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Oregon’s Wild Harvest – Featured Brand

Oregons Wild HarvestSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

Established in 1994, Oregon’s Wild Harvest offers a line of Non-GMO, Certified Organic, scientifically validated herbal supplements. Focusing on the synergistic activity of whole plant ingredients, therapeutic herbs are harvested at peak potency, ensuring the maximum effectiveness of the naturally occurring compounds. Once harvested, herbs are immediately processed into extracts or carefully dried under optimum conditions. Meticulous USDA Certified Organic and Demeter Certified Biodynamic® standards for processing ensure and verify that every product is 100% pure and naturally effective.

Utilizing regenerative agricultural practices Oregon’s Wild Harvest® strives to grow all raw materials on their expansive farm in Central Oregon. Medicinal plants that only grow and thrive in their native environment are responsibly soured worldwide from trusted organic suppliers and wild-crafters. Well-qualified botanists, scientists and chemists conduct in-house testing at every stage of processing to ensure the quality, purity, safety, identity and potency of all plant materials, as well as to confirm the absence of bacteria, yeast, mold, microbials, heavy metals, pesticides, unhealthy toxins and excessive moisture.

Extensively researched for therapeutic activity, Oregon’s Wild Harvest synergistic formulas are designed for maximum benefit. From plant to bottle, their hands on approach allows for complete control over every formula ensuring the presence of naturally balanced, bioavailable  active plant constituents. As part of their overall mission, Oregon’s Wild Harvest partners with academic institutions to scientifically research, expand and share technical knowledge of the medicinal properties of herbs.

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Milk ThistleMilk Thistle: Traditionally utilized and clinically demonstrated to promote healthy liver function, Milk Thistle offers 1500 mg per serving of beneficial, organically grown, maximum potency milk thistle seed extract standardized to 80% silymarin. Free of gluten, wheat, dairy, peanuts, soy and corn allergens. No fillers or excipients. Non-GMO formulation.

AshwagandhaAshwagandha: An elite and powerful rejuvenating adaptogenic herb, ashwagandha has been used traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine to promote balance and provide nourishing and calming stress support. Extensively studied, ashwagandha has been shown to promote healthy levels of cortisol, as well as help regulate a healthy inflammatory processes in response to stress. Free of dairy, wheat, gluten, peanuts, soy and corn allergens. Certified organic, Non-GMO formulation.

True Cinnamon ...“True” Cinnamon (Ceylon): A customer favorite, each serving of “True” Cinnamon provides 900 mg of optimum potency, certified organic cinnamon bark in support of normal healthy digestion and antioxidant defense. No additional ingredients. Free of dairy, wheat, gluten, peanuts, soy and corn allergens. Non-GMO formulation.

TurmericTurmeric: This product supplies freshly milled, certified organic turmeric rhizome standardized to provide enhanced levels of active curcuminoids. Turmeric’s antioxidant properties provide protective nutritional support for cardiovascular, joint, liver and overall health. The addition of BioPerine® improves absorption and increases the bioavailability of the curcuminoid constituents. Free of dairy, wheat, gluten, peanuts, soy and corn allergens. Non-GMO formulation.

About Adaptogens

AyurvedicMedicineJacquie Eubanks RN BSN

Considered by many scholars to be the world’s oldest and most sophisticated mind-body healing science, Ayurvedic medicine originated in India thousands of years ago. It continues to be one of India’s highly respected traditional health care systems. As a widely accepted and renowned medical approach that has survived and flourished for centuries, Ayurveda encompasses an enormous knowledge of nature-based medicine. Based on the relationship of the constitution and function of the human body to nature and the elements of the universe, this wellness approach is expected to continue to grow and increase in popularity as it gains awareness and acceptance in western cultures.

Ayurveda’s complex approach to treatment is based on each individual’s distinct pattern of energy, as well as their specific combination of physical, mental and emotional characteristics. However, the basic principles of Ayurveda are simply to prevent and reduce the risk of illness by restoring and maintaining balance in the body, mind, and consciousness though proper diet, lifestyle, and the use of herbal remedies. More than a system of treating illness, Ayurveda is guided by the belief that the mind and body are inextricably connected, and that the mind has the power to heal the body through awareness and restoration of mind-body balance. Meditation is one of the powerful tools prescribed for expanding self-awareness and inner calm in order to cultivate an innate state of balance to allow one to thrive and enhance wellbeing.

Those familiar with Ayurvedic medicine may be aware of the extraordinary benefits of adaptogenic herbs. These healing plants help to balance, restore and protect the body, and have the unique ability to adapt their functions in accordance with an individual’s specific needs. Their normalizing influences on the regulation of various metabolic processes improve hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) functioning, and counter catabolic processes associated with enhanced oxidative stress. Adaptogens form a unique group of nontoxic nutraceuticals that support the health of the adrenal system, and help to normalize the physiologic disturbances resulting from chronic stress by correcting imbalances in the neuroendocrine system and alterations in immune functions.

Safe for long term use, adaptogens calm the body and simultaneously boost energy without overstimulating. By supporting adrenal function, they counteract the adverse effects of stress, and enable efficient oxygen utilization without disturbing normal biological functions.

Ashwagandha – Prized for its restorative properties, ashwagandha is an ancient and powerful therapeutic herb that has been utilized for centuries to tone, support and rejuvenate bodily functions. It is perhaps most commonly known for its ability to support the body’s resistance to the negative effects of physiological and psychological stress. Ashwagandha helps the body to cope with external stressors such as toxins in the environment, as well as internal stresses such as anxiety and insomnia. Ashwagandha can help alleviate symptoms of stress, fatigue, low energy and difficulty concentrating.

