Find a great selection of Nutritional Supplements at Newport Flavors and Fragrances. Newport Flavors and Fragrances has a great selection of flavors and fragrances you need from Creatine Powder and Ginseng to Herb Extracts and Herbal Supplements.
Newport Flavors uses Korean ginseng for our extract, which has been used for 5,000 years and is considered the strongest form of ginseng. Korean ginseng helps to stimulate production of ‘killer T-cells’ that destroy viruses and bacteria. Korean ginseng also helps produce endorphins to make people feel good. Its sexual benefits are well known as it works to improve erectile dysfunction and increase testosterone and sperm count. Many studies have been done on the beneficial aspects of Ginseng. What is impressive, however, is the research showing ginseng’s ability to work synergistically with other nutrients to create an even greater positive result. For example, Si Jun Zi Tang, a traditional Chinese formula, the main ingredient of which is ginseng, has been shown in multiple studies to have radioprotective effects, beneficial for anyone going through radiotherapy. In addition to its benefit as an immune enhancer, ginseng has traditionally been used for antioxidant properties, circulation and cardiovascular health, blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure, depression, menopause, male and female reproductive systems, erectile dysfunction, vision and hearing, physical and mental energy, and overall well-being. Recent studies by researchers at the University of Toronto have shown ginseng to be helpful in normalizing blood sugar levels in diabetics. “Since normalizing blood sugar levels is a critical goal of diabetes treatment, ginseng could someday be an important strategy in managing patients,” says Dr. Fran Kaufman, president of the American Diabetes Association. “There is no doubt that natural products such as ginseng have a role in controlling the body’s defective response to insulin,” says Kaufman, who is also head of the Center for Diabetes at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. According to the American Diabetes Association, poor control of blood sugar can lead to severely debilitating and even fatal complications including heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney disease. Newport Flavors is dedicated to providing only the best natural and organic products to people with specific health challenges, and those interested in achieving and maintaining optimum health. If you have any comments or questions regarding the products we carry and how they can positively affect your life, we’d like to hear from you. Make every day a healthy day!
Creatine is a naturally occurring organic acid that helps to supply energy to all cells in the body. It was identified in 1832 as a component of skeletal muscle, and is produced in the human body from amino acids in the kidney and liver. From there, it travels through the blood for use by our muscles. Our skeletal muscle holds approximately 95% of the human body's total creatine. Creatine's value as an energy source has been understood since the beginning of the 20th century. In 1912, Harvard researchers Otto Folin and Willey Glover Denis discovered proof that ingesting creatine can dramatically boost the creatine content of the muscle. In the late 1920's, scientists also discovered that creatine is a key player in the metabolism of skeletal muscle. It was popularized as a performance-enhancing supplement in 1992, after it was revealed that Linford Christie, the 100-meter gold medal winner, Sally Gunnell, 400-meter hurdles gold medalist, and Colin Jackson, 100-meter gold medalist, had all taken creatine before the Barcelona Olympics. Since then, creatine supplementation has advanced well beyond the Olympics and is often included as part of a workout regimen by athletes and non-athletes alike to help gain muscle mass. It is especially popular among wrestlers, bodybuilders and sprinters.
Herbal supplements are derived from plants and plant extracts.
Herbal remedies predate written human history and are recognized as a way to learn about potential future medicines. A 60,000 year-old Neanderthal burial site, “Shanidar IV.” in northern Iraq has yielded large amounts of pollen from 8 plant species, 7 of which are now used in herbal remedies. In written history, the study of herbs dates back over 5,000 years to the Sumerians, an early civilization in southern Mesopotamia – modern Iraq - during the early Bronze age. The Sumerians described well-established medicinal uses for plants such as laurel, caraway and thyme. In 1000 BC Egypt, aloe vera, known as the “plant of immortality,” was so revered it was depicted on stone carvings and presented as a burial gift to deceased pharaohs. Chasteberry, the fruit of the chaste tree, has long been used by women for menstrual problems and to stimulate the production of breast milk. Cat’s Claw, an herb endemic to the Amazon Rainforest, has been used for centuries to prevent and treat disease. Hoodia, a flowering cactus-like plant native to the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, is used by the Kalahari Bushmen to reduce hunger and thirst during long hunts. The old-testament also mentions herb use, referring to mandrake, vetch, caraway, and wheat. Medical practitioners through the centuries are known to have used garlic, opium, castor oil, coriander, mint, indigo, barley, rye and other herbs for healing purposes.
The use of plants for medicinal reasons changed little during the middle-ages. The fifteenth century marked the beginning of the great age of herbs. In 2001, researchers identified 122 compounds used in mainstream medicine which were derived from ‘non-medical’ plant sources; 80% of these compounds were used in the same or related manner as the traditional ‘non-medical’ use. In the United States, nearly 1 in 5 adults – over 38 million people – reported using a natural product for health purposes in a 2007 survey. Among the top 10 natural products used were several botanicals, including echinacea, flaxseed, ginseng, ginkgo and garlic. Chemical compounds in plants mediate their effects on the human body by binding to receptor molecules present in the body. Such processes are identical to those already well understood for conventional drugs. The properties found in herbal supplements do not differ greatly from conventional drugs in terms of how they work within our bodies. In addition to the goal of achieving optimum health, herbs have been used for centuries to address everything from depression to high blood pressure to cancer.
People take herbal supplements for a variety of specific health issues: lack of energy, compromised immune system, memory loss, stress, vision improvement, acne, weight loss, arthritis, colds, ADD, anti-aging and many more. Newport Flavors is proud to carry on the historical tradition of natural healing by providing our customers the absolute best in herbal supplementation products. Check out our catalog of herbal extracts and teas, then give yourself the gift of good health with one or more of our life enhancing offerings!