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Supplement Spotlight: Laird Superfood Introduces Its RENEW Plant-Based Protein Powder to the Company’s Expanding Product Lineup


- RENEW Plant-Based Protein combines nourishing seed protein and functional mushrooms -

SISTERS, Ore., Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Laird Superfood (NYSE American: LSF) is continuing its focus on plant-based superfood products with the introduction of its RENEW Plant-Based Protein powder. Laird Superfood's RENEW Plant-Based Protein features 19 grams of plant-based protein plus 9 naturally occurring essential amino acids. It has no rice or pea protein, or preservatives.

"We set out to create an effective plant-based protein powder that is easier on the digestive system than the ones currently in the market," said Paul Hodge, CEO and co-founder of Laird Superfood. "At the same time, we wanted to develop a plant-based protein powder that has all nine essential aminos that our bodies don't produce, so we got to work on a product that we believe is the ultimate plant-based protein - made from a blend of seed proteins and functional mushrooms. It's a perfect, complementary addition to Laird Superfood's line-up of plant-based coffee creamers, hydration products, beverage enhancing supplements, roasted and instant coffees, teas and hot chocolate, and harvest snacks."

With the combined real ingredients of Hemp Seed Protein, Pumpkin, and Sacha Inchi Seed Protein, with a blend of Functional Mushroom extracts, the RENEW Plant-Based Protein aims to keep consumers nourished, charged and energized.

Plant-Based Protein Ingredients:

  • Organic Sacha Inchi Seed Protein – this power-packed seed is a complete protein offering all 9 essential amino acids.
  • Organic Hemp Seed Protein – with 20 amino acids including the 9-essential amino acids -- the building blocks of protein, making it a must-have ingredient in any plant-based protein powder.
  • Organic Cranberry Seed Protein – boasts 16 essential amino acids with a tart flavor profile.
  • Organic Unroasted Pumpkin Seed Protein – also known as "pepitas."

Functional Mushroom Extracts Included:

  • Organic Maitake – Maitake means Dancing mushroom in Japanese and is considered an adaptogen. It may help maintain the immune system and has been used for hundreds of years in Eastern cuisine and medicine for its support of overall health and vitality.
  • Organic Lion's Mane – An edible mushroom native to North America, Europe and Asia. It has been traditionally used in Chinese and Japanese medicine for its cognitive support. Clinical studies report that regular consumption of Lion's Mane may support nerve and brain health. Beta-glucans, like the ones in Lion's Mane, have been studied for their effect on immune and overall wellness.
  • Organic Chaga – Considered the "King of Mushrooms," Chaga has been referred to as "Chaga Gold" for its valuable properties. Studied for its support of the immune system, Chaga is a "go-to" for overall well-being.
  • Organic Cordyceps – Considered the "fountain of youth" in the mushroom kingdom, Cordyceps have been used for centuries in Eastern Medicine to support overall health and vitality. Emerging science reports that Cordyceps may support exercise endurance and performance.

Other ingredients included in Laird Superfood's RENEW Plant-Based Protein are yellow chlorella (a type of algae), organic coconut sugar, organic ceylon cinnamon, and freeze-dried coconut water.

Laird Superfood's RENEW Plant-Based Protein is available at lairdsuperfood.com for $29.95 for a 1 lb bag.

About Laird Superfood
Laird Superfood, Inc., creates award-winning, plant-based superfood products that are both delicious and functional. Known for its highly popular coffee creamers, hydration products, beverage enhancing supplements, roasted and instant coffees, teas, hot chocolate and harvest snacks, the Company's products are designed to enhance your daily ritual and keep consumers fueled naturally throughout the day. The Company was co-founded in 2015 by the world's most prolific big-wave surfer, Laird Hamilton. Laird Superfood's offerings are environmentally conscientious, responsibly tested, and made with real ingredients. Shop all products online at lairdsuperfood.com and join the Laird Superfood community on social media for the latest news and daily doses of inspiration.

