We all know that we need more fruits and greens, but few of us make the effort necessary to ensure that we get enough of these. We are all aware that some fruits are considered ‘superfood’, but the term has been bandied about so much that if you are anything like me you are probably quite confused by now about which fruits belong to this select group. Now EGN (Earth Grown Nutrients) takes all the guesswork and effort out of ensuring you are getting the optimal nutrients for your body. EGN consists of 24 specially sourced ingredients. It will provide you with all the micronutrients that you need, but it is so much more than just a multivitamin powder. EGN also contains a staggering array of bioactive phytochemicals. It will also provide you with antioxidants, aid your digestion, and help detoxify your system.
Fight Free Radicals with EGN
Free radicals are everywhere, and they are very dangerous. They are molecules that have an unpaired electron, which makes them very unstable and highly reactive. They will react with your DNA, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates; damaging tissues and increasing the risk of cancer, heart disease and dementia. Free radicals are the major factor behind the aging process.
Free radicals are so dangerous that the body produces its own defences against them, known as antioxidants. However, because of pollution in the air and in our food, increased sunlight and other environmental fractals the body’s defences are frequently not enough. EGN comes with some of the most powerful plant-based anti-oxidants found in nature:
Peruvian Purple Corn Powder: is a rich source of anthocyanin potent anti-oxidants.
The Maqui Berry is generally considered as being the richest natural source of antioxidant anthocyanins.
Grape Skin is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory action. It also helps reduce cholesterol.
Lacuma Fruit from South America is not only a source of antioxidants but acts as a natural sweetener.
Camu Camu is a little known fruit from the Amazon Rainforest. It is an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin C, and contains essential amino acids.
Acai Berry: This Amazon Rain Forest berry is a famous source of antioxidants, as well as boosting the immune system and enhancing overall energy
The free-radical fighting power of different foods is measured by the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) score. Due to all its super botanical ingredients the ORAC score of EGN is a whopping 70,000 per serving. You get unprecedented protection from free radical damage, and all from natural, earth grown ingredients!
Get your Greens with EGN
We all know that dark green vegetables are particularly rich in micronutrients, minerals and chlorophyll. The amazing process of harnessing the energy of the sun, on which all life depends, happens in the leaves. Unfortunately many people don’t enjoy eating what they regard as ‘rabbit food’. EGN combines potent greens from land and sea, including wheat grass, barley grass, oat grass, kale, kelp, dulse, spirulina and alfalfa. Your diet will be the envy of many rabbits, all in one quick economical powder.
EGN for Plant Pigments
Greens are good for you, but so are brightly coloured fruits and vegetables. Many plant pigments are biologically active and come with important health benefits. Beta-carotene is of course the most famous of these healthy plant pigments. EGN takes care of the rainbow foods for you as well.
Carrot Powder: The benefits for eyesight of carrots have been known for centuries. We now know that this is due to their beta-carotene content. Carrots are also an excellent source of vitamins B and C.
Organic Beet Root Powder:
Beets are an excellent source of nitrates, increasing nitric oxide and improving blood flow. They can improve exercise endurance and stamina.
Cranberry Fruit: Cranberries contain the phytochemicals proanthocyanidins which protect against E. coli bacteria in the uterus and bladder. Cranberries can play an important part in preventing urinary tract infections.
EGN for Detox
Even if you do take care about what you put into your body, it is almost impossible not to give in to temptation and indulge in some delicious, but not very healthy, food occasionally. Then there are all the hidden pollutants that are found even in healthy food. The bottom line is that no matter your life style, your body can definitely do with a bit of detoxing, and EGN contains the botanicals that will do just that!
Dandelion root is not only a great source of beta-carotene and other vitamins and minerals but it can also act as a milk diuretic and has kidney and liver detox action.
Milk thistle is well known for helping cleanse the liver. It is also of great benefit in preventing gallbladder troubles such as gallstones.
Olive leaf seed is anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. It is also a source of oleuropein, a phenolic compound with strong thermogenic effect.
EGN for Better Digestion
Putting healthy nutrients in your mouth is of course only one half of the equation; you must also make sure that they are efficiently absorbed. Onnit has not forgotten about your stomach when designing EGN, and it takes a two- pronged approach to looking after your digestive system. First of all there is the eight-strain probiotic to ensure that the microbial flora that lives inside you is well balanced. Probiotics are beneficial, friendly bacteria that are essential for health. They fulfil many functions, including protecting you from harmful bacteria, producing vitamins and serotonin, modulating the immune system and digesting certain foods.
Although every human comes naturally with their own massive population of friendly bacteria, this delicate balance can be easily destroyed by taking antibiotics, travel or a change in diet. The probiotics in EGN will ensure that your gut bacteria friends are healthy and working at optimum levels whatever your life style.
EGN also comes with a set of natural fruit-derived enzymes to aid your own digestive system. Nowadays food intolerances are very common. Many people don’t produce all the enzymes that are necessary to digest food properly, especially as you get older production of some digestive enzymes can slow down. EGN takes care of this problem for you with plant derived hemicellulase and phytase, and with papain containing papaya fruit. With EGN you will feel light and energetic after meals, and you will be sure to derive all the nutrients from the food you eat. Embarrassing digestive problems such as excess gas will be a thing of the past!
With Onnit’s EGN you get the benefits of the full bounty of Mother Nature. Twenty four carefully sourced botanicals will provide all the micro nutrients necessary for health as well as anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and cleansing phytochemicals. What is even better is that all this amazing wealth of beneficial compounds is naturally derived from earth grown sources, not artificially created in the laboratory!