Adaptogens:

or adaptogenic substances, compounds, herbs, or practices refer to the pharmacological concept whereby administration results in stabilization of physiological processes and promotion of homeostasis, an example being: decreased cellular sensitivity to stress.

Agave nectar:

This low-glycemic natural sweetener comes from the mexican agave plant. used in it's organic raw form it is one of the healthiest vegan sweeteners used today. 

Alchemy :

Alchemy was rooted in a complex spiritual worldview in which everything around us contains a sort of universal spirit, metals were believed not only to be alive but also to grow inside the Earth. Elixirs are often created in alchemy labs

Antioxidant: 

These organic compounds from plant foods, including beta-carotene, vitamin C, and bioflavonoids, fight off cell attacking free radicals, or the unstable molecules your body produces when it’s exposed to environmental toxins. Antioxidants are most concentrated in the skin of fruits and veggies, so look for rich colored produce, which indicates high antioxidant levels. There are many forms of antioxidants with different effects on your bodyAntioxidants’ health benefits include boosting immunity, slowing the aging process, and fending off serious diseases like cancer and coronary heart disease.

Ashwaghanda:

One of the most vital herbs in Ayurvedic healing, with antibiotic, anti-bacterial and rejuvenating properties; strengthens immunity and is extremely nourishing for dry skin and promotes firmness and elasticity. Also combats the effects of stress, improves learning, memory and reaction time, reduces anxiety and depression without causing drowsiness, reduces brain-cell degeneration and lowers cholesterol.

Astragalus:

root is a very old, well-known drug in traditional Chinese medicine and currently is official in the Chinese Pharmacopeia. It is used in China principally as a tonic and for treatment of diabetes and nephritis. It is an important component of Fu-Zheng therapy in China, where the goal is to restore immune system function. The use of astragalus root in herbal medicine in the US is as an immune-stimulant to counteract the immune suppression associated with cancer therapy. 

Bisphenol-A (BPA): 

The known endocrine disruptor found in hard plastics and canned goods is linked to reproductive disorders, behavioral problems, and liver damage. It may also be a human metabolic syndrome risk factor and is toxic at low doses, according to the Environmental Working Group. Choose plastic alternatives to avoid BPA.

Cat’s Claw:

is a vine commonly known as Una de Gato and is used traditionally in Peruvian medicine for the treatment of a wide range of health problems, particularly digestive complaints and arthritis and to treat wounds, stomach problems, cancer, and more. It has been suggested that Cat's claw extracts exert a direct anti-proliferative activity on MCF7 (a breast cancer cell line). This has led to its use as an adjunctive treatment for cancer and AIDS as well as other diseases that negatively impact the immunological system. These alkaloids also exert a beneficial effect on memory. Cat's Claw can often be found combined with other 'immune' herbs with similar healing properties such as Echinacea and may reduce pain and inflammation of rheumatism, arthritis, and other types of inflammatory problems, have anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties that inhibits cancerous cell formation, promote the healing of wounds, be useful for treatment of gastric ulcers and intestinal complaints, help to relieve chronic pain and enhance immunity by stimulating the immune system.

Cbd: 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent of hemp/cannabis. Its formula is C21H30O2 and it has a molecular mass of 314.4636. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD oil is a cannabis oil that has significant amounts of CBD contained within it. CBD products and extracts are derived from hemp, so they could be considered CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil. cannabis doesn’t mean marijuana, but is the genus name, and general umbrella term which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall under.

Colloidal Silver:

is a liquid solution created using electrolysis to suspend pure, metallic elemental silver (in groups of particles 15 atoms or fewer, each with a positive electric charge) attached to simple protein molecules, in distilled water. Colloids of silver should stay suspended, rather than sinking to the bottom, as the electric charge is stronger than gravity. Colloidal silver is thought to suffocate single celled organisms by disabling the oxygen metabolism enzyme. This allows the bodies own immune system to become more effective at removing these residual pathogens, and thereby become more effective at fending off disease.

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA):

DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid recommended for heart and brain health and for a healthy pregnancy. Find it in fatty fish, algae, and organ meats or in supplement form.

Damiana:

Damiana is a small shrub with aromatic leaves found on dry, sunny, rocky hillsides in south Texas, Southern California, Mexico, and Central America. Damiana leaves have been used as an aphrodisiac to boost sexual potency by the native peoples of Mexico. The Mayan Indians also used it for both male and female sexual stimulation, increased energy, asthma, depression, impotence and menstrual problems.

