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Phood Shake: More than 8 Different Supplements in One!

If you could only take one supplement,
what would it contain?

This is the question we asked ourselves when we set out to create Phood.  We wanted to offer more than just another supplement.  We wanted to create the perfect nutritional program.  Everything needed for complete nutritional support and recovery in one simple, easy, delicious shake. And of course if it’s made by PlantFusion it has to be;

•100% Plant-Based from whole food sources
•No Major Allergens; Dairy, Soy, Gluten, etc
•No Animal
•No Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

Why Phood is Different than Others…

Not Just Carbohydrates   ModCarb & Baobab is a patened blend of organic superstar grains like amaranth, quinoa, and chia. In addition to being low glycemic for sustained energy, it’s also a concentrated source of beta-glucan, a soluable fiber that significantly slows the uptake of carbohydrates and helps modulate sugar levels in the blood. ModCarb is then paired up with Baobab Fruit. A very powerful superfuit, high in antioxidants which drives Phoods ORAC rating up to 4200/serving!

Not Just Protein   PlantFusion Protein- Nearly identical to one serving of our original PlantFusion protein shake. Multi-source blend, contains raw plant proteins, free of common allergens, easily digestible and tastes great. The only plant protein blend comparable to whey protein in amino acid balance and density.

Not Just Omegas   A Multi Source EFA (essential fatty acids) Blend- Our EFA blend provides a whopping 4,400mg of Omega 3-6-9. We accomplished this by choosing the perfect blend of flax, alagin, and sunflower. Alagin, a marine-based oil from algae, is the most unique component of this blend. Not only rich in Omega 3’s but also phytonutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin.

Not Just Vitamins & Minerals   NO SYNTHETIC VITAMINS HERE! We’re using vitamin, mineral and other essential nutrients derived from food sources are better absorbed and more bioavailable than nutrients from non-food sources. Whole food vitamins & minerals contain a wide variety of phytonutrients, essential cofactors, natural enzymes, and other metabolites that help enhance nutrient digestion, absorption, and bioavailability.

Not Just Greens   Only Cruciferous Greens. The sprouted cruciferous greens in Phood provide a deep reservoir of potent sulfurous antioxidant compounds such as sulforaphane, glucosinolates, and isothiocyanates. Sprouted cruciferous greens lower both plasma glucose and insulin levels, helping to prevent sugar highs and crashes.

References

PlantFusion(n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.plantfusion.net/products/phood

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Reviva Labs Skincare Products for Eyes, Lips, and Face

Reviva Labs has introduced many groundbreaking concepts since its inception in 1973…

The first to introduce exfoliation to America…with our European LIGHT SKIN PEEL (We were explaining the importance of exfoliation years before the cosmetics giants introduced their versions)
The first to introduce elastin to America…Both in skin-care salons and health food stores
No animal testing! Before it was even an issue (way back in 1973), we announced the testing of our products in skin-care salons rather than on animals
And here are several more “FIRSTS” that we are proud to have introduced via Health Food Stores and Skin-Care Salons

INTERCELL DAY CREAM & NIGHT GEL (with hyaluronic acid & glycogen)
non-drying approach to acne -unique dark-spot lightening formulas
· collagen fibre masks
· glycolic acid products
· serum for eyelids
· oxygen-via stabilized hydrogen peroxide
· stabilized ascorbic acid & ascorbigen (“C” extract from cabbage for powerful anti-free radical action)
For over 40 Years Reviva Labs has been producing all natural skin-care products that help leave your skin healthier and more youthful-looking.

Reviva Labs products are sold in professional skin care salons and health food stores worldwide, which attests to the effectiveness and safety of our products.

Reviva Labs is one of the most unique skin-care brands in the cosmetic industry. Reviva’s products are not conventional commercial items. Established in 1973 to serve the newly emerging skin-salon market, the Reviva line is comprised of skin treatments created for skin-care professionals’demand for individualized formulas that meet specific needs.

Thus in Reviva’s broad array, each product is formulated for a specific purpose.

During Reviva’s early years, it was known as “The U.N. of skin-care discoveries”. With European affiliations, Reviva’s founder had selected the specialties of 12 different laboratories in 6 different countries, imported them in bulk and repackaged in retail sizes under the Reviva label.

Years later, Reviva Labs’ own chemists – experienced with natural extracts – were able to reproduce the treatments, following Reviva’s exacting standards; adding the latest technological advances.

