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Antioxidants

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33 Servings of Farm-Fresh Fruits and Veggies
Doctors say to eat more fruits and vegetables. Easier said than done. Maybe that’s why greater than 75% of us don’t get the recommended 5 to 9 a day. And we suffer for it, with a rise in health issues, when we could be turning to healing foods.

It takes 33 servings of farm-fresh fruits and veggies to make one serving of Essentials. There isn’t one super ingredient in Essentials—there are many—a rich blend with antioxidants in complete whole fruit and vegetable form.*

Studies show an antioxidant-rich diet leads to a healthy life. Antioxidants are the healthy compounds found in fruits, vegetables and herbs which help neutralize the damaging free radicals created in our bodies every day. We just have to eat enough of them.

With Essentials, you can wow your doctor with your daily intake of fruits and veggies as you look and feel better from the inside out.*
The Good Inside Essentials

Essentials is all the benefit of a diet rich in raw fruits and veggies, in three small capsules, backed by a 30-day “good inside” guarantee.

Get your 33 servings a day for only $59.95 (retail) for a 30-day supply. And shipping is FREE in the US (and discounted internationally) when on a monthly AutoShip of $100 or more. Become a Member and save $12 per bottle.

Third-party tests reveal an antioxidant (ORAC) rating of 30,000 per serving. See how antioxidants stop the rusting inside with our video short:

Ingredients

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Ingredients
Inside Essentials are ingredients harvested at the peak of nutrition, with cold-processing to preserve all the goodness of earth’s bounty. Only the water and fiber are removed, creating a concentrated whole food supplement that is part of your daily anti-aging defense.*

Our organic growing practices start with mineral-rich soils and non-GMO seeds, without chemical pesticides or herbicides, and we never rush the harvesting, waiting until plants reach the peak of nutritional maturity.

Whole foods contain dozens or even hundreds of phytonutrients, some yet to be discovered or defined, all working together in harmony to nurture your health. Discover the good inside the whole food ingredients of Essentials with this chart. While we can’t possibly fit ALL the nutrients on one sheet, it highlights some of the diverse wholesome goodness within each plant.

Essentials Chart

We even add extra enzymes so you absorb ALL the good inside. And it’s for only pennies a day. Look and feel better from the inside out with 33 servings of farm-fresh fruits and veggies in every serving!*

Our Process

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Our Process
We start with organic farms, with fruits and veggies picked at the peak of nutritional ripeness, before they’re quickly and gently handled using cold processing. Protecting each plant from damaging heat safeguards every phytonutrient and enzyme inside.

Only the water and fiber are removed from the plant, using certified GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). Since the temperature never gets above 106° you get all the benefits of a diet rich in raw fruits and vegetables, only our little capsules are easier to swallow.

Essentials comes in capsule form so the whole food powder concentrates are protected inside. We don’t offer tablets (added binders, and too hard to digest) or juices (zapped at high heat).

Our harvesting and bottling facilities are all cGMP, certified as following Good Manufacturing Practices in everything from how ingredients are received from growers, to how each is tested for potency and purity, to how the blending of the ingredients is verified and standardized for quality assurance.

We maintain the integrity of each blend by quickly encapsulating within veggie-caps. Before placing capsules in our amber glass bottles, any excess oxygen is removed from the bottle, to reduce any risk of oxidation.

Our farm to bottle approach means your unopened whole food supplements maintain the potency of real food for up to two years from harvesting.

Science

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Science
Antioxidant-rich foods are linked to a host of benefits for the whole body, with clinical studies published in prestigious journals.

It’s important to note most health benefits observed have only happened in studies with food-based antioxidants. Single isolates (or synthetic supplements) do NOT deliver the same results, and in fact, have in some cases shown harm demonstrating that in reality, science has yet to replicate nature.

Plants are filled with hundreds of natural compounds, many yet to be discovered or defined, all working together in harmony.

While a full body of research can be found on the National Institutes of Health website (PubMed.org), several notable research papers are provided for educational purposes.

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Reviews

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Product Reviews
Got the good inside? Here is some of what our Members, Customers and Medical Professionals have shared with us about their personal experiences with our products.

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“The whole food supplements of Touchstone represent the best in nutritional therapy available today.”
—Maria Sulindro, M.D., ABAAM

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“My experience with Essentials has been one of an energetic and digestive nature. I have noted decrease in lag time after food, more zest and life after meal times. I have also not had one runny nose, symptom or ache, and it is “cold” season. I have more stable levels of self too, what I mean is a more consistent clear mind and positive emotional flow, I feel more balanced. For a guy that has been looking for such answers for a long time, you have no idea how much I agree with the name Essentials; because that is exactly what they are.”
—Michael James Rochester

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“Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a slow metabolism and consequently chronic constipation, especially if my diet wasn’t rich in fiber. It was very rare for me to go to the bathroom on a daily basis. That was until a few weeks ago when I started taking Touchstone’s Essentials. I felt an immediate change. Now I can go the bathroom on a daily, regular basis, even if my diet is lacking in fiber and water. I feel great! I no longer feel bloated, on the contrary, I feel lighter and more energized!”
—Aiane M.

