Here at Upaya Naturals we don’t just sell the products we actually use them.   We can safely say that we have tried at least 80% of the 2000+ products that we carry.   Now that we think about it, that’s about 1500 products that we have sampled or personally used in the past 9 years since we opened.   This being said it’s hard to narrow down our selection to the top 10 but I guess it makes it easier if we also look at what we use on a daily basis.  So here it goes.

Top 10 List10.  Coconut Oil

coconutWe love our coconut oil.  We use it in desserts, in smoothies, as a massage oil, as a moisturizer, on dried lips and more.  There are hundreds of uses for coconut oil.   We have several brands to choose from and each one has it’s unique aroma and taste.   The Artisana Brand and our Upaya Naturals Brand have a similar taste and both have a nice nutty scent and flavour.   The Coco-Creme brand is also excellent with similar properties but has nuttier taste and is fluffier in it’s consistency.

9. D3 Serum

The Premier Research Labs D3 is a must for everyone in the winter months when everyone is bundled up and when there are less chances of getting sun light.   We take this D3 every morning with a bit of aloe as a carrier.  According to health experts like Dr Mercola “Maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D during winter months requires a daily dose four times the current recommended dose, according to a new study”.

8.  Maca

Maca is known to be an adaptogen – a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress and to normalize the bodies natural functions.   This root vegetable is also great for stamina.  We use it every morning in our protein smoothie when we hit the gym or exercise.

7.  E3Live

E3liveWe have been taking E3Live now for about 10 years.   This supplement has so many benefits.   It’s loaded with more than 65 vitamins, minerals, amino acids & essential fatty acids and is a rich source of chlorophyll.   We love taking this before and after our workouts or with our morning juice.

6. Green Tea ND

The folks at Premier Research Labs figured out a way to remove the caffeine out of this green tea supplement by using bacteria to digest it.   This technique also makes the green tea more bioavailable.   Just add to water and sip it slowly throughout the morning for maximum benefits.   Great for anti-aging, digestive function, healthy immune response and rejuvenation support.

5. Resveratrol

This product is number one for free radical quenching for cardiovascular, immune and anti-aging support. We mix this into the same water as our Green Tea ND.

4.  Sun Warrior Protein Powder

Our favourite protein powder is the chocolate flavour.   This protein powder is made from fermented and sprouted brown rice so it has a high protein content and is easy to digest.  We use this every morning in our smoothie.  It taste great and is already sweetened with stevia.

3. Kale Chips

With over 20 different flavours of kale chips, we must have the largest selection online.  Our favourite is from Blessings, our dear friend and the original creator of the first kale chip.    She launched the first kale chip close to a decade ago and started the kale chip revolution.   Want to try the original kale chip? Then try our favourite flavour Quite Cheezy.

2. Max B-ND

This supplement has been a staple for us for over 10 years now.  It contains all the B vitamins including B12.   We add this to our water along with the Green Tea ND and Resveratrol.   This supplement is excellent for anyone that is stressed, wants to maintain or build their B12 levels and has low energy.  It helps with the regulation of the nervous system, reducing depression and rain shrinkage.   B12 deficiency is a silent epidemic according to many health experts. This includes both meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans.   According to Dr Cousens it a must to take a B12 supplement if you are vegan or vegetarian and we recommend Max B-ND.

1. Illumodine

Aillumodineccording to Dr Cousens we are not getting nearly enough iodine.    Iodine is the most potent killer of viruses, bacteria, and fungi in the world.  Iodine also regulates estrogen production and is involved with the protection of hormones to stabilize mental health, control weight, and increases our ability to fight infections. It is extremely important for thyroid function and helps protect against radioactive iodine that is abundant in the world today due to the nuclear disaster in Fukushima which is still not under control.  It also helps with food allergies, heavy metals and has many other benefits (click here to read Dr Cousens open letter to Dr Mercola about Iodine and to see a list of all the benefits). It is estimated that somewhere between 72% to 99% of people in the world are iodine deficient, so not only is iodine protective against Iodine 131, but it’s extremely good for building one’s health. It is also known to be spiritually elevating.

 

So that’s our list folks.   Of course there are many other products that we love and use but we can’t list them all.   So what are your favourite products from Upaya Naturals?

 

References:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/03/28/four-times-the-recommended-vitamin-d-dose-needed-for-winter.aspx

http://www.fernlifecenter.com/iodine-open-letter-to-dr-mercola-written-by-gabriele-cousens-md/

http://chriskresser.com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences

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