Nutrient Glossary

Vitamins & Minerals from Juices

Vitamins & Minerals

Type Benefits Sources
Vitamin A Improves Vision, Healthy Immune System, Growth & Development of Cells, Healthy Skin Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Kale, Cantaloupe, Apricots, Peaches, Papayas, Mangos.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) Forming Collagen, Healthy Bones, Teeth, Gums, Blood Vessels. Helps the body absorb Iron & Calcium, Wound Healing, Brain Function. Red Berries, Kiwi, Red & Green Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Spinach, Juices made from Guava, Grapefruit, Orange.
Vitamin E Antioxidant & Helps protect Cells from damage. Healthy Red Blood Cells. Green Leafy Vegetables
Vitamin B6 For Normal Brain & Nerve Function. Body Breakdown Proteins. Making Red Blood Cells. Potatoes, Bananas, Beans, Seeds, Nuts, Spinach
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) Essential for Turning Carbohydrates into Energy. Producing Red Blood Cells. Improving Vision. Green Leafy Vegetables, Broccoli, Asparagus
Folate ( vitamin B9) Making Red Blood Cells. Making DNA. Green Leafy Vegetables, Asparagus, Oranges & other Citrus Fruits
Calcium Building Strong Bones & Teeth (Osteoporosis) Broccoli, Dark Green leafy Vegetables, Orange Juice, Soymilk
Iron Helps Red Blood Cells carry oxygen to all parts of the body. Symptoms of Iron-Deficiency Anemia include Weakness and Fatigue, Lightheadedness, Shortness of Breath. Lentils, Beans, Soy Foods, Green Leafy Vegetables, Raisins.
Magnesium Helps Muscles and Nerves Function, Steadies the Heart Rhythm, Keeps Bones Strong. It also helps the body create energy and make proteins. Nuts, Seeds, Green Leafy Vegetables, Potatoes, Beans, Avocados, Bananas, Kiwi, Broccoli
Potassium Helps with Muscle and Nervous System Function. It also helps the body maintain the balance of water in the blood and body tissues. Broccoli, Potatoes (with skins), Green Leafy Vegetables, Citrus Fruits, Bananas, Dried Fruits, Legumes such as Peas, Lima Beans.

Nutrient Glossary

Apple Apple
Apples provide whole-body benefits and really do keep the doctor away! They help to lower blood cholesterol and remove metals and toxins from the body, improve bowel function, reduce risk of stroke, lung, colon and prostate cancer, type II diabetes and asthma. The disease-fighting profile of apples provides a multitude of health benefits, including a potential decreased risk of cancer and heart disease. Apple improves digestion, colon health and promotes weight loss. Apples provide Vitamin C, B, iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, potassium, folic acid and fiber.
Asparagus Asparagus
Research has proven that asparagus does contain several substances which are vital to overall health. Asparagus is very rich in Folacin, a B vitamin which aids in the duplication of cells for growth, repair of the body and blood cell reproduction in the bone marrow. Folacin has recently been discovered to have a profound effect in the prevention of two of the most common neurological birth defects: spina bifida and anencephaly. Folacin has also been established as a nutrient that prevents cervical cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, asparagus is the highest tested food containing Glutathione, one of the body's most potent anticarcinogens and antioxidants. Additionally, asparagus is high in Rutin, which aids in strengthening the blood vessels. Asparagus is also an excellent source of Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamins A & C, Triamin and Folic Acid. source of Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamins A & C, Triamin and Folic Acid.
Barley Grass Barley Grass (Organic)
The health benefits of barley grass include increased energy levels, enhanced digestion and immunity, anti-inflammatory actions, antioxidant protection, and neutralization of pesticides and other toxins. Barley Grass contains more dietary fiber than bran and is a rich source of beta carotene, chlorophyll, iron, enzymes, vitamin C (seven times more than oranges) Vitamin B-12 (important for brain function), and 19 essential amino acids. It aids the body in DNA repair, helps improve stamina, and clarity of thought.
Beet Root Beet Root
  • Contains Betaine, which helps maintain liver function.
  • The nucleic acids in beets nourish cells and supports cell respiration in the body.
  • Supports cardiovascular health.
  • Blood-supporting & building.
  • Supports the blood with beneficial minerals and natural sugars.
  • The body assimilates iron from the beet root more easily than any other known food - unlike other sources of iron.
  • Assists in maintaining cellular health.
  • Helps maintain whole body health.
  • Helps provide an easy assimilation of a wide spectrum of nutrients.
