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BettaBerries Antioxidant Blend is a delicious proprietary blend of many of the world’s most phytonutrient-rich and well-known berries including Acai, Acerola, Maqui and Mangosteen. Bursting with a potent variety of vitamins, minerals, carotenes, protein and omega-3 fatty acids, BettaBerries Antioxidant Blend is a super-concentrated whole food. The combination of polyphenol compounds such as xanthones with the antioxidant resveratrol and flavonoids such as anthocyanins enable BettaBerries Antioxidant Blend to provide superior antioxidant support.
As a synergistic whole food source, BettaBerries Antioxidant Blend supports cardiovascular and cellular health, as well as cognitive function.
Its active constituents include:
- AcaiVida® A rich source of antioxidant compounds, particularly anthocyanins and Omega 3 fatty acids.
- Acerola One of the richest sources of Vitamin C. Acerola also contains a variety of mineral salts that can help stressed and tired skin to be remineralized.
- Amla Supports a healthy heart, promotes good blood circulation, aids cell regeneration, digestion and improves mental functions.
- Cranberry An abundant source of a unique subclass of flavonoids called proanthocyanidins.
- Goji Contains a complete spectrum of antioxidant carotenoids, including beta-carotene and zeaxanthin.
- JabuVital® Made from Jabuticaba, a deliciously sweet deep purple fruit that is rich in the unique antioxidant compound, jaboticabin.
- Mangosteen Particularly rich in a class of very potent antioxidants called xanthones.
- MaquiForza™ Contains astonishing levels of antioxidant compounds. Maqui has the highest ORAC level of any known berry.
- Pomegranate Contains high levels of ellagic acid, tannins and anthocyanins, which are potent antioxidants.
- Strawberry Bursting with a unique synergistic combination of antioxidant phytonutrients including anthocyanins, ellagitannins, flavanols, terpenoids, resveratrol and phenolic acids.
- XandraPure Contains essential oils, numerous acids, lignans, phytosterols, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
Green Balance Alkalizing Blend® is a synergistic “green” formula of concentrated alkaline superfoods. A valuable source of naturally occurring phytonutrients, chlorophyll, live enzymes and bioavailable vitamins and minerals, Green Balance Alkalizing Blend® aims to help boost energy and stamina, assist with mineral replenishment and provide optimal support for the body’s systems.
Green Balance Alkalizing Blend® is a deeply-concentrated chlorophyll source containing easily-absorbable vital nutrients that support healthy blood sugar levels, help the body maintain a natural pH balance, foster a healthy environment for probiotics and assist in boosting energy and stamina.
Its active constituents include:
- Alfalfa Grass Organic. Contains over 300 nutrients and phytonutrients including a natural plant source of Vitamin D. Alfalfa’s alkalizing properties can promote detoxification in the body.
- Astragalus. Contains antioxidant bioflavonoids, polysaccharides, triterpenoid saponins, glycosides, amino acids and trace minerals.
- Barley Grass Organic. A rich source of alkalizing chlorophyll, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants like saponin.
- Bitter Melon. Contains a mixture of steroidal saponins known as charantins, insulin-like peptides and alkaloids that help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
- Chlorella Cracked Cell Organic. Contains an amazing number of vitamins, microminerals, trace minerals, essential fatty acids, complete proteins, nucleic acids, chlorophyll and a vast spectrum of phytochemicals.
- Gotu Kola. A mild adaptogen, it may help the body better handle stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue.
- Kale Organic. Contains flavonoids which combine both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Lemon. An excellent source of Vitamin C and citrus limonin’s.
- Pomegranate Contains high levels of ellagic acid, tannins and anthocyanins, which are potent antioxidants.
- Spirulina Organic. Contains a staggering array of essential nutrients with over 60% complete protein and high concentrations of many other important vitamins and minerals.
- Oat Grass Organic. An excellent source of beta carotene, Vitamin K, folic acid, calcium, iron, protein and fibre, as well as Vitamin C and B vitamins.
