Gubinge / Billygoat Plum / Murunga / Kakadu Plum - all names for an Australian Native bush food eaten for millennia by Aboriginal people in Australia’s tropical Northern Territory and West. This slightly salty, tangy, sour-tasting superfruit usually eaten raw, has won the first place of richest known natural source of Vitamin C. We love it raw and as a special treat, made into a jam.
According to research presented at the International Congress of Nutrition in Adelaide, SA Oct 1993, Vitamin C makes up 5 per cent of the weight of the Billygoat Plum, Terminalia ferdiandiana. This is 100 times the concentration in oranges and five times that found in the Hawaiian cherry, the next richest natural source of vitamin C. Having higher levels of naturally occurring, easily bioavailable Vitamin C than in blueberries and Peruvian camu camu.
The Kakadu Plum has many unique properties high in specific compounds such as gallic acid (amongst many other benefits, helps to keep our fibres smooth flexible) and ellagic acid ( helps to reduce oxidative stress). The Kakadu fruit is naturally antibacterial and has traditionally been used as medicine, taken on "Walkabout" and long hunting trips to support diet and strength. The trees grow in some of the harshest Australian bushlands, forcing the tree to develop an ability to survive in difficult conditions. In nature, difficult conditions often result in uniquely high concentrations of nutrients or specific properties developing. A "survival of the fittest" evolution.
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient needed to repair cells and maintain our immune system function. Its help in balancing our enzyme production of neurotransmitters - important chemical messengers needed by our nerve cells, is vital.
Oxidative stress whilst a natural occurrence in our body and systems, can dominate when we are exposed to environmental stresses and are overly acidic. Diet - sugar, coffee, chocolate, meat, dairy, processed foods and mentally - stress, anxiety can all build excess acidity. And the effects of pollution, radiation and blue light from electronic devices eg phones, tablets, computers, UV rays, and again stress, anxiety, deplete us of the essential minerals and vitamins needed to balance the effects of oxidation.
Antioxidant Vitamin C protects us from the ravages of oxidation. Thereby important in preventing disease, reducing the impact of stress and slowing the ageing process. We need Vitamin C for healthy gums and to produce Collagen, a protein found everywhere throughout our bodies in bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, blood vessels, eyes, teeth, hair and skin.
Collagen, along with Elastin and soft Keratin, are responsible for skin strength and elasticity. Breakdown in the structure of Collagen, leads to wrinkles and sagging skin. Strawberries, blueberries, cranberries and Kakadu plum as a potent source of Vitamin C are all found in Mayella Acai Berry Beautiful Antioxidant Blend.
True to our Holistic roots, you will it easy to support your daily skincare routine with our Nutritional supplements to nurture your inner health and wellness. Beauty from within starts here with Mayella Green Harmony!
Topical application and supplementation of Vitamin C is widely researched and well respected for the health giving benefits enjoyed when a regular part of your daily life. With Mayella you have a truly natural source of Vitamin C, that can be enjoyed in your smoothie and applied to your skin!
At Mayella, we have developed our 5 Step Mantra over our 29 years of clinical experience. A daily ritual of caring for your skin and preserving some "Me Time" in the busyness of life.
The hydrating and brightening benefits of Kakadu Plum are found in Mayella Step 3. Vitamise with Vitamin C Lift Serum and Step 4. Nourish your skin with Mayella Olivane Repair Serums to ensure the benefits of a daily dose of Vitamin C will repair and rejuvenate your precious skin.
The presence of Kakadu Plum in Mayella Skincare stimulates the synthesis of pro-collagen and hyaluronic acid for firmer, smoother skin. Improving skin tone and radiance, brightening and protecting your skin against oxidative stress.
A free radical scavenger, Australian Native Kakadu Plum found in Mayella Skincare and Nutrition helps to build immunity, promote vitality and protect your cells to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes and age spots.
Over the past month or so I've been getting into the habit of starting everyday with green powder mixed with lemon juice + water 🌿🍋 greens are so nutrient dense but I go through phases where I struggle to eat as many as I probably should so backing it up with this is such a good option 🌿 I use @mayellaorganicsAlkalise Green & Go powder which contains alfalfa, barley grass, chlorella, kelp, Hawaiian spirulina, lemon and ginger ✨ I used to just use these powders when I would make a green smoothie but with it being winter in Aus right now, I haven't been drinking as many smoothies and I felt like I was missing out on an added nutrient boost. I was inspired to start drinking it like this when I watched a video by Caitlin of @frommybowl where she made something similar with various green powders and 0 sweeteners or things to disguise the flavour. I never thought I'd be able to do it but she was so casual about it that I thought I'd better give it a shot and to my surprise, it doesn't taste like a pond at all 😛 definitely an acquired taste but not as bad as I ever thought and after being fairly consistent with this, I've started to enjoy it for how refreshing it is! 🌿 Alex B - S.A Australia
Recipe - Quick and easy Green Juice: Add 1 teaspoon of Mayella Organic Nutritional Blend to a glass of water and stir in well. Done, drink and enjoy!
Tip: to vary your green juice base and try using coconut water (no added sugars is best), unfiltered organic apple or pear juice (not reconstituted). Or blend Mayella Organic Nutritional Blend in with watermelon and fresh mint leaves if you want to get adventurous - so refreshing!
Love & Light
Amanda & Robyn xxx
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From time to time, we all get puffy eyes. Sometimes we know why - it could be self-inflicted after a big night (or week) of socialising, late nights and lack of sleep, alcohol or eating all the wrong foods.
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We exude a radiance, our skin is healthy and glowing, we have energy when we wake in the morning, our thoughts and emotions are in harmony.
And because health and wellness begin in the gut, so we thought the best way we could support you in your journey of health was to share a few delicious gut-loving recipes to get your year off to a healthy and energising start.
Here are four easy recipes to have on rotation to get your body the daily fuel it needs...
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