Reviva Labs, a small company compared to the cosmetic giants, via it’s european affiliations and dermatalogical research, has introduced more skin-care firsts through America’s skin salons and health food stores, than most of the cosmetic giants.

See more at: http://www.vitasprings.com/reviva.html

References
Reviva Labs (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.revivalabs.com/

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Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Melanoma Risk

An article published on January 20, 2015 in the JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute reveals the finding of Erikka Loftfield, MPH, and her colleagues of an association between increased coffee consumption and a reduced risk of malignant melanoma.

The analysis included 447,357 participants in the National Institutes of Health-AARP prospective study initiated in 1995-1996. Dietary questionnaires completed upon enrollment were evaluated for the intake of regular and decaffeinated coffee. The subjects were followed for a median of 10.5 years, during which 2,904 cases of malignant melanoma were diagnosed.

A trend was observed between increasing coffee intake and a decreasing risk of malignant melanoma over follow-up. Among men and women who consumed four or more cups of coffee per day, there was an adjusted 20% lower risk of developing malignant melanoma in comparison with the risk experienced by those who were non-coffee drinkers. The protective effect of coffee drinking was observed only in association with coffee that was not decaffeinated and was restricted to those with malignant melanoma as opposed to melanoma in situ.

In their discussion of the findings, the authors suggest several mechanisms to explain the protective effect of coffee against malignant melanoma. “Coffee contains numerous bioactive compounds, including polyphenols, diterpenes, trigonelline, and caffeine,” they write. “The predominant chlorogenic acid in coffee, 5-O-caffeoylquinic acid, and to a greater extent its metabolite caffeic acid, have been shown to suppress UVB-induced skin carcinogenesis in mouse epidermal cells by inhibiting cyclooxygenase (COX-2) expression. COX-2, which is overexpressed in response to UVB exposure and in human melanoma cells compared with normal melanocytes, is thought to play a functional role in the development and progression of malignant melanoma.”

“Because of its high disease burden, lifestyle modifications with even modest protective effects may have a meaningful impact on melanoma morbidity,” they conclude.

References
Life Extension (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.lifeextension.com/WhatsHot/2015/1/January-Whats-Hot-Articles/Page-01?utm_source=eNewsletter_EZX500E&utm_medium=email&utm_term=WhatsHot&utm_content=Header&utm_campaign=2015Wk19&l=0#Coffee-drinkers-have-lower-melanoma-risk

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Country Life Vegan D3

Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones.* This D3 is made from lichen, a plant, a natural source of Vegan D3.

Sunlight is needed for the body to naturally produce D3. However, people who spend a lot of time indoors, or use sun block, may not produce sufficient levels of this fundamental vitamin. Supplements are needed to help fulfill the daily requirements.

Vitamin D promotes bone and immune health.* The complementary benefits of vitamin D3 with calcium absorption is well known, but did you know that vitamin D3 also helps to support our immune system?*

Up until now, the source of vitamin D3 has been animal sourced, and not suitable for a vegan lifestyle or those who prefer a plant based vitamin. Country Life now offers Vegan D3 in a 100% whole food, plant-derived form.

To further complement your supplement regimen, try Country Life Target Min’s line of calcium and minerals. Available in a range of formulas, potencies, and sizes to best meet your needs.

Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones.* Vitamin D also promotes immune health.*

Country Life Vegan D3 is a 100% vegan and vegetarian suitable product, registered with the AVA. It contains Vitashine™, a plant-based vitamin D made from lichen, a natural source of vegan D3. Country Life is leading the way with this truly unique D3 formula.

References

Country Life (n.d.). VEGAN D3 Retrieved from http://www.country-life.com/store/vegan-d3

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NeoCell: The True Science of Collagen

The therapeutic benefits of collagen have been widely recognized in Europe and Asia for decades. At NeoCell, we are proud to say that we introduced collagen to the Americas.

Neocell was started in 1998 by founder and fearless leader Al Quadri after an extraordinary personal experience. Following a heart attack, Al endured triple- bypass surgery and a recovery that was slow and difficult. His muscles atrophied, and his usual energy disappeared. To recover Al understood that his future health depended on re-engaging his body’s own potential for healing and rejuvenation. It was during his investigation of holistic therapies that he happened upon the unlikely remedy of collagen. Al learned of the integral role collagen plays in strengthening and rebuilding lost muscle mass and connective tissue. Within a few weeks, Al began to rapidly recover and regain his lost vitality.

