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The key to health is eliminating toxicities and deficiencies! - Dr. William R. Kellas

oyster max

Oyster Max® is an encapsulated, pure, organic oyster extract powder. It contains significant amounts of naturally occurring nutrients essential for good health.

irish oyster

This high potency oyster extract contains significant amounts of zinc, copper, selenium and Iodine — naturally occurring and completely assimilable. It contains all essential amino acids, numerous vitamins, fatty acids and much more. Oyster Max® does not contain any fillers or excipients. It is pure oyster powder. Each bottle contains 120 Capsules, which is a normal 1 month supply.

Click on the major minerals below that are in Oyster Max and discover the numerous benefits of these minerals:


  • Zinc contributes to normal DNA synthesis
  • Zinc contributes to normal acid-base metabolism
  • Zinc contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism
  • Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function
  • Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction
  • Zinc contributes to normal macro nutrient metabolism
  • Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of fatty acids
  • Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of vitamin A
  • Zinc contributes to normal protein synthesis
  • Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
  • Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair
  • Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal nails
  • Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin
  • Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood
  • Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal vision
  • Zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system
  • Zinc contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
  • Zinc has a role in the process of cell division


  • Copper contributes to maintenance of normal connective tissues
  • Copper contributes normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • Copper contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Copper contributes to normal hair pigmentation
  • Copper contributes to normal iron transport in the body
  • Copper contributes to normal skin pigmentation
  • Copper contributes to normal function of the immune system
  • Copper contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress


  • Selenium contributes to normal spermatogenesis
  • Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal hair
  • Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal nails
  • Selenium contributes to the normal function of the immune system
  • Selenium contributes to the normal thyroid function
  • Selenium contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress


  • Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function
  • Iodine contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • Iodine contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Iodine contributes to the maintenance of normal skin
  • Iodine contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function

Oyster Max® and Fatigue

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OysterMax® has a high level of organic zinc which helps the cells of the body to create endogenous antioxidants, especially, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione. These antioxidants quench free radicals within the mitochondria and help prevent mitochondrial free radical overload which is the true cause of tiredness.

In general, Oyster Max ® helps protect the body from oxidative stress. Endurance athletes, stressed out professionals working long hours, individuals exposed to environmental stresses such as UV light, smoking, excess alcohol consumption, may all suffer from higher than normal levels of oxidative stress and free radical build up. OysterMax® protects from the fatigue and tiredness associated with this oxidative stress. The bottom line is that you will be able to function optimally, longer, and under more stressful situations, which is why OysterMax ® is used by French Military Special Forces to increase the survivability of their troops.

Oyster Max® and Immunity

immune functioning
  • Oyster extract powder can boost the immune system.
  • Oyster extract powder can help ensure normal functioning of the immune system.
  • OysterMax® contains a minimum of 3.0 mg of natural organic zinc per 4 capsules (trace element concentrations in natural products can vary considerably). This is a safe amount of natural organic zinc to supplement your healthy varied diet.

Oyster tissue contains ten times more zinc than any other food/animal. Scientists believe the reason for this is that their system is "open" to the sea, allowing seawater (and whatever is in it) to freely enter inside them, including pathogens. Therefore, they need to have a very strong immune system in order to kill the harmful bacteria that enter. The process by which oysters kill those bacteria involves sending out large amounts of free radicals to attack and destroy the harmful bacteria. Unfortunately, those free radical attack forces will do collateral damage to the oyster's own tissues unless the oyster's own tissues can protect themselves. In order to protect themselves, oysters intake large amounts of zinc from the ocean water in order to produce large amounts of the fasting acting antioxidant, super oxide dismutase, which can neutralize immune system generated free radicals. The nice part for us that that eating Oyster Max® allows us to have more zinc and more super oxide dismutase inside us so that we function optimally, too. This is a powerful reason to consume OysterMax®.

OysterMax® and Pregnancy


Pregnancy dramatically increases nutritional demands for expectant mothers. If a pregnant mother isn't eating enough of a particular nutrient to supply both her own body and the developing baby's body, nature favors the baby. That nutrient will be taken from the mother's own body and be supplied to the baby. The mother's health will decrease as a result. Of course, if a nutrient low supply in the mother's body, it is possible that neither the baby nor the mother will have enough of it for optimal health. That's why all pregnant mothers are encouraged to eat as nutritiously as possible, so that neither their own health or the health of their baby suffers.

