WE UTILIZE GINGER IN OUR JUICY JOINT FORMULA TO ENHANCES THE POTENTIAL OF THIS ENTIRE BLEND BY ‘DRIVING’ THE MEDICINE DEEP INTO THE TISSUES WHILE PROVIDING SOME ADDED ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND PAIN BENEFITS.
This spicy root alleviates sensations of tension, infusing more relaxation, and gratification into the body. In Chinese medicine, it is known to dispel external cold and harmonize the stomach easing digestive issues. Ginger's powerful anti-inflammatory properties have been shown to help help with soreness, stiffness, and may prevent osteoarthritis. It also promotes cleansing through the gut, which helps clear out any metabolic waste that builds up with injuries and inflammation.
Ginger has been traditionally used for low back and stomach pain. In human research, ginger, with or without feverfew/meadowsweet, effectively reduces pain associated with migraine headaches. Ginger may also help reduce muscle pain following exercise as it directly limits the release of substance P, a compound responsible for causing pain sensation in the body.
Ginger has been clinically used to help treat arthritic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, as it directly inhibits the pro-inflammatory messengers that can lead to joint disease and dysfunction.
Anti-Oxidative The main active component of ginger, gingerol, has been shown to have potent antioxidant qualities that help clear metabolic waste and degraded inflammatory proteins throughout the body. This contributes to its main gastrointestinal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger increases the genetic expression of DNA that allows for proper development of regulatory our white blood cells (immune cells), which help suppress the autoimmune response of these cells, preventing the body from attacking or damaging itself further.
WE UTILIZE CHOMILE IN OUR JUICY JOINT FORMULA TO SOOTHE AND RELEASE ANY TENSION FROM THE BODY THAT MAY BE CAUSING THE MUSCULOSKELETAL IMBALANCE.
Chamomile is one of the quintessential nurturing and calming herbs that is commonly used today. It’s a muscle relaxing and nervous system restoring properties that are seemingly instantaneous when taken in an effective dose. Chamomile encourages relaxation; notably soothing tension & neutralizing racing thoughts while promoting sleep without drowsy effects.
Chamomille inhibits the release of pro-inflammatory enzymes commonly seen throughout the body in altered or diseased states, with direct action on the adrenal glands that releases anti-inflammatory steroids and decreases histamine release.
Many of chamomile's compounds, such as luteolin and apigenin, has been shown to have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to help combat infections or microbes that may be causing unwanted stress to the body. Study Link
Studies show that chamomile used for 8 weeks significantly reduces primary and secondary anxiety markers in the majority of patients. Chamomile has the ability to directly affect GABA and the HPA axis, bolstering the body's ability to react, respond, and process stressful events.
WE UTILIZE WILLOW BARK IN OUR JUICY JOINT FORMULA TO PREVENT INFLAMMATORY CASCADES AND PAIN AT THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM.
White willow has traditionally been used as a natural way to reduce pain and fever through its blockage of inflammatory pathways. It is the original source of salicin, a potent anti-inflammatory, and anti-pain agent, which is isolated to take medications like aspirin.
Pain & Inflammation
Willow bark inhibits inflammatory chemical messengers from being released throughout the body. Simultaneously, it's the major component, Salicillin, or salicylic acid, which is the active ingredient in aspirin that allows it to quell pain and hypersensitivity to pain in the body. Study Link
Willow bark has been proven to inhibit platelets from sticking to each other, though not to the same aspirin level. This can help prevent stroke, heart attacks, and other ischemic conditions that occur due to reduced blood flow.
WE UTILIZE TURMERIC IN OUR JUICY JOINT FORMULA TO GREATLY REDUCE INFLAMMATION AS SEEN WITH CHRONIC OVERUSE OR ACUTE INJURIES THAT CAN CREATE LONG LAST EFFECTS ON JOINTS.
Turmeric is an essential herb for promoting liver health and proper waste removal from the body, often involved in inflammatory processes. There are numerous studies indicating its ability to reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol, improve bile secretion, and calm the digestive system. Serves as the main base in this formula due to its potent inflammation-modulating effects.
Turmeric is known to directly decrease blood markers related to inflammatory joint diseases while also stimulating protein and collagen synthesis. This makes turmeric a great herb for targeting joint issues causing chronic pain by providing relief to the affected areas while laying down new collagen to prevent further aggravation.