Echinacea:

Echinacea is a very popular herb and people commonly take it to help combat flu and colds. It is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family - Asteraceae. It is also known as the American cone flower. Echinacea was commonly used by Native Americans for hundreds of years before the arrival of European explorers, settlers and colonizers. It is endemic to eastern and central North America and thrives in moist to dry prairies and open woodlands. By the early 1800s Echinacea became a popular herbal remedy among those who had settled in the USA, and soon became commonly used in Europe as well.

Eleuthero:

Siberian ginseng, or eleuthero, is best known as being an adaptogen in the ginseng family and has been part of the herbal repertoire in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It was also used in Korean and Russian folk medicine, not only for increasing stamina but for promoting overall health. Russian researchers brought attention to this impressive root in the 1960's at which point its fame spread to the West, where it is often used to support athletic performance ranging from deep sea diving to mountain climbing at high elevations. It can now be found lining the shelves in most health food stores in North America. Eleuthero is such an important, complex, safe and powerful adaptogenic herb, Chinese herbalists also called it The King of the Adaptogens”.

Flavonoids:

Commonly found in tea, grapes, berries, onions, apples and cocoa, these plant-based antioxidant compounds fight cancer and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. In the past decade, flavonoids have garnered more widespread recognition for their use in treating autoimmune conditions and inflammation.

Ginger:

Ginger root contains the antioxidant gingerol, which fights skin-damaging free radicals and promotes smooth and even skin tone. As a natural anti-inflammatory and energizer, it eases joint and muscle discomfort, is soothing  and relaxes tension. With a strong warming effect, it helps promote circulation. The phenol compounds in ginger are also responsible for its pain-relieving abilities. 

Gingko Biloba:

Ginkgo biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree, is one of the oldest species of trees on the planet. The tree is considered to be a "living fossil", meaning that it has continued to survive even after major extinction events. Ginkgo trees have very unique properties - they are capable of growing more than 130 feet and can live for over one thousand years. In fact, there are some trees in China are said to be over 2,500 years old. The plant has a number of therapeutic properties and contains high levels of flavonoids and terpenoids, these are antioxidants that provide protection against oxidative cell damage from harmful free radicals. Over recent years, ginkgo supplements have become increasingly popular - they are currently among the top-selling herbal medications. The dried leaves of the plant can also be used to make tea.

Ginseng:

There are actually three different herbs commonly called ginseng: Asian or Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng), American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), and Siberian "ginseng" (Eleutherococcus senticosus), the latter herb having many of the same effects as the first two even though it is in a different plant family. American ginseng is grown in the Eastern portion of North America, along the entire eastern seaboard, from Quebec to Florida. Unlike Asian ginseng, which has "warming" properties, American ginseng has "cooling" properties and is noted for its thirst quenching effects. Native Americans in North America used it in the exact same way as the Chinese, as a preventative. When it was first discovered that ginseng did grow wild in North America, it became quite a big business. Daniel Boone, American folk hero and frontiersman, was known as a fur trader, but he actually made a fortune selling wild harvested ginseng.

Goji:

Native to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Mongolia, Goji berry, otherwise known to Chinese herbalists as the Wolfberry is a bright red, almost chewy berry with a taste very similar to Raisins. It has been used as a general nutrient tonic (Yin tonic) for many years and Chinese medicine refers to it as a "cooling tonic". Goji berries (Lycium barbarum) are the most nutritionally dense fruit on Earth. They are a member of the nightshade family (Solonaceae). Although they have only been introduced in Western countries in recent years, gojis have been used for thousands of years in Tibet and China, both as a culinary ingredient and medicinally. Unique among fruits because they contain all essential amino acids, goji berries also have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They are also loaded with vitamin C, contain more carotenoids than any other food, have twenty-one trace minerals, and are high in fiber. Boasting 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium and many other important trace minerals, there is no doubt that the humble goji berry is a nutritional powerhouse.

This amazing  super-fruit also contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds. Their powerful antioxidant properties and polysaccharides help to boost the immune system. In traditional Chinese medicine they are renowned for increasing strength and longevity. In traditional Chinese medicine, the goji is said to act on the Kidney and Liver meridians to help with lower back pain, dizziness and eyesight. They are most often consumed raw, made into a tea or extract, or as an ingredient in soups.

