Green tea has been enjoyed as a drink for centuries and is believed to have a variety of health benefits. Green tea extract contains 98% green tea polyphenols, the active components in green tea. These highly active green tea polyphenols are readily absorbed by the gut. Green tea helps maintain a healthy gut flora and supports a healthy digestion.** Our Camelia sinensis leaf Green Tea extract is only 0.1-0.5% caffeine.
Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble vitamin found in many fresh fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C deficiency can cause scurvy, a disease not just relegated to histories of sailors in search of new worlds. Vitamin C supplements are taken to support normal nervous system function, metabolism for energy and collagen formation in the skin.*
Selenium is an essential mineral micronutrient found in soil and although required in small amounts, is vital to our health. Amongst a variety of roles, it contributes to the normal function of the immune system and helps protect cells from oxidative stress.*
Vitamin D the sunshine vitamin, is made by the body through the action of sunlight on the skin. It can also be sourced through diet. Vitamin D has a role in cell division and supports normal function of the immune system.* The Vitamin D3 we use is naturally sourced.
Xanthohumol is a flavanoid molecule found in the flowering hop plant. Commonly used in the brewing of beer, most of the Xanthohumol is lost during the brewing process. Xanthohumol protects body cells from harmful free radicals** which damage cells, protects them from oxidation induced cell stress and reinforces cell protection.** Xanthohumol also has a relaxing effect** , induces mental and physical wellbeing** and enables sound and healthful sleep.**
Magnesium is important. It is an essential mineral which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.* Magnesium contributes to normal energy balance* and metabolism* as well as electrolyte balance.* Magnesium is required for normal functioning of the nervous system,* muscle function,* protein synthesis,* psychological function* and the maintenance of normal bones* and teeth.*
Co-enzyme Q10 (Co-Q10) is considered nature’s sparkplug and occurs naturally in the human body, most abundantly in the heart. Co-Q10 is an essential component of the mitochondria where it gets involved in cellular energy production. Cellular levels decline with age.
Curcumin is an extract from the Indian spice, turmeric. Many studies have been undertaken to investigate the benefits of curcumin. It helps to control inflammatory responses within the body** and helps to protect and support joint comfort and flexibility.** Altruvita have sourced a high-absorbing variety of curcumin called CurcuWin® that is 46x more absorbable than the standard compound.***
* GB REGISTERS ON NUTRITION AND HEALTH CLAIMS
**GB ARTICLE 13.1 BOTANICALS ON HOLD LIST
*** JÄGER R ET AL. COMPARATIVE ABSORPTION OF CURCUMIN FORMULATIONS. NUTR.J 2014;13(1):11.