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  • Acai Berry

     
    Acai Berry Euterpe oleracea

    Dark purple berries the size of a blueberry, acai are cherished by the people of the Amazon where they grow deep in the lush rainforest. This synergistic berry is loaded with antioxidants, rightfully making it one of the most popular superfruits on the planet. From healthy cell function to healthy immunity to healthy, glowing skin, there are many rewards to reap from the famed acai berry. Our certified organic acai berries hail from Brazil, where they are harvested at their peak ripeness, then freeze-dried and cold-milled into a deep purple powder rich in antioxidants.

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  • Acerola Cherry Concentrate

     
    Acerola Cherry Concentrate Malpighia glabra

    Famed for its vitamin C content, the acerola berry also contains free-radical busting anthocyanins and many other valuable phytonutrients. Together, these compounds help fight oxidation both inside and out, keeping your cells and whole body flourishing. Skin cells reap the rewards too, with potential benefits for healthy collagen production and skin tone.

    Our Amazonian-sourced, certified organic acerola berries are highly concentrated to 20% vitamin C content to further amplify their incredible health-supportive properties. Our acerola berries are handpicked at the optimum time, when the color reveals their peak vitamin C content. At the processing facility, the berries are stored at temperatures just above freezing to preserve their vital nutrients. This stringent temperature control is maintained throughout the entire standardization process. In a proprietary process, our acerola berries are gently concentrated in a cold-liquid extraction. The syrup is then filtered and dried in a vacuum to protect the fragile, heat- and oxygen-sensitive vitamin C. Our gentle extraction process allows us to create an unusually potent product that retains the whole-fruit matrix of vitamin C and its important cofactors. This is a truly natural ingredient of the highest caliber — 100% organic vitamin C with absolutely no synthetic ascorbic acid.

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  • Agaricus Mushroom

     
    Agaricus Mushroom Agaricus blazei

    Medicinal mushrooms have been treasured for thousands of years as profound healing agents, especially when it comes to the health of our immune systems. Agaricus is one such mushroom, hailing from the tropics of Brazil. But its effect doesn’t stop at the immune system. Research cites the use of agaricus for healthy blood sugar support, healthy liver function, and healthy cholesterol levels.

    We use the easy-to-absorb mycelia in our formulas to ensure maximum power and potency. Mycelium is the primordial thread-like hyphae that serve as the basis for growth for the mushroom fruiting body or “cap.” A mushroom spends the vast majority of its life cycle in the mycelium phase during which time it produces a wide variety of enzymes and nutrients. The presence of these immunologically active metabolites and enzymes are found in the richest concentrations in the soft mycelium cell walls and its extracellular substrate (collectively known as the mycelium biomass) — not in the fruiting bodies. Research indicates these interesting secondary metabolites have the potential to yield very promising health benefits for humans.

    Our mycelium is carefully monitored throughout its growth to ensure the complete development of all its active beneficial constituents. After harvest, we utilize a special cold-drying and precision cold-milling technique to preserve its full array of heat-sensitive enzymes and extracellular compounds. When mycelium is heated or extracted, it can degrade many of these valuable, immune-supportive compounds. Our objective is to produce the cleanest, purest, most whole, bioactive (and non-heat degraded) mycelium product to support healthy cellular and immune function.

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  • Alfalfa Grass Juice

     
    Alfalfa Grass Juice Medicago sativa

    Grasses are a total food — complete in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes. It’s no wonder that many animals thrive on young tender blades of grass. We juice our certified organic alfalfa grass, rather than using the whole indigestible grass fiber, so your body can access all of its amazing goodies. Once juiced, we low-temperature dry it under special oxygen-free conditions to protect all of its precious cargo. Alfalfa grass juice is rich in chlorophyll for alkalinizing and blood building; micronutrients like vitamins B1, B6, C, E and K as well as calcium, potassium, iron and zinc for an everyday boost; and much more!

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  • Amla Berry

     
    Amla Berry Phyllanthus emblica

    Organically grown in the Himalayan valleys, amla is one of the most revered and regenerative herbs in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Called “Mother Nature” in India due to the myriad of medicinal properties they possess, amla berries are brimming with antioxidants including vitamin C, tannins, and polyphenols, most notably ellagic acid. Our concentrated, certified organic amla berry powder is made to our exacting specifications under low temperatures and pristine conditions. The result is a nutrient-dense superfruit with incredible benefits.

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  • Apple Fruit

     
    Apple Fruit Malus pumila

    We use the whole fruit, peel and all, and nothing but the cream of the crop (not the bruised and tattered leftovers that most companies use). Our certified organic, USA-grown apples are processed under cold temperatures to ensure the absolute integrity of the finished product. Apples, rich in a highly beneficial bioflavonoid called quercetin, continue to reign supreme when it comes to everyday fruits that are good for our health in so many ways — from keeping our minds sharp to helping with blood sugar levels to making for "happy" hearts. There's a reason we continue to say "An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”

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  • Aronia Berry

     
    Aronia Berry Aronia melanocarpa

    Aronia is quickly becoming the next big superfruit as the research accumulates on its many remarkable health properties. Also known as chokecherry, this tart super-berry has been used for generations by the Native Americans as a nourishing, protective dietary staple. Turns out this berry is off the charts with polyphenols, special antioxidant compounds that support optimal health, especially of the heart. Our aronia berries are specially grown in Northern Europe adhering to the purest, certified organic standards. After peak harvesting, a portion of the berries are first juiced and then freeze-dried. In addition, we freeze-dry them in their whole form — skin, seeds, pulp and all. When combined, the juice and whole fruit create the perfect synergy so that you can reap the rewards of this rising star.

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  • Artichoke Juice

     
    Artichoke Juice Cynara scolymus L.

    What we most commonly call "artichoke" is actually the strangely shaped flowering buds of this tall, thistle-like plant, which as a whole has some remarkable health benefits. Used since the 4th century BC as a digestive aid, modern science and clinical studies now back up many of these strong herbal traditions. Artichoke has long been considered a "cholagogue" to support healthy bile flow. Since many toxins are fat-soluble and require the emulsifying effects of bile for their elimination from our bodies, this supportive action of artichoke is a much-needed help for your liver as it works tirelessly to keep us in the clear. And like another of its thistle cousins, milk thistle, artichoke has documented effects on helping to support healthy liver cells. Our artichokes are grown in Germany in nutrient-dense, organic soil. Upon harvest, our fresh artichoke buds are juiced and concentrated, then dried and milled under low temperatures into a highly effective liver supporter and protector.

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  • Ashwagandha Root Extract

     
    Ashwagandha Root Extract Withania somnifera

    Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine, the ancient medicine of India. It is well known for its restorative and strengthening effects, especially when it comes to stress and immunity. In Sanskrit, ashwagandha means “the smell of a horse” indicating how the herb has the ability to impart the strength of a stallion. Ashwagandha is referred to as an adaptogen. This means that it helps your body “adapt” better to stress, be it physical, emotional or mental. So if you are feeling stressed, tired or under the weather, ashwagandha just might be one to add to your arsenal. We use ashwagandha for its ability to promote healthy energy, a sense of vitality, and a healthy response to stress. Our highly concentrated extract is both SuperPure and certified organic so you can receive all the benefits of this herb without any of the downsides of chemical processing methods so commonly used by other manufacturers.

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  • Astaxanthin (Haematococcus Algae)

     
    Astaxanthin (Haematococcus Algae) Haematococcus pluvialis

    Haematococcus is a rare red freshwater algae and a potent, plant-based source of a unique antioxidant known as astaxanthin. Astaxanthin may well be one of the most powerful antioxidants that nature has to offer. This fat-soluble “king of the carotenoids” is quickly rising in the ranks of most beneficial supplements for its many contributions to our overall health, not just our eyes. Astaxanthin is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to our eyes and skin. It is one of the only antioxidants that is capable of protecting both the water-soluble and fat-soluble parts of our cells. Studies have shown that astaxanthin supports our eyes and skin during UV light exposure. As well, it supports healthy eye energy, healthy blood vessels, healthy lens function, and healthy visual acuity. One of the interesting features about asaxanthin is that, unlike some other types of antioxidants, astaxanthin never becomes a pro-oxidant in the body so it can never cause harmful oxidation.

    Our astaxanthin is certified organic and grown in a special, hermetically-closed, tightly monitored freshwater system to ensure no contamination from microbes, agricultural residue, and other foreign debris. The whole system is run using green technology and is powered by natural sunlight. Our exclusive SuperPure process is utilized to concentrate the astaxanthin to the desired levels for ultimate purity. Taking a supplement with high quality astaxanthin is your surefire way to access one of the most protective antioxidants in the world.

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  • Astragaloside IV Extract

     
    Astragaloside IV Extract Astragalus membranaceus

    Astragalus root is rich in a synergy of unique compounds, including an extremely rare, potent, and valuable compound known as astragaloside IV. We concentrate our certified organic astragalus a hundred fold (100:1) using our SuperPure extraction techniques to yield an extraordinary immune ally. Along with research on astragaloside IV’s immune-boosting potential, scientists are also exploring its role in healthy aging and longevity.

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  • Astragalus Root Extract

     
    Astragalus Root Extract Astragalus membranaceus

    For centuries, astragalus has held a prominent spot in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Astragalus is most well known for its affinity to defend the body against the threats of our world. It’s considered a supportive herb during times of stress and fatigue. As the quintessential “tonic” herb, astragalus can safely be taken for extended periods of time for ongoing support. Our certified organic astragalus root is extracted through the use of our exclusive SuperPure processing, which 100% disallows the use of toxic chemical solvents. The purpose of our astragalus root is two-fold: it serves as a powerful, tonifying herb in its own right and we use it as a unique natural “carrier” and stabilizer for many of our additional traditional Chinese herbal extracts. This resourceful natural carrier application ensures a completely pure and potent extract and eliminates the use of any and all synthetic carriers as are commonly used by other companies.

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  • Atlantic Wakame

     
    Atlantic Wakame Undaria pinnatifida

    Briny, salty, and slightly sweet, wakame is an abundant seaweed that offers a healthy addition to any diet. Common to Japanese cuisine, it’s often added to soups, salads, and tofu dishes. The very best feature of wakame is its great storehouse of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Iron, calcium, magnesium, iodine, folate, lignans and much more can be found inside this versatile vegetable of the sea.

    Our wakame is collected from the pristine waters of the Gulf of Maine. Our wakame is certified organic, sustainably harvested, and, like all our ingredients, meets our strict purity standards for heavy metals, radiation, and other microbiological concerns.

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  • Atractylodes (Bai-Zhu) Rhizome Extract

     
    Atractylodes (Bai-Zhu) Rhizome Extract Atractylodis Macrocephalae

    There’s a good reason atractylodes (bai-zhu) was awarded the title “The First Herb of Invigorating Qi” in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is often treated as an equal to the more well-known herb called ginseng and is considered a foundation in many TCM formulas. Qi refers to your circulating life force, a mainstay of TCM philosophy. Healthy Qi is considered a key influence in keeping you healthy and well. Let atractylodes be your ally on this journey!

    Our certified organic extract is made the traditional way following the ancient principles of TCM. We use a special process whereby the herb is brewed in pure, filtered water for an extended period of time to draw out its many valuable compounds. The aromatic oils that are released during this process are captured and reintegrated into the final extract. This result is a whole-spectrum, “co-activated” extract of unparalleled quality and health potential.

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  • Bacopa (Brahmi) Leaf Extract

     
    Bacopa (Brahmi) Leaf Extract Bacopa monnieri

    Bacopa (brahmi) is one of the most powerful brain herbs in our herbal apothecary. It supports healthy memory, concentration, and alertness. It also supports healthy sleep and relaxation. In keeping with what is known as the “Doctrine of Signatures”, the bacopa leaf resembles the shape of our cerebellum (an important part of our brain). How fitting! Our certified organic bacopa is a highly concentrated SuperPure extract that is made with only pure ethanol and water for optimal purity and efficacy.

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  • Baobab

     
    Baobab Bombacaceae

    Known as the "tree of life," the distinctly identifiable baobob tree (which can live for up to five thousand years!) represents life and growth in the barren African savannah where it's found. It bears a remarkable fruit with a nutritious pulp that is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, minerals, and amino acids. Plus, it’s sweet and delicious to boot! Baobob is taking the world by storm with its positive effects on supporting gut, immune, skin, and overall health. Our certified organic baobab from the deserts of Senegal is dried naturally right on the branch of the tree. Once dried, the fruit is harvested and the dried inner pulp is removed, deseeded and filtered to produce a 100% natural, natively dried, and tasty superfood powder of the highest caliber.

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  • Barley Grass

     
    Barley Grass Hordeum vulgare

    Our young, tender emerald green blades of organic barley grass are harvested fresh from the fields at their peak of nutrient density, then carefully dried and milled under low temperatures. Barley grass has a long history of use as a nutritious, chlorophyll-rich green. Years ago, we pioneered the use of organic barley grass in our whole-food multivitamins to naturally bind all of the formula’s beneficial vitamins, minerals, and botanical extracts and deliver them right where they need to go for optimal absorption.

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  • Barley Grass Juice

     
    Barley Grass Juice Hordeum vulgare

    Many of barley grass juice's known health benefits are due to its abundant chlorophyll content. Plus grass juices, when grown and processed with care, are bursting with bioactive enzymes. One in particular is superoxide dismutase, or SOD, and it is indeed a "super" hero when it comes to supporting and protecting our cells. Along with chlorophyll and hundreds of live enzymes, grass juice is infused with all twenty amino acids, making it a complete source of plant-based protein. And let's not forget the jam-packed roster of vitamins and minerals tucked inside like vitamin K, beta-carotene, iron, and calcium. What doesn't the precious juice of barley grass contain?!

    When spring and early fall arrive, our organic grass bursts to life and becomes a photosynthesis factory. We harvest our grasses just prior to the critical seed-producing jointing stage, when the tender shoots are at their peak of nutritional potency, enzymatic activity, and chlorophyll content. Our freshly cut young grasses are immediately cooled and juiced at 35°F to protect and preserve all the enzymes, chlorophyll and other valuable constituents. Then, they are dried using our exclusive CO2 low-temperature process. The result is an extraordinary grass juice powder that is bursting with nutritious energy.

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  • Beet Root Juice

     
    Beet Root Juice Beta vulgaris L.

    The red-violet pigments in beets are not only beautiful, they are actually a unique and highly valuable form of antioxidant called betacyanins. These pigments are widely studied for their ability to promote optimal health by supporting healthy detoxification and a normal inflammation response. Beets also contain a 100% natural form of betaine, a key body nutrient, along with potassium, vitamin C, iron, and other vitamins and minerals. A recent study in the Journal of Applied Physiology revealed that beet juice consumption supported healthy stamina levels and exercise tolerance. So next time you go to jump on that treadmill, or go for a hike, bike ride or walk, consider a beet juice pick-me-up to get you through your workout or activity. Already a seasoned athlete? Beet juice may just kick up your training and performance a notch.

    Our beets begin with old-world, heirloom seeds that are grown using certified organic and traditional natural European farming methods in Germany’s Black Forest. After harvest, our beets are transported only minutes away to our certified organic processing plant. The fresh beets are washed in purified water, juiced, and freeze dried in a custom-designed, low-temperature vacuum chamber. Applying consistent low temperatures and vacuum processing throughout each and every processing step is crucial to preserving the bioactive ingredients and sweet, delicious flavor. Our Organic Beet Juice powder just can’t be beat!

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  • Beta 1,3 Glucan Extract

     
    Beta 1,3 Glucan Extract

    Our patent-pending SuperPure Beta-Glucan will kick start and sustain your healthy immune system. We are proud to be the first to introduce this powerful form of beta 1,3 glucan to the supplement world, which is derived exclusively from a rare and nutrient-rich algae (Euglena gracilis) that’s extensively studied by NASA and several universities for its incredible health potential. With the purest and highest percentage of beta 1,3 glucan of all known sources, our SuperPure extract is more bioavailable and better able to recruit the necessary cells in your immune army. When it comes to year-round immune protection, having the highest caliber beta 1,3 glucan on your team is a winning strategy. While there are many different kinds of beta glucans, there is only one rare and special type that can actually unlock and activate your immune system — beta 1,3 glucan. Its natural mechanism of action has been well documented in a variety of reputable published studies. When your body’s immune cell absorb beta 1,3 glucan, it naturally and safely supports a healthy cascade of beneficial immune-regulating activities to support better health. There’s no other beta 1,3 glucan like this in the world with its purity, potency and bioactivity. Unlike nearly all others in the marketplace, SuperPure Beta-Glucan is 100% yeast free. When you want the best for your immune system, SuperPure Beta-Glucan is unsurpassed.

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  • Bilberry

     
    Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus

    Loaded with the highly researched and health-supporting anthocyanins, these rare berries may be small, but they're a mighty force for eyes that are bright, shining, and healthy. Research shows these same exact antioxidant compounds support strong, healthy blood vessels and healthy circulation. The bilberry is a close relative of the wild blueberry and huckleberry with its very own exceptional set of advantages. Our certified organic bilberries are fresh freeze-dried and concentrated to amplify their full spectrum of eye-loving goodies.

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  • Biotin

     
    Biotin

    Biotin, one of the 8 established B vitamins, aids in the synthesis of important fatty acids for nerve, hair, and skin cells. It is a critical coenzyme for the conversion of sugars and fats into energy. Our certified organic biotin is made through our special fermentation process using organic vegetables, fruits, and other natural food sources. This creates a vitamin that is naturally bound in a synergy of beneficial cofactors and whole-food compounds. By taking your supplements in food-form, you are getting your daily nutrients just as nature intended for optimal benefit. Plus they are super gentle and can be taken on an empty stomach if so desired. Vitamins and minerals aren’t found as synthetic isolates in nature. And neither are they in our vitamins!

