B Vitamins – It’s All About Synergy

The B vitamins are a group of eight water-soluble vitamins that play perform essential, closely interrelated roles in the body, including acting as co-enzymes in catabolic and anabolic enzymatic reactions, synthesis of neurochemicals, cellular functioning, supporting brain function, metabolism and energy production, DNA and RNA synthesis and repair, among other essential functions of the body.

The eight B vitamins include: thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), folate (B9) and cobalamin (B12). The B vitamins are grouped based on their water solubility and their interrelated functions in cellular coenzyme activity. 


Coco-Choco Energy Balls

Here is a delicious way to increase your intake of the B vitamins with your healthy snacks!

These raw energy balls are delicious, nutrient-packed and suitable for gluten free and vegan diets too.

Remember that Terranova capsules can be opened and added to foods like salads, smoothies, raw energy balls, cookies and more! Just be aware that cooking can destroy the B vitamins, so avoid cooking the contents of the capsules or adding them to very hot dishes.


Ingredients:

 

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup nuts/seeds (choose any combination of your choice)
  • 1 cup dates (pitted – if dry, soak in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain well)
  • 3 tablespoons tahini (or any other nut butter of choice)
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons of rice milk (or any other plant-based milk of your choice)
  • 3-4 Terranova B-Complex with Vitamin C capsules (or any other Terranova Vitamin B capsule)To cover: desiccated coconut, pistachio or any other ground nuts


Instructions:

Place all ingredients in a food processor.…


3-Ingredient Nutritious Greek Yogurt Popsicles

Perfect for the warm summer months coming up, these nutritious yogurt and fruit popsicles are a simple treat with a nutritional punch that can be customized to include your favorite Terranova products!

What you’ll need for 10 popsicles:

  • 350g plain Greek yogurt (or any dairy-free yogurt alternatives)
  • 85g natural honey
  • 310g fresh strawberries or your favorite fruit
  • Your favorite Terranova powders or capsules
  • Popsicle mold
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Blender

Instructions:

  1. Blend fruit until it becomes a puree, then pour into a bowl.

Food For Your Mood

It turns out that old saying, “you are what you eat,” was right! Did you know that nutrition plays a key role in our mental health?

Research has shown an association between high dietary quality and good psychological well-being. In the study, those with high dietary quality were almost twice as likely to report good well-being, even after adjustments for confounding factors like history of depression. Nutrient-dense eating patterns early in life have also been linked to better mental health outcomes in children.…


Gut Health & the Immune System

Did you know that over 70% of the body’s immune cells are found in the gastrointestinal tract?

Yes… read that again! The gut is home to as many as 40 trillion cells and hundreds of species of tiny living microbes that influence immunity, mood, anxiety, cognition and even pain.

The key functions of the gut microbiota are breaking down complex carbohydrates, producing vitamins and minerals like vitamin K, and defending against pathogens.

The gut microbiome can change dramatically due to stress or poor diet.…


Best New Product Award: Mushroom Synergy

“We are so grateful for this wonderful recognition of our new Mushroom Synergy formulation. This product perfectly represents Terranova’s founding philosophy of emphasizing whole plant ingredients, rather than just fractions of an original adulterated plant. Thank you so much for everyone who made this possible!”

Stephen Terrass MRNT,
Terranova Founder & Formulator

Why Terranova Mushroom Synergy is so different?

We are one of only a small number of brands in the world:
– to use the unique full-spectrum form of organic medicinal mushrooms (including the primordia, mycelium, fruiting bodies as well as extra-cellular compounds)
– which are then fresh freeze-dried, in order to protect and retain the mushroom’s potency, biochemical integrity and enzymatic activity
– without any additives, excipients, sweeteners, fillers or binders.…


Medicinal Mushroom Recipes E-book


Would you like to make your teas and lattes richer in phytonutrients and other bio-active compounds?
Do you want to enrich your dressings and make your vegetables more delicious and nurishing?

Read tips and ideas how you can add Medicinal Mushrooms in your daily nutrition. Click here.
Learn more about the Terranova Medicinal Mushroom Range. Click here. …


Folate or Folic Acid?

The terms “folic acid” and “folate” are often misused to describe Vitamin B9.

Folic acid, is actually a synthetic form of Vitamin B9, which is not found in nature, nor is it naturally found in the human body. For folic acid to be metabolized by our bodies, the body has a lot of work to do, using the enzymes FOLR2 and DHFR (which work  in the liver).

“In theory, supplementing with folic acid—the most common form of folate in supplement form—should provide the body with the folate it needs to convert dangerous homocysteine into safe methionine.…


Secretly Salad Dressing

Make your salad a Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 hidden treasure!

Terranova’s new vitamin K2 100μg Complex is a perfect example of our commitment to ingredients and formulations providing the maximum possible natural synergy and biochemical complexity. It provides vitamin K as MenaQ7® (K2 as MK-7), • the most bioavailable and bioactive vitamin and it is stabilised with NattoPharma’s CryoCap technology.

 

• 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
• 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
• 1 tbs tahini
• 1 tsp raw agave syrup or honey
• 1 Terranova Garlic 500mg capsule
• 1 Terranova Vitamin D3 2000iu & K2 100μg capsule

Mix together all the ingredients for the dressing and let them sit for a while so the flavours can infuse.