Essential minerals are nutrients necessary for various aspects of human health. Our body cannot make them, therefore we need to get sufficient amounts through our diets every day for optimum health.
Astaxanthin is a uniquely broad-spectrum antioxidant capable of protecting many of the body’s systems from oxidative damage to the cells. It is harvested from an algae called Haematococcus pluvialis, which produces astaxanthin to protect itself from harsh ultraviolet and extreme changes in its environment.
Echinacea is most often touted for its immune system support, not only in helping to prevent infections, but also clearing up some of the symptoms of colds, flus and other infections, and speeding up recovery time. Ehinacea also has a few other tricks up its sleeve, with surprising benefits in other areas of health.
The long list of health benefits from pine bark extract just keeps getting longer! The medicinal use of pine bark has its roots in East Asian and North American traditions, dating back many centuries.
Antibiotics kill the good bacteria as well as the ones causing the infection. Plus, their overuse is causing resistant strains of bacteria to become widespread. Research has shown that essential plant oils may be able to target many drug-resistant diseases, where conventional antibiotics are failing us.
One of the main reasons we need vitamin D3 is for healthy bones and joints It helps the body…
Turmeric has many health benefits, particularly related to lowering chronic inflammation, which have been known in some parts of…
Selenium, iodine and chromium – each of these essential minerals plays an important role in human nutrition. They support the immune system and thyroid function, regulate metabolism and blood sugar levels, and play an important role in women’s reproductive health. New Zealand’s soil is lacking in all three.
Vitamin C and other plant-derived vitamins are well known as an important part of our diets, but a group of lesser known compounds, known as flavonoids or bioflavonoids, have more recently received recognition for their central role in supporting human health. They are not only vital for the absorption of vitamin C but have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and slow the effects of aging, with their anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects.