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Organic Beet Root
Beets are a superfood with a rich source of essential vitamins and nutrients including folate, vitamin C, iron, betaine, magnesium, and zinc. They also have a high nitrate content which the body produces into nitric oxide.
Inulin derived from chicory root powder supports good digestive health influencing lipid metabolism*
Vitamins B6, B12, C
Vitamin B-12 plays an essential role in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, and nerve function, while Vitamin B-6 plays an essential role in energy production and cognitive function. Vitamin C is a nutrient your body needs to form blood vessels, cartilage, muscle and collagen in bones.
Thiamin is a vitamin essential for aerobic metabolism, cell growth, and transmission of nerve impulses*
By maintaining healthy levels of BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor), it is shown to support healthy gut function and brain plasticity*
Pomegranate, bilberry fruit, and maqui berry contain antioxidants and polyphenolds which support cardiovascular health*
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Protein is a vital nutrient responsible for the growth, maintenance and repair of our bodies. So, we must ensure we eat enough high-quality protein every day to keep our bodies healthy. Plant protein is a meaningful food source of protein, and the combination of different plant proteins provides you with all 9 essential amino acids. Plant-based sources of protein are a win for your health and the health of the planet.
Adaptogens are components of herbal medicines that are said to help the body's resilience in dealing with physical and emotional stresses. By strengthening our internal systems, adaptogens can promote vitality, stabilize mood and improve performance and focus. Adaptogens interact with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which is a complex system of glands, hormones and receptors in the human body. The HPA axis is central to the body’s homeostasis, stress responses and energy metabolism.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, especially your digestive system. Bacteria is usually viewed in a negative light as something that makes you sick. However, you have two kinds of bacteria constantly in and on your body — good bacteria and bad bacteria. Probiotics are made up of good bacteria that help keep your body healthy and working well.
Micronutrients are vital to our overall wellbeing. They are necessary for energy production, immune function, blood clotting and other functions. Most micronutrients are not produced in the body; so, we need to get them from our diet.
Omega-3 fatty acids are unsaturated fats that benefit the cardiovascular system. Although they are an essential fat, which means they are needed to survive, the body cannot make them on its own. Why are Omega-3's so important? They are an integral part of cell membranes throughout the body and affect the function of the cell receptors in these membranes.
Superfruits are traditional fruits that are high in phytonutrients and antioxidants. Phytonutrients are substances found only in certain plants, and antioxidants are supposed to rid our bodies of potentially harmful oxidized agents which can damage cells. While our bodies do naturally produce antioxidants, consuming a combination of super fruits is a great way to support optimal antioxidant levels.
Supergreens are a unique variety of superfood comprising a selection of vegetables, grains, grasses and algae. They are naturally rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants and tend to boast both a striking green colour and a commanding flavour.
Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body can't digest. Though most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar molecules, fiber cannot be broken down into sugar molecules, and instead it passes through the body undigested. Fiber helps regulate the body's use of sugars, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in check. It is considered less "energy dense," which means it has fewer calories for the same volume of food.