IMPROVE INSULIN SENSITIVITY
Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate) by Chromax®
200mcg • 167% DV
Chromium is an essential mineral, consumed through the diet. It is found in trace amounts in plant products, specifically grains. Chromium Picolinate is one of the most widely used supplements on the market, primarily utilized for its blood sugar regulation benefits. Research has generally shown that Chromax® improves insulin sensitivity by either prolonging its activity or up-regulating the production of mRNA to produce more insulin receptors. Small quantities of chromium are needed for glucose utilization by insulin for normal health. Studies have suggested that chromium picolinate may assist in weight loss and increase muscle mass.
REDUCE BAD CHOLESTEROL
Red Yeast Rice Extract (0.1% Monacolin K) (Monascus purpureus) (Seed)
Red Yeast Rice is a bright reddish purple fermented rice, which acquires its color from being cultivated with the mold Monascus purpureus. It has been used in food and medicinal preparations for hundreds of years. Red yeast Rice has been found to be very effective in reducing LDL cholesterol and Triglycerides and thus vastly improving the health and function of the heart. The active component within Red Yeast Rice responsible for its effects is known as "monacolin K". Many Red Yeast Rice supplements have no declaration of their Monacolin K content and thus are unreliable in their effects. Ambrosia uses a specific and tested Red Yeast Rice that has been standardized for Monacolin K.
FIGHT FREE RADICALS
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is a derivative of the non-essential amino acid cysteine. In fighting free radicals, NAC is one of the most powerful natural ingredients. available. As a powerful antioxidant amino acid, NAC helps replenish glutathione, a critical component of the body's defense system. It is essential in maintaining liver health as well as helping overall health in many other ways.
Hawthorn Berry Extract 4:1 (Crataegus Oxyacantha) (Fruit)
Hawthorn Berry is an all-natural heart health ingredient. Hawthorn Berries, which resemble tiny sweet cherries, have been used to make wine, jelly and flavored brandy for many years. What most people are not aware of is the Hawthorn Berry's impressive powers for improving heart health as well as other bodily functions. This natural ingredient has been for centuries as an herbal cardiovascular tonic, due to their antioxidant flavonoids with unique benefits for the heart and vascular system.
LIVER, KIDNEY, & GALL BLADDER SUPPORT
Milk Thistle Extract (80% Silymarin) (Silybum marianum) (Seed)
Milk thistle is an herb that is used for its ability to support liver, kidney, and gall bladder health. Milk Thistle contains the flavonoid silymarin, which is known to be the main contributor to many of its effects, including: liver protection as well as its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-viral properties. Milk Thistle was originally native to the Mediterranean but is now found throughout the world. This powerful plant was actually known as a weed in some areas, despite its therapeutic potential. When the leaves are crushed they release a milky sap, giving this herb its characteristic name. Silymarin, the active component within the plant, is actually a group of compounds (silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin), which work together to provide multiple health benefits.
Silymarin actas as an anti-fibrotic, which means it prevents tissue scarring, and it’s also thought to act as a “toxin blocking compond” by inhibiting the binding of toxins to liver cell membrane receptors. Silymarin used to treat alcoholic liver disease, acute and chronic viral hepatitis, and toxin-induced liver disease. This powerful compound has even been shown in animal studies to reduce liver injury caused by a number of drugs and environmental toxins, including: heavy metals, pain medications, iron, and radiation.
GET OMEGA-3 & OMEGA-6
Pumpkin Seed Extract 10:1 (Curcubita pepo)
Pumpkin seed contains a naturally occuring blend of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, and is well known for its ability to support healthy bladder and prostate function.
Red Clover Extract (8% Isoflavones) (Trifolium pretense) (Flower)
Red Clover has been used traditionally used as an internal health herb, with its primary benefits being its potent liver cleansing capabilities.
HEALTHY URINARY TRACT
Stinging Nettle Root Extract 4:1 (Urtica dioica)
Stinging Nettle is a plant typically found in damp woods and grassy areas. This plant root nettle contains multiple health-promoting qualities. Stinging Nettle Root plays a key role in promoting a healthy urinary tract function. In men, it can also play a role in prostate health. Nettle root or Urtica dioica as it is also referred to, is best known for delivering powerful respiratory system support. This lung health support can be particularly beneficial to those who encounter environmental irritants such as second hand smoke, or city/work pollution.
SUPPORT BLOOD FLOW
Celery Seed Extract (3% Flavones) (Apium graveolens)
The use of Celery seed dates back thousands of years in Eastern medicine. The primary use of this beneficial compound unique to celery is its powerful support for the circulatory system. Ayurvedic traditions utilized celery seed for many benefits, including seasonal wellness support, joint support and digestive health.
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
Resveratrol (from Polygonum cuspidatum Root Standardized Extract)
Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant found in certain fruits, vegetables and cocoa that has
come to prominence in the last decade as a modern "Fountain of Youth". Resveratrol
promotes free-radical reduction with the help of antioxidants. It also supports the
immune and cardiovascular systems, as well as healthy lipid levels. There has been a
substantial amount of science and research behind this mysterious ingredient, most
commonly known to be found in Red Wine. While Red Wine can be
delicious, we actually think Nektar is even better - and all without the hang over.
Resveratrol is typically associated with grapes
and red wine, and is attributed with a large part of the so-called
“French Paradox” -- the tendency for French people to have great cardiovascular health
despite having a poor diet. The problem with drinking Wine for obtaining Resveratrol is
that... well.. it doesn't work. The amount of resveratrol can vary greatly in wine.
Based on available research, 1 ounce of wine will typically provide from 14 micrograms
per ounce to as much as 284 micrograms per ounce. This means you'd need roughly 22 glasses
of wine to match the resveratrol serving in 1 scoop of Nektar.
CELLULAR SUPPORT with CoQ10
Co-Enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is among the most popular supplements for mitochondrial health.
From 2000 to 2016, the number of Americans using CoQ10 increased almost 12 times over,
to approximately 24 million. As the population becomes more aware of mitochondrial and
heart health, the usage of this supplement is expected to continue to grow.
CoQ10 maintain a critical function in the electron transport chain (aka krebs cycle)
of your mitochondria. Here it is essential for the creation of ATP, the biological
energy currency needed by our cells for life, repair and regeneration. This is to be expected,
since many conditions CoQ10 is known to be beneficial for, including heart disease and
migraines, appear to be rooted in mitochondrial dysfunction.
CoQ10 is a
fat-soluble antioxidant, meaning it works in the fat portions of your body, such as
your cell membranes. It works to remove potentially harmful byproducts of our natural
metabolism known as reactive oxygen species (ROS). It is essentially a natural pollution
removing compound. Using CoQ10 to help protect your mitochondria from oxidative damage,
has shown to be helpful for a number of health conditions and chronic diseases.
In patients with cancer, CoQ10 levels are typically very low.
HEART HEALTHY LIPID LEVELS
Policosanol is produced from all natural sugar cane. Our ideal Policosanol source features the ideal ratios of octacosanol, triacontanol and hexacosanol for promoting heart-healthy lipid levels in the bloodstream. This makes policosanol an excellent heart health and cholesterol balancing ingredient.