  • Digestive stimulator, kidney purifier.
  • Beets contain an abundance of Potassium, Niacin, Folic Acid, Zinc, Manganese, Magnesium, Chlorine, Phosphorus, Calcium, Sulfur, Iodine, Iron and Copper, as well as traces of the rare metals Rubidium and Cesium.
  • Beets contain Carbohydrates, some Protein and Fat, as well as Vitamins A, B1, B2, niacin, B6, B12, and C.
Broccolli Broccoli
Broccoli contains the phyto-nutrient Sulphoraphane. Sulforaphane belongs to a class of phytochemicals known as isothiocyanates, which are known to strongly stimulate the body's natural detoxifying enzymes. Aids in Cancer prevention and cell detoxification. Broccoli is rich in vitamins A, C and folic acid and a full spectrum of minerals.
Cabbage Cabbage
Cabbage contains naturally occurring phytonutrients. These phytonutrients, such as sulforaphane, are believed to have powerful antioxidant and protective capabilities.
Cranberry Cranberry
Cranberries are well-known for treating & preventing urinary-tract infections, but they also protect against cancer, stroke and heart disease and are a natural antibacterial. Cranberries are rich in potent antioxidants - polyphenols and procyanidins. Cranberries help reduce cholesterol, gum disease and stomach ulcers and inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells. High in Vitamin C and dietary fiber. The fruits contain a variety of compounds including anthocyanins, flavonol glycosides, catechin, various organic acids, and small amounts of alkaloids.
Carrots Carrot
Carrots provide an excellent source of alpha & beta carotene -antioxidants that inhibit free radical formation. Carrots contain Folic acid, Vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. Carrots contain glutathione, which helps the body recycle vitamin E and increases the body's production of white blood cells. Carrots support skin and eye health and the immune system.
  • Maintains a healthy circulation and supports the immune system.
  • Carrot juice is an extremely rich source of alpha and beta-carotene, which is converted by the body into pro-vitamin A (natural vitamin A). Vitamin A is essential for the normal development and health of many body tissues, including the skin and eyes. It is considered essential for the visual cycle (focusing the conversion of light stimuli into electrical impulses), pigment formation in the skin, and as an antioxidant in the cells. The level of Vitamin A required by the eyes can increase up to fifty-fold when working with a computer, watching television, driving a car at night, and reading and writing under artificial light, all of which place great demands on the eyes.
  • Beta-carotene is also a photochemical which research is now proving can help reduce disease risk, help fight infection and supports bone growth and maintenance.
  • Considered to be one of nature's finest alkaline foods and has the ability to help maintain intestinal flora.
  • Carrot juice is a good source of folic acid, calcium, iron and magnesium, as well as vitamins B, C, E and K.
  • Carrot juice stimulates digestion and cleanse the liver.
  • Carrots contain glutathione, which helps the body recycle vitamin E and increases the body's production of white blood cells.
  • Maintain healthy cellular function.
  • Due to its alkalizing action in the body, carrot juice is considered to be an excellent source of helping maintain proper pH balances.
Celery Celery
Celery is rich in vitamins A and C, calcium, folic acid, and potassium. Provides fiber and carbohydrates. Celery is thought to have a relaxing effect by calming the nerves.
Cucumber Cucumber
Cucumber is a powerful diuretic. It will help to expel uric acid from the body and is a valuable remedy for arthritis, gout, and rheumatism. Cucumber is also an excellent remedy for skin and hair problems due to its silicon and sulfur content combined with its powers as a diuretic. It is also useful in normalizing the blood pressure.
Dandelion Leaf Dandelion Leaf
Dandelion Leaf is a blood purifier and liver tonic, which stimulates the liver to detoxify. High content of easily assimilable minerals, helps keep electrolytes in balance, removes excess water and increases bile flow. The leaf is high in potassium, which most diuretics leach from the body. High in nutrition to build the blood. A very nutritive herb with medicinal benefits of stimulating the liver and kidneys while absorbing toxins and soothing the digestive tract. Dandelion Leaf is abundant in calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, and vitamins A, C, and E.
