This food powder is a natural blend of algae, green grasses, vegetables, and fruit.
It is ideal for anyone wanting to include more vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and nourishing natural compounds in their diet every day or from time to time. The foods in this product contain high levels of vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 for normal energy and reducing tiredness and fatigue – great for busy people and those managing the highs and lows of everyday life, as well as for those who wish to support their immune system, psychological function (how they think and feel), and the health of the nervous system (great for people who are prone to worry or feel nervous). These nutrients also aid normal red blood cell formation, and with the high levels of B6 in this product, these may especially support women looking to optimise hormone regulation. We also recommend these nutrients for those who want to support blood sugar (glycogen metabolism) and anyone looking to optimise cardiovascular health by supporting normal homocysteine metabolism.
|Nutritional Information||Per 100g serving||Per 15g serving||Daily Reference Intake per 15g|
|Energy||1380 kJ (328 cal)||207 kJ (49cal)|
|(of which saturates)||0.8g||0.1g|
|(of which sugars)||5.4g||0.8g|
|Vitamin B12||275 mcg (µg)||41 mcg (µg)||1640%|
Spirulina algae (Arthrospira platensis) – Kona, Hawaii, USA
Spirulina is a natural alga (cyanobacterium) that is incredibly high in protein and nutrients. Dr. Schulze chooses to grow his in contained pools in Hawaii to prevent any contamination and to use the deep volcanic water in Hawaii for optimum growth and quality. It contains all essential amino acids, omega 3, 6, and 9, and is rich in antioxidant components.
Blue-green algae (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae) – Hawaii, USA
Blue-green algae are rich in protein and all B vitamins (especially B6 and B12) plus 65 other vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Many studies show that Aphanizomenon flos-aquae provides a robust defence against oxidative stress to cells and the depletion of enzymes that are beneficial to the body. All algae are considered to be adaptogenic; that is a natural substance that helps the body adapt to stressors.
Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) – USA (grown in enclosed, toxin-free, freshwater containers)
Chlorella is a tiny single-celled freshwater alga notably rich in chlorophyll, hence its bright green colour. Because of its high protein and B vitamin concentrations, it was considered after World War II as a possible food for use during food shortages. In Japan, it is an everyday food.
New and old research from Japan suggests it is effective in fighting major lifestyle diseases, reducing the body-fat percentage, and reducing blood glucose levels. Tests have also shown that it naturally stimulates the growth of ‘friendly bacteria’ in the gut.
Barley grass (Hordeum vulgare L.) – USA
Like the algae and chlorella, barley grass is ‘nutrient dense’; in other words, it contains very concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. The ‘grass’ is young juvenile leaves cropped at an optimum point in their growth cycle, roughly 10 cm in height. Many worry about the grass being allied to the ‘grain’ and the allergies thereof, but at the very young stage when the leaves are harvested, they are devoid of gluten and are naturally high in chlorophyll, protein, and phytonutrients, which decline as they progress towards their cereal stage, which can increase inflammation and pathogens of many diseases. Barley grass acts as a free-radical scavenger that actively reduces inflammation. Its medicinal and food use values date back to 700 BC. Please also see ‘Wheat Grass’ section for extra information.
Wheat grass (Triticum aestivum) – USA
Wheat grass is very similar to barley grass except that it additionally contains P4D1, a ‘gluco-protein’ that can repair DNA and acts like an antioxidant, reducing inflammation. (It absorbs free radicals, according to clinical studies.) Like barley grass, it is harvested at the young leaf (cotyledon) stage, at roughly 7–10 days of growth indoors and longer outdoors (depending on the weather). Crucially, the grass is in one straight shoot and will not have formed any ‘joints’ yet.
