Vitamin Glossary

Vitamins: Organic nutrients needed in small quantities in order to facilitate the metabolic process of other nutrients and maintain diverse physiological processes essential to the wellbeing of cells.

Vitamin A: Necessary for growth and development throughout life. It also helps maintain healthy skin, cartilage, bones, and tissue in general, in addition to supporting eyesight and healthy immune and reproductive systems.

Vitamin C: Important for the formation and maintenance of collagen, for the effective absorption of iron, to aid the healing of wounds, reinforce the immune system, improve blood flow, and support the healthy development of teeth, gums and bones. This vitamin also has beneficial antioxidant properties.

Vitamin D: Essential at any age for the adequate absorption of calcium into the bones in order to keep them strong; required to support a healthy immune system. Light sunbaths are highly recommended in order to take full advantage of this vitamin.

Vitamin E: Protects cells from the harmful effects of damaging agents and delays the appearance of premature aging because it's an antioxidant that inhibits the auto-oxidation of lipids found in body tissue. Essential for the healthy development of premature babies and those born with especially low body weights.

Vitamin K: Contributes to healthy blood coagulation and the general maintenance of the skeletal system.

Thiamine (vitamin B1): Aids the efficient absorption of nutrients, like carbohydrates and protein, and helps maintain healthy nervous and gastrointestinal systems.

Riboflavin (vitamin B2): Helps other vitamins to activate and carry out their roles more efficiently in the body. Also, it helps improve the quality of red blood cells and generate the necessary energy to perform our daily activities.

Niacin (vitamin B3): Important for the production of energy throughout the entire body; supports healthy skin, bones, and nervous and gastrointestinal systems.

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5): It is a precursor of coenzyme A, which participates in the metabolism of energy.

Pyridoxine (vitamin B6): Important factor in the efficient use of protein and fat; contributes to a healthy neurological function and to the production of substances that provide us with a soothing, relaxing sensation; aids the formation of red blood cells and antibodies, which are part of the body's defense system.

Biotin (vitamin B7 or B8): Aids the healthy development of cells and the efficient use of protein, fat and carbohydrates; it helps support other vitamins in their diverse roles, including the supply of energy to the body. Supports healthy nails and hair.

Folic acid (vitamin B9): Essential for the healthy development of the fetus's neural tube during the first weeks of gestation; helps prevent certain types of anemia; supports healthy cells at any age.

Cobalamin (vitamin B12): Stimulates the production of red blood cells and helps to effectively transmit cellular information and nerve impulses to the rest of the body. Essential to support a healthy hematopoietic system.

Mineral Glossary

Minerals: Single or compound chemical elements whose presence and active participation is vital for cell activity. They are essential to support a healthy body. There are more than 20 vitamins that are required to control the metabolic process, and many others are needed to maintain the diverse functions of body tissue. They are as important as vitamins.

Boron: Participates in the formation of strong bones and is used to treat osteoarthritis; helps shape healthy muscles; can increase testosterone levels. It also contributes to muscle coordination and cerebral function.

Calcium: Plays a very important role in the health of bones and teeth. It supports healthy blood coagulation, aids the transmission of nerve impulses throughout the body, especially to the muscles, and contributes to the heart's wellbeing. Vitamin D is required for the body to take full advantage of its properties.

Copper: Necessary for the absorption of iron, takes part in the formation of hemoglobin, supports the immune system, and is involved in the synthesis of melanin.

Chromium: An essential mineral required by the human body to metabolize carbohydrates and fat. It is the most important mineral for the prevention and treatment of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.

Phosphorous: Along with calcium, it helps support healthy bones and teeth. It is responsible for providing energy and helping the body's functions to take place in a more efficient manner.

Iron: An essential element in the creation of red blood cells, important for the prevention of certain types of anemia. It is responsible for transporting oxygen to all the tissues and muscles in the body. It helps maintain a healthy immune system.

