LEARN ABOUT OUR FEATURED INGREDIENTS
Bee pollen is considered to be one of nature’s most nourishing foods. It contains almost all the nutrients needed by a human being and is one of the most complete super-foods in nature. As such, Bee Pollen is the foundation in all of Earthquake Eddie Bee mixes and supplements.
Bee pollen is known as an apitherapeutic product, because it contains groups of chemical compounds that are made by bees and used for medicinal purposes. In its composition, there are approximately 250 substances including amino acids, lipids, vitamins, macro and micro-nutrients, enzymes, carotenoids, and flavonoids. In fact, bee pollen is richer in proteins than any animal source and around half of its proteins are free-form amino acids, which are ready to be used directly by the body, making it highly bioavailable.
Our formulation includes:
Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, C, D, E and K.
Minerals: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, silica, selenium, barium, boron, copper, gold, iodine, and sulphur.
Due to its incredible health profile consisting of 17 amino acids including 10 essential amino acids, seven B-complex vitamins, multiple sources of minerals, and an ability to increase energy, aid in seasonal allergy issues, and boost the immune system, each formula includes this natural super-food.
B – Complex Vitamins
Royal jelly is a gelatinous substance produced by honeybees to feed the Queen Bees and their young. Royal jelly is believed to be a useful nutritional supplement because of the Queen Bee’s superior size, strength, stamina, fertility rates and longevity compared with other bees.
Royal jelly’s composition is similar to pollen containing eight essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and hormonal-like substances. It is high in pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5), the anti-stress vitamin and has been shown in studies to increase endurance whilst under stress.
- 12% protein
- 5-6% lipids
- 12-15% carbohydrates
B – Complex Vitamins
Spirulina is a blue-green algae offering exceptionally high protein content and a remarkably complete composition of vitamins and minerals essential for healthy living. Unlike other potent sources of nutrients and protein, Spirulina is low in calories and cholesterol.
Spirulina is usually described as a blue-green algae, but it’s technically a cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria get their name from the bluish pigment phycocyanin, which along with chlorophyll, are used to capture light for photosynthesis.
Spirulina grows in both fresh and salt water and can be consumed by both humans and animals.
superfood - one of the most nutritious and nutrient-dense foods on the planet offering 60% protein (more than two times the protein found in red meat). It contains 18 amino acids, including all essential amino acids and 10 of the 12 non-essential amino acids.
It is a great source of phytonutrients, copper, iron, manganese, potassium, and B vitamins, iodine, and Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
Spirulina is also an extremely sustainable food source, requiring 10 times less water than other vegetables and can be harvested year round withstanding extreme temperatures.
powerful detoxifier - can help remove toxins such as heavy metals from the body.
boosts the immune system - can increase the production of infection fighting cytokines and increase hemoglobin content of red blood cells in older adults.
anti-cancer properties - studies have found just 1 gram of spirulina per day reduced precancerous lesions by 45% and improved symptoms and can reduce the growth of tumors.
anti-inflammatory properties - high in antioxidants, especially phycocyanin, spirulina fights free radicals that cause oxidative damage.
reduces cholesterol - adding spirulina to your diet has been shown to reduce total cholesterol and lower your LDL while increasing your HDL.
lowers blood pressure
Cayenne peppers contain several beneficial nutrients and medicinal properties. Numerous alternative health physicians consider cayenne peppers to be the king of medicinal herbs. In fact, these peppers have been used for thousands of years to help treat many health problems. Also known as a “sender herb”, cayenne helps your body absorb and digest other nutrients, therefore sending those nutrients through the body more efficiently.
These peppers boast an impressive nutrition profile which includes a variety of antioxidants that are beneficial for your health.
increased metabolism - capsaicin in cayenne peppers has metabolism-boosting properties that can help increase the amount of heat production in the body, burning more calories per day through a process called diet-induced thermogenesis.
helps reduce hunger
may lower blood pressure - studies have shown that long-term consumption of capsaicin may help reduce blood pressure.
may aid digestive health - capsaicin may help boost the stomach’s defense against infections, increase digestive fluid production, and help deliver enzymes to the stomach by stimulating nerves in the stomach that signal for protection against injury.
may reduce cancer risk - studies have shown that capsaicin may slow the growth of cancer cells and even cause cell death for many different types of cancer, including prostate, pancreatic, and skin cancer.
One tablespoon of cayenne contains the following:
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne peppers, is what gives them their medicinal properties. It also gives them their hot taste. In fact, the heat of cayenne pepper depends on its capsaicin content. The more capsaicin it contains, the hotter it tastes.
Panax ginseng is one of the several types of ginseng commonly used in herbal medicine. According to traditional Chinese medicine, each type of ginseng is thought to have unique healing properties. For example, some types of Panax ginseng have “warming” properties thought to aid circulation.
The active compounds in Panax ginseng are believed to be steroid-like components called ginsenosides.
Ginseng is a root commonly used as a supplement in herbal medicine. It is thought to increase energy, boost the immune system, and help manage certain health conditions.
cognition - known to improve cognitive performance, mainly short term memory, ginseng has also been shown to improve abstract thinking, mental arithmetic skills, and reaction times, especially when combined with ginkgo.
Ginkgo Biloba originates from the leaves of the Ginkgo Biloba tree and have been used in common treatment in Chinese Medicine. Ginkgo Biloba improves blood flow to the brain and acts as an antioxidant. These effects may translate into some benefits for certain medical problems.
