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…

Unusual Ways of Using Banana Peel

The most common thing to do with banana peels is to throw them in the trash. However, there are various miraculous uses for this frequently-overlooked product. The peels can be used in your kitchen as a cleaning product or in your beauty routine. Here are a few unusual ways in which you can use Banana…

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 Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin, grouped with vitamin A, D and K. There are 8 forms of Vitamin E, this includes four Tocopherols and four Tocotreinols. For both of the 2 forms of Vitamin E there is an Alpha, A Beta, A Gamma and A Delta Form. The first scientists to discover Vitamin…

All About Psyllium Husk

Psyllium Husk is a powdered form of fibre. Psyllium Husk powder is made from the seed husks of the Plantago Ovato plant. Psyllium Husk is a traditional ingredient used in Ayurvedic medicine used to treat gastrointestinal problems and constipation. Fibre is known for its ability to promote satiety and promote weight loss by bulking out…

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…

All About Rosehip

It is also known as the rose help or rose haw. A Rosehip is actually the berry of a rose plant, extracted from the Rosa Canina. Throughout history the rose and its plant has been adored. Typically, the Rosehip has been used to make jams, jellies, teas, perfume and cosmetics. The Rosehip is rich in…