GG-Essential | Annatto Plant-derived Dietary Supplement | 150mg 60 softgels
GG-Essential | Annatto Plant-derived Dietary Supplement | 150mg 60 softgels
DescriptionGG-Essential, offers 150 mg, 60 soft gels of Geranylgeraniol (GG), an essential "substance of life" required for healthy aging.
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GERANYLGERANIOL FOR HEALTHY AGINGAs we age, maintaining strong and healthy bones becomes crucial. GG-Essential contains pure Geranylgeraniol extracted from Amazonian Annatto, that works at a...As we age, maintaining strong and healthy bones becomes crucial. GG-Essential contains pure Geranylgeraniol extracted from Amazonian Annatto, that works at a cellular level, supporting the regeneration and rejuvenation of your body's cells. Furthermore, Aging is often associated with increased oxidative stress and cellular damage. Geranylgeraniol features potent antioxidants that help neutralize harmful free radicals, reducing the oxidative burden on your body and supporting overall cellular health as we age.
ACTIVATES NATURAL COQ10 PRODUCTIONCoQ10 (coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinol) is well-known to improve the oxidative defenses inside the body. Geranylgeraniol is a building block...CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinol) is well-known to improve the oxidative defenses inside the body. Geranylgeraniol is a building block to restore normal CoQ10 levels and promote mitochondrial function.
BUILDING BLOCK FOR VITAMIN K2 (MENAQUINONE-4)Extracted from the annatto plant, GG offers numerous benefits. Notably, it has the potential to support conditions caused by the depletion of...Extracted from the annatto plant, GG offers numerous benefits. Notably, it has the potential to support conditions caused by the depletion of essential micronutrients, which are produced naturally by our bodies. For instance, it may help in the synthesis of MK4, Vitamin K2 and even increase in Coq10 levels. With age, these deficiencies can affect bone health. However, GG supplementation may correct these imbalances, improving overall well-being.
MUSCLE SUPPORTMuscle loss due to aging is a major contributor to loss of independence among the aging population. Diminished production of GG in...Muscle loss due to aging is a major contributor to loss of independence among the aging population. Diminished production of GG in the body, due to age-related reasons, may lead to a range of muscular conditions. Replenishing the GG exogenously using supplements may restore muscle health.
BUILDING BLOCK FOR CELLULAR ENERGYGeranylgeraniol (GG) plays a crucial role in supporting energy production within our cells. It serves as a catalyst for Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)...Geranylgeraniol (GG) plays a crucial role in supporting energy production within our cells. It serves as a catalyst for Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) production in the mitochondria, amplifying its effectiveness in facilitating the electron transport process within the mitochondrial pathways. Through this intricate mechanism, CoQ10 efficiently converts the carbohydrates, proteins, and fats we consume into ATP energy. As energy production occurs in every cell, GG significantly contributes to overall health and well-being, empowering our body's optimal functioning.
Q. What is GG?
GG is short for Geranylgeraniol, a compound that is generated by the human body through the mevalonate pathway (a biochemical pathway that helps make cholesterol, vitamin K2, steroid hormones, and ubiquinone (CoQ10)). GG occurs naturally in various foods, but the majority is synthesized inside the body. GG is an essential building block that supports muscle health, bone health, hormone regulation, and CoQ10 synthesis. Production of GG declines naturally during aging and is inhibited by the use of certain pharmaceutical drugs, namely, statins and bisphosphonates. By replenishing natural levels, GG can help reduce the risk of age-related physical decline, maintain structural support for the body, and promote healthy muscle strength and function.
Q. What is Annatto?
The scientific name of Annatto is Bixa orellana. It is a tropical plant having unique traditional medicinal benefits. Fun fact: The Annatto plant is also known as the ‘lipstick plant’ due to its common use as a natural food colorant in many foods across the world. Due to its extraordinary medicinal properties, it has been in use since ancient times. In recent decades, Annatto was discovered by Dr. Barrie Tan, an expert on Vitamin E. It is being used to secure pure isomeric forms of Vitamin E, Delta Tocotrienol, and Gamma Tocotrienol isomers. It does not contain any mixed tocopherols which enhance its antioxidant properties. The Eannatto ‘Deltagold’ Tocotrienols are sourced from the Annatto plant using advanced extraction techniques that do not use any synthetic chemicals, petrochemicals, or solvents, which may be commonly used in other extraction techniques. Most importantly, the discovery of this plant’s extraordinary properties by Dr. Barrie Tan has now made it possible for us to have Eannatto ‘Deltagold’ Tocotrienols and supplementation for Geranylgeraniol (GG) as GG-Essential.
