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  • A nutritional powerhouse from Brazil and one of the most nutritious foods in the world

    Our ACAI is Rainforest Grown!

    Acai: A nutritional powerhouse from Brazil

    • One of the most nutritious foods in the world
    • A powerful source of antioxidants to combat premature ageing
    • Helps promote cardiovascular and digestive health
    • Promotes weight loss
    • Rainforest grown

    What is Acai?

    The Acai berry grows on palm trees in the Amazon Rainforest. The berry resembles a giant, purple, blueberry. Despite its many benefits, you cannot eat the acai berry directly. The berries must be harvested fresh and processed into a pulp. In Brazil, Acai has exploded into the mainstream, spreading rapidly throughout the country. Some Brazilians freeze their Acai and mix it with Guarana syrup.

    How does Acai work?

    Acai is called a superfood for many reasons. The berry naturally contains huge amounts of Antioxidants, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Phosphorus, Calcium, Potassium, Fibre, Proteins, as well as good fatty acids.

    The incredible levels of antioxidants in Acai help you feel younger. Research has also shown that antioxidants can help regulate cholesterol levels in your body.

    Acai has two essential fatty acids known as Omega 6 (Linoleic acid) and Omega 9 (Oleic acid). Research shows that Omega 6 helps lower LDL, which is the cholesterol that harms your body, while Omega 9 fatty acids lower LDL and maintain HDL (good cholesterol) levels. Acai’s high levels of antioxidants also play a factor in maintenance of vascular cardiac system, which is important for better blood circulation.

    The dark purplish colour of the berry is due to the polyphenolic compounds present in the berry. One of the main compounds being researched is called anthocyanin. Anthocyanins are a group of Flavonoids widely distributed in plants and that give a reddish or purplish colour to fruits such as blackberries, grapes, and raspberries. The more research that is done on anthocyanins, the more benefits are found.

    Why take Acai?

    • Weight Loss: The Acai berry helps increase the body’s metabolism rate and helps you get rid of extra pounds by burning fat, thanks to its high content in fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6, which are not produced by the body. Moreover, the Acai berry has the ability to control appetite thanks to its high fibre content, which satiates hunger. It also helps in the proper movement of food in the digestive tract. This actually helps eliminate excess food in the body, instead of converting it to fat.

    • Inflammation: Anthocyanins help neutralize enzymes that destroy connective tissue. Their antioxidant capacity prevents free radicals from damaging connective tissues and may help repair damaged proteins in the blood-vessel walls.

    • Nervous System: By preventing tyrosine nitration, the Anthocyanin properties in Acai may help protect against neurological diseases. The primary Anthocyanins in Acai known as Cyanidin-3-glucoside have been found to contribute to the reversal of age related neurological deficits.

    • Arteriosclerosis: Anthocyanins ability to counter oxidants make them a powerhouse in the fight against arteriosclerosis. Even in small amounts, Anthocyanins effectively guard against LDL oxidation. Anthocyanins protect the integrity of the endothelial cells that line blood vessel walls and help to maintain micro capillary integrity.

    • Diabetes: One of the serious diabetic complications is retinopathy, which in most cases can cause blindness. This condition occurs when the body attempts to repair leaking, damaged capillaries, but does so by producing to many abnormal proteins. The protection of Anthocyanins may help prevent these capillaries from leaking and assist in the prevention of abnormal protein proliferation.

    • Eye Health: The Acai berry’s anthocyanins may also help improve eyesight by numerous mechanisms. A recent Japanese study found that people taking 50mg of anthocyanins adapted better to the dark and had less eye fatigue than those in the placebo group.

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  • D-Mannose: For the Elimination of Bladder and Urinary Tract Infection

    • Preserves the future effectiveness of life-saving antibiotics
    • More effective than cranberries
    • Does not interfere with normal blood sugar regulation
    • Complements the body’s natural cleansing process

    What is D-Mannose?

    D-Mannose is a monosaccharide hexose simple sugar, naturally found in some trees, berries and fruits, such as cranberry, and is closely related to glucose. Small amounts of D-Mannose are metabolised by our bodies; more than small amounts are excreted promptly into the urine and it complements the body’s natural cleansing process.

