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Yes. TruMarine™ Collagen is Health Canada approved and is 100% safe. Collagen has been used by millions of people around the world in food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and medicine without side effects. Collagen peptide has:
• GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) status from the FDA
• Approval from Health Canada and the World Health Organization
Every batch of withinUs TruMarine™ is stringently tested by independent laboratories to ensure quality and safety. Tests are performed on nutritional content, microbiology and heavy metals (e.g. mercury content). No traceable amounts are found in our product and we also guarantee it is not more than 0.1 ppm (parts per million). All production and testing documentation has been reviewed and found to be in compliance with the Good Manufacturing Practices Regulations of the Natural Health Product Regulations.
The fact that TruMarine™ Collagen is highly safe makes it extremely suitable for long term use. In addition, because withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is extracted from fish scales, it is free of any risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), foot-and-mouth disease or bird virus.
withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is a 100% natural product and is free from any dairy, lactose, soy, wheat, gluten and allergens. It also contains no artificial colours, flavours, additives or preservatives.
Generally speaking, all adults – both men and women - can benefit from taking collagen. Diet, age, stress, digestive issues, and physical activity all affect our ability to provide our body with the nutritional raw materials it requires to properly support joint and connective tissue health. Collagen is an essential nutritional component for those wanting to remain healthy and active throughout their life.
withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen can be added to hot or cold liquids, or incorporated into food (yogurt, oatmeal, etc.). For best results, we recommend taking withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen with a form of vitamin C - either together with a supplement or blended in a smoothie, soup or juice containing vegetables and/or fruits. Ideally, one should take withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen first thing in the morning or just before bed. Pour in 5 grams (1 scoop), stir, and let sit for a minute to completely dissolve. We suggest adding withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen to:
• Coffee, tea, herbal tea
• Hot water with lemon
withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is virtually odourless and tasteless, and contains no artificial colouring, flavouring or additives. While the majority of our customers do not notice any taste or smell, a select few do. For those who detect a slight taste or smell, we suggest adding the product to juices, smoothies, tea with honey and lemon, water with lemon or coffee.
No, our product does not contain shellfish, or any traces of shellfish. We only use the scales of wild-caught, sustainably sourced fish.
Our 100% ultra-pure collagen (premium select grade TruMarine™ Collagen) is sourced from exclusive sustainable, wild fish found in the deep, pristine waters of the South Pacific Ocean - north of Australia and approximately 5,000 km from the coast of Japan. The ocean currents of the Southern Hemisphere are separated by the Equatorial Counter Current and are completely different from those of the North Pacific. The Kuroshio Current of Japan flows north towards North America (not south) and therefore does not impact our product.
withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is not formulated with any other ingredients, preservatives or stabilizers.
While the time frame in which results can be observed will vary, customers who take 5-10 grams of withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen daily generally feel and see a difference within 4-8 weeks.
Like any supplement, in order to obtain the best results, withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen should be ingested on a daily basis.
Health Canada approved studies suggest taking 5 grams of TruMarine™ Collagen daily to experience benefits. If you consume more than 5 grams per day it is not harmful to your body.
However, we recommend that those who are taking withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen for joint health take two scoops (10 grams) per day for up to 4 weeks and then lower their intake to 5 grams per day after that.
While withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen will not affect or conflict with other supplements, we always recommend that you speak with your doctor if you have concerns about taking TruMarine™ Collagen in conjunction with prescription medications.
withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen contains only the collagen from fish scales, and is free of fat and cholesterol. It will not affect blood cholesterol.
withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is 100% natural protein and free of dairy, lactose, soy, wheat and gluten. It contains no artificial colours, flavours, additives or preservatives. This product has been extensively tested, and no negative or unwanted side-effects have ever been noted.
However, if you are taking any prescription medications and have concerns, we suggest that you check with your health care provider.
While withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is a 100% naturally sourced product that has no side effects, we advise all moms-to-be to consult with their health care practitioner prior to use.
The good news is that many of our customers use withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen postpartum while breastfeeding and they have found that it helps diminish "pregnancy mask"/ melasma, and that skin becomes firmer and more hydrated. After pregnancy many women also find that their hair or nails become thinner and more brittle. withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen replenishes and restores collagen and helps hair to grow thicker and nails to become healthier and stronger.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and you have any concerns, it is recommended that you consult with your health care practitioner prior to use.
