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FAVORITE: Medicinal Foods: Organic, Raw Superfoods & Superherbs Review

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Potent superfood products by Medicinal-Foods™

Medicinal Foods

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Medicinal Foods:

“I created Medicinal Foods to share what I picked up along my quest for health.  We source from traditional Ayurvedic, Amazonian and Chinese Herbal medicinal wisdom. Combining this ancient plant knowledge with cutting – edge health and wellness technology, we deliver to you:

The Ancient Future of Food:

Superfood Chocolate, Cacao Elixir, Tonic Blends, Micronized Medicinal Mushrooms and more!

Medicinal Foods, slated as one of the next great health and wellness companies, delivers superfoods to support you on your healing journey. The name “Medicinal-Foods” was also born of the popular Hippocrates quote, “Let food be thy medicine and” the 2nd part and more profound”…let medicine be thy food“.

Our products are tasty, easy to use and effective in assisting one in transitioning to a more whole live raw foods diet. “Shaman’s Blend” combines superfoods, super-greens, tonic herbs, mood enhancers, hemp protein into our signature products: Cacao Elixir, Superfood Chocolate Bars, Truffles and Chocolate Covered Hawaiian Macnuts.

These “Mood-Enhancing” chocolate products provide an incredible experience of peace and well-being. We also promote cutting edge health products and lifestyle choices that can make an incredible difference in your life today!

Please enjoy my free gifts below!

In Radiant Health,

~Sky Kubby, CEO, Director of Wellness, Medicinal-Foods, LLC

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CACAO ELIXIR™ Raw Chocolate Powder blended with Superfoods

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CACAO ELIXIR™ Raw Chocolate Powder blended with Superfoods
Medicinal Foods Cacao Elixir™

“A raw chocolate superfood mix to BOOST you on your quest for health! A MUST-HAVE for chocolate lovers and cacao connoisseurs seeking a lifestyle of wellness and deep nourishment!

This tasty raw cacao mix can be blended as a superfood smoothie or to make a nutrient-dense hot chocolate, oatmeal or even ice cream.

Cacao Elixir Benefits:

  • A morning Cacao Elixir can give you great energy for your day!
  • Loaded with antioxidants, nutrients, mood enhancers and plant protein, you can really feel it!
  • Can replace coffee, or be mixed together to make a Mocha
  • Can be used as a meal replacement to begin dropping pounds of unwanted colon matter!
  • Curbs appetite and can also be used for weight loss.

CHI TONIC Wild-Crafted TCM Powdered Energy Herbs Blend

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CHI TONIC Wild-Crafted TCM Powdered Energy Herbs Blend
Chi Tonic

“Ancient Taoist and Zen Masters ate these “Superior” herbs, as Superfoods for radiant health of Body, Mind and Spirit. Many of these powerful adaptogens help resist stress, replenishing Energy and Life Force, Tonifying Organs and the Blood.”

LOVE TONIC Women’s Hormone Balancing Herbal Tonic Powder

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LOVE TONIC Women’s Hormone Balancing Herbal Tonic Powder
Love Tonic

“A daily Tonic to nourish the Feminine. Helps build Blood and Upright Chi, while increasing Female “Elixirs”. By building Yin Jing, rather than Yang Jing, a woman can better balance and regulate her hormones and sexual energies.”

SPIRIT TONIC Calming Wild-Crafted Herbal Tonic Powder

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SPIRIT TONIC Calming Wild-Crafted Herbal Tonic Powder
Spirit Tonic

“A potent and expansive “Shen” (Spirit) tonic to help increase self-awareness, enhance relaxation and instill a sense of peace by creating a connection between the Heart, Mind and Spirit.  Ancient Taoists and Zen masters revered these Shen herbs for use on their spiritual path.”

Lover’s Bar – Original All Organic Raw Chocolate Bar with Medicinal Mushrooms

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Original All Organic Raw Chocolate Bar with Medicinal Mushrooms
Original Raw Chocolate Lover’s Bar

“That’s right, we are giving a way a FREE Lovers Bar with ANY purchase! Just use the coupon code at checkout: lovers and the price of the Lover’s Bar will be take off of your order.

