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Acai berries

Acai 100% freeze dried organic berries.
Euterpe oleracea

This Organic Acai berry powder is freeze dried by not using a heat or chemical treatment, bringing the product to you with maximum nutritional content intact.

Acai is a beautiful rich royal purple coloured berry from the Brazilian Rain Forest in South America.

 



Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha 
Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha is the tonic for the 21st centuary lifestyle, it is said to bring "the strength of a stallion". It is known as Indian Ginseng. It is used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine.

Ashwagandha is rejuvenating and strengthening to the nervous system, and it works as a mild depressant to the over agitated nerves whilst nourishing and protecting. So it is excellent for stress induced disorders such as Insomnia, Anxiety, Neurosis.

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, so it helps the body and mind adapt to stress that cannot be avoided, whilst strengthening and calming the mind and body.

 


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Bee Pollen

Bee Pollen

Bee pollen is one of nature's superfoods, rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and anti-oxidants. It is thought to be an immune system builder and it enhances vitality.

Bee pollen is known to help counteract the action of toxins and bring relief to sufferers of allergies, including hay fever, as it reduces the histamine levels in the body. It is also known to alleviate nausea, sleep disorders, stress and anxiety by bringing the body into nutritional balance and well being.

It's thought to be a great brain booster, lifting brain fatigue, improving alertness and helping concentration levels when taken over an extended period of time. It is also known to bring increased levels of energy and vitality, helping with athletic endurance, stamina, recovery and speed.

 



Barleygrass

Barleygrass
Hordeum vulgare L


The young leaves of the Barletgrass plant have a tremendous ability to absorb nutrients from the soil, and are harvested at 12 -14 inches high.
Barley grass is known to contain vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, chlorophyll, live enzymes and amino acids. It is thought to include a balanced ratio of protein, fat, and carbohydrate necessary for a balanced diet. Barleygrass is easily assimilated throughout the digestive tract providing the body with optimum nutrition.

 



Bentonite

Bentonite Clay

Betonite clay is a mineral deposit used as a detox aid, this is due to it's properties. Anhydrous Bentonite clay swells up and becomes porous when mixed with water.

This process causes it to become absorbant, and as it passes through the alimentary canal it draws toxins from the digestive system. It is used during intestinal cleansing and fasting.

 



Camu Camu

Camu Camu
Myrciaria Dubia

Camu Camu from Peru is made from berries from the Peruvian Rainforest, wild crafted and then prepared into powder, this ensures the phyto-nutrient content is left intact. Camu Camu is a pink powder and thought to be one of the richest natural sources of Vit C on the planet, it is an anti-oxidant, with a high source of minerals and vitamins, such as: Iron, Niacin, Phosphorous, Potassium, Riboflavin, Beta-carotene, Amino acids. 

 



Chorella

Chlorella
Chlorella vulgaris

Chlorella has a huge nutritional range and has been described as the perfect food.
This plant algae is thought to have an alkaline effect on the body. This effect is key in supporting the body recovering from ill health. Chlorella supports the body in the process of detoxification, this helps the muscles, joints, cells, blood and all the bodily systems recover from their toxic load. It is a high source of vegetable protein and it is also easily digestable. It makes a great food to consume when recovery from illness and it brings an energy boost in physical exhaustion.



Cordyceps

Cordyceps
Cordyceps sinensis

Cordyceps / Cordyceps sinensis is a much praised and highly sought after herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has a wide range of potential therapeutic possibilities including longevity. It is also known as a performance enhancer. (Cordyceps are said to be the secret weapon for the unexpected success of the Chinese atheletes in the 1996 Olympic games!).



Dulse Seaweed

Dulse Seaweed
Palmaria palmata

Dulse is a sea vegetable and has been harvested as a medicine and food for thousands of years.
It is harvested and generally dried, then it is eaten or powdered into ground Dulse or Dulse flakes.
Dulse seaweed is an excellent source of iron, potassium and fluoride but relatively low in sodium. It contains all the trace minerals from sea elements which are needed by humans. 
Dulse seaweed also contains calcium and magnesium and is a natural source of iodine which is thought to be essential for thyroid health and hormone secretion. It contains vitamins C, E and A and is high in vitamins B6 and B12, dietary fibre and protein.



Goji Berries

Goji Wolf Berries
Lycium barbarum

Goji berries / Wolf berries are known as the ultimate tonic for longevity, within the Chinese medicine tradition. They are thought to nourish Yin energy in the body, having a cooling and nourishing effect on the whole system. They are the perfect daily tonic for modern living, which is said to create too much heat, fire and Yang energy in the body. Goji berries have been used in traditional Mongolian, Tibetan and Chinese medicine for 1000s of years.



Green Tea

Green Tea
Camellia sinensis


Sencha green tea is made from the leaves that are directly exposed to sunlight during the growing period. It is a Japanese green tea, and it is made from the Camellia sinensis leaves. Green Tea like Acai is essential for body builders for its anti-oxidant and metabolism boosting properties.

 



Hemp

Hemp
Cannabis Sativa

Hemp seeds can be taken on a daily basis for general well-being, they can be sprinkled on any foods and make a slightly nutty crunchy topping. They can also be blended with water to make a raw hemp milk, this is particually good for those who are lactose intolerant and looking for a good source of protein. Hemp seeds are a brain booster because of it's omega 3 and 6.  