Flax Seed Flax Seed
Flax is the richest vegetable source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids. It is also the richest known source of lignans, a class of phytonutrients that have anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-carcinogenic properties. Flax Seed is an exceptional source of dietary fiber, both soluble, and insoluble. Flax is high in boron, a trace mineral that helps the body hold onto calcium. The National Cancer Institute has chosen flax as one of the first five primary foodstuffs for study to determine health benefits of natural foods. From the Omega 3 essential fatty acids, the body produces series 3 prostaglandin's. These act on the cellular level in a variety of disease fighting ways, that include anti-clotting actions in the blood stream, anti-inflammatory responses that alleviate or prevent such auto-immune diseases such as: arthritis, psoriasis, and asthma. They are involved in mechanisms of transport and metabolism of both cholesterol and triglycerides that result in a strong lowering effect on both of these cardiovascular factors. Series 3 prostaglandins increase vitality, energy, and stamina due to their involvement in the body's process of oxidation, which, on a cellular level, is the way molecules are broken down to produce energy. Flax Seed is rich in: Essential fatty acid Omega 3, soluble and insoluble fiber, and boron. Flax Seed contains natural anti-oxidants, and has positive effects on dry skin, tissue inflammation and immune system dysfunction.
Garlic Garlic
Garlic contains calcium, copper, essential oils, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sulfur, zinc, Vitamins A, B1, B2, C and the amino acid Allicin. Supports the body?s ability to regulate cholesterol levels, reduce blood pressure & blood clots, improve circulation and maintain a healthy heart. Stimulates immune system function, fights bacteria and detoxifies the body. Supports the body's ability to defend itself against infection, colds, coughs, asthma, gastrointestinal problems and parasites. Preliminary evidence shows that the potent antioxidants in garlic that may help prevent cancer.
Ginger Ginger
Ginger Root helps relieve nausea and upset stomach. Supports the circulatory, digestive and cardiovascular system. Helps ease cold, flu & allergy symptoms. Natural expectorant and anti-microbial. Posses antioxidant, antibiotic, inflammatory and pain relieving properties.
Ginko Biloba Gingko Biloba
Gingko Biloba: The leaves have traditional uses in cardiac and vascular support, these actions relate partially to the antioxidant and 'vitamin P' activity in the flavonoid contents of quercetin, proanthocyanidins, isorhamnetin and luteolin, in addition to the turpenes ginkgolide and bilobalide. This herb is believed to inhibit water retention, enhance cellular energies, help oxygenate the blood, prevent clotting, promote glucose utilization, and improve brain functions, memory retention and boosts neurotransmission. Thought to help with depression and asthma. Improves cerebral and peripheral circulation, oxygenation and blood flow. Aids in the utilization of glucose. Adequate concentrations of glucose fuels the brain with energy. The brain cannot burn fat or protein only glucose. The breakdown of glucose increases energy and the burning of fat. Ginkgo has anti-oxidant properties in that it may protect the cells from free radical damage and improve overall blood circulation. Ginkgo may be effective in impotency due to arterial insufficiency.
Grape Seed Extract Grape Seed Extract
Grape Seed Extract has been found to be the most powerful antioxidant(free radical scavenger) known to man; 20x stronger than Vitamin C and 50x stronger than Vitamin E. The extract from grape seeds may have a purity of up to 95%. It is thought to sharpen mental alertness because it is one of the only (if not the only) antioxidants able to cross the blood-brain barrier. It is also thought to restore capillary activity to normal, strengthen capillary walls, and restore flexibility to arterial walls.
Grape Skin Extract Grape Skin Extract
Grape Skin is rich in proanthocyanidin flavonoids, which have demonstrated a number of important biochemical properties: they act as free-radical scavengers, help resist blood vessel damage and skin damage, inhibit inflammatory enzymes, and inhibit histamine formation. Grape Skin has been shown to be 50 times more effective than vitamin E and 20 times stronger than vitamin C. These astounding properties may enable free radicals to be scavenged out of the body, while improving circulation, capillary activity, back pains, heal spurs, skin conditions, memory, and may be helpful with those affected by Attention Deficit Disorders. Grape Skin Antioxidants have been extensively researched in Europe, and have been widely used there for more than 20 years.
Grapefruit Grapefruit
Grapefruit helps break down fat, lowers cholesterol and balances the blood sugar.
Kale Kale
Kale, like other members of the cabbage family, is a good source of vitamin C and is rich in phytochemicals, including sulforaphane and indoles, that may protect against cancer. Kale has a substantial mineral content, providing manganese as well as some iron, calcium, and potassium. There's antioxidant vitamin E in the flavorful leaves as well.
Lemon Lemon
Lemons contain highest vitamin C content of any citrus fruit. They are high in fiber and contain no fat or sodium. Lemon juice is also thought to inhibit the absorption of fats. Lemons have natural plant chemicals ('phytochemicals') called 'monoterpenes' in their skin that both protect against cells becoming cancerous, and help fight existing cancers.
