Our Merry Berry blend is a powerful mix of 13 berries, superfoods, enzymes and probiotics offering a strong anti-oxidant and a yummy addition to your smoothies.
Acai builds and strengthens the immune system, fights infection, protects the heart, it has been shown to be a natural remedy for erectile dysfunction. Acai was also revered as an energy food, and traditionally pulped to make wine. Acai contains omega 3, 6 and 9 and vitamins A and C and calcium and iron. The acai berry is extremely high in antioxidants and anthocyanin, rich in protein fibre, vitamin E and iron. It is reported that acai helps promote vascular and digestive functions. Acai is naturally low in sugar and the flavour is described as a mixture of red wine and chocolate. It has been reported that acai reduces cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Boosts the immune system, improves cardiovascular function, improves skin clarity, restores skin rejuvenation thus helps to make you look younger, increases energy levels, helps with weight loss
Goji has long been believed to enhance circulation and the immune system, and also boost liver function, it contains high doses of Vitamin C, vitamin E, B1, B2 and B6, beta-carotene, it is rich in iron, having 15 times as much as spinach. Other minerals include manganese, zinc, copper, selenium, calcium, potassium along with the anti cancer and age rejuvenating trace mineral germanium. There are no fewer than 18 amino acids in goji berries, and they are also rich in polysaccharides which boost the immune system and abundant in unsaturated fatty acids. Other fabulous benefits include improved vision, increased energy, enhanced libido and better sleep.
The camu camu berry is the highest natural source of vitamin C that we currently know of on the planet. Traditionally, camu camu berry is used to support the immune system, maintain excellent eyesight, rebuild damaged tissues, purify the blood, creates beautiful skin, defends against viral infections, aids healthy liver function, boosts energy, supports strong collagen, tendons and ligaments, decreases inflammation, improves respiratory (lung) health, and helps maintain optimal clarity of mind in times of stress and anxiety. The camu camu berry is also an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, and amino acids
Maca contains a class of chemical compounds known as glucosinolates, which are often associated with herbs known as aphrodisiacs.
"Maca is the great superfood coming out of Peru.... Maca is found growing at elevations of over 10,500 feet in the Altiplano region of the Andes. Its natural zone is an inhospitable region of intense sunlight, violent winds and below freezing weather. With its extreme temperatures and poor rocky soil, the area rates amongst the world's worst farmland, yet over the centuries, maca flourishes under these conditions. Maca has been used as an immunostimulant, for anemia, to stop bone-mineral loss, enhance memory, fight stomach cancer, as well as to alleviate depression, menstrual disorders, menopause symptoms, sterility and other reproductive and sexual disorders. Maca increases overall vigour -- especially sexual stamina and appetite." p. 109 (David Wolfe & Shazzie, Naked Chocolate)
Maca was domesticated about 2,000 years ago by the Incas, and primitive cultivars of maca have been found in archaeological sites dating as far back as 1600 B.C. Maca's health benefits are highly regarded - as Maca nourishes the glands and encourages the function of all the glands of the body such as the ovaries, testes, adrenals, pancreas, thyroid, and thymus. For energy, stamina, anaemia, immunity, and improved memory. For hormonal imbalances, to relieve hot flashes, menstrual disorders, youthful skin, improved sexual desire, normalising vaginal lubrication and improved emotional balance. Maca was sacred food given to warriors as a source of strength. "Dried maca powder contains more than 10% protein, nearly 20 amino acids, and 7 essential amino acid. As a root crop, maca contains five times more protein than a potato and four times more fibre. Although maca is not a complete protein it is such a great source of hormone precursors and amino acids that it provides many of the same effects created by a high-protein diet. Maca also helps the human body to produce more hormone precursors. Sufficient hormone precursor levels help improve bone and tissue mineralisation. Maca is also known to contain up to 20 trace minerals.
Noni has been touted as an all around “cure-all”. I often use it in my clinic to help those with coeliac or Chron's who are just not responding to a gluten & grain free diet. It has been used extensively for allergies, arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, cholesterol, fibromyalgia, depression, diabetes 1 & 2, digestions, enlarged prostrate, heart disease, high blood pressure, immune system, kidney disease, pain, respiratory problems, skin disorders, sleeplessness, stress, Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis and even assisting people to give up smoking.
Beetroot is a rich source of potent antioxidants and nutrients, including magnesium, sodium, potassium and vitamin C, and betaine, which is important for cardiovascular health. It functions by acting with other nutrients to reduce the concentration of homecysteine, a homologue of the naturally occurring amino acid cysteine, which can be harmful to blood vessels and thus contribute to the development of heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Betaine functions in conjunction with s-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), folic acid, and vitamins B6 and B12 to carry out this function.
Beetroot juice has been shown to lower blood pressure and thus help prevent cardiovascular problems
Rose hips are particularly high in Vitamin C content, one of the richest plant sources available. Rose hips contain plenty of lycopene, an important and strong antioxidant that is an integral part of low density lipoprotein (LDL) as well as of many cellular membranes. Rose hips also contain some vitamin A and B, essential fatty acids and antioxidant flavonoids.
A study of a rose-hip preparation for treating rheumatoid arthritis concluded that there was a benefit, apparently due to both anti inflammatory and anti oxidant effects.
Rose hips are used to help prevent colds and influenza
Carrots have many important vitamins and minerals. They are rich in antioxidants Beta Carotene, Alpha Carotene, phytochemicals and glutathione, calcium and potassium, and vitamins A, B1, B2, C, and E, protecting as well as nourishing the skin. They contain a form of calcium easily absorbed by the body. You also find copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous. and sulphur.
Carrot can enhance the quality and quantity of breast milk. It can improve the appearance of the skin, hair and nails. Studies have shown it can lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Carrot can help improve eye health, increase menstrual flow, regulate blood sugar and promote colon health because it is rich in fibre. Often used in cases of obesity, poisoning of the blood, gum disease, insomnia, inflamed kidney, liver, gallbladder, Alzheimer's disease, colitis, ulcer and painful urination to it's amazing nutrition and healing properties.
Pineapple has some amazing anti inflammatory properties such as the fabulous Bromelian enzyme. The enzyme also speeds up recovery after external injuries and reduces swelling and has been known to reduce 'ulcerative colitis'. I've used it with my cancer patients in certain conditions as well as those who have had MS.
Pineapple is really quite high in manganese, Vitamin C and B1.
Raspberries are in the top ten fruits and vegetables highest in polyphenol antioxidants. Anti-inflammatory ingredients include anthocyanins that improve eyesight and memory. Raspberries are gaining interest in the cosmeceuticals (healthy skin products) industry. Their tiny seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E, affording a natural skin protection factor (SPF) between 25 and 50.