Kick Start Breakfast Herbs

Looking for a powerful pick-me-up in the morning without having to dive into that energy drink or strong cup of coffee? Then try out the Eden Health Foods Kick Start Breakfast herbal blend… an energizing pick-me-up without the crash… all the powerful immune and energy boosting herbs in Kick Start are certified organic or wild crafted.

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Ingredients:

Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)

Its main use has been to boost the body’s immune system and appears to work by stimulating the immune system. It is also considered useful to enhance the capabilities of the liver and cardiovascular systems.

 

It has antioxidant effects that inhibit free radical production. In the body, free radicals’ damage cells and are linked to many health problems associated with aging. It will also help you to deal with fatigue and is helpful if you have been experiencing on-going stress.

 

Astragalus is usually taken in combination with other herbal supplements. When used appropriately, astragalus appears to be very safe and to have few side effects.

 

Brahmi

Brahmi is used to help reduce stress and anxiety, as a memory enhancer, for boosting cognitive performance, and a possible therapy for Alzheimer’s disease. It appears to improve the speed of visual information processing, learning rate and memory consolidation.

 

Brahmi is well tolerated with no major side-effects observed in human trials.

 

Siberian Ginseng

The benefits of Siberian Ginseng for stress and energy are renowned. It is a powerful “adaptogenic” herb used to help the body’s reaction to stress. Siberian Ginseng can be used to increase a sense of wellbeing and stamina, and improves both mental and physical performance.

 

Siberian Ginseng can be used to help with erectile dysfunction, hepatitis C, and symptoms relating to menopause, and can also be used for lowering blood glucose levels and controlling blood pressure. Ginseng has been shown to reduce the levels of stress in both men and women. Those that take ginseng regularly are able to withstand higher amounts of physical and emotional stress.

 

People who experience mild to moderate fatigue due to illness, insufficient sleep or emotional problems may benefit from Siberian Ginseng. Siberian Ginseng can be used to improve the health of people recovering from illness.

 

Siberian Ginseng is usually a very well-tolerated herb when it is taken by mouth. Be aware that ginseng can cause allergic reactions. Because ginseng has an estrogenic-like effect, pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take it.

 

Withania (aka Ashwagandha)

Ashwagandha, an exotic Indian herb, has remarkable stress-relieving properties comparable to those of powerful drugs used to treat depression and anxiety. In addition to its excellent protective effects on the nervous system, Ashwagandha may be a promising alternative treatment for a variety of degenerative diseases.

 

When taking this herb, people are finding they sleep better, feel less irritable and it takes more to get them upset.

 

Ashwagandha is also a powerful energy booster and people are finding it can increase sexual desire and energy and, they feel like doing more in general. People say things like they feel more motivated and have been getting more things done.

 

Licorice root

Licorice root contains many anti-depressant compounds. It seems to prevent the breakdown of adrenal hormones such as cortisol (the body’s primary stress-fighting adrenal hormone), making these hormones more available to the body.

 

Licorice root is useful for several conditions including asthma, athlete’s foot, baldness, body odour, bursitis, canker sores, chronic exhaustion, melancholy, and treating yeast infections. Two controlled studies suggest that regular use of Licorice root in a combination product also containing antacids can heal ulcers as effectively as drugs in the Zantac family.

 

The phytoestrogenic and anti-oxidant action of licorice root is thought to be useful for hormonal problems including exhaustion, mood swings, and hot flashes in women who are going through menopause. This herb has anti inflammatory, antispasmodic, and a moderate estrogenic action which might assist with PMS symptoms including breast tenderness, menstrual cramps, nausea and bloating, not to mention mood swings.

 

Use of whole licorice has not been associated with significant adverse effects in the short term. For long-term consumption, about 0.3 g of licorice root daily should be safe for most adults.

 

Slippery Elm

Slippery elm (Ulmus fulva) has been used as an herbal remedy in North America for centuries. Native Americans used slippery elm in healing salves for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation. It was also taken orally to relieve coughs, sore throats, diarrhoea, and stomach problems.

 

Slippery Elm has a soothing action on all mucous membranes, including those of the digestive tract, urinary and respiratory tract and also soothes the skin on contact. It also has astringent effects, tightening the surfaces on which it contacts, providing an effective barrier to bacterial infection and alleviating diarrhoea. Slippery elm is also rich in nutrients and can be used as a gruel for infants, invalids and patients with intestinal inflammation.

 

Slippery elm also contains various nutrients, such as beta-sitosterol, campestrol, tannin, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, beta-carotene and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and vitamin C.

 

Milk Thistle

Our bodies are subjected to a barrage of environmental toxins, mostly absorbed through our skin and respiratory system but also through the foods we choose to eat. The liver is our primary organ of detoxification to help remove these toxins that can damage other organ systems, including the heart, blood vessels, eyes, and skin.

 

Milk Thistle is an herb that detoxifies and protects vital liver functions by binding to the outside of cells and blocking the entrance of toxins. Furthermore, toxins that are already in our liver cells are neutralized by silymarin. Milk Thistle can also help protect against dangerous chemicals, such as carbon tetrachloride, alcohol, acetaminophen, and some commonly prescribed medications.

 

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Please Note: This research is provided for informational purposes only. None of the foregoing is a substitute for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


THE BENEFITS OF MACA EXPLODE

THE BENEFITS OF MACA EXPLODE

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Would you like to get out of bed each day energised and brimming with vigour, feeling lively, energised and rejuvenated? Ensure you get your Premium Maca Extract Superfood fix today and experience the transformation.

 

Maca is a root vegetable grown in the Peruvian Andes. It was sacred to the Incas and has been used as a food and medicine in South America for centuries. It is well known for its ability to help enhance strength and endurance; in fact, Inca warriors would often consume maca before long journeys and battles.

