Did you know that many people count on botanical andfish oils for health benefits? For those who do not exactly know what botanical and fish oils are; fish oil is extracted from the tissue of oily fish. And botanical, another word for the plant, oils are extracted from seed, root, stem, flower, and leaves. Certain vitamins, botanical and fish oils have been researched and shown to provide optimal health benefits. Here we examine some of our favorites as well as why they were chosen for the Mighty Might formulation to support kids, particularly those with autoimmune and autism disorders.
- Omega Fish Oils
Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce inflammation in the body. In a study, it was found that its supplements enhanced the blood levels of some anti-inflammatory molecules. Apart from this, some studies show that it can even aid in fighting numerous autoimmune diseases. Also, the risk of getting Crohn’s, type 1 diabetes, psoriasis, etc, decreases, when it is taken during the first year of life.
It was noted that pregnant and lactating women who consumed enough omega-3 acids had kids with higher IQ. That means it may decrease the risk of autism, ADHD, behavioral problems and cerebral palsy. Health benefits of fish oil are aplenty, so you can consume them by consulting your health professional.
- Oregano Oil
Oregano oil contains major compound carvacrol. According to research, carvacrol is a natural biocide in inhibiting and reducing staphylococci and salmonellae biofilms. Oregano oil is a unique powerful natural extract, which many people use to boost their immune system, fight free radical damage, improve digestion, Candida, fungus, bacteria, and work as a wonderful general health tonic. This oil can also help people to lose weight by reducing the unwanted fat from the body. So, taking oregano supplements can assist people to make most of its antibacterial and added benefits.
- Cinnamon Oil
Cinnamon can aid in eliminating bacterial and viral infections. From some studies, it was noted that cinnamon oil has antimicrobial properties. Cinnamon is also used to soothe respiratory illnesses such as colds, sinusitis, and sore throats, as well as it helps to relieve muscular aches and pains. It has also been used for weight loss, and it keeps blood sugar levels balanced, prevents sugar cravings, mood swings and fatigue. In addition to fighting bacterial and viral infections, it is also known to fight parasites plus relieve depression and anxiety. Also, cinnamon works when it comes to gut health. Cinnamon contains calcium and fiber that are the essential components for the functioning of the colon. The colon pulls out waste. This supports detoxification, good digestive health and it also helps in preventing issues like constipation and diarrhea.
- Curcumin (Turmeric)
Curcumin is an extract that is derived from the roots of the Curcuma longa plant. It is also known as turmeric, which has been used as a powerful ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine. It is not only a natural antioxidant but it has anti-inflammatory properties as well. Curcumin has a range of health benefits such as it supports healthy blood sugar levels, boosts immunity, and supports healthy cholesterol levels. Please see more about the turmeric that hellohealth®’ uses in research.
A widely used vegetal species in various nations' medicine is parsley (Petroselinum crispum). Parsley is a native herb of the central Mediterranean region (southern Italy, Algeria and Tunisia), which is in the Apiaceae family, and is a species of Petroselinum.
It is believed that parsley is one of the world's seven most potent disease-fighting spices used to treat allergy, autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disorders. Parsley is a herb that is rich in many nutrients such as vitamins A, C, K, potassium, magnesium and calcium. Vitamin A in parsley helps in improving eye health, skin conditions, and immunity. Vitamin C in it is known to enhance the immune system and heart health.
Research shows that apigenin — an antioxidant in parsley — regulates immune function by reducing inflammation and preventing cellular damage.
Parsley extract contains myristicin and apiol, which have antibacterial effects. Further, parsley juice supports the detoxification processes of the liver and kidneys.
- Boswellin Forte (Frankincense)
Boswellin forte, also known as Indian Frankincense is a powder extracted from the gum resin produced by the Boswellia serrata. In our body, there are molecules called leukotrienes that are known to cause inflammation. According to research, boswellic acid can help in keeping the formation of leukotrienes at bay. As it reduces inflammation, it can be helpful in the treatment of asthma, osteoarthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Please see more about the frankincense that hellohealth®’ uses in research.
From research published in PLOS Pathogens, it was noted that mice whose immune system was zinc deficient succumbed to infection up to 3 times faster. That means zinc can help in killing the bacteria. Also, in a study by Daren Knoell (a professor at Ohio State University), he states that zinc helps in balancing the response of the immune system by fighting infections.
- Olive Leaf Extract
It is a kind of miracle extract that comes from the leaves of the olive tree. It is known to offer a range of health benefits like treating diarrhea, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, shingles, urinary tract infections, etc. According to research, olive leaf extract contains oleuropein that has antibacterial, immune-stimulating, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. It lowers cholesterol, reduces high blood pressure and has many other properties.
- Phosphatidylserine (PS)
Phosphatidylserine (PS) in hellohealth®’s products is produced from sunflower. Its supplements are beneficial for cognitive health such as reducing dementia, improving memory and assisting those with learning disabilities. PS intake covers all the brain functioning parameters along with taking care of cognitive abilities. Please see more about the PS that hellohealth® uses in research.
Mentioned above is one of hellohealth®’s top lists of botanical andfish oil for health benefits. Along with mitigating infections and enhancing the immune system, these oils and supplements offer a spectrum of health benefits to a wider audience. As with any supplement, it is crucial to consult your healthcare professional before using. Keep out of reach of children. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. hellohealth®’ products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.