• Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat is uniquely rich in polyphenols like rutin, quercetin, luteolin and hesperidin
• Magnesium and B vitamins are found in higher concentrations in Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat flour
• Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat naturally produces 2-HOBA, a newly-discovered plant nutrient being studied for its effects on conditions ranging from high blood pressure to dementia
• D-chiro-inositol is a special type of fiber found in Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat that some research suggests can help improve blood sugar control
What are the most nutrient-packed plant foods?
When it comes to plant-based superfood stars, people often talk about foods like kale, blueberries, nuts and olive oil. Each of these has been the subject of scientific research, and there’s evidence that they may all be of benefit to our health. But we don’t always have access to (or even want to eat) a giant bowl of kale and nuts. This is why it pays to think outside the box and discover unique nutrient-packed plants like Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat, a non-grain, gluten-free ancient crop that is now being studied for its effects on a wide variety of health outcomes. In looking at the nutrient groups in Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat, 4 categories stand out above the rest:
1. Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat is jam-packed with polyphenols like quercetin and rutin.
Polyphenols are compounds plants make to protect them against microbes and other forms of environmental stress. A large amount of recent research shows that when humans eat polyphenols found in plants, they may realize health benefits. For example, the Mediterranean Diet (ranked one of the healthiest diets in the world) is one that is rich in polyphenols.
Polyphenols are found in a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and other plants, but they’re especially concentrated in Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat where they boost the plant’s resilience and help it thrive in some of the most inhospitable places on earth. Among the many polyphenols found in Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat are quercetin, rutin, luteolin and hesperidin, all of which are being studied for their health effects on humans. In fact, each serving of Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat flour contains at least 280 mg of polyphenols, while the concentrated form (HTB Rejuvenate capsules) clocks in at almost 600 mg of quercetin and other Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat polyphenols per serving.
2. Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat packs a punch of vitamins and minerals
Vitamins and minerals are essential to our health and wellbeing. When it comes to maintaining good overall and immune health, some especially important examples include zinc, magnesium, B vitamins and vitamin D. Many of these can be obtained through diet. However, it’s notable that often our diets are low in many of these nutrients due to their highly processed nature.
In one striking example of the disconnect between our typical diet and our nutrient needs, a recent analysis of Americans showed that the majority of us aren’t getting enough magnesium in our food. This is concerning, since it is involved in hundreds of key reactions in our body and plays a role in everything from muscle contraction to brain function to immunity.
With this type of scenario in mind, the vitamin and mineral content of Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat is especially notable. Each serving of Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat flour features 63 milligrams of magnesium, as well as a healthy dose of B vitamins.
3. Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat contains the unique ingredient 2-Hydroxybenzylamine (2-HOBA)
Modern medicine has come a long way in a short amount of time, but did you know that over 10% of the drugs listed as “essential” by the World Health Organization come exclusively from flowering plants? Now, researchers have discovered a molecule called 2-Hydroxybenzylamine (2-HOBA for short) which is found in Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat.
2-HOBA is under active research for a variety of potential health applications. These range from Alzheimer’s disease to cardiovascular health to immune health. While the exact ways in which this molecule works are complicated, it seems to have a unique effect on various signaling pathways in our cells. Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat is known to be one of the few plants on earth that produces natural 2-HOBA.
4. Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat contains D-chiro-inositol (DCI), a molecule linked to blood sugar benefits
With blood sugar issues affecting millions in the US alone, there has been a strong call for all of us to eat more foods that stabilize blood sugar and avoid those that spike it and otherwise throw it out of balance. Shockingly, most packaged goods in supermarkets contain added sugars, and many more are ultraprocessed foods that spike our blood sugar as soon as our bodies absorb them.
Much recent research has focused on the benefits of plant nutrients for blood sugar management. Studied nutrients range from common fibers found in many plant foods to special molecules like d-chiro-inositol, which is present in Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat. D-chiro-inositol (or DCI for short) is a signaling molecule that may improve how the body manages insulin and blood sugar.
Jam-packed with 280 mg of immune-active plant polyphenols like quercetin and rutin per serving (¼ cup), with natural 2-HOBA, D-chiro-inositol, vitamins + minerals fiber, protein and resistant starch.