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FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ is so much more than just a regular breakfast cereal. Itā€™s a Smart food as it is a scientifically formulated, low GI food that combines 22 vitamins and minerals, 19 amino acids, omega-3, inulin and ModucareĀ®. FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ is high in protein, dietary fibre and energy. The vitamin and mineral combination offers immune- and bone support, while assisting in the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.


One serving (50g) of FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ would be the food equivalent of:

ā€¢1 Ā½ slices of whole wheat bread
ā€¢1 Ā½ eggs
ā€¢1 teaspoon low fat margarine
ā€¢Ā½ of all the vitamins and most minerals you need for the entire day
ā€¢1 capsule of MODUCAREĀ®, a daily immune supplement, made from a patented blend of natural plant sterols and sterolins.



Contains Inulin, a soluble fibre with prebiotic properties, providing food for the good bacteria in your gut to ensure optimal digestion and immune support. It is naturally free from wheat, gluten, lactose, trans fatty acids, cholesterol, nuts, tartrazine, preservatives and colourants.
As a price comparison, it would make more sense to compare FUTURELIFEĀ® to nutritional supplements (that are usually sold in tins) than to other cereals.

At FUTURELIFEĀ® we are passionate about sport and sports nutrition. For this reason, we have worked hard to develop products which aid in fulfilling pre-, during and post-exercise dietary requirements.


Pre-exercise

A pre-exercise meal is extremely important before training/competition. The ideal meal would be dense in low GI carbohydrates (providing a slow, sustained release of energy over a period of time), moderate in protein and low in fat. You require large amounts of carbohydrates to fuel your workout as well as make sure that your energy (glycogen) stores in your muscles are optimal.


FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ fits the profile of a pre-exercise meal perfectly. It is low GI, high in carbohydrates, moderate in protein and low in fat. The pre-exercise meal should be eaten 1 - 4 hours before exercise, depending on tolerance, time of race, personal preference, etc.


If the time between your pre-exercise meal and competition/training is too large, you may require a faster release carbohydrate snack to top off your energy stores within an hour of the workout. FUTURELIFEĀ® High Energy Bars are perfect for this as they are high GI (providing fast-acting energy) and are well tolerated soon before exercise. Alternatively, you can try the FUTURELIFEĀ® ENERGIZEĀ® Drinking Meal which consists of both a nutrient dense food powder (60g) and purified water (200ml). A true innovation, our dual pouch technology keeps the purified water and ready food separate. By squeezing and popping the internal seal, the real food and water, mix to create an instant, nutrient dense and balanced meal that is easy to use and requires no preparation.


During exercise:

During exercise your largest priorities are hydration and carbohydrate replenishment, FUTURELIFEĀ® High Energy Bars or FUTURELIFEĀ® ENERGIZEĀ® Drinking Meal assist with both tasks. Our bodies are only able to store limited amounts of carbohydrates, in the form of glycogen. When levels get too low, we begin to feel fatigued and lightheaded. We therefore need to refuel with 30 ā€“ 60 g of high GI carbohydrates per hour of exercise, however, this is usually only necessary when exercising for more than an hour.


A FUTURELIFEĀ® High Energy Bar contains 19 ā€“ 21 g of carbohydrates (depending on the flavour), providing close to our hourly requirements in just one serving. FUTURELIFEĀ® High Energy Bars also contain electrolytes which are required for proper uptake of fluids and thus optimal rehydration (plain water will not rehydrate you sufficiently without electrolytes). A FUTURELIFEĀ® ENERGIZEĀ® Drinking Meal contains 31 g of carbohydrates and is high in 19 vitamins and minerals.


Post-exercise:

Good recovery practices are essential for replenishing muscle glycogen stores, repairing any damage that occurred during the training/event and maintaining a strong immune system. Better recovery post-exercise will also lead to more effective building of lean body mass, which will increase your basal metabolism to burn more energy daily.


Carbohydrates and protein are required in sufficient amounts to recover effectively. Carbohydrates will replenish glycogen stores while protein repairs and builds muscle whilst preventing muscle breakdown. The two cannot be separated and it is crucial to obtain adequate amounts of both carbohydrates and protein, generally at a ratio of 3:1.


FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢, FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Shake, FUTURELIFEĀ® High Protein Bars and FUTURELIFEĀ® High Protein LITE Bars make great post-workout meals or snacks. They contain our SmartProtein3D, a blend of whey, soy and casein, which are fast, intermediate and slow release proteins, respectively. This blend is therefore able to provide amino acids (protein) for muscle repair and growth consistently over a longer period of time. They also contain carbohydrates for the assistance in glycogen replenishment.


The post-workout meal or snack should be consumed within 30 - 60 minutes after exercise to ensure optimal recovery. There are several High Energy smoothie recipes that can be used pre-exercise and High Protein smoothie recipes that can be used post-exercise in the recipe section of our website. LINK


Yes! You can order directly from us in our online store - just click on the SHOP OUR PRODUCTS menu at the top of the site.

FUTURELIFEĀ® is also available in all leading retail outlets such as Shoprite, Checkers, all Hypers, Spar, Pick ā€™n Pay, Makro, Clicks, Game, Fruit & Veg, Dis-Chem, as well as many other leading retail and pharmacy stores.

FUTURELIFEĀ® is unfortunately not sold directly to the public in bulk. You can buy our FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ Family value pack in a 1.25kg size box which will not only last you longer, but is also more cost effective. The FUTURELIFEĀ® Family value pack is available in our online store and in all leading retail outlets such as Shoprite Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Spar, Pick ā€™n Pay, Makro and Dis-Chem.


There are also a number of bundles available on the FUTURELIFEĀ® online store should you wish to purchase your favorite FUTURELIFEĀ® product in bigger quantities.


For more information, please visit the FUTURELIFEĀ® online store ā€“www.futurelife.com

You can buy a FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart Shaker at selected Dis-Chem stores or on the FUTURELIFEĀ® online store www.futurelife.com

All of your favorite FUTURELIFEĀ® products can be purchased on our very own FUTURELIFEĀ® online store ā€“www.futurelife.com Feel free to browse through our range of bundles & monthly offers which offer competitive prices and of course, the convenience of having it delivered straight to your door. We offer free delivery on all orders over R350.


FUTURELIFEĀ® is also available in all leading retail, pharmacy and sports outlets. These include: Pick n Pay, Checkers, Shoprite, Spar, Woolworths, Makro, Game, Fruit and Veg City, Boxer, Cambridge, Oxford, Checkout, Dis-chem & Clicks stores nationwide.

FUTURELIFEĀ® contains many vitamins and minerals and meets 50% of most of your daily micronutrient needs in 50 grams of product. This includes heat-sensitive vitamins (thiamine (B1), pantothenic acid (B5), folate and vitamin C). FUTURELIFEĀ® can be made with boiling water; however, the above-mentioned vitamins may be damaged. The damage is only done if the liquid is >100 CĀ°, which is at boiling point.


If you eat a balanced, varied diet and are not dependent on FUTURELIFEĀ® alone to meet your micronutrient needs then you will get all the micro-and macronutrients you need to optimise all your bodily functions from your daily diet and the small amount of damage done to the micronutrients when mixing FUTURELIFEĀ® with boiling water will not be of such significance. If you would like to have your FUTURELIFEĀ® product of choice warm, the recommendation is to add lukewarm water or milk. Your product will be warm and no damage is done to the vitamins. A good guide is nothing longer than 30 seconds on high in a microwave, or let boiling water cool for 1 minute before adding to the product.


This excludes the products that are recommend to prepare with boiling water, like FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart Instant Oats Classic and the FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart Instant Oats and Ancient Grains.

To best understand gout, we need to first look at purines. Purines are natural substances found in all cells of humans, animals and plants. Purines provide a part of the chemical structure of genes and this is why their occurrence is so widespread. When cells die and get recycled, the purines are broken down into uric acid. This is normal and serves as an antioxidant to help prevent damage to our blood vessels. However, excessive breakdown of cells can cause uric acid build up and when this happens uric acid crystals can become deposited in our joints, tendons, kidneys and other organs. This accumulation is called gout.