A peptide is a compound that consists of two or more amino acids. The amino acid composition of withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen consists of 18 amino acids. Much different from other protein sources, collagen peptides contain a unique combination and ratio of amino acids (protein) - most importantly glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine. This ensures high absorption and high bioavailability for maximum results. Collagen peptides are not considered a complete protein because they are devoid of the amino acid tryptophan. The protein amount in our collagen is 95%, with 5% moisture content.
Collagen peptide is another term for hydrolyzed collagen. withinUs Natural Health obtains our TruMarine™ collagen through a hydrolysis process which uses a proteolytic enzyme, retaining almost all the original amino acid composition. Collagen peptides are easily dissolved in hot or cold water and will not become a gel at low temperatures.
Clinically proven, withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen peptides resist digestion and have a 95-98% absorption rate. Peptides derived from marine collagen help with the formation of collagen by stimulating fibroblast growth and encouraging the production of extra cellular matrix components.
To provide the highest quality possible, withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is extracted from the scales of wild, deep sea, sustainably harvested fish, presenting unmatched advantages. We use no harsh acids or chemicals but rather a natural enzymatic process to obtain the highest quality and purest form of collagen. withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is made strictly from scales, which offers a higher concentration of collagen, resulting in an ultra-pure product with far less impurities than collagen derived from fish skin or a combination of scales/skin.
When it comes to beauty and health products, the popularity of fish-derived collagen continues to grow. This is due primarily to a preference for marine ingredients over those sourced from beef, pork, or chicken. Fish collagen is also free from the risk of pathogens that cause diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
Decades of research shows that due to its very low molecular weight, Type I fish collagen is absorbed at a higher level into the bloodstream and circulated throughout the body more easily than other types of collagen.
withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen also has a unique amino acid composition with a very high concentration of glycine, proline and hydroxyproline - the main agents necessary for stimulating cell regeneration in skin, joints and bones.
In the body, collagen is differentiated by “types”.
Type I collagen – is the most abundant form of collagen in the body. Found in skin, tendons, blood vessels, ligaments, organs, and the cornea of the eye. This type of collagen also comprises about 50% of the protein matrix of bone.
Type II collagen - Found in hyaline cartilage, the intervertebral discs of the spine and the vitreous humor of the eye.
Type III collagen - Found in skin, tendons, intestines, artery walls and the uterus.
There is much confusion around “type” due to the fact that certain collagen companies are labeling collagen peptides as type I, II, or III.
The ‘type’ of collagen peptides is not related and irrelevant to the beneficial properties for the body
The whole discussion of type has more to do with marketing than actual benefits.
More importantly (and often overlooked) is the collagen source, amino acid composition, bioavailability, and how it is produced.
Marine collagen exclusively sourced from wild-caught fish is clinically proven to have 1.5 x the absorption rate (superior bioavailability) than any other source of collagen, including bovine and fish skin.
One to two scoops of powdered collagen is equivalent to taking 10-20 capsules (i.e. 5-10 grams) daily. Because our collagen is in powdered form, cost per gram, it is the more economical option. The other benefit are that no stabilizers or additives are required and it has a higher absorption rate.
Yes. withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is sourced exclusively from marine life and contains no gluten.
withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is sourced from deep ocean fish scales and is not recommended for those with allergies to fish. Our collagen does not contain any shellfish or crustaceans.
The high concentration of specific amino acids in within TruMarine™ Collagen are used by the body in the creation and function of muscles, bones, joints and skin. Collagen assists with lean muscle gain and tone by promoting the production of natural creatine, which is essential for new muscle growth following workouts. withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen in a smoothie or cold pressed juice post-workout is a healthier and purer alternative to sugared protein bars or bodybuilding shakes. TruMarine™ does not contain any fat, carbs, sugar, dairy, lactose, soy, wheat or gluten.
This is a common misconception. Traditionally it was thought that all protein is broken down and digested in the same manner. However, in recent years, more and more studies have been conducted with scientific evidence showing this to be untrue. In fact, after ingestion, collagen peptides have been shown to resist peptidase digestion and are absorbed into the blood circulation system at relatively high levels. Peptides derived from marine collagen help with the formation of collagen by stimulating fibroblast growth and encouraging the production of extra cellular matrix components. Numerous studies have concluded that the absorption rate of deep sea collagen by the human body is as high as 95%-98%, but will vary depending on an individual’s body condition and health.
withinUs Coconut Creamer + TruMarine Collagen™ was created as a ready to add powder to your favourite hot beverage. Simply add 2 scoops or the contents of 1 pouch to your hot beverage of choice, and stir or blend.