Once fully recovered, a reinvigorated Al set out to understand the means by which collagen had stimulated his own regenerative systems, thus enabling his rapid recovery. For Al, this wasn’t just a miracle. It was his life’s calling- to make the same health and vitality Al experienced in his recovery accessible to everyone.

His goal was to create products that allowed people to live younger, longer lives with abundant energy and wellbeing. And so Neocell was born, as a family-owned, research oriented business committed to introducing the world to a premium quality collagen-based supplement line.

Since our founding we have been continually enhancing our manufacturing processes so we are able to offer our customers the most bioavailable and bioactive collagen peptides on the market. We are proud to say millions of people have benefitted from our efforts and are now living a more youthful life.

Today, NeoCell is the #1 collagen brand in the world and a leader in the field of nutritional science. While we have grown considerably over the years, one thing has never changed – our commitment to finding the most innovative and effective nutraceutical supplements.

See more: http://www.vitasprings.com/neocell.html

References
NeoCell. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.neocell.com/

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Anti-Oxidants for a Younger You

Featured Items

 

GenF20 Plus HGH, Human Growth Hormone Releaser, Albion Medical

GenF20 Plus HGH, Human Growth Hormone Releaser, Albion Medical

Maca HRT (Hormone Free Rejuvenation Therapy) from Maca Magic

Maca HRT (Hormone Free Rejuvenation Therapy) from Maca Magic

Looking into anti-aging supplements will not be complete without looking into anti-oxidants.  One major factor that affects human aging is oxidation.  Thus, it is important that we take in a lot of anti-oxidants to combat this process.  But what exactly is oxidation and why do we need anti-aging supplements through anti-oxidants?

Oxidation happens when oxygen is burned and produces what is known as free radicals.  Everything that has contact with oxygen is witness to oxidation.  Thus, we see rusting in metals.  In humans, we age.  That is because free radicals are kept inside the body.  These are molecules that are incomplete because of a missing electron.   In its quest to find its missing electron to become stable, free radicals damage and destroy cells it gets contact into. The involvement of DNA worsens the problem, resulting in cell mutations, which cause cancer tumors.  On healthy cells, free radical damage causes aging.

Considering the level of free radical oxidative damage that accumulates in cells, it is important to include anti-oxidants as anti-aging supplements Without curbing the levels of free radicals in our body, cells cannot grow healthily – they die and do not multiply anymore, causing aging and ultimately death.  Thus, it is important to scout for foods and supplements rich in anti-oxidants as they target the main cause of aging.

Another option for anti-aging supplements would be hormone level increase or hormone replacement.  This is because a lot of people believe that aging is also caused sub-optimal levels of hormones present in the body.  It is said that as people get older, production and presence of some hormones in our body start decreasing.  These hormones include include estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, melatonin, human growth hormone, androstenedione and DHEA.  Moreover, at this period, levels of cortisol (also known as the stress hormone) and insulin tend to increase, causing such ailments as adult-onset diabetes.

Human growth hormone, responsible for the stimulation of tissue growth which propels growth in our internal organs, skin, muscles, nerves, and bones slows down as we get older.  Meanwhile, levels of melatonin which is utilized for sleep, decreases with age, making older people sleep with difficulty.  This causes their bodies to find it hard to repair tissues and function properly because of lack of rest.  Meanwhile, DHEA which is considered the building blocks of testosterone and estrogen, boosts brain and immune system functions.

With these linkages, it cannot be helped that a lot of people opt to have anti-aging supplements that include these hormones, or at least triggers that help increase the production of these hormones.  It is also a practice for some that they undergo hormone replacement therapy aside from anti-aging supplements to combat aging.

We have a good selection of hormone-infused products that will surely satisfy your urge for a younger, healthier body.

 

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Natrol Biotin Supplement for Better Hair & Nails

Do you have dry brittle hair and nails? Clinical studies have shown that those deficient in biotin experience hair loss, brittle nails and unhealthy skin. Biotin plays a key-role in the body and is the important nutrient for the growth and maintenance of your hair, nails and glowing skin.

Biotin is a B vitamin, also known as vitamin H or Vitamin B9. Biotin is also essential for your metabolic processes including the metabolism of fats and amino acids, production of fatty acids, and cell growth. This vitamin processes nearly every type of food that you ingest, including carbohydrates, proteins and fats. When biotin levels are at the proper levels in your body, the food that you take in will be processed quickly.

