INGREDIENTS AND DEFINITIONS
USDA Certified Organic products must be grown, raised and processed without the use of most synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, growth hormones, sewage sludge, irradiation, or GMO’s (genetically modified organisms). Agents inspect fields, soil conditions, weed and pest management methods, water systems, storage, and equipment. A farm must be free from all restricted contaminates for three years before it can even qualify for organic certification. And in the U.S., it is illegal for a company to use the USDA Organic symbols without this certification which requires annual inspection and renewal.
Prebiotics taken with probiotics support the digestive system. Prebiotic fiber acts as food for healthy gut bacteria, making probiotics more effective at creating a healthy gut biome.
Helps stimulate the growth of good bacteria while also protecting against disease causing bacteria, supporting a healthy gut biome.
Proteins that help your body digest foods for higher nutrient absorption, supporting a healthy digestive system.
Fruits and vegetables produce natural chemicals called phytonutrients that help prevent disease and keep our bodies working properly.
Antioxidants protect your cells against free radicals caused by exposure to certain toxins, which cause diseases such as cancer. Diets high in fruits and vegetables are good sources of antioxidants.
A habitat of millions of micro-organisms—bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses. The microbiome plays many key roles in supporting the smooth and healthy operation of the human body.
Inflammation is triggered by white blood cells to fight infection from bacteria and viruses. But damaging inflammation occurs when the body’s inflammatory defense system is triggered when there is no invader to fight off, treating regular tissue as infected or unusual, causing damage.
Highly reactive and unstable molecules produced by the body—both naturally and through exposure to toxins like smoke and ultraviolet light. Free radicals have a very short lifespan, but can damage DNA, causing mutations that lead to diseases. Antioxidants neutralize unstable molecules, reducing the risk of DNA damage and risk of disease.
Adaptogens are able to change their function depending on the specific needs of the body. They adapt according to what the body requires and can thus aid in dealing with a variety of issues.