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Grahams SunClear

Grahams SunClearIt’s officially SUMMER!!!

Living in Hawaii, we get a lot of sun year-round which means we have to be extra protective of our skin. We are also surrounded by natural reef and there are studies out there that claim some sunscreens on the market are harmful to our reef due to the chemicals in the sunscreen.

Lucky we are stocked with Grahams SunClear! Grahams SunClear is a natural alternative to the conventional UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum sunscreens. It’s also Non Nano which means the chemicals won’t enter your bloodstream. The active ingredient in this sunscreen is zinc oxide, which is non-allergenic and good for all skin types, and no worries about it going on chalky white, it goes on clear.

You do have to re-apply often (every 80 min) as this is a natural product and non-chemical, but that small inconvenience is nothing compared to the chemicals you could be absorbing with longer-lasting drugstore “sport” options.

Enjoy your summer, be safe and protect your skin!


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Synthovial Seven® Supplement

synthovial sevenMany people wonder “why should I take supplements?” At ‘Umeke, we know the benefits of taking supplements and are here to guide you whether you are a serious supplement taker, or those who are motivated by the newest Dr. Oz recommendation, or completely overwhelmed by all that’s out there … and trust us, there’s a lot!

We recommend taking supplements because you may not get all the vitamins and minerals from your daily food intake. Much of what we eat is processed and quality can be compromised. Also, as we age, our bodies aren’t regenerating as when we were younger or we just need that extra boost. There are some oils (omega-3 fatty acids), acids (hyaluronic acids) and other vitamins and minerals (calcium and iron) we aren’t producing or need more of.

Since we’re on the aging train, we should all take a look at Hyaluronic Acid. One of our most popular supplements for anti-aging is a liquid solution of Hyaluronic Acid called Synthovial Seven®.

According to Hyalogic, the makers of Synthovial Seven®, “Hyaluronic Acid (HA) exists naturally in all living organisms. In the body, it is found in greater concentrations in the synovial fluid of joints for lubrication, the vitreous humor (fluid) of the eye and most abundantly in the skin. As we age, the body produces less and less Hyaluronic Acid. This has an effect on normal, smooth, comfortable joint movement and normal softness and smoothness of the skin. You can maintain normal mobility, proper skin condition, the skin’s self-smoothing ability, and clear healthy eyes with Synthovial Seven®.”

If you have any questions about this supplement or others, please ask for Judi, she’ll be able to guide you thought your supplement journey and our supplement department. By the way, have you noticed, we’ve got new signs up in the supplement department. Check it out!


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Beet, Parsley & Thyme Raw Salad

Beet salad


We totally get it. Most people are not fans of this root veggie, but our beets be fierce at ‘Umeke, because we only use fresh beets in our raw Beet, Parsley, Thyme Raw Salad. Your tastebuds will awaken with this sweet and slightly tangy raw salad.

Beets are a great source of energy. They are low in calories, but high in natural veggie carbohydrates. Your body processes it more efficiently as opposed to say the doughnut from your morning meeting. Studies have shown that it also helps prevent colon cancer and is high in vitamins and minerals (including iron … ladies …)

Let’s look at the herbs we use in the salad. Most people toss the parsley on the side when it’s used as a garnish on their mac salad, or maybe eat a small amount before tossing it as a natural “breath freshener.” But parsley is a super herb. Did you know that parsley is an anti-inflamatory which helps with joint and muscle pain, supports kidney function, aids in digestion and reduces bloat, and is rich in vitamins C, B 12, K and A.

Thyme is just as amazing as parsley in terms of all the antioxidant properties and levels of vitamins and minerals. In addition, according to The Worlds Healthiest Foods site, thyme has “been shown to have antimicrobial activity against a host of different bacteria and fungi. Staphalococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli and Shigella sonnei are a few of the species against which thyme has been shown to have antibacterial activity.”

The next time you want a quick pick-me-up, side salad to your sandwich, or feel adventurous, try our Beet, Parsley & Thyme Raw Salad. Get it when you see it because we’ve made many beet skeptics into beet converts with this salad and they go FAST!

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‘Umeke’s UltraGreens

UltraGreensIf only we could eat as much green foods as we should. But the reality for some of us is that we either lack the time to either shop or prepare fresh organic greens, question spending the money to buy fresh organic greens, can’t consume the volume needed, or simply, can’t stand the taste of most greens.

Well if you identify with any of the above reasons, you’re in luck! Our ‘Umeke brand UltraGreens is the greens-on-the-go solution for you!!! Our ‘Umeke brand UltraGreens are free of salt, dairy, yeast, corn, preservatives, artificial colors, flavors or fillers. Imagine getting your greens in a tasty drink (just add apple juice).

Besides the nutritional benefits you get from consuming green super foods like kale, spinach, collards, chard, etc, drinking a green drink like UltraGreens gives you a boost of energy, cleans out your blood (detox), balances your body’s PH, and for those of us watching our waistline, “cleans” out your system (heh, if you know what I mean…) and curbs your appetite.

If you are interested in getting green, stop in or call us at 522-7377 and ask for Judi, our resident Supplement Manager.