When it comes to antioxidants, Maqui is Queen. This small purple berry grows wild in the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina, where the Mapuche people have used it medicinally for centuries to increase stamina and boost energy levels.
In fact, according to the ORAC test, which measures the antioxidant capacity of substances, Maqui is the most powerful natural source of antioxidants on the planet, with a score of 27,600 ORAC units/100g. These values are more than 2x greater than acai, 3x greater than pomegranate and 100x greater than red wine.
For its science-backed antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as its capacity to reshape the gut microbiota we have included wild-crafted Patagonian Maqui in both our superpowders.
In the Andean region of Peru, this seed is considered the “mother of all grains” not only for its food value but for its uses in medicine and cosmetics. It was traditionally used to cure wounds and joint pain and it was forbidden by the Spanish conquistadors because of its ritual uses.Nowadays, Quinoa is considered to be a superfood being one of the only grains that contains the all 9 essential amino acids, is high in fiber, gluten-free and rich in anti-inflammatory flavonoids.
For its amazing nutrient profile that helps to boost the digestive process, we have included this ingredient in our SMOOTH Superpowder. The Quinoa we use at AYNI is consciously sourced from the Peruvian Andes, where our supplier is committed to women empowerment (40% of farmers are women who depend exclusively on this income), fair trade and sustainability.
Cat’s claw is a tropical vine that grows up to 30 meters in the Amazon rainforest and has been used for centuries by amazonian tribes to clean the gastrointestinal tract and combat infections. Scientific studies have shown that the root and bark of this plant help to support immunity, fight inflammation in the gut and support the osteoarticular system.
This ingredient is wildcrafted. It grows wild without any human intervention, fully developing nutrients and stamina. These cat’s claw vines have been responsibly harvested after entirely reaching their therapeutic power.
Green Papaya is a fruit that grows in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. It contains 2 enzymes called papain and chymopapain that help to break down fats, carbohydrates and proteins. For that reason, it’s a powerful digestive aid. Moreover, Papaya is rich in fiber, which helps to fight chronic constipation and bloating.
Original of Sri Lanka and rapidly adopted by Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Chinese alike, this spice has always been regarded as medicinal for its great properties to treat bloating and digestive issues. It was, in fact, considered as a gift for kings for its rareness and value.
New scientific studies have confirmed that cinnamon helps to drop the carbon dioxide levels in the stomach, aiding the digestive process. It’s also rich in antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties and tastes a-ma-zing, giving our SMOOTH supplement its great natural flavour.
Used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine, this adaptogen*’s main active compound “curcumin” has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant which supports brain function and gut and cardio-vascular health.
We included 95% curcuminoid Turmeric plus Black Pepper (which enhances its absorption by 2000%) in our digestive powder SMOOTH, for its ability to reduce gas and bloating naturally.
* An adaptogen is a nontoxic substance and especially a plant extract that is held to increase the body’s ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning.
Black Pepper and specifically its bioactive compound piperine has been proven to releive nausea, poor digestion and inflammation. Moreover, piperine enhances turmeric’s bioavailability up to 2000%.
Find 95% piperine Black Pepper in our SMOOTH digestive powder.
Inulin is a type of dietary fiber that can’t be broken down by the small intestine and reaches the colon intact. There, it serves as food for good bacteria. Thriving good bacteria create a healthy gut microbiota that helps to improve digestion, boost immunity, optimize nutrient absorption, support overall health and relieve constipation.
We obtain prebiotic* inulin from consciously sourced Blue Agave from Jalisco, Mexico.
* Prebiotics are compounds in food that induce the growth or activity of beneficial microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. The most common example is in the gastrointestinal tract, where prebiotics can alter the composition of organisms in the gut microbiome.
Our supplements are created from nature, no lab BS.
We partner with some of the best naturopathic M.D.s in the world to create transformative and multi-functional formulations with ingredients that work synergistically to enhance body and mind.
GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES (GMP)
Our final products are made in the U.S.A. in an F.D.A. registered facility with GMP. This means that our products are tested for identity, purity and contamination.
Our ingredients are harvested at maximum potency and always included in their most bioactive and bioavailable format. The powder presentation improves nutrient absorption as well. Each ingredient is included in the right dosage, recognized and absorbed by the body providing the nutrition you need to reach your potential.
We use superfoods which combine
– natural vitamins
– plant compounds
which can’t be replicated in a synthetic version.
Inflammation and oxidative stress have been shown to be major triggers in chronic disease and gut and digestive issues. Maqui Berry has the highest antioxidant value of any fruit according to the ORAC test, helping to fight free radical damage in cells and inflammation in the gut thanks to its compound anthocyanins.
Curcumin, a bioactive substance found in turmeric, is an adaptogen that fights inflammation on a molecular level by blocking the NF-KB molecules that trigger inflammatory processes in the cells. It also stimulates the body’s own antioxidant defenses.
Black Pepper enhances curcumin’s effect by up to 2000%.
Cat’s Claw, a vine that grows in the Amazon rainforest, blocks enzymes that play crucial roles in inflammation and pain while cleaning the gastrointestinal tract.
Simultaneously, this formula balances the ecosystem that is our gut microbiota. Each one of us has a unique gastrointestinal microbiome with 1000-3000 different strains of both good and bad bacteria. The good bacteria play a crucial role in our health by helping to break down food and convert it into energy, exclude bacteria that are harmful to us and regulate 70% of the immune response. Prebiotics, such as inulin from organic blue agave, are dietary fibers that resist the digestive process serving as food for good bacteria in the intestines and colon.
This blend also provides quinoa, a high fiber superfood that helps to normalize bowel movements and makes the good bacteria thrive.
As importantly, papaya aids in the digestive process through its natural enzyme “papain” which breaks down proteins into amino acids.
Last but not least, cinnamon has been proven to help drop the carbon dioxide levels in the stomach resulting in less gas, a raise in pH and lower metabolic heat.
— SUPPLEMENT FACTS
Serving Size: 6g (2 teaspoons)
Servings per Jar: 30
|Amount per serving:||%Daily Value*|
|Calories 25||Calories from Fat 0|
|Total Fat 0||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 5g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12%|
|Propietary AYNI SMOOTH blend: 6g||**|
Organic Agave Inulin, organic turmeric (Curcuma longa) root, wildcrafted cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa) inner bark, organic cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) bark, organic papaya (Carica papaya) fruit, organic maqui (Aristotelia chilensis) berry, organic quinoa, organic black pepper (Piper nigrum).
Not a significant source of cholesterol, fat and sugars.
*Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: none.