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The Newest Superfruit - Maqui Berry

The Newest Superfruit - Maqui Berry

Rapid growth of smart devices resulted in many complications that are associated with eye discomfort and other problems like blurred vision, eye strain, eye fatigue and visual fatigue. We all can agree that at some point we all can connect to this scenario. As these smart devices became a significant part of everyday activities, they are hard to be removed apart. Instead, we can try to reduce the usage of these devices and take little extra care to avoid any unwanted eye problems.

The main purpose of this blog is to bring awareness on how diets and supplementations naturally help to prevent ocular complications.

Eye Health

The eye is the major sensory organ. As we know, the human eye is regularly exposed to lights with different wavelengths and intensities. The eye is one of the organs which is more susceptible when it comes to light damage. The main cause of eye damage is identified as photo-oxidative stress that induces the retinal pigment epithelium to damage. Understanding this issue, Grand Health® has come up with a product called "Vision Bright '' that consists of ingredients with potential benefits to the eyes. The product is 100% vegan and contains a high concentration of polyphenols and premium maquiberry extracts. Let us discuss the detailed information of product ingredients based on scientific evidence (1, 3).

Xanthophyll Pigments: Carotenoids

The predominant Xanthophyll pigments like lutein and zeaxanthin are grouped under carotenoids. Carotenoids are nutritional compounds that are broadly distributed in fruits and veggies and are known to have antioxidant properties.  Humans cannot synthesize xanthophyll pigments and must be obtained from dietary sources like fruits, vegetables, animal products or supplements. The lutein and zeaxanthin carotenoids are found to naturally accumulate in the centre of the macular region (retina) in the human eye. They play a significant role in maintaining healthy vision by protecting the eyes from harmful blue and ultraviolet lights. They function as an anti-oxidant (fights against harmful oxidized compounds affecting eye cells) by producing a protective pigment layer in the macular retina and ultimately help to maintain the integrity of the eye. Therefore, a high intake of carotenoids in the diet has a role in protecting the retina from photo-toxic light damage (1, 3, 5).

Benefits of Lutein for Eye Health

Many research evidence shows that lutein can help to prevent and treat eye conditions that occur as a part of ageing, such as age-related macular degeneration that leads to blindness and vision impairments in older adults. In addition, consumption of lutein increased macular pigments, increased visual acuity, decreased the formation of cataract, and improved overall eye health (2, 4, 5).

Marigold Flower

Marigold is a traditional medicinal herb, grown in Europe, North America, and Asia. Most of the beneficial compounds are from flowers or leaves. They are said to contain a lot of properties like antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenicity, anti-viral and immunomodulatory. Marigold is rich in lutein and used as a primary source of lutein extraction in the food supplement industry. Marigold extract is used primarily to improve eyesight and retinal support. Besides, it contains bioactive compounds such as lutein and zeaxanthin that helps to reduce oxidative stress caused by Ultra-Violet (UV) rays (1, 2).

Goji Berry

The Goji berries have been practiced in China for maintaining eye health. Dried goji berries are used in Chinese soups and are popular in herbal teas. In Chinese traditional medicine, they are known to have "eye brightening" properties. They are rich in bioactive compounds such as lutein and zeaxanthin. A randomized clinical study reported that consuming a small portion of dried goji berries may protect from the early development of age-related macular degeneration. Consuming those berries also increased the macular pigments in the retina (6).


Bilberries are an important fruit in the diet and a medicinal herb in many countries, especially a great part of European nature and tradition. They are rich in bioactive compounds like anthocyanins, flavonols, tannins, and terpenoids. Research evidence shows that they help in reducing glaucoma, retinopathy, and cataract, and improve eye vision. Extracts are used in eye-health supplements and vision-aid problems because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (7).


Anthocyanins are used widely as an eye supplementation in Europe and East Asia. Anthocyanins provide benefits by lessening symptoms of ocular problems. They are also known to increase rhodopsin generation (cells in eyes), ciliary muscle relaxation (eye muscle relaxation), and improve night vision. Naturally present in the eyes and improves blood circulation (8). 

Maqui Berry

They originated from Chile. Maqui berries are called a superfood because they are packed with anti-oxidant compounds like anthocyanins that can overcome oxidative stress caused in retinal cells. Therefore, they protect photoreceptors in the eyes. They play an important role in eliminating dry eyes and discomfort. As the tears keep the eye comfortable and moisturize, berries encourage tears production without the use of eye drops. Therefore, help prevent dry, itchy, and tired eyes (9).

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in the body. Large amounts are present in the skin, eyes, and connective tissues. They help to keep tissues lubricated and moist. They can be seen in eye drops, topical serums, and injections. They relieve dry eyes and discomfort which is caused due to reduced tears production in the eye (10).

