9 SuperFoods is a incomparable mix of ecologically grown powerful and green herbal powders created to provide your body a high-bioavailability vitamin-mineral blend straight from the nature. Its extremely important to provide your body all the nutrients it needs, otherwise it will not function optimally. However in today’s world of depleted soils provide us poor nutrients, so we are often forced to seek supplements. In doing so, we need to find the cleanest and most natural option that contains the most nutrient-rich ingredients.
Even more, those nutrients should be in a form that your body would most easily absorb, like in high bioavailability – just as nature has designed it. Its simply because your body will not recognize those laboratory-made mineral isolates, hens its challenge for it to absorb those.
For example, it is well known that calcium carbonate is the most commonly used dietary supplement in the current medical system. Unfortunately, your body can obtain only 36 mg of the 1200 mg of calcium on the label with a 3% absorption factor. This means that the body retains a significant amount of excess, undigested calcium, which reduces the body’s ability to absorb other minerals and exhausts the excretory system, especially the kidneys, which can develop kidney stones and calcification.
Why the herbal dietary supplements and superfoods are the best for your body?
When we get our minerals and vitamins from concentrated foods called power foods or superfoods, the plants have already done the hard work of breaking down minerals, making them much more absorbable and effective for the human or animal. Herbal supplements are a significantly safer, healthier, more complete, and more effective sources of vitamins and minerals to meet our and our family’s nutritional needs.
Organically grown green fertilizers are chosen for their high nutrient content, but they are also strong alkalizers, which mitigate the devastating effects of acidity caused by sugary fast food and coffee and the stress of a modern lifestyle.
Let’s take a look at the wonderful properties of the all 9 plants containing in 9 SuperFoods.
1. Moringa in 9 SuperFoods
Moringa (Drumstick tree) is one of the most valuable plants in the world. It is a lean, fast-growing tree that, thanks to its deep-reaching root system, which absorbs rich minerals from the earth’s crust, can survive even in harsh conditions. The powder of Moringa is all natural bioavailable multivitamin, where all the vital nutrients are grown exactly in the right synergies and proportions, just as they are intended in nature. Drumstick tree grows everywhere in Asia, and its leaves are often used in everyday cooking.
In Bali, it is even said that if the drumstick tree grows in your yard, the good health of the family is guaranteed. However, this will happen only in case the leaves of the tree are eaten. Although the tree grows in warmer climates, others living in colder temperate zone can enjoy the raw powder. To give your meals and beverages a a pleasant taste, you can add the raw powder to juices, smoothies and delicious dishes.
One tablespoon of dried leaves of this plant largely covers the daily need for essential nutrients. This makes drumstick tree powder an ideal dietary supplement for travel or other situations where eating the right amount of fresh and green food is difficult.
25 g (5 teaspoons) of dried drumstick leaf powder contains:
- Iron 71%
- Calcium 125%
- Protein 42%
- Potassium 41%
- Magnesium 61%
- A Vitamin 272%
- C Vitamin 25%
- E Vitamin 90%
- K Vitamin 75%
- Riboflavin 96% of the recommended daily intake.
Drumstick tree leaves contain thousands of times more zeatin than other herbs. Zeatin is valued for its excellent anti-aging effect. It is also an important source of zinc (30 mg), chlorophyll (163 mg), carotenoids (12 mg), selenium and B vitamins (B1, B2 and B3). Thanks to the correct calcium-magnesium ratio, and its easily digestible and well-bioavailable form, drumstick tree leaves are used to prevent and alleviate osteoporosis, to strengthen nails, hair, bones and teeth.
Drumstick tree contains 18 of the 20 amino acids the body needs to make proteins, including all eight essential amino acids.
This makes the drumstick tree leaf one of the few complete protein foods in the vegetarian and full vegetarian world. We need protein not only for muscle but also for hormones, enzymes and the nervous system.
