Fatty Acids… What Do They Do?
Diffusion of oxygen into the bloodstream
Vital for the transportation and metabolism of triglycerides and
Brain and nerve tissue development
Control cell membrane fluids
Lower high blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels
Stabilize insulin and blood sugar levels
Helpful in inflammatory conditions
Ease PMS symptoms
Decrease allergy response
Strengthen immune system
Reduce water retention, by assisting in sodium and water removal.
Aids in skin texture
Calming effect and regulates mood
A fatty acid that
promotes mental function and nerve cell health. Lecithin is an important
natural source of nutrients including choline and inositol- vital components
of cell membranes that play important roles in cell growth and function. The
cellular membrane is what allows the nutritional “fuel” to enter each cell
and the “waste” to exit. The healthier the membrane…. the healthier the cell
and the healthier the overall body!
Phytosterols are natural components of edible vegetable oils. These sterols
are complex, unsaturated alcohols, without which most living things could
not survive. They form the foundation for steroids that include our sex
hormones and produce the "fight or flight" response associated with
adrenaline. And among the more ambiguous of the sterols is cholesterol.
Associated by most people as that element whose sole purpose is to play
havoc with our arteries, cholesterol’s most important role is maintaining
the structure of cell membranes. While structurally similar to cholesterol,
phytosterols work to reduce the serum level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL)
cholesterol, which is associated with atherosclerosis. The effects of
phytosterols on cholesterol reduction have been documented for nearly 50
years, but only now have they found application in supplements such as our
seed has been used for treating the joint pain and swelling (inflammation)
of arthritis, as well as certain skin conditions (e.g., atopic dermatitis),
and also inflammation of the lungs/breathing passages. It has also been used
for symptoms of menopausal disorders.
Borage seed also naturally supplies the nutritionally important fatty Gamma-Linoleic
acid (GLA), which is rarely found in foods.
Extracted from the Advocado, a fruit very low in Cholesterol and Sodium and
is also a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Folate. The
avocado has other important advantages such as usefulness in human weight
control, high nutritional density, source of major antioxidants, stroke
prevention, fruit protein source, fiber source; as baby food, and other
dietary benefits. Its monounsaturated fat speeds up the basal metabolic
rate, as compared with saturated fat.
Derived from peas- a vegetable with full functional and nutritional
qualities and is essentially 90 % protein and is especially rich in
essential proteins. In fact, the absence of gluten, lactose or cholesterol
makes it especially appropriate for a more healthy and balanced diet. It
also has a high concentration of branch chain amino acids. These amino acids
compensate for the common deficiencies in a vegetarian diet and are known
for reducing body fat and increasing lean muscle mass. Likewise, pea protein
isolate may improve nitrogen retention for muscle growth and repair. And pea
protein isolate is a Non-GMO product.
Why do we need Digestive Enzymes?
No matter what we eat, all our foods are made from proteins, fats,
carbohydrates, and a few other complex molecules. They each require
different enzymes to break them down into amino acids, fatty acids, glucose,
and other basic building blocks.
is the main enzyme responsible for breaking down
Lipase acts to convert
substrates found in oils from food to monoglycerides
Lipase enzymes have roles in the
absorption and transport of lipids (fats) throughout the body while also
being important in cellular membrane funtion and health. Furthermore,
lipases are involved in reduction of
Enzyme Blend: Vegetable Blend
ingredients in this blend provide a rich source of carotenoids, vitamin C
and folate. These vegetables contain lycopenes, sulforaphane,
isothiocyanates and indole-3-carbinol which are known to strongly stimulate
the body's natural detoxifying enzymes.
Also known as
inositol niacinate, IHN is a flush-free form of niacin. Studies have
reported it to be more effective than niacin in its hypocholesterolemic,
antihypertensive and lipotropic effects. This inositol-bound form of niacin
is slowly metabolized in the body and releases niacin over a period of time
without the characteristic flush that may occur when large doses of niacin
are administrated. It has been clinically tested as an effective
cholesterol-lowering agent and is found to be slightly more effective than
niacin to lower blood cholesterol levels.
is a potent fibrinolytic enzyme extracted and highly purified from a
traditional Japanese food called Natto. Natto is a fermented cheese-like
food that has been used in Japan for over 1000 years for its popular taste
and as a folk remedy for heart and vascular diseases including the lowering
of blood pressure.
