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Zaca chewables attain GMO-free certification!

Goodbye GMO's

It took approximately 3 years to develop the recovery chewable. No artificial flavors, high quality ingredients and sourced gmo-free were among the many things on our checklist.  So we're thrilled to announce that we recently received 3rd party GMO-free certification through the IGEN program.

Certification linked here.

What are GMOs?

The acronym GMO stands for genetically modified organism. GMOs are produced by transferring a specific gene from one organism to another, often from non-related species (e.g. from bacteria to a plant). This modifies the DNA in a way that would not likely occur in nature.  This process is called genetic engineering.

The most common GMOs are soy, cotton, canola, corn, sugar beets, Hawaiian papaya, alfalfa, and squash (zucchini  and yellow). Many of these items appear as added ingredients in a large amount of the foods we eat. For instance, your family may not eat tofu or drink soy milk, but soy is most likely present in a large percentage of the foods in your pantry.

IGEN vs NON GMO Project Verified

IGEN stands for International GMO evaluation and notification.  It's very similar to Non Gmo Project Verified in which they both are 3rd party certifications for gmo-free products. The difference is IGEN physically tests the product for GMO proteins versus just verifying paperwork from suppliers that's it's free of GMO proteins.

Our Thoughts

We are opposed to genetic modification due to the fact of there being real and unknown harmful effects.  And we are not alone.  Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe.  More than 60 countries around the world have significant restrictions or outright bans on the sale or production of GMOs, including Australia, Japan, and all the countries in the European Union.

 

Five Simple To-Dos To Feel Well After The July 4 Celebrations

Leading health supplement brand shares healthy ways to recover well from the Independence Day weekend festivities

Denver – Zaca®, maker of popular active lifestyle, nutritional supplements, today shared five tips for feeling well after the Independence Day dust has settled.

Following a holiday weekend, people often report feeling sluggish or lacking motivation. This can be caused by stress on bodies during the holiday celebration such as disrupted normal sleep cycles and daily routines, increased consumption of alcohol, extended periods spent outside at parades, festivals and backyard barbecues, increased exercise through hiking, swimming or biking or more travel than usual. 

“Our bodies definitely take a hit through the fun,” said Mark Aleks, co-founder of Zaca. “To stay feeling well after the celebrations, there are a few important and easy things you can do to ensure your body feels well.”

Five simple to-dos, post holiday:   

  • Drink more water.

The advice in the medical community is to consume eight full eight-ounce glass of water daily. However, with the break of normal daily routines during holiday weekends, this may not be possible. Dehydration can be a serious health concern. Drink the recommended amount of water or more, if needed.

  • Add a few extra hours to normal sleep schedules.

A few extra hours may provide people with recovery time they need but don’t realize they need.

  • Take a nutritional supplement to restore energy.

Popular, chewable Zaca supplements are made of all-natural ingredients including Japanese raisin, a natural detoxifying agent. Like Zaca, nutritional supplements restore hydration, boost antioxidants, increase endurance, aid the liver and improve mental focus. 

  • Limit social-media time.

It may be tempting to spend more time on social media than usual perusing the holiday photos and videos posted by friends and family. But social media and other time suckers may hinder ability to accomplish what needs to be done. The more people accomplish items on to-do lists, the more motivated and better they will feel.

  • Pick an exercise routine alternative.

If the usual exercise routine feels daunting or nearly impossible, opt for an alternative form of exercise. The temporary change may be needed to restore motivation. For example, those who generally participate in a gym fitness class could take a trail walk or drop into an open yoga class.

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Wellness brand Zaca® empowers people to achieve more everyday happiness by improving endurance, restoring energy and promoting an active lifestyle. Every day, say the company’s founders, people experience dips in motivation and happiness levels when they feel travel-induced weariness, exercise fatigue, daily routine disruptions or other stresses. Packed with all-natural ingredients, good-tasting Zaca chewable nutritional supplements, help people recover from these stresses on the body so that they can continue leading healthy, happy, active lifestyles. Zaca products are available for order on http://www.zacalife.com/. The Denver-based company makes its products available for order on ZacaLife.com and invites people to be nice to their bodies and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Be nice to your body.™

The Ultimate (Workout/Hangover) Recovery Smoothie Recipe

Whether a big workout or big night out, this smoothie will leave you feeling regenerated.

