Pea Protein Powder: Derived from peas, it is essentially 90% protein and is rich in essential amino acids, especially 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. Pea protein isolate is a Non-GMO product.
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 beta-carotene.
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.
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.
Lipase: Lipase is a water-soluble enzyme and is the main enzyme responsible for breaking down fats in the human digestive system. Lipase acts to convert triglyceride substrates found in oils from food to monoglycerides and free fatty acids. Lipase enzymes have roles in the metabolism, absorption and transport of lipids (fats) throughout the body while also being important in cellular membrane function and health. Furthermore, lipases are involved in reduction of inflammation. Vegetable Enzyme Blend: Vegetable Blend: The 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. Inositol Hexanicotinate (iHN): 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. 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. Serrapeptase: Serrapeptase, 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. This enzyme has been shown to act as an anti-inflammatory and a pain-blocker, much like aspirin, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal antiinflamitory 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 stomach bleeding. Nattokinase: Nattokinase 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.
Cranberry Extract Powder: Cranberies contain flavonoids, polyphenols and organic acids that provide high-ORAC antioxidant capacity. 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 plaques. Citrus bioflavonoids: Flavonoids support health by strengthening capillaries and other connective tissue, and some function as antiinflammatory, antihistaminic, and antiviral agents. Astaxanthin: 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. Olive Fruit Extract: 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 nails. Pomegranate Extract: 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 antiviral activity. In 1996, a University of Nottingham research team in Pennsylvania learned that pomegranate extract could destroy several viruses nearly on contact. After years of independent studies, it finally was also proven that pomegranate extract boosts sun protection topically and internally.
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 postmenopausal women. Antioxidants are intimately involved in the prevention of cellular damage — the common pathway for a variety of diseases. Antioxidants are intimately involved in the prevention of cellular damage — the common pathway for a variety of diseases.
Co Q 10: CoQ-10 plays a crucial role in producing energy in cells. It acts as a powerful antioxidant, meaning that it helps neutralize cell-damaging molecules called free radicals. 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, betablockers, 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.
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