Goji Berries have been used in traditional Asian medicine for a long time! You can find mentions of this extraordinary berry in Chinese medical texts as much as 5,000 years old. Our Goji Berries come from a pristine, certified organic region in the Ningxia province of China. This is the same amazing place where they hold a festival each year to celebrate the Goji Berry and its amazing health benefits.
These chewy little morsels put the super in superfood. Toss a handful in your mouth, in your smoothie, or in your cookie batter, and you’ll be getting a mega-dose of cell-protecting nutrients, essential vitamins and trace minerals, including vital selenium. Need some quick, tasty protein? Gojis are loaded with 18 amino acids! Gojis have traditionally been revered as a longevity food and contain high levels cholesterol-reducing phytosterols and eyesight-protecting carotenoids.
Organic Goji Berries
Ancient Chinese medical texts praised Goji Berries as tonic support for the eyes, liver, and kidneys. More than anything, they are believe to increase the “chi” or life energy in those that eat them. An early medical work, Shen Nung Ben Tsao (475-221 B.C.), observed Goji Berry benefits ranging from replenishing vital essences to strengthening and restoring major organs. The physician’s handbook, Ben Cao Gang Mu, recorded during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 A.D.) writes, “taking in Chinese Wolfberry/Goji Berry regularly may regulate the flow of vital energy and strengthen the physique, which can lead to longevity.”
To the people of the Ninxia province, a bowl of fresh organic Goji Berries is the best way to begin the day. It is one of nature’s most complete foods. On a nutritional level, Goji Berries are unmatched by any other food. They are loaded with 18 kinds of amino acids (six times higher than bee pollen) and contain all 8 essential amino acids (such as isoleucine and tryptophan). Plus, Goji berries contain up to 21 trace minerals (the most powerful ones being zinc, iron, copper, calcium, germanium, selenium, and phosphorus)!
Goji berries are the richest source of carotenoids, including beta-carotene (more beta carotene than carrots), of all known foods or plants on earth! They contain 500 times the amount of vitamin C, by weight, than oranges making them second only to camu camu berries as the richest vitamin C source on earth. Goji berries also contain vitamins B1, B2, B6, and vitamin E. The legendary Li Qing Yuen, who is believed to have lived to the age of 252 years (1678-1930), consumed Goji berries daily. The life of Li Qing Yuen is one of the most well-documented cases of longevity in history. These Goji Berries are harvested with exceptional care, dried in the sun, and then carefully selected and graded for maximum taste and nutrient potency.
Essential Living Foods’ Organic Goji Berries
These delicious red berries have quickly become one of the most popular superfoods in the industry. And while there are many sources for Gojis, Essential Living Foods’ Goji Berries come from a pristine, certified-organic region in the Ningxia province of China. This is the same region where they hold a festival each year to celebrate the Goji Berry and its amazing health benefits.
During harvest season in the late summer, the Goji Berries are hand-picked, shaken onto mats, washed, inspected and naturally shade-dried. They are then inspected again before packaging and tested for purity—hence, we can guarantee they will be free of any chemical pesticides, sulfur or heavy metals.
Nutritional Benefits of Goji Berries
First of all, Goji Berries are loaded with 18 kinds of amino acids (six times higher than bee pollen).
They contain ALL 8 essential amino acids and up to 21 trace minerals (the main ones being zinc, iron, copper, calcium, germanium, selenium, and phosphorus).
Goji berries are also abundant in polysaccharides, compounds that may help fortify the immune system. A polysaccharide found in this fruit has been found to be a powerful secretagogue (a substance that can stimulate the secretion of rejuvenative human growth hormone by the pituitary gland).
Goji berries are also one of the richest source of carotenoids, including beta-carotene (more beta carotene than carrots), of all known foods or plants.
They contain 500 times the amount of vitamin C, by weight, than oranges, making them second only to Camu Camu berries as the richest vitamin C source on earth.