- Wheatgrass Organic. Contains high levels of chlorophyll, beneficial in maintaining healthy blood counts and assisting in the formation of slightly alkaline pH levels in the body.
NutraProtein Power Blend® is a specially formulated nutritional mix of superior plant based protein, essential amino acids and other vital nutrients. Naturally sweetened and pleasantly flavoured, this nutritional formulation promotes muscle metabolism while maintaining overall physical well-being.
- Sacha Inchi has excellent levels of tryptophan, an amino acid essential in the production of serotonin, a chemical produced by the body that plays a part in the regulation of appetite.
- Brown Rice is a complete protein source containing the 9 essential amino acids which are needed to build muscles. It is also rich in fibre, complex carbohydrates, B and E vitamins that contribute to muscle metabolism and growth.
- Pea Protein is packed with essential amino acids like lysine, glutamine, leucine, isoleucine and valine.
- Purple Corn is now considered a “superfood” in modern society due to its high anthocyanin content and is also an excellent source of available protein.
- Green Papaya Juice helps improve digestive function and contains powerful enzymes that break down proteins and convert them to amino acids like arginine.
- Moringa is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage, and it is nutritionally rich in protein, vitamins and macro and trace minerals that increase energy levels and boost the immune system.
- Stevia is a natural sweetener several times sweeter than sugar, but it contains zero carbs, zero calories and it has a zero-glycaemic index.
- Organic Hemp is a good source of natural and usable protein for muscle repair and rebuilding. It is a rich source of fibre and essential fatty acids that help maintain normal hormone levels.
- Vanilla is a natural flavouring that gives food and drinks that wonderful, well-loved, feel good flavour and aroma enjoyed by many.
Medicinal Mushrooms are not something new, in fact, they have been in existence and used for thousands of years by various cultures to promote longevity and good health. Some of the mushrooms are part of the original Materia Medica in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is now gaining a lot of attention here in the western world. The health benefits of taking medicinal mushrooms keep surfacing every day, and there are countless more benefits which are yet to be discovered. There are a lot of research studies that are going on around the world, and new discoveries are being made for the numerous uses of these mushrooms. Simply put, people have been using medicinal mushrooms for thousands of years for good reasons: They are effective and they have benefited from them.
Even though medicinal mushrooms have thousands of compounds, constituents, and nutrients that are beneficial to our health, there is one in particular that is present in most mushroom species. Inside the cell walls of mushrooms, there are carbohydrate molecules called Polysaccharides, more specifically Beta-Glucans (1,3/1,6). For medicinal purposes, these beta-glucans are extremely beneficial to our health. Beta-Glucans have been widely studied and tested, and it is widely believed that these polysaccharides are able to stimulate and enhance our immune system.
One of the many benefits of Cordyceps is the fact that it dilates the lung’s airways, providing more oxygen to the blood.
Every cell is enriched by this process, enhancing energy levels and causing the body’s cells to work better.
It has been shown to improve the functioning of the respiratory system and is beneficial for people suffering from cough, asthma and bronchitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties and its action of relaxing the bronchial walls.
It has been used in the past to strengthen the immune system by increasing the amount of the body’s natural killer cells. These defend the body against bacteria and viruses. It benefits the entire vascular system by regulating blood pressure, strengthening the muscles of the heart and improving circulation.
It protects the kidney and liver by improving blood flow to these two organs and others. This helps them to better defend against diseases such as Hepatitis.
This herb is very popular with athletes as it can help build muscle and improve performance. The Chinese Olympic athletes are known to consume it while training and competing. It is said to noticeably increase the physical strength and stamina of anyone who consumes it.
Since this herb contains powerful antioxidants, it is often taken for its anti-aging properties. It also has sedative properties and can help promote deeper sleep.
Lion’s mane mushroom is a medicinal mushroom. It has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine as a brain tonic and as a treatment for many health conditions.
This mushroom is known to boost the strength of the immune system, helping your body to fight off sickness and stay healthy. It is also good for digestive and colon health, as it contains beta glucan polysaccharides, polypeptides and fatty acids.
