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GEM Daily Essentials Bites Lemon Raspberry -- 28 Bites


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GEM Daily Essentials Bites Lemon Raspberry -- 28 Bites

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GEM Daily Essentials Bites Lemon Raspberry Description

  • Energy Support
  • Skin, Nail and Hair Health
  • Mood and Stress Support
  • Free of Soy, Gluten, Dairy and Animal Products
  • 28 Bites: (4 Packs - 7 Nutrient Bites Each)

What It Is: Daily nutrition in one simple bite. Blend of 15+ whole food sourced vitamins, minerals, greens, and herbs to help fill the gaps in your diet.
Formulated For: Energy + Brain + Stress Support
How To Take: Enjoy 1 bite daily

 

Lemon Raspberry Flavors:
Spirulina + magnesium + ashwagandha can help promote focus, balance and full-body clarity. All around life support in one bite.

 

What's Inside

 

Ashwagandha
Why It’s In Gem: Supports Stress Reduction + Brain Health
Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs of Ayurveda (traditional system of medicine in India). Ashwagandha is valued for its properties that support stress reduction thanks to alkaloids and analides found in the herb.

Astaxanthin
Why It’s In Gem: Supports Skin + Clarity + Eyes

Red algae contains astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant that gives salmon & shrimp their coral color. It’s 6000x stronger than vitamin C and 550x stronger than vitamin E.

Chia Seeds
Why It’s In Gem: Supports Energy + Brain + Regularity

Chia seeds are high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that plays an important role in supporting the heart. They also pack quite a punch with 8x more omega-3s than salmon, 3x more antioxidants than blueberries and 15x more magnesium than broccoli.

Chickpeas
Why It’s In Gem: Supports Bone + Heart Health

Chickpeas are one the cleanest sources of vitamin K2, an overlooked nutrient that is essential to bone health. Vitamin K2 promotes the calcification of bones, supporting strength.

Curry Leaves
Why It’s In Gem: Skin + Clarity + Eyes

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide and can lead to fatigue, weakened immunity and cognitive impairment. While iron is an essential nutrient for everyone, it is especially important for women and infants. Unlike synthetically derived iron, our iron is found naturally in curry leaves.

Pumpkin Seeds
Why It’s In Gem: Whole Body Health

Green pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are the naked version of the white seeds that you hull out while carving a pumpkin. They contain a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein, and zinc.

Quinoa
Why It’s In Gem: Brain + Energy + Mood + Heart

Our germinated sprouts are rich in vitamin Bs which play a vital role in making sure the body’s cells are functioning properly. Certain groups are at higher risk for B-vitamin deficiency, including those who are vegan, gluten-free, consuming alcohol frequently, or under a lot of stress.

Sea Minerals
Why It’s In Gem: Sleep + Bone + Brain Health

Magnesium is a key mineral involved in more than 600 reactions in the body. Magnesium can help support relaxation, normal sleep, and mood.


Directions

Eat one bite in either the AM or PM. Store in a cool, dry place. GEM is shelf-stable and refrigeration is not required.
Free Of
Soy, guten, dairy and animal products.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Piece (10 g)
Servings per Container: 28
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories35
Total Fat1 g1%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium15 mg1%
Total Carbohydrate6 g2%
   Dietary Fiber1 g4%
   Total Sugars3 g
     Incl. 0g Added Sugars0%
1 g
Vitamin D20 mcg100%
Calcium10 mg0%
Iron1.5 mg8%
Potassium50 mg2%
Vitamin A370 mcg40%
Biotin30 mcg100%
Thiamin0.3 mg25%
Riboflavin0.3 mg25%
Niacin4.2 mg25%
Vitamin B60.4 mg25%
Folate400 mcg DFE100%
Vitamin B121.5 mcg60%
Pantothenic Acid1.3 mg50%
Magnesium225 mg50%
Omega-3100 mg*
Ashwagandha130 mg*
Astaxanthin4 mg*
Vitamin K252 mcg*
Other Ingredients: Dates*, algae-based supernutrient complex [magnesium hydroxide (from seawater), chia seeds*, spirlina, acacia fiber*, quinoa sprouts germinated with B-vitamins (vitamin B3 as niacin, vitamin B5 as pantothenic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin B2 as riboflavin, vitamin B1 as thiamine, vitamin B7 as biotin)*, ashwagandha root and leaf extract*, pink sea salt, orgen-I® curry leaf extract, menaquinone (vitamin K2 from chickpea fermentation), astaxanthin (microalgae)*, mixed tocopherols (natural antioxidant), biotin quatrefolic® [(6S)-5-methylfolate, glucosamine salt], vitashine vegan vitamin D3 (lichen extract), monk fruit extract, methylcobalamin), pumpkin seeds*, chicory root fiber, dreid mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries), crisped quinoa*, sunflower oil*, vegetable glycerin, natural flavor. *Organic

Made in a facility that also processes other tree nuts and peanuts. May contain pits and/or fragments of shells.

