timed-release


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timed-release

(tīmd′rĭ-lēs′) or

time-release

(tīm′-)
adj.
Releasing ingredients gradually to produce a sustained effect: a timed-release allergy medication; timed-release fertilizers.
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An example of the company's intelligent dosing system, the ORB Men's & Women's Multi + Fish 00 has a dual delivery system that enables consumers to take a multivitamin and fish oil in one capsule, while the ORB Sleep Complex brings a timed-release blend of melatonin and B-12 to promote a restful night's sleep and provide energy upon awakening the next morning.
The action does not affect immediate-release formulations of guaifenesin, only timed-release formulations, which are also described as extended release, long acting, or sustained release.
Taking vitamin [B.sub.3], niacin, can cause flushing if it isn't timed-release. It is well known that high cholesterol, especially cholesterol of the LDL type, raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
When illegal drug users figured out how to defeat its timed-release mechanism and get all the oxycodone at once, street demand--and media coverage soared.
They have both regular and timed-release melatonin.
Are chelated, natural, timed-release and other special forms of supplements worth the extra cost?
Regular-release niacin lowered the risk of a second heart attack in the one large study that used it on men who had already had one.(4) Timed-release niacin hasn't been studied in a large trial.
Keenan cites studies showing that up to 40 percent of patients prescribed standard niacin quit taking it because of the side effects -- primarily upset stomach and a whole-body flushing of the skin -- as did 16 to 40 percent of patients treated with alternative, timed-release niacin formulations.
According to university research supported by Holland bulb suppliers, complete timed-release formulas-- ones containing nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium--are most effective.
The fragrance mists use timed-release "micro encapsulate " technology to provide a long-lasting scent, and the products are formulated with vitamins, antioxidants and natural moisturizing extracts.
It is manufactured using a patent-pending encapsulation process that creates a protective, all-natural barrier around the lutein--shielding it from the acidic conditions of the stomach and allowing for timed-release in the alkaline environment of the small intestine.
Then, in 1987, came Robert Kowalski's The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure, advising people to take timed-release niacin.