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Tonic - Duke's Materia Tonica April 17, 2021 22:45

A tonic is a food and/or dietary supplement that will build-up overall health and increase perception of well-being as part of a wellness and healing program; scientifically, a tonic strengthens a bodily system, organ, gland, tissue and/or fluid from the tonic's nutrient and constituent combinations.


Nutritive - Duke's Materia Tonica December 18, 2020 01:09

Health through nutrition is holistic with the individual freedom to choose food and supplements in the support and maintenance of health and wellness.


Skin Cells - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic containing constituents that support skin health and maintains youthfulness.  Will benefit skin cell growth by assisting the lymphatic system in the cleansing of skin cells from the inside out.


Adaptogen - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic that supports adaptation to stress is an 'adaptogen' which has nonspecific lasting health support and is safe, non-toxic and has broad uses for wellness and performance.


Clarity - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic superfood that supports lucidity and sustains a clears the mind while supporting the the six senses of smell, taste, touch, sight, hearing, and inner-vision. Support focus for greater understanding and more precise learning of mental activities and spiritual experiences.


Cardio - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic containing constituents that support the functioning of the human cardiovascular system, that will benefit aerobic cardiorespiratory endurance by increasing breathing respiration, heart efficiency, and the circulation of blood.


Breathing - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic that supports lung function and breathing. Contains constituents for lung health by maintaining smooth muscle function with lipid fatty acids, saponins, and/or triterpenes that are involved in the production of prostaglandins by the body.


Digestive - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic that is traditionally known to support stomach digestion, the transformation of food into nutrients and their assimilation by supporting the circulation of nutrition throughout the body.


Intellect - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic containing a combination of constituents that support complex or objective and abstract thinking. Benefits brainpower by maintaining healthy circulation and nerve health thus supporting the opening of the mind and the five senses to receiving more complex and detailed information from the external environment.


Salt - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

It's Time to End the War on Salt - Scientific American
Aldosterone, Salt & Adrenal Fatigue - Ben Fuchs
Herbal Options for Managing Adrenal Fatigue - Michael Greer


Omega-3 - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

Omega 3 fatty acids are an essential nutrient that are metabolized into the conversion of prostaglandins and support the smooth muscle alveoli of the lung cavities for oxygenation efficiency.


Egg - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

Eggs are the best tonic superfood (right above where tea ranks) for daily cholesterol consumption; leave the yolk soft so as not to denature the cholesterol lipids. Salt eggs to supply sodium to support bile salt production of bile salts to emulsify cholesterol (and other fats) for absorption.


Spiritual - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic containing a holistic combination of nutrients and unique constituents that support personal connection to the divine source and maintaining devotion to one's personal system of belief.


Epigenetic - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic or formula of adaptogens that contain essential human nutrition as vitamins and minerals and unique adaptogenic constituents that supports efficient gene coding and maintains telomere length and function.


Heart Health - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic superfood containing constituents that supports heart health and function while maintaining efficient coronary circulation.


Growth Factors - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48 1 Comment

Growth factors are unique peptide-hormones with growth and recovery properties and are found in trace amounts within animal foods, such as beef, milk and eggs and in the tonics known as pearl and velvet antler.


Antitoxin - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic superfood containing very strong antioxidant constituents that help the body to neutralize environmental toxins via food, air and water. Something with antitoxin supporting benefit has a more-immediate effect when compared to general use antioxidants.


Eye Health - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic that contains constituents, such as pigments, that promote circulation of blood and nutrient to and from the eyes. These pigments are generally high antioxidant containing superfoods such as berries.


Liver Health - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A traditional tonic, such as a medicinal mushroom, that has the recognizable bitter flavor that supports liver function.


Strength - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic containing constituents that support nervous innervation of muscle groups and the contractile capacity of muscle tissue. May maintain the conversion of lactic acid by shuttling it to the liver for conversion back to energy.


Rejuvenate - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

This tonic has a reviving and refreshing effect that maintains a youthful feeling and supports a restful state of being. Oftentimes known as being emotionally grounded.


Tea - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

Tea is a medicinal tonic that has long been processed in a variety of ways ^ to make this liquid beverage, made by steeped extraction of the leaves ^, into the most consumed beverage in the world, after water ^.


Meditation - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

Meditation This tonic contains constituents that support undistracted mental activity by internal objects such as thoughts and external objects in the world. The attributes supported by various tonics include nerve health benefits, maintenance of a calm heart and mind, harmonizing digestive health.


Joint Health - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic that contains nutrition to promote flexibility, joint strength by promoting circulation and/or offering raw material for rebuilding joints and ligaments. A tonic that naturally promotes the ability of the joints in the body to stretch and bend with ease. And enhances blood flow through the joints for increased


Antioxidant - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic that contains commonly found beneficial constituents, known as antioxidants, that neutralize free-radicals which are produced by the body and from environmental toxins, which reduce oxidative damage to cellular lipids, blood, vascular tissues and DNA/RNA.


Endocrine - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic containing constituents that holistically supports the body and its production of hormones. The constituents that are naturally used by the body's organs, glands and other tissues


Intimacy - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic superfood that is classically thought of as an aphrodisiac which contains a combination of constituents that maintains genital health and supports sexual performance.


Adrenal - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic superfood containing constituents that support kidney and adrenal gland function and/or water, salt and electrolyte metabolism. It maintains an adaptive stress-response to life factors and the environment while reducing the perception of stress.


De-Stress - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

De-Stress A tonic superfood that supports adaptation to stressful activity and maintains relaxation during times of rest. May be best taken after stressful events so as to assist the promotion of a quieter mind and a release of emotional tension.


The Immune System and Immunity - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

The immune system maintains the integrity of systems, organs, glands, and tissues by containing, possibly neutralizing, and preparing for removal foreign material, toxins, other organisms, and damaged and/or non-functioning parts of the body.


Cognition - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

A tonic superfood that contains supporting nutrition and holistic health benefits that support nerve health while maintaining cognitive abilities and skills, such as thinking and memory. Continuous consumption will support efficient thinking from oxygenated blood flow and energy metabolism.


Energy - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:48

Tonic superfoods, such as adaptogenic herbs, are commonly known for their support of daily energy while resisting mental and physical fatigue. This benefit includes the overall vitalization of the body and its various cells.


Brain Health - Duke's Materia Tonica December 17, 2020 21:47

A tonic that supports brain and nervous system health by maintaining the myelin sheath and facilitating nerve impulses.