Magnesium: Necessary to support healthy nervous and muscular systems, including the joints and cartilage; important for intestinal peristaltism; supports a healthy heart)

Manganese: Linked to the formation of skin and bones, to tissue development, and blood coagulation. It contributes to the efficient use of insulin.

Molybdenum: Involved in the production of substances that are fundamental for healthy growth and development. It contributes to the efficient use of iron.

Potassium: Essential for the function of all living cells; necessary for muscular contraction, energy production, stability in bodily fluids and arterial pressure, and for the efficient use of the protein found in our diet.

Selenium: Stimulates the immune system, helps delay some of the signs of the aging process, and contributes to the healthy functioning of the thyroid gland. Offers protection from the harm caused by toxic agents.

Iodine: Contributes to the healthy functioning of the thyroid gland and is involved in the metabolic process. It is essential for healthy growth and brain development.

Zinc: Contributes to the healthy functioning of the immune system and reproductive organs; promotes healthy skin and hair; aids wound healing; supports spermatogenesis; and works as an antioxidant in combination with vitamin A.

Product Components Glossary

Arginine: Semi-essential amino acid involved in the natural process of body tissue repair and regeneration. Arginine participates in the formation of nitric acid, which has a vasodilation effect and can prevent the inflammation of blood vessels, avoiding the creation of cholesterol plaque that obstructs blood flow. It is also involved in the immune response.

Almond powder: Almonds are rich in fiber and oleic and linoleic acids, ideal to help stimulate intestinal movement and give the body a sensation of fullness. Helps promote healthy cholesterol levels already in the normal range (contains phytosterols).

Caffeine: Acts as a stimulant to the nervous system; helps block chemical substances that provoke drowsiness in the brain and increases adrenaline, facilitating intellectual and muscular activity. Promotes a state of alertness.

Candida albicans: Scientific name of a fungus that can be found throughout the body.

Candida-related infections can affect different parts of the body:

  • Oral candidiasis: fungi infections that cause the appearance of white or cream-colored deposits in the mouth.
  • Esophagitis: when the infection disseminates towards the esophagus, the tube that transports food from the mouth to the stomach. Esophagitis can make swallowing difficult or painful.
  • Women coan suffer vaginal infections due to Candida, which may cause itching, pain, and irregular secretions.
  • Skin infections provoked by Candida can cause itching and skin rashes.

Carnitine: An amino acid that the body uses to transform fat into energy. It normally isn't considered an essential nutrient because the body can produce what it requires. Notwithstanding, a carnitine supplement can help improve the ability of certain tissue to produce energy. This effect has prompted the use of carnitine for the treatment of several muscular diseases, as well as cardiovascular ones.

Cysteine: non-essential amino acid that supports the structure of proteins in the body. It is a component of the antioxidant substance glutathione, which protects the body and detoxifies it of chemical substances and harmful agents. Helps support healthy nails, skin and hair.

Choline: Nutrient that is essential for the regulation of neurological activity pertaining to the body's movements and coordination. Important factor in supporting certain brain functions, like memory, concentration and learning. Supports a healthy cardiovascular system.

Coenzyme Q10: Necessary for the proper functioning of cells and the production of energy; contributes to a healthy cardiac function, which supports circulation, blood oxygenation, and blood pressure. It has a strong antioxidant effect, required to promote healthy muscles; improves elasticity in arteries. Helps prolong cell life in nails, skin and hair

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Chondroitin: Substance that constitutes an important element in connective tissue and helps provide healthy elasticity levels to cartilage.

Licorice Extract: Herb credited with antioxidant ("free radical trapping") properties. This ingredient can help support a healthy liver.

Sugar cane wax extract: Contributes, nutritionally, to the reduction of LDL ("Bad") cholesterol and – to a slightly lesser degree – total cholesterol levels. Contributes to the increase in HDL ("good") cholesterol and helps avoid the formation of plaque inside arteries.

Coconut extract: Contains fatty acids, which have an important nutritional value. These fatty acids operate by dissolving the bacterial cell wall, thus aiding its destruction. Its effect against Candida albicans has been widely studied.