Q. How is GG extracted?
GG is extracted from the Annatto plant using a solvent and chemical-free technology extraction process innovated by Dr. Barrie Tan, who has been awarded a patent, GG-Gold.
Q. Why do I need a GG supplement?
As we age, our body’s natural ability to produce Geranylgeraniol (GG) declines gradually. This leads to reduced energy, low testosterone levels, muscle fatigue, and pain. GG supplementation helps to overcome these complaints. Furthermore, it supports healthy aging. GG-Essential is a unique dietary supplement for individuals using certain pharmaceutical drugs for various reasons, particularly, Cholesterol-lowering statins. In the process of lowering cholesterol, statins also indiscriminately reduce the production of GG in the body. This also contributes to reduced energy, low testosterone levels, fatigue, and muscle pain. Replenishing GG in the body gives a boost in all these areas.
Q. Is it safe to take Wellness Extract GG Essential with my Statins?
The Wellness Extract GG-Essential (Geranylgeraniol (GG)) is safe with statins. It is manufactured in cutting-edge facilities using a solvent- and chemical-free extraction process invented and patented by Dr. Barrie Tan. GG-Essential is well-suited to individuals taking statin drugs. There is plenty of research to suggest that it can significantly reduce statin-induced muscle pain. In the process of lowering cholesterol, statins also contribute to a reduction in GG production in the body. This may lead to reduced energy, low testosterone levels, fatigue, and muscle pain. Using GG-Essential, one can replenish the natural amounts of GG in the body. Note, make sure to consult your health care provider before taking any medicine.
Q. Is it safe to take Wellness Extract GG Essential with my CoQ10?
Yes, since Geranylgeraniol (GG) is a key component in the synthesis of CoQ10, it may be a good idea to take GG-Essential with your ongoing CoQ10 supplementation. On the advice of a healthcare provider, we recommend adding DuoQuinol, a combination of GG and CoQ10, to your diet as a supplement.
Q. Who should take the Wellness Extract GG Essential supplement?
We recommend GG-Essential to adults over 40 to boost the basic bioenergetics of the body. Recent studies suggest that this product is especially beneficial for men’s health. Even adults above the age of 30 may benefit from GG-Essential supplementation as it may help with testosterone production. People on statin drugs may benefit considerably from GG supplementation as it mitigates the statin-induced side effects, including muscle fatigue and pain. GG-Essential is useful for muscle protein synthesis, bone health, hormone regulation, and CoQ10 synthesis. It also works for those who need cardiovascular support.
Q. Does Wellness Extract GG Essential contain any synthetic chemicals?
No, it does not! Wellness Extract GG-Essential is a natural supplement derived from the Annatto plant. It is vegetarian, gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy free. It does not contain any synthetic additives.
Q. How much GG should I consume per day?
Ideally, 1 capsule per day is recommended; otherwise, follow your healthcare provider's instructions.
Q. For which health conditions are the GG-Essential commonly taken?
GG-Essential is a good supplement for aging individuals in general. It is a must for those with health conditions like sarcopenia (muscle loss), myopathy (muscle weakness), atherosclerosis (thickening or hardening of the arteries), low testosterone, statin-induced muscle fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain, and bone density and related health conditions. Please consult your healthcare provider for a prescription/recommendation.
Q. What is Geranylgeraniol used for?
The GG-Essential is a health supplement that supports healthy aging. It is commonly used for the management of the adverse effects of statin drugs and is well-suited for the management of health conditions like sarcopenia (muscle loss), myopathy (muscle weakness), atherosclerosis (thickening or hardening of the arteries), low testosterone, muscle pain, joint pain, and low bone density. Others take GG-Essential to support a healthy metabolism, particularly, women and men over the age of 40. Its unique formula effectively reduces the side effects such as muscle pain and weakness in statin drug users.
Q. Is Geranylgeraniol (GG) good for you?
There are several pieces of research evidence and studies available that suggest that Geranylgeraniol (GG) is good for health. To be sure, you can take advice from your healthcare provider.
Q. What is GG in the human body?
In the words of Dr. Barrie Tan, Geranylgeraniol (GG) is a "substance of life" vital for the healthy metabolism of the human body. It is synthesized endogenously in our body through the mevalonate pathway. At the molecular level, GG is ubiquitous. It plays a critical role in a wide range of metabolic processes, including ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate, the cell’s energy currency) generation, healthy mitochondrial function, and the management of the overall energetics of the body.
