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Perfect Protein Elevated Sleep Better

Certified Organic

Botanica Perfect Protein Elevated Sleep Better is an organic plant protein blended with a full serving of 3 sleep enhancing supplements – passionflower, tart cherry & magnesium. With 20g 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 sleep soundly & wake up feeling refreshed.

  • Relieves restlessness
  • Helps improve sleep quality
  • Helps build and repair muscle
  • Helps relax tired muscles

Sizes:644 g

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Qualifications

  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Stevia Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Sugar Free
  • Pea Protein Free
  • Craft process
  • Benefits
  • Ingredients
  • Usage
  • FAQ

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

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.

RELIEVES RESTLESSNESS & NERVOUSNESS

Feeling restless and fidgety in the evening? Struggling to turn the mental hamster off at bedtime? Passionflower is especially suited to support our nervous system and help ease us into a state of relaxation and sleep.[i]

HELPS IMPROVE SLEEP QUALITY

Sleep quality is generally measured by how long it takes us to fall asleep, how long we stay asleep, and how recuperative our sleep is. The combination of plants and nutrients in this formula support all three of these aspects of sleep quality.[ii][iii][iv]

HELPS BUILD AND REPAIR MUSCLE

Taking protein close to bedtime can provide the body with important muscle building amino acids to help repair and rebuild during sleep. You can improve muscle mass while you snooze. (When combined with regular resistance training and a healthy balanced diet, of course!)

HELPS RELAX TIRED MUSCLES

Muscle tension contributes to more stress and fatigue, which also contribute to more muscle tension. It can be a vicious cycle. Plants that support relaxation and Magnesium, a calming mineral that helps our muscles release, can be very helpful for transitioning out of this spiral of tension.

References:

[i] Lee J, Jung HY, Lee SI, Choi JH, Kim SG. Effects of Passiflora incarnata Linnaeus on polysomnographic sleep parameters in subjects with insomnia disorder: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2020 Jan;35(1):29-35. doi: 10.1097/YIC.0000000000000291. PMID: 31714321.

[ii] Lee J, Jung HY, Lee SI, Choi JH, Kim SG. Effects of Passiflora incarnata Linnaeus on polysomnographic sleep parameters in subjects with insomnia disorder: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2020 Jan;35(1):29-35. doi: 10.1097/YIC.0000000000000291. PMID: 31714321.

[iii] Losso JN, Finley JW, Karki N, et al. Pilot Study of the Tart Cherry Juice for the Treatment of Insomnia and Investigation of Mechanisms. Am J Ther. 2018;25(2):e194-e201. doi:10.1097/MJT.0000000000000584

[iv] Abbasi B, Kimiagar M, Sadeghniiat K, Shirazi MM, Hedayati M, Rashidkhani B. The effect of magnesium supplementation on primary insomnia in elderly: A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. J Res Med Sci. 2012;17(12):1161-1169.

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

PASSIONFLOWER

500 mg

Relieve restlessness • Improves sleep

Passionflower is a gentle but effective plant for relaxation and improving sleep.[i] It is a great choice when you have trouble falling asleep due to an overactive mind and/or are waking regularly in the middle of the night.

TART CHERRY

Natural source of melatonin

Tart cherry is a natural source of melatonin. It also increases the amount of tryptophan available,[ii] which is a precursor to melatonin. Melatonin is often referred to as our ‘sleep hormone’. The end result is that tart cherry has been found to increase the amount of time we sleep.[iii]

MAGNESIUM

300 mg

Maintain proper muscle function • Maintain bone health

Magnesium is an important mineral involved in very many metabolic reactions in the body, including muscle function and bone health. We have included it in this formula however, mostly for its well-known calming effect, both on the mind and body.[iv] It can be a very supportive mineral for healthy sleep.

All ingredients:

Organic brown rice, organic quinoa, organic coconut milk powder, organic passionflower, magnesium citrate, organic vanilla flavour, organic tart cherry juice powder, organic acacia gum, organic monk fruit extract.

References:

[i] Lee J, Jung HY, Lee SI, Choi JH, Kim SG. Effects of Passiflora incarnata Linnaeus on polysomnographic sleep parameters in subjects with insomnia disorder: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled

[ii] Losso JN, Finley JW, Karki N, et al. Pilot Study of the Tart Cherry Juice for the Treatment of Insomnia and Investigation of Mechanisms. Am J Ther. 2018;25(2):e194-e201. doi:10.1097/MJT.0000000000000584

[iii] Losso JN, Finley JW, Karki N, et al. Pilot Study of the Tart Cherry Juice for the Treatment of Insomnia and Investigation of Mechanisms. Am J Ther. 2018;25(2):e194-e201. doi:10.1097/MJT.0000000000000584

[iv] Boyle NB, Lawton C, Dye L. The Effects of Magnesium Supplementation on Subjective Anxiety and Stress—A Systematic Review. Nutrients. 2017; 9(5):429. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu9050429

BLEND

Mix one scoop (46 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 practitioner if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if sleeplessness persists for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia) or if symptoms worsen. Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Stop use if hypersensitivity/allergy occurs. Avoid taking with alcohol or products that cause drowsiness. Store away from children. Do not use if seal is broken. Store under normal condition.

Can this formula replace my herbal supplements for sleep?

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.

What time of day should I take this formula?

This particular protein powder formula is best taken in the evening or closer to bedtime. It is intended as a light protein-rich snack and not meant to encourage large meals at bedtime. Taking protein close to bedtime can provide the body with important muscle building amino acids to help repair and rebuild during sleep. You can improve muscle mass while you snooze. (When combined with regular resistance training and a healthy balanced diet, of course!)
Furthermore, the tryptophan content in the protein (a precursor for melatonin) can be helpful for sleep and protein in general can also help stabilize night-time blood sugar. Combined with the sleep supportive plants and superfoods, this unique formula is ideal for those who are struggling with sleep, or who tend to do late workouts and need nutritive support as well as a gentle transition towards relaxation and sleep.

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

Yes, although is best taken 2 hours away from your medications

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

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

Can I take this formula every day?

Yes, absolutely.

Will the magnesium in the formula cause digestive upset?

The magnesium in this formula is magnesium citrate that has been derived from sea water. Magnesium can cause some water retention in the bowels leading to looser stools. This is very much dose dependent and we are not all equally sensitive to this effect. If you notice a tendency toward looser stools you can decrease the amount you are taking or stop taking altogether, the bowels should reset very quickly.

I usually have a smoothie in the morning. What is the benefit of protein in the evening?

Taking protein close to bedtime can provide the body with important muscle building amino acids to help repair and rebuild during sleep. You can improve muscle mass while you snooze. (When combined with regular resistance training and a healthy balanced diet, of course!)

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 phytonutrients in the herbs. 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.

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