Our withinUs Coconut Creamer + TruMarine Collagen™ is made with organic, carrageenan free organic coconut milk.
Yes. withinUs Coconut Creamer + TruMarine Collagen™ is 100% safe. The coconut milk powder is derived from certified organic coconuts which are grown without the use of fertilizers, nitrogen or chemicals.
It does not contain any added sugar. The organic coconut milk has a naturally subtle sweet taste.
Yes, it is possible to combine withinUs Coconut Creamer + TruMarine Collagen™ with cold beverages. However, we would recommend using a blender or handheld frother to mix and help the coconut milk fully dissolve.
As many as 50% of North Americans consume too little magnesium. This can result in magnesium deficiency, causing symptoms such as muscle aches, fatigue, weakness, and irritability. Magnesium is known as the anti-stress mineral, it works fast to quiet a racing mind, relax muscles and help normalize the heart rate.
Each serving of withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen + Magnesium contains a half the daily recommended serving (2.5 grams) of withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen.
We created withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen + Magnesium as a ready to mix beverage.
Simply add 1 scoop to 250ml of hot water or herbal tea and mix thoroughly.
Magnesium supplements in liquid form are the best absorbed. Tablets, although convenient, are less effectively absorbed. Your body only uses a fraction of the magnesium in a tablet.
withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen + Magnesium goes to work right away creating the conditions for restorative rest
withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen + Magnesium is formulated with no sugar or artificial sweeteners added It tastes refreshingly of lemon, flavoured by organic natural lemon.
You can drink withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen + Magnesium with or without food. Taking with food does not impact the absorption. We like to take withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen + Magnesium in the evening, an hour to 30 minutes before bedtime.
TruMarine™ Collagen is sourced from deep in the ocean. It is a naturally-derived product, but because it is harvested, not produced, it is never certified organic. The lemon flavour used is 100% organic.
Each serving of withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen + Magnesium contains a half the daily recommended serving (2.5 grams) of withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen.
Clinical studies and research have proven that unlike any other source of collagen (including fish skin), wild-caught fish scale collagen (withinUs TruMarine Collagen) has superior absorption levels and 5 grams is the daily requirement.
Other collagen products often recommend 10-20g of their collagen, this is due to lower quality and bioavailability of the material.
Taking 10g of withinUs Trumarine™ Collagen is not harmful to the body, but is not necessarily required for full benefits.
Yes. This product does not contain any gluten.
withinUs plant protein does not contain any flavours, colours or sweeteners. It is unflavoured with a naturally mild flavour making it an easy addition to smoothies, protein bars, or pancakes.
withinUs Plant Protein + TruMarine™ Collagen does not contain any caffeine.
It is best to store your jar of withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen + Magnesium in a cool, dry area. Once opened, it is recommended to consume within 60 days.
While withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen + Magnesium consists of naturally sourced ingredients that have no known side effects, we always advise women that are pregnant/breastfeeding to consult their health care practitioner prior to use.
Many withinUs customers continue using our Trumarine™ Collagen throughout their pregnancy/postpartum health and have found that it helps minimize their pregnancy mask/ melasma, and helps to firm and hydrate their skin. After pregnancy many women also find that their hair or nails become thin and brittle. withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen helps replenish and restore collagen within the body and helps hair grow thicker, and nails to become healthier and stronger.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and if you have any concerns, we recommend that you consult with your health care practitioner prior to use.
If you have been instructed to follow a low protein diet or have liver or kidney disease we recommend speaking to a health care practitioner prior to use.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and you have any concerns about your overall health, it is recommended that you consult with your health care practitioner prior to use.
If you are taking prescription medication and have concerns about this product conflicting with it, we suggest that you check with your healthcare practitioner.
In short no. withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is a hydrolyzed peptide and benefits are not lost by mixing the product into beverages or food hot or cold.
withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen + Magnesium features a blend of natural sleep-promoting ingredients and tastes like a refreshing lemon water drink.
withinUs Golden Glow™ + TruMarine™ Collagen contains no additives, fillers or artificial colours or flavours.
- Certified organic turmeric root
- Certified organic ceylon cinnamon
- Certified organic date
- Certified organic ginger root
- Certified organic black pepper
- withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen
You’re sure to enjoy this delicious, caffeine-free beverage boasting various health benefits such as:
Promotes healthy hair, skin, nails and joints
Excellent coffee alternative
Provides energy boost and increased endurance
As we suggest that a serving of withinUs Golden Glow™ + TruMarine™ Collagen is 1/2 tbsp - 1 tbsp or to taste, the amount of withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen per serving ranges from 1.25g - 2.5g per serving.
withinUs Golden Glow™ + TruMarine™ Collagen is naturally caffeine free!
