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Ingredient List 2016-11-18T14:24:48+00:00

Ingredient List

Acai

acai

Acai is a purple berry that is native to the Amazon rain forest in Brazil. Thousands of years ago, it is said that Brazilian natives discovered that eating this super fruit boosted their energy. In Brazil they’ve nicknamed Acai the “beauty berry.” Acai has antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals. Source: Brazil

Agarikon Mushroom (Laricifomes)

agarikon-mushroom

This beehive shaped-mushroom is thought to be the longest living mushroom in the world. Once described by the Greek physician Dioscorides as “elixirium ad longam vitam” or the elixir of long life.


Stamets, Paul. “Medicinal Polypores Indigenous to the Pacific Northwest Old Growth Forests of North America: Screening for Novel Antiviral Activity.” The 5th International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products 12 (2005):World Society for Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Product.

Blackberry

blackberry

Organic blackberry has anthocyanins and other antioxidants, vitamin C and minerals. Source: USA

Blazei Mushroom (Agaricus Blazei)

blazei-mushroom

Native to Brazil, Blazei was historically commonly prescribed by ancient practitioners of Eastern Medicine to remedy many ailments. Blazei also contains polysaccharides, including beta-glucans, which may promote a healthy immune system.

Blueberry

blueberry

Blueberry’s brilliant, dark color indicates their richness in ‘anthocyanins’, which are powerful antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals. One of BōKU®’s famous lines is, ‘the darker the berry, the more extraordinary,’ and blueberries are extraordinary, shining brightly as one of the world’s super star berries. Blueberries deliver fiber and vitamins A, C, E and B complex, along with minerals copper, selenium, zinc and iron. Source: USA

BōKU® Super Sprouts

sprouts

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. Rich in amino acids, vital vitamins and minerals, sprouts abound with antioxidants. They are also full of life giving chlorophyll. Broccoli sprouts have been found to contain 50 times as much of the antioxidant sulfurophane as mature broccoli. Sprouts also help your body to digest. Source: USA

Chaga Mushroom (Inonotus Obliquus)

chaga-mushroom

Called “The Diamond of the Forest” by the Japanese, Chaga is the most nutritionally dense of all tree growths. Naming it the “King of Plants,” ancient China regarded Chaga as a longevity factor. Unlike the typical soft mushroom, Chaga is almost as hard as wood!


“Chaga Knowledge | Chaga Mushroom Science | Benefits.” Chaga Knowledge | Chaga Mushroom Science | Benefits. N.p., n.d.

Chlorella (Cracked Cell Wall)

chlorella

Chlorella has existed since the birth of the Earth, however, it was not until the microscope was invented after the 19th century that Chlorella was first discovered! Coined ‘nature’s detoxifier,’ chlorella delivers protein, phytochemicals, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, antioxidants, carotenoids, lutein and glutathione. Source: Taiwan

Cordyceps Mushroom (Cordyceps Sinensis)

cordyceps-mushroom

In ancient China, cordyceps were used as both a food supplement and tonic drink among the affluent. Ancient Chinese and Tibetan cultures have also used cordyceps for thousands of years to help debilitated patients recover from ailment.

Cranberry

cranberry

While familiar nutrients like vitamin C and fiber play a very important role in cranberry’s health benefits, it is the amazing array of phyto-nutrients in cranberries that also contribute to overall health assisting benefits. The USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory states 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.  Source: USA

Goji Berry

goji-berry

For approximately 6,000 years, the Goji berry has been widely used throughout Chinese cultures. Goji berry juice is not only tasty, but also delivers vitamins as well as antioxidants. Source: Northern China, border of Mongolia and Russia

Hawthorn Berry

hawthorn-berry

Hawthorn berries contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They have been eaten for centuries in Europe and are considered to be the most important berry for the heart.

Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt

himalayan-pink-crystal-salt

The human body is nearly 1% salt, making it a vital electrolyte. Most people are not aware of the vast difference between standard, refined salt, and natural healthy, crystal salt. Sodium Chloride (standard table salt) can be hard on the body and is completely void of any vital trace minerals. Table salt is so refined it no longer has anything in common with crystal salt. Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt contains an abundance of trace minerals.

Hiratake Mushroom (Pleurotus Ostreatus)

hiratake-mushroom

Also known as Oyster mushrooms, these fungi grow in a shelf-like fashion on wood. Hiratake have been consumed both for food and medicinal purposes throughout history.

Kelp

kelp

Kelp is infused with the essential trace mineral iodine, without which thyroid hormones could not be synthesized. It also delivers other trace minerals, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

Lion’s Mane Mushroom (Hericium Erinaceus)

lions-mane-mushroom

These bulbous-shaped mushrooms exhibit long, cascading lion-like spines instead of your typical cap and stem. Delicious to eat, they are about 20% protein and have been in on-going studies for their potential uses in memory and mood over the past few years.

