14 February 2019

Quality, efficacy, safety, these are our top priorities when it comes to manufacturing life-changing products. For this reason, New Earth’s manufacturing facility exceeds the highest standards in the industry, providing quality and purity in products that you can depend on.

We maintain our own manufacturing facilities which are registered by NSF International to FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and GMP for Sport™. We’ve also earned certifications for Kosher, Halal, Paleo, and USDA-Organic. Each of these certification agencies have their own standards and requirements; however, there are many areas in which their standards cross over.

What does this mean? For you, peace of mind, knowing these are products you can trust. For us, this means maintaining a state of the art manufacturing facility and quality control program that complies with the highest standards of our certification agencies.

Quality control encompasses every aspect of the production of our products—the process is very comprehensive, including extensive documentation and documentation control.

Production Facility: New Earth has established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that govern every aspect of production. We follow meticulous processes for maintaining standards of cleanliness, including the use of state-of-the-art equipment such as stainless steel food-grade tanks and lines.

Harvesting: New Earth’s harvesting and processing procedures are closely monitored and optimized to preserve nutritional integrity. Quality Control (QC) collects and analyzes samples of the lake’s biomass from potential harvest sites. Once favorable test results are complete, harvesting proceeds. The lake harvesters collect Wild Microalgae™ from the surface of the lake and de-water the microalgae. The microalgae is chilled in order to retain bio-essences and nutrients and is quickly transported to the production facility in order to maintain freshness and nutritional value.

Processing: The microalgae is cleaned to remove any extraneous material before going to the plate freezers, in which the microalgae is frozen at -10 °F.

The frozen microalgae is then sealed in food-grade plastic bags and packed into totes. QC samples are taken from each tote and boxed in preparation for QC testing. All samples are labeled to match the corresponding tote.

Each tote is issued a barcode and placed in a climate controlled freezer until released for drying. The information documented on each barcode includes the type of product, date, batch number and other pertinent identification data. These codes are used to track the algae through the entire process.

Frozen QC samples for each batch are dried and blended into a composite sample for QC testing. Samples are shipped to third party laboratories to test for any potential contaminants . Once acceptable results from the third party labs are complete, QC will notify the Inventory Controller, who will arrange shipments of the frozen microalgae to a third party dryer.

Frozen microalgae is shipped to a third party dryer in food grade totes. Even the trucks that transport the algae must meet sanitation guidelines. Once the microalgae has reached the drying vendor, it is dried in a low-temperature drying process (Bioactive Dehydration™) that preserves microalgae nutrients. A proprietary Oxy-Guard system is employed to prevent oxidation during drying. The drying process meets the guidelines for both organic and kosher certifications. Dried microalgae is returned to our facility in sealed Mylar bags inside a box.

Microalgae that is received from the drying vendor is placed into inventory and sorted by batch and type. The microalgae inventory is quarantined inside a refrigerated warehouse in preparation for further testing, in-house processing, or shipment to third-party contract manufacturers. Temperature and humidity are controlled and monitored.

Laboratory and Quality Control: The Quality Control department collects samples from each batch of dried algae for analysis by the in-house laboratory and certified third-party laboratories. QC will approve dried microalgae only after test results meet product specifications. Analyses are performed for the presence of possible contaminants, such as natural-occurring toxins, microbial content, heavy metals, and pesticides and actives compounds (chlorophyll, PEA, phycocyanin, vitamins). After passing third-party and in-house laboratory testing, a COA –Certificate of Analysis—is issued for each batch; and each batch of microalgae is released by the QC department for further processing by the Production group or shipment to a contract manufacturer. The Inventory Controller is notified when each batch of microalgae is released.

Encapsulation and Bottling: Machines are used to encapsulate powdered ingredients in vegetarian capsules. These encapsulation machines are disassembled and cleaned after each use; and also allergen swabbed, depending on the ingredients used. In-house inspectors examine capsules for defects—defective capsules are removed.

Product capsules and tablets are filled on the bottling line. A metal detector is installed to ensure that no metal particles are present in the product. In addition, compressed air lines are filtered and monitored to check for, and prevent possible microbial contamination.

