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Sunfood™ Superfoods – Featured Brand

Sunfood SuperfoodsSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

Sunfood™ Superfoods was born of the belief that diet and nutrition hold the secrets to health, energy and longevity. Since 1995, family operated Sunfood™ has led the charge to discover the science behind the wide ranging powers of diverse, nutritionally rich plant foods to rejuvenate health and wellbeing. Products are manufactured in a 40,000 sf gluten-free facility located in San Diego, California. Sunfood™ partners with farmers worldwide to secure high quality raw materials, as well as support long term, fair-trade sustainable organic farming. Raw materials are held to an exceptionally high standard of acceptance by their internal quality assurance team.

To aid nutrient retention, raw foods are not cooked, baked or roasted but are safely harvested and processed to retain their enzymatic activity and boost nutritional potency without heat or chemicals. Sourced from organic, Non-GMO farms, their non-raw superfoods provide the highest quality superfood nutrition. Packaging is light, moisture and oxygen proof to aid nutrient retention and keep the ingredients fresh and delicious. A superfood is a nutrient-dense, low calorie food that is naturally high in antioxidants, vitamins and phytonutrients. Superfoods are considered a natural solution for improved energy, immunity, longevity and overall wellbeing.

Professional Supplement Center now offers these and other products from Sunfood™ Superfoods:

Chlorella TabletsChlorella Tablets: Chlorella tablets are processed from pure, gently dried broken cell wall  chlorella powder that is pressed into tablets without the use of binders, fillers and additives. A detoxifying and alkalizing multifaceted potent superfood, chlorella provides protein and an array of vitamins and minerals. Chlorella is grown indoors in a controlled environment and is tested to ensure purity. Gluten free, Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan formulation.

Maca PowderMaca Powder: Vitamin and mineral rich maca has been utilized traditionally for centuries to enhance strength and endurance. Sunfood’s raw maca powder is sustainably grown at high elevations untouched by pollution, where it is sundried and low temperature processed to retain the quality of its natural nutrients. Non-GMO Project Verified, USDA Organic, kosher, gluten-free vegan formulation.

Organic SupergreensOrganic Supergreens: This dynamic, raw whole-food formula provides 19 vegan, organic and wild-crafted green superfoods. An alkalizing and energizing nutritional blend, Organic Supergreens features grasses, dark leafy vegetables, herbs, algae and sea vegetables, as well as enzymes and a probiotic complex, in support of proper digestive health, immune function and overall wellness. Free of gluten, grains, additives, fillers and preservatives, Non-GMO, USDA Certified Organic, vegan formulation.

INNATE® Response Formulas- Featured Brand

Innate ResponseSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

Founded in 2003, INNATE® remains committed to providing carefully formulated, plant-based nutritional supplements designed to support and strengthen the body’s own innate healing responses. Based on the premise that the human body is brilliantly designed for homeostasis, Innate® Response Formulas utilizes FoodState Nutrients™ to promote a healthy, harmonious state of balance and support the health and wellbeing of the whole person. Innate® integrates modern nutritional science with the time-honored wisdom of whole foods and traditional herbs to formulate therapeutic solutions that the body naturally recognizes as food. These formulas include a full spectrum of cofactors as they occur in nature to stimulate the body’s innate capacity to identify and utilize nutrients efficiently.

Raw materials and finished products undergo state-of-the-art in-house and third party testing to validate composition, purity, identity and efficacy, as well as verify the absence of gluten, soy, dairy, heavy metals, pesticides and microbes. Innate® Response guarantees that their products deliver broad-range, high quality synergistic whole food nutrients and assures the highest level of quality and integrity. The majority of their products hold third-party certifications, including Non-GMO Product Verified, USDA Organic, and NSF Gluten-Free.

To see more products from Innate® Response Formulas, please visit professionalsupplementcenter.com

Adrenal Response...Adrenal Response® Tablets: This adaptogenic botanical formulation provides a non-glandular solution to effectively support healthy adrenal function and a healthy stress response. Ingredients include Sensoril® ashwagandha, rhodiola rosea, American ginseng, holy basil and more. Free of gluten, soy, dairy, sugar, corn, gelatin, sugar and herbicides. Vegetarian formulation.

B-ComplexB-Complex: Derived from 100% whole food, this B-Complex formula provides a balanced spectrum of all essential B vitamins blended with synergistic nutrients in support of energy production and nervous system health. The formula is enhanced with immune supportive nutrients, as well as bioactive enzymes, amino acids and trace minerals. Free of gluten, soy, dairy, sugar, corn, gelatin, sugar and herbicides. Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.

