BōKU Super Food "OG"
Drink your greens with the Super Food OG! This specialized formula contains 55 organic superfood ingredients that each serve an important physiological function, amping you up for the day like the Incredible Hulk! This formula contains all the nutrients you need for the day, all in one place - plus, you can easily enjoy this blend on the go.
- Formulated by a Naturopathic Medical Doctor
- Award-winning formula
- Highly concentrated nutrition
- Conducive to an active lifestyle
One scoop of BōKU Super Food added to your favorite non-dairy liquid – it’s that easy. Shake it up, drink it down, and experience how good maximum nutrition can feel.
It’s your best day, every day, the way Mother Nature intended!
- 11 Greens (land & sea) including barley grass juice, nettle, broccoli, kale and parsley
- 14 functional mushrooms
- 7 super sprouts
- 10 super berries & exotic fruits
- Probiotics and enzymes
- Vegan, Organic, Kosher
Greens and Sprouts -
The chlorophyll in greens is amazing. It transforms the life-giving power of the sun's energy into nutrients. The backbone of the chlorophyll molecule is magnesium, which is the most important mineral for a healthy cardiovascular system. Many people are quite deficient in magnesium. The chlorophyll molecule is also quite similar to the hemoglobin molecule, which carries our oxygen in red blood cells. In traditional medicine, greens have been considered "blood builders." Greens and sprouts also help the liver to detoxify substances that could otherwise harm the body's organs, including the heart. Cruciferous sprouts, suchs broccoli, kale and cauliflower are especially potent in this regard.
Besides being an ultimate "immune food," specialty mushrooms, such as reishi, are important for the liver. The liver makes and processes the body's cholesterol.
Antioxidant powerhouse. Antioxidants not only help the body detoxify toxins, but help to protect the integrity of all body cells.
Barley Grass Juice
This sweet grass superfood has been revered since the times of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, and here's why: it is anti-inflammatory, takes care of your daily B-vitamin intake, is loaded with essential minerals like zinc, calcium and iron, has powerful antioxidants, may slow the aging process, and give your immune system a good boost. Even more intriguing is barley grass' presence of the superoxide dismutase enzyme - an essential antioxidant defense in nearly all living cells.
If you're Irish, you likely grew up with nettle leaf as one of your primary medicines (both preventative and curative). Here are just a few of its healing properties that make it a powerhouse of health. Sure, they may be no cure for the common cold, but nettle comes close with its respiratory benefits and its anti-inflammatory properties - it has been used in teas since Medieval times for this purpose. If your sneezes and coughs are allergy-related, nettle has still got you covered: it is one of nature's greatest antihistamines. Oh, and the silica and sulfur in the nettle leaf will make your hair grow and shine!
Nopal cactus is also known as the "prickly pear" cactus, or to Spanish speakers, nopales, and it's not just any cactus. Nopales are known for their high concentration of both vitamins and antioxidants - most notably, vitamin C and several antioxidant flavonoids. Mexican herbalists take advantage of the nopales' potential to lower insulin and blood sugar levels after a meal. This high-fiber choice also lowers cholesterol!
Drink your greens early in the morning with our Super Food! Your mom wasn't just trying to torture you when she made you eat your broccoli. A cruciferous vegetable, broccoli is infused with tons of minerals and vitamins, including Vitamin A (as beta carotine), Vitamin C, and calcium. It is also a super-source of fiber, and, like all cruciferous vegetables, broccoli naturally delivers two important phytochemicals -- indoles and isothiocyanates. So drink up, baby!
When people want an iron or calcium boost, they often turn to spinach. But the list of incredible, essential vitamns and minerals does not end there. Let's go down the list: vitamins A, B & C? Indeed. Fiber? Yup. Magnesium? Tons. Zinc? Vitamin K? Phosphorus? Mmhmm! Spinach is also loaded with chloryphll, which is what gives it its rich foresty green color. Chloryphll is rich in powerful antioxidants that are said to have to improve liver function! Talk about a super food.
This majorly detoxifying leafy green is at the very top of the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (the ANDI chart). Simply put, this indicates how packed any given food is with nutrients. Boasting the highest possible score of 1,000 points on the ANDI chart, kale has many properties that make it the superfood it is. Like all cruciferous vegetables, kale boasts sulfur-creating compounds in the body that are linked to a hefty list of health benefits including reduction in inflammation, a healthier heart, and many more.
Nope, cabbage is not just a filler food, and it's not just for cole slaw. Like kale and broccoli, cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, which provides a major boost in many areas of physiological health. Cabbage is also loaded with phytonutrients. In case you don't know about these powerhouse nutrients, phytonutrients are found in many plants, which the plants use to stay healthy. It only makes sense that they would have a beneficial effect in other organisms, as well; in humans, phytonutrients fight off germs, bugs, harmful fungus, thereby keeping various diseases at bay.
