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Alfafa contains an active ingredient saponin that is traditionally used as medicine to lower blood cholesterol.
Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, aloe vera possess great hydrating and soothing properties.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
Alpa lipoic acid (ALA) is an antioxidant that helps to reduce free radical damage on our cells and support good blood sugar levels and nerve function.
Antioxidants are substances produced in the body and found in foods. They curb damage caused by harmful molecules known as free radicals.
Apple vinegar is commonly known to help in weight reduction as it increases one's satiety thus reducing overall food and calorie intake.
Artichoke is well-known for its benefits to balance blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and promote digestive, heart and liver health.
With its potent antioxidant capacity, astaxanthin can benefit our heart, as well as skin when applied topically.
Astragalus is a herb that has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine to enhance immunity and energy levels.
Avena Sativa/Green Oats
Oats are whole-grain foods rich in fibre, beta-glucan, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Beet is a root vegetable with the ability to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure.
Our body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A and the conversion amount depends on the body's demands. Beta-carotene is beneficial to our eyes, skin and immune function.
Bilberries contain the antioxidant anthocyanin that strengthen capillaries and improve blood circulation.
Biotin supports the production of keratin, a protein that promote strong hair and nails. Thus, biotin is often present in hair and beauty products.
Bitter melon has three active components, charantin, vicine, and polypeptide-p which mimics insulin, the hormone that converts blood glucose in cells for energy.
Black cherry is a fruit rich in anthocyanin, an antioxidant and is well known to be able to reduce the uric acid and gout tendencies.
Black Seed Oil
Black seed oil is rich in antioxidants, omega-6 and omega-9 and helps relieve inflammation, improve blood circulation, support immunity and skin healing.
Boron is a mineral helps prolong the effective duration of vitamin D, which is a key vitamin to enhance calcium absorption.
Made from a yeast called Saccharomyces cerevisiae, brewer's yeast is rich in chromium and B vitamins.
Butylene Glycol is a common ingredient used in skincare product to increase penetration other ingredients and regulate its consistency.
Caffeine blocks the effects of adenosine, the substance that relaxes our brain and making us feel tired.
Calcium is a mineral important for strong bones and teeth, healthy blood clotting, muscle contraction and nerve function.
Carbohydrates is a major macronutrient, serving as a main source of energy for our body.
Carrageenan is derived from red seaweed, a FDA-approved additive to thicken foods and drinks, such as jam, ice cream and salad dressing.
Cascara sagrada is a bark that comes from the California buckthorn tree, commonly used to relieve constipation.
Cat's claw is a herb found in the Amazon rainforest, that is believed to boost immunity and provide anti-inflammatory benefits.
Rich in potassium, celery seed help to relax the blood vessel to promote healthy blood pressure.
Cellulose is a type of fibre from cell walls of plants. It is commonly used as a thickening agent in foods and drinks to produce smooth and creamier texture.
Ceramides are fatty acids found naturally in our skin cells, and is a popular ingredient in skincare products that locks in skin moisture.
Rich in antioxidants such as apigenin, Chamomile promotes sleepiness and improves sleep quality.
Chia seeds is a superfood packed with fibre, omega-3, protein and minerals. 'Chia' is the ancient Mayan word for 'strength'.
Chlorella contains cellulose microfibrils which absorb toxins and heavy metals, and muscle them out of body.
Chlorogenic acid, commonly found in green coffee bean is a popular ingredient in weight loss products.
Chlorophyll are said to provide detox effects, treat bad breath and increase energy levels.
Chondroitin is a nutrient naturally found in our joints that helps maintain flexibility.
Chromium is a mineral that helps with blood sugar regulation. It makes up the molecule chromodulin, which helps insulin to function properly.
Cinnamon is a spice that is a commonly used in cooking due to its aromatic smell and provides healthy blood sugar support.
CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)
CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid, is a fatty acid naturally occurring in beef and cheese. It fuels energy and fat metabolism.
CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q-10)
CoQ10 is important for energy production as it helps generate energy in the cells.
Coconut oil rich in Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) provides as quick source of energy.
Collagen gives our skin strength and elasticity, and is responsible for the replacement and renewal of dead skin cells.
Colostrum, also known as first milk; is a high-protein breast milk rich in nutrients and natural antibodies that all mammalian mothers produce within the first few days after giving birth.
