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Benefits of Black Seed


Many of black cumin's traditionally ascribed health benefits have been thoroughly confirmed in the biomedical literature. In fact, since 1964, there have been 656 published,  peer-reviewed studies referencing it.


We have indexed salient research, available to view on on our Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) page, on well over 40 health conditions that may be benefited from the use of the herb, including over 20 distinct pharmacological actions it expresses, such as:


  • Analgesic (Pain-Killing)

  • Anti-Bacterial

  • Anti-Inflammatory

  • Anti-Ulcer

  • Anti-Cholinergic

  • Anti-Fungal

  • Ant-Hypertensive

  • Antioxidant

  • Antispasmodic

  • Antiviral

  • Bronchodilator

  • Gluconeogenesis Inhibitor (Anti-Diabetic)

  • Hepatoprotective (Liver Protecting)

  • Hypotensive

  • Insulin Sensitizing

  • Interferon Inducer

  • Leukotriene Antagonist

  • Renoprotective (Kidney Protecting)

  • Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Inhibitor


These 30 pharmacological actions are only a subset of a far wider number of beneficial properties intrinsic to the black seed. While it is remarkable that this seed has the ability to positively modulate so many different biological pathways, this is actually a rather common occurrence among traditional plant medicines.

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Sesame Oil May Heal Liver Damage


Sesame seeds are one of the most powerful healing foods on the planet.  For thousands of years they have been used by traditional peoples for food and medicine. Chinese medicine suggests this ancient food may help relieve the epidemic of liver damage from modern drugs. 


Hepatotoxicity is liver damage caused by chemicals.  It's a significant problem related to pharmaceutical use since the liver's job is to clear chemicals from the body.  That makes the liver particularly susceptible to injury from drug use. 


Hundreds of drugs contribute to liver toxicity even when used in correct doses. It's the number one reason drugs are withdrawn from the market.   


An editorial in the Journal of the Chinese Medical Association notes that in today's world, "a hepatoprotectant is urgently needed."  It also suggests the tiny sesame seed and its oil may well be that protector. 


Sesame oil is rich in an anti-inflammatory lignan known as "sesamin."  Lignans are a type of polyphenol found in many seeds, fruits, and vegetables.


Sesamin is well known for its health benefits which include:


  • Lowering cholesterol

  • Lowering blood pressure

  • Anticancer potential

  • Anti-aging effects

  • Regulating the immune system

  • Lowering blood sugar

  • Antithrombotic effects

  • Antioxidant power


Sesamin also protects against liver damage from alcohol and drug use.[i]  Several animal studies from Taiwan and Japan show that sesame oil reduces oxidative stress in the liver. 


Other studies show sesame oil can combat the harmful effects of acetaminophen on the liver.  Each year acetaminophen causes more than 450 deaths from liver failure.  Sesamin helps combat that damage by maintaining intracellular levels of glutathione, a potent antioxidant.  Acetaminophen is known to reduce the liver's store of glutathione. Sesamin also reduces the levels of free radicals and inhibits oxidation of fats.[ii], [iii]


Not only does sesamin fight liver damage from pain relief products containing acetaminophen, like Tylenol, it actually provides better pain relief.  Earlier GreenMedInfo reported that eating 40 grams of sesame seeds (about two tablespoons of tahini) was superior to Tylenol in reducing pain in those suffering from knee arthritis.

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Megahydrate Most Powerful Antioxidant

MegaHydrate™ is a powerful antioxidant supplement that promotes essential full-body hydration. Dehydrated cells cannot properly absorb nutrients or get rid of waste. Over time this leads to nutritional deficiency, cellular oxidation, and a dangerous build up of toxins. MegaHydrate™ is the key to unlocking the hidden nutrient enhancing potential of water inside your body. It's scientifically tested, safe, and has no known adverse side effects.


A Brief History of MegaHydrate™


Dr. Patrick Flanagan is the creator of MegaHydrate™. He holds advanced degrees in chemistry, nanotechnology, bio-sciences and medicine. He's developed over 300 inventions and was named Scientist of the Year in 1997 by the International Association for New Science. Dr. Flanagan's desire is to share his discoveries with the world in the hope that they may be used to improve human life.


"I discovered negatively ionized hydrogen as the premier biological antioxidant in 1985. It took almost 10 years to stabilize the material and develop it as a product. We have published multiple papers in peer review journals on H- (negative hydrogen) and its effects in living cell cultures."


"In bio-chemistry, there is the antioxidant cascade. All previously known antioxidants become free radicals when they neutralize free radicals. The resulting free radicals are not as harmful as those that were neutralized. For example, vitamin C (ascorbic acid) becomes dehydro-ascorbic acid (it has lost its hydrogen). The dehydro-ascorbic acid must be eliminated by the body. This is true of all antioxidants except for H- or active hydrogen. When H- neutralizes a free radical, pure water is the result."


