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Top 10 Herbs to Fill Your Capsules With

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With all of the herbs and supplements out there, it’s hard to know which ones are the “best” to take. There is an endless selection of herbs out there, but you want the best bang for your buck, right? Maintaining a healthy, high functioning body is important, but so is your time. No one wants to be taking dozens of pills a day, so we’ve narrowed some of the top herbs to fill your capsules with.

1. Chlorella Powder

This is a water-grown, green algae. May not sound super appetizing, but it can blend well into fruit smoothies or be placed inside capsules for easy consumption. More importantly, are you wondering what Chlorella Powder can do for you? It provides you with Beta-Carotene and Vitamin C and E. Additionally, it helps detoxify heavy metals and toxins within your body, supports your immune system, promotes weight loss and more.

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2. Moringa Powder

First off, the other names this powder is known by are ‘Miracle Tree’, ‘Drumstick Tree’ and ‘Horseradish Tree’. If those names alone don’t tell you how glorious Moringa Powder is, then not sure what will. Maybe this will… Moringa Powder is a rich source of iron, Vitamin A and K. It can help protect and rejuvenate your skin, build muscle mass and reduce stress amongst other benefits.

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3. Ceylon Cinnamon Powder

Cinnamon Powder, A.K.A. Cinnamomum zeylanicum, is already a well-known herb, included in many popular supplements. Ceylon Cinnamon powder is the only cinnamon that is considered to be “true cinnamon” or “real cinnamon”. This specific type is native to Sri Lanka and Madagascar, as opposed to most other cinnamon varieties, which are native to China, Vietnam or Indonesia.

If you have a sweet tooth or just don’t like the bitterness of store bought cinnamon, this one works perfectly, especially for making desserts which require cinnamon. Ceylon Cinnamon Powder helps restrain the growth of fungi and yeast which may help with allergy symptoms. It also improves digestion and decreases blood pressure.

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4. Ashwagandha Powder

Hailing from the same family as the tomato and prevalent in the drier regions of North Africa, India and the Middle East, Ashwagandha Powder is a powerful herb. This herb helps to reduce stress, promote restfulness, boost your immune system, relieve anxiety and improve learning, memory and reaction time. It’s also been known to help lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, increase energy and strength and more.

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5. Valerian Root Powder

If you’re having trouble sleeping, this may be the herb for you. Valerian Root Powder is often used to help with sleep disorders such as insomnia. There are cases of people who stopped using sleeping pills and shifted to Valerian Root Powder instead. Furthermore, it can help treat headaches, relax stomach aches and sooth the digestive system amongst other benefits.

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6. Turmeric Powder

Turmeric, A.K.A. Curcuma longa, is one of the most popular herbs on the market, today. While it’s often used as a delicious ingredient to many dishes, it’s also known for having positive effects on both the internal and external body. It has a wide variety of uses; it can be used as an oral supplement and a topical skin treatment. Turmeric has been used since ancient times and is native to India and Indonesia where it has been used in traditional medicine for over 2,500 years to treat digestive problems, skin infections and arthritis.

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7. Ginkgo Powder

This herb stems from Ginkgo trees which are an ancient native species of China. It has been cultivated in Southeast Asia for thousands of years as a source of medicine and food. Ginkgo Powder can help to protect your cells from damage, improve your blood flow to tissues and organs, reduce inflammation and protect against problems related to blood clots.

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8. Cayenne Powder

Bringing the heat! If you want to add spice and heat to a dish, Cayenne powder (Cayenne peppers in the powder form) are the way to go. However, the hotter the cayenne powder (ours is a whopping 90k heat units compared to only 30k for most store bought brands) the more medicinal it is. So, it is a lot easier to make this spice into capsules as opposed to trying to make a dish that will certainly burn your throat.

Cayenne powder can increase circulation without increasing blood pressure, it provides you with Vitamins A, C and the entire B-Complex set. Oh and it’s also rich in potassium and calcium, alleviates nerve pain and can treat itchy dry skin conditions.

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9. Bentonite Clay

Want to put a sponge inside of your body that will remove toxins, heavy metals and other impurities? If so, become friends with Bentonite Clay. This can be used externally as a mask or internally with water. If used internally, it will act as a sponge as it expands and absorbs toxins, heavy metals and other impurities. If used externally, it will help to alleviate oily skin, relax inflamed blemishes, heal itching skin and more.

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10. Beet Root Powder

Drop the beet into a delicious glass full of vegetable juice and pour inside your mouth. Or better yet, make it easy on yourself and just drop a beet root capsule in your mouth. Beet Root Powder is a popular herb that provides Betaine, Alanine, Arginine, Beta-Carotene, Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin C, Zinc and more. It helps to prevent the buildup of fatty acids in the liver, lowers cholesterol levels and cleanses your colon. Yeah, it’s time to drop that beet.

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No matter who you are, everyone can benefit from these select few herbs. A healthy liver, digestive tract, lower stress and controlled blood pressure are never a bad thing! From our experience, it is much easier to add these herbs to your diet by making them into capsules, as opposed to trying to add them to smoothies or dishes. So do your body a favor, and get capping today!

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