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RENEW Plant-Based Protein Powder

RENEW Plant-Based Protein Powder




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Yogurt Spotlight: Lavva Strawberry Plant Based Yogurt


12 cups of Strawberry Lavva – the taste of summer, all year round. Light and fragrant, organic strawberries give this creamy flavor a naturally-sweet delicate finish.

•100% real food ingredients
•Zero added sugar (ever!)
•Synergistic blend of Prebiotics + 50 Billion Probiotics to promote immune health, reduce inflammation and aid digestion
Made with 100% real strawberries and absolutely no added flavors, colors, gums, or sugars.


(*=organic) Coconut Water*, Coconut Cream*, Strawberry*, Plantains, Pili Nuts, Coconut Powder*, Cassava Root*, Lime Juice*, Himalayan Salt*, Live Vegan Cultures

Pili Nut (Tree Nut), Coconut



About the Company
On a recovery journey from advanced-stage cancer, our CEO and founder, Elizabeth, built her diet around nourishing, high-fat foods. That’s when Liz discovered the Pili nut. Grown in volcanic soil in Southeast Asia, Pili has the highest vitamin E and magnesium of any nut. Blown away by its rich, buttery flavor, Liz began blending Pili nuts with coconut milk. The result was unlike anything she’d ever tasted before; spoonably thick, deliciously rich.

Over the next three years, Liz worked on perfecting the recipe. Instead of taking industry shortcuts like gums, coloring agents, artificial flavors, or sugar—she forged her own path. She discovered young plantains added a beautiful texture and hint of natural sweetness. And vegan probiotics added the perfect tartness. Today, Liz is healthy and Lavva is alive for all to enjoy. Learn More



Company: Lavva
Brand: Lavva
Origin: USA
Category: Yogurt
Packaging: 12oz cup
Claims: Plant Based, Zero Added Sugar
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: $45 (12 pack)
Where to Buy: Store Locator, Buy Online
Website: lovvelavva.com








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Packaging Spotlight: New Barn Organics Embraces PlantCarton™ Packaging for Almond Milk Products



MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Evergreen Packaging®, a global leader in plant-based packaging solutions, and New Barn Organics have announced that New Barn Organics is transitioning its Almond Milk line, previously packaged in plastic, to Evergreen's PlantCarton™ paper packaging.  The PlantCarton™ brand is the culmination of Evergreen Packaging's longstanding commitment to sustainability with an emphasis on the importance of using renewable materials in packaging. For more information visit: PlantCarton.com.

"At New Barn Organics, we are dedicated to organic and the environmental responsibility that comes with it," said Ted Robb, CEO of New Barn Organics. "We heard clearly from our customers that a transition to plant-based packaging versus petroleum-based packaging is right for our brand and right for our products. And since a key premise of our business is to be transparent with our ingredients and sourcing decisions, we are dedicating space on a panel of the cartons to the PlantCarton™ story."

"We believe New Barn Organics is one of many companies listening to consumers about their packaging expectations," said DeWitt Clark, Vice President of Sales North American Packaging for Evergreen Packaging.  "For brands working toward their goals to reduce plastic, PlantCarton™ packages can offer an immediate opportunity to reduce plastic use by up to 80%*."

All of Evergreen's PlantCarton™ packages are made with at least 70% renewable material; paper made from trees where responsible forestry practices are used. PlantCarton™ packaging is also recyclable.

Evergreen Packaging is committed to providing sustainable packaging solutions that help brands enhance their responsible sustainability story with products that give confidence in the supply chain and the environmental impact of packaging. In addition to PlantCartons™, Evergreen Packaging offers other sustainable solutions such as renewable cupstock and ice cream board.

About Evergreen Packaging®

Evergreen Packaging is a global leader in creating fiber-based packaging solutions customized to deliver product freshness and brand distinction. Evergreen Packaging makes and supplies paper and paperboard products globally and is the number one supplier of liquid packaging board in the world. The fiber used in Evergreen Packaging products comes from forests in the US where responsible forestry practices are used.

