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Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol is a patented extract of the French maritime pine bark (Pinus pinaster). It is standardized to contain 65-75% procyanidins, a class of polyphenols and flavonoids like those found in blueberries, wine, grape skin, citrus, and cocoa. Some research suggests that procyanidins may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. The remaining compounds are phenolic acids, which…

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What Is Fire Cider Exactly?

Are you a fire cider convert yet? A longtime favorite in the herbal community, this DIY tonic is finally gaining mainstream popularity. Our customers have been fans for years, and we were thrilled to hear about it currently having a moment in the limelight, so we went straight to the source, Rosemary Gladstar, the respected herbalist, teacher, and author…

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Two Zero Calorie Options to Reduce your Sugar & Why You Should

It’s no secret that Americans consume too much sugar. In fact, by 2010 Americans consumed 66 pounds of refined sugar per person. Add to that the consumption of 64.5 pounds of corn-derived sweeteners and 1. 5 pounds of honey and edible syrups; the total annual sweetener consumption per person is 132 pounds (excluding artificial sweeteners…

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Apple Cider Vinegar FAQ

What is Natural Apple Cider Vinegar? Different from the refined and distilled vinegars usually found in supermarkets, Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is made from fresh, crushed, organically grown apples and allowed to mature in tanks, which boosts its natural fermentation qualities. When mature, it contains a web-like substance, called “mother” that becomes visible when the…

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The Scoop on Minerals

Some of the most essential elements to our bodies’ natural chemistry are minerals. Eating the right amount of minerals through diet alone can be difficult, so it’s key to understand how and why supplementation can help. The Dirt Poor Facts Soil depletion is the leading cause of mineral deficiency in the fruits and vegetables we…

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