Frequently Asked Questions

What are Water Lentils?

Water lentils are small, leafy plants that grow on the surface of fresh water. They double in biomass every 24 hours, which means that they can grow extremely quickly under the right conditions. We grow our water lentils in an aqua farm in Central Florida in efficient and sustainable conditions. Water lentils are extremely nutrient rich and contain plant protein, dietary fiber, Omega-3s, antioxidants and are considered a superfood because of their incredible nutrient density. 

What is LENTEIN®?

LENTEIN® is made from water lentils. LENTEIN® is simply the best quality water lentils that you can find. We work very hard to grow the highest-quality water lentils in the most sustainable manner. LENTEIN® is the dried and powdered finished form of our fresh water lentils that we grow in our farm. We've spent years perfecting our technique to make sure that you receive LENTEIN® that has retained all of the nutrients from the water lentils and has natural high quality plant protein. 

Unlike other protein sources, LENTEIN® uses the whole plant. This means that not only do we retain the original nutrition in the plant but we also are minimally processed and do not use harsh chemicals. 

Are water lentils, duckweed and lemna all the same plant?

Essentially, yes. Water lentils, duckweed and lemna all come from the same family. Our water lentils, however, are a much higher quality as those you'd find growing naturally in ponds around you. Our water lentils are grown in very specific conditions that we can control in our aqua farms to maximize their nutrient density.

Why choose LENTEIN® over another type of protein?

LENTEIN® is so incredible because it is considered a complete food, which means that it contains all macronutrients. Our plant protein, specifically, is extremely high-quality and contains a higher percent of essential amino acids (EAAs) than any other plant protein. This means that it is the only plant protein comparable to whey when comparing percent of EAAs. Our protein is also highly digestible and is minimally processed. 

What are essential amino acids (EAAs) and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs)?

Essential amino acids (EAAs) are amino acids that cannot be made within your body. They must be consumed in your diet and are essential to your health and wellness. Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are specific amino acids that can improve your muscle mass. We also have an extremely high percent of BCAAs and EAAs with about 20% BCAA content and a 46% EAA content. 

Is LENTEIN® safe? 

Our main ingredient recently received FDA GRAS Approval, which means that the FDA has certified our LENTEIN® has safe. Our LENTEIN® is also regularly tested for a variety of heavy metals to make sure that it passes all federal regulations and is safe for ingestion. 

Why are Real Source products green?

Real Source is made with 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 you will get the benefits of chlorophyll in its most natural form as we use the full plant. 

Why choose water lentils as your source for superfood and plant protein?

All of our products use water lentils as our main ingredient. Our team has spent years perfecting how we grow water lentils and how we make it into a powder. Our powdered version of water lentils is called LENTEIN®

We strive to bring you the best tasting, most nutritionally dense superfood products. Whether you are taking our water lentils for the high-quality protein, superfood nutrient qualities, perfect blend of fiber or Omega-3 content, we believe it will make a difference. 

No soy, no pea, no hemp, no brown rice. 

Are Real Source products Organic?

LENTEIN® is certified as Non-GMO Project Verified but is not yet organic. All of the other ingredients that we use are organic though. There are future plans to certify our product as organic. 

Can I bake and cook with LENTEIN®?

Yes, absolutely! We have a multitude of recipes that you can use LENTEIN® in. 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, @realsourcefoods ! 

Can I take more than the regular serving size per day?

We suggest 1 to 2 servings per day of Real Source. Have a look at the Nutrition Facts Panel and speak with your doctor to ensure what you are consuming is the correct amount of each nutrient. 

Can I use Real Source products during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

We would recommend you to check with your healthcare provider 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.

Will Real Source help my digestive issues?

Real Source does not intent to treat, prevent, cure or diagnose any disease. However, Real Source's main ingredient LENTEIN® contains the perfect blend of soluble and insoluble fiber. Fiber has been proven to improve digestion and prevent constipation. The Supergreen LENTEIN® Superfood products contain up to 12g of fiber to support healthy digestion. The Digestive Boost also contains probiotics to improve your gut health and contains other superfoods that are known to support digestion. 

I have green stool! What does that 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. So not to worry at all! It shows you have been eating a good portion of your greens. A sign of healthy eating habits. 

I've accidentally blended up my desiccant! What should I do?

We are so sorry that this has occurred. There is a desiccant that we include in our powdered products to keep out moisture. If you accidentally blend up your desiccant you may find your smoothie to have plastic or a sandy texture. Don't panic. The desiccant is safe in small amounts. Once you notice that this has happened though, please discard of the smoothie! If you are concerned or have consumed a large amount of the shake or smoothie before realizing, please consult a doctor. 

Can I use Real Source as a meal replacement?

Supergreen LENTEIN® Superfood is a great addition to your morning smoothie or afternoon snack! You can mix it with cold water, almond milk or any other fluid. For extra body you can add fruits or vegetables. On its own, we do not recommend using Supergreen LENTEIN® Superfood shake as a meal replacement. However, you can add it to different recipes to give you extra nutrients!