OysterMax by Marine Health Foods – 120 Capsules
OysterMax is recognized as the worlds best pure oyster extract powder and the leader of the industry having been providing marine food supplements for decades.
There is a reason why this product has so many raving fans and endorsements from reputable folks around the world – including Aubrey Marcus, Luke Storey, Dr Tom Cowan, Ray Peat, Jack Kruse and Chris Masterjohn.
The oysters are grown on the West coast of Ireland in the open Atlantic waters. I’ve spoken with Stephen the owner who is a Marine Biologist and he’s been so helpful with regards to asking all my questions and providing me with microbial, heavy metal and PCB/dioxin testing. Full traceability is provided and all quality control checks are in place.
Not all aquaculture is bad! Shellfish such as oysters and mussels are perfect for aquatic farming because they feed on plankton in the water. No fish feed, soy meals etc required. They theoretically require no inputs and are an ecologically friendly AND vegan friendly option given they do not have a central nervous system.
Every single batch is tested for heavy metals, microbiological profile & nutritional analytical constituents so you know what the label says is accurate 100% of the time. Only the meat of the oyster is used – never any shell!
It’s worth pointing out here that Smidge’s OysterZinc product actually uses the very same Oyster produced by Marine Health Foods that makes up OysterMax. They are one and the same product. Given we cannot access Smidge’s Oyster product here, I’m so pleased to offer this as an alternative.
Each bottle of OysterMax contains on average 4-6kg of fresh oysters which equals great value for money considering the price of purchasing a dozen fresh oysters each week.
Oyster is considered one of the most mineral dense foods we have access to (alongside Beef Liver), providing valuable levels of zinc, copper, selenium and much more. OysterMax® contains on average 3.0 mg of natural organic zinc per 4 capsules which is the highest on the market and ten times the amount of zinc found in red meat. It also contains the perfect ratio of Copper to keep the intrinsic balance of these two minerals in check. The body’s important copper reserves can become depleted if zinc is taken on its own. Mother Nature is smart!
The recommended daily dose can provide the following meaningful amounts of nutrients –
❖ 45% of B12
❖ 40% of zinc
❖ 32% of copper
❖ 8- 10% Selenium
It also contains:
59 Trace Elements
19 Amino Acids including Taurine Essential Fish Oils EPA and DHA
As with all wholefood supplements, the trace elements in OysterMax® are already bound to transport molecules (peptides, amino acids) which makes them considerably more bio-available vs synthetic Zinc supplements for example.
The high concentration of free amino acids and peptides are also directly available to the blood once consumed making them very fast acting. Synthetic mineral supplements on the other hand need to bind to transport molecules during digestion before they can be absorbed, which may in turn affect their bioavailability and thus efficacy.
Numerous health benefits are associated with oyster including alleviation of fatigue, increased energy levels, quenching oxidative stress, enhanced dopamine levels and therefore brain function, boosting testosterone, supporting reproductive/ fertility health, aiding fetal development, improved collagen synthesis, clearer skin complexion, supporting immune function and so much more.
When you feel the sniffles or aches coming on, or the stuffiness that precludes a head cold, OysterMax can support your immune system. Zinc is a vital mineral that your body uses in hundreds of ways. Primarily, to nourish and support the immune system. The human body needs zinc to activate T lymphocytes (T cells), which help the body control and regulate immune responses. Zinc has also been found to shorten the duration of the common cold and to ease the symptoms when taken within 24 hours of the onset.
On the other hand, zinc deficiency can do a number on immune system function, causing increased susceptibility to various pathogens and a host of health issues. Researchers have discovered that improving zinc levels through diet and supplementation may ease inflammation AND also aid children who display picky or challenging eating behaviors. Zinc deficiency induces a number of physiological problems, including anorexia, growth retardation, dermatitis and taste disorders. So many parents have reported that the addition of Oyster or other Zinc supplements to their child’s diet has helped enormously with their food choices.
Pregnancy dramatically increases nutritional demands for expectant mothers. RDAs (recommended daily allowances) for many nutrients increase during this time and also during lactation. For example, the RDA for zinc increases from 8 mg to 12 mg daily during pregnancy and lactation. OysterMax may help meet those increased nutritional demands as it contains the nutrients and co-factors necessary to support growth and development of baby whilst ensuring mum’s mineral stores remain replete.
* Please note it is not appropriate for those with fish or iodine allergies.
DOSAGE – For best results it is recommended to take 4 capsules each morning before food with a glass of water. Not a substitute for a balanced diet.