Our Ingredients

Our ingredient are 100% natural. They are dried or freeze-dried just after harvesting to preserve the highest possible quantity of minerals and vitamins.

Found in the deep rain forests of South America, açaí berries grow on açaí palm trees (Euterpe oleracea) that grow to more than 80 ft tall. The trees bear fruit in clusters that can contain up to 900 berries. The taste of the berries has been described as a blend of raspberries and chocolate.

Benefits for the Brain

We all know that Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease have no cure, but research suggests that diets rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory polyphenolic compounds may lower the risk of these diseases.

Specifically, the antioxidant anthocyanin contained in açaí berries, may lower oxidative stress and inflammation, therefore promoting brain health.
Anthocyanins are plant-derived compounds belonging to the avonoids subgroup of phenolic compounds. Besides antioxidative properties, anthocyanins are the focus of studies for application on humans against diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s

They also have been shown to enhance and improve memory. They are thought to improve blood flow to the brain. Some studies showed that açaí supplementation increases lifespan in flies.

Extra Benefits

Skin Benefits

1 – Antioxidant Properties

Açaí berries contain anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals such as pollution and toxins. Açaí berries actually contain 500% more antioxidants than blueberries.

These antioxidants also work to lower your cholesterol levels and boost your heart health. Açaí berries are potent energizers containing healthy fatty acids, amino acids, and vitamins.

2 -Anti-aging Properties

Acai contains vitamin A to boost cell turnover and vitamins C and E to brighten the skin, produce collagen for a glowing complexion. Its essential fatty acids such as Omega 3, 6 and 9 smooth and soothe your skin.

Hair Benefits

The nutrients cited above work together to help heal, hydrate, balance, and restore dull hair. They can also protect your hair against environmental aggressors and inflammation, while also strengthening the hair, for long and thick hair.

Rich in Omega 3, 6, and 9 as well as vitamins B, C, and E, açaí is effective for reducing hair loss. Vitamin E can prevent hair breakage, dandruff and itch.

Amla (Phyllanthus emblica), also known as Indian gooseberry, Amla from Sanskrit Amalaki is a deciduous tree of the family Phyllanthaceae. It is known for being an abundant source of vitamin C. It also contains other potent antioxidants that may help rejuvenate your system.

The berries are lightly tart, sweet and refreshing. Our Alma powder preserves the unique flavor and nutrition. Amla tastes best added to fruity juices and smoothie concoctions.

Benefits for Brain Functions

In India, parents feed children chyawanprash prepared using Amla. They believed it increases memory. Those beliefs have some scientific evidences that prove them right.

The antioxidants present in Amla fights against the free radicals in the body which otherwise attack and breakdown brain cells. Vitamin-c content of Amla helps in the production of norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter which improves brain activity. The iron content in Amla facilitates oxygen transportation, preventing brain degeneration.

According to Ayurvedic medecine, it nourishes the brain and mental functioning. It is medhya, nurturing and enhancing coordination among dhi (acquisition), dhriti (retention), and smriti (recall); It sharpens the intellect and mental functions. It supports the nervous system and strengthens the senses.

A study on PubMed demonstrated Amla properties being efficacious in the treatment and prevention of cancer.

Extra health benefits

Hair Toner

Its vitamins and minerals may help in increasing the scalp circulation, therefore may stimulate healthy growth. Vitamin C of Amla produces collagen protein. This can help in boosting hair growth.

Amla is rich in vitamin C, its anti-inflammatory plus its anti-bacterial properties can help with dandruff and itch.

Its fatty acids are believed to be effective at strengthening the hair at the root.

Oral Health

Amla may help in repairing connective tissue. It helps in tissue regeneration and healing, leading to tightened teeth.

High in Calcium and vitamin D, Amla may help in keeping teeth staying strong, tight and getting loose.

It also has antibacterial properties that can decrease cavity-causing bacteria.

Benefits for Stress & Anxiety

Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension, which can lead to under-performance and adverse clinical conditions.

A study showed that ashwagandha reduced anxiety [1] [2]. Stress and anxiety are major causes of hair loss. Therefore, Ashwagandha may help with hair loss.

Benefits for Cognition issues

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) may promote intellect and memory. Its cognition-promoting effect is best seen in children with memory deficits, or when memory is compromised following head injury, or a prolonged illness and in old age.