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  • Black Currant

     
    Black Currant Ribes nigrum

    Black currants have a very long history of use given their impressive list of nutritional and phytonutrient contents. They are greatly valued for their health-boosting influences on brain, digestive and eye health, and have a special affinity for the lungs especially during cold & flu season. A particular class of flavonoids has been pinpointed in black currant called anthocyanins. Various studies and reviews point to anthocyanins' antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, especially for our vessels and eyes. The dark purple pigment of this berry reflects one of the highest percentages of anthocyanins in any fruit. Our black currants berries are specially grown in Northern Europe adhering to the purest, certified organic standards. After peak harvesting, a portion of the berries are first juiced and then freeze-dried. In addition, we freeze-dry them in their whole form — skin, seeds, pulp and all. When combined, the juice and whole fruit create the perfect synergy so that you can reap the rewards of this notable superfruit.

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  • Black Currant Extract

     
    Black Currant Extract Ribes nigrum

    Black currants have a very long history of use given their impressive list of nutritional and phytonutrient contents. They are greatly valued for their health-boosting influences on brain, digestive and eye health, and have a special affinity for the lungs especially during cold & flu season. A particular class of flavonoids has been pinpointed in black currant called anthocyanins. Various studies and reviews point to anthocyanins' antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, especially for our vessels and eyes. The dark purple pigment of this berry reflects one of the highest percentages of anthocyanins in any fruit, particularly one called cyanidin-3-glucoside or C3G. C3G is one of the most predominant anthocyanins found in nature. It's also one of the most bioactive nutrients in its class and one of the most clinically researched.

    Our certified organic black currants are grown on a specialty farm in New Zealand, the best-known environment for the most nutritious and anthocyanin-rich berries in the world. This farm is situated on the South Island of New Zealand, which has the perfect synergy of clean air, intense sunlight, and rich soils for growing these purple gems. Our black currant cultivar has been specially developed for its rich nutritional value. Our currants are harvested in January when they are assessed to have their highest levels of anthocyanins. They are then processed using exclusive low temperature technology and SuperPure extraction methods to obtain maximum recovery (35%) of the beneficial anythocyanin phytonutrients.

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  • Black Pepper Berry Extract

     
    Black Pepper Berry Extract Piper nigrum

    Who knew that pepper was so much more than the counterpart seasoning to salt? Highly prized since ancient Greece, it was not only used as a seasoning but as a currency and a sacred offering. Black pepper is rich in micronutrients, including vitamin C, and can support healthy digestion. It also has the ability to improve uptake of vitamin C in our bodies, helping it make its way to all our cells. Our SuperPure black pepper berry extract is certified organic, and, as with all our extracts, it is created 100% without any harsh chemicals or solvents so commonly used by other companies.

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  • Black Radish Juice

     
    Black Radish Juice Raphanus sativus L

    Black radish, a variety of the common garden radish, is both delicious on salads and a medicinal powerhouse. It’s on the impressive list of glucosinolate-rich cruciferous veggies that also includes broccoli and cauliflower. Black radish is highly concentrated in glucoraphasatin, a unique compound from this family of glucosinolate phytonutrients that offers healthy DNA protection and healthy detox enzyme activity. A radish a day keeps the doctor away! Our black radishes are grown in France in nutrient-dense, certified organic soil. Upon harvest, our black radishes are juiced and concentrated, then dried and milled under low temperatures into a formidable cellular and DNA protector.

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  • Black Raspberry

     
    Black Raspberry Rubus occidentalis

    Nothing is better than a mouthful of succulent red or black raspberries ripe off the bush. But raspberries are so much more than just tasty treats. Raspberries contain a special compound known as ellagic acid that is being clinically researched for its regulating effects on healthy cell growth and a healthy inflammation response. The long list of goodies in raspberries is extraordinary and puts it neck in neck with the best of the superfruits. Our certified organic black raspberries are fresh freeze-dried and concentrated to amplify their full spectrum of healthy goodness.

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  • Bladderwrack

     
    Bladderwrack Fucus vesiculosus

    A type of seaweed that grows in the Northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans, bladderwrack is a nourishing superfood not regularly consumed by most. The main stem of bladderwrack, known as the thallus, is the part used for nutritional applications. The thallus has air-filled “bladders” to help it float — hence the name! Particularly rich in iodine, bladderwrack supports healthy thyroid function and overall health.

    Our bladderwrack comes from the Gulf of Maine, where it grows on a remote rocky shore along with a variety of other seaweeds. Our bladderwrack is certified organic, sustainably harvested, and, like all our ingredients, meets our strict purity standards for heavy metals, radiation, and other microbiological concerns.

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  • Boron

     
    Boron

    Boron is proven to be essential to the maintenance of healthy bones and joints. This trace mineral promotes bone growth, guards vitamin D levels, and plays an indispensable role in calcium metabolism. We use two forms of boron to ensure its optimal absorption and utilization in our bodies — our organically grown boron made with whole foods, and a natural boron chelated with brown rice protein.

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  • Broccoli Sprouts

     
    Broccoli Sprouts Brassica oleracea italica

    We all know that broccoli is good for us. Now imagine taking all the nutrition of a whole broccoli plant and concentrating it into a single sprout — now that’s REALLY good for you! Broccoli sprouts are part of the cruciferous family, which contains a very special class of phytonutrients called glucosinolates. These compounds are known for their positive protective effects for our cells and DNA. They support healthy detoxification and healthy antioxidant status, including the all-important production of glutathione. Glutathione is your master antioxidant and is arguably your body’s most indispensable compound when it comes to staying healthy. So eat your broccoli — better yet, eat your broccoli sprouts.

    Our certified organic broccoli sprout powder begins as certified organic seeds that are carefully selected to produce the most nutritious sprouts. Our seeds are gently activated in a proprietary broth, rich in catalytic minerals and other essential nutrients. After they burst to life, our broccoli sprouts are harvested, flash frozen and immediately placed in a vacuum and freeze-dried. Because our sprouts are not transported to another location for drying, there is no loss of enzymes or other valuable constituents between harvesting and freeze-drying. After drying, they are quickly cold-milled into a fine powder. With this level of care and attention, it’s no wonder our sprout powders are some of the finest in the world.

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  • Buckwheat Berry Sprouts

     
    Buckwheat Berry Sprouts Fagopyrum esculentum

    Buckwheat is an amazing superfood that is actually an ancient fruit seed (it is not a grain and is gluten free). Sprouting takes a seed that is dormant and sparks it to life with an impressive array of live enzymes and nutrients. Buckwheat berry sprouts are an abundant source of naturally occurring rutin and quercetin, two very important vitamin C cofactors. These phytonutrients can support healthy capillary integrity, skin health, and much more.

    Our certified organic buckwheat berry sprout powder begins as certified organic seeds that are carefully selected to produce the most nutritious sprouts. Our seeds are gently activated in a proprietary broth, rich in catalytic minerals and other essential nutrients. After they burst to life, our buckwheat berry sprouts are harvested, flash frozen and immediately placed in a vacuum and freeze-dried for optimum nutrient preservation.

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  • Burdock Root

     
    Burdock Root Arctium lappa

    If you find yourself in Japan, you will likely find earthy-tasting slices of “Gobo” root in your bowl of stew. Burdock has a long history of use as a medicine, but also as a nourishing vegetable staple in Japanese cookery. As a folk remedy, burdock is considered one of the best “alteratives” — or blood purifiers. As such, it is often used for healthy skin support and any other condition that results from the body being overly toxic. Our certified organic burdock root is freeze-dried and concentrated to ensure its utmost purity, potency, and herbal power.

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  • Calcium (Plant-Based)

     
    Calcium (Plant-Based)

    Calcium plays a huge role in maintaining our health. It regulates our heartbeat, fuels our nervous system, and supports our ligaments, tendons, and skin. As well, our teeth and bones are mostly comprised of calcium. Given the vitally important role calcium plays, it’s essential that we supplement our bodies with the very best calcium available. In a plant, calcium is naturally bound with other minerals, vitamins, proteins, and phytonutrients. This nutritional entity contains a “code,” if you will, that tells the body it is safe to absorb and directs the body to store the calcium where it belongs. Our formulas utilize only plant-based calcium, sourced from either Icelandic red algae or a combination of Icelandic red algae and Japanese white sesame seeds.

    Icelandic red algae is a highly nutritious and beautiful red sea vegetable that absorbs pure calcium, magnesium, and 74 valuable trace minerals and phytonutrients from the pure, icy waters of Iceland. Ours is both sustainably harvested and fully certified by the European Organic Trust Program. Our unique red algae contains an amazing 33% calcium by weight and is a highly bioavailable mineral source.

    Heirloom sesame seeds, cultivated for centuries in Japan, contain nature’s perfect mineral profile — a natural blend of calcium, magnesium and trace minerals essential for healthy joints, bones, heart and immune system. Our sesame seeds are prepared using a natural and traditional fermentation process that further enhances the bioavailability of the calcium and other naturally occurring nutrients.

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  • Calendula Flower Essence

     
    Calendula Flower Essence Calendula officinalis

    This uplifting bright orange or yellow flower is both a well-known herb and garden plant. Calendula is an energetically cooling plant when used in formulas with a strong affinity for skin health. We use certified organic calendula flower essence for its ability to support our body, mind and spirit. A flower essence is best described as an energetic imprint of its source. Ours is made by infusing the blossoms of certified organic calendula in pure, distilled water then potentizing it for full effect.

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  • Camu Camu Extract

     
    Camu Camu Extract Myrciaria dubia

    One of the world’s richest sources of natural vitamin C, our camu camu berries are wild harvested by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon rainforest. These prized berries grow only in remote, hard-to-reach areas of the Amazon rainforest, significantly limiting their availability. We were one of the first companies to overcome this limitation to create the world’s first naturally occurring vitamin C from camu camu standardized to 20%.

    Our camu camu berries are handpicked at the optimum time, when the color reveals their peak vitamin C content. At the processing facility, the berries are stored at temperatures just above freezing to preserve their vital nutrients. This stringent temperature control is maintained throughout the entire standardization process. In a proprietary process, our camu camu berries are gently concentrated in a cold-liquid extraction. The syrup is then filtered and dried in a vacuum to protect the fragile, heat- and oxygen-sensitive vitamin C. Our gentle extraction process allows us to create an unusually potent product that retains the whole-fruit matrix of vitamin C and its important cofactors. This is a truly natural ingredient of the highest caliber — 100% natural vitamin C with absolutely no synthetic ascorbic acid.

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  • Caper Berries

     
    Caper Berries Capparis spinosa

    Many times more bitter than the smaller, more well-known capers from which they form, caper berries — which resemble a large olive — are rarely eaten due to their overpowering flavor. But their nutritional profile is astounding and definitely deserves our attention. Caper berries contain impressive levels of the flavonoids rutin and quercetin, and are rich in a pungent compound called methyl isothiocyanate, which studies show may help support healthy DNA function and formation. We have developed the only source of raw, dried organic caper berries in the world, hand-picked from the wild deserts of Morocco. So no need to pucker up while you’re eating caper berries! Our formula contains all of their power in an easy-to-take capsule form.

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  • Cardamom Seed

     
    Cardamom Seed Elettaria cardamomum

    Cardamom is one of the world’s most ancient of spices. It is native to the East, originating from India, and goes back to the days of ancient Egyptians and Vikings as a coveted seed. It is an aromatic, warming spice that is good for digestion, and brings great synergy in its mingling with other spices and herbs. We use only the finest, certified organic variety for optimal purity.

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  • Carrot Juice

     
    Carrot Juice Daucus carota

    Health enthusiasts rave about carrots, a signature veggie in many juice tonics for its power-packed nutrition and sweetness. And rightfully so! Carrots are overflowing with carotenes, antioxidants, and rare phytonutrients that boast a long list of health benefits. Most known for its soaring beta-carotene content, a safe vitamin A precursor, carrots are also brimming with many other health goodies like alpha-carotene, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin K. Carrot juice fuels our core, life-giving processes and supports radiant good health.

    Our certified organic carrots are grown right here in the USA in the most fertile conditions so that they are brimming with nutrients. After harvest, we cold-juice our carrots for optimal nutrient concentration, then freeze-dry the juice into a sweet, vitamin-packed powder that’s as close to garden fresh as you’ll find.

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  • Catalase Enzyme

     
    Catalase Enzyme

    Free radicals are constant nags for our eyes and whole bodies. Luckily we have an elaborate defense system to combat these damaging buggers, including a powerful enzyme known as catalase. Catalase works at lightning speeds and is very efficient; it is able to convert and neutralize thousands of free radicals at a time. Yes, our bodies make these enzymes, but a stress-prone organ like the eye can quickly fall out of balance with this defense system, and be sorely lacking in them. This is when supplementation can do wonders! Our natural catalase enzyme comes from a SuperPure extraction of fermented beans.

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  • Chaga Mushroom

     
    Chaga Mushroom Inonotus obliquus

    Medicinal mushrooms have been treasured for thousands of years as profound healing agents, especially when it comes to the health of our immune systems. Chaga has earned its reputation as part of this coveted group. Used in Russian and Eastern European Traditional Medicine for years, research now confirms chaga’s ability to support our immune systems and healthy cell activity.

    We use the easy-to-absorb mycelia in our formulas to ensure maximum power and potency. Mycelium is the primordial thread-like hyphae that serve as the basis for growth for the mushroom fruiting body or “cap.” A mushroom spends the vast majority of its life cycle in the mycelium phase versus the fruiting body phase during which time it produces a wide variety of enzymes and nutrients. The presence of these immunologically active metabolites and enzymes are found in the richest concentrations in the soft mycelium cell walls and its extracellular substrate (collectively known as the mycelium biomass) — not in the fruiting bodies. Research indicates these interesting secondary metabolites have the potential to yield very promising health benefits for humans.

    Our mycelium is carefully monitored throughout its growth to ensure the complete development of all its active beneficial constituents. After harvest, we utilize a special cold-drying and precision cold-milling technique to preserve its full array of heat-sensitive enzymes and extracellular compounds. When mycelium is heated or extracted, it can degrade many of these valuable, immune-supportive compounds. Our objective is to produce the cleanest, purest, most whole, bioactive (and non-heat degraded) mycelium product to support healthy cellular and immune function.

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  • Chamomile Flower Essence

     
    Chamomile Flower Essence Matricaria chamomilla

    The bright and cheery chamomile flower not only brings joy to your garden, but also maintains a strong reputation as a traditional, multipurpose healer. Chamomile flower tea is right up there in popularity with black tea for its ability to calm, soothe, and restore. We use chamomile flower essence for its comforting energetic properties. A flower essence is best described as an energetic imprint of its source. Ours is made by infusing the blossoms of certified organic chamomile in pure, distilled water then potentizing it for full effect.

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  • Chaste Tree Berry Extract

     
    Chaste Tree Berry Extract Vitex agnus-castus L.

    Chaste tree has been used since medieval European times for supporting a healthy hormone balance for women. The bright red berry of the chaste tree contains a number of active compounds like flavonoids and essential oils. If you are looking for balancing those ups and downs, chaste tree is your go-to herb. Our certified organic chaste tree berry is a highly concentrated SuperPure extract that is made with only pure ethanol and water for optimal purity and efficacy.

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  • Chlorella

     
    Chlorella Chlorella vulgaris

    Chlorella is a freshwater algae that has earned its longstanding reputation in the world of superfoods. Being at the beginning of the food chain, chlorella is an incredible source of broad-spectrum nutrition. Algae are approximately 60% to 70% protein, a complete protein that is ideal for humans. Chlorella also offers a full range of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients with one of the densest known nutrient compositions of any food.

    Our chlorella is the purest and most unique chlorella powder available. Grown in pure water in hermetically sealed stainless steel tanks in a pharmaceutical clean room environment, our chlorella is free of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other chemicals so common to other chlorella products. Our chlorella was developed for its unique soft cell wall, offering maximum absorption of all its beneficial nutrients. With its soft cell wall, our chlorella does not need to undergo harsh or aggressive cell wall fracturing processes, which can degrade and harm the highly valuable and sensitive phytonutrients.

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  • Choline

     
    Choline

    Choline is an essential nutrient required for life, and is usually teamed up with the B vitamins in terms of function. It was formally believed our bodies could make enough choline to meet our daily requirement but it’s since been determined the importance of outside help from our diet and supplements. Choline is essential for optimal brain development and supports healthy cognitive function, among other things. The need for choline is even higher in pregnancy when a baby’s brain is miraculously forming.

    Our choline is “grown” using our unique 3-step transformation process, which combines the use of organic fruits and veggies with the long-standing principles of fermentation. The result is a unique form of choline that brings you the best of real, wholesome food and that is perfectly balanced and compatible with your body. Shouldn’t your supplements follow nature’s lead?

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  • Chromium

     
    Chromium

    Micro-minerals like chromium perform essential regulatory and structural functions in our bodies. As our soils become depleted, our foods more processed, and our bodies more stressed, micro-mineral supplementation is needed more than ever. Chromium is most well known for its role in blood sugar regulation. It is an integral part of our insulin response, a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps with the metabolism and use of primarily carbohydrates/sugars, but also protein and fats to some extent. Although chromium is present in a wide variety of foods, it is only found in very small amounts. Making sure you have adequate chromium ensures that your body is properly managing your blood sugar, which can prevent many health issues down the road.

    Our chromium comes to life in our whole-food fermentation process, which is designed to transform each mineral into a rich, synergistic matrix of nutrition. The result is a unique form of certified organic chromium that brings you the best of real, wholesome food and that is perfectly balanced, gentle, and compatible with your body. Shouldn’t your supplements follow nature’s lead?

