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Thanksgiving SALE! 10% off all Herbs, Vitamins & Supplements

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Deal of the Week: 20% off TerraCeutics Brand Supplements

 

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TerraCeutics High End Nutritional Supplements line includes Multivitamin & Mineral Formulas, Anti-aging supplements, sports supplements, green supplements and more.

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Labor Day Sale! 20% off Nutritional Supplements

20% off all NutraceuticsRx, Terraceutics & Colorado Nutrition Brand Products.

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Fastin for Fast, Effective Weight Loss!

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Fastin is a quick acting thermogenic intensifier designed for resounding energy and fat loss. Fastin contains a proprietary matrix of powerful stimulant actives. At the heart of this unique compound lie Phenylethylamine HCL and its molecular derivatives, including methylphenylethylamine and methylsynephrine. Fastin is a true “Mood Promoter” whose stimulant effects are rapid, yet exceptionally even throughout each dose. Weight loss design includes increased lipolysis (fat loss) accompanied by elevated mood and high-energy levels in combination with a reduced caloric intake and increased metabolic expenditure typical of an effective overall weight loss plan. Fastin is considered to be a Sympathomimetic appetite suppressant, known for the short-term treatment of obesity. The sympathomimetic appetite suppressants (FASTIN) can help you to lose weight while you are learning new ways to eat and to exercise. Changes in eating habits and activity level must be developed to truly benefit from Fastin.

Do not take Fastin if you are allergic to other stimulants, or if you have: Heart disease or high blood pressure Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) An overactive thyroid Glaucoma If you are in an agitated state If you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.

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Deal of the Week: 20% off TerraCeutics Terra Greens Super Green food Supplement

Super-Green Foods help to improve your health by alkalizing, energizing, and nourishing the cells in your body. Many health care professionals recommend taking Spirulina and Chlorella, both of which have significant health-enhancing properties. Our Super Greens contain both of these algae and one other called Kelp. Kelp is classified as algae and is a rich source of natural vitamins and minerals, including essential trace minerals. These super foods also contain an abundant amount of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll provides the green color that is found in grasses and algae.

Cereal grasses like wheat grass and barley grass contain every known vitamin, mineral, amino acid, and enzyme necessary to sustain life. Grasses are a complete food. Grasses dissolve and then absorb minerals from rock and soil, converting the minerals into a form easy for humans to absorb. These grasses also contain an abundant amount of the amino acids that are needed to increase the bioavailability (absorption) of these nutrients.

TerraCeutics uses organically grown Spirulina in TerraGreens.

Spirulina
Spirulina powder is manufactured from organic Spirulina grown in clean mineral water, free of heavy metal contamination. USDA National Organic Program (NOP) ensures both the growth environment and manufacture process for the production of high quality organic Spirulina. Spirulina powder is also controlled to contain less than 60% protein to ensure potency, and less than 0.08% Pheophorbide to ensure safety. Spirulina is an abundant source of both vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, and magnesium.

Spirulina is one of the few plant sources of vitamin B12, usually found only in animal tissues. A teaspoon of Spirulina supplies 2½ times the Recommended Daily Allowance of vitamin B12 and contains over twice the amount of this vitamin found in an equivalent serving of liver. Spirulina also provides high concentrations of many other nutrients — amino acids, chelated minerals, pigmentations, rhamnose sugars (complex natural plant sugars), trace elements and enzymes that are in an easy to assimilate form.

Chlorella
Chlorella is a species of green algae that grows in fresh water. This life form emerged over 540 million years ago, and was the first form of plant with a well-defined nucleus.

Chlorella was discovered in the late 19th century. Due to its high protein concentration and rapid growth rate, chlorella was investigated after World War II as a possible commercial food source. In the 1950’s researchers first reported that chlorella prevented the development of liver disease in mice. A decade later, some investigators claimed that the algae decreased the side effects of chemotherapy and slowed the growth of some cancer cells. Most of the research has been conducted in Japan, where chlorella is a top-selling dietary supplement.

Our Chlorella powder was manufactured from organic C. pyrenoidosa grown in clean mineral water without heavy metal contamination. The powder is prepared under a patented broken cell wall process (patent No. 183428), and is therefore easily digested by the human body. Our Chlorella powder contains not less than 2% Chlorophyll to ensure its potency, and not more than 0.08% Pheophorbide to ensure its safety.

Kelp
Kelp is employed by herbalists as a mineral supplement. It is especially prized for its iodine content and abounds in calcium, chlorine, potassium, magnesium, and other minerals including trace minerals.

Alfalfa
Deep-rooted alfalfa is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Alfalfa herb versatility is due to its high nutritional content. It contains all known vitamins, has a high chlorophyll content, and a balanced group of minerals including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. The leaves also contain eight essential amino acids. Its high protein content and abundant stores of vitamins make it a good nutritional source for humans, too.

Wheat Grass Juice Powder
Dehydrated wheat grass juice offers the nutritional benefits and great taste of pure wheat grass juice without the inconvenience of growing and juicing it yourself. This pure wheat grass juice powder offers beta-carotene, calcium, chlorophyll, and many other nutrients your body needs every day.