Turmeric is one the world’s most commonly consumed spices; it is cooked and consumed by millions of people every day. The yellow pigments do not permanently stain teeth, but be careful not to spill it on any light coloured clothing.
Golden Glow™ + TruMarine™ Collagen is best served when added to milk.
Mix one tsp of Golden Glow™ + TruMarine™ Collagen with a splash of hot water. Heat 1 cup of milk (our favourite is oat milk) and add to mixture. Serve with a little sweetener of choice such as agave, maple syrup or honey.
Our withinUs Golden Glow™ + TruMarine™ Collagen has a warming taste due to the spices it contains: ginger, cinnamon and black pepper. It is a nutritious and delicious blend that is comparable to a chai tea latte.
withinUs Cacao Misto™+ TruMarine™ Collagen contains high quality ethically sourced ingredients. We are proud that our products contain no additives, fillers or artificial colours or flavours.
- Certified organic coconut milk powder,
- Certified organic coconut cream powder,
- Certified organic and fairtrade cacao powder
- Certified organic date powder,
- Certified organic vanilla powder,
- withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen.
Our Cacao is organic certified and certified FairTrade by QAI, Fairtrade certified by Fairtrade Canada and certified kosher.
We chose to sweeten Cacao Misto with organic date powder which has a relatively low GI.
There is no added sugar, the 2g sugar on our label refers to the naturally occurring sugar found in date powder.
Our Cacao Misto™ does not contain refined sugar, dairy or stabilizers found in conventional hot chocolate. It also includes the highest grade of collagen - withinUs TruMarine Collagen sourced from wild-caught, sustainable fish scale.
Cacao Misto™ is caffeine free.
Our Cacao Misto™ has a rich, creamy and chocolatey taste. Think of it as something similar to a hot chocolate but healthier. You can adjust to taste simply by reducing or increasing the amount of powder used.
No. withinUs Cacao Misto™ does not contain any artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners.
It is best to store your jar of withinUs Cacao Misto™ + TruMarine™ Collagen in a cool, dry area. Once opened, it is recommended to consume within 60 days.
While withinUs Cacao Misto™+ TruMarine™ Collagen consists of naturally sourced ingredients that have no known side effects, however, we always advise women that are pregnant/breastfeeding to consult their health care practitioner prior to use.
Many withinUs customers continue using our TruMarine™ Collagen throughout their pregnancy/postpartum health and have found that it helps minimize their pregnancy mask/ melasma, and helps to firm and hydrate their skin. After pregnancy many women also find that their hair or nails become thin and brittle. withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen helps replenish and restore collagen within the body and helps hair grow thicker, and nails to become healthier and stronger.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and if you have any concerns, we recommend that you consult with your healthcare practitioner prior to use.
If you are taking prescription medication and have concerns about this product conflicting with it, we suggest that you check with your healthcare practitioner.
withinUs Grade A matcha holds JAS/JONA certificates through the Japan Organic and Natural Foods Association, as well as USDA, and Canadian Organic Certificates.
Yes. We created withinUs Matcha Misto + Collagen as a ready-to-mix beverage. Simply add 1-2 scoops to one cup of hot water and stir.
Yes. withinUs Matcha Misto + Collagen is 100% safe. Both the coconuts used for our coconut milk powder and withinUs Grade A matcha are certified organic and are grown without the use of fertilizers, nitrogen or chemicals, and are routinely tested for purity. The soil is also tested frequently to ensure that no toxins are leached into the final product.
Absolutely not. The Organic Matcha in Matcha Misto + Collagen is stringently tested for contaminants, including radiation. In order for our product to hold the JAS/JONA, Canadian Organic and USDA certificates samples must pass all tests. No traces of radiation have been found. Our 100% ultra-pure collagen (premium select grade TruMarine™ Collagen) is sourced from exclusive sustainable, wild fish found in the deep, pristine waters of the South Pacific Ocean - north of Australia and approximately 5,000 km from the coast of Japan.
The ocean currents of the Southern Hemisphere are separated by the Equatorial Counter Current and are completely different from those of the North Pacific.
The Kuroshio Current of Japan flows north towards North America (not south) and therefore does not impact our product.
withinUs organic Grade A matcha is from two of Japan’s oldest and most highly acclaimed tencha growing regions - Kagoshima and Kyoto where matcha originated over 800 years ago.