Natrol® Biotin supplement supports the health of the skin, thick shiny hair and strong nails as well as of the nerves and digestive tract.

• Promotes Healthy Hair and Strong Nails

• Supports Cellular Energy Production

• Easy-to-Swallow

• 100% vegetarian

Choose Natrol® Biotin for shiny, lustrous hair and strong, resilient nails while keeping your diet and shape on track!

 

See more: http://www.vitasprings.com/natrol.html

 

References
New Chapter (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.natrol.com/

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What’s New? Nature’s Lab

Nature’s Lab aims to be the top quality supplements for the needs of Americans wishing to enhance their pursuit of a happy, healthy, and active lifestyle. The goal of Nature’s Lab is to be the model of a great business, the continuing source of products for those wishing to lead a healthy life, and a window of opportunity for those looking for more information about health and nutrition.

Core Values of Nature’s Labs:

-Saving lives, reducing and reversing disease, supplementing active lifestyles – supplying customers with only the best products to ensure quality lives balanced with nutrition, exercise, and rejuvenation.

-Science-based information system to educate consumers to make the best choices for overall wellness – a thorough forum and discussion panel supplied by experts in the field to support well-balanced, active, and useful information to every consumer.

References
Nature’s Lab (n.d.). Retrieved from http://natureslab.com/about_us.html

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Healthy Recipe: Apple-Yogurt Parfaits

The juicy Honeycrisp apple is the sweetest of the bunch. Combine it (instead of berries) with tart, creamy Greek yogurt for a seasonal, satisfying breakfast.

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients
3 Honeycrisp apples, diced
3 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
3 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup NOW Real Food® Ground Flax Seeds*
1/4 cup NOW Real Food® Agave Nectar*
3/4 cup golden raisins

  1. Set out 4 large wine or parfait glasses.
  2. In each glass, layer 1/4 apple, 1/4 cup yogurt, 2 teaspoons ground flax seeds, 1 teaspoon agave nectar and 1 tablespoon raisins. Repeat all layers twice in each glass.

Per serving:
263 calories
4 g fat
0 g saturated fat
46 g carbohydrates
6 g fiber
13 g protein

References

NOW Foods (n.d.). Apple-Yogurt Parfaits Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Foods/Real-Food/Recipes/Desserts/080675.htm

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Healthy Recipe: Pumpkin Pecan Pie

 Featured Items

Nutiva Organic Chia Seed, 12 oz

Nutiva Organic Milled Chia Seed, 12 oz

Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna, 15 oz

Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar, 16 oz

Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 15 oz

pie

Even if you are not vegan, you will love this luscious pumpkin pie with a pecan cookie crust. Bake it a day ahead of serving, and chill it for the a classic pumpkin pie texture, or if you serve it the same day, it will be more like a pumpkin mousse pie. I also prefer to use sweet potatoes over pie pumpkin. Either way will be delicious. Serve plain, or topped with your favorite whipped cream or ice cream.

Yield: 6 servings (6 Servings)
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Ready In: 30 mins

Ingredients:

  • Pie Crust
  • 3/4 cup Pecans
  • 1 cup Spelt Flour
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Nutiva Organic Milled Chia Seed
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • Pie Filling
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna™
  • 3 tbsp Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds
  • 2 cups Pumpkin (cooked; can be substituted with cooked sweet potatoes)
  • 1/3 cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Powdered Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 cup Pecans

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Lightly oil a 9-inch deep dish pie pan on the bottom and up the sides with 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil.
  3. To make the crust, place pecans in a food processor and grind to a meal. Transfer to a large mixing bowl along with the spelt flour, 1/3 cup melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, water, chia, vanilla and salt and mix well.
  4. Transfer the dough to the prepared pie pan and use your fingers to press it out in an even layer over the bottom and up the sides of the pie pan. Poke a few holes in the dough with a fork.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes, until it loses it shine.
  6. While the pie crust is baking, put the water, coconut manna and chia seeds in a 2 cup measuring cup. It will thicken and become gelantinous.
  7. Place all the filling ingredients but pecans in a food processor and puree until smooth. Adjust the spices, if desired.
  8. Pour the filling into the baked pie crust; decorate with pecans and return to the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until pie filling is slightly golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it sit about an hour to cool. Serve warm, or at room temperature or chilled.

 

References

Leslie Cerier (n.d.). Pumpkin Pecan Pie. Retrieved from http://kitchen.nutiva.com/pumpkin-pecan-pie/

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