PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Garden of Life®, the leader and innovator in USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified nutritional products and the No. 1 protein brand for five straight years in the natural channel1, expands into the sports nutrition arena with the launch of Garden of Life SPORT, a line of nutritional products that together comprise what is being called the cleanest performance system available.
Formulated to ensure peak performance from pre-workout to post-workout, Garden of Life SPORT is a complete five-part nutrition system with USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified plant-based pre-workout powders that enhance your energy and focus, a post-workout recovery accelerator to help restore your muscles so you can get to your next training session faster, and muscle-nourishing protein powders and protein bars. Plus, the line introduced the first sustainable, Truly Grass Fed™ Certified Irish whey protein powder. Making the line truly deserving of being called "the cleanest performance line ever" is the fact that every product is certified clean-for-sport by Informed Choice, the most recognized name in International Olympic athletics as well as NSF Certified For Sport®, the leading certification for USA professional, collegiate and high school athletes.
"Our new Garden of Life SPORT system is designed for those who embrace fitness and pursue peak performance through clean nutrition, supplements and physical activity — whether they are everyday gym members, weekend warriors, body builders or high performance athletes," said Garden of Life President Brian Ray. "Now it's possible to have clean competition through clean nutrition, with no fear of scary, banned or unsafe ingredients."
Clean nutrition is an important aspect of any physical fitness program, according to Don Saladino, a fitness and wellness expert who is an owner of Drive 495 and Drive 443 in New York City. Saladino works with a wide range of clients from people improving their everyday fitness to celebrities getting ready for the big screen, and the newest member of the Garden of Life SPORT team. "Everyone is an athlete. Whether you're competing in sports or competing against yourself to meet your fitness goals, it's not just about the workout, it's also about eating truly clean, staying hydrated, and keeping your body fueled to be at your best," said Saladino. "Garden of Life SPORT offers a full day of nutrition to kick-start your day and manage your metabolism before, during and after a workout, along with protein bars for snacks on-the-go."
Garden of Life SPORT: A five-product system to fuel your fitness
Garden of Life SPORT offers four plant-based clean products that are USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, NSF Certified for Sport and Informed-Choice for Sport:
Pre-Workout: SPORT Organic Plant-Based ENERGY + Focus
Designed to boost energy levels and provide sharp mental focus when it counts, the delicious organic drink delivers clean fuel in the form of 85mg of organic coffeeberry, along with a nitric oxide blend of organic kale, spinach and beets, plus whole-food vitamin B-12, for sharper mental focus, a fast burst of energy and reduced fatigue. The product is available in two flavors: blackberry and sugar-free blackberry-cherry.†
Post-Workout: SPORT Organic Plant-Based RECOVERY
Muscle repair is critical after a workout, and this formula combines organic tart cherries, turmeric, goji berries, blueberries, organic apples and rooibos to enhance its antioxidant power, reduce muscle soreness and support recovery after strenuous exercise.†
Refueling: SPORT Organic Plant-Based Protein
A blend of certified organic proteins from multiple sources delivers 30g of complete protein in one serving, providing a full profile of all the essential amino acids, including 5.5g BCAAs and 5g glutamine, to help reduce recovery time after exercise. It refuels and repairs muscles, promotes faster recovery and supports the immune system.
On-the-go: Organic Plant-Based Performance Protein Bars
Organic Plant-Based Protein Performance Bars refuel and repair muscles any time of day for on-the-go convenience. Available in four delicious flavors — Peanut Butter Chocolate, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Mint and Sea Salt Caramel — each bar delivers 20g of complete multi-sourced plant protein and 10g of soluble fiber.
Garden of Life SPORT also offers the only Truly Grass Fed Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, clean whey certified by both NSF Certified for Sport and Informed-Choice:
Refueling: SPORT Certified Grass Fed WHEY Protein
Free of hormones and antibiotics, premium quality SPORT Grass Fed Whey is made with grass-fed protein sourced from sustainable Irish farms with small herds of cows that live in their natural outdoor habitat, roaming and feeding in green pastures. It is designed to refuel and repair muscles with 24g of clean whey protein.
Garden of Life SPORT is available now in health food stores across the country and at major online retailers. Visit gardenoflife.com for more information.
About Garden of Life
Garden of Life, L.L.C. is the recognized leader and innovator in whole food, science-based, USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified nutrition. Headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., the company offers more than 250 branded supplements that help people achieve extraordinary health. For more information on Garden of Life, visit gardenoflife.com.
1 Source: SPINS®, (June 2012 – February 2017). SPINS is the leading provider of retail consumer insights, analytics, and consulting for the natural, organic, and specialty products industries.
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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