Turmeric has been thoroughly studied concerning its immune and anti-tumor properties. Its anti-inflammatory properties lend to its ability to modulate the activity of the immune system, preventing it from being under or over-productive. Furthermore, there is great evidence to suggest that Turmeric affects several compounds and processes involved in the development and spread of cancer throughout the body. Study Link
Curcumin, the major active component of Turmeric, has been shown to directly reduce pain, particularly chronic or lingering pain that causes discomfort for many individuals, by targeting a receptor called TRPV-1 that is involved in the sensory aspects of pain.
Turmeric targets several inflammatory enzymes and compounds that are found to be the root cause of all chronic diseases. Inflammation throughout the body prevents it from functioning optimally and thus allows the body to properly heal and repair itself.
Another perk of Turmeric is its ability to improve mood and regulate the nervous system by increasing a neurotransmitter called BDNF. BDNF promotes the survival, growth, maturation, and maintenance of nerve cells allowing the body to function optimally as a whole.
WE UTILIZE MEADOWSWEET IN OUR JUICY JOINT FORMULA TO BOOST THE QUALITIES AND ACTIVITY OF BOTH GINGER AND WILLOWBARK, WITH COMPOUNDED ANTI-INFLAMMATORY QUALITIES.
Meadowsweet is high in salicylic acid/salicin making it well well known for its ability to relieve pain, tension, and headaches such as migraines. It has also been used for colds, bronchitis, upset stomach, heartburn, peptic ulcer disease, and joint disorders, including gout.
Meadowsweet is traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic agent, especially in combination with ginger, as it directly decreases many of the inflammatory messengers involved in these processes. There is good evidence showing that meadowsweet can lessen the severity of migraine headaches through the same mechanisms.
Anti- Microbial/Anti-Fungal Meadowsweet has traditionally been used to treat bladder infections. Laboratory research suggests that meadowsweet has mild urinary antiseptic and antibacterial effects to help the body fight off pesky infections.
WE UTILIZE DEVIL'S CLAW IN OUR JUICY JOINT FORMULA TO SPECIFICALLY TARGET CONNECTIVE AND MUSCLES, ALLOWING THE OTHER HERBS IN THE FORMULA TO ENHANCE THEIR JOINT HEALTH-PROMOTING QUALITIES
Devil's claw has been celebrated for its direct actions on the musculoskeletal system, having been brought to Europe from South Africa in the 1800s, where it was used to treat pain, fever, and malaria. It targets inflammation in joints and connective tissue, decreasing pain & initiating necessary repair processes.
Devi Claw exhibits several powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties directly contributing to its ability to alleviate achy and painful joints while decreasing recovery time from injury.
Devil's claw has been shown to inhibit the release of multiple potent inflammatory agents throughout the body. Decreasing inflammation is essential to allow the body's natural healing ability to flourish.
Organ Function Low doses of Devil's claw have been shown to slow the heart rate, strengthens heart contractions, and prevent arrhythmias. This gives it promising qualities that may aid multiple forms of cardiovascular disease, as a healthy heart is essential for a healthy body. Study Link
WE USE CHAGA IN OUR IMMUNA FORMULA TO BOLSTER THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND ITS CELLULAR ACTIVITY, WHICH ALLOWS THE BODY BUILT-IN MECHANISMS TO DO THE HEAVY LIFTING.
Chaga has the ability to activate immune cell growth and maturation while targeting certain disease processes, making it one of the most important immune herbs today. It also boasts potent antioxidant properties that lend to its ability to enhance energy, stamina, and the ability to adapt to stressors.
Research suggests that Chaga can reduce the activity of various enzymes that are involved in tumor initiation, metabolism, and other processes. It can achieve this by directly interfering with cell division and multiplication of cancerous cells. Study Link
Evidence suggests that taking Chaga for 21 days may reduce blood glucose levels by up to 31%. IIn addition to this, Chaga also seems to help repair damaged pancreatic tissues to further help with blood glucose levels and the body's ability to process sugars in the diet properly.
Chaga has been shown to reduce swelling and pain, as a result of inflammation, by directly inhibiting the release of enzymes that trigger the inflammatory cascade throughout the entire body. Study Link
Scientific studies have shown that Chaga improves overall immune function and response by enhancing the proliferation of immune-related cells and the subsequent production of proteins involved in the immune response.
