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Nutraceuticals: Why They Are Better Than Your Average Vitamin!
By Estela Cockrell
Over time, our lifestyles have considerably changed due to stress and the pressure to succeed in various aspects from your personal life to long days at work. These drastic changes have led to poor health, obesity, diabetes, and various cancers. To combat these problems, you and your peers may have started to eat more fruits and vegetables or maybe you’ve adopted a plant-based diet.
There have been many conversations about the importance of adopting functional nutrition and nutraceuticals to promote proper health and preventing the risk of diseases. Never hear of nutraceuticals/their benefits? Don’t worry, we’re here to tell all the rage. Welcome to Nutraceuticals 101!
Nutraceuticals are medical-grade, food-based supplements. At Switch2Pure, we specifically designed a line (Detox in a Box, Daily Must Haves, Back to the Basics, Inner-Balance, Feelin' Alive, Super ooo-omegas, The Good Guys, Break it Down for Me, and Hello Beauty! Collagen) of pharmaceutical-grade nutrients that have been tested by third-parties, approved, research-backed and are higher in absorbency. They are also good manufacturing practice (GMP) which means they run through various certifications. The benefit to third-party assess means someone not affiliated with the brand will test any product Switch2Pure sells to test what the bottle says is in there.
Let’s explore the importance of nutraceuticals and their demand for positive health outcomes.
There’s a reason why mechanics instruct car owners to never skip an oil change. When you skip an oil change, the parts in your engine will overheat causing the engine to not run accurately.
You’ve probably heard from your mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt that consuming a fish oil supplement daily can supply hydration in your skin and nails as well as strengthen hair follicles. Did you know it also has other benefits, including anti-inflammatory support, maintains cognitive health, reduces blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, maintains normal triglyceride levels and decreases symptoms of depression?
Omega-3 fatty acids are a fundamental part of cell membranes and affect the performance of special proteins found within the cell membranes. These special proteins, also known as cell receptors, receive messages and tell the cells what to do.
Our Super ooo-omega is a highly potent, non-GMO fish oil, containing an impressive 1,000 mg omega-3 fats per soft gel. Unlike many other fish oil supplements, the omega-3s in this product are provided in the triglyceride (TG) form which is the same way they occur naturally in fish, and the form most easily recognized and absorbed by the body. It is critical to provide these fats to the body in the same way they are found in fish.
To maintain optimum health, our bodies require a variety of different fats. Two of these—omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids—are essential. Because of industrialized farming practices and modern food processing technology, the American diet is very high in omega-6, but low in omega-3. Correcting this imbalance through foods and supplements can be beneficial for the entire body.
Supports cardiovascular health, the immune system and healthy joints
Assists emotional and psychological health, including clear thinking, memory and cognitive function as well as balances moods
Hydrates skin and assists in shiny, lustrous hair
**Your fish oil supplement should not smell or taste fishy. If it does, it’s probably rancid.**
Upwards of 60% of the immune system is associated with the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Good digestive health is essential for whole body wellness. We live in synergy with the bacterial colonies in our intestines, and imbalances in this gut flora—either an absence of beneficial bacteria or an overgrowth of unhealthy organisms—can bring about a wide variety of health complications. Some of these—like bloating, gas, constipation, or diarrhea—are digestive in nature, but microbial imbalances can influence our health in many other ways.
Traditionally people would consume fermented foods like kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchee to help ensure healthy GI flora. Since these foods are rarely consumed in sufficient quantities today, it is important that most people supplement their diets with probiotics.
Probiotic SynergyTM Probiospheres provide a comprehensive array of beneficial bacteria to support a healthy gastrointestinal system. They contain 5 billion colony forming units (CFUs) made up of eight different bacterial strains designed to mimic the diversity of microorganisms found in a variety of cultured foods. The types of lactobacilli, bifidobacteria, and streptococcus in our product are the most well-researched, most effective, and are scientifically proven to be beneficial.
With probiotic supplements, it’s all about the survival of three major barriers: during the manufacturing process, on the shelf and through stomach acid. Probiotic SynergyTM is formulated to survive these barriers with cutting edge technology that uses the most advanced patented delivery and shelf stability technology available to ensure maximum potency and viability. It is this Probiospheres tableting technology and shape that protects fragile probiotic organisms from harsh stomach acid and delivers the highest number of live organisms to the lower intestinal tract, where they are most effective.
Does the process of reverse aging a la Benjamin Button in the 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?
Switch2Pure’s Hello, Beauty! supports proper bone density; healthy skin elasticity, thickness, hydration and appearance; nail health; muscle strength; joint tissue health and function involving cartilage, tendons and ligaments; and GI tract health. Collagen powder can be incorporated into shakes and smoothies, coffee or tea, soups, stews and other foods and beverages.
When we feel stressed, anxious, worried or if we eat too quickly, our stomachs can’t properly produce acid. Our busy modern lives are a recipe for poor digestion. To get us through day-to-day stressful situations, our bodies rely on the “fight or flight” mechanism which prevents the “rest and digest” mode from doing its job.
We’ve all heard the saying, “you are what you eat,” but we’re also what we digest, absorb and assimilate. No matter how high the quality of the foods you consume, – yes, we’re talking to you, frequent Whole Foods and Central Market shoppers – you can’t fully benefit from the nutrients if your digestive function is compromised.