Since uric acid is formed from the breakdown of purines, low-purine diets are used to treat gout. Purines are found in animals and plants that we consume, but a relatively small amount of foods contain concentrated amounts of purines. For the most part, these high purine foods are also commonly high protein foods and should be avoided in the diet. Recent research has shown that the impact of plant purines is very different from the impact of animal purines in the risk of gout. It has been seen that purines from meat and fish clearly increase our risk of gout, while purines from vegetables fail to change our risk. Dairy foods actually appear to lower our risk of gout. Therefore, foods that should be limited include meat and fish; anchovies, sardines, organ meats, caviar, beef, pork and lamb meat. However, plant proteins and dairy are safe to consume and should be eaten regularly to meet protein requirements. Alcohol should also be excluded from the diet.


The 2 main ingredients in all FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered range are SmartMaizeĀ® and Soy. Maize is part of the food group that is lowest in purines. These foods are recommended to be eaten daily. Soy is a plant protein and it contains a moderate amount of purines. It is recommended to take moderate amounts or 1 serving of soy daily (1 serving = Ā½ cup). FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ also contain MODUCAREĀ®, an immune supplement, which will help to support the immune system, helping to reduce the number of gout flare ups, as well as the severity thereof. Considering that maize has a low and soy a moderate purine content, it allows one to use all FUTURELIFEĀ® products safely in moderation when suffering with gout. This is also true when mixed with dairy (milk) - take note that both FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ already contain skim milk powder.

Those living with heart disease can benefit from using the FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered range. Although FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ is suitable for those with heart disease, the products that are best suited for heart disease/heart health are FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ which have various attributes making them beneficial to those with heart disease. They are fibre-rich and low in sodium, sugar and fat, particularly saturated fat and they are also cholesterol and trans-fat free.


Diets rich in fibre are associated with lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, lower blood pressure, lower rates of obesity and they also decrease the risk of developing heart disease. One should aim to consume at least 25g of fibre per day and kick starting your day with a high fibre meal will make this goal more attainable. FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ contains 9.1g of fibre per 100g and FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ contains 7.3g per 100g.


Want to find out more about fibre? Visit our website: https://futurelife.com/blogs/articles/natural-sources-of-fibre-vs-fibre-supplements


Too much sodium causes your body to retain water and increases blood pressure. This in turn puts an extra burden on your heart and blood vessels, increasing your risk of heart disease and strokes. Those with heart disease should aim to consume no more than 2400mg of sodium per day. FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ contain just 252mg and 397mg per 100g respectively. A standard portion of 50g would contribute half of this amount.


Saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol are considered to be the bad members of the ā€œfat familyā€. Our powdered products are free from trans-fats and cholesterol and are low in saturated fat, with most of the total fat coming from the good, mono- and polyunsaturated fats. Eating good fats in place of saturated fat lowers the ā€˜badā€™ LDL cholesterol and improves the ratio of total cholesterol to ā€˜goodā€™ HDL cholesterol, lowering the risk of heart disease.


Apart from our powdered range, FUTURELIFEĀ® Bran Flakes & Barley with Probiotic Capsules is also a suitable option as it is high in fibre (21.9g per 100g), free from trans fats, cholesterol and low in saturated fat. It contains slightly over 1 teaspoon of sugar per 45g serving (6.0g) and is a source of protein.


To conclude, FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered range as well as FUTURELIFEĀ® Bran Flakes & Barley with Probiotic Capsules can be used and play a part in the treatment and prevention of heart disease. FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ can be used one or more times daily as a meal replacement or snack.


Want to know more? https://futurelife.com/blogs/articles/how-diet-affects-blood-pressure


Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease which is spread from inhaling organisms dispersed as droplets from the sputum of infected persons. Persons with TB generally have signs and symptoms such as undernutrition, weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, difficulty breathing and coughing up blood. All of which has nutritional relevance and increase risk of malnutrition.


As a chronic infection, persons with TB require higher energy, protein and fluid intakes. A balanced diet with the addition of high energy, high protein supplements will generally meet most peopleā€™s energy and protein requirements. To get an idea of what a balanced diet looks like, one can have a look at the South African Food-based Dietary Guidelines (SAFBDG).


