Only almonds purchased directly from the farmer are truly raw and organic. The USDA requires those almonds sold in stores (even those labeled raw and organic) to be sterilized (pasteurized) in one of several ways: either heated or steamed (which destroys enzymes and vitamins), irradiated, or treated with the chemical propylene oxide (a verified carcinogen). LAGUNA ELIXIRS USES ALMONDS THAT ARE TRULY RAW AND ORGANIC PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM A CENTRAL VALLEY ALMOND FARMER. Conventional packaged almond milk found in grocery stores uses almonds of unidentified origin (most likely treated with the chemical above) and loaded with synthetic vitamins, and emulsifiers. Many packaged milk alternatives contain the emulsifier carrageenan, which has been linked to gastrointestinal ulcers and shown to be harmful to human health.
Kombucha is a raw organic tea that develops probiotics and beneficial enzymes as it ferments. Kombucha has been prized for centuries for its myriad of health benefits: improved digestion, liver detoxification, immune support, mental clarity and mood stability.
Raw fermented yogurt contains rich probiotics and B vitamins, which are not destroyed through heating as in
traditional yogurts. Research shows that a high intake of fermented foods (including raw fermented dairy, increases the immune system to form a strong barrier against pathogenic microbial infection. Most people that have lactose sensitivity can consume raw dairy due to the live enzyme in raw milk, lactase, which neutralizes the lactose. Those who suffer from environmental allergies may be helped by the local raw honey used in this yogurt.
Buckwheat is a non-gluten, high fiber, highly digestible protein grain (especally when sprouted). Buckwheat contains disease fighting antioxidants, B vitamins, magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron and folate and has shown to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, aid in muscle growth and recovery.
Fermented Veggies (Turmeric Kraut, Spicy Curtido and Escabeche) are preserved naturally with beneficial lactic acid bacteria.
Lacto-fermentation provides many amazing health benefits through increasing the vitamins B, C, and K1 and K2 (cancer fighting) minerals, electrolytes and probiotics in the food.
Turmeric’s power comes from a compound called curcumin which is a potent antioxidant proven to reduce
inflammation and prevent illness. Freshly juiced turmeric root is king among spices for its health promoting
properties: countering heart disease, helping fight cancer, fighting Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, combating digestive issues & relieving osteoarthritis pain. Suggested 2 oz. per day.
Ginger has been a prized medicinal root for over 2,000 years in Chinese medicine. It is known to promote
circulation increasing the body’s metabolic rate and aiding digestion. Ginger strengthens immunity, is a potent anti-inflammatory and may slow the growth of cancer cells. Ginger has long been used to combat respiratory issues, colds and flu and remedy stomach sickness. Freshly juiced ginger remains the best method to deliver these
essential nutrients. Suggested 2 oz. per day.
Raw Organic Chocolate (Cacao) used in Laguna Elixers Truffles and Cacao Bites is raw, unprocessed and one of the most concentrated natural sources of antioxidants (cell protecting/free radical fighting) that exists on the planet. Packed with iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium and potassium, studies have shown promise of raw chocolate effect at improving memory,
regulating cholesteral and immune response and fighting cancer.