What's New? Lily Of The Desert

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Lily of the Desert is one of the largest U.S. growers, processors and manufacturers of chemical-free, certified organic aloe vera in the natural products industry. Being vertically integrated allows us to maintain the highest standards of quality control and eliminate third-party pricing. This is unique among aloe vera product companies in the natural products industry. Controlling quality every step of the way allows Lily of the Desert to dictate the industry-leading standards of quality and maintain product integrity from the farm to the bottle.

All Lily of the Desert products originate from mature, organically-grown aloe vera plants, which are grown free of chemicals in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and the desert of Mexico. Once harvested, the aloe leaves are placed in refrigerated trailers to ensure no beneficial components are lost, and are then shipped to our state-of-the-art processing facility for precise inspection. Each outgoing batch is scientifically tested to validate quality and product efficacy. Quality is maintained and monitored every step of the way to ensure customers receive the best benefits naturally derived from aloe vera.

See more at: http://www.vitasprings.com/lily-of-the-desert.html

References
 Lily Of The Desert (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.planetaryherbals.com/articles/5769/

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Seasonal Recipes of NOW Foods Essential Oils

 

NOW Foods Essential Oils

View All NOW Foods Essential Oils

Choose a recipe below, and add the NOW essential oils to a diffuser and enjoy!

Autumn Air

8 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil

6 drops Lime Essential Oil

6 drops Sage Essential Oil

Buttery Pumpkin Spice

1 drop of Cardamom

1 drop of NOW Cinnamon

1 drop of NOW Nutmeg

3 drops of NOW Vanilla

Holiday Cheer

4 drops of NOW Cedarwood Virginian

4 drops of NOW Cypress

6 drops of NOW Rosewood

1 drops of NOW Pine

2 drops of NOW Balsam

1 drops of NOW Orange

Holiday Eggnog

10 drops of NOW Vanilla

1 drops of NOW Cinnamon

2 drops of NOW Nutmeg

Holiday Wreath & Flowers

4 drops of NOW Cedarwood Virginian

4 drops of NOW Cypress

1 drops of NOW Rosewood

6 drops of NOW Pine Needle

2 drops of NOW Balsam

1 drops of NOW Lavender

Holly Jolly Holidays

2 drops of NOW Cinnamon Bark

2 drops of NOW Ginger

1 drops of NOW Clove Bud

2 drops of NOW 2 drops of NOW Nutmeg

4 drops of NOW Lemon

Meet Me Under The Mistletoe

2 drops of NOW Atlas Cedar

5 drops of NOW Balsam Fir Needle

1 drops of NOW Juniperberry

Santa’s Sugar Cookies

2 drops of NOW Tangerine

24 drops of NOW Vanilla

2 drops of NOW Cinnamon Bark

1 drops of NOW Ginger

Stroll thru the Orchard

10 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil

4 drops Ginger Essential Oil

6 drops Patchouli Essential Oil

Wintermint Icicles

3 drops of NOW Peppermint

3 drops of NOW Pennyroyal

1 drops of NOW Eucalyptus

1 drops of NOW Tea Tree

2 drops of NOW Rosemary

Gingerbread Aroma

3 drops of NOW Cinnamon

1 drops of NOW Clove

2 drops of NOW Ginger

1 drops of NOW Nutmeg

2 drops of NOW Vanilla

Cinnamon and Spice

1 drops of NOW Orange

1 drops of NOW Cinnamon Bark

1 drops of NOW Clove

5 drops of NOW Vanilla

1 drops of NOW Nutmeg

It’s the Holly-Days Again

8 drops of NOW Atlas Cedar

3 drops of NOW Cypress

30 drops of NOW Pine

1 drop of NOW Orange

Cinnamon & Spice & Everything Nice

5 drops of NOW Orange

24 drops of NOW Cinnamon

4 drops of NOW Nutmeg

10 drops of NOW Ginger

Melt My Heart Mistletoe

2 drops of NOW Atlas Cedar

3 drops of NOW Pine

1 drop of NOW Juniperberry

2 drops of NOW Rosemary

1 drop of NOW Eucalyptus

1 drops of NOW Ylang Ylang

Fresh Fallen Snow

1 drop of NOW Wintergreen

20 drops of NOW Pine

60 drops of NOW Grapefruit

Warm Fall Bouquet

12 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil

3 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil

3 drops Clove Bud Essential Oil

2 drops Nutmeg Essential Oil

References
NOW Foods. (n.d.). Seasonal Recipes. Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Personal-Care/Ingredients-Guide/Recipes/Seasonal-Recipes.htm

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Healthy Breakfast Tips: Apple Zucchini Flax Pancakes

Featured Items

Organic Flax Seeds, 2 lb, NOW Foods

Beet Sugar 3 lb, NOW Foods

Olive Oil Liquid Extra Virgin, 16 oz, NOW Foods

These are light, airy and delicious!   1/3 cup measure, yields 12 pancakes

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups unbleached flour or 1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup milled NOW Real Food® Flax Seed
3 Tbsp. NOW Real Food® Beet Sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg 2 eggs, separated, whites stiffly beaten
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup shredded apple
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
3 Tbsp. NOW Real Food® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Steps:

  1. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients.
  2. In a medium bowl, lightly beat together egg yokes, milk and oil.
  3. Add liquid to dry and stir only until combined.
  4. Shred apple and zucchini add to batter until combined.
  5. Fold in egg whites. Preheat pan to medium heat and lightly grease.

 

References
Sylvia Finlay. (n.d.). Apple Zucchini Flax Pancakes. Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Foods/Real-Food/Recipes/Breakfast/M082149.htm

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Cellucor C4 Extreme Powder Best for Pre-Workout!

Harnessing unmatched NO3 technology and premium ingredients such as Creatine Nitrate, C4 Extreme is our advanced pre-workout supplement, possessing the power to ignite your mind, muscles, and workout regimen, workout after workout after workout.

What is NO3? NO3 is Nitrate, an advanced compound that promotes unbelievable muscle pumps and amplifies the power of C4 Extreme. Cellucor is utilizing a unique compound where NO3 is bonded to Creatine to form Creatine Nitrate.

Cellucor C4 Extreme is formulated with key ingredients that will provide more energy to help you get that extra rep, and complete that last set. More reps and more sets are tied to improved strength and endurance.

C4 Extreme has received the highest honors in the supplement industry, including Pre-Workout Supplement of the Year and Best Product Innovation from the top retailers in the world, including VitaSprings.com.

Cellucor THE GREATEST TASTING SUPPLEMENT EVER

C4 Extreme features the best and largest flavor assortment in pre-workout history. Fan favorites such as Icy Blue Razz, Watermelon and Green Apple highlight the ever growing family of C4 Flavors. Because it’s almost impossible to pick just one, try all of our unique flavors!

Cellucor C4 EXTREME ® (A FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE)

I need energy. My workouts are good, sure, but sometimes I’m tired. Sometimes the fear of a mediocre workout keeps me on the couch. Do they make something for this? I hit the supplement store in search. One shiny chrome bottle stands out–it reads, Cellucor C4 Extreme. This pre-workout is unlike anything I’ve seen–no proprietary blends and it’s a reasonable price. I’m sold.

I’m still tired but now I’m excited to see what this supplement can do. I hustle home, change, and pop open my C4. I scoop it in and I’m shocked at how easily it mixes—I hardly had to stir! The flavor? It’s unbelievable! Like a pro, I pound the rest in under 10 seconds and head to the gym. A warming sensation radiates through my body–C4 Extreme is no joke. I am ready to crush.

Today is chest day. I’m giggling as I warm up—the bar feels like a toy and I’m scared I’ll throw it through the ceiling. I’ve never felt so confident, so strong. I’ve never been so focused. Did I say I was tired today? I don’t even remember. I explode through the first set and I’m shocked as I just set a personal record with ease. I want more.

