INGREDIENTS THAT
GO BEYOND THE SURFACE

 Each of stunn’s clean, plant-based ingredients were hand-selected after years of meticulous research for their clinically proven benefits and synergistic relationship to one another.

QUALITY IS OUR PRIORITY

STUNN’s ingredients come from the highest quality, FDA compliant sources, and meet third party standards for safety and quality. Every ingredient is thoroughly examined and tested for potency and to ensure they are free of contaminants such as microbiological/pathogenic organisms, pesticides, and heavy metals.

INGREDIENT LIBRARY

GOTU KOLA

Gotu Kola is a natural, adaptogenic, aquatic botanical native to parts of Southeast Asia and India.

POLYPODIUM LEUCOTOMOS

Polypodium leucotomos is a fern native to tropical regions of North and South America. 

ASTAXANTHIN

Astaxanthin is found in most aquatic organisms with a red to pinkish color, and can be obtained naturally in abundance from microalgae. 

LYCOPENE

Lycopene is a natural carotenoid found in vegetables and fruit, and is present in high amounts in tomatoes. 

ASHWAGANDHA

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic plant that has been used for over 3,000 years in Ayurvedic medicine. 

BOSWELLIA SERRATA

Boswellia serrata has been used for over 3,000 years in Ayurvedic medicine, and folk ceremonies that pre-date recorded history.

GREEN TEA LEAF

Green tea has been studied extensively over the years, and is widely recognized for supporting longevity and health aging in Asian countries with regular consumption. 

ACEROLA CHERRY

Acerola cherry is a natural fruit native to Central and South America. 

AMLA FRUIT

Amla is native to India and is an adaptogenic plant that has been used for over 3,000 years in Ayurvedic medicine. 

PEPPERMINT

Peppermint is a flowering plant in the mint family, that has historical use dating back to ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt civilizations.

HORSETAIL EXTRACT

Horsetail is a natural perennial plant widespread in the northern hemisphere, and native to North America, Russia, Norway, and Sweden.

CITRUS BIOFLAVONOIDS

Citrus Bioflavonoids represent a large number of natural plant polyphenols derived from the rinds and peels of citrus fruits such as grapefruit and oranges.

LUTEIN

 Lutein is a xanthophyll, or naturally occurring carotenoid, found in high quantities in the Marigold Flower. 

GRIFFONIA SIMPLICIFOLIA

Griffonia simplicifolia is a shrub native to Africa, whose seeds contain a high concentration of 5-hydroxytryptophan, otherwise known as 5-HTP.

VALERIAN ROOT

Valerian is a flowering plant native to Europe and Asia, whose use dates back to ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.

PASSION FLOWER

Passion Flower is a perennial climbing vine, native to tropical regions of North, Central, and Southern America.

LAVENDER FLOWER

Lavender Flower is a flowering plant in the mint family with documented use for over 2,500 years, extending back to ancient Egypt.

HOPS FLOWER

 Hops Flower is a member of the Cannabaceae family (which includes hemp and hackberries) and is a natural plant originating in China.

JAPANESE KNOTWEED

Japanese Knotweed is a dense growing shrub native to Eastern Asia, and introduced into North America in the late 1800s.

TERMINOLOGY

Minimum Effective Dosage

A minimum effective dose refers to the minimum amount of an ingredient required for an intended benefit.

Safe dosage

Most ingredients have a clinically researched dosage threshold, whereby when crossed, the ingredient becomes toxic. The safe dosage refers to the clinically studied dosage limits that are safe for regular consumption.

Bioavailability

Bioavailability refers to the proportion of the nutrient that is absorbed through normal pathways

Adaptogen

Adaptogens are natural substances (sometimes referred to as herbal pharmaceuticals) considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes.

Adaptogens have many benefits, including neuroprotective elements, anti-fatigue properties, antidepressive effects, they stimulate the central nervous system, and they increase mental work capacity, enhance attention, and prevent stress and fatigue.

AM YOUTH BOOST contains a variety of adaptogenic plants, including Gotu Kola, Ashwagandha, Boswellia Serrata, Amla Fruit. They are beneficial for use in the morning for their calming but energizing effects, and for their ability to help you manage stressors throughout the day.

Whole fruit (powder) vs. Extract

Natural plant ingredients can be used either as a whole fruit (powder), or as an extract. Extracts are often used to help isolate a specific, key compound in the plant, which provides a standardized ingredient.

Though extracts are standardized for specific compounds, there are times when a whole fruit (powder) is preferable, as all natural plant ingredients contain a variety of compounds with synergistic benefits, and extracting out key compounds may not serve the intended benefit as optimally.

Synergistic effects

Synergy in nutritional supplements refers to the combined effect of the individual ingredients – a sum which is more powerful than the sum of the individual ingredients by themselves. With natural plant ingredients, the synergistic effects are quite complex, and must be evaluated extensively when creating quality formulation. Some ingredients enhance the effectiveness of each other, while others cancel out certain effects when they are used together.

Ingredient synergies must be considered to ensure the proper dosing of ingredients is used, and to ensure the intended effects are present.

STUNN Collective has extensively researched the synergistic effects of ingredient combinations present in AM YOUTH BOOST and PM CELL RESET to ensure proper dosing and desired effects.

Antioxidant

Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in your body and are known for their ability to prevent, and in some cases, reverse cellular damage. For more information on antioxidants and free radicals, check out the following articles:

https://www.stunnco.com/three-of-the-best-antioxidants-for-your-skin/

https://www.stunnco.com/how-to-prevent-collagen-loss-and-repair-damaged-cells/

Botanical

From the National Institute of Health, a botanical is a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal or therapeutic properties, flavor, and/or scent. Herbs are a subset of botanicals. Products made from botanicals that are used to maintain or improve health may be called herbal products, botanical products, or phytomedicines. Both AM YOUTH BOOST and PM CELL RESET contain a variety of botanical ingredients.

Free Radicals

Free radicals are highly unstable and reactive waste molecules produced by cells as the body processes foods and reacts to the environment. For more information on antioxidants and free radicals, check out the following articles:


https://www.stunnco.com/three-of-the-best-antioxidants-for-your-skin/

https://www.stunnco.com/how-to-prevent-collagen-loss-and-repair-damaged-cells/

Polyphenol

Polyphenols are a category of compound commonly found in plants that act as antioxidants.

Carotenoid

Carotenoids are pigments commonly found in plants that act as antioxidants. These pigments produce red, yellow, and orange colors in plants, fruits and vegetables. Lycopene, Astaxanthin, and Lutein are all carotenoids.

Flavonoids

Flavonoids are a type of polyphenol responsible for giving plants vivid colors. They are rich in antioxidants, and are found in many plants.

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