NATURAL INGREDIENTS

Artichoke

Mysterious and full of heart, Artichoke is a vegetable that's high in fibre, and is known to contain vitamins and minerals.

Here’s one for you, did you know that artichokes rank as one of the most antioxidant-rich vegetables out there? Nothing better than chart-topping veg. If you're looking for a special veggie to impress a dinner date, then you're in good hands with this babe. It tastes great too!

Biotin

Biotin or Vitamin B7 contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system, helps break down proteins, fats and carbs and supports the maintenance of healthy hair and skin. Which makes us wonder, is there anything this super micronutrient can't do? It’s recommended we consume 30mcg of biotin daily, and some of our favourite sources include eggs and sunflower seeds.

B12

Ah, Vitamin B12. We've heard about deficiencies, but what can it help with exactly? B12, or Cobalamin, is needed for the normal functioning of the nervous and immune systems, red blood cell formation and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Squeeze some into your day, and squeeze in an extra ‘Flix episode before bed.

Cacao Powder

The botanical name for the cacao tree is theobroma cacao. While that’s a bit of a mouthful (pun intended), it roughly translates as ‘food of the gods’ and that’s when we started paying attention! Used by the Incas for centuries, Cacao powder is a known source of calcium and serves up that chocolatey punch which we know you all love.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

Full-spectrum CBD extract contains compounds that are naturally occurring in hemp (the Cannabis sativa L. plant).

Our CBD products are rich in terpenes and cannabinoids, and are available in various extract strengths.

 

Chia seeds

Potent nutrition seeds, packed with omega 3, calcium and magnesium to ensure you have an energetic start to your day.
Rich in magnesium, which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Rich in calcium, for normal energy metabolism.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is known to have sugar balancing properties and we add it to our range to help you manage sugar cravings throughout the day. Dips in blood sugar can cause cravings, mood swings and tiredness.

Coffee

Coffee is a source of caffeine to give you the energetic start your busy day needs. Our coffee products contain 100mg caffeine, which is enough to stimulate your brain to work efficiently without sending your brain too haywire!

Collagen

Collagen is a protein that supports the key areas of your body, including skin, bones, teeth gums, blood vessels and joints. As we age, our body’s collagen levels naturally decline, so you may wish to consider a collagen boost in your food or supplements to help address the decline.

Gingko Biloba

Harnessed from one of the oldest tree species on earth, Ginkgo biloba extracts have been used for generations to support cognitive function and memory retention.

Curcumin

Curcumin is the main component found in Turmeric. Turmeric has been used for centuries in Indian cooking and medicine. Curcumin has powerful antioxidant properties and helps to balance the digestive system with a noticeably bright yellow hue. Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in your brain. Crack on with Curcumin!

Folate

Get ready for this one. Folate or Vitamin B9 (also known as Folic Acid in its synthetic and more stable form) contributes to normal psychological function, a reduction of tiredness and fatigue, normal function of the immune system and normal blood formulation. I mean, talk about a winner. It's also used during conception as it contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy - so if a baby bump is this season's must-have accessory, think Folic Acid!

Ginger

Ginger packs a punch when it comes to taste, and has well-researched antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger can help support healthy digestion and may contribute to enhanced muscle recovery post- exercise.

Ginseng

Ginseng root is a popular and traditional Asian remedy, and it has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to strengthen the body and provide energy. Though it's bitter in flavour, it packs a real nutritional punch. Ginseng has been shown to support the immune system and help protect against oxidative stress, so it’s high time to get your Ginseng on!

Grape Seed

The ancient Greeks recognised the greatness of grapes, and now grape seed extract is scientifically proven to be a rich source of polyphenols and other antioxidants that help protect against free radical damage.

Hazelnut

Go nuts for hazelnuts! A good source of dietary fibre, these legends are known to contain vitamin E, copper and manganese. What’s more, they contain omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, and their consumption has also been associated with good heart health. They’re a real powerhouse!

Hemp Seed Protein

Hemp seed protein is a plant-based protein which contains 20 amino acids - including the nine essential amino acids. These are ‘essential’ as our body cannot create these by itself and needs them from food sources. The more you know! Hemp seeds are also known to contain Omega 3's and Omega 6 fatty acids, the legends. Squeeze some more Hemp into your day.

Inulin

Inulin is a dietary soluble fibre. Dietary fibre is an essential part of our diets as it helps keep us (ahem) regular and fuller for longer. Fibre can also be found in nuts, wholegrains and cereals to name a few. Who said carbs are bad!

