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Natural ingredients cultivated and harvested north of the polar circle in Norway

Urtica dioica L - Brennesle - Nässla -  Brænde nælde

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The plant, which has the Latin name Urtica diocia, is characterized by dark green leaves with heart shaped and serrated edges - and the stinging hairs found on both stems and under the leaves.

Fucus vesiculosus - Blæretang - Bladderwrack - Blåstång

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Fucus vesiculosus (commonly known as Bladder wrack) is a brown algea which grows in salt- and brackish water. The plant has a 10-100 cm long, flat and fork-shaped thallus. (multi-cellular plant organ not organized in root, stem and leaf).It has a leathery texture and has air bladders which are usually paired.  

Inonotus obliquus - Chaga - Spejlporesvamp - Sprängticka

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Inonotus obliquus (commonly known as Chaga mushroom) from the Norwegian forests North of the Arctic Circle. The mushrooms are mostly found on old birch trees. The Chaga mushroom grows primarily where a branch of a tree is broken or where the stem bark is usually damaged. The Chaga mushroom which grows on birch is the most effective one to use as medicine (claim from Sverre Paaske).

Brassica oleracea - Kale -  Grønnkål - Grønkål - Grönkål

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You can write a whole book about all the amazing sides of kale/green cabbage. Green cabbage is a sturdy green leafy vegetable that is in the family with broccoli, sprouts, cauliflower and plain cabbage. The Green Cabbage has a long tradition as a healthy winter vegetables in Norway.

ALFA ALFA - Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) - Lucerne

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In Norway there are two subspecies of the species Medicago sativa. The subspecies are very similar, and where they meet, they form fertile,mixed plants. Lucerne/ Alfa-Alfa, is a perennial, bushy herb with flowers that sit in head-like bunches. Lucerne/ Alfa-Alfa has been used in herbal medicine for at least 1500 years.

Cynara scolymus - Artisjokk - Artichoke -  Artiskok - Kronärtskocka

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Artichoke is a 1.5-meter tall, thistle like, perennial, with glossy spiderhair and large leaves. They have dark green color under the leaves  and gray/green color on top of the leaves. As we know the plant today, Artichoke is a farmed plant that does´t grow naturally. Today, artichoke is an important vegetable and is grown in large scales in many areas of the world. Artichoke leaf is used as medicine and the flower bed (artichoke heart) and the fleshy portions of the leaflets are used as food.

Taraxacum officinale - Løvetann - Mælkebøtte - Dandelion - Maskros

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Dandelion are perennial plants containing a white bitter latex. The plants have a long and thick root and mostly sig-saw leaves in a rosette at the ground. Different apomictic of Dandelion are found widely throughout Norway. Dandelion is widely used as, or in medical products.

Silybum marianum - Mariatistel -  Marie-tidsel -  Milk thistle -

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Silybum marianum usually lives for about one to two years and has up to 1.5 m tall flower stems. The plant is naturaly growing  in Southern Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. Silybum marianum is also grown in Norway and elsewhere in Europe. Cardui mariae fructus (Silybum marianum seeds) are the part of the plant which are used as medicine.

Trifolium pratense - Rødkløver - Red clover - Rød-kløver -  Rödklöver

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Red clover is a perennial plant which vary much in size, but usually reaches the hight of 50 cm.
The flowers are reddish purple or pink. The plants has flowers from June to September. Red clover grows mainly on cultivated land, and is a important source for fodder. Red clover is naturally prevalent in Europe.

Brokkoli - Broccoli - Broccolispirer - (sulforafan)

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Broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetables we have and contains more vitamin C than oranges. Broccoli is a cabbage which trhrough selective mutation has turned into a weel-shapet head.
Sulforaphane
Brassica oleracea convar. botrytis var.italica

Tomat - Tomato - (lycopene)

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Tomatoes are packed with a fabulous antioxidant that both the body and the skin will appreciate.
The super ingredient is called lycopene, which is one of nature's most effective antioxidants, which also gives the reddish to the tomatoes. So the more red the tomato is, the more the lycopene it contains.

Barley - Hordeum Vulgare - Byggress

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Barley-grass powder are made of young green shots from barley.
Many supporters of barley supplements claim that it´s containing concentrated amounts of important nutrients, they also have a cleansing effect on the body. Helps for pimples etc and is amazing for our intestinal system.

Ascophyllum nodosum - Grisetang - Kelp

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Kelp is the most prominent species along the Norway's coast.It´s  a brown algae that grows in the zone between ebb and flow water and protected areas in between other species as saw-kelp and bladderwrack. It´s growing inside the fjords as well as in the open sea.
Kelp forms the base for the Norwegian production of seaweed-flour and seaweed extracts. Kelp.