Yes. Our premium protein blend combines 4 sources of certified organic plant protein. The product provides an optimal amino acid profile which provides the body with all 9 essential amino acids and is superior to any single plant protein source. With the addition of withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen peptides we have created a supplement that maximizes the body’s ability to synthesize protein, recover from workouts, and aids lean muscle gain.
Simply add to your favourite smoothie recipe, or homemade baked goods.
We created withinUs Plant Protein + TruMarine™ Collagen to help simplify and maximize your smoothie routine. Add 1 scoop of withinUs Plant Protein + TruMarine™ Collagen to your favourite smoothie and blend until completely dissolved.
You can also add it into your pancakes (protein pancakes), or baked goods.
We have not added any flavour, sugar, or stevia to this product in order to provide our customers options as to how they would incorporate it into their day.
Get some recipe inspiration from our recipe blog.
withinUs Plant Protein + TruMarine™ Collagen is not designed to be added to water. Our product is unflavoured/unsweetened and is best enjoyed as an addition to your favourite smoothie or baked goods recipe.
withinUs Plant Protein + TruMarine™ Collagen can be added to water as the texture is smooth, and mixes well when shaken, but our recommendation is to add it to something more flavourful.
Yes, you can enjoy Plant Protein + TruMarine™ Collagen every day. We recommend adding it into your favourite smoothie, this will help boost your protein intake if you are falling short. Typically, women require approximately 46g of protein per day and men, 56g. It is also ideal to take after a workout.
withinUs uses sprouted/fermented protein sources to enhance nutrient density and increase digestibility.
Many plant protein sources are hard on the digestive system, and as a result, many other plant proteins add probiotics to help make the ingredients easier to digest.
By sprouting organic brown rice and organic quinoa, the amino acids within them become smaller particles which in turn improves the body’s ability to quickly absorb, utilize, and digest the nutrients.
The fermentation of our organic pea protein helps break the carbohydrates and proteins into smaller molecules so they are easier for the body to digest.
Yes, our plant protein blend contains TruMarine™ Collagen.
Each serving of withinUs Plant Protein + TruMarine™ Collagen contains a FULL SERVING (5g) of TruMarine™ Collagen.
Clinical studies show that collagen sourced from wild-caught fish scales (TruMarine™ Collagen) has superior bioavailability in comparison to ALL other collagen sources (including fish skin) - this is the reason we recommend only 5g per day.
Taking more than the recommended 5g per day is not harmful to the body, but it is not necessarily beneficial long-term either.
Yes. This product does not contain any gluten.
No. This product does not contain any flavours, colours, or sweeteners. It is unflavoured, making it a great addition to smoothies and baked goods.
We recommend storing your jar of Plant Protein in a cool, dry place. Once opened, it is recommended to consume within 60 days.
It is often suggested that taking a protein supplement 15-120 minutes post-workout is the optimal time for the absorption of nutrients, and to help build lean muscle. This time frame is known as the 'anabolic window'.
At withinUs, we are an active team. We were looking for a great-tasting electrolytes, sourced from the highest quality ingredients. Our search for a clean, organic, fully-functional, electrolyte made from premium ingredients was only met by the creation of our own electrolyte blend, withinUs ReHydrate + Collagen.
Most conventional electrolyte sport drinks are chemically fortified, loaded with refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, flavours and colours. You might get a quick surge of energy, but you’ll feel a crash soon after.
withinUs ReHydrate + Collagen is a premium electrolyte blend from organic and nonGMO sources. It replenishes the body with necessary sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and chloride plus TruMarine Collagen for strengthening properties, improving endurance and muscle recovery. It will help to increase energy, stamina and performance in addition to stabilizing blood pressure.
We need electrolytes to survive. When people think of electrolytes, sport drinks often come to mind. There is far more to electrolytes than a post-exercise refreshment.
Drinking water helps with fluid loss but it will not provide you those critical electrolytes.
As your body becomes dehydrated through physical exercise, travel, and sweating, not only do you lose water, but aso essential electrolytes that are important for hydration, healthy nerve and muscle function and the maintenance of blood’s pH balance. Some signs of dehydration include muscle cramps, headaches, fatigue and irregular heartbeat.
Our mission is to provide superior, premium products.
ReHydrate + Collagen is a meticulous blend of the most bioavailable forms of Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, and Chloride. It also contains functional glucose, and natural, organic fruit and leaf extracts.