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  • Chrysanthemum Flower Essence

     
    Chrysanthemum Flower Essence

    In your gardens, chrysanthemum’s burst of color signals the start of autumn. But did you know these flowers also have an ancient reputation as a medicinal plant? Considered a cooling herb in Chinese medicine, chrysanthemum is used in the East to support the healthy outflow of toxins, and to promote vitality and circulation. We create a chrysanthemum flower essence for its energetic properties. A flower essence is best described as an energetic imprint of its source. Ours is made by infusing the blossoms of certified organic chrysanthemums in pure, distilled water then potentizing it for full effect.

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  • Cilantro Leaf

     
    Cilantro Leaf Coriandrum sativum L.

    With its distinctive flavor, cilantro leaf, also known as fresh coriander, can enliven many varieties of cuisine. But in order to reap its full rewards, plentiful daily consumption of this herb is a must, something most of us just aren’t able to accomplish. Cilantro has a long traditional history of use for cleansing our bodies and livers, and supporting removal of unwanted toxins, specifically heavy metals. Once again, we have refused to settle for anything but the best, creating an exclusive source of organic, fresh freeze-dried cilantro just for you.

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  • Cinnamon Bark

     
    Cinnamon Bark Cinnamomum burmanii

    The warm, fragrant, sweet taste of cinnamon is one well known to most of us. Cinnamon has a long history of use both in the culinary world and for medicinal purposes. Energetically, cinnamon brings a warming and synergistic quality to our formula, and is well known for its blood sugar balancing properties. We use only the finest, certified organic Ceylon variety of cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum).

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  • Cissus Extract

     
    Cissus Extract Cissus quadrangularis

    Cissus is an ancient herbal remedy used for over 2,000 years in Africa and in Ayurvedic Indian medicine. Its traditional nickname is “bone-knitter” and we believe that it’s aptly named! Scientific research of cissus extract indicates it positively influences healthy bone generation and bone strengthening. In clinical research with humans, it revealed its gift in promoting healthy bone mineral density and calcium uptake into the bones as well as its rich antioxidant profile. Our cissus is hand-gathered and sustainably wild-harvested just for Synergy. It is SuperPure, meaning it has been extracted with only the purest processes. We’ve included the full amount of cissus extract proven to be safe and effective in scientific studies.

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  • Clove Bud

     
    Clove Bud Eugenia caryophyllata

    Clove is more than just a classic spice on your spice rack. Clove is actually a dried flower bud from a small evergreen shrub. Its aromatic quality indicates the presence of a myriad of highly valuable, health-promoting essential oils. Clove is much more than meets the eye—or the taste buds, we should say. Our certified organic clove powder infuses its potent, stimulating energy to our formula.

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  • Codonopsis Root Extract

     
    Codonopsis Root Extract Codonopsis pilosula

    Also known as Dang Shen, codonopsis is a precious Qi regulator in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has a long taproot that burrows into the ground; hence it’s only fitting that it serves as a grounding element when used in our formula. It’s considered an “adaptogen,” which is to say it helps your body adapt to stress of all kinds over the long haul. If you are weary and just generally lacking vitality, codonopsis can ground and balance you.

    Our certified organic extract is made the traditional way following the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use a special process whereby the herb is brewed in pure, filtered water for an extended period of time to draw out its many valuable compounds. The aromatic oils that are released during this process are captured and reintegrated into the final extract. This result is a whole-spectrum, “co-activated” extract of unparalleled quality and health potential.

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  • Collard Greens

     
    Collard Greens Brassica oleracea

    Integral to traditional southern American cuisine, collard greens don’t get as much attention as their cruciferous cousins like kale and broccoli. But make no mistake: collard greens are part of this famed cruciferous family of vegetables known for its powerhouse glucosinolate nutrients. From supporting healthy liver function and detoxification to healthy cell replication, collard greens do far more than accompany your bacon and grits. Our certified organic collard greens are grown in the USA where they are carefully monitored for peak nutrient content prior to harvest. Once picked, our greens are washed and quickly freeze-dried to meet our impeccably high standards of quality and purity.

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  • Concord Grape

     
    Concord Grape Vitis labrusca

    These highly aromatic juicy gems are overflowing with polyphenols that research continues to reveal support our healthy hearts and immune systems and may help to keep our arteries flexible and flowing. The dark bluish purple skin of the Concord grape and its seeds contain much of the goodness we attribute to these yummy super-fruits. It’s all about the power of purple! Our certified organic concord grapes are fresh freeze-dried to create the perfect synergy for optimal health and wellness.

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  • Copper

     
    Copper

    Micro-minerals like copper perform essential regulatory and structural functions in our bodies. As our soils become depleted, our foods more processed, and our bodies more stressed, micro-mineral supplementation is needed more than ever. The health benefits of copper include optimized enzymatic reactions, proper thyroid gland function, effective utilization of iron (preventing anemia), and improved health of connective tissues, joints, hair, skin and eyes. Copper is an integral part of one of our bodies’ most important antioxidants called Superoxide Dismutase. As such, copper is paramount to healthy aging.

    Copper supplementation can be very important for all these reasons. Our copper comes to life in our whole-food fermentation process, which is designed to transform each mineral into a rich, synergistic matrix of nutrition. The result is a unique form of copper made with organic ingredients that brings you the best of real, wholesome food. It’s perfectly balanced, gentle, and compatible with your body. Shouldn’t your supplements follow nature’s lead?

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  • Cordyceps Mushroom

     
    Cordyceps Mushroom Bionectria ochroleuca

    Medicinal mushrooms have been treasured for thousands of years as profound healing agents, especially when it comes to the health of our immune systems. Cordyceps is right up there on this list of treasures. Originally only growing at very high elevations in the Himalayas, cordyceps was considered a rarity until other methods were uncovered for cultivation. Cordyceps is widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to support healthy aging and overall vitality.

    We use the easy-to-absorb mycelia in our formulas to ensure maximum power and potency. Mycelium is the primordial thread-like hyphae that serve as the basis for growth for the mushroom fruiting body or “cap.” A “mushroom” spends the vast majority of its life cycle in the mycelium phase versus the fruiting body phase during which time it produces a wide variety of enzymes and nutrients. The presence of these immunologically active metabolites and enzymes are found in the richest concentrations in the soft mycelium cell walls and its extracellular substrate (collectively known as the mycelium biomass) — not in the fruiting bodies. Research indicates these interesting secondary metabolites have the potential to yield very promising health benefits for humans.

    Our mycelium is carefully monitored throughout its growth to ensure the complete development of all its active beneficial constituents. After harvest, we utilize a special cold-drying and precision cold-milling technique to preserve its full array of heat-sensitive enzymes and extracellular compounds. When mycelium is heated or extracted, it can degrade many of these valuable, immune-supportive compounds. Our objective is to produce the cleanest, purest, most whole, bioactive (and non-heat degraded) mycelium product to support healthy cellular and immune function.

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  • Cranberry

     
    Cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos

    Not just for your Thanksgiving table, cranberries are to be commended for their diverse profile of phytonutrients (that, incidentally, cannot be found in the sugar-laden cranberry juices lining the store shelves) – only pure cranberry will do! Most known for their positive effects on urinary tract health, these scarlet red super-berries may also promote gastrointestinal and oral health, and support healthy cholesterol levels. Our pure, certified organic cranberries are fresh freeze-dried and concentrated to amplify their full spectrum of healthy goodness.

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  • Cruciferous Sprouts

     
    Cruciferous Sprouts

    Of the many varieties of sprouts available, it has been well established that the cruciferous family of sprouts contain a very special class of phytonutrients called glucosinolates. These compounds are known for their profound effects on DNA protection and cellular detoxification. They support healthy detoxification and healthy antioxidant status, including the all-important production of glutathione. Glutathione is your master antioxidant and is arguably your body’s most indispensable compound when it comes to staying healthy. Our array of organic, fresh freeze-dried cruciferous sprouts include: Broccoli Sprouts, Upland Cress Sprouts, Daikon Sprouts, Red Radish Sprouts, Cauliflower Sprouts, Cabbage Sprouts and Arugula Sprouts.

    During sprouting, processes in the dormant seed start converting stored protein and carbohydrates into active enzymes and vitamins, increasing their levels by 3-5 times. Sprouts are overflowing with live enzymes that provide key nutrition and energy for our bodies. Our certified organic sprout powders begin as certified organic seeds that are carefully selected to produce the most nutritious sprouts. Our seeds are gently activated in a proprietary broth, rich in catalytic minerals and other essential nutrients. After they burst to life, our sprouts are harvested, flash frozen and immediately placed in a vacuum and freeze-dried. Because our sprouts are not transported to another location for drying, there is no loss of enzymes or other valuable constituents between harvesting and freeze-drying. After drying, they are quickly cold-milled into a fine powder. With this level of care and attention, it’s no wonder our sprout powders are some of the finest in the world.

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  • Damiana Leaf Extract

     
    Damiana Leaf Extract Turnera diffusa

    Damiana is most well known as a natural aphrodisiac. Native to Mexico and used for centuries by the Mayans, damiana is a fragrant herb that supports healthy virility and vitality. It is also valued as a relaxant, healthy mood enhancer, and healthy digestive tonic. Our concentrated extract is both SuperPure and certified organic so you can receive all the benefits of this herb without any of the downsides of chemical processing methods so commonly used by other manufacturers.

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  • Dandelion Leaf

     
    Dandelion Leaf Taraxacum officinale

    More than just a weed, dandelion is considered an age-old healer. Its leaf is specifically used as a healthy urinary tonic and to infuse mineral-rich goodness into your body. Next time you’re in your yard wondering how to get rid of your dandelions, pick the leaves and make a nourishing cup of tea. Or take our unique freeze-dried, certified organic dandelion leaf powder and discover the other side of this common plant.

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  • Dandelion Whole Juice

     
    Dandelion Whole Juice Taraxacum officinale

    Although most people think of dandelion as a pesky, invasive weed, it is actually a powerful, well-respected herb, widely used all over the world and in traditional cultures for its innumerable benefits on our liver and gallbladder health. One of its most prominent actions, linked to the root of the plant, is to stimulate the healthy flow of bile from your liver, thereby supporting a healthy, balanced flow of toxins out of our systems. Our certified organic juice includes the whole dandelion plant: root, leaf and flower. Our fresh dandelions are harvested in Germany and cold-juiced for concentrated power, then vacuum-dried under low temperatures for optimal nutrient preservation.

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  • Dong Quai Root Extract

     
    Dong Quai Root Extract Angelica sinensis

    No wonder this Chinese herb is growing in popularity in the Western world. Dong quai is considered a healthy hormone balancer, a traditionally used healthy blood tonic due to its rich line-up of vitamins and minerals, a healthy circulation booster, and an overall vitality enhancer. Our certified organic extract is made the traditional way following the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use a special process whereby the herb is brewed in pure, filtered water for an extended period of time to draw out its many valuable compounds. The aromatic oils that are released during this process are captured and reintegrated into the final extract. This result is a whole-spectrum, “co-activated” extract of unparalleled quality and health potential.

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  • Dulse

     
    Dulse Palmaria palmata

    A succulent red sea vegetable that’s nutritious and fast-growing, dulse is the lettuce of the North Atlantic and Pacific seas. It’s been used for ages in the local fare of Ireland, Iceland and Scandinavia for its mineral-rich goodness. Dulse — rhymes with pulse — also contains a wealth of fiber, protein, healthy fatty acids, and antioxidants.

    Our dulse comes from the Gulf of Maine, where it grows on a remote rocky shore along with a variety of other seaweeds. Our dulse is certified organic, sustainably harvested, and, like all our ingredients, meets our strict purity standards for heavy metals, radiation, and other microbiological concerns.

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  • Dunaliella

     
    Dunaliella Dunaliella salina

    This salt-loving one-celled microalgae (phytoplankton) is best known for its soaring content of beta-carotene and carotenoids. The saltier the habitat, the higher the beta-carotene levels, which gives this algae a pretty pink-orange hue. Beta-carotene is a highly prized antioxidant, and even more so when derived from natural sources such as dunaliella. These algae may be small but it's attracting big attention from scientists and the supplement industry.

    Our phytoplankton is grown organically in large shallow ponds filled with clean Australian marine waters collected from natural tidal catchments, using pure sunlight as an energy source. Absolutely no herbicides or pesticides are used. The certified organic phytoplankton are harvested and dried gently, without the use of chemicals or solvents. This way you can fully benefit from this powerfully rich superfood.

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  • Elderberry

     
    Elderberry Sambucus nigra

    Elderberries have been a reliable and popular folk remedy during cold and flu season for centuries and are a favorite among natural practitioners. Native Americans used these tart, dark berries for all sorts of ailments. We now know that their incredible roster of nutrients, including flavonoids, tannins, amino acids, carotenoids, rutin, and vitamin C, likely account for their powerful health punch. Ongoing research shows many wonderful gifts from this immune-boosting black berry, including its ability to support healthy eyes. Our certified organic elderberries are grown in Northern Europe in pristine, carefully monitored conditions. At their peak of succulence, we harvest and fresh freeze-dry these edible fruits to properly preserve and protect their full spectrum of phytonutrients.

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  • Eleuthero Root (Siberian Ginseng) Extract

     
    Eleuthero Root (Siberian Ginseng) Extract Eleutherococcus senticosus

    Popularly known as Siberian ginseng, eleuthero is well known for helping one to handle many forms of stress. By strengthening your body and energizing you on a deep level, eleuthero has earned its reputation as one of the greatest “adaptogens” available in our herbal apothecary. It’s one of the most well-studied herbs and continues to fascinate for its ability to energize without over stimulating.

    Our certified organic extract is made the traditional way following the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use a special process whereby the herb is brewed in pure, filtered water for an extended period of time to draw out its many valuable compounds. The aromatic oils that are released during this process are captured and reintegrated into the final extract. This result is a whole-spectrum, “co-activated” extract of unparalleled quality and health potential.

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  • Enzymes (Plant-Based)

     
    Enzymes (Plant-Based)

    When we eat food, our digestive system is tasked with breaking it down into easy-to-absorb building blocks. Enzymes — made mostly by our pancreas and small intestine — are an integral part of this everyday process. Yet so many of us struggle with our digestion and will benefit from an outside boost to our enzyme intake. Our enzymes are naturally plant-based — so they are active across a broad range of pH conditions — and support healthy breakdown of fats, proteins, and carbs. A combination of three enzymes — amylase, lipase, cellulase, and protease — help maximize digestion and assimilation of all the valuable ingredients in our formula.

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  • Fennel Seed

     
    Fennel Seed Foeniculum vulgare

    Fennel seeds are naturally sweet and anise-flavored, lending a recognizable flavor to a variety of cuisines. Fennel seeds have a rich storehouse of essential vitamins, minerals, and health-promoting antioxidants and essential oils. They can also support healthy digestive activity and function. We use only the finest, certified organic variety for optimal purity, freeze-dried to perfection to retain its full nutritional profile.

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  • Fo-Ti Root Extract

     
    Fo-Ti Root Extract Polygonum multiflorum

    There’s a tale of an ancient Chinese healer who lived to be 265 years old using fo-ti on a daily basis. Though far-fetched, there is an important kernel of truth in the ability of fo-ti to support our healthy aging process. Fo-ti has been used throughout history for a long list of health conditions including supporting healthy blood pressure and cholesterol, healthy blood vessels, and healthy energy.

    Our certified organic extract is made the traditional way following the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use a special process whereby the herb is brewed in pure, filtered water for an extended period of time to draw out its many valuable compounds. The aromatic oils that are released during this process are captured and reintegrated into the final extract. This result is a whole-spectrum, “co-activated” extract of unparalleled quality and health potential.

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  • Folate

     
    Folate

    Folate, an essential part of the B complex of vitamins, encourages healthy circulation and cellular repair of your skin and digestive tract. Along with vitamins B6 and B12, folate is integral to the production of red blood cells and keeps your heart healthy by preventing the build-up of a toxic compound produced by our bodies called homocysteine. It is considered a brain “food” and strengthens immunity through the formation of white blood cells. Folate is probably best known for its ability to prevent neurological birth defects in early pregnancy when taken in optimal amounts (at least 400 mcg). Our certified organic folate is made through our special fermentation process using organic vegetables, fruits, and other natural food sources. This creates a vitamin that is naturally bound in a synergy of beneficial cofactors and whole-food compounds. By taking your supplements in food-form, you are getting your daily nutrients just as nature intended for optimal benefit. Plus they are super gentle and can be taken on an empty stomach if so desired. Vitamins and minerals aren’t found as synthetic ”isolates” in nature. And neither are they in our vitamins!

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  • Fucoidan Extract

     
    Fucoidan Extract Undaria pinnatifida

    A hot ticket in scientific circles, fucoidan seems to be a jack-of-all-trades for supporting both your short and long-term immune response, as well as your digestive system, cellular repair & health, inflammation response, and much more. To ensure the purest and most bioactive fucoidan possible, we extract ours exclusively from organic seaweed hand-harvested from the ecologically protected, pristine waters of Patagonia. It is 100% certified organic and water extracted using our SuperPure clean and safe technology. Fucoidan is one of those hard to pronounce natural ingredients you’ve likely never heard of, but one you shouldn’t be without for optimal immune health and longevity.

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  • Gardenia Fruit Extract

     
    Gardenia Fruit Extract Gardenia jasminoides Ellis

    Gardenia fruit, used for hundreds of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine, grows on a beautifully scented flowering evergreen shrub. It contains a very special and extremely rare class of colorful compounds called crocins (including crocetins). Research indicates these rare carotenoids appear to support a healthy retina, along with a list of other healthful contributions. Due to their rarity, cost, and difficult extraction process, very few formulas ever use the supremely powerful potential of this class of phytonutrients. Our wildly grown gardenia fruits are extracted using our exclusive SuperPure processing to uncover their rare treasures inside.

