Rhodiola Rosea 3%
Rodiola Rosea is a herb that serves as an anti-fatigue agent and as an adaptogen, a compound that fights the chemical and physical effects of stress. Rhodiola rosea usually refers to either the SHR-5 extract or any similar extract that has 3% rosavins and 1% salidroside.
Rhodiola rosea comes in second to Panax ginseng as an adaptogen. It improves symptoms of stress in people affected by stressors that have non-physical origin.
Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea: There is a strong evidence that Rhodiola Rosea is effective in reducing fatigue and improving the cognitive function of people affected by fatigue.
Rhodiola rosea also shows great promise as a neuroprotective agent against toxins. Some studies show that it reduces corticosteroids and increases serotonin. Taking Rhodiola also shows evidence that it reduces binge eating caused by stress.
Riboflavin or B2 is a water soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant in the body. It is responsible for keeping the blood cells healthy, promoting balanced metabolism, boosting energy levels, preventing free radical damage, and many more. Riboflavin is a part of the Vitamin B complex and is essential for the function of folic acid and Vitamin B6. Just like other B vitamins, Riboflavin contributes to the overall health of the body.
Benefits of Riboflavin: Riboflavin is known as a natural remedy for headache. Physicians prescribe high dosage of Riboflavin to ease the pain of terrible migraines. It also lowers the risk of eye disorders, such as glaucoma and cataract, as well as anemia. Riboflavin is necessary for the production of red blood cells and steroid hormone synthesis. It also helps transport iron and oxygen into the cells. Riboflavin produces the antioxidant glutathione, which kills free radicals and is responsible for detoxifying the liver.
Silica, also called silicon oxide, is the chemical name for quartz which is often used as an anti-coagulant in food. Leafy green vegetables are a good source of silica. Silica is also found present in the human body, especially the bones and teeth. It is an essential component for the development of the bones and the body as a whole. There is an abundant level of silica in the body; however, it dwindles as the body ages.
Benefits of Silica: Silica is usually used with sulfur to promote healthy skin and hair, making it young and vibrant. It also balances the levels of magnesium and calcium in the body. A healthy balance between these two elements also produces hormonal balance. It is also used with calcium to help prevent osteoporosis. Silica is necessary in the production of antibodies and antigens, essential components of the immune system. Using silica along with a healthy diet is known to have a restorative effect on the body's pH levels.
Thiamine or B1 is an essential nutrient to help the body convert food into energy. It is found in most foods, such as beans, nuts, cereals, and meat. Thiamine is responsible for producing adenosine triphosphate, a molecule that delivers energy into the body. It is generally used in combination with other B vitamins which can be found in products that contain B complex. Thiamine is used for digestive problems, such as chronic diarrhea, poor appetite, and ulcerative colitis. It boosts the immune system, especially among AIDS patients. With a high percentage of positive outcome, B1 treats cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic pain, and a type of brain damage called cerebellar syndrome.
Benefits of Thiamine. Thiamine has been clinically and scientifically proven to be effective in treating metabolic disorders that have genetic origins, such as Leigh disease. It is also used to decrease the risk and symptoms of Wernicke-Korsakof syndrome, a brain disorder often seen in alcoholics and those who have thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is given to alcoholics who are undergoing withdrawal process. Research shows that thiamine could be used to reduce risks of cataracts and the albumin levels of people suffering from Type 2 diabetes.
Found In: Beans, nuts, cereals, and meats.
Valerian root comes from a plant that grows in the wild in Asia, North America, and Europe. The plant has pink, white, and purple flowers but its roots are often used as a component in herbal supplements. The herb has been used in traditional medicine to alleviate insomnia, stress, headache, anxiety, and trembling. It is often combined with other herbs and used by people who want to stop using sleeping pills.
Benefits of Valerian Root. Aside from being a natural sleep sedative, Valerian root is also used to reduce anxiety by increasing the amount of gamma aminobutyric acid, known for regulating nerve cells, in the brain. There are evidences that the Valerian root improves stress management and reduces high blood pressure, which are often the results of anxiety.
Collagen is the protein that is found all over the human body. It holds all the body together and provides it with strength. Natural collagen found in the body is called endogenous collagen while the synthetic form is called exogenous collagen. There are 16 different types of collagen but the ones found in the body belong to Type 1 collagen which is much stronger than steel.
Benefits of Collagen: Collagen is abundant in the body but the supply is depleting as the body ages. It is mostly used for beauty and medical purposes. Collagen is usually directly injected into the skin. It removes wrinkles and improves the contours of the face. It can heal wounds faster when used as a wound dressing because it attracts new skin cells to the wounded area. Collagen also promotes new tissues to grow in the affected area. Collagen is also used in oral surgery preventing cells to grow around a wound in the tooth allowing new tooth cells to grow.
