Universal Greens:

Universal Greens contains a wide variety of nutrients from many natural sources. Here is more in-depth detail of a few of the top ingredients in Universal Greens:

Barley Grass:

Research has shown that the fiber in barley can reduce total cholesterol and “bad” low-density lipo-protein. Barley also seems to slow stomach emptying, resulting in a curbed appetite and stable blood sugar. High in Vitamins A, B, C, E and K and other nutrients such as Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Lecithin, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid Amino Acids, Trace Elements, Phosphorus, and Potassium.

Carrot Powder:

Carrot powder is one of the most concentrated ingredients in Universal Greens due to the high nutritional content in carrots. Carrots are a great source of Vitamin A. Studies have shown that carrots may play a role in the prevention of certain cancers such as lung, breast and colon cancer. Vitamin A assists the liver in flushing toxins from the body, resulting in a cleansed system. The high level of beta-carotene in carrots acts as an antioxidant to cell damage and slows the aging of cells, prolonging good cell health. Carrots also contain alpha-carotene and lutein which have shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. Read more about the health benefit of carrots here.

Wheat Grass:

Wheat grass contains large amounts of chlorophyll which can benefit the body in many ways. It can stimulate the thyroid gland, stimulate metabolism, reduces over-acidity in your blood, and chemically neutralizes environmental pollutants that enter your body. Wheat grass also contains high amounts of chlorophyll which may oxygenate your blood, improving a whole array of health symptoms such as poor mental health, low energy, poor skin tone, and general discomfort. Learn more about the benefits of wheat grass.

 

Alfalfa Leaf:

Alfalfa contains a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals. It also contains saponins which combine to cholesterol to keep it from being absorbed into the body. Alfalfa also seems to have a wide range of other effects and benefits on the body including, but not limited to, alkalizing your body, improving liver function, supporting healthy blood sugar levels, improving bowel movement, and improving digestion. Read more about the benefits of alfalfa.

Tomato Powder:

Tomatoes contain flavonoids which contribute to the circulatory system and cell function.  Tomatoes also contain lycopene which can contribute to healthy skin by protecting your skin from UV rays and preventing early onset of fine lines and wrinkles. Lycopene also improves bone mass which can prevent/fight osteoporosis. Tomatoes also provide a good source of chromium which can help regulate blood sugar. Read more about tomatoes here.

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Chickweed, Stellaria Media

by: Maria Falce

It’s been a long and cold winter and if you are anything like me your body is feeling the heaviness from all the rich winter foods, sun deprivation and low activity levels. For many, Spring is the perfect time for a fast or a cleanse to lighten the load and tune up sluggish digestion. There are myriad plans available; finding the one that is right for you can be a challenge. There are times when a fast or cleanse is either not practical or contraindicated, so what then? I say, keep it simple and turn to your plant allies for support!

A great and simple way to begin a gentle detoxification is by adding weeds to your diet. Did she just say weeds? Yes, yes I did. One of your most promising green allies is Chickweed, Stellaria Media. Chickweed is considered by many to be a noxious garden pest, yet she is here to heal! According to herbalist Susun Weed, “Chickweed is loaded with nutrition, being high in chlorophyll, minerals — especially calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron, phosphorus, and potassium, vitamins — especially C, A (from carotenes), and B factors such as folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, and thiamine.” Chickweed also contains mucilage, which soothes mucous membranes and saponins, soapy substances that emulsify and increase the permeability of cellular membranes. Weed says, “When we consume chickweed those saponins increase our ability to absorb nutrients, especially minerals. They also dissolve and break down unwanted matter, including disease-causing bacteria, cysts, benign tumors, thickened mucus in the respiratory and digestive systems, and excess fat cells.” Wow! Stellaria cleans house!

Early spring is when you fill find her gracing your garden beds and growing along woodland paths. Lush, green oval petals with tiny white stars floating upon her. She has a low, branching habit so she doesn’t get very tall. If you are unsure, pick a stem and hold it up in the light. She will have a single line of tiny hairs growing up her stem, which alternate, at the leave junctions. Larger stems can be stringy so save those for juicing or blending into smoothies. Use the tender leaves and slender top stems in salads or as sprouts on a sandwich!