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  • Garlic MicroGreen (Selenium)

     
    Garlic MicroGreen (Selenium) Allium sativum

    We went to great lengths to thoroughly research and develop the process of water sprouting garlic to obtain a very special, non-irradiated, pure form of selenium, the only one like it in the world. As an essential cofactor for glutathione (our bodies’ master antioxidant), having both the right amount and the most effective form of selenium is essential. The latest research shows that a unique type of selenium found in plants like garlic and onion in the allium family is one of the most potent forms known. Known as Se-methylselenocysteine, or SeMC, this compound is an organic complex of selenium with very promising results when it comes to healthy cell replication.

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  • Ginger Rhizome Extract

     
    Ginger Rhizome Extract Zingiberis officinale

    Everyone is familiar with ginger with its pungent aroma and flavor. Not only does it add flavor to your favorite dishes, it has been used as a powerful medicine for hundreds of years. Ginger is best known for its positive support of healthy digestion. It also acts on the enzyme that helps you produce and recycle your master antioxidant, glutathione, your body’s most indispensable weapon for protecting your cells and whole body. Our fresh ginger root is grown organically, and specially made for Synergy where it is transformed into a potent extract using our exclusive SuperPure processing. With a high activity of the well-researched shoagal and gingerol compounds, our certified organic ginger extract is truly one-of-a-kind.

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  • Gingko Leaf

     
    Gingko Leaf Ginkgo biloba

    Boasting over 40 compounds identified for their health-supporting potential, ginkgo is rightfully one of the world’s best-selling herbs. The ginkgo biloba tree is one of the oldest living tree species on our planet; its wisdom comes in the form of supporting healthy memory and brain function, and promoting healthy circulation. Our certified organic ginkgo leaf is freeze-dried and concentrated to ensure its utmost purity, potency, and herbal power.

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  • Goji Berry

     
    Goji Berry Lycium barbarum

    Traditional Chinese and Tibetan Medicine has been using goji berries for centuries for their ascribed longevity-boosting qualities. These vibrant, nutrient-dense red berries boast a diverse set of carotenoids, as well as amino acids and trace minerals. Their powerful antioxidant properties and polysaccharides also help to keep our immune systems in tiptop shape. Our certified organic goji berries are dried and milled under low temperatures to protect and preserve everything they have to offer — which is a lot!

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  • Gotu Kola Extract

     
    Gotu Kola Extract Centella asiatica

    An impressive brain tonic, gotu kola may help maintain sharp memory and clear thinking. Revered in India as a sacred herb, gotu kola is often used by yogis to assist with meditation practice. It also supports healthy collagen, connective tissue, and vessel integrity. Our certified organic gotu kola is a highly concentrated SuperPure extract made from the whole plant using only pure, filtered water. Nothing but optimal purity and efficacy!

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  • Grape Seed Extract

     
    Grape Seed Extract Vitis vinifera

    Hailing from the Mediterranean region, grapes have been revered for thousands of years as part of a healthy diet, for their medicinal properties, in religious ceremony, and of course in making wine. It’s no wonder that modern science now confirms the profound health-supporting properties of grapes, mostly linked to the compounds found in their tiny seeds called proanthocyanidins. These flavonoid jewels are particularly useful for supporting healthy blood vessel integrity throughout our whole bodies, including in our eyes and our cardiovascular systems. Grape seed extract may be particularly useful when it comes to lipid peroxidation, the process whereby free radicals damage the fatty membranes encasing our cells, leading to cell damage.

    One of the greatest challenges in today’s world is finding pure, organic grapes as the vast majority are heavily sprayed with chemicals, pesticides, fungicides, and often treated with sulfites. We spent two years searching for 100% certified organic grape seeds bursting with polyphenols and proanthocyanidins. With our SuperPure extract processing, we’ve created a one-of-a-kind, organic grape seed extract of the highest purity and potency to support your healthy heart, eyes, skin, blood vessels and much more. Get all the benefits of grapes without the added sugars and possible chemical exposures!

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  • Green Papaya

     
    Green Papaya Carica papaya

    Green papaya is rich in papain enzyme, a great digestive supporter that is especially useful for assisting with protein breakdown and absorption. Used heavily in Asian cuisine and as a traditional remedy for creating a well-balanced digestive environment, green papaya is the rare, young, and less ripe version of the bright orange tropical fruit you may be more familiar with. Our Thai-grown papayas are certified organic and freeze-dried upon harvest, which preserves their valuable papain enzyme among other important nutrients.

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  • Gum Acacia

     
    Gum Acacia Acacia senegal

    Gum acacia is an incredible substance and has many benefits. We included it in our organic vitamin products after much research during which we discovered how to use it to create the very first bona fide organic tablet in the entire industry based on 100% whole-food nutritional components. Gum acacia comes from the sap of acacia trees. The main source is Africa, where it plays a large role in the economy of parts of arid Africa. Our gum acacia is 100% organic and not “processed.” Hence it still contains its native arabinogalactans – a family of compounds that have immune-supporting properties. Gum acacia is also a soluble fiber with proven prebiotic properties to support a healthy gut microbiome.

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  • Hawthorn Berry Extract

     
    Hawthorn Berry Extract Craetagus oxyacantha

    Hawthorn berry is one of the most highly regarded and utilized heart herbs of all time backed by 1,000+ years of traditional use and modern-day science. These prized berries are often referred to as “nutrition for the heart”; their extract is the most widely prescribed herbal medicine in Europe to support a healthy heart, healthy blood pressure, healthy cholesterol, and healthy blood vessel integrity. These tiny red berries boast a unique set of bioflavonoids and proanthocyanidins, the prized compounds behind hawthorn’s heart-healthy reputation. We use only the best to make our SuperPure Hawthorn Berry Extract — super ripe, deep red, certified organic berries. This way we can ensure that their valuable phytonutrients are always captured in the finished extract to provide optimal cardiovascular protection.

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  • Hibiscus Flower Extract

     
    Hibiscus Flower Extract Hibiscus sabdariffa

    Hibiscus flowers are a treasure of the Mediterranean heart-healthy diet, with a long tradition of use as a sweet, delicate tea. However, hibiscus is evolving into so much more than a tasty tropical beverage. Almost a third of this powerful plant is comprised of a special group of acids that are unique to hibiscus referred to as hibiscus acids. Although hibiscus flowers have been used traditionally for a variety of conditions, research is uncovering their special affinity for our cardiovascular system. Clinical trials have shown how hibiscus can support healthy blood pressure and cholesterol already in the normal range. Science is certainly elevating this beautiful tropical flower from tasty tea to heart hero! Using only handpicked and certified organic pink, orange, yellow, red, and purple hibiscus flowers and their precious nectar, we gently extract their special properties in our SuperPure way. Our goal is to fully preserve all the heart-healthy goodness inside these beautiful flowers.

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  • Holy Basil Leaf Extract

     
    Holy Basil Leaf Extract Ocimum sanctum

    Used in India for thousands of years as both a medicine and a sacred protector of life, holy basil is also known as “Tulsi” and “The Incomparable One.” When a plant has “holy” in its name, it must be something truly special! What makes holy basil so divine? It’s considered a mood enhancer, a digestive tonic, a cold/flu aid, and an all-around wellness and vitality supporter. Our holy basil is grown organically in its native habitat of India and transformed into a highly potent extract using our SuperPure technology.

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  • Honeysuckle Flower Essence

     
    Honeysuckle Flower Essence Flos lonicera japonica

    In folklore, the fragrant, intertwining flowers of the honeysuckle vine are said to represent love. The flowers are used traditionally for cleansing and ease of digestion. As a flower essence, honeysuckle imbues a soft, feminine touch to our formula. A flower essence is best described as an energetic imprint of its source. Ours is made by infusing the blossoms of certified organic honeysuckle in pure, distilled water then potentizing it for full effect.

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  • Icelandic Red Algae

     
    Icelandic Red Algae Palmaria palmata

    This highly nutritious and beautiful red sea vegetable absorbs pure calcium, magnesium, and 74 valuable trace minerals and phytonutrients from the pure, icy waters of Iceland. Sustainably harvested at the end of its natural growth cycle when it is saturated with plant-bound minerals, our red algae is fully certified by the European Organic Trust Program and low temperature dried for peak nutrient preservation. With an amazing 33% calcium by weight, Icelandic red algae is a highly bioavailable source of plant-based calcium joined in a synergistic multi-mineral matrix for optimal efficacy.

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  • Inositol

     
    Inositol

    You’ll find this nutrient grouped with the B-vitamin family for its role in brain health and mood regulation. Made by your body but also found in nuts, grains, and beans, inositol supports healthy mood, focus, and thought processing. It’s also integral to the transmission of healthy nerve signals and serves as a building block to many important compounds.

    Our inositol is “grown” using our unique 3-step transformation process, which combines the use of organic fruits and veggies with the long-standing principles of fermentation. The result is a unique form of inositol that brings you the best of real, wholesome food and that is perfectly balanced and compatible with your body. Shouldn’t your supplements follow nature’s lead?

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  • Iodine

     
    Iodine

    Micro-minerals like iodine perform essential regulatory and structural functions in our bodies. As our soils become depleted, our foods more processed, and our bodies more stressed, micro-mineral supplementation is needed more than ever. Iodine is paramount to normal growth and development due to its association with our thyroid gland. Our thyroid gland stores almost 60% of our bodies’ iodine supply. Thyroid hormone synthesis relies on the presence of plenty of iodine. Hence, a deficiency can cause a low functioning thyroid gland, called hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormone controls the base metabolic rate of our bodies, which means it affects many of our core functions including heart rate, blood pressure, body weight, temperature regulation, digestion, skin/hair health, and much more. Aside from its vital role in thyroid health, iodine is also valuable as a free radical scavenger and immune system supporter.

    Iodine supplementation can be very important for all these reasons. Our iodine comes to life in our whole-food fermentation process, which is designed to transform each mineral into a rich, synergistic matrix of nutrition. The result is a unique form of iodine made with organic ingredients that brings you the best of real, wholesome food. It’s perfectly balanced, gentle, and compatible with your body. Shouldn’t your supplements follow nature’s lead?

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  • Iron

     
    Iron

    Minerals like iron perform essential regulatory and structural functions in our bodies. As our soils become depleted, our foods more processed, and our bodies more stressed, mineral supplementation is needed more than ever. With iron, it’s vitally important to find the right balance in terms of intake. Too little iron can result in anemia, which is marked by a low red blood cell count and low oxygen levels in our bodies leading to fatigue, pallor, shortness of breath and other related symptoms. Too much iron can actually lead to increased oxidation, which ultimately damages our cells in an undesirable way.

    For these reasons, iron supplementation is only recommended for those who have been diagnosed with iron deficiency or who may have low dietary intake (i.e. vegans) or increased dietary need (i.e. pregnant women, children). Our iron comes to life in our whole-food fermentation process, which is designed to transform each mineral into a rich, synergistic matrix of nutrition. The result is a unique form of iron made with organic ingredients that brings you the best of real, wholesome food. It’s perfectly balanced and compatible with your body. This iron is gentle on the stomach and can be taken with our without food. Iron supplements during pregnancy are notorious for causing stomachaches and other digestive woes. Not so with our more gentle, whole-food form of iron!

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  • Jujube Fruit Extract

     
    Jujube Fruit Extract Ziziphus jujuba

    Jujube fruit is also known as red date or Chinese date. It’s been cultivated in China for over 4,000 years and is used in combination with many traditional healing Chinese herbs to exert powerful health effects. Jujube has a complex and broad range of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. With 20 times the vitamin C of many citrus fruits, 8 different flavonoids, and 18 different amino acids, it’s no wonder that jujube fruit has earned its healthy reputation.

    Our certified organic extract is made the traditional way following the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use a special process whereby the herb is brewed in pure, filtered water for an extended period of time to draw out its many valuable compounds. The aromatic oils that are released during this process are captured and reintegrated into the final extract. This result is a whole-spectrum, “co-activated” extract of unparalleled quality and health potential.

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  • Kale

     
    Kale Brassica oleracea var acephela

    Just like broccoli, watercress, and other beneficial cruciferous vegetables, kale contains an abundance of the special compounds called glucosinolates, which are making headlines for their powerful detoxification properties and ability to support healthy cells. Our organic kale powder also retains the necessary and elusive myrosinase enzyme, which activates these glucosinolates within your body so that you can make good use of them. And don’t forget the lutein and zeaxanthin (so good for your eyes) and all the other carotenoids, vitamins and minerals that make kale so powerfully nutritious.

    Nearly all other kale powders are void of these health-supporting nutrients due to their processing with high heat and overexposure to oxygen. To preserve and protect all of these special compounds requires a unique freeze-drying process that keeps everything in tact — something that Synergy utilizes.

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  • Kelp

     
    Kelp Laminaria digitatat

    Sustainably harvested from the icy cold waters of the North Atlantic, our kelp is dried at low temperatures to preserve its mineral-rich content. Kelp serves as the vessel for all the essential minerals found in seawater that are necessary to sustain life. Kelp is particularly successful at accumulating these valuable minerals. It has a long history of use to support healthy thyroid function and overall well-being.

    Our kelp comes from the remote, pristine waters of the Gulf of Maine. Our kelp is certified organic, sustainably harvested, and, like all our ingredients, meets our strict purity standards for heavy metals, radiation, and other microbiological concerns.

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  • Klamath Blue Green Algae

     
    Klamath Blue Green Algae Aphanizomenon flos-aquae

    Klamath Lake Blue-Green Algae (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae or AFA) is one of nature’s most cleansing, nourishing, and regenerative food sources. Our certified organic algae grow naturally in the pristine and mineral-rich waters of Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon. It’s balanced and complete nutrient profile gives it the remarkable capacity to help nurture and sustain our physical and mental health. The unusual peptide molecules found in Klamath Lake algae have been shown to enhance and heighten mental clarity. Due to blue-green algae’s nutritious soft cell wall, the algae’s nutrients are readily available to our bodies.

    At the peak of its summer bloom, we harvest the algae fresh from the lake. Our unique harvesting, triple-filtering process, and low-temperature drying method result in our brilliant blue-green crystals shimmering with health and vitality. After harvest and filtration, samples of our algae are sent to an independent laboratory that is foremost in the field of algae testing; the lab is certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A complete spectrum of tests is performed at the laboratory to ensure that our Blue-Green Algae is 100% AFA and meets the non-detectable standard for microcystin and any other impurities such as pesticides and heavy metals. Every batch of our Organic Blue-Green Algae is tested and meets the most stringent standards for purity.

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  • Kombu

     
    Kombu Laminaria longicruris

    Kombu is sometimes referred to as the “King of Seaweed.” It is rich in iodine, an essential mineral to support your thyroid, master gland of metabolism. It has a high concentration of iron, which carries oxygen to all your cells, as well as calcium, your healthy bone and teeth mineral.

    Our kombu comes from the Gulf of Maine, where it grows on a remote rocky shore along with a variety of other seaweeds. Our kombu is certified organic, sustainably harvested, and, like all our ingredients, meets our strict purity standards for heavy metals, radiation, and other microbiological concerns.

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  • Lavender Flower Essence

     
    Lavender Flower Essence Lavandula spp.

    The aroma of lavender fills the air and calms the soul. More than just a floral scent, lavender has been used as a supportive tool for healthy mood, sleep, and stress response. We use it as a flower essence to offer a calming and soothing effect. A flower essence is best described as an energetic imprint of its source. Ours is made by infusing the blossoms of certified organic lavender in pure, distilled water then potentizing it for full effect.

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  • Laver

     
    Laver Porphyra umbilicalis

    Growing on the rocky shores of the North Atlantic Ocean, laver is the wild cousin to nori, the seaweed most often pressed into sheets to be used for sushi making. Laver is teeming with vitamins B1, B6, B12, C and E and contains significant trace minerals particularly iodine and iron. In Wales, laverbread, a creamy puree of boiled Laver, is considered a delicacy and is known as Welsh caviar.

    Our laver comes from the remote, pristine waters of the Gulf of Maine. Our laver is certified organic, sustainably harvested, and, like all our ingredients, meets our strict purity standards for heavy metals, radiation, and other microbiological concerns.

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  • Lemon Peel

     
    Lemon Peel Citrus limon

    A tart lemon can make your mouth pucker or be transformed into a refreshing beverage on a hot summer day. Notorious for their high vitamin C content, lemons also contain an impressive array of other healthful compounds like liminoids, coumarins, and other antioxidant flavonoids. Lemons are like nature’s sunshine for your body!

    Our certified organic lemon peel is grown right here in the USA in an ideal sunny climate where lemon trees can flourish.

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  • Licorice Root Extract

     
    Licorice Root Extract Glycyrrhiza glabra

    Licorice root is very different than the sweet candy most people associate with it, which contains a sweetened flavoring. Licorice root is an ancient herb that has gained the reputation as a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to your health. Some of licorice root’s claims to fame include: healthy digestion, healthy hormone balance, healthy stress aid, and a healthy immune and inflammation response. In small quantities, Traditional Chinese Medicine uses it as a guide herb or “servant.” It is used to temper or synergize the other herbs in the formula and maximize their benefits.

    Our certified organic extract is made the traditional way following the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use a special process whereby the herb is brewed in pure, filtered water for an extended period of time to draw out its many valuable compounds. The aromatic oils that are released during this process are captured and reintegrated into the final extract. This result is a whole-spectrum, “co-activated” extract of unparalleled quality and health potential.

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  • Ligusticum Wallichii Root Extract

     
    Ligusticum Wallichii Root Extract Ligisticum wallichii

    Also known as Chuan Xiong and Chinese lovage, this wild-grown root promotes healthy circulation of blood throughout the body as well as a strong, healthy heart. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is considered a blood builder and curbs issues associated with blood “stagnation.” It may also support a normal and healthy inflammation response. You will love lovage!

    Our certified organic extract is made the traditional way following the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use a special process whereby the herb is brewed in pure, filtered water for an extended period of time to draw out its many valuable compounds. The aromatic oils that are released during this process are captured and reintegrated into the final extract. This result is a whole-spectrum, “co-activated” extract of unparalleled quality and health potential.

