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.

6 December 2018

Organic Wild Microalgae (Aphanizomenon flos aquae or AFA), wildcrafted by New Earth from the waters of Upper Klamath Lake, is the “crème de la crème” of all microalgae. It is the only edible freshwater microalgae in the world that grows abundantly in the wild.

Wild Microalgae possesses an impressive nutritional profile. It is this unique combination of a wide variety of nutrients that makes this microalgae an amazing choice for dietary supplementation.

Wild Microalgae is a species of cyanobacteria known as blue-green microalgae because of two primary pigments that are contained in this organism; chlorophyll and phycocyanin.

Chlorophyll: Chlorophyll is the green pigment in plants that is essential for the process of photosynthesis, whereby radiant energy from the sun is converted into chemical energy for the life processes of the plant. Without chlorophyll, plants would die. Chlorophyll is also an excellent source of antioxidants, substances that fight damaging free-radicals, and has many beneficial nutritional properties. Wild Microalgae possesses an impressively high content of chlorophyll.

Phycocyanin (PC): This blue pigment is responsible for the intense color of our microalgae. The word “phycocyanin” comes from the Greek words “phyco” meaning algae, and “kyanos” meaning “blue-green.” Wild Microalgae contains approximately 15% phycocyanin by dry weight. Phycocyanin is classified as a phycobilirubin—a light-harvesting protein that contributes to photosynthesis. Phycocyanin possesses a variety of beneficial health properties, but the most important property is that it acts as an antioxidant to help neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals, unstable molecules that can damage our cells.

Chlorophyll and phycocyanin are not the only important pigments possessed by organic Wild Microalgae. The microalgae contains a significant amount of beta-carotene, an orange pigment that is the precursor to vitamin A and powerful antioxidant. Once digested, the human body converts beta-carotene to vitamin A.

PEA: Wild Microalgae also contains PEA—phenylethylamine—the “feel good” chemical compound. PEA is a naturally occurring alkaloid chemical compound made from the amino acid phenylalanine and is linked to energy, mood, and focus. PEA exists naturally in the human central nervous system and is responsible for the emotional experience associated with pleasure and mental awareness; it supports mental energy, mental clarity, concentration, and attention, and is a known natural mood enhancer.

Wild Microalgae’s nutritional profile also includes essential amino acids, minerals, and vitamins:

  • Amino acids: Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. There are 20 essential amino acids, and AFA contains all of them! Each amino acid offers a variety of health benefits, but together they provide vital fuel and energy; build and maintain neuropeptides; and help biomodulate emotions and moods. Wild Microalgae’s amino acid profile closely matches the Food & Nutrition council’s ideal profile.
  • Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs): Our Wild Microalgae also supplies essential fatty acids in an all-natural form. Approximately 45% of the lipids (fats) within AFA are essential fatty acids. EFAs are required for the normal growth and repair of the skin, blood vessels, and nerve tissues. AFA contains both LA (Linoleic acid, an Omega 6 fatty acid) and ALA (Alpha-Linoleic Acid, an Omega 3 fatty acid) in an ideal balance/ratio—there is more ALA than LA.
  • Minerals: Wild Microalgae contains 13 notable elements and trace elements. These minerals are all utilized by the human body in trace amounts for various functions.
  • Vitamins: Wild Microalgae also contains 13 different vitamins, including vitamin K and several of the B vitamins.
  • Antioxidants: Wild Microalgae contains components that have antioxidant activity, such as the pigments previously mentioned. In addition, other components in AFA, such as L-cystine, glycine, and L-glutamate are used by the liver to form glutathione, a powerful antioxidant. Superoxide dismutase (SOD, a family of enzymes), also found in AFA, contributes to antioxidant activity.

As you can see, Wild Microalgae is one of the most profoundly nourishing foods on the planet, rich in a wide spectrum of phytonutrients, plant-based proteins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and other micronutrients, providing optimum nutrition for our cells and tissues.