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IN THE MEDIA | December 2014

New Certification for our Maca and Quinoa Powders!

And the debate of the day – Non-GMO vs. Organic.

Have you heard the news?

Both our Instant Maca Powder and Instant Quinoa Powder are now officially Non-GMO Certified! As our Alive and Top Ten Innovative Product award winners, we are happy to include this certification to the list of reasons to get keen on quinoa, and get a move on maca.

We are thrilled to continue sustaining Non-GMO options to Canadians and consumers worldwide amongst our award winning foods and to uphold our dedication to quality products for your health. The Non-GMO Project Verified Seal indicates that:

  • For low-risk ingredients, there are thorough reviews of ingredient specification sheets to determine absence of GMO risk.
  • Verification is maintained through an annual audit, along with onsite inspections for high-risk products.
  • We require ongoing testing of all at-risk ingredients—any ingredient being grown commercially in GMO form must be tested prior to use in a verified product.

As happy as we are to be providing quality, Non-GMO products to you, this news got us thinking at the Organika® creative labs – what exactly is Non-GMO, and how does it stack up to Certified Organic products?

Non-GMO vs Organic

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GMO stands for “Genetically Modified Organisms” which have been artificially modified in a laboratory through genetic manipulation and engineering. Often times these GMO are added to fruits, vegetables and other food products to increase shelf life, and to promote desired sizes, textures and tastes.

Non-GMO

  • Virtually no genetically modified organisms added.
  • Non-GMO product verification requires yearly audits, and ongoing testing of at risk ingredients.
  • Reviews for low-risk ingredients to determine absence of GMO risk.
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Organic is not quite synonymous with Non-GMO; organic certification indicates stringent organic farming procedures that prevent pesticide usage AND the addition of GMO. Organic products do not contain GMO or a number of other additives that have been deemed as potentially harmful to human health!

Organic

  • Stringent organic farming procedures that prevent pesticide usage and the addition of GMO.
  • Toxic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and artificial colors & flavors are all prohibited under USDA & Canadian organic regulations.1
  • Strict certification processes to be 100% certified.

Get more information on our products, the Non-GMO project or Organic vs. Non-GMO.

Sincerely,
Organika Health Team

References:

1 http://gmo-awareness.com/2011/05/05/is-organic-always-gmo-free/

Gooooold! Organika in 2014 “Best of the Best” Survey Results

And the Survey Says…

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Here at Organika®, we are thrilled to announce that we have been selected as one of the best brands in Canada regarding health, lifestyle and nutrition thanks to yourvotes in the OptiMYz 2014 “Best of the Best” survey. The awards for our products include:

  • GOLD 1st place – Best Cleanse – Para-Free
  • GOLD 1st place – Best Sleep Aid – Melatonin
  • SILVER 2nd place – Best Weight Loss – Garcinia Plus
  • SILVER 2nd place – Best Stress Relief – 5-HTP
  • SILVER 2nd place – Best Sex Enhancement – TNT Plus

As thrilled as we are for these awards, above all we are grateful for your loyalty and support over the years. These awards signify that our dedication behind Quality, Purity and Potency™ for all of our products is having a positive impact on health cultures, represented by your votes.

In essence, awards in these categories are the recognition that drives us to improve our products for your health needs, engage with our retailers/consumers and make bigger strides in the natural health community.

OptiMYz magazine is a bi-monthly, cutting edge editorial that connects the latest innovations in health, fitness and lifestyle.

In the rapidly growing industry of health and wellness, OptiMYz provides 100% Canadian content in regards to real health solutions for real people. Pickup the latest issue at your local health retailer, with copies available nationwide.

Long story short – thank you.

As a winner in the survey, Organika® will be featured in the January-February combined issue of OptiMYz magazine – so be sure to pickup a copy for more information on products for your needs and general health information!

And as always, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram @organikahealth for future contests, updates and an inside look at Organika®’s day-to-day life (which may or may not include lots of coffee and team stretching in the Graphics department).

Truly Yours,
Organika Health Team

7 Ways of Managing Menopause with Estro-G

With the success of Estro-G over at the CHFA East, Organika is proud to stand behind a product that is changing how we approach menopause – for the better!

An estimated one in twenty women go through early menopause before the age of forty, putting them at significant risk for heart attack and osteoporosis later in life.1 With the varying stages of menopause, the need for a safe solution to the symptoms has never been higher. This purpose has driven the success of Estro-G among consumers since the beginning, and still does today!

Menopause Overview

Menopause affects every woman at some point in her life, with pre-menopause starting as early as age 35 with symptoms such as fatigue and lower sexual drive, and with peri-menopause beginning as early as age 40. Menopause itself can manifest anywhere from ages 45-55, with complex symptoms including but not limited to:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability/mood swings
  • Depression
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Dermatitis/dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • Decline in Estrogen/Progesterone

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EstroG-100: How Does It Work?

As the “Swiss Army Knife” of menopause symptom management, Estro-G helps to relieve menopause symptoms with the combination of three extensively studied plant extracts: Angelica gigas, Cynanchum wilfordii, and Phlomis umbrosa. As a patented and FDA validated formula the EstroG-100 plant extracts have an additive benefit towards pre, peri and post-menopausal symptom management. Having been used in Korea and China for hundreds of years, Estro-G’s extracts help to alleviate all of the symptoms mentioned above!

Estro-G helps to selectively increase estrogen activity in certain tissues while reducing estrogen activity in others – resulting in better menopausal symptom management compared to other products on the market!

The most defining and important feature of Estro-G however, is that it works effectively without any side effects or toxicity. Menopause treatment options such as hormone replacement therapy, drug therapies, and other supplements can have detrimental side effects such as increased breast cancer risk, risk of liver toxicity, weight gain, blood clots, vaginal bleeding – all things you DON’T need while trying to manage menopause.

Organika® Advantages

  • No reported adverse side effects such as weight gain, liver toxicity, blood clots, etc. when compared to other menopause products.
  • Improves bone mineral density, growth hormone levels, selectively improves estrogen levels.
  • Effectively manages symptoms of hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, insomnia and many more!
  • No dairy, gluten, artificial preservatives or sweeteners.
  • Vegetarian capsules for easier digestion with no binder/filler
  • Symptoms reduced rapidly, within 7-10 days.

Menopause is difficult enough, but Organika® is here to help women through this transitional time with Estro-G.

Be sure to check organika.com for more information on our women’s products and menopause. And for updates, be sure to follow @organikahealth on Twitter!

Sincerely,
Organika Health Team

References:

1http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2012021/1-20-women-hit-early-menopause-Doctors-baffled-rising-numbers-40s-affected.html