Monthly Archives: January 2023

  1. There is no such thing as organic Stevia

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    Stevia Extract is made from the leaves of the plant Stevia Rebaudiana. So you would say that this natural sweetener could also be organically grown. Yet it isn't. Naturaplaza explains below how this is the case.
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  2. What is Psyllium husk?

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    The seed husks of the Plantago ovata

    Psyllium husk comes from the plantago ovata, and is an excellent source of dietary fibre. It is composed of both soluble and insoluble fibres, the most common of which is a type of mucilage called hemicellulose.

    What does 99% stand for in Psyllium husk?

    Psyllium husk 99% refers to the purity of the psyllium husk. It is the highest level of pure psyllium husk available and contains 99% pure psyllium husk, with no additional fillers or binders. The remaining 1% consists of trace amounts of other ingredients such as silica (Silica). An adult body contains about 1.5 grams of silicon, the element is essential for bone and connective tissue growth. Psyllium husk 99% is the most potent form of psyllium husk and has the greatest potential for health benefits. It can be taken in capsule form, loose fibre or as a powder, to increase your dietary fibre intake. 

    Is there also impure psyllium husk?

    Impure forms of psyllium husk

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  3. Mushroom Extracts

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    What are mushroom extracts?

    Mushroom extracts are a concentrated, dried form of mushrooms that have been ground and mixed into a powder or paste. The extract contains all the beneficial compounds naturally found in mushrooms, such as antioxidants, polysaccharides (e.g. beta-glucans), vitamins, minerals, triterpenes, sterols and enzymes. Extracts are usually derived from various medicinal mushrooms, including wigweed, chaga, reishi, cordyceps, shiitake and maitake. These extracts can be used as supplements for a wide range of health benefits.

    What does 30% polysaccharides mean?

    Polysaccharides are complex carbohydrates found in both plants and mushrooms. They consist of a chain of simple sugars bound together by chemical bonds, allowing them to form large molecules.

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