The detailed overview of Grand Health's® Vision Bright can help to get an overall idea of the ingredients used. The product can be highly beneficial when they are taken with a good diet. For more information, visit our website



  1. Peng, M. L., Chiu, H. F., Chou, H., Liao, H. J., Chen, S. T., Wong, Y. C., ... & Wang, C. K. (2016). Influence/impact of lutein complex (marigold flower and wolfberry) on visual function with early age-related macular degeneration subjects: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Functional Foods, 24, 122-130.
  2. Lutein and Zeaxanthin from Marigold Extract are the key solution for optimal eye health. Nutri Avenue. Retrived from Accessed on December 11, 2022.
  3. Madhavan, J., Sundaram Chandrasekharan, M. K., & Godavarthi, A. (2018). Modulatory effect of carotenoid supplement constituting lutein and zeaxanthin (10: 1) on anti-oxidant enzymes and macular pigments level in rats. Pharmacognosy magazine, 14(54), 268.
  4. Benefits of Lutein for Macular Degeneration. Medical News Today Retrived from Accessed on December 11, 2022.
  5. Buscemi, S., Corleo, D., Di Pace, F., Petroni, M. L., Satriano, A., & Marchesini, G. (2018). The effect of lutein on eye and extra-eye health. Nutrients, 10(9), 1321.
  6. Dried Goji Berries may provide protection against age-related macular degeneration. UC Davis Health. Retrived from,published%20in%20the%20journal%20Nutrients. Accessed on December 13, 2022.
  7. Vaneková, Z., & Rollinger, J. M. (2022). Bilberries: Curative and miraculous–A review on bioactive constituents and clinical research. Frontiers in pharmacology, 2343.
  8. Nomi, Y., Iwasaki-Kurashige, K., & Matsumoto, H. (2019). Therapeutic effects of anthocyanins for vision and eye health. Molecules, 24(18), 3311.
  9. Top Maqui Berry Benefits for Eye Health. Retrived from Accessed December 14, 2022.
  10. 7 Surprising Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid. Healthline. Retrived from Accessed on December 15, 2022.

Why Ovary Health is So Important for Women?

Why Ovary Health is So Important for Women?

Maintaining a healthy reproductive system has always been a woman's responsibility. It is mostly due to her contribution to the continuation of human life. The "ovary" is an important component of a woman's reproductive system. The importance of ovaries, natural approaches, and advice to maintain a healthy reproductive system, and the role of medicinal herbs will be discussed in today's article.

Ovary: A Part of the Female Reproductive System

The reproductive system of a woman is complex and plays an important part in her overall health and well-being. The health of the female reproductive system is maintained by the ovaries. The primary purpose of the ovaries is to produce eggs for fertilization, and the secondary function is to produce reproductive hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are involved in the normal development of the reproductive system and fertility. However, ovarian diseases such as ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer, menstrual cycle problems, and polycystic ovarian syndrome affect many women (1, 2).


Diet plays an important role

We all agree that food is medicine. Healthy foods can prevent dysfunctions of ovaries and their symptoms. Some of the popular food sources may include,

  • Lean protein-rich sources like fish, skinless white meat poultry, lentils, beans, and egg whites.
  • Vegetables and fruits: source of antioxidant (fighting against free radicals to prevent cancer). Take a diet rich in onions and tomatoes especially red ones, citrus fruits, berries, dark leafy greens, broccoli, and winter squash.
  • Whole grains: provide protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Eat high-fiber carbohydrate sources for blood sugar and appetite control.
  • Nuts and seeds: rich in healthy fats like omega 3 fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids (3, 4).

However, in addition to eating well-balanced food, leading a healthy lifestyle has a substantial impact. 

Tips for Healthy Reproductive System

Here are a few tips that can be used daily.

  • Adapting health lifestyles
  • Stay away from smoking, recreational and prescription drug usage
  • Avoid too much alcohol and caffeine consumption
  • Manage stress
  • Healthy eating
  • Weight management
  • Boost blood flow
  • Add supplements
  • Reduce environmental exposure
  • Do exercise (5)

 Grand Health’s® Herbal Remedy: Another Way?

Grand Health's® Women's Herbal Essence is made purely with herbs that have been used as traditional medicine in many parts of the world for centuries. This herbal blend is full of bioactive, which provides youthfulness, hormonal balance, regulates menstruation, increases energy, reduces stress, controls mood swings, supports fertility, revives sex drive, and provides a better night's sleep. The product is 100% vegan and exclusive for women between the age of 35-55. Let us investigate individual ingredients and their popular evidence identified by researchers around the world.


