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Botanica Perfect Protein Elevated Immune Supporter is an organic plant protein blended with a full serving of 4 immune supporting supplements – astragalus, vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc. With 20 g of plant protein packed with naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, healthy fats, fibre, and sleep supporting superfoods, Perfect Protein Elevated is an easy all-in-one approach. Take the guesswork out of what to eat when you need to support your immune system.
Our herbal and superfood blend has been carefully chosen to complement our protein powder and offer extra immune support. These targeted herbs and superfoods are included in therapeutic and meaningful amounts to add to your daily protein supplement, no fairy dusting!
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.
Looking to optimize immune function? Want to give your immune system a little helping hand as it works tirelessly to protect you? Perfect Protein Elevated Immune Supporter is formulated to offer long term support. It acts as a deep and nourishing tonic for the immune system, to help you be at your best as you get on with your day.
Is chronic stress a big factor in your life? Has your immune system been taking a hit? We often become more vulnerable to infection or autoimmune disorders when under chronic stress. This is when a deep acting immune tonic such as Perfect Protein Elevated Immune Supporter can be of great help to minimize the negative impact of stress as well as support a balanced and optimal immune function.
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.
Why care about antioxidants? Because they protect us from the wear and tear of chronic stress and inflammation. Our body produces free radicals as part of its everyday functions. These have their own important roles to play – for instance, we need them to help fight infections. But a balance between free radicals and their neutralizers – antioxidants – is crucial for optimal wellness. Superfoods rich in antioxidants are a highly nourishing way to provide the extra help our body can benefit from.
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.
Maintains a healthy immune system • Adaptogen increases resistance to stress
Astragalus has become a highly popular root in modern times for its ability to act deeply on the immune system.[i] It has demonstrated powerful immunomodulatory effects, which means it helps to support balanced immune function. As an adaptogen, Astragalus also helps us to better adapt and cope with stress, which can weaken the immune system over time.
Helps with immune function • Antioxidant for good health
Vitamin C has long been recognized for its potential to support healthy immune function and it has been studied for its ability to prevent and treat respiratory and systemic infections.[ii] Botanica’s food-based Vitamin C comes from Acerola cherry, a superfood rich in powerful antioxidants for optimal health.
200 mg • 1000iu
Supports immune function • Maintain bone health
Vitamin D is important to keep our immune system functioning in a balanced and optimal range. Deficiency, which is common among Canadians,[iii] has been associated with increased autoimmunity (overactive immune function) as well as an increased susceptibility to infection (underactive immune function).[iv]
Maintains immune system • Maintains healthy skin & connective tissue
Zinc has been referred to as the gatekeeper of immune function as virtually all immune cells are highly zinc-dependent.[v] Zinc also plays an important role in cell growth and repair and as such has demonstrated great benefit for skin health and wound healing.[vi]
Organic brown rice, organic quinoa, organic coconut milk powder, organic astragalus root, organic acerola cherry, organic portobello mushroom, inactive yeast, organic vanilla flavour, organic acacia gum, organic monk fruit extract.
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[ii] Carr AC, Maggini S. Vitamin C and Immune Function. Nutrients. 2017;9(11):1211. Published 2017 Nov 3. doi:10.3390/nu9111211
[iii] Schwalfenberg GK, Genuis SJ, Hiltz MN. Addressing vitamin D deficiency in Canada: a public health innovation whose time has come. Public Health. 2010 Jun;124(6):350-9. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2010.03.003. Epub 2010 Apr 21. PMID: 20413135.
[iv] Aranow C. Vitamin D and the immune system. J Investig Med. 2011;59(6):881-886. doi:10.2310/JIM.0b013e31821b8755
[v] Wessels I, Maywald M, Rink L. Zinc as a Gatekeeper of Immune Function. Nutrients. 2017;9(12):1286. Published 2017 Nov 25. doi:10.3390/nu9121286
[vi] Lin PH, Sermersheim M, Li H, Lee PHU, Steinberg SM, Ma J. Zinc in Wound Healing Modulation. Nutrients. 2017;10(1):16. Published 2017 Dec 24. doi:10.3390/nu10010016
Can this formula replace my herbal supplements for immune health?
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 Astragalus if you have an auto-immune disease.
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 Vitamin C and antioxidant content. 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 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.
Mix one (43 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 for an added protein boost in your raw food dessert recipe for an added protein boost.
Safety information: consult a health practitioner if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an autoimmune disorder.