Eating a healthy diet and making sure you have enough time for exercise and quality sleep are essential parts of a healthy lifestyle. However, many women find that taking health products can give them a much-needed boost to get through the day. From increasing energy levels to managing stress, Well Natured offers a wide range of products that can improve your overall wellbeing.
As Steve Poulsen, VP of marketing at Well Natured explains, this largely comes down to the ingredients that are used for the brand’s capsules, creams and tinctures. Here’s a closer look at some of the ingredients that help the company create game-changing health products.
1. Hemp113TM Whole Hemp Powder
“Our Hemp113TM Whole Hemp Powder is the baseline for each of our products,” Poulsen explains. “This powder is designed to preserve the beneficial elements of the natural hemp plant. It contains natural concentrations of up to 113 cannabinoids, as well as additional nutrients that are naturally found in hemp, such as flavonoids, fatty acids, protein, fiber and several vitamins. By using the entire hemp plant, you get the full range of benefits it has to offer — much more than you would get from CBD oil alone.”
Several terpenes found in the hemp plant help reduce stress and anxiety, and help the body relax — such as myrcene, limonene and linalool. These and other nutrients help regulate the body’s functions and keep everything balanced.
2. Xia Powder
Xia (or chia) powder is a powerful ingredient made from chia seeds. These small seeds are rich in a wide range of nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, protein and trace minerals like calcium and zinc. Chia seeds have been linked to improved cardiovascular health and weight management.
The chia fiber used in Well Natured products uses a micro-milled chia extract. The powder also contains polysaccharides, which help slow down the body’s carbohydrate metabolism to prevent energy crashes and food cravings.
Another key ingredient used in many Well Natured products is Shoden, a purified extract derived from the ashwagandha plant. “Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogen that has been used for thousands of years,” Poulsen explains.
“The adaptogens in this plant can help the body recover from stress, support a healthy response to inflammation and even improve sleep quality. Whereas ginseng boosts energy, ashwagandha helps you calm down and feel balanced. Even when present in low doses, it can have a significant effect.”
“L-theanine is an amino acid that is found in tea. For our products we use Suntheanine, an isometrically pure form of this nutrient,” says Poulsen. “Suntheanine uses a patented enzymatic process to achieve a 100 percent pure product, as opposed to simply being a green tea extract. This nutrient helps promote mental relaxation, without causing drowsiness.”
According to Poulsen, potential benefits of this nutrient include improved concentration and learning performance, as well as improved sleep quality when paired with other sleep promoting nutrients.
5. Turmeric Curcumin
Turmeric is used in many spice blends — particularly curry powders and even yellow mustard. While it is popular for its distinct flavor, it also provides a powerful nutritional boost thanks to its curcumin content.
Curcumin is an antioxidant that promotes heart and brain health, including by helping prevent degenerative diseases. It can also improve the body’s response to inflammation by neutralizing free radicals and stimulating other antioxidant enzymes.
6. Indian Gooseberry
The Indian Gooseberry is a super fruit that has been linked with improved blood flow and cardiovascular health, as well as strengthened immunity and digestion. It is rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, amino acids, dietary fiber, and several vitamins and minerals.
“For our products, we use SunAmla, a powder that is derived from the Indian Gooseberry through water extraction,” Poulsen explains. “Concentrating the fruit’s polyphenols and antioxidants into a powdered form makes it easy to incorporate into our wellness capsules. It’s a great, natural way to promote whole-body health.”
7. Menthol Mint Oil
Found in the company’s pain relief cream, menthol mint oil is an organic compound that has been used for thousands of years. Mint oil cools and then warms the skin when it is applied, helping soothe minor muscle and joint pains.
By using a very concentrated oil derived from the plant, products containing menthol mint oil can deliver quick and effective relief.
8. Green Tea Extract
“Green tea contains a major catechin called EGCg,” Poulsen says.
“This antioxidant has been found to aid weight management, and may also help reduce inflammation and prevent chronic disease. It can even help prevent bad breath! We use Teavigo for our green tea extract, as it provides greater potency and purity than other similar extracts.”
In fact, Teavigo has 94 percent EGCg content, while also being caffeine-free and water soluble. This helps maximize its effectiveness in Well Natured products.
Healthy Ingredients for a Healthy You
With ingredients that promote a wide range of health benefits, Well Natured is able to provide truly game-changing products. Whether you need some extra energy to start your day or some muscle relief after a tough workout, the quality ingredients in these products ensure you’ll get the boost you need — naturally.