Our ingredients

Want to browse by ingredient to help you choose the Vianda supplement that’s best for your lifestyle and health concerns? Below you’ll find historical uses as well as supplemental uses and research on many of the most popular vitamins, minerals, and herbal extracts in our natural supplements. *

Asian Red Ginseng Root

For over two thousand years, ginseng has been used as a tonic and restorative to promote health and longevity. The tonic and adaptogenic activity of the herb is thought to translate into enhanced physical performance, including sexual stamina.

Find it in:        Enzyte Altovis

Black Cohosh Root

Originally found growing profusely in the Ohio River Valley, Black Cohosh Root was boiled by Native Americans to address women’s gynecological issues and used after childbirth. 19th Century American Eclectic Physicians (what we would today call naturopaths) believed Black Cohosh was the most useful solution to menstrual cramps.

Black cohosh root contains a natural estrogen that is similar to human estrogen and has been used for stress, menstruation and menstrual cramps, and to support healthy estrogen levels in women. Black cohosh root is the most popular herbal supplement in Europe for women experiencing premenopause symptoms. It provides isoflavones and other constituents that help support a woman’s health during this phase of her life.

Find it in:        Avlimil

Black Pepper

Black pepper is the fruit of the black pepper plant from the Piperaceae family and is used as both a spice and a medicine. The chemical piperine, which is present in black pepper, causes the spiciness. Piperine promotes thermogenesis by stimulating the sympathetic nervous system.

Find it in:        Suvaril

Boron

Boron is a trace mineral that plays an important role in bone health and can be found in foods like avocado, pecans, and dried beans. For supplementation, Boron acts to support bone health and strength.

Find it in:        Enzyte MRC

Bromelain

Bromelain is an extract derived from the stalks of pineapples. It is a mixture of protein-digesting enzymes, or proteases, that has been used as a supplement since the 1950’s. In combination, Bromelain is thought to enhance the intestinal absorption of Quercetin for more powerful seasonal support.

Find it in:        AliClear

Butterbur

Butterbur has been used traditionally to treat asthma and bronchitis and to reduce mucus production. Butterbur has been found to suppress allergic reactions. In a human study, people with allergies that were given butterbur tablets for a week showed significant improvement of their allergy symptoms. After five days of treatment, the participants’ bodies contained smaller amounts of the allergy-producing substances leukotriene and histamines. Butterbur seems to act as a leukotriene inhibitor. When your body comes into contact with an allergen, it releases the inflammatory chemical called leukotriene. Leukotriene (and histamines) is what’s responsible for triggering an allergic reaction in your body.

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Capsaicin

Capsaicin is the substance that gives chili peppers their heat. Chili peppers can do more than just make you feel hot; the active chemical in peppers can directly induce thermogenesis, the process by which cells convert energy into heat. This, in turn, helps burn calories and fat. Additionally, this hottie helps support lipolysis (the breakdown of fat) as well as managing appetite.

Find it in:        Suvaril

Cayenne Pepper

A staple in spicy cuisine, the capsaicin in the fruit of cayenne peppers pack a hot taste, along with carotenoids, flavonoids, essential oils, and Vitamin C. Because of its high nutrient content and its warming properties, cayenne has long been hailed for promoting circulation and vitality, and for relieving hot flashes.

Find it in:        Avlimil

Cinnamon

Similar to when you eat hot peppers, the presence of the cinnamon in your body allows the metabolism to speed up just because it takes a little extra energy to metabolize. Cinnamon also has the ability to imitate the activity of insulin in the body, thereby helping your body regulate its levels of blood sugar.

Find it in:       Suvaril

Cissus quadrangularis

Cissus quadrangularis is a vine belonging to the grape family that originates from Africa and tropical Asia. It has been used in Ayurvedic and African medicine for over 100 years. Phytochemical analysis has shown that Cissus contains ascorbic acid, carotene, and calcium. These have been shown to have various effects on the body's metabolic rate and also on its physiological properties.

Find it in:        Suvaril

Copper

Copper is an essential trace element widely found in foods like organ meats, seafood, nuts, seeds, and cocoa. For supplementation, Copper comes in many forms. Cupric Oxide is the most common and least expensive form of copper, but it has poor absorption in the body. Enzyte contains Copper Gluconate, which is more expensive, but it has higher absorption in the body. As Zinc supplementation can affect copper levels in the body, current government guidelines recommend supplementing Copper with Zinc to maintain healthy levels.

