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Botanica Perfect Protein Elevated Energy Booster is an organic plant protein blended with a full serving of 3 energy boosting supplements – panax ginseng, cordyceps & vitamin B complex. With 20g of plant protein packed with naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, healthy fats, fibre, and energy boosting superfoods, Perfect Protein Elevated is an easy all-in-one. Take the guesswork out of what to take when you need to increase energy, both physically & mentally.
Our herbal and superfood blend has been carefully chosen to complement our protein powder and offer extra support to your energy levels. These targeted herbs and superfoods are included in therapeutic and meaningful amounts to add to your daily protein supplement, no fairy dusting!
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.
Our sustainably traded, organically-grown quinoa comes from the Andes mountains in Bolivia.
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.
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:
The coconuts are then pressed for milk, and the milk is further dehydrated into a powder.
Struggling with that mental fog from sheer exhaustion or overwhelming stress? The plants and superfoods in this formula are especially suited to supporting mental alertness and improving our overall cognitive abilities.[i]
Looking for that boost of energy to get going in your day or to give you that extra kick for your workout? Panax ginseng and Cordyceps mushroom in this formula have long been used to support energy and improve physical performance.[ii],[iii]
Energy begins on the cellular level, and B vitamins are essential for the production of fuel and energy in every cell of our body.[iv] Our quinoa sprouts, grown in vitamin B rich substrate, provides us with a complete food-based B complex.
The combination of quinoa, brown rice and coconut provide a complete and balanced plant-based protein for our daily energy requirements. The addition of therapeutic herbs and superfoods offer a deeply nourishing and energizing support to our brain, nervous system and muscles for that extra boost of energy we often need.
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.
[i] Park KC, Jin H, Zheng R, et al. Cognition enhancing effect of panax ginseng in Korean volunteers with mild cognitive impairment: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Transl Clin Pharmacol. 2019;27(3):92-97. doi:10.12793/tcp.2019.27.3.92
[ii] Oliynyk S, Oh S. Actoprotective effect of ginseng: improving mental and physical performance. J Ginseng Res. 2013;37(2):144-166. doi:10.5142/jgr.2013.37.144
[iii] Hirsch KR, Smith-Ryan AE, Roelofs EJ, Trexler ET, Mock MG. Cordyceps militaris Improves Tolerance to High-Intensity Exercise After Acute and Chronic Supplementation. J Diet Suppl. 2017;14(1):42-53. doi:10.1080/19390211.2016.1203386
[iv] 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.
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.
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 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.
Reduce mental fatigue • Enhance physical performance
Panax ginseng, often referred to as the King of all herbs, is a wonderful adaptogen – a herb that helps us to better cope with the demands of stress. It is a stimulating and invigorating plant that is well recognized to improve mental alertness and physical performance.[i]
Immunomodulating • Rich source of antioxidants
Cordyceps is an excellent mushroom for full body wellness. As an immunomodulator, it supports a healthy immune function, helping keep all the checks and balances in working order.
It is also traditionally our star mushroom for energy and athletic performance.[ii] It has shown great potential to increase immediate energy, support a healthy libido, and improve oxygen intake in the lungs.[iii] Overall, it can be a wonderful mushroom to improve stamina.
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.[iv] They are also essential for the production of fuel and energy in our cells.[v]
Organic brown rice, organic quinoa, organic coconut milk powder, organic cordyceps mycelium, organic panax ginseng root, organic germinated quinoa sprouts, organic vanilla flavour, organic acacia gum, organic monk fruit extract.
[i] Kim HG, Cho JH, Yoo SR, Lee JS, Han JM, Lee NH, Ahn YC, Son CG. Antifatigue effects of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. PLoS One. 2013 Apr 17;8(4):e61271. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061271. PMID: 23613825; PMCID: PMC3629193.
[ii] Hirsch KR, Smith-Ryan AE, Roelofs EJ, Trexler ET, Mock MG. Cordyceps militaris Improves Tolerance to High-Intensity Exercise After Acute and Chronic Supplementation. J Diet Suppl. 2017;14(1):42-53. doi:10.1080/19390211.2016.1203386
[iii] Tuli HS, Sandhu SS, Sharma AK. Pharmacological and therapeutic potential of Cordyceps with special reference to Cordycepin. 3 Biotech. 2014;4(1):1-12. doi:10.1007/s13205-013-0121-9
[iv] 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
[v] 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.
Mix one (41 g) scoop into your favourite smoothie recipe.
Add one scoop to your favourite ice-cold, alternative milk beverage.
Swap up to ½ the flour in your recipe in your raw food dessert recipe for an added protein boost.
Safety information: consult a health practitioner if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have diabetes, if you are taking antidepressant medication, blood thinners or digoxin. Stop use if you experience insomnia, anxiety or headaches. Store away from children. Do not use if seal is broken. Store under normal condition.
Can this formula replace my herbal supplements for energy?
Yes, it contains therapeutic dosages and has been formulated with Naturopathic doctors. It is still always wise to follow up with a 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. Be cautious with Panax ginseng if on anti-depressants or digoxin.
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.
Can I take this formula every day?
Are all of the ingredients organic?
Yes, they are all certified organic, including the organic vanilla flavour and monk fruit extract for that delicious flavour.
Can this perfect protein elevated powder be used for children?
This formula has therapeutic levels of herbs in it, so it is meant for people 12 years and up, unless advised by a practitioner. The Perfect Protein is different and can be used for kids of all ages, since it is 100% whole food. A child’s dosage is always divided based on their weight. The adult dosage is based on 150 lb person, so you would divide the dose depending on the child’s weight.
Can I cook with this formula?
Although it would make a lovely protein-rich substitute for flour in several types of recipes, we do not generally recommend heating this powder as you risk losing some of the B vitamins that tend to be sensitive to heat. If you are looking for a protein formula for baking, Perfect Protein is a great alternative.
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.
Why does Botanica Perfect Protein Elevated contain organic acacia gum, and is it difficult to digest?
We have made this recent addition to some of our formulas in order to improve the texture & blend-ability where needed. Our goal is always to deliver the best taste & texture experience to our customers, while ensuring that our products are Certified Organic and free of unwanted fillers. Organic acacia gum is known to be easy to digest and tolerated by even the most sensitive tummy.