Due to its versatile action and high nutritional value, drumstick tree leaf is beneficial as:
- Natural anti-aging and anti-inflammatory agent
- High blood pressure lowering agent
- To maintain healthy digestive system
- Aid for vision problems
- Anemia treatment
- Treatment for thyroid problems and kidney stones
- An energy giver and as a source of affection
- Booster for the immune system against bacteria, fungi and viruses
- Enhancer of breast milk secretion
- Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
- To increase the nutritional value of foods, in particular protein
- To balance your blood sugar
- A source of electrolytes to compensate for dehydration
- To stimulate blood supply and heart function
2. Wheatgrass powder in 9 SuperFoods
Wheatgrass is one of the most nutritious plants. It`s an effective healer because it contains all the known minerals and groups A, B, C, E, I and K vitamins. In addition, it is extremely rich in protein and contains 17 amino acids, which are the “building blocks” of protein. Wheatgrass is a quality plant because it contains more than 100 chemical elements. Even more, when wheatgrass grows in peat soils, it absorbs additional 92 minerals from the soil where are 115 minerals in total.
Wheatgrass contains up to 70% chlorophyll, which is essential for blood formation, helps with blood sugar problems, cleanses the liver and neutralizes toxic compounds. Chlorophyll also contains enzymes and superoxide dismutase (SOD), a copper-containing protein found in mature red blood cells.
This enzyme breaks down the superoxide radicals in the body more easily, thereby helping to slow down the aging process. Despite its name and origin, wheatgrass does not contain gluten because it is cut before the grains are formed.
3. Spirulina in 9 SuperFoods
Another nutrient-rich plant with high chlorophyll content is spirulina, which is actually an algae that makes it particularly easy to digest and digest. In addition to all the good qualities of chlorophyll, spirulina contains an incredible amount of protein and essential amino acids. It is a great source of antioxidants, B vitamins and other nutrients.
The protein content of spirulina is comparable to an egg – a tablespoon of spirulina provides only 20 calories, but 4 g of protein. It contains Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) – 11%, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – 15% and Vitamin B3 (Nicotinic Acid) – 4% of the recommended daily amount (SPK). In addition Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B9 ( folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A, and vitamin E.
It is also a source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper (21% SPK), iron (11% SPK), magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc. Spirulina also contains rare gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and omega-3 fatty acids. It is one of the few foods containing GLA, a prized anti-inflammatory essential fatty acid.
Thanks to the high content of the potent antioxidant phycocyanin, spirulina is four times more potent antioxidant than blueberry on the ORAC scale (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). Studies have shown that due to its high antioxidant content, spirulina increases physical endurance and reduces the risk of muscle damage during exercise.
4. Chlorella in 9 SuperFoods
Chlorella is similar to spirulina in many useful ways but contains almost twice as much nucleic acid per gram. Nucleic acids play an important role in maintaining the health of DNA and RNA in the body. Chlorella also has a higher chlorophyll content, almost twice that in spirulina. So its consumption gives you all the beneficial effects of chlorophyll.
In addition, it has the unique property of binding the heavy metals and other contaminant molecules on cell walls, thereby helping the body to get rid of these unwanted compounds. Its high zinc increases the activity of natural killer cells and accelerates the inflammatory response.
5. Barley Grass in 9 SuperFoods
Barley grass are often thought to have the same properties as wheatgrass, which is mostly true, as barley grass is one of the most nutritious green plants and has a similar composition. It contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E and K, as well as beta-carotene, pantothenic acid and folic acid. Also calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, sodium and phosphorus.
Barley boasts an abundance of amino acids, chlorophyll, fiber, protein and enzymes. It is known as a potent antioxidant (due to its high SOD content), and as a booster for the immune system. Barley grass helps to detox your body from heavy metals and other toxic agents. Also to protect us against UV radiation and, due to its glutamic acid content, has even been used as a remedy for addictions.
It contains quercetin, which works well for the skin and relieves allergic reactions. It strengthens your bones, nails and hair. Barley grass helps to relieve asthma and even improves and strengthens the body’s DNA. The results of a 2010 study showed that blood glucose levels and cholesterol levels were lower in the experimental group who took the Barley dietary supplement.
6. Alfalfa in 9 SuperFoods
This plant is a high quality source of phytonutrients, vitamins A, C, E and K4. It contains minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron. Even more, alfalfa consists 14 amino acids, including 8 essential amino acids like leucine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, methionine, valine and lysine.