Copper is mineral found in our body responsible to make red blood cells, absorption of iron and maintain strong immune health.
Cordyceps boosts our energy levels by increasing body's production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), our body's source of energy.
Cranberry is rich in vitamins and plant compounds important in maintaining healthy urinary tract.
Dandelion is a flower traditionally used as a medicine for liver health and relieving of water retention.
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is vital for good brain and eye health, especially for fetus and young children at their development stage.
The body produces digestive enzymes to break down the food into smaller molecules of nutrients for the intestines to absorb these nutrients into the blood and deliver throughout the body.
DNA (Albino Protein Extract)
In supplement form, DNA is consumed to combat the effects of ageing. It can promote better energy levels, skin tightness and memory.
Dong Quai (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Also known as 'female ginseng', dong quai helps to maintain healthy female hormones, therefore reducing symptoms or PMS or menopause.
Rich in antioxidants, echinacea supports immune health and also helps reduce inflammations.
Elderberry comes from the Sambucus tree, which is a flower plant, traditionally used to reduce severity and duration of cold and flu.
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) is a type of omega-3 fatty acid that helps reduce inflammation and research has shown that it provides cardiovascular benefits too.
Evening Primrose Oil
EPO is high in essential omega-6 fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), that helps maintain youthful skin and regulate hormonal balance.
Eyebright is a flower traditionally used to relieve tired, dry and strained eyes.
There are good and bad fats. Good fats provides energy, production of hormones and help absorb fat-soluble vitamins.
Fenugreek helps increase men's testosterone, strength and libido, manage blood sugar control and is popular among breastfeeding mothers as it helps boost breast milk production.
Feverfew Leaf Extract
Feverfew is a flower and its leaves contain an active ingredient called parthenolide, whch has been shown to relieve migraines.
Fish oil helps support cardiovascular health, improve skin health, maintain healthy cholesterol, alleviate inflammatory symptoms and promote brain and cognitive functions.
Flax seeds are a great source of fibre and omega-3 fat acids (ALA). Consuming flaxseeds help reduce LDL cholesterol and support healthy blood pressure.
Folic Acid (Folate)
Folate is a vitamin B9 and important for proper DNA and red blood cell formation, as well as maintenance of homocysteine levels.
It is important to maintain good levels of FOS due to their ability to promote the growth of probiotics in our gut.
Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide and has been widely researched to benefit cellular health and optimal functioning of the immune and circulatory systems.
Garcinia Cambogia helps suppress appetite hence making one feeling full, which in turn reduces over-eating and total calorie intake.
Garlic is an edible bulb that has antibacterial and anti-fungal effect. It also helps to promote healthy blood lipid (fats) profile, and support digestive health.
Gelatin is high in protein and obtained from various parts of animals, such as skin, bones, tendons and ligaments.
Ginger helps reduce the tendency of indigestion, bloating and nausea, and helps combat flu and infections.
Ginkgo biloba has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years; mainly to enhance memory and alertness.
Ginseng is a traditional herb that has been commonly used to improve overall immunity and well-being, and boost energy levels.
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
Commonly found in evening primrose and borage oil, GLA is well-known for its benefits to promote healthy female hormone levels, skin and joint health.
Glucosamine is a compound found naturally in our body and plays a crucial role in building cartilage. It helps lubricate the joints and absorb shocks thus reducing joint discomfort and pain.
Glucose is the simplest form of carbohydrates and the main sugar found in our blood. It is basically the body's main source of fuel
Glycerin is an odorless, clear liquid typically derived from soybean, coconut or palm oils. Studies have shown that glycerin can increase skin hydration, smoothness and suppleness.
Golden tomato is particularly rich in phytoene & phytofluene, both colourless carotenoids that protect skin ageing caused by sun radiation by absorbing its UV rays.
Gotu Kola is part of parsley family, with the leaves and stems used to improve brain function, skin healing and reduce water retention.
Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract neutralise free radicals and protect the body against oxidative stress.
Juice from green barley is rich in naturally-occurring antioxidants and chlorophyll that makes it beneficial to immune health, healthy blood maintenance and wound healing.
Green coffee beans are unroasted coffee beans, thus it is low in caffeine content and high in chlorogenic acid - an antioxidant that is believed to help promote weight loss.