Lactobacilli & Bifidobacteria

Lactobacilli & Bifidobacteria are friendly bacteria which live in our gut and are usually found in fermented foods such as yoghurt, kefir and kimchi. They make up our internal microbiome which is formed by trillions of different microorganisms, with each playing a role in maintaining good health. Friendly bacteria are mainly known to line the walls of our gut and help keep our internal ecosystem balanced. Get more of these little guys into your day!

Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral for general health and wellbeing and supporting healthy muscle function. It can be found in many foods, plant and animal products including spinach, avocado, bananas, legumes, tofu and nuts.

Lion's Mane

Lion’s Mane mushrooms are large, white mushies that resemble a lion’s mane as they grow. Pretty self-explanatory right? These beauties have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for multiple purposes, including their suggested support in regulating the immune system's response. Bonza.

Maca Root

The sexiest ingredient on our list. Maca root is native to the Andean mountains of Peru, boasting a bitter, nutty flavour. Maca root powder has been used traditionally to support sexual health, with the potential to increase libido. Bom-chicka-wow-wow! While it is also known to contain vitamin C, copper and iron, Maca's reputation in the bedroom is likely the main reason you've heard about it. Putting the root in Maca.

Manuka Honey

We’re cruising down to Kiwi country for this one. Manuka Honey is unique to New Zealand and has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Manuka has traditionally been used for wound healing, soothing sore throats, preventing tooth decay and helping the digestive system. Not bad, eh? Say kia ora to Manuka Honey - one of NZ's most magical ingredients!

Pea Protein

Peas are a great source of vegan protein which help to maintain muscles. They also contain Branch Chain Amino acids or BCAA's (leucine, isoleucine and valine) which are the little powerhouses that help create our muscles. Say heyyyy to the dreaded stairs.

Omega 3 from Fish Oil

From the deep blue oceans come our sustainably sourced fish oil. Rich in omega 3 fatty acids such as EPA & DHA it helps support the health and functions of various body parts, including the brain, eyes and heart.

Pumpkin Seed

Pumpkin seed protein is a fantastic vegan-friendly protein source that is primed and ready to support muscle growth. The humble pumpkin seed is known as a great source of dietary fibers, as well as mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids. If that wasn’t enough, they are also known to contain zinc, iron and magnesium.' What a winner!

Stevia

Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the leaves of the South-American stevia plant. It tastes a whopping 200-300 times sweeter than regular sugar and has almost no calories, if that floats your boat.

Turmeric

Turmeric has been used for thousands of years as both a cooking spice and also a natural healing aid. It has potent antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties and aids in joint health by helping to reduce inflammation.

Vitamin B3

Vitamn B3 (or Niacin) is found in most leafy greens, and it helps with energy production, to keep you going throughout your day. Power through, baby. We can get enough (14-16mg per day) in our diets by consuming plenty of fish and poultry. Plant-based foods such as grains also contain niacin, but our bodies can’t use it as easily. D’aww.

Saw Palmetto

Origination from a species of palm, saw palmetto is known to support men's wellbeing when it comes to supporting male prostate health.

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 (or Pantothenic Acid) contributes to a normal mental performance and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Sign me up. Turn to this power vitamin to help smash through your workouts and take your gym game to the next level – 1 more rep, mate! It’s recommended we consume around 5mg of vitamin B5 per day. 

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 (or Pyridoxine) helps to regulate hormones and nervous system function, making this one chill vitamin. B6 also contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism and physiological function, and consequently, it’s recommended we consume 1.3mg of vitamin B6 per day. Tuna, bananas and sweet potatoes are all top-tier sources.

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2, or more commonly known as Riboflavin, is a vitamin that helps energy production and a reduction in tiredness and fatigue. B2 helps the body break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce energy, making it an ideal vitamin for those taking part in their weekly pilates or yoga session! Namaste. Foods such as beef, spinach, milk and yoghurt are rich in riboflavin, and will help you meet your daily recommended 1.1-1.3mg.

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 (or Thiamine) contributes to the normal function of the nervous system and the heart, all things that we want to keep performing at their best! It also contributes to normal psychological function too - give it up for brain training!

Sicilian Blood Orange

Blood oranges are grown in the volcanic atmosphere of Mount Etna in Sicily. Like all citrus fruits, blood orange is rich in vitamin C but unlike its cousins, they have a hint of raspberry flavour and a deep red flesh.

 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D, our sunshine vitamin and one of the most deficient vitamins in the UK! Vit D helps our bodies utilise calcium, which helps form healthy bones and teeth. We can't get much of the good stuff from our food so it’s essential that we grab some sunshine or supplement if we really need it. It also contributes to maintenance of normal muscle function. Don’t forget the 'D.

Xylitol

Xylitol looks and tastes like sugar but has fewer calories – perfect as an alternative for those trying to reduce their sugar intake. Hard pass to the sugar crash!

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