Artichoke extract

Extracted from artichoke flower buds.

Function

Artichoke is one of the oldest medical plants and known for their bitter taste. The bitter compounds stimulate fat digestion and support the liver biliary system.

Facts

Artichoke extract has an antioxidativ effect because of its high amount of secondary plant substances. It protects somatic cells from free radicals and reduces oxidative damages caused by free radicals.


Valerian extract

Extracted from the roots of valerian plants.

Function

Valerian is known for its sedative properties for over 2000 years. Studies have shown, that valerian increases sleep quality effectively .

Facts

Valerian constist of essential oils and secondary plant products. So called squiterpenes are responsible for the sedative properties .


Carotinoids

Found in sources such as carrots, tomatos and sweet peppers.

Function

Carotinoids are liposoluble organic pigments responsible for the red, yellow and orange colour of fruit. They are built to protect the plant from oxidative stress (i.e. damages caused by free radicals).

Facts

There are over 800 different known carotenoids. They can only be produced by plants, mushrooms and bacteria.


Ginkgo biloba extract

Extraced from ginkgo biloba leafs

Function

Ginkgo is known for its vitalising effect and contains flavonoids as secondary plant substances. Flavonoids have a positive effect on memory and mental performance.

Facts

Ginkgo leafs are found in fossils dating back 250 million years. It is considered as “living fossil” because it survived the Ice Age in China and Japan. Ginkgo trees can live up to 1000 years and are particularly resistant.The plant is used in traditional Asian medicine.


Citrus-Bioflavonoids

Present in citrus fruits

Function

Bioflavonoids are produced by the plant for protection against oxidative stress (i.e. damages caused by free radicals).

Facts

Citrus bioflavonoids are particularly found in the pith of citrus fruits and are responsible for the bitter taste.


Guarana extract

Extracted from guarana plant's dried seeds.

Function

Seeds of the guarana plant naturally contain caffeine. Studies have shown a positive effect on cognitive performance and on the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Facts

Guarana grows in the Amazon Basin in South America. The name derives from the name of the indigenous nation of Guaraní.


Green tea extract

Extracted from green tee

Function

Green tea contains caffeine and bitter constituents. These constituents are reported to have a vitalising and energising effect on the body.

Facts

Green tea is used as holistic traditional pharmaceutical in Chinese medicine. Green tea is a special kind of tea, it is not oxidised.


Ginger extract

Extracted from ginger roots

Function

Ginger has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It contains secondary plant substances as well as vitamins and minerals.

Facts

Among other ingredients ginger contains gingerols, which are responsible for the spicy taste. It is not only used as spice but also as traditional Chinese medicine.


Inositol

Found in sources such as melons, oranges, grapefruits
and whole grain bread.

Function

Apart from choline inositol is a main component of lecithin. Insoitol is needed for the normal function of cell membranes and is important for  transfer of signals between neurons. Together with choline it is also important for lipidic metabolism.

Facts

Inositol is considered to be a vitaminoid, a vitamin-like substance. It is found in plants (as phytic acid) and animals (as myo-inositol). In the human body high amounts of inositol are found in brain, liver, spleen and testicles.


Inulin

Found in sources such as topinambour, chicory,
cereal products and onions.

Function

Inulin is a dietary fibre and supports the digestion.

Facts

Many foods are supplemented with inulin to increase the dietary fibre amount.


Pumpkin seed oil

Is made of roasted kernels of the Styrian pumpkin.

Function

Pumpkin seed oil is traditionally used to support bladder function.

Facts

The Styrian pumpkin is a special kind of pumpkin from Styria/Austria. Pumkin seed oil naturally contains high amounts of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, trace elements, minerals and vitamins.


Lutein

Found in sources such as spinach, kale and parsley.

Function

Lutein and zeaxanthin are important phytonutrients for the eyes. Lutein is found in a part of the eye known as macula, also named macula lutea (“yellow spot”).

Facts

Lutein belongs to the group of carotenoids. The name lutein derives from the Latin word luteus meaning saffron yellow.


Flaxseed extract

Found in flaxseeds and products thereof.

Function

Flaxseed stimulate digestion.

Facts

Flax is one of the oldest crop plants and known since Stone Age.


Maca root powder

Extracted from dried maca roots.

Function

Studies have proven positive effects on hormone regulation, improvement in performance and libido.

Facts

The Incas in the Andes Mountains in Peru used maca as food, cure and aphrodisiac already 2000 years ago.


Panax ginseng

Extracted from dried roots of the panax ginseng plant

Function

Ginseng contains ginsenosides as secondary plant substances. These have antioxidant properties and protects cells (e.g. brain cells) from oxidative stress.

Facts

The ginseng root is a symbol for vigour and known for its vitalising effect. Ginseng has been used in traditional medicine for centuries and is also called “root of life”.


Resveratrol

Found in sources such as skin of grapes (especially red grapes) and red wine.

Function

Resveratrol belongs to the group of polyphenols. Polyphenols are known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Facts

Resveratrol first gained attraction in connection with the “French paradox” in the 1990s in France. In spite of risk factors such as smoking and high-fat food less heart attacks were reported due to simultaneous and regular red wine consumption.


Soy isoflavone

Found in sources such soya beans and soya products.

Function

Soy isoflavones belong to the phytooestrogens. Phytooestrogens have a similar structure to the body´s oestrogen and influence the hormonal balance.

Facts

Asiatic women eat 50 times more soy as European women. Scientists assume that this has a positive effect relating to menopausal symptoms and is the reason why these are considerably less common in Asian women.


Horsetail extract

Extracted from horsetail.

Function

Horsetail contains silicic acid, that supports the firmness of connective tissue. Silicon supports the skin’s ability to bind moisture und contributes to growth of nails and hair.

Facts

Already in the ancient world horsetail was a valued source for silicic acid. In addition horsetail also contains silicon.