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Home Dialysis Central has pulled together this selection of helpful products for dialysis patients. Select a category to show only those related products. Do you have a product that you think could be useful for dialysis patients? Fill out this form to add it to our list.

Please note: we do not sell any of these products! You must contact the company that makes them for price and order details. You will find contact info for each company under each product.

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Ivye Access Sweatshirts

Ivye Access Sweatshirts Ivye Access Sweatshirts

Ivye Wear was created to help provide strength and offer support for warriors battling chronic illness. We’ve experienced the freezing cold and seemingly endless appointments with no way to feel warm. We’ve been left exposed and vulnerable in front of doctors in situations that make you feel less than human. We are familiar with the battle and wanted to design a line of chronic illness clothing to help aid warriors that are currently in the fight.

Our Ivye Access Sweatshirts provide the warmth and comfort you need during treatment. Chest zippers provide access to key areas that are needed by your medical professional allowing you to minimize body exposure and maintain dignity. Our sweatshirts are made from a blend of polyester and rayon fabric that makes them intensely soft and silky to the touch.

Contact Info

Ivye Wear
4599 S 3150 W
84067
Phone: 801-997-9496
Website: Ivye.com

Theraworx™

Theraworx™

Theraworx is an all-natural solution designed to cleanse and nourish the skin. The skin-healthy formula lasts for hours after skin application, providing long-lasting moisture and protection. Containing no alcohols, it leaves your skin soft and comfortable rather than cracked and dry. Patented in 2002, this product has blossomed into a full line of skin-healthy products safe for the entire family, but strong enough for the clinician.

Theraworx is a skin-healthy solution to cleanse, moisturize, and protect your skin. The science behind the magic is multi-factorial and was designed over a period of years. First created by a dermatologist a decade ago, it has undergone a creation of its own. With ingredients included by category to perform numerous tasks, its base solution can be safely manipulated to become an entire line of products dedicated to meet the needs of the times.

Each ingredient is critical along with the methods used to provide a stable, reliable product. Theraworx is distributed only after undergoing a unique treatment process. This allows us to provide a product free of chemicals and alcohols so often used to prevent bacterial growth. Each ingredient is added in clinically significant amounts to assure function, not simply to look good on the label.

Contact Info

Medical Specialty Innovations, Inc.
4040 Nine-McFarland Dr, Suite 100
30004
Phone: 800-814-2011 (toll-free)

CoverCath™ IV Catheter Covers

CoverCath™ IV Catheter Covers

CoverCath™ IV is designed for patients with Hemodialysis catheters, Central Lines, Peripherally Inserted Central Line (PICC), Peritoneal Dialysis catheters, feeding tubes, antibiotic IV lines, Peg tubes, Chemotherapy catheters, and Infusion catheters and is designed only for showering.

CoverCath IV is a plastic non-porous bag sealed on all four sides. It has a hole cut on one side with a double-sided hypoallergenic tape attached to the bag completely surrounding the hole. The catheter is inserted into the hole and the second side of the adhesive tape is attached to the skin creating a watertight seal. CoverCath IV is designed as a disposable product that allows patients to shower without contamination of the catheter area.

CoverCath IV was developed to provide patients with catheters the ability to resume a more normal lifestyle and provide a greater freedom to perform personal hygiene at their discretion.

CoverCath IV is:

  • Designed for patients with a Hemodialysis catheter, Central Lines, Peripherally inserted Central Line (PICC), Peritoneal Dialysis catheters, feeding tubes, antibiotic IV lines, Peg tubes, Chemotherapy catheters, and Infusion catheters.
  • Is specifically designed for protecting the catheter area during a shower.
  • Is disposable and for single use.
  • NOT for full immersion into water and is not for taking a bath or swimming.

* Each box contains 10 covers.

Contact Info

Beach Trading Company
619 Bear Lake Drive
29568
Phone: 800-297-4714

VitalRenew™

VitalRenew™

VitalRenew™ is an anti-aging formula designed to support healthy mitochondrial function, protect cells against free radical damage, and provide increased energy.

L-carnitine is an amino acid-derived compound necessary for transport of long chain fatty acids as fuel into the mitochondria. L-carnitine’s central role in muscle function has drawn the attention of clinicians and researchers to clinical applications related to this role and its ability to increase energy. Studies have found feeding older animals L-carnitine results in a return of liver and heart mitochondria to a more youthful state.

