and watch it stir itself.
Ola Loa Tropical Power Powder is the first multivitamin-mineral
supplement to combine the recent advances in nutrition research
into a convenient ‘drink your vitamins’ delivery system providing
the health benefits of TMG (Trimethylglycine), Acetylcysteine,
Q 10. No single pill can provide the full benefits
of Ola Loa Tropical Power Powder, for each packet provides 1000
mg each of TMG, Glycine, and Vitamin
C as mineral ascorbates. And Ola Loa also brings you
50 mg of Acetyl-Cysteine, and 25 mg of Coenzyme Q 10. You get
five valuable advantages in one packet of Ola Loa. No single pill
can deliver more than 1000 mg total. No contest.
Ola Loa is a revolution in nutrient supplementation. Once you
experience Ola Loa, you will rebel against taking supplement pills
ever again. Cut open a multivitamin pill some time. Taste it.
It is guaranteed to taste bad. Each packet of Ola Loa replaces
over a dozen such pills and instead delivers abundant nutrients
with a naturally pleasing taste and almost instant benefits. The
secret is our strategic formulation of nutrients and natural pineapple
base. This natural product achieves palatability with only one
gram of the natural fruit sugar, fructose, and no artificial sweeteners.
Other products need over 3 times as much sugar. Check it out.
Glycine is a pleasant tasting amino acid with remarkable health
benefits. It supports wound healing, possibly because it is a
precursor of collagen protein, but also because it promotes growth
hormone, which is essential for healing. Glycine also enhances
glucagon, a natural antidote against low blood sugar. This can
be a practical advantage when you miss a meal or commit to a weight
loss diet. Glycine combines with Arginine to form Creatine, thus
increasing muscle energy an action that may explain the healthy
drop in blood fats (triglycerides) often seen after Glycine. Uric
acid excretion is increased by Glycine, which is an advantage
for those who suffer gouty pain after feasting on meats, alcohol,
and coffee. Glycine inactivates chemicals, including salicylates
and phenols associated with food intolerance. In the brain it
has a calming effect, useful as an antidote against anxiety and
irritability, including muscle spasm. Put it all together and
Glycine is a normalizer, combining muscle energy and endurance
with relaxation and calm mood, the essence of the Ola Loa feeling.TMG
is Tri-Methyl Glycine, also called Betaine, is not widely known
to the public but, as its name suggests, it is a source of methyl
groups, molecular fragments made up of a carbon and three hydrogen
atoms. This provides a back-up for the essential amino acid, Methionine,
which transfer methyl groups in reactions that are key for cell
membrane repair, nerve transmission, and muscle energy, and with
major effects on attention, mood, and sleep. But in order to remain
in an activated state, methionine must combine with adenosine
to form adenosyl-methionine. This requirement limits methyl transfer
reactions to the requirements of the cells, preventing chaos..
One common problem is deficiency of methyl groups to keep methionine
in its activated state, SAM.
When Methionine transfers its methyl group, it becomes Homocysteine,
a highly reactive substance that can interfere with body chemistry
and cause damage to tissues, including the lining of blood vessels,
thus increasing risk of blood clots. A mere doubling of blood
Homocysteine over the population average has been found to cause
a four-fold increase in risk of heart attack.
Nature has arranged to recycle Homocysteine back into Methionine
by providing replacement methyl groups, a mechanism that requires
two vitamins, B12
Acid; however these vitamins are often deficient. Luckily,
TMG can do the job without requiring any vitamin co-factor. It
is just a matter of getting enough TMG. Over 1000 mg (up to 6000
mg in some cases) will lower Homocysteine levels, even after treatment
with Folic Acid and B12 are at impasse.
TMG is particularly important to protect the liver from large
quantities of Methionine that arrive after eating high protein
meals, especially meat, fish, fowl, eggs and cheese. Unlike B12
and Folic Acid, which are vulnerable to intestinal malabsorption,
TMG is reliably absorbed. Thus TMG is a strategic nutrient, providing
a back-up source of methyl groups to assure recycling of Methionine
into SAM and preventing pile-up of Homocysteine, which causes
inflammation and damage.