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  • Lingonberry

     
    Lingonberry Vaccinium vitis-idaea

    The lingonberry is a distant cousin to the cranberry and grows wild in Scandinavia's forests. These tart red berries are much smaller and juicier than the cranberry and are bursting with health advantages. Research indicates that they can actually support important liver and cellular antioxidant enzymes, and support healthy blood vessels in those with blood sugar issues. Lingonberry certainly deserves its newfound super-berry stardom. Our certified organic lingonberries are grown in Northern Europe in pristine, carefully monitored conditions. At their peak of succulence, we harvest and fresh freeze-dry these edible fruits to properly preserve and protect their full spectrum of phytonutrients.

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  • Lycium (Goji) Berry Extract

     
    Lycium (Goji) Berry Extract Lycium barbarum

    Traditional Chinese and Tibetan Medicine has been using goji berries for centuries for their ascribed longevity-boosting qualities. These vibrant, nutrient-dense red berries boast a diverse set of carotenoids, as well as amino acids and trace minerals. Their powerful antioxidant properties and polysaccharides also help to keep our immune systems in tiptop shape.

    Our certified organic extract is made the traditional way following the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use a special process whereby the herb is brewed in pure, filtered water for an extended period of time to draw out its many valuable compounds. The aromatic oils that are released during this process are captured and reintegrated into the final extract. This result is a whole-spectrum, “co-activated” extract of unparalleled quality and health potential.

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  • Magnesium

     
    Magnesium

    Magnesium, just like calcium, is not only essential for optimal bone health, but is also required for over 300 bodily processes. It is considered a key mineral in metabolism, yet is frequently found to be deficient in the average American diet. Along with serving as a foundational mineral in our bones, magnesium is involved in energy production, nervous system balance, blood sugar control, and much more! Our formulas contain magnesium sourced from Dead Sea Concentrate, Brown Rice Chelated Dead Sea Concentrate, Icelandic Red Algae — or a combo of all three!

    Dead Sea Concentrate: Since ancient times, people have sought out the Dead Sea for its profound, health-giving properties. The “secret” to its healing powers resides in the minerals found exclusively in its waters. In fact, 12 of the minerals found in the Dead Sea cannot be found in any other place on earth. From this most ancient and mineral-rich body of water on our planet, we sustainably filter and concentrate our bioactive magnesium. To further enhance the absorption of our naturally occurring magnesium, a portion of our Dead Sea bioactive magnesium is bonded or “chelated” with brown rice proteins. This extra-special process is one more way that we insure the bioavailability of our formula.

    Icelandic Red Algae: This highly nutritious and beautiful red sea vegetable absorbs pure calcium, magnesium, and 74 valuable trace minerals and phytonutrients from the pure, icy waters of Iceland. Sustainably harvested at the end of its natural growth cycle when it is saturated with plant-bound minerals, our red algae is fully certified by the European Organic Trust Program and low-temperature dried for peak nutrient preservation.

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  • Maitake Mushroom

     
    Maitake Mushroom Grifola frondosa

    Medicinal mushrooms have been treasured for thousands of years as profound healing agents, especially when it comes to the health of our immune systems. Maitake, also referred to as hen of the woods, is highly prized for its immune-balancing capabilities. Scientists continue to investigate how maitake may affect both our innate and acquired immune systems as well as its involvement in cellular regulation. We use the easy-to-absorb mycelia in our formulas to ensure maximum power and potency. Mycelium is the primordial thread-like hyphae that serve as the basis for growth for the mushroom fruiting body or “cap.” A mushroom spends the vast majority of its life cycle in the mycelium phase during which time it produces a wide variety of enzymes and nutrients. The presence of these immunologically active metabolites and enzymes are found in the richest concentrations in the soft mycelium cell walls and its extracellular substrate (collectively known as the mycelium biomass) — not in the fruiting bodies. Research indicates these interesting secondary metabolites have the potential to yield very promising health benefits for humans.

    Our mycelium is carefully monitored throughout its growth to ensure the complete development of all its active beneficial constituents. After harvest, we utilize a special cold-drying and precision cold-milling technique to preserve its full array of heat-sensitive enzymes and extracellular compounds. When mycelium is heated or extracted, it can degrade many of these valuable, immune-supportive compounds. Our objective is to produce the cleanest, purest, most whole, bioactive (and non-heat degraded) mycelium product to support healthy cellular and immune function.

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  • Mandarin Orange Extract

     
    Mandarin Orange Extract Citrus reticulata

    Bioflavonoids are at the foundation of what makes fruits and vegetables so healthy for us (and for our hearts). It should come as no surprise that the heart-healthy Mediterranean Diet recommends an abundance of bioflavonoid-rich fruits and vegetables of all shapes and colors. Our bioflavonoids come exclusively from certified organic Mandarin oranges, which are descended from wild oranges that trace back over 2,000 years. We use the sun-dried peel — called Chen pi — that is rich in a variety of important bioflavonoids like quercetin. One of the primary culprits of heart problems is damage to the lining of our vessels from oxidation and free radical damage. Antioxidants like those in mandarin orange peels support healthy vessel structure and function. Our certified organic mandarin orange extract is made with our SuperPure extract process to ensure you get the purest form of these heart healthy compounds. Studies also show that these types of bioflavonoids can enhance the absorption and use of resveratrol by our bodies — oh, the wonder of nature!

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  • Manganese

     
    Manganese

    Micro-minerals like manganese perform essential regulatory and structural functions in our bodies. As our soils become depleted, our foods more processed, and our bodies more stressed, micro-mineral supplementation is needed more than ever. Although manganese is only need in small milligram quantities, it packs a big punch. Its long list of health benefits includes healthy bone structure and metabolism, absorption of calcium, thyroid gland functioning, antioxidant capacity, blood sugar regulation — just to name a few.

    Manganese supplementation can be very important for all these reasons. Our manganese comes to life in our whole-food fermentation process, which is designed to transform each mineral into a rich, synergistic matrix of nutrition. The result is a unique form of manganese made with organic ingredients that brings you the best of real, wholesome food. It’s perfectly balanced, gentle, and compatible with your body. Shouldn’t your supplements follow nature’s lead?

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  • Mangosteen

     
    Mangosteen Garcinia mangostana L

    With its thick purple rind and creamy white exquisite flesh, this luscious tropical fruit grows on trees up to 82 feet tall and is rich in a unique set of phytonutrients called xanthones. Called the "queen of fruits,” mangosteen is being studied for its potential antioxidant properties as well as its ability to balance and support a healthy inflammatory response. It has been used indigenously in Southeast Asian cultures for digestive complaints, immune support, and as a skin balm. Our mangosteen is grown exclusively in Thailand under pristine certified organic conditions. Following peak harvest, our mangosteen is low-temperature dried and cold-milled into a fine powder — as close to fresh off the tree as you’ll find, without having to go to Thailand!

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  • Manioc Root

     
    Manioc Root Manihot esculenta

    Manioc root, aka cassava or yucca, is used as a natural carrier for our acerola cherry and camu camu juices, which can be very sticky due to their highly concentrated nature. Most other products on the market simply use GMO corn derived maltodextrins for this purpose. Manioc root is the most consumed food staple in the entire world. It is native to Brazil and today grows in tropical regions of the Americas. Not unlike a great many traditional plant foods, our manioc root is transformed to make it entirely safe and nutritious to consume. This is done via fermentation, sprouting, and applying heat to convert it into a safe, natural, non-GMO functional and nutritive ingredient.

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  • Manuka Honey

     
    Manuka Honey Leptospermum scoparium

    For only six glorious weeks of every year, the wondrous honeybees of New Zealand's nature preserves buzz among the flowering manuka trees carrying their precious treasure of manuka nectar back to the hive. From this nectar, the bees create one of the sweetest, most enticing, and health-supporting foods known to humankind. The amazing gift of their six weeks' labor is pure "liquid gold" — Manuka honey. With its 10+ activity level, our certified organic Healing Honey® possesses a unique and highly beneficial health and wellness property that makes it so very precious.

    We go to great lengths to produce our 100% certified organic Manuka honey. The range of bees is about two to three miles from their hives in any direction. Our hives are intentionally located within a pristine nature preserve in New Zealand, more than 25 miles from even the closest road, house, or human activity, and far from any possible contamination that would compromise the quality of the honey. Each of our hives is visited by organic inspectors to verify its organic status. To ensure our honey is pure, Healing Honey is meticulously tested after every harvest to verify that it is free of over 160 possible chemical residues.

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  • Maqui Berry

     
    Maqui Berry Aristotelia chilensis

    Hailing from the pristine wonderland of Patagonia, the maqui berry has one of the highest levels of anthocyanins of any berry. These bluish-purple pigments are amazing healthy aging marvels. The native Mapuche Indians have consumed maqui berries for hundreds of years and attribute their renowned stamina and vigor to these edibles. Our certified organic maqui berries are grown in Chile in pristine, carefully monitored conditions. At their peak of succulence, we harvest and fresh freeze-dry these edible fruits to properly preserve and protect their full spectrum of phytonutrients.

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  • Marigold Flower Extract (Lutein/Zeaxanthin)

     
    Marigold Flower Extract (Lutein/Zeaxanthin) Calendula officinalis

    These bright yellow brilliant flowers are rich in an incredible trio of eye-loving carotenoids: lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin. These compounds are highly concentrated in the macula region of our retinas. A healthy macula dense in these yellowish pigments is what allows us to see details — what is called visual acuity. These pigments are like internal sunglasses, protecting our delicate eye surfaces from the ravages of light. Strong evidence suggests that many of us do not get nearly adequate amounts of zeaxanthin and lutein, both of which are sadly lacking in today's modern diets. A nutritional cousin of lutein and zeaxanthin called meso-zeaxanthin is produced from lutein in the retina itself, a transformation that slows down as we get older, hence the need to supplement these in their pure, natural form every day. Countless studies indicate that these carotenoids are invaluable to eye health at relevant concentrations.

    Our lutein and zeaxanthin are extracted with our unique SuperPure processing method that disallows the use of any and all toxic chemical solvents (because who wants these anywhere near their eyes?). We use only the "free" forms of lutein and zeaxanthin, which research shows are up to two times or more bioavailable than the cheaper, more commonly used ester form, and are therefore considered the gold standard.

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  • Matcha Green Tea

     
    Matcha Green Tea Camellia sinensis

    Matcha green tea is Mother Nature’s very own, healthy energy booster. Along with its modest amounts of naturally balanced caffeine, it contains a very special, natural amino acid called L-theanine that is capable of inducing alpha wave activity in our brains for healthy stress support and mood. Results from the USDA’s ORAC test method show that Matcha is on average 10 times greater in antioxidant potency on a gram for gram basis than superfoods like acai berry, dark chocolate, goji berries and many others. Genuine, certified organic Matcha is a rare treasure.

    Our Matcha is hand-harvested in early spring from only the youngest, sprouting leaves of the heirloom tea plants. Each sprouting tea leaf is hand inspected to ensure it meets the highest ceremonial-grade standards. It is then ever so carefully prepared in the ancient traditional manner by being slow cold-milled into an ultra-fine, glowing jade green powder using a specially created and patented diamond tipped ceramic stone mill. It is then immediately vacuum-packed to ensure complete protection of all its special healing properties.

    Our certified organic Matcha is made using all these traditional methods by a wonderful family who has been the multi-generational steward of this small, sacred tea farm situated beneath the majestic beauty of Mount Fuji. This land is the absolute perfect, environmentally protected place on Earth for growing the best Matcha there is.

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  • Milk Thistle Seed Extract

     
    Milk Thistle Seed Extract Silybum marianum

    Milk thistle has a strong tradition as a liver herb and tonic. Your liver is one of your hardest working organs, playing a key role in filtering your entire blood supply, and detoxifying compounds that could cause harm to your cells and your health. Milk thistle's most biologically active compound has been identified as a unique flavonoid called silymarin. Our patented extract is verified to contain a full 70% of silmarin, which includes silybin A & B, silychristin, and silydianin. What's more, it’s certified organic from seed, to soil, all the way through to our exclusive SuperPure extraction process. This means it’s made 100% without the use of any chemicals or harsh and dangerous solvents like acetone and hexane, two toxic solvents so commonly used in ordinary milk thistle extracts. Milk thistle is your classic liver herb and we deliver it in a form you can completely trust.

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  • Millet Sprouts

     
    Millet Sprouts Panicum miliaceum

    Millet is one of the best-kept secrets as far as ancient seeds go. A gluten-free pseudograin, millet has been prized for centuries all around the world and is gaining more popularity in the West. By sprouting our millet, the packed nutrients inside become even more accessible by eliminating the phytic acid that can interfere with absorption. Chock full of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and more, millet sprouts are a prime addition to your daily diet.

    Our certified organic millet sprout powder begins as certified organic seeds that are carefully selected to produce the most nutritious sprouts. Our seeds are gently activated in a proprietary broth, rich in catalytic minerals and other essential nutrients. After they burst to life, our millet sprouts are harvested, flash frozen and immediately placed in a vacuum and freeze-dried for optimum nutrient preservation.

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  • Molybdenum

     
    Molybdenum

    Micro-minerals like molydenum perform essential regulatory and structural functions in our bodies. As our soils become depleted, our foods more processed, and our bodies more stressed, micro-mineral supplementation is needed more than ever. Although molybdenum may not one of the more known micro-minerals, it still serves a very important health purpose. Molybdenum is central to optimal sulfur balance. It is the key player in the reaction that converts sulfur to sulfate. Without it, this reaction cannot take place. The formation of sulfate is essential to our health in so many ways: liver detoxification, antioxidant support, connective tissue development, and much more.

    Molybdenum supplementation can be very important for all these reasons. Our molybdenum comes to life in our whole-food fermentation process, which is designed to transform each mineral into a rich, synergistic matrix of nutrition. The result is a unique form of certified organic molydenum that brings you the best of real, wholesome food and that is perfectly balanced, gentle, and compatible with your body. Shouldn’t your supplements follow nature’s lead?

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  • Motherwort Extract

     
    Motherwort Extract Leonurus cardiaca L.

    Its scientific name Leonarus cardiaca hints at its most common usage — cardiac support! Motherwort is an herb of the heart and has a long history of use for maintaining healthy heart function and rhythm. It may also assist in balancing out hormonal fluctuations in women. However used, it’s a “motherly” sort of herb that cares for you at a deep level. Our motherwort plant is grown organically in France and transformed into a highly potent extract using our SuperPure technology.

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  • Nattokinase Enzyme

     
    Nattokinase Enzyme Glycine max

    Nattokinase is considered the 1,000-year-old Japanese secret to excellent circulation, heart health, and long life. Nattokinase is derived from a traditional Japanese fermented superfood called natto, which is a key component of the Okinawan diet. Okinawa, an island off of Japan, possesses the world’s highest concentration of people who live past 100 years. Not to mention their low incidence of heart disease compared to the rest of the world. They must be doing something right!

    What makes natto so special is the presence of this powerful enzyme called nattokinase. Nattokinase has proteolytic and fibrinolytic properties for supporting healthy blood flow and vessel health. As we age, our ability to produce a beneficial compound called plasmin, which maintains healthy blood flow, is known to diminish. Nattokinase serves a similar purpose and has been identified as a key supporter of a healthy cardiovascular system. Our nattokinase is extracted and purified from only the highest quality Japanese natto made in the traditional manner from non-GMO soybeans. Now you and your heart can benefit from this rare compound — just like the Okinawans.

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  • Nettle Leaf

     
    Nettle Leaf Urtica dioica

    Nettle leaf is one of the most widely applicable plants in herbal medicine. It’s been used traditionally to help strengthen and support the whole body, and for its ability to support a normal inflammation response especially in the presence of seasonal allergies. Often used as a spring tonic, nettles are also known for their positive alkalinizing and gentle cleansing effects. With its rich storehouse of minerals, vitamin C and vitamin K, nettles are the perfect addition to your daily green intake. Our certified organic nettles are grown in a pristine area of Northern Europe and harvested in early spring, after which they are freeze-dried and concentrated to ensure their utmost purity, potency, and herbal power. Freeze-drying has been proven as an effective method of preserving the naturally occurring compounds that are present in the stinging hairs of nettle leaves.

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  • Oat Grass Juice

     
    Oat Grass Juice Avena sativa

    Oat grass juice joins the ranks of other superfood cereal grasses like wheat grass and barley grass. By juicing and freeze-drying our fresh, nutrient-loaded oat grass, we preserve all of its goodness and none of its indigestible cellulose fiber. Oat grass juice is overflowing with chlorophyll, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. It is also known for a calming action that nourishes your nervous system.

    When spring and early fall arrive, our organic grass bursts to life and becomes a photosynthesis factory. We harvest our grasses just prior to the critical seed-producing jointing stage, when the tender shoots are at their peak of nutritional potency, enzymatic activity, and chlorophyll content. Our freshly cut young grasses are immediately cooled and juiced at 35°F to protect and preserve all the enzymes, chlorophyll and other valuable constituents. Then, they are dried using our exclusive CO2 low-temperature process. The result is an extraordinary grass juice powder that is bursting with nutritious energy.

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  • Olive Fruit Extract

     
    Olive Fruit Extract Olea europaea

    Olive fruit and its tasty culinary oil are at the core of the highly respected Mediterranean diet. Medical journals abound with discussions of the hearty-healthy properties of these tangy fruits and their precious oil. The use of olive oil — especially a high quality, extra virgin variety — is known as one of the best ways to support a healthy heart and cardiovascular system for a long, healthy life.

    One special compound in particular has been identified for its notable health effects. This extraordinary phytonutrient is called hydroxytyrosol. Olives are the only known source of this rare, heart-protective compound, which has the unique ability to cross what it called the Blood Brain Barrier. This means hydroxytyrosol is exceptionally bioavailable to not just our heart, but also to our brains as well.

