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  • ALA/DHA/EPA: important omega-3 fatty acids for eye, brain, heart, skin and joints.
  • Alkalizing: the opposite of acidifying
  • Antioxidant: inhibits aging of cells
  • Bioavailability: measure of absorption
  • cGMP: Current Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Colostrum: nutrient rich ”first milk” from the mammary glands of mammals.
  • EFA: fats essential to human health
  • Glutathione: major antioxidant and detoxifier
  • Isoflavone: a natural plant estrogen found in soy
  • Micro-encapsulation: Encapsulating in sizes less than a micron, usually with phospholipids
  • MSM (methylsulfonylmethane): Bioavailable source of sulfur for skin, hair, nails and joints. Available in most Health Stores.
  • non-GMO: no genetically modified organisms
  • ORAC: A scientific measure of antioxidant power
  • Phospholipid: Natural fats found in our cell walls
  • Phytoestrogen: natural estrogen in foods
  • Phyto-Extracts: super nutrients from plants
  • Phytonutrient: special health promoting compounds found in plants
  • Polypeptides: Immune and repair factors found in colostrum
  • Polyphenol: antioxidants found in berries, tea and wine
  • Prebiotic: soluble fibers that support friendly micro-organisms in our intestines
  • Probiotics: friendly micro-organisms in our intestines that support digestion and immunity
  • Soluble fiber: natural fiber that helps maintain normal cholesterol and blood sugar; also inhibits appetite and promotes healthy digestion
  • SuperFoods: Foods especially rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients and zoonutrients
  • SuperSorb: Enhanced delivery system wherein highly bio-available forms of micronutrients and microencapsulation in natural phospholipids are utilized to help maximize nutrient absorption.
  • Undenatured: not inactivated with heat
  • Whey: The type of protein in cow’s milk that is also richest in human breast milk.
  • Zoonutrients: special health promoting compounds found in meat, fish, egg and dairy products, especially whey and colostrum
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