25 October 2018

After decades of being told otherwise, it’s difficult to swallow the idea that fat can be good for your health. However, for our bodies to remain healthy, we need to take in the right amounts of essential fatty acids (EFAs). Are you eating the right fats? You need enough essential fatty acids in your diet to prevent deficiency and keep you healthy.

Essential fatty acids are those fats that our bodies cannot produce by themselves, so they must be obtained from our diets. Although your body can synthesize most of the fats it needs from the food you consume, there are two essential fatty acids that your body is unable to synthesize – linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linoleic acid (ALA). These fats can only be found in our foods and they’re used to build some specialized fats known as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that help in the normal functioning of all body tissues.

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are types of omega-3 fatty acids that originate from ALA. These highly unsaturated fats play important roles in brain development and functioning. Arachidonic acid (AA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) are omega-6 fatty acids derived from LA. The derivation of these fats can be easily impaired by several factors, which makes it necessary to supplement them with dietary sources.

There are many health benefits associated with consuming EFAs with the biggest being that they are essential for our wellbeing and our bodies cannot produce them. They also have a positive impact on heart health, brain function and the bodies natural responses.

EFAs can be obtained from a variety of high-quality food sources. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids include organic Wild Microalgae®, salmon, sardines, chia seeds, flax seeds, and walnuts. Foods high in omega-6 fatty acids include almonds, cashew nuts, and sunflower seeds.

The modern diet typically contains more omega-6 fatty acids than required. Therefore, although omega-6 fats are essential, most people should reduce their intake.

Why Take Essential Fatty Acids Supplements?
Oftentimes we don’t get everything required for a healthy internal ecosystem. Consuming high-quality nutritional supplements can help fill these gaps and help to improve the quality of your overall health.

24 October 2018

Most of us were taught the importance of nutrition and how taking supplements helps to support the minerals and vitamins we aren’t getting through our diet. Most of our education on the subject of supplements ended there, but it shouldn’t have. With the desire to live a long healthy life many are blindly taking supplements that are simply not doing the job because the truth is, vitamins are not created equally.

What are Synthetic and Food-Based Supplements?
Synthetic Supplements are just as they sound, human-made. It’s common knowledge that foods consumed in their most natural states are the best. Today, processed foods are very different from their original state. The same thing goes for synthetic vitamins. These are vitamins that are made artificially through an industrial process using chemicals. They are bonded with ingredients that are designed to mimic natural vitamins, and our bodies recognize this. For example, you may think that you’re consuming a calcium supplement, but it may be filled with other minerals that are foreign to the body. Therefore, your body will try to remove as much of it as possible. This means a very little amount of synthetic calcium will be entering your body.

Food-Based Supplements are close to what nature intended as they closely match the vitamin complexes found in nature. They are typically made by growing nutrients in yeast or harvested in their wild state. These food-based supplements usually contain the cofactors required to assist the body with the absorption of the nutrients making them more effective.

Benefits of Food-Based Natural Supplements

  • Your body can easily absorb nutrients from natural supplements and much more readily than it can absorb synthetic supplements. When naturally produced, vitamins and minerals are in better harmony with you.
  • Natural supplements are extracted from food that is suitable for consumption by human beings. Ingredients derived from foods that aren’t suitable for human consumption should be avoided because it’s not natural and your body won’t benefit from it.
  • Most people consume excessive calories found in synthetic supplements in pursuit of natural ingredients. However, natural foods cut straight to the chase by complimenting healthy meals.

At New Earth, we take the quality and purity or our food-based supplements seriously. You will find one ingredient in every supplement we offer, organic Wild MicroalgaeTM. Our Wild Microalgae is a fragile organism. It takes sophisticated technological know-how to harvest, cool, process, and dry in a way that preserves its delicate balance of nutrients. It goes from harvest to quick cooling to multiple cleanings to water removal to fast freezing and storage, all in a few hours.

We are responsible for getting products out of the wild and to your table. Albert Einstein once said, “The only source of knowledge is experience.” We agree.