Ashwagandha has been used to help with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and other neuro-degenerative diseases at any stage of the disease, even before a person has been diagnosed and is still in the state of mild forgetfulness. [2]

Calm and Sleep

It may also act as a soothing salve that restores a deep, rejuvenative peace and calm, replenishes the body, and combats the stressful effects of everyday living. Ashwagandha has also been shown to be an effective way to treat insomnia.

Adaptogenic herbs, such as ashwagandha are a group of plants that help to fight fatigue, boost immunity, and rejuvenate + re-balance the body & mind.

Ashwagandha has been used in Indian medicine for over 6000 years. The root of ashwagandha is regarded as tonic, astringent, thermogenic and stimulant.[2]

Ashwagandha is a highly prized, adaptogenic super root, used frequently in Ayurvedic medicine to increase vitality, relieve stress, enhance sleep, and boost brain and cognitive function.

Adapotgens are known for the ability to help our bodies “adapt” to environmental and emotional stressors.

Extra Benefits

Skin Benefits

Due to its high content in antioxidants, it can reduce t free radicals and fight signs of aging such as wrinkles, dark spots, fine lines, and blemishes.

Hair Benefits

Both chronic stress and hormonal imbalances are main causes of hair loss in women, so adding an adaptogenic herb such as ashwagandha into the diet will promote strong, healthy hair, while reducing hair loss and damage.

Resources

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25405876 [2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3252722/

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) (BM) has been used in Indian medicine for over 5000 years.

Benefits for the Brain

BM exhibits adaptogenic qualities. One putative action of the adaptogen is modulation of neurotransmitter production, release, and synaptic concentration.

Some research shows that taking Brahmi extract improves some measure of memory in otherwise healthy older adults. Also, taking Bacopa extract seems to improve some measures of memory and hand-eye coordination in children aged 6-8 years.

According to Dr. Akhilesh Sharma, Ayurvedic Expert, “Brahmi is excellent for improving your brain functions and strengthening your memory. It enhances the three aspects of memory which include long term memory, short term memory and the retaining capacity. Brahmi has a cooling property which keeps the mind calm and free of anxiety. It also promotes sound sleep.”

In Ayrvedic medecine, Brahmi enhances the three basic components of mind: power of learning (Dhi), power of retention (Dhuti) and power of recall (Smriti).

A research on adults indicated that Brahmi had a significant effect upon retention of new information; improved the speed of visual information processing, learning rate and memory consolidation within 12 weeks of treatment.

A 2012 research study on the elderly clearly demonstrated that B. monnieri suppresses AChE activity resulting in enhanced cholinergic function, which in turn enhances attention and memory processing and increases working memory.

In children, a 12 week Brahmi treatment revealed significant benefits with improvement in sentence repetition, logical memory, and paired associate learning tasks. [1]

In another study of 46 healthy adults were given 300 mg/day standardized to 55% bacosides (found in BM) for 12 weeks. A battery of eight tests was taken, finding significant improvement. Speed of visual information processing, learning rate, memory consolidation, and state anxiety were greatly improved, compared to placebo. the maximal effects were evident after 12 weeks. [2]

In a separate study included subjects over 55 years of age with memory impairment. A standardized 125 mg of bacopa extract was given twice daily for 12 weeks in a double-blind, placebo-controlled manner. There was a significant progressive improvement in mental ability, memory, and associated learning during the 12 weeks of therapy. [3]

Benefits for Stress & Anxiety

Research suggests that taking 30 ml of Bacopa syrup daily for 4 weeks reduces symptoms of anxiety, including nervousness, racing heart, trouble sleeping, headaches, tiredness, difficulty concentrating.

[1] http://ayurveda-nama.org/pdf/resources/NAMA_Brahmi_Weissner.pdf [2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3746283/ [3] https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/pharmacology-toxicology-and-pharmaceutical-science/bacopa-monnieri

According to multiple sources, camu camu (Myrciaria dubia), contains up to 56 times more vitamin C than a lemon, 60 times more vitamin C than an orange and 200 times more vitamin C than a banana on an ounce-by-ounce basis.

Brain Benefits

It can improve cognitive ability, boost memory, focus, and concentration skills.

May also protect against degenerative brain diseases. Not only does the fruit help improve focus and prevent “brain fog,” but camu camu can also help block the buildup of plaque in the brain that can lead to conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Supports collagen

Camu camu’s high vitamin C content also makes it a powerful superfruit for building strong collagen. Your body’s ligaments and tendons are composed of collagen, which means that camu camu can help make them stronger, and the berry has also been shown to help improve the strength of gums, bones, cartilage, tendons and hair.

