Bamboo has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal medicine for centuries. Rich in silica, a mineral found in water, plant and animal sources, bamboo possesses the richest amount of silica (75%). Silica provides stronger bones, increased joint flexibility, healthier hair, enhanced skin elasticity and more durable nails. It also enhances the overall health benefits of vitamin D, glucosamine, and calcium. It's vital for the optimal synthesis of collagen and for activating hydroxylation enzymes.
Cacao is pure, raw chocolate native to South America. Cacao nibs are made from the highest quality Peruvian cacao beans and is known to be the richest source of antioxidants on the planet. It provides a wealth of vitamins and minerals including high levels of magnesium and iron. Cacao is also a great source of dietary fiber.
Just like cacao nibs, cacao powder is pure, raw chocolate. Cacao powder has all of the same health benefits as cacao nibs but is just presented in a powder form. It is made from the highest quality Peruvian cacao beans and is known to be the richest source of antioxidants on the planet. It provides a wealth of vitamins and minerals including high levels of magnesium and iron. Cacao is also a great source of dietary fiber.
CHIA SEED POWDER
Chia seeds are edible seeds from a Mexican and Central American desert plant. They’re packed with nutrients that promote energy, increase mental function, support your immune system, and aid in weight loss. They’re high in protein, rich in fiber and can absorb nine times their weight in liquid which means they’ll expand to make you feel full. Chia seeds are supercharged with omega 3's and 6’s fatty acids making them an excellent source of heart-healthy fat.
Chlorella, harvested from fresh water lakes, is a species of green algae that is extremely nutrient-dense. It contains 60% protein, 19 amino acids (including all the essential amino acids) plus a bounty of vitamins and minerals including B vitamins (+ B12). It’s also a powerful detoxification aid that promotes the cleansing of heavy metals and toxins from the liver, kidneys, blood, and digestive tract. Chlorella contains essential fatty acids and boasts the highest levels of chlorophyll in comparison to any other plant on Earth!
COCONUT MILK POWDER
Coconuts boosts immunity, kills bacteria and viruses, protects against cancer and other degenerative disease and prevents osteoporosis by promoting calcium absorption. It also slows down aging and is good for skin radiance. Raw coconut is full of healthy fats and fiber so cravings are curbed, hunger disappears and energy levels are increased and maintained.
FLAX SEED POWDER
Flax seeds have a mild, nutty flavor and are well known for providing healthy omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, antioxidants and dietary fiber. Sprouted, cold-milled flaxseed allow the body to digest the flax while absorbing all of the nutritional benefits.
GOJI BERRY POWDER
Goji berries, native to China, are one of the most powerful antioxidants on the planet. These little immune boosting berries contain 15 times the amount of iron in spinach as well as calcium & zinc. They’re a complete plant-based protein source boasting all the essential amino acids plus over 20 vitamins and minerals. They also help to calm the nerves and have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial compounds.
Hemp seeds are one of the most concentrated plant-based protein sources available today and are considered a ‘perfect & complete’ protein. Hemp seeds are very digestible, boast all 21 amino acids and are a healthy source of dietary fiber, chlorophyll and minerals including magnesium, iron, zinc and potassium. They are rich in essential fatty acids, providing the perfect balance of omega 3s + omega 6s, which are essential for optimizing the cardiovascular and immune system as well as assisting the body in fat-burning.
Lucuma powder comes from the Peruvian lucuma superfruit that looks similar to an avocado and tastes a bit like a cross between a mango and a sweet potato. This low-glycemic fruit is an amazing source of nutrients including beta-carotene, zinc, iron, calcium, antioxidants, protein and dietary fiber. Slightly maple-like in taste, lucuma is a low-sugar alternative to sweetners that is safe for diabetics and a great source of key micronutrients.
Maca powder, native to Peru & Bolivia, comes from the roots of the maca plant. For centuries people have been using maca to enhance fertility, boost their immune system, increase their libido and to provide natural, sustainable energy. Maca is adaptogenic which means it has the ability to balance your body’s hormones naturally while providing energy, endurance and mental balance. Maca is extremely rich in vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, iron, potassium, calcium and fiber. It’s also a good source of plant-based protein and fatty acids.
Mesquite powder comes from the pods and seeds of the mesquite tree native to Argentina. Mesquite has a mild, sweet, nutty, molasses-like flavor with a touch of caramel and a hint of chocolate. It contains rich quantities of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc and is an excellent source of the amino acid lysine. It is also high in dietary fiber and protein. Mesquite is a true superfood that satisfies hunger and stabilizes blood sugar levels. The soluble fiber in the seeds and pods slow the absorption of nutrients, resulting in a flattened blood sugar curve.
Probiotics support a high-functioning gut to help improve nutrient assimulation, aid digestion, boost immunity, combat sugar cravings, enhance energy, elevate mood and promote healthy, glowing skin. We use a 3-strain blend to include lactobacillus acidophilus, B. longum and L. plantarium with a 1 billion CFU count that works to re-colonize your intestines with healthy organisms to help maintain the balance of your microflora.
SACHA INCHI POWDER
Sacha Inchi, a complete plant-based protein, hails from the highlands of Peru. The seeds used to produce the sacha inchi powder come from the star-shaped pods from the vine of the sacha inchi tree. Often referred to as the Incan Peanut, sacha inchi is not a nut but rather a seed. It’s a highly digestible form of protein that helps build and repair muscle. It contains all 21 amino acids, is high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals + has a very high concentration and proper balance of omega 3-6-9 fatty acids for cardiovascular health.
Wheatgrass is a true superfood, containing more than 70 vitamins and minerals, hundreds of live enzymes, essential amino acids and antioxidants. It is an abundant source of pure plant protein — approximately 85% by weight. Wheatgrass has long been used for its ability to cleanse the body and stimulate natural and healthy energy. It contains roughly 70 percent chlorophyll, allowing it to alkalize the body, which helps the body eliminate toxins and maintain a healthy pH balance.
HERBS & SPICES
Pepper, native to India, is commonly described as the ‘King of spices.’ Black pepper is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried (known as a peppercorn) and used as a spice and seasoning. Piperine, the main alkaloid from black pepper has been shown to substantially increase the bioavailability of the nutrients in foods and supplements. It also activates the curcumin in turmeric to aid in anti-inflammatory effects.
Cayenne peppers are a sulfur-rich food, originally from Central and South America that are known as circulatory stimulants. Cayenne increases the pulse of our lymphatic and digestive rhythms while heating up our body to stimulate a natural detoxification process. It’s also high in vitamin E and C, minerals and carotenoids.
Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of the cinnamon tree. It aids in lowering bad cholesterol while maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and also increases insulin production within the body. Cinnamon is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, a natural blood thinner and a great source of manganese, fiber, iron and calcium.
The stevia plant is a small, shrub-like herbal variety typically grown in South American (Paraguay). It’s leaves have been used for years as a natural, non-caloric sweetener. Stevia comes in two forms, a leaf powder or an extract powder. The leaf powder is typically 20 times sweeter than sugar and the extract powder is about 200 times sweeter than sugar. Stevia is not only a natural sweetener but also a powerful dietary supplement with anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric comes from the root of the turmeric plant native to southeast India. It’s a relative to ginger and it's combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects explains why it’s been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for thousands of years as one of nature’s most powerful healers. Turmeric supports healthy brain function as well as healthy immune, digestive, cardiovascular and circulatory systems. It’s also great for the skin, providing antioxidants to support your cells against free radicals. Curcumin is one of the most important chemical components of turmeric and is activate by black pepper which is why you’ll see a small amount added to our GLOW blend.