In terms of a high energy, high protein supplement, see below for how FUTURELIFEĀ® can assist.


The South African Food-based Dietary Guidelines (SAFBDG) explain how to have a balanced diet:

Enjoy a variety of foods:
All foods contain different nutrients so make sure you include as many types as possible. Try different coloured fruits and vegetables in your diet to ensure you vitamin and mineral needs are met because different colours give different nutrients.


Be active:
Being active helps to stabilise blood sugar levels, lowers high blood pressure and also releases endorphins which make you feel happy.


Make starchy food the basis of most meals:
Choose starches that are whole-grain, high fibre and low GI which keeps you fuller for longer and gives you energy for longer.


Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits everyday:
It is recommended to eat 5 fruits and vegetable portions a day.


Eat dry beans, peas, lentils and soy regularly:
These are great sources of protein and are low in fat. Chicken, fish, milk, meat or eggs can be eaten daily. These are the best sources of protein, but you should always choose low fat/lean options. Try to eat fish 2 - 3 times a week and about 2 - 3 glasses milk/amazi/yogurt a day.


Eat fats sparingly:
Make sure your animal foods are low fat (cut fat off meat, take skin off chicken, fat-free/low fat milk, and avoid frying food). Try to eat foods rich in good fats beans, peas, lentils, avocado, olive/canola oil, nuts and seeds.


Use salt (sodium) sparingly:
Avoid adding salt to your dishes as well as eating salty foods such as packet soups and sauces, stock cubes, tinned foods, sausages, polony, viennas and chips.


Drink lots of clean safe water:
Drink 6 - 8 glasses per day. If vomiting or diarrhoea, drink to replace what you have lost.


Use foods and drinks containing sugar sparingly:
They fill you up even though they are nutrient poor and excess sugar will cause weight gain and possible tooth decay.


FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ are both high in energy and protein containing 1492 KJ, 18 g protein and 1410 KJ, 30 g protein per 100 g, respectively. Not only are they energy and protein-dense but also low GI and contain 25 vitamins and minerals, 19 amino acids, omega 3 fat, MODUCAREĀ® (daily immune supplement in FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢), inulin (prebiotic) and lecithin.


The medication used to treat TB, Isoniazid, depletes your bodyā€™s vitamin B6 stores and it interferes with vitamin D metabolism which in turn can decrease absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Individuals with TB therefore require an increased vitamin intake, especially B6 and D, and mineral intake from food and supplements. FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals where in every 100 g (2 servings) you get 100% of all the vitamins and most of the minerals that a healthy individual needs per day. FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ also contain the specific vitamins and minerals that are of importance in TB:


Vitamin B6 ā€“ 1.7 mg
Vitamin D ā€“ 15 Āµg
Calcium ā€“ 520 mg
Phosphorus ā€“ 247 mg


The medication for TB treatment has several side effects including nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, or even diarrhoea. The role that FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ could play in coping with each of these symptoms is explained:


Nausea and vomiting:
Easy to consume as a shake which is often better tolerated.
Incidence of vomiting is lower when food and drink is consumed in small volumes. Therefore, made into a shake it can be sipped on throughout the day and in-between meals.


Decreased appetite:
Easy to consume.
Nutrient-dense so smaller amount can be consumed more frequently throughout the day instead of one big meal at a time.
The powder can be added to other foods to fortify and increase nutrient value.


Diarrhoea:
Lactose free.
Studies show an increase in albumin which helps to reduce GIT inflammation.
Contains a prebiotic and a dietary fibre blend that includes soluble fibre which helps to improve diarrhoea.
Contains electrolytes and mixed with water/milk aid in rehydration.


FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ can be enjoyed as a meal, shake or smoothie and it requires no cooking or preparation. The versatility, convenience and nutritional value of these products makes them a suitable and affordable meal or supplement that can be consumed by individuals with TB.


FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Shake, FUTURELIFEĀ® ENERGIZEĀ® Drinking Meal and FUTURELIFEĀ® Bars are also great supplement options to increase energy, protein and micronutrient intake. FUTURELIFEĀ® Bars include FUTURELIFEĀ® High Energy Bar, FUTURELIFEĀ® High Protein Bar and FUTURELIFEĀ® High Protein LITE Bar in a variety of flavours.

Kidney Disease is a serious condition, affecting 10% of all people in the world. Ten thousand South African, men and women, young and old, die of kidney disease or kidney failure every year.


Kidney failure in South African adults is mainly due to inherited Hypertension (high blood pressure) or Type 2 Diabetes, but the good thing to know is that 70 - 80% of all chronic kidney failure and/or cardio-vascular deaths are PREVENTABLE.


By following a healthy, balanced diet (ask your local Dietician to create a specific kidney friendly diet for you) and a healthy lifestyle, it is possible to manage kidney disease.


Letā€™s start off by looking at the role of the kidneys?


Our kidneys are very unique and complex organs. They act as filters as well and manufacture essential substrates. They metabolize (or rather break down) unnecessary or dangerous chemicals (such as drugs, medicines and poisons) and they retain or resorb necessary substances (such as water) as well as eliminate toxic waste from the body. Our kidneys also provide the nutrients to take care of our bones and joints, allowing for a solid and healthy skeleton. They also control the amount of acidity and alkalinity (pH) in the body and produce chemicals which control our blood pressure as well as chemicals which produce our red blood cells. In the event of kidney disease or kidney failure, all these functions are affected.


The importance of nutrition in kidney disease and insufficiency:

The food you eat plays a huge role in the health and well-being of your body. Good nutrition can help to prevent some diseases and help to manage others. People who are overweight are at an increased risk of developing Diabetes and Hypertension, which are major risk factors for kidney disease. People with kidney disease may need to make some dietary changes to help manage their condition. Not all people with kidney disease will need to follow the same diet. Dietary guidelines will need to be made on a personal basis, taking into account age, lifestyle, and health and body chemistry. Therefore, it is essential to consult with a Dietician.


The degree of kidney impairment will be determined by your doctor (by means of blood and urine tests).


High phosphate foods [chocolate containing drinks, nuts and seeds, dairy (not fat free), sardines and pilchards with bones, cola drinks, cocoa (therefore all chocolates), whole-grain products and legumes] must also be limited. Certain fruits and vegetables must also be avoided or consumed in limited quantities. The most important of these to avoid are pumpkin, spinach, olives, coleslaw, pickled onion and vegetables, tinned vegetables, bananas, oranges, grapes and paw paws.


The reasoning behind this is that these foods are high in potassium, a type of salt that is involved in muscle contraction and heart function. An excess of potassium and phosphates can cause nausea, vomiting, confusion, fatigue, itching and loss of appetite as well as further kidney damage. It is thus vital to limit intake of these foods.


With severe renal impairment (function 50% of normal) dietary limitation of the above foods becomes even more important to maintain a degree of renal function and quality of life. Protein should be approximately limited to the size of 2 match boxes. Vegetables should be peeled and chopped into small pieces and then soaked in a large bowl of water for two hours before being boiled. This further reduces the potassium content of your vegetables. Foods high in salt (processed, tinned, canned foods etc.) must also be avoided as these can cause water retention which can also be dangerous. Carbohydrate (bread and cereals) intake is very important in patients with kidney disease to ensure that muscle protein is not broken down. Breakdown of muscle protein is associated with disability to perform normal daily activities, lethargy and fatigue.


Diet is very important in maintaining residual renal function and quality of life. It is recommended that all patients suffering from renal disease consult a nephrologist (kidney specialist) and dietician that has a good understanding of nephrology as this is a highly specified diet that plays a pivotal role in prevention of further renal decline and quality of life.


So how does FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered range fit in?

