BRAIN DEFENCE HELPS REDUCE CORTISOL AND C-REACTIVE PROTEIN LEVELS
Brain Defence is a blend of five herbal extracts, selected for their effectiveness in supporting cognitive, cardiovascular, and intestinal health while reducing the effects of mental and physical stress. This unique formula helps relieve mild discomfort related to digestive disturbances and acts as a calmative to defend healthy cognitive function.
There is an intricate communication network between the heart, the brain, and the gut. Together these three “brains” influence mental, emotional, and physical health.
Three Brains supplements help maintain optimal brain health by supporting that critical relationship. Comprehensive support for optimal cognitive health.
- Support overall mental health
- Address physical and mental fatigue
- Improve sleep quality
- Help support gastrointestinal health
- Maintain heart health
Healing * Energizing * Restorative
Red is the New Green!
Reds have seriously captured our attention since nutritional scientists the world over are reporting on their special properties. Or should we say super powers? Our new Reds superfood powder is based upon hundreds of published studies. PubMed, the free search engine maintained by the National Institutes of Health, affirms the powerful, far-reaching health benefits of red super foods. Taste the power of Canada’s most potent blend of organic red superfood fruits and vegetables. A convenient, ready-to-use superfood powder concentrate made with: Beet Roots, Pomegranates, Goji Berries, Grapeseed, Carrots, Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries & Cranberries. Natural food-source antioxidants protect, heal, energize and restore. Gluten-free. Certified organic. Non-GMO. Vegan. No added sugars, preservatives, colours, artificial sweeteners or flavours.
Renew Life Super Critical Bonus Bottle will be on Sale in May and June 2017
Over 7000 studies on omega-3 fatty acids seem to be telling us YES! Essential Fatty Acids are natural substances your body needs to establish and maintain overall well-being. As the body cannot produce these essential fats on its own, it is very important that they are acquired through a healthy daily diet. However, the typical Canadian diet is severely deficient in these. Daily supplementation with a natural fish oil formula is an ideal source for obtaining the health-promoting benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids.
EFA supplementation can help to maintain good health but also treat certain health conditions such as:
Arthritis and Inflammatory Conditions
The powerful anti-inflammatory properties of Omega-3 oils from fish help reduce stiffness in joints and help relieve joint and muscle pain. This makes fish oils an important supplement for anyone trying to maintain joint health and mobility.
Attention Deficit Disorder and Memory
Recent research reveals that Omega-3’s, specifically DHA, help increase focus and memory retention in children and adults. Omega 3 fatty acids also support normal neurological development in infants.
Cholesterol and Blood Pressure
Omega-3 oils promote healthy cholesterol levels in the body by helping to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and raise good cholesterol (HDL) levels. Clinical research also reveals reductions in blood pressure with the intake of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Depression and Mood Regulation
Regular supplementation of omega 3 fatty acids helps to elevate mood and lessen depression and anxiety. High potency fish oil with added Vitamin D is very useful in treating Seasonal Affective Disorder or the “winter blues”.
Digestive System Health
Regular Omega-3 supplementation helps to soothe and lubricate the bowel, ease elimination and supporting overall digestive health.
There are a lot of fish oil supplements on the market, but Super Critical Omega provides the highest-quality blend of EPA and DHA and exceeds world standards for fish oil quality and purity. Super Critical Omega is one of the strongest fish oil supplements on the market with over a 1 gram of Omega 3 per capsule PLUS 1000 units of Vitamin D3. It is the perfect choice for people dealing with chronic health conditions including depression and IBS.
Ultimate Digestibility with Better Absorption
Ultragest™ enteric coating ensures superior absorption and the fat-digesting enzyme lipase enhances the digestion and utilization of the beneficial oils. This combination eliminates the unpleasant aftertaste and repeating of fishy flavour often experienced with fish oil supplements.
100% Fish-derived Gel Caps
Encapsulated in natural fish-derived gel caps, Super Critical Omega is ideal for fish-eating vegetarians or anyone with religious dietary restrictions.
Quality & Purity Guaranteed
Super Critical Omega is sourced from sustainable wild and unthreatened fish that are found in cold, pristine waters and are naturally lower in environmental toxins such as: mercury, PCB’s and pesticides.
Purity Testing & Certification
Super Critical Omega is subject to a minimum of three purification steps to ensure the highest levels of freshness and the absence of any chemicals, toxins and heavy metals. It has received a 5-star rating by the International Fish Oil Standards (IFOS) program. This proves that it meets or exceeds all national and international standards for purity, potency and freshness.
