The American Natural Superfood is a blend of many different essential ingredients originally formulated for preppers and survivalists that can also double up as a meal replacement for fat loss or weight maintenance in regular life.
It is NOT a pure protein powder mix, but a complete formula of natural ingredients including proteins as well, with zero added sugar.
In fact, unlike other preppers’ or meal replacement concoctions, the American Natural Superfood contains a significant amount of vitamin B6 and high-quality pea protein with all the essential amino acids to cover your daily protein requirements.
This plant-based superfood is suitable for vegans, is completely free of gluten, soy, dairy, nuts, and shellfish for those suffering from allergies, and is being manufactured at an FDA-licensed facility in New Jersey.
In this investigation, you’ll find out what the ingredients of this ready-mix food are and whether it lives up to its claims.
Who Is The American Natural Superfood For?
This survivalists’ bug-out-bag meal or regular meal replacement mix is suitable for a wide range of people, from preppers who need a safe and proven survival ready-meal that they can eat over and over again, to regular people who need a simple and natural meal replacement as a part of a weight-loss plan or as a weight maintenance meal alternative when there is no time for cooking.
The American Natural Superfood may be also suitable for busy people working long shifts who do not always have the time to cook a meal, or people traveling or on the move who need an easy to make and balanced meal replacement wherever they are.
What About Vegans And Allergy Sufferers?
It is also suitable for people suffering from a wide range of allergies, as it does not contain soy, milk, dairy, nuts, gluten, and shellfish.
However, you should always consult your doctor if you think you may suffer from a very rare form of allergies, such as pea allergy or any other allergy to any of the ingredients. Use your own judgment and common sense.
Finally, the ingredients used in this meal replacement mix may be compatible with paleo and vegan diet regimens.
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American Natural Superfood Ingredients
The American Natural Superfood claims to be a complete meal replacement that can also help you for your weight loss goals, providing a wide range of benefits like:
- Enjoying constant energy.
- Maintaining a healthy heart, low cholesterol, and blood sugar levels naturally.
- Strengthening your immune system and preventing illness.
- Providing all the proteins and vital nutrients you need for a fraction of the cost of the individual ingredients.
- Being portable, fast, and easy to prepare anywhere, any time.
It has 44 ingredients, of which 21 contains vitamin B6, as well as vitamins and minerals, turmeric and cinnamon to address painful joints, sea plant extracts to provide essential nutrients for a healthy heart, probiotics, and enzymes to improve the immune system, flax and chia seeds as a source of Omega-3 fatty acids, plus the all-important pea proteins.
Is Pea Protein A Complete Protein Source?
The creator stresses the importance of proteins as key ingredients for a sustainable meal replacement or survival food.
Proteins are essential for the functioning of your body, replacing damaged tissue and helping you keep or build your muscle mass.
However, when it comes to protein quality, people immediately think of dairy-derived proteins like casein and especially whey proteins, the latter considered the king of all proteins, as it contains all essential amino acids, that is those 9 amino acids out of of a total of 21 that must be taken through your own food supply, while the others can be synthesized by your body.
What about pea protein, though? Well, this is quite surprising to most people, but pea protein could be considered the king of plant-derived proteins, much better than, say, soy protein, because it contains all the amino acids essentials for muscle repair and building, just like whey protein.
Other plant-derived proteins may be incomplete and must be supplemented by other protein sources, but not so when it comes to pea protein, which has been shown to be just as effective for muscle building in this reputable study by https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
Pea protein isolate is about 85% protein, while whey protein isolate is 90%, so it is very close indeed in terms of quality. However, pea protein is low in methionine, which can be easily supplemented with a bit of egg or chicken. That’s it.
The bottom line is that pea protein is a very valid alternative source of protein with real muscle-building essential amino acids and a performance similar to whey or casein.
Since the American Natural Superfood was created also for people suffering from dairy allergies, pea protein was a good and natural choice as it offers almost all the benefits and quality of dairy proteins without the associated allergy risks (pea allergies are extremely rare).
Each 140/calories serving of the American Natural Superfood contains about 40% of your daily recommended dosage of protein.
The Role Of Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is present in many of the American Natural Superfood ingredients because, among other things, helps break down protein. The more protein you eat, the more vitamin B6 you need in order to break it down.
Vitamins B6 also helps boost metabolism, therefore burn fat and generally helps your brain stay healthy, your nervous system is resilient, your body produces red cells, and your digestion breaks down food quickly.
21 ingredients out of 44 making up the American Natural Superfood contain high levels of the important Vitamin B6 while helping break down pea protein, making this meal replacement effective.
Spirulina As A Source Of Antioxidants
Another important ingredient of the American Natural Superfood is Spirulina.
Spirulina is extracted from a type of tropical algae that is known for its fat-burning properties and as a source of antioxidants, magnesium, protein, iron, and vitamin B12.