Superfood Chocolate packed with Superfoods, Superherbs, Aphrodisiacs, Medicinal Mushrooms, Hemp Protien and Mood Enhancersthis is not your ordinary chocolate bar!  Experience the feeling and alertness that comes with just one bite!”

RAW ORGANIC CHIA SEEDS Protein & Vitamin Loaded Mayan Superfood

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RAW ORGANIC CHIA SEEDS Protein & Vitamin Loaded Mayan Superfood
RAW ORGANIC CHIA SEEDS

“A member of the Sage family, “Chia” is the Mayan word for strength. Also called “Indian Running Food” and used by the Inca’s and Aztecs, Chia is loaded in digestible protein, vitamins, minerals, EFAs and is really a superfood of superfoods!

Chia is believed to build strength, endurance, energy, balance blood sugar and be a great colon cleanser!  The Tarahumara tribes run hundreds of miles, sometimes on only a couple mouthfuls of Chia.

By simply replacing one meal a day with a Cacao Elixir mixed with our Organic Chia Seeds, you could flush out 3-5 pounds of unwanted colon matter your first week! Substitute your first meal with the Chocolate Chia Pudding (See Recipes in The Raw Chocolate Diet).

Chia is an incredible source of protein, is a natural colon cleanser and is extremely hydrating to your colon. The seeds are hydrophilic, meaning they can absorb up to 12 times their size in water!”

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My Thoughts:

I am so enthralled by this brand, Medicinal Foods. If I could give this brand infinity stars, I would! Medicinal Foods is the stuff that my food dreams are made of. Seriously. Sky Kubby, founder of Medicinal Foods, really, really, really gets it. He has a passion for healing through food and I can relate to that, big time. He also walks the walk–is a super healthy dude and is enthusiastic about his products, infectiously so. I simply can’t say enough good things about this brand and this founder.

I was lucky enough to receive some goodies to try from Sky and have been enamored with these products ever since.

I have been on the raw, organic cacao train for a while now, seeing it as an awesomely tasty and healthy superfood that can be used a bazillion different ways. Not only does Medicinal Foods use raw cacao, but they use a unique blend of other superfoods and super-herbs in the Cacao Elixir: spirulina, maca, lucuma, chlorella, ashwagandha, mesquite, mucuna puriens, l-dopa.

Okay, so, I’m sure many of you think, “Do you feel different when you eat superfoods? Do they REALLY help?”

I can earnestly, honestly say that I have never ever felt healthier than I do now–and my regimen is high in superfoods. I truly feel super-powered, alive, rejuvenated, healthy, energetic and just plain awesome. It’s worth every last penny to invest in products like these. They will take your health to the next level, no matter how healthy you already feel you may be.

The same thing goes for the Chi, Love and Spirit tonics. It’s actually a bit comical what our kitchen looks like in the morning–my husband can vouch for this. My family calls it “Jesica’s drink station.” I pull out all of my superfood goodies and go into creating mode. I start every day with a tall superfoods drink. Along with these three tonic blends, I add the cacao elixir and whatever else I have on hand (cinnamon, ginger, moringa, turmeric, etc.)

The benefits of each ingredient in each of these tonics are abundant. I just open them up and think “down the hatch!” 🙂 I do my very best to never skip this part of my day because of how good it makes me feel. It’s livelihood and health in liquid form. I simply mix them with water–but you certainly could use any nut or seed milk instead, if you prefer. Almond and coconut milk are both good ones.

The Lover’s bar is exquisitely rich and decadent–and get this: healthy! Its a treat that you can and should feel really good about eating. This is far from your ordinary chocolate bar. It’s loaded with superfoods and super-herbs that will enhance your mood.

Sky also provided me with a bar of their chia seeds, which are a staple in my diet. Here’s how I do it: I fill up a ball about 1/4 full with chia seeds, then fill it to the top with water. Shake it up and then put it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, I have a goopy substance that I can easily add to smoothies and such. This jar full lasts me a few weeks. I view chia seeds as a healthy source of fat, protein and fiber–they also make smoothies even more filling!

