Lectins

Lectins

What are Lectins? Lectins are proteins that bind to carbohydrates. They cause interference with the absorption of nutrients, cause indigestion and bloating, and cause issues with metabolism. How does this happen? Lectin cannot be digested in the small intestine,...
Lycopene

Lycopene

What is Lycopene? Lycopene is the “red” color found in tomatoes. It is a carotenoid (bright color found in fruits and vegetables) and phytonutrient (nutrient found in plants which helps the process of photosynthesis). It is an essential antioxidant that can help...
PREbiotics

PREbiotics

What are PREbiotics? PREbiotics are a type of insoluble fiber that travels through the gut without being completely broken down. Prebiotics are fermented in the colon by microflora (bacteria and microorganisms that live in the digestive tract) and are used for food...
Vitamin K

Vitamin K

What is Vitamin K? Fat soluble vitamin Three types: K1- from plants, like green leafy vegetables K2- made from K1 and K3 in the body, or from bacteria living in the gut. K3- a very small amount of vitamin K found in food. What does Vitamin K do? Aids in blood clotting...
DHA (DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID )

DHA (DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID )

What is DHA? An unsaturated omega-3 fatty acid that is integral to the structure of the brain, cerebral cortex, retinas, and skin What does DHA do? When combined with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which is also found in similar food sources, DHA can: Prevention of...
Probiotics

Probiotics

What are probiotics? Live bacteria and yeast that live in the gut and are “good” and “helpful” to maintenance of the digestive system. There are two types of probiotics: Lactobacillus: most common probiotic. Found in yogurt and other fermented foods. Different strains...
Betaine

Betaine

What is Betaine? An amino acid made by choline in the body. What does Betaine do? Prevents heart disease by aiding in prevention of plaque buildup in arteries Encourages muscle gains and fat loss due to its role in protein synthesis Aids detoxing the body, cellular...
Oleic Acid

Oleic Acid

What is Oleic Acid? Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fat. Omega-9 is an essential fatty acid- aka HEART HEALTHY FAT! It is yellow in color and is a derivative of plant and animal fat. What does Oleic Acid do? Natural food preservative. Oleic acid can decrease risk of...
Antioxidants

Antioxidants

What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are molecules that come from vitamins (A, C, & E), minerals (selenium), and flavonoids (plant nutrients that contain anti-inflammatory benefits found in tea, red wine, and cocoa). What do antioxidants do? Antioxidants protect...
Fiber

Fiber

What is fiber? Fiber comes from plant filaments. There are two types of dietary fiber: Soluble Type of fiber that can be dissolved in water and forms a jelly-like substance in the digestive tract and is broken down by gut bacteria. Insoluble Type of fiber that doesn’t...
Vitamin E

Vitamin E

What is Vitamin E? Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin which means it stays in your body longer than water soluble vitamins (like vitamin C) and most of it is stored in the liver. The only form of vitamin E that is useful for humans is alpha-tocopherol. What does...
Vitamin A

Vitamin A

What is Vitamin A? Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin which means it stays in your body longer than water soluble vitamins (like vitamin C) and most of it is stored in the liver. Due to storage in the liver, there is a risk of toxicity (hypervitaminosis A) and can...

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