• Optimal bone health

    Optimal bone health

    Now having fun doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to “break a leg”.Bone formation and bone loss encompasses the roles that many nutrients and molecular signals play in the body. Factors that play a part in bone metabolism and bone mineral density include endocrine factors, genetic factors, mechanical factors and very importantly nutritional factors.
  • Green Tea: Nature’s Defence

    Green Tea: Nature’s Defence

    Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages available to us. It originated in China more than 4000 years ago, and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for a wide variety of health benefits.
  • Herbal Extracts

    Herbal Extracts

    What makes some herbs and botanical products so utilised and useful are often their active compounds (often present in low percentages). For example, the active ingredient of Turmeric is curcumin, those of bilberry are anthocyanidins and those of ginger are gingerols
  • Lepidium Meyenii - The Superfood Of The South America “Maca”

    Lepidium Meyenii - The Superfood Of The South America “Maca”

    Scientific name: Lepidium meyenii Family: Brassicaceae (mustards) Common Name: maino, ayak chichira, ayuk willku, Peruvian ginseng
  • Maca – The 2000 Year Old Superfood

    Maca – The 2000 Year Old Superfood

    For two thousand years, this ancient superfood thrived silently in the high Andean mountains. With extreme weather condition, this hardy plant and its secret was open only to the ancient Incans. At one time, this plant is used by the Incans as a form of currency. During the Spanish colonization of the country, the Incans use this plant to pay their taxes. Although the...
  • Stressed-Out? This Superfood Can Help You!

    Stressed-Out? This Superfood Can Help You!

    In the world where convenience is highly desired, we are often assaulted with various products that promise excellent results. Even the healthiest of us tend to bend a little when it comes to their health. Some of these products may be excellent; however most of them can do more harm than good. Some people have also been taken in the use of hormone balancing...
  • Supercharge with Co-enzyme Q10

    Supercharge with Co-enzyme Q10

    Co-enzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) is naturally found in the mitochondria of our cells where energy is produced. ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is the major energy source of our cells and many biological processes in our bodies are reliant on this energy. Co-enzyme Q10 is involved in the production of ATP and therefore plays a vital role in energy levels.
  • Vitamin D - Your Daily Dose of Sunshine

    Vitamin D - Your Daily Dose of Sunshine

    Vitamin D is well-known for the role it plays in the absorption and metabolism of calcium in the body. Lately people are becoming more and more aware of the importance of vitamin D. Vitamin D3 in supplementation form could be a well-needed addition to your life at any age. [1]
  • Life for African Mothers

    Life for African Mothers

    In the beginning of 2015 a member of our team of directors, Alastair, read an online article about infant mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa. The article explained how the majority of these unfortunate deaths are caused by inadequate nutrition as opposed to the popular belief that low calorie intake is the main contributing factor to this adversity. Alastair enlightened the team at Oxford Vitality...
  • Turmeric – As good as gold

    Turmeric – As good as gold

    Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is an Asian spice derived from the rhizome (underground stem) of the Curcuma longa plant. This plant is native to the southern and southeast parts of tropical Asia. The golden-coloured powder is commonly used in India as a textile dye, for preservation and flavouring of food and for cosmetic purposes. It is admired for its various health benefits and it is traditionally...
  • The Precursor of Happiness

    The Precursor of Happiness

    5-HTP is an aromatic amino  acid that is naturally produced in the body. Commercially it is made from extractions from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant which is native to Africa. The benefits of 5-HTP stem from its ability to increase levels of serotonin in the brain. As a precursor of Serotonin, 5-HTP is vital to the body. Serotonin is formed from the conversion of 5-HTP which...
  • Magnificent Menaquinone

    Magnificent Menaquinone

    Vitamin K2 is a much needed nutrient that plays a great variety of roles in the human body. This vitamin and its actions were not valued or recognized in the past, but promising new research around vitamin K2 is shaping a newly found appreciation for its involvement in certain functions of the human body.
  • Is Maca Truly Beneficial? The Truth Behind The Superfood

    Is Maca Truly Beneficial? The Truth Behind The Superfood

    Natural herb treatment is an excellent way to make your body healthy. That said, have you decided which supplement to try? One of the popular herbs today is perhaps the maca root powder. Below are some of the purportedly benefits claimed by the general herbalist community and what we discovered about the supplement.
  • Maca - The Ancient Superfood.

    Maca - The Ancient Superfood.

    People who are into healthy lifestyle know about the health benefits of the maca plant. This superfood, originating from the high Andean mountains in Peru, is rich in vitamins and minerals; it is also rich in protein, phytochemicals, and tannin as well as complex alkaloids. Many find it tasteful and as such, is a favorite add-on for smoothies and serves as one of the...
  • Maca – The Secret Of The Peruvian Ginseng

    Maca – The Secret Of The Peruvian Ginseng

    The maca plant has long been a part of the Peruvian history, having been cultivated in the mountainous regions of the Andes in Peru for thousands of years. Recently, the plant has been gaining attention due to its health benefits, aptly called as the “Peruvian ginseng” by the modern world. The maca plant is a hardy root plant that is cultivated in the high...
  • Maca Roots Can Lead To Sexual And Other Health Benefits

    Maca Roots Can Lead To Sexual And Other Health Benefits

    The maca plant is indigenous to the mountainous Andean plateau in Peru and is quite popular for its fleshy taproot. The root of the plant, which is what the locals refer to when identifying the maca has been a staple in their diet since the ancient Incan’s time and is usually used as vegetable crop as well as a medicinal plant. Today, the plant...
  • Peruvian Maca – The Secret Incan Aphrodisiac

    Peruvian Maca – The Secret Incan Aphrodisiac

    You might have heard of the great Incan empire but have you heard of their secret superfood? The maca root is a staple food of the Incans. The root crop is cultivated at the top of the high Andean mountains in Peru, and it is considered as nature’s version of Viagra.
  • Anthocyanins, CVD and 10 Years of Research

    Anthocyanins, CVD and 10 Years of Research

    Anthocyanins are a large family of substances found in plant tissues. Usually these include the tissues of flowers, fruits, berries and sometimes vegetables. This family of molecules includes over 600 different varieties and in the last 10 years independent research institutions have made staggering discoveries on the possible health benefits of these small colourful molecules.
  • Effects of Caffeine in the Human Body

    Caffeine has a number of different methods of action on the body, but its primary mechanism concerns reducing levels of adenosine. Adenosine occurs naturally in the body, particularly the central nervous system, and has important roles in several biochemical processes such as energy transfer. Adenosine is also classed as a neurotransmitter and it can aid in protecting neurons by reducing levels of activity in...
  • The Maca Magic – The Secrets Of The Peruvian Superfood

    The Maca Magic – The Secrets Of The Peruvian Superfood

    Maca was cultivated in Peru and has been considered as the Incan’s superfood. The maca is an ancient superfood that has existed for close to 10,000 years. 15 years ago, we visited Peru and the maca plant was growing perhaps in just two acres of land, so basically the production of this superfood is dying. The maca is known for its medicinal properties as...
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