Green tea extract is rich in polyphenol antioxidants and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a well researched antioxidant.
5-HTP is renowned for its ability to increase serotonin (a neurotransmitter) levels, and promote a sense of well-being and reduce depression.
Guarana is a fruit, and its extract is widely used in energy boosting products. Guarana is shown to also help improve memory.
Gymnema is a plant which its leaves are traditionally used for blood sugar management.
Hawthorn fruit tastes sour and sweet and is traditionally used as a digestion aid.
He Shou Wu
He Shou Wu promotes 'qi' and 'jing' hence improving overall health, including hair condition.
Horny Goat Weed
Horny Goat Weed is a Traditional Chinese Medicinal (TCM) herb used to improve sexual health by tonifying the kidneys.
Horse chestnut is a plant that is commonly used for reducing the appearance of varicose veins.
Horsetail is traditionally used for its diuretic properties. The topical use of horsetail helps to stop bleeding of wounds and promote healing.
Hyaluronic Acid has the ability to bind and retain water molecules, therefore keeping tissues lubricated.
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose is a food additive used as an emulsifier, film former, protective colloid, stabilizer, or thickener.
Iron is an essential mineral that is critical for healthy red blood cells formation and transportation of oxygen to all body cells.
Isoflavones support healthy hormone level, manage discomforts related to menopause and menstruation
Isomaltooligosaccharide (IMO) is functional sweetener and is naturally occurring in honey, and fermented foods.
Kelp is also seen as a superfood as it contains many nutrients such as vitamin K, folate, magnesium; and in particularly, iodine
Kurozu Black Vinegar
Kurozu has high content of amino acids and acetic acids that could help reduce bad blood fats levels and improve blood sugar utilisation.
L-arginine is an amino acid needed to build protein, support liver health, and formation of collagen.
Carnitine primarily helps transport fatty acids into the cells and burning these fats to produce energy for the body.
Cysteine/Cystine is a sulphur-containing amino acid that aids in the formation of skin and important in detoxification.
Glutathione helps neutralise free radicals damage and protect body cells from premature degeneration.
L-theanine is considered an non-essential amino acid, which the body does not naturally produce. It is known to promote relaxation without the effects of drowsiness.
Lactobacillus bacteria support gastrointestinal health by breaking down sugars into lactic acid, which may prevent harmful bacterial growth.
Lecithin consists mostly of the B vitamin choline and is part water and part fat soluble. Commonly used as an emulsifying agent in food products.
Lingzhi (Ganoderma Lucidum)
Lingzhi works to fortify and regularise the body functions, and support the immune system over time.
Lutein has the ability to filter out UV and blue light, as well as fight free radical damage.
Lycopene is a carotenoid antioxidant that helps provide health benefits to the heart, breast and prostate.
Maca root is traditionally used to promote energy level and vitality, and improve sexual health in men and women
Magnesium stearate is an excipient widely used in food, supplements and pharmaceutical products to act as a flow agent or lubricant to prevent ingredients from sticking to the machine that creates the capsules or tablets.
Maitake is a mushroom that is an adaptogen, i.e. it helps the body adapt to stress and normalises bodily functions.
Manganese is an essential mineral that supports protein and fat metabolism, healthy nerve function, immune system and blood sugar regulation.
Manuka Honey differentiates from ordinary honey with its antibacterial property.
Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) is a form of saturated fatty acid that is known to promote weight loss as it is effectively burned by the body for energy which in turn reduces the storage of body fat.
Melatonin helps regulate sleep-wake cycle and is often termed as the "sleep hormone"
Milk Thistle is an antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties and is commonly used to help protect the liver.
Moringa, native to India, has high nutritive values and almost all parts of the tree are eaten or used as ingredients in traditional herbal medicines.
MSM is well-studied for its anti-inflammatory property thus often used to manage joint discomforts, alleviate symptoms of arthritis, improve motion and physical function.
A multivitamin is a supplement that provides essential vitamins and minerals to bridge any nutritional gaps and prevent nutrients deficiency.
Natto is rich in protein, manganese, iron, Vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, zinc, phytonutrients and some B-vitamins.
Stinging nettles is predominantly as a blood nourishing tonic and for seasonal rhinitis (sometimes called "hay fever").
Niacin, also known as Vitamin B3, is a water-soluble vitamin that faciliatates energy production by metabolising carbohydrate, protein and fat.
