Ingredients

Boswellia Serrata

India

Boswellia is the generic name of a number of balsam tree plants, including the species Boswellia Serrata Rox, which occurs mainly in India, belonging to the Indian frankincense tree. The resin of this tree - called "salai guggal" in India. The resin consists of mucilage, essential oil and resin acids. In the Ayurveda Journal "Journal for a Healthier Life" (Ayurveda Journal 39 • Pages 55 - 57), Professor Dr. Ammon points to the usage during the antique. Her refers to “olibanum used by doctors such as Hippocrates or Galen for diseases of the musculoskeletal system, the gastrointestinal tract or the respiratory tract.”

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Beetroot extract

India

Beetroot is a very good source of vitamins A, C, B and folic acid. Beetroot extract mainly contains betaine, as well as anthocyanins and nitrate, which can have a very positive influence on the cognitive function and the cardiovascular system, especially for people with over 50. Years of age.¹ The ingredients in beetroot also promote the formation of the mitochondria (power stations of the cell). The more mitochondria we have, the more efficient we are. Those who have more mitochondria in an advanced age, age more slowly and stay younger. In addition, the more healthy mitochondria we have, the more vital we feel.

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  • 1. Rammos C, Hendgen-Cotta UB, Sobierajski J, et al.: Dietary nitrate reverses vascular dysfunction in older adults with moderately increased cardiovascular risk. J Am Coll Cardiol 2014; 63 (15): 1584–5 CrossRef MEDLINE

Coconut Extract

Asia

MCT (medium chain triglycerides) were extracted from the coconut. Our immune system is an energy robber, just like our brain. Our little grey cells use up to thirty percent of our total energy expenditure. When our nerves are under-supplied with energy because our immune system chronically combats inflammation, we become weak and grumpy. We feel tired. MCT oil is unique in its effect. There is no other food that can produce ketogenic energy for our nerves, organs, and muscles so quickly. MCT oil balances out energy lows effectively.

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Moro orange extract

Spain & Italy

The blood orange extract in Cocos Divine is a clinically proven composition with a stimulating effect on lipid metabolism and counteracts the accumulation of adipose energy stores¹. With the inclusion of an innovative extraction process, the synergetic mechanism between the entire occurrence of bio-phenols is ensured. Studies conducted suggest that the breakdown of fat cells and the inhibition of fat accumulation in the body are due to this synergistic mechanism causes through the interaction of the bio-phenols.

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  • 1.Cardile V, et al., Clinical evaluation of Moro (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck) orange juice supplementation for the weight management. Nat Prod Researches 15:1-5 (2015).

Holy Basil

India

If you ask an Ayurvedic health expert to describe the importance of basil, he or she will ask you a counter-question: How would you describe the importance of the sun in life? In India, holy basil is given such a high priority that this plant is considered to be "divine.” This plant is even honoured on a certain day, the 'Tulsi vivah'. The spice with its highly effective essential oils (eugenol, citronellol and linaol) is used in a variety of ways in Ayurvedic health and is also gaining more and more importance in Europe¹. The capacity of an active ingredient to neutralize free radicals is measured with a so-called ORCA value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). If one compares the established values of basil (67,553), these are significantly higher than, for example, elderberries (Elderberries 14,697) ².

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Grape Skin / Seed Extract

Spain & Italy

Resveratrol is mainly obtained from the skin and also from the seeds of red grapes. Resveratrol is a secondary plant substance and, according to studies, has very positive health benefits. Many interesting studies have been carried out, particularly in the context of the aging process. In In a study published in The Journals of Gerontology, scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute showed that Resveratrol can protect muscles and the junctions between nerves - called synapses - from the negative effects of aging¹.

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  • 1.Jessica Stockinger, Nicholas Maxwell, Dillon Shapiro, Rafael deCabo, Gregorio Valdez.Caloric Restriction Mimetics Slow Aging of Neuromuscular Synapses and Muscle Fibers.The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 2017, (Nachahmung kalorischer Restriktionen verlangsamt Alterungsprozess von neuromuskulären Synapsen und Muselfasern).

Moringa Leaf Extract

India

Moringa is widely used in traditional Ayurveda. The Moringa tree, native to north-west India, is also called the “miracle tree.” Its leaves are very rich in nutrients and contain all the essential proteins. In addition, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E, K1 and minerals such as iron, zinc, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, and potassium are contained. So, it's no wonder that it is praised in many places as a miracle tree.