Sesame Seed Powder
Sesame ingestion has been shown to improve blood lipids and antioxidative
ability. Results from ingesting sesame also suggest that it can benefit
Antioxidants are intimately involved in the prevention of cellular damage --
the common pathway for a variety of diseases. The synergistic blending of
these antioxidants in this formula help to create and even more effective
1957, CoQ-10 plays a crucial role in producing energy in cells. And it acts
as a powerful antioxidant, meaning that it helps neutralize cell-damaging
molecules called free radicals. Manufactured by all cells in the body,
CoQ-10 is also found in small amounts in foods, notably meat and fish.
CoQ-10 is one of many substances in the body that tend to decline as people
age or develop certain diseases (such as some cardiac conditions,
Parkinson’s disease, and asthma). Some drugs, including certain
cholesterol-lowering statins, beta-blockers, and antidepressants, can reduce
CoQ-10 levels in the body. While not approved for any therapeutic use in the
U.S., CoQ-10 is an accepted treatment for cardiovascular disease in Japan.
Grape Seed Extract
A natural plant substance that has a concentrated source of oligomeric
proanthocyanidins (OPC). These anti-oxidants help protect cells from free
radical damage and also promotes healthy circulation. Grape Seed Extract is
rich in polyphenols, a compound that's high in antioxidants. Studies have
shown OPC to be more powerful antioxidants than vitamin C, E, and
Pine Bark Extract
Pine bark extract helps to protect cells from free radical damage and may
have enhanced immune function and may help with other chronic conditions.
Cranberry Extract Powder
contain a gold-standard of active cranberry flavonoids, polyphenols and
organic acids that provide high-ORAC antioxidant capacity. Scientists have
been studying many of the healthy compounds in cranberries. Aside from
traditional or folk-medicine applications such as the prevention and
treatment of urinary tract infections, or the prevention of kidney stones,
recent studies have suggested that the phytonutrients present in cranberries
could also be useful in prevention of gastric ulcers, oral infection and the
formation of dental placques.
are not considered essential nutrients, some flavonoids support health by
strengthening capillaries and other connective tissue, and some function as
antiinflammatory, antihistaminic, and antiviral agents. As antioxidants,
some flavonoids protect LDL ("bad") cholesterol from oxidative damage.
technically called Serrato Peptidase, is a proteolytic enzyme, which
means that it chops up or digests protein. It is produced by bacteria in the
gut of silkworms and is used to digest their cocoons. When this enzyme is
isolated and coated in the form of a tablet, it has been shown to act as an
anti-inflammatory and a pain-blocker, much like aspirin, ibuprofen and other
nonsteroidal anti-inflamitory drugs (NSAIDs). What’s more, preliminary
research indicates that Serrapeptase may even help inhibit plaque build-up
in arteries, thereby preventing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
and a resulting heart attack or stroke. Unlike aspirin and other
over-the-counter (OTC) NSAIDs, it has not been shown to cause ulcers and
Research shows that due to astaxanthin's potent antioxidant activity, it may
be beneficial in cardiovascular, immune, anti-inflammatory, and
neurodegenerative diseases. Astaxanthin has 100-500 times the antioxidant
capacity of Vitamin E and 10 times the antioxidant capacity of
beta-carotene. Many laboratory studies also indicate astaxanthin is a
stronger antioxidant than lutein, lycopene and tocotrienols.
In his latest
book, The Perricone Prescription, Dr. Nicholas Perricone dedicates a section
to olive oil and refers specifically to hydroxytyrosol as its rare and most
potent protective antioxidant. Dr. Perricone states that hydroxytyrosol
slows the aging process in the skin by stabilizing the cell plasma membrane.
He recommends daily olive oil ingestion for soft, shiny hair and strong
plant of Northern Africa, it is cultivated widely throughout Southeast Asia
and Malaysia. In ancient times, the Greeks and Egyptians used pomegranate to
heal many ailments. Writings about the pomegranate date back as far as 1550
BC in the Papyrus Ebers of Egypt. It was considered the fruit of the gods
and regarded as a symbol of fertility due to its round shape and abundant
seeds. Recently, scientific discoveries indicate that pomegranates have
benefits transcending symbolism including antioxidant and anti-viral
activity. In 1996, a University of Nottingham research team in Pennsylvania
learned that pomegranate extract could destroy several viruses nearly on
after years of
independent studies, it finally was proven that pomegranate extract boosts
sun protection topically and internally.