Frequently Asked Questions

WATER LENTILS: THE NEXT PLANT-BASED SUPER PROTEIN?

Water lentils, also known as duckweed or lemna, are the newest plant protein on the market. All of our products use the whole plant, not just an isolate, so our products are minimally processed. Because we do not use an isolate, our total protein content is lower than isolated proteins. However, about 50% of our protein content are essential amino acids and 20% are branched chain amino acids.

Our percent of EAAs and BCAAs are higher than any other plant protein!

 

WHY CHOOSE WATER LENTILS OVER OTHER PLANT-BASED PROTEIN FOODS?

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. 

 

WHAT MAKES REAL SOURCE SMOOTHIES NATURALLY 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. 

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. 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 1 to 2 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. 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 !

WILL REAL SOURCE HELP ME TO LOSE WEIGHT?

Real Source fits perfectly in a healthy lifestyle. Our All-In-One Nutritional Shakes are based on high quality plant-based ingredients. The plant, water lentils, contains the perfect blend of soluble and insoluble fiber to keep your digestion health and keep you full!

CAN I USE REAL SOURCE AS A MEAL REPLACEMENT?

All-In-One Nutritional Shake 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 All-In-One Nutritional shake as a meal replacement. However, you can add it to different recipes to give you extra nutrients!

CAN I USE REAL SOURCE DURING PREGNANCY OR 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.

ARE REAL SOURCE PRODUCTS ORGANIC?

Real Source is made from non-GMO certified 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 fiber 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. So not to worry at all! It shows you have been eating a good portion of your greens. A sign of healthy eating habits. 
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. 

THE DESICCANT WAS ACCIDENTALLY BLENDED IN. IS IT SAFE?

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 the desiccant, don't panic. The desiccant is safe in small amounts. Once you notice that this has happened though, please discard of the smoothie!