Alpha lipoic acid is a highly effective nutritional antioxidant in bolstering cellular and tissue levels of glutathione. As dihydrolipoic acid, alpha lipoic acid is one of very few antioxidant molecules small enough to penetrate the mitochondria directly and protect against age-related mitochondrial decay.

CoQ10 is an antioxidant and is essential for the conversion of the food we eat into energy. Organs that have tremendous energy requirements such as the brain, heart and kidneys, possess much greater numbers of the energy-producing mitochondria and thus need more CoQ10. With age, the level of CoQ10 has been found to decrease, affecting the body’s energy production.

Resveratrol, a polyphenol present in red wine, has been thought to be responsible for the cardiovascular benefits associated with moderate wine consumption. New research suggests that by regulating a gene associated with aging, resveratrol could promote longevity.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Contact Info

VitalRemedyMD, Inc.
6401 E. Rogers Circle
33487
Phone: 800-770-4360

Medical Dignity Garment

Medical Dignity Garment

Medical Dignity Clothing has been created to offer comfort, modesty, and convenience to anyone who is going through dialysis, chemotherapy, or other infusion treatments.

The Medical Dignity Garment is a classic, white, button-down shirt with flaps and break-away sleeves designed to open directly over the areas that a port or central line would commonly be placed. Since most infusion treatments are administered in a common room with very little to no privacy, it eliminates the concern of the patient being exposed during treatment.

The Medical Dignity Garment is available in sizes for men, women, and children, and can be ordered online or over the phone.

Contact Info

Medical Dignity Clothing Corporation
145 W. Grandin Rd
60450
Phone: 815-941-4894
Email: Mary Hogan

VitalProteinRx™ Protein Bars

VitalProteinRx™ Protein Bars

With kidney failure, you need high-quality protein to stay healthy and live longer. The best serum albumin (protein) level is 4.0 g/dL or higher. VitalRemedyMD has a new protein supplement that you don’t have to drink—and it tastes great!

VitalProteinRx™ Protein Bars are a state-of-the-art medical food.* Each tasty bar packs 20 grams of bioavailable protein, more than a serving of fish, chicken, or beef.

Designed for people on dialysis, each bar has less than 1 gram of sugar. The Chocolate Brownie bar has just 105 mg sodium, 240 mg potassium, and 10% of your daily phosphorus; the Lemon Zest bar has 140 mg sodium, just 45 mg potassium, and 10% of your phosphorus limit; and the Peanut Butter bar has 230 mg sodium, just 135 mg potassium, and 15% of your daily phosphorus.

*Note: Medical foods must be used by people who are under a doctor’s care.

VitalRemedyMD donates part of the proceeds of these bars to the non-profit Medical Education Institute, Inc., who runs this website.

Contact Info

VitalRemedyMD, Inc.
6401 E. Rogers Circle
33487
Phone: 800-770-4360

Proteinex®

Proteinex® Proteinex® Proteinex®

Proteinex® is a predigested liquid protein that provides a high content of protein (essential and non-essential amino acids) in a small serving size. 2 tablespoons (30 ml) will provide the patient with 15 grams of protein and 60 calories. Tablets provide the patient with 1 gram of protein per tablet. Proteinex® contains:

  • NO sugar, NO fat, NO carbohydrates, and NO phosphorus
  • No lactose or gluten
  • Only 11mg of potassium and 4mg of sodium
  • Ready to use; no mixing required
  • Protein source: hydrolyzed protein collagen
  • Predigested protein is easily absorbed (100%)
  • May be used in patients with fluid restriction
  • Promotes improved albumin levels
  • Supplied in bottles of 8oz, 16oz, 30oz, and 120 Tablets

Proteinex®-18 is a predigested liquid protein that provides a high content of protein (essential and non-essential amino acids) in a small serving size. 2 tablespoons (30 ml) will provide the patient with 18 grams of protein and 72 calories. Proteinex®-18 contains:

  • NO sugar, NO fat, NO carbohydrates, and NO phosphorus
  • No lactose or gluten
  • Only 13mg of potassium and 5mg of sodium
  • Ready to use; no mixing required
  • Protein source: hydrolyzed protein collagen
  • Predigested protein is easily absorbed (100%)
  • May be used in patients with fluid restriction
  • Promotes improved albumin levels
  • Supplied in bottles of 8oz, 16oz, and 30oz

Call Llorens Pharmaceutical at 866-595-5598 to obtain free samples.

