Live Superfoods is proud to welcome Uckele Health and Nutrition, a comprehensive line of supplements for you and your animals!

“Optimal Health Worldwide” is more than just the focus of Uckele Health & Nutrition; it’s their passion. For over 50 years, they’ve been formulating and manufacturing superior dietary products for people, dogs and horses.

CEO Mike Uckele is a Certified Nutritionist with 20+ years experience in developing nutritional formulations and programs. Founded by his grandfather with integrity, service, innovation, dedication, excellence and synergy, his expertise and innovation carry the Uckele family business forward.

Uckele’s team of certified nutritionists, consultants and research and development specialists have extensive experience in the fields of animal and human biology, biochemistry and nutrition. They develop nutritional formulas and programs for people, dogs and horses with care and profound focus.

Two separate GMP-registered, FDA-compliant facilities manufactur...

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P5P - The Active Form Of B6

3/21/2016 12:59 AM

Pyridoxal-5'-phosphate, or P5P, is the active coenzyme form of vitamin B-6. "Active" means it can be used directly in B6-dependent enzyme functions, no conversion necessary. P5P is required for many important tasks within the body, including muscle growth and repair, neurotransmitter functions and energy metabolism.

Functions of P5P - A Closer Look

P5P plays a role in many fundamental processes, including amino acid metabolism, heme biosynthesis, neurotransmitter biosynthesis, collagen formation and glucocorticoid action. It helps maintain sodium and potassium levels, which in turn supports the nervous, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems, and helps the body build, break down and change amino acids. Importantly, P5P also facilitates the production of antibodies and red blood cells.

The recommended dose of P5P varies from person to person. Please speak with a medical professional prior to taking any health supplement - including P5P.


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Water Kefir: A Brief History

3/19/2016 12:36 AM

Article by Cultures for Health.

Many people are familiar with milk kefir grains, but what about water kefir grains? Where did that culture originate, and how does it differ from milk kefir? Although both products are made from “grains,” these are not actual grains like wheat or rye, but rather clusters of bacteria and yeast living in a symbiotic relationship and held together by a polysaccharide (dextran) produced by Lactobacillus higarii. These clusters of bacteria, yeast, and polysaccharide look like little crystals, or “grains” of jelly. The bacteria and yeasts in the grains utilize sugar to produce lactic acid, ethanol (a small amount), and carbon dioxide.

Water kefir grains are known by a variety of names, but most commonly are called "tibicos," "Japanese water crystals," and "California bees." They may also be referred to as "Australian Bees, African Bees, Ginger Bees, Ginger Beer Plant, Sea Rice, or Aqua Gems," to name a few. Different countries call them by different names. In Ge...

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Whole Formulas offers five dynamic medicinal mushroom formulas for comprehensive, whole-body support. Learn more about these incredible fungi below.

The Whole Formulas Medicinal Mushroom Line

Mushroom Immunity Formula, 2 fl oz

Mushroom Immunity Formula, 90 ct

Mushroom Master, 1 fl oz

Reishi Mushroom Extract, 1 fl oz

Reishi Eleuthero Master, 1 fl oz

Medicinal Mushrooms at a Glance

There are over 38,000 species of mushrooms with medicinal properties; each with a unique "blueprint" of benefits. Found all over the world, these incredible fungi, including maitake, shiitake, reishi, turkey tail and chaga, are often combined to maximize their unique powers.

Reishi, or Ling Zhi, is a particularly respected mushroom in Asia. It was historically reserved for royalty to extend life and improve health, and has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 2,000 years. This beautiful fungi is anti-allergenic and antiviral, and may help calm anxiety, offer stress support and nourish the immune system.


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Flaxseed oil (aka linseed oil) is derived from pressed seeds of the flax plant, which resemble sesame seeds. Velvety-smooth with a mellow, nutty taste, this precious oil is brimming with the omega-3 ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) and protective antioxidant compounds called lignans.

Omega-3 fatty acids like ALA support cardiovascular function, digestion and skin health. On average, flaxseed oil contains 7 grams of ALA and 130 calories per tablespoon.

Interestingly, the body can convert ALA to EPA and DHA, the same omega-3's found in fish oil (approx. 20% can be converted to EPA, and .5% to DHA, according to a published study in Nutrition Reviews). Regardless of conversion rates, ALA is a phenomenal addition to a healthy diet in its own right.

Flaxseed oil can be taken quickly by the spoonful, mixed into juice or smoothies or used in salad dressings. It is not recommended for cooking.

Flax: A Brief History

Flax has a long history of use as both a food and fiber crop. Familiar with the textile lin...

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My name is Chloe and I’m a Customer Service Representative at Live Superfoods. I was born in Lyon, France. When I was very young, I was blond with brown eyes and a light skin tone. I was not especially pretty - never won a beauty contest nor attempted one! Then, as I grew up, my hair became darker and so did my skin. It might have been my father’s Italian heritage kicking in. At 26 I was living south of France on the “Cote d’Azur,” where I was taking advantage of my deep complexion. I then moved to Florida in 2003, where I was at the beach every evening and weekends with moderate sun protection. Now I live in Bend, OR and am paying for all that sun exposure!

I'm a chameleon; I can have a white complexion in winter and be 4-5 shades darker in the summer. For the last couple of years I have been doing, once a week at home, glycolic peels and derma rolling. I might be doing the right thing, because waitresses often asked me for my ID at the restaurant when I order a glass of wine. I ...

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