Lion’s mane is good for the brain, helping to improve memory and cognitive functions. Dr. HirokazuKawagishi of Japan found that this mushroom has the ability to stimulate the synthesis of (NGF) Nerve Growth Factor. NGF is necessary to nerve cell survival in the central and peripheral nervous system. A lack of NGF can contribute to health conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Besides being good for the memory, Lion’s mane may be helpful in treating anxiety and depression. A study of 30 menopausal women, published in 2010 in Biomedical Research showed that the subjects receiving Lion’s mane were less anxious and irritable and could concentrate more easily.
There is some evidence that this mushroom may be beneficial to people suffering from high blood pressure. According to a study reported by Burton Goldberg in “Heart Disease”, a study of fifty-four people with an average age of 58.6 with a blood pressure reading over 140/90 took three capsules of Lion’s mane per day for four weeks. All of the subject’s blood pressure readings fell below 140/90.
Shiitake is used as an anti-cancer drug in Japan and sanctioned for this purpose by their FDA.
It has many health benefits, such as its ability to lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol. It possesses powerful antioxidant properties that help the body fight the damage of free radicals. It is also known to reduce inflammation. It also has many beneficial vitamins and minerals.
This mushroom contains Lentinan. Lentinan is used by some to treat cancer of the bowel, liver, lung and stomach. It increases the production of beneficial killer cells. It may also be helpful in the treatment of AIDS.
Shiitake may treat and prevent thrombosis (blood clots that decrease blood flow). It some tests an Nihon University in Japan; Shiitake mushroom oil was shown to decrease platelet aggregation due to this mushroom’s lanthionine content.
Shiitake is loaded with powerful antioxidants, like vitamins A, C, D and E, selenium and uric acid. Though more research is needed, it appears that Shiitake may be able to lower high blood pressure.
This mushroom can lower cholesterol levels and boots production of interferon, which exhibits an anti-viral effect. Some studies suggest that this may be a possible treatment for hepatitis.
With a sweet and summery taste and fragrance, PapayaFlow® is teeming with enzymes, beta carotene and lycopene’s. Completely water soluble with a huge range of versatile uses.
Papayas are rich sources of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids. Papayas are also a good source of B vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin K and contain significant amounts of the minerals calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc and manganese as well as dietary fibre.
The fruit contains cryptoxanthin, violaxanthin, zeaxanthin, as well as linalool and linalool oxide. The beta-carotene and other vitamins in the Papaya fruit may help protect normal eyesight, and its unique enzymes are very helpful for aiding digestion and supporting a healthy gastrointestinal system, particularly the colon. In addition, it may help maintain normal cholesterol levels. Papaya is also used to support cardiovascular function and a healthy immune system.
The colour of the Papaya fruit comes from the accumulation of lycopene or beta-carotene in chromoplasts. It is a distinct feature affecting nutritional composition, fruit quality, shelf life, and consumer preference.1
Lycopene is one of the most potent carotenoid antioxidants. Carotenoids are the red, orange and yellow colouring substances in plants and animals. Approximately seven hundred different carotenoids have been isolated from plants and animals. About fifty to sixty of these are present in a typical diet. The major carotenoids in the human body include: beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene. Various studies show that lycopene makes up at least 50 percent of the carotenoids in the human body, accentuating its importance. These carotenoids are specifically broken down by the body, often during the process of absorption into the bloodstream from the small intestine. They make their way to specific tissues and organs where they have been shown to protect against the type of oxygen damage that can harm human DNA.
Bromelain extract is a mixture of protein-digesting enzymes called proteolytic enzymes or proteases and other substances, extracted from the Bromeliaceous plant family. Pineapples belong to the Bromeliaceous family, and contain two main protein-digesting enzymes: stem bromelain found in the stem, and fruit bromelain found in the fruit. Stem bromelain is the more common source of bromelain used commercially.