Next time, you'll chomp down on your garnish like your life depends on it! Parsley is not just a curly-headed little companion to your sandwiches. It does so much than just sit there and look pretty. Not only is it packed with Vitamins C, K and A, it has also been used for centuries in folk medicine as a natural detox remedy, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent. The oils in parsley do everything from helping people with anemia to potentially curing you of unpleasant breath!
If you've ever seen spirulina, you may have wondered - how could anything be so green? The foresty greeness of spirulina comes from the fact that it is actually a rich blue-green algae found near Hawaii, Mexico and other regions of the deep blue sea. That spiriluna is full of countless nutrients may be a no-brainer, but it may surprise you to learn of the many proteins in this popular algae. In fact, the Aztecs called the green stuff "Tecuitlatl" and used to consume it as a primary source of protein! These proteins promote weight loss and the development of lean tissue, and also are considered infection-fighting.
Chlorella is a micro-algae, with many benefits similar to those of spirulina. Most commonly, it is used often as a supplement that detoxifies and helps treat stress-related ulcers. When taken, the small molecules of chorella bind to chemicals, toxins and heavy metals in the body, and flush them out. This is a God-send for patients that are exposed to any sort of radiation. Furthermore, the detoxification that chlorella provides plays a role in eliminating malignant cells. Pretty impressive, right? But wait, there's more - it also plays a role in making us look younger, clears your sinuses, and naturally provides a no-crash energy boost.
The maca root is a delicious, butterscotchy crop that is essentially worshiped in Central America - Peruvian natives eat it by the pound! Its major acclaim lies in its abilities to promote vitality, energy and stamina. It is often consumed with raw cacao an extra dose of energy and antioxidants. Nota bene: maca is great for amping up a tired libido and aiding fertility. Enjoy!
Super Tàke Mushroom Blend
Organic BõKU™ Super Tàke mushroom blend is comprised of 14 specialty mushrooms widely used in traditional Chinese practices. It delivers a wide-array of super adaptors, prebiotics and potent antioxidants that have an ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value similar to super fruits. Super Takes in Super Food include: Reishi, Cordyceps, Maitáke, Chaga, Mesima, Lion's Mane, Turkey Tail, Shiitáke, Blazei, Poria, Suehirotáke, Hiratáke, Agarikon and True Tinder Polypore. Source: USA
Organic Flax Sprouts, Organic Pumpkin Sprouts, Organic Broccoli Sprouts, Organic Cauliflower Sprouts, Organic Kale Sprouts, Organic Cabbage Sprouts, Organic Red Clover Sprouts. Sprouts are a powerhouse of nutrition. Civilizations over the past 5,000 years have considered sprouts a veritable fountain of youth and a nutritional staple. They deliver amino acids, vital vitamins and minerals, chlorophyll and antioxidants. Source: USA
Mesquite has a pleasant, molasses-like, nutty flavor with an accent of caramel. In addition to its great taste, mesquite includes fiber, meaning it digests relatively slowly and does not cause blood sugar spikes. This gluten-free powder also has calcium, vitamin B, magnesium and zinc.
Fine Vanilla Bean
There is extensive documentation proving that vanilla bean is scrumptious! There have been multiple studies showing that even the smell of vanilla bean boosts feelings of joy, relaxation, and general emotional well-being. It makes cookies what they are. It therefore boggles the mind to think that fine vanilla bean is also a superfood! Boasting calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, vitamin B6 and many others, vanilla ain't so plain after all!
Reverently nicknamed "Inca's Gold," this exotic Peruvian fruit is more than just a sweet, pretty, orange fleshy crop. In addition to its high vitamin/mineral profile, lucuma is known for its abilities to work wonders for the skin. It fights acne, leaving you clear and bright, with a youthful appearance. Perhaps even more notably, lucuma regenerates skin tissue and aids in healing wounds. Lucuma is also characterized as low-glycemic on the glycemic index, so it will not result in any crazy blood sugar spikes post-consumption.
Goji berries have been popping up more and more on the shelves of conscious-living grocery stores. These yummy Asian berries are trending for their high profile of antioxidants, especially polysaccharides. Goji berries - or gou qi zi - are used religiously in traditional Chinese medicine for longevity, as a tonic to clean the liver and kidneys, and for countless other nourishing purposes.
When herbalists hear a mention of the exceptional "hawthorn berry," immediately they think of the heart. Hawthorn berries are chock full of flavonoids, which are said to be very heart-healthy. And, consuming hawthorn berry could be great for opening your heart as well. Have some hawthorn, and let that heart chakra shine its radiant light!
Do not overlook the powerful properties of the humble blackberry! First off, blackberries are an excellent brain food; their high concentration of manganese is useful in fueling brain function. Another of the blackberries sought-after qualities is its impressive resume of vitamins and minerals. They contain soluble fiber in high doses, helping enforce optimal bowel movements (it's ok - everyone poops!). AND, the specific types of antioxidants in blackberries may help form a protective layer on the skin, protecting it from damaging UV rays.
