Optim Nutrition Udder Bliss Essence Flavor Enhancer - Orange Zest (5.3 oz)

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All-natural and delicious Udder Bliss Essence™ Flavor Enhancers allow you to customize your favorite protein shakes, smoothies, and recipes with a fusion of flavor. Don’t confine yourself to the same old, mundane protein drink—Shake it up with Udder Bliss Essence™ Flavor Enhancers!

Getting enough protein is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Athletes and health-conscious individuals alike often supplement their diets with protein powder to meet their daily needs, build muscle, or to help manage their weight.

If you use protein powder, you probably drink multiple protein shakes during the week— maybe you even have 1 or more daily. Since protein powder is sold in large, 1 to 5 lb (single flavor) containers, your drink options over the next several weeks or even months is most likely limited to vanilla or chocolate. You—like so many others—are stuck in a protein shake rut!

Blending fruit or nut butter to your protein drink can help break up the monotony, however, you’ll also be adding extra calories, fat, and/or sugar to your drink. For athletes, body builders, dieters, and diabetics, this may not be a desirable—or even viable—option. Furthermore, it’s also not always possible to make a protein smoothie when you’re at the gym, at work, or on the go. For many people, it’s preferable, and even necessary, to drink their protein straight up!

Thankfully the nutrition scientists at Hi-Health found a way to take your ordinary protein drink to extraordinary—without increasing the caloric content. By mixing our all-natural and sugar-free Udder Bliss Essence™ Flavor Enhancers with your favorite protein powder, you can create endless protein drink flavor combinations! This product is the first of its kind is only available at Hi-Health. Tantalize your taste buds with any of these 6 delectable flavors (with more coming soon!), including Birthday Cake, Coconut, Blueberry Muffin, Cool Mint, Banana Cream, and Orange Zest.

Here’s some of our favorite protein drink combos!

  • Vanilla Protein Powder Mixes
    • Vanilla and Blueberry Muffin
    • Vanilla and Birthday Cake
    • Vanilla and Orange Zest
  • Chocolate Protein Powder Mixes
    • Chocolate and Cool Mint
    • Chocolate and Coconut
    • Chocolate and Banana Cream
  • Strawberry Protein Powder Mixes
    • Strawberry and Banana Cream
    • Strawberry and Coconut
    • Strawberry and Birthday Cake

Of course, you aren’t limited to these suggestions! Get creative and make your own special flavor profiles. Each scoop is 5g and only 5 - 10 calories! Add less to get just a hint of flavor, or intensify your experience by adding a little extra. You can even mix and match flavors— it’s completely up to you!

In addition, Udder Bliss Essence™ Flavor Enhancers can be mixed into any protein smoothie or even baked goods. You can use it to make protein pancakes, cookies, or any other recipe—it’s perfect for baking and adding a burst of flavor to any protein-packed goodie!

Udder Bliss Essence™ Flavor Enhancers are not only 100% delicious—they’re absolutely guilt free! Udder Bliss stands for purity and quality, so there’s no artificial flavors and sweeteners and there’s no hidden sugars. It’s sweetened with monk fruit making is a great option for diabetics or anyone who is looking to cut out excess sugar from their diet. It’s also gluten-free.

Time to break out of your protein shake rut! Try the all-new, all-natural Udder Bliss Essence™ Flavor Enhancers.

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

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Bitter Orange

Bitter Orange
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
Dose: 3 cups of tea daily, prepared with 1 to 2 grams of dried peel
Bitter orange has traditionally been used as a digestive aid. (more)
Insomnia
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Bitter orange has a history of use as a calming agent and to counteract insomnia. (more)
Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Bitter orange contains synephrine, which might promote weight loss. (more)
Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
Dose: 3 cups of tea daily, prepared with 1 to 2 grams of dried peel

Bitter herbs are thought to stimulate digestive function by increasing saliva production and promoting both stomach acid and digestive enzyme production.1 As a result, they are particularly used when there is low stomach acid but not in heartburn (where too much stomach acid could initially exacerbate the situation). These herbs literally taste bitter. Some examples of bitter herbs include greater celandine, wormwood, gentian,dandelion, blessed thistle, yarrow, devil’s claw, bitter orange, bitter melon, juniper, andrographis, prickly ash, and centaury.2. Bitters are generally taken either by mixing 1–3 ml tincture into water and sipping slowly 10–30 minutes before eating, or by making tea, which is also sipped slowly before eating.

