The VegEssential All in One Formula
Plant-Based Daily Foundation
VegEssential combines the benefit of an entire cupboard full of supplements with the ease of consuming a single smoothie. This simple to use all-in-one formula not only provides unmatched nutritional density, it also provides unmatched convenience.
VegEssential embraces the wisdom of consuming an alkaline-forming, whole-food diet and draws on almost 100 plant-based ingredients to deliver an incredible spectrum of both micro and macro nutrients. It is also dairy, trans fat and cholesterol free, with no added sugars and no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners.
GREEN FOOD CONCENTRATES
These minerals assist in the absorption of calcium, regulate the transfer of minerals through the cell membrane, aid in the formation of bone, stimulate enzyme production and increase the biochemical activity of vitamin D.
Contained within the cells of sea vegetables is a vast array of vitamins, essential fatty acids and rare trace minerals that are a result of the ocean’s unique environment and conditions. Spirulina, the most abundant ingredient in this blend, is known for having extraordinary concentrations of vegetable protein, carotenes, chlorophyll, and vitamin B12, as well as phycocyanin, a powerful antioxidant found in the blue pigment of algae.3 This blend is also an excellent source of iodine, which normalizes thyroid function and balances our metabolic rate.
In addition to being naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, fibre, phytoestrogens and antioxidants, the land vegetable blend is designed to work in harmony with the other blends. Each specific ingredient has an array of unique nutritional properties that offer advantages above and beyond the other vegetable components. Carrots and beets are a source of carotenoids, nutrients with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Fermented soy contains isoflavones, a family of phytonutrients with positive effects on hormonal balancing. Olive leaf has antiviral and antibacterial properties, while celery provides pthalides, an active compound that aids in the regulation of blood pressure.
Cruciferous vegetables contain a number of powerful agents including sulforaphane, glucosilonates, and indole-3, which stimulate the natural detoxifying enzymes in our bodies. Research has shown that sulforaphane releases proteins that hunt down carcinogenic molecules in the bloodstream.5 Indole-3, because of its role in estrogen utilization, may help in the prevention of female-specific illnesses.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
Every living cell in our bodies requires essential fatty acids. They cannot be produced or synthesized internally, so their availability is completely dependent on the foods and supplements that we consume. EFAs play a role in everything from carbohydrate metabolism to proper immune system function, to brain and cardiovascular health as well as energy production. Evening primrose oil and pumpkin seed oil also have gender specific hormonal balancing properties.
When exposed to free radicals, our bodies undergo a slow and deadly cellular degeneration. Exposure to them is unavoidable; free radicals are a byproduct of energy production and are found in sources as varied as sunlight, exhaust fumes, tobacco smoke and pesticides. Antioxidants are our primary line of defense as they neutralize the effects of free radicals.
STANDARDIZED HERBAL EXTRACTS
This blend of standardized herbs is comprised of adaptogenic plant extracts, which help the body to adapt to the various environmental, physiological and psychological stresses that we encounter daily. In addition, each carefully selected herb works synergistically with the other ingredients to enhance the overall effect ofVegEssential. For example, astragalus and nettle leaf, along with the cruciferous vegetables, provide additional immune system support. Ginkgo and hawthorn work with the land vegetables and EFAs to improve circulation, cardiovascular health and mental acuity. Milk thistle and dandelion, in combination with the super green foods, detoxify and cleanse our blood stream and liver.
For our bodies to reap the full benefit of the nutrients contained in the foods that we consume, those foods must first be digested and broken down into more easily absorbable forms. The digestive support blend inVegEssentialwill do just that. Not only does it contain a specialized matrix of natural plant enzymes that break down the proteins, fats and carbohydrates that we consume, it also contains both pre and probiotics to help establish and maintain healthy intestinal flora. As well, bioperine, a patented piperine extract, has been included to enhance the passage and absorption of nutrients through the intestinal wall.
Plant source fibre has a long-standing reputation for promoting regularity and relieving constipation, but it also helps to moderate appetite and stabilize blood sugar levels. In addition, dietary fibre accelerates the rate at which waste material passes through the digestive system, reducing the chance of putrefaction and the build-up of toxins. While many of the ingredients inVegEssentialare excellent sources of soluble fibre; apple pectin, oat bran powder and inulin have been specifically included to further enhance the elimination of unwanted materials including cholesterol and heavy metals.