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Amla Extract

India

It is told: At the end of a world time, the creator God Brahman was so touched that he had to cry. Where his tears fell on the earth, a new plant arose: the amla tree, which embodied God's love for living beings. The tree is therefore also called "Dhatri", which means "nourishing mother.” "Emblica officinalis" is the venerated plant with its botanical name, "Amla" in Hindi and "Amalaki" in Sanskrit. In an article in the "Ayurveda Journal", Dr. Frank Mechsner makes a reference to the studies of S. Khanna: "In a human study with overweight adults. Amla extract over 12 weeks improved the level of cardiovascular risk factors such as cholesterol and markers such as C-reactive protein, which is increased on the one hand in inflammation, but also on the heart in otherwise healthy people - indicates circulatory diseases. " (Ayurveda Journal 49, Ayus Publications e.K.).

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Ashwagandha

India

Ashwagandha or Indian Ginseng has been used in Ayurvedic health for thousands of years for numerous ailments and for health care. In a meta-study by the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic from 2000³, numerous effects of Ashwagandha are listed: Anti-stress effect, immunomodulating, antioxidant, stimulates blood formation, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging effect (increases the DHEA level, an anti-aging hormone), positive effect on the hormonal balance, the heart-lung system, and the central nervous system.

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  • 3. Mishra LC et al, Scientific Basis for the Therapeutic Use of Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha): A Review, Alternative Medicine Review, 5 (4), 334-46 Aug 2000

Zimt

Indonesia

Historically, cinnamon was once more valuable than gold. Traders got to know the special property of cinnamon to give many dishes a unique aroma. Gold, on the other hand, was much easier to obtain. The active ingredients in cinnamon, such as polyphenols, have an enormous breadth e of positive properties. In Ayurvedic health, the antibacterial and antioxidant effects are primarily considered. Based on an ORAC value of (267,536) ⁶, cinnamon is in 3rd place among the active ingredients with the highest capacity to neutralize free radicals. Studies suggest that cinnamon, for example, can also help protect the heart by lowering triglycerides and lowering cholesterol⁴‘⁵

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  • 4. Maierean, S. M. et al. (2017): The effects of cinnamon supplementation on blood lipid concentrations: A systematic review and meta-analysis. In: Journal of clinical lipidology, Vol. 11(6), S. 1393-1406.
  • 5. Khan, A. et al. (2003): Cinnamon improves glucose and lipids of people with type 2 diabetes. In: Diabetes Care, Vol. 26(12), S. 3215-3218.
  • 6. https://www.phytochemicals.info/list-orac-values.php
  • List of ORAC values of food items. https://www.phytochemicals.info

Turmeric

India

When it comes to Indian spices, turmeric is certainly on the top 3 list; turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Modern science has taken on this ancient medicinal plant and discovered effective ingredients in the roots of the spice. It is therefore one of the internationally recognized medicinal plants today. Turmeric owes its potential breadth of health benefits to its essential oil, which contains the terpenes phellandren, cineole and borneol. Other ingredients are turmerol, caproic acid and curcuminoids. According to recent studies, the colouring agents (curcuminoids) of the yellow-root have anti-inflammatory (anti-phlogistic), anti-virus (anti-viral), bacteria (anti-bacterial) and anti-oxidative effects, i.e. they intercept free radicals (aggressive oxygen compounds), as you know from vitamins C and E. The latter is suggested to prevent cell aging.⁷'⁸.

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  • 7. Dr. K.M. Nadkarnis, Indian Materia Medica
  • 8. Zoller A., Nordwig H., Heilpflanzen der Ayurvedamedizin

Wassermelone

Africa

Watermelon is one of the richest sources of citrulline. Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid and an antioxidant that is converted into another amino acid called arginine by special enzymes. Arginine plays a key role in cell division, wound healing and the removal of ammonia from the body. L-citrulline increases nitric oxide (NO) production in the body. Nitric oxide helps your arteries relax and work better, which improves blood flow to your body.