    What does D-Mannose do?

    D-Mannose attaches to bacteria better than bacteria attaches to human cells in the bladder and urinary tract. When we take a large quantity of D-Mannose, almost all of it spills into the urine through our kidneys, literally coating any bacteria present so they can no longer attach to the inside walls of the bladder and urinary tract. The bacteria is then literally rinsed away with normal urination.

    Imbalances of the urinary tract are widespread, and it is estimated that 20 percent of women will experience them. BIOVEA® D-Mannose supports the health of the entire urinary tract: the urethra, bladder, ureter, renal pelvis and the renal parenchyma. D-Mannose nourishes the healthy flora that colonise the membranes of the urinary tract and keep us in balance.

    Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

    • Strong, constant urge to urinate
    • Sharp pain or burning in the urethra during urination
    • Inability to fully empty bladder
    • Possible blood in urine
    • Soreness in lower abdomen, back, or sides
    • Strong, unpleasant urine odor
    • Cloudy urine

    Always discuss any symptoms you may be experiencing with your health care provider for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

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  • L-Carnosine: Improve overall appearance and longevity

    It has been shown that L-Carnosine may be useful to:

    • Boost immunity and reduce inflammation
    • Promote wound healing, protect against radiation damage and reverse post-radiation syndrome
    • Has potential applications for treating burns, wounds following surgery, or during nutritional preparation for surgery
    • Protect against the formation of gastric ulcers, and help heal existing ulcers
    • Reduce or prevent cell damage caused by beta amyloid, the substance found in the brain of Alzheimer’s disease patients
    • Protect against cataract formation
    • Reduce the effects of glucose damage and protein oxidation
    • Inhibit (or reverse) glycosylation and slow the damaging – and pro-ageing – effects of carbohydrate consumption
    • Increase muscle strength and endurance

    What is L-Carnosine?

    L-Carnosine is a small peptide that contains two amino acids, beta- alanine and histidine. It is found in relatively high concentrations in several body tissues, most notably in skeletal muscles, heart muscles, and the brain. The remarkable thing is that these two amino acids work much more efficiently than they would have done if they hadn’t combined to form L-Carnosine in the first place. While still combined, it has the unique ability to rejuvenate cells – to make old cells younger and extend their life-cycle. L-Carnosine is the only compound commercially available that possesses this very rare and unique ability.

    What does L-Carnosine do?

    L-Carnosine nutrient supplements have been very popular among body-builders and athletes mainly for improving muscular fatigue. L-Carnosine in now being considered one of the most important supplements for longevity based on its properties. It possesses strong and specific antioxidant properties, protects against radiation damage, improves heart function, and promotes the recovery from injuries.

    When taking L-Carnosine on a regular basis you will feel better and younger in every way. L-Carnosine’s unique ability to repair cells, protect them and increase the effectiveness of so many other compounds within the body means that its effects are numerous and remarkable.

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  • 100% USDA Certified Organic Agave Inulin Powder For with Fiber for a Low-Glycemic Sweetener

    • Natural sweetener with a low-glycemic index, making it less harmful to the
    body than white sugar and other artificial sweeteners
    • USDA Certified Organic, Raw, Vegan. Never processed in order to ensure
    simple, wholesome nutrition
    • Gluten Free & Non-GMO
    • Good source of Dietary Fiber to assist healthy digestion
    • Supports healthy blood sugar levels and does not spike blood sugar due to
    its low-glycemic index
    • Easily added to any drink for recipe to add a hint of healthy sweetness
    • Recyclable/Reusable Containers

    What is Agave Inulin Powder?

    Agave Inulin Powder is a nutritious, fiber-rich powder extracted from 100% organic agave tequilana, a species of blue agave native to Mexico. It acts as a natural sweetener and sugar alternative, and is ideal for both cooking and baking.

    Why Use Agave Inulin Powder?

    Agave Inulin Powder is a healthy and natural way to mildly sweeten a favorite recipe, and because it is low-glycemic, it does so without spiking your blood sugar. This makes it an excellent healthy alternative to sugar or honey. Organic agave powder also and works as a prebiotic to support good bacteria in the gut, supporting overall digestive health.