Supports Muscle Tone

Loaded with an array of beneficial vitamins, amino acids, trace minerals and other nutrients, camu camu can help improve muscle tone. The combination of nutrients also supports the growth and protection of muscles. Moreover, it can boost the metabolism and be an effective workout supplement.

Reduces Inflammation

Camu camu extract contains Vitamin C, anti-oxidants, amino acids, such as anthocyanins, flavonols, and catechins which are highly  anti-inflammatory. It can provide relief from pain and reduce inflammation.

Nutrients in its extracts have also been found to help reduce inflammatory markers including interleukin (IL-6) and high sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP). [1]

According to USDA [1], dates (Phoenix dactylifera) are a good source of energy, fiber, sugar, and various vitamins and minerals. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, and zinc can be found in them. Apart from the above-mentioned nutrients, they also contain important vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin K.

Getting enough vitamin D from food and the sun is vital for bone health. The combination of minerals like magnesium and copper that are packed into dates make them a superfood for strengthening bones.

Benefits for Energy

Dates are high in natural sugars like glucose, fructose, and sucrose which can help boost energy. If you feel lethargic or sluggish, consuming dates might help bump up energy levels quickly.

A study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, suggests that dates rich in essential nutrients may help you regain your energy immediately.

Anti-inflammatory Properties

Magnesium is a mineral known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and you can definitely get your share of it in dates! A study with over 3,700 participants showed that a diet rich in magnesium was associated with a lower concentration of markers of inflammation in post menopausal women. [2]

Dates, Food of the Future?

Dates contain elemental fluorine that is useful in protecting teeth against decay. Selenium, another element believed to help prevent cancer and important in immune function, is also found in dates. The protein in dates contains 23 types of amino acids, some of which are not present in the most popular fruits such as oranges, apples and bananas. Dates contain at least six vitamins including a small amount of vitamin C, and vitamins B(1) thiamine, B(2) riboflavin, nicotinic acid (niacin) and vitamin A. The dietary fibre of 14 varieties of dates has been shown to be as high as 6.4-11.5%. [3]

Natural Sweetener

Dates are a source of fructose, which is a natural type of sugar found in fruit.

For this reason, dates are very sweet and also have a subtle caramel-like taste. They make a great healthy substitute for white sugar in recipes.

Resources

[1] https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/?query=ndbNumber:9421 [2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19903755

Ginger (Zingiber) contains Gingerol is the main active compound in ginger. It is responsible for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Benefits for Skin

It contains about 40 antioxidant properties that prevent free radical damage (such as pollution) and protect against aging. It also evens out skin tone and improves elasticity for a radiant, glowing complexion.

Benefits for Bones and Joints

A study showed positive effects of ginger extract on knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis. [1]

Knee osteoarthritis is the most common cause of disability among people and it is a common disease of joints that can lead to cartilage damage. A study demonstrated the analgesic effects of a herbal ointment containing cinnamon, ginger, mastic (Saghez) and sesame oil. The conclusion was that using this herbal combination is clinically effective for patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis in order to decrease their pain, morning stiffness and limited motion; its effect is comparable with Salicylate ointment. [2]

Benefits for Brain Function

Some studies in animals suggest that the antioxidants and other active compounds in ginger can inhibit inflammatory responses that occur in the brain..

There is also some evidence that ginger can enhance brain function directly. In a study of 60 middle-aged women, ginger extract was shown to improve working memory. [3]

Benefits for Oral Health

Gingerol found in ginger extract can inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria. It is very effective against the oral bacteria linked to inflammatory diseases in the gums, such as gingivitis and periodontitis. [4] [5]

Benefits for Weight Loss

Some studies have suggested that consuming ginger can enhance calorie burning and reduce feelings of hunger.

Accumulated investigations have demonstrated that ginger possesses multiple biological activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticancer, neuroprotective, cardiovascular protective, respiratory protective, antiobesity, antidiabetic, antinausea, and antiemetic activities. [6]

Resources

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11710709 [2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22308653 [3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3253463/ [4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18814211 [5] https://www.dovepress.com/the-effects-of-ginger-supplementation-on-inflammatory-antioxidant-and–peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-DMSO [6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6616534/

Goji berries (Lycium barbarum) are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, carbohydrates, and phosphorus. The fruit has a citrus flavor.