If you haven’t grasped what I’d like you to, I’ll say it concisely:

I LOVE this brand and recommend it to EVERYONE.

The healing your body will receive by incorporating superfoods into your diet will be profound. You won’t ever look back–you’ll also wonder how you did it without them. It feels really good to harness and eat the goodness that occurs organically in nature.

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Enjoy these FREE GIFTS from Medicinal Foods:

Get my free eBook “The Raw Chocolate Diet”.  Dive deep into Raw Chocolate and learn: Why Raw? How to cleanse virtually every organ in your body, healthy living tips, recipes and more! Enjoy!
Free eBook: The Raw Chocolate Diet

Also… don’t miss my free protocol on how to ” Remineralize & Regrow Tooth Enamel: Heal Cavities, Naturally”! Learn what one girl ate that healed 48 cavities on 24 teeth!  Available here:
Three Ancient Foods That Heal Cavities.”

 

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Four Sigma Foods: Medicinal Mushrooms Review

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Four Sigma Foods

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Four Sigma Foods:

“Our mission is to democratize mushrooms. We see immunological issues ‘along with hormonal and digestive problems’ as the key thing to solve in order to help people live healthier.

Four Sigma Foods was founded on a principle of making meaningful work. Even in the first sketches we made in October 2010, we split this dream into three actionable areas to do good:

  1. Producing innovative health food products. This is also the one that if done right brings food to our own table as well.
  2. Giving free natural health education. We want to spread to word on not only our own products, but also about the whole natural living lifestyle.
  3. Charitable actions. In the beginning we were not sure what this was, but we knew that we wanted to give back to the society also beyond our products and our education.”

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Instant Chaga

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Top 2 Benefits of Chaga

1. Boost the immune system
2. Fight against pathogens

Chaga mushroom
Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus), the active ingredient of Instant Chaga, is a vital part of a “pathogen-proof” immune system. Chaga contains one of the nature’s highest amount of SOD (superoxide dismutase), the most potent antioxidant in the human body. The antioxidant count in the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale also goes through the roof. The antioxidants prevent oxidations from happening in the body and thus protects the DNA and keeps the body young. Studies have shown that chaga use is an effective way to fight against unwanted bacteria, viruses, and inflammation. Chaga has also been shown to have very strong anti-tumor properties.

What you get?
Each Instant Chaga sachet contains 1500 mg of strong wild-crafted Siberian chaga extract. Note that we don’t only powder the mushrooms, but process them properly to ensure the effectiveness. The mushrooms have been extracted in both hot water and alcohol for all the beneficial compounds to become bioavailable. The final extraction is standardised to contain 30% polysaccharide and 2% triterpene content. We then combine the spray dried extract powder with natural and pure herbs, eleuthero, mint and rose hip. The result is a synergistic, good tasting and one of its kind instant powder!

Ingredients
– Dual extracted Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) (50%, 30 g/box) (30% polysaccharides, 2% triterpenes)
– Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng)
– Mint
– Rose hip

How to use
You can simply dissolve one Instant Chaga sachet in a cup of hot water. It makes anything from 1 dl (½ cup) to 1 liter (4 cups) of tasty drink, depending on the strength you are looking for. The effect stays the same when the powder is blended into a smoothie, mixed with food or even sprinkled straight into the mouth. Whichever way you make it, the more of the powder you get into your system the stronger the benefits.

Serving size of 1 sachet per day is definitely an effective dose already. You can then adjust the dose according to your needs and feelings, there is no risk of overdosing because the mushroom and all the herbs are tonics.”

Instant Shiitake

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“Top 2 Benefits of Shiitake
1. Nurture skin and beauty
2. Support liver

Shiitake mushroom
Shiitake mushroom, the active ingredient in Instant Shiitake, is a true beauty food. For thousands of years in Asia, shiitake has been used to heal the skin, support the liver, enliven the blood, and boost Qi (meaning ‘life force’). It is a great natural booster for detoxing. Schisandra berry has always been the number one beauty herb in Asia and dandelion further detoxifies the body to support clean and glowing skin. Natural vitamin C from rose hip multiplies the bioavailability of all the active components.