*Based on weight comparison of quart and larger, multi-serve plastic containers to our PlantCarton™ product line.

SOURCE Evergreen Packaging


PlantCarton™ brand is the culmination of Evergreen Packaging’s longstanding commitment to sustainability with an emphasis on the importance of using renewable materials in packaging.

PlantCarton™ brand is the culmination of Evergreen Packaging’s longstanding commitment to sustainability with an emphasis on the importance of using renewable materials in packaging.



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Supplement Spotlight: PowerBar® Highlights Simple Plant-Based Ingredients in New Plant Protein Product Line



New Bars Enter Plant Protein Category with Great Taste

EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerBar®, the original energy bar, is introducing its first plant-based snack bar as part of its Clean Start™, which is an ongoing effort to evolve their product portfolio with cleaner ingredient labels and great tasting products. Made with 10g – 11g of protein, PowerBar® Plant Protein Bars are a delicious, flavorful and great tasting option not typically seen in the plant protein category.

"In January, we launched our Clean Start™ campaign and officially committed to a clean start in 2017 by offering products in response to consumer needs for higher quality ingredients, long-lasting energy and improved, on-trend nutrition," says Doug Cornille, Premier Nutrition Corporation Vice President of Marketing. "Our new Plant Protein Bars reinforce our mission to diversify our product portfolio and offer better tasting products for all active sports players. In the past, the plant protein bar category has fallen short when it comes to great tasting products, and PowerBar® Plant Protein Bars remedy that situation. This is our most delicious tasting bar yet!"

These Plant Protein Bars arrive at a time when plant protein products are gaining popularity due to the rising trend of consumers looking for vegetarian options. PowerBar® Plant Protein Bars are made with a few simple ingredients – nuts, nut butters, pumpkin seeds, crisped peas and rice - and dipped and drizzled with dark chocolate. PowerBar® Plant Protein bars do not contain artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners and are Non-GMO Project Verified. The Non-GMO Project Verification Seal is an assurance that a product has been produced according to consensus-based best practices for GMO avoidance.

"When deciding to formulate our first ever plant-protein bar, taste was the number one priority," says Jeremy Hardwick, Product Development Manager of R&D at Premier Nutrition Corporation. "We used healthy fats from nuts and nut butters to enhance the flavor profile, and incorporated small amounts of natural sweeteners to taste. PowerBar Plant Protein Bars are ideal for consumers seeking non-soy or non-dairy protein snack options with great taste."

PowerBar Plant Protein Bars are perfect for the active consumer in need of an on-the-go wholesome protein snack to provide long-lasting energy and satiety. PowerBar Plant Protein Bars are available in Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cashew flavors.

2017 Plant Protein Product Nutritionals:

  • Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt: 10g almond protein, 8g fiber; does not contain gluten, soy or dairy.
  • Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter: 11g peanut protein; 7g fiber; does not contain gluten, soy or dairy.
  • Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cashew: 10g cashew protein, 7g fiber; does not contain gluten or soy. Contains dairy.

For more information on PowerBar products, visit PowerBar.com; connect with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/powerbar; or on Instagram and Twitter by following @powerbar.

About PowerBar®

Thirty years ago, PowerBar was developed to help athletes from all walks of life recharge and refocus. We have continued to evolve our portfolio to include a wide selection of Protein, Endurance Nutrition, Energy, and Wholesome Snacking products crafted from high quality ingredients to meet the needs of all athletes. From sunrise sessions to sunset bike rides, from celebrating the team victory to rallying after defeat, we're here to help you savor every moment, both on and off the field. It's about the commitment to the team, the love of the game, the effort you leave on the field, and the joy you carry off. For more information about PowerBar, visit PowerBar.com.



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Drink Spotlight: Koia Plant Powered Nutrition



Koia believes in empowering people through plants. Each 12 oz bottle is packed with 15-19g of plant based protein with amazing taste and under 5g of sugar!