Finished Product: Finished products are stored in either refrigerated or room-temperature warehouses, according to product specifications, until being shipped to customers. New Earth’s Quality Control department samples, inspects, and analyzes each lot of in-house and vendor-finished product for conformity to product specifications. When a finished product passes all quality control tests, a Quality Control Release is issued to the Inventory Controller and Warehouse Manager. Once a lot has been released, it is delivered to the shipping floor for filling customer orders.

Storage: Prior to shipping, the product is stored in a GMP regulated, refrigerated warehouse to preserve product freshness. Temperature and humidity are controlled and monitored.

Ingredient suppliers: A number of our products contain ingredients sourced from other suppliers. Whenever possible, we try to obtain certified organic ingredients. At the very least, we ensure that all ingredients are all natural, quality tested, and non-GMO. We deal only with reputable vendors whose standards for production meet those for which New Earth is known, including adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices as well as to regulations established by federal agencies including the Food and Drug Administration. Prior to purchasing, each and every supplier must be approved through the QC approval process. We deal only with vendors whose exacting standards equal our own.

As you can see, New Earth is diligent about guaranteeing the quality of the algae we harvest and the products we manufacture. We comply fully with the regulations of our certifying bodies and also consult with prominent algologists to remain current with the latest research and technology available. Every harvest undergoes stringent Quality Assurance procedures, ensuring that you receive only the highest quality finished products. We take pride in producing naturally wholesome, clean, safe, premium quality, nutritional whole food supplements.

31 January 2019

Variety is the spice of life, especially when it comes to a healthy human body. In order to maintain all tissues and systems in the body, we must consume a wide variety of foods and supplements that provide the body with necessary nutrients.

Unique among foods and supplements is organic Wild Microalgae® (AFA), as it possesses an impressive nutritional profile. This microalgae is rich in a broad spectrum of phytonutrients, plant-based proteins, vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids (EFAs), macronutrients, and numerous micronutrients which help sustain growth, energy, and overall health.

It is important to remember that when it comes to AFA, it isn’t necessarily the quantity of individual ingredients that’s important, but rather the unique combination of the wide variety of essential nutrients found in this one source—and every New Earth product contains some amount of AFA!

What are macronutrients? Macronutrients are the types of food required in larger amounts by the body. The three primary macronutrients the human body requires include carbohydrates, fats and cholesterol, and proteins and amino acids.

  • Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates include sugars and starches—these are necessary as they provide energy for our cells. The brain is one organ that depends predominantly on carbohydrates. High-quality carbohydrates sourced from whole, healthy foods provides quality nourishment for the brain. Per gram, AFA contains approximately 24-30% carbohydrates.
  • Fats and Cholesterol: Fats—the right type of fats—are a requirement! They help the body produce necessary hormones, support cell growth, provide energy, keep the body warm, and protect organs. Fats are also necessary for the body to absorb certain nutrients. Per gram, AFA contains approximately 4-6% total fat.
  • Cholesterol is found in every cell in the body. The body needs cholesterol to make hormones and other necessary substances that help the body. AFA contains less than 1 mg of cholesterol per gram.

    Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are required for normal growth, maintenance and repair of certain tissues, such as skin, blood vessels, and nerve tissues. Approximately 45% of the lipids in AFA are essential fatty acids. Omega 6 fatty acids and Omega 3 fatty acids occur in an ideal balance—there is more Omega 3 than Omega 6.

  • Proteins: All cells in the body contain protein—it is a major structural component. In turn, proteins are composed of amino acids. Per gram, AFA contains approximately 50 – 64% protein; 40.2 – 49.1% essential amino acids; and 50.9 to 59.8% non-essential amino acids. AFA’s amino acid profile closely matches the ideal profile recommended by the Food and Nutrition Council.

What are micronutrients? Micronutrients are crucial nutrients that are required throughout life, in small quantities—sometimes in minuscule quantities. Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals. Failing to obtain even small quantities of micronutrients can adversely impact health. There are close to 30 vitamins and minerals that the body cannot manufacture—these are called “essential micronutrients.” Essential micronutrients must be obtained from outside sources, food and/or supplements.