All of the ingredients in our product are essential for the rehydration of the body at the cellular level with the added PLUS of TruMarine™ Collagen for muscle recovery and lean muscle gain.
Glucose is the main fuel source for the body and needs to be replenished after dehydration in order to help the body restore balance and recover. The 1g of organic cane sugar per serving included in the Rehydrate+Collagen serves a functional role enabling the electrolytes to be absorbed into your body quickly and efficiently.
Drinking water alone when you are already dehydrated will actually cause a further dilution on electrolytes in you body and, potentially a complete depletion of electrolytes.
Drinking electrolyte water prevents dehydration, not only because of the water it provides but also because the electrolytes stimulates your body to hold onto water. When you’re exercising, or if you're outside on a hot day, getting enough fluid is vital for keeping your body temperature down. If you’re an athlete, being correctly hydrated is essential for optimal performance.
withinUs ReHydrate formulation has remained the same and is being rebranded to better highlight the benefits that it can provide after exercise. This product is like no other on the market and offers a variety of benefits including maximizing hydration, accelerating post-workout recovery, and reducing joint pain.
withinUs TruOrganic™ Matcha is extremely high in antioxidants and nutrients. When you consume matcha, you are consuming the entire tea leaf, which contains all the nutrients as opposed to soaking the leaves in water and disposing of the leaves. When the tencha leaves are stone ground, all the powerhouse nutrients are captured in the emerald green powder, making it very healthy and antioxidant rich.
withinUs TruOrganic™ Matcha holds JAS/JONA certificates through the Japan Organic and Natural Foods Association, as well as USDA and Canadian Organic Certificates. To obtain these certificates, our matcha adheres to some of the most strict guidelines for organic products in the world.
Our matcha is a mixture of the two highest grades of matcha available.
To reap the benefits of matcha it is crucial to have the most authentic form. Most of the time, less expensive matchas are anything but authentic - they are often grown in China (where the testing is much less stringent), and in many cases is ground green tea leaves (not tencha). Much of the health benefits of matcha come from a specific, specialized growing process. High quality matcha, such as withinUs TruOrganic™, originates from Japan, and is grown, prepared, and tested by experts trained in traditional methods. As a result, it costs more.
Yes. It is possible to prepare TruOrganic™ Matcha without a whisk, however we recommend using a bamboo whisk to thoroughly enjoy your matcha experience. Because our matcha is of premium quality, it is ground into an extremely fine powder that requires a flexible whisk to fully combine the matcha with water to create a smooth consistency with a beautiful layer of microfoam.
If you do not have a bamboo matcha whisk, you can use an electric milk frother as an alternative.
Studies have shown that dairy can block nutrient absorption. If you would like to add milk products to your TruOrganic™ Matcha - to make a latte perhaps - we recommend using non-dairy milks such as almond, soy or coconut milk.
Yes. withinUs TruOrganic™ Matcha is 100% safe. It is grown without the use of fertilizers, nitrogen or chemicals, and is routinely tested for purity. The soil is also tested frequently to ensure that no toxins can leach into the final product.
Absolutely not. TruOrganic™ Matcha is stringently tested for contaminants including radiation. In order for our product to hold the JAS/JONA, Canadian Organic and USDA certificates samples must pass all tests. No traces of radiation have been found.
Approximately 1/2 to 1 teaspoon (2 bamboo scoops) makes 1 serving. This means that our 30g tin of matcha should last 25-30 servings.
The recommended consumption for matcha is approximately 1~ 2 cups per day.
Green tea leaves are steeped and discarded whereas with matcha, the whole leaf (which has been dried and ground down into a fine powder) is being consumed.
In addition, matcha is shade-grown and therefore has more chlorophyll, polyphenols, and antioxidants, including EGCG and L-Theanine, than the average green tea. This equates to more fat-burning and cancer preventing capabilities along with more cognition and clarity. In fact, 1 cup of matcha is nutritionally equivalent to 10 cups of brewed green tea!
Matcha originated in Japan over 800 years ago, and the growing practices have been perfected by the Japanese. Farmers in China have tried to replicate the optimal growing conditions for tencha, but as a result of geography and lack of traditional experience, the tencha leaves, and matcha, will never be competition for Japanese grown matcha.
China also has less stringent testing for products, and in some instances even organically grown green teas have been proven to contain lead.