Contact Info

Llorens Pharmaceutical International Division
PO Box 720008
33172
Phone: 866-595-5598 (toll-free)

Alcavis 50

Alcavis 50

Angelini Pharma’s mission is to offer innovative and progressive solutions for antisepsis and disinfection to healthcare professionals and self care patients in the renal markets. Our products are sodium hypochlorite-based, and manufactured via partial electrolysis to create an end product that is stable, safe, pure, and effective.

Alcavis 50, a high-level disinfectant for dialysis catheter caps and connections, can be used to disinfect central venous catheter end caps prior to hemodialysis initiation and termination as well as on the peritoneal dialysis transfer set prior to CAPD and CCPD tubing connections.

Other uses for our home population include disinfection of PD bag medication ports and medication caps for intraperitoneal injections. Alcavis 50 can be used to disinfect accidental transfer tip contaminations (dropped transfer set) and for scheduled routine transfer set changes at the dialysis clinic.

Benefits of Alcavis 50 catheter disinfectant include:

  • Contact time of 2 minutes
  • Compatibility with ALL catheter materials and brands
  • Clear, non-staining
  • Broad spectrum of germ kill
  • Economical
  • Bottle stable for 6 months after opening

Alcavis 50 is available in 200ml spray, 250 and 500ml size multi-dose pour bottles.

Discuss adding this product to your home dialysis delivery with your dialysis care provider or contact Angelini Pharma at 800-726-2308 ext. 114 or email inquiry@angelini-us.com for more information on Alcavis 50.

Contact Info

Angelini Pharma
8322 Helgerman Ct
20877
Phone: 800-726-2308 (toll-free)

PD Panty/PD Brief

PD Panty/PD Brief PD Panty/PD Brief

The PD Panty comes in two styles: day and night.

The "day" version has of a pocket for the port at the end of the transfer set tubing to rest in that is just below the waist band on the inside of the garment.  A "guide" that is open at both ends serves as a guide for the transfer set tubing to "thread" through and rest in the pocket above the guide in the inside of the panty. This protects the exit site from being injured by pulling of the tubing, as well as keeps the transfer set tubing from dangling.

When wearing the PD Panty, the port and transfer set tubing is not visible from the outside of the under garment. The panty provides safety, comfort, convenience, and a sanitary means of caring for the exit site. Made of cotton and cotton blends, the panty can be washed and cleaned with regular laundry detergent. Available in sizes from small to XX large.

The "night" version consists of the pocket on the outside and guide on the inside. The additional feature of the PD Panty "night" is that the garment has a button hole on the side of the garment between the guide and the pocket to allow the transfer set tubing to thread through the guide and come out to the outside of the garment through the button hole. The port again rests in the pocket on the outside of the garment. The garment is called the PD Panty "night" because the button hole allows the patient to connect to the Cycler without having to pull the underwear off or pull the underwear down. The guide protects the connection as the patient dialyzes and or sleeps. The PD Panty "night" can be worn at any time.

Contact Info

PD-Uwear, LLC
P.O Box 819
30281
Phone: 770-354-0539
Email: Mary Conner
Website: www.pd-uwear.com

RonWear Classic Jacket & Pant Set

RonWear Classic Jacket & Pant Set RonWear Classic Jacket & Pant Set RonWear Classic Jacket & Pant Set

Comfortable active wear for patients with ports for dialysis, chemotherapy, transfusion and other infusion therapy.

  • 4-port jacket with zippered pant for femoral ports OR no-zipper pant
  • Jacket has a Media Pocket inside the front pocket to securely hold digital devices brought to treatment
  • The outfit is now ANTIMICROBIAL and won’t hold odors, WATER REPELLANT to resist blood or fluid stains, and has a STAIN RELEASE finish so it won’t hold stains in the garment
  • Women’s sizes: S–2X
  • Men’s sizes: M–2X

Both men and women’s sizes come in Dusk Blue or Charcoal Heather with contrast stitching.

Contact Info

RonWear Port-able Clothing®
P.O. Box 22482
44122-0482
Phone: 800-513-1498 for ordering or questions
Website: www.ronwear.com

Libre: Lerwick

Libre: Lerwick

Libre is dedicated to providing comfortable, functional clothing for dialysis patients. Libre products are developed with the customer in mind as we strive to ease the burden of treatment days. We are committed to giving back to different foundations that work with us to bring ease to these patients’ lives. Our goal is to make each patient’s life a little more "libre!"

