What are Superfoods?
Due to the increase for a more health conscious lifestyle, the term ‘superfood’ has gained more and more popularity. But what are superfoods? Although there is no set criteria, a superfood is most commonly known as a nutrient dense vegetable or fruit that is packed with large doses of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, healthy fats, fiber and phytochemicals.
Why are Superfoods Beneficial?
There are many lifestyle activities we can implement to take care of our bodies. These include a combination of exercising and physical activity, healthy eating habits, staying hydrated, sufficient rest and proper supplementation.
However, maintaining regular healthy habits may not provide us with the full support our bodies require. Specifically, many of the foods available on the market today undergo various refining processes that naturally strip them of most, if not all, of the valuable nutrients they contain. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the average American diet lacks appropriate intake of powerful nutrients and has become a serious health concern for the population. Because of this, supplementation becomes essential to maintaining health.
For this reason, Oxylent® Men’s and Women’s Multivitamin & Mineral formulas contain a proprietary Superfood Blend from Synergized® Ingredients to provide the well-rounded support all of us need.
Synergized® Superfood Blend
Synergized® Superfood Blend offers an organic and kosher blend of 29 expertly blended nutrients that are cultivated and processed to ensure the vitality, freshness and bioavailability of their valuable phytonutrients and compounds. This superior and potent blend offers the following ingredients:
- 100% Organic Grass Juice Powders from Wheat & Barley
- 100% Organic Pure Spirulina Powder
- 100% Organic Cruciferous Sprouts
- 100% Organic, Enzymatically-Active Medicinal Mushrooms
- Organic Acerola Extract Powder with 100% Natural Vitamin C
- Organic Vegetable Juice Powders
- Organic Green Vegetable Powders
- Organic Fruits and Berries
- Bioactive Whole Food Enzymes
The 100% organic grass juice contains a substance called chlorophyll, as well as many vitamins. Chlorophyll has many important functions. Its molecular structure contains magnesium which helps to form haemoglobin leading to enhanced blood support. Chlorophyll also contains super-oxide dismutase. This is an enzyme that breaks down superoxide radicals in the body to support the aging process.†
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows naturally in subtropical climates. It is rich in many nutrients such as calcium, niacin, potassium, iron, magnesium and B vitamins. In addition, it contains essential amino acids which are the building blocks for proteins. Further research has shown that Spirulina has antioxidant and lipid-lowering benefits. One study found that after taking a Spirulina supplement for 12 weeks, total levels of cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein decreased.†
The 100% organic cruciferous sprouts included in this superfood blend consist of dried broccoli, cauliflower and kale. Research has provided evidence that these contain glucosinolates and sulforaphanes which support overall health and longevity.†
This superfood blend also contains enzymatically-active medicinal mushrooms. Due to the health implications these mushrooms have shown to have on overall immunity, this extract has been used to support the immune system and combat unwanted pathogens for many years.†
The organic berries and fruits added in this formula contain bilberry, lingonberry, blueberry and apple, which offer the highest concentrations of naturally occurring antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Synergized® Superfoods also contains an organic vegetable juice powder comprised of fresh dried carrot, beet and tomato and organic green vegetable powder including spinach, kale, parsley, collard and nettles to ensure you are getting your daily does of veggies without having to pickup a single fork.
To ensure your body effectively digests and utilizes the Superfoods blend of phytonutrients and beneficial compounds they added vegan-friendly, whole food fungi digestive enzymes including amylase, cellulose and lipase.
Summary of Combined Benefits:
- Antioxidant Support†
- Anti-Aging Benefits†
- Immune System Support†
- Complete Blend of Fruits, Vegetables, Enzymes, Greens and Juice Powders all-in-one!
OXYLENT® Men’s and Women’s formulas offer a complete multivitamin and mineral profile with the added benefits of Synergized® Superfoods. Delivered in vegetarian capsules with no preservatives, fillers or binders. They contain no gluten, dairy, caffeine or GMO’s and are magnesium stearate free!
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