What you get?
Each Instant Shiitake sachet contains 1500 mg of strong shiitake extract. Note that we don’t only powder the mushrooms, but process them properly to ensure the effectiveness. The mushrooms have been extracted in both hot water and alcohol for all the beneficial compounds to become bioavailable. The final extraction is standardised to contain 30% polysaccharide content. We then combine the spray dried extract powder with natural and pure herbs, schisandra (900 mg), dandelion and rose hip. The result is a synergistic, good tasting and one of its kind instant powder!

Ingredients
– Dual extracted Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) (50%, 30 g/box) (30% polysaccharides)
– Schisandra berry (Schisandra chinensis)
– Dandelion
– Rose hip

How to use
You can simply dissolve one Instant Shiitake sachet in a cup of hot water. It makes anything from 1 dl (½ cup) to 1 liter (4 cups) of tasty drink, depending on the strength you are looking for. The effect stays the same when the powder is blended into a smoothie, mixed with food or even sprinkled straight into the mouth. Whichever way you make it, the more of the powder you get into your system the stronger the benefits.

Serving size of 1 sachet per day is definitely an effective dose already. You can then adjust the dose according to your needs and feelings, there is no risk of overdosing because the mushroom and all the herbs are tonics.”

Instant Cordyceps

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Top 2 Benefits of Cordyceps

1. Boost energy levels
2. Improve sexual performance

Cordyceps mushroom
Cordyceps mushroom (Ophiocordyceps sinensis), the active ingredient of Instant Cordyceps, has some exciting properties for anyone who desires to improve his/her performance. Many scientific studies have shown that cordyceps can increase one’s maximal oxygen intake (VO2 max) by up to 15%. Oxygen is the most important element for your body. By using cordyceps you will be more energetic and achieve exceptional performances in sports, at work, at home and not to mention in the bedroom!

What you get
Each Instant Cordyceps sachet contains 1500 mg of strong cordyceps extract. The fermented CS-4 strain mycelium has been extracted in both hot water and alcohol to ensure optimal effectiveness. The final extraction is standardised to contain 40% polysaccharide and 15% mannitol content. There are no caterpillars or other larvae being used in our cordyceps production, and it is suitable for vegans.

The rest 1500mg of the sachet consists of natural and pure herbs, ginseng, licorice root, mint, rose hip and stevia. The result is a synergistic, good tasting and one of its kind instant powder!

Ingredients
– Dual extracted Cordyceps (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) (50%, 30 g/box) (40% polysaccharides)
– Ginseng
– Licorice root
– Mint
– Rose hip
– Stevia (steviol glycosides)

How to use
You can simply dissolve one Instant Cordyceps sachet in a cup of hot water. It makes anything from 1 dl (½ cup) to 1 liter (4 cups) of tasty drink, depending on the strength you are looking for. The effect stays the same when the powder is blended into a smoothie, mixed with food or even sprinkled straight into the mouth. Whichever way you make it, the more of the powder you get into your system the stronger the benefits.

Serving size of 1 sachet per day is definitely an effective dose already. You can then adjust the dose according to your needs and feelings, there is no risk of overdosing because the mushroom and all the herbs are tonics.”

Instant Maitake

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“Top 2 Benefits of Maitake
1. Support weight-loss
2. Balance blood sugar levels

Maitake mushroom
Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa), the active ingredient of Instant Maitake, can be of great help for diabetics and in supporting weight loss. It is especially known for its capabilities to modulate blood sugar levels and to optimize the insulin production. Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is a sacred herb in Ayurveda and supports these effects. Ginger helps with bloating and natural vitamin C from rose hip increases the assimilation of all the goodies.