Alfalfa grass (Medicago sativa) – USA
The third useful ‘grass’, alfalfa, is very similar to barley and wheat grass. Like all grasses, it is high in protein that is of a type and size that can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream, promoting cell metabolism. Like the other grasses, the presence of hundreds of enzymes helps the digestion and absorption of other nutrients we eat. As Dr. Schulze says, SuperFood Plus forms the building blocks for better assimilation and therefore better nutrition, and alfalfa plays its role along with all the other 13 ingredients in doing this.
(Alfalfa was called the ‘father of all foods’ by Arabian Muslims who discovered it; as a fodder crop, it is also known as ‘lucerne’.)
Purple dulse seaweed (Palmaria palmata) – Maine, USA
This is a deep-rose to reddish purple, large, frondy, and leathery seaweed. It can be found on the northern coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In Iceland, it is a popular snack food owing to its high protein levels and all trace elements needed by humans. It is rich in dozens of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, omega 3 & 6, vitamin B12, and protein. In fact, The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, in the USA, June 1999, noted that ‘dulse may be a potential protein source in the human diet’, a fact already familiar to many in poverty and starving who lived near the beaches where it grew and who subsisted on this and other seaweeds in times gone by.
Acerola cherry (Malpighia emarginata) – Florida, USA
This tropical sweet/sour fruit is rich in many beneficial components. It contains the highly prized anthocyanins, which help combat free radicals and therefore issues arising from excessive inflammatory processes. Like other plants in SuperFood Plus, it has high levels of B vitamins, especially B6, which helps metabolise carbohydrates, protein, and fats. It is of course also a well-known water-soluble source of vitamin C.
Like many other synergistic plants, acerola works well with alfalfa’s antioxidant activity. In fact, SuperFood Plus works overall in this synergistic, team-building fashion.
Rosehips (Rosa canina, Rosa rugosa) – Canada
Many detailed research studies carried out in Germany and Denmark have focused on rosehips and arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteo-arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes. It has many fascinating bio-chemistries to include fruit.
Palm fruit (Washingtonia filifera) – California, USA
These are small, hard, fatty fruits from the native Californian palm. They were routinely used as a food staple by native Indians in Southern California. Dr. Schulze chose them for inclusion in his SuperFood Plus formula because of their extremely high vitamin E levels, which are easily assimilated and utilised. Vitamin E stops the production of reactive oxygen and the degeneration of cells (free-radical damage). It joins the dark green colours of spinach and beetroot leaves and the blue-green algae, also rich in vitamin E, within SuperFood Plus.
Lemon and orange peels (Citrus × limon and Citrus × sinensis) – USA
These contain the health giving ‘polymethoxylated’ flavones, which are the red/yellow pigments; these are antiviral and help lower cholesterol. They have many beneficial properties, such as high levels of limonene, and activate the body’s antioxidant detoxification enzyme system, limiting cell derangement. They also contain citric acid, hesperidin (a potent flavonoid), and pectin. The pectin acts as a pre-biotic, which encourages the growth of beneficial pro-biotic bacteria in the intestines. It’s hard to know where to stop with these citrus peel benefits, which is why Dr. Schulze chose to add them to his formula.
Beetroot, beet leaf, and spinach leaf (blend) (Beta vulgaris and Spinacia oleracea) – California, USA
Dr. Schulze wanted to put this blend into SuperFood Plus to focus on prime nutrition of the blood vessels. The blend generates and reactivates the red blood cells, supplying fresh oxygen to the body and building powerful iron- and nutrient-rich blood. Beetroot, beet leaves, and spinach leaves are rich in nitric oxide and a known ‘cardiovascular’ aid. They are also rich in antioxidants and prime vitamins and minerals.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae non-fermentable nutritional yeast – USA
Dr. Schulze’s special formulation is non-fermentable and perfectly safe for those with yeast issues and those on yeast-free diets. Dr. Schulze has grown this fungus on a mixture of beetroots and pure molasses. It is extremely high in both protein and B vitamins. (Please note that this is entirely different to live yeast.) It is heated to a temperature high enough to destroy any yeast activity but not so high as to lessen the vitamin B content and many other nutritional qualities.