Plankton oil or Calanus oil consists of a natural extract of the Calanus finmarchicus. This is a small (3-5 mm) lobster species from the Calanidae family. These animals are part of the zooplankton sitting at the beginning of the food chain and are found in large quantities in the Arctic Ocean. Calanus finmarchicus contains valuable and unique omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, there is no accumulation of toxins and the process of harvesting is very energy-efficient. Continue reading →
Good intentions. How many times have you already had them? Countless times. Every year I thought about which things I should do better, like more exercise, eating healthier and losing a few pounds. But at the end of January everything was back to normal and little had changed.
Can it be different? Hell yes! Of course! By looking at intentions in a different way. This will make it much easier and believe me: you will succeed. Let me explain it to you.... Continue reading →
The Dutch are generally cited as eating too much salt. Together with Koninklijke Horeca Nederland, the Dutch Kidney Foundation organized the kick-off of the Eat Salt-Consciously Week on 10 January at the Dutch Horecava trade fair. Attendees could sample how tasty food with less salt is. The governing message this week, which received a lot of media attention, is that you can enjoy food with less salt—even in the hospitality industry. Continue reading →
MegaFood announces that its entire product line is now certified Glyphosate Residue Free (GRF). Certification was granted by the Detox project, an independent research organization. MegaFood cooperated with the project and had all products tested by this independent party. Continue reading →
Why we are MegaFood fans and why whole-food nutritional complexes are essentia
MegaFood home-produces vitamins and supplement ingredients from genuine food sources. Over 226,796 kilos of fresh fruit and vegetables are processed annually. However, the process is not as simple as grinding, drying and processing tablets. Continue reading →
Get hungry for a better functioning brain
Fasting for better functioning brains? If you have ever fasted you may have noticed that you are mentally sharper. An appetite stimulating hormone produced in the stomach seems to stimulate the growth of new brain cells while also protecting the brain from aging. Continue reading →
What is an adaptogen?
An adaptogen is a substance that interacts with the body in a positive way to restore balance (homeostasis) in circumstances of stress. This reduces the effects of stress on the body, making it less taxing. Modulating stress affects various systems and functions in the body. These involve hormones, neurotransmitters, mood and sleep. Adaptogens are mostly herbs. The following three criteria are used to identify an adaptogen: Continue reading →
Collagen and collagen hydrolysate: What's the difference?
Whey proteins are perhaps the world's most used proteins in food supplements, shakes and smoothies, providing extra protein for recovery and growth. Although not as familiar, collagen hydrolysate makes for an equally excellent source of protein, but with the added advantage that its unique amino acid profile specifically supports skin, hair, and joint health. Continue reading →
Since 2007, vitamin D has been one of the fastest growing supplements and this rise in popularity seems to be continuing for the time being. Vitamin D3 supplements are widely recommended by doctors, health enthusiasts and orthomolecular therapists. But is D3 use always the wise option? This is a question many people ask themselves and one that everyone, indeed, should be asking. Continue reading →