The Lerwick is our men’s, half-zip, pull-over sweater, offered in gray or brown. It can be ordered with the access in the right or left arm. An invisible zipper is used to keep the opening discreet and hidden to the common eye, allowing patients to wear the Lerwick more places than just the dialysis center.

Our clothing was designed to meet the unmet needs of patients receiving treatment through port sites. Inspiration comes from our own families as we watch people impacted daily by the life-changing process of dialysis. Our clothing is functional and will keep patients warm and comfortable throughout the day.

Contact Info

Libre
P.O. Box 3444
43016
Phone: 888-LIBRE-4-YOU or 614-389-4254

Alcavis Bleach Wipes

Alcavis Bleach Wipes

Angelini Pharma’s mission is to offer innovative and progressive solutions for antisepsis and disinfection to healthcare professionals and self care patients in the renal markets. Our products are sodium hypochlorite-based, and manufactured via partial electrolysis to create an end product that is stable, safe, pure, and effective.

Alcavis Bleach Wipes provide a safe, effective, and stable dilution of bleach and purified water in a ready-packaged single or double towelette for surface disinfection.

  • 1:10 dilution is an EPA registered product for high risk situations and large blood spills

Angelini Pharma—Research and Commitment in Disinfection

Contact Info

Angelini Pharma
8322 Helgerman Ct.
20877
Phone: 800-726-2308 (toll-free)

ExSept Plus

ExSept Plus

Angelini Pharma’s mission is to offer innovative and progressive solutions for skin cleansing and disinfection to healthcare professionals and self care patients in the renal markets. Our products are sodium hypochlorite-based, and manufactured via partial electrolysis to create an end product that is stable, safe, pure, and effective.

ExSept Plus is a skin, exit site, and wound cleanser used to cleanse catheter exit sites and cleanse skin prior to cannulation.

  • replaces povidone iodine and chlorhexidine
  • non staining, non sensitizing, non irritating
  • two minute application time
  • compatible with all hemo and peritoneal catheter materials

Angelini Pharma—Research and Commitment in Disinfection

Contact Info

Angelini Pharma
8322 Helgerman Ct.
20877
Phone: 800-726-2308 (toll-free)

MyMedSchedule™

MyMedSchedule™

MyMedSchedule™ is a great medication reminder and is free! Your personal medication chart clearly shows the times you should take each medicine or supplement, and how much to take. There are even images of your pills so there is no confusion.

You can place a medication chart where you will most need it: either on the refrigerator, or in your bedroom or bathroom. And if you travel, or are just out for the day at work or shopping, you can take the wallet-size MyMedSchedule list with you.

With MyMedSchedule, you even have an easy way to share your medication list with all of your doctors and dentist, and the schedule is readily available in case of an emergency. One MyMedSchedule.com user tells us, "My doctors love it when I bring my chart to each visit so they can quickly see everything I am taking."

Try this free program by going to www.mymedschedule.com. You can start with your current meds, and easily update your medications as often as you need. You can even create a schedule for your other family members.

You can rest easy as your medical information remains secure with MyMedSchedule. Your personal health information is protected by SSL encryption, and will not be redistributed or resold.

Contact Info

MedActionPlan.com, LLC
P.O. Box 430
07977
Phone: 800-543-2230 (toll-free)

RonWear Classic Ron Jacket

RonWear Classic Ron Jacket RonWear Classic Ron Jacket RonWear Classic Ron Jacket

Comfortable active wear for patients with ports for dialysis, chemotherapy, transfusion and other infusion therapy.

Patent-pending dual-tab zipper applications in each arm make port connection easy, while staying dressed and warm! Zippers in each arm and on each side of chest for interchangeable port areas (or blood pressure check) when needed. Center zipper opening and back elastic waist for ease and comfort. Front pockets now with a media pocket to store and securely hold digital devices brought to treatment. 100% cotton brushed french terry is treated with a fluid repellant to make clean up easy! Available in either Dusk Blue or Charcoal Heather.