  • Vitamins: There are two forms of vitamins: water soluble and fat soluble. Vitamins such as A, E, D, and K are fat soluble. AFA contains A (in the form of beta carotene), E, and K. Vitamins such as the B-complex vitamins and vitamin C (ascorbic acid) are water-soluble vitamins—AFA also contains these vitamins.
  • Minerals: “Minerals” is a category composed of microminerals and trace minerals. The human body needs larger amounts of microminerals; and lesser amounts of trace minerals. Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium are examples of microminerals. Copper, iron, iodine, and zinc are examples of trace minerals. AFA also contains all of these minerals plus a few more.

Likely, there are very few people who consume the perfect diet—that would be a diet replete with vegetables, fruits, healthy fats, and quality protein. Even if one were to consume all of these things, many variables could affect the quality of the food, and one might not obtain all the nutrients necessary. A quality supplement such as organic Wild Microalgae– with its wide variety of macronutrients and micronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals—is needed to fill in the nutritional gaps and help the body maintain optimal levels of these nutrients.

17 January 2019

Amino Acids are the building blocks of proteins. Protein molecules often make up more than half of all cells and tissues. The body requires amino acids in order to function properly.

Twenty-two amino acids exist in nature. Most sources still reference 20 amino acids; however, two more, rare and more recently discovered, amino acids are selenocysteine and pyrrolysine—known as the 21st and 22nd amino acids. These two amino acids are incorporated into genetic codes and are called “translation” amino acids.

Of these 22 amino acids, 20 are encoded by the universal genetic code. Scientists use the term “universal” because all organisms on earth use the same “language”, this means the same amino acids and genetic codes are employed by microorganisms, plants, and animals. Our very DNA is composed of various combinations of the 20 standard amino acids!

These 20 amino acids are required by the body to function properly, and Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) just happens to contains all 20 of them! This is most unique among all food plants.

There are nine essential amino acids that must be received intact and directly from food sources. The nine essential amino acids are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.

There are also 11 non-essential amino acids the body is able to biosynthesize from foods. The 11 non-essential amino acids are arginine, asparagine, alanine, glutamine, cysteine, glycine, proline, serine, tyrosine, aspartic acid, and glutamic acid.

Another category that may include several non-essential amino acids is conditional amino acids. An amino acid may be considered a conditional amino acid only under specific circumstances. For instance, typically, arginine is considered to be a non-essential amino acid; however, when fighting certain diseases, or experiencing rapid growth (in the young), the body cannot meet the demands for this amino acid and it must be obtained from outside sources—food or supplements. Other non-essential amino acids that may fall into this category under specific circumstances are cysteine, glutamine, glycine, proline, tyrosine, and serine.

Each amino acid offers a variety of health benefits, but together they provide vital fuel and energy, build and maintain neuropeptides (chemical messengers of the nervous system), and help biomodulate emotion and mood swings. AFA’s amino acid profile is similar to the ideal profile recommended by the Food & Nutrition Council.

New Earth’s Body and Mind microalgae contain all 20 standard amino acids making them a great supplement choice for those looking to fill any nutritional “gaps” in an everyday diet.

3 January 2019

Phenylethylamine (PEA), is a hormone-like chemical composed of the essential amino acid phenylalanine. Phenylethylamine is a trace amine. It occurs naturally in small amounts in the human brain and spinal cord, but it can also be found in some foods and can be synthesized in a laboratory.

Phenylethylamine functions as a neuromodulator and as a neurotransmitter. It promotes increased attention, focus, task-completion, and goal-directed behavior. PEA amplifies the release of the “feel-good” or “happy” hormones, called endorphins. It also increases levels of dopamine, a hormone associated with pleasure, and serotonin, a neurotransmitter thought to also contribute to feelings of well-being and happiness. Additionally, PEA can help decrease stress and bring about an enhanced sense of well-being, elevated mood, increased drive, and optimal cognitive performance.

