Not Your Average Bear

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Not Your Average Bear

9 exotic ingredients (plus vitamins) brought to you in a delicious berry flavored gummy. The ingredients used in BEARVANA are as follows:

Anise Seed

Anise Seed comes from the carrots, celery and parsley family. You’ve probably had anise seed before.

It can be found Italian biscotti, desserts, Middle Eastern, Italian, German, Indian and Mexican cooking. It can grow up to 36 inches high (1 meter) and there are flowers and small white fruit that grow from the stems. Anise seed is packed with nutrients, including iron. Combined with a nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle, anise seed could be beneficial for several aspects of everyday function. *

Black Cohosh

It is native to North America and is a perennial plant.

It has been consumed for centuries including Native Americans and Europeans. It can be found in several forms including powdered whole herb, liquid extracts and dried extracts. Black Cohosh can contain glycosides (sugar compounds). It is a tall, flowering plant found in rich, shady woods in eastern areas of North America. *

Ginger Root

It has yellowish green flowers and comes from a plant with leafy stems. You can find it in parts of Asia, such as China, Japan, and India.

Nowadays, it has expanded and can be found in parts of South America and Africa. It is grown in the Middle East for food and some anecdotal benefits. It can be found in many food dishes. You may be familiar with ginger ale, a drink that usually contains ginger. Many have taken it when they have an upset stomach (anecdotal use). Ginger can be a good source of antioxidants.*


These are large seaweeds that can be found in bodies of water.

Despite it’s appearance, it is not a plant, but a heterokont (aquatic organisms that utilize photosynthesis). It is thought that have appeared around 5-23 million years ago. They can grow as fast as half a meter a day (around 1.5 feet) ultimately reaching 100-260 feet. It is high in antioxidants including carotenoids and flavonoids. Also, it contains manganese and zinc. They are many nutrients in The Herb from the Sea. *

Asian Ginseng

You can find it in the Far East, including China, Korea, and far-eastern Siberia.

The part of the plant most commonly used is the root. It can be classified as fresh, white or red, depending on how long it is grown. It is usually grown on mountain slopes and harvested in the fall. *

Maca Root

Maca Root is native to Peru. It has become increasingly popular over the recent years.

It grows mostly in the Andes of Central Peru in harsh conditions and at extremely high altitudes (above 13,000 feet). What many don’t know is that it is related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale. The main part of the plant is the root, which grows underground. It can be many colors including black or white. It has been described as having an earthy or nutty flavor. *


Motherwort is part of the mint family. It has been harvested as far back as the early Greeks.

It is also often referred to as lion’s tail because some say it resembles the tip of a lions tail. It comes from Central Eurasia, and has spread to North America as both a plant found in gardens as well as an invasive weed. It has been taken by many cultures including European, Native American, Chinese and North American. *

Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto can be found in tropical Central and South America. It is a palm-like plant with berries.

The berries were a staple food and herb for Native Americans in the United States. It is labelled as the “keystone species” in the Florida ecosystem and it is a major food source for state-threatened and endangered Florida black bear and panther species.*


Fenugreek is a plant that grows 2-3 feet tall. It is used in many vegetable dishes and as a condiment.

It has been used in traditional chinese and herbology and indian culture for many years. There may be different phytoestrogens in this plant (diosgenin, gitogenin and yamogenin).*

Essential Vitamins A, C, E and B6

You can find these vitamins in everyday food.

Vitamins and minerals are considered essential nutrients—because acting in concert, they perform hundreds of roles in the body. Vitamins are a group of substances that are needed for normal cell function, growth, and development. Each of the vitamins listed above has an important job in the body. A vitamin deficiency occurs when you do not get enough of a certain vitamin. Vitamin deficiency may cause health problems.*