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Wednesday
Apr222009

Featured Ingredient: Blue-Green Algae


In every Gnosis Chocolate bar, there is an unusual ingredient, an ingredient that gives our chocolates their inner sparkle, literally! Blue-green algae is its name, and while it sounds exotic, the ingredient itself is as simple as blue-green algae. We PROMISE you can't taste it!!!
This algae can only be found in the Klamath Lake in Oregon. The alga grows wild in the upper portion of this spring-fed water body.
Scientifically known as Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, it is commonly shortened to AFA-algae or just AFA.

Why do we add Blue-Green Algae?

• It is made up of: 50-70% protein and contains all essential amino acids
• It contains Vitamins: A, E, cyanocobalamin, niacin, choline, folic acid, thiamine
• It’s also a source of: Chlorophyll, copper, magnesium, zinc, and potassium

Beyond these evident, powerful constituents, AFA-algae is loved for the following properties:

• Possibly preventing and treating cancer and viral infections
• Helping weight loss.
• Lowering cholesterol in some

You can find this in all of our bars, or from the Bulk Ingredients page!

Monday
Apr202009

Featured Ingredient: Siberian Ginseng

In SuperChoc, we've added many nutrient-packed superherbs. One of the more exotic-sounding ingredients is Siberian Ginseng. If you haven’t heard of it before, you’re not alone. Its scientific name is Eleutherococcus senticosus, or just eleuthero.  

What’s it Doing in My Chocolate? Studies have found that eleuthero boosts the immune system and increases one's energy.
Eluthero may also: increase physical prowess, improve memory and concentration, regulate blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and lower blood sugar levels.

And What Exactly Is It? Eleuthero is a shrub that grows in Japan, Koreo, Siberia, and China. The shrub’s root and other underground components are used.

Alright! Check it out for yourself with a taste of our delectable top-selling SuperChoc!