Written By Lou Ruff - Sales & Education Nutra Organics
Being a super active Mum, celebrating my 40’s and secretly wanting to become the next Ninja Warrior can be challenging! I am always on the lookout, finding ways to keep my body in tune, physically strong and able to hold up to the crazy things I do to it, often. Also to keep me on the path of finding whole food solutions that are safe, healthy and free of chemicals for myself and my family.
There are a few fundamentals for a strong body. As we know, proteins are the primary building blocks of our body. We need them to build tissue like tendon, muscles, skin and our organs. When we consume more protein (within reason) tend to maintain our bone and muscle mass as we age. This is especially important for women who are at a higher risk of osteoporosis after menopause. Consuming plenty of protein and staying active is a great way to help prevent age taking its toll on the body, and living a full life well into our later years.
So how can we increase protein in our daily routine? How do we build up our bone density and create strong muscle and tendon tissue? With so many choices we thought we would give you our top list of products to help build bone mass, improve gut health, strengthen tendons, ligaments and relive joint pain and inflammation, leading to a better quality of life. AND its as easy as incorporating a couple of key products and being active a few times a week.
So let's look at some healthy options...
Collagen Body is a bifunctional blend that works as signalling protein, increasing the body’s natural collagen production. It is hydrolysed for maximum absorption and rapid utilisation. Collagen Body specifically targets the strength and integrity of essential structures, keeping bones, muscle, joints and ligaments stronger, longer.
Collagen Body is a highly targeted formula featuring FORTIBONE® that can significantly improve joint and bone health, and overall wellbeing.
Daily use of Collagen Body can:
- - Ease joint discomfort and make joints smooth and mobile
- - Assist in cartilage regeneration
- - Improve bone density, stability and flexibility
- - Improve gut health
- - Decelerate loss of bone mass
- - Assist in the growth and maintenance of muscle mass
- - Assist in wound healing
- - Improve quality of life
What’s it made form?
We make Collagen Body from bovine collagen - like gelatin but taken a step further to isolate those joint, muscle and tendon building amino acids! We’ve added FORTIBONE® for maximum cellular uptake to make our complete body blend.
How do I take it?
Collagen Body is temperature resistant and fully dissolves in hot or cold liquid while maintaining nutritional value. Collagen Body easily can be mixed into sweet things like smoothies, chia puddings, rolled into bliss balls or baked into banana bread, or add to savoury dishes.
Find out more and shop HERE.
Taking a protein powder to increase your protein intake makes sense right. Well, we have made it both delicious and low allergen so it is as easy as possible for your body to recongise the nutrition and assimilate all the nutrients to where they need to go. Clean Protien is your perfect training partner! It will nourish your body, assist in recovery and support real results. Clean Protein is the most delicious and satisfying way to enhance your fitness or weight management efforts.
What’s it made from?
Built from the best organic, whole food, nourishing ingredients with the added bonus of being a plant based protein for muscle and bone repair and maintenance, potent natural extracts to boost your metabolism, adaptogenic herbs to assist in detoxification contains your complete amino acid profile for 82% absorption, pre and probiotics and plant enzymes for digestive balance. Also fibre to keep you feeling full for longer.
How do I take it?Add 1-3 heaped dessert spoons to 250ml - 350ml of your choice of milk, milk alternative, water and coconut water. Add to your smoothies or bliss balls, bake into slices, add to raw treats.
Find out more and shop HERE.
This specialised blend is a pure RAW source of complete protein. Thriving protein is a non-dairy protein which contains a unique combination of bio-fermented living ingredients making it easily digestible and tastes awesome! With the goodness of certified organic sprouted brown rice, certified organic sprouted pea protein, Aquamin (Red Algae of which contains 74 trace minerals) and high vitamin D mushroom powder, this potent formula provides a complete amino acid profile and a perfect fat to carbohydrate ratio for maximum absorption.
This power packed protein contains essential vitamins and minerals - iron, magnesium, calcium, selenium, manganese, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Vitamin C, folate and zinc. It also provides a good source Omega-3 fatty acids and no added sugar!
Thriving Protein is perfect for building muscle or keeping weight on. Also, it is so gentle that it is safe for the whole family - 12 months and up, so everyone can have a smoothie all at the same time. Nourishment all round!
Serving Suggestions: Mix1-3 rounded dessert spoons into any milk or milk alternative. Boost your favourite smoothie or sprinkle on cereal, fruit or yoghurt. Bake into your favourite slice or muffins.
For some advise on when to take your protein read our Protein - pre or post workout Blog HERE.
Beef Bone Broth Powder
Rich in minerals and high in protein containing amino acids which can assist with the reduction of inflammation and help strengthen bones, joints and muscle tissue. Containing healing compounds such as collagen to help the lining of the gut, support digestive health and boost metabolism. Bone Broth is essential to building a strong healthy you.
Whats it made from?
Beef bones are added to filtered water and apple cider vinegar – to assist in the extraction of the minerals and boiled down to form a broth. Himalayan salt is added for the final stage of the broth, for flavour and nutrition. The broth is then strained for impurities and as it cools the fat is skimmed off the top. The broth goes through a gentle refractatant drying process taking care to preserve the rich nutritional profile.
How can I use it?
Make nourishing broth in seconds! Simply add 1 teaspoons per 100ml of boiling water for a hearty cup of goodness. Use as a base for soups, stews, a base for soups, sauces and gravies for nutrition and taste. Make a broth bowl by adding 3 teaspoons to 300ml of water per person. Bring to the boil and add a selection of veggies, protein and noodles. Serve hot.
Find out more and shop HERE
Drink your recovery and enjoy these deliciously replenishing, anti-inflammatory coffee alternatives to help your muscles rest and repair. Containing amazing ingredients like Turmeric, Beetroot and Manuka honey for reducing blood pressure, rejuvenating antioxidants and help with sleep and building immunity. The perfect sweet wind down after a big training day.
Whats it made from?
Turmeric, beetroot, Manuka Honey, and Ayurvedic spices like ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, cayenne and black pepper.
How do I use it?
Add 1-2 teaspoons to a little water, stir to combine. Then add 200ml of milk alternative.
Find out more and shop HERE
We hope you are inspired to help your body use its natural ability and optimise your nutrition to help. Quality of life and vastly important and the older we get the more vital it is. So, if you can make a change now, no matter your age, it is guarenteed your body will thank you for it. I know mine does already.