We have always taken sustainability into account when sourcing ingredients, we source them as locally as possible, and certified organic wherever possible. We never use artificial ingredients or flavours, fillers, preservatives, or GMO ingredients. You can pronounce every ingredient in our products, and you’ll never spot any mysterious numbers in our ingredients list. Our products are made from real wholefoods, respectfully sourced from the earth and not a lab. This has always been our unwavering commitment, because your health and wellbeing is our ultimate mission, and this will never change.
So while there is nothing new here, and the best quality ingredients have always been our biggest brand value, we want to provide more transparency around our ingredients so you can be as confident as we are that you are nourishing your family with the very best.
All of our fruit, vegetable and bone broth powders are mostly Australian and certified organic, and are refractance dried by our local supplier. Have you noticed that some of our products sparkle? This is due to the refractance drying method, which is the gentlest low temperature method available that retains the highest amount of nutrients, aroma, colour and flavour. The pureed ingredients are placed on a drying window, which uses a gentle dehydration method with infra-red light to remove any moisture. This process typically takes 3-5 minutes, and is far superior to all other drying methods, retaining around 80% of nutrients.
This includes the following ingredients used in our products: beef bone broth, chicken bone broth, acai, raspberry, blueberry, purple carrot, beetroot, spinach, kale, pumpkin, sweet potato, goji berry, mango, pomegranate, strawberry, broccoli, carrot, tomato and manuka honey.
Some of the incredible ingredients in our products can only be sourced from certain international countries. For example, our Acai is from Brazil, Maca and Cacao are from Peru, Turmeric and our other Ayurvedic spices are from India, Maple Syrup from Canada, our Chinese Adaptogenic Mushrooms (Reishi, Shiitake, He Shou Wu) are from China, and so on. Seasonality can also change where ingredients are sourced from. For example, in summer our mango powder is always Australian, but is only available from USA during winter.
Our Gelatin is 100% Australian and Grass Fed, and is a sustainable byproduct from a well established industry that upcycles the parts of a cow that would otherwise be wasted and go to landfill. The cows come from Australian farms that meet the highest RSPCA standards.
For years we have proudly sourced our bovine collagen through Gelita, a global German publicly listed business founded in 1875, who have established themselves as a global leader in the production of scientifically researched collagen and who have been able to provide us with the strong sustainability assurances for bovine collagen. Gelita’s status as a publicly listed company also ensures a high standard of governance and controls.
Our bovine collagen is sourced from Brazil and Germany, upcycling the parts of the agriculture industry that would otherwise go to waste. Gelita have strict legal agreements in place with their suppliers, whereby raw materials are only accepted from farms that meet the highest animal welfare standards, and any farms located in protected land or indigenous areas are strictly prohibited.
For more information, see the attached sustainability statement from Gelita regarding collagen sourced from Brazil, plus Gelita’s most recent 2021 sustainability report.
Lastly, all of our product manufacturing and label printing is done in Australia, mostly within a 100km radius of our headquarters, because we believe in supporting Australian business and the local community, and therefore reducing our carbon footprint. We proudly partner with Synergy Group for all of our labelling and bagging, who are a local equal opportunity employer. They employ those living with a permanent disability, and give them a safe and supportive working environment. They do an amazing job at supporting the local Northern NSW community and we have been proudly partnered with them since 2015.