As so many of you know, we at HealthForce SuperFoods™ said goodbye to our passionate leader, Dr. Jameth Sheridan, in 2016. This past year has been a time of remembrance, a time of grief, and a time for recommitting HealthForce Superfoods™ as a living memorial to Dr. Sheridan as we carry his work and vision forward. Like a phoenix from the fire, we have stepped up as a team under our new leader Kim Sheridan, original HealthForce co-founder and Jameth’s beloved soul mate. It has been a powerful time of growth for us here, with a lot of positive developments underway. We are inspired to continue evolving as we remain guided by our founding principles and core passions. None of this would be possible without you, our loyal customers. We thank you for your continued support and wish you all a healthy and vibrant new year!
New Third-Party Standards
We are proud to announce that our manufacturing facility is now certified organic, certified gluten-free, and certified kosher. Over the next few months, you will start seeing these logos on individual products (all products are now gluten-free, while organic and kosher product certifications are in process)! All of our products are now certified vegan as well! We still do our own TruGanic™ third-party lab verification (verifying by actual testing that products are free of pesticides, herbicides, and GMOs). And, of course, our products have always been vegan and gluten-free, so no product changes were necessary to accommodate these certifications. We decided to implement these third-party certifications because we recognize that these are things people are looking for, and we understand their value. It can be overwhelming trying to select products these days, and not everyone has time to read about our unique TruGanic™ standards or our unique history as a dedicated vegan and gluten-free company. We are confident that these certifications and their recognizable logos will help clarify our commitments.
Truly Natural™ Vitamin C VeganCaps™ – Coming Soon!
It’s been a long time coming, and we know you’ve been asking for them! In our ongoing effort to continually evolve and upgrade our products, earlier this year we switched to a new supplier of wildcrafted acerola cherry extract. We are now sourcing direct from the farm’s manufacturing facility in Brazil where they grow and harvest the cherries when ripe and bright or dark red, resulting in a pink hue when dried. This new supplier uses a TruGanic™, non-GMO tapioca starch as the drying medium. Truly Natural™ Vitamin C’s evolution to capsules, in addition to the powder, has been made possible by the higher vitamin C content in version 2, thanks to upgraded water-extraction methods. We know you’ll love it!
Vitamineral Earth™ Version 4 now with reishi and chaga
We love the grounding, adaptogenic, and immune supporting effects of medicinal mushrooms so much that we’ve enhanced Earth™ with reishi and chaga! For years, Dr. Sheridan envisioned an evolution of Earth™ that contained medicinal mushrooms, and now its time has come.
Here at HealthForce SuperFoods™ we absolutely love Earth™. There is no other product on the market like it. When we are feeling under the weather or when it’s getting nippy outside, Earth™ is our go-to product. These immune-supporting and adaptogenic herbs really get activated as a hot tea or broth. We often feel the effects as soon as the warm prepared Earth™ reaches our bellies.
Medicinal mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in Chinese, Japanese, Scandinavian, and Korean medicinal systems as adaptogenic immune modulators. Reishi, sometimes known as the “Mushroom of Immortality,” has been shown to have a calming effect on the nervous system.
As early as in the sixteenth century, chaga was used as an effective folk medicine in Russia and Northern Europe. Chemical investigations show that chaga produces a diverse range of secondary metabolites. Of the many, betulinic acid has been shown to exhibit strong immune activitiy.
Antioxidant Extreme™ Version 9
Are you as keen on turmeric as we are? Antioxidant Extreme™ version 9 is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant powerhouse, now with even higher turmeric content. Turmeric is one of the great herbs in the Ayurvedic tradition which has been used for thousands of years in India. Turmeric has hundreds of molecular constituents, each with a variety of beneficial biological activities. Curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory, is known to be effective at supporting joint health in addition to helping combat free radical damage in the body.
Antioxidants are basically electron donors. When coming into contact with free radicals that can cause excessive inflammation, antioxidants help squelch and neutralize them. And let’s face it, with today’s increased stress load and environmental toxins that we are exposed to every day, we can all benefit from a top-notch antioxidant supplement to help stay in balance.
Antioxidant Extreme™ contains abundant quantities of both fat-soluble (e.g., vitamin E, vitamin A, curcumin, and carotenoids) and water-soluble (e.g., vitamin C and flavonoids) antioxidants. Free radicals that are formed in the lipid (fatty) sections of our body (cell membranes) are handled by the fat-soluble antioxidants. Those that are formed in the watery or aqueous sections (blood and fluids within and around cells) are handled by the water-soluble antioxidants.
Now Available – Warrior Food™ Carob Ultimate
We are very excited to introduce the newest addition to the Warrior Food™ family, Carob Ultimate, made with real organic carob. Carob has been a long-time favorite for us here at HealthForce SuperFoods™ as it is non-stimulating, acts as a natural sweetener, and functions as a prebiotic in the gut. Carob not only tastes great but it complements the added cinnamon in the formula. Super YUM!
We had to let go of something to make room for Warrior Food™ Carob Ultimate so we want to let you know that Warrior Food™ Chocolate is being discontinued. As much as everyone loves raw cacao, we found that it can be too stimulating for some people, especially those who are sensitive to caffeine. As we are comitted to continually improving our products, we feel carob, with its impressive health benefits, is a wonderful addition to the Warrior Force™ family.
Carob is actually a legume, a member of the pea family. It comes from an evergreen bush native to the Mediterranean region and has been consumed for over 5,000 years. Carob pod, the edible fruit, sweet when ripe, is carefully milled to a fine powder and often used as a chocolate substitute as it is nutritious and caffeine-free.