Behold the Dandelion, a.k.a Taraxacum officinale, a.k.a the common plant with uncommon pharmacologically active compounds.
Valued since ancient times as a detoxification & weight loss aid, today Dandelion remains a sought after ingredient for it’s ability to minimize the appearance of cellulite and waste eliminating properties . Dandelions are unusually high in vitamins and trace minerals like:
- Folate, Phosphorus, Zinc, Riboflavin, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Copper & Manganese
- Vitamins A, C, E, K & B6
Our friend the Dandelion also contains 4x more beta carotene than broccoli, more protein than spinach and ample dietary fiber. Dandelion is rich in two phospholipids, lecithin & choline, which is important because:
- They convert to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter key to healthy mood, learning and memory. Acetylcholine modulates excitability, arousal and reward centers in the brain.
- Your body relies on acetylcholine for muscle stimulation.
- Lecithin lowers cholesterol, protects the cardiovascular system and emulsifies fat, which works synergistically with the plant's high fiber count, making it an effective digestive aid.
This quick list is only meant to serve as a snapshot of the Dandelion's health benefits, please do research on this botanical gem yourself or join our e-communiqué list to hear more about it and other ingredients of interest.