  • The outfit is now ANTIMICROBIAL and won’t hold odors, WATER REPELLANT to resist blood or fluid stains, and has a STAIN RELEASE finish so it won’t hold stains in the garment
  • Men’s sizes M–2X
  • Women’s sizes S–2X

Contact Info

RonWear Port-able Clothing®
P.O. Box 22482
44122-0482
Phone: 800-513-1498 for ordering or questions
Website: www.ronwear.com

5 Simple Steps to doing PD Successfully

5 Simple Steps to doing PD Successfully

This powerful, uplifting pocket book is a simple and effective tool that is an easy read. It confronts so many of the problem areas faced by PD patients, including:

  • Catheter Placement
  • Organizing Monthly Supplies
  • How to keep Your Pets While Doing Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Myth Busters and Tips to Review with Your Medical Team

The tips will not only help you with coping with peritoneal dialysis, but also will enlighten your medical team, friends, nurses, family members, and caregivers in their efforts to make life more comfortable for you.

If you or your loved one is considering doing peritoneal dialysis or recently started peritoneal dialysis, this book is a must-read!

About the Author

Sheila Shaw has been living with chronic illnesses for the past 20 years. As the CEO of Patient’s Pride, Inc., a kidney transplant recipient, and a former peritoneal dialysis patient, and after speaking with thousands of PD patients and successfully helping them support their catheters and move forward with their lives, Sheila Shaw knows from personal and professional experience how to truly get through peritoneal dialysis successfully. Sheila has dedicated her life to inspire others to live their lives to their fullest despite living with chronic illness.

Contact Info

Patient’s Pride, Inc.
395 Del Monte Center, Suite 182
93940
Phone: 866-607-7433

AOSS Sure-Stop

AOSS Sure-Stop

AOSS Medical Supply now offers home dialysis users its own privately-manufactured brand of ultra-absorbent cotton applicators, known as AOSS Sure-Stop. Sure-Stop is typically used for access site closure and protection following dialysis at home or in an on-site facility. Each AOSS Sure-Stop is a 1" sphere of non-woven cotton and is packaged in a box of 50 pouches, containing two (2) spheres each.

AOSS Medical Supply inspects each custom kit for absolute quality and makes sure that each required product is consistent with each patient request. For over 26 years, AOSS Medical Supply has served the healthcare industry, and we are here to serve you, as well.

Contact Info

AOSS Medical Supply, Inc.
4971 Central Ave
71203
Phone: 800-462-8310 (toll-free)

Redsense Blood Detector

Redsense Blood Detector

The Redsense safety device is designed to detect venous needle dislodgement during hemodialysis, for Home/Self and Clinical use.

Redsense consists of two parts: a sensor patch and an alarm unit. An infrared signal is transmitted from the alarm unit to the sensor patch using fibre optic cable. In the event of bleeding, inner layers of the patch smear blood over the optical sensor, which triggers the alarm.

The Redsense safety device is the results of close co-operation between medical staff and engineers. Dialysis equipment today is required to have a system which protects the patient from blood loss due to dislodgement of the venous needle. The commonly accepted solution is to monitor by the venous pressure alarm but a better solution has long been requested. Even with the routine supervision of medical staff still the venous needle can become dislodged: the dialysis machine will then continue to draw blood from the patient’s artery however not returning blood in the loop circuit as the venous needle has become dislodged and the patient’s blood ends up elsewhere. If undetected, this blood loss can have very serious consequences in only a few minutes. Redsense safety device provides a solution to this problem and detects venous needle dislodgement instantaneously; it only takes a few milliliters of blood on the sensor patch to sound the alarm.

Optimizing safety conditions for home hemodialysis users is a core ambition for Redsense Medical.

Redsense Medical has offices in Sweden and in the U.S. (Chicago, IL). For more information: www.redsensemedical.com.

Contact Info

Redsense Medical Ltd
N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1950
60601
Phone: 321-447-7730

KidneyAssist™

KidneyAssist™

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) represent a unique population with regard to nutritional requirements and appropriate supplementation. KidneyAssist™ is a daily multivitamin and mineral formula designed to meet the nutritional needs for a specific state of kidney function.

Limiting simple sugars, maintaining ideal body weight, and keeping sodium intake at reasonably low levels can provide additional kidney support. Attention should also be given to the intake of protein, phosphorus, calcium, and other minerals.

NOTE: This product is available only with physician recommendation.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Contact Info

VitalRemedyMD, Inc.
6401 E. Rogers Circle
33487
Phone: 800-770-4360

Dialysist®

Dialysist®

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) represent a unique population with regard to nutritional requirements and appropriate supplementation. Dialysist® is a daily multivitamin and mineral formula designed to meet the nutritional needs for a specific state of kidney function.

