What is Poly-MVA?
Poly-MVA is exactly what its name says. Poly meaning multiple, the MVA meaning Minerals, Vitamins, and Amino acids. This combination of a Lipoic Acid Complex with specific co-factors of minerals, vitamins, and amino acids targets, supports, maintains, and improves the integrity of our mitochondria (the powerhouses of our cells) and can rescue our cells from damage.
Lipoic Acid Mineral Complexes and Poly-MVA were discovered and developed by Dr. Merrill Garnett, a researcher, biochemist and head of the Garnett McKeen Laboratory in Long Island, New York.
After testing some 20,000 compounds, Dr. Garnett discovered that alpha lipoic acid could be bound to the mineral palladium and covalently bound to B-1(thiamine), creating an extremely useful and safe cellular nutrient. Thus, in 1991, came about the biochemical formula known as Lipoic Acid Mineral Complexes, from which Poly-MVA was derived.
Poly-MVA may provide support for the following:
- Assist the body in producing energy
- Support the protection of cells
- Assist in promoting healthy cell integrity and function
- Supports the natural function of mitochondrial repair and remodeling
- Improves Krebs cycle activity
- Protect DNA and mRNA from oxidative damage
- Act as a powerful antioxidant
- Support Liver function
- Support nerve and neurotransmitter function
- Help to maintain oxygenation of cells and tissues
What makes Poly-MVA unique?
Poly-MVA is a uniquely formulated dietary supplement containing a proprietary blend of the mineral palladium bonded to alpha-lipoic acid, Vitamins B1, B2 and B12, formyl-methionine, N-acetyl cysteine, plus trace amounts of molybdenum, rhodium, and ruthenium. This formulation is designed to provide energy to enhance the body systems by changing the electrical potential of human cells and promoting normal metabolism within the cell.
The binding of palladium with alpha lipoic acid dramatically increases nutrient absorption at the cellular level and throughout the body. Palladium serves primarily as a transport/storage mechanism to dramatically enhance the uptake of lipoic acid, while also showing to influence the electrical potential of the cell.
While the lipoic acid mineral complex contained in Poly-MVA provides a significant portion of the unique action of the supplement, other important vitamins, minerals, and amino acids are co-factors that assist and enhance the function of the lipoic acid mineral complex, while also contributing to the support of the body’s natural processes.
Lipoic Acid Mineral Complexes are extremely effective and powerful antioxidants that absorb free radicals at an impressive rate compared to single ingredients. On the ORAC scale they rated 5.65 trolox/gram, compared to alpha lipoic acid (1.4) and other well-known antioxidants (between 1.0 and 2.4). Research studies demonstrated the need for 10x more lipoic acid to get the same effect as LAMC.
How do I take Poly-MVA?
Poly-MVA can be taken orally or through an IV. Both forms of administration can offer wonderful benefits.
How long has Poly-MVA been in use?
Poly-MVA has been manufactured and available in the U.S. since 1992. There are many physicians around the world recommending and using Poly-MVA in their office and clinics as part of an overall program for health and well-being
Is there anything that may be inhibited or minimized in effectiveness while using Poly-MVA?
Chelating agents, mitochondrial inhibitors and certain antioxidants at high levels, well above their recommended daily allowance should be minimized and/or alternated (the recommend waiting at least four-six hours before taking Poly-MVA). Additional alpha lipoic acid should be minimized/alternated because it may compete with the lipoic acid complex in the Poly-MVA and is usually NOT necessary while using Poly-MVA.