"The exciting thing about H- ions is that they can re-store and re-cycle all other radical scavengers. That is, it can restore Vitamin C in the body over and over again so that it does not need to be eliminated as a toxin. It works with all other know antioxidants in the same way. It is the king of antioxidants because of this. It is the only free radical fighter that is like that."

Sun Potion Reishi Mushroom

​​"Reishi is one of the most potent adaptogens available to modern society. Adaptogens are those herbs and substances that increase the body’s resistance to stress and help it overcome all health challenges more quickly. Adaptogens are defined as substances which positively support the body to reduce or increase the body's actions as appropriate. Reishi is believed by Japanese and Chinese researchers to have a regulatory effect on the immune system, raising immune function in cases of immunodeficiency and reducing the excesses associated with auto-immune conditions.


Reishi is the most studied natural substance on earth and science continues to show up remarkable functions its active ingredients produce. Some pharmacological effects of Reishi extracts in vivo and in vitro include:

(for references see Hobbs, 1995)

  • Analgesic

  • Anti-allergic activity

  • Bronchitis-preventative effect, inducing regeneration of bronchial epithelium

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antibacterial, against Staphylococci, Streptococci, and Bacillus pneumoniae (perhaps due to increased immune system activity)

  • Antioxidant, by eliminating hydroxyl free radicals

  • Antitumor activity

  • Antiviral effect, by inducing interferon production

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Enhances bone marrow nucleated cell proliferation

  • Cardiotonic action, lowering serum cholesterol levels with no effect on triglycerides, enhancing myocardial metabolism of hypoxic animals, and improving coronary artery hemodynamics

  • Central depressant and peripheral anti-cholinergic actions on the autonomic nervous system reduce the effects of caffeine and relax muscles

  • Enhanced natural killer cell (NK) activity in vitro in mice

  • Expectorant and antitussive properties demonstrated in mice studies

  • General immunopotentiation

  • Anti-HIV activity in vitro and in vivo

  • Improved adrenocortical function

  • Increased production of Interleukin-1 by murine peritoneal macrophages in vitro

  • Increased production of Interleukin-2 by murine splenocytes in vitro"

Jarrow Powdered Inositol

​​"Jarrow  Formulas®  Inositol  is readily absorbed and used to produce the active inositides as necessary.* The various forms of inositol (phosphatidylinositol and inositides such as IP3) are active in cell-to-cell communication, (e.g., transmission of nerve impulses).* Tissues that are affected include the brain, liver and muscles.* Inositol (a.k.a., myoinositol) is an indirect source of glucuronic acid, which is essential to liver detoxification.* "

Pharmaceutical grade Inositol. 


No wheat, no gluten, no soybeans, no dairy, no egg, no fish/shellfish, no peanuts/tree nuts.


Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.



Farmhouse Culture Probiotics

"Probiotics are naturally found in our bodies, among the trillions of bacteria that make up our “microbiome” (the name for the community of bacteria that live on and around us). Stress, poor diet, antibiotics and disease can throw our microbiome out of balance, creating the need to supplement our body’s existing bacteria with probiotics.


When you consume live probiotics, they travel to your gut via your digestive system, where they not only help break down food and assist with the digestive process, but also fight off harmful bacteria and provide a host of other benefits.


Health Benefits of Probiotics


Digestion, and beyond! Of the trillions of bacteria in our bodies, there are more than 500 different strains, many of which are associated with specific benefits. As 70-80% of our microbiome is located in our GI tract, most strains of probiotics are well known for contributing to digestive system health. Probiotics can also:

  • Strengthen the immune system

  • Boost energy production and metabolism

  • Support healthy weight management

  • Assist with the absorption of vitamins and minerals

  • Aid in brain and mood functions


This is the short list. More research is published every day, revealing dozens of other health benefits of probiotics.


Two of the most common families of probiotics are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. When you see “L. casei” on a label, the “L.” stands for Lactobacillus, and casei is the specific strain. Most of Farmhouse Culture’s products contain numerous strains of Lactobacillus.


Sources of Probiotics


Raw, naturally fermented foods are one of the best (and most delicious) sources of probiotics. The fermentation process breaks down carbohydrates and sugars, creating many of the same strains of good bacteria that are normally found in your gut and inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria. Food sources of probiotics include:

PuraDyme Plant Based Enzymes

"LiyfZymeTM are full spectrum, plant-based, super digestive enzymes, including sulfite-free papain. Using 16 different powerful enzymes this formula contains not only the highest enzyme activities but has been specially designed with the best ratios to meet today’s varying diets! Excellent for using with cooked foods and raw foods which are both enzyme deficient. Enzymes are the vital workers necessary for optimal digestion, they are responsible for the breakdown and absorption of all nutrients, and are the body’s key communicators. Using all natural wholefood enzyme cofactors, Lifyzyme is able to create a soothing effect even for those who have extreme heartburn or indigestion. This makes this all-natural, non-synthetic Super Digestive Supplement the perfect choice for everyone!"