Saffron: Saffron is harvested by hand from the stigma of the flower called “crocus sativus". Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. It is rich in bioactive compounds namely "crocin, crocetin, safranal, kaempferol", they are regarded as powerful antioxidants (compounds fighting against free radicals). These bioactive compounds may improve mood and treat depression symptoms, help in the reduction of premenstrual symptoms (physical, emotional, and psychological), heal inflammation, digestive issues, and improve conditions affecting the female reproductive system. Moreover, it is used as an aphrodisiac substance for both men and women, especially for people who are taking depression pills (6).


Royal Jelly: Royal jelly is a natural material produced by the hypopharyngeal and mandibular glands of worker honeybees. This secretion is formed in the worker bee's stomach due to the incomplete digestion of honeydew. Royal jelly is a natural product and is authentically used as food and medicine in China. It is known to have positive impacts on female fertility, osteoporosis, pre-menopausal symptoms, and improved hormonal balance and quality of ovules in females. They also have antibacterial, immunomodulatory, anti-aging, antioxidant, neuroprotective, and immune system boosting properties (7).


Maca: Roots of maca are widely used as dietary supplements, food, and medicine in Peru. Maca stimulates the endocrine system and helps to maintain hormonal balance in women. As an herbal medicine it has been used to improve sexual function, fertility, a person's sexual drive & performance, avoid discomfort in pre-menopausal symptoms, balance hormones, stress, and increase energy. One of the best ways to add maca to the diet is by mixing it with smoothies, hot cereals, breakfast, muffins, or beverages (8).


Rhodiola: It is also known as the golden root that has been used as traditional medicine in Russia, Scandinavia, and other countries. Rhodiola has been extensively studied as an adaptogen with various health-promoting effects such as increasing physical endurance, productivity, longevity, and treating tiredness, depression, and stress. Moreover, "in Siberia, a bouquet of roots is still given to couples before marriage to enhance fertility and assure the birth of healthy children ''(9,10). 


Schisandra and vitex: Both herbs are so popular to elevate menopausal symptoms (like hot flashes, sweating, and heart palpitations), balance fertility hormones, prevent miscarriage, restore menstruation, and treat irregular periods (11,12).



In simple words, the ovaries contain eggs and produce hormones, while the uterus feeds and houses the developing fetus. It's vital to remember that what we eat and how we live can have an impact on the reproductive system's performance. In many circumstances, especially with busy lives, Grand Health’s Women's Herbal Essence can be added as an alternative supplement to the diet regularly. If you're interested in learning more about our product, go to now. 


1. Endocrine web. An Overview of the Ovaries. Accessed May 17, 2022.

2.You and Your Hormones. Ovaries. Accessed May 18, 2022.

 3.Sharma, R., Biedenharn, K. R., Fedor, J. M., & Agarwal, A. (2013). Lifestyle factors and reproductive health: taking control of your fertility. Reproductive biology and endocrinology: RB&E, 11, 66.

 4.Fertility Centers of Illinois. 7 Tips to Improve Egg Quality. Accessed May 18, 2022. 

 5.The Nest. Food for Healthy Ovaries. Accessed May 19, 2022. 

 6.11 Impressive Health Benefits of Saffron. Accessed May 19, 2022. 

 7. Abdelnour, S. A., Abd El‐Hack, M. E., Alagawany, M., Taha, A. E., Elnesr, S. S., Abd Elmonem, O. M., & Swelum, A. A. (2020). Useful impacts of royal jelly on reproductive sides, fertility rate and sperm traits of animals. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 104(6), 1798-1808.

 8. Norish by WebMD. Health Benefits of Maca. Accessed May 20, 2022. 

 9. TORI HUDSON, N.D. Rhodiola: Stress, Fatigue, Memory, Mood, Reproductive Health. Accessed May 20, 2022. 

 10. Brown, R. P., Gerbarg, P. L., & Ramazanov, Z. (2002). Rhodiola rosea. A phytomedicinal overview. HerbalGram, 56, 40-52.

 11. Schisandra. Accessed May 21, 2022. 

 12. Natural Fertility. Vitex… Fertility Super Herb? Accessed May 21, 2022. 

Tips for Staying Active During the Winter Season

Tips for Staying Active During the Winter Season
Winter in the northern hemisphere brings unfavourable weather conditions like freezing rain, snow, and cold temperatures. In such situations, probably most of us like to stay indoors with our heaters on and cozy sweaters. During winters, days get shorter and nights get longer. Nature does not give us enough time to stay outdoors. Staying indoors for a long time can have changes in your physical activity, and reduce your exposure to vitamin D from sunlight. Some research suggests that winter weather might reduce our energy, mood, and affect active travelling. Perhaps, it may also increase sitting and sleeping time. These changes lead to our physical inactivity in winters (1).