There are many ways to incorporate chickweed into your life. Simply adding her to your meals is the easiest. If you would like to step it up and really jump-start your body’s innate healing response try a nourishing infusion. A nourishing infusion is like a tea, only better. Put 1 ounce of dried chickweed in a quart mason jar and fill with boiling filtered water. Cap and allow to steep for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. The easiest way is to make your infusion before heading off to bed; it will be ready for you when you wake! Strain (composting the spent herb) and drink. You may add a touch of honey or maple syrup but honestly, it doesn’t need it. Consume as much in a day as you can and refrigerate the rest. Aim to consume 1 quart per day. This may seem like a lot but once you begin to notice chickweed’s green blessings, you will be hooked! As Hippocrates said, “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
Enjoy your body, enjoy your life!

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Uplifting Universal Formulas

We have been in a creation phase here at Universal Formulas with uplifting positive energies and now we would like to personally introduce you to our updated brand identity!

Universal Formulas

Universal is set in Univers LT CYR 67 Bold Condensed formulas and Since 1984 is set in Times New Roman and Be Healthy ~ Be Well is set in Rollerscript

Our brand icon is now a leaf check mark as we use the best ingredient source found in nature and the highest quality, second to none.

The colors of the logo, are a royal blue of the skies above and greens from nature. The labels color categories include vibrant light blue, dark blue, orange, green and purple. Each label has the water marked Leaf check mark, along with a subtle light blue sky texture.

Did you know our product categories have been color coded for many years? The colors distinguish the different dimension of nutritional support. In the recent rebrand, we adjusted the colors to be more distinguishable. Listed below are the recalibrated colors and the represented nutritional support products: The only difference now is that we have recalibrated the colors a bit and the associated color and nutritional support.

Universal Formulas Products

Vitamins are Orange. Our Vitamin C and Vitamin D3.

Herbs are naturally Green. Our Herbal Blends like Lymph-Flo and Echinacea Angustifolia

Minerals are Light Blue. This is includes our TraciteTM Mineral as well as our Mag/Cal.

Enzyme & Pre-Biotics are Purple. This includes Flora-Zymes.

Opt-Blend Series are Dark Blue. Opti-Blends are a Universal Formula creation of optimized formulas including vitamins, minerals, herbs, enzymes, probiotics, and trace minerals which maximum results to support specific body systems and/or health benefits.

The new Opti-Blend distinction is the most dramatic change of the re-design. Originally, the various opti-blends, all had different colors they have been unified to the blue-ribbon Unviersal Blue. Opti-Blends includes our Quint-Essence, a whole food, plant-derived, daily multi-supplement with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, prebiotics, amino acids, and greens, in an easy individually customized, scalable dosage.

A new emotional intention has been added to each product which positively emphasize the benefits of each nutritional supplement.

Additional Information/Attributes we want to convey on our product . . .

All of our products also have certain attributes we want to highlight. One of the main attribute that we are proud of is Fulvic InfusedTM. We want our supplements to be as bioavailable as possible, so we boost the effectiveness of the best ingredients adding trace minerals to almost every one of our products. Fulvic acid molecules carry an ion charge that attracts minerals and elements. Therefore, in this process, the absorption ability is enhanced in every cell in your body. When cells more easily absorb a nutrient and give up fewer enzymes in the process, the cells are able to use the nutrient faster and more completely, hence the boost in bioavailability.

Attributes

Universal Formulas has over 65 products with 30 being Fulvic InfusedTM, a multi-trace minerals boost to fulfil our bodies’ mineral needs.

  • Other attributes include:
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Wild-Crafted
  • cGMP
  • Made in the USA

Now that our and brand identity have been uplifted we are also looking forward to uplifting our website to provide you with a better user experience as well as a more informational experience, with our continued. . . .

Since 1984, Universal Formulas has been in nutritional supplement retail and since early 2000s has been an online supplement retailer that is committed to providing you with Second To None Nutritional Dietary Supplements and Service for many years to come!

Please if you have any feedback on the changes as well as the general product and experience feedback, Please get in touch with us via e-mail, phone or join us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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