What you get?
Each Instant Maitake sachet contains 1500 mg of strong maitake extract. Note that we don’t only powder the mushrooms, but process them properly to ensure the effectiveness. The mushrooms have been extracted in both hot water and alcohol for all the beneficial compounds to become bioavailable. The final extraction is standardised to contain 30% polysaccharide content. We then combine the spray dried extract powder with natural and pure herbs, tulsi, ginger, rose hip and stevia. The result is a synergistic, good tasting and one of its kind instant powder!

Tulsi content per sachet is 900 mg and natural vitamin C amount from rose hip is 27 mg (45 % of the RDI).

Ingredients
– Dual extracted Maitake (Grifola frondosa) (50%, 30 g/box) (30% polysaccharides)
– Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
– Ginger
– Rose hip
– Stevia (steviol glycosides)

How to use
You can simply dissolve one Instant Maitake sachet in a cup of hot water. It makes anything from 1 dl (½ cup) to 1 liter (4 cups) of tasty drink, depending on the strength you are looking for. The effect stays the same when the powder is blended into a smoothie, mixed with food or even sprinkled straight into the mouth. Whichever way you make it, the more of the powder you get into your system the stronger the benefits.

Serving size of 1 sachet per day is definitely an effective dose already. You can then adjust the dose according to your needs and feelings, there is no risk of overdosing because the mushroom and all the herbs are tonics.”

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My Thoughts

I can give you a long list of things that I appreciate about Four Sigma Foods. I love their unique, passionate approach for creating products that harness the power of nature to heal the body. I love following them on social media and absorbing the helpful tidbits they have to offer.

So, I got four boxes of mushroom goodies to try (awesomeness). In each respective box, there are individuals serving packets. This packaging is particularly helpful for my when I commute to coach volleyball practice and need to bring a meal with me. I add a pack of this mushroom goodness (I alternate the 4 of them) to a blender bottle with my favorite protein, plant-based milk and seeds (chia, flax or hemp), and not only does it provide me with a healthy, convenient meal, but it equips me with the added healing benefits of mushrooms (digestive health, balancing hormones, energy boost, immune support, etc.) Adding these packets to my smoothie has been one of several healthy habits that is contributing to me feeling the healthiest I’ve ever felt. My energy is soaring, I sleep well and I’m able to work out hard during the day and play volleyball with my 12 year old team at night without being completely incapacitated. My diet plays a huge role in that.

I get excited by the fact that each of these four mushrooms blends ALSO contains a range of other healers like licorice root, mint, dandelion, etc. I know many of these to be powerful liver detoxifiers. Taste-wise, each of these blends tastes similar to me, likely because I do not consume them by themselves. They are earthy & robust–I love the unique flavor it adds.

These packets of tiny mushroom chunks, if you will, are gluten free, non-gmo, soy free, sugar free, vegan and all natural. That’s pretty good. I would love to see that they are organic and raw. What Four Sigma Foods is doing here is big, but I believe they could make it bigger. I wouldn’t need to see an organic certification to feel better about the products, just to know that the mushrooms are grown without pesticides and harsh chemicals. I also believe (just like other plants), mushrooms are mostly beneficial when consumed raw; as the nutrient profile has not been compromised after contact with heat.

I’m happy that I got to try Four Sigma Foods and

 

Perfect Supplements Plant Based Protein Review

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Perfect Supplements

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Perfect Supplements Protein:

“Raw and USDA Certified Organic Brown Rice, Hemp, and Mushroom Protein

Perfect Plant Protein is an ideal blend of hemp, mushroom, and brown rice protein enhanced with enzymes and probiotics. Vegetarian protein powders are easily digestible and perfect for building and maintaining lean muscle mass. This vegetarian protein powder contains an immune system enhancing blend of super food mushrooms including Reishi, King Trumpet, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Turkey Tail, Shiitake and Maitake. Perfect Plant Protein is USDA Certified Organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and contains zero artificial ingredients. All ingredients are grown and processed in USA and Canada. Perfect Plant Protein also available in a simply natural flavor that is made with no added flavor or sweetener.