Niacinamide is often used to minimize redness caused by eczema or acne, retain skin moisture, lighten pigmentation, minimise fine lines and wrinkles and regulate oil production.
Noni fruit has been used for centuries in folk medicine for its anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic (pain-relieving) effect.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid, which plays crucial roles in many bodily functions such as promoting circulatory, heart, eye, joint and brain health.
Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Omega-6 is an essential fatty acid that maintains healthy nerve function, manage symptoms related to menopause and pre-menstruation, and promotes healthy skin.
Omega-9 Fatty Acids
Omega-9 Fatty Acids have shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs)
OPCs are known for their powerful antioxidative benefits that are 20 times greater than vitamin E and 50 times greater than vitamin C.
Oyster extract is well known for its benefit in supporting reproductive health, as it contains high level of zinc.
Papain is a type of proteolytic enzyme that helps to digest protein and breaks them down into smaller molecules for better absorption.
Some studies also shows that papaya leaves (extract) helps increase white blood cells and platelets, normalizes clotting and repairs the liver.
Passionflower has been used widely as a folk medicine for its sedative and tranquilising effect.
Phosphatidyl choline is a component of lecithin and helps to break down fats in the body.
Phosphotidyl serine (PS) is a type of phospholipid that is needed by every body cell, and is especially abundant in nerve cells.
Phytosterols can be found largely in plant cell membranes and well-documented that they can help to reduce blood cholesterol levels, particularly the 'bad' cholesterols.
In India, Picrorhiza has been commonly used and well investigated for the treatment of jaundice.
Pine Bark Extract
Pine Bark Extract (PBE) is a super antioxidant that offers many amazing benefits such as supporting immune health and circulatory, eye, respiratory, joint and skin health.
Rich in growth factors, amino acids, antibodies and other nutrients, the placenta is able to stimulate cell renewal, promote wound healing, enhance energy and vitality.
Pomegranate is a fruit contains cluster of juicy, gem-like seeds that is pack with various nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and potassium.
Potassium helps to manage body's fluid balance, regulate nerve impulses and support healthy muscle contraction.
Potassium Sorbate has been used for decades as a preservative that helps prolong shelf life without affecting the quality, taste, smell and appearance of the product.
Probiotics are friendly bacteria residing in the gut that promote good digestion, aid nutrients absorption and support immunity.
Propolis has been used as traditional remedy for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Protein plays an important role in repairing and building cells, tissue, organs and muscles.
Psyllium Husk promotes bowel regularity and relieves constipation by absorbing water to form a thick, viscous bulk and softening the stool.
Quercetin is one of the most studied flavonoid that helps protect body cells from free radicals damage, thus preventing premature aging and degenerative diseases.
Red clover is a flowering plant belonging to the legume family that has been used historically to help conditions like asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis, eczema and psoriasis.
Red Yeast Rice
Known as Hong Qu in Chinese, Red Yeast Rice is commonly used for improving blood circulation and balancing our blood lipid levels.
Resveratrol is a type of plant compound called polyphenol is known to act as a strong antioxidant.
Rhodiola is a flowering herb and its root have been used traditionally to increase energy, endurance, strength and mental performance.
Royal Jelly is the thick, milk substance produced by worker honey bees that serves as food for queen bee.
Safflower oil is a rich source of omega-6 fatty acids called linoleic acids, that are known to promote cardiovascular health.
Being a potent antioxidant source, sambucus has been shown to fight off infections, relieve cold and flu symptoms and improve immune health.
Saw Palmetto's berries' active compounds include fatty acids, plant sterols and flavonoids and is mainly used to help support prostate function.
Sea Buckthorn is sometimes known as the holy fruit of the Himalayas as it is rich in various vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants.
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that helps protect cells from free radical damage that could lead to degenerative diseases.
Sourced from shark's skeletons, shark cartilage contains important components called glycosaminoglycans, chondroitin, collagen and calcium.
Shiitake is a Japanese mushroom with health benefits as it contains polysaccharide that supports immune functions.
Silica (a.k.a. silicon dioxide) is a food additive that works as an anti-caking agent to avoid clumping, particularly for supplements in powder form.
Sillicon Dioxide is a chemical compound that is made up of silicon (a mineral) and oxygen, and can be naturally found on earth, in our body tissue and foods.