Night Rebuild - Sleep & Hormone Formula

"This formula is designed for people under a lot of STRESS and those entering MIDDLE AGE and bodybuilders. Night time is when hormones are produced (which are crucial for almost every body function imaginable). These healing hormones are released between 10 pm and 2 am, and we must be asleep for this to happen. This formula helps promote restful sleep and hormone production. Other than the wild greens, this is in my opinion, one of the most important formulas for people in the modern world which wears us down. It has an interesting taste thanks to the plentiful use of geranium flower. This is the exact formula Cara and I use. Many people report no more night sweats after using this. If you are serious about regenerating health, youth and vitality, you need this formula! Read the ingredients and what they do."

Wildforce Vitamin C

"There is no natural herbal vitamin C powder anywhere that even comes close to the power of these plant sources! Vitamin C helps convert cholesterol to adrenal hormones. Lack of vitamin C is one of the biggest reasons for collagen loss leading to wrinkles, aging, weakened arteries, and immune deficiency. Stress and stimulants like caffeine cause vitamin C deficiencies, so people in the modern world NEED vitamin C! Take as much of this stuff as you want."

We are extremely impressed by Markus Products and consume many of them daily.  Their application of whole food knowledge coupled with an outstanding commitment to help others achieve optimum health is unprecidented!

Theracurmin #1 Absorbed Form of Curcumin

  • More bioavailable than other leading forms of curcumin‡

  • More double-blind clinical trials than any other curcumin product

  • Provides antioxidants for the maintenance of good health

  • Contains microscopic curcumin particles in a natural colloidal suspension that is absorbed into the blood faster, and stays there longer


How it works



Theracurmin represents a major scientific breakthrough in curcumin pharmacology, with both animal and human studies showing no side effects and significantly better results than other curcumin preparations. The first step in manufacturing Theracurmin is solubilizing it within a vegetable gum known as gum ghatti. The next step is grinding the curcumin mixture using a wet-grinding mill to produce microscopic particles that are 100 times smaller than regular curcumin powder. A homogenizer then disperses these particles to create a colloidal suspension that readily mixes with water. The combination of reduced particle size and improved solubility ensures that a therapeutically effective level of curcumin is absorbed into the bloodstream, where it lasts for hours.

Vitamin B12 in Chlorella is bioavailable and dietary supplementation is a natural way for Vegetarians and Vegans to get the Vitamin B12 they need.  

Ola Loa Sublingual B12 (HydroxyCobalamin) is the "mother" of all B12's. Typically this form of B12 is only available through a Nutrition Medical Doctor. This is the body's preferred form of vitamin B12 and is referred to as the "natural transport factor" for Cobalamin. Ola Loa's Hydroxy B12 provides greater absorption and better utilization than any other form of B12.

Ola Loa's sublingual B12 is paired with the preferred form of Active Folate (Folinic Acid) which works together in tandem. Ola Loa has been committed to providing the very best form of Vitamin B12 since we released our first product in 1999. We agree with that no one should use Cyanide B12 (CyanoCobalamin) which is used in virtually all supplements that contain vitamin B12.

Feel the difference Ola Loa's Hydroxy B12 makes and get the benefits of the best B12 on the market.




Vegetarian diets - B12 is found almost exclusively in animal foods. Plants are not a reliable source of B12.


Alcohol consumption - Excessive intake of alcohol in the diet is known to deplete B12.


Digestive disorders - Celiac Disease and Crohn's Disease all deplete B12.


Medications - Medications for diabetes or long-term use of acid reflux drugs; Stomach bypass surgery; Nitrous Oxide or "laughing gas" during surgery and unregulated Nitric Oxide are known causes of B12 depletion.


Intrinsic Factors - A protein in the stomach allows the absorption of most B12, so if you have weak Intrinsic Factor you will not absorb much B12.




Cyanocobalamin (NOT SO GOOD)

  • Cyanocobalamin (Cyanide B12) is found in most B12 supplements because it is cheaper than other forms of B12.

  • Cyanocobalamin is a B12 molecule bound to a toxic cyanide molecule. Too much Cyanocobalamin can be toxic.

  • The Cyanocobalamin form of B12 is not used efficiently by the body, mostly excreted out of your body in about 5 hours.


Methylcobalamin (BETTER)

  • Methylcobalamin may interefere with the body's natural methyl transfer from folate to cobalamin resulting in impaired DNA replication.

Hydroxycobalamin (THE BEST)

  • Hydroxycobalamin is not Intrinsic Factor dependent as is Methyl-B12. Hydroxy B12 can also bind to plasma proteins offering greater absorption and transportability, as well as increased availability in circulation.

  • Hydroxy B12 stays active in the body for 5 days or more!

  • Hydroxy B12 is the only form of B12 which detoxifies cyanide and unregulated Nitric Oxide which can become pro-inflammatory. Unregulated Nitric Oxide is in fact the hallmark of inflammation.

  • Hydroxycobalamin is the only form of Vitamin B12 which can penetrate the Mitochondria.

  • Hydroxy B12 makes more AdenosyCobalamin (the other active form of B12) than any other form of B12.

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