Broccoli Extract
BroccoSinolate™ is extracted from mature broccoli plants stabilized and standardized to 4 to 6 percent glucosinolates. Glucosinolates are bioactive phytochemicals found in Brassica (cruciferous) vegetables (e.g., broccoli, cauliflower, rapeseed, mustard, etc.) that protect the plants against the invasion of microorganisms and insects.  In humans, and in other animal studies, glucosinolates have been demonstrated to enhance the activity of liver and intestinal enzymes essential to the detoxification of potentially harmful chemicals and byproducts.

“BroccoSinolate™ is a very important dietary supplement for those living in today’s toxic environment,” says Charlene Lee, marketing director. “Now more than ever, it is vital for individuals to use some sort of natural detoxification program, which supports health in numerous ways.”
BroccoSinolate™ joins sister compound BroccoPhane™, a standardized broccoli sprout powder standardized for sulforaphane content.  Sulforaphane has been shown in clinical studies to boost the activity of phase II detoxification enzymes, which help the liver to function normally. TerraGreens has 300mg of BroccoSinolate to help support a healthy immune system.

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Watch out for Pesticides and Poisons in your Food

The food industry puts pesticides and poisons in your food and they stay there until you eat them. The guidelines set by the FDA allow this practice. During one science food based test, there were 30 different pesticides on strawberries that were for sale as ready for consumption. Another test revealed 10 different pesticides on a single sample of spinach. 

Some of the pesticides interfere with nutrients in your food. Many have effects that we know very little about. The ones that have become most concerning about are the ones that modify your hormone levels.

During the studies a lot of fruit was tested. It seems these fruits had the largest number of pesticides found on them and we believe you should definitely buy these fruits only if they are Organic.

Raspberries, Strawberries, Apples, Bell Peppers, Celery, Cherries, Grapes, Nectarines, Peaches, Potatoes

Others such as Asparagus, Avocados, Bananas, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kiwi, Mangos, Onions, Papaya, and Pineapple are not as high in the number of pesticides found. These would be okay to buy at your local grocery.

Washing your fruits and vegetables to get rid of the dirt, bugs, wax and. pesticides may help, but many of these pesticides are designed to bind to the surface of the fruit and won’t wash off with water alone. So even if you rinse with water, you’re still getting chemical contamination. To protect you and your family, take these additional steps:

  • Peel your fruits and vegetables and remove outer leaves on cabbage, lettuce, garlic and onions.
  • For the produce you don’t peel, soak them in a mixture of vinegar and water (equal parts). After 10 or 15 minutes, rinse them with cold water.
  • Alternatively, soak your produce in a weak mixture of dishwashing liquid. Then rinse well with cold water.
  • If you don’t have time to soak, you can fill a spray bottle with one cup of water, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Spray on, let sit and rinse with cold water.
  • Avoid commercial produce that’s bruised. They’re more likely to have concentrations of pesticides deep within the fruit.

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Deal of the Week: AN Super Citrimax – 500mg 180 Capsules

AN Super Citrimax – 500mg 180 Capsules

Lose weight for the NEW YEAR! with Super CitriMax®

In 1991 Citrin was introduced to the health food industry as the first all natural plant extract standardized for hydroxycitric acid. This unique extract comes from premium hand harvested Garcinia cambogia fruits grown in selected regions of southern India. The active principle of Citrin, hydroxycitric acid, is in the rind of Garcinia cambogia.

HCA stands for hydroxycitric acid. Hoffman-LaRoche, an international pharmaceutical company and Brandeis University researchers began investigating HCA in the early 1970’s They found that the (-) form of HCA was a potent and competitive inhibitor of citrate lyase, an enzyme found primarily in the liver which is vital in regulating fat metabolism

Fatty acids are the building blocks of fats and lipids. At the cellular level, (-)HCA molecules “trick” the citrate lyase enzyme. The receptor sites of citrate lyase enzymes are filled with (-)HCA. This means fewer fatty acids are synthesized, making less fat available for cellular storage. This results in less body fat build-up in the liver and adipose (fat) tissue. Increased amounts of energy at the cellular level are then available to more rapidly degrade free fatty acids.

HCA suppresses appetite thus reducing food intake. When you consume food the body begins breaking down carbohydrates into glucose (a necessary form of sugar). The liver functions to ensure that the blood continually has adequate glucose to fuel the brain with energy . Excess glucose molecules would normally break down into fat or cholesterol . However (-) HCA temporarily inhibits the citrate lyase enzyme and excess glucose is converted to glycogen in the liver . When glucose and glycogen reach a certain level, the brain gets a signal of “fullness”, suppressing appetite and reducing the desire for more food. The benefits of Citrin are two-fold 1.).inhibits the synthesis of fatty acids in the liver , and 2.) it promotes an increased availability of glycogen in the liver, thus sending a “full” signal to the brain sooner.

Our Citrimax (Citrin and Chromium)

Independent laboratory analysis, using the highly accurate HPLC method, demonstrates Super Citrimax contains a minimum of 60% hydrocycitric acid.

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