14 March 2019

Energy, we all need it to keep up with our fast-paced hectic world, and many of us could use more of it. The good news is there is a healthy, nutritious way to boost energy and help your body recover from daily stress, Energize. Featuring CoQ10, Energize is tremendously powerful at providing cellular energy and promoting a healthy heart and a strong cardiovascular system.

The power of Energize lies in its formula…

This robust formula is rich in a variety of beneficial antioxidants and heart-healthy fats. It’s carefully crafted to provide much-needed energy and support for your ever working heart and cardiovascular system.

Ubiquinol – Ubiquinol is the reduced and bioactive form of CoQ10 (ubiquinone). CoQ10 is found everywhere—in almost all living cells; it is ubiquitous, hence the names ubiquinol/ubiquinone.

CoQ10, in its reduced form—ubiquinol—is the preferred form for consumption. The body usually converts ubiquinone to ubiquinol, which is then converted back to ubiquinone in the energy cycle, however, research has demonstrated that as we age, the human body produces less CoQ10, and also, is less able to convert ubiquinone to ubiquinol. Simply put, the natural production of this important antioxidant slowly declines around the age of 30, meaning it becomes important to start supplementing.

CoQ10 is required for the mitochondria in our cells to produce energy—mitochondria are the cell’s powerhouses. The mitochondria in the brain are the primary energy producers in brain cells. Although our bodies can produce CoQ10, we must also take in CoQ10. CoQ10 is found in organs and tissues that require the most energy, including the heart, liver and kidneys. The heart, liver, and kidneys are continually working, even while we sleep, and they also use a greater amount of CoEnzyme Q10.

Mitochondria are the structures in every cell that are responsible for producing energy. There are three primary pathways that cells use to produce energy, all of which rely on the breakdown of components in food, such as protein, carbohydrates, and fat. The mitochondria generate a substance, an “energy molecule” called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). All cells in the body require ATP in order to function. It is imperative that the mitochondria function properly in order to produce the necessary amount of ATP required by the body. Ubiquinol/CoQ10 is required by the mitochondria in order to produce enough ATP to meet the energy requirements of the body.

In addition to energy production, ubiquinol also serves as an antioxidant, and is a more effective antioxidant than vitamin C (an ascorbate), vitamin E (a tocopherol), and lycopene (a carotenoid).

Heart Healthy Oils and Extracts
Organic coconut oil, organic olive oil, and olive leaf extract are all present and known for their heart health benefits. Studies have shown that olive leaf extract (OLE) are rich in polyphenols such as hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein which can be helpful in maintaining healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Virgin coconut oil has also shown promising studies in the same areas. Both olive oil and coconut oil supply your body with a healthy supply of fatty acids, adding to the benefit of these ingredients.

Mushrooms
Beneficial mushrooms such as Reishi and Oyster mushrooms are present as well. Reishi mushrooms have a high content of heart-support substances like sterols, ganoderic acids, coumarin, and polysaccharides. Oyster mushrooms have quite a lot of research on their heart beneficial properties as well. They are a great source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help maintain a healthy heart.

Organic Wild Microalgae® – Microalgae is one of the most unique and abundant natural food resources available in the world today. In fact, organic Wild Microalgae has 13 vitamins and 21 amino acids— making it a near perfect superfood. These nutrients, paired with naturally occurring antioxidants, minerals, and various photopigments help supply your body with the nutrients it needs, and helps boost the immune system and boost your body’s ability to resist stress.

Energize benefits…

  • Promotes heart and cardiovascular health.
  • Supports optimal cellular energy.

The unique blend of ingredients in Energize work together to: provide optimal cellular energy; promote heart and cardiovascular health; combat cellular oxidation; and support the immune system. Wondering what Energize may do in your life? Try it today risk free with our 90 satisfaction guarantee!

28 February 2019

Today, it’s not enough to claim a product is safe and of the highest quality, anyone can make claims. When it comes down to it, a company must prove the safety, quality and efficacy of their products and New Earth does just that through many certifications and yearly audits. Because, at the end of the day it’s about you, your health, and your safety.

New Earth has earned certifications for USDA-Organic, NSF/ GMP, Kosher, Halal, and Paleo. Each of these certification agencies has its own standards and requirements; however, there are many areas in which the standards overlap.