Find it in:        Enzyte

Curcumin (Turmeric Rhizome Extract)

Curcumin is a compound of turmeric, which acts as a decongestant by combining natural antihistamine properties, which helps in reducing the release of histamine, with natural leukotriene inhibitor properties. It can be used to treat both acute (seasonal) and chronic allergies. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-bacterial properties that help to cure allergies and other health problems.

Find it in:        Rudofil AliClear

Damiana Leaf

Damiana leaf contains an essential oil, alkaloids, flavonoids, and tannins and has been dubbed a staple for romance by herbalists. It’s been used traditionally as a tonic for hormonal health, often infused in hot teas.

Find it in:        Avlimil

DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)

DHA is the other component of many high-potency omega-3 fish oils, along with EPA, that provides powerful health benefits that your body must either get from food or supplementation. DHA is the essential fatty acid that is most highly concentrated in your retina and brain…and these are aspects of your health that can be most benefited by taking a fish oil supplement like Vivora daily. Healthy DHA levels are associated with superior cognitive function, visual acuity, and emotional health. As the component in human breast milk that is thought to aid in mental and visual development in babies, DHA is now present in all infant formula and is a recommended supplement for pregnant or nursing women.

Find it in:        Vivora

Eleuthero

Eleuthero is categorized as an adaptogen. Eleuthero is sometimes called Siberian ginseng, but it shouldn’t be confused with “true” ginseng (herbs from the genus Panax). Studies indicate that it increases performance, concentration, and endurance during fatigue. Eleuthero also protects the cells of your brain and increases cell sensitivity to insulin.

Find it in:        Altovis

EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)

Along with DHA, EPA is one of the most important acids required by your body. Since your body can’t make its own, you have to get EPA either from a diet rich in seafood (like salmon, mackerel, or sardines) or from a daily fish oil supplement like Vivora. EPA is known predominantly for supporting your heart, cardiovascular function, joint health, and skin.

Find it in:        Vivora

Fenugreek Extract

Every man at some point wonders if his sexual performance is withstanding the test of time. Used in ancient times by Egyptians and in traditional Chinese medicine for a plethora of ailments, Fenugreek Seed extract is used for sustained vascular function to support a rousing sexual response in men.

Find it in:        Enzyte MRC

Folic Acid

Folate or Folic Acid (otherwise known as Vitamin B-9) are derived from the Latin meaning “leaf”, primarily because the Vitamin naturally occurs mostly in leafy green vegetables. Folate may help sustain a healthy cardiovascular system through supporting the production of nitric oxide, which functions as a vascular relaxing factor.

Find it in: Enzyte MRC  Enzyte 3

Fructo-Oligosaccharides (FOS)

This bacteria occurs naturally in plants like Jerusalem Artichoke and Chicory, and is also produced commercially as an artificial sweetener. It can also be found in bananas, onions, barley, and asparagus. It possesses prebiotic effects to support overall GI tract health and to promote calcium absorption.

Find it in:        Sorbera

Genistein Isoflavones

If estrogen levels are low, genistein isoflavones are structurally similar to estrogen and help balance your body’s hormone levels. Genistein isoflavones have been widely studied for their positive effects on menopausal health, including hot flashes, sweating, bone health, and cardiovascular function.

Find it in:        Avlimil

Ginger Root

An old Indian proverb says, “Every good quality is contained in ginger.” Ginger has long played a lead role in cooking and healing in every corner of the world. It’s an antispasmodic that soothes smooth muscles, including the uterus – this explains why it’s been used by herbalists for menstrual cramps.

Find it in:        Avlimil

Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract

Commonly called the Maidenhair tree, the ginkgo tree is native to China and resembles an ancient fern. Ginkgo seeds and extracts have been used therapeutically for over two thousand years. The flavonoids and ginkgolides in ginkgo leaf combat the damaging effects of free radicals, and provide a benefit to the central nervous system and overall vascular function to promote healthy blood flow to the brain.

Find it in:        Enzyte          

Glucosamine Sulfate

Glucosamine is vital to the body’s production of the lubricants and shock-absorbing mechanisms necessary to maintain and restore healthy joint performance. It’s found in healthy cartilage and assists in the formation and maintenance of this connective tissue that serves as the spongy material cushioning joints and bones. Glucosamine is most commonly derived from the hard shells of crustaceans like shrimp and lobster; because there are no major food sources of glucosamine, supplementation is an effective way to increase your body’s supply.

