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Viva Labs #1 Organic Maca Powder, Gelatinized for Enhanced Bioavailability, Non-GMO, 1lb Bag

Viva Labs #1 Organic Maca Powder, Gelatinized for Enhanced Bioavailability, Non-GMO, 1lb Bag

The History of Maca Maca root was first harvested during the pre-Incan times and historically been recognized as a "miracle food". It is a tuber, much like the potato, offering a nutrition profile of sterols, amino acids and essential vitamins and minerals. For thousands of years, the Peruvians and Incas used maca root for its healing and nourishing powers. Today, maca powder is one of the worlds most popular and nutrient-rich superfoods. Raw vs. Gelatinized Maca Maca exists in two forms, both raw and gelatinized. Due to the density of the root, consuming maca in its raw state has been associated with digestive discomfort and consequently, gelatinization has shown to offer more favourable outcomes. In Peru, maca is always cooked (gelatinized), removing unwanted starch and making the root easier to digest. Gelatinization assures that the final product bears the same unique properties of the maca consumed traditionally by the Incas, preserving the nutritional integrity of maca and producing a highly concentrated product as compared to raw maca. The Viva Labs Difference Grown in the rich soils of the Andes Mountains of Peru, harsh temperatures and extreme sunlight produce roots of exceptional nutritional substance and health-promoting properties. Viva Labs carefully harvests fully matured and developed roots when foliage is at its brightest yellow. The roots are then slowly dried and gently milled at low temperatures into fine, rich-tasting powder. A process known as "gelatinization" breaks down starch molecules, thereby easing digestion and enhancing overall nutrient content and bioavailability. Read More »

Viva Labs Organic Coconut Sugar: Non-GMO, Low-Glycemic Sweetener, 6 lbs Bag

Viva Labs Organic Coconut Sugar: Non-GMO, Low-Glycemic Sweetener, 6 lbs Bag

What is Coconut Sugar? Unlike table sugar, coconut sugar is unrefined, maintaining all the nutritional elements that are normally destroyed during industrial processing. Derived from the sap of the coconut palm tree, coconut sugar boasts many of the same health-promoting properties as other coconut products. This mineral-rich sweetener is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth with no guilty consequence. Organic Coconut Sugar: A Healthy Sugar Alternative Low-Glycemic: Coconut Sugar is a low-glycemic sweetener that has been shown to support healthy blood sugar balance. A study published by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute compared the glycemic indexes of both coconut sugar and table sugar on a scale of 100, indicating a value of 35 and 60, respectively. Viva Labs Organic Coconut Sugar is a one-to-one ratio with table sugar, helping you to achieve the same sweetness without the corresponding sugar spike. Nutrient-Dense: Because coconut sugar is unrefined, it maintains essential nutrients like calcium, potassium, iron and zinc. A study published by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute indicated that coconut sugar had roughly double of the amount of iron compared to ordinary table sugar in a 100g serving. One tablespoon of our coconut sugar represents 10% of your daily iron intake, based on a 2,000 calorie diet. The Viva Labs Difference To produce Viva Labs' Organic Coconut Sugar, local farmers "tap" the unopened flowers of coconut palm trees, oozing with sweet coconut nectar. Prior to heating, the sap is poured through a strainer, ensuring all waste matter is removed. Viva Labs processes the sap immediately after collection, obtaining a better quality sugar and sweet flavor. The sap then undergoes a reduction process under heat, evaporating unwanted moisture, leaving you with pure, granulated organic coconut sugar. Read More »

Viva Labs Organic Chia Seeds: Raw and Non-GMO, 1lb bag

Viva Labs Organic Chia Seeds: Raw and Non-GMO, 1lb bag

The Mighty Chia Seed Chia seeds were first harvested over 3,000 years ago by the ancient Mayan, Inca and Aztec empires. Warriors used this tiny superfood during times of conquest to improve stamina and endurance. Raw, gluten-free, organic, vegan, nut free and grain free, these seeds make the perfect addition to any modern-day diet. Key Highlights of Viva Labs Organic Chia Seeds Omega 3's: Chia seeds contain one of the highest concentrations of ALA, preserved by naturally-present cinnamic acids, known to extend shelf life and delay the effects of oxidation. Studies indicate omega-3's help to reduce inflammation and improve cardiovascular health. Viva Labs Organic Chia Seeds contain 2,440mg of omega-3's per serving. Fiber: Fiber has been shown to promote regularity, maintain blood sugar and promote a satiety effect. Viva Labs Organic Chia Seeds contain 4g of fiber per serving, making it an excellent all-natural thickener and binder in all of your favourite recipes. Suggested Uses for Viva Labs Organic Chia Seeds Chia seeds can be used as a binder in virtually any recipe because of its gel-forming ability, or can simply be sprinkled over your favourite smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt and salads. Add 1-2 tablespoons per day to amplify the nutritional integrity of your favourite dishes. The Viva Labs Difference Our chia seeds are sustainably grown in the mineral-rich soil regions of South America. Once the flowers have fully matured, they are thoroughly threshed and cleaned, yielding seeds of exquisite taste and nutritional substance. Viva Labs selectively chooses prime quality chia seeds, supplying higher concentrations of inflammation reducing omega-3. Viva Labs Organic Chia Seeds are sourced directly from farmers in compliance with fair trade practices and are certified organic. Read More »

Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce

Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce

The #1 Coconut Oil for Freshness and Purity Every coconut that goes into Viva Labs Coconut Oil is hand-picked at its peak for optimal freshness and nutritional value. USDA certified organic, non-GMO project verified, non-hexane and free of bleach or deodorizers, our coconut oil is the pure choice to suit your natural lifestyle. Can be used as a dietary supplement, for cooking, baking and as part of your natural beauty routine. Uses of Viva Labs Coconut Oil: Dietary Supplementation: Take 1-4 tablespoons per day for best results. Cooking: Excellent for cooking up to 350°F. Can be used as a dairy-free alternative to butter in baking and all of your favorite foods. Skin Care: Can be used as a luxurious body moisturizer. Especially helpful for dry, rough elbows and heels. Hair Care: Makes an all-natural, restorative hair mask, adding hydration, gloss and manageability. Health Benefits of Viva Labs Coconut Oil: Rich in Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs): Rich in Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs): MCTs are a unique form of fatty acids that are used by the body as a source of energy and have been shown to be beneficial in helping to maintain a healthy weight, increase stamina and promote healthy metabolism of nutrients. Pure: Certified organic, non-GMO and cold-pressed to retain all of its natural health benefits, our coconut oil delivers delicious taste, aroma and health-promoting properties in the cleanest form possible. Read More »

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