What are Nutraceutical products?
Nutraceutical, a term combining the words ‘nutrition’ and ‘pharmaceuticals’, is a food or food product that provides health and medical benefits, including the prevention and treatment of diseases.
Health Canada defines Nutraceutical as “a product isolated or purified from foods, and generally sold in medicinal forms not usually associated with food and demonstrated to have a physiological benefit or provide protection against chronic diseases.”
On the 1-stop-health-shop.com the Nutraceutical products are products that are derived from food sources that provide extra health benefits in addition to the basic nutritional value found in food. “Products typically claim to prevent chronic diseases, improve health, delay the ageing process, and increase life expectancy.” These dietary supplements are products that contain concentrated nutrients and are usually either in a liquid or a capsule form.
Hippocrates, considered by most to be the father of Western medicine had the following to say “Let food be thy medicine.”
Are the products organic?
Yes they are and the factory is organic certified.
Why is Organic/GMO-Free so important?
Organic/GMO-Free supplements are from Nature itself. The plants where the ingredients come from, grow in premium soil that is not treated with pesticides, antibiotics or hormones. They contain all of the benefits of the natural product in its whole and unaltered state. These organic supplements are not chemically processed, synthetic, isolated compounds or drugs. They are natural whole food supplements that provide complete and balanced nutrition as nature intended.
What type of capsule are used?
Vegetable capsules only
Do the products contain sugar?
The products are 99% sugar free; only natural fruit sugar from Papaya, Pomegranate etc.
Are the products Gluten free?
Yes they are.
Are the products Lactose free?
Yes they are.
What extraction process is used for Papaya and Papaya Leaf Extract?
Our extraction process is done during the fermentation process. Dried papaya fruit and leaves are “freeze dried” and then micronized. This is a pure and natural process – all organic. No alcohol, glacerite or anything else is used.
Do the products contain preservatives?
No, all products are 100% natural with no added chemicals or preservatives.
Why are the products imported from Australia?
All Rochway products are made from Australian Papaya which are produced without the use of herbicides or pesticides and are therefore certified within Australia to be non-genetically modified.
Do the products have to be refrigerated?
No, but we do recommend to refrigerate before opening because it might fizz.
Can the products be taken with other medication?
Yes – but if in doubt, please consult your health care practitioner. All natural product have the same blood thinning effect, as for instance, eating garlic and onions.
Why Papaya? (Carica papaya Linn)
Papaya is a tropical fruit which has long been recognised for its health giving properties. Papayas are rich in protein digesting enzymes, such as Papain, which offer enormous benefits to digestive health. As digestive health and immunity decline as we age, papayas have been recognised as an excellent anti-ageing fruit. Green papayas are natural cleansers as the high concentration of enzymes can dissolve debris, mucus and old tissue. They are also rich in vitamins C and A, important antioxidant nutrients. The enzyme, vitamin and phyto rich nutrients of the fruit and leaves supports immune function and can assist in the maintenance of a healthy immune system.
What are the benefits of papaya?
Called the ‘fruit of the angels’ by Christopher Columbus, Papayas are native to Central America and have long been revered by the American Indian populations in that area. The Papaya is a nutritional powerhouse, containing the anti-oxidant vitamins C and E, and well as high concentrations of folic acid and potassium. Papayas are high in fibre, magnesium, and the carotenes. Papayas contain Papain, a digestive enzyme which is documented to be antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral. In addition, it can assist in the digestion of proteins.
Due to their unique and dynamic nutritional profile, Papayas are also known for their anti-inflammatory effects, immune supporting properties, maintenance of heart health, maintenance of healthy eyes, vision and maintenance of our respiratory system.
What is Fermented Papaya?
It is a highly concentrated mature green papaya fruit, fermented over several months and then dried. It contains a broad spectrum of important amino acids, phyto nutrients and the powerful protein digesting enzyme, Papain. It is naturally rich in lactobacillus acidophilus, a gut friendly bacteria.
The Fermentation process transforms the papaya fruit by a process of pre-digestion which breaks down nutrients into the simpler forms. This supports digestion, promotes healthy flora in our digestive tract, produces beneficial enzymes and helps us to absorb nutrients more efficiently from our food. A healthy digestion is fundamental in supporting our overall health and particularly our immune system. Fermented Papaya has been found to support the immune and antioxidant systems.
Free radicals in excess cause oxidation of cell membranes and tissues. Fermented papaya supports our ibuilt-in antioxidant systems which maintain the right balance of free radicals within the body.
Fermented Papaya, the main ingredient in Papaya 35, is produced by the fermentation of green papaya – the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins by yeast under special conditions – over an eight-month period. Once fermented, the papaya is dried and ground into a fine powder.
Can children use the products?
The products are not for children under the age of two.
Olive leaf extract (immune system building) for example is very popular for children. Give quarter adult dosage for children two to six years and half adult dosage for children six to twelve years.
For allergies at an early age, Papaya 35 MultiplyPLUS is recommended. For children two to six years, a quarter adult dosage and half adult dosage for children six to twelve years.
The My-Range is not recommended for children under the age of six years.
(Even though all our products are purely organic we advise all our customers to consult a health care practitioner.)
What does pomegranate do?
A University of Naples study has shown that pomegranate juice can prevent atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, which is a serious form of heart disease.
Pomegranate juice benefits your heart and arteries in a few different ways.
It protects them by improving blood flow
It also prevents your arteries from hardening and becoming inflexible. This can help protect you against heart attack or stroke
According to the results of one study in Clinical Cancer, pomegranates may help to slow down the growth of prostate tumours. Pomegranate juice may help to lower the blood pressure of people suffering from high blood pressure (hypertension).
Can pregnant women use the products?
No, not for pregnant women.
What is the difference between the capsules and the liquid?
The liquid is always better absorbed but the capsules are handy for travelling and has the “only one capsule a day” formula.
Why do the products have a bitter taste?
This is because of the natural fermentation process, similar to apple cider vinegar.
Use by date?
Two years after the date of manufacturing.
Can Vegetarians and Vegans use these products?
Yes, they are suitable for both Vegans and Vegetarians.
Can dried papaya leaves/papaya leaf extract help increase blood platelet count?
There has been a lot of research done on Papaya leaf extract and several testimonials to support the evidence that Papaya leaf extract may boost the platelet count and promote immune system function.
The research study performed by University of Florida researcher Nam Dang, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues in Japan have documented papaya’s dramatic anticancer effect against a broad range of lab-grown tumors, without the harmful side effects of Chemotherapy. The researchers used an extract made from dried papaya leaves, and the anticancer effects were stronger when cells received larger doses of the tea.
In a paper published in the Feb. 17, 2010 issue of the Journal of Ethno pharmacology, Dang and his colleagues also documented for the first time that papaya leaf extract boosts the production of key signaling molecules called Th1-type cytokines. This regulation of the immune system, in addition to papaya’s direct antitumor effect on various cancers, suggests possible therapeutic strategies that use the immune system to fight cancers.