Must Know Ice Cream Hacks

Ice cream is the real MVP. Through breakups, finals, and celebrating, ice cream always pulls through. That’s not to say there aren’t a few downsides that comes with this frozen treat. How annoying is it to get a whole arm workout in just to scoop ice cream that’s basically solid? Or when it’s 10 thousand…

All About Iodine

It wasn’t until the early 1900s that Iodine was linked with thyroid health. The element Iodine was discovered by French Scientist Barnard Courtois, in 1811. Its name is related to its chemistry. When vaporised it shows as a violet/purple gas. Greek for purple/ violet translates as “iode”. Sea Kelp is a good source of Iodine….

All About Sea Kelp

Sea Kelp is extracted from the Luminaria Digitata. It can grow up to 200 feel in length and it’s commonly found in the Northern Atlantic Ocean. The biggest importer of seaweed is Japan as they use it in their national dishes. Not only that, but they use it in their dental and hair care products…

All About Copper

Copper can be found in the Cuprous Cu+ or Cupric Cu+ form. Copper was discovered over 10,000 years ago, it was originally known as “Cyrium Aes” meaning “the metal of Cyprus”, hinting to its country of origin. Copper was used in Egyptian papyrus wound dressing. It was thought that Copper would enhance the healing process….

All About Cordyceps Sinensis

The cordyceps sinensis is a mushroom of the Funghi family. The name comes from the Latin language, “Cordy” which roughly translates as “Club Head” and “Sinensis” meaning “from China”. The name it thought to describe its unusual appearance. It is native to the Himalayan Mountains. This is how it developed its unique resistance to high…

All About Quercetin

Quercetin is classified as a bioflavonoid. The name is thought to be linked to the Alchemist Joseph Quercetanuis Duchesne. It was discovered in 1857 and exists as a yellow crystalline powder. Its chemical name is 3,3,4,5,7 – pentapentahydroxyflavone. Also the name may come from the tree bark glycoside Quercus Tinctoria (American oak), in which Quercetin…

All About Astaxanthin

It is pronounced as Asta.zan.thin. Astaxanthin nicknamed “King of the Antioxidants”. Asta means crab and Xanthin is closely associated with xanthophyll meaning “yellow leaves” or “blonde edges” which refers to colour and natural source of Astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is rich in carotenoids, which are derivatives of vitamin A. One study showed Astaxanthin’s superior antioxidant powers known…

All About Selenium

Selenium is an essential trace element in the diet. In the world selenium exists in 4 forms, that is inorganic Selenite and organic Selenomethionine, but also selenate and elemental selenium. There is evidence that selenium was first founded in the 1300 by Chemist Arnold of Villanova. The official discovery date was 500 years later in…

All About Acai

The Acai Berry is a Superfood. Acai is actually said “Ah-sigh-ee”. The Acai Berry is sourced from the Euterpe Oleracea. Acai Berries grow on plan trees. The Acai plant is native to South America, and the jungles of the Amazon Rainforest. Indigenous Amazonian trigged contribute majority of their good health to Acai, with over 25%…

All About Coenzyme Q10

Co-enzyme Q10 is also known as Ubiquinone. CoQ10 was orginally discovered in 1957, but its unique functions within the body weren’t founded until 1961 by Scientist and Nobel Prize winner Peter Mitchell. CoQ10 its found in the Mitochondria, which is the organelle responsible for producing energy in the cell. Specifically it is found in the…