Learn more about New Earth and the quality of purity of our food based supplements here.

26 September 2018

Why New Earth?

Founded in southern Oregon, New Earth has been perfecting the best supplements in the industry for over 30 years. We carefully select the finest ingredients so you can take comfort when purchasing our whole food products. And we have a secret weapon: organic Wild MicroalgaeTM (AFA).

Wild Microalgae is a superfood like no other. This powerful strain of algae is special. Nestled in Klamath Lake, the only place in the world where this unique superfood resides in abundance, AFA is sought after worldwide for its nutritional properties.

With over 30 years of experience, our team of engineers has designed specific machinery and techniques to gather only the best Wild Microalgae. Each summer when the algae blooms, the team puts these harvesters to work to gather pure Wild Microalgae and begin the process of creating some of the worlds finest supplements.

When harvested, if microalgae is not processed carefully and properly, it loses some of its beneficial properties. This is why we cool the algae rapidly upon harvesting, and quickly process the microalgae, thereby preserving the integrity of the nutrients and compounds. The total time from harvest to freeze is a mere four hours thus maintaining the incredible nutrient profile of the AFA.

When it comes time to getting the AFA ready for encapsulation we utilize a low-temperature drying process that preserves phytonutrients. Testing indicates that the quality of this drying system is superior to freeze-drying, especially for heat-sensitive components such as vitamins, chlorophyll, and enzymes.

We take great pride in producing clean, safe, premium quality, health supplements.

We maintain the quality of the AFA by harvesting and processing via an in-house Quality Assurance program. Every lot (24 hours) of harvest undergoes stringent Quality Control procedures. In addition to in-house testing, regular analyses are conducted by independent certified laboratories to verify the potency and purity of New Earth’s microalgae.

To take it a step further we’ve earned the certifications that matter most. New Earth supplements are certified Kosher, Halal, Paleo, and USDA-organic. We maintain our own manufacturing facilities registered by NSF International to FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and GMP for SportTM. Our ingredients are thoroughly tested and verified 100% pure. Every product contains exactly what it says on the label. All are crafted with care and precision from premium quality whole natural foods. And every product comes with our satisfaction guarantee.

At New Earth, we are responsible for getting products out of the wild and to your table, and we take that responsibility very seriously. You won’t find another company like us.

12 September 2018

Your body contains over 3,000 different enzymes, and each plays a vital health role. The vast majority of metabolic enzymes (enzymes that help regulate everything) in your body are proteolytic enzymes or proteases. Digestive proteolytic enzymes expedite the chemical breakdown of proteins in food by breaking them into amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of your body, and that’s why this process is very important. Even the enzymes themselves are composed of protein.

Various proteolytic enzymes meet both metabolic and digestive needs in the body. Proteases that function as digestive enzymes are produced by the stomach and pancreas. There are also some enzymes in saliva that help break down certain substances in food.

Apart from digestion of dietary protein, proteolytic enzymes (as endogenous metabolic enzymes) play an important role in many other metabolic processes such as blood clotting, cell division, protein recycling, and immune function. Metabolic enzymes are found in the cells and tissues of the body. The body manufactures these enzymes from the amino acids derived from the digestive process; the breakdown of food proteins into amino acids that can be used by the body for building proteins. Therefore, your body will need a healthy supply of proteolytic enzymes to maintain optimal health.

When taken between meals so that it is not used in the digestion process, bromelain, another proteolytic enzyme, can be absorbed intact from the intestine into the bloodstream where the body can utilize the enzyme to address various issues. In this instance, these proteolytic enzymes are called “systemic enzymes.”

Proteolytic enzymes are especially beneficial when it comes to recovery. These enzymes are very effective at supporting your body’s post-exercise tissue breakdown, which in turn, helps decrease the recovery period after a strenuous workout.

