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The highest quality ingredients carefully selected to keep you at your best.

Vitamins

B-group vitamins are each chemically distinct vitamins, but they are grouped together as they have some similar characteristics and can often be found in similar sources.

Vitamin B Complex is a mixture of B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12. These vitamins are all water soluble which means that  your body does not store them and they need to be replenished daily.

Each B vitamin delivers specific health benefits, particularly related to supporting normal metabolism - and therefore energy levels. We have included Vitamin B Complex in each of our products  due to the need to consume these daily, paricularly Vitamin B12 which can be particularly difficult for vegetarians and vegans to source from their diets.

The body expels any excess B Vitamins in urine giving it a yellower appearance.

Vitamin C is probably the best known vitamin - and for good reason. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, and as such helps to ensure that the level of free radicals is kept in check, thereby protecting cells from damage and helping to prevent a variety of chronic diseases.

Vitamin C justifies inclusion in all of our products for specific reasons:
Refresh & Revitalise: Raspberry Green Tea - Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
Stress Relief: Apple & Elderflower- Vitamin C contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system.
Heart Health: Red Berries & Hibiscus - Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels and the normal function of the immune system.
Cleanse & Detox: Ginger & Lemon - Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Vitamin C also aids in iron absorption by converting iron into more easily absorbed forms, helping to avoid iron deficiency / anaemia. It also works to boost immunity by helping white blood cells to function more effectively.

Our bodies produce Vitamin D when exposed to the sun, however more indoor lifestyles and (sensible) precautions against sunburn have left many of us Vitamin D deficient.

Vitamin D contributes to normal blood calcium levels, maintenance of normal muscle function and the normal function of the immune system so we have used Vitamin D in our Heart Health: Red Berries & Hibiscus product.

We use a vegan, algae sourced variety or Vitamin D3, believed to be more bioactive than Vitamin D2.

Minerals

Manganese is a trace mineral, which your body needs in small amounts for the normal functioning of your brain, nervous system and many of your body’s enzyme systems. Manganese contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.

We have included Manganese in our Refresh & Revitalise: Raspberry Green Tea product.

While your body stores up to about 20 mg of manganese in your kidneys, liver, pancreas and bones, you also need to get it from your diet.

Zinc is an essential mineral which means that it must be obtained through your diet.

Zinc is present in every cell and is necessary for the activity of over 300 enzymes that aid in metabolism, digestion and the development and function of immune cells.It also supports proper nerve function and cognitive function, both of which are important for Stress Relief: Apple & Elderflower.

Selenium is an essential mineral which means that it must be obtained through your diet.

Selenium is a powerful anti-inflammatory, essential to thyroid health and a proper working metabolism, although it is for its powerful antioxidant properties that we have included it in our Cleanse & Detox: Ginger & Lemon product.

Free-radicals are the normal byproducts of our daily physiological processes, however their concentration can be increased by stress, pollution and alcohol consumption. Oxidative stress results when the balance between these free radicals and antioxidants is disturbed. Oxidative stress damages healthy cells and contributes to a range of diseases. Selenium contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Amino Acids

L-Theanine is an amino acid. It is most commonly found in tea and is the ingredient in tea that is attributed with caffeine consumption from tea not giving you the jitters in the way that caffeine from coffee can.

 L-theanine, which is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, increasing the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which has anti-anxiety effects. It also increases dopamine and the production of alpha waves in the brain.

Studies found L-Theanine:
- reduced stress and anxiety in people who were experiencing stressful situations.
- increased relaxation without causing drowsiness and reduced resting heart rate.

We use the more active L-Theanin (rather then D-Theanine) for maximum absorption.

L-Theanine is in our Stress Relief: Apple & Elderflower product.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an amino acid that is naturally produced in the body or to a lesser degree can be obtained through meat consumption. It helps the mitochondria in your cells to burn fat to create more energy. This is particularly beneficial to muscles and the brain.

In muscles it can aid both muscle performance and recovery - and as such can support heart health.

These benefits have encouraged supplementation, particularly amongst vegans and vegetarians who might not be able to produce or consume enough.

These qualities justified Acetyl-L-Carnitine's inclusion in our Heart Health: Red Berries and Hibiscus product.

Herbs & Botanicals

Green Tea is on nearly every list of superfoods and healthy ingredients. It is famed for its high levels of antioxidants which help to prevent cell damage and protect against disease.

One of the key anti-oxidants that is found in green tea is EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), a catechin which belongs to a group of phytonutrients called flavanoids that have been linked to a variety of health benefits.  The catechins in green tea may inhibit the growth of bacteria and some viruses.

Green tea also contains caffeine and L-Theanine (an amino acid that we use in our Stress Relief product - and discuss in this list separately) which can have synergistic effects. The combination of the two has a potent effect on brain function.

