As we board the plane to come home we’re relishing in the many, many memories made this year in Anaheim. The crowd definitely hasn’t gotten any smaller – ROCK ON NATURAL PRODUCT GROUPIES! If you’ve been there you know, but if not, just imagine over 75,000 Natural Product Groupies gathered in one place for the weekend, with an unlimited supply of old and new products to see. It is unbelievable!
We always love to see the brands we represent showing off their products and news at the show. Below is a glimpse of the fun:
Jean & Robert from Lotus Aroma
A quick glimpse at the Carlson Labs booth
Some of the gang from Four Sigmatic & SunWarrior
There are so many new and exciting products and news that we can’t wait to share with you!
The views have definitely changed over the years as we look back on the last posts of us attending the Natural Products Expo West. This year instead of leaving the blustering Canadian weather it was all sunshine, blue skies and green grass as we headed for the airport. Not to be mistaken for the beautiful weather we flew into in California, there is nothing more welcoming than sunshine and Palm Trees.
Now we’re here meeting and catching up with, oh, so many friendly and fresh faces. There is so much to do and even more to see here this year. Not to mention running into this friendly face. You really never do know who you’re going to run into here!
We’re excited to see even more of the exciting new products, people and news here and we’ll be sure to share it with you when we are back. Also, if you’re attending the #ExpoWest2016 track Francine & David down – they’d love to see you!
Many of you may have noticed a big change in the appearance of Sunwarrior Protein packaging. Sunwarrior has not only rolled out a new product this year, they have introduced their new and improved packaging. TUBS!
These tubs are much more efficient than the old bags, they display better, they stack nicely, they even fit into your cupboards better! They are TUBTASTIC! An added bonus: they are re-usable. Check out the quick clip below for more interesting details and ideas.
Many of us have avidly been looking for alternatives for coffee, whether it be for health or personal reasons. There are hundreds of different products on the market, but nothing quite like this.
I’m sure you’ve heard all the hype about Matcha, all of the benefits it provides, you get the point, you’ve read it all already. But it’s time for Matcha to take the back burner, because Dandelion Coffee has hit the market by storm!
Of course, Dandelion coffee isn’t actually coffee, it’s a coffee replacement… you know what, instead of listening/reading my post – check out Kayleen Schaefer’s post in Bloomberg Business below – she includes a delicious recipe at the end:
With the Day of Love and Romance quickly approaching many of us are scrambling last minute to find the best gifts, think of the best plans and out-do whatever marvelous gift we presented to our loved ones last year.
Whether you are planning to spoil yourself or a loved one, we have 5 Amazing, Health Conscious and Eco-Friendly Ideas that will knock anyone’s socks off this year.
Bubble Bath – Nothing is better than relaxing in an aromatic, relaxing, warm bubble bath. But there is nothing romantic about having to clean the bath tub afterwards. Lotus Aroma offers amazing Bath & Shower Gels with aromas that can relax, rejuvenate and energize! An added bonus: they don’t leave a nasty soap ring around the bathtub. These gels can be used for bubble baths or in the shower as a body wash. With a pH of 5 it doesn’t strip the skins natural oils leaving your skin hydrated and healthy.
Baked Treats – Spoiling that special someone, or yourself, with sweets, once in a while never hurts, but many of you know the negative effects Sugar has on our bodies. Worry no more, swap that sugar for Lakanto. Lakanto is a Zero Calorie Sugar Free Sweetener made out of Monk Fruit, and with a glycemic level of zero it is the ideal sugar replacement. Pick a recipe, any recipe, swap the sugar(golden or white) with Lakanto and enjoy the benefits and delicious taste. We baked these Decadent Chocolate Fudge Brownies just the other day as a Pre-Valentine’s Day test: http://www.lakanto.com/recipe/low-glycemic-decadent-chocolate-fudge-brownies-with-lakanto/#.VrucQ_krKwV #SUCCESS
Scavenger Hunt – Plan out a scavenger hunt or nature walk, take a hike through the woods. Being outdoors can help relieve copious amounts of stress and tension. Grab some Two Mom’s in the Raw Granola Bars, or pack a picnic and head out for a few hours. Enjoy the outdoors, and each other’s company.
Massage – Nothing is more romantic than a massage. An added bonus, there are so many health benefits of having a massage: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-17620/why-massages-are-great-for-your-health-infographic.html. Whether you decide to go out for a massage or enjoy the idea of staying in and showing your special someone your tricks of the trade, this is a fail proof idea to heat up the romance. If you’re staying in, sneak out and purchase some of Lotus Aroma’s beautiful, eco-friendly, natural, Canadian Massage Oils. They come in an array of mesmerizing fragrances (or unscented) and they melt on the skin without leaving a greasy film or staining sheets or clothes. meaning you can focus on the task at hand, not the clean up afterwards.
There you have it, our list of 5 of the best Valentine’s Day Gifts and Plans. Now get out there and get planning, Valentine’s Day only comes once a year and it is the perfect time to show someone you love how much you really care about them.
We are loving their newest product – Sun Warrior has officially launched the certified organic CLASSIC PLUS Protein.