There have been major religious misconceptions about the fruit from the tree of knowledge; it was not an apple that Eve plucked, but a pomegranate! They're delicious, simultaneously tart and sweet, and they are packed with antioxidants. They also pack an incredible punch of vitamin C, and an excellent fiber boost. Pomegranate also increases blood flow and is therefore of great benefit to the heart.
"The darker the berry, the more extraordinary!" - BoKU. And yes - blueberries are oh-so berry extraordinary, shining brightly as one of the world's smoothie superstars. Blueberry's brilliant, dark color indicates their richness in 'anthocyanins', which are powerful antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals. Blueberries additionally deliver tons of vitamins, such as fiber and vitamins A, C, E and B complex, along with minerals copper, selenium, zinc and iron.
Acai bowls are one of the healthiest, least crazy crazes around! Acai is an Amazonian berry with a beautiful rich purple color, and is considered the ultimate antioxidant. In fact, its antioxidant capacity is about 300% more than that of blueberries and grapes, which are both revered for their own antioxidant profiles. And, it's been deemed the "Viagra of the Amazon" with good reason. Some Brazilian men swear by it for sexual stamina and healthy libido.
Mmm, strawberries! Studies show that even the sweet aroma of a strawberry can elevate your mood. But they're so commonplace as household staples, especially during the summer months, that we may tend to overlook its nutritional benefits! They pack a punch of vitamin C, have anti-inflammatory antioxidants, and many vitamins and minerals that contribute to an overall healthy lifestyle.
Tart cherries are just one more very merry dark berry that BoKU is excited to share with the world. Tart cherries are saturated with a dark, antioxidizing pigment called anthocyanin, which gives tart cherries their dark red color. Tart cherries are among the top antioxidant fruits, containing higher phenolics. Ancient medicine additionally acknowledges the fact that tart cherries might just knock out insomnia, as they contain melatonin!
An amazing kidney cleanser, cranberries are also known for cleaning and protecting the urinary tract! The USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory states that cranberry has a concentration of nine minerals, which include calcium, magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc and phosphorus. Cranberry juice also has 15 vitamins, which include vitamin C, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6, B12 and vitamin A. Other constituents in cranberry juice include protein, carbohydrates and fiber.
As a yummy antioxidant food that has ellagic acid, raspberries help your body to balance the damage of free radicals. However, ellagic acid is not the only well-researched phyto-nutrient component of the raspberry. Raspberry's flavonoid content is also well documented. The key flavonoids are: quercetin, kaempferol and anthocyanins, all of which give raspberries their rich, red color.
Vermont Maple Syrup
Maple syrup is already known for how much "yum factor" it adds to your pancakes. But this natural sweetener also includes a host of vitamins and minerals, as well as some powerful antioxidants. And among maple syrup’s various compounds is a newly-identified one named Quebecol, which is a compound uniquely created when Maple tree sap is boiled and turned into syrup. Certain antioxidant phenolic compounds have also been found in maple syrup (just don't chug it - it's still sugar!).
Listen to your gut and delve into the great world of probiotics. Lactobacillus Sporogenes is a beneficial probiotic bacteria that has been deemed safe and effective as a treatment for joint pain, tenderness and swelling, with a strong resistance to damage in the gastrointestinal tract. But its scientific name is a misnomer; the root "lacto" signifies that this powerful intestinal bacteria comes from cows. But this probiotic- more accurately titled "bacillus coagulans," is derived from soil, not milk - so it's vegan!
I bet you can guess what digestive enzymes are! Yes, they are in fact enzymes that aid in the digestion of foods. More specifically, Amylase, Protease (3 different potencies), Bromelain, Cellulase, Lipase, Alpha-galactosidase and Papain are particular proteins that can support digestion AND assist in the nutrient absorption of foods.
Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt
The history of Himalayan Pink Salt dates back a literal estimated 4 billion years, 5,000 feet below the base of the Himalayas. It is replacing table salt in more and more households as science sheds light on it's powerful mineral composition. Because it is so deeply pressurized in salt mines, the purity of Himalayan salt is truly unmatched at an alarming 99% sodium chloride content. Its rich content of minerals helps to foster a healthy PH level in the body. Many people use this salt as a salt water flush, balancing stomach acids and aiding in digestion.
Kelp is a form of algae that grows ubiquitously in the ocean, in many varieties. Here is why we consider it to be an essential superfood. First off: loaded with potassium, boron, soluble fiber and iron, and vitamins A, B12, C and E. But its true claim to fame is its tremendously high concentration of iodine - the highest of any food. Iodine is useful in that thyroid hormones cannot be synthesized without this essential mineral. There is also a ton of calcium and magnesium in this leafy green seaweed.
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