Our organic and NSF certifiers conduct thorough, unbiased audits each year to ensure that New Earth is conforming to the standards each certifying body requires.

Organic certification—New Earth’s facilities and microalgae are certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program (NOP). For years, OCCPP/Pro-Cert of Canada has performed thorough annual audits of our processing facilities and the watershed that feeds into Klamath Lake, and continues to certify that our entire operation is compliant with the requirements for organic certification.

This extensive audit covers everything from ingredients to the watershed. As a part of the audit, New Earth provides Pro-Cert with each and every certification the company holds along with supplier and third-party certifications. But it doesn’t stop there– Pro-Cert also examines traceability, ensuring that the company can trace the product and ingredients document-flow back to the supplier, and that everything has been correctly monitored and documented.

From there, we move onto the watershed where Pro-Cert selects areas to physically examine in order to determine that there has not been any change to the environment that could impact the watershed, and ultimately the lake from which the microalgae is harvested. In addition, we review our internal audits on the watershed, covering everything from plant and animal species to the temperature and dissolved oxygen values of the streams. All to ensure this pristine environment is just that, pristine.

After that, Pro-Cert examines our processing facilities and reviews a variety of documents including harvest logs, product labels, standard operating procedures, and promotional literature, to name a few.

NSF International GMP – NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) is an independent third-party certification body that standardizes sanitation and food safety regulations. NSF conducts on-site audits 1-2 times per year, with one audit spanning over a three-day period. The purpose of the audit is to ensure that safety and sanitation methods are being upheld.

New Earth maintains its own manufacturing facilities that are registered by NSF International to FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Our facilities are also registered GMP for Sport™ so you can be assured that there are no banned substances in any of New Earth’s products. Recently, NSF has adopted the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) procedures, which goes beyond FDA requirements for supplements. FSMA was designed to help maintain healthy, safe foods free of contamination. New Earth has embraced positive practices in order to meet these new and necessary regulations.

NSF examines our production facilities and equipment used in manufacturing New Earth’s products to ensure that the company is conforming to our established SOPs, which include maintaining the equipment and meeting established procedures for cleanliness, and testing the production equipment following sanitation for the possible presence of allergens.

NSF validates internal policies and procedures by thoroughly inspecting documentation procedures. They comb through everything from SOPs to inventory data to batch records.

From there, a trace exercise is performed on a random product where the individual ingredients and amount of ingredients are traced back to their source, ensuring everything adds up as it should.

After that, cleaning and maintenance schedules for all equipment, the harvesters, and production rooms are examined and all equipment and lab records are put under the microscope.

Finally, warehouse freezers and the receiving refrigerated room where ingredients and finished products are stored are inspected, as well as the shipping facility.

As you can see, there is no area left unscrutinized! All of these procedures insure that we go the extra mile to provide a safe, high-quality product.

Star-K Kosher Certification – Star-K of Baltimore, Maryland, certifies New Earth’s facilities and products to kosher standards–meeting the requirements of Jewish law. A representative from Star-K inspects our facilities, products, and documentation on a quarterly basis. Representatives for Star-K also inspect all of the operations of vendors that produce and supply kosher-certified products to New Earth.

Halal Certification – The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) developed a procedure for producing halal (meaning “lawful” or “permitted”) products that assure consistent methodical cleanliness throughout the entire production process. IFANCA inspects New Earth’s facilities and processes annually, and has certified Wild Body and Wild Mind to halal certification standards.

Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) – We comply fully with all regulations of the ODA and USFDA. Both ODA and FDA make unscheduled visits and examine our facility.

Paleo Friendly – The Paleo Friendly certification was developed by the Paleo Foundation, Inc. to identify food products that meet the standards of the Paleo Diet. It requires products to be free of grains, legumes, and dairy, with no artificial additives or preservatives. The Paleo certification is updated yearly.

With consideration to the rigorous testing that our microalgae and ingredients go through, the extensive examinations of our watershed, processing facilities, documents and procedures by a number of certifying agencies, you can see that New Earth goes above and beyond to ensure that you receive a reliable, safe, and quality product!

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.