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What are super foods and why are they so important?

Our bodies need nutrients and minerals to survive and thrive, and in far greater density in our modern lifestyle. Superfoods are shown to contain these extra-large doses of vitamins and minerals that can help us ward off diseases and live a longer, healthier life. They are the building blocks to our lives. 

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    Research has shown results suggesting that valerian extract may cause GABA to be released from brain nerve endings and then block GABA from being taken back into nerve cells. In addition, valerian’s valerenic acid inhibits an enzyme that destroys GABA, another way that valerian can improve your GABA levels and promote a great night’s rest. This magical root can also assist our bodies in calming anxiety, lowering blood pressure, improving stress management and easing off menstrual cramps.

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    GABA or gamma-aminobutyric acid, is an amino acid. It is the main inhibitory (calming) neurotransmitter in the brain which is also a natural anti-epileptic agent, and is a vital compound for optimum brain function. GABA also allows us to feel calm, peaceful, relaxed throughout the day and sleepy at bedtime, releasing our bodies natural happy endorphins. 

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    Maca (Libido) Power

    Maca root, grown high in the mountains of South America, mainly in high altitude regions of Peru is an adaptogen second to none. This delicious root has the power to regulate & balance our hormones, increase libido, fight stress & anxiety, & increase energy levels, boosting our health & well-being.

  • Gingko Biloba Open or Close

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    Ginkgo biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree and is one of the oldest species of trees on the planet. This magnificent tree is considered to be a ‘living fossil’, meaning that through thousands of years, it has survived even after major extinction events. Gingko bilobahas a number of therapeutic properties and contains high levels of flavonoids and terpenoids, which are antioxidants that provide protection against oxidative cell damage from harmful free radicals. Gingko biloba is a natural extract collected from the dried green leaves of the plant and we have this magical ingredient in our brain boost.

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    Many people are turning to natural supplements when attempting to lose weight, knowing the harmful effects of synthesized supplements. Forskolin is a natural compound found in the roots of an herbal plant from the mint family.It is has been shown that it helps to promote the breakdown of stored fats and assists our bodies in releasing fatty acids, which once metabolised become essential for life and energy production.Essential fatty acids, along with fats and carbohydrates, are required to produce enough metabolic energy for your body to move, think, talk, breathe, produce body heat, and everything else your body needs to do to survive. Biochemistry explains the rest, that forskolin may also release fatty acids from adipose tissue, which results in increased thermogenesis, resulting in the loss of body fat and, theoretically, increased lean body mass. Thermogenesis is the generation of heat in the body.