Because OysterMax® is natural and contains all the nutrition of the sea (all the essential amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, trace minerals and vitamins) it is the perfect supplement to help meet those increased nutritional demands during pregnancy so that both the baby and mother can be optimally healthy and the baby can grow perfectly. Unlike raw oysters, it is also completely safe for pregnant mothers.

OysterMax® and Skin Conditions

skin conditions

OysterMax® nutrients help maintain normal hair, skin and nails. They can also protect the cells from oxidative stress and they support normal immune function.

  • Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair
  • Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal nails
  • Zinc and Iodine contribute to the maintenance of normal skin
  • Copper contributes to normal hair pigmentation
  • Copper contributes to normal skin pigmentation
  • Copper and Zinc and Selenium contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
  • Zinc and Copper and contribute to the function of the immune system

OysterMax® contains high levels of amino acids. Free amino acids are very useful as they do not need to be digested and they enter the blood stream directly and go to where the body needs them most. Three of these, Glutamic acid, glycine and Cysteine are the building blocks for collagen. Free Cysteine is normally toxic to the body and having a non-toxic source of bio-available Cysteine is very advantageous for collagen production in the body. The rest of the amino acids in OysterMax® are involved in the manufacture of enzymes, antioxidants and structural proteins such as keratin.

OysterMax® and Aging

healthy aging

OysterMax® oyster supplement contains many of the building blocks for the body’s antioxidant defenses. Free radical damage is one of the major causes of premature aging in tissues, especially the skin, where wrinkles and damaged skin often result as one ages. Also, free radicals attack joints and create stiffness. Free radical damage in the cells reduces the cells ability to produce energy and leads to overall loss of vitality and endurance. Skin aging, joint stiffness and loss of energy are three of the most noticeable and unwelcome aspects of aging. OysterMax® helps combat all of these, helping one to stay "young" much later in life.

OysterMax® and Sexual Health

sexual health

OysterMax® nutrients support the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood. High levels of zinc are found in sperm and the prostate gland, in fact sperm contain 700 times more zinc than is found in blood plasma. The prostate contains more zinc than any other organ in the body. Therefore, it is extra important for men to seek good dietary sources of zinc. Oysters are the single best source of zinc (much better than chelates or any other laboratory produced form of zinc supplementation). Oysters also boost dopamine, a hormone that increases libido in both men and women.

OysterMax® and Cardiovascular Health

cardiovascular health

OysterMax® nutrients help maintain the metabolism of fatty acids, which fatty acids are essential to cardiovascular health. Also, its zinc and copper content help form antioxidants that protect the cardiovascular system from damage. Finally, copper is essential to the integrity of cardiovascular linings. Oysters are also high in potassium and magnesium which can help reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke and lower blood pressure. A study done by the University of Washington found that eating oysters can help raise the HDLs (good cholesterol levels) and lower the LDL’s (bad cholesterol levels).

OysterMax® — The Zinc Connection

oysters and zinc

The oysters in OysterMax® are specifically targeted for harvesting from ocean regions that provide the maximum amount of trace elements available. Oysters are the highest natural source of zinc, 10 times higher in fact than the next source, which is red meat. Taking a supplement which contains a high level of natural organic zinc can be a valuable part of your overall health regime. OysterMax® also has important zinc co-factors such as copper, iodine and selenium. The trace elements in OysterMax® are balanced with each other as nature intended, because they come from a natural living source, not from a chemical factory. Together these elements along with many of the other micro-nutrients in OysterMax® provide many health services and benefits in the body, as outlined above.

Oyster extract is the dried flesh of the oyster

encapsulated oyster extract

Oysters are harvested, opened and their flesh is removed and powdered through a drying process that kills all bacteria. One of the secrets of OysterMax® is that they are harvested at those seasons when zinc content is its highest. Oyster powder is mineral rich — it contains all minerals and trace minerals needed by the body (because they are present in the ocean and concentrated in the oyster flesh) as well as vitamins, amino acids, taurine and omega oils. Oysters have the highest natural source of the trace element zinc. Only oyster extract harvested at times of the year when zinc potency is highest can boast this claim, and very few of the companies making oyster extract recognize this.

