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Acerola, or in its more common name the West Indian cherry only has similarities in its name to the popular fruit. This citrus tree originated from the Yucatán peninsula but can grow in almost all sub-tropical areas. The majority of the acerola used in Europe is coming from South and Mid America, South Mexico or occasionally from India. 

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The almond mushroom is primarily indigenous to Brazil but can be found in small quantities in the southeastern US. Before the 1940's only the residence of a small mountain village, Piedade, in Brazil knew about this medicinal mushroom. Piedade and its surroundings were famous for its residence living longer and healthier than the rest of Brazil. American scientists concluded that this was thanks to the regular consumption of locally known Cogumelo de Deus (Gods mushroom) or Cogumelo da Vida (mushroom of life) mushroom. The almond mushroom belongs to the Agaricus ('button' mushrooms) genus; its description was carried out by William A. Murill in 1945.

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The survival time of patients mostly depends on the fact whether metastases form or not. Therefore, it’s extremely important to use apigenin besides medicinal mushroom extracts as the combined use of these two components is a well known method for treatment of cancers. Apigenin is a plant pigment which protects the plant from various pathogens. It seems that it’s able to keep its defensive effects in the human body as well.

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The bearded hedgehog mushroom, also known as Lion's Mane mushroom or Bearded Tooth mushroom is native to the Northern hemisphere mainly in Europe, East Asia and North America. It primarily grows in the cracks of beech and oak tree trunks but sometimes it can be found on walnut and apple trees as well. Traditional Chinese medicine used it to treat ulcers and digestive-tract discomforts. The native Northern-American Indians knew it as a haemostatic, placing it on the wound in a dried, powered form.

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The common bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is a part of the family representing the Ericaceous family. It’s a fruit producing plant. The fruits and leaves are both used in folk medicine. Bilberries should not be confused with traditional blueberries. An essential difference is that bilberries grow in the wild and their fruits are collected from forests from much smaller bushes than its American counterpart (traditional blueberries). The American blueberry is a hybrid version of the common bilberry. It prefers cooler climates and it’s a native plant in Europe, in the western part of North America, Greenland and in northern parts of Asia as well. Its uses are versatile; jams, marmalade and syrups are made from it but it’s also very tasty when eaten raw, although, its specific and unusual taste can be polarising.

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One of our forgotten fruits with high vitamin and trace element content is blackberries. Its true value is given by its flavonoid content which can take up the fight for the protection of the heart, diabetes and the prevention of cancers. It also acts against ageing processes and protects our eyes and our skin. Blackberries (Rubus fruticosus) are one of the oldest collected berries (having being collected since the beginning of human history). The wild berry bearing plant grows in fields and groves of the Temperate Zone.

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Broccoli (Brassica oleracea convar. botrystis var. Italica) is part of the cabbage family with its closest relatives being sprouts and cauliflower; it’s a well liked, popular vegetable. Its cultivation originated from Italy and its name (broccolo) means 'cabbage sprout'. Broccoli is the wild cabbage's cultivated version. Even going back to Roman times the population enjoyed broccoli as a vegetable. During roman conquests to the Middle East the plant became extremely popular as an edible flower.

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Celery (Apium graveolens) is a known herb and spice which belongs to the Apiales (Umbelliferae) family. It spread from southern Europe and nowadays many versions are known and cultivated. The ancient Greeks had consumed it because of its healing powers and transferred thousands of good properties to it. It’s widespread belief that celery has libido-stimulating effects, but this has not been clinically proven. Its values lie in its root tuber but the stem is also used.

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Latin name; Inonotus Obliquus, its commonly known Russian originated name; Chaga. Chagamushroom is primarily found in Poland, Russia, the Baltic States, Alaska and Canada. It grows on the trunk of birch, oak, beech, alder and maple trees. It was used in folk medicine as a blood cleanser and to treat gastritis. In Western-Siberia the tea of the chaga mushroom was consumed for tuberculosis, stomach, liver and heart problems.

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Chamomile, often know as scented mayweed, is one of the best known and most popular member of the Asteraceae (autumn rose) family. It belongs to the Compositae family. It’s widely spread in the Temperate zone, it’s commonly found in nature but at many places it’s commercially grown. Virtually, it can be found all across the globe.

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Latin name; Cordyceps sinensis, Japanese name; tochukaso. The caterpillar fungus is a 4-11 centimetre long parasitic fungi which develops in insect larvae. It is most commonly found in China, in altitude of over 3000 meters in cold and snowy swamps. Caterpillar fungus has been known and used in traditional Chinese medicine for 2,000 years. As the caterpillar fungus is extremely rare it was only used in ancient China at the emperor’s court.