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Potato Extract

Peru

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Kaempferia Galangal

Mexico

Galangal or the "Galant" came to Europe from Southeast Asia. As soon as the galangal arrived in Europe, its triumphal march seemed to never end. Numerous sources from the Middle Ages and modern times prove that both the healers and their patients greatly appreciated the efficacy of the plant. The universal scholar Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179 AD) regarded the galangal as one of the most important plants, which is why it is one of the best-known Hildegard spices - together with Bertram, Quendel and Hyssop. The nun described the galangal as the "spice of life", which was sent directly by God to ward off diseases - especially heart and gastrointestinal complaints¹. Studies on Galangal mainly consider the possible positive effect as an antioxidant and the antimicrobial effect².

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  • Claudia Liath, "Der grüne Hain", Books on Demand; 1. Auflage, 25. Juni 2012
  • AR Srividya et al, "Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Alpinia officinarum, Indian J Pharm Sci, Februar 2010, (Antioxidative und antimikrobielle Wirkung von Alpinia officinarum)

Vitamin C

India

Vitamin C gained its popularity mainly through research work of, and the associated Nobel Prize winner, Linus Paulin. It is still one of the best-known vitamins, known for its property of promoting the normal function of the immune system, to protect DNA, proteins and lipids from free radicals¹⁰, and to make an important contribution to supporting the energy metabolism in our body.⁹

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Pepper Extract

India

Black pepper is a spice that we can hardly imagine not being part of our kitchen. According to tradition, pepper was an ideal long-distance trade good (due to its sharpness and long shelf life) from ancient Southwest India, which mainly came to Europe by land. It is also considered applies as one of the oldest ancient spices. In the Middle Ages, the Turks, and Arabs (and later Venice) watched over the monopoly in the spice trade with India. Black pepper has a very special place in Ayurvedic health. In Trikatu Churna, a herbal formulation made from black pepper (Piper Nigrum), long pepper (PIPPALI) - Piper Longum and dried ginger (SONDH) - Zingiber Officinale, "Piperine", according to Azurveda, acts as a natural enhancer of the bioavailability of nutrients.

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Saffron

Afghanishtan

Saffron has been known for its mood-enhancing and antiseptic properties for over 4000 years. In the past decade, however, another very promising hunger-reducing effect of saffron has been demonstrated¹. Through the ability to suppress hunger and create a positive contributing to a successful weight control, Saffron is an ideal partner for effective weight management.

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  • 1. Nasim Abedimanesh, S. Zahra Bathaie, Saeed Abedimanesh, Behrooz Motlagh, Ahmad Separham, Alireza Ostadrahimi J Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2017; 9(4): 200–208. Published online 2017 Dec 30. doi: 10.15171/jcvtr.2017.35

Valerian Extract

India

Valerian is originally native to Europe, Russia, and temperate zones of Asia. Fossil seeds of the plant were found in Germany and across Europe, which is why the plant is considered to be native to our latitudes. The effect of valerian was created already in antiquity and in the Middle Ages. At that time the plant was considered a universal remedy for various ailments. Valerian extract is said to have a relaxing and stress-reducing effect.

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Green Tea Extract

China

According to tradition, the consumption of green tea goes back around 5000 years. ShenNung, the Chinese emperor followed his habit and drank a hot cup of water like every day. By chance, a flower of the "Camellia Sinensis" got into his cup and prepared for him an unknown but soothing taste. Before the drink was available to everyone, as it is today, it was only made available to influential and wealthy people. Today, green tea extracts are used more and more to support the energy budget and weight management.

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Chamomile Extract

Agypten

The real chamomile or “Matricaria chamomilla” is a widespread plant that is well known in many countries around the world. The name of chamomile is derived from the Greek word "Chamaimélon", which actually means "earth apple". The Greeks gave this name probably because of its near-ground growth and its apple-like scent. The plant is one of the oldest remedies overall and was cultivated in ancient times.

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Maca

Peru

Maca is often referred to as Peruvian ginseng by the locals. Maca grows for the most part in the Andes in Peru at an altitude of over 4000 meters. The extract from the Maca root has been used for centuries in countries in South America and Asia to strengthen and protect health¹ in connection brought. Maca Extract is mainly used as a natural stimulant, energy donor and performance booster, without the well-known caffeine Crash². Maca is also said to have a mood-enhancing and stress-reducing effect². Recent studies increasingly showed the positive effect of maca on concentration and memory³.

