Baobab trees are found in the African Savannahs and are known as “The Tree of Life”. This resilient tree endures a harsh drought environment and survives by storing water in its trunk, which is why it’s also called “upside down tree”. Baobab’s fruit pod is high in antioxidants, potassium, fiber and protein. It also acts as a prebiotic, helping to maintain healthy bacteria in the gut. Baobab powder has x6 more the Vitamin C than an orange by weight, x4 more potassium than banana and x2 more calcium than milk. Baobab tastes light and fruity.
Found in the Peruvian Amazon, this plant-based protein is also an excellent source of omega-3s, all nine essential amino acids and fiber. What’s more, they contain antioxidants that reduce inflammation and protect against chronic disease. Sacha inchi slows the emptying of your stomach and promotes feelings of fullness. It can grow in forested areas, so producing sacha inchi as a crop can help to encourage reforestation and protect the rain forest. Its ‘nutty’ umami-packed flavor helps set the taste of Chickpea Granola apart from the rest.
Probiotics [ for life ] are a good bacteria that help digestion, enhance immunity and have more than 100 other benefits. They help repopulate beneficial intestinal bacteria, balance gut flora and positively affect nerves that control gut activity. Their immune benefits come as no surprise as an astounding 70% of your immune health stems from your digestive system. We use Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30, a dairy-free probiotic strain that has a harder shell which helps to withstand the manufacturing process and be more bioavailable when it reaches your gut.
Prebiotics are special plant fibers and natural food ingredients that promote the growth of helpful bacteria in our digestive tract. Simply stated, they are food for probiotics. Prebiotics are also known to help absorb calcium as well as increase fermentation which decreases constipation.
Avena sativa is a popular nootropic that has been consumed for thousands of years. Not only a formidable food, it is also recognized as a highly beneficial 'nervine' for its nutritive and gentle calming qualities that boost mental capacity, restore brain function and improve mood as it feeds and soothes the nervous system in times of stress. Oat straw extract is rich in many antioxidants, vitamin E, protein and minerals.
A perennial wildflower most commonly found in the southern United States is an herb with calming, sleep inducing and muscle spasm relieving effects. Passionflower increases levels of GABA, a chemical in the brain that helps regulate mood and has been used historically in treating anxiety, insomnia and seizures. Passionflower is a nervine that relieves general tension, nervous restlessness and offers support from exhaustion.
Ginseng is an adaptogen that has been used for centuries and has a variety of benefits that have been shown to help fight fatigue and improve energy levels. Energy-enhancing effects come from important compounds like ginsenosides, eleutherosides, and ciwujianosides. Ginsenosides have been shown to reduce mental stress and improve immune function. Besides the energy related benefits, ginseng is known to boost the immune system and help with erectile dysfunction.