S E L E N I U M
Selenium is a trace mineral (required in small amounts only) vital for our health. We are not able to produce selenium as it is mainly found in soil and water. This means that it's crucial we consume foods that contain the mineral and/or take a supplement.
It plays a major role in numerous body processes including immune system support and thyroid hormones production. Therefore, it isn't surprising that people who suffer from hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) are deficient in selenium, as well as iodine. A healthy thyroid gland is important since it regulates your metabolism and controls growth and development.
A recent study showed.....
Scientific Name: Theobroma Cacao
Alternative Names: Cacao Tree, Cacao Bean, Chocolate Tree
Native to South America, the cacao tree was first domesticated 5,000 years ago. The beans from these trees are picked and go through limited processing. They ultimately become the cacao powder we are more familiar with.
Due to their rich nutrient content, cacao beans are known as the ultimate Amazonian superfood. They are rich in Tryptophan, an essential amino acid, which your body converts into the brain's "happy chemical", serotonin. This can help fight depression and reduce anxiety.
Their rich antioxidant content means that they can help lower your risk of many cancers, diseases and ageing. Did you know that cacao contains 40 times more antioxidants than blueberries?!
How Far Has it Travelled?
The Anti-Inflammatory product was the first of our product line that we listed on Amazon UK. This was a very days before New Year's last year.
In nearly four months, we have been tracking where the product has been ordered from. We were both amazed at how far some of the orders had gone! Including, Isle of Lewis, Jersey, and Guernsey. We have almost covered all of England. I think there's only perhaps six or seven counties left!
When I saw this, I had to have a bit of fun with an interactive map of the UK. It's incredible:
C R E A M O F T A R T A R
Scientific Name: Potassium hydrogen tartrate
Alternative Names: Potassium bi-tartrate
Cream of tartar is a common baking ingredient also helps to stabilized egg whites and whip cream on cake and pastries. It is used in cleaning purposes such as removing permanent spots from surface or floor.
Cream tartar was first discovered in a wine container in Iran in the 17th century. A scientist, Jean Baptiste Biot, found out its physical properties.
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