Gotu Kola:

Also known as Brahmi, this semi-aquatic plant rich in vitamin C and antioxidant properties is considered to be of great medicinal value.  Used to treat skin problems, heal wounds and reduce the effects of scarring. It has anti-inflammatory properties, purifies the blood, stimulates regeneration of the skin cells, hair and nails, and is considered food for the brain. Gotu Kola posseses anticancer activity, reduces oxidation of fat in the blood stream and is considered the main rejuvenating herb for the nerves and brain cells. Internally it helps to heighten mental acuity and functions, is a rejuvenative for nerve and brain cells, and is used in the treatment of cognitive disorders of aging. it is Beneficial for concentration abilities, stress threshold, and relieves anxiety and insomnia.

Green Tea Extract:

Contains high levels of polyphenols, abundant antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. it Helps slow down the development of aging, reduce sun damage and improve elasticity. Usually in tincture from with an alcohol base, it is a potent and caffeine rich energizing supplement.

Himalayan Crystal Salt:

is far superior to traditional iodized salt. Himalayan salt is millions of years old and pure. Known in the Himalayas as “white gold” (often times light pink or red in color) Himalayan Crystal Salt contains the same 84 natural minerals and elements found in the human body. This form of salt has also been maturing over the past 250 million years under intense tectonic pressure, creating an environment of zero exposure to toxins, impurities and pollutants that pervade other forms of ocean salt. Himalayan salt’s unique cellular structure allows it to store vibrational energy. Its minerals exist in a colloidal form, meaning that they are tiny enough for our cells to easily absorb.

Kava:

Kava root or kava kava, is a root found on South Pacific islands. Islanders have used kava as medicine and in ceremonies for centuries. Kava has a calming effect, producing brain wave changes similar to changes that occur with calming medicines such as diazepam (Valium, for example).

Kava also can prevent convulsions and relax muscles. Although kava is not addictive, its effect may decrease with use. Traditionally prepared as a tea, kava root is also available as a dietary supplement in powder and tincture (extract in alcohol) forms. Kava's calming effect may relieve anxiety, restlessness, sleeplessness, and stress-related symptoms such as muscle tension or spasm. Kava may also relieve pain. When taken for anxiety or stress, kava does not interfere with mental sharpness. When taken for sleep problems, kava promotes deep sleep without affecting restful REM sleep.

Kava may be used instead of prescription antianxiety drugs, such as benzodiazepines and tricyclic antidepressants.  

Kombucha:

Known as the tea of immortality and the elixir of life, Kombucha has been around over 2,000 years. Originally from eastern and Chinese cultures, it is a live, effervescent probiotic drink made from sweetened tea. The sugars are “eaten”   by the fermentation process using a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (S.C.O.B.Y.) Kombucha has a myriad of health benefits including anti-aging, alleviating rheumatic pain, immune boosting and improving digestion. The live enzymes and acids help improve the bacterial flora existing within the digestive system improving metabolism and overall health.

Kvass:

Kvass is a traditional fermented beverage having a similar taste to beer. Much like kombucha because of its fermentation process and probiotic content, it is commonly made from stale, sourdough rye bread. Kvass is very refreshing and can include delicious flavors from fruits (such as raisins and strawberries) and herbs (such as mint). It typically has a tangy, earthy, salty flavor and can be an acquired taste, though many end up craving it due to the nutritional benefits it offers. In addition to its impressive probiotic content, kvass is considered a tonic for digestion and an excellent thirst quencher. There are a few types of kvass. Kvass is typically made from high-quality sourdough rye bread. However, a popular kvass is made from benefit-rich beets.

Lavender:

Has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and analgesic properties. Extremely healing and valuable in the treatment of many skin disorders and injuries, it disinfects the scalp and skin and enhances blood circulation. Lavender is also a natural anti-depressant and balances the psyche as well as the body. 

Lemon:

With natural nutrients and a rich content of vitamin C, lemon is detoxifying, astringent, antiseptic, disinfectant, anti-infection, antifungal, carminative and stimulating. Lemon increases the luster of dull skin, aids in purification and rejuvenates the skin. Its antiseptic properties treats blemishes and various skin disorders. 