With all of these benefits it is no surprise that fish oils are one of the most commonly researched and consumed natural health products in the world. Have you taken yours today?
Until recently, it was believed that the typical human brain, containing about 100 billion nerve cells (neurons) could neither repair nor regenerate itself. We know better now. We know that we truly are able to protect, restore and enhance brain and neurological function. That’s what Neuro-Force™ from Prairie Naturals is designed to do for people of all ages.
What is Neuro-ForceTM & What Does It Do? Neuro-Force™ is a research-based natural health product formulated by natural health care experts to improve brain health and support daily cognitive wellness. Neuro-Force™ provides safe, effective and timely cognitive and neurological benefits. These benefits also include improved memory and enhanced mental focus.
What are the Ingredients in Neuro-ForceTM?
All the ingredients in Neuro-Force™ have been tested for purity and potency in an independent Canadian laboratory licensed by Health Canada. The ingredients in Neuro-Force™ are:
Docosahexanoic acid (DHA) – Think about it. Sixty percent of our brain is made up of fat and DHA, an omega 3 fat, makes up 15-20 percent of the brain’s cerebral cortex! When DHA intake is inadequate, nerve cells become stiff and more prone to inflammation which impedes intracellular neurotransmission.
Research shows that low levels of DHA are linked to memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease while adequate levels restore cognitive abilities, improve rate of learning, reduce mental decline and prevent brain degeneration.
Vinpocetine – Researchers report that vinpocetine increases blood flow to the brain, reduces inflammation and protects
the central nervous system against degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Students and people of all ages wanting to enhance brain power have been shown to benefit from its use. Many studies have also concluded that vinpocetine has an exceptional ability to reverse the signs of brain, skin and nerve aging.
Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ) -First identified in 1979, this vitamin-like compound has a wide range of benefits to brain function! As an extremely powerful antioxidant and nerve growth factor stimulant, PQQ supplemented diets show remarkable benefits including improved memory and cognitive functions with increased cerebral blood flow; reversal of cognitive impairment caused by chronic oxidative stress and improved performance on memory tests; brain and nerve cell protection; stroke reduction.
Bacopa Monnieri Extract -A recent study published in the journal Aging (March 2016) shows that this herbal extract exerts “a neuroprotective effect against mental diseases, such as depression, anxiety and Alzheimer’s disease.” The researchers found that Bacopa monnieri extract reduced learning deficits, improved long-term spatial memory, and reduced brain plaque load. Designated as having neuroprotective effects, the researchers suggested it be considered as a novel treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Alpha GPC-L-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine is a recently developed cognitive enhancer involved in the release of free choline which is then utilized for acetylcholine and phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis in the brain. This unique phospholipid helps repair brain cell membranes and counteract cognitive impairment related to dementia, brain injuries and stroke.
Neuro-ForceTM is made in Canada and licensed by Health Canada as a compliant Natural Health Product (NPN). Neuro-Force™ is gluten-free and does not contain soy, dairy, egg, corn, artificial colours, sweeteners or preservatives.
Who Needs Neuro-ForceTM?
Whether you’re cramming for an important exam or just feeling the brain strain of daily life, the nootropic benefits of Neuro-Force™ can help you remember better and think more clearly. Nootropics (pronounced noh-oh-troh-piks) are a category of substances that are commonly referred to as “smart drugs” for enhancing cognition and memory and facilitating learning. Nootropics work to boost brain neurochemicals – neurotransmitters, enzymes, and hormones – by improving the brain’s oxygen supply and stimulating nerve growth. This unique group of memory and learning-enhancing substances also protect the brain against physical and chemical injury, including oxidation.
NeuroForce will be on sale next week – plus there’s a $2 Off coupon at the tills. Pop in to get ready for back to school, or just to boost your brain power!
Getting ready to get back to the routine that comes with fall around the corner starts us thinking about making healthier choices. We at the OG are thinking about healthier alternatives as well as our children prep to head back to school. We’re starting to think about getting back to the gym too. Plus there’s all the new sports teams coming up this year!
Phew! It can be overwhelming before it even begins! To help you get organized – and stay calm – we’ve pulled together a list of some of our favourite Back-to-Routine blogs worth revisiting!
- Need Energy? Zip Fuel quickly and safely boosts energy for people of all ages and fitness levels. This tasty beverage boosts the mind, supports the muscles, and provides energy for all those Back to School Activities & Sports (or maybe just getting back to the gym!) Check out Zip Fuel here.