Pre-clinical and clinical researches suggest lycium fruit may have anti-aging, anti-tumor, cyto-protective, immunomodulatory, and neuro-protective effects. It also may have benefits for fatigue/endurance, general well-being, glaucoma, glucose control in diabetes, and metabolism/energy expenditure. Recently, the juice of lycium fruit has become popular as an antioxidant-rich tonifier.

According to Roy Upton, president of AHP (American Herbal Pharmacopoeia), in the past few years, lycium fruit has transitioned from relative obscurity in the United States to being integrated into commercial cereals, bulk food products, candies, and juice products. Its growth and popularity have been exponential, but many people are still unaware of the myriad of benefits associated with its consumption.

Super Antioxidant

In addition to high amounts of the super antioxidant vitamin C, goji has an ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) of 140,000 (μ mol TE/100g) making it one of the richest antioxidant fruits compared with many other fruits and superfuits.

Brain Benefits

The neurological protective effect of goji berries has been demonstrated in an experimental study including human clinical trial. Glutamate has been shown to be excitotoxic and is being implicated in many neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease [61, 72]. Thus, reduction of glutamate toxicity is considered a therapeutic strategy for those neurodegenerative diseases. [3]

Stress Benefits

Everyday stress, pollution and processed foods can lead to the formation of free radicals. The antioxidants found in goji berries can literally mop up these free radicals, protecting the body from their damage.

Energy Benefits

A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that volunteers who drank goji berry juice daily for two weeks reported increased energy levels, improved athletic performance, better focus, and mental sharpness. [1]

Calmness & Mental Benefits

The same study reported quality of sleep, ease of awakening, ability to focus on activities, mental acuity, calmness, and feelings of health, contentment, and happiness.

Neurologic/psychologic performance and gastrointestinal functions also improved.

Eye Benefits

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common disorder that causes irreversible loss of central vision. Increased intake of foods containing lutein and zeaxanthin may be effective in preventing AMD. [2], [4]

15 g of goji berries per day is considered beneficial to supply adequate zeaxanthin which is estimated at 3 mg/day as a dietary supplement for eye health. [2]

Warnings

Patients who experienced interactions between goji berries and warfarin have been described in three published case reports. Warfarin is prescribed as a common anti-coagulation therapy. Always consult with your physician before taking any supplements which could inter-act with any medication.

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18447631 [2] https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/fasting-plasma-zeaxanthin-response-to-fructus-barbarum-l-wolfberry-kei-tze-in-a-foodbased-human-supplementation-trial/B745DBD7C73B3AB767D073DE120D84D9 [3] https://www.hindawi.com/journals/omcl/2019/2437397/#B4 [4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15604618

Referred to as the “herb of longevity,” gotu kola (Centella asiatica) is still a staple in traditional Chinese, Indonesian, and Ayurvedic medicine. Practitioners claim the medicinal plant has the power to boost brainpower, heal skin issues, and promote liver and kidney health.

It is also known to contain vitamins B and C, proteins, important minerals, and some other phytonutrients such as flavonoids, volatile oils, tannins, and polyphenol. In vitro and in vivo studies have shown important health benefits like antidiabetic, wound-healing, antimicrobial, memory-enhancing, antioxidant, and neuroprotecting activities.[1]

Benefits for the Brain

Its neuroprotection activities have shown by different modes of action such as enzyme inhibition, prevention of amyloid plaque formation in Alzheimer’s disease, dopamine neurotoxicity in Parkinson’s disease, and decreasing oxidative stress. Therefore, gotu kola could be suggested to be a desired phytopharmaceutical with neuroprotective effect emerged from traditional medicine. [2]

Benefits for Skin

Gotu kola might help with skin wrinkling and skin protection against ultraviolet light exposure. In a study it has has shown antiaging topical efficacy acting on free-radical-induced oxidative stress and cytokine-induced skin inflammaging. [3]

Resources

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26602573 [2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3359802/ [3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3864881/

A study results indicate that the concentration of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) available from drinking matcha is 137 times greater than the amount of EGCG available from China green tea. [1]

Catechins from green tea belong to the family of flavonoids that are powerful antioxidants.