Because it also contains a significant amount of chlorophyll, it is, like the plants mentioned above, a good body cleanser, heavy metal binder, anti-infectious agent, etc. It has a special ability to break down carbon dioxide and reduce the amount of anaerobic bacteria in your body that can help with stomach problems. Its high content of vitamin A is good for the skin and its high silicon and calcium content for bones, nails, hair and teeth.
The saponins in alfalfa can slow down bad cholesterol uptake and reduce plaque formation in the arteries. The anti-inflammatory activity of alfalfa may be due to one of its flavonoids, biohanin A. An animal experiment conducted in 2009 showed that alfalfa helped to control lupus in experimental animals. It is also used to treat high levels of cholesterol, asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, stomach upset and a blood clotting disorder called thrombocytopenic purpura.
It contains canavanin, an amino acid known to bind carcinogens in the colon. Alfalfa is a blood thinner. But at the same time, thanks to its high content of vitamin K, contributes to hematopoiesis and the necessary coagulation. The plant also contains natural phytoestrogens that balance hormones, especially in menopausal women. Also, it has anti-rheumatic effects.
7. Amla (Embelia ribes) in 9 SuperFoods
The plant-based powder contains high levels of vitamin C. Its the most stable form of antioxidant, plus ellagic acid, flavonoids and tannin. An article published in Phytotherapy Research in 2009 states that these compounds limit the accumulation of harmful free radicals in the body and reduce oxidative stress.
Vitamin C protects our cells from harmful effects, reduces inflammation and the risk of cancer. Amla also contains high levels of iron, calcium and chromium. Your body needs chromium to control blood glucose levels.
It is a general supporter of the immune system and a useful promoter of health and beauty at all ages.
8. Jiaogulan (Jiaogulan gynostemma pentaphyllum) in 9 SuperFoods
It is known as the immortality plant and has a strong, ginseng-like effect. It is primarily an adaptogen. That means that it alleviates the effects of stress in the body, reduces anxiety and provides energy. The effect of the jiaogulan on the brain is biphasic. Meaning, that it can either stimulate or soothe, depending on what your body needs to achieve for a healthy balance.
Therefore, it is suitable for use in any situation. While ginseng contains only 28 different saponins, the jiaogulan has more than 100 saponins. Saponin is a compound that ensures the action of an adaptogen. It has an interesting property of increasing nitric oxide production in the body. This increases blood flow to all organs, including the brain.
That is why it is used for high cholesterol and high blood pressure and for boosting heart function. Also, to increase endurance and stamina, and to strengthen the immune system. As an adaptogen, it helps to increase resistance to environmental stress, support memory and to prevent hair loss.
9. Bamboo in 9 SuperFoods
Bamboos young shoots are a local delicacy in Asia and its leaves are an excellent natural source of silicon as it contains 10 times more silicon than field horcetail extract. However, today the horcetail is the most favourable supporter for joints, skin, hair and nails.
Absorbing silicon from dietary supplements is extremely important in the current circumstances. That`s because this metal most easily leaches deeper than surface soil layers. So unless someone adds it to soil, it is highly likely that many of us suffer from silicon deficiency.
Silicon is important for bone density as well as for nail, hair and dental health. According to one experiment with mice, if developing young animals were given silicon, but were deprived of calcium, their hair where shiny and their bones, nails and teeth stronger than those animals that were given calcium but were deprived of silicon.
Silicon is indispensable in forming collagen, and collagen is vital for the good skin and joint health. Silicon also prevents the absorption of aluminum in the digestive system and even takes aluminum out of the brain. This way, it protects us from heavy metal poisoning and especially Alzheimer’s disease. Recent studies have shown that eating bamboo leaves and shoots has a beneficial effect on thyroid hormones, such as thyroxine, but also on triiodothyronine.
Everybody is unique and results may vary, so please check with your doctor or other qualified health care professional before taking any nutritional supplements or starting any exercise program or other self-care practices.
Compiled and edited by Maria-Helena Loik
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