Neha: (a big question) "Lexi and Danica, we're noticing that your prices are very reasonable compared to other brands for similar products."
Lexi/Danica: "Yes, we know. Actually, we don't want to charge more. We believe that this is an appropriate price for our products."
Neha: (a tad confused) "I'm not sure I understand."
Lexi/Danica: "Our mission is that people on a budget should have access to these products. I'm a mama of 3........we have the commitment to quality but not the high prices......"
and the conversation continued. Guys, these co-founders are INCREDIBLE. They have a TRUE STRONG belief that quality superfoods should be accessible to everyone.
We are SO very proud to bring them into the SwitchGrocery family and have been searching far and wide for foods to help our Customer Friends (and us!) take our health to the next level!
So today, we're so excited to introduce to you this AMAZING Canadian company, The Gut Lab and their products!
Meet Lexi (left) and Danica (right), from Calgary, Canada, who are sister co-founders!
They believe in:
- supercharged wellness for the people, for the planet
- because we believe a better world for all, begins from within
- their goal is to support you with love your guts™ (loving your guts!)
Their combined experience: a herbalist, an MBA, a mama of 3, a fashion industry veteran, a reiki master, yoginis, marathon runners, mountain hikers, world travelers and now BUDDING Canadian entrepreneurs.
Don't know where to start? Here you go:
These magical potions are a perfect addition to your daily routine. Simply scoop and add to coffee, tea, smoothies, breakfast bowls, bone broth, soups, or any of your other favorite daily staples. Upgrade all of your bulletproof coffees, rocketfuel lattes, bulletproof matcha, and teas and elixirs! All potions should be stored in a cool, dry place and are shelf stable.
Ingredients: ashwagandha, astragalus, eleuthero, and rhodiola. Talk about the adaptogenic combo!Cold and flu ain’t got nothing on you when you have this superstar by your side!
What are adaptogens? Adaptogens have the potential to reduce stress, boost immunity, and enhance cognitive function. They are also packed with antioxidants, a compound known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Not too shabby, right?
Ladies, treat yourself! Ingredients: nettle leaf, shatavari root, rose hip, licorice root, true cinnamon, and schisandra berry. In Ayurvedic medicine (aka a form of alternative medicine originating in India more than 3,000 years ago), shatavari has been studied and most known for promoting vitality, for supporting your reproductive system, reducing symptoms with PMS and menopause, and for supporting overall hormonal balance. Self care never looked this good!
Who doesn’t need a little more focus and clarity in their life? Ingredients: ginkgo biloba, gotu kola, ashwagandha, turmeric root, lemon balm, and black pepper. Ginkgo biloba is known to help improve concentration and memory. Gotu kola is also known to support memory, as well as promote overall better mood. Ashwagandha is claimed to strengthen adrenals and combat stress. In other words, this potion has got it ALL.
All you need is love! Ingredients: raw cacao, damiana, maca, ashwagandha, true cinnamon, schisandra berry. Maca, another member of the adaptogenic superfood team, is known for many benefits including regulated hormones, boosted immune system, increased focus and, as an aphrodisiac! This potion also includes Damiana, a small shrub whose leaves are also known for its aphrodisiac properties.
The Gut Lab “Essentials” are just that - essential! Like the organic potions, simply add a teaspoon daily to coffee, tea, smoothies, breakfast bowls, bone broth, soups, or any of your other favorite staples. Shelf stable, it should be stored in a cool, dry place.
Did we not just talk about the awesomeness of ashwagandha? We did! But it is that great that it deserves its own attention. If you are a health or nutritionist aficionado, you have probably heard of ashwagandha. Ashwagandha can be considered the superstar of Ayurvedic medicine, as it is known to relieve stress, improve concentration, lower blood sugar levels, improve mood, reduce inflammation, and more. No wonder it is part of the Essentials team! A major upgrade for your morning or afternoon bulletproof coffee or tea!
Tocos? What is a “tocos”? Tocos, short for tocotrienols, is a fat-soluble relative of the Vitamin E family. Vitamin E = antioxidant goodness!
Simply add a tablespoon to coffee, tea, smoothies, bone broth, soups, or any of your other favorite staples. If you’re into dairy, you can even just add to a cup of milk and shake. Shelf stable, it should be stored in a cool, dry place.
The Tocos tonic includes just one ingredient - tocos! Tocos is another word for brown rice-bran solubles, which is the fat- and water-soluble portions (minus the carbohydrates and fiber parts) of the hard shell that surrounds a grain of rice. As a Vitamin E relative, tocos has the potential to help lower cholesterol, promote cardiovascular wellness, act as anti-inflammatory, and help promote optimal eye health. Tastes like ice cream!
Plus, it makes your drinks super creamy. And we were ALL looking for a dairy-free creamer! TOCOS is it!
ORGANIC ELIXIR OILS
“Elixir Oil” just sounds incredibly fancy. And rightly so! Think superfoods blended with raw, organic, cold pressed coconut oil. Mouth watering yet?
To prepare this deliciousness, just heat 1 cup of your favourite milk, nut milk, or tea (for example, chaga) and whisk 1-2 tablespoons of the elixir oil. Drink as is or add your sweetener of choice. Make sure to keep this away from warm temperatures and to store in a cool, dry place.
Imagine you can have your chocolate and it be good for you too? Now you can! This cacao elixir contains the adaptogen powerhouse ashwagandha (hello antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and stress relieving goodness), plus a fabulous lucuma and mesquite duo, known to be packed with B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, and iron.
Limited launch and limited edition! Think MAJOR upgrade to your morning coffee or evening hot chocolate! Bulletproof coffee lovers and fellow chocolate lovers, you are welcome.
Because we all deserve something a little extra. Like, organic superfood hot chocolate type of extra. Think afternoon caffeine free hot chocolate!
Simply whisk 1 tablespoon per 1 cup of prefered liquid. You can then drink as is or add sweetener of choice. Be sure to store in a cool, dry place.
Cosmic Hot Cacao
Ingredients: raw cacao, lucuma, maca, ashwagandha, true cinnamon and ginger root.
Translation? This yumminess is packed with vitamins B,C and E, beta carotene, calcium, zinc, iron, antioxidant, fiber, and magnesium. Talk about a tasty AND nourishing superfood hot chocolate!
All products are gluten, dairy, soy and egg-free and do not include any added sweeteners, preservatives, and/or fillers. All organic. All made with love.
Shop the awesome The Gut Lab launch here and don't hesitate to ask the Gut Lab team or us at SwitchGrocery Canada any questions!!!! We're here to help!
* Disclaimer from The Gut Lab site: “the information found on this blog post is not meant to diagnose, prevent, or cure any disease. may not be suitable for pregnancy, those with diabetes, or high blood pressure. please seek the advise of a health care professional if you have any questions or concerns.”