Brain & Mood Benefits

Matcha tea has been frequently referred to as a mood– and brain food. Its consumption leads to much higher intake of green tea phytochemicals compared to regular green tea. Previous research on tea constituents caffeine, L-theanine, and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) repeatedly demonstrated benefits on mood and cognitive performance. [2]

Moreover, in this article, Green Tea Protects Brain Cells , the editors describe four new studies showing that “green tea may someday be a potent weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.” [3]

Stress Benefits

The stress-reducing effect of matcha in mice was evaluated as suppressed adrenal hypertrophy using territorially-based loaded stress. High contents of theanine and arginine in matcha exhibited a high stress-reducing effect. [4]

Green tea contains an important amino acid called Theanine. It has shown a stress-reducing effect in mice and humans. Matcha, which is theanine-rich powdered green tea, is abundant in caffeine. Caffeine has a strong antagonistic effect against theanine. The stress-reducing effect of matcha was examined with an animal experiment and a clinical trial. [5]

Benefits for Skin

Matcha contains powerful antioxidants that protect against free radicals, pollution, and UV radiation. It has anti-aging, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and moisturizing properties.

Benefits for Oral Health

It has been suggested that green tea also promotes periodontal health by reducing inflammation, preventing bone resorption and limiting the growth of certain bacteria associated with periodontal diseases. It has been shown to help preventing caries and halitosis.

Caution: Drinking tea or coffee stains or discolors the dental plaque, but not the teeth itself. If the plaque is not completely brushed and flossed away within 24 h, it begins to harden and becomes what is commonly known as tartar. [6]

Resources

[1] https://matchaandco.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1-s2.0-S0021967303011336-main.pdf [2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28056735 [3] http://www.tuftshealthletter.com/ShowArticle.aspx?rowId=1240 [4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30308973 [5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6213777/ [6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3459493/

Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree of the family Moringaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of South Asia.

Through research, the Moringa was found to contain many essential nutrients, for instance, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, beta-carotene, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

100 grams of Moringa contains:Fruit & Vegetable
10 TimesThe Vitamin A of Carrots
12 TimesThe Vitamin C of Oranges
17 TimesThe Calcium of Milk
15 TimesThe Potassium of Bananas
25 TimesThe Iron of Spinach
9 TimesThe Protein of Yogurt

Brain Benefits

Based on the crucial role of oxidative stress in age-related dementia and the antioxidant and nootropic activities of Moringa oleifera, the enhancement of spatial memory and neuro-protection of Moringa leaves extract in animal model of age-related dementia was determined in a study on rats.

The study suggested that Moringa leaves extract is a potential cognitive enhancer and neuro-protectant.

Conclusion of the Study:

Moringa leaves extract possesses the neuro-protective and memory enhancing effects. The possible underlying mechanisms appear to depend on application doses.

Low and medium doses seem to provide beneficial effects just mentioned via the decreased oxidative stress and the suppression of AChE activity whereas high dose of extract appears to induce the beneficial effects primarily via the decreased oxidative stress.

Since the effective doses are very much less than LD50, M. oleifera leaves extract may be served as the potential medicinal food against dementia. However, further explorations concerning active ingredient(s) and the detail of underlying mechanism of the extract are still required. [1]

[1] Moringa oleifera Mitigates Memory Impairment and Neurodegeneration in Animal Model of Age-Related Dementia

 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3884855/

Brain Function Benefits

The presence of salidroside, rosavins, and p-tyrosol in Rhodiola rosea is responsible for its possible beneficial effects for the treatment of depression, fatigue, and cognitive dysfunction. A plethora of studies report that R. rosea has potent neuroprotective effects through the suppression of oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and excitotoxicity in brain tissues.

One other study proposed that the combined effect of Rhodiola rosea and Ginkgo biloba leading to a more significant effect on cognitive function than either G. biloba or R. rosea when they used alone. It improved psychomotor vigilance task (PVT) and short-term working memory accuracy.

Stress, Anxiety, Mood Benefits

A study demonstrated that Rhodiola rosea may be effective in helping with mild anxiety and stress, It improved confusion, anger, and total mood. It was well tolerated.

It affects various components of the neuroendocrine, neurotransmitter receptor and molecular networks associated with possible beneficial effects on mood.

Moreover, Rhodiola may improve the negative emotions such as anxiety and depression by inhibiting oxygen free radicals and lipid peroxidation in patients with sleep obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).