Our oyster powder contains natural, organic, bio-available zinc in greater amounts than any other food on planet earth. The oyster accumulates zinc to much higher levels than any other animal known. The reason for this zinc accumulation, while not clearly defined by science, has a lot to do with the oysters immune system. The oyster operates an open circulation system and when invading bacteria enter the oyster, the oyster’s immune response springs into action. During this defense a process called the ‘metabolic burst’ occurs which results in the destruction of the invading pathogen but also results in the release of large amounts of free radicals which could harm the oyster's own tissues and organs (a collatoral damage) if the free radical burst were not eliminated. To mop up these free radicals the oyster produces large quantities of an anti-oxidant called SOD or superoxide dismutase. However to make SOD the oyster needs large amounts of zinc, and this is considered to be the most likely reason why they have such high levels of zinc in their bodies.

The good news for us is that since most of us are very low in zinc, eating oysters allows us to also have a very significant benefit to our own immunity and free radical defense systems. The zinc in OysterMax® comes bound in transport molecules that will make it highly bio available as opposed to the many synthetic and chelated alternatives available.

You Are What You Eat — Which is Why We Recommend Oyster Max

'Rishi'; - Gunter TernesRishi Ternes, owner of New Earth Super Foods, left the study of medicine in Germany, came to the U.S. and turned his life over to the pursuit of nutrient dense food and seeking to understand the ability of food to transform health. He believes that “we are what we eat” and that “food should be our medicine”. Rishi owns a Super Food Cafe and Health Transformation Center in Arroyo Grande, California. He continues to search the world for foods that enable to the body to repair itself. As Rishi says, “the nutrients that your body needs are in the foods you aren’t eating.”

Rishi seeks out farmers and food suppliers that are progressive, meaning they are adding minerals and trace minerals to their soils, farming organically and harvesting their foods at the peak of ripeness. Rishi then ensures that those foods are juiced and freeze dried immediately before nutrient loss.

Food is the way of health not vitamins!

Oyster Max fits with the “first rule of health” which is that food should be our medicine. Oyster Max also fits with our second rule of health, which is that food engenders health, not vitamins. The United States has among the worst health statistics of all industrialized nations, yet the people of the United States consume more vitamins that the rest of the world combined. That means that you will eventually find, as so many others have already found, that your health will never really start to improve until you give up on vitamins and turn to food. It's time to turn to food!

  • Vitamins, IE nutrient isolates (often made in a laboratory), may look powerful and awesome on the label, but they don’t work as well in the human body as one would hope because they lack the many needed co-factors. Food comes with many needed co-factors nutrients.
  • The lack of co-factors is the basic problem of vitamin supplements. Without those co-factors, they're NOT as useful to our cells. For instance, Vitamin C is not just ascorbic acid but rather it is: ascorbic acid and numerous co-factors that work in the cells like catalysts or tag teams to make chemical reactions occur. The many co-factors are present in foods, but are not in vitamin isolates. The result, therefore, of taking vitamins is that the body has to scavenge body tissues to obtain the needed co-factors, or wait until they are available or the body may simply discard the nutrients for which co-factors are not available. This is extra work and/or a waste of nutrients, and therefore, vitamin isolates, do far less to improve health than does food.

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Oyster Max

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 capsules (1200 mg)
Servings Per Bottle: 30 capsules
Oyster Extract 1200 mg
Zinc: 3.0 mg
Copper: 258 ug
Selenium: 3.2 ug
Iodine: 13 ug
Ingredients: pure Oyster flesh powder. Vegetarian capsule - glazing agent (Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose)
DOSAGE: Take 4 capsules daily. Do not exceed daily recommended dose. Not a substitute for a varied diet.
ALLERGY ADVICE: Contains mollusks.
Storage: Keep out of reach in children. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use if seal on cap is broken.
Produced in Ireland by Marine Health Foods, Ltd, Ferrybank, Arklow, CO, Wicklow, IE

Oyster Max® - Frequently Asked Questions

What makes OysterMax® different?

