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Isolated Soy Protein, Maltodextrin, and Sucralose: Why We Use Them

There is a lot that goes into giving Mana powders their taste, consistency, and nutritional values. You may not know it, but before we arrived at the first official recipe of Mana Powder in 2014, we went through hundreds of trial recipes.  The reason for this was that we did not want to compromise on either taste or nutrition. For example, some forms of nutrients in the initial versions, while rather tasty, proved not very absorbable by the body, making the end product “less” completely nutritious. Likewise, some of the ingredients we were using, even if highly nutritious and absorbable, didn’t always taste so great together. Today, we think Mana is more nutritious and delicious than it’s ever been thanks...

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The ManaPowder Family Pack - 140 meals, 56,000 kcal

Those of you who know Mana know that we are always working hard to improve our products and services. This means regularly updating our recipes in accordance with the latest findings in science, as well as reacting to the needs of our customers as they arise. Due to the current global situation, we have been experiencing an exceptionally high volume of orders, sometimes for months’ worth of food at a time. This signaled to us that our customers might appreciate a bulk package of Mana. So, in order to keep up with increased demand, we made one! And the response was so positive in Europe that we decided to bring it to the U.S., as well as make it a regular...

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Algae Oil Is One of Mana's Secret Weapons. It's Packed With EPA & DHA Omega-3s.

Fish oil is famous for its omega-3 fatty acid content. Yet there are numerous plant foods also rich in omega-3s. Algae oil is the best example, and Mana's got plenty of it. So, why then does fish oil get more attention than the other sources of omega-3s? The answer is that the omega-3s in fish oil provide different benefits than those from plants. Plant sources typically only contain alpha-linolenic (ALA) omega-3s, whereas fish oil contains eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) omega-3s. In the text that follows, we will explain what the difference is, why it matters, and why the plant-sourced omega-3s in Mana are superior. ALA omega-3 fatty acids are essential, as they are the basic building blocks for EPA and...

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How to Strengthen Immunity? Which Vitamins Are Important?

“Vitamins, immunity, health.” These are words that normally flood the Internet during the Christmas season. This spring, however, they’re everywhere. And instead of eating chocolate eggs left over from Easter, many of us are popping multivitamins and immunity pills. But do we really need to be? Vitamins are micronutrients essential for maintaining certain bodily functions, controlling metabolic processes, and overall healthy living. We’ve all heard a thousand times that we should get enough of them, but we don’t always hear about which ones we should get and why, as well as which ones to be careful with. Before we go further, we should distinguish between fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins. Fat-soluble vitamins are vitamins that are stored in our fatty tissues...

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Quarantine Ain't All That Bad

When was the last time sitting in front of the TV was the solution to a global problem? Enjoy it while it lasts!  Nearly overnight our society has gone into hibernation. And with all the talk about health and safety, it may seem that there is no place for positive news. Wrong! Positive thinking is one of the best medicines for a crisis like this. Again and again, psychological research has shown that it is the key to overcoming stress, anxiety, and above all, boredom!  Here are a few tips for how to keep your mood up in spite of it all :) 1. Help others in need! Post a note on the front door of your building or other...

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