In Japan, green tea is hand picked at different periods throughout the year. First Harvest or ‘first flush’ is the first time the tencha leaves are picked in the season. This means that the best leaves are hand selected, and these leaves are considered by tea experts to be the absolute finest in quality, freshness and flavour.
Matcha ranges from grade A+ - D. TruOrganic™ Matcha is an exclusive blend of Grade A+ and A, the two highest grades of matcha available. Grade A+ is very limited, as it is only produced from one harvest from the year, so once it is used up, it is not produced again until the following First Harvest.
Ceremonial Grade is not a grade that is recognized in Japan, it has been created by the Western world to make matcha sound authentic. In actuality ‘ceremonial grade’ matcha could be grade D (the lowest grade).
TruOrganic™ Matcha is from Japan’s oldest and most highly acclaimed tencha growing region, Kagoshima and Kyoto where matcha originated over 800 years ago.
Yes. You can add TruOrganic™ Matcha to smoothies.
It's very simple to make a traditional cup of TruOrganic™ Matcha. Just follow these steps:
1. Heat water to 75-80C (165-175F)
2. Add 2 scoops (1 tsp) of TruOrganic™ Matcha
3. Pour 60ml (2oz) of water into a bowl
4. Whisk to make a paste
5. Add more water to taste - approx. 70-100ml (3-4 oz)
6. Whisk with a W-Shaped motion, until a thick layer of foam is formed
7. Pour into a mug, sit back and enjoy.
In order to dissolve all clumps and achieve the layer of froth on top of your matcha, it must be whisked up in a bowl. When matcha is whisked, the tea is aerated, releasing the sweet flavour of the matcha which is not released to satisfaction when prepared in a mug.
When preparing matcha, the water should be just under boiling. A good way to achieve this is to boil water, then let it sit for 1-2 minutes before pouring it onto the matcha powder. If the water is too hot, it will scorch the matcha and leave a slightly bitter flavour.
No. We do not add any sweetener, preservatives or colouring to TruOrganic™ Matcha. It is 100% pure, organic Japanese matcha.
No, TruOrganic™ Matcha does not contain collagen – it is 100% pure Japanese matcha, with no additives or preservatives.
However, adding a scoop of withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen to your matcha is a fantastic way to get your recommended daily intake of antioxidants and collagen for skin, hair, nail, and joint health. withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is a hydrolyzed peptide, benefits are not lost by mixing the product into hot beverages, such as matcha.
Yes. Matcha is naturally gluten-free. withinUs TruOrganic™ does not contain any colour or flavour enhancers or added sugar. In fact, it is free from any additives or preservatives - TruOrganic™ Matcha is simply pure, Japanese matcha.
No. By decaffeinating any matcha, the nutrients and antioxidants are lost.
There is approximately ⅓ to ½ of the amount of caffeine in a cup of matcha compared to a cup of coffee. TruOrganic™ Matcha's effect lasts longer because it contains the amino acid L-Theanine (no insulin spikes, no jitters). L-Theanine has a calming, relaxing effect and slows the release of tea-caffeine.
The caffeine in TruOrganic™ Matcha and the caffeine in coffee have been shown to have a very different effect on the body. Because the caffeine in matcha is combined with phytonutrients, antioxidants, and amino acids, it is released slower into the body. This means a more pleasant energy boost and an increase in focus lasting up to 6 hours with no jitters, as opposed to an immediate and short-lived “caffeine rush”. The caffeine time-release effect inhibits the sudden release of insulin meaning no crashes, and does not stimulate the release of cortisol (stress hormone) as coffee does. The nutrients accompanying the caffeine in matcha also means that it is gentler on your stomach than the caffeine in coffee.
TruOrganic Matcha is quite delicate and is best if kept out of heat, air, moisture and light. After opening, keep the matcha in the tin, lid closed tightly and store in the refrigerator to ensure maximum freshness. Once opened, it is recommended to consume within 60 days.
withinUs TruOrganic™ Matcha is truly a superior and excellent quality matcha. It tastes smooth, naturally sweet, and definitely not bitter. Lower quality matcha will be more bitter and not have a smooth finish. Our matcha has a great deal of umami, which is the result of the high amino acid content of a high quality, premium matcha. It has a pleasant, sweet finish with young vegetal notes. Any bitterness tasted in a high quality matcha is a result of burning the matcha by using water that is too hot. The water used to make matcha should be around 175F/80C. We suggest boiling water, then letting it sit for a couple minutes before making your cup of matcha.