 

Maca Explode is a micro-pulverised, highly absorbent, 4:1 concentration of the most important elements in maca — a little goes a long way! Maca Extreme contains less starch and fibre than standard maca, making it ideal for those with difficulty digesting certain types of coniferous vegetables.

 

Eden Health Foods: Raising the Standard

Traditional maca powder is made by grinding up sun-dried maca roots. Eden Health Foods Maca Extract is created by juicing fresh certified organic maca roots and using a cold-drying process (RAW) which generates a uniquely powerful concentration not found anywhere else.

 

They have called it MACA EXPLODE because of its outstanding effects on the body. Eden Health Foods Maca extract can be used in place of or in combination with regular maca powder in all recipes.

 

Be careful, 1 teaspoon is the same a consuming 2 tablespoons of maca powder and is absorbed much quicker and better. Don’t take late at night… unless you want to stay up all night.

 

Maca is a nutritionally dense super-food that contains high amounts of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and all of the essential amino acids. Maca root is rich in B-vitamins, which are the energy vitamins, and Maca is a vegetarian source of B-12. To boot, Maca has high levels of calcium and magnesium and is great for mineralising the body.

 

Maca root helps balance our hormones and due to an over abundance of environmental oestrogens, most people’s hormones are a bit out of whack. Maca stimulates and nourishes the hypothalamus and pituitary glands which are the “master glands” of the body. These glands actually regulate the other glands, so when in balance they can bring balance to the adrenal, thyroid, pancreas, ovarian and testicular glands.

 

Instead of providing hormones to the body, Maca works as an adaptogen which means that it responds to different bodies’ needs individually. If you’re producing too much of a particular hormone, Maca will regulate the production downward. However, if you’re producing too little, it’ll regulate the production upward.

 

Hormones regulate many things including mood, growth, sexual development, and tissue function. Hormones also play a role in many diseases, like cancer and depression.

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Women’s Health and Mood: Health Benefits of Maca Root For Women

Maca relieves menstrual issues and menopause. It alleviates cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression. Maca is also known for providing effective relief from symptoms of menopause, and turbo-charging sexual drive in females. A 2004 US study found Maca could provide a substantial relief from menopausal symptoms including hot flushes, loss of libido, vaginal dryness, depression and insomnia.

 

“What the Maca root does is to stimulate the hypothalamus and pituitary glands.  These glands then trigger the adrenals, ovaries, thyroid, and pancreas to begin functioning in a healthier manner, thus causing them to begin producing natural hormones again.

 

Miranda Kerr, Victoria’s Secret Model, began touting the wonders Maca Root has done for her skin (and if you’ve seen her skin you’ll know its glowing and translucent), and now the world is really listening. What can you lose from trying this for yourself? Possibly a generous amount of weight, cellulite, depression, and saggy dull skin!” -Source:  http://www.glow30.com

 

Weight Loss

Maca powder can help with your weight loss plan as it burns your fat cells to create energy. Now we are not saying that this will happen overnight, but use your common sense. The more fat your body burns for energy, the less fat gets stored around your gut, hips and thighs. Combine Maca Explode Extract with an alkaline based diet and get some regular exercise happening and you will start to discover the new you in no time.

 

Energy Booster

Within days of using Maca your energy level may increase. It is also known for increasing stamina. Many athletes and body-builders take Maca for extra energy and peak performance. If you find yourself tired most of the time, experiment with Maca to see if it helps. Just a small amount could be exactly what you need for that extra boost!

 

Protein

Maca is a root food and grows like a radish (doesn’t taste like one though) and has 10-14 % protein content, which is really high for a plant based food.

 

Vitamins

Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.

 

Lowers Stress and Enhances Mood

If you find yourself overcome with anxiety, stress, depression or mood swings, Maca may help alleviate these symptoms, though of the evidence is anecdotal, many have reported enhanced mood and an increase in mental energy and focus. A 2006 study on mice found Maca showed antidepressant activity.

 

This magic herb is loaded with mood-enhancing phytochemicals and nutrients that increase your energy levels, gives you clear mental concentration, puts a smile on your face and makes you feel super happy which radiates from the inside out. Its mood-enhancing qualities gives you a euphoric feeling making you feel positive, confident and happy.

 

Sexual function

Maca is widely used to promote sexual function of both men and women. It serves as a boost to your libido and increases endurance. At the same time it balances your hormones and can help increase fertility. A 2001 study found Maca improved sperm production and motility. Double-charge your sex life with Maca Energy Explode.

 

What about Taste?

Now I know what you are thinking… almost all-herbal potions that you mix with water and drink, generally taste disgusting and tend to make you feel like gagging each time you drink them. But Maca is different; it has a slight caramel smell and taste and we have found it best taken in a breakfast fruit smoothie or mixed with almond or coconut milk on your breakfast cereal. In summer try mixing with a filtered water fruit smoothie for a lighter summer energy boost.

Watch out though…. Its effect is contagious… when you feel super happy and you are around negative depressed people, your positive, enthusiastic, mood-enhancing personality will be passed on to those people and you will just have to tell them all about this AMAZING Super Herb that you just tried out.

Certified Organic Maca “Explode” Extract Powder

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Safety Warning: Maca has been eaten by humans and livestock for centuries and is regarded as being as safe as any other vegetable. However, it does contain glucosinolates, which can cause goitres (enlargement of the thyroid glands) when consumed in high volume in combination with a diet low in iodine. There are also cases where over use can cause an increase in blood pressure. If you suffer from high blood pressure consult your physician before taking Maca. If you are pregnant or lactating you should avoid taking Maca.