    BENEFITS:
    Digestive health, low-glycemic index

    Enjoy with this recipe:
    Golden Agave Granola

    Ingredients:
    3 cups rolled oats
    1 cup raw almonds
    1/4 cup raw honey (or your favorite natural sweetener!)
    6 tbs coconut oil
    1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
    1 cup BareOrganics Goji Berries
    1/4 cup BareOrganics Agave Inulin Powder
    1/4 cup BareOrganics chia seeds
    2 tbs water
    1 tbs vanilla powder

    Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a parchment-lined baking sheet.
    2. Combine all dry ingredients (including powders) into a large bowl and mix
    well. Add coconut oil and honey. Continue to mix until well-distributed.
    3. Spread mixture evenly onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Place in the oven
    abd bake for 75-90 minutes, stirring every 15-20 minutes to ensure even baking.
    4. Remove tray from oven and let cool. Store dry granola in glass jars to
    preserve freshness!

    Servings: 8-10

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  • The Probiogen Advantage – Probiotics that Thrive!

    Daily Digestive Balance by Probiogen is the highest potency spore and yeast (dairy-free) acid stable probiotic available on the market today.

    Our microbiologist-formulated products are guaranteed to survive and thrive in the gut 100x better than leading brands available today.

    Poor diet, pollutants, and antibiotics can all wreak havoc in our gut.

    Probiotics provide the good bacteria that regulate your inner ecosystem to promote health from the inside out. Daily Digestive Balance supports healthy digestion, immune system health, and vitality. Feel the Probiogen difference!

    Includes:
    – Servings per container: 30 capsules

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  • Vitamin D: Maintains normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus

    • Promotes bone mineralization
    • May reduce high blood pressure
    • Helps build strong bones

    What is Vitamin D?

    Vitamin D, calciferol, is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is known as the “sunshine” vitamin because it is formed in the body by the action of the sun’s ultraviolet rays on the skin. Vitamin D is converted in the kidneys to the hormone calcitrol, which is actually the most active form of vitamin D. The effects of this hormone are targeted at the intestines and bones.

    Vitamin D requirements increase with age, while the ability of skin to convert sunlight into Vitamin D decreases. In addition the ability of the kidneys to convert calcidiol to its active form also decreases with age, prompting the need for increased Vitamin D supplementation in elderly individuals. One billion people in the world are currently Vitamin D deficient.

    What does Vitamin D do?

    The major biologic function of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, thereby helping to form and maintain strong bones. It promotes bone mineralization in conjunction with a number of other vitamins, minerals, and hormones. Without vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, soft, or misshapen. vitamin D prevents rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults, which are skeletal diseases that result in defects that weaken bones.

    Cardiovascular: Research indicates that vitamin D may play a role in preventing or reversing coronary disease. vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increase in high blood pressure and cardiovascular risk. When researchers monitored the vitamin D levels, blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors of 1739 people, of an average age of 59 years for 5 years, they found that those people with low levels of vitamin D had a 62% higher risk of a cardiovascular event than those with normal vitamin D levels.

    What are signs of Vitamin D deficiency?

    The use of sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 8 inhibits more than 95% of vitamin D production in the skin. To avoid vitamin D deficiency dermatologists recommend supplementation along with sunscreen use.

    The reduced pigmentation of light-skinned individuals tends to allow more sunlight to be absorbed even at higher latitudes, thereby reducing the risk of vitamin D deficiency. However, at higher latitudes (above 30°) during the winter months, the decreased angle of the sun’s rays, reduced daylight hours, protective clothing during cold weather, and fewer hours of outside activity, diminish absorption of sunlight and the production of vitamin D. Because melanin acts like a sun-block, prolonging the time required to generate vitamin D, dark-skinned individuals, in particular, may require extra vitamin D to avoid deficiency at higher latitudes.