    Our certified organic olive fruits come from an ancient olive tree orchard in the Mediterranean region with a 2,000+year tradition of growing these precious gems. Using our SuperPure processing, we concentrate our olive fruits to optimize their hydroxytyrosol content. In Europe, a hotbed for medical research on olives, health claims are only allowed when a product contains at least 5 mg of hydroxytyrosol per serving from genuine olive fruit (not leaves!). Our SuperPure Olive Fruit extract is standardized to contain at least 5 mg of this heart-supportive compound. While many supplements focus on olive leaf extract (which certainly has benefits), it’s actually the olive fruit that supplies the majority of this potent heart helper.

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  • PABA

     
    PABA

    PABA, or para-amino benzoic acid, is not by definition a vitamin but is closely associated with the B vitamin family, especially folate. It’s an important cofactor for consideration in your anti-aging arsenal. PABA supports healthy collagen function and flexibility, healthy cell membrane fluidity (which keeps your cells “young”), and has an overall anti-oxidant action for your whole body.

    Our PABA is “grown” using our unique 3-step transformation process, which combines the use of organic fruits and veggies with the long-standing principles of fermentation. The result is a unique form of PABA that brings you the best of real, wholesome food and that is perfectly balanced and compatible with your body. Shouldn’t your supplements follow nature’s lead?

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  • Parsley Leaf

     
    Parsley Leaf Petroselinum sativum

    Parsley leaf is a vastly underutilized superfood that’s much more than just a decorative garnish. It boasts two groups of powerful compounds called volatile oils and flavonoids, both of which deliver compelling health benefits. Volatile oils like myristicin, apiol, and eugenol support healthy cell activity, healthy detoxification, and a healthy immune response. Flavonoids such as luteolin serve as scavengers of damaging free radicals. Elevate parsley to the healthy, nutritious plant that that it is by including it in your daily diet. Our nutritious parsley plants are grown in pristine organic growing conditions. At the optimal time, our parsley is harvested, fresh freeze-dried and cold-milled into a beautiful green powder with all of the health benefits of fresh-from-the garden parsley.

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  • Passion Flower Essence

     
    Passion Flower Essence Passiflora incarnata

    For a little bit of mellow, try some passion flower essence! Passion flower has been used since the 17th century for its healthy, mood-calming qualities. Passionflower has been shown to increase the levels of GABA in your brain, a natural chemical that lowers brain activity. As such, passion flower essence can support healthy sleep and a healthy outlook on life. A flower essence is best described as an energetic imprint of its source. Ours is made by infusing the blossoms of certified organic passion flower in pure, distilled water then potentizing it for full effect.

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  • Phytase Enzyme

     
    Phytase Enzyme

    Enzymes are tiny but powerful activators that play a critical role in the complex chemistry of human health. Our plant-derived phytase enzyme ensures the breakdown of naturally-occurring phytic acid, an acid found in many of the foods we eat. This acid can inhibit absorption of core minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Phytase liberates phosphorus and other minerals from phytic acid to support healthy bone renewal. Our phytase enzymes are specially grown, purified, and approved for use in organic foods.

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  • Pippali Berry Extract

     
    Pippali Berry Extract Piper longum

    Also called long pepper, pippali is similar to its close relative, black pepper, with a bit more kick. Pippali is one of the most celebrated of the Ayurvedic spices, the ancient medicine of India. It is considered a powerfully rejuvenating spice, digestive aid, and it also potentiates the action and absorption of other herbs, helping to enhance their health effects. Our certified organic pippali berries are grown in their native habitat of India. We utilize only our safe SuperPure processing to create a concentrated extract of the highest caliber.

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  • Polygala Root Extract

     
    Polygala Root Extract Radix polygalae

    Polygala is a wonderful tonic herb that builds Shen in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Shen refers to the health of the spirit and the mind. Polygala is traditionally known as “Will Strengthener” for its ability to help us remain calm, centered and focused during trying times, thus allowing us to persevere when the going gets tough.

    Our certified organic extract is made the traditional way following the ancient principles of TCM. We use a special process whereby the herb is brewed in pure, filtered water for an extended period of time to draw out its many valuable compounds. The aromatic oils that are released during this process are captured and reintegrated into the final extract. This result is a whole-spectrum, “co-activated” extract of unparalleled quality and health potential.

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  • Pomegranate Fruit Extract

     
    Pomegranate Fruit Extract Punica granatum Between the ancient healing traditions that used pomegranates and the most advanced present-day research, it’s clear there’s something really special about this juicy red fruit. Pomegranates are teeming with what many researchers today call the “super anti-oxidants” (polyphenols). What makes pomegranates even more coveted is the presence of a rare compound called punicalagin. The far-reaching benefits of this phytonutrient have been well documented — from heart health, to healthy blood pressure, to healthy cell and DNA function. To ensure this powerful fruit's potential, we've selected a very special old world variety grown only in Spain. Then we've gone even further to concentrate the fruit and verify a high level of punicalagins content using our SuperPure extract process. Certified Organic http://d187gmltvftxhn.cloudfront.net/media/glossary/ingredients/thesynergycompany_pomegranatefruitextract.jpg
  • Pomegranate Juice

     
    Pomegranate Juice Punica granatum

    Prized since ancient times, pomegranate contains hundreds of seeds nestled in a sparkling juicy pulp called aril (which can require some tricky maneuvering to extricate from the rind). Mounting evidence indicates that pomegranates are heart healthy, and can be most helpful for blood sugar control, and healthy cell and DNA protection. Our pomegranates are cultivated in the USA in certified organic, nutrient-rich soils for optimal phytonutrient content. Once plucked fresh from the trees, our pomegranates are opened to reveal their juicy pulp and seed, which is juiced and freeze-dried into a powder of extraordinary health potential.

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  • Poria (Fu ling) Extract

     
    Poria (Fu ling) Extract Wolfiporia cocos

    Poria extract is actually derived from the root-like mycelium of the poria wolf mushroom. It’s famous in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its neutral properties and ability to reduce “dampness” in our bodies. It is also traditionally used for its calming and soothing energetic properties. Poria supports your ongoing vitality, life force, and wellness foundation.

    Our certified organic extract is made the traditional way following the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use a special process whereby the herb is brewed in pure, filtered water for an extended period of time to draw out its many valuable compounds. The aromatic oils that are released during this process are captured and reintegrated into the final extract. This result is a whole-spectrum, “co-activated” extract of unparalleled quality and health potential.

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  • Quinoa Sprouts

     
    Quinoa Sprouts Chenopodium quinoa

    Pronounced keen-wah, this seed is a nutritional powerhouse. With a history rooted in South America, quinoa is by far one of the most nutrient-dense of any seed (quinoa is not a grain and is 100% gluten free). Its complete amino acid profile makes it an excellent protein source. And it boasts two key antioxidants called quercetin and kaempferol. Sprouting quinoa liberates all of its valuable health compounds so that you can reap the fullest reward of this ancient seed.

    Our certified organic quinoa sprout powder begins as certified organic seeds that are carefully selected to produce the most nutritious sprouts. Our seeds are gently activated in a proprietary broth, rich in catalytic minerals and other essential nutrients. After they burst to life, our quinoa sprouts are harvested, flash frozen and immediately placed in a vacuum and freeze-dried for optimum nutrient preservation.

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  • Red Clover Flower

     
    Red Clover Flower Trifolium pratense

    Red clover isn’t just for grazing cattle. It’s a flower with power! Red clover flower is often utilized in traditional herbal medicine as an “alterative”, or blood cleanser, for supporting healthy skin, lungs, and digestion. More recently, phytonutrients called isoflavones have been identified in red clover. Isoflavones have the potential to support a woman through hormonal ebbs and flows. Our certified organic red clover flower is freeze-dried and concentrated to ensure its utmost purity, potency, and herbal power.

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  • Red Raspberry

     
    Red Raspberry Rubus idaeus

    Nothing is better than a mouthful of succulent red or black raspberries ripe off the bush. But raspberries are so much more than just tasty treats. Raspberries contain a special compound known as ellagic acid that is being clinically researched for its regulating effects on healthy cell growth and a healthy inflammation response. The long list of goodies in raspberries is extraordinary and puts it neck in neck with the best of the superfruits. Our certified organic red raspberries are fresh freeze-dried and concentrated to amplify their full spectrum of healthy goodness.

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  • Red Raspberry Leaf Extract

     
    Red Raspberry Leaf Extract Rubus idaeus

    Safely used in many traditions around the world to tone the uterus and prepare for a healthy birth process, our red raspberry leaf is organic and rich in vitamin C and an array of nourishing vitamins and minerals. Red raspberry leaf is a classic tonic herb for moms-to-be and is believed to support all aspects of a healthy pregnancy. Our red raspberry leaves are grown organically in France and transformed into a highly valuable extract using our safe SuperPure technology.

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  • Red Sage Root Extract

     
    Red Sage Root Extract Salvia miltiorrhiza

    Also known as Dan Shen, red sage root is a popular herb for a healthy heart and vascular system. It’s been used for over 2,000+ years in Traditional Chinese Medicine to support the health of the heart and circulation, and continues to be highly regarded and utilized in modern times. The wonderful phytochemicals in red sage stem from its special essential oils and include tanshinones, rosmaric and salvianolic acids. Tanshione, specifically, may support a normal heartbeat and promote healthy dilation of blood vessels, healthy blood pressure, and healthy circulation. Utilizing only certified organic red sage and our SuperPure process, we extract these important heart-protective compounds so that you and your heart get the best support possible.

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  • Red Wine Grape Skin

     
    Red Wine Grape Skin Vitis vinifera The making of our Organic Red Wine Grape Skin concentrate begins with the finest, purest, certified organic red wine grapes from the Niagara region of Canada. The deep red skins of this powerful fruit harbor some of nature’s most health-protective compounds of all time, including polyphenols and anthocyanin pigments. These phytonutrients are most concentrated in the skin of the berry — with up to 17 different anthocyanin varieties present! No wonder the grape is deemed small but mighty for its ability to slow free radical damage in our bodies. With a long list of benefits including cardio-protection, skin health, and nervous system support, the grape is much more than just a sweet, tasty treat. Our certified organic grape skin powder is free of all pesticides, fungicides and insecticides so pervasive in the grape-growing industry. It's meticulously dried and milled under low temperatures for optimal potency. Certified Organic http://d187gmltvftxhn.cloudfront.net/media/glossary/ingredients/grapeskin_ingredientweb.jpg
  • Rehmannia Root Extract

     
    Rehmannia Root Extract Rehmannia glutinosa

    Rehmannia’s thick blackish-brown roots are harvested in the fall and dried for medicinal purposes. It is considered a staple of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where it is said to balance the “yin.” Yin deficiency is linked to a host of ailments and symptoms that can affect your skin, digestive system, blood pressure, blood sugar control, and much more. Rehmannia is catching on in the West as an important herb to help balance stress and energy.

    Our certified organic extract is made the traditional way following the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use a special process whereby the herb is brewed in pure, filtered water for an extended period of time to draw out its many valuable compounds. The aromatic oils that are released during this process are captured and reintegrated into the final extract. This result is a whole-spectrum, “co-activated” extract of unparalleled quality and health potential.

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  • Reishi Cracked Cell Spores

     
    Reishi Cracked Cell Spores Ganoderma lucidum

    When a reishi mushroom reaches maturity, it releases its spores in a burst of beauty and wonder. Reishi spores are the powerful, concentrated essence of the reishi mushroom with even higher concentrations of important compounds like triterpenes. It takes over 1000 kg of dried reishi mushrooms to make just 1 kg of reishi spore power. This is potent stuff! They are, however, impossible to digest by humans due to their rock hard coating. In a feat of modern nutritional science, we “crack” open our spores in a very gentle manner to access their highly prized contents. These contents are then dried in a careful, low temperature manner to preserve their magic. Reishi cracked cell spores bring an even deeper dimension to our array of medicinal mushrooms.

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  • Reishi Mushroom

     
    Reishi Mushroom Ganoderma lucidum

    Medicinal mushrooms have been treasured for thousands of years as profound healing agents, especially when it comes to the health of our immune systems. Reishi is considered one of the great longevity tonics in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is highly prized for its immune-balancing and liver-supportive capabilities. As a “Shen” tonic, reishi is grounding, calming, and soothing. It provides a deep foundation of mental, emotional, and spiritual support.

    We use the easy-to-absorb mycelia in our formulas to ensure maximum power and potency. Mycelium is the primordial thread-like hyphae that serve as the basis for growth for the mushroom fruiting body or “cap.” A mushroom spends the vast majority of its life cycle in the mycelium phase during which time it produces a wide variety of enzymes and nutrients. The presence of these immunologically active metabolites and enzymes are found in the richest concentrations in the soft mycelium cell walls and its extracellular substrate (collectively known as the mycelium biomass) — not in the fruiting bodies. Research indicates these interesting secondary metabolites have the potential to yield very promising health benefits for humans.

    Our mycelium is carefully monitored throughout its growth to ensure the complete development of all its active beneficial constituents. After harvest, we utilize a special cold-drying and precision cold-milling technique to preserve its full array of heat-sensitive enzymes and extracellular compounds. When mycelium is heated or extracted, it can degrade many of these valuable, immune-supportive compounds. Our objective is to produce the cleanest, purest, most whole, bioactive (and non-heat degraded) mycelium product to support healthy cellular and immune function.

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  • Resveratrol Extract

     
    Resveratrol Extract Polygonum cuspidatum

    Ever heard of the French Paradox — the well-studied anomaly of low heart disease in France despite high consumption of disease-provoking fatty foods? Well, it turns out that one of their secrets may be the daily consumption of 1-2 glasses of red wine. Grape skins, vines, and roots contain a unique natural compound called resveratrol. Resveratrol is the subject of hundreds of studies, many of which corroborate this compound’s positive influence on a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. What many don’t know is that there is another very potent source of this powerful phytonutrient. It’s called Japanese Knotweed, often referred to as Hu Zhang in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine from which it originates. Japanese knotweed is rich in the most bioavailable form of this healthy aging nutrient: trans-resveratrol not the other cis form, which is not well utilized by our bodies. The cardiovascular health benefits attributed to trans-resveratrol includes favorable effects on blood pressure, decreased oxidative stress as well as healthy circulation. And let’s not forget about its neuroprotective and skin benefits.

    Our ecologically harvested SuperPure Japanese knotweed extract with trans-resveratrol is the first certified organic extract of its kind. With an abundance of trans-resveratrol, it gives you all of the benefits of the equivalent of drinking multiple glasses of certified organic red wine — without any of the downsides. No alcohol, no sulfites, no solvents, no additives, no chemicals, no calories. Now you can benefit from this top Mediterranean diet recommendation in a safe and pure way.

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  • Rhodiola Root Extract

     
    Rhodiola Root Extract Rhodiola rosea

    Rhodiola is becoming one of the most versatile and well-known herbs when it comes to dealing with the stresses of our modern life. Our bodies have a stress response system that involves a balance of our sympathetic (active) and parasympathetic (calming) nerves. Under extreme or ongoing stress, this delicate balance can go awry, leaving us feeling depressed, tired, and overwhelmed. Rhodiola has been shown to support a healthy response to stress. With rhodiola, you can stay physically, mentally, and emotionally balanced — even when the going gets tough. We utilize only our safe SuperPure processing to create a concentrated extract with standardized rosavin content.

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  • Rose Flower Essence

     
    Rose Flower Essence Rosa damascene

    A rose is beautiful to behold and delights the senses. Apart from the feeling of well-being you may get from being around one, roses have a long history of folkloric use as a calming, soothing remedy for your soul and your skin. We create a finely crafted rose flower essence for use in our formulas. A flower essence is best described as an energetic imprint of its source. Ours is made by infusing the blossoms of certified organic rose in pure, distilled water then potentizing it for full effect.

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  • Rose Hips

     
    Rose Hips Rosa canina L.

    Stop and smell the roses, but don’t forget about its fruit! Rose hips are the fruit of the rosebush. They are rich in vitamin C and contain even more than an orange. As such, they offer a great support for a healthy immune system and radiant skin. Also naturally dense in a variety of carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols, catechins, and many more nutrients, rose hips are considered an excellent overall wellness booster. Our certified organic rose hips are cultivated in South America and transformed into a rich, free-flowing powder through our specialty steam-drying and sterilization process.

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  • Rosemary Leaf

     
    Rosemary Leaf Rosmarinus officinalis

    A whiff from a sprig of fragrant rosemary can clear the mind. With a long list of health compounds, rosemary is more than just a memorable aroma and flavor. It’s been used to support healthy circulation and digestion, and to support healthy blood flow to the brain thereby supporting healthy concentration. Rosemary also has strong antioxidant properties, making it an excellent all-around natural preservative for any formula. Our certified organic rosemary is naturally sun-dried, then milled to create a powder of pure perfection.

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  • Sacred Lotus Seed Extract

     
    Sacred Lotus Seed Extract Nelumbo nucifera

    Similar in appearance to a water lily, the sacred lotus plant is an aquatic perennial with an iconic history. Revered for over 5,000 years, the sacred lotus has deep religious significance among Taoists and Buddhists for whom it represents purity and beauty. The seeds themselves are potent antioxidants and support a healthy inflammation response, healthy aging, and a healthy heart. We utilize only our safe SuperPure processing to create a concentrated, certified organic extract of the highest caliber.

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  • Saffron Flower Essence

     
    Saffron Flower Essence Crocus sativus

    Saffron is one of the world's most expensive and revered spices. It is the dried orange stigmas from a purple crocus—and there are only 3 stigmas per flower, no wonder it so sacred! As a flower essence, saffron offers a strengthening and fortifying energy to our formula. A flower essence is best described as an energetic imprint of its source. Ours is made by infusing the stigmas of certified organic saffron in pure, distilled water then potentizing it for full effect.

