Primal Essence – Maintain Holiday Perspective with Organic Super Teas

Happy Thanksgiving from Primal Essence! We know the holidays can be filled with many ups and downs. Family and friends gather, share meals and laughter, and spend warm times sitting around talking. On the other hand, there is the craziness of grocery shopping and cooking, cleaning, the rush to send cards, and worries about coming up with perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Whether you’re frantic or relaxed, the Primal Essence line of fine teas and medicinal teas can make your life more relaxing and stress-free.

Our beneficial teas are derived from organic whole-plant extracts. All you need is two or three pumps of Primal Essence Super Tea concentrate into water or your favorite liquid and you’ll have the perfect drink, loaded with robust flavor and a full complement of precious phytonutrients and antioxidants.

These powerful plant extracts may be squirted directly into your drinking water (hot or cold) for an instantly delicious beverage, or added to juices, teas, and even coffees. Our tempting flavors offer the only difficult decision you may have to make. Do you feel like Classic Chai, Ginger Zing, Lemon Ginger, or Peppermint Splash for your quick pick-me-up, or should you quickly brew up a cup of Turmeric Tulsi or Vanilla Chai to sip around the fire with your loved ones?

These extracts aren’t just for making tea either. You might want to change it up by adding Lemon Ginger to apple juice, or get bold and add a touch of Peppermint Splash to orange juice. You could try to experiment a little and squirt some Vanilla Chai into your morning coffee….or on your evening ice cream! Let us know what taste sensations you dream up so we can share them with others.

When you’re in a shopping mood, take a look at our site and think about which of your family, friends and loved ones could benefit from our bold, invigorating flavors. A few clicks of the mouse, and your affordable gifts of superior quality liquid herb and spice water-soluble extracts are on their way. They’ll be thrilled and you won’t have to worry, either, because no artificial colors, preservatives, caffeine, sugar, gluten or alcohol have been added. While you’re at our site, be sure to sign up to receive coupons, discounts, news updates, and special insights.

Primal Essence is thrilled to be bringing the rich flavors of superior quality teas and liquid herb extracts from the food service industry to your family. We wish you all the best at this time of year and look forward to introducing you soon to our new line of rich honey teas, and our delicious flavored coconut oils as well!

About Primal Essence: Primal Essence caters to those looking for the freshest and most wholesome ways of eating. Its line of Organic Super Teas includes Classic Chai, Vanilla Chai, Lemon Ginger, Ginger Zing, Peppermint Splash, and Turmeric Tulsi.Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-981-2409 for more information.


Spice Extracts – Questions and Considerations

The Primal Essence line of fine teas is manufactured using only the highest grade, Certified Organic herb and spice extracts available. Our reputation for providing products in their most natural form was built by catering to the demanding needs of the food, beverage, and food service industries . We now bring these same outstanding quality extracts to the organic teas we offer to the consumer market, and the wholesale teas industry.

On the surface it may seem like we are similar to other natural tea companies because all of our Organic Super Teas start with pure whole ingredients like natural ginger and chai tea spices. What consumers need to take into consideration when thinking about which medicinal tea product to buy, is the convenience, advantage and great benefit they get by using extracts vs dried herbs and spices:

The Original Ingredients – Consider the Source: Nature does an incredible job of producing plant forms laden with beneficial properties that are compromised by the use of harmful pesticides. Primal Essence uses only the highest grade, certified organic spices available to develop its unique line of teas.

The Extraction Process: The herb and spices have to be extracted to take them from their natural dry form to liquid extracts. This extraction process captures and preserves the natural phytonutrients and antioxidants found in these plant foods. Primal Essence has chosen to utilize a process which relies on all-natural carbon dioxide gas to release the plant’s natural oils and resins, thereby maintaining the original health benefits.

Preservation: In order to promote a longer shelf life, many companies add chemicals and preservatives which further weaken the extract’s beneficial properties. Primal Essence does not believe in using any artificial preservatives, flavorings, colors, or chemical additives. Our clean extraction technologies and manufacturing processes result in pure, chemical-free, alcohol-free extracts that capture and preserve the natural full flavor, aroma, and naturally inherent beneficial properties.