In China, the Goji is believed to increase the “chi” or life energy in those that eat them. In the Ningxia Province, where our Gojis come from, one village of 4,000 residents has six people over the age of 100. Nationally, only six centenarians would be expected in every one million people.
Chlorella Fella is having a Spirulina Sale! Spirulina promotes health in many ways. It powerfully protects from oxidant stress and strongly supports the immune system and a healthy inflammatory response.
You may already be taking Chlorella but I would suggest taking both. At least give it a try. Each of the products have their own advantages.
Spirulina Platensis is nutritionally superior to other strains of Spirulina. It has been found to be one of the most potent whole foods known. Being packed full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids makes it an excellent source of protein (60%). Spirulina is extremely energizing and is a rich source of iron.
Chlorella Growth Factor, is of great benefit to the immune system and anti-aging.
Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) is a substance found only in chlorella. This substance comprises of: nucleic acids, amino acids, peptides, polysaccharides, and beta glucans to nourish and replenish your body. Because of its high amount of chlorophyll and subsequent photosynthetic abilities, many also consider it to be an excellent source of food and energy.
Chlorella is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals as well as amino acids. Chlorella Growth Factor is not found in any other vitamin, mineral, herb, or food, it is only found in chlorella.
A type of green algae, Chlorella is able to grow quickly and easily, needing only sunlight water and CO2 for reproduction. It is a high source of protein and vitamins and is considered as a food source by many. The difficulties in harvesting Chlorella have become the one obstacle preventing it from being mass produced. However, its unique position as the sole source of Chlorella Growth Factor makes it the highly prized nutrient it has become.
Chlorella Growth Factor is produced during photosynthesis, which happens very quickly, usually at a rate of four new cells every twenty hours. A product high in the nucleic acids RNA and DNA, CGF has been found to promote faster grown without adverse effects. Research in laboratory animals and children have found it enhances the production of enzymes, proteins and energy at the cellular level. Scientists who believe in the benefits of consuming foods rich in nucleic acids (RNA/DNA) in order to promote vitality and immunity are proponents of CGF use to help stop the aging process.
The body is also able to handle and recover from stress more easily while damaged tissue can regrow more effectively. It helps reduce the signs of premature aging by enhancing RNA and DNA functions. It helps with fat metabolism while activating the body’s ability to synthesize proteins. It has many benefits for the body without adverse reactions. CGF can be taken in supplement form.
Available as tablets or capsules, it comes in different dosage amounts to best fit the consumer’s needs. Chlorella extract is also available for use as a topical solution. It has been proven effective in many skin issues including elastin production, spider veins and dark circles. Its promising results make it a popular way of utilizing the CGF benefits. When looking for anti-aging options, Chlorella Growth Factor is a Superfood that can make a difference with few or no side effects, making it an intelligent choice in the fight for Optimum Health.
Chlorella Growth Factor – Taking Anti Aging To New Limits
Jan has asked me to write a short article about what supplements I take and what activities I per form on a daily basis to achieve and maintain Optimum Health! Well my first response was that this can’t be done in a short story. It has taken three years of research to come up with a plan for Optimum Health and I am still learning and fine tuning my methods on a daily basis. In the end I have been persuaded to list the supplements I take and why, and also provide some information on nutrition.
Optimum Health – my daily plan.
My day always starts with a cup of tea and a CoQ10 Capsule. Why? First of all the cup of tea can vary in type depending on what I am trying to achieve, but its main purpose is to act as carrier for Q10 capsule. In my experience the assimilation of the Q10 is greatly enhanced by taking it with warm liquid and before any food or cold beverage, so a glass of warm water would do just as well.
Now back to the tea. My tea of choice for the last year or so has been a special blend of Essiac tea which has great Cancer fighting attributes, however at times I might have other Herbal teas like Green Tea, Peppermint, or Chamomile, just depending on where I am and what I am trying to achieve. It is best to stick to a Herbal variety. Black tea, and particularly milk and Sugar should be avoided at all costs, more on that later.