    Vitamin D deficiency can result from inadequate intake coupled with inadequate sunlight exposure, disorders that limit its absorption, conditions that impair conversion of vitamin D into active metabolites, such as liver or kidney disorders, or, rarely, by a number of hereditary disorders. Deficiency results in impaired bone mineralization, and leads to bone softening diseases, rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults, and possibly contributes to osteoporosis.

    Warnings:
    • The risk of overdose is not present with natural exposure to sunlight, because the skin’s capacity to produce vitamin D is self-limiting (skin production is thought to reflect the dose of vitamin D to which our evolution optimised human biology). In contrast, care should be given to limit oral intake for infants to no more than 1000 IU (25 mcg) daily, or for adults no more than 10,000 IU (250 mcg) daily.
    • If you are pregnant or lactating consult a health care practitioner before using Vitamins D.
    • Occasional side effects reported with large doses of Vitamin D include a disorder known as hypercalcemia, which causes calcium deposits in soft tissues. Signs of the disorder include headache, weakness, nausea, vomiting, confusion, kidney problems and constipation. Consult a health care practitioner if you experience any of these symptoms while taking Vitamin D.

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  • The Stress & Mood Balance Probiotic is a microbiologist-formulated blend of natural ingredients that help the body manage stress, improve focus and promote relaxation with advanced spore probiotic strains.

    Probiotics provide the friendly bacteria that regulate your inner ecosystem to promote health from the inside out, with the added benefit of improved digestive balance and nutrient absorption of these important stress and mood balancing nutrients.

    Ashwagandha:
    Is a staple in Ayurvedic Medicine, where it’s used to ease anxiety, stress and mood imbalances.
    Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, which means it helps the body effectively deal with stress.

    Lemon Balm:
    Is widely used for its naturally calming properties.

    Sage:
    Is known for its positive effects on cognitive functions and its natural relaxing qualities.

    L-Theanine:
    Is an amino acid that’s used to promote mental and physical relaxation with causing drowsiness.

    Holy Basil:
    Is a powerful antioxidant that’s been cultivated throughout history for its positive benefits on the mind and body.

    Specifications:
    – Serving Size: Two vegetarian capsules

    Includes:
    – Servings per container: 60

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  • Complete Weight Management Support + Breakthrough Spore-Forming Probiotic.

    The Weight Management Probiotic by Probiogen with Smart Spore Technology is a revolutionary formula combining a proprietary blend of key weight management nutrients to support a healthy metabolism and control appetite.

    Probiotics provide the friendly bacteria that regulate your inner ecosystem to promote health from the inside out, with the added benefit of improved digestive balance and nutrient absorption of these important weight management nutrients.

    Key Nutrients in our Weight Management Probiotic:

    – Bitter Orange Extract is derived from all-natural orange trees and has been used for hundreds of years as a natural remedy for indigestion and healthy weight management. Bitter Orange Extract speeds up metabolism and promotes feelings of fullness without the use of harsh stimulants.
    – Acetyl-L-Carnitine is naturally produced in the body and plays a critical role in natural energy production. Supplemental Acetlyl-L-Carnitine works to support a healthy weight by providing additional energy and fuel.

    Benefits:
    – Probiotic & natural weight management nutrients
    – Supports a healthy metabolism
    – Supports the body’s natural ability to burn fat
    – Digestive & immune health & nutrient absorption
    – Probiotic survives 100 times better than leading brands & yogurt
    – Smart Spore Technology & DNA verified strains
    – No gluten, soy, dairy or GMOs
    – No refrigeration needed

    Servings per container: 60

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  • A nutritional powerhouse from Brazil and one of the most nutritious foods in the world

    Our ACAI is Rainforest Grown!

    Acai: A nutritional powerhouse from Brazil

    • One of the most nutritious foods in the world
    • A powerful source of antioxidants to combat premature ageing
    • Helps promote cardiovascular and digestive health
    • Promotes weight loss
    • Rainforest grown

    What is Acai?

    The Acai berry grows on palm trees in the Amazon Rainforest. The berry resembles a giant, purple, blueberry. Despite its many benefits, you cannot eat the acai berry directly. The berries must be harvested fresh and processed into a pulp. In Brazil, Acai has exploded into the mainstream, spreading rapidly throughout the country. Some Brazilians freeze their Acai and mix it with Guarana syrup.