Lion’s Mane:

Lions mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) is a medicinal mushroom and powerful superfood adaptogen for the brain, nervous and immune systems. It gets its name from the white cascading tendrils that resemble a lion’s mane.  This particular species is a parasitic fungus that grows hanging off of logs and trees is also referred to as hedgehog or bearded tooth mushroom. Used in Asia for thousands of years, it is said to give one "nerves of steel and the memory of a lion." Known for its powerful effects as a brain tonic, it is rumored to have been used as a tea for centuries by Buddhist monks to enhance brain power and heighten their ability to concentrate during meditation. In Japan it is called yamabushitake or "those who sleep in mountains", referring to the Shugendo sect of "hermit monks" and their long flowing garments. Lions mane, like other medicinal mushrooms, it contains high amounts of antioxidants, beta-glucan and polysaccharides.  These health components are powerful immuno-modulators that support "deep immune health."

Lycopene:

The prominent antioxidant in tomatoes, watermelon, and pink grapefruit also gives these foods their color and may fight cancer by preventing free radicals from binding with oxygen. Its other health benefits may include protecting against age related macular degeneration, reducing the risk of lung damage, and thinning the blood of people with type 2 diabetes to help decrease the chance of clots and associated heart troubles.

Maca:

Maca is a plant that grows in central Peru in the high plateaus of the Andes Mountains. It has been cultivated as a vegetable crop in this area for at least 3000 years. Maca is a relative of the radish and has an odor similar to butterscotch. Its root is used to make medicine.

People take maca by mouth for anemia, chronic fatigue syndrome, enhancing energy, stamina, athletic performance, and memory. People also take maca for female hormone imbalance, menstrual problems, symptoms of menopause, improving fertility, and sexual dysfunction caused by antidepressants, osteoporosis, depression, stomach cancer, leukemia, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, erectile dysfunction ,

In foods, maca is eaten baked or roasted, prepared as a soup, and used for making a fermented drink called maca chicha. In agriculture, it is used to increase fertility in livestock.

Mint:

Used in Ayurveda for curing a variety of skin problems, mint nourishes both dry and oily skin types. With astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, mint protects the skin from physiological damage while it hydrates and rejuvenates. mint Contains large amounts of menthol as well as vitamins A, C, B2, and B3 Also effective in treating blemishes and reducing puffiness, while healing, invigorating and refreshing the hair and scalp. 

Monatomic Gold: 

Monoatomic elements, such as monoatomic gold, are made of single atoms not bound to one another. One strange and exotic property of monatomic gold is that when heated to certain temperatures, it becomes very light, even to the point where it produces antigravity properties. For this reason, understanding how monatomic gold works may hold some of the keys to unlocking the secrets of antigravity and superluminal technology. It has numerous healing qualities for the skin. Imparts radiance, aids in the reduction of lines and wrinkles, and enhances ojas, which is the essence of the body tissues responsible for luster, strength, health and immunity.

Passionflower:

Passion flowers are a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants. The stems, leaves and flowers are used to make medicine. Passionflower is used for sleep problems, gastrointestinal upset related to anxiety or nervousness, generalized anxiety disorder, and relieving symptoms related to narcotic drug withdrawal. Passionflower is also used for seizures, hysteria, asthma, symptoms of menopause, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, nervousness and excitability, palpitations, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and pain relief. Some people apply passionflower to the skin for hemorrhoids, burns, and pain and swelling.

In foods and beverages, passionflower extract is used as a flavoring. In 1569, Spanish explorers discovered passionflower in Peru. They believed the flowers symbolized Christ’s passion and indicated his approval for their exploration. Passionflower is found in combination herbal products used as a sedative for promoting calmness and relaxation. Other herbs contained in these products include German chamomile, hops, kava, skullcap, and valerian.  

Polyphenols:

present in berries, acai, oranges, dry legumes, chocolate, and plant derived beverages, including tea, pomegranate juice, and red wine, polyphenols are the most abundant antioxidant in our diets. They may help prevent cardiovascular diseases, cancers, osteoporosis, neurodegenerative diseases, and diabetes mellitus, reports the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Probiotics:

 These strains of beneficial bacteria reestablish healthy intestinal flora in the human body. By taking up room and resources in the digestive tract, probiotics protect the digestive tract from unhealthy microbes. Common strains include Bifidobacteria infantis and Lactobacillus acidophilus. Found in cultured foods like Kombucha, Kefir and Kvass.