As for the CoQ10, I try to stick to a quality brand Gel Cap 150mg or so in strength. There are no hard and fast rules on this but generally speaking , the older you are, the more you need, for example if you under 50 years of age then 100mg would be sufficient, and add 50mg for every 10 years after that. The Gel cap are preferred over the powdered type of capsule, again because it is absorbed more efficiently. There are many brands and types of Q10 on the market and I tend to chop and change a bit so its difficult to recommend just one particular brand. What I can tell you is that a lot of the Q10 varieties available are rubbish and should be avoided.
My favorite is Ge-ProCoQ10-Max because not only is it a very high quality product, but it contains another powerful oxygenation promoting ingredient, Organic Germanium 132 (a great Pathogen fighter). It is one of the more expensive Q10 Supplements on the market and will cost you about $1.50 per day, but in my opinion well worth it. You can read more about it here.
Most people experience a significant increase in energy when they start taking Q10, particularly if over 50 years of age. Another thing I see a lot is many people taking some really good supplements and living a good lifestyle but not getting any benefit because their energy levels are being held back due to the lack of Q10. These people experience amazing results once they add a quality a CoQ10 to their daily routine. I believe Q10 to be the most important component in my quest for Optimum Health.
“The best food and the best medicine should come from the same source.”Based on this ancient health cultivation principle from Asia, Master Herbalist Ron Teeguarden set out to create a superfood blend that offers the best and widest range of nutrition as well as significant health functions, forming the very foundation of radiant health – “health beyond danger.” From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, only the finest available ingredients made it to the final blend. Ron also included 12 super tonic herbs, his lifetime favorites as a matter of fact. Tonic herbs are food grade herbs consumed in Asia on a daily basis to promote radiant health and slow down again. They are the forgotten superfood group in the west. With 71 amazing ingredients, Tonic Alchemy is the ultimate natural alchemical life-enhancing nutritional complex and energy source deliverable in a glass. It is the source of thousands of phyto-nutrients, including a full range of naturally occurring antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, saponins, immune-enhancing polysaccharides, polypeptides, co-factors, probiotics (friendly micro-organisms) and alkalining elements. Tonic Alchemy nourishes the whole body by increasing balanced energy and vitality, supporting detoxification, boosting immune responses, building the blood and increasing activity and quantity of antioxidants, and much more. A true Superfood.
The Moringa Oleifera tree, often known as The Tree of Life, has been making a stir in wellness circles across the globe. Looking at this unassuming plant, one wonders why.
For centuries, the people of Africa and Northern India have known of the many benefits to cultivating the tree of life. It is known by several other names, based on its many uses: the clarifier tree, the horseradish tree, and the drumstick tree (referring to the large drumstick shaped pods). In East Africa the plant is known as “mother’s best friend”. India’s ancient tradition of Ayurveda holds that the leaves of the Moringa plant prevent 300 diseases.
In modern lingo, this plant is dubbed as a superfood and with plenty of reason. All parts of the tree of life plant can be used for beneficial purposes. It is chock-full of vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids, antioxidants, and bio-nutrients.
In fact, no plant can claim all the benefits the tree of life offers.
The plant species was originally native only to the foothills of the Himalayas and has rapidly spread around the world’s tropical and sub-tropical climates. It regenerates itself quickly, second to only bamboo, making it viable as a crop. Much of the plant is edible by both humans and livestock, and the bark and wood is used as firewood.
The Moringa tree prefers well drained sandy or loam soil, though it can be grown in a clay based soil. It does not tolerate water logging. New growth starts in spring, and the slender plant may grow up to a height of 10 meters, and will require frequent pruning. The tree of life produces flowers from January to March, and the fruit ripens from April to June. They are long, narrow in shape, and contain winged seeds.