Bioavailability of minerals and amino acids is the key difference! — All of the nutrients of Oyster Max® are not only organic, but also 100% bio-available. The trace elements in OysterMax® are bound to transport molecules (peptides, amino acids) which makes them 100% bio-available. 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 need to bind to transport molecules during digestion before then can be absorbed, which may affect their bioavailability. All of the trace elements in OysterMax® are present in significant yet balanced concentrations, ensuring they all work in harmony and do not disrupt the body as unbalanced mineral supplements do. None of the nutrients in OysterMax® are present in concentrations that could upset your bodies natural mineral and nutrient balance. In fact, over time, consumption of Oyster Max® will balance the minerals in one's body.

Why Does Oyster Max® Help Ensure Peak Human Performance?

Oyster extract powder helps ensure peak hormonal and enzymatic functioning by ensuring a supply of a full spectrum of minerals and trace elements (that is assured through the oyster's unique concentrating of ocean minerals). Essentially, OysterMax® is the best mineral supplement on earth. With continued use, it will ensure that your body is well supplied with all minerals and trace minerals, which are the foundation of health.

Have you ever had that feeling that you are missing something in your diet... that you do just not feel up to par... that you know there is some imbalance in you... but you don't know exactly what it is? Most often, the cause is a lack of minerals which manifests itself in inadequate hormonal and enzymatic expression. Oyster extract is one of the bests tools that we can use to eliminate that possibility.

Blood tests, hair analysis and other diagnostic tools can help you determine the deficiencies (although they can be expensive and must be interpreted by experts in nutrition who understand the body's ability to maintain normal blood minerals while being very deficient in minerals in actual tissues).

Taking OysterMax® will help balance you without the need for those tests. It can do this because it has everyone of the 59 trace elements that the body needs. They are present in OysterMax® in sufficient and 100% bio-available amounts (bio-available because they are bound to amino acids and will pass through the intestines and achieve virtually perfection absorption). So, by taking OysterMax® regularly, your body will overtime come towards a correct balance of minerals and trace minerals... and you can soon rule out mineral and trace mineral deficiency as a cause of poor energy. The nicest part is that you don't have to worry about unbalancing yourself as would occur with single minerals or even a collection of some minerals. OysterMax® has all of them.

The natural balance of OysterMax® is so important to remember because when taking a single mineral or only a few minerals, you can easily and unwittingly unbalance yourself and create additional problems. With OysterMax®, this does not happen, as the total array of trace elements are presented in a balanced biochemical matrix (IE Oyster tissue). Each and every one of the trace elements we need are presented in balanced concentrations.

The results speak for themselves. Improved energy levels, stronger immunity, smoother complexion and better sexual health. All these benefits come from ensuring the trace elements necessary for peak performance in all these biochemical systems are balanced, by nature-as nature intended.

Also, remember that some cheap oyster extract products on the market can have up to 60% tapioca starch mixed in along with other bulking agents. Only choose pure, high zinc, oyster extract capsules from OysterMax®

Scientific Research Regarding OysterMax®

Further research is currently being carried out on OysterMax® both in Ireland in 2 Universities, and by the Cellular and Microbiological Unit of the French Army to see what other bioactive properties OysterMax® contains. The French investigation is being carried out as troops operating in hostile situations undergo massive oxidative stress on the body, and they want to see how OysterMax® can help alleviate some of the fatigue and illness associated with this. We will keep our customers updated on new findings as they occur.


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OysterMax® Testimonials

  • Great product, really works for the energy levels and libido. I take about 6 to 8 when I need a boost or feel my energy fading and you really feel the effect. Tony.
  • Have been using OysterMax for three months now and I am very happy with the product. The pain in my joints has disappeared and I can smile again. I highly recommend it. Thank you! Lina.
  • Best product. Have 100% results. Thanks for making such a wonderful product for our health. Saleem
  • It’s not often I find a natural product that really works, that really gives a feeling of intense energy. When you take this product you can really feel it. This product is now an essential part of my life. Alain.
  • Thank you! We have seen such amazing health benefits with this supplement for my son. Robin

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