These enzymes are also effective when it comes to supporting the immune system. Proteases make your body’s killer cells more powerful. They are also able to break down pathogens that often hinder the normal immune functions. When pathogenic immune complexes occur in large numbers, they can cause serious problems. However, because proteolytic enzymes prevent their formation, they help boost your immune system.

In a perfect world, you would eat raw and unprocessed foods that are high in active enzymes, but it’s not a perfect world. Much of the food you consume is enzyme deficient due to processing and cooking, which can destroy the natural enzymes present in food; therefore, your body has to divert the production of metabolic proteases to produce larger amounts of pancreatic enzymes to help break down the “dead” (enzymatically speaking) food in your diet. While your body can handle this easily in the short term, long-term consequences can be severe. It can lead to a weakened immune system and reduced athletic performance. Supplementing with a proteolytic enzyme supplement such as Rebound from New Earth, which contains both plant and animal-based proteases, can help offset this deviation and restore balance.

29 August 2018

Enzymes are the worker bees in our bodies. These protein molecules act as catalysts to all chemical reactions in the body. This simply means that without enzymes, our bodies wouldn’t function. Enzymes are essential for digestion, generating energy, and DNA copying.

3 Uses of Enzymes

Food digestion
The food you consume has to be broken down into smaller components that can be easily absorbed and utilized by the body. Digestive enzymes trigger a hydrolysis reaction which helps in the breakdown of large molecules into small units. Your body contains several different digestive enzymes that help break down different foods. For example, pepsin and trypsin enzymes digest dietary proteins. Supplemental enzymes help break down the food you eat and help you absorb more nutrients from your diet.

Energy production
Your body requires a significant amount of energy to carry out all its functions. While glucose (blood sugar) is often the most preferred fuel, your body can also make use of fats and proteins. Through complex processes referred to as cellular respiration, the enzymes help generate ATP (adenosine triphosphate) that help power your cells.

DNA copying
Each chromosome in your body carries an array of genes that encode your genetic makeup in the form of a molecule called deoxyribonucleic acid. After the division of body cells, the new cells must contain the exact copy of your DNA. This replication relies heavily on specific enzymes.

Why Does your Body Need Enzymes?

Your body contains several biochemical digesters that have the power to break apart carbohydrates, fats, minerals, proteins, and vitamins, and make them more absorbable. Without enzymes, minerals and vitamins are useless to your body. Apart from facilitating digestion, enzymes also help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, strengthen the immune system, and maintain the colon. Additionally, when your immune system is attacked, enzymes come to the rescue. A simple deficiency can affect the health of your entire body.

Types of Enzymes

Your body contains three types of enzymes. Digestive and metabolic enzymes are produced by your body while food enzymes are produced by the food you consume.

Digestive enzymes: These enzymes assist your body in the digestion of food and transportation of nutrients to different areas of the body. These enzymes are secreted into the stomach by the pancreas and small intestines. There are three types of digestive enzymes, including amylase, lipase, and protease. Amylase helps in the digestion of carbohydrates, lipase assists in the digestion of fats, and protease digests proteins.

Metabolic enzymes: These are the enzymes that are responsible for maintaining your vital organs, blood levels and tissues running properly. These enzymes transform carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into the needed balance in tissues and cells.

Food enzymes: Your body doesn’t produce these enzymes. They come from fruits, vegetables, and supplements. These enzymes are necessary for the breaking down of different nutrients in the food you eat such as carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, and vitamins, and make it easier for the body to absorb them.

Enzymes work well under certain conditions. Most of them work best at body temperatures and more slowly at low temperatures. Enzymes are also sensitive to temperature, and overcooking food destroys them. Too acidic or alkaline environments alter the shape of the enzyme thus denaturing them.

Healthy Solution

All metabolic processes in your body depend on enzymes for neurotransmission, digestion, detoxification, and nutrient delivery. However, because our modern diet and the way most foods are prepared, the digestive enzymes can become depleted to a point where our bodies are not able to full process and absorb important nutrients. For this reason it is wise to supplement with digestive enzymes and help your body utilize the nutrients you put into it.