Glossary

 

Adaptogen:
A balancing and stress-adapting herb.
Alkaloids:
A group of naturally occurring chemical compounds containing mostly basic nitrogen atoms.
Amino acids:
The building blocks of proteins.
Antioxidant:
Protect us from the damaging effects of free radicals.
Ayurvedic/Ayurveda:
An ancient Indian traditional system of natural medicine and diet.
Blend:
A combination of powdered ingredients expertly formulated and blended.
Blood glucose:
The main sugar the body makes from food consumed in the diet.
Blood sugar:
The amount of sugar in your blood.
Cholesterol:
A type of fat found in the blood.
Collagen Synthesis:
The process of collagen creation.
Cortisol:
The stress hormone.
Detoxification:
The metabolic process of the removal of toxins in the body.
Electrolytes:
Are minerals in your blood and other body fluids that carry an electric charge. Important for muscle contraction, energy generation, and nearly every major biochemical reaction in the body.
Endocrine system:
A network of glands that secrete hormones to regulate many bodily functions including growth and metabolism.
Enzymes:
A protein that control the speed of reactions in the body such as all metabolic reactions.
Flavonoids:
A group of plant metabolites thought to provide health benefits through cell signalling pathways and antioxidant effects.
Free Radicals:
Are created by oxidation and cause ageing and cell damage. Free radicals are associated with human disease.
Fulvic acid:
An active chemical compound, fulvic acid works in a way that helps us absorb and use other nutrients better.
Glutathione synthesis:
One of the most important molecules you need to stay healthy and prevent disease. The body makes its own glutathione.
Heavy metal chelation:
Elimination of heavy metals and toxicity from the body.
Lactic Acid:
A compound produced when glucose is broken down and oxidized, usually felt in the body as soreness following exercise.
Leptin:
The satiety hormone.
Lignans:
A type of plant compound known as polyphenols.
Lycopene:
A phytonutrient found in red fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes.
Minerals:
Used for a number of functions, including keeping bone and blood cells healthy. Minerals are found in lean meats, dairy, eggs, fruits, vegetables, superfoods, adaptogens, nuts, seeds, whole-grains.
Omega Fatty Acids:
Essential fats the body needs for many functions including building healthy cells.
Phytonutrients:
Plant-based chemicals that support your immune system.
Polyphenols:
The most abundant antioxidants in the diet.
Prebiotic:
A functional food that stimulates the growth of healthy bacteria and helps produce digestive enzymes.
Reseveratrol:
A unique phytonutrient that acts as an antioxidant and protects the body against damage.
Saponins:
A chemical compound found in some foods that may help reduce cholesterol and lower the risk of cancer.
Serotonin:
A neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger that is passed between nerve cells.
Superfood:
A nutrient dense powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and polyphenols.
Vitamins:
Nutrients your body needs to function and prevent disease. Your body cannot produce vitamins, so they are obtained through food or in some cases supplements. There are 13 vitamins that are essential to optimum and healthy functioning of your body.