Warnings

Eating more than 3 bites a day is not recommended. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Why you need vitamins for gut health

Your gut is more than a digestion machine. It's lined with a layer of cells called gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT), which regulates functions like:
  • Training immune cells to recognize pathogens
  • Monitoring for and detecting germs and toxins
  • Alerting the immune system to invading pathogens
Special cells in GALT, known as M cells, present potential invaders to the immune system. The immune system mounts an attack if a pathogen or toxin is identified. This pro-inflammatory state should return to normal once the invader is removed. But if your gut doesn't get enough nutrients, your immune system may become overactive. This can lead to chronic inflammation and increased intestinal permeability, commonly known as leaky gut. A more permeable gut lining allows bacterial byproducts and foodborne toxins to pass into your bloodstream, triggering more immune activity and inflammation. Leaky gut may also be involved in the development of some autoimmune disorders. A healthy, diverse microbiome can prevent leaky gut and its associated symptoms. Beneficial microbes produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which keep your gut lining strong and reduce permeability. Some vitamins can provide additional support to minimize inflammation, reinforce gut barrier strength and sustain the microbes that produce SCFAs.

The most important vitamins for gut health

An overview published in Nutrition Research gives insight into the roles of some common vitamins in gut health. Vitamin A is important for cell growth and differentiation—the process by which cells specialize and mature. It also promotes the production of mucin, proteins that line and protect the gut. This may be why adequate vitamin A intake is associated with a healthier, stronger gut barrier. Vitamin A may also have anti-microbial effects that could prevent gut infections and reduce the risk of pathogens passing through the gut wall. B vitamins like B1, B2 and B9 (folate) are often low in people with IBD. In these cases, supplementing with vitamin B2 may reduce inflammation. B vitamins may also be important for the health and survival of gut microbes that produce butyrate, an SCFA that controls inflammation, strengthens the gut lining, and regulates intestinal muscle contractions. Butyrate may have additional health benefits for people with obesity, high cholesterol and certain genetic conditions. Vitamin C's antioxidant properties may reduce gut inflammation. Some small studies suggest that it could cause positive changes in the microbiome, but more research is needed to understand how this vitamin affects overall gut health. Vitamin D may improve gut barrier function and reduce permeability, which can dial down inflammation and autoimmune activity. Taking a vitamin D supplement when you're deficient may increase microbial diversity to prevent dysbiosis and promote gut health. Vitamin E is an antioxidant with potential anti-microbial properties. This may prevent the formation of biofilms, communities of pathogens that grow inside a protective layer and could contribute to dysbiosis and leaky gut. Vitamin E is also involved in cell membrane repair, which could strengthen the gut lining. More human studies are needed to confirm this effect. The Nutrition Research review also noted that some vitamins—like A and D—might have a positive effect on the number and types of microbes in your gut, but the results from existing research aren't conclusive enough to show a direct connection.

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Gut health vitamin foods and supplements

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  • Vitamin B complex: beans and legumes (including soy), nuts and seeds, whole grains, mushrooms
  • Vitamin C: acerola cherries, broccoli, dark leafy greens like kale and collards, and most brightly colored fruits and vegetables
  • Vitamin D: sunflower seeds, some mushrooms
  • Vitamin E: almonds, peanuts and sunflower seeds
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Lifestyle habits for better gut health

It's essential to not only eat enough vitamin-rich foods but also avoid habits that deplete vitamins. To maintain the vitamin levels you need for a healthy gut:

Quit smoking.

Your body uses antioxidant nutrients like vitamins C and E to neutralize the free radicals that smoking causes. Smokers also tend to have lower levels of B vitamins like B12 and folate.

Minimize or eliminate alcohol.

Heavy drinking can lower your levels of B vitamins and vitamins A, C, D, and E.

Avoid restrictive diets.

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