Not at all. In fact combining withinUs Trumarine™ Collagen and withinUs TruOrganic™ Matcha is a fantastic way to get your recommended daily intake of antioxidants and collagen for skin, hair, nail, and joint health. Because both have amino acids integral for our health and have proven anti-aging benefits. withinUs Trumarine™ Collagen is in hydrolyzed peptide form, benefits are not lost by mixing the product into hot matcha.
Absolutely! Preparing your matcha as a cold drink makes for a refreshing treat - perfect for a summer day or to fuel you through a workout! It is important to note that the finely milled nature of withinUs TruOrganic™ Matcha is a characteristic that makes it a premium-select grade of matcha. Preparing it non-traditionally, or cold, usually results in a few, small lumps of matcha powder. However, this tends to be overshadowed by the brilliant sweetness of the matcha that is brought out by enjoying it cold! withinUs has 2 favourite ways to create a cold glass of matcha.
1. Shake and Go!
This method of creating matcha is as easy as it sounds! Simply scoop your desired amount of withinUs TruOrganic™ Matcha (we recommend 1.5 - 2 teaspoons per cup of water) into our withinUs water bottle. Add cold water and/or ice, shake, and enjoy!
Whisk and Go!
This method is a little more involved, but ensures a smoother cold matcha experience. Add 2-3 ounces of hot water to your desired amount of matcha (we recommend 1.5 - 2 teaspoons per cup of water). Use the withinUs Matcha whisk to whisk the water and matcha together until a layer of foam is created. Add cold water and/or ice, give a final stir, and enjoy!
withinUs does not have a specific cold-brew matcha. Most cold-brew matchas sacrifice quality by making a coarser matcha or adding other solvents to create a matcha that dissolves easier into cold water. Sacrificing the quality often means sacrificing the sweet taste that develops in a high quality matcha.
withinUs TruOrganic MCT™ Oil Powder is a premium quality MCT oil powder derived from organically sourced, ethical and sustainable, young coconuts.
- MCT stands for medium-chain triglyceride (6-12 carbon chain)
- It is typically extracted from palm or coconut oil, or a mixture of the two
- It is not absorbed through the lymphatic system which means less work for liver
- Is translucent, tasteless
- Doesn’t require energy to be absorbed, stored, or used
Medium-chain triglycerides have many potential health benefits
- Supports metabolism and healthy weight
- Provides rapid energy to the brain
- Encourages mental clarity
- Promotes a healthy heart
- Supplements your workout
While withinUs TruOrganic MCT™ consists of naturally sourced ingredients that have no known side effects, we always advise women that are pregnant or breastfeeding to consult their health care practitioner prior to use.
Our TruOrganic MCT™ contains C8 (caprylic acid) and C10 (capric acid). These specific MCTs produce increased ketones in the body which results in more readily available energy. The shorter the carbon chain, the easier it is for the body to convert the fatty acids.
Higher quality = more of the shorter chains
No. withinUs TruOrganic MCT™ does not contain any artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners.
We recommend taking 1tbsp (7g) of withinUs TruOrganic MCT daily. Consuming more than 10g can result in mild digestive upset.
Coconut oil contains high levels of MCTs and other healthy fats. Although it contains medium chain triglycerides, coconut oil also contains long chain triglycerides that are not as effectively absorbed and utilized by the body. MCTs are a concentration of the medium chain triglycerides - the ones responsible for instant brain fuel and energy.
We have chosen to offer certified organic MCT in powder form as it is easier on the digestive system and general results in less mess. It also does not leave the top layer of your beverage oily like an MCT oil (liquid) would.
Your body and brain reacts well to MCTs regardless of whether or not you are in ketosis. MCTs are rapidly turned into ketones which are quick energy sources your body can use for mental and physical fuel. Unlike sugar, these fats provide your body with sustained energy without a crash because they do not interfere with blood sugar levels.
Because withinUs TruOrganic MCT is neutral in taste, it can easily be added to your favourite warm beverage such as coffee, tea or a latte. Add 1tbsp, mix until completely dissolved and enjoy.
Our withinUs TruOrganic MCT™ MCT powder has a neutral taste and, although derived from coconuts, does not have a coconut taste. The neutral taste makes TruOrganic MCT powder easy to incorporate into your hot or cold beverages.
Yes. This product does not contain any gluten.
It is best to store your jar of withinUs TruOrganic MCT™ in a cool, dry area. Once opened, it is recommended to consume within 60 days.
If you are taking prescription medication and have concerns about this product conflicting with it, we suggest you check with your healthcare practitioner.
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