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The cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos) belongs to the heather (Ericaceae) family. It’s an Ice Age relict specie that grown on hummocks of mosses and peat. It’s the evergreen plant of the swamps and marshes. The cranberry plant is shallow, 5-15 cm long, barren, root and nodding stem growing dwarf shrub. The leaves are elliptical, lance-shaped, to 1.5 cm long, their edge is curved, their colour is a shiny green and their underside has a white shade.

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The common grape is the ancient plant of the Mediterranean and the Temperate zone which has been consumed for thousands of years either directly or matured into wine. White and red versions cover a large range of varieties. Due to its significant antioxidant properties both the seeds and the skin is used for medicinal purposes. The leaves are a valuable material in Mediterranean cuisine.

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Green tea even in the strictest sense of the word is a tea which is made from the plant Camellia sinensis using minimal oxidation. It was a popular drink in Asia but nowadays thanks to its physiological properties it’s more and more popular in the West where previously black tea had been preferred among the others. Virgin tea is not a specific plant but the world’s most common tea plant's leaves. This is the same tea plant which traditional teas like black, green and white tea are made from. It’s called 'virgin' because the youngest/freshest leaves are picked and dried, untouched, without any treatment so it remains 'virgin'. Experiments have shown that green tea significantly reduces the effects of carcinogens in the body; this has been tried on mice. 

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Because of its bitter taste the lingzhi is not very suitable for consumption and therefore it’s primarily used for medicinal purposes. In ancient Chine it was highly venerated. Kuan-Yin, the goddess of healing, was numerously represented with lingzhi in her hands. They believed that it has a positive impact on life-energy, refreshes the body and the mind and also delays the ageing process. Taoist monks who engaged in alchemy considered it as an important component of the elixir of life.

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The ram's head mushroom prefers the temperate Northern forests and mainly grows at the base of beech and oak trees. Its clusters can be found in Europe, Asia, and the North-East half of Japan and at the Eastern side of North America.

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The white mulberry (Morus alba) is a very fast growing, medium-tall tree which is eagerly planted as an ornamental tree at public areas due to its big, dense foliage. The fruit can only be harvested during the summer months. The ripe fruits easily detach from the stems and can be simply collected from under the tree. Nowadays the Chinese plant can be found all over the world, in colder areas it’s deciduous but in warmer climates it tends to be an evergreen.

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Pomegranate - also known as grenadine - is in the Myrtales order and it’s one of the species belonging to the genus of the Lythraceae family. It originated in the arid regions of the Middle East and Central Asia and it’s a 5-8 meters tall, deciduous fruit tree which is currently gaining more and more space for itself in not only the food and gastronomy industry but also in medicine.

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The shaggy ink cap mushroom (Coprinus comatus) is classified in the Agaricomy cetesdivision (homobasidiomycota) of mushrooms and a member of the Agaricales (Agaricomycetes) class and within this a specie which is part of the Agaricaceae mushroom family. Mushroom collectors are able to easily identify the characteristic white, dome shaped specie. The 5-10 cm tall cap soon opens and forms a narrow bell shape.

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Latin name: Lentinus v. Lentinula edodes Chinese name: shaingugu (fragrant mushroom). Shiitake is a popular and well known all around the world as an edible mushroom. It’s indigenous to Japan, China, the Korean Peninsula and East Asia, mainly growing on the trunk of chestnut, oak, beech and mulberry trees. In China they have known about the beneficial health effects of the shiitake mushroom for centuries. Traditional Chinese medicine uses it to treat high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, cold and the flu.

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Ever since the prehistoric man moved on from fishing and the hunter-gatherer lifestyle to agriculture and the cultivation of the lands, wheat has became one of the most important foods for mankind. The thoughts of its effects are, however not entirely agreed upon. According to the evolutionary medicine as wheat became more popular so did chronic inflammations and consecutive illnesses. However, wheatin germ and grass form is a very nutritious source. 5 kilos of wheatgrass’ protein and nutrient source equals to the same as 116 kilos of vegetables.  

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Acerola C 120

120 capsule  / 74 g

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Acerola C is a fruit  extract which contains natural vitamin C and minerals as active ingredients. It can help the absorption of polysaccharides through the digestive system.

Neonax

 

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Neonax is a mixture of four different medicinal mushrooms and green tea extracts. Its main active componantes are polysaccharides and Epigallocatechin gallate.

Imonax Balance

 

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Imonax Balance is a mixture of two different medicinal mushroom and Acerola fruit extract. Its main active components are polysaccharides, minerals, and natural vitamin C.

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