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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

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