Bromelain was first isolated by the Venezuelan chemist, Vicente Marcano. Traditionally bromelain has been used as a meat tenderizer because of its ability to digest proteins, but if left on meat for too long, it will turn it to mush. Bromelain is also used to aid in the digestion of meats, and can be useful to people who eat a lot of meat and who do not properly digest their meat because of the large amounts of meat that is ingested. I used bromelain specifically for its protein-digesting enzymes to remove the proteins entangled and embedded in the mucoid coating my small intestine, and to my surprise bromelain has more special properties.
Psyllium is a form of fibre made from the husks of the Plantago ovata plant’s seeds. It sometimes goes by the name ispaghula.
It’s most commonly known as a laxative. However, research shows that taking psyllium is beneficial to many parts of the human body, including the heart and the pancreas.
Psyllium is a bulk forming laxative. This means it soaks up water in your gut and makes bowl movements much easier. It also helps promote regularity without increasing flatulence. It can be used as a one-off to ease constipation, or it can be added to your diet to help promote regularity and overall digestive health.
People with IBS and Chrohns disease are all too familiar with the banes of the bathroom. The results of studies on psyllium’s effectiveness in treating these conditions are still mixed.
Psyllium is a prebiotic— a substance needed for healthy colonies of probiotic to grow in the gut. A healthy colony of good bacteria in the digestive system is essential for healthy immune function. Your body is better able to fight infection, reduce inflammation, and maintain healthy tissue and cells.
Some research has shown that consuming 7.9 grams of psyllium per day (plus or minus 3.6 grams) with probiotics is a safe and effective way to treat Crohn’s disease. However, other results show soluble fibre like psyllium can make symptoms worse for some people.
Besides keeping your bowel movements regular and managing a chronic condition, psyllium has the ability to soften your stool. This can come in handy with short-term ailments, such as constipation. Used in this way, it can prevent complications of constipation, such as hemorrhoids and anal fissures.
FOS Fucto Oligo Saccharides
Sandwiched in between the simple sugars (monosaccharides) and the starches (polysaccharides) are a group of carbohydrates that we never heard much about until recently, and most people still probably have no idea what they are. But if you read labels you might see ingredients like inulin and oligofructose on food packages – and probably will more and more. You probably also have seen the word “prebiotic” creeping into the nutritional vocabulary.
What Is an Oligosaccharide?
Oligosaccharides are carbohydrates which have 3-10 simple sugars linked together. They are found naturally, at least in small amounts, in many plants. Plants with large amounts of oligosaccharides include chicory root, from which most commercial inulin is extracted, and so-called Jerusalem artichokes (the root of a member of the sunflower family). They are also found in onions (and the rest of the “onion family”, including leeks and garlic), legumes, wheat, asparagus, and other plant foods. It is estimated that North Americans get about 1-3 grams naturally in their diets each day, while Europeans get 3-10 grams.
Most oligosaccharides have a mildly sweet taste and have certain other characteristics, such as the mouthfeel they lend to food, that has drawn the interest of the food industry as a partial substitute for fats and sugars in some foods as well as improved texture.
Because of this, more and more of the oligosaccharides in food are synthetically produced.
Recent interest has also been drawn to oligosaccharides from the nutritional community because of an important characteristic: the human digestive system has a hard time breaking down many of these carbohydrates.
Almost 90% escapes digestion in the small intestine and reaches the colon where it performs a different function: that of a prebiotic.
What Is a Prebiotic?
Prebiotic is a kind of an odd term, fairly recently coined to refer to food components that support the growth of certain kinds of bacteria in the colon (large intestine). At first, it was thought that oligosaccharides were the main prebiotics, but it turns out that resistant starch andfermentable fibre also feeds these bacteria. We’re learning now that a whole other digestive system is happening in the colon, with important influences on the rest of the body.
What Are the Health Benefits of Prebiotics?
The bacteria that feed on fermentable carbohydrate produce many beneficial substances, including short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and certain B-vitamins. Additionally, there is some evidence that they may promote further absorption of some minerals that have escaped the small intestine, including calcium and magnesium.
The SCFAs probably provide many benefits, both locally in the colon, and in the rest of the body, although the research in this area is quite new. In particular, butyrate has received attention as possibly being protective of colon tissues from damage, including colon cancer and ulcerative colitis.