ingredient - papayaPapaya for bloating + digestion

 

We added juicy, tropical fruit Papaya to help with digestion and to fight bloat when we fly.  

We become bloated when we fly because the higher we are, the lower the pressure.  When there is low pressure, volume (our gases) increases and we feel bloated.  Our digestion slows down at higher altitudes (due to the added stress on our body of being in the air) and so our body redirects blood away from our digestive tract to carry-out more "vital" functions like breathing and keeping our heart beating. 

Papaya is a rich source of valuable enzymes, such as papain, chymopapain, caricain and glycyl endopeptidase which especially help to digest "troublesome" foods like high-protein, gluten, and casein in milk. 

As a frequent flyer, you are always on the go, and it is often hard to sit down and properly chew and enjoy a meal.  Rushed meals and slow digestion means that you will almost always encounter digestive issues.  

The enzymes in Papaya work by breaking the bonds of proteins down into their simplest form - amino acids.  The amino acids are then easily absorbed and used by the body.

ingredient - camu camu

Camu camu for immunity

Camu camu is a berry native to the Amazon rainforest and it contains the highest natural source of Vitamin C.

When we fly, our immune system is suppressed for a few reasons.  Firstly, we are in close contact with many, many people - from check-in, through security, to grabbing a coffee in the terminal, and finally the flight itself.  We are surrounded by people from all over the world, and unfortunately this means that we are surrounded by their germs too.  

Secondly, the cabin air is extremely dehydrating.  Humidity in the air keeps your airways moist so the lining can help trap germs trying to enter your body. When the air you’re breathing is too dry, the mucus in your airway can’t do its job, and viruses or bacteria can enter more freely. 

We're obsessed with the powerful berry and added it to support your immunity!

ingredient - tart cherry

Tart Cherry for jet lag support

We added powerful Tart Cherry Powder to help manage Jet Lag and the disturbance of sleep which comes with frequent traveling.

Tart Cherry is one of the only natural sources of melatonin, which helps regulate your circadian rhythm.

Here's a quote on the effect of Tart Cherry on sleep from Pub Med.gov:

"These data suggest that consumption of a tart cherry juice concentrate provides an increase in exogenous melatonin that is beneficial in improving sleep duration and quality in healthy men and women and might be of benefit in managing disturbed sleep."

ingredient - algae

Chlorella + Spirulina for cosmic radiation support

We added Chlorella and Spirulina for their incredible ability to protect the body against Cosmic Radiation.  
Cosmic Radiation is radiation which originates from outside our solar system. The earth's atmosphere acts as a radiation shield around our planet.  At ground level this normally isn't a problem for us, but when we fly, we travel to altitudes where the atmosphere is thinner, leaving us more exposed to cosmic radiation.

There are three main factors that can affect the amount of exposure to cosmic radiation:

Altitude: the higher we go, the greater the dose
Latitude: the closer we get to the poles, the greater the dose
Duration: the longer we stay in air, the greater the dose

For example, a flight from Chicago to Beijing over the polar cap is estimated to give you the same dose of radiation as two chest X-rays.  Flight crews are classified as having jobs with occupational exposure to ionizing radiation because they fly again and again, many times during the month.  Cumulative doses of radiation can cause enough damage to cells to affect and harm their biological function and DNA (Chromosome translocation.) The true health risk has been hard to demonstrate, as some cancers (like those of the thyroid, breast, and bone marrow) can take up to 30 years to manifest.

Chlorella and Spirulina are powerful weapons to protect against radioactive damage and to heal it once it has occurred. These algaes literally binds to radioactive particles and flushes them out of the body, and also helps repairs DNA damage to already harmed cells. 
For more information on Cosmic Radiation, check out this article on BBC here, and an article on mindbodygreen here.

 

ingredient - coconut

Coconut water for hydration

We added Coconut Water Crystals to keep us hydrated!

Most of us are well aware of the dehydrating effects of flying.  Dehydration occurs due to the cabin's low humidity. The humidity drops to about 10-20% (30-65% is comfortable for most people).  Low humidity means that moisture evaporates very quickly from the body and causes dehydration.  

Alcohol and coffee (hello red eye flights) further this problem even more.  When we are dehydrated our digestion slows down, we become bloated, we are more prone to illness, we become dizzy and overall we don't feel well.

We use Coconut Water because of its excellent electrolyte content. Electrolytes are certain minerals (i.e., calcium, chloride, magnesium, potassium, sodium ions) essential to human health. 

Within the body, electrolytes are dissolved in body fluids. In terms of hydration, electrolytes are responsible for directing water (and nutrients) to the areas of the body where its needed most and maintaining optimal fluid balance inside the cells.  

Electrolytes support hydration of the body at the cellular level, ensuring that water is distributed and absorbed by all cells.  

ingredient - goji berry

Goji berry for circulation

We added delicious Goji Berry Powder to brighten and protect the skin, and to improve circulation. 
 
When you fly, blood circulation can be restricted when you either sit for long periods of time upright, with your feet on the ground or when you are on your feet for long periods of time. Both of these circumstances cause blood to pool in your leg veins and feet to swell. 
 
Besides the uncomfortable feeling of heavy legs or swollen feet, poor circulation can also lead to varicose veins or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).  DVT happens when there is a clot lodged deep in the vein of your leg and it can become fatal if a piece of it breaks off and heads towards your lungs causing a pulmonary embolism.
 
Our Goji Berry Powder supports healthy circulation by decreasing inflammation and strengthening blood vessels. 
 
Goji Berries are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, iron, and antioxidants. They work to increase circulation by producing red blood cells, lowering blood pressure and strengthening vessel walls.
 
Because of Goji Berry's high levels of antioxidants and beta-carotene, they have been known to protect the skin from UV damage from the sun and to reduce premature aging of the skin.
 
Goji Berries have also been studied to improve energy, improve mood, and reduce anxiety.