Maca Root

Maca is a super adaptor. Eating a ‘super adaptor’ purportedly helps your body to adapt to stressful conditions and environments. Maca is comprised of nutrients such as amino acids, fatty acids, sterols, vitamins, minerals such as selenium, calcium, magnesium and iron. Maca also delivers over 60 boosting phyto-chemicals and compounds. Source: Peru

Maitake Mushroom (Grifola Frondosa)

maitake-mushroom

The Japanese word “maitake” means “dancing mushrooms” because it is said people used to dance for joy when they found these mushrooms. As of the early 21st century, many articles have been written about this mushroom and its professed healing qualities.

Mesima Mushroom (Phellinus Linteus)

mesima-mushroom

Traditionally made into a tea and drank on a regular basis in Korea, this mushroom has been used for hundreds of years in Asian countries to treat diarrhea, gastroenteric dysfunction, among other ailments. This mushroom has also been known for its balancing properties.

Nettle Leaf

nettle-leaf

Organic Nettle Leaf is said to have been used since ancient times as a source of food, fiber and its restorative properties. This powerful food includes calcium and other nutrients, working synergistically with the other chlorophyll-filled foods in BōKU Super Food. Source: Bulgaria

Palm Blossom Nectar

Palm blossom nectar is said to be nature’s perfect sweetener. Palm blossom nectar comes from the coconut tree and has potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron (similar to coconut water). It is also a natural source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and C.

Pomegranate

pomegranate

Pomegranates are one of the main fruits praised in the Bible. It’s range and potency of anti-oxidants are unmatched. Researchers continually find new nutritional benefits to eating pomegranates.

Poria Mushroom (Fu Ling)

poria-mushroom

This famous Chinese fungus has been used medicinally for many years. Due to its declared benefits, it at one time made up a health forming variety of snacks and delicacies for the royal family.

Raspberry

raspberry

As an 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 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. Source: USA

Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum)

reishi mushroom

This cherished fungus is often referred to the “medicine of kings” or “mushroom of immortality” by practitioners of Eastern medicine. Chinese texts have recorded medicinal uses of Reishi for more than 2,000 years.


Babu, P. Dinesh , and R.S. Subhasree. “The Sacred Mushroom “Reishi”-A Review.” American-Eurasian Journal of Botany 1.3 (2008): 107-110.

Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinula Edodes)

shiitake-mushroom

Shiitake has been used in the past to promote a healthy body as well as boost qi, a term used in ancient Chinese medicine to describe your body’s energy. Shiitake also contains a mighty compound known as lentinan which may enable your immune system to fight diseases and infections readily.


“Shiitake Mushroom.” American Cancer Society. N.p., n.d.

Spirulina

spirulina

Spirulina is an ancient algae that delivers protein and all of the essential amino acids. Spirulina is also comprised of beta-carotene, vitamin B-12 and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid). Not to mention, is easily digested!

Strawberry

strawberry

Organic strawberries have antioxidants, vitamin C and phenolic compounds. Source: USA

Suehirotake Mushroom

suehirotake-mushroom

This white fungus consists has been studied over the years for its effect on cellular immunity. Chinese medicine has traditionally used suehirotake to increase vitality.


“Enhancement of Th1 immune response in mice by the ingestion of suehirotake (Schizophyllum commune Fries) mycelium.” JOURNAL OF THE JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 51.2 (2004): 102-105. Print.

Super Enzymes

super-enzymes

Enzymes are proteins that aid in the digestion and absorption of nutrients while helping the body to eliminate excess gas. Interestingly, the human digestive system developed on a diet of raw foods containing active enzymes. Today our bodies don’t get the proper enzymes from the avalanche of cooked, devalued, processed foods. Your body isn’t equipped to handle a diet like this. It causes our bodies to age quicker, bloat and fall ill more often. Low enzyme levels are found in people with diabetes, heart disease and most every degenerative disease. With that said, the value of enzymes is vital and makes all the systems of the body function at a better rate. The BōKU® line up of super enzymes are: amylase, protease (3 different potencies),bromelain, cellulase, lipase, alpha galactosidase. Source: USA

Super Take Mushroom Blend

Organic BōKU™ 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

Tart Cherry

tart-cherry

Tart cherries are infused with the dark, antioxidizing pigment anthocyanin, which gives tart cherries their dark red color. Tart cherries are among the top antioxidant fruits comprised of antioxidants, and as we say: ‘the darker the berry (or cherry in this case), the more extraordinary.’