Before I know it, two hours have passed. My training partner gives me an “I’m tired” look, but I talk him into a brutal burn out set. When I’m done, I stand up and look in the mirror. I’m more vascular than a magazine ad, more pumped than I’ve ever seen. My workout partner now begs for an end to this brutal session and this time I oblige. As we head out, I suddenly hear my training partner clear his throat. “I’m trying C4 Extreme tomorrow,” he says, quietly. I grin, thinking of all I just accomplished, and decide to simply state the obvious; “I know.”

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

References Cellucor (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.cellucor.com/products/9-c4-extreme

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SweetLeaf: 100% Natural Stevia Sweetener

SweetLeat Natural Sweetener

Award-winning SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener is unique in the marketplace because it’s America’s original stevia-based sweetener.

For natural, zero-calorie, zero-carb, zero glycemic  index sweetness, look no further. SweetLeaf™ offers a variety of sweet solutions made from stevia, a naturally sweet plant that is much sweeter than sugar. It is also completely calorie-free, all-natural, and has a zero glycemic index.

SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™, made with stevia leaf extract and natural flavors, can be added to foods or beverages – from yogurt to oatmeal, water to coffee, sauces to smoothies – for sweet, sugar-free flavor. The drops are available in 17 flavors and come in a convenient dropper bottle. A little Sweet Drops flavor goes a long way, making every bottle an impressive, and tasty, value.

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

References
 SweetLeaf (n.d.). Retrieved from http://sweetleaf.com/

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Time to Get Nutty!

Hankering for a nutritious snack? Nuts make a healthy and satisfying choice.

Shunned for a while due to their high calorie loads, nuts are now making a comeback. And for very good reasons . . .

- Raw and roasted nuts are loaded with nutrients, making them an ideal snack food for kids and adults
- Nuts are a natural source of healthy fatty acids
- Almonds are a natural source of protein, fiber and healthy fatty acids. In fact, almonds may be the most nutrient-rich tree nut of them all.
- Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.
At NOW Real Food we carry a full range of nuts. We carry popular ones like cashews and almonds, as well as less well-known nuts like Brazil nuts and pine nuts. Our organic pine nuts make delicious pesto. Or add them to your favorite bread recipe or salad.

All of our nuts are processed and packaged with our industry-leading commitment to quality.

So if you’re looking to buy nuts online to satisfy your snack cravings . . .

Check out our full range of nuts now!

http://www.vitasprings.com/now-foods-food.html

 

References

NOW Foods (n.d.). Raw Nuts . . . Roasted Nuts . . . Organic Nuts . . . Find Your Favorites Here! Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Foods/Real-Food/Products/Nuts/

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Healthy Recipe: Banana Oat Muffins

Featured Items

Organic Rolled Oats, 24 oz, NOW Foods

Organic Turbinado Sugar, 2.5 lb, NOW Foods

Vanilla Extract Liquid 2 oz Organic, NOW Foods

Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup NOW Real Food® Rolled Oats
1/2 cup NOW Real Food® Organic Turbinado Sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup safflower or sunflower oil
1/2 teaspoon NOW Real Food® Organic Vanilla Extract
1 cup mashed bananas

Steps:

  1. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg lightly.
  3. Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla.
  4. Add the mashed banana, and combine thoroughly.
  5. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined.
  6. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper bake cups, and divide the batter among them.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 18 to 20 minutes.

 

References

NOW Foods Inc. (n.d.). Banana Oat Muffins. Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Foods/Real-Food/Recipes/Breakfast/087776.htm

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What's New? Medicine Mama's

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VitaSprings is proud to introduce another top quality brand of natural skincare products to our customers: Medicine Mama’s.

Sweet Bee Magic is a traditionally handcrafted All-Over Skin Moisturizer & Beauty Cream that actively heals and nourishes the skin with super nutrients. Powerful antioxidants, antifungicides, antiseptics, antibacterials, anti-inflammatories and deep defense bioflavonoids are the result of the Bees’ magical relationship with millions of plants, flowers and trees.

