Thanks for dropping by. Your visit tells us that you are here, either because we've invited you to view the official launch of our new entity and website, or because you just happened to stumble upon us by chance. Whichever the case, we're glad you're here.
New products released
New products are released periodically, but at least annually. As they become available, we'll announce them here. The latest products to become available, are Black Ice, an instant iced tea with 100% Certified Organic Ganoderma, Organic Red Tea, in tea bags with Cordyceps and 100% Certified Organic Ganoderma, and Velvet, a skin lotion with 100% Certified Organic Ganoderma, which is absorbed transdermally. Visit our catalog page to order.
Updated: November 1, 2012
American Dream Shrinks
― Net Worth Plunges 40% from 2007-2010
The Daily Ticker. June 12, 2012 ― A recent Federal Reserve survey, shows a shocking 40% decline, from 2007-2010, in the average net worth of U.S. households, and reduced wages as well. The wealthiest 10% of Americans saw an increase in their net worth, during the same period. (Read full-text here)
America's Retirement System
― DIY System Failing
The Daily Ticker. August 6, 2012 ― 75% of Americans nearing retirement have less than $30,000 in their retirement accounts in 2010. Poorest Americans in the 50-to-64 age bracket average only $16,034 in retirement savings. The "do-it-yourself" pension system ― aka 401(k) plans are to blame. Humans simply can't anticipate the future. (Read full-text here)
Updated: November 1, 2012
It's all about the coffee!!
We know, or at least believe, that you, or someone you personally know, is a consumer of coffee or tea products. That's why we're excited that you've decided to stick around to find out what we're all about.
We all know, or at least we think we do, that coffee has detrimental effects on the human body, but what we don't know, is that recent research indicates that there are positive effects as well.
Here are a few facts that we probably didn't know:
- Coffee isn't a luxury, it's a part of global daily life.
- Coffee is the world's second most consumed liquid, next to water.
- Coffee is the world's largest traded commodity, after oil.
- More than 80% of North Americans, over the age of 18, drink coffee.
- There are 255 million coffee drinkers in North America.
- North Americans consume more than a half billion cups of coffee daily.
- Specialty coffee sales are increasing by 20% annually.
- Millions of coffee drinkers are paying up to $4.00 per cup, and many drink between 3 to 5 cups daily.
- Coffee consumption in the United States ranks as the 8th highest level in the world.
- More than half of the adults, living in the United States, drink coffee on a daily basis.
- The U.S. coffee market exceeds $40 billion per year, with more than 108 million consumers.
- The global coffee market exceeds $80 billion per year.
- Espresso coffee consumption in Italy, exceeds 14 billion cups each year.
- The most caffeinated city in the United States is Chicago, Illinois. (Who would've guessed?)
With all of this coffee being consumed, one would think, that coffee has something to offer! Let's take a closer look.
According to The CoffeeMarvel Blog, "most of the world's coffee drinkers, consume their espresso, decaf, brewed or instant coffee to get that instant caffeine hit that only coffee seems to provide." It is safe to say, that moderate consumption of coffee actually seems to have long term benefits.
Some benefits of coffee consumption:
- Coffee consumption improves cognitive performance
- Coffee consumption reduces the risks of developing gallstones
- Coffee consumption reduces the risks of developing Parkinson's disease
- Coffee contains antioxidants like chlorogenic acid and magnesium which improve insulin sensitivity
- Coffee consumption reduces the risks of developing Type 2 Diabetes
- Coffee consumption reduces the risks of developing Alzheimer's disease
- Coffee consumption reduces the risks of developing Cancer
- Coffee consumption reduces the frequency of asthma attacks
- Coffee contains antioxidants that provide an integral source of energy
- Coffee contains antioxidants that protect against common illness
- Coffee contains antioxidants that reduce the risks of developing Coronary Heart disease
- Coffee consumption reduces the risks of deterioration of brain activity
- Coffee consumption reduces the risks of developing dementia
- Coffee consumption helps block the damaging effects of cholesterol
Sounds pretty good so far, but let's look a little further, at some of the "not-so-good-effects."
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, "while recent scientific studies have shown that moderate coffee consumption may have health benefits, and may help reduce some disease risks, like Type 2 Diabetes, Liver Cancer, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Gallstones, Heart Disease, Stroke and Parkinson's disease, data has also been collected that suggest there may be harmful effects associated with coffee, particularly if not consumed in moderation."
The Downside ― Possible Health Risks of Coffee:
- More Calories: people who drink coffee regularly, often also consume calorie-rich extras, like cream, sugar and flavored syrup
- Birth Outcomes: while data is not entirely conclusive, studies have shown that pregnant women who consume high amounts of caffeine, may increase the risks of late miscarriage and stillbirth
- Coffee can damage the gastrointestinal organs, causing gastritis and ulcers
- Excessive coffee consumption can cause "coffee jitters"
- Excessive coffee consumption can cause "caffeine crash"
- Excessive coffee consumption can cause anxiety and irritability
- Excessive coffee consumption can cause insomnia
- Excessive coffee consumption can cause narcolepsy
- Excessive coffee consumption can increase the risk of high LDL cholesterol
- Excessive coffee consumption can increase the risk of high blood pressure
- Coffee interferes with the absorption of supplemental iron
- Coffee consumption can lead to iron deficiency anemia in mothers and infants
- Coffee is acidic and causes an imbalance of the body's natural pH level
- Coffee contains caffeine that is known to be a mild diuretic thus contributing to dehydration
Well, now that we've laid out some of the facts and figures about this great little beverage that we've all become dependent upon, the one thing we can all agree on, is that coffee is both inflation-proof and recession-proof. That is to say, that no matter how much it costs for that cup-o-joe, or how poor we are, we "coffee-junkies" will somehow find a way to get our daily "fix."
But why hasn't someone developed a "healthy" brand of coffee? But wait! Someone has, and we know who it is ― its Organo Gold with 100% Certified Organic Ganoderma Lucidum. (Google it!) To learn more about this 4,000 year old "Miraculous King of Herbs," originally reserved for royalty, just check out the rest of our site, to find out about this colorless, tasteless and odorless herb's ability to help improve the body's natural healing capacity and improve longevity. (Click Here)