C-Complete PowderC-Complete Powder: This naturally buffered, gentle on the stomach, full spectrum powdered formula incorporates bioavailable FoodState™ vitamin C paired with synergistic mineral ascorbates, bioflavonoids and phenolic-rich organic berries in support of daily immune function, cellular health and overall wellness. Vegetarian formulation.

Magnesium 300 PowderMagnesium 300 Powder: This powdered formula provides a therapeutic dose of bioavailable magnesium as citrate, malate and glycinate in support of optimal magnesium levels, proper bodily functions, healthy neurotransmitter synthesis and cardiovascular health. Naturally flavored. Free of gluten, soy, dairy and herbicides.

Woman Over 40 One...Women’s Over 40™ One Daily: This foundational formula is designed to support the nutritional needs of women aged 40 plus in one convenient daily tablet. The supplement delivers a unique blend of plant-sourced vitamins, minerals and botanicals in support of women’s overall wellness. Free of gluten, soy, dairy and herbicides. Non-GMO, kosher vegetarian formulation.

Are “Health” and “Wellness” The Same?

Health and WellnessSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

Often used interchangeably, the origins and meanings of the terms health and wellness are not actually equivalent. Very briefly, health is a state of being, while wellness is a pro-active state of living a healthy lifestyle. When tasked with defining health in the 1940’s, The World Health Organization (WHO) delineated health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Per WHO, health is impacted by the social, physical and economic environment, as well as an individual’s characteristics and behaviors. Additional determinants of health include factors over which an individual may have little or no direct control, such as income and social status, education, physical environment, social support networks, health services, genetics and gender.

Wellness is considered multidimensional and holistic, encompassing lifestyle and the environment, as well as mental and spiritual wellbeing. Positive and affirming, wellness is about factors that positively influence a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Per the National Wellness Institute (NWI), wellness is considered “an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.” Further, “wellness is a conscious, self-directed evolving process of achieving full potential.” In short, an active mindful focus on wellness builds the resilience to thrive, rather than just survive. Per the NWI, a wellness approach as a pathway to optimal living includes the benefits of regular physical activity, healthy eating habits, strength, vitality and personal responsibility, as well as self-care, self-esteem, self-control and a sense of direction.

While many experts cannot agree on a true definition of health, we know that health depends on a balanced diet, regular exercise, proper sleep and good hygiene habits, as well as our social environment and economic status. When the British Medical Journal tasked medical organizations worldwide to redefine the meaning of health, participation was weak, as many viewed this as an extremely ambitious and complex goal. The 38 respondents concluded that only a very small percentage of people would fit into the WHO definition of health. The participants reported they were disinterested in defining health, as their interest was focused on disease, not health. Wellness, on the other hand, goes beyond physical health and has a connotation of happiness and contentment in many areas of life.

The Eight Dimensions of Wellness:

Physical – The realization that adopting healthy behaviors and avoiding destructive habits has a significant impact on wellbeing.

Intellectual – Finding ways to expand knowledge and skills, learn new concepts and seek challenges, as well as recognize creative abilities.

Environmental – The ability to recognize one’s own responsibility to make a positive impact on the quality of one’s environment to support wellbeing.

Emotional – Effectively coping with life, creating satisfying relationships and the ability to acknowledge and share emotions productively.

Financial – Satisfaction with current and future financial situations.

Social – A sense of connection and belonging, as well as a well-developed support system.

Occupational – Personal satisfaction and enrichment derived from one’s work, while still maintaining balance in life.

Spiritual – The ability to establish peace and harmony in life, as well as a sense of purpose and meaning.

Perhaps, by defining health and wellness, it’s easier to understand the interconnectedness of all the dimensions of wellbeing. As described by the Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, good physical and mental health are linked to healthy choices. Improving physical health benefits mental wellbeing and vice versa. Personal behavior and coping skills and how we deal with life’s challenges and stresses all affect health. While the definition of health may include the absence of disease, wellness is not the absence of illness nor stress. Wellness is the ability to actively pursue a state of good health even when experiencing difficulties in life. Mindfully practicing daily healthy habits, engaging in one’s highest priorities and adapting to changing circumstances contributes to quality of life as one embarks on the continual journey toward optimal health and wellness.

References:
The determinants of health. https://www.who.int/hia/evidence/doh/en/
What is health? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3917469/
Eight Dimensions of Wellness. https://cpr.bu.edu/living-well/eight-dimensions-of-wellness/
About Wellness. https://www.nationalwellness.org/page/AboutWellness