    How does Acai work?

    Acai is called a superfood for many reasons. The berry naturally contains huge amounts of Antioxidants, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Phosphorus, Calcium, Potassium, Fibre, Proteins, as well as good fatty acids.

    The incredible levels of antioxidants in Acai help you feel younger. Research has also shown that antioxidants can help regulate cholesterol levels in your body.

    Acai has two essential fatty acids known as Omega 6 (Linoleic acid) and Omega 9 (Oleic acid). Research shows that Omega 6 helps lower LDL, which is the cholesterol that harms your body, while Omega 9 fatty acids lower LDL and maintain HDL (good cholesterol) levels. Acai’s high levels of antioxidants also play a factor in maintenance of vascular cardiac system, which is important for better blood circulation.

    The dark purplish colour of the berry is due to the polyphenolic compounds present in the berry. One of the main compounds being researched is called anthocyanin. Anthocyanins are a group of Flavonoids widely distributed in plants and that give a reddish or purplish colour to fruits such as blackberries, grapes, and raspberries. The more research that is done on anthocyanins, the more benefits are found.

    Why take Acai?

    • Weight Loss: The Acai berry helps increase the body’s metabolism rate and helps you get rid of extra pounds by burning fat, thanks to its high content in fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6, which are not produced by the body. Moreover, the Acai berry has the ability to control appetite thanks to its high fibre content, which satiates hunger. It also helps in the proper movement of food in the digestive tract. This actually helps eliminate excess food in the body, instead of converting it to fat.

    • Inflammation: Anthocyanins help neutralize enzymes that destroy connective tissue. Their antioxidant capacity prevents free radicals from damaging connective tissues and may help repair damaged proteins in the blood-vessel walls.

    • Nervous System: By preventing tyrosine nitration, the Anthocyanin properties in Acai may help protect against neurological diseases. The primary Anthocyanins in Acai known as Cyanidin-3-glucoside have been found to contribute to the reversal of age related neurological deficits.

    • Arteriosclerosis: Anthocyanins ability to counter oxidants make them a powerhouse in the fight against arteriosclerosis. Even in small amounts, Anthocyanins effectively guard against LDL oxidation. Anthocyanins protect the integrity of the endothelial cells that line blood vessel walls and help to maintain micro capillary integrity.

    • Diabetes: One of the serious diabetic complications is retinopathy, which in most cases can cause blindness. This condition occurs when the body attempts to repair leaking, damaged capillaries, but does so by producing to many abnormal proteins. The protection of Anthocyanins may help prevent these capillaries from leaking and assist in the prevention of abnormal protein proliferation.

    • Eye Health: The Acai berry’s anthocyanins may also help improve eyesight by numerous mechanisms. A recent Japanese study found that people taking 50mg of anthocyanins adapted better to the dark and had less eye fatigue than those in the placebo group.

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  • 100% USDA Certified Organic Acai For Skin Health and Free Radical Protection

    • One of the most nutrient-dense berries in the world!
    • Among the highest food sources of healthy antioxidants
    • USDA Certified Organic, Vegan. Never processed in order to ensure the best,
    wholesome nutrition
    • Non-GMO & Gluten-Free
    • Supports healthy immunity
    • Supports digestive health thanks to high concentrations of fiber
    • Keeps skin healthy and radiant thanks to its high vitamin and antioxidant content
    • Recyclable/Reusable Container

    What is Acai Berry?

    The acai berry is a dark purple fruit resembling a blueberry that grows on the acai palm tree deep within the Amazon rainforest. It is widely known as a Brazilian superfood due to its nutrient profile, which includes vitamin C, and is often considered one of the most nutrient-dense berries in the world. BareOrganics cultivates berries from the finest sources and gently process to preserve the flavor and freshness of this versatile fruit.

    Why Take Acai Powder?

    Acai berries contain potent antioxidants, healthy fats and essential micronutrients to promote overall health and wellbeing. Iron, Vitamin C, calcium and fiber mixed with a low concentration of sugar lends acai berries to better immunity, digestive and skin health. They also contain anthocyanin, which teams up with flavonoids to help protect the body against free radicals.