The Health Benefits of Perfect Plant Protein

Vegetarian protein powders offer a variety of health benefits. Protein powders containing super foods such as hemp and mushroom tend to be even more beneficial. Often times, plant based protein powders are easier to digest and contain more bio-available nutrients than whey or soy based protein. Due to their health benefits and nutrient profiles, vegetarian protein powders are perfect for building and maintaining lean muscle and increasing overall health. Perfect Plant Protein is the ideal blend of mushroom, hemp, and brown rice protein.

  • Build and Strengthen Lean Muscle
  • Boost Energy
  • Boost the Immune System
  • Boost Metabolism
  • Improve Digestion
  • Improve Respiratory Strength
  • Maintain Healthy Cholesterol
  • Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar
  • Maintain Cardiovascular Health
  • Maintain Healthy Eyesight and Hearing
  • Slow the Process of Aging
  • Strengthen Skin, Hair, and Nails

Perfect Nutrients

Mushrooms are an important source vegetarian protein and fiber. Most mushrooms are low calorie, low carbohydrate, and fat free. Mushrooms provide vitamin D as well as many of the B vitamins. Mushrooms are also an important source of mineral such as copper, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and magnesium.

Hemp is the only known source of edestin, a plant protein that is nearly identical to the protein found in human blood. Edestin aids in DNA repair at a cellular level. Hemp is considered a complete protein meaning that it contains all essential and non-essential amino acids. Hemp also contains an ideal 3:1 ratio of omega 6 to omega 3. Hemp is also one of few vegan sources of the fatty acid GLA. This super food protein is also rich with vitamins B, D, and E.

Brown rice is perfect for everyone because it is vegan, hypo-allergenic, and gluten-free. Brown rice is also considered a complete protein meaning it contains all essential and non essential amino acids. This vegetarian protein source is an important source of minerals such as iron, magnesium, manganese, and selenium. Brown rice is also rich with vitamins B1, B3, and B6.

A Perfect Container for a Perfect Protein

  • BPA Free HDPE Container (780g)
  • Includes 1 Serving Scoop (26g)
  • Fully Recyclable.”

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My Thoughts:

I’ve been lucky enough to try a vast range of protein powders in recent years. Normally it goes something like this:

-if it’s a vegan protein, it normally has brown rice protein as the foundation

-if it’s a non-vegan, it normally has whey as the main component

While I welcome and use both plant-based and whey proteins in my diet, I’ve found this “Perfect Plant Protein” to be one of the highest quality and most unique of them all. This blend is comprised of hemp protein and mushroom protein (in addition to brown rice protein). There aren’t many protein blends that utilize the powers contained in mushrooms, so I was intrigued by this trio even before trying it.

Taste-wise, this powder is a little bit chalky (actually, not in a bad way). It’s just very dense, with a slight vanilla flavor. For those that love a thick smoothie, this powder is perfect. If you like your smoothie to be more liquid-y, I’d recommend adding more than the recommended amount of milk (almond or coconut milk). You can also crack an egg into your smoothie to improve the texture of the concoction (I’m not here to debate eating raw eggs, just simply stating that I consume an organic, raw egg almost every day. A raw egg’s nutritional value far surpasses a cooked egg).

As it’s evident, I’m someone who believes strongly in the healing powers of plants, but am not a “vegan.” I just want to focus on the caliber of the food I’m eating. I aim for minimally processed, organic, raw food as much as I can–and this protein fits in that regime.

I also love that the labeling mentions “enzymes and probiotics for optimal digestive health.” I am aware that many foods naturally contain levels of probiotics and enzymes that contribute to a healthy gut. I’m not sure if these benefits are especially true for mushrooms, but it doesn’t seem like many protein brands state that on their label. It certainly peaks my interest knowing that my body is receiving more than just a hefty dose of protein.

I see this protein as a fantastic option for anyone–regardless of dietary restrictions. It’s very satisfying & filling, tasteful and comprised of excellent ingredients. It boasts a certified organic label (if you seek that) and is just one amongst a wide range of organic products that Perfect Supplements makes. I encourage you to give this protein a try.