Spirulina has been shown to help reduce common ailments like chronic inflammation, it has strong antioxidant levels and boosts the immune system (source).
The Role Of Chlorella
Chlorella is a source of protein, magnesium, and fiber. It is a sea alga that converts 20% of the sunlight it receives into energy.
Chlorella has been shown to reduce body fat percentages, cholesterol, blood glucose levels and is also being prescribed to patients with damaged immune systems.
Probiotics For Natural Gut Ecosystem
The American Natural Superfood seems to contain a good deal of probiotics, which can help restore the natural ecosystem in your gut. Probiotics, as the name implies, do exactly the opposite of antibiotics.
Antibiotics, on the other hand, are prescribed to fight off infections but they also carry side effects like killing off your gut microbes, reducing immune response, increasing your body fat, and promoting the onset of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Probiotics have been shown to offset this situation, helping restore bacteria in your gut and boosting your immune system and fighting infection from pathogenic bacteria (source) .
Additional Ingredients Of American Natural Superfood
Generally speaking, the American Natural Superfood contains a mix of nutrients known to be beneficial for optimal health and body functioning.
There are greens and vegetables to provide vitamins and minerals, turmeric and cinnamon to aid joints and ligaments, probiotics and enzymes for good digestion and a healthy immune system, and flax and chia seed as a source of Omega-3 healthy fats.
More specifically, here is a quick breakdown of some of the ingredients:
- Different kinds of berries like blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries to supply vitamins and anti-oxidants.
- Broccoli, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, parsley, cabbage to provide essential nutrients and alkalinity.
- Acerola cherry to supply vitamin C.
- Milk thistle and dandelion root to remove toxins from your liver and body.
- Ginseng strengthens your immune system and boost energy levels.
- Kelp to deliver iodine for thyroid health.
- Flax seeds to reduce inflammation and cholesterol levels and improve digestion.
- Chia seeds to supply omega-3 fatty acids.
- Aloe Vera to detoxify your body and boost your immune system.
- A mix of digestive enzymes and probiotics for better digestion and nutrients absorption.
- Cinnamon to lower blood sugar levels.
- Turmeric to lower inflammation and joint pain.
- Ginger boosts the immune system and improve digestion.
- Cocoa powder for a healthy heart.
How Do You Use The American Natural Superfood?
The American Natural Superfood is easy and fast to mix with any liquid of choice, water, milk, almond milk, regular milk, or soy milk if you do not have any allergies. Otherwise stick with water, as the mix is allergy-free.
It takes just half a minute to prepare a serving either with a shaker or a spoon and is currently offered in vanilla flavor. It does not taste like cardboard or a sticky goo and is actually quite pleasant, if not delicious.
Can You Use American Natural Superfood With Other Supplements?
The ingredients in the American Natural Superfood are well balanced, natural, allergy-free, and normally sustainable for repeated use.
However, you should also use your judgment and consult your doctor if you think that this meal replacement superfood may interfere with your current supplements or if you know you have a condition.
Is It Really Sugar-Free?
This mix was formulated with a low glycemic index, as low carbohydrates reduce the ability to store fat and in fact force your body to burn your fat storage for energy, when in a mild calorie deficit.
American natural Superfood claims to contain zero sugar, though effectively it contains no added sugar and stevia leaf extract to sweeten up and flavor the concoction.
Stevia can help lower blood-sugar levels and has been used in South America as a hypoglycemic aid for diabetics.
About The Creator – Dr. Patrick Conrad
Dr. Conrad is a Floridian and board-certified physician who’s been practicing for 23 years. Before being a doctor, he joined the Navy and flew over 200 spy missions on Soviet submarines.
It was only after retiring from the Navy that he became attracted to medicine. He enrolled at the University of Florida College of Medicine where he graduated in 1996.
Then he became a private practitioner and finally moved onto emergency medicine, working shifts at a Florida hospital.
His attention to superfoods and meal replacements came from a bad experience he had during a hurricane emergency when he became ill from his standard bug-out-bag survival food.
He found that common preppers’ foods were incomplete and making him tired and weak when taken for a long period. Most of these foods were also lacking an adequate protein component, making them unsuitable for long term use.
After studying and researching, he came up with a 44-ingredients mix that could be taken not just for survival but also as a meal replacement, as it had all the essential nutrients for healthy living, without added sugars or allergy-triggering ingredients but with all the essential amino acids.
This preppers ready-mix is a complete meal that can be taken as part of your diet regimen or as a substitute for a regular meal when necessary.
It is well balanced with a solid range of natural ingredients, including high-quality pea proteins, vitamins, minerals, and more so as to leave you not just satiated but also provided with all the nutrients you need for the good functioning of your body.
American Natural Superfood is easy to mix and tastes pleasant enough to NOT put you off like other ready-meal mixes. It also comes with a 364-day refund guarantee on returned items and offers a no-strings free-sample policy for first triers.