Evidence from animal research suggests that Chaga can reduce serum levels of free fatty acids (FFA), total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in diabetic mice (26253).
WE USE REISHI IN OUR IMMUNA FORMULA AS A POTENT ADAPTOGEN THAT TARGETS MULTIPLE VITAL ORGAN SYSTEMS WHILE PROVIDING THE UNIQUE ABILITY TO BALANCE WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNTS.
Reishi has a long historical use in Chinese herbal medicine for a good reason. It provides antioxidant support against free radical damage that protects cellular health. It also acts as an adaptogen by boosting energy and stamina, while bolstering the ability to adapt to stress. Paired with its powerful ability to regulate the immune system and bring it back to balance, it lays the landscape for a balanced and functional body.
Anti-Cancer Reishi mushroom extracts seem to inhibit the growth of several different cancers lymphocytic leukemia, lung carcinoma, human hepatoma, human breast cancer, human prostate cancer, and more. This is due to its ability to increase immune cell migration and chemical messengers that activate the immune response.
Reishi is rich in polysaccharides, which have been shown to inhibit herpes virus from attaching and penetrating cells and preventing EBV/mono infections, giving it probably use in several viral infections.
Studies show that Reishi mushroom seems to decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. It does this by calming and nourishing the "fight or flight" sympathetic nervous system, leading to increased blood pressure when overactive or unregulated.
Reishi mushroom extract has been proved to prevent depressed and underactive immune systems by directly stimulating the activity of immune cells and the chemical messengers that allow them to function optimally.
The polysaccharides in Reishi that provide so much of its beneficial qualities are also known as a prebiotic, which feeds beneficial gut flora and decreases inflammation throughout the gut to absorb nutrients more efficiently.
WE USE TURKEY TAIL IN OUR IMMUNA FORMULA TO FURTHER BOOST THE IMMUNE RESPONSE. IT'S RICH BETA-GLUCAN CONTENT HELPS REGULATE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.
Turkey Tail mushrooms are often used to treat the common cold, upper respiratory infections, seasonal allergies, swine flu, and more. It does this by strengthening and regulate the immune system to protect it from toxic, foreign invaders.
Polysaccharide krestin (PSK), a major constituent of Turkey Tail, demonstrates a protective effect against Candida infections by increasing white blood cell activity.
Anti-Cancer PSK has been found to inhibit tumor cell metastasis in several ways and immune cell activity. It is thought to inhibit cancerous cells from invading, adhering, and migrating to other tissues throughout the body. PSK has also been found to stimulate and restore the immune system allowing it properly to respond to foreign pathogens or dysfunctional cells in the body.
WE USE SCHISANDRA IN OUR IMMUNA FORMULA AS IT'S RICH NUTRIENT CONTENT AND ADAPTOGENIC ABILITIES FUEL AND AID THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IS FUNCTIONING OPTIMALLY.
This powerful adaptogen helps our bodies react and respond in a more functional way, to the stressors we come across in everyday life, this includes infectious agents. It has shown to have anti-viral and organ protective qualities that nurture the entire body.
Schisandra is commonly referred to as an adaptogen; it seems to increase concentration, coordination, and endurance in various tasks. In various studies, it has shown to improve endurance, performance, and time to fatigue.
The antiaging effects of Schisandra may be related to its potent antioxidant effects. Schizandrin B, a major component of Schisandra, protects against oxidative changes related to aging in the mitochondria, which is the powerhouse of the cell and a major determinant of cell health.
Liver Protective Schisandra has a number of direct actions on the liver that includes increasing glutathione levels, activity anti-oxidant pathways, promoting liver cell growth, cellular regeneration, and improving glycogen production.
WE USE ASTRAGALUS IN OUR IMMUNA FORMULA TO ENHANCE THE VITAL FORCE OF THE BODY WHILE DIRECTLY TARGETING VIRUSES AND MICROBES THAT ARE CHALLENGING THE BODY.
Astragalus is another powerful root that has long been used as a healing tool, known for its ability to promote wellbeing and longevity. Studies have shown that is particularly effective at fighting viruses, infectious bacteria, and cancer cells throughout the body.
Astragalus seems to have broad-spectrum antibiotic activity through a number of mechanisms including reduced inflammation and increased activity of immune response pathways.
The anti-inflammatory effects of astragalus may play a role in many of its clinical effects, thought to be a result of its action on an inflammatory precursor that triggers a further cascade throughout the body.