    The BareOrganics Benefit

    Our mission is simple, like our foods. We’re all about real nutrition for real people, and we believe that real nutrition starts at the source. BareOrganics products are made with whole, raw superfoods packed with unique micro and macronutrients to support overall health and vitality the natural way. After scouring the world for the most exotic, beneficial ingredients, we’ve created a diverse line of unique superfoods that make accessing optimal health and wellness as easy as popping the top off our recyclable, reusable lids. We use superior sources and processing to create each and every powder, meaning there’s no need to worry about harsh chemicals or preservatives weighing you down. Freeze-drying and low temperatures preserve integrity and freshness, making it that much easier for your body to recognize and utilize the nutrients in our natural, whole foods. All of our superfoods are USDA Certified Organic, Chemical-Free and Non GMO. Life’s complicated. Eat Simply.

    BENEFITS:
    Overall health and vitality.

    Enjoy with this recipe:
    Very Berry Energy Boost Smoothie

    Ingredients:
    1/2 tbsp BareOrganics Maqui Berry Powder
    1/2 tbsp BareOrganics Acai Fruit Powder
    1 cup frozen mixed berries
    1/2 cup cranberry juice
    1/2 cup vanilla non-dairy milk

    Directions:
    1. Place all ingredients into a blender.
    2. Blend until smooth.

    Servings: 1

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  • 100% USDA Certified Organic Wheatgrass with Vitamin C for Healthy Immunity

    • 100% RAW ORGANIC WHEATGRASS POWDER
    • USDA Certified Organic, Raw, Vegan
    • One of the best food sources of the detoxifier Living Chlorophyll
    • Non-GMO, Chemical Free. Never processed to ensure simple, wholesome nutrition
    • 1 serving= 89% daily intake of Vitamin C for healthy immunity and healthy skin
    • Good Source of Vitamins A & K, and B Vitamins for holistic wellness
    • Supports Healthy Immunity & Digestion
    • Recyclable/Reusable Container

    What is Wheatgrass?

    Wheatgrass is a young, nutrient-dense member of the wheat family. It is derived from the wheat plant Triticum aestivum, and grows in temperate regions throughout the United States and Europe.

    Why Use Wheatgrass Powder?

    As one of the greatest sources of chlorophyll, the chemical that gives plants their pigment, wheatgrass is rich in vitamins and minerals including 89% of your daily intake of vitamin C. BareOrganics raw Wheatgrass Powder helps to support energy, digestion and healthy immunity.

    BENEFITS:
    Healthy immunity, digestion, energy.

    Enjoy with this recipe:
    Wheatgrass & Seed Fusion Smoothie

    Ingredients:
    • 2 Cups Frozen Pineapple
    • ½ Cup Apple Juice
    • 6 Ice Cubes
    • 1 Banana
    • 1 Cup Fresh Spinach Leaves
    • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
    • 1 Cup Green Tea
    • 2 tsp BareOrganics™ Wheatgrass Powder
    • 3 Tbsp BareOrganics™ Chia Seeds
    • 1 Tbsp BareOrganics™ Cold Milled Ground Flaxseed

    Directions:
    1. Place all ingredients into a blender.
    2. Blend until smooth.

    Servings: 1

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  • Complete Adult 55+ Multivitamin breakthrough spore-forming probiotic.

    Our Adult 55+ Probiotic Multi-supplement is an easy-to-mix powder that provides DNA-verified spore probiotics along with a multivitamin/mineral blend that meets seniors’ specific nutrient needs.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) found that seniors require a very unique set of micronutrients that are not met by conventional multivitamins.
    Our formula provides those key vitamins and minerals, with the added benefit of improved digestive balance and enhanced nutrient absorption.

    Bacillus subtilis HU58:
    A spore-forming probiotic with the ability to fight off opportunistic and harmful bacteria.
    This strain is known to produce Nattokinase, studied for its heart-healthy benefits. HU58 also supports healthy immunity.