Company: Koia
Brand: Koia
Origin: US
Category: Plant Based Drinks
Packaging: 12 fl oz
Claims: Dairy Free, Soy Free, Non GMO, 3g-4g of Sugar
Variants: Coconut Almond, Cacao Bean, Vanilla Bean
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: US
Website: drinkkoia.com




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Supplement Spotlight: Better Body Foods Vegan Plant Protein



BetterBody Foods LIVfit Vegan Protein Powder is the ultimate blend of organic plant proteins. It is free of allergens like dairy, soy and is certified gluten free. Anyone who is vegetarian, vegan or people who have food sensitivities will love this organic protein powder. LIVfit vegan protein powder is pure, natural organic protein without any added fillers, sugar or flavorings. It has a completely neutral flavor without an unpleasant or artificial aftertaste. LIVfit Plant Protein is the perfect organic protein powder to help build and maintain muscles to keep you active and happy.



Why choose a vegan protein powder?

LIVfit Plant Protein has only three ingredients all of which are organic. We combine Pea and Quinoa protein powders with organic agave inulin to make a well-rounded vegan protein powder that has unique nutritional benefits and fits anyone’s lifestyle. Our organic protein powder is:

  • Vegan
  • Soy Free
  • Organic
  • Gluten-Free
  • Neutral Flavor  (No sugar or artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners)
  • Only 80 calories
  • 15 grams of vegan protein
  • 25% DV vitamin C
  • Easy to use (Mixes super easy in any shaker cup, blender or recipe)



A Better Protein

LIVfit Plant Protein combines two of the “greenest” proteins in the world making it the perfect natural plant based protein powder source because LIVfit takes fewer resources to produce than animal-based proteins like whey which require more resources like water, crops, and fertilizers. Organic protein powder like LIVfit Plant Protein is easily digested by the body and is naturally cholesterol and fat-free.



Who knew that the little peas could pack such a big protein punch! Our organic pea protein powder comes from the same kinds of peas you pushed around the plate growing up. Unlike popular whey protein powders, pea proteins are easily digested because it contains no gluten or lactose. Pea protein contains 3 essential amino acids:



Quinoa “Keen-Wah” is the ancient grain grown typically in the Andes mountains of South America. Quinoa is considered the only complete plant-based protein source because it contains all of the essential amino acids. Quinoa protein powder is an ancient grain yet is gluten free which makes it great for those who have food allergies or sensitivities.

Quinoa helps with inflammation in the body because of natural occurring flavonoids which have anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. Quinoa is also high in the element Manganese. Manganese is necessary for enzyme production and detoxification. Manganese is incorporated into a wide variety of enzymes in the body which are necessary for good health. One of the most important of these is an antioxidant enzyme called Mn-SOD which helps remove the superoxide (O2-) from the body.



Organic Agave Inulin is the third and final ingredient in our LIVfit vegan protein powder. Inulin is a prebiotic soluble fiber found in the agave plant. The inulin feeds the good bacteria in your digestive tract, which promotes immune system function, supports the cardiovascular system and enhances the absorption of minerals in the body. As a dietary fiber, Inulin aids digestion by reducing constipation.



LIVfit is your best bet for a plant-based protein powder. It has a neutral flavor and easily works with any recipe, drink or lifestyle. Try out LIVfit Plant Protein in any sauce, smoothie, shake, baked good or protein power bars. Toss some in your shaker cup and enjoy natural organic protein powder after the gym, on your way to work, or as a quick nutritional boost in your busy life.


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About the company

At BetterBody Foods, we believe making better food choices contributes to a happy and healthy life. We are committed to providing the best organic and natural foods for cooking, baking, health and wellness. Our goal is to teach our customers about how to use these revolutionary products to make powerful and healthy changes in their lives. We want to help you live life to the fullest.

From our BBF family to yours, enjoy health and happiness.



