Have you ever found yourself wandering the aisles of Whole Foods Market , babbling incoherently or staring into space at all the products claiming to be a superfood?? I am a holistic nutritionist and even I scratch my head in confusion at the endless stream of products claiming to be the answer to health, wellness, and even the fountain of youth.
So what is a “superfood”? Our food industry would have you believe it is an unscientific marketing term created to appeal to our vanity and quest for perfect health. In fact, they do overuse the term liberally on many packaged products that have little to none of the actual ingredients they tout. They have lost touch with the actual meaning of the words “super” and “food” which are actually nutrient powerhouses of phytonutrients, many of which may have medicinal qualities and do have a higher ratio of nutrients to calories. Superfoods are not merely a marketing term. They are a group of foods, mainly fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, honey products and alga that are low in calories yet packed with micronutrients capable of preventing and even reversing many health issues.
There are many superfoods available right in your own supermarket produce or nuts and seeds section. (For a list of our top recommendations see our Superfoods List) Superfoods such as maca root, spirulina, goji berries, probiotics, and bee products such as bee pollen, propolis, royal jelly, and raw honey. combines the most effective and nutrient dense superfoods into one mega superfood. Virgin Bee Panacea combines many major superfoods into a base of raw honey to create a delicious paste worthy of licking off a spoon or blending into a morning smoothie. The ingredients are nothing short of miraculous giving an instant energy boost, aiding in digestion and even helping impart a healthy glow to the skin. It contains complete protein, a myriad of trace minerals and vitamins and a boost of probiotics aiding in immune function and boosting metabolism, great for those looking to balance weight.
It can be overwhelming to think of buying each individual superfood such as spirulina, raw honey, maca root, and a laundry list of others that can make you run screaming from the market or drain your bank account.offers a one-stop shopping super supplement that will make a dramatic impact on your health while preserving your sanity. The list of ingredients found below is impressive to say the least.
RAW HONEY neutralizes toxins, relieves pain, and is calming, anti-bacterial, anti allergic, anti-inflammatory, and laxative. Raw honey is honey as it is found in the bee hive, which can be contrasted with other forms of honey, often heat-treated to refine or alter the properties or flavor (strained, pasteurized, ultrafiltered, and others).
BEE POLLEN contains over 5,000 enzymes and co-enzymes, making it one of the most complete naturally occurring foods. Bee pollen is rich in B complex vitamins, and contains vitamins A, C, D, E, selenium, lecithin, and phytochemicals. It is rich in antioxidants, and is a source of energy, as well as a natural appetite suppressant, antibiotic, and anti-allergy.
-Supporting a healthy heart
-Significantly improving brain function
-Normalizing cholesterol and blood pressure
-Stabilizing blood sugar levels
-Increasing vision acuity (more effective than lutein)
-Easing joint discomfort and inflammation
BEE PROPOLIS is alleged to be antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and antioxidant. Used by bees to repair their hives, propolis also sanitizes the hive.
MACA (LIPIDIUM MEYENII) is an adaptogen, or plant derivative cited by herbalists as possessing rejuvenating properties, such as balancing endocrine hormones or enhancing the immune system. The plant is native to the high altitudes of the Andes in Bolivia and Peru. It is extremely beneficial for supercharging libido and aids in hormonal balance during menopause, as well as improved circulation and mental enhancement. Maca is an invigorating superfood that enhances adrenal function and mental clarity and also stimulates the thyroid, increasing metabolism for added weight loss.
ROYAL JELLY is the exclusive nourishment of queen bees. It is fed to all larvae in a bee colony and is produced by the glands of worker bees. Bees of the sexual caste are distinguished from worker drones in a hive or colony primarily through differential feeding. Cited benefits include weight control, skin treatment, alleviation from the adverse effects of menopause, treatment for depression and high blood pressure.
CHLORELLA is a single-celled green algae, high in protein, fat and carbohydrates. Its photosynthetic efficiency allows it to yield extremely high amounts of protein per unit area (more than any other plant). It is the richest source of chlorophyll of any food, and is nature’s ultimate detoxifier, allowing red blood cells to carry more oxygen and nutrients.
SPIRULINA is a dietary supplement made from arthrospira. It was a food source for the Aztecs and Mesoamericans until the 16th century. It is also extremely high in protein, over 75% in dry weight. It contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (nicotinamide), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin E. Spirulina is a source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc. Spirulina has more protein gram for gram than any other food and is the richest source of beta-carotene and all the B vitamins for increased energy and detoxification.
GINSENG refers to any one of eleven different species of perennial plants, and is indigenous to North America, Asia, and Siberia (primarily found in cooler climates). Both American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) roots have been taken orally as adaptogens, aphrodisiacs, nourishing stimulants, and in the treatment of type II diabetes, as well as for sexual dysfunction in men. Some other benefits are thought to be anti-aging, removal of toxins, and enhancement of energy levels.
PROBIOTICS are live microorganisms thought to be beneficial to the host organism. They strengthen digestion, improve metabolism, address certain bowel dysfunctions, improve the immune system, and assist with weight control. They have been known to help with yeast infections and prevent and reduce intestinal tract infections, and regulate mucose.
HIMALAYAN SALT CRYSTALS are catalysts for the metabolism of other nutrients and enhance the overall effectiveness of the formula.