Q. What is Vitamin GG?
Geranylgeraniol (GG) is not a vitamin. It is a precursor that forms the core structure of tocotrienols (1 GG), carotenoids (2 GG), vitamin K2 Menaquinone (MK4) (1 GG), and chlorophyll (2.5 GG).
Q. What is GG gold?
GG-GoldTM is a patented formula by American River Nutrition. The same formula is being used in GG-Essential by Wellness Extract. As we age, our body’s natural ability to produce Geranylgeraniol (GG) declines gradually. This leads to reduced energy, low testosterone levels, muscle fatigue, and pain. GG supplementation helps to overcome these complaints. Furthermore, it supports healthy aging.
Q. What are the benefits of GG?
Geranylgeraniol (GG) has numerous health benefits, which are backed by research evidence. It is a building block for bone health, hormone regulation, cardiovascular support, muscle protein synthesis, and CoQ10 synthesis. It is best known for reducing the side effects of statin drugs. This vital life compound is essential for healthy aging, and it is now known that GG production in the body reduces with advancing aging. Therefore, GG supplementation becomes extremely crucial in the aging population.
Q. What foods contain Geranylgeraniol (GG)?
The most abundant source of raw and pure GG is Bixa Orellana a south American plant popularly known as Annatto. Other than Annatto, GG can be found in olive, linseed, and sunflower.
Q. What is GG-Essential 150 used for?
The GG-Essential offers 150 mg in 60 soft gels of Geranylgeraniol (GG), which, in the words of Dr. Barrie Tan, is one of the most essential "substances of life" that supports healthy aging. It supports muscle protein formation, bone health, hormone regulation, testosterone formation, and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) synthesis, and boosts overall metabolism. Most importantly, Individuals above the age of 40 may consider adding GG-Essential to their diet to undergo healthy aging over the years.
Q. Can Geranylgeraniol (GG) be the best supplement?
GG plays a critical role in skeletal & muscle protein synthesis, mitochondrial function, and endogenous CoQ10 synthesis and offers oxidation protection. It can also mitigate statin-induced side effects, making it an excellent supplement of choice for healthy aging.
Q. Is GG-Essential an energy capsule?
GG-Essential serves as an energy booster supplement.
Q. What are the ingredients of GG-Essential 150 mg soft gels?
The GG-Essential offers 100% pure trans-Geranylgeraniol (as GG-Gold). Other ingredients are bovine gelatin, purified water, and glycerine.
Q. Is GG FDA approved?
The GG is FDA GRAS-approved.
Q. Is GG-Essential vegan friendly?
It is not. GG-Essential is a plant-derived product. It contains trans-Geranylgeraniol (as GG-GoldTM). Other ingredients are bovine gelatin, purified water, and glycerine.
Q. Is Wellness Extract GG-Essential GMO-free?
Yes. The Wellness Extract GG-Essential is a non-GMO product. It is not derived from any genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Q. What are the side effects of taking GG?
As per the latest research studies and literature, Geranylgeraniol (GG) is a well-tolerated health supplement. There are no reported side effects so far. If you feel any adverse effects then you may report them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Can I take GG-Essential with blood thinners?
There are no known interactions between GG-Essential and blood thinner drugs; however, you should consult your healthcare provider before beginning any new supplementation.
Q. Can I take CoQ10 with GG-Essential?
We also recommend Bio-Qunol, which contains Ubiquinol, the active form of the CoQ10.
Q. Is GG-Essential useful to manage Cholesterolemia?
GG-Essential is useful to manage statin drug-induced side effects, such as high cholesterol in the blood.
Q. Can I take GG-Essential if I have cardiac issues?
Even though GG-Essential is a well-tolerated supplement. It is best to consult your doctor before starting any new supplement.
Q. Can I take GG-Essential if I have stents?
Geranylgeraniol (GG) may not cause any problems for individuals with stents. However, make sure to consult your healthcare provider before adding GG to your diet.
Q. Is Wellness Extract GG-Essential gluten-free?
Yes, it is gluten-free.
Q. Is Wellness Extract GG-Essential vegetarian or vegan?
It is not a vegetarian or vegan product. Although GG-Essential is derived from a plant source, it is extracted from Bixa orellana, a south American plant having the common name "Annatto." However, other ingredients are bovine gelatin, purified water, and glycerine.
Q. Is it safe to take GG-Essential while pregnant?
Pregnant women must consult their doctors before starting any new supplementation.
Q. Is it safe to take GG-Essential while breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding mothers must consult their doctors before starting any new supplementation.