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Functional Foods

Foods claiming to have a health-promoting or disease-preventing property beyond the basic function of delivering nutrients are known as functional foods. They come in many forms: wide-spectrum meal replacements, on-the-go snacks such as protein bars and RTDs, or even foods that are 'calcium-enriched' or enhanced with probiotics. Some serve more specific health-related goals, such as increasing fiber, delivering healthy fats and amping up your antioxidant intake. If you're searching for an unusual product that doesn't seem to fit in any other category, you're likely to find it here.

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  1. Spirulina Powder
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    Spirulina Powder

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    10 out of 10 | 1 Review(s)
    Spirulina Powder by NOW Foods Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) rests atop the green superfood pantheon.  This blue-green vegetable plankton has been a source of nutrition for humans since the Aztecs harvested it centuries ago.  Spirulina very well may have been the first photosynthetic life form created, and it still contains the rich nutrient content that supports the diversity of life we have on Earth today. Spirulina contains the highest protein and beta-carotene levels of all green superfoods, and is also a rich source of GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid), a popular fatty acid with numerous health benefits.  In addition, it is the highest known vegetable source of B-12 and provides optimum levels of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, cell salts, amino acids and enzymes. Certified Organic 100% Pure - Non-GMO Rich in GLA, Chlorophyll, Beta-Carotene and Vitamin B-12 Good Source of Vegetable Protein Vegetarian Product
  2. Flax Meal - Organic Golden
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    This cold processed flax meal has a proportioned fatty acid profile of omega 3, 6 and 9, 6 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein and 6 grams of carbohydrates. Flaxseed is also known to have high amounts of magnesium and zinc as well as significant amounts of calcium and magnesium. Golden Flax is typically lighter in color and more flavorful than dark flax. Flax is a natural plant source of healthy fatty acids and a good source of fiber.
  3. Lean Body MRP
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    Lean Body MRP