Vitamin A is the name given to a group of fat-soluble retinoids which include retinal, retinol, and retinyl esters. Vitamin A is mostly popular in improving and maintaining healthy vision. However, it is involved in various body processes, such as cellular interaction and reproduction. There are two types of Vitamin A - preformed Vitamin A and provitamin A. Preformed Vitamin A includes retinol and retinyl ester found in meat and other animal products. Provitamin A carotenoids include beta carotene found in plants.
Benefits of Vitamin A: Provitamin A carotenoids play an important role in preventing muscular degeneration, an age-related eye disease, and promotes healthy eyesight. The immune system has certain functions, such as fighting cancer and cold viruses, which require substantial amounts of Vitamin A. Beta-carotene does not just maintain healthy eyesight but it also boosts the immune system and prevents chronic illnesses. Vitamin A is a known antioxidant which prevents inflammation and neutralizes free radicals in the body. Vitamin A also promotes healthy skin and cell growth.
Found In: Beef liver, Carrots, Sweet Potato.
Vitamin B is the name given to a group of vitamins, each of which has unique functions and importance in the body. There are 8 different types of Vitamin B, namely thiamine, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6, biotin, folic acid, and B12.
Benefits of Vitamin B: Thiamine or B1 produces cellular energy that comes from the food you eat. Riboflavin (B2) and pantothenic acid (B5) support thiamine in the cellular energy production process. Niacin, or B3, is known to support cardiovascular health while Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine makes the different parts of the body function properly. Biotin (B7) improves the quality and health of the skin, nails, and hair. Folic acid (B9) is essential in the development of the baby inside the womb. Finally, B12 or cobalamin makes sure that the pathways where cellular energy passes through is clear and in good condition
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin for the development of various parts of the body such as the brain, blood cells, and nerves. It acts as a cofactor for methionine synthase and L-methylmalonyl-CoA mutase, both of which are important to the DNA synthesis. It is naturally bounded to protein in food and is released in the stomach through gastric protease and hydrochloric activity.
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin to help combat adrenal fatigue and maintain healthy cardiovascular and nervous systems. It is also known to benefit the mood, energy level, digestion, memory and more.
Benefits of Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 helps the nervous system in a variety of ways. Aside from maintaining the health of the nervous system, It also forms the cell's myelin sheath, the protective covering of nerves. Studies also show that using Vitamin B12 with Vitamin B6 as well as folic acid could prevent muscular degeneration, an age-related eye disease.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration also approved using hydroxocobalamin, a natural form of Vitamin B12, to treat cyanide poisoning.
Found In: Foods rich of B12 are soya beans, clams, liver (beef), crab, eggs, red meat, and Swiss cheese.
Vitamin B6 is an another name for Pyridoxine, a vitamin that is naturally present in all types of food. Vitamin B6 is an essential part in metabolism as well as in brain development during pregnancy and infancy. It is often used together with Vitamin B complex and other B vitamins. Pyridoxal 5′-phosphate, or PLP, is the most metabolically active form of Vitamin B6. It is needed in many areas of macronutrient metabolism, neurotransmitter synthesis, gene expression, hemoglobin synthesis, and histamine synthesis. B6 is found in almost any food but foods that contain a high amount of B6 include turkey breast, chicken breast, beef, pistachios, avocado, tuna, pinto beans, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds.
Benefits of B6: Vitamin B6 is often used for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's as well as autism, ADHD, and Down syndrome. It also boosts the immune system and prevents eye and bladder infections. Vitamin B6 also prevents anemia, reduces blood levels of homocysteine, a chemical associated with heart disease, and keeps the clogged arteries open after angioplasty.
Found In: Turkey breast, Grass fed beef and tuna.
Vitamin E is the name for fat soluble compounds known for their antioxidant properties. It occurs naturally in food but is also available as food supplements. Vitamin E has 8 chemical forms but only alpha-tocopherol is the only form that can be used for humans. The liver absorbs different forms of Vitamin E but only re-secretes alpha-tocopherol while it excretes the other forms.
Benefits of Vitamin E: Vitamin E prevents the production of reactive oxygen species or ROS, a free radical that damages the cells, during the oxidation process of fats. It is also known to slow down Alzheimer's and prevents nerve damage caused by chemotherapy. Vitamin E is also used to treat ataxia, a bowel movement disorder caused by Vitamin E deficiency. Some research revealed that Vitamin E prevents anemia and bladder cancer.
Found In: Sunflower seeds, Almonds, Avocado.