Reishi:

The reishi mushroom is an edible type of medicinal fungus that has been used for various healing abilities for thousands of years, it is a true “super-food.” Also known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, these mushrooms are strongly anti-inflammatory and tied to longevity, better immune function, and mental clarity. They’ve adopted the nickname “king of mushrooms.” In Chinese the name for the reishi mushroom represents “a combination of spiritual potency and essence of immortality … it’s tied to success, well-being, divine power, and longevity. Among cultivated mushrooms, G. lucidum is unique in that its pharmaceutical rather than nutritional value is paramount. Studies have repeatedly shown that reishi mushrooms have antioxidant abilities that allow them to strengthen the body’s defenses against cancer, autoimmune diseases, heart disease, allergies, infections and more. 

Rhodiola:

Rhodiola rosea is a remarkable herb that has a wide and varied history of uses. It is used to strengthen the nervous system, fight depression, enhance immunity, elevate the capacity for exercise, enhance memory, aid weight reduction, increase sexual function and improve energy levels. It has long been known as a potent adaptogen. Rhodiola has a legendary history dating back thousands of years. The Vikings depended on the herb to enhance their physical strength and endurance.

The people of central Asia considered a tea brewed from Rhodiola rosea to be the most effective treatment for cold and flu. Mongolian physicians prescribed it for tuberculosis and cancer. It is a popular plant in traditional medical systems in Eastern Europe and Asia, with a reputation for stimulating the nervous system, decreasing depression, enhancing work performance, eliminating fatigue, and preventing high altitude sickness.

Rosemary:

An attractive evergreen shrub with astringent properties, that conditions, tones and strengthens the skin and hair. With supreme regenerative and wound healing effects, rosemary helps fight infection and promote proper skin function. Also balances and synchronizes the body, mind spirit and emotions.

Saponins:

Usually bitter to the taste, saponins are named after soap because of the foam-like reaction they have when placed in water. In the plants where they originate, saponin chemical compounds help deter fungi and insects from eating their leaves.  

Sarsparilla:

Sarsaparilla has been used medicinally to treat everything from chronic pain to toe fungus. It has been used for thousands of years by indigenous tribes of South America but was first introduced to Europe near the end of the Dark Ages. It has been used medicinally by the people native to Central and South America who found that it relieved rheumatism, general physical weakness, sexual impotence, headaches, colds, joint pain and skin problems.

Sarsaparilla root is globally recognized for medicinal properties. Since it was first introduced to the Western world, sarsaparilla has been used to treat gout, gonorrhea, open wounds, arthritis, cough, fever, hypertension, pain, a lack of sexual desire, indigestion, and even certain forms of cancer. In the Amazon, some tribes used it as a treatment for leprosy by ingesting it as well as using it externally.

Sarsaparilla is also consumed for pleasure in drink and pickled form. In India, sarsaparilla is eaten for medicinal purposes. as well as soft drinks, southern Indians enjoy pickled sarsaparilla with curd rice. Sarsaparilla also contains saponin a chemical compound that increases it anti-fungal properties. It is a common ingredient in hormone balancing, skin care and sex drive increasing natural products. Sarsaparilla also contains flavonoids, a pigmentation chemical that gives many plants their leaf, stem, flower and even root color.

Schisandra:

This plant is sometimes referred to as Chinese Magnolia Vine or Five Flavored Berry. The five distinct flavors found in the berry correspond to the five phases or Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Sour (Wood), Bitter (Fire), Sweet (Earth), Acrid (Metal) and Salty (Water).

Schisandra enjoys millennia of traditional use for prolonging life, retarding the aging process,  and increasing energy, as a fatigue-fighter, and as a sexual tonic, Schisandra also possesses significant protective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Thus it helps to maintain healthy cells throughout the body. It is considered one of the most highly protective of all medicinal plants, and the berry is included in many traditional herbal formulas for improving energy and mental health.

Schisandra berries function to enhance the body’s natural resistance and adaptation to stressful influences, support mental endurance and promote overall metabolic efficiency.* Much of the clinical research has focused on the effects of Schisandra on liver function, especially its effect on the production of various liver detoxifying enzymes as well as the antioxidant activity of the extract. 

S.C.O.B.Y:

A symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. The live mother culture sometimes referred to as a mushroom used to inoculate tea in Kombucha preparations.  Called a mother because of it’s ability to reproduce.

Sea salt:

While some salts, like the traditional table variety, can contain iodine and other additives, unrefined sea salt is additive free and contains more micro-nutrients and trace minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Made from evaporated seawater, sea salt has a grainy texture and pure taste.

