Perfect Protein Elevated Brain Booster - Beverages, Herbs, Protein - Botanica

Perfect Protein Elevated Brain Booster

Organic

Botanica Perfect Protein Elevated Brain Booster is an organic plant protein blended with brain-boosting superfoods. With 20g of plant protein packed with naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, healthy fats, fibre, and brain-boosting superfoods, Perfect Protein Elevated is an easy all-in-one approach. Take the guesswork out of what to eat when you need to enhance mental focus and brain performance.

  • Lion’s Mane is rich in antioxidants
  • Rhodiola helps reduce stress, improve mood and enhance focus and mental performance
  • Whole food B Vitamins from quinoa help to optimize energy levels

Sizes:606 g

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Qualifications

  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Soy-Free
  • Stevia-Free
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Craft Process
  • Benefits
  • Ingredients
  • FAQ
  • Usage

Our herbal and superfood blend has been carefully chosen to complement our protein powder and offer extra brain benefits. These targeted herbs and superfoods are included in therapeutic and meaningful amounts to add to your daily protein supplement, no fairy dusting!

Lion’s Mane mushroom

We use the whole mushroom – mycelium and fruiting body – to capture all the benefits of this amazing plant. Sourced from the Pacific Northwest of the USA and grown in a protected environment, our Lion’s Mane mushrooms are organically grown and tested for herbicides, pesticides, and heavy metals to ensure their purity.

QUINOA

Our sustainably traded, organically-grown quinoa comes from the Andes mountains in Bolivia.

  • It is first peeled to remove the top saponin layer (a slightly toxic layer), then washed, dried, and powdered.
  • This produces a beautiful quinoa powder with no bitterness that dissolves easily in water.
  • No chemicals or heat are used in the process.

RICE

Our certified organic brown rice is sourced from exclusive crops across Asia, where it naturally grows. It is never exposed to pesticides or pesticide residue, meeting Prop 65 standards – strict non-contamination standards for California.

  • The protein is carefully derived from bran + germ + endosperm layers.
  • It is treated with organic plant-based enzymes, then washed and sieved several times, and filtered until the protein content rises (80% – 90% whole grain brown rice protein).
  • The protein extraction is hexane-free, and low temperatures are used, which also prevents off flavors.

COCONUT

Our organic coconut is sourced from the South Pacific, from areas such as Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and the Philippines. We work with small family-based sustainable farms that are 50-75 years of age, and well cared for.

The coconuts are harvested in 3 traditional ways:

  • Some Coconuts naturally fall to the ground;
  • Tree climbers are used from the specialized labour community for plucking;
  • Bamboo poles are used with a knife attached to cut down the coconut.

The coconuts are then pressed for milk, and the milk is further dehydrated into a powder.

HELPS SUPPORT COGNITIVE FUNCTION

Is it a daily struggle to keep your focus and concentration on important tasks? Do you get that afternoon brain ‘blah’ when everything takes twice as long to get done? Perfect Protein Elevated Brain Booster is specifically formulated to support mental focus and stamina. It can be a wonderful aide for students when actively learning new things, as well as when we simply need that extra mental boost to get through our day.

REDUCES MENTAL FATIGUE

Despite all our best efforts to have balance in our lives, there are times when we need to push through difficult times. And with this often comes more mental fatigue and strain. Lion’s Mane and Rhodiola, two of the key ingredients in Perfect Protein Elevated Brain Booster are great for nourishing and supporting the nervous system and brain. Rhodiola in particular has been shown to reduce mental fatigue and improve performance on work-related tasks by 20% [1].

HELPS COPE WITH STRESS

What’s the biggest cause of mental strain? You guessed it, stress!
So a brain boosting formula definitely needs to include some stress support. Rhodiola is a stimulating herb that helps us to better cope with the demands of stress in our lives, helping us feel less tired and overwhelmed. And the B vitamins have been studied for their protective effect from stress, with people experiencing less self-perceived stress and significantly lower confusion and dejected mood [2].

HELPS BUILD AND REPAIR MUSCLE

Protein provides us with the building blocks to synthesize and repair body tissues, including muscles. Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), which are found in good concentrations in this formula, are of particular importance for this. This plant-based protein powder is helpful if you are wanting to maintain and even build healthy muscle mass.

REFERENCES:

[1] Darbinyan V, Kteyan A, Panossian A, Gabrielian E, Wikman G, Wagner H. Rhodiola rosea in stress induced fatigue–a double blind cross-over study of a standardized extract SHR-5 with a repeated low-dose regimen on the mental performance of healthy physicians during night duty. Phytomedicine. 2000;7(5):365-371. doi:10.1016/S0944-7113(00)80055-0

[2] Stough C, Scholey A, Lloyd J, Spong J, Myers S, Downey LA. The effect of 90 day administration of a high dose vitamin B-complex on work stress. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2011 Oct;26(7):470-6. doi: 10.1002/hup.1229. Epub 2011 Sep 8. PMID: 21905094.

