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Phytonutrients are also called phytochemicals and they play an important role in your overall health. There are over 25 000 different individual phytochemicals that are divided into the below main groups:

  • Betalains

  • Chlorophyll

  • Indoles

  • Organosulfides

  • Phenols

  • Terpenes

  • Triterpenes

They’re the chemicals released by plants and when a human ingested, these phytonutrients can activate healing elements within the body. 

If you picture your body’s DNA to be similar to a computer’s hardware in the way that it controls  certain functions within the body, then phytochemicals act as the antivirus that protects your body. In this way, phytochemicals keep the essentials functions in your body running smoothly and effectively. 

The data is there but it’s been difficult to prove

While scientists know that phytonutrients hold the key to improved health, proving this has been challenging. When scientists have isolated the phytochemicals and their promising trials, the research has producednegligible results

This is most likely because these phytochemicals are no longer effective once they are isolated, they must be consumed as they are presented in the plant, which is why using a full-spectrumKalmlyproduct is important if you truly want the benefits of hemp extract. 

What the data has proven without a doubt is that people who eat a diet that is higher in naturally-occurring phytonutrients have areduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and auto-immune conditions like asthma. 

How can you benefit from phytonutrients? 

What can you expect to see from your body by including more plant power in your day? 

  • Reduced general inflammation - inflammation lies at the core of every auto-immune and chronic illness. By controlling this, you reduce your risks of getting sick and experiencing flare-ups of eczema and other chronic symptoms.

  • Increased energy and vitality - just like a car needs the correct fuel to achieve its optimal fuel-efficiency and performance; our bodies need thecorrect fuel too. 

  • Reduced depression flare-ups - there is colossal evidence pointing to a link between gut health and depression. By eating more phytonutrients you can improve your gut health and reduce the severity of a depressive episode.

The easiest way to boost your phytonutrient intake

This does not have to be at the cost of enjoying your favourite foods. You only have to include more sources of raw unprocessed phytonutrients into your diet - like taking a whole food hemp extract or eating more raw fruits and vegetables alongside your favourite treats. 

Eating raw fruits and vegetables isn’t always easy. Kale smoothies and fruit salads simply don’t appeal to everyone. Alongside this, if you’re living life on the go and find yourself travelling frequently, it can be difficult to source healthy wholesome meals in new places. Adding a few drops of Kalmly extract to your morning coffee or into your favourite glass of juice gives you a good dose of plant power. Not a fan of the extract? Try Kalmly gummies.

Our hemp extract is the beautiful full spectrum extract containing every raw element of the plant that aids in healing and repairing the DNA, fighting inflammation, and boosting your antioxidant intake.