As the world shifts towards a more sustainable future, it is time for us to do the same. Welcome to Nourish + Bloom®, a Bodybuilding.com exclusive plant-based supplement line.
According to the Vegan Supplements Global Market Report of 2023, the vegan supplement market is expected to reach almost $13.5 billion by 2027. While veganism and plant-based diets aren’t exactly novel concepts, the benefits have gained traction across the globe since the pandemic due to the overwhelming health and longevity benefits.
Historically countries like India, Japan, Costa Rica, and even parts of Italy have been known as long time adopters of predominantly plant forward diets, and are home to some of the largest centenarian populations, otherwise known as Blue Zones.
The U.S. is taking notes. Last year, there were almost 10 million recorded vegetarian Americans and roughly one million who considered themselves entirely plant based or vegan.
“Bodybuilding.com embraces the future of fitness.” says Executive Vice President April Schatschneider. “As the demand for high-quality, plant-based options grows, we introduce Nourish & Bloom, a line derived from nature to power your journey. Our commitment to excellence continues, now with a focus on holistic, plant-based ingredients. We’re excited to unveil Nourish & Bloom® as our latest private label expansion, catering to the evolving needs of our customers and athletes.”
Studies have shown that a plant based diet has been proven to potentially lower blood pressure (1), lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (2), decrease chance of Type 2 diabetes (3), and reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia (4). The list goes on.
“It’s important for us to highlight the benefits of a plant forward diet for all.” says VP of Brand, Danielle Bitts. “A complete vegan or plant-based regime may not be for everyone, but there’s no denying the science-backed facts of how a diet filled with plant diversity can greatly contribute to staving off chronic disease and illness. This line strives to be a part of the solution for helping people feel better and live longer.”
Read below to learn more about the nine new products featured in Nourish + Bloom®, and get started on a plant forward diet today.
Spirulina Powder: Containing a four-gram serving size of organic easy-to-digest spirulina powder, this supplement aims to support overall wellness. Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows naturally in warm, mineral-rich, alkaline, tropical waters. This microscopic organism is one of the world’s best superfoods because of its nutrient density and its high content of protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fatty acids (5). Spirulina is between 50 and 70% protein by dry weight. It has all the essential amino acids including lysine, methionine, threonine, phenylalanine making it a complete protein source. It’s a great source of iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese with smaller amounts of copper, iodine, and zinc.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom: This supplement contains 1000 mg of organic lion’s mane mushroom with 40% polysaccharides in a vegan cellulose capsule. There are many beneficial bioactive compounds in mushrooms but the scientific community is indicating that polysaccharides are the most likely compounds responsible for its health benefits (6). Lion’s mane, scientifically known as hericium erinaceus, is a culinary and medicinal mushroom with potential benefits for cognitive health, nervous system health, digestive health, immune health as well as helping to enhance mood, maintain normal cholesterol levels and being an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Birch Chaga Truffles: Made to help boost your mood, immune system, and gut health. This delicious fat free bite of chocolate is sweetened with dates, forfeited with linseed (flaxseed) flour for omega 3’s, packed with birch chaga, and finished with Cacao. Consider it your new night time treat.
Vegan Protein: With whey sometimes causing gastrointestinal distress, this is a great alternative. This supplement is ideal for those looking for a protein without antibiotics, gluten, corn, eggs, sugar, or GMO ingredients. One 30-gram scoop has 70 calories, 22 grams of protein, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 1.5 grams of fat, and 0 grams of sugar. It is sweetened with plant based stevia extract and uses dutch cocoa for a smoother, darker, richer, and less acidic taste. A perfect way to get your gains while ditching animal protein.
Organic Mushroom Blend: Boost your immune and digestive tract with our mushroom blend. In a single seven-gram scoop you will have four grams of dietary fiber made from a prebiotic blend of Inulin, green tea leaf extract, and fermented ginger root. You will also get 1510 mg of six organic fermented mushrooms including cordyceps, reishi, royal sun, shiitake, maitake, and turkey tails. Don’t sleep on the fungi kingdom. Over time they’ve been known to not only enhance overall health, but prove significantly impactful for cognitive health. Get your shroom on.
Greens Detox: We get it, the word “detox” is more than fatigued. You have organs for that. But, this green powder contains over 20 scientifically based ingredients to provide you with a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help you feel and perform your best. If you’re someone who still turns their nose up when you see broccoli on the plate, start your day with our greens on an empty stomach to ensure your micronutrient intake.
Certified Organic Coffee Mushroom: This certified organic coffee is an infusion of organic lion’s mane and chaga mushroom powder. The coffee itself is a ground dark roast arabica bean with lower acidity, smooth texture, and flavor notes of berries and chocolate. This is a great cup to pour in the morning for optimal energy and focus.
Brazilian Blend Organic Coffee: An organic single origin arabica coffee bean that’ll get the whole house out of bed. This brazilian blend of medium dark roasted beans will give you a smooth cup of coffee with notes of cocoa, caramel, and walnuts.
Manuka Honey Organic Coffee: This coffee is a ground dark roast arabica bean with flavor notes of berries and chocolate. The addition of raw New Zealand Manuka honey gives the coffee a unique sweetness that complements the acidity of the coffee.
There you have it, Bodybuilding.com’s very own plant-based supplement line. Remember, the power is in the plants. Get yours today.