A Little Can Go a Long Way: A small amount of spice extract will go a long way towards adding a natural aroma and delicious taste, even more than that which might be found in ground dry spices. Most customers find that adding just a few squirts of one of Primal Essence’s organic teas into water or a favorite hot or cold beverage releases a burst of exotic flavors that soothe the senses.

Primal Essence uses these powerful spice extracts as the basis for our entire line of Organic Super Teas. Try one and see the difference our peppermint, ginger, turmeric, chai and vanilla spice extracts can make in your tea, juice, coffee and more.

About Primal Essence: Primal Essence caters to those looking for the freshest and most wholesome ways of eating. Its line of special teas and medicinal teas includes Classic Chai, Vanilla Chai, Lemon Ginger, Ginger Zing, Peppermint Splash, and Turmeric Tulsi. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-981-2409 for more information on spice extracts.


5 ways to drop your soda habit

Despite recent heightened awareness about its many negative effects on our health, whether it’s to get through the mid-afternoon slump or paired with lunch or dinner as our beverage of choice, many of us still reach for soda daily for a jolt of caffeine and sugary satisfaction.

Perhaps because of a person’s overall unhealthy food and beverage choices, studies have shown that even minimal soda consumption may lead to weight gain. Unfortunately, that weight gain can lead to the development of Type 2 diabetes and a heightened chance of stroke.

Increased soda consumption also has been linked to kidney stones and tooth decay. Unfortunately, caffeine can be highly addictive and habit-forming, and many Americans are wary of cutting it out cold turkey.

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So how does one ditch a dependence on soda? Here are five tips for kicking your soda habit for good:

Hydrate with H2O. The body needs water to function optimally, but its benefits extend beyond being a necessity for everyday, basic health.
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Reach for a glass of water when the urge for soda strikes. While both beverages help us to feel temporarily full, water won’t leave you feeling deflated like the letdown after a caffeine high. If it’s carbonation you crave, try seltzer or sparkling water when you’re thirsty.

Water doesn’t have to be plain, either — try adding produce like lemon, lime, or watermelon for a refreshing and satisfying twist.

Seek support. Soda is often consumed in large amounts in social situations, whether at the movies or dining in groups. Enlisting friends, significant others, and relatives to help you rid yourself of your habit will help keep you accountable and on track.

As reducing your caffeine intake can often lead to withdrawal symptoms, including mood swings, it’s important to communicate effectively with loved ones. Keeping lines of communication open can help boost your mood and release negative thoughts and feelings.

Choose a healthier “caffeinated” beverage. Antioxidant-rich green tea is an excellent alternative to soda and has been shown to offer a number of overall health benefits. Studies have shown green tea may protect skin from sun damage, stabilize blood sugar levels and decrease the risk for certain types of cancer.

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The taste of green tea can be easily enhanced by drinking it over ice, or adding fresh-squeezed lemon. Consuming green tea can also aid in weaning you from your perceived need for caffeine — the beverage contains a small amount (significantly less than soda) of naturally occurring caffeine.

Stay occupied. As with many of the things we do with repetition, they often become habits due to boredom.

If you find yourself mindlessly heading for the fridge, grab a quick, low-calorie snack instead. Sweet-tasting flavored low-fat Greek yogurt, for instance, may satisfy your need for a quick pick-me-up. Making a brief phone call to a friend or browsing your favorite website may also fill the need to busy yourself.

Isolate yourself from the source of your addiction. You’re much more likely to cave to the temptation of popping the tab on a cold can of soda if one is within easy reach.

It’s a simple solution, but ridding your environment of soda altogether can prove vital in your battle for a soda-free diet. If you do the grocery shopping in your home, don’t buy it to begin with. If your workplace is your pitfall, advocate for healthier options in your office’s vending machine or take a new walking route to avoid the lure of soda calling your name.

Source: Edition.CNN.com/2013/06/27/health/soda-5-ways


Tell Your Sweetheart You Care with Organic Super Teas


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Dear Friends,

After a hard day at work, or a sleepless night taking care of the baby, maybe all your sweetheart needs for Valentine’s Day is five minutes to sit down and relax with a soothing cup of tea! Show how much you care by brewing up a relaxing Organic Super Tea fromPrimal Essence.