Rhodiola rosea – Rhodiola is a potent adaptogen that contains phytochemicals that help to relieve anxiety and combat stress-related mental and physical fatigue. Described as a versatile adaptogen, rhodiola helps to increase the body’s stress resistance by balancing stress hormone levels, raising or lowering cortisol as needed. Rhodiola has demonstrated the ability to support cellular energy metabolism, and positively affect brain function and heart health. Studies on rhodiola suggest that this adaptogen holds promise for increased mental and physical performance.

Holy basil – Many studies support the use of holy basil as a therapeutic tonic for the mind, body and spirit. In addition to its adaptogenic properties, holy basil has antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds. Research has shown that holy basil can help to reduce symptoms of stress, forgetfulness, exhaustion and sleep issues. Ayurvedic practitioners recommend holy basil to foster relaxation, mental clarity and a sense of overall wellbeing.

It is recommended that those who are pregnant, lactating, or taking medications consult their healthcare practitioner before staring on any supplement regimens.

Professional Supplement Center carries these and other high quality products in support of overall wellness:

Ayur-Ashwaganda 300...Ayur-Ashwagandha 300 mg by Douglas Laboratories®: One serving provides 300 mg of standardized ashwagandha root extract in support of a healthy stress response, energy production, improved mental and physical performance, and overall wellness. Gluten, soy, dairy, yeast, wheat and artificial ingredient free formulation.

Rhodiola RoseaRhodiola Rosea by Pure Encapsulations®: Each capsule provides 100 mg of standardized rhodiola rosea extract in support of occasional mental and physical stress, cellular health, and cardiovascular and metabolic function. Gluten and soy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.

Holy BasilHoly Basil by Himalaya® Herbal Healthcare: This certified organic, broad-spectrum herbal adaptogen provides support for stress, emotional wellbeing, and relaxation. Holy Basil supports proper adrenal function and a healthy stress response, and promotes restful, rejuvenative sleep. Gluten and additive free, Non-GMO, vegetarian formulation.

HPA AdaptHPA Adapt™ by Integrative Therapeutics®: This stress resistance complex provides five powerful adaptogenic herbs in support of healthy stress hormone balance via the HPA axis. This non-stimulant nutraceutical reduces mental stress and fatigue, improves mood, calms occasional anxiety and supports cognitive function. Gluten, wheat, soy, yeast, sugar, preservative, and artificial ingredient free, vegetarian formulation.

Adaptogen Support...Adaptogen Support Complex by Professional Complementary Health Formulas: This adaptogenic herbal complex provides phyto-synergistic and nutritional support for a balanced stress response and overall wellness. Gluten and soy free, vegetarian formulation.


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10 Amazing Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea. https://www.organicfacts.net/rhodiola-rosea.html


Savesta™ Life Sciences – Featured Brand

savestaSusan Brown Health and Wellness EditorProfessional Supplement Center now carries Savesta™, a line of naturally pure and highly bioactive Ayurvedic standardized herbal supplements. Developed by Ayurvedic physicians and scientists, all products, which feature wildcrafted or sustainably harvested non-irradiated herbs, are produced under strict GMP guidelines in a state-of-the-art nutraceutical complex located in Southern India. Raw materials and finished extracts are carefully screened for high levels of desirable botanical compounds, as well as undesirable toxins, pesticides and heavy metals. Herbal extracts are encapsulated and bottled in the U.S.A. in GMP compliant facilities. Additional testing of final products is performed by a leading independent testing facility to ensure and guarantee purity and potency. Savesta’s full spectrum innovative products are wheat and soy free, Non-GMO and suitable for vegans and vegetarians. BPA free recyclable packaging.

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AshwagandhaAshwagandha – This renowned herbal adaptogen promotes rejuvenation, as well as mental and physical health. Ashwagandha helps to manage normal daily stress and promotes relaxation and more restful sleep. It’s powerful antioxidant properties provide anti-aging and environmental toxin defense. One capsule provides 500 mg of ashwagandha root extract. Gluten, soy and wheat free Non-GMO, vegetarian kosher formulation.

WinterWellWinterwell™ –  Winterwell™ provides botanical ingredients traditionally used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to support healthy upper respiratory tract function. This formula is designed to support immune and upper respiratory health and the maintenance of optimal bronchial effectiveness. Gluten, soy and wheat free, Non-GMO, vegetarian kosher formulation.

Organic MoringaOrganic Moringa – This nutrient dense botanical provides essential minerals, vitamins A, B and C, amino acids, antioxidants and co-enzymes. With superior antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Moringa helps to boost energy and stamina, maintain overall vitality and suppress inflammatory enzymes in the body. Gluten, soy and wheat free, Non-GMO, vegetarian kosher formulation.

BoswelliaBoswellia – Boswellia has long been used traditionally to support healthy joints and respiratory function. Active plant compounds, known as boswellic acids, are derived from sustainably sourced wildcrafted tree resin. Boswellia has been clinically shown to gently support joint health and function and to promote the body’s natural inflammatory response. Soy and wheat free, Non-GMO, vegetarian kosher formulation.

GymnemaGymnema – Used for centuries in Ayurveda, Gymnema helps to maintain and regulate normal blood sugar levels, support pancreatic health and neutralize the taste for sweets. One capsule provides 300 mg of Gymnema root extract along with additional gymnemic acids. Gluten, soy and wheat free, Non-GMO, vegetarian kosher formulation.