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Ancient Apothecary Superfood Kit
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Turmeric Capsules

Highlights

  • Made with organic, fermented turmeric
  • Supports healthy energy and reduces fatigue †
  • Supports joint health †
  • Supports a healthy response to stress †
  • Supports mental clarity and concentration †

Suggested Usage

  • Adults take 3 capsules daily with 8 ounces of your favorite water or beverage
  • May be taken with or without food

Product Facts

  • Form: Capsule
  • Serving Size: 3 Capsules
  • # of Servings: 30

Dietary Restrictions

Keto, Paleo, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free

Health Interests

Immune Support, Joint Health, Fitness, Wellness

Ancient Herbals - Elderberry + Probiotics

Highlights

  • Supports a healthy immune system and immune response†
  • Supports a healthy immune system activation†
  • Supports a healthy intestinal and respiratory mucosal immune response†
  • Supports a healthy inflammation response†
  • Features fermented elderberry
  • Features 2 billion CFUs* of Bacillus subtilis
  • 0g of sugar

Suggested Usage

  • Take 2 capsules with 8 ounces of water or your favorite beverage

Product Facts

  • Form: Capsule
  • Serving Size: 2 Capsules
  • # of Servings: 30
  • Product Weight: 1.3 ounces

Dietary Restrictions

Keto, Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Made Without Dairy

Health Interests

Gut Health, Immune Health, Overall Wellness

Ashwagandha Capsules

Highlights

  • Made with organic, fermented ashwagandha
  • Supports a healthy response to stress and supports healthy DHEA/cortisol balance†
  • Supports energy levels†
  • Supports focus, healthy memory and a positive outlook†
  • Supports restful sleep†
  • Helps fight stress-induced food cravings†

Suggested Usage

  • Adults take 3 capsules daily with 8 ounces of your favorite water or beverage
  • May be taken with or without food

Product Facts

  • Form: Capsule
  • Serving Size: 3 Capsules
  • # of Servings: 30

Dietary Restrictions

Keto, Paleo, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free

Health Interests

Energy, Aging & Beauty, Joint Health, Fitness, Wellness

What Sets Ancient Apothecary Herbals Apart?

Live Fermentation, Essential Oils Infusion, Organic Herbs & Spices, and a delivery system of Warming Botanicals and Digestive Bitters.

Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbs are powered by fermentation—our own proprietary, patent-pending, dual-stage, live fermentation process.

What is fermentation and why is it important?

Fermentation is an ancient process used to break down food into more absorbable components. 

Here are some key benefits of fermentation:

  • Fermentation pre-digests nutrients and beneficial compounds into more accessible and bioavailable forms.
  • In some instances, fermentation can actually make certain foods more edible and more digestible, such as roots, leaves, nuts, tubers, seeds and grains.
  • Fermentation can increase the presence of probiotics in the food.

Each Ancient Apothecary Herbal formula is infused with Organic Essential Oils and CO2 extracts.

The Power of Essential Oils

Essential oils are often referred to as the “life blood” of plants and trees. They are the concentrated oils of herbs, plants and trees.

For example, it takes approximately 3,000 lemons to make one kilo of lemon essential oil, while one 15mL bottom of lemon essential oil takes about 75 lemons! To go deeper, there are nearly 300 drops in a 15mL bottle, so 1 drop of lemon essential oil is made by using ¼ of a whole lemon!

Likewise, 150 pounds of lavender is necessary for just one pound of pure lavender essential oil, while one 15mL bottle of lavender oil requires 27 square feet of lavender plants. With approximately 300 drops of lavender oil in a 15mL bottle, one drop equals nearly .09 square feet of lavender plants.

The bottom line: here’s a whole lot of beneficial plant life in essential oils.

These precious oils can be distilled or extracted using CO2 and bottled, and when steam distilled, essential oils keep the “frequency” that they had when they resided in the plant.

Additionally, essential oils provide lipo-soluble fractions of plants. Since plants contain both water- and fat-soluble active compounds, we believe it is important to consume a full spectrum of beneficial compounds. Fats and oils are beneficial for the effective delivery of key antioxidant compounds.

Therefore, essential oils infused into herbal formulas can help serve as a delivery system for botanicals.

Here’s the takeaway: Essential oils are some of Nature’s wonders 

That’s why you’ll find essential oils in each and every Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbs.

The Importance of Organic Herbs

It’s no secret that in conventionally grown foods and herbs, farmers often use a variety of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides synthetic fertilizers and many other "processing agents" which often remain in and on the food or herbs. Even washing these foods or herbs can’t get many of these off the produce.

Why? Because nearly 20 percent of the 17,000 (or more) pesticides in use today are known as systemic pesticides—those which reside inside the plant via its root system and have permeated the plant. That’s means they’re everywhere within the plants themselves and can’t be washed off.

To try to avoid these chemicals in and on our food, many people choose to go organic. That reason alone is enough to make going organic is all the rage these days.

