A Cup of Sun Ingredients
Every Ingredient is intentional and serves a purpose.
Let's take a closer look at A Cup of Sun Ingredients:
Organic Turmeric Root Powder [ curcuma longa ]
Turmeric, also known as the spice of life has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine. The active compound curcumin has been shown to provide ant-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antiseptic and anti-depressant properties. One of the more widely accepted properties of curcumin in scientific communities is its ability to manage pain. It has also shown to be beneficial in detoxifying the body, reduces oxidative stress, suppresses the inflammatory processes of obesity and supports processes that fight and potentially reverse disease.
Organic Black Pepper [ piper nigrum ]
The active compound in Turmeric, Curcumin, is poorly absorbed by the body on its own. Piperine the chemical component in black pepper that causes the spiciness can significantly enchance the absorption of Curcumin and allow the body to use it more effeciently. One study conducted found that pairing Piperine with Curcumin increased bioavailabilty by 2,000 percent. Black Pepper has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic medicine for its health benefits ranging from major anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to protecting the liver from oxidative damage.
Organic Ginger Root Powder [ zingiber officinale ]
Ginger is in the same family as turmeric and cardamom; historic documents show ginger root has been used around the globe for thousands of years. Ginger contains an array of vital vitamins and minerals. Gingerol, the main bioactive compound is responsible for much of its medicinal properties. Ginger is documented to relieve nausea, regulate blood sugar, improve brain function, relieve joint and muscle pain, lower cholesterol levels and support healthy digestive function. And like Turmeric and Black Pepper it has potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory affects on the body.
Organic Cinnamon Bark Powder [ cinnamomum verum ]
Cinnamon is a powerful spice that dates back to ancient Egypt; it was regarded as a gift for kings due to its rarity and value. Cinnamon is packed with a variety of protective anti-oxidants that reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process. Polyphenols, phenolic acid and flavonoids are a few specific types of anti-oxidants present that attribute the the health benefits. These compounds have been shown to aid in the prevention of chronic disease by fighting oxidative stress in the body. Cinnamon also has anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and reduce heart disease risk factors.
Organic Cardamom Powder [ e. cardamomum ]
Cardamom is known as the queen of spices and is rich in powerful phytonutrients. Cardamom contains high levels of manganese, a trace mineral that helps the body form connective tissue and bones. Manganese is also crucial for normal nerve and brain function and plays a role in carbohydrate metabolism, fat metabolism, calcium absorption and blood sugar regulation. Cardamom has a dynamic flavor profile that makes it both sweet and savory. Cardamom has also been documented to improve bad breath and treat cavities, it has been shown to lower blood pressure and may provide relief to people struggling with asthma.
Organic Ashwaganda Root Powder [ withania somnifera dunal ]
Ashwagandha, an adaptogenic herb has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 2,500 years. It is also referred to as "Indian ginseng" due to its natural stress relieving qualities and ability to enhance stamina. As an adaptogenic herb, it helps the body maintain homeostasis, even in times of emotional or physical stress. Ashwagandha is valued for its anti-anxiety, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to be effective in treating mood disorders and is used in prevention of degenerative diseases. This powerful herb has also shown incredible results in lowering cortisol levels and balancing thyroid hormones.
Wild-crafted Chaga Mushroom Powder [ inonotus obliquus ]
Chaga mushrooms are a fungus generally found growing on birch trees and have the appearance of burnt charcoal. They have the second highest ORAC score and are known to be an incredible source of anti-oxidants. ORAC stands for "oxygen radical absorbent capacity", meaning the higher the score the better the food's ability to protect the body from disease-causing free radicals. In addition, Chaga Mushrooms have been shown to stimulate the immune system, are a potent anti-viral and can improve physical endurance. Chaga mushrooms have great value in positively impacting gut health by reducing inflammation in the colon.
Organic Coconut Oil [ cocos nucifera ]
The coconut tree is considered "the tree of life" in many tropical regions; coconut oil is made from the fresh coconut flesh or corpa of the coconut. Over 1500 studies document the health benefits of coconut oil ranging from reducing inflammation to support of cognitive and heart health as well as boosting energy levels. The healthy fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) make up 62 percent of the oils in coconut in form of caprylic acid, lauric acid and capric acid, and 91 percent of the fat in coconut oil is healthy saturated fat making it one of the most beneficial fats on the planet. Coconut oil has a myriad of health benefits and is easy to digest while also being antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial.
Raw Honey, Local to Southwest Colorado
Raw honey is pure, unfiltered and unpasteurized sweetener made by bees from the nectar of flowers. The honey used in A Cup of Sun is locally sourced on the western slope of Colorado. Raw honey, unlike processed honey, retains its incredible nutritional value and health powers. Honey collection and beekeeping has been practiced since ancient times. Raw honey contains bee pollen, which can provide natural allergy relief and boost overall immunity. It has been scientifically proven to help with allergies, diabetes, sleep problems, coughs and wound healing. Raw honey contains disease-preventing and disease-fighting flavonoids.
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