The young, immature Moringa Oleifera pods are the most valued and widely used of all the plant’s parts. They are extremely nutritious, containing all the essential amino acids required for complete protein, as well as many vitamins and other nutrients. The Moringa plant’s immature pod can be eaten raw or prepared like peas or green beans.
Seeds from the pod yield 38 – 40% of non-drying oil known as Ben oil or Behen oil. This oil is clear and odorless, and resists becoming rancid. It is a highly desirable oil for the formulation of cosmetics as it has many anti-oxidants and documented skin-rejuvenating properties. With an oleic acid content of 72%, Moringa oil penetrates deeply into the skin, bringing vital nutrients and also helping the skin retain moisture. The tree of life is often credited as the secret behind the Asian and African people’s long-standing reputation for clear, vibrant, beautiful skin.
Moringa Plants are now being introduced into the USA, as the plant gains popularity among health-conscious people. Moringa plants for sale are a common sight on the internet, usually in seedling form. Many people grow their own Moringa plants from seed. Remarkably, this is not a difficult task, given the right growing conditions, because the tree is a hardy and fast-growing species. However, it is important to know that Moringa does not take well to cold climates and requires steady sunlight to thrive, which can be supplemented with lights during the winter season.
As Western cultures continue to study and learn more about the Tree Of Life, demand for its leaves, seeds, and oil will undoubtedly continue to increase.
The Tree of Life – Moringa Oleifera
Many plants and trees are beneficial to mankind, but few are as giving as the Moringa oleifera tree 0f life. Moringa trees have a list of medicinal, nutritive, and practical uses that are second to none.
The Moringa tree thrives in arid conditions in Asia and Africa, where it’s known by a variety of names, including clarifier tree, drumstick tree, and horseradish tree. Thanks to its growing popularity, it is formally cultivated in Africa, Central and South America, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Living up to its nickname as a ‘Miracle Tree Of Life’, Moringa is the basis for many health and nutrition programs funded by various charitable organizations. Experts agree that a Moringa tree contains over 90 bio nutrients, 27 vitamins, 46 antioxidants, all 8 essential amino acids, and minerals, to help in the battle against malnutrition and aid in overcoming a number of illnesses, disabilities, and diseases.
All parts of the tree can be used – the pods are edible and also yield around 40% of oil, known also as Moringa Oil or Ben Oil. This clear, odorless, long-lasting oil can be used in cooking, and also as a moisturizer, a hair conditioner, and in cosmetics and medicines.
The leaves, sold also as powdered leaves, can be eaten as greens or added to soups and curries.
Even the bark, branch shoots, seed cake, wood, and flowers are used in household activities, or fed to livestock, ensuring there is absolutely no wastage.
Here are some of the amazing nutritional benefits to consuming Moringa. In a pound for pound comparison to other food sources, it contains:
7 times the vitamin C found in oranges
4 times the calcium found in milk, and twice the protein
4 times the vitamin A found in carrots
Thrice the potassium found in bananas
Thrice the iron found in almonds
View this video to discover how you can get your day off to a great start with Moringa Tea.
Moringa leaves can be used in food preparation, and also brewed as a tea, either alone or in combination with other teas. Even a small glass of Moringa tea benefits the drinker with a host of nutrients.
It is impossible to list the complete benefits of Moringa, simply because they are too numerous to write out. What is guaranteed is that our Moringa Products are freshly produced and packed to retain their nutrients. They are safe to consume by all ages, and will benefit you and your family for years to come.
It has been found to help aid in over 300 ailments, including in promoting mental clarity, concentration, focus, digestion, muscle growth, sleep deprivation, and sleep apnea. It can be used to boost the immune system and may prove beneficial to those suffering from cancers, high blood pressure, and diabetes. It can be used by children, nursing mothers, and the elderly.
In other cultures, the phrase used to identify the Moringa tree translates as the Tree of Life. This term may have a religious connotation for some, but in truth, cultures worldwide share this symbolism as a meaning for life, growth, and change. Simply put, it is known as the Tree of Life because its many gifts are life-giving.