But another important benefit of organic food and herbs is that, because they’re grown organically, these plants are able to produce their own natural defenses against pests.

As a result, these plants can have some of the very compounds and natural defenses that we can and often should include in our diet.

That’s why you’ll find these health-supporting organic herbs in each and every Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbs.

PLUS, each Ancient Apothecary Herbal formula features an Organic Fermented Warming Botanical Blend of black pepper, ginger, long pepper and sprouted cumin.

In Ayurveda, black pepper, long pepper and ginger are tied to the Sanskrit word trikatu, meaning three spices or three peppers. Trikatu is an Ayurvedic blend of the fruits of black pepper, long pepper and the rhizomes of ginger.

Each Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbal formula also features an Organic Fermented Bitter Botanical Blend of milk thistle, dandelion and peppermint.

Bitter botanicals or "bitters" are historically regarded as beneficial.  

By combining organic fermented botanicals, whole organic herbs and spices, hot water herbal extracts and lipo-soluble fractions, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbal formulas feature a full-spectrum infusion of the best that Nature has to offer!

The Importance of Cortisol-DHEA Balance

Balance is good, especially when it comes to life, diet, emotions, relationships, and even hormones.

That goes for the hormones cortisol and DHEA (sometimes referred to as the “mother of all hormones”), too.

Typically, a lovely balance between the hormones cortisol and DHEA is maintained in a person’s younger years. But just as other things can change as the years progress, the balance can become an imbalance because, as we age, DHEA levels naturally decline.

In fact, generally DHEA levels peak around age 25, and then decline at about 2% per year after that due to the natural aging process, so that can mean there can be up to  a 50% decline from age 25 to 50, followed by a further decline by age 75. However, stress, an unhealthy body, sugar intake, nicotine, excess caffeine and alcohol can also take their toll on DHEA.

When DHEA is diminished, cortisol’s actions aren’t kept in check and can lead to stress-related issues.

Cortisol is often referred to as a primary “stress hormone,” but it shouldn’t necessarily be villainized, since it functions as an important hormone in the body. It’s secreted by the adrenal glands and plays a normal role in proper glucose metabolism, blood pressure regulation, insulin release for blood sugar maintenance, immune function and the body’s natural inflammatory response.

Truth is, small increases of cortisol can give a quick burst of energy during life or death situations, boost memory functions and immunity, lower pain sensitivity and help the body maintain homeostasis.

However, too much and prolonged levels of cortisol in the bloodstream—such as when chronic stress is in play—can negatively affect cognitive performance, thyroid function, lead to blood sugar imbalance, adversely affect muscle tissue and bone density, blood pressure, immunity, and weight..

DHEA, which is also an adrenal hormone, can balance the action of excess cortisol.

Fermented Turmeric—Supports Healthy Joints and Mobility

With a Full-Spectrum Fermented Turmeric Blend, Organic Fermented Warming Botanical Blend, Organic Ashwagandha Extract and an Organic Fermented Bitter Botanical Blend, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Turmeric is specially formulated to support healthy joints and mobility as well as a healthy response to inflammation.†

The Importance of Healthy Joints

The body is said to have 360 joints, although it’s a count that varies due to what is defined as a joint and a person’s age. For example, some joints fuse together over time. However, it’s safe to say that there are between 200 and 400 joints in the human body.

That means that there are hundreds of joints in the body, and you probably don’t even think about your body’s hundreds of joints—unless they’re not doing their jobs quite so well. Then not only do you think about them, but you also want to make sure they’re comfortable.

Joints need to be working correctly, too, because they have a lot of work to do. Your joints function like hinges at the point where two bones come together, and the truth is that you wouldn’t be able to bend, twist or even turn around easily without your joints.

Of course, bones are great for strength, but if we had only bones, then movement would be impossible. Nature solved this by dividing the skeleton into many bones and placing joints where bones meet.

Joints, also known as articulations, are strong connections that join the bones, teeth and cartilage of the body to one another. Each joint has a specialized shape and structure controlling the range of motion between the parts that it connects.

Healthy joints should move comfortably, but sometimes they don’t—for a variety of reasons. 

Truth is, millions of Americans have occasional joint discomfort, and joint issues can happen to any joint in the body, but the larger, weight-bearing ones are the most common ones affected: the hips, the knees, etc. Why? They’re the ones that have a lifetime of stress put on them, and the more stress a joint is under, the more discomfort it can feel.     

In short, joints are pretty amazing and super important to our health, well-being and movement. That’s why it’s so important to take care of them.

Turmeric, Curcuminoids, Curcumin and Turmerones

Turmeric, curcuminoids, curcumin and turmerones are not the same or interchangeable terms.

Here’s why: turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a distinctive yellow spice; curcuminoids are a family of active compounds within turmeric which includes curcumin;curcumin is part of curcuminoids—a small but potent, vastly studied and important part of turmeric; turmerones are also bioactive molecules found withinturmeric but haven’t been studied as much as curcumin has been.