Pineapple extract: Contains proteolytic enzymes like bromelain, which help accelerate phagocytosis or stimulate the immune system to promote the elimination of microorganisms, such as Candida albicans, purifying the digestive tube of intestinal bacteria.

Phenylalanine: Essential amino acid that plays an important role in the regulation of blood pressure, the consumption of oxygen, blood glucose levels, cardiac pulsations, the metabolism of lipids, and the healthy functioning of the nervous and cerebral systems.

Phytosterols: Plant-based compounds that have the capacity to compete with the dietary cholesterol absorbed by the intestine. As a result, blood cholesterol concentration levels may go down.

Fiber: there are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble.

  • Soluble fiber attracts water and transforms it into gel during the digestive process, slowing it down. It is scientifically proven that this type of fiber reduces cholesterol, which can help prevent heart disease.
  • Insoluble fiber seems to accelerate the passage of food through the digestive system and adds volume to feces. Fiber of vegetable origin adds volume to one's diet. Because it produces a sensation of fullness, it can aid weight management. Fiber also aids digestion, can prevent constipation, and is sometimes used to treat diverticulosis, diabetes and heart disease.

Fructose: Nutritional sweetener that comes from fruit. Does not require insulin to be metabolized.

Gymnema: Component that can support a healthy pancreas while helping the body to absorb sugar more efficiently.

Glycine: Participates in the healthy production of collagen and hemoglobin. Helps provide a calming effect and - in conjunction with glutamine - is important to a healthy cerebral function. Assists in the creation of certain compounds that are central to the body's performance; can improve concentration, memory and learning processes.

Glucuronolactone: A carbohydrate derivative from glucose that helps the body to eliminate toxic substances during exercise. It is part of the body's tissue structure.

Glutathione: It is one of the body's most powerful antioxidants; protects cells from the harm caused by air pollution, stress, vigorous physical activity, and the degenerative processes associated with age. Facilitates healthy liver cell detoxification.

Inulin: Soluble fiber that acts as nourishment and helps promote the growth of bacteria that are beneficial to the intestine.

Isoflavones: They mainly have antioxidant and phytoestrogenic (that contains natural estrogen) properties, which give them extensive and wide-ranging applications. They combat the symptoms of menopause, such as emotional instability, anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes and excessive perspiration (especially at night, which adds to insomnia), headaches, nervousness, irritability, and depression. Favors the absorption of calcium and bone mineralization.

Aloe Vera juice: Rich in vitamins, minerals, protein and soluble fiber. Moisturizes and smoothes the skin and supports gastrointestinal health.

Soy lecithin: A natural emulsifier used to moisturize and lubricate. It supports a healthy biliary function, facilitating digestion and the transport of fat through the bloodstream. Contains choline.

Soy protein: It is a complete vegetable-source protein; a highgrade nutritional source comparable to the protein found in meat, eggs or milk. It helps support healthy blood cholesterol levels already in the normal range and is conducive to the heart's wellbeing.

L-Theanine: An amino acid found in green tea that has a calming effect during stressful situations. Promotes healthy body weight and helps alleviate premenstrual symptoms. Produces a general sense of relaxation.

Taurine: Involved in neurotransmission; supports a healthy heart beat and arterial pressure. Helps the body maintain high energy levels during several hours. Can promote a state of alertness throughout the body.

Black tea: Contains compounds with antioxidant and thermogenic properties.

Thermogenesis: Known as the biological process by which the body generates heat by transforming food into energy. Faced with an excess in calories, complex mechanisms of the nervous system activate to transform calories into heat instead of body fat.

Tyrosine: Promotes the efficient conversion of carbohydrates and fat into energy; therefore, it is considered a thermogenic compound. It also supports a healthy nervous system and helps the body cope with stress and physical strain. Supports a healthy thyroid function, improving the metabolic process.

Tryptophan: Amino acid that can become niacin and serotonin inside the body, substances that are involved in several functions of the nervous system that generate a feeling of wellbeing, tranquility and relaxation. Important for healthy growth in babies and for the general wellbeing of adults.