Nutrivi came about simply from the desire to create a supplement that is purely from natural ingredients. That's pretty much it.
Natural (adj.) - not artificial.
But what do we mean by this?
There are countless supplements out there that contain unnecessary ingredients and make incredible health claims despite some of the nasty ingredients that are within the product itself.
Here’s what we built our product to be:
The main ingredient in our first product is hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil is one of our favourite natural ingredients as it packs a punch in terms of what it offers. Hemp seed oil is reputed to be the most unsaturated oil derived from the plant kingdom. The essential fatty acids (EFAs) contained in hemp seed oil are required in our diet more than any other vitamin, yet our bodies don’t naturally produce them. Hemp seed oil has been dubbed "Nature's most perfectly balanced oil", due to the fact that it contains the perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of Omega to Omega 3 essential fatty acids, determined to be the optimum requirement for long-term healthy human nutrition. Omegas which are hard to come by for vegans in particular.
We needed our supplement to be easily consumable. Why? 1 in 25 Australians have difficulty swallowing. This figure increases to around 15-30% in people in aged care facilities. Hence, our chewy, tasty & easy to swallow gummies.
One of the most common ingredient in gummies is Gelatin. Not only is Gelatin not vegan-friendly, but it's also not the most appetizing ingredient! Gelatin is unfortunately obtained by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments, and/or bones with water. It is usually obtained from cows or pigs.
This is why we incorporate Pectin instead of Gelatin - Pectin is a water-soluble fiber located in the cellular walls of fruit. Apples, grapes, cherries and citrus fruits like lemons and grapefruit have a high concentration of pectin. Because of pectin's dietary fiber, a high intake of it may help lower your total cholesterol level as well as your LDL, or "bad" cholesterol. That's great for your heart health, since LDL cholesterol would otherwise contribute to fatty deposits, called plaques, that narrow and harden your arteries. The fiber in pectin may also aid in weight loss.
We didn’t want to be just another supplement company. We wanted to do more for society, right from the get-go... and for a group of people who need as much help as they can get! This is why with every bottle purchased we’ll be using a portion of the profits towards donating meals to The Save The Children Fund. Australia’s largest aid and development agency dedicated to helping children. As Nutrivi grows – we’d also like to grow our offerings to this amazing organisation.