A foundation for health.
From our Winter 2015/2016 issue. Be the first to read the next issue of Positive Life in print – Subscribe.
While vitamin and mineral supplements are extremely valuable as tools for maintaining health, their effectiveness can be limited if your overall nutritional foundation is poor. Realising this, a thoughtful company called Terranova designed a solution for you. ‘Life Drink’ is an ideal foundation not only for its own nutritional benefits, but also to enhance the effectiveness of a person’s normal food supplement programme.
Life Drink features a balanced pea and rice protein blend; the antioxidant powerhouse stabilised rice bran; spirulina and chlorella; ten different freeze dried super-greens; ten different freeze dried super-berries; freeze dried reishi and shiitake mushrooms; vegetarian omega 3, 6 and 9 oils; seven different digestive enzymes; and five different probiotic species with prebiotics! This combination of ingredients stands out because it isn’t provided by even the most comprehensive multivitamins. It’s light and easy on the stomach to take, quick acting, with people feeling results within thirty minutes and comes in jars as well as handy sachets you can pop into your bag.
Terranova are a great little brand who want to make nutrition work at a molecular level, getting right into the tiny, nitty gritty workings of our bodies and as a result, take great care at every step of the process. It makes for an interesting and authentic story as well as contributing to the health benefits of their products. The company was founded in 2008 by Stephen Terrass, the former Technical Director of well-known supplement brand, Solgar Vitamins UK. Going out on his own, Stephen set out to create Terranova as one of only a few broad-spectrum supplement companies, to use no fillers, to be 100% vegan friendly and to offer supplements that were perfect for children as well as general products for adults.
Their ingredients have a wonderful journey before they reach those little bottles too. Many are either certified organic or ethically wildcrafted. The 90-acre certified organic herb farm of their primary botanical supplier, is a secluded farm in Oregon, surrounded by native forest and the Sandy River canyon. They chose them as their supplier as every crop is nurtured in a pristine, chemical-free environment and harvesting only happens when the plants have reached their peak levels of bio-active markers.
And they care about their ingredients at the next stage too. Air, oven and and spray drying are the standard commercial methods to dry plant materials but as this can degrade important compounds and even alter a plant’s delicate biochemical balance, many of Terranova’s botanicals are freeze dried to retain all of the good stuff in order to benefit you.
The next time you pick up a supplement in a shop, do a little digging to see how its been made. Ingredients and production methods can make a huge difference in the potency and value of a product so it’s worth knowing what you’re buying. The story and the methods just might be the secret behind their impact.