Very little published research is available on the traditional uses of bitter orange as a digestive aid and sedative. The German Commission E has approved the use of bitter orange for loss of appetite and dyspeptic ailments.3 One test tube study showed bitter orange to potently inhibit rotavirus (a cause of diarrhea in infants and young children).4 Bitter orange, in an herbal combination formula, reportedly normalized stool function and completely eased intestinal pain in 24 people with non-specific colitis and, again in an herbal combination formula, normalized stool function in another 32 people with constipation.5, 6

References

1. Schulz V, Hänsel R, Tyler VE. Rational Phytotherapy: A Physician's Guide to Herbal Medicine. 3rd ed, Berlin: Springer, 1998, 168-73.

2. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. (eds). The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 425-6.

3. Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.Newton, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1999.

4. Kim DH, Song MJ, Bae EA, Han MJ. Inhibitory effect of herbal medicines on rotavirus infectivity. Biol Pharm Bull 2000; 23:356-8.

5. Chakurski I, Matev M, Koichev A, et al. [Treatment of chronic colitis with an herbal combination of Taraxacum officinale, Hipericum perforatum, Melissa officinaliss, Calendula officinalis and Foeniculum vulgare.] Vutr Boles 1981;20:51-4 [in Bulgarian].

6. Matev M, Chakurski I, Stefanov G, et al. [Use of an herbal combination with laxative action on duodenal peptic ulcer and gastroduodenitis patients with a concomitant obstipation syndrome.] Vutr Boles 1981;20:48-51 [in Bulgarian].

Insomnia
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Bitter orange has a history of use as a calming agent and to counteract insomnia. There is no clinical trial data to support its efficacy in this regard. The usual amount of tincture used is 2 to 3 ml at bedtime.1, 2

References

1. Martinez M. Las Plantas Medicinales de Mexico. Mexico City: Libreria y Ediciones Botas, 1991.

2. Gonzalez-Ferrara MM. Plantas medicinales del noreste de Mexico. Monterey, Mexico: Grupo Vitro, 1998.

Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructions Although historically used to stimulate appetite, bitter orange is frequently found in modern weight-loss formulas because synephrine is similar to the compound ephedrine, which is known to promote weight loss. In one study of 23 overweight adults, participants taking a daily intake of bitter orange (975 mg) combined with caffeine (525 mg) and St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum, 900 mg) for six weeks lost significantly more body weight and fat than the control group.1 No adverse effects on heart rate or blood pressure were found. Bitter orange standardized to contain 4 to 6% synephrine had an anti-obesity effect in rats. However, the amount used to achieve this effect was accompanied by cardiovascular toxicity and mortality.2
References

1. Colker CM, Kalman DS, Torina GC, et al. Effects of Citrus aurantium extract, caffeine, and St. John's wort on body fat, lipid levels, and mood states in overweight adults. Curr Ther Res 1999;60:145-53.

2. Calapai G, Firenzuoli F, Saitta A, et al. Antiobesity and cardiovascular toxic effects of Citrus aurantium extracts in the rat: A preliminary report. Fitoterapia 1999;70:586-92.

Parts Used & Where Grown

The dried outer peel of the fruit of bitter orange, with the white pulp layer removed, is used medicinally. The leaves are also commonly used in many folk traditions. The bitter orange tree is indigenous to eastern Africa, Arabia, and Syria, and cultivated in Spain, Italy, and North America.

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Suggested Use: Add 1 scoop (5g) of Udder Bliss Essence to your favorite protein shake. Adjust the amount of Essence flavoring to your taste by adding less or more than 1 scoop. Stir, shake or blend for 30 seconds.

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