WHY WE CREATED BODYHERO
With more than 30 years’ experience in the health & fitness & food & nutrition sectors, and through personal experience of finding the benefits of a plant based diet, our founding Directors set out to create a platform to share their learnings and create a business that would have a positive impact on both the health of our people and planet.
In response to growing demand for healthier and convenient plant based products available direct to your door, and recognising the gap to create products that don’t compromise on taste, we developed a range of convenient protein powders, bars and ready-to-drink shakes, that are high in both protein and fibre content, low in sugar, and importantly taste delicious.
The time to reduce meat and dairy consumption is upon us, for the health of our people and planet. We set out to have a positive impact on both; creating a plant based and environmentally friendly company. All of our products are made with sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients and have 100% recyclable packaging. Every order of Bodyhero results in the planting of one tree in our corporate grove in Madagascar and having a climate positive workforce means that through our additional tree planting activity and financing of carbon reduction projects worldwide, we offset their entire carbon footprint.
Plant based nutrition that tastes good and does good.
Bodyhero products are specifically formulated to provide the highest levels of protein whilst maintaining unbeatable taste and texture. Uniquely, each serving across the range delivers consistent 20g of high quality plant protein. With the recommended daily intake of protein ranging from approximately 0.8–1.5g per kg bodyweight depending on activity levels, a 70kg sedentary person would need 56g and a 70kg active person would need 105g of protein per day. One Bodyhero serving therefore delivers between 19-36% of your daily protein intake. The products include high quality pea protein isolate, providing a full spectrum of all 9 Essential Amino Acids and naturally occurring Branched Chain Amino Acids to aid with optimal muscle growth and recovery.
The proteins used in our products are sourced from the very best growing regions in the world, and are selected specifically for each product type, as different proteins perform differently in different types of product.
The Pea Protein in our bars is made from the highest quality 100% Non-GMO Canadian Yellow Split Peas.
The Pea Protein in our Ready-to-Drink shakes is a super smooth Pea Protein Isolate developed for optimal taste and texture. The pea protein is made from the highest quality 100% Non-GMO European Yellow Split Peas.
The Pea Protein in our protein powder is sourced from what is generally considered to be the very best growing region in the world – Europe. It contains almost 90% protein and is made from 100% non-GMO European grown Golden Peas. It is totally allergen free, ultra-smooth in texture, and extremely easy to digest with a digestibility rating of 98%.
Bodyhero Protein powder uses the highest quality European Golden Peas grown under strict European regulations in the nutrient rich soils of Northern France. They are grown without chemicals in uncontaminated soil which is rich in nutrients, and are processed in Belgium by one of the pioneers in pea protein isolation, a company that has been privately run by the same family since 1852.
As a result, the pea protein we use is widely accepted to be the highest quality pea protein isolate available worldwide. Growers are carefully selected, and quality checks are in place throughout the supply chain to ensure the strictest of growing standards are adhered to.
The protein isolation process uses a patented, water-based technology that produces a very fine powder that has very little taste or smell of pea; which indicates a very high-quality pea protein isolate. Many other lower quality pea proteins have a strong pea smell or taste by comparison.
As a result Bodyhero powder is one of the only totally allergen free products available, and the pea protein we use is in fact is the only pea protein isolate that can claim a lectin-free status which contributes to its excellent digestive properties, and makes Bodyhero powder the most easily digestible and accessible protein powder on the market today.
The patented processing method produces a pea protein with the highest level of protein content in the world, at up to 90% protein (by dry matter). It also produces a very fine powder compared to other pea protein manufacturers, making Bodyhero powders super easy to mix and superior to taste.
All Bodyhero products provide the full spectrum of all 9 essential amino acids and are rich in naturally occurring BCAA’s, Glutamine and Leucine.
Formulated to provide high levels of natural easy to digest, soluble plant based fibre from Chicory Root, to help meet those all-important high fibre goals, and support gut health. With the recommended daily intake of fibre around 30g for most people, one scoop of powder provides 8% of your daily allowance, one ready to drink shake provides 17% of your daily allowance, and one bar 44%.