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  • Saffron Flower Extract

     
    Saffron Flower Extract Crocus sativus

    Saffron, with its unique orange color and savory flavor, is the world's most expensive and revered spice. It contains a very special and extremely rare class of colorful compounds called crocins (including crocetins). Research indicates these rare carotenoids appear to support a healthy retina, along with a list of other healthful contributions. Due to their rarity, cost, and difficult extraction process, very few formulas ever use the supremely powerful potential of this class of phytonutrients. To create our certified organic saffron flower extract, the delicate stigmas are collected from saffron flowers growing in only the most pristine organic conditions. We then use our exclusive SuperPure processing to gently but powerfully concentrate the desired crocin components tucked inside. The result is a rare extract of unparalleled benefit.

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  • Sage Leaf

     
    Sage Leaf Salvia officinalis

    The wisdom of sage lies in its rich assortment of volatile oils, which lends it many of its health-supporting properties. Sage is regarded as a powerful natural antiseptic and antioxidant. Like rosemary, sage may give your brain and memory a lift. Women also reach for sage as a traditional way to handle hormonal temperature fluctuations. Our certified organic sage leaf is naturally sun-dried, then milled to create a powder of pure perfection.

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  • Sargassum Algae Extract

     
    Sargassum Algae Extract Sargassum horneri

    Based on several decades of Japanese scientific and medical research, this rare and valuable seaweed extract has shown a matchless capacity to support the natural bone renewal and regeneration processes. This pure extract has been made available solely to The Synergy Company as a result of the deep relationships Mitchell, our founder, has developed in Japan as a researcher, teacher, and healer. In fact, Synergy is the first and only company outside of Japan to be granted use of the truly authentic sargassum algae extract, made exclusively by a Japanese research firm. Our sargassum is always harvested sustainably; each batch is fully tested (both in Japan and as part of our final formulation) for heavy metals, radiation, and other microbiological concerns to ensure its absolute purity and safety.

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  • Schizandra Berry Extract

     
    Schizandra Berry Extract Schisandra chinensis

    Our certified organic, concentrated schizandra extract comes from the vibrant red berries of this beautiful plant, one with a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its ability to balance your body. The lignin phytonutrients in schizandra berries are liver cell supporters and protectors, keeping them in vital working order. What's more, schizandra has been shown to induce the enzymes in your liver that are part of your two-phase detoxification process, thereby assisting in the natural, healthy outflow of toxins from our bodies.

    Our certified organic extract is made the traditional way following the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use a special process whereby the herb is brewed in pure, filtered water for an extended period of time to draw out its many valuable compounds. The aromatic oils that are released during this process are captured and reintegrated into the final extract. This result is a whole-spectrum, “co-activated” extract of unparalleled quality and health potential.

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  • Sea Buckthorn Fruit Extract

     
    Sea Buckthorn Fruit Extract Hippophae rhamnoides

    The bright-orange sea buckthorn berry has generated a burst of enthusiasm in the health community due to its diverse nutritional content. The natural carotenoids, tocopherols, and Omega-7 fatty acids in sea buckthorn berry oil may support a normal inflammatory response, and healthy moisture content and lubrication of our eyes. Our certified organic sea buckthorn extract is created using a specialty processing method that uses high pressure and low temperatures to recover the most important, health-beneficial compounds locked inside this unique berry.

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  • Selenium

     
    Selenium

    Micro-minerals like selenium perform essential regulatory and structural functions in our bodies. As our soils become depleted, our foods more processed, and our bodies more stressed, micro-mineral supplementation is needed more than ever. Selenium is one such mineral that is essential to life and can only be acquired through diet and supplementation since your body cannot product it on its own. Selenium protects our hearts and immune systems. It also maximizes thyroid function, as it’s needed for proper thyroid hormone production. Selenium’s most prominent role is as a potent antioxidant and regulator of inflammation. It’s no wonder that selenium is often referred to as an anti-aging marvel — for both the aging we can’t see on the inside and what we can on the outside!

    Selenium supplementation can be very important for all these reasons. Our selenium comes to life in our whole-food fermentation process, which is designed to transform each mineral into a rich, synergistic matrix of nutrition. The result is a unique form of certified organic selenium that brings you the best of real, wholesome food and that is perfectly balanced, gentle, and compatible with your body. Shouldn’t your supplements follow nature’s lead?

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  • Shatavari Root Extract

     
    Shatavari Root Extract Asparagus racemosus

    Ayurveda, the ancient medicine of India, reveres this herb for its positive effects on our reproductive and hormonal systems. It is thought of as a rejuvenative tonic for women and men of all ages — young, middle-aged, and elders who are seeking graceful hormonal transitions. Shatavari is also considered an energy and strength promoter, and may support healthy digestive function. We utilize only our safe SuperPure processing to create a concentrated, certified organic extract of the highest caliber.

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  • Shiitake Mushroom

     
    Shiitake Mushroom Lentinus edodes

    Medicinal mushrooms have been treasured for thousands of years as profound healing agents, especially when it comes to the health of our immune systems. Shiitake graces these ranks, but is also a tender, delicious mushroom used in many Asian cuisines and is considered a delicacy. Shiitake contains a very particular glucan called AHCC, which has been documented to have immune-enhancing properties. It also contains a compound called kentinan, which has some powerful research behind it as well.

    We use the easy-to-absorb mycelia in our formulas to ensure maximum power and potency. Mycelium is the primordial thread-like hyphae that serve as the basis for growth for the mushroom fruiting body or “cap.” A mushroom spends the vast majority of its life cycle in the mycelium phase during which time it produces a wide variety of enzymes and nutrients. The presence of these immunologically active metabolites and enzymes are found in the richest concentrations in the soft mycelium cell walls and its extracellular substrate (collectively known as the mycelium biomass) — not in the fruiting bodies. Research indicates these interesting secondary metabolites have the potential to yield very promising health benefits for humans.

    Our mycelium is carefully monitored throughout its growth to ensure the complete development of all its active beneficial constituents. After harvest, we utilize a special cold-drying and precision cold-milling technique to preserve its full array of heat-sensitive enzymes and extracellular compounds. When mycelium is heated or extracted, it can degrade many of these valuable, immune-supportive compounds. Our objective is to produce the cleanest, purest, most whole, bioactive (and non-heat degraded) mycelium product to support healthy cellular and immune function.

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  • Silica (Bamboo)

     
    Silica (Bamboo)

    Studies show that supplementing with ample amounts of natural silica supports bone health and further enhances the benefits of calcium and vitamin D utilization in the body. Calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus form the mineral glue, lending strength and density to your bones. Connecting these minerals into a beautiful and intricate lattice are organic protein fibers, particularly collagen, that keep your bones springy and supple, not brittle. Silica is known to be integral to healthy collagen cross-linking, so that your bones can flow with the movement of your body.

    Our 100% plant-based silica is hand collected and naturally extracted from the sap — called tabasheer — of a very unique species of bamboo grasses.

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  • Skullcap

     
    Skullcap Scutellaria lateriflora

    Feeling tired and tense at the same time? Skullcap may be the herb for you. Skullcap is a resilient herb in the mint family that comes back year after year. This resilience in your garden carries over to your body too. By supporting and nourishing your healthy nervous system, skullcap imparts its resilience onto you. As a classic nerve tonic, consider skullcap as a way to support you in the day-to-day struggles of modern life. Our certified organic, USA-grown skullcap is freeze-dried and concentrated to ensure its utmost purity, potency, and herbal power.

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  • SOD Enzyme

     
    SOD Enzyme

    One of the most powerful, protective enzymes within our bodies is known as superoxide dismutase (SOD). SOD works at lightning speeds to protect all our cells from free radicals, converting and neutralizing thousands of them at a time. Our highly stress-prone hearts and eyes are particularly sensitive to this type of damage and thus have a great need for the hard work of this super enzyme. While your body makes SOD, it can sometimes fall short, making supplementation of this powerful enzyme so very valuable. Our superoxide dismutase is derived from a rare type of melon fruit bursting with this unique enzyme. In a patented process, we gently extract the enzyme, using dozens of melons to get the highly concentrated amount needed in a single daily serving. This way, you can benefit from one of the most powerful, cell-protective natural compounds in the world!

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  • Sour Cherry

     
    Sour Cherry Prunus cerasus

    Sweet, succulent, and just a wee bit tart, sweet cherries are deep red glossy globes of goodness and a real treat for the senses. Promising research on this tart variety of cherry uncovers a variety of uses from supporting healthy sleep (from its naturally occurring melatonin) to healthy joints, and a healthy inflammatory response. Like many of its superfruit cohorts, sour cherry is teeming with polyphenols that are notorious for busting detrimental free radical oxidation. Much tarter than the sweet cherry, and definitely better for us! Our cherries are always certified organic so they are free of the chemical pesticides and herbicides that plague many berry varieties. We also freeze-dry our cherries so that all of their goodness is captured in the best way possible.

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  • Soy — Fermented

     
    Soy — Fermented Glycine max

    Fermented soy is a centuries old preparation of soy that renders it highly nutritive and wholesome. Asian cultures have long used small amounts of fermented soy in their daily diets as a health and wellness food. Fermentation of soy ensures a safe and highly beneficial product that nullifies the sensitivity and hard to digest nature of beans for some people. Fermentation results in a nutrient-dense form of soy that is a wonderful addition to our diets. We use certified organic, non-GMO fermented soy in small amounts as a nutritious protein source in our whole-food vitamin growing process. The soy is actually digested during the process and broken down into its amino acid components so there are only small amounts of it present in our finished products. All of our products that contain soy or use soy during our vitamin-making process are labeled as such.

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  • Spinach

     
    Spinach Spinacia oleracea

    Spinach has a high phytonutrient content with more than a dozen different flavonoid components identified to have health-promoting potential. This dark leafy green shows great promise in regards to cardiovascular health, eye health, joint health, healthy blood sugar control, and healthy aging. Its most highly regarded phytonutrients are the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, but it is also rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, and selenium. Our certified organic spinach plants are carefully monitored for peak nutrient content prior to harvest. Once picked, our greens are washed and quickly freeze-dried to meet our impeccably high standards of quality and purity.

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  • Spirulina

     
    Spirulina Arthrospira platensis

    Spirulina is a blue-green algae superfood packed with chlorophyll, amino acids, gamma linoleic fatty acids, and more. Its nutrient density is off the charts. Our spirulina is the most extensively tested and verified spirulina in the world. Custom grown and processed exclusively for us, it was created over a two-year research and development project, resulting in proprietary growing and processing techniques that yield a 100% organic and nutritionally superb product with a very mild, clean taste and sky-high nutrient profile.

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  • St John's Wort Flower Essence

     
    St John's Wort Flower Essence Hypericum perforatum

    St John’s wort is one of the world’s foremost herbs for supporting healthy mood. Extensively studied by Commission E, Germany’s scientific advisory panel, it is the number one herb sold in Germany. We use St John’s wort flower essence in our formula as a subtle mood and energy lift. A flower essence is best described as an energetic imprint of its source. Ours is made by infusing the blossoms of certified organic St. John’s wort in pure, distilled water then potentizing it for full effect.

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  • Strontium

     
    Strontium

    Research shows that supplementing with small, safe amounts of strontium can help support healthy bone formation and bone strength. Balance and safety are topmost concerns for us, which is why we never use chemically derived strontium salt isolates in high dosages. Our strontium comes from Icelandic Red Algae, where it is naturally buffered and bonded with magnesium and trace minerals — nature’s way of delivering safe and balanced nutrition. Sustainably harvested at the end of its natural growth cycle when it is saturated with plant-bound minerals, our red algae is fully certified by the European Organic Trust Program and low temperature dried for peak nutrient preservation.

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  • Tabasheer (Bamboo) Extract

     
    Tabasheer (Bamboo) Extract Bambusa vulgaris

    Tabasheer, the world's richest plant source of genuine natural silica, comes from the beautiful pearl colored sap of bamboo plants. Our bodies need silica to produce collagen, which keeps our bones, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons supple, and our joints flexible. Tabasheer bamboo silica has been used for centuries by cultures around the world to help maintain healthy bones, hair, skin, teeth, and nails. It is also known to enhance the function of calcium, magnesium, boron and other minerals that are essential for bone development and overall health. We use a sustainable and wild-gathered bamboo tabasheer, which we filter to ensure its purity and support for optimal bone health.

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  • Tangerine Peel Extract

     
    Tangerine Peel Extract Citrus tangerina

    We all know that tangerines are succulent, healthful fruits loaded with vitamin C. But few of us realize that their aromatic peel contains even more antioxidants and flavonoids than the fruit itself. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, tangerine peel is used to support digestion and also helps clear “cold and phlegm” in the respiratory tract.

    Our certified organic extract is made the traditional way following the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use a special process whereby the herb is brewed in pure, filtered water for an extended period of time to draw out its many valuable compounds. The aromatic oils that are released during this process are captured and reintegrated into the final extract. This result is a whole-spectrum, “co-activated” extract of unparalleled quality and health potential.

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  • Tomato Extract (Lycopene)

     
    Tomato Extract (Lycopene) Solanaceae Solanum lycopersicum

    Your eye lenses love lycopene. The crystalline lens is a transparent structure in our eye that helps to refract light to be focused on the retina so we can see. The lens can be susceptible to damage and oxidation just like the rest of our eyes. It is also the site for cataract formation. The research on lycopene and eye health is focused around its positive effect on the health of our lens, a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to keeping our eyes clear and focused. Our certified organic tomatoes are cultivated in Europe to create fruits with a high density of lycopene. Extraction using our SuperPure processing further concentrates this powerful phytonutrient so that you and your eyes can fully benefit.

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  • Tomato Juice

     
    Tomato Juice Solanum lycopersicum

    The health-promoting power of the tomato is often linked to lycopene, a carotenoid antioxidant that gives this popular veggie its bright red hue. Lycopene is found in the human blood and tissues in greater concentrations than many other carotenoid antioxidants. Since your body can't manufacture lycopene on its own, it must be supplied through diet or supplementation. Ingesting the juice from the whole tomato provides not just lycopene but a full "synergy" of healthful compounds — vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium, flavonoids, just to name a few. Tomatoes offer an impressive array of health benefits for our eyes, hearts, and whole bodies.

    Our certified organic tomatoes are grown in the most fertile conditions so that they are brimming with nutrients. After harvest, we cold-juice our tomatoes for optimal nutrient concentration, then freeze-dry the juice into a sweet, vitamin-packed powder that’s as close to garden fresh as you’ll get.

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  • Tribulus Fruit Extract

     
    Tribulus Fruit Extract Tribulus terrestis

    Tribulus is a classic vitality and stamina herb used to support your overall sense of well-being. Research has discovered compounds in tribulus that may support healthy libido and reproductive function. Tribulus is a tonifying and strengthening addition to our formula. We utilize only our safe SuperPure processing to create a concentrated, certified organic extract of the highest caliber.

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  • Triphala Fruit Extract

     
    Triphala Fruit Extract Emblica officinalis, Terminalia belerica, Terminalia chebula

    If you are looking for an all-around gentle, but effective digestive aid, look no further than triphala. Triphala translates into “three fruits.” It is the classic Ayurvedic formulation consisting of three bitter fruits native to India: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula). It is the most recommended herbal medicine in the Ayurvedic tradition, the ancient medicine of India. Popular for its ability to gently cleanse and detoxify our systems, triphala concurrently nourishes and rejuvenates. It is the quintessential digestive tonic, safe for long-term use. Our nutrient-dense triphala fruits are grown organically in their native habitat of India and transformed into a highly potent extract using our safe SuperPure technology.

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  • Turkey Tail Mushroom

     
    Turkey Tail Mushroom Coriolus versicolor

    Medicinal mushrooms have been treasured for thousands of years as profound healing agents, especially when it comes to the health of our immune systems. Turkey tail, named after its colorful stripes and also referred to as coriolus, is one such mushroom. Although Turkey tail has been long been recognized in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a powerful immune tonic, new research is now corroborating its significance.

    We use the easy-to-absorb mycelia in our formulas to ensure maximum power and potency. Mycelium is the primordial thread-like hyphae that serve as the basis for growth for the mushroom fruiting body or “cap.” A mushroom spends the vast majority of its life cycle in the mycelium phase during which time it produces a wide variety of enzymes and nutrients. The presence of these immunologically active metabolites and enzymes are found in the richest concentrations in the soft mycelium cell walls and its extracellular substrate (collectively known as the mycelium biomass) — not in the fruiting bodies. Research indicates these interesting secondary metabolites have the potential to yield very promising health benefits for humans.

    Our mycelium is carefully monitored throughout its growth to ensure the complete development of all its active beneficial constituents. After harvest, we utilize a special cold-drying and precision cold-milling technique to preserve its full array of heat-sensitive enzymes and extracellular compounds. When mycelium is heated or extracted, it can degrade many of these valuable, immune-supportive compounds. Our objective is to produce the cleanest, purest, most whole, bioactive (and non-heat degraded) mycelium product to support healthy cellular and immune function.

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  • Turmeric Rhizome Extract

     
    Turmeric Rhizome Extract Curcuma longa

    Turmeric is one of the most remarkable and bestselling herbs in the world. With over 2,000 studies on its incredible, health benefits and 3,000+ years of traditional use, it’s no wonder it’s called the “Golden Healer” and the “King and Queen” of herbs. From supporting a normal inflammation response to aiding digestion, cognitive function, and cardiovascular health, there’s nothing that turmeric can’t seem to do. It’s also been shown to boost glutathione levels, your body’s master antioxidant, and to support the genes that control healthy cell growth.

    Our SuperPure Turmeric is the only patent-pending, certified organic whole-spectrum turmeric extract in the world. With the healing power of curcuminoids as well as the lesser-known but highly valuable essential oils, turmerones, and polysaccharides, there is truly not another turmeric extract that comes even close. There is almost no end to what the research keeps discovering about the incredible healing and protective properties of turmeric. And we’ve unlocked its fullest potential so that you can truly benefit.