The green tea that we use is a high quality matcha, a powder made from the newest tea leaves.

Green Tea is found in our Refresh & Revitalise: Raspberry & Green Tea product.

The hibiscus flower has been used in tea form in traditional medicine for centuries. Hibiscus can help keep your cholesterol levels in check and your heart and blood vessels healthy and is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. 

Hibiscus tea is also full of phytochemicals like polyphenols and anthocyanin. These compounds can help lower inflammation in the body, which, when elevated can increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and arthritis.

In addition, hibiscus is a good source of minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc.  It also contains B-vitamins, like niacin and folic acid, and is rich in ascorbic acid ( vitamin C). 

Hibiscus features prominently in our Heart Health: Red Berries and Hibiscus product.

Elderflower is the flower of the elder tree which grow in masses and hang in sprays. The flowers develop into purple elderberries later in the summer.

The flowers are a favourite with foragers who like to use them in cordials or to make elderflower champagne. They have a sweet fragrance that is perfectly captured  in the elderflower extract that we use in our Stress Relief: Apple & Elderflower product.

Originating from China, Ginger has been a popular ingredient in cooking and medicine for centuries.

Ginger is a well knowndigestion aid and its ‘warming’ properties means it has a settling effect on the system. This is believed to be due to its beneficial effects on key digestive enzymes, trypsin and pancreatic lypase.

The health benefits of ginger are attributed to gingerols, a component with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

Ginger features prominently in our Cleanse & Detox: Ginger and Lemon product.

Ginseng is probably the most recognised plant used in  traditional medicine, having been used medicinally for more than 2,000 years. The name Panax derives from the Greek word for "all healing".

In addition to a range of other health benefits, panax ginseng has been shown to help fight fatigue and promote energy.

Panax ginseng has been used in our Refresh & Rejuvenate: Raspberry & Green Tea product.

Dandelion Root has a long history of use by Native American, European, and Asian herbalists to enhance digestion, and support liver and gallbladder function. Dandelion root has many naturally occurring compounds including inulin, sesquiterpenes, and phenolic compounds such as flavonoids, minerals, and phytosterols.

Dandelion root has been shown to stimulate the production and release of bile, helping to break down fats and aid digestion. As a bitter, dandelion stimulates the digestive process helping to break down all foods more efficiently and thus prevent their stagnation.

We have used dandelion root in our Cleanse & Detox: Ginger & Lemon product.

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen (meaning that it supports your body's physiological processes) that humans have used for over 3,000 years  as a natural Ayurvedic remedy.

This small woody plant with yellow flowers is believed to help your body to manage stress better and modern science has linked it to reduced stress and anxiety, improved blood sugar levels, mood and memory.

Originally from India and North Africa, Ashwagandha is in our Stress Relief: Apple & Elderflowerproduct.

Fruits

Pomegranate is a nutritious, deep red fruit which originates from the Middle East and Asia.

Pomegranate  juice and peel contains high levels of punicalagins, extremely potent antioxidants, giving pomegranate juice as much as three times the antioxidant activity of red wine and green tea.

These anti-oxidants can help to alleviate inflammation and high blood pressure.

Pomegranate has been used in our Heart Health: Red Berries and Hibiscus product.

Raspberries grow on plants with woody stems or canes. Raspberries have an aggregate fruit structure (made up of little bits) which adds to it's fibre content. They are high in vitamins and minerals, but have a low sugar content.

Raspberry is a popular flavour. We use raspberry as a headlining flavour in our Refresh & Revitalise: Raspberry & Green Tea product and also as a part-player along with a number of other red fruits in our Heart Health: Red Berries & Hibiscus product.

Red currants are members of the gooseberry family and are typically bright red, translucent edible berries.

Native to Europe, Asia and North America, they are known for their tart flavour which are attributed to the 25 different polyphenols (have an antioxidant role) that red currants contain. Red currants are also high in Vitamin C and Vitamin K.

Red currant is used in our Heart Health: Red berries & Hibiscus product.

Lemons are amongst the most recognisable fruits and flavours. In addition they are high in vitamin C, fibre, and various beneficial plant compounds.

Lemon can help to flush out the toxins in your body by enhancing enzyme function, stimulating your liver.

Lemons can also encourage healthy digestion by loosening toxins in your digestive tract and help to relieve symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, burping, and bloating.

Lemon is used in our Cleanse & Detox: Ginger & Lemon product - and also an a natural flavour and acidity regulator in all the other products.

Apple juice is one of the most popular juices in the world.

We use a green Granny Smith Apple extract to give our Stress Relief: Apple & Elderflower a distinctive, tart edge.

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