Quercetin Supplementation

Quercetin is a flavonoid – a type of antioxidant that modulates the body’s immune system and directly fights free radicals. Supplementally, it has the potential to protect against infections, cardiovascular disease, gut conditions and even allergies. Quercetin for Allergies Got the seasonal sniffles? Quercetin could help. This powerful antioxidant works as an antihistamine to reduce […]

St John’s Wort Guide

St John’s wort (Hypericum) has been used since ancient Greek times as a remedy for all maladies, from bruises to anxiety – it was even thought to rid the body of evil spirits… These days, St John’s wort has gained popularity for its anti-depressant actions and wound-healing powers. This yellow-flowering plant is rich in active […]

Cissus Quadrangularis Benefits

Cissus quadrangularis, also known as hadjod or veld grape, is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for repairing broken bones, easing joint pain, and strengthening the skeletal system. The plant is a green vine of quadrangular shaped sections (thus the quadrangularis). The root and flesh of the plant is particularly rich in antioxidants including a good […]

Best Boswellia Supplements

More commonly known as frankincense, Boswellia serrata is a tree resin used in traditional Indian and modern Ayurvedic medicine. It is gaining popularity in western herbal med and experimental research is showing that it can reduce inflammation, regulate autoimmune processes, and soothe pain as a strong analgesic [1]. Boswellic acid – an active anti-inflammatory and […]

Fish Oil Vs Krill Oil

Omega-3 essential fatty acids include two major therapeutic acids – eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA shift the body’s balance of inflammation to reduce pain, cholesterol levels and risk of heart disease. Fish oil is the most popular supplemental form of omega-3 fats but a new shrimpy guy has recently hit […]

Valerian Root Tea and Supplements

Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis) has been used for centuries for chilling out and sleeping better. Even Hippocrates penned its use for calming nervous tension throughout Ancient Greece. New research has been exploring the benefits of its active components including tannins, alkaloids and powerful valerenic acid [1] — most of valerian’s actions impact the nervous system, […]

Hyaluronic Acid Supplements

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a highly polar polysaccharide that naturally occurs in the skin and connective tissues and is responsible for an array of physiological actions [1]. Despite having “acid” in its name, it is highly attractive to water. HA exists pretty much anywhere in the body where there is fluid, such as synovial or […]

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 […]

Top 5 Potassium Supplements

Potassium is more than just bananas. This key mineral is essential for multiple life processes, including: Nerve stimulation Muscle contraction (including the heart) Healthy blood pressure Cellular hydration Development and preservation of bones Moving nutrients into cells Moving waste and toxins out of cells Before you reach for a bottle of potassium tablets, there are […]