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  • Vanadium

     
    Vanadium

    Research shows that supplementing with small, safe amounts of strontium can help support healthy bone formation and bone strength. Our vanadium comes from Icelandic Red Algae, where it is naturally buffered and bonded with magnesium and trace minerals — nature’s way of delivering safe and balanced nutrition. Sustainably harvested at the end of its natural growth cycle when it is saturated with plant-bound minerals, our red algae is fully certified by the European Organic Trust Program and low temperature dried for peak nutrient preservation.

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  • Vitamin A/Beta-Carotene

     
    Vitamin A/Beta-Carotene

    Beta-carotene is a health-promoting carotenoid found in plant foods. Carotenoids are antioxidants found in orange and yellow fruits and vegetables, and dark leafy greens. Your body will convert beta-carotene to vitamin A based on your specific needs. As such, beta-carotene is considered an important precursor to vitamin A. Vitamin A wears many hats for us and our health. It plays a vital role in bone, reproductive, and immune system health. It also keeps our skin healthy and our vision strong.

    Our vitamin A is “grown” using our unique 3-step transformation process, which combines organic fruits and veggies with the long-standing principles of fermentation. The result is a vitamin made with organic ingredients that brings you the best of real, wholesome food. Plus, it’s perfectly balanced and compatible with your body. Shouldn’t your supplements follow nature’s lead? Because our vitamin A is made in this unique way with a plethora of nutrient-rich fruits and veggies, our formulas naturally contain a full spectrum of carotenoids, not just beta-carotene.

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  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

     
    Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

    Vitamin B1, also known as thiamin, plays a key role in the metabolism of carbohydrates and serves as a coenzyme to support the proper functioning of our nervous and digestive systems, and heart.

    Our vitamin B1 is made through our special fermentation process using organic vegetables, fruits, and other natural food sources. This creates an organically “grown” vitamin that is naturally bound in a synergy of beneficial cofactors and whole-food compounds. By taking your supplements in food-form, you are getting your daily nutrients just as nature intended for optimal benefit. Plus they are super gentle and can be taken on an empty stomach if so desired. Vitamins and minerals aren’t found as synthetic ”isolates” in nature. And neither are they in our vitamins!

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  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

     
    Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

    Vitamin B12 is perhaps one of the most well known of the B vitamins. It is vitally important to the development of your red blood and nerve cells, and plays a key role in mood and memory especially as we get older. In addition, protein, carbohydrates and fats all depend upon vitamin B12 for proper cycling throughout your body. Like vitamin B6 and folate, vitamin B12 is essential to optimal heart and vessel health via its ability to metabolize homocysteine. As we age, we become more and more susceptible to a vitamin B12 deficiency as our digestive system loses its ability to absorb it.

    Our certified organic vitamin B12 is made through our special fermentation process using organic vegetables, fruits, and other natural food sources. This creates a vitamin that is naturally bound in a synergy of beneficial cofactors and whole-food compounds. By taking your supplements in food-form, you are getting your daily nutrients just as nature intended for optimal benefit. Plus they are super gentle and can be taken on an empty stomach if so desired. Vitamins and minerals aren’t found as synthetic ”isolates” in nature. And neither are they in our vitamins!

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  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

     
    Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

    Riboflavin, or Vitamin B2, acts as a coenzyme to metabolize fats, proteins and carbohydrates. It also provides support for healthy skin and mucous membranes, and promotes antioxidant recycling in our bodies.

    Our vitamin B2 is made through our special fermentation process using organic vegetables, fruits, and other natural food sources. This creates an organically “grown” vitamin that is naturally bound in a synergy of beneficial cofactors and whole-food compounds. By taking your supplements in food-form, you are getting your daily nutrients just as nature intended for optimal benefit. Plus they are super gentle and can be taken on an empty stomach if so desired. Vitamins and minerals aren’t found as synthetic ”isolates” in nature. And neither are they in our vitamins!

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  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

     
    Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

    Niacin, or vitamin B3, is required by over 200 enzymes and is the most important B vitamin for energy production from the foods we eat. Additional functions include support of nerve function and circulation, healthy digestion, control of blood sugar, and regulation of cholesterol levels.

    Our vitamin B3 is made through our special fermentation process using organic vegetables, fruits, and other natural food sources. This creates an organically “grown” vitamin that is naturally bound in a synergy of beneficial cofactors and whole-food compounds. By taking your supplements in food-form, you are getting your daily nutrients just as nature intended for optimal benefit. Plus they are super gentle and can be taken on an empty stomach if so desired. Vitamins and minerals aren’t found as synthetic ”isolates” in nature. And neither are they in our vitamins!

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  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

     
    Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

    Vitamin B5, aka pantothenic acid, transforms carbohydrates and fats into usable energy and balances the stress response through support of our adrenal glands. It enhances stamina and keeps our mood hormones, aka neurotransmitters, flowing.

    Our vitamin B5 is made through our special fermentation process using organic vegetables, fruits, and other natural food sources. This creates an organically “grown” vitamin that is naturally bound in a synergy of beneficial cofactors and whole-food compounds. By taking your supplements in food-form, you are getting your daily nutrients just as nature intended for optimal benefit. Plus they are super gentle and can be taken on an empty stomach if so desired. Vitamins and minerals aren’t found as synthetic ”isolates” in nature. And neither are they in our vitamins!

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  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

     
    Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

    One of the most studied B vitamins, vitamin B6 is involved in more than 100 enzymatic reactions in our bodies and supports a wide range of activities in our nervous systems and supports normal brain function. Additionally, vitamin B6 aids in the synthesis of red blood cells and regulates chronic inflammation and hormone activity. Vitamin B6 is also considered essential for a healthy heart as it aids in the breakdown of a potentially detrimental compound called homocysteine.

    Our vitamin B6 is made through our special fermentation process using organic vegetables, fruits, and other natural food sources. This creates an organically “grown” vitamin that is naturally bound in a synergy of beneficial cofactors and whole-food compounds. By taking your supplements in food-form, you are getting your daily nutrients just as nature intended for optimal benefit. Plus they are super gentle and can be taken on an empty stomach if so desired. Vitamins and minerals aren’t found as synthetic ”isolates” in nature. And neither are they in our vitamins!

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  • Vitamin C

     
    Vitamin C

    When you obtain vitamin C in its natural food state, you get all the other goodies that accompany it. That’s why we are adamant about using whole-food versions of vitamin C that reflect its full synergy, just as nature intended. Studies now confirm that the benefits we associate with vitamin C rich foods come not only from the vitamin itself, but also from all the other flavonoids, antioxidants, and nutrients partnered with it. Vitamin C is essential for a strong, healthy immune system, healthy skin and hair, and overall vibrant health.

    Our vitamin C is made through our special fermentation process using organic vegetables, fruits, and other natural food sources. This creates an organically “grown” vitamin that is naturally bound in a synergy of beneficial cofactors and whole-food compounds. By taking your supplements in food-form, you are getting your daily nutrients just as nature intended for optimal benefit. Plus they are super gentle and can be taken on an empty stomach if so desired. Vitamins and minerals aren’t found as synthetic ”isolates” in nature. And neither are they in our vitamins!

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  • Vitamin D3

     
    Vitamin D3

    Scarcely a week goes by without the release of another study showing the far-reaching health benefits of vitamin D3. One of vitamin D3’s most critical health roles is in bone health, where it regulates calcium/magnesium concentrations and guides calcium directly to the bones. Without sufficient vitamin D3, our bones simply cannot be healthy and strong. Not to mention our immune systems, brains, eyes, and more — ample vitamin D3 is necessary for the health of all these as well. Although our body manufactures D3 from sunlight exposure, today’s overwhelming research shows that we no longer get enough D3, making supplementation of D3 essential.

    Our vitamin D is made through our special fermentation process using organic vegetables, fruits, and other natural food sources. This creates an organically “grown” vitamin that is naturally bound in a synergy of beneficial cofactors and whole-food compounds. By taking your supplements in food-form, you are getting your daily nutrients just as nature intended for optimal benefit. Plus they are super gentle and can be taken on an empty stomach if so desired. Vitamins and minerals aren’t found as synthetic ”isolates” in nature. And neither are they in our vitamins!

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  • Vitamin E

     
    Vitamin E

    Vitamin E is a potent, broad-spectrum antioxidant for our whole bodies. Because it is fat-soluble, it has a special affinity for our lipid-rich cell membranes, keeping them fluid and healthy. Healthy cells equal a healthy body as we age so it’s important to get plenty of vitamin E through diet and supplementation. Despite its name, vitamin E is not just a singular vitamin but rather a group of eight different compounds – four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. Although alpha-tocopherol is the most well-studied and utilized vitamin E compound in supplements, research is emphasizing the vital need for the “whole.”

    Our whole-food vitamins contain full spectrum vitamin E including mixed tocotrienols, which scientists are discovering have an instrumental role in aging and overall well-being. Our vitamin E tocopherols are made through our special fermentation process using organic vegetables, fruits, and other natural food sources. This creates an organically “grown” vitamin that is naturally bound in a synergy of beneficial cofactors and whole-food compounds. Our mixed tocotrienols are sustainability derived from tropical palm fruit and round out the full spectrum of vitamin E for our formulas.

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  • Vitamin K1 and K2

     
    Vitamin K1 and K2

    Recent scientific studies confirm that both forms of vitamin K are critical to bone health, cardiovascular health, blood clotting, and overall wellness. Along with vitamin D, vitamin K holds the job of directing calcium traffic, keeping it in the bone where it belongs and out of your blood vessels where it may cause calcified plaques. Vitamin K is also integral to the creation of osteocalcin, an essential bone hormone, and to the development of a myriad of small proteins that make up the microscopic world inside your bones.

    Our certified organic vitamin K1 is made through our special fermentation process using organic vegetables, fruits, and other natural food sources. This creates a vitamin that is naturally bound in a synergy of beneficial cofactors and whole-food compounds. Our K2 vitamin is exclusively made for us in Japan, where it is derived from non-GMO natto, a wholesome traditional, fermented food used for centuries to promote good health.

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  • Wasabi Rhizome/Leaf

     
    Wasabi Rhizome/Leaf Wasabia japonica

    You may only know of wasabi for its fiery zing as a popular Japanese condiment. But genuine wasabi is actually a wondrous health-promoting vegetable that has been studied by Japanese herbalists since the 10th century and now in modern times by prominent scientists. Like our watercress and cruciferous sprouts, it is loaded with glucosinolates, precursors for the DNA-supportive compounds known as isothiocyanates. Genuine wasabi is indigenous to cool mountain streams of the remote northern islands of Japan. It takes 18 months for our sustainably harvested wasabi to mature. After harvest, the plants are freeze-dried and tested to ensure they retain the highest concentrations of their active detoxifying compounds.

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  • Watercress

     
    Watercress Nasturtium officinale

    No longer just a decoration for your plate, this spicy veggie from the notable cruciferous family is experiencing a resurgence after several recent studies have uncovered its highly promising health benefits, especially when it comes to keeping your DNA and cells healthy. After searching all over the world for the very best watercress, we discovered that current suppliers in the market are not doing what it takes to preserve the very delicate glucosinolate and myrosinase phytonutrients that make this vibrant green leafy so special. So we decided to do the research and to be directly involved with making it ourselves! We established an exclusive relationship with an organic farm that has been operating in pristine aquifer-fed springs for over 100 years to produce the most consistently high glucosinolate content watercress of any farm in the world — one that has been the focal point of very positive clinical research. And we spent 5+ years developing the tests and highly sensitive fresh freeze-drying methods needed to keep the vital compounds within alive. The result is our exclusive, organic watercress, overflowing with a full spectrum of glucosoinolate and myrosinase compounds plus an assortment of other goodies like quercetin, lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, iron, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, calcium, and vitamin E.

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  • Wheat Grass Juice

     
    Wheat Grass Juice Triticum turanicum

    Many of grass juice's known health benefits are due to its abundant chlorophyll content. Grass juices, when grown and processed with special care like we use, are also bursting with bioactive enzymes. One in particular is superoxide dismutase, or SOD, and it is indeed a superhero when it comes to supporting and protecting our cells. Another rare natural enzyme is P4D1, a potent enzyme for healthy cell repair. Along with chlorophyll and hundreds of live enzymes, wheat grass juice is infused with all twenty amino acids, making it a complete source of plant-based protein. And let's not forget the jam-packed roster of vitamins and minerals tucked inside, like vitamin K, beta-carotene, iron, and calcium. Wheat grass juice is truly one of nature's most perfect superfoods, offering a revitalizing spark to your day.

    When spring and early fall arrive, our organic grass bursts to life and becomes a photosynthesis factory. We harvest our grasses just prior to the critical seed-producing jointing stage, when the tender shoots are at their peak of nutritional potency, enzymatic activity, and chlorophyll content. Our freshly cut young grasses are immediately cooled and juiced at 35°F to protect and preserve all the enzymes, chlorophyll and other valuable constituents. Then, they are dried using our exclusive CO2 low-temperature process. The result is an extraordinary grass juice powder that is bursting with nutritious energy.

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  • White Peony Root Extract

     
    White Peony Root Extract Paeonia lactiflora

    The mention of peony likely brings to mind a beautifully showy, scented flower that signals the onset of spring. Like with many plants and flowers, there is more to it than meets the eye! The root of a particular species of peony is also an ancient remedy that can support good health. White peony root refers not to the color of the flower, but the color of the root after it is peeled for use. White peony root is another of our vitality-building Chinese herbs that can support a deep foundation of health.

    Our certified organic extract is made the traditional way following the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use a special process whereby the herb is brewed in pure, filtered water for an extended period of time to draw out its many valuable compounds. The aromatic oils that are released during this process are captured and reintegrated into the final extract. This result is a whole-spectrum, “co-activated” extract of unparalleled quality and health potential.

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  • White Sesame Seeds

     
    White Sesame Seeds Sesamum indicum

    Cultivated for centuries in Japan, our heirloom seeds contain nature’s perfect mineral profile — a natural blend of calcium, magnesium and trace minerals essential for healthy joints, bones, heart and immune system. Our sesame seeds are prepared using a natural and traditional fermentation process that further enhances the bioavailability of the calcium and other naturally occurring nutrients.

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  • Wild Blueberry

     
    Wild Blueberry Vaccinian corymbosum

    The wild blueberry is much more nutritionally concentrated than the store-bought and more familiar cultivated blueberry. Our wild, indigo blue morsels are picked at their zenith of ripeness and contain plentiful proanthocyanadins and anthocyanins. Blueberries in general have always been praised for their ability to support our eyes, hearts, brains, and vessels. Our wild variety takes this to a whole new level. Our blueberries are always certified organic so they are free of the chemical pesticides and herbicides that plague many berry varieties. We also freeze-dry our wild blueberries so that all of their goodness is captured in the best way possible.

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  • Wild Pine Bark Extract

     
    Wild Pine Bark Extract Pinus pinaster

    Proanthocyanadins are hard to pronounce (pro-anth-o-cy-an-a-dins) and quite uncommon, but fortunately are found in abundance in the bark of a certain species of pine tree. These flavonoid jewels are particularly useful for supporting healthy blood vessel integrity throughout our whole bodies, including in our eyes. Wild pine bark extract may be particularly useful for supporting healthy cell membranes, which are composed of important lipids prone to peroxidation. Healthy hearts, eyes, skin, blood vessels and much more rely on the antioxidant activity that an ingredient like pine bark extract can provide.

    Our wild pine bark is harvested from the Pinus radiata tree that is plantation grown in New Zealand’s pristine environment where this species finds ideal growing conditions. Our SuperPure extraction uses only pure water to produce a natural extract that contains the full spectrum of polyphenolic compounds. No chemicals of any sort are used in the process, eliminating any possibility of unwanted residues.

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  • Wild Yam Root Extract

     
    Wild Yam Root Extract Dioscorea villosa

    Wild yam root is a nutritive and supportive female reproductive herb. It has been used traditionally to support healthy menstrual cycles and healthy uterine function in women of all ages. Wild yam may also support healthy mood and maintain healthy liver function. It is one of the most popular female herbs utilized all around the world. Our nutrient-dense wild yam roots are grown organically and transformed into a highly potent extract using our safe SuperPure technology.

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  • Yellow Dock Root

     
    Yellow Dock Root Rumex crispus

    Yellow dock root, an invasive weed, is the perfect example of how to turn something pesky into something useful! The primary purpose of yellow dock root as an herbal medicine is to support natural and healthy detoxification. As such, yellow dock root supports healthy bile flow and liver function, healthy elimination, and healthy cleansing of the skin from the inside out. Our certified organic yellow dock is grown in the USA for its rich nutrient profile. Once harvested, our yellow dock root is freeze-dried to meet our impeccably high standards of quality and purity.

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  • Zinc

     
    Zinc

    Micro-minerals like zinc perform essential regulatory and structural functions in our bodies. As our soils become depleted, our foods more processed, and our bodies more stressed, micro-mineral supplementation is needed more than ever. Zinc is actually a common deficiency, both worldwide and in the USA (in a milder form). Zinc is essential to the proper functioning of our immune, reproductive, and digestive systems. It also aids in hair and skin health as well as blood sugar regulation, energy metabolism, and muscle/bone growth. Zinc, although present in vegetarian diets, is tied up by a compound called phytic acid, which can impede zinc’s absorption. Zinc is most concentrated in animal protein sources but can still be lacking for some people due to digestive issues, intake of certain medications, or other common health issues.

    Zinc supplementation can be very important for all these reasons. Our zinc comes to life in our whole-food fermentation process, which is designed to transform each mineral into a rich, synergistic matrix of nutrition. The result is a unique form of zinc made with organic ingredients that brings you the best of real, wholesome food. It’s perfectly balanced, gentle, and compatible with your body. Shouldn’t your supplements follow nature’s lead?

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