Lion’s Mane Mushroom

Lion’s mane, or Hericium erinaceus, is an edible fungus that grows on the sides of dead and decaying trees in North America, Europe and Asia. It has a host of equally fun names such as bearded hedgehog mushroom, pom pom mushroom and beaded tooth fungus. “Lion’s mane” gives it an air of power that we […]

Top Rated Thyroid Supplements

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the front of the throat. It’s a small gland, weighing only 25 grams – but it’s powerful. It produces two important hormones that control key functions in the body from metabolism and heart rate, to hair growth and reproduction: T3 and T4. Thyroid Hormones Explained The two main […]

MCT Oil Vs Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been the buzz for almost a decade – and now its protégé, MCT oil, is taking center stage. Both oils are rich in saturated fatty acids that have been shown to promote weight loss and rumored to heal all of your ills. What’s the difference, and which one should you take? Here’s […]

Caprylic acid

Saturated fats are no longer enemy #1. In fact, a particular saturated fatty acid is gaining attention for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory powers, and touted as somewhat of a cure-all – caprylic acid. Caprylic acid (C8) is a saturated medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) found in coconut oil and peanuts along with other MCTs such as capric […]

Chia Seeds and Supplements

Do you remember Chia Pets from the 90s? Those terracotta sculptures that sprouted microgreens to look like “fur” or “hair”? Believe it or not, chia pets were sprouting serious superfoods. Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) are tiny, slippery-when-wet seeds that pack a punch – they are teeming with essential nutrients like soluble fiber, essential fatty […]

Best Antioxidant Supplements

What are Antioxidants? An antioxidant is any molecule that is able to inhibit the oxidation of another molecule. Most antioxidants have additional roles in the body along with preventing oxidative stress. Some antioxidants are produced endogenously within the body (e.g. glutathione) while others are required to be taken in through the diet or supplementation (e.g. […]

Best Matcha Teas/Powders

Matcha is a bright green powder, created by grinding and processing the whole leaves of the Camellia sinensis shrub using traditional Japanese methods. The Camillia sinensis used for matcha is the same shrub used for your standard cup of brewed green tea, but matcha powder contains the entire benefits of the shade-grown, stone-ground Camellia sinensis […]

Moringa Supplements

Moringa is tree, also adorably known as “drumstick tree”, that grows native in India and Africa where it has been consumed as a food and medicine for centuries. Moringa trees include over 13 species, but Moringa oleifera is the most commonly harvested species for the medicinal and nutritional benefits of its leaves and seeds. Leaves […]

Vegan Omega 3 Supplements

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential anti-inflammatory nutrients with wide therapeutic application, but they are notoriously tricky to get in the diet. “Eat more fish” has been the catch-cry of nutritionists everywhere, but with rising awareness of sketchy fishing practices and contamination, fish may not be the best option. So where can we get our healthy fats? The […]

Top 5 SAM-e Supplements

SAM-e (S-adenosylmethionine) is a compound that circulates throughout the body and functions in virtually every cell. Our bodies create SAM-e naturally, but in certain conditions, supplementation may be beneficial, as the amount produced may not be sufficient. So, What Exactly is SAM-e? SAM-e is an intermediary by-product that is created during the metabolism of methionine. […]