Sodium is a mineral that is one of our body's electrolytes to help maintain normal fluid balance. It also plays a part in healthy nerve and muscle function.
Sodium hyaluronate is the water-soluble salt of form of hyaluronic acid (HA) that are bio-engineered to increase its stability and reduce the likelihood of oxidisation.
Known as a superfood, spirulina is abundant in antioxidants that help fight against oxidative stress.
Squalene (Shark Liver Oil)
Shark liver oil (and squalene) is traditionally and historically used to treat arthritis, psoriasis and other skin related problems.
Stearic acid is used as an emulsifying agent, solubilising agent, tablet and capsule lubricant.
Tamarind is a leguminous plant that is native to Africa; contains good amount of fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, iron, and polyphenols with antioxidant property.
Taurine helps maintain electrolyte balance in cells, formation of bile important for fat digestion, regulate minerals utilisation, and support healthy nervous system.
Titanium dioxide is a fine, white powder food colorant that acts as a whitener, sometimes also an anti-caking agent to prevent the product from clumping together.
Tocopherols are major group of vitamin E and acts as an antioxidant that helps enhance immune health, promote healthy skin and reduce the formation of blood clots.
Tocotrienols exist in four different forms: alpha, beta, gamma and delta and are powerful antioxidants that help protect against free radical damage.
In TCM and Ayurvedic medicine, the root of tribulus terrestris is believed to have aphrodisiac effects that help to enhance libido in both men and women.
Turmeric contains an active component - curcumin, a type of polyphenol is well studied for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
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Uva Ursi leaves have been traditionally used to treat urinary tract infections (UTI) due to its active ingredient arbutin that has antiseptic and diuretic effects.
Valerian is a flowering plant native to Europe and Asia, and its root is often used to promote relaxation and ease insomnia.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is needed for proper development and functioning of eyes, skin and immunity.
Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin)
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is a water-soluble vitamin that is important for carbohydrate metabolism and has a positive effect on energy, growth and brain function.
Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is a water-soluble vitamin and essential for energy production through metabolism of foods, proper cell growth and function, and maintenance of digestive tract lining.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is a water-soluble vitamin that is responsible for wide variety of bodily functions, including blood cells formation, optimal brain function and healthy nervous system.
Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B Complex maintain healthy nerve and mental function, release energy from the foods, and improve stress coping ability.
Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin that boosts immunity, builds resistance against common infections, promotes tissue growth and repair and supports collagen production.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that facilitates the absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential in promoting blood circulation, providing antioxidant support and repairing cell and tissue.
Vitamin K is a group of fat-soluble vitamins that play an important role in bloot clotting to prevent excessive bleeding.
Wakame is a type of seaweed that is well-known for its potential role in weight management, satiety without contributing much calorie to the diet.
Wheat grass is a thick, hay-like grass that contains nutrients such as vitamin A, C and E, iron, magnesium, zinc, amino acids and chlorophyll.
Whey protein is derived from milk, and is considered a complete protein as it provides all 9 essential amino acids, including branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs).
White Kidney Bean
White kidney bean extract contains alpha-amylase blocker and phytohemagglutinin and is often used as a natural, non-stimulant way to promote weight loss.
White Peony Root
White peony is a flowering plant where its root has been used traditionally for women as a 'blood tonic' to nourish blood and regulate menses.
White Willow Bark
White willow is a plant with barks that has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to relieve pain, inflammation and fever.
Wild oats is recognised as a mood enhancer to promote relaxation and general well-being.
Wild yam is a twinning, tuberous vine with heart-shaped leaves that has been used for centuries in alternative medicine for various ailments like menstrual discomforts, colic and coughs.
Wolfberries are a good source vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, zinc, polysaccharides, amino acids and antioxidants, particularly zeaxanthin.
Xanthan gum is a sugar derived typically from corn that has been fermented by a type of bacteria called Xanthomonas campestris.
Yerba mate, a traditional South American brew is beneficial for those suffering from chronic fatigue and/or wish to improve sport performance.
In the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 A.D.), effects of Yunzhi is described as invigorating vital energy, and stimulating longevity and rejuvenation after prolonged consumption.
Zeaxanthin is a carotenoids that is known to protect our eyes from harmful high-energy light waves, such as ultraviolet rays from sunlight and blue light from electronic devices.