Orange Orange
Oranges have natural plant chemicals ('phytochemicals') called 'monoterpenes' in their skin that both protect against cells becoming cancerous, and help fight existing cancers. They are high in Vitamin C and Folic Acid. Recent tests on the anti-oxidant effectiveness of various commercial fruit put oranges at number five in effectiveness against damaging oxidative processes in cells. Scientists have recently identified several bioflavonoids from citrus that inhibit certain cytochrome P450 enzymes. One cytochrome enzyme, P450 1B1, can activate cigarette smoke, pesticides and other substances ( 'procarcinogens') in the body to become carcinogens. Hesperetin, the most abundant bioflavonoid in the juice of oranges, has been found to inhibit P450 1B1 from metabolizing procarcinogens, significantly reducing the opportunity for them to be converted into carcinogens.
Parsley Parsley
Parsley is an excellent herbal source of trace minerals, especially the electrolyte minerals including sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. It is also an excellent herbal source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and chlorophylins, all natural detoxifiers. Parsley has been used to treat urinary tract infections, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, dyspepsia, bronchitis, allergies, arthritis, asthma, flatulence, dysuria and nephritis. Anticancer because of its high concentrations of antioxidants, such as monoterpenes, phthalides, polyacetylenes. Can help detoxify carcinogens and neutralize carcinogens in tobacco smoke. Has diuretic activity, and may reduce accumulation of plaque in arteries and prevent unhealthy blood clotting.
Pineapple Pineapple
Pineapple is a source of digestive enzymes Bromelain and Betaine. Bromelain breaks down protein, hence it is a natural meat tenderizer. It can also break down blood clots and clean away the dead tissue left by burns, abscesses, ulcers, and various kinds of surgery. South American Indians used pineapple poultices to reduce inflammation in wounds and other skin injuries. Suppresses inflammation. Aids digestion, helps dissolve blood clots and prevents osteoporosis and bone fractures because of its high manganese content. Antibacterial, antiviral, mildly estrogenic. In addition, pineapple is a fantastic source of minerals, potassium, chlorine, sodium, phosphorus, sulfur, calcium iron, iodine. It is also rich in vitamin A, B complex and vitamin C.
RAspberry Raspberry
Raspberries are rich in anthocyanin antioxidants and cell protecting, cancer fighting phytochemicals such as ellagic, coumaric and ferulic acid. They also contain fiber, calcium, manganese, vitamins such as A, B, C, E, fiber and folic acid. Raspberries have antibacterial, anti-yeast and antifungal properties. They promote wound healing, heart and liver health
Saw Palmetto Saw Palmetto
Saw Palmetto has two distinct actions. It may block the enzyme responsible for the formation of DHT or dihydrotestosterone, which can contribute to the possible negative side effects of the Prohormones, including hair loss in men. Saw Palmetto may also be anti-estrogenic. This means it may have the ability to decrease estrogen absorption, which can be elevated from increased testosterone levels.
Spinach Spinach
Spinach contains iron, chlorophyll, potassium, magnesium, calcium, folic acid, vitamin C, E and beta-carotene and the antioxidant glutathione. Thought to be a cancer antagonist. Rich in fiber that helps control cholesterol. Spinach also provides octacosanol, a nutrient promoting stamina and energy.
Strawberry Strawberry
Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidants that protect cell structures and prevent oxidative damage from free radicals. Their phenol content provides protection against heart disease, cancer, macular degeneration, inflammation and arthritis. Strawberries reduce age-related diseases of the brain, lower LDL cholesterol and protect the spleen & pancreas. Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamins B, C & K, manganese, potassium, iodine, magnesium, copper and omega-3 fatty acids.
Watermelon Watermelon
Watermelon contains Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant and the source of a watermelon's red coloring. Recent research suggests that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, helps prevent some forms of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Watermelon also contains potassium, which is believed to help control blood pressure and possibly prevent strokes. Watermelon is also high in vitamin C and vitamin A, in the form of disease-fighting beta carotene

Wheat Grass
Wheat Grass is a concentrated superfood that contains 25% protein, a higher percentage than is contained in meat and fish, and is rich in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is called 'the blood of the plants', because it is a very similar structure to human hemoglobin, which also helps purify and detoxify major body systems (especially the liver, lungs and colon) and counteracts the growth of unfriendly bacteria. Wheat grass helps the body resist harm from x-rays, radiation therapy and air pollution.