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  • 1. M. Sandoval, N. N. Okuhama, F. M. Angeles, V. V. Melchor, L. A. Condezo, J. Lao and M. J. S. Miller, Antioxidant activity of the cruciferous vegetable Maca (Lepidium meyenii), Food Chem., 2001, 79, 207–213
  • 2. M. Hermann, J. Heller and J. Engels, Andean roots and tubers: Ahipa, arracacha, maca and yacon, 1997 W. Tang, L. Jin, L. Xie, J. Huang, N. Wang, B. Chu, X. Dai, Y. Liu, R. Wang and Y. Zhang, Structural Characterization and Antifatigue Effect In Vivo of Maca (Lepidium meyenii Walp) Polysaccharide, J. Food Sci., 2017, 82, 757–764
  • 3. J. Rubio, M. Caldas, S. Dávila, M. Gasco and G. F. Gonzales, Effect of three different cultivars of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) on learning and depression in ovariectomized mice, BMC Complementary Altern. Med., 2006, 6, 1–7

Passion flower

Mexico

In total there are over 530 types of passion flowers (Passiflora). Almost all of them are native to South, Central or North America. The names of the plant - passion flower and also passiflora - are derived from the passion of Christ, i.e. the ordeal of Jesus Christ. Christian immigrants have given the conspicuous flower a religious significance. Passiflora incarnata was already used by North American settlers as a herbal sedative for nervousness and insomnia. Historical researchers suggest that they adopted this application from the Indians.

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Black carrot extract

India

Black carrots, scientifically known as Daucus carota L, belong to the Apiaceae family with mostly aromatic flowering plants named after the genus Apium and commonly known as celery. They are a source of natural food colouring, originating mostly from Turkey and other regions of the Middle East and Asia. Carrots were first grown in Afghanistan about 1,100 years ago, and the flesh of these carrots was purple. It was not until the 16th century when the Dutch began selecting certain carrot seeds that were specially bred for an orange carrot. The pigments that give black carrots their colour are anthocyanins, which recent research suggests to have amazing various health benefits. In addition to phenolic and anthocyanin compounds, black carrots are rich in vitamins C and E, which greatly contributes to antioxidant activity, which prevents or inhibits oxidation by scavenging free radicals and reducing oxidative stress.

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  • 1. Saeed Akhtar, Abdur Rauf, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Qamar, Muhammad Riaz, Mohammad S. Mubarak, Black carrot (Daucus carota L.), dietary and health promoting perspectives of its polyphenols: A review, Trends in Food Science & Technology, Volume 66, 2017, Pages 36-47.

Rosemary

Asia

Rosemary was already cultivated by the Romans and Egyptians in ancient times and played a major role there, especially in many celebrations and ceremonies. In Germany, rosemary caused a sensation primarily because of its healing properties and was therefore used by monks and monasteries in the early Middle Ages e.g. cultivated in many monastery gardens. Current studies focused on the antioxidant effects¹ of rosemary and the positive influence on memory².

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  • 1. Selmi, S. et al. (2017): Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil components exhibit anti-hyperglycemic, anti-hyperlipidemic and antioxidant effects in experimental diabetes. In: Pathophysiology, Vol. 4, S. 297-303.
  • 2. Perry, N.S.L. et al. (2018): A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled pilot trial of a combined extract of sage, rosemary and melissa, traditional herbal medicines, on the enhancement of memory in normal healthy subjects, including influence of age. In: Phytomedicine, Vol. 39, S. 42-48.

Olive

Spain & Italy

For centuries there have been myths and stories about the olive tree and its tasty fruits. Even the Romans, Greeks and Christians associated pleasure, joy and health with olives. The history of olive growing can be traced back to ancient times. Already the Hebrews, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans knew the olive tree. The olive was one of the most important foods in Crete as early as 6000 BC. At the Olympic Games in Greece, an olive branch served as a symbol of victory. The large number of antioxidants such as oleic acid, which can lower LDL cholesterol and thus make a positive contribution to hardening of the arteries, is particularly beneficial for health. In addition, there is oleuropein, which can widen the arteries. The EFSA has also confirmed the positive properties on the cardiovascular system through the polyphenols and hydroxytyrosol (HT) contained in olives.

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Soya and Pea Protein

Asia

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