The aloe plant Aloe barbadensis in the family Liliaceae is the most researched and used of the more than 300 species of aloe. Aloe has been used medicinally for several thousands of years in many cultures — from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to China and India.
Great for most skin types, it’s packed with antioxidants and fatty acids that give a super hydration boost. Its high levels of vitamin E and squalene help strengthen your skin’s barrier to retain moisture, resulting in overall smoother skin.
Stress is often a factor in thyroid problems. Because this ancient herb is an adaptogen, it can help your body deal with tiring mental, physical and emotional stressors.
It’s part of the vitamin B family, but also goes by vitamin H! Our bodies need this water-soluble nutrient to support enzymes that help break down carbs, proteins and fats, turning it all into energy. In our lineup, biotin is the beautifying secret superstar that stimulates healthy hair, nails and skin.
A tropical fruit also known as Malabar tamarind, it promotes weight loss by suppressing appetites. The active ingredient in the fruit’s rind, hydroxycitric acid, may also block certain enzymes that bodies use to make fat, resulting in loss of excess weight.
It’s a tropical fruit with many antioxidant properties. It has also been shown to increase serotonin in the brain, possibly making you feel less hungry. Within our proprietary Meratrim® blend, it’s effectively proven to help reduce body circumference and lower that number on your scale!
CHAGA MUSHROOM EXTRACT
CHAGA MUSHROOM EXTRACT.
These formidable fungi stimulate white blood cells which are essential for fighting off harmful bacteria. Chaga grows mainly on the bark of birch trees in cold climates such as Northern Europe, Siberia and Russia.
CHASTE TREE BERRY
CHASTE TREE BERRY.
This plant may aid in stimulating hormones, keeping hot flashes in check. It’s also noted to soothe bloating, energy lulls and other uncomfortable menopausal symptoms.
Technically speaking, coconut is actually a one-seeded drupe (news to us, too!), but is loosely regarded as a fruit, nut and seed! Whatever you want to call it, its oil helps absorb moisture and nutrients and may reduce inflammation.
Fun fact: it derives from the Greek word “kola,” which means “glue.” Makes sense since it is the protein structure that holds much of our body together. It’s found in roughly one-third of our bodily protein composition, including bones, muscles, tissue, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and even teeth! For skin, hair and nails, the amino acids in collagen help build, strengthen and protect each while also fending off nasty free radicals.
The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. They could help tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, too.
Its Hindi name, gurmar, means “destroyer of sugar,” and we’re big fans of its metabolic power. It may block your sweet receptors, helping you put down those excess sweets. That results in fewer calories consumed on the regular and weight loss down the line!
HORNY GOAT WEED
HORNY GOAT WEED.
So a long time ago, a Chinese herder noticed his goats were getting it on more and more. The culprit? Grazing on this plant. And well, the name stuck.
This mighty acid is already native to your skin, but as we age, that depletes. By adding more to your body, moisture is captured and retained, helping to smooth fine lines and boost radiance. Basically, it’s the secret you’ll share (because we share tips here!) when your friend says “okay, why do you look 5 years younger?”
High in fiber, kiwi contains an enzyme called actinidain, which is noted for breaking down fat and digesting proteins. Ultimately, this helps keep you regular, if you catch our drift.
Deep in the Andes mountains, maca root has been used for generations to enhance sexual desire – a sort of ancient aphrodisiac. It’s noted to naturally boost energy and sensitivity to help you get it on and on…
Maybe a little easier to say is what this herb is also known as – East Indian Globe Thistle. It’s been widely used in Ayurvedic traditions for indigestion and stomach woes. Combined with garcinia mangostana in our proprietary Meratrim® blend, the two herbs may aid in metabolism and help cells burn fat.
This hip superfood supports a normal inflammation response in your body with its active ingredient, Curcumin, to maintain healthy levels! Turmeric also contains Bioactive Compounds with powerful medicinal properties. Studies have shown Curcumin to balance not just your body but mind too!
Also known as bearberry (bears have an affinity for this berry shrub), uva-ursi supports your liver by neutralizing acidity in your urine and, in turn, decreasing water weight and bloating blahs.