For over two decades, Primal Essence has been supplying wholesale teas and liquid herb extracts to some of the most well known brands in the food service industry.  Recently, Primal Essence developed a complete line of retail products derived from organic whole-plant extracts for home use. Just heat up a steaming mug of hot water, spray two or three pumps of our Super Tea concentrate into it, and serve your Valentine a perfect tea that is bursting with flavor.

Tea lovers can choose from six amazing flavors;Classic ChaiVanilla ChaiLemon GingerGinger Zing,Peppermint Splash, or Turmeric Tulsi. Each tea provides a relaxing and warming sensation which melts your stress and tension away.

Not all tea is created equal.  Give your Valentine relaxing refreshment that’s healthy, too. Chai can be a healthy substitute for coffee, and ginger is a helpful anti-inflammatory agent. Peppermint is considered to be one of the best-tasting home remedies for indigestion, while Tulsi is one of the herbal foundations of Ayurvedic healing.

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Primal Essence Organic Super Teas are made from only the finest ingredients nature has to offer. Take a look at the ingredients list on any of our organic teas and all you will see is purified water and pure organic extracts listed. No artificial colors, preservatives, caffeine, sugar, gluten or alcohol have been added. Each has been produced with a full complement of precious phytonutrients and antioxidants.

Don’t worry if your Valentine’s budget is a little tight this year either. Because Primal Essence’s Organic Super Teas are so highly-concentrated, each bottle can provide 30-40 cups of delicious tea for only $8.95 to $10.95. Compare that to the cost of a few tea bags. Perfect for the one you love, the Primal Essence line of fine teas and medicinal teasmakes life more fun.

If you’re planning on cooking a meal for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, our infused coconut oils help create meals that sing with exceptional flavor. Every dish is exciting, authentic, perfectly seasoned, and perfectly delicious. Now you can introduce the goodness of whole-food extracts into your cooking while expertly seasoning an entire curry or a favorite dish. It’s as easy as dipping a spoon into a jar—yet the dramatic complexity of the flavors will astound you.

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Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be about all the craziness and hype you see on TV. It should be about spending time together and paying attention to the one you love. Do something special that shows how much you really care. Turn down the lights, play some soft romantic music, and enjoy an evening together with Organic Super Tea from Primal Essence, and maybe add in a foot massage as well!

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Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Primal Essence!

About Primal Essence: Primal Essence caters to those looking for the freshest and most wholesome ways of eating. Its line of Organic Super Teas includesClassic ChaiVanilla Chai, Lemon Ginger, Ginger Zing, Peppermint Splash, and Turmeric TulsiVisit the website and Facebook page or call 805-981-2409 for more information.



Things You Didn’t Know About Organic Food

“Organic” isn’t a new idea.
Before World War II, all crops were organic. It was only afterward that farms used new, synthetic pesticides and chemicals to minimize weed, insects, and rodent damage. What’s not new? Many worry about the long-term effects of ingesting chemical residues from “conventional” produce (i.e., sprayed crops), as well as the impact these treatments have had on our planet and our resources.

Organic isn’t just for the rich.
Many are making efforts to help everyone access organic food, from giant companies like Walmart to local non-profits like Growing Power, a Milwaukee community garden that helps thousands of area residents buy affordable, sustainable food.

Pregnant women and kids: Pay attention!
These groups may benefit most from organics. Studies show that fetuses and young children might be harmed by exposure to even low levels of pesticides.

Everyone can eat an organic diet.
One popular criticism is that farmers can’t grow enough to supply organic food for all. It’s true that if everyone needed to eat organic meat in quantity, it would be difficult for today’s agribusiness to produce enough organic feed to nourish the livestock. That said, if people ate less meat, and we had a large-scale shift in thinking, it would be possible for our lands to be developed to yield organic produce as they did before World War II. Also, we’d probably go farther in the fight against hunger.

Organic could still come from China.
To get to your plate, most food travels over 1,000 miles—even organic food. Check the labels or ask the market manager to figure out the origin of your organic produce, and try to buy local. In addition to helping the environment, shopping local keeps dollars in your community. Note: Even if a local, small farm isn’t certified organic, many of them use organic methods.

