by Charles Weller September 28, 2015
Innovative leader in the natural food supplement industry, Ground-Based Nutrition proudly announces the recent release its new and improved plant-based protein, Superfood Protein. As always, the company prides itself on using only the highest quality natural whole food organic ingredients in its products. The plant-based all-in-one nutritional shake already had a nutritional profile at the top of its competitors, but several improvements have made the great product even better. In addition to being Certified USDA Organic, the plant-based protein supplement provides even more quality nutrients with newly added ingredients like organic spinach and cracked cell chlorella. It has a higher protein content than the previous formula, at 20 grams per serving, which is achieved by including even more healthy sources of plant-based protein such as organic cranberry seed. And of course, the plant-based superfood tastes even creamier and more delicious than before! The new and improved plant-based protein is available in two new flavors – Pure Vanilla and Rich Chocolate.
When it comes to food and supplements, the word organic generally means that a product is grown or made from a living organism such as a plant or an animal, and that it is produced using methods that preserve the environment and avoid most synthetic materials, such as pesticides and antibiotics. The degree to which a product can be described as organic depends on many different factors that are involved throughout the production and delivery processes. These start as early as growing the crops and raising livestock at a farm, all the way until the final product is made available to the consumer. In efforts to ensure that farmers, businesses, and consumers share the same understanding about the organic quality of a product (and can be confident that the “organic” item being purchased is indeed organic), the United States Department of Agriculture has created a set of organic standards regarding the various factors throughout the production and delivery processes. These would include things such as soil and water quality, animal raising practices, pest and weed control, and the use of food additives. This becomes especially important for consumers to understand when it comes to selecting which items they want to include (or not) in their diet, and being aware of what they are ingesting into their bodies. The Certified USDA Organic label means that a product is produced by a company that has achieved USDA Organic Certification, such as the new and improved plant-based Superfood Protein. This is given when farmers and businesses adhere to USDA standards, and meet the inspection and testing requirements. There are many requirements for achieving certification, but for the most part it means that the farmers and business work to preserve natural resources, support animal health and welfare, provide an environment for animals to exercise their natural behaviors, only use approved materials, and use NO genetically modified ingredients. The label is a leader in global standards, so when shopping to purchase food or supplement items that would be considered the closest thing to nature, double checking for this label is a must.
As part of its organic greens blend, Superfood Protein now includes organic spinach. Spinach is a green, leafy vegetable that is an excellent source of many vitamins, minerals, elements, and pigments that provide many health benefits. Included in the long list is folate, niacin, vitamin A, B6, C , potassium, manganese, zinc, magnesium, iron, calcium, beta carotene, lutein, xanthene, and chlorophyllin, thiamine and riboflavin. As a regular part of the diet, spinach can help to maintain a healthy body with stronger muscles, healthy blood pressure, improved eyesight, the prevention of heart attacks, neurological and anti-cancerous benefits.
This ingredient is derived from fresh water algae. As a supplement in the diet it not only a source of complete protein, is also beneficial for its anti-oxidizing properties and ability to help detoxify the body. High in vitamins and minerals such as beta-carotene, C, E, K, and B1-B12, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and potassium the ingredient can also be beneficial in improving digestion, increasing energy, and reducing cholesterol.
Another plant-based source of complete protein is the cranberry seed. Unlike popular sources of protein such as soy and whey, the organic cranberry seed protein will not contribute to the inflammation and digestive problems that those other proteins often do. In addition to its full amino acid profile, this healthy plant-based protein is an excellent source of antioxidants which are preserved throughout the manufacturing process.