Shreeji Biotech

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Shreeji Biotech?

Shreeji biotech was established in 2009.

Our aim is to provide solutions for nutritional related health problems in India.

Our products are preventive healthcare with holistic approach for health management.

Nutraceutical products are helpful to tackle various health problems like diabetes, obesity, heart attacks , hypertension, blood pressure at low cost in effective manner

Q. What are dietary supplements / functional foods ?

Nutraceutical or dietary supplements are Functional foods that provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition, reduce the risk or protects from various health problems beyond basic nutritional functions.

Functional foods in form of tablets,syrup, capsules, powder, it includes vital vitamins, minerals, herbal extract, edible oils, amino acids for human use .

Functional foods are convenient way for healthy lifestyle and well being.

Components of nutraceutical products are combined to formulate dietary supplements for heart disorders , immunity, diabetes, softening blood vessels, smooth muscles, regulate blood circulation .

Its can also serve as a healthy balanced diet for an active lifestyle.

What are Essential fatty acids?

Most Of The Indian Diet is Lacking Essential Fatty Acids.

Omega-3 fatty acids are critical for good health, yet the body can't make these vital fats on its own, so you need to eat omega-3-rich foods several times a week to maintain an adequate supply.

Omega-3s play a variety of roles in the body, but they're best known for supporting heart and brain health. They help the heart by preventing abnormal heart rhythms, and they also ease the inflammation that can contribute to coronary artery blockages.

Why Omega 3 Important For Healthy Body?

  • Omega 3 are present as one of the layer in our all the body cells.
  • Omega 3 are one of the important components of the cell organelles.
  • Body cannot synthesize omega 3, it should be taken through food or supplements.
  • Indian population has deficiency of Omega 3.
  • Hypertension, cholesterol, Blood pressure, thyroid ,obesity are all the symptoms indicating great demand of omega 3 for the body.

What is importance of Micro Nutrients?

Nutraceutical products or dietary supplements are functional foods in form of tablets, ,syrup, capsules, powder, it includes vital vitamins, minerals, herbal extract, edible oils, amino acids for human use .

Dietary supplements are unique solution for curing and preventing the health problems especially cardiac disorders and diabetes without any side effects

Components of nutraceutical products are combined to formulate dietary supplements for heart disorders , immunity, diabetes, softening blood vessels, smooth muscles, regulate blood circulation .

Components of dietary supplement.

Spirulina:

Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green aquatic plant and it is the nature’s richest and most complete source of organic nutrition consisting of vitamins , minerals, antioxidents, proteins.

It is richest source of vitaminB12 among all the plants.

Also enriched with antioxidants like :
  • Phycocyanin is an antioxident for liver and kidney ,which is not found in the food
  • Cholorphyll acts as an anti-toxin and anti-carcinogen.
  • Zeaxanthin is an antioxident for healthy eyes and brain
  • Beta carotene is a source of Vitamin A is healthy for skin, immune system and eyes.
Lutein:

Lutein is an antioxidant, which belongs to the carotenoid family.

Carotenoids are powerful antioxidants, protects the cells of the body from damage caused by free radicals.

lutein is fat soluble, a deficiency may occur if fat digestion is impaired.

Sources of lutein- vegetables and fruits like spinach, broccoli, carrot, celery, kiwi fruit, oranges , corn, and also Egg yolk.

Garlic extract:

Garlic is a proven anti-oxidant". This property might help to prevent LDL (Low Density Lipo Protein) from being oxidized and also helps in reducing the cholesterol level.

Probiotic:

Probiotics are dietary supplements which are designed to enhance natural human digestion through the aid of live bacterial cultures.

It helps in regulating bowel movement , nutrients absorption and digestion

Colostrum

Colostrum is the first lacteal secretion produced by the mammary gland in mammals

It contains a complete formula of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, immune factors and growth factors.

It is rich in cell signaling messengers that both support the immune system and rapid growth.

The two of its main components, lactoferrin (Lf) and proline-rich peptide (PRP), act to regulate and balance the immune system.

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid. It is found in cold water fatty fish and fish oil supplements, along with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

Vegetarian sources of DHA come from seaweed(Algae).

DHA is essential fatty acid because human cannot synthesize it and should be consumed through food supplements

DHA is essential for the proper functioning of our body cells.

In addition, omega-3 fatty acids are part of a healthy diet that helps lower risk of heart disease, reduces stress, helps in hormonal balance and maintains blood pressure

CoQ10 –(ubiquinone)

Crucial components of oxidative phosphorylation process in mitochondria.

It is a co-factor helps in generating ATP molecules in mitochindria

It generates cellular energy, enhances immunity, and acts as radical scavenger.

It is found in high concenteration in liver, heart, muscles and pancreas.

It helps in protection against vascular diseases , reduces LDL level, acts as anti-inflammatory components

Inositol + Choline:

They are members of the vitamin B complex . Inositol Combines with Choline to form lecithin, thus protecting the arteries against hardening. Aids in the metabolism of cholesterol, thus preventing atherosclerosis.

Magnesium:

It has a major role for healthy heart.  It has been referred to as "nature's calcium channel-blocker" because of its ability to block the entry of calcium into vascular smooth-muscle cells and heart muscle cells.

Relaxes heart muscle, blood vessels, increasing blood flow and flexibility (protects against atherosclerosis) and therefore lowering the pressure in blood vessels.

Vitamin D:

Maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D helps to reduce the risk of hypertension. Vitamin D is a potent immune system modulator.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful and effective antioxidant that protects our bodies from free radicals that cause oxidative stress .

