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“Magical Mushrooms”

The Health Hutt is very excited to announce that we now carry Host Defense mushroom supplements! You may be asking yourself, “Why on earth would any one want to supplement with mushrooms?” Well, Mushrooms are functional foods, can be used everyday, and have a full-spectrum of constituents which:

  • support a multitude of body systems
  • augment the body’s immune system
  • provide building blocks for our systems on a cellular level
  • extracts contain enzymes to support digestion and assimilation of nutrients
  • contain polysaccharides to increase the activity & effectiveness of natural killer cells and macrophages
  • provide antioxidants to neutralize free radicals
  • contain probiotics and are food sources for probiotic microflora in the intestinal tract
  • support stress and fatigue reduction
  • provide support for daily metabolic and environmental assaults
  • offer a food source of nutrition that is readily digestible and absorbable

 

      Host Defense makes it easy for you to decide which mushroom is right for you as there are different beneficial types for all body systems! For example, Lion’s Mane is a supplement for brain & nerve support. It promotes mental clarity, focus and memory, as well as cerebral and nervous system support. Another example is the famous Reishi mushroom! Reishi is a supplement used primarily for heart health. Since Heart Disease is America’s number one killer I would have to say this is the most popular mushroom as it promotes cardiovascular system health. It also enhances the body’s ability to adapt to stress. Others include: BREATHE-repiratory health, CORDYCEPS-energy support, MYCOMMUNITY- comprehensive immune support, and TURKEY TAIL-Immune and digestive health.

Host Defense mushroom supplements come in Capsules and Extracts. Capsules work for daily convenience. If you’re seeking rapid absorption by the digestive system, then the extracts may be the way to go.

Capsules

Host Defense Mushroom Capsules are made with certified organic, freeze-dried, non-GMO mushroom mycelium/fruitbodies, encased in a plant-based capsule made from pullulan-a non-GMO, naturally-fermented polysaccharide polymer. It is starch-free, gluten-free, and preservative-free. Pullman capsules are known for their high-oxygen impermeability which is particularly advantageous to the encapsulation of product that may be sensitive to oxidation.

Extracts

Host Defense Mushroom Liquid Extracts are made with US grown and processed Certified Organic mushrooms. Most other brands use only hot-water extraction, which leaves out many valuable constituents. Host Defense Extracts utilize Paul Stamets’ comprehensive Double and Triple Extraction Methods:

  1. Hot Water – Certified Organic fruit bodies of Reishi, Maitake, Turkey Tail, Lion’s Mane and Shitake are hot-water extracted to pull out polysaccharides.
  2. Ethanol – Mycelium and fruit bodies are extracted with certified organic ethanol, which isolates antioxidants.
  3. Cold Water – Pure, mountain-fresh spring water is used to extract extracellular metabolites form the living mycellium within the temperature range at which the fungi’s native immune systems are most active.

 

I have attached an interesting chart that shows how the mushroom species in Stamets 7 compare with Vitamins, Herbs, & Constituents:

 

Come check out our selection today and don’t be afraid to ask a knowledgable employee about any questions you may have!

 

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INTRODUCING. . . Bone Broth Protein!

Ancient Nutrition has labeled this new product a breakthrough in protein supplementation! Discover the ultimate low-carb, low-sugar superfood to support gut health, metabolism, lean muscle, joints and glowing skin.

“Bone broth may be the “hottest trend in health” today, even though it is centuries old. In fact, just about every culture throughout history has used a form of bone broth to support overall health, including supporting a healthy immune system.

For as long as humans have been cooking food over fire, bone broth—the simmering stock of bones from fish, beef, chicken, turkey and other animals that are typically discarded—has been a daily part of life, celebrated by cultures around the world. Not only does bone broth add depth of flavor to recipes and meals, it also imparts significant and broad health benefits that are now capturing the attention of millions (http://bonebrothprotein.com).”

 

DID YOU KNOW BONE BROTH IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST SOURCES OF NATURAL COLLAGEN?