A proper diet is the foundation for good health and maintaining appropriate body weight. With the right digestion, our bodies benefit in various ways, including sustained energy, bowel regularity, robust immunity, balanced moods, reproductive health, healthy skin, and strong nails. Switch2Pure’s break it down for me is a one-stop-shop to support healthy digestion. It’s non-GMO, gluten-free and GMP certified.
The production of our own digestive enzymes naturally declines 1% every three years after age thirty. Therefore, it is understandable why so many people benefit from enzyme supplementation for optimal digestion and assimilation of nutrients from food.
If our Wellness Director had to pick one supplement to take daily, it would be inner-balance. Glutamine is essential to the health of the immune system and the digestive tract. It promotes proper gut health, supports optimal muscle growth and strength and maintains muscle tissue.
Glutamine, like all amino acids, contains nitrogen, which is needed by many cells throughout the body – including immune, gut and muscle cells. Nitrogen is also a building block for proteins, antioxidants, neurotransmitters, and DNA. Glutamine has a unique Robin Hood-like nature: it distributes nitrogen freely to the cells which need it most, giving your body powerful and wide-ranging health effects.
A lack of vitamin B12 can cause numbness, severe joint pain and short of breath. Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to depression, memory loss, loss of taste and smell and so much more.
Important for cognitive health, a healthy cardiovascular system, strong immune system, promotes and maintains healthy blood cells and joints. Our feelin' alive also supports healthy neurological development in babies during pregnancy.
It encourages feelings of well-being – who doesn’t want to feel good mentally and physically? We know we do!
A multivitamin will not replace your bad eating habits, but it does guarantee your body will get the necessary vitamins and minerals.
Twice Daily Essential Packets are a convenient and effective solution to obtaining optimal amounts of your body’s foundational supplement needs. Instead of having to constantly check schedules and doses, you can carry two of these packets each day to take with breakfast and dinner.
Detox in a Box is a comprehensive, science-based nutritional program we designed to support safe and effective detoxification (Phase I and Phase II). Everything you need is consolidated into packets to make the program easy to follow and to ensure that you don’t miss any necessary nutrients. Two smoothies a day, a few nutraceuticals and a whole food lunch and you’re on your way to the best 14-day detox!
Switch2Pure’s Detox in a Box offers everything your body requires to get rid of toxins and lose inflammation in just 14-days. Plus, we made this detox as easy as possible, so you can weave it into your busy daily routine. How is that for GLOW ON THE GO!
This Detox in a Box is an all-encompassing, medical-grade kit is far better than your favorite juice cleanse (loaded with sugar and lacking real lifestyle changes). Without medical-grade supplements based in foods like nutraceuticals to support the liver and detox processes, your detox cleanse is just another cleanse because they only activate Phase I detox, but it isn’t activating Phase II which expels the toxins in the body. Plus, because you are supporting your system, the cravings are less common. LET'S GLOW!
AM + PM - Take one drink mix packet combined with 8 oz. of water, or unsweetened nut milk in a blender or shaker bottle and drink recommended. Adding limited fruit and rich vegetables is a great way to beef up the smoothie.
Lunch - Eat a whole food lunch rich with vegetables and protein.
Drink plenty of water (at least half your weight in water or up to 100 ounces per day). Lemon water is even better it acts as a detoxifying agent and helps in cleaning the liver leading to better digestive health. It also helps maintain the bodies pH.
Get outside - Gentle exercise to get the body moving.
Self-care - Take 5-15 minutes to meditate a day (there are many guided meditation apps if you are unfamiliar with the practice) use a chakra spay or Yoga in a Cup to help enhance the Zen moment. Help eliminate toxins with a detoxifying foot soak. Aid your bodies detoxifying pathway by getting lymphatic drainage with a body brush. Get some good sleep. Need help getting Zzzzz. Try this lovely Sleeping Beauty spray.
How detoxification works:
Think of your liver as a factory with two shifts. The first shift (Phase I) receives raw materials, processes them, and sends them on to the second shift (Phase II). However, some of the products that pass through the first shift are more harmful than the raw materials they started out as. So, the second shift, or Phase II, needs to be functioning optimally to quickly get rid of these new, more damaging substances. If the liver’s detoxification pathways become overwhelmed, this can lead to an unwanted build-up of toxins in the body.
The unique blend of nutrients in Amino D-ToxTM is specifically designed to support Phase II actions without stimulating Phase I, thereby ensuring Phase II is primed to function efficiently before ramping up Phase I.
Back to the basics gives you that glow-from-within, girl glow with our hormone balancing, daily multivitamin nutraceuticals. Designed to be easily incorporated in your busy lives so you can stay on the "glow".
60 Ct (2 months supply)
Twice Daily Multi: 2x daily multi glow-from-within
OmegAvail: ooo omega-glow
FemGuard: ‘girly glow’ twice/day woman’s
Switch2Pure Detox Packets
If you're someone who can't do a smoothie for a detox program, these Detox Packets are it for you! They're already pre-packed, how amazing! The antioxidant-rich blend with amino acids, helps your body eliminate build up in no time!!
How to Take: • Take three capsules per day with meals, or as directed by your health care practitioner. • Do not take this product if experiencing acute upper abdominal pain or if you have a bile duct obstruction.
Here at S2P, we like to start our morning off full of energy! This dairy-free, nutrient-rich protein powder is designed to help promote an optimal intake of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals needed for overall wellness. The natural pea protein as its protein source does not contain casein, lactose or gluten, yay! Balancing Act is an ideal choice for people with allergies to milk and milk products who must avoid casein or whey proteins, and for those with lactose intolerance!