    Includes:
    – Servings per container: 36

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  • Turmeric Extract: Inhibits Metabolic Inflammation

    • Antioxidant Protection
    • Provides Liver Support
    • Contains Detoxifying Properties

    Metabolic inflammation is like an inner fire you can’t see, but which can slowly compromise your health. Due to multiple stressors such as poor diet, lack of exercise, environmental toxins and daily stress, many people are affected without even knowing it. Yet, inflammation is a common and serious problem leading to altered body chemistry and possibly even future health challenges.

    What is Turmeric Extract?

    Turmeric has been used by Ayurvedic practitioners in India since 1900 B.C. Traders brought this powerful herb to China in 700 A.D. Since then it has been used traditionally around the world in many cultures for supporting health. It is now a staple in the diets of many cultures. After the turmeric root is processed to powder, it becomes a deep, orange-yellow and is often used to impart colour to mustard or fabric. Today, turmeric is the subject of much scientific research into its potential health benefits. During research, it was discovered that curcumin is the principal curcuminoid of turmeric. Studies show curcumin is responsible for most of the biological activity of turmeric, and is proactive in maintaining human health. BIOVEA® Turmeric Extract is standardized to 95% curcumin.

    BIOVEA® offers Turmeric Extract to quench the fire of metabolic inflammation, and support multiple body systems to maintain good health. Turmeric root is used extensively in Indian cuisine, and is held in high regard in Ayurvedic herbalism where it’s referred to as the “cleanser of the body.” Women in India often enjoy using turmeric for beauty purposes.

    What does Turmeric Extract do?

    BIOVEA® has identified twelve deep metabolic processes that work together to maintain normal functionality within the human body. Maintaining the balance of these metabolic processes is the foundation of the SystemiCare health model. Turmeric’s importance to our health can be demonstrated by the fact that it supports an amazing seven of the twelve metabolic systems – Cells/DNA, Inflammation Response, Liver/Detox, Cognition/Nerves, Immunity, Circulation and Antioxidant Defense.

    The Problem with Inflammation

    Inflammation is part of the body’s innate healing process. The body goes through a number of natural stages to handle external attacks as part of the immune process. In contrast, metabolic inflammation is the body’s natural response to unnatural conditions. Modern environmental conditions such as junk food, toxic chemicals, and sedentary or stressful lifestyles all impact the human body negatively and may alter human biochemistry. These conditions can trigger the inflammatory cascade, the precursor to metabolic inflammation. Unlike normal immune responses, the process of metabolic inflammation may lead to suboptimal health.

    Turmeric has demonstrated it supports a healthy inflammation response in a variety of scientific studies. The COX-2 enzymes are the primary instigators of the inflammatory cascade that leads to metabolic inflammation. These enzymes are activated when the phospholipids, especially phospholipase A-2, are stimulated by an inflammatory insult. Phospholipase A-2 then triggers the arachidonic acid pathway and begins producing COX-2 enzymes in cell membranes. When turmeric is present, it acts to inhibit the action of phospholipase A-2 and interrupts the escalation of the inflammatory cycle. Additionally, compounds called cytokines can also lead to inflammation. Cytokines are chemical messengers produced by the immune system to regulate defensive activity when they are stimulated. Constant stress can shift this system out of balance, resulting in inflammation. When turmeric is consumed, it begins to assist the body’s inhibition of cytokine activity to support healthy inflammation response.

    Antioxidant Protection

    Antioxidants are the selfless bodyguards of your cells. They donate their own electrons to stabilize free radicals in your body. After antioxidants donate electrons and neutralize free radicals, they become oxidized and spent. For this reason, they must be continually supplemented to maintain a stable antioxidant level and protect cellular integrity. Clinical studies have substantiated that the curcumin in turmeric exerts very powerful antioxidant effects. Curcumin achieves this by neutralizing free radicals, which can cause great damage to healthy cells and cell membranes. Extensive research also revealed that when turmeric is introduced to the inflammatory pathway, it inhibited the activation of the IKK enzyme, which in turn, activates Nuclear Factor kappa B(NF kB), notorious for inducing cellular inflammation.

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