Dialysist® provides potent amounts of vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and folic acid to assist both of the body’s methylation pathways in maintaining healthy homocysteine levels, which is important for heart health. N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) is also included to help maintain healthy homocysteine levels and support healthy endothelial function.

NOTE: This product is available only with physician recommendation.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Contact Info

VitalRemedyMD, Inc.
6401 E. Rogers Circle
33487
Phone: 800-770-4360

JMS AV Fistula Needles

JMS AV Fistula Needles

JMS develops dialysis products promoting the safety and welfare of healthcare workers and patients. JMS provides several brands of AV fistula needles to meet any clinical need. They are proud to offer the following products for dialysis:

SysLoc® Family
The simple and effective design of the SysLoc family allows the needle to retract easily into the hub without the use of any bulky attachments. The SysLoc needle allows you to choose from a wide range of configurations for hemodialysis or apheresis treatments.

WingEater®
The JMS WingEater is our most popular safety AV fistula needle. WingEater provides extraordinary needle-stick protection in an easy-to-use design.

Harmony™
The JMS Harmony needle is for use with previously-established mature access sites using a constant-site (Buttonhole) technique of needle insertion. JMS Harmony needles include an innovative site preparation tool and is specifically designed for home dialysis patients and patients who self-cannulate.

Please contact JMS or one of their distributors for more information. You can also visit their website for video and training manuals.

Contact Info

JMS North America Corp.
480 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy, Suite 120
33325
Phone: 954-689-9280
Website: www.jmsna.net

Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Seasoning Blends

Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Seasoning Blends

Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Blends® has been in business since 1983 and has grown to fill a 125,000-square-foot plant, blending and shipping Chef Paul’s dry spices, rubs, bottled sauces, and marinades.

For those who are looking for dialysis-safe, all-natural, no-salt, no-sugar seasoning blends, look no further! They are also no-MSG and gluten-free. Available flavors include Lemon & Cracked Pepper, Sweet & Spicy, Seven Herb, Toasted Onion & Garlic, and Six Spice.

Contact Info

Magic Seasoning Blends
P.O. Box 23342
70183-0342
Phone: 800-457-2857
Website: www.chefpaul.com

Hemowear, LLC

Hemowear, LLC

Hemowear, LLC was created out of a desire to produce a clothing line that would help people with medical needs. This line of clothing will enable those who are on dialysis, and/or chemotherapy to feel confident and comfortable while receiving medical treatment. The clothing is customized for easy access to port sites, permanent catheter and AV fistulas.

Our mission is to design, manufacture and deliver products that meet the unique needs of each customer by marketing the most appealing and widely desired casual wear with the customers’ medical needs in mind.

Contact Info

Hemowear
Phone: 888-836-4366
Website: www.hemowear.com

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D is not only important for proper absorption of calcium and the maintenance of bone health, but also for maintaining healthy joints, a healthy cardiovascular system, and healthy moods. In addition, vitamin D plays an important role in regulating cell division and differentiation and supports immune system function through its effects on macrophages, natural killer cells (NK), and T cells. Scientific data indicate that vitamin D also has a role in helping to maintain breast, prostate, colon, and kidney health.

Vitamin D is not found naturally in many foods. In fact, most of the vitamin is produced as D3 in our bodies by the action of sunlight on 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin. As people age, they often lose the ability to make vitamin D.

Low levels of vitamin D are common, especially in older people and those living in the northern latitudes. Supplementing with vitamin D3 becomes critical. A recent review in the New England Journal of Medicine criticized current recommended intakes for vitamin D for being inadequate, suggesting they be increased to at least 800 IU of vitamin D3 per day. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is preferred to vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol), as it has been shown to raise blood levels 70% better than D2.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Contact Info

VitalRemedyMD, Inc.
6401 E. Rogers Circle
33487
Phone: 800-770-4360

VitalOils1000™

VitalOils1000™

Numerous studies associate a diet rich in Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) with multiple health benefits, especially better cardiovascular health. In fact, the FDA permits the following qualified health claim: "Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA + DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease." Because of increased evidence for the cardiovascular benefits of fish oils, the American Heart Association recommends that those with heart disease consume 1000 mg (1 gram) of EPA+DHA per day. For patients who need to lower triglycerides, they recommend 2 to 4 grams of EPA+DHA per day provided as capsules under a physician’s care.