Medicine Mama’s organic, healing skincare products are powered by the breakthrough Melexylem™ blends. These miraculous blends give products like Sweet Bee Magic their natural and potent anti-oxidant, prebiotic, enzymatic anti-bacterial potency. Designed to safely and effectively scour free radicals, balance and soothe the skin.

See more at: http://www.vitasprings.com/sweet-blessed-bee-magic.html

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Feminine Care from Seventh Generation

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Seventh Generation has listed ingredients on its home care product labels since it began making them in 1990. Seventh Generation does this because they believe that consumers have a right to know what ingredients are used in the products they buy, and because Seventh Generation are proud of the care they take in their ingredient choices.

Seventh Generation pads are made of a combination of absorbent materials, polyolefins, adhesives, and a silicone-coated paper. The top layer is a non-woven polyolefin cover sheet. The absorbent materials consist of chlorine free wood pulp, and Lysorb, an absorbent gel. Lysorb, also known as SNAP (super absorbent natural polymer), is a polysaccharide derived from wheat. Polysaccharides are complex sugars found in many natural substances, like the fibers of cotton, wood, and wheat.* The removable peel strip is whitened with a chlorine-containing substance.

Seventh Generation Feminine pad Features:

  • Whitened without chemicals containing chlorine
  • Free of Dyes & Fragrances
  • Comfortable Fit

 

References

Seventh Generation (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.seventhgeneration.com/

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Benefits of New Chapter Wholemega Fish Oil

Featured Items

Wholemega Fish Oil 1000 mg, 120 Softgels, New Chapter

Wholemega Fish Oil 1000 mg, 120 Softgels, New Chapter

Wholemega Fish Oil 1000 mg, 180 Softgels, New Chapter

Wholemega Fish Oil 1000 mg, 180 Softgels, New Chapter

The Benefits of Fish Oil with Whole Omega Fatty Acids
Wholemega packs a full complement of 17 whole Omegas, including Omega 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9’s. Omegas include fatty acids often referred to as “good fats.” Why so good? Primarily because omegas are present and play an important role in many human cells. Specifically, omega fatty acids serve to nourish brain, heart, and eye tissues.  Fish oil is an excellent source of Omega-­‐3s and salmon is relatively high in Omega-­‐3 fatty acids compared to other seafood.

Wholemega Whole Fish Oil supplement delivers the natural profile of 17 omega fatty acids found in one of Nature’s true superfoods: Wild Alaskan Salmon. In fact, taking the daily serving of Wholemega for a week provides the same amount of whole omega fatty acids as three servings of Wild Alaskan Salmon.

Wholemega Fish Oil is Different
The dull, yellow color of many other fish oils is symbolic of processed products. If you want what nature intended, the difference is clear. Wholemega fish oil is different. The extra-virgin process used to extract Wholemega, similar to that used in fine olive oil, delivers an oil that is striking in color and transparency. This gentle, food-grade process preserves numerous beneficial compounds — including Vitamin D3 and Astaxanthin. The brilliant hue in Wholemega’s fish oil comes from Astaxanthin — an antioxidant that is naturally found in Wild Salmon and in this extra-virgin fish oil supplement.

Food Supplement or “Supplemental Food”?
Our philosophy on nutrition is simple; seek the benefits of whole food. While others create food supplements, New Chapter strives to deliver Supplemental Food. Wholemega continues this tradition in fish oil with its 100% Wild Alaskan Salmon oil. Alaska maintains one of the world’s most highly protected and sustainably managed natural fisheries. By using only wild, sustainably caught Alaskan salmon – among the most pure fish stocks in the world – chemical processing to deliver purity is not required. Our extra virgin, low-­‐heat process is all that’s needed to deliver Nature’s whole basket of vital omega fatty acids and naturally beneficial nutrients, like Vitamin D3 and Astaxanthin.

 

See more: http://www.vitasprings.com/new-chapter.html

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

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