This is certainly a favorite of ours. Blend the ingredients below and slurp away to detoxify, rebuild electrolytes, fight free radicals, and restore your body's normal balance.  And it's quite tasty!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup berries of our choosing, frozen or fresh
    antioxidant boost
  • 1/2 small banana
    for potassium and to help soothe your stomach
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
    superfood
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
    bring back digestive balance
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
    hydrate and restore electrolytes
  • 2-4 zaca recovery chewables
    superior liver detox, enhance electrolytes, muscle recovery, and more
  • 2-3 ice cubes (optional)
PREPARATION
Mix ingredients together in a blender until smooth and serve.

YIELD
1-2 servings

Learn how Zaca helps you recover, click here.
March 10, 2016

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Why Asia Has Secretly Cherised This Raisin For A 1000 Years

Hovenia dulcis Thunb., known as Japanese raisin tree, is commonly found in East Asia and grows up to a mile high in the Himalayas. It has a long history as a food supplement and traditional medicine in Japan, China and Korea, but is little known and used in Western countries so far.

What's so cherished about it?

Japanese Raisin has long been used in Korean and Chinese traditional medicine to treat fever, parasitic infection, as a laxative, a treatment of liver diseases, and as a hangover treatment.  Its fruit, peduncle and seeds we're all used in various combinations.  In addition to detoxification, the plant is also known for hepatoprotective effects (liver protection), antioxidant, antimicrobial and antidiabetic effects.

In short, Japanese Raisin is like what Americans know of Milk Thistle, just in our opinion a more robust version. Of course, we had to put this into our Recovery Chewables

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hovenia_dulcis

 

What Wine Pairs With Your Thanksgiving Feast

QUICK THANKSGIVING TIP:  Pinot Noir pairs excellent with Turkey, stick with soft and fruity wines. On the white side you can't go wrong with a Riesling. And don’t forget the bubbly, which goes with just about everything!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving from all of us at Zaca!

 

November 23, 2015

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Why We Canceled Our Black Friday Sale

We've always done a Black Friday sale.  But not this year.

Here's why...

From inception in 2008, the essence of our company has been about the enjoyment of life. And we believe our products help you to enjoy it better. 

This year, instead of spending Black Friday fighting at the aisles (or stuck on the computer), we'd rather spend our time to #enjoyit. We invite you to do the same.  

We don't want customers to be held hostage to a day or two of sales. Rather, here's a deal for you now and good for the whole week so you can spend this holiday weekend doing what you like (see below).  Enjoy your friends, enjoy your family, and certainly enjoy some cocktails!

Happy Thanksgiving---and weekend---from all of us at Zaca.  

Cheers,
Mark & James, co-founders

P.S. Let us know how you're enjoying this weekend, hashtag #enjoyit on Twitter and Instagram.

Coupon Code: ENJOYIT

 

VitaminWater: Being Compared to Sugary Sodas, Not As Healthy As You May Think

Has the definition of a healthy drink changed or have we been drinking unhealthy "water" all along?  VitaminWater has been recently getting bad media over high sugar content.

...sales of vitamin-enhanced waters, after a brief boom, have slipped in favor of more slimmed-down, "natural" waters. Sales of the top-selling bottled water, Vitaminwater, criticized for its sugar content and health claims (Coca-Cola settled a deceptive-advertising lawsuit last year), have fallen 4 percent since 2010, to about $1.4 billion, and are now down 17 percent from their 2008 peak. 
Tampabay.com

John Robbins, Esq., PhD., M.D. says in his Mat Hoffman Post article, "the product is basically sugar-water, to which about a penny’s worth of synthetic vitamins have been added. And the amount of sugar is not trivial. A bottle of vitaminwater contains 33 grams of sugar, making it more akin to a soft drink than to a healthy beverage."
- Livingtraditionally.com

In addition to sugars, artificial color dyes are not the best either.

“The three most widely used dyes, Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6, are contaminated with known carcinogens … Another dye, Red 3, has been acknowledged for years by the Food and Drug Administration to be a carcinogen, yet is still in the food supply.”
CSPI reported

 

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