Company: BetterBody Foods
Brand: Vegan Plant Protein
Origin: US
Category: Supplement
Packaging: 357g
Claims: USDA organic, gluten-free, non-GMO and nitrates free.
Variants: View product range here
Price: $24.95 each
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online
Website: http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/



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Product Spotlight: Botan Pineapple Coconut Plant Based Protein Drink


Plant Protein
Botan contains our unique, proprietary formulation of 100% soluble plant protein—12 grams in every bottle.

Our powerful protein comes from the humble pea. Peas contain 23% protein, are easily digested, have a balance of all essential amino acids, and they are a sustainable, fast-growing crop. When your mother told you to “eat your peas” never would she have imagined such a delicious way to do so! Botan’s soluble pea protein is never bitter or gritty, always delicious.

Vitamins B-6 and B-12
All B vitamins are water-soluble, which means the body doesn’t store them so we need to replenish them regularly. And there’s no better way to get a natural vitamin B boost than by drinking Botan.

Vitamin B-6 is crucial to supporting great health. It helps to metabolize amino acids—the building blocks of all proteins. Vitamin B-6 also helps to boost the immune system, produce serotonin—the feel good hormone, support the central nervous system, convert food into energy, balance hormone changes in women, and counteracts the effects of over-indulging on alcohol!

Vitamin B6 deficiency is fairly common for both men and women, but easy to remedy by absorbing natural sources each day, such as the B vitamins we use in Botan.

Vitamin B-12 works in conjunction with Vitamin B-6 as a part of the B Complex of vitamins. It’s a water-soluble vitamin instrumental in normal brain and nervous system function, and for the formation of blood. Nearly every cell in the body requires vitamin B-12 for metabolism, especially for DNA synthesis and regulation, but also fatty acid synthesis and energy production.

Vitamin B-12 cannot be made by the human body and must be replenished regularly. This work horse of the vitamin world helps prevent fatigue, boosts metabolism, helps increase white blood cell count, assists in the production of red blood cells, and helps our bodies use protein, fats, and carbohydrates.

Botan provides 50% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of both vitamins B-6 and B-12. It’s a delicious way to get what you need to keep your body healthy.

Vitamin C
We added 100% of the RDA of vitamin C to every bottle of Botan. Vitamin C is critical for energy, immune function, and healing—it’s water soluble, so if your body doesn’t need it, there’s no worry about overloading your system with it—so go ahead, have another bottle of Botan!

Monk Fruit
Named after the Buddhist monks who were thought to cultivate this fruit, the Monk fruit traces its history back to China where it has been grown for over 800 years. Regarded for its health giving powers and low-calorie composition, Monk fruit is packed with beneficial antioxidants and vitamins.
This fruit extract tastes great, is naturally sweet, and has none of the calories of sugar. Naturally sweet and low-calorie—it doesn’t get any better than this!

Stevia is plant that’s native to South America. The Japanese have used Stevia as a natural sweetener in their foods and beverages for centuries.

Organic Agave
Agave nectar comes from the agave plant, a native of Mexico that was used by Aztecs for centuries. We use organic agave nectar, it’s a low-glycemic sweetener that provides a boost of energy and allows for increased calcium absorption.

Anything else?
Organic fruits and vegetable extracts for a splash of natural color, Non-GMO certified fruit and vegetable extracts for flavor, Deionized (distilled) water for purity, and a bit of citric acid (a natural preservative that our body produces in the process of generating energy from nutritional compounds).



About Botan
There’s nothing like a bottle of Botan.
Botan Protein Drink is an innovative plant-based beverage that delivers 12 grams of soluble vegetable protein and vitamin goodness, with just 110 slim calories, in every bottle. At Botan, we believe that plant-based nutrition is the key to health—for your body and for the planet. Botan beverages provide sustainable protein and vitamins—nature's powerhouses that won’t weigh you down, are easy for your body to assimilate, and will leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied.

