Our EARTH DAY commitment

Third Stone Botanicals are excited to commemorate Earth Day 2021 from April 20-22 with the launch of our plastic-free reusable and recyclable aluminium and glass packaging! Micro plastics are now so ubiquitous in our environment they have been detected in rainfall.¹ The best way to reduce the prevalence of micro plastics in ourselves, our ecosystem,…

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GI and GL explained

White bread and brown bread

The Glycaemic Index (GI) of a food is a classification of its ability to raise blood glucose after consumption. Only carbohydrates, which metabolise to glucose, have a GI classification. Pure glucose is the benchmark and has a GI of 100. Low GI foods are recommended because they result in a lower glycaemic response. A low…

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Too much acid?

Photo of artfully arranged green fruits and vegetables

Do you ever feel bloated, weak and lethargic or find it difficult to lose weight despite your best efforts to exercise and eat well? It could be that your system is too acidic to function optimally. Many of your metabolic reactions require a slightly alkaline environment to function efficiently. Blood needs to remain within a…

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Resveratrol and vitamin D for immunity

Resveratrol and vitamin d for immunity

I’m often talking about resveratrol, the polyphenol found in red grape skins, which has proven ability to prevent structural changes in brain tissue leading to dementia. Perhaps it’s one of my favourite topics because I can think healthy thoughts while enjoying a glass of red wine. Well, a study published in the Journal of Wine…

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Magnesium – the anti-stress mineral

Magnesium the anti-stress mineral

Magnesium is essential to several hundred enzymatic reactions in our bodies. It assists in the production of energy, nerve transmission, protein synthesis, blood vessel dilation and muscle relaxation. While calcium is needed to stimulate the contraction of myofibrils in muscles, magnesium stimulates their release and relaxation. It also relaxes smooth muscle located in the gastro-intestinal…

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