Find it in:        Rudofil

Graminex® Flower Pollen Extract

Graminex® Flower Pollen Extract has been used for years to support prostate health and is backed by a substantial amount of clinical trials. This ingredient shows to not only support prostate health, but to increase peak urine flow and enhance muscle tone.

Find it in:        Ogoplex

Grape Seed Extract

Aside from being a refreshing fruit snack, grapes are most popular for their ability to transform into wine. While wine connoisseurs know tannins as a way to grade the quality of wine, tannins known as procyanidins play an important role in healthy blood capillary function through their antioxidant, free-radical scavenging activity. The procyanidins in Grape Seed Extract are also thought to stimulate nitric oxide (NO) production that fuels overall cardiovascular health for erectile function.

Find it in:        Enzyte

Green Tea

Green Tea has two thermogenic compounds: caffeine and catechins. Catechins, which are antioxidant phytochemicals (literally plant chemicals) can be found in teas. Green tea has four types: epicatechin (EC), epicatechin-3-gallate, epogallocatechin (EGC), and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). In your body, catechins increase fat oxidation (burning of fat) by activating fat metabolizing enzymes. Caffeine increases both lipolysis (the breakdown of fat) and thermogenesis (calorie burning) for a period of time after ingestion. Caffeine intake at 100mg, 200mg, and 400mg have all been shown to stimulate thermogenesis.

Find it in:       Suvaril

Green Tea Extract

Tea has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 3,000 years to address a plethora of health concerns. It wasn’t until the 1600s that their love for tea spread to Europe, making 4 o’clock known even today as tea time. Green Tea is derived from the young shoots of the Camellia Sinensis bush. The lesser known stimulants in Green Tea are theobromine and theophylline – these stimulants are what make Green Tea popular for soothing respiratory ailments. While Green Tea is hailed primarily for its amazing stimulant properties that may boost alertness, physical performance, and brain function, its benefits may extend to a variety of other areas that extend your over health and well-being.

Find it in:       Altovis

Guarana Seed Extract

Guarana is a complex natural stimulant and antioxidant, native to the Amazon basin and commonly used in Brazil. The seeds of the guarana plant contain stimulant properties equal to twice the concentration of caffeine and it is thought to be a superior stimulant to “plain old caffeine”. A recent study found that 9mg of caffeine from guarana provided the same clinically-measured mental stimulation as 40-150mg of caffeine in a cup of coffee. Guarana is included in intimacy supplements since mental and physical energy and stimulation are key to an explosive, invigorating sexual experience.

Find it in:       Enzyte 3

Horny Goat Weed

Also known as Epimedium, this herb originates from Northern China. Traditionally, Horny Goat Weed was used for treating weakness in the loins and knees, and for supporting erectile function. It primarily affects the cardiovascular system by promoting blood flow. Studies show that Horny Goat Weed may support healthy hormone production, as well as support healthy testosterone function.

Find it in:   Enzyte  Enzyte 3

Iodine

Iodine is a vital nutrient found in every organ and tissue in your body that is essential for healthy thyroid function and metabolism. Unfortunately, modern lifestyles make it easier to have an iodine deficiency, which can lead to a variety of health concerns.

Find it in:        Altovis

ORGANIC LEMON BALM LEAF

Lemon Balm can improve digestion, ease abdominal cramping, and promote the overall digestive process. Lemon Balm is known to soothe symptoms of stress, boost your mood, and help you relax. Combined with Valerian Root, the two herbs deliver a calming synergy to induce a deep, restful nights sleep without night sweats.

Find it in:        Avlimil

L-Citrulline

L-Citrulline was named after the scientific name for watermelon, Citrullis Vulgaris, since that is the food source where it was first discovered. L-Citrulline is a powerful vasodilator and precursor of L-Arginine, a compound that supports nitric oxide (NO) production. L-Arginine has been long used in male enhancement supplements since it supports Nitric Oxide production and Nitric Oxide is essential for vascular health and erection function. The downside of taking L-Arginine is that because it’s widely used in various systems throughout the body, it’s often instantly metabolized before it reaches the bloodstream to have noticeable effects on erection quality. Because it’s a precursor to L-Arginine, it ‘sneaks’ into the body unnoticed, giving it time to be converted by the kidneys into L-Arginine. From there, it’s released into the bloodstream and converted into all-powerful Nitric Oxide where it can work its magic on a man’s sexual function. Recent clinical studies show that by taking an L-Citrulline supplement, men can achieve the same sexual health benefits with 1/3 the amount of L-Arginine.