Most people are not used to consuming enough fibre in their diet, and as a result can experience some intestinal gas/discomfort when they start to consume a high amount of fibre in one sitting. Many people moving to a plant based diet experience this as their body gets used to consuming more foods rich in gut healthy fibre. This is absolutely normal. Your body may need some time to adjust to ingesting more fibre. Our bars are particularly high in fibre, so if you experience this try half a bar to start with.
Sweetened with just a touch of 100% Natural Dates, Stevia Leaf or Finnish Birch Xylitol ensuring a rich and indulgent taste without any artificial sweeteners or any of the aftertaste found in most other protein shakes and products. Our bars and powders are low in sugar, and our ready to drink shakes are low in both sugar and fat.
Bodyhero bars use coconut oil as a binding ingredient which contains a source of naturally occurring MCTs. MCTS’s have been shown to boost weight loss and energy production, and coconut oil is also considered to be great for improving cholesterol, the skin, hair and teeth.
Generally, the recommended daily calorie intake is 2,000 calories a day for women and 2,500 for men. The number of calories per serving of Bodyhero products ranges from 126 calories per 32g powder serving, 133 calories per 32g protein bar bite (2 x 32g bites per bar), and 151 calories per 330ml Ready-To-Drink shake serving, meaning one serving of Bodyhero accounts for just 5-7% of your daily calorie allowance, and making Bodyhero products a healthy sweet treat that won’t blow your macros in one go.
Our products are formulated with the cleanest ingredients possible, and nothing added that doesn’t need to be included. No artificial colours, sweeteners, flavourings, preservatives, fillers or binders. Ever. Minimal ingredients and maximum flavour. We promise to always use as few ingredients as possible.
We only use the finest cocoa derived from Theobroma cacao cocoa beans of African origin (Cameroon, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Tanzania, Uganda, Congo, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Togo, Guinea, Saint Tome, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Madagascar) and cocoa beans of South American origin (Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Dominican Republic) under the strict Guidelines of the Cacao International Federation.
A range of products designed for anyone and everyone to enjoy. Bodyhero was designed from the ground up to be as allergen friendly and therefore as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.
All of our products are free from Dairy, Lactose, Gluten, Wheat, Soy, Artificial Flavours, Colourings, Preservatives, Fillers, Binders, Anti foaming agents (or any other nasties), and are NON-GM.
Our Bodyhero ready-to-drink shakes and powders have a pH level above 7 making them naturally slightly alkaline. The golden pea protein used in our powders is in fact the only alkaline pea protein in the world with a pH level of 7.8. Ideal if you are considering following an alkaline diet.
Unlike many of the products on the market, we don’t believe in adding unnecessary ingredients for the sake of trying to stand out or inflate prices. So called “Superfoods” and such like are often added in such low quantities that they serve no other purpose than to create false health claims which mislead the consumer, and impact taste. We believe that there is a joy in simplicity. If an ingredient doesn’t serve a functional purpose, it has no place in our products. Period.
Bodyhero products are not only good for you; we’re also committed to the wellbeing of our beautiful planet.
At Bodyhero we take biodiversity seriously and are proud to be working with Ecologi. Together we are committed to planting a tree for every order placed on our website – who along with The Eden Reforestation Projects are rewilding a forest in Madagascar. Bodyhero is also committed to a reforestation project in the Scottish Highlands.
All of our packaging is 100% recyclable and made from sustainable materials.
Our workforce is also Climate Positive meaning that through our additional tree planting activity and financing of carbon reduction projects worldwide, we offset their entire carbon footprint, including emissions from their home, personal travel, holidays, food, hobbies and more.
All of our products are Registered by The Vegan Society (the international standard for authentic vegan products), meaning you can have instant piece of mind that our products are free from animal ingredients and animal testing, without having to read the ingredients.
All of our products are certified with Informed Sport. The Informed Sport programme provides assurance that products have been tested for a wide range of substances prohibited in sport. Every batch of this product is tested for banned substances under the Informed Sport programme. Products undergo rigorous testing using ISO 17025 accredited methods to provide the highest level of assurance for athletes. For further information about the testing process, please visit informed-sport.com.
Heavy metals and other contaminants can be present in worrying quantities in cheaper products that use inferior ingredients grown on mass scale using pesticides, fungicides and fertilisers. All of our ingredients are sustainably sourced, and our production batches are regularly screened for heavy metals and contaminants as part of our commitment to ensuring the highest levels of safety and quality.