(referred to as plant sterol and stanol esters) are a group of naturally occurring compounds found in plant cell membranes. Because phytosterols are structurally similar to the body's cholesterol, when they are consumed they compete with cholesterol for absorption in the digestive system.
Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas. Green tea originated in China, but its production and manufacture has spread to many other countries in Asia.
Eleutherosides, chemical compounds in Eleuthero root, are responsible for endurance-enhancing effects, building stamina, and for protecting cells and organs against stress. Certain eleutherosides appear to be associated with immune function and endurance-enhancing health benefits. Eleuthero is commonly called Siberian ginseng.
Phytochemicals are chemical compounds produced by plants, generally to help them thrive or thwart competitors, predators, or pathogens. The name comes from Greek, Modern φυτόν, meaning 'plant'. Some phytochemicals have been used as poisons and others as traditional medicine.
Turmeric is a flowering plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, the roots of which are used in cooking.
Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavouring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereals, snackfoods, tea and traditional foods.
Aloe is a cactus-like plant that grows in hot, dry climates. In the United States, aloe is grown in Florida, Texas, and Arizona. Aloe produces two substances, gel and latex, which are used for medicines. Aloe gel is the clear, jelly-like substance found in the inner part of the aloe plant leaf.
Vegetables can be eaten either raw or cooked and play an important role in human nutrition, being mostly low in fat and carbohydrates, but high in vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Many nutritionists encourage people to consume plenty of fruit and vegetables, five or more portions a day often being recommended.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are important in preventing and managing heart disease. Findings show omega-3 fatty acids may help to Lower blood pressure.
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Eucalyptus oil is the main component of eucalyptus leaves, the part of the plant that has nutritional value and medicinal properties. Modern science has confirmed eucalyptol, the oil’s main chemical, is responsible for the soothing benefits of eucalyptus. Numerous modern applications exist for eucalyptus oil in medicine, cosmetics, and aromatherapy.
Withanolides, classified as adaptogens, are responsible for most of ashwagandha’s health benefits. These chemicals adjust the body providing an effective way to handle stress, improving quality of life, supporting normal function of the body, building immunity, normalizing cardiorespiratory and neuromuscular coordination, helping cope with fatigue and building strength in men and women.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) vinegar’s most significant health benefits are modulating blood sugar and improving sensitivity to the hormone insulin so cells can absorb sugar. An additional effect is a feeling of fullness, which may help support weight control.
Peppermint has multiple uses and health benefits. It’s a good antioxidant, antiseptic, and nutritional and digestive aid. It may help with swelling and pain when applied topically. Peppermint oil has the peculiar ability to change sensation on the skin and oral mucosa (inside of the mouth), which can soothe the gastrointestinal and respiratory tract.
This vibrant molecule is known for its healing, and anti-aging properties. It has been used in traditional Asian medicinal practices, and can be seen in over 70 plant species. Resveratrol is also a powerful antioxidant, and carries many heart-healthy benefits.
The benefits of Wolfberry to modulate stress and support faster post-exercise recovery have been confirmed by modern science, with water-soluble polysaccharides (LBPs) and other antioxidants in the fruit also managing free radicals to support healthy aging.