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Vitamin and Minerals
Vitamin A - aids liver detoxification, beneficial to skin health, protective against drying of skin/hair/nails
B vitamins are protective against negative effects of stress and are crucial in many of the cellular processes in our bodies.
B1 = Thiamine - energy conversion from carbohydrates
B2 = Riboflavin - energy production and fatty acid breakdown
B3 = Niacin - energy production & metabolism of fat, glucose and alcohol
B5 = Panothenic Acid - cofactor for synthesis of amino acids, fatty acids, cholesterol, steroid hormones and neurotransmitters
B6 = Pyroxidine - metabolism of fatty acids and synthesis of neurotransmitters
B7 = Biotin - metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
B9 = Folate - production of red blood cells & normal cell division therefore VIP in pregnancy and infancy when growth rates are highest
B12 = Cobalamine - cellular metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
Beta Carotine - antioxidant converted into vitamin A by the liver, protective against aging, cellular damage, macular degeneration and cataracts
Beta cyanine - a naturally-occuring food dye that gives a bright red/purple colour to plants, fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin C - stimulate immune activity, antioxidant, improves vascular tone therefore useful for hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and stroke prevention. cardiovascular health, skin health, eye health, cancer protection. considered a marker for overall health,
Calcium - healthy nerve & muscle function, benefits cardiovascular health, important component of bone matrix, protective against cancer diabetes and htn. Requires magnesium for proper absorption & transport, requires vit D to be used to build bone
Copper - proper growth of the body, efficient utilization of iron, proper enzymatic reactions, as well as improved health of connective tissues, hair, and eyes. also integral for preventing premature aging and increasing energy production. regulated heart rhythm, balanced thyroid glands, reduced symptoms of arthritis, quick wound healing, increased red blood cell formation, and reduced cholesterol are other health benefits of copper.
Iron - required for RBC production b/c important piece of hemoglobin which is required for oxygen transport throughout the body, required for cellular health, benefits hair skin & nails. a very important nutrient for little people, growing babies, and overall health
Vitamin K - blood clotting, immune system health, transports calcium, bone health
Magnesium - a highly important mineral for many biochemical processes occuring in the body. used for energy metabolism, maintaining muscle and nerve function, aspect of bone matrix, proper heart rhythm, a healthy immune system and maintaining blood pressure
Manganese - a building block for bones, beneficial to liver, kidneys, and pancreas.
Phosphorous - 2nd most abundant mineral in the body besides calcium. strong bones and teeth, improved digestion, regulated excretion, protein formation, hormonal balance, improved energy extraction, cellular repair, optimized chemical reactions, and proper nutrient utilization. required for healthy brain, kidney, heart and blood
Potassium - healthy nerve and muscle function, beneficial for heart health & lowers blood pressure
Other nutrients & Health benefits
Alpha-Lincoleic Acid (Omega 3) - Healthy fats help to decrease inflammation, benefit skin and all mucous membranes. Omega-3 specifically is beneficial for brain development and nervous system balancing.
Alpha-lipoic acid, which has been shown to lower glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity and prevent oxidative stress-induced changes.
Androstenone and Androstenol - pheremones that are released while chewing on celery sticks have proven to boost your arousal levels.
Antioxidant flavonoids - such as quercetin, apigenin, luteolin, and kaempferol
Betaine - Levels that are unique to beets, this nutrient helps to protect cellular damage and reduce inflammation. It is protective against cardiovascular events, cancer and chronic diseases.
Chlorphyll has shown to be effective at blocking the carcinogenic effects of "heterocyclic amines", which are generated when grilling foods at a high temperature. Found in dark green leafy veggies.
Cucurbitacins and lignans - specific to cucumber, help to reduce cancer risk with potent anti-cancer properties.
Falcarinol - unique in significant quantities to the carrot, a naturally occuring pesticide that protects the carrot root from pests has also been found to be protective against certain forms of cancer.
Fisetin - a flavonol unique to cucumber that appears to benefit brain health, improved memory and prevent age-related cognitive decline.
Lignans - a class of phytoestrogens (plant-derived xenoestrogens) that weakly mimic the female hormone Estrogen in the body, and also work as antioxidants.
Limonins - acts as a cancer fighting agent. This substance found in oranges, lemons, tangerines, grapefruits, and other citrus fruits, and helps prevent the breakdown of cellular DNA.
Lutein - found in carrots and kale, Lutein lowers risk of heart disease and benefit eye health.
Luteolin - An antioxidant flavonoid that inhibits the growth of cancer cells especially in the pancreas and breast.
Molybdenum - a trace element that is crucial to our survival. Found in tahini, sunflower seeds, green beans, lentils, cucumbers and eggs.
Naringenin - found predominantly in grapefruit, Naringenin is an antioxidant, and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, immune system modulator, and carbohydrate metabolizer.
Nitrates - convert into nitric oxide in your body which dilates your blood vessels, lowering your blood pressure and increasing physical endurance.
Oleic Acid (monounsaturated fat)- beneficial for balancing cholesterol levels and protects against cardiovascular events.
Phthalides - Butylphthalides found in celery help to lower blood pressure.
Theobromine - found in large doses in Cacao, Theobromine is considered a cardiovascular stimulant, a diuretic, and a vasodilator which opens up blood vessels and lowers blood pressure.
Zeaxanthin - found in significant levels in kale, Zeaxanthin gives veggies their deep dark green colour and protect against macular degeneration and cataracts.