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    Labrada Lean Body Hi Protein Meal Replacement Shake Lean Body hi protein meal replacement shake is the quick nutrition solution for hard training athletes who have little time to prepare meals. You get it all in Lean Body. Concentrated muscle-building, diet supporting nutrition in one delicious easy to make shake.
  4. Flax Seed Oil - Organic
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    NOWOrganic Flax Seed Oil A Vegetarian Alternative for Omega-3 Fatty AcidsCertified Organic Essential Omega-3's Cold-Pressed & Unrefined Non-GE, Organic Flax Seeds A Vegetarian Alternative for Omega-3 Fatty Acids A Dietary Supplement Vegetarian ProductFlax Seed Oil is a rich balanced source of essential fatty acids.  These beneficial fats play important roles in supporting brain, nerve, glandular and eye functions.  In addition, they are involved in the transport and metabolism of cholesterol and triglycerides.Essential fatty acids are further metabolized into hormone-like substances in the cell known as prostaglandins.  Prostaglandins are involved in the regulation of many important physiological functions.*
  5. Acai Liquid Concentrate
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    NOW Acai Liquid Concentrate From Acai Palm Trees nestled deep within the lush Brazilian rainforests of the Amazon grows one of our planet's most remarkable and nutritious fruits.  Acai berries (Euterpe oleracea) have remained highly esteemed throughout history by Brazilian natives based on their generous nutrient content, pleasant taste and unmistakable ability to promote health and vitality.  NOW Acai Juice has a refreshing berry taste, offering 6,500 mg of Acai concentrate per 1 oz. serving. Antioxidant Protection Acai berries contain Vitamin C, and are an excellent source of polyphenols, including rutin, anthocyanins, and catechins.  Acai is naturally rich in ellagic acid.  These and other antioxidant compounds protect delicate tissues from free radical attack, a key factor in healthy aging. Immunomodulatory Activity The nutrients and antioxidants in NOW Acai Juice help support healthy immune and inflammatory response through its modulatroy effects on Nitric Oxide (NO) production. Cardiovascular Support In addition to its powerful antioxidant properties, Acai Juice modulates NO production and healthy vascular response to stress.  Each of these effects is important for the support of healthy heart and blood vessels. Superior Antioxidant Protection Cardiovascular Support Naturally Rich in Ellagic Acid, Vitamin C and Fiber Supports Healthy Immune and Inflammatory Responses SuperFruit Antioxidant Juice Euterpe oleracea Fruit High in Anthocyanins With Pomegranate, Blueberry, & Raspberry A Dietary Supplement Vegetarian Product
  6. Golden Flax Seeds, Certified Organic
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    NOWFlax Seeds-Organic GoldenFlax seed is a rich source of the essential fatty acid linoleic acid, which can be converted into EPA and DHA, both of which have been noted recently for their beneficial effect on blood lipids. Organic golden flaxseeds providing 9 grams of essential fats, 8 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein. Golden Flax is typically lighter in color and more flavorful than dark flax.
  7. UniSyn MRP 2
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    Universal NutritionUni-Syn Meal Replacement Powder Uni-Syn is a MRP that has been designed for purists. You're not going to get any fancy bells or whistles. Uni-Syn gives you 100% solid nutrition. No fructose, sucrose, aspartame, hydrogenated oils, or saturated fats. A perfect 2:1 ratio of protein to carbs. 26 key vitamins and minerals. That's it. UniSyn is simple. Perfect. It's the ideal MRP "base" for individuals who like to tinker and custom-tailor their shakes. Want to transform UniSyn into a lean mass gainer? Use whole milk instead of water and add some extra goodies like creatine, flax oil, and ice cream. Want to create the perfect post-training shake? Add 5g ribose, 5g glutamine and a couple of OKG caps to UniSyn. Be creative. The possibilities are endless. Aside from being nutritionally solid and flexible, a MRP must be convenient.
  8. Soy Protein Isolate Non-GMO
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    NOW's Soy Protein is a good complete protein alternative for vegetarians or those that are lactose intolerant. Each serving provides 21 grams of soy protein and yet has only one gram of fat. Soy protein products such as this are a good source of phytosterols and isoflavones that may support cholesterol and estrogen levels in women.
  9. Flax Seed Meal, Certified Organic
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    NOWOrganic Flaxseed PowderPowdered flaxseed supplies 90 calories, 6 grams of fat, 6 grams of carbohydrates (4 from fiber) and 4 grams of protein. Flax seed is a rich source of the essential fatty acid linoleic acid, which can be converted into EPA and DHA, both of which have been noted recently for their beneficial effect on blood lipids. Flaxseed meal can be added to cereals, salads, and protein drinks to add additional nutrients.
  10. Acai Berry
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    Acai Berry

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    PROSOURCE ACAI BERRY Some call it a super food. Others refer to it as one of the most powerful antioxidant ingredients on the market today. In fact, studies show that acai is richer in antioxidants than cranberries, raspberries, strawberries and even blueberries. This amazing Amazonian fruit has become a sensation in the supplement industry and scientific circles, and ProSource is right on point by offering this premium quality Acai Berry product (pronounced ah-sigh-ee). This super antioxidant botanical has been the subject of numerous studies that validate its incredible ability to help support tissue protection as well as an ability to enhance the production of NO. With 10 times the antioxidant power of red grapes and up to 30 times the antioxidants found in red wine, it's no wonder acai has recently set the web and news agencies abuzz. Of course, the problem with popular supplements is the lower grade imposters with cheaper (and less effective) offerings. Conversely, ProSource guarantees its organic Acai Berry caps to be 100% pure and freeze dried to retain optimum freshness while ensuring the highest potency.   click to read:Acai Berries: The Top Super Fruit of All Time?   Use as directed with a sensible nutrition and exercise program. Read and follow all product label instructions and warnings thoroughly before use. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  

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