Frequently Asked Questions
Water lentils: The next plant-based super protein?
Yes. Lemna, duck weed or pond weed — or its more palatable name, water lentils — is the newest plant protein on the block.
Water lentils are environmentally-friendly as 100% of the plant is harvested for use and 98% of the water used to produce is recycled for the next batch.
Water lentils are used in many different countries as an alternative medicine and/or as a nutritious food. The plant has therefore many international names: Lenteja de agua / Lentille d'eau / Fu Ping / Khai nam (water eggs) or Shobuj shona (the green gold).
Why choose Real Source over other plant-based protein foods?
Our products are low calorie, high-protein foods containing the nutritional qualities of water lentils. Water lentils are known to be an excellent source of essential amino acids. They provide higher levels of amino acids than any other plant protein, including soy and pea. This incredible protein-packed plant contains not just a high quality and complete protein but also Omega 3, dietary fibers, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. There are many health benefits which we have described in our Science Backed Nutrition page.
Can healthy also be delicious? Yes, our smoothies are acknowledged for their great taste and smooth mouthfeel.
What makes Real Source smoothies naturally green?
Real Source is based on water lentils which cells contain the plant pigment chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is considered a superfood because of its healing and detoxing capabilities. Chlorophyll is linked to natural cancer prevention, blocks carcinogenic effects within the body and protects DNA from damage caused by toxic molds like aflatoxin. It also protects your skin, and improves digestion and weight control, speeds wound healing and helps in liver detoxification. All major benefits for human health! In Real Source PURE you will get the benefits of chlorophyll in its most natural form as we use the full plant.
HOW MANY INGREDIENTS ARE IN THE SMOOTHIE MIXES?
We believe in clean labels. Our products are made with only a couple of ingredients and are minimally processed. Our key ingredient is water lentils, which have major health benefits and a good taste. Our Real Source All-in-One nutritional shakes are made from 6 ingredients (LENTEIN complete, Pea protein, Oat bran, Natural flavors, Maple syrup and Stevia leaf extracts). Clean, green and delicious!
CAN I TAKE MORE THAN THE REGULAR SERVING PER DAY?
You can enjoy Real Source foods as a meal or an in-between snack. We suggest 2 to 3 servings a day. Have a look at the Nutrition Facts Panel to ensure that it has the nutrients you are looking for.
HOW LONG CAN I STORE THE REAL SOURCE PRODUCTS?
The Real Source products can be stored up to 6 months after opening in dry and cool conditions.
CAN I BAKE/ COOK WITH IT?
Yes you can! We bake muffins, cakes, tortillas and bread with Real Source PURE. We have mentioned a couple on our Recipe page. Do you have a recipe you like to share? We would love to see it on our Instagram page.
WILL REAL SOURCE HELP ME LOSING WEIGHT?
Real Source fits perfectly in a healthy lifestyle. Our all-in-one nutritional smoothies are based on high quality plant-based ingredients in either a delicious Vanilla or Chocolate. They fill you up but deliver only a low amount of calories. Also, the amount of dietary fiber can stimulate regularity.
CAN I USE REAL SOURCE AS A MEAL REPLACEMENT?
Real Source PURE is a great add to your morning smoothie and also our All-in-One smoothie mixes are an easy and delicious breakfast on-the-go. You can mix it with filtered water, almond milk or any other fluid. For extra body you can add fruits or vegetables. You can find some recipe ideas on our Recipe page. Make sure to look at the nutritional panel to ensure you are getting the micro and macronutrients you are looking for.
CAN I USE REAL SOURCE DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING?
We would recommend you to check with your healthcare practitioner on what foods to use while pregnant or breastfeeding. He or she will be the best person to advise if you should be introducing a new food or supplement into your routine or continuing with your current routines in this phase of your life.
ARE REAL SOURCE PRODUCTS ORGANIC?
Real Source is made from real non GMO ingredients but is not yet organic certified. There are future plans for organic qualifications.
WILL REAL SOURCE SUPPORT MY DIGESTIVE TRACT?
Real Source products supply the body with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fiber which promotes a healthy bowel function. Dietary fibre is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. But it provides other health benefits as well, such as helping to maintain a healthy weight and lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease.
I HAVE A GREEN STOOL, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
When you eat our Real Source products and/or plenty of leafy greens which are both high in chlorophyll, your stool might turn into a slight green color. The color of your stool can depend on many different variables and one of the biggest variables is what you have been eating. So not to worry at all! It shows you have been eating a good portion of your greens. A sign of healthy eating habits.