In fact, the Moringa tree’s benefits are so significant, it has been called the Tree of Life in many cultures.
Moringa oleifera’s health benefits have long since been well understood and cherished by the people of Asia and Africa. The Moringa tree’s uses as a health and medicinal plant can be traced back centuries; there are documented references of it’s oil being placed in the tombs of ancient Egyptians.
What the east has long since known is now being understood by the west, as more and more people in Europe and America begin to explore the benefits of alternative healing.
Because the Moringa tree is rich in nutrients, and because the tree’s various parts can all be used, it’s many benefits vary depending on which part of the plant is being used. The young, immature Moringa oleifera pods are the most valued and widely used of all the tree parts. The pods are extremely nutritious, containing essential amino acids, forming a complete protein source, and many vitamins, minerals, co-enzymes, and antioxidants.
How can Moringa oleifera benefit you?
The possibilities are endless. Here are just a few of the many real benefits people discover when taking this amazing product:
Increased physical energy - Tune your body up with naturally occurring nutrients to make your energy last longer
Mental and emotional balance - Amazingly powerful nutrient compounds help restore stability to the chemicals that govern our thoughts and emotions. You have to experience it to appreciate it!
Faster recovery - Moringa oleifera’s complete amino profile, along with dozens of vitamins and minerals, makes it a perfect recovery food after grueling workouts and physical strain.
Nutrient-dense mother’s milk - Increased iron, potassium, Vitamins A, B, C, E, and dozens of other important nutrients are all readily absorbed from Moringa oleifera and transferred from mother’s milk to the growing newborn. No wonder it’s is called ‘Mother’s Best Friend’ in cultures across Africa!
Healthy blood sugar levels - antioxidants and unique regulating compounds help control blood sugar and keep the blood free of unhealthy substances.
Just a few of the other many benefits of Moringa oleifera include increased flexibility, improved sensory perception, better sleep cycles, decreased depression and anxiety, and improved memory. It has been used to help those with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and even cancer.
Highly valued Moringa oil is extracted from the pods, and even the remaining seed cake does not go to waste. The seed cake can be used as a coagulant to clarify dirty and turbid water. It is used as an effective means of removing sediment and bacteria from water, helping to purify and treat water naturally, a useful benefit in areas where industrial water treatment is not available.
Moringa leaves are perhaps equally valuable and provide powerful benefits to anyone who is conscious of their nutrient intake. The leaves of the Moringa tree are among the most protein-dense leaves of any plant species. They also contain high levels of vitamin A comparable to carrots, calcium comparable to milk, and vitamin C comparable to oranges, as well as high amounts of other vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.
Unlike factory produced synthesized pills, the Moringa leaf is crushed and inserted directly into a capsule, retaining all its nutritive value.
Moringa’s value has long since been known to the ancients. This may explain why the Egyptians placed vases of Moringa oil in their tombs, for use in the afterlife. It’s potent antioxidant profile, which gives the oil its remarkable stability, is also the reason it’s included in some of the best skin moisturizers, anti-aging creams, and other skin health products around the world.
Moringa oil is a popular natural supplement to increase the health and strength of the hair and scalp. It can be massaged into the hair and scalp and allowed to remain there for several minutes, delivering rejuvenating vitamins and minerals to the follicles of the hair and tissue of the scalp. Regular massage with this oil can help reduce split ends and dandruff.
In similar fashion, Moringa oil–one of the most nutrient dense oils in the world–is a popular choice for many anti-aging and wrinkle reduction products. Although there are new and innovative scientific ways to reduce wrinkles and restore vitality to the skin, much of the secret to youthful skin simply lies in maintaining a healthy living environment for skin cells to live–and Moringa oil achieves this goal perfectly.
Much like wrinkles, acne is another skin condition that is well treated with a healthy environment for skin tissue. Indians have long since used Moringa oil as a means to treat acne, and now the West is discovering its uses as a natural combatant against face blemishes and skin problems.