Astragalus is often promoted for its effects on the cardiovascular system. Astragalus is thought to cause vasodilation and increase cardiac output which might be beneficial in congestive heart failure and recovery after heart attacks. It also seems to act on the kidneys to help reduce blood pressure, further decreasing stress on the cardiovascular system.
WE USE RHEMMANIA ROOT IN OUR ELEVATE FORMULA TO FORTIFY THE BLOOD WHILE BALANCING THE YANG, OR ENERGIZING HERBS IN THE BLEND.
Rhemmania root is used to treat anemia, palpitations, osteoporosis, and adrenal fatigue. It is thought to nourish the blood, tonify the life force (jing), and reverse premature greying hair due to blood loss.
Rhemmani root has been shown to increase BDNF, a protein directly involved in nervous system health, and optimal function. Due to its nourish and protective qualities, it has been shown to boost mood and prevent certain diseases such as dementia.
Rehmannia root is rich in complex starches that slow the digestion and absorption of sugars in the gut which may help regulate blood glucose levels. Study Link
WE USE RHODIOLA IN OUR ELEVATE FORMULA TO PROVIDE AN INSTANT BOOST OF WELL-BALANCED ENERGY WHILE IMPROVING MENTAL AND PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE.
Rhodiola root is a common herb used for increasing energy, endurance, strength, and mental capacity. It is a powerful adaptogen, helping the body adapt to and resist physical, chemical, and environmental stressors. Its effects do not diminish with continued use, meaning there is no tolerance level!
Adaptogenic Rhodiola has consistently shown the ability to help individuals overcome stress-related fatigue, giving a consistent boost in energy and cognitive function.
Rhodiola has been shown to inhibit metabolic pathways (mTOR) related to chronic inflammatory diseases and improves the body's ability to clear damaged or dysfunctional cells from the system. It has also been shown to reverse fibrotic changes in the liver while increasing glutathione to support a clean and toxin-free body.
Exercise Recovery Healthy volunteers, who took a specific Rhodiola extract for several days before and after intense exercise exhibit lower levels of inflammatory proteins than those who took a placebo. It is directly involved in inhibiting the expression of multiple inflammatory proteins throughout the body.
Rhodiola has shown to increase endurance and performance when taken before exercise, with non-diminishing effects. This means that every time it is ingested it has near the same effect as the previous time it was ingested.
WE USE CORDYCEPS IN OUR ELEVATE FORMULA TO PROVIDE NOURISHMENT DIRECTLY TO THE VITAL ORGANS OF OUR BODY THAT ESSENTIAL TO METABOLISM.
Cordyceps is an ancient herbal medicine that enhances immune system function, reduces stress, improves sleep, and lessens fatigue. Mushrooms have the brilliant capacity of exerting their effects deep into tissues, Cordyceps being a great example of this. It protects the sensitive tissues of the body from toxic damage preserving organ function and vitality throughout the body.
Immune modulation Studies in animals with cancer suggest cordyceps improve immune response, reduces tumor size, and lengthens survival time. Cordyceps has also been found to Improve response by white blood cells to infections or toxins in the body.
There is evidence to suggest that Cordyceps is a powerful anti-oxidant, by directly inhibiting gene expression of inflammatory pathways, giving it possible uses for people who experience shock, widespread inflammation, and acute exacerbations of various diseases. Study Link
Cordyceps seems to have potential anti-aging properties due to its ability to directly increase levels of neurotransmitters and enzymes directly linked to long term health and perseverance. Many of these enzymes are related to mitochondrial stress which causes rapid aging and depletion of cellular health.
There is evidence that Cordcyps protect the kidneys from drug-induced toxicity, prevent lipid peroxidations, and increase DNA synthesis in the parts of the kidneys responsible for filtration of our blood. Without proper kidney function, the body would become overloaded with metabolic waste and toxins.
WE USE GOJI BERRY IN OUR ELEVATE FORMULA TO PACK IN A CONCENTRATED DOSE OF VITAMINS, MINERALS, AND ANTIOXIDANTS THAT KEEP THE BODY RUNNING OPTIMALLY.
Goji berries are packed with tons of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help fuel and repair the body. Goji berry has been shown to improve blood sugar, weight loss, and general aging. Notably, it is great at improving energy and recovery from exercise by clearing lactic acid build-up in muscles.