VitalOils1000™ is the first and only omega-3 fish oil product with a full 1,000 mg of DHA + EPA in a single enteric coated soft gel. The DHA to EPA ratio is 3:1 in order to provide us with what we typically get in eating healthful fish, such as salmon. It is enteric coated for enhanced absorption and easier digestion; those who experience upset stomach and nausea with fish oil supplements should find VitalOils1000 easy to digest and free from the fishy aftertaste. Individually sealed for freshness and purity, VitalOils1000 is molecular and fractionally distilled to remove mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, dioxins, furans, and other heavy metals and toxins. Rosemary extract and vitamin C are added for antioxidant protection.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Contact Info

VitalRemedyMD, Inc.
6401 E. Rogers Circle
33487
Phone: 800-770-4360

Dialysis Cart

Dialysis Cart

The Dialysis Cart Model DC14 is specifically designed for PD patients. It provides easy access, helps organize, and helps with transporting your dialysis supplies. The DC14 is made of schedule-40 durable PVC and will never rust. It is also extremely durable, easy to clean, and is bacterial-static, meaning that bacteria will not grow or reproduce on the cart. Warranty: 5 years on frame, 2 years on casters and fabric. Ships via UPS.

Model DC14 features:

  • 43" H x 34" W x 16" D
  • Specially designed for PD patients
  • Sturdy 4-drawer cart with 2 shelves
  • Easy-roll 3" dual-wheel casters (2 locking)
  • Available in redwood (shown in picture)

Click here to see this product on the manufacturer’s website.

Contact Info

Innovative Products Unlimited, Inc.
Phone: 800-833-2826
Email: ipu@ipu.com
Website: www.ipu.com

RonWear Classic Ron Pant

RonWear Classic Ron Pant

Comfortable active wear for patients with ports for dialysis, chemotherapy, transfusion and other infusion therapy.

Femoral port openings in both legs with dual-tab zipper application that allows openings where you need them without undressing! Elastic waist pant with drawstring for extra comfort. Side and back pocket. Both men’s and women’s sizes come in Charcoal Heather or Dusk Blue with contrast stitching.

  • Mens sizes M–2X
  • Women’s sizes S–2X
  • Now ANTIMICROBIAL and won’t hold odors, WATER REPELLANT to resist blood or fluid stains, and has a STAIN RELEASE finish so it won’t hold stains in the garment

Contact Info

RonWear Port-able Clothing®
P.O. Box 22482
44122-0482
Phone: 800-513-1498 for ordering or questions
Website: www.ronwear.com/

Champion Chair Dialysis Recliner

Champion Chair Dialysis Recliner

Champion Manufacturing is a leading supplier of patient seating to all of the nation’s largest dialysis providers. The features that have made our recliner a best-seller in dialysis centers are the same features that make it well-suited for the home dialysis patient: comfort, quality, durability, and ease of operation for patients and their caregivers. Infection control is critical to the home dialysis patient, and Champion’s dialysis recliner with antimicrobial vinyl upholstery and quick-release seats make cleaning and disinfecting surfaces easy. Champion ships via white-glove carrier to patient homes in most areas. Recliners are fully assembled and ready to use when they arrive.

Contact Info

Champion Manufacturing
2601 Industrial Parkway
46516
Phone: 800-998-5018

KORshield Catheter Protector

KORshield Catheter Protector
KORshield is a reusable cover that allows patients with central venous catheters to shower again. The inventor, Dr. Adel Korkor, was concerned that his patient's could not easily shower without resorting to unsafe and non-hygenic means, like taping plastic bags over their access. KORshield is designed to be pulled over the head before getting into the shower. The reusable device covers the catheter site and keeps water from coming in contact. Once the shower is done, the KORshield is simply hung up to dry, ready for the next shower. The KORshield comes with an unconditional 1 year guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied, return for a full refund.

Contact Info

AB Korkor Medical
830 W. Route 22, Suite 165
60047
Phone: 888-822-4695

The Genia Clip

The Genia Clip
No More Floods! Funny how PD bags drain well into the toilet while you watch, but as soon as you turn your back on ‘em, the tubes jump out of the toilet and make a big mess! Well, the Drain-Away keeps ‘em in line! The Drain-Away Clip really comes into its own for those who have a “direct drain” setup for the cycler. It clips to the edge of the toilet bowl, under the seat and holds the tubing in place so that it drains where it’s supposed to every time

Contact Info

Stickman Dialysis Industries
Phone: 888-366-7460 (toll-free)
Website: kidneystuff.com