Don’t picture happy animals roaming on idyllic farms just because it’s organic meat.
The USDA requires that, “organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals … given no antibiotics or growth hormones.” But this could just mean the animals ate organic corn instead of conventional corn. Organic meat is probably worth the expense to reduce your exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Skip labels that call seafood organic.
When it comes to fish and ocean life, there are no federal regulations that makes something “sustainable” or “organic.” So if you see seafood marked as such, be wary: It’s not required on a state or federal basis to meet any specific standards, it hasn’t been tested for toxicity, and it’s probably more expensive.

You can save your milk money.
According to a recent article in Pediatrics, researchers found that milk from cows given hormones seems safe for kids and concluded there is no significant difference in the estrogen concentration of organic versus conventional milk. Their surprising recommendation: Drink skim milk (organic or not), because higher-fat milks contain more estrogen, which has been linked to cancer and other hormonal issues.

Organic is not about superfoods.
A recent Stanford meta-analysis claimed that “eating organic doesn’t give you any health benefits,” which caused a lot of commentary on whether organic was better for you. However, researchers honed in on nutrient makeup without examining pesticide residue and antibiotic resistance. They also left out the bigger picture: Organic farming systems replenish soil and protect important resources like water, compared to conventional farming which can contaminate soil and water with chemicals and nitrogen.

You can’t rinse off pesticides from conventional produce.
Washing conventional produce doesn’t remove all its pesticides and transform it into organic. Rinsing might wash some pesticides from the food’s surface but not from within the flesh. (Washing does remove food-borne-illness pathogens, so don’t skip it.)

Processed food that’s organic is still processed food.
If a food comes out of a box and is labeled organic, it means it’s healthier only in that it was minimally produced without artificial ingredients, preservatives, or irradiation. And you can feel good that workers, animals, and the environment were all treated better in the process. However, it might not be nutritionally better for you!

“Conventional” farming isn’t sustainable.
Chemical fertilizers are only so successful in controlling pests before they develop tolerances. Then, new stronger formulas need to be developed, which eventually taps out our soils. The short-term gains of conventional farming (ie, cheaper prices) are actually reducing our chances to return to organic methods.

Organic seeds are in danger.
Four of the world’s largest agrochemical companies own a whopping 50% of the world’s farmed seeds—and they aren’t breeding them for organic conditions. Just as we need to think about the soils, we also need to think about the seeds; conserving and developing crop genetic diversity is essential.

Less than 1% of all American crops are organic.
Based on the most recent data collected from Organic-World.Net, only .6% of American crops are organic and without genetic modification.

Organic crops are less likely to be buggy.
Because the soil is nourished by natural methods, the crops are better equipped to resist disease and insects. When pests get out of hand, organic farmers rely on natural options like insect predators, traps, and mating disruption to get rid of them and restore balance to their land.

“Organic” doesn’t mean 100% organic.
According to the USDA, unless it says “100% organic,” any item labeled “organic” only needs 95% of its ingredients to have been organically grown. Also, some ingredients are exempt from the definition because they are “too difficult to source organically,” including foods using sausage castings, some coloring, celery powder, and fish oils.

Calling your food “natural” is easier than getting an “organic” seal of approval.
Organic foods undergo intense USDA regulations: No synthetic fertilizers, synthetic growth and breeding hormones, antibiotics, and GMOs; any pesticides used must be natural. It takes three years, and thousands of dollars in fees, for farms to go organic. Once certified, farmers get regular inspections, keep detailed logs and must stay prepared for surprise visits to test their soil and water. “Natural” foods don’t have such rigorous scrutiny.

Organic crops aren’t just for food.
Everything from t-shirts to napkins and cosmetic puffs can be purchased as certified organic products that are made from organic fiber. Organic flowers and organic furniture are also rising in popularity, too.

Organic or not, don’t skip your fruits and veggies.
If you pick conventional produce, the Environmental Working Group came up with the “Clean 15″ (low-pesticide residue on conventional crops) and the “Dirty Dozen” (highest pesticide residue, might make more sense to buy organic). Remember that eating fruits and vegetables, however they’re grown, is far better than skipping them completely.Though these lists were intended to help inform consumers about the level of pesticide residues on non-organic crops, some people mistakenly believe that non-organic produce should be avoided. Not so: Any plant-rich diet has proven health benefits, so crunch on!

Source: iReport.CNN.com/docs/DOC-985937