- DHA & Fish Oils are essential for Brain & Eye Health as well as for stabilizing mood (Think ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Stress – they all benefit from high quality high dose Omega 3 supplementation). This is really one of those every day for everyone supplements – because literally every cell in your body is made of Omega 3 oils! DHA, supports healthy brain, eye and nerve function in all humans so it’s ideal for expecting and nursing mothers, toddlers and anyone who needs extra brain or eye support. Did you know that over 90% of the omega-3 in the brain and retina is in the form of DHA?
Omega3 fatty acids are crucial for childhood brain development which lays the foundation for learning, behaviour, attention span, mental focus, and mood. Studies have also shown omega-3 fatty acid to be effective for treatment of childhood ADHD.
- Food Allergies in the classroom are a daily concern in the modern classroom – and even some work places. If you have been wondering whether peanut allergies are more common these days, you are indeed correct. Peanut allergies in children more than tripled between 1997 and 2008 in the U.S, presently affecting more than 400,000 children! Learn how to prevent food allergies here.
- Natural Care to get Embarrassing Acne under control before school starts: Every year all of the normal preparation might not be enough to make some kids feel ready for new friends, memories and adventures. If they have acne or other skin problems some kids can be really embarrassed and self-conscious! Learn about the top skin care tips, tricks, and products that can help achieve a clearer complexion in time to head back to school.
- Keeping Sugar Cravings Under Control and Out of the Classroom: The problem is that clearly we, here in Canada, are rarely facing famine. And in fact we often take in a heap more calories than we really need, given the energy we use up (especially sitting quietly at school desks!) We no longer have to fight or dig for our food. The closest we get to burning up energy running after our food is chasing the ice cream van down the street! Learn ways to comfortably and healthfully reduce sugar and sugar cravings in this article.
- Tips for Getting Nourishing Foods into picky eaters: The summer days of s’mores, endless barbeques and ice cream cones are quickly fading as autumn ushers in back-to-school as well as intentions for setting good habits for the year ahead. This time of year tends to mean a return to less-frivolous eating and a renewed focus on better nutrition all around. Even with an apple in every lunch box, a surprising amount of children aren’t hitting their daily requirements for fruit and vegetable consumption! Get some ideas in this article to sneak a few more fruits and veggies into your kids’ lunches – and maybe you’ll learn a few things for your own lunches!
- Tips for Enhancing Mindfulness Naturally: Everyone needs a little calm in their life – children are no different! Learn the value of mindfulness in this article – and learn to be mindful along side your children.
Flora’s DHA Flax Oil is a source of omega-3 DHA fatty acids from unrefined, cultivated algae. DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, supports healthy brain, eye and nerve function in adults. It’s also ideal for expecting and nursing mothers, toddlers and anyone who needs extra brain or eye support.
Did you know that over 90% of the omega-3 in the brain and retina is in the form of DHA?
Because Flora sources its DHA from cultivated algae, and not fish, there is no fishy taste. Plus, Flora’s DHA Flax Oil is the environmentally sustainable choice because it is made without GMO-ingredients! Because Flora’s DHA Flax oil is made from cultivated algae it’s naturally free of ocean-borne contaminants like mercury, dioxins and PCBs and it’s suitable for vegetarians.
Get the nutrients you need by adding Flora’s DHA Flax Oil to your daily salads, smoothies, soups and all your favourite meals.
Why we love it – in bullet points:
- Unique formula provides omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from unrefined algae, combined with omega-3 ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) from organic Canadian flax seeds.
- This DHA oil contains no fish so it’s naturally free of ocean-borne contaminants like mercury, dioxins and PCBs
- Environmentally sustainable choice for omega-3 DHA
- No Fishy taste
- Certified gluten-free and non-GMO
- A source of omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids
- Provides 100mg of DHA per tablespoon
- Cold-fresh-pressed in a light- and oxygen-free environment
- Unrefined, unbleached and non-deodorized to supply powerful oil-soluble minor ingredients, such as phytosterols
- Expeller-pressed: never warmer than 55 °C
- No hexane used in processing
- It’s so easy to incorporate into your diet: just sprinkle it on anything! Add it to your smoothy, pour it on top of soups, have fun!
Why DHA is Important in Bullet Points:
- DHA supports healthy brain, eye and nerve function in adults
- Ideal for expecting and nursing mothers, toddlers and anyone who needs extra brain or eye support
- DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that is needed for the development the nervous system and visual abilities during the first 6 months of life
- Over 90% of the omega-3 in the brain and retina is in the form of DHA