Kelp

Kelp Seaweed
Laminara digitata

Kelp Seaweed is an excellent source of iron, potassium and fluoride but relatively low in sodium. It contains all the trace minerals from sea elements which are needed by humans. Kelp Seaweed contains calcium and magnesium and is a natural source of iodine which is essential for thyroid health and hormone secretion. It contains vitamins C, E and A and is high in vitamins B6 and B12, dietary fibre and protein.



Lucuma

Lucuma
Pouteria lucuma

Lucuma is a deliciously sweet fruit prized for it's unique taste and used as a flavour in desserts, drinks and especially ice-cream (in Peru). Lucuma is a great source of carbs, fibre and vitamins, especially iron, niacin and beta-carotene. Sugar wise it naturally contains glucose, fructose, sucrose, and inositol.



Maca

Maca
Lepidium Mayenii

Maca is a popular integral part of the Peruvian way of life, it is a root vegetable that looks a bit like a turnip and it is put into soups, cakes, breads and drinks in Peru. It is grown high in the Andes at 14,000 ft in very rich soils, so its mineral content is especially high.



Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle
Silybum marianum

Milk Thistle herb has a traditional and modern use as a liver tonic.

It is believed to encourage the secretion and flow of bile and is therefore associated withthe liver, the kidneys and the gall bladder.



MSM

MSM
Methylsulfonylmethane, (CH3)2SO2

MSM is a naturally occurring substance in foods, it is found in raw fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. MSM contains sulphur, and sulphur is known to be one of the basic elements of life, the 4th most abundant mineral in the body. Sulphur is active in maintaining the correct balance of acid / alkaline in the body. It is vital to the creation and regeneration of the bodys tissues, and is found in every cell.



Psyllium

Psyllium
Plantago ovata

The seed husks of Plantago ovata, known as Psyllium husks are an excellent source of soluble dietary fibre. Psyllium husks are beneficial for both constipation and diarrhoea and can assist in maintaining a normal and healthy bowel function.

They are the major ingredient in a number of the most popular commercial laxatives.



Red Maca

Red Maca
Lepidium Mayenii

Maca is a popular integral part of the Peruvian way of life, it is a root vegetable that looks a bit like a turnip and it is put into soups, cakes, breads and drinks in Peru. It is grown high in the Andes at 14,000 ft in very rich soils, so its mineral content is especially high, which makes it a good brain booster. Red Maca is from the red and purple Maca root vegetables. Red Maca has a subtler taste than Maca, the coloured veg is sorted from the crop and Red Maca is known to have some unique qualities. The Red Maca is thought to be the most nutritionally rich of all the Maca types. 

 



Reishi

Reishi Mushroom
Ganoderma lucidum

The Reishi mushroom is one of the most valued plants in traditional Chinese medicine, and is described with Ginseng as one of the two most important elixirs.

 



Shatavari

Shatavari
Asparagus racemosus

Shatavari is considered to be the best general tonic for women in Ayurveda, clinically proven to promote fertility, strengthen the uterus, regulate menstruation, promote the flow of breast milk, assist in recovery from childbirth and alleviate many symptoms of the menopause.

Shatavari can be safely used through all stages of a women's life, and has been in use for over a 1000 years. It is the supreme woman's tonic.



Suma

Suma
Pfaffia paniculata

Suma is also known as Brazilian Ginseng, although it is not actually from the Ginseng family it has similar properties.

This plant is also called Paratoda meaning "for all things."



Spirulina

Spirulina
Arthrospira platensis, and Arthrospira maxima

Spirulina is a blue-green algae and it contains a wide range of valuable nutrients. Firstly it contains 65% easily digested PROTEIN, and 18 amino acids. It is a unique vegetarian complete source of protein and much of its protein has been pre-digested by the algae itself and these enzymes go on to assist in the human digestive and absorption process. This protein source is superior because it also has lower fat, lower cholesterol and no artificial growth booster chemicals like meat and dairy protein.

Spirulina is the secret to success for vegetarian body-building.



Stevia

Stevia
Stevia Rebaudiana

Stevia is a natures sweetest leaf. Stevia leaf itself is 30-100 times sweeter than table sugar and has, not surprisingly, been used as a sweetener by indigenous peoples long before the Inca Empire.

Stevia extract is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar with no after-taste. Stevia has a negligable effect on blood glucose levels and even appears to enhance glucose tolerance. So if you're looking for the perfect sugar replacement for diabetics, anyone needing a low calorie sweetener or a low carbohydrate diet, Stevia is the answer. Stevia extract has been used commercially as a sweetener in a number of countries for some years.



Tribulus terrestris

Triphala
Emblica officinalis, Terminalia bellirica, Terminalia chebula

Triphala is a very widely used blend of three fruit powders and is a cornerstone of Ayurvedic medicine.

Triphala is from the Rasayan (rejuvenation) branch of Ayurveda said to engender a youthfulness to both physical and mental health and increase happiness.



Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass
Triticum aestivum

Wheat grass is quite possibly the closest thing to the fountain of youth and healing man has ever benefited from. It's nutritional profile is literally stunning. It's good for boosting energy and vitality levels, combating fatigue, detoxification, eliminating unhealthy bacteria, balancing gut and bowel health, balancing ph levels in blood, treating immune system deficiencies, improving clarity of thought Stabilising weight, metabolism and cravings, aiding cell regeneration.