Evidence from animal research shows that goji fruit can prevent fatigue after exercise by enhancing cellular fuel storage while increasing enzymes that clear lactic acid from the muscles. This provides the body with a smooth and efficient muscular function to optimize energy use. Study Link
Goji berry is rich in polysaccharides, flavonoids, and carotenoids that are all proven to have potent antioxidant effects that protect the body's tissues from toxin damage. Study Link
There is evidence that Goji Berry can improve pancreatic cellular functions which may aid in blood glucose regulation while also providing cholesterol-lowering and liver protective qualities. This boosts the function of two major organs involved in metabolic and overall health.
Goji berry is rich in polysaccharides that have been shown to increase white blood cell activity and increase red blood cells in deficient individuals. There is also some evidence that these same polysaccharides help the body identify and kill cancerous cells.
WE USE HOLY BASIL IN OUR ELEVATE FORMULA AS A POWERFUL ADAPTOGEN AND REGULATOR OF THE BODY TO BRING A SENSE OF OVERALL BALANCE AND HOMEOSTASIS.
Revered as an elixir of life in Ayurveda, this ‘mother of medicine’ has an overall balancing role in the body. The medicinal contributions of this plant are endless, from reducing stress to protecting the liver, to tonifying the heart, and beyond.
Immune modulating Holy basil protects the body from toxin-induced cancer development by increased enzyme activity throughout the body that supports the detoxification process. There is also good evidence to suggest that holy basil helps modulate overactive immune responses while supporting healthy levels of the body's major immune cells and their innate functions.
Adaptogenic Holy basil is considered an anti-stress or adaptogenic remedy in Ayurvedic medicine. A number of studies have shown that holy basil leaf extract can decrease several factors related to stress including noise-induced stress response, changes in plasma corticosterone levels, and neurotransmitter levels in the brain
Cognitive Function Clinical research has shown that Holy Basil significantly improves symptoms of stress and generalized anxiety while decreasing enzymes related to metabolic stress. It has long been used to help calm the nervous system and release tension in the body, promoting sensations of wellbeing.
Holy basil leaf appears to lower levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, liver, heart, and kidneys with direct impacts for a patient that has type 2 diabetes. There is some evidence to suggest Holy Basil reduces blood improves pancreatic function and insulin release. Study Link
WE USE FO-TI IN OUR ELEVATE FORMULA TO FUEL THE VITAL FORCE OF THE BODY TO PROMOTE LONGEVITY AND WELLBEING.
Fo-Ti promotes healthy aging by toning the kidney and liver, uplifting Jing (vital force), nourishing the blood, all while fortifying the muscles, tendons, and bones. Historically understood as a promoter of longevity, vigor, and fertility this root also helps to dispel any sense of pain, weakness, and fatigue.
Fo-ti seems to have potential anti-aging properties due to its ability to directly increase levels of neurotransmitters and enzymes directly linked to long term health and perseverance. Many of these enzymes are related to mitochondrial stress which causes rapid aging and depletion of cellular health.
Glucosides found in Fo-Ti directly suppresses the expression of inflammatory messengers throughout the body. By drastically reducing inflammation Fo-Ti allows the body's natural healing ability to take over and repair damaged tissues. Study Link
Fo-Ti has the ability to protect the liver from toxins, related inflammation, and long term detrimental effects by reducing inflammatory liver enzymes. It has also been found to improve multiple blood markers including albumin, iron, and cholesterol.
WE USE VANILLA IN OUR IMMUNA FORMULA TO BRING HARMONY TO IT'S FLAVOR WITH AND ADDED ANTI-OXIDANT AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BOOST FOR IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT.
Vanilla is a delicious and delightful spice known to foster feelings of comfort and delight. It not only is delicious but has many beneficial qualities that aid the digestive system, protect the brain, and decrease pain throughout the body caused by inflammation.
Anti-Inflammatory Vanilla has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties by directly inhibiting inflammatory mediators and immune cells due to its high vanillic acid content.
Antioxidant The ability of vanillin to protect against a variety of neural toxicities has been studied in animal models. It showed the ability to protect the brain from toxin damage from agents such as alcohol, cigarettes, pesticides, and more.
Studies in rats indicate that vanilla may be able to regulate blood sugar, insulin resistance, and blood pressure. It has also been shown to reduce metabolites in the blood related to toxin-induced liver damage, preserving its ability to regulate hormones and toxins in the body.