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Ingredient Info: Silk Peptide Amino Acid Complex

Silk Peptide The use of silk began in China and was confined to that country until the opening of the Silk Road.  Starting in the 4th century BC, silk began to reach the West by merchants who would exchange it for gold, ivory, horses or precious stones.  Although silk was exported to foreign countries in […]

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Ingredient Info: Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) Milk thistle is a plant that has been used for centuries as a treatment for liver and gall bladder disorders.  In medieval medical books, it was recommended as “good for an inflamed liver.”  The active complex in milk thistle is silymarin, known for detoxifying, regenerating and stabilizing cell membranes.  In organic […]

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Ingredient Info: Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)

Frankincense has been traded in the Middle East and North Africa for nearly 5,000 years. It is believed that the Babylonians and Assyrians burned frankincense during religious ceremonies. Ancient Egyptians bought entire boatloads from the Phoenicians, using it in incense, insect repellent, perfume and salves for wounds and sores. It was also a key ingredient […]

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