You Are What You Eat Digest
Protein With Fermented Foods for Better Digestion and Absorption
- 20g of Organic protein
- Sugar free
- Fermented foods for digestion
- Mixes smooth & tastes delicious
Not Just More Protein………More Usable Protein
People are obsessed with protein, and why not? It’s critical for optimal health! But more is not always better. How much protein you consume is not as important as how much protein your body can actually digest and absorb. A healthy digestive system is the gateway to your body and will determine the benefits you receive from your protein supplement (or any food you consume). PlantFusion Organic Protein includes a healthy dose of fermented foods to supercharge your digestion with a full spectrum of natural food-based probiotics and enzymes for better overall nutrient digestion and absorption.
20 grams of Organic Protein + Fermented Foods gives you:
- Greater Protein Benefits – because your body easily breaks down and absorbs the protein
- Fewer Digestive Complaints – because the fermented foods assist digestion of protein
- Improved Overall Digestive Health – because your digestive system is “reconditioned” over time with the optimal balance of flora
Bottom line……….you get a whole lot more out of your protein shake than ever before!
Live Whole Fermented Foods vs. Isolated Probiotics
At PlantFusion, we naturally prefer “the whole food” approach. So instead of using high doses of a few strains of isolated probiotics, we use living fermented foods which contain hundreds of strains of probiotics, enzymes and natural cofactors, just as they exist in nature. The end result is a broader range of beneficial bacteria to support digestion in a way that you can actually feel.
What does PlantFusion Organic have in common with foods like Greek Yogurt, Kombucha, and Kimchi?
The answer is fermented foods, which have soared in popularity as people take advantage of their ability to improve digestive health and overall well-being. Digestive issues often are the # 1 difficulty people experience with protein shakes. Symptoms range from bloating, to gassiness, and even serious cramps. No matter how it may feel, this is your body’s way of telling you that it does not have the necessary tools to properly digest and effectively use the proteins consumed. The proprietary fermented foods blend in PlantFusion Organic Protein gives your body the metabolic toolbox needed to actively break down the proteins into shorter peptides and amino acids for easier, more efficient use by the body. At the same time, the active cultures help normalize the balance of flora in your digestive tract for better overall digestive health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is PlantFusion Organic gluten free, dairy free, and soy free?
Yes, PlantFusion Organic is free of all the major food allergens (milk, eggs, fish [e.g., bass, flounder, cod], Crustacean shellfish [e.g., crab, lobster, shrimp], tree nuts [e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans, peanuts], wheat [gluten], and soybean) as identified in the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004.
Does PlantFusion Organic contain GMO (genetically modified) ingredients?
No, the ingredients used to formulate PlantFusion Organic have all been carefully selected to ensure purity and potency. PlantFusion Organic has been tested and confirmed non-GMO which is stated on the label.
Is PlantFusion Organic tested for heavy metals?
Yes, we do indeed do third party testing on all our PlantFusion products. There’s been a whole lot of attention lately on heavy metals in nutritional supplements. Particularly those products on the market containing brown rice and/or brown rice syrup. In the early development of PlantFusion, we found through our own research and testing that brown rice protein typically had levels of certain heavy metals (namely lead, arsenic and cadmium) that were many times higher than our other plant protein sources. Because of this, and a few other factors, we opted to take brown rice out of all of our formulas.
Does PlantFusion Organic have any certifications?
PlantFusion Organic USDA organic certified and is produced in a facility that has been certified as being compliant with all Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) by NSF International, a world leader in third party audits and certifications, and the Natural Products Association.
How long can PlantFusion Organic be stored? What is its Best Used By date?
PlantFusion Organic is formulated so that is has a Best Used By date of 24 months from the time of its manufacture; provided that it is in a closed container. A date code is printed at the bottom of the container to indicate the month and year (MM/YR) by when it is best used. For example, if the date code reads 06/15, that means that this product is best used before June of 2015.
Can you explain the Organic Fermented, Sprouted Food blend in PlantFusion Organic?
PlantFusion Organic is a complete protein blend with naturally occurring amino acids. The product has a total of 20 grams of protein. The organic fermented food portion of the formula consists of organic, sprouted lentil, millet, chia and flax. These ingredients are fermented with natural living starter cultures (the same ones used to create probiotics). During this proprietary fermentation process, many different strains of probiotics and enzymes are cultivated in their natural whole food state. When added to the concentrated plant proteins, this unique fermented blend actively breaks down the proteins into shorter peptides and amino acids for an easily digested and highly bioavailable nutrient source that is more efficiently utilized by the body.
What are the sweeteners in PlantFusion Organic and why did you choose them?
PlantFusion Organic is sweetened with inulin and stevia. Inulin is a prebiotic fiber that promotes better gut health and is naturally very sweet. It usually comes from the root of plants like chicory. Stevia is a natural extract that comes from the leaves of the Stevia plant. Both are commonly used in natural products. We don’t take a “one size fits all” approach to our sweeteners and flavors. Instead we will tailor a specific blend of sweeteners for a product in order to achieve a more balanced and natural taste profile.
Is PlantFusion Organic easy on the stomach? Why?