We all know and love the delicious taste and quality products Sunwarrior has been providing us for years, but who thought they could out-do themselves again? The new Classic Plus Protein builds on the science of the Brown Rice Protein by adding the amino acid balancing effects of peas, chia seeds, quinoa and amaranth – all of which are certified organic. Yep, you’ve got that right, this product is Certified Organic, too. Not to mention it’s, Soy Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Non GMO & Raw!
Classic Plus is plant-based and powerful! The best of both worlds, which is why they call it PLUS. Of course, now for the important stuff. Yes, it comes in the original 3 flavours: Vanilla, Chocolate, and Natural and is available in the convenient 375g and 750g tubs. You know you want to try this product and let all of your friends, family and colleagues know how great it is. It’s creamy texture and delectable taste definitely top the charts.”
Over the last 21 years in business we have had many changes at BioResource.
Some have been great, some – well let’s just say, some we don’t necessarily reminisce over as much as others. But this change, this “tub-tastic” change is one we have all been looking forward to for a long time coming.
Sunwarrior? has changed the packaging of their Proteins! They’ve upgraded from the leaking, drooping bags and replaced them with TUBS! Yep, that’s right – recycled, BPA free, phthalate free, stackable and completely recyclable TUBS! And to add to the excitement, they have also introduced new sizes (great news for consumers)!
Now available are 750 gram & 375 gram packages! The new, smaller 375 g tubs are great for those customers that are looking to try a new flavour, blend flavours together, or are new to the product and want to give it a try without the long term commitment. And, of course, the 750 g size is great for our veteran Sunwarriors who already know and reap the benefits of these Proteins. Both sizes are available in the Classic Brown Rice Protein as well as the Pea, Hemp and Cranberry with MCT Warrior Blend Protein.
Just when we didn’t think Sunwarrior? could get any better – they surprise us again, and again – check out this short video about the new packaging.
Feel free to contact us to for more information. We’re, also, always happy to hear any feedback on products – we welcome you to reach out to us personally or on social media to keep us in the loop.
The news and the tabloids seem to be smeared with headlines about the cold weather creeping up on us and the sun sneaking away earlier each night, and as much as I hate to admit it not only do I see it, I feel it! Dont you?!
With the cold weather and short days many of us begin to fall back into some of our same old habits that weve worked so hard to break. Who wouldnt? I know after a long day of work, when the moon is higher than Ive seen the sun all day, the last thing I want to think about is going outside to fight whatever weather mother nature has thrown at us for some exercise. Or when 3 p.m. hits and Im in a rush to meet a customer all I want is a quick cup of Joe which we all know is going to come back and haunt me at 3 a.m. Now, I cant motivate you to go out and fight the darkness and weather but I can encourage you to take the small steps to ensure you dont fall back into those old habits. A simple option is to test the many different beverage options to fight off those caffeine cravings. Beverage options that arent going to keep you up into the wee hours of the morning or send your stomach on a roller coaster ride.
Whether it be 6 a.m, your 10 a.m. morning break, or that dreadful 3 p.m. crash STOP! Take a quick second, and do NOT reach for that coffee or jump into the slow moving coffee shop line. Instead, open the cupboard. Reach passed the regular tea. Beside the coffee beans. Above the coconut oil and grab that bag of Dandy Blend. Yes, Dandy Blend, the gluten-free, herbal substitute that has both the health benefits of dandelion root and the rich, full bodied flavour, smoothness & texture of real coffee! PLUS on top of all of the health benefits it holds the fructose that occurs naturally in the roots of dandelion & chicory give it a sweetness that many people say takes the place of any additional sweeteners.
So do me one favour, join me for a warm cup of Dandy Blend, skip the caffeinated coffee, enjoy a good night rest and youll be ready for whatever challenges tomorrow brings.
Were going to beat this weather, the darkness and keep kicking those bad habits to the curb one small feat at a time.
Looking forward to hosting our manufacturers (Raw Elements, J.R. Calson Labs, Sun Warrior, Lakanto, Four Sigma Foods, Ortis Canada and Lotus Aroma) at the upcoming CHFA West 2014 in Vancouver at Booth 1527 and 1620.
Product Education Seminars at Vancouver Convention Centre West Building
On Friday April 11th at 1:00pm – 1:45pm, Dr. Julian Masset PhD from Ortis Belgium will be speaking on “How to Alleviate Bowel Discomfort in Harmony with Nature”.
Again, on Friday April 11th at 2:00pm – 2:45pm, Sun Warrior’s Co-Owner/Founder Denly Fowlke will speaking to retailers on “Where Do You Get Your Protein” and “Building Vibrant Health with Sun Warrior Protein”.
Gift incentive (wink wink) for all attendees. Don’t miss this great opportunity, and on Saturday and/or Sunday be sure to drop by the booth and say Hello. Many great show deals available.
Last October’s show in Toronto, the Raw elements team (Raw foods specialists) included, amongst others, Dawn Vikery of Raw Elements fame, Marguarite and Igor Valou from Lakanto a zero calorie, zero glycemic (awesome) sweetener!