Thus TMG promotes SAM, which is important for such functions as:
of Carnitine, without which fats cannot be used for energy.
- Production of Creatine, which is required for sustained muscle
- Production of Polyamines for cell regeneration and tissue
- Methylation of Histamine to down-regulate stomach acid.
- Synthesis and repair of Myelin Sheaths in the brain and nerves.
- Production of Neurotransmitters, Acetylcholine and Epinephrine,
which control arousal, mood, emotions, and learning.
- Synthesis of the sleep hormone, Melatonin.
NAC, Acetyl Cysteine, replenishes the most important cellular antioxidant,
Glutathione, which is protective throughout the various tissues
of the body, especially the high stress areas, such as lung, liver,
intestine and muscles.. NAC has proved invaluable in major lung
conditions, such as asthma and bronchitis, where it has been a best-kept
nutrition secret of hospital medicine for many years. It has also
proved to be amazingly protective against liver injury from chemical
solvents and excess alcohol. Glutathione is required mostly for
protection against the free radical damage of everyday living, the
little insults to our cell membranes that gradually add up to the
wear and tear that can age us beyond our years. That is why it is
important to maintain a regular intake of NAC in order to assure
a reliable source of the Glutathione that we need every moment of
Coenzyme Q 10 is also an antioxidant, but its greater function is
in assuring the orderly passage of electrons that generate the energy
of life inside every cell in the body, the life force itself! These
electrons come from hydrogen atoms found in food fats and carbohydrates,
and made available by reactions with vitamins, minerals and enzymes
within our cells. The electrons are contained within the carbon
hydrogen skeletons of fats and carbohydrates until they reach the
power plants of the cell, the mitochondria. Here the negatively
charged electrons pass through four enzyme complexes within the
mitochondria, thereby generating an electronegative current, the
At the same time the hydrogen residue, having lost a negative charged
electron, is now called a proton, signifying its positive charge.
Protons exit the mitochondria by leaking into the cytoplasm of the
cells where they serve as antioxidants by actively neutralizing
free radicals and preventing damage (aging) to the delicate fats
and proteins in the membranes of the mitochondria and organelles.
Because the body’s ability to make Coenzyme Q 10 is less than sufficient
for optimal health, and because blood levels of Coenzyme Q 10 decline
with age, it makes good sense to find a reliable source.
Therefore we have included a significant amount of Coenzyme Q 10
in Ola Loa, so as to support your cell energy and protect you against
free radical damage. And we think that regular intake of extra Ola
Loa is a sensible strategy against premature aging. And with the
Ola Loa feeling you can feel younger too!
Vitamin C, ascorbic acid, is transformed by the effervescent interaction
between mineral carbonates and citrates in Ola Loa once you add
water. The ascorbic acid form of Vitamin C becomes non-acidic as
it complexes with the minerals of Ola Loa. This assures speedy mineral
absorption without mouth or stomach irritation. Vitamin C is rendered
smooth and soothing as it performs its miracles as an antioxidant,
an antiviral agent, an immune booster, a
factor in synthesis of hormones, e.g. Estrogen, Testosterone, Cortisone,
and Adrenalin, and all the while providing extra protection against
blood vessel inflammation and damage. Research studies confirm that
a 1000 mg dose of Vitamin C protects blood flow even after excessive
dietary protein and homocysteine, which otherwise cause spasm and
reduced blood flow. Blood circulation is a key to well-being and
long life, but Vitamin C is also the key to production of collagen,
the connective tissue protein that heals our wounds, including blood
vessels, and stabilizes our tissue structure, keeping our form and
visage recognizable for a lifetime.
Ola Loa is recommended for everyday good health; as a general anti-aging
vitamin, for energy and vitality, and for antioxidant protection.
Ola Loa is a comfort to those concerned about arteriosclerosis,
osteoporosis, digestive problems, and infection. It can make the
difference between going ahead with activities or giving up in the
face of fatigue, strain, or malaise. And if you are travelling or
going out of doors in the summer sun, it can also provide protection
against ultra-violet exposure, so take your Ola Loa with you wherever
The more you learn about nutrition and self-health care, the more
you will appreciate Ola Loa.
©2000 Richard A. Kunin, M.D.