Studies have also found that in healthy people, ginkgo might modestly boost memory and cognitive speed. Ginkgo Biloba studies have shown that it can help with memory problems caused by dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
antioxidant - containing high levels of flavonoids and terpenoids, Ginkgo Biloba combats the damaging effects of free radicals.
anti-inflammatory - has shown to reduce inflammation with the following conditions: arthritis, irritable bowel disease (IBD), cancer, heart disease, stroke.
improves circulation and heart health - a traditional Chinese medicine, ginkgo seeds were used to open “channels” of energy to different organ systems, including the kidneys, liver, brain and lungs.
A Complete Protein Blend
Earthquake Eddie Bee Original Mix utilizes a unique plant-based protein blend that consists of Yellow Pea, Sunflower Seeds and Pumpkin Seeds with additional ingredients such as Cranberry Seed Powder, Jerusalem Artichoke and Flax Seed Meal.
Packed with omega-3s, fiber, protein, and more–it’s no wonder that the small, edible seeds of the flax plant (which is one of the oldest crops in the world!) have gained super-food status. Flax seed contains a plant-based type of omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA, which has been tied to improved circulation and anti-inflammatory effects.
Flax Seed also consists of fiber, plant protein, and 10-20% of the daily target for several nutrients and is a top source of particularly health-protective antioxidants called polyphenols. These antioxidants are thought to protect against heart disease and cancer, as well as cell-damaging oxidative stress—which means they may help fend off premature aging and neuro-degenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
magnesium -helps improve mood and sleep
manganese -plays a role in collagen production and promotes skin and bone health
phosphorus -helps form cell structures and supports bone health
thiamin -plays a role in energy production, and helps support the nervous system
copper -involved with energy and collagen production and is needed to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body
One tablespoon of ground flax seeds contains the following:
Interestingly, flax seeds’ health benefits are mainly attributed to the omega-3 fatty acids, lignans and fiber they contain.
Pumpkin Seed Powder
Pumpkin seed powder is a balanced source of beneficial proteins. In addition to protein, it is a great source of iron, B vitamins, vitamin E, fiber, oil, and minerals. Pumpkin seed powder is an excellent supplement to help aid in the health of the prostate and can help ease insomnia.
fiber -vital for enhanced digestive, gut, and eliminative health
healthy fats -mono and polyunsaturated fats including EFAs
omega 6s and 9s -including linoleic, oleic fatty acids. Also contains omega 3s, alpha linolenic acid (that the body converts into EPA & DHA), palmitic and stearic fatty acids in smaller amounts
manganese -vital for the production of superoxide dismutase
phosphorus -second most prolific mineral in the body
magnesium -crucial in over 500 different enzymatic processes, more than any other nutrient, including the production of ATP, RNA & DNA, muscle contraction and relaxation, bone health and proper bowel function
copper -important in regulating inflammation, normal growth and health
zinc -involved in approximately 300 different enzymatic reactions, second only to magnesium, including: immune function, cell growth and division, sleep, mood, the sense of taste and smell, eye and skin health, insulin regulation, and male sexual function
- iron -vital for oxygen transport
- potassium and selenium
- carotenoids -vitamin A precursors
- vitamin E -multiple forms including; alpha, gamma, delta-tocopherol. Recently discovered alpha and gamma-tocomonoenol which appear to be particularly bio-available. All have significant antioxidant benefits.
- vitamin K -vital for healthy blood clotting
- B-complex vitamins
- pyridoxine (B6)
- pantothenic acid (B5)
- folic acid (B9)
- riboflavin (B2)
- niacin (B3)
- thiamine (B1)
- glutamate -neurotransmitter that occurs in higher concentrations in the brain than any other amino acid. It’s both the primary excitatory neurotransmitter, and is converted into GABA, which is the primary inhibitory or anti-stress neurotransmitter. Glutamate is vital to proper brain function– too little or too much can be harmful. You can’t get too much from pumpkin seeds.
- phytonutrients -Phytosterols, lignans and polyphenols; believed to have multiple beneficial properties including: reducing absorption of cholesterol, reducing LDL, increasing HDL, helping to reduce the conversion of testosterone into DHT, reducing the conversion of testosterone into estrogens, helping to modulate estrogen activity in both men and women, induction of apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancer cells, anti-inflammatory effects, antioxidants. One of the highest levels of phytosterols of any commonly consumed seed or nut.
The scientific name for artichokes is Cynara cardunculus, which references one of the most important compounds within artichokes: cynarin. Cynarin is the primary ingredient responsible for many of the cognitive benefits people experience when taking artichoke extract.
Artichokes also belong to a group of plants called adaptogens, or non-toxic plants that help the body resist chemical, physical, and biological stress. Use of adaptogens has been traced back to ancient China, but there are many still in use today, one of those being the artichoke.
Nootropics offer the ability to support memory, specifically short-term memory and also help with memory consolidation (transferring short-term memories to long-term), and memory recall.
Ability to speed up gut movement while also providing some support for absorbing vitamins and overall fat digestion.
Aids with indigestion, and may help with heartburn (dyspepsia), bloating, and nausea, helps to balance gut flora.
Cranberry Seed Powder
Cranberry seed powder is a plant-based, complete protein that provides all essential amino acids. It is an excellent source of anti-oxidants and is a potent source of alpha-type proanthocyanidins that support urinary health.
- 25% protein
- 16 essential amino acids
- 8 branched chain amino acids
- minimum of 50% daily fiber
- potent antioxidants
- fatty acids
- calcium and phosphorus