 

Here’s a few of the many benefits of bone broth:

  • Promotes healthy gut integrity
  • Reduces permeability & inflammation
  • Reduces visible signs of wrinkles and aging
  • Supports normal immune system function
  • Promotes healthy sleep
  • Boosts energy during the day
  • Supports a healthy mood
  • Supports both cellular and liver detoxification
  • Aids the metabolism and promotes anabolism
  • Supports joints, skin, muscles, and digestion
NATURANECTAR

Exciting NEW PRODUCT! Learn how it can help you.

The Health Hutt has got an exciting new product line called NaturaNectar. These products contain the most potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties in the world! NaturaNectar prides itself to have brought to the United States a truly precious product from the exotic beehives found only in Brazil!

  Bee Propolis? What’s that?

Bee Propolis is the natural defense of the beehive. Bees make propolis from sap of various plants. They know where to get the best varieties for maximum protection of their habitat, the beehive. Bees use propolis to seal every possible crack or opening in the beehive preventing threats to the health of their homes.

Did you know that the inner-hive is the most sterile natural environment found in our planet? That’s right! And bee propolis plays a major role acting as the hive protective shield. It is the immune system of the beehive and it can support yours!

Is propolis new?

No way! Millenia civilizations like the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans-to mention a few-used propolis. That’s the mission of NaturaNectar- to spread the word on the benefits of propolis.

Why are NaturaNectar propolis products so special?

NaturaNectar’s Green Extraction, for example, uses no harsh chemicals with high yield of the essential natural compounds; eliminating impurities and beeswax for safer use. Also, the quality and standardization of extracts is extensive! It can take up to 10kg of raw propolis to produce only 1 kg of their exclusive and standardized extracts.

NaturaNectar uses only 100% premium Brazilian propolis (about 85% of world’s propolis is from China.)

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What Are Digestive Enzymes?

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  1. What Are Digestive Enzymes? Why are they Important?

Do you ever feel gassy and bloated after meals? Are you experiencing fatigue, constipation, or weight gain? Do you ever have the sensation of food just sitting in your stomach? If so, you might have digestive enzyme problems.

Enzymes are incredibly efficient and highly specific biological catalysts (a substance that causes a chemical reaction to happen more quickly.)

In other words, digestive enzymes are there to break down our food into nutrients so that our body can absorb them! Furthermore, If we don’t have enough digestive enzymes, we can’t break down our food. This means even though we might be eating well, we aren’t necessarily absorbing all that good nutrition.

According to http://natural-digestion.com.  A deficiency in enzymes can mean trouble so we need to keep their number high.

 

There are three types of enzymes needed to break down food: Amylase (breakdown of starch), Protease (breakdown of proteins), and Lipase (breakdown of fats.)

2. What Would Cause Enzymes to Stop Working?

There are many different reasons as to why your digestive enzymes stop working. According to http://whole9life.com, diseases may prevent proper digestive enzyme production. These include: Pancreatic problems, including cystic fibrosis, pancreatic cancer, and acute or chronic pancreatitis. Also, Brush border dysfunction, the most severe is long standing Celiac disease, where the brush border is flattened or destroyed. Other diseases like Crohn’s can also cause severe problems.

However, many people struggle with digestive issues even in the absence of any disease. The most common reason for digestive enzyme issues is chronic stress. Other reasons include: Inflammation caused by food allergies, lack of stomach acid, and aging.

3. What Digestive Enzyme Supplements Are Out There?

There are supplements out there called Prebiotics and Probiotics. Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria we need to properly digest food. Prebiotics are responsible for feeding that good bacteria so it can thrive and continue to grow. These are excellent ways to help your digestive enzymes. There are also enzymes found in fruit such as Bromelain. This enzyme is found in pineapple juice and in the pineapple stem. Another is Papain-which is an enzyme from Papaya.

 

 

 

 

Bonao Cacao!

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Bonao Cacao is here in Muskegon MI, bringing to you the healthiest Organic Chocolates. Made with Dominican Cacao #criollopods #organiccacao #Organiccanesugar these chocolates are #vegan #gmofree #glutenfree #hearthealthy . Come by to the #healthhutt and have a taste of #healthy. Made by Jorge Hernandez!

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