What’s in the Bottle?
First, notice the glass bottle. More expensive than plastic, but it’s sustainable and it won’t contaminate the nutrients or flavor of our Botan beverages. We never compromise, and we don’t think you should have to, either. Our unique formulation makes Botan’s patented plant protein 100% soluble. We blend this vital plant goodness with essential vitamins B-6, B-12, and C, in three tasty flavor combinations: Strawberry Cucumber, Tomato Lemon, and Pineapple Coconut. GMOs, soy, whey, dairy, gluten, artificial flavors, and preservatives? Never! At Botan, quality is in our DNA. Our distinctive beverages combine the best natural ingredients to quench your thirst, refuel you after a workout, and give you a nourishing boost of protein to keep you energized throughout the day. Our proprietary formula makes Botan the first and only ready-to-go nutritional beverage to use soluble vegetable protein. Great for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone who wants a healthy alternative to beverages made from ingredients that are hard to pronounce. Botan offers hydration, nutrition, and botanical protein as pure and delicious as nature herself—Botan, Healthy…by Nature®.

Our Mission and Vision
We believe plant-based nutrition is the sustainable choice for the future—for the future of our food, the planet, and her over 7 billion inhabitants. Our vision was to create the ultimate plant-based beverage designed to deliver the highest quality soluble vegetable protein to everyone who cares about their health and the health of the planet—and we’ve done just that with Botan. So whether you’re a surfer, cyclist, or yoga enthusiast looking for a pre- or post-workout performance drink, or a busy person on the go who wants clean fuel for your body, choose Botan—it’s the pure choice. Our mission is to provide the finest nutritional plant protein beverages unlike any other—beverages that are delicious and refreshing, without compromising on our commitment to your health or to the health of the planet.


Company: Botan
Brand: Botan
Origin: USA
Category: Functional Beverages
Packaging: 480ml (16fl oz) Bottle
Claims: Protein, Non GMO
Variants: Strawberry Cucumber, Pineapple Coconut, Tomato Lemon
Price: $41.94 x 6 bottles
Website: drinkbotan.com



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Product Spotlight: COOLA Plant UV Suncare Products


Introducing the COOLA Plant UV collection of suncare products.  Described as the future of sunscreen, featuring Plant Protection.  Both the Face and Body formulations contain recently patented SPF enhancing plant stem cells (derived from Buddleja Davidii stems and the Lilac leaf) , as well as non-nano sized Zinc as an active ingredient.  These transparent lotions are preservative free, reef friendly, and water resistant for up to 40 minutes.


Plant UV Face SPF 30 Unscented Moisturizer
Nourish delicate facial skin while shielding it from damaging UV rays, featuring Plant Protection™. Developed with naturally protective plant cells of the Buddleja Davidii stems and the Lilac Leaf, which have been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, this formula is preservative-free and made with 70% organic inactive ingredients. Beet Root and Cordyceps Mushroom Extracts can help protect the skin and defend against premature aging while Orazanol and organic Beeswax boost natural sun protection. Also infused with organic emollients like antioxidant-rich Olive Oil and Omega-3 enriched Linseed Oil to moisturize, smooth and soften skin.

Plant Stem Cells boost SPF protection
Transparent application
Zinc only actives
Most advanced Sunscreen available
Water Resistant (80 minutes)
No nano-sized particles



Plant UV Body SPF 30 Unscented Moisturizer
Nourish your skin and protect it from harmful UV rays, featuring Plant Protection™. Developed with the naturally protective plant cells of the Buddleja Davidii stems and the Lilac Leaf, which have been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, this formula is preservative-free and made with 70% organic inactive ingredients. Beet Root and Cordyceps Mushroom Extracts can help protect the skin and defend against premature aging while organic Cucumber Extract helps soothe skin in or after the sun. Also infused with organic emollients like Shea Butter and Coconut Oil to moisturize and soften skin.

Plant Stem Cells boost SPF protection
Transparent application
Zinc only actives
Most advanced Sunscreen available
Water Resistant (80 minutes)
No nano-sized particles


Company: COOLA Suncare
Brand: Plant UV
Slogan: Organic Suncare Collection
Category: Suncare
Origin: USA
Packaging: 30z (90ml)
Claims: Organic
Varieties: Face, Body

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