Find it in:        Enzyte 3

Licorice Root

Traditional Chinese Medicine believed licorice root was a harmonizer that helped other ingredients work well together. It was used by American folk herbalists to address “female hysteria”, which is what they called menstruation and menopause.

Find it in:        Avlimil

Lycopene (Tomato Lycopene Concentrate)

Prostate problems are one of the most common issues facing men as they age. You can protect your prostate with lycopene supplementation. Lycopene is a natural substance found in tomatoes and other red-colored fruits that carries potentially strong antioxidant effects.

Find it in:        Ogoplex

Magnesium

Magnesium supports healthy blood sugar levels and normal blood pressure, and is involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Magnesium is also an essential component of healthy hair, skin, and nails. Magnesium deficiency can lead to a host of health problems, affecting blood sugar, digestive health, immune function, and histamine levels.

Find it in:        Enzyte MRC   AliClear

Muira Puama Herb Extract

Also commonly called Potency Wood, Muira Puama comes from the trunk of a tree native to Brazil and has been long-hailed for its sexual properties and as a nerve tonic in South America.

Find it in:        Enzyte

N-Acetyl L-Cysteine

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is a powerful antioxidant derived from the amino acid L-Cysteine, and a precursor to L-Glutathione that helps rid the body of harmful free radicals. As you age, your body’s production of NAC slows down, allowing free radicals to multiply and cause damage throughout the body. Supplementation of NAC provides antioxidant support for overall vitality.

Find it in:       Enzyte MRC

Niacin

Niacin is also known as Vitamin B3, which is a water-soluble vitamin found in foods like yeast, fish, eggs, and green vegetables. Supplementation of Niacin is thought to promote dilation of blood vessels to support circulation and cardiovascular health.

Find it in:        Enzyte 3  Enzyte

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids consist of a group of three fats: ALA, EPA, and DHA. ALA is found in plant oils like flaxseed oil and hemp oil. While your body can convert ALA fatty acids into EPA and DHA, many factors including a poor diet can inhibit conversion. EPA and DHA are most commonly supplemented, since they are “essential” fatty acids. That means your body needs them to function, but since your body can’t synthesize them, you must get them in your diet.

A supplement with a powerful combination of DHA and EPA Omega-3 fish oils with recommended potency levels may help you experience maximum health benefits. EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) is a superstar in many fish oil supplements because of its positive effects in promoting heart and cardiovascular health. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) shares the limelight with EPA as a main ingredient in fish oil supplements because it benefits cognitive function and vision, making it a no-brainer for, well, brain health and eye health.

Find it in:        Vivora

Phytosterol Complex

With a combination blend of Plant Sterols, Beta-Sterol, Campesterol, and Stigmasterol, the Plant Phytosterols in Ogoplex are thought to benefit urinary flow in men and positively impact overall quality of life for men with prostate issues.

Find it in:        Ogoplex

ProDURA® Bacillus Coagulans

Most probiotics have a relatively short, unstable shelf-life. Spore-forming probiotic bacteria like Bacillus coagulans overcome this problem because the spore itself is a protective encasement that allows for longer-term, more stable storage until it is ready to be consumed and can survive transit through the stomach and into the gastrointestinal tract intact. Activated only with the proper conditions of heat, pH, and moisture found in the large intestine, it is better able to survive extreme environmental conditions of processing, shipping, and storage.

Sorbera contains 200 billion colony forming units (CFU's) of Bacillus coagulans per capsule, which has been shown to provide a myriad of health benefits when taken regularly including: reduction of lactose intolerance, vaginal and digestive tract health, inhibition of pathogenic bacteria growth, as well as benefiting overall health. The complete benefits of regular consumption of probiotics and the connection between gut health and overall health is just beginning to be understood but the scientific results are promising!

Find it in:        Sorbera

Quercetin

Quercetin is an antioxidant found naturally in onions, apples, and other produce. In test tubes, it stops the production and release of histamine, which causes allergy symptoms such as runny nose and watery eyes. Several studies have demonstrated the antihistamine effects of quercetin. One found that it even lessened the respiratory side effects of allergies in rats by reducing inflammatory response in the airways.