Phenylethylamine boosts the production of dopamine, norepinephrine, and their transmitters. This means that PEA not only helps to enhance the production and release of these powerful chemicals but also reduces the performance of their transmitters (chemicals in the brain that lessen the concentration of neurotransmitters). This results in high levels of stimulation for both dopamine and norepinephrine synaptic receptors.

Phenylethylamine benefits revolve around mood and heightened feelings of happiness which are the result of the increased levels of dopamine. Some of the benefits of PEA include:

  1. Mood improvement: The increased levels of dopamine and serotonin in the brain promotes positive mood which can eventually lead to a greater sense of contentment and well-being.
  2. Increased focus and alertness: Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter that helps regulate attention. Therefore, by increasing the levels of dopamine and adrenaline, Phenylethylamine can increase energy, alertness, and focus.
  3. It is sometimes called the “love molecule.” The best-known love chemical in the brain is PEA. The ventral tegmental region of the brain contains cells that synthesize dopamine which is a natural stimulant that is sent out to all other brain parts when an individual is “in love.”
  4. Increases mental performance: Dopamine is a powerful concentration and focus promoter. It also increases productivity and mental drive, which leads to improved mental performance.

PEA is naturally produced in the human body and a number of foods, such as:

  • Chocolate: For centuries, chocolate has been a favorite of lovers. Recent research indicates that this tasty treat is rich in phenylethylamine, which explains its popularity.
  • Meat, seafood, and poultry: Most of the foods in the seafood, meat and poultry categories contain phenylalanine which is the primary chemical in phenylethylamine.
  • Eggs: Eggs contain phenylalanine. Raw egg whites, in particular, contain nearly 700 milligrams of the phenylalanine amino acid per 100 grams.
  • Dairy foods: Raw milk, whole milk, sheep’s milk, goat’s milk (even human milk), and cheese all contain PEA.
  • Beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds: These high-protein plant foods, in the raw form, are abundant in phenylalanine, which the body can use to make phenylethylamine.
  • Organic Wild Microalgae®: Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA), a wild-crafted microalgae harvested in Southern Oregon, is a superfood that is rich in PEA and many other vital nutrients.

The human body synthesizes PEA from phenylalanine which is obtained from some of the foods consumed. However, the body needs a dosage of approximately 500 mg three times per day, yet most people do not synthesize enough phenylethylamine from the normal diet. A quick, easy way to boost this dosage is to supplement with New Earth’s Mind.

20 December 2018

There is something about the New Year that inspires us to evaluate our life, our health, and our wealth and set resolutions for improvement. Personal change is essential and there’s never a better time to turn to a new blank page than during the New Year. As we often say: A new year, a new you.

While defining what you want your life to look like by the end of 2019 may be simple, determining the path and vehicle to get there typically isn’t. In fact, statistics tell us that about 45% of Americans will make resolutions this New Year and only 8% will actually achieve their goals.

The question is, how will you increase your odds of achieving your resolutions and being a part of that 8%?

At New Earth, we believe the first part of the answer is defining your “why” and keeping that “why” close to you. For example, if your goal is to increase your income by $10,000 in 2019, determine why you want to do that. Maybe it will help with a down payment for a new home or help with college tuition. Whatever it is, determine your why and hold on to that reason and the emotions that are driving you.

Once you have defined your goals and linked them to your “why” the second part is determining the appropriate vehicle to get there. If your 2019 resolutions are related to health and wellness or financials, Direct Selling with New Earth might be the right vehicle for you.

At New Earth, it is our mission to create positive, lasting change. Simply put, we are here to improve lives through a combination of wellness and entrepreneurship.

We are a community of wellness entrepreneurs integrally involved in helping others to improve their health and wealth – both factors that dramatically enhance the overall quality of life. We change lives by promoting healthy living, teaching and showing others what it means to really LIVE while improving the quality of their lives through nutrition, and making a good living while doing it. We accomplish all of this by simply embracing the New Earth Lifestyle.

If improving your health and wellness, while helping others to do the same, and being rewarded financially fit into your resolutions, welcome home! We invite you to join us on our mission in 2019.