Green Coffee Bean Extract Green coffee beans are a rich source of the antioxidant, chlorogenic acid (CGA), which has been shown to help weight management and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. CGA has been shown to inhibit the release of glucose within the body, preventing the spikes that could lead to fat accumulation. It also increases metabolism in the liver, helping to burn fat. As an added benefit, studies show that CGA reduces homocysteine in the blood, assisting cardiovascular health. Magnesium Glycine Effervescent Magnesium is truly a miraculous mineral and essential to our well being. Yet Health Canada reports that over 42 per cent of Canadians are deficient in this mineral. Calcium directly opposes magnesium within the body and a high intake of calcium — relative to magnesium — can throw off the delicate balance. Purica® Effervescent Magnesium Glycine is a delicious raspberry-flavoured drink that will ensure you obtain the optimum daily dose of this vital mineral. Vegan Vitamin D3 Yummy gummies Vitamin D3 is essential to the health of the entire body, and especially the bones and teeth. Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is produced in the skin in the presence of sunlight. Canadians are at risk of vitamin D deficiency from October to April because winter sunlight in northern latitudes is too low, and because the use of sunscreens to prevent skin aging has become prevalent. Purica Vegan Vitamin D3 Gummies—which are naturally sourced from lichen—are a fun way to ensure vitamin D levels remain optimal. Each Gummy provides 1000 iu of vitamin D3. Ashwagandha Balance. Strengthen. Restore. Widely used in Ayurvedic medicine, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) helps reduce symptoms of stress such as sleeplessness, fatigue, irritability and inability to concentrate. Several studies have shown this herb to have calming properties, and to significantly reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Studies conducted in Japan have shown that Ashwagandha has a regenerating effect on the brain’s neurons (nerve cells), suggesting it could be helpful in the prevention and treatment of dementia, Alzheimer’s and brain injury. Sensoril®optimized Ashwagandha has been shown to reduce cortisol levels by almost 30 per cent, and to significantly increase DHEA levels. (DHEA helps restore the body to balance following a stress reaction.) Betaine Betaine—also known as trimethylglycine or TMG—consists of the amino acid glycine and three methyl groups. Inside the body, it acts as a methyl donor, thus supporting many important functions within the body. For example, betaine assists the methylation of homocysteine to create methionine, which helps synthesize creatine. In this way, betaine helps build muscle strength, power and mass. Pure vegan betaine also helps support the liver and digestion. L-carnitine L-carnitine is a non-essential amino acid that aids in the recovery of muscles by reducing muscle tissue damage and supporting repair when resistance training. It helps improve physical performance when used in conjunction with a training regimen. L-carnitine is also a helpful antioxidant supplement for workout support as it has been shown to delay fatigue during physical activity. It helps support fat metabolism and fat oxidation (the breakdown of triglycerides into free fatty acids). Purica Pure L-carnitine is suitable for vegans. L-Lysine Lysine is an amino acid and building block of protein. A lack of lysine can lead to a weakened immune response and tendency to become sick more often. Lysine is particularly valuable for controlling outbreaks of cold sores caused by the Herpes simplex virus (HSV). It is also important for the production and maintenance of collagen. This amino acid has been shown to reduce anxiety by increasing serotonin levels. Purica Pure L-lysine is suitable for vegans. Glucosamine Vegan plant-sourced glucosamine addresses joint discomfort associated with the breakdown of cartilage. Glucosamine is a building block of cartilage and synovial fluid (the thick fluid that cushions the joints) and so provides structural help as well as relief of joint pain over the long term. For people who are allergic to seafood, taking pure vegan glucosamine is a safe form of joint support, without the risk of an allergic reaction. MSM Often combined with glucosamine, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) also helps support cartilage and restore its flexibility. Its ability to make the cells more permeable means nutrients pass through the cell walls more easily while metabolic waste is efficiently transported out of the cell. An organic sulfur compound, MSM is also very helpful for the skin, providing hydration and structural support for a more youthful appearance. (MSM works in synergy with vitamin C to build collagen.) CoQ10 Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is manufactured naturally by the cells of the body to produce energy. It is particularly prevalent in the cells of the heart, liver and kidneys—organs that have high energy requirements. As we age, the body’s ability to create this important substance declines. Pure CoQ10 helps maintain cardiovascular health, and can reduce the severity of migraine headaches when used consistently over the long term. It is also a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the body against free radical action.