With that foundation, let’s get started.

With a long track record (over 4,000 years) of health benefits, turmeric (Curcuma longa), a perennial herbaceous plant, supports a healthy response to inflammation.†

And here’s a powerful force behind turmeric: Curcumin.

In the 1970s, scientists found that the bright orange color in turmeric is due to its  antioxidants within it via what’s called curcuminoid compounds, of which curcumin (which has been the subject of more than 2,000 published studies in the past few years alone) is believed to be the most potent.

In short, the yellow or orange pigment of turmeric, called curcumin, is significant.

There’s widespread interest in curcumin, the active compound found in the rhizome (underground stem) of turmeric, but turmerones and other active compounds in turmeric haven’t been as thoroughly explored.

Besides curcumin and turmerones, there are additionally over 200 unique compounds that have already been identified in turmeric, including 109 sesquiterpenes; 68 monoterpenes; 22 diarylheptanoids; 8 phenolic compounds, 5 diterpenes; 4 sterols; 3 triterpenes and 2 alkaloids,

You see, there’s a lot in turmeric!

Turmerones are bioactive molecules in turmeric which can also benefit health.

Curcumin and turmerones are not the same, but they both can offer benefits.  

Turmeric, in general, provides many benefits, but the clinically studied turmeric extract (95% curcuminoids) in Fermented Turmeric is obtained from the dried rhizomes of Curcuma longa and standardized for minimum 95% curcuminoids. It has optimized composition of curcuminoids from rhizomes of turmeric and is among the most extensively studied and clinically documented.

But there’s even more goodness in Fermented Turmeric! Ancient Apothecary Fermented Turmeric also features ashwagandha in the form of Organic Ashwagandha Extract (Root and Leaf).

Often hailed for its stress-relieving effects, Ashwagandha truly has a long list of benefits, including helping to support normal joint function and overall joint health.†

In addition to the healthy joint benefits, the clinically studied ashwagandha ingredient in Fermented Turmeric can:

  • Ashwagandha Root & Leaf Extract (10% withanolides):
    • Supports a healthy response to stress†
    • Supports healthy energy levels†
    • Supports restful sleep†
    • Supports healthy physical energy levels†
    • Supports a positive outlook†
    • Supports healthy mobility†
    • Supports healthy joint function†
    • Supports healthy cortisol and DHEA balance†
    • Supports focus and a healthy memory†
  • Clinically Studied Turmeric Root:
    • Supports a healthy response to oxidative stress†
    • Supports healthy blood sugar levels already in the normal range†
    • Supports healthy weight management†
    • Supports a healthy response to inflammation†
    • Supports joint health†
    • Supports healthy cognitive function†
    • Supports joint health and healthy mobility†

Combined with the Organic Fermented Warming Botanical Blend PLUS the Organic Fermented Botanical Blend AND the power of clinically studiedAshwagandha, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Turmeric is your go-to for supporting healthy joints and a healthy response to inflammation.†

Fermented, Organic Ashwagandha — Stress, Energy and Restful Sleep Support

Ancient Apothecary Fermented Ashwagandha is specially formulated to quiet the effects of stress, increase focus, healthy memory and a positive outlook.

The combination of organic ashwagandha root and leaf delivers support for healthy stress response, restful sleep, balanced cortisol and DHEA levels, energy levels, healthy body composition, sports performance boost, fighting stress-induced food cravings and more.† Our Organic Ashwagandha capsules are a favorite for people looking for a natural way to support their overall outlook, energy levels, and cognitive function.†

Ayurveda Inspired Botanicals

We didn't just source ashwagandha and put it in a capsule. We sourced the highest quality, organic and clinically studied ashwagandha, fermented it and added a unique, organic botanical blend of milk thistle deed, dandelion leaf, peppermint oil, peppermint leaf, and ashwagandha to make up the highest quality supplement available to you.

Ancient Herbals - Elderberry + Probiotics — Supports a healthy immune system activation†

 

Elderberry alone is recognized as a go-to for those seeking immune support, but Ancient Nutrition took it two steps further. Not only did we ferment our elderberry for absorbency, but we also paired it with a tough, probiotic strain known to withstand harsh conditions, Bacillus subtilis. This combination delivers benefits like support for a healthy immune system, gut-related immunity, immune system activation, intestinal and respiratory mucosal immune response,
overall gut function† and more.

Science-Backed

Ancient Herbals - Elderberry + Probiotics features select ingredients with a wide range of health benefits, including Bacillus subtilis and fermented elderberry to support a healthy immune system, healthy intestinal and respiratory mucosal immune response† and much more.

Powered by Fermentation

Ancient Herbals - Elderberry + Probiotics is powered by fermentation — our own proprietary, patent-pending, dual-stage, live fermentation process. Fermentation is an ancient process used to break down elements into more absorbable components. We chose the fermentation route so that we can ensure maximum quality.

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