New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels
Fresh New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels are extracted from licensed marine farms in the South Island of New Zealand's pristine coastal waterways. Extracts contain omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids, minerals and carbohydrates. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties that are important for maintaining joint cell structure and function. Consuming New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels is considered to be environmentally sustainable as the harvest method causes no environmental damage to other marine life unlike the environmental damage that can be caused by over fishing.
Rosemary Extract is sourced from New Zealand's finest rosemary growers. Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system, improve blood circulation, enhance memory and concentration and help prevent brain aging.
Nicotaminade Mononucleotide ("NMN" and "β-NMN") is a nucleotide derived from ribose and nicotinamide. NMN is made from B vitamins in the body, and is a molecule naturally occurring in all life forms. Like nicotinamide riboside, NMN is a derivative of niacin, and humans have enzymes that can use NMN to generate nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH). In mice, NMN enters cells via the small intestines within 10 minutes converting to NAD+ through the Slc12a8 NMN transporter. Because NADH is a cofactor for processes inside mitochondria, for sirtuins, and for PARP, NMN has been studied in animal models as a potential neuroprotective and anti-aging agent.
Nicotinamide Riboside Chloride
Nicotinamide Riboside Chloride is a chloride salt form of nicotinamide riboside(NR). NR is a new form pyridine-nucleoside of vitamin B3 that functions as a precursor to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide(NAD) or NAD+. Nicotinamide riboside chloride is a crystal form of Nicotinamide riboside (NR) chloride. Nicotinamide riboside chloride increases NAD+ levels and activates SIRT1 and SIRT3, culminating in enhanced oxidative metabolism and protection against high fat diet-induced metabolic abnormalities.
Magnesium is the eleventh most abundant element by mass in the human body and is essential to all cells and some 300 enzymes. Magnesium ions interact with polyphosphate compounds such as Adenosine triphosphate, Deoxyribonucleic acid and Ribonucleic acid. Hundreds of enzymes require magnesium ions to function.
Black Pepper Extract
Black Pepper Extract is a standardised extract, prepared from the dried fruits of Piper nigrum (black pepper) and contains a minimum of 95% Piperine. It is clinically studied for its ability to enhance the bioavailability of the nutrients. Not only is it an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant, but it is also recognised as a bioavailability enhancer. Piperine is also a molecule that inhibits certain enzymes that would normally attack other molecules. Due to this, it was chosen to assist NMN to metabolise.
Vitamin B2 as Riboflavin
Vitamin B2 as Riboflavin is a vitamin found in food and is required by the body for cellular respiration. Food sources include eggs, green vegetables, milk and other dairy product, mushrooms, and almonds.
Grape Seed Extract
Grapes are sourced from New Zealand's finest vineyards that produce dark grape colour varieties, predominately dark black and dark red grapes. Given New Zealand's unique geographical location that allows the lowest carbon monoxide gas particles of pollution per cubic centimetre of air in the world and a climate that has four distinct seasons, New Zealand grown grapes are considered the finest in the world with many medicinal properties.
Krill Oil is derived from a species, Euphausia Superba, that comes from the pristine Antarctic waters of the Southern Ocean. The Antarctic krill is an important species in the context of biogeochemical cycling and in the Antarctic food web. It plays a prominent role in the Southern Ocean because of its ability to cycle nutrients and to feed penguins and baleen and blue whales. Our Krill Oil is sourced from Aker BioMarine, the only sustainable harvested krill fishery company in the world that is certified Eco-Harvesting by the Marine Stewardship Council. The company uses Eco-Harvesting, a technology that brings live krill on board the boat and prevents the unnecessary by-catch such as birds and sea mammals. It also reduces the waste incurred by traditional methods when a proportion of the catch at the bottom of the net is rendered unusable through pressure from the rest as it is hauled aboard.
New Zealand sourced Astaxanthin
New Zealand sourced Astaxanthin is created in a sterile, controlled environment in New Zealand that is created for algae, free from outside microbes and heavy metals. Haematoccoccus Pluvialis algae are cultured with purified filtered mountain spring water to avoid contamination. After a few months of nutrition, the algae reaches maturity. The algae is then exposed to UV light and seeks to protect itself by producing Astaxanthin. The natural Astaxanthin is then extracted using a supercritical CO2 process. The concentrated Astaxanthin is set into gel capsules ready to be taken as a supplement.
Organic Flaxseed Oil
Organic Flaxseed Oil is a colourless to yellowish oil obtained from the dried, ripened seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum). The oil is obtained by using an expeller pressing process. Flaxseed oil is a natural source of omega 3 fatty acids. It is sourced from New Zealand’s finest Flax Seed growers and is 100% certified organic.
Mānuka honey is a monofloral honey produced from the nectar of the mānuka tree, Leptospermum Scoparium. The word mānuka is the Māori name of the tree. Mānuka honey is produced by Apis mellifera bees foraging on the mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium). It grows uncultivated throughout New Zealand. Mānuka honey is markedly viscous. This property is due to the presence of colloid. Nectar from Mānuka produces a honey boasting unique medicinal and antibacterial qualities.
Bee pollen is a ball or pellet of field-gathered flower pollen packed by worker honeybees, and used as the primary food source for the hive. It consists of simple sugars, protein, minerals and vitamins, fatty acids, and a small percentage of other components.
Royal Jelly is a honey bee secretion that is used in the nutrition of larvae and adult queens. It is secreted from the glands in the hypopharynx of nurse bees, and fed to all larvae in the colony, regardless of sex or caste. During the process of creating new queens, the workers construct special queen cells. The larvae in these cells are fed with copious amounts of royal jelly. This type of feeding triggers the development of queen morphology, including the fully developed ovaries needed to lay eggs. Studies have suggested that royal jelly is likely to enhance collagen production, vasodilation, in reducing premenstrual syndrome effects, and as a postmenopausal treatment in humans, and against Alzheimer's disease in animals.
Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees produce by mixing saliva and beeswax with exudate gathered from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. It is used as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the hive. Propolis is used for small gaps (approximately 6 millimetres (1⁄4 in) or less). When foraging, worker bees primarily harvest pollen and nectar, while also collecting water and plant resin necessary for the production of propolis.