DAMIANA - Turnera diffusa

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Damiana is bushes which usually is about 30 cm high, but can be up to 2 m. The fruit is a small capsule containing many seeds. The plant material sold comes from sprawling plants. Damiana is a resident of the hot areas.

Carica papaya - Papaya - Paw paw, Papaya

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Papaya originates from Central America but is currently common in all tropical countries. The fruit we import has the shape of an elongated bulb, but there are many different varieties in the tropics. The largest can be up to 8-10 kilos.

Curcuma longa - Gurkemeie  - Turmeric

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Turmeric is a perennial herb that becomes 90-150 cm tall. The yellow color of the root is due to curcumin. Turmeric is an ancient culture plant that has it´s origin from India, but does´t grow wild there anymore. There is a lot of published studies on the plant when it comes to the terms of pharmacological effect.

Piper nigrum - Pepper - Black pepper - Peber -  Peppar

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Pepper is a bush-shaped plant with air roots and smooth, oval or heart-shaped leatherl-like leaves that becomes 12-18 cm long. The pepper plant is dependent on a warm and not dry climate, and the bushes are often used as an additional culture, where other crops are grown, for example,  in coffee plantations.

Cucurbita maxima - Gresskarfrø - Pumpkin - Græskar - Pumpa

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Pumpkin is a “one year”  low rise or winding plant that can grow up to 5m long. The fruit is usually very large and contains a lot of seeds surrounded by a liquid-filled pulp. The seeds are oval in shape. Pumpkin is originally native to South and Central America, but is grown over most of the world.

Pygeum africanum - PYGEUM -

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Pygeum er et stort, alltidgrønt tre med grov, mørkebrun bark. Det kan bli 30 m høyt og 20 m bredt.  Barken av pygeum-treet.
 Mange pygeumlokaliteter er blitt ødelagt av snauhogst, og overbeskatningen har ført til at treet nå er vernet. Det anlegges derfor plantasjer med pygeumtrær for å dekke den store etterspørselen etter                                                          bark på verdensmarkedet.

Spirulina

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Spirulina er en ferskvannsalge. En mikroskopisk, encellet, blågrønn ferskvannsalge med imponerende og unike næringsegenskaper.

Chlorella

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Chlorella is a freshwater algae where each cell is self-sufficient, an entire organism. It has a completely unique characteristic, namely neutralizing and cleaning up toxic substances and heavy metals in the body.

Natural Ingredients Video

WHAT ARE NATURAL INGREDIENTS?
NATURAL INGREDIENT CRITERIA.

Natural Ingredients include
plant, animal, mineral or microbial ingredients present in or produced by nature. Produced using minimal physical processing.
Directly extracted using simple methods, simple chemical reactions or resulting from naturally occurring biological processes.
Natural ingredients are…
grown, harvested, raised and processed in an ecological manner.
Not produced synthetically.
Free of all petrochemicals.
Not extracted or processed using petrochemicals.
Not extracted or processed using anything other than natural ingredients as solvents.
Not exposed to irradiation.
Not genetically engineered & do not contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms).

Natural ingredients do…
not contain synthetic ingredients.
not contain artificial ingredients including colors or flavoring.
not contain synthetic chemical preservatives.


Medis production method of symbiotic colonies of bacteria and yeast. Used as an accessory ingredient in many products for potentiation.
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Vitaminlignende stoffer

Betakaroten - Beta-Carotene


Beta carotene is a type of pigment in plants. It gives yellow and orange fruits and vegetables their rich color. The name beta carotene comes from the Latin name for “carrot”. Among carotenoids that can be converted to vitamin A in the human body, called “provitamin A carotenoids, beta carotene is the most comprehensive and most effective in foods. Currently available evidence suggests that in addition to being a source of vitamin A, beta carotene plays many important biological roles that may be independent of its provitamin A status.

Cranberries

Cranberries are a 5-30 cm tall, evergreen dwarf shrub with long, shielded shedding underground. In Norway we find cranberries all over the country, in the mountains up to 1800 moh.
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Acerola

Acerola, scientifically known as Malpighia glabra / marginalized, is a crisp red berry juicy, with lots of seeds, good taste and many health and medical benefits.
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Ubikinon (Q10, koenzym Q)

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Inositol

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Inositol forekommer i naturen som fosforsyreester, og det dannes i kroppen fra glukose.

Inositol + Kolin hjelper hjernens funksjoner. 


Flavonoider (bioflavonoider)

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Flavonoider finnes i de fleste planter. Forskerne tror disse stoffene kan ha en beskyttende virkning på kreft og hjerte- og karsykdommer. Nå er en internasjonal forskergruppe under norsk ledelse i ferd med å studere flavonoidene i maten og virkningen på menneskekroppen.

Unrefined omega-3 from salmon

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