Along with lowering blood pressure, vitamin C ensures proper dilation of blood vessels, which can prevents such diseases as atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, congestive heart failure

Vitamin C supports immune system.

Vitamin A:

Vitamin A is present in the mucous membrane and aids in building of healthy teeth and bones.

It also prevents the formation of rough, hard skin.

Its an antioxidant which helps in neutralizing free radicals, thus prevents premature aging. Free radical can cause degenerative changes like , atherosclerosis, arthritis, etc.

Development and maintenance of healthy epithelium.

Potassium:

Potassium is an electrolyte (a substance that maintains your body's fluid levels), this mineral helps to regulate blood pressure and heart function.

Research shows that increasing your potassium intake can lower your blood pressure.

Potassium is critical to our cardiovascular and nerve functioning, regulating the transfer of nutrients into cells and facilitating muscle energy.

Boron:

Boron can influence some of the blood clotting factors in the body.

Boron is a vital trace mineral that is required for normal growth and health of the body.

Many disease conditions like arthritis, menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis among others are naturally managed by Boron.

Boron improves the natural ability of human body to absorbs calcium and magnesium.

Importance of Protein for Human Health?

Protein:

An Introduction The term protein comes from the Greek word protos, which means “to come first.” In the developing world, it is important to focus on protein in diet planning because diets in those areas of the world can be deficient in protein. In contrast, diets in the developed world are generally rich in protein, and therefore a specific focus on eating enough protein is, for the most part, not needed. High-protein diets have come and gone over the past 30 years. Recently, they have re-emerged as weight-loss diets. The latest advice from the Food and Nutrition Board allows for up to 35% of total calorie intake to be supplied by protein, so in general these diets are appropriate if otherwise nutritionally sound. Still, as discussed in Chapter 10, these types of diets are hardly a magic wand for weight loss.

Proteins:

Vital to Life Thousands of substances in the body are made of proteins. Aside from water, proteins form the major part of lean body tissue, totaling about 17% of body weight. Amino acids—the building blocks for proteins—contain a special form of nitrogen: essentially, nitrogen bonded to carbon. Plants combine nitrogen from the soil with carbon and other elements to form amino acids. They then link these amino acids together to make proteins. We get the nitrogen we need by consuming dietary proteins. Proteins are thus an essential part of a diet because they supply nitrogen in a form we can readily use—namely, amino acids. Directly using simpler forms of nitrogen is, for the most part, impossible for humans. Proteins are crucial to the regulation and maintenance of the body. Body functions such as blood clotting, fluid balance, hormone and enzyme production, visual processes, transport of many substances in the bloodstream, and cell repair require specific proteins. The body makes proteins in many configurations and sizes so that they can serve these greatly varied functions. Formation of these many body proteins begins with amino acids from both the protein-containing foods we eat and those that are synthesized from other compounds within the body. Proteins can also be broken down to supply energy for the body—on average, 4 kcal per gram. If you fail to consume an adequate amount of protein for weeks at a time, many metabolic processes slow down. This is because the body does not have enough amino acids available to build the proteins it needs. For example, the immune system. Your body needs to use 20 different types of amino acids to function .. Human cells can produce these certain amino acids as long as the right ingredients are present Human cells no longer functions efficiently when it lacks key proteins, thereby increasing the risk of infections, disease, and eventually death

Recommended dietary allowances for Protein ( below info in table )

Adults, men and women 19 years and older: 0.80 g per kilogram per day
Children ages 1-3 years : 1.05 g per kilogram per day
Children ages 4-13 years: 0.95 g per kilogram per day
Children ages 14-18 years: 0.85 g per kilogram per day
Pregnant women: 1.10 g per kilogram per day
Lactating women: 1.30 g per kilogram per day
FOOD AMOUNT PROTEIN (gm) PROTEIN (gm/100 cal)
Tempeh 1 cup 31 9.6
Soybeans,cooked 1 cup 29 9.6
Seitan 3 ounces 21 17.5
Lentils ,cooked 1 cup 18 7.8
Black beans, cooked 1 cup 15 6.7
Kidney beans,cooked 1 cup 15 6.8
Chickpeas,cooked 1 cup 15 5.4
Pinto beans,cooked 1 cup 15 6.3
Lima beans,cooked 1 cup 15 6.8
Black-eyed peas, cooked 1 cup 13 6.7
Veggie burger 1 patty 13 18.6
Veggie baked beans 1 cup 12 5.0
Tofu, firm 4 ounces 11 10.6
Tofu, regular 4 ounces 10 10.7
Bagel 1 med. (3.5 oz) 10 3.9
Quinoa, cooked 1 cup 8 3.7
Peas, cooked 1 cup 8 6.6
Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), cooked 1/2 cup 8 15.0
Peanut butter 2 Tbsp 8 4.1
Veggie dog 1 link 8 13.3
Spaghetti, cooked 1 cup 8 3.7
Almonds 1/4 cup 8 3.7
Soy milk, commercial, plain 1 cup 7 7.0
Whole wheat bread 2 slices 7 5.2
Almond butter 2 Tbsp 7 3.4
Soy yogurt, plain 8 ounces 6 4.0
Bulgur, cooked 1 cup 6 3.7
Sunflower seeds 1/4 cup 6 3.3
Cashews 1/4 cup 5 2.7
Spinach, cooked 1 cup 5 13.0
Broccoli, cooked 1 cup 4 6.7
Sources: USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 24, 2011