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Red Raspberry Leaf

Red raspberry has been dubbed the “Vine of Female Vitality.” The leaf of the vine is the part that is most often used as herbal medicine. Red raspberry leaf is widely known for its normalizing effect on the uterus. Traditionally, midwives and herbalists claim that it also helps tone the ligaments of the uterus to ease childbirth and regulate menstrual flow.

Find it in:        Avlimil

Resveratrol

Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound naturally found in peanuts, grapes, red wine, and some berries. Resveratrol inhibits enzymes that produce swelling, tenderness, and soreness. Some evidence suggests that Resveratrol is more potent than NSAIDs such as Asprin, Ibuprofen, or Indomethacin at fighting swelling and soreness.

Find it in:        Rudofil

Rhodiola Root

Rhodiola is categorized as an “adaptogen” that helps the body adapt to or resist various kinds of physical and mental stress. Native to colder regions of the world like the Arctic and Scandinavia, Rhodiola has been used for centuries to support energy, stamina, strength and mental capacity. In addition to its ability to support natural energy levels, Rhodiola extract may help fortify your body and protect against fatigue caused by stress or overwork.

Find it in:        Enzyte MRC  Altovis

Sage Leaf

Sage leaf has a long history for its use as a medicinal herb. Sage leaf may help relieve mental exhaustion and enhance the ability to concentrate. Refreshed and alert, women are better able to enjoy the physical and emotional pleasures of an active lifestyle.

Sage also contains estrogenic substances and contains an aromatic oil that makes it a powerful natural antiperspirant. This is especially useful in menopausal women plagued with sweating and hot flashes.

Find it in:        Avlimil

Saw Palmetto Berry

Saw palmetto is a palm native to the southeastern United States. Its fruit is traditionally used to strengthen and tone the prostate and male reproductive system. Saw Palmetto is often used for treatment to alleviate the symptoms of prostate problems, and a toned prostate is a part of healthy sexual activity.

Find it in:        Ogoplex

Valerian Root

According to some early German folklore, the Pied Piper was not only an accomplished flute player, but also an herbalist. They say he used hypnotic music along with Valerian Root to charm children to sleep. Valerian Root is commonly used today for its relaxing properties to combat irritability, and as a natural sleep aid.

Find it in:        Avlimil        

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B-12 is a water soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system. It is involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body, including fatty acid synthesis and energy production. It also provides support to the enzymes involved in fat and carbohydrate metabolism and protein synthesis. It is estimated that 10% to 30% of adults over 50 do not absorb food-bound vitamin B-12 efficiently. Since deficiency can lead to health problems, it is suggested that they eat food fortified with B-12 or take a B-12 supplement.

Find it in:        Enzyte MRC Enzyte 3

Vitamin B6

Pyridoxine, or Vitamin B-6, is required for amino acid metabolism and is also involved in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. Deficiencies of this water-soluble vitamin can affect heart and blood pressure health. Often working in conjunction with Folic Acid and Vitamin B-12, it benefits the cardiovascular system by protecting against high levels of homocysteine.

Find it in:        Enzyte MRC  Enzyte 3

Vitamin C

Vitamin C plays an important role in your body’s ability to produce collagen, a protein that promotes cell growth and gives hair, skin, and nails their strength. It’s also a powerful antioxidant that works in tandem with vitamin E to help fight the free radicals and promote health vision and bone health. Vitamin C is also found in high concentrations throughout the body, and helps fight the body’s release of histamines.

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Vitamin D3

Recent studies suggest that declining levels of Vitamin D associated with age might be linked to age-related sexual decline. Sunlight triggers the body to produce Vitamin D; however, often with age we spend less and less time outdoors, limiting our exposure to sunlight. In addition to less sunlight, other factors contributing to deficiency include lower dietary intake and overall declining ability to absorb and metabolize Vitamin D.

Find it in:        Enzyte MRC

Zinc

Zinc is a biologically essential trace element that is involved in the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and proteins. Although Zinc deficiency is rare in the U.S., even a short-term dietary depletion can affect vital body functions, as well as testosterone levels and male sexual health.

Find it in:        Enzyte MRC   Enzyte  Ogoplex