Skullcap:

Skullcap is an herbaceous perennial mint with ridged leaves and tiny flowers that can range in color from purple and blue to pink and white. The two-lobed flowers resemble the military helmets worn by early European settlers, hence the herb's name. skullcap is an ancient, nourishing remedy for muscles and nerves.  Leaf and stem are an important part of the harvest as well, and offer minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that make skullcap a cherished nervine to relax and calm a weary body. A hardy plant, it grows 1 to 4 feet (25 cm to 1 m) high, thriving in the woods and swamplands of eastern North America. Settlers in the late 1700's promoted the herb's effectiveness as a cure for rabies, giving rise to one of its common names, mad dog weed. Skullcap is a comforting herb, traditionally used to alleviate nervous tension and exhaustion. It is used to promote emotional wellbeing and relaxation during times of occasional distress.

Spirulina:

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that grows in both fresh and salt water. is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage. It contains nutrients, including B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid).

It is a type of bacteria called cyanobacterium. Just like plants, cyanobacteria can produce energy out of sunlight, via the process called photosynthesis.

Spirulina was consumed by the Aztecs , but became popular again when NASA proposed that it could be grown in space and used by astronauts.

Gram for gram,  spirulina may be the single most nutritious food on the planet.

The quality of the protein in spirulina is considered excellent, comparable to eggs. It contains all the essential amino acids.

Spirulina is a fantastic source of antioxidants, which can protect against oxidative damage.

The main active component is called phycocyanin. This antioxidant substance also gives spirulina its unique blue-green color.

Phycocyanin can fight free radicals and inhibit production of inflammatory signalling molecules, providing impressive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects

Spirulina Can Lower LDL and Triglyceride Levels and has Anti-Cancer Properties, Especially Against Oral Cancer.

Spirulina improves symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is characterized by inflammation in the nasal airways.

Spirulina may be effective against Anemia which is fairly common in the elderly, leading to prolonged feelings of weakness and fatigue. In a study of people with a history of anemia, spirulina supplementation increased the hemoglobin content of red blood cells as well improving immune function. 

Superfoods:

In 2003, California-based physician Steven Pratt, M.D. popularized the term “superfood” with his diet based on 14 foods with the most proven health benefits and least negative properties, like sodium and saturated fats. Though there are no set standards or legal definitions for the term, the list of phytonutrient powerhouses is growing, including citrus, dark green vegetables, olive oil, olives, tomatoes, blueberries, pomegranate, cranberries, acai, green tea, shiitake mushrooms, flaxseed, whole grains, pumpkin, yogurt, soy, walnuts, and garlic. Proven health benefits of superfoods include protecting against heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and cancer.

Terpenoids:

Terpenoids (or isoprenoids), a subclass of the prenyllipids (terpenes, prenylquinones, and sterols), represent the oldest group of small molecular products synthesized by plants and are probably the most widespread group of natural products.Terpenoids can be described as modified terpenes, where methyl groups are moved or removed, or oxygen atoms added. Inversely, some authors use the term "terpenes" more broadly, to include the terpenoids.

Turmeric:

Considered one of the greatest skin healers, turmeric is antibacterial, anti-viral, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic. Rich in antioxidants, it effectively protects the skin cells from damage, rejuvenates cellular tissue, helps reduce pigmentation and provides smooth and glowing skin. 

Vitamin A:

Necessary for the maintainence and repair of skin tissue, helps in the reduction of lines, wrinkles, acne and other skin problems. 

Vitamin B5:

Also known as DL Panthenol, it is an important nutrient for healthy hair and skin with powerful strengthening properties. Improves hair structure, conditions and adds luster and sheen.

Vitamin C:

An antioxidant containing the richest natural source of Vitamin C. Amla's anti-bacterial and astringent properties prevent infecton and help in the healing of the skin. It is referred to in ancient text as the best medicine to prevent aging. It has a high concentration of minerals, amino acids and immunity boosting properties.

Vitamin D:

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis.Vitamin D has many roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation

Vitamin E:

Because of its anti-oxidant activity, vitamin E is vital in protecting skin cells from elements that produce cell damaging free radicals. Also, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and is extremely effective in the treatment of scars, stretch marks and age spots. 

Yerba Mate:

Yerba mate is a popular South American herb tea that is brewed into a high-caffeine infusion. It is harvested from the leaves and stems of a particular type of holly tree and is sometimes roasted for a different flavor profile.