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“I want to sincerely thank Touchstone and Melissa for introducing me to the wonderful products and company that have truly blessed me and my family’s’ lives so much. I honestly wake up excited and energized (not stiff, in pain and looking for meds like before I took these amazing products).

I am also shy by nature and have found it to be outside my comfort zone sharing the products and business however its getting much easier because like myself, so many others I have shared with have seen major results and changes in their lives and health, I feel I am being unkind not sharing!”
—Melody Osburn

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“We are accustomed to looking at a vitamin or mineral product and saying to ourselves ‘how much folic acid is in this?’ or ‘how much calcium is in this?’ But in reality these labels reflect chemical isolates made in a laboratory. Touchstone harvests nutrients from what nature has already provided, which is a revolution in nutrition.”
—Vicki Latham, PA-C

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“After about 2 weeks of taking the products—Essentials, Supergreens +D, Green Energy and Pure Body—I can say that I’ve been sleeping quite well (something I generally struggle with). Even better, I’ve been waking up refreshed. Energy levels are high and I’m definitely feeling the good inside.”
—Benjamin Egan

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“In the age of industrial agriculture, our unique and powerful body systems require complete nutrition. Touchstone Essentials offers the completeness of whole food nutrition to meet our daily needs and to build and maintain strong, healthy bodies.”
—Darrel Hestdalen, D.C., DIBAK, FASA

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FAQs

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Got questions? Find the answers in our FAQ.
Get your questions answered when you review our FAQ. First know that Essentials is not a drug, instead providing whole food concentrates in three small capsules. Always consult with your health professional regarding your individual health questions.

How much vitamins and minerals are in Essentials?
It takes 33 servings of fruits, veggies and herbs to make one serving of Essentials, and you can see all the good inside on this wholesome chart. Each one has dozens or even hundreds of nutrients, working together in harmony.

We do not list the RDA (recommended daily allowance) panel for vitamins and minerals. Typically for supplements, those are synthetic or isolates chemically-derived (not nutrition from food). To see what’s in most vitamins, you can check out this scary chart.

Since our supplements are made from real food, we use a food label. Think of it like buying apples at the store (no vitamins or minerals listed). Our ingredients are grown in nutrient-rich soils and cold-processed within hours of picking to preserve the good inside.

Can children take Essentials?
Yes. Essentials is a whole-food based supplement that is safe for all ages. To make a serving proportional to a child’s size, provide one capsule daily, or open up the capsule and add the powder to food, drink or a healthy smoothie.

Can pregnant women take Essentials?
Essentials is packed with whole foods beneficial to the nutritional needs of mom and baby. As with every supplement, each person should consult with their health care professional.

What is ORAC and what does it mean for Essentials?
Foods are given an antioxidant rating, called ORAC, which stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. Or in other words, how many free radicals it can fight. While this test does not capture the entire complex of phytonutrients present in food, a higher rating indicates the presence of nutrient-rich foods.

Third party tests reveal an ORAC rating of 30,000 in every serving of Essentials. To give you an idea of how that measures up, one orange comes in with a rating of about 750. Clink here to view the third-party test results for Essentials.

Are all of the farms certified organic?
Every whole food ingredient in our supplements is grown on farms committed to organic practices, without the use of chemical pesticides or herbicides, using non-GMO seeds.

The process for organic certification can be lengthy, burdensome and costly for some small farmers, and so while all our providers are committed to organic growing practices, not every ingredient is certified organic. Ingredients that are certified organic are listed as organic on the Supplement Facts label.

Stringent quality control at our cGMP facilities (certified Good Manufacturing Practices) ensure comprehensive testing on each raw ingredient so there is nothing artificial added and nothing valuable taken out. It’s simply the good inside.

What is the source and efficacy of the enzymes in Essentials?
Our multi-enzyme blend of plant-sourced enzymes is obtained from selected strains of Aspergillus oryzae by a patented fermentation process. They are specially formulated to work with the body’s complex digestive system.

The enzyme blend is effective in the pH range of 3 to 9, working continuously throughout the pH variations in the digestive tract. In comparison, animal sourced enzymes are only activated in a very narrow pH range.

It has been shown that our plant-sourced enzyme blend is many times more effective than larger doses of conventional animal sourced enzymes.

What is the source and amount of astaxanthin in Essentials?
Each serving of Essentials provides 4 mg of antioxidant-rich carotenoids, including astaxanthin. Our astaxanthin comes from a vegetarian source, Haematococcous pluvialis (a type of microalgae).

How much sugar can be found in Essentials?
The amount of sugar in the Essentials is extremely low, less than 1 gram per serving (roughly a ¼ gram). It is unlikely to affect blood sugar no matter when it’s taken.

Is Essentials approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?
The Food and Drug Administration does not “approve” any food or dietary supplements, including those of Touchstone Essentials. Only drugs receive approval from the FDA for the treatment of disease.

As whole food supplements, our products are “regulated” by the FDA as it relates to what ingredients are permitted in foods or supplements, and whether ingredients have achieved GRAS status with the FDA(Generally Recognized As Safe).

Every Touchstone Essentials supplement is fully compliant with the regulations of the Food and Drug Administration.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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