PROTEIN BLEND

QUINOA

Quinoa is an outstanding nutritional powerhouse. It has the highest protein content of all grains (although technically not a grain) and unlike most plant-based sources of protein, it provides a complete protein, which means it contains all the essential amino acids. Paired with Brown rice, we have a complete, well balanced protein for our everyday needs.

BROWN RICE

Botanica’s organic brown rice is treated with organic enzymes to support ease of digestion and to help break down some of the starch and fiber thereby naturally increasing the final protein content.

COCONUT

Coconut was chosen for this formula in part to support a balanced protein profile, and largely for its yummy goodness that gives the powder a smooth and creamy texture.

HERBAL BLEND

LION’S MANE

750mg

The smart mushroom • Helps balance immune function

Lion’s Mane has received its common name from its appearance as it has some resemblance to a lion’s mane and is often correlated with the look of the human brain and nervous system. It is an edible medicinal mushroom that has been referred to as the ‘smart mushroom’ for its ability to enhance cognitive function and mood [1]. In fact, Lion’s Mane has come to be considered a super star when it comes to brain and nervous system health.

RHODIOLA

200mg of a 4:1 extract (800mg of dry herb equivalent)

Supports cognitive function • Helps relieve symptoms of stress

Rhodiola is a wonderful adaptogen, which means it’s a herb that helps us to better resist the challenges of stress, passing through life’s demands with a little more ease and relaxation. It is also well known for supporting mental focus and learning. An all round great herb to give us a good little brain boost.

B COMPLEX

Sourced from 400 mg quinoa sprouts

Help with energy production • Helps metabolize nutrients

Our quinoa sprouts are grown in vitamin B rich substrate to provide a complete food-based B complex. Our B vitamins are crucial for healthy metabolism of our carbohydrates, fats and proteins, helping us convert the food we eat into glucose for energy [2]. They are also essential for the production of fuel and energy in our cells [3].

ALL INGREDIENTS:

Organic brown rice, organic quinoa, organic coconut milk powder, organic lion’s mane, organic germinated quinoa sprouts, organic rhodiola root extract, organic vanilla flavour, organic acacia gum, organic monk fruit extract.

REFERENCES:

[1] Li IC, Lee LY, Tzeng TT, et al. Neurohealth Properties of Hericium erinaceus Mycelia Enriched with Erinacines. Behav Neurol. 2018;2018:5802634. Published 2018 May 21. doi:10.1155/2018/5802634

[2] Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.; Fortify Your Life, Your Guide to Vitamins, Minerals, and More. National Geographic Society, p16. ISBN 978-1-4262-1668-8

[3] Tardy AL, Pouteau E, Marquez D, Yilmaz C, Scholey A. Vitamins and Minerals for Energy, Fatigue and Cognition: A Narrative Review of the Biochemical and Clinical Evidence. Nutrients. 2020 Jan 16;12(1):228. doi: 10.3390/nu12010228. PMID: 31963141; PMCID: PMC7019700.

 

Can this formula replace some of my herbal supplements?

Yes, it contains therapeutic dosages and has been formulated with Naturopathic doctors & Herbalists. It is still always wise to follow up with your practitioner if needed.

Can this formula be taken if I’m on medication?

For the most part, yes, although it should be taken 2 hours away from your medications

Can I take this formula for an extended period of time?

Yes, these are superfood nutrients used traditionally for centuries and have a tonifying effect on the body. Having said that, it is always a good idea to take mini breaks of a couple of weeks on and off every couple of months or so with any herbal protocols; they tend to be most effective that way.

Where is the Lion’s Mane mushroom sourced from?

USA (Pacific Northwest)

Is the Lion’s Mane mushroom from fruiting body or mycelium?

It is from the primordia – the mushroom sprout. It offers all of the vitality and therapeutic value of the mycelia as well as the constituents found in the mature fruit body

What is organic monk fruit extract and why is it added?

Monk fruit is a sweet-tasting plant, also known as Luo Han Guo. Organic monk fruit extract enhances the flavour of our superfood beverages without the addition of sugar, stevia, or artificial flavours.

BLEND

Mix one scoop (43 g) into your favourite smoothie recipe.

SHAKE

Add one scoop to your favourite ice-cold, alternative milk beverage.

NO-BAKE DESSERT

Swap up to ½ the flour in your recipe for an added protein boost in your raw food dessert recipe for an added protein boost.

Safety information: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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