Yes, PlantFusion Organic is easy on the stomach. It is the first protein shake specifically designed to enhance digestion. This is relative to the active cultures in our unique fermented food blend which helps to optimize the balance of flora in your digestive tract for better overall digestive health. The active cultures found in the organic fermented, sprouted food blend which has a broader range of beneficial bacteria to support digestion in a way that you can actually feel. PlantFusion Organic is also fortified with 100 mg blend of Bromelain and Alpha-Galactosidase, which provides added support for the digestion, absorption and bioavailability of all of the essential components.
Enzymes, Bromelain and Alpha-Galactosidase assist with digestion. Most legumes (like peas) contain starches that may cause bloating and gas in some people. While these starches are naturally separated from the proteins in PlantFusion Organic in its manufacturing processes, there still could be some trace amounts. Alpha-Galactosidase breaks down the remaining traces of starch to ensure easy digestion in even the most sensitive stomachs. Bromelian, a proteolytic enzyme from pineapple, helps the consumer digest proteins.
Why is there Sea Salt in PlantFusion Organic?
Anytime that you formulate with a live, active culture, as you find in our fermented food blend, it is important to preserve the good cultures but at the same time, prevent the growth of bad cultures. Generally, bad cultures are prevented by using preservatives or high heat processing. We are able to stabilize our cultures with sea salt – nature’s natural preservative.
Where is the sodium coming from in PlantFusion Organic?
The sodium in PlantFusion Organic is naturally occurring and comes from our proprietary blend of proteins, as well as a tiny amount coming from the added sea salt. It is approximately 11% of the daily value per serving.
What is the Amino Acid Profile?
The Amino Acid Profile is a proprietary blend of Organic pea, Organic sprouted amaranth, Organic sprouted quinoa and Organic flax seed proteins. The end result is a protein supplement that is easy to digest but still offers superior overall amino acid content when compared to other proteins (including whey and soy).
How is Organic PlantFusion processed and formulated?
PlantFusion Organic is made up of more than 15 different individual ingredients and adheres to the “Organic PlantFusion standards” which require that those ingredients be:
- Organic Plant-based
- Free of allergens
- Free of any harsh processing methods that might alter or destroy their nutritive value.In addition, there is a direct link to the supplier of each ingredient to ensure traceability, consistency, and potency. Each batch of PlantFusion Organic is produced in a 90,000 sq. ft. NSF/GMP certified manufacturing facility which allows oversight to every aspect of its manufacture. This attention to detail provides the basis for an environment which is born out of a “small company’s passion” but also embraces a “big company’s research and quality control”. That is the essence of PlantFusion Organic.
How does PlantFusion Organic compare to original PlantFusion?
Our new Organic represents major improvements over the original PlantFusion protein. The new version is USDA certified Organic and completely sugar free. It also has a fermented food blend that is specifically designed to maximize the digestion and absorption of the protein. No other protein shake, including our original PlantFusion, has this unique feature.
Why is PlantFusion Organic more expensive?
Our new PlantFusion Organic represents major improvements over the basic PlantFusion protein. The new version is USDA certified Organic and completely sugar free. It also has a fermented food blend that is specifically designed to maximize the digestion and absorption of the protein. No other protein shake, including our original PlantFusion, has this unique feature. The added benefits, unique ingredients and organic standards all contribute to a slightly higher cost.
Why would I still take/use the original PlantFusion protein powder?
Our original PlantFusion does have the added Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and L-Glutamine (organic certification prevented us from adding these to the new Organic/Fermented). Some people prefer the taste of the original which is slightly sweeter, and our original is also value-priced. A person is able to bake with the original PlantFusion as well. Baking is something that you would not be able to do with the organic version due to the fermented blend.
Is PlantFusion Organic low glycemic and safe for diabetics?
PlantFusion Organic contains zero grams of sugar per serving. Along with the fermented food blend, the product would still be considered to be low glycemic and completely safe for diabetics to consume.
When and how often do I take PlantFusion Organic?
PlantFusion Organic can be taken anytime, day or night. It can be used in the morning as a great way to start the day or after exercise to replenish and recover lost nutrients. Because of its high protein content it can also be used in between meals for appetite control or simply to maintain a steady stream of nutrients throughout the day.
Can PlantFusion Organic be used together, or with, other medicines or supplements?
PlantFusion Organic is made primarily from natural food sources similar to those you would find in a well - balanced diet. While negative interactions are unlikely; you should always consult with your doctor regarding questions about medications that you might be taking. If your doctor has inquires, they can contact our dedicated technical support line at 1-800-519-6266
How long will PlantFusion Organic stay fresh after mixing it?
While PlantFusion Organic will stay fresh for many hours after mixing; it is best to consume the liquid within twenty minutes after preparation for optimal taste and texture.
What should I mix PlantFusion Organic with?
PlantFusion Organic was originally designed to be mixed in a shaker with water for convenience; however, many people choose to mix it with other things such as almond milk, rice milk, etc. The vanilla also mixes with some juices (mostly citrus).
Is it safe for people with diabetics, food allergies, or critical illness.
PlantFusion Organic is low-glycemic and has tested negative for the 8 major food allergens. It contains whole food based ingredients; many of which you would find in a very well balanced diet. While PlantFusion Organic was designed to be taken by the average person, if you have any concerns about how it may affect your health or the affects it may have on your medications or treatments; it is always best to consult with your primary health care professional and provide the toll free number, 1-800-519-6266, for any questions that need to be answered.