Nutritionist Insight: Top benefits of each BumbleZest Health Shot
By: Sally Wisbey, Award Winning Nutritionist
REVIVE AND RESTORE
“Turmeric and ginger have been used for centuries for their powerful anti-inflammatory effects helping conditions such as arthritis and muscle soreness. They both contain strong levels of antioxidants, helping to boost the immune system and protect us from disease.
Ginger is also known for its use in treating stomach upsets and nausea including motion sickness.
Black pepper has numerous health benefits but a key one is its role in helping the body in the absorption of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.
Collagen is an important protein that helps to improve the skins elasticity, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”
NOURISH AND NURTURE
“Cacao is one of the best food sources of magnesium, essential for the production of energy, a healthy brain and nervous system and for the prevention of muscle tightness. It is thought that both cacao and maca have a positive effect on mood and have both been shown to increase cognitive function and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.
As well as boosting skin, hair and nail health, collagen has been shown to play a key role in digestive health, helping to prevent inflammation and heal leaky gut syndrome which is thought to cause symptoms such as IBS, low mood and autoimmune disorders.”
CALM AND COMFORT
“Chamomile and lavender are both calming and relaxing on the nervous system, helping to reduce anxiety and insomnia. Together these can be soothing for the skin and help to protect the skin from environmental stress due to their high levels of antioxidants. Spirulina is one of the most nutrient dense foods on earth and contains many nutrients including potassium, iron and magnesium. It is high in B vitamins, in particular vitamin B6 which is an important co-factor in the production of serotonin; a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood, digestion and sleep.”
PROPEL AND PROTECT
“Matcha is rich in L-theanine, an amino acid that has been shown to have a calming effect on the body reducing anxiety and improving memory and cognition. Although it contains caffeine, unlike coffee it provides a longer lasting energy but without the jitters and crashes making it the perfect pick me up. It is also really high in EGCG, an antioxidant that has been linked to the prevention of cancer. Ginseng has been thought to improve mental performance including concentration whilst Moringa has been used for years for its health benefits including its anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
DETOX AND DEFEND
“Milk thistle has been used for thousands of years for its liver supporting benefits. It has been shown to help prevent liver damage and is a powerful detoxifier helping the liver to remove harmful toxins from the body. Studies have also shown how activated charcoal can help improve digestive symptoms and immunity by helping to remove toxins from the body such as pollution, chemicals and pesticides. Apple cider vinegar is thought to have many powerful health benefits including managing blood sugar levels and helping with digestive issues such as acid reflux.”
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