Although FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered products are nutritionally balanced and convenient, fortified with 100% of the NRVā€™s for all vitamins and most minerals (per 100 g) as well as immune modulating MODUCAREĀ®, people suffering from any form of renal impairment should take care before including it in their diet. This is because FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered range is naturally high in protein and it contains sodium, potassium and phosphates. It is recommended that you seek the advice of your local dietician before including it in your meal plan. Every person is unique and has different dietary needs and depending on their treatment whether it be conservative or dialysis these needs will be different too, therefore it is very difficult to say whether FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered range would be safe for everyone with renal disease and instead an individualized approach should be used when considering the FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered range

To answer your question, it is important to know that weight loss can only be achieved by living and practicing a healthy lifestyle. This doesnā€™t only include diet but also includes physical, mental and emotional health. It is important for this healthy way of life to become part of your everyday practice and to set goals that are both achievable and sustainable.



FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ is the first and only scientifically formulated Low GI food to contain no added cane sugar, only 1.5 g of fat per serving, combine 19 Vitamins and Minerals, 19 Amino Acids, Inulin (prebiotic), Selenium and MODUCAREĀ®. It is also part of the Discovery Vitality Healthy Food benefits program.


We recommend FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ as one of the choices for your weight loss meal plan. The reason for this is because per 100 g it has 7.5% less kilojoules, 64% less fat and 56% less sugar than our FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢. We recommend a portion serving size of 40 g (4 heaped tablespoons) of FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ mixed with water (or skimmed milk) which provides 552kJ, 7.2 g of protein and only 1.5 g of fat. A recommended portion of FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ contributes only 8.5% to your total daily kilojoule requirements if on a 6500KJ weight loss eating plan. The average female requires around 8400KJ per day.


Key features of FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ include:


  • Providing a total of 42 nutrients, it is high in 13 Vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D, E, H and K), 5 minerals (chromium, iodine, iron, selenium and zinc), a source of copper and formulated with 19 amino acids
  • It is also high in protein and a source of Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Itā€™s high in dietary fibre and has been scientifically formulated with a unique blend of soluble and insoluble fibre. These include maize, acacia fibre, inulin (prebiotic), soy and rice to assist in optimum gut health
  • It has a low Glycaemic Index (GI), releasing sustained energy over a longer period of time, keeping you fuller for longer and assisting in blood glucose management. It is therefore suitable for Diabetics
  • It is formulated with MODUCAREĀ®, a daily immune supplement, made from a patented blend of natural plant sterols and sterolins, in a clinically proven ratio of 100:1. MODUCAREĀ® is supplied exclusively to FUTURELIFEĀ® under license from Aspen Pharmacare
  • It has ZERO added cane sugar, and in turn has been formulated with Smart Sweetnessā„¢, an effective combination of Stevia (a naturally occurring sweetener 300 times the sweetness of sugar), zero calorie Erythritol and Sucralose
  • It is free from most common occurring allergens, preservatives, colourants, trans fatty acids and cholesterol

FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ can also be used as part of a weight-loss eating plan however we recommend FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ as the most suitable options. If using FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ we recommend a serving size of 40 ā€“ 50 g (4 - 5 tablespoons) mixed with water or skimmed milk.


To answer your question, it is important to know that to achieve healthy and sustained weight loss it can only be done by living and practicing a healthy lifestyle. This doesnā€™t only include diet but also includes physical, mental and emotional health. It is important for this healthy way of life to become part of your everyday practice and to set goals that are both achievable and sustainable.


FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ is the first and only scientifically formulated, Low GI food to combine 23 Vitamins and Minerals, 19 Amino Acids, SmartProtein3D , Omega-3, Inulin (prebiotic), Selenium and SUPROĀ® Soy Protein Isolate. FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ is the meal choice for athletes at the High Performance Centre (HPC) at the University of Pretoria, is endorsed by Informed-Choice and is part of the Discovery Vitality Healthy Food benefits program


FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ is an excellent choice to include in a weight-loss meal plan and is preferred over FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢. The reason for this is because when compared, it has a lower fat, sugar, carbohydrate and overall energy contribution. We recommend a portion size of 50 g (5 heaped tablespoons) of FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ mixed with water which provides 705 kJ, 15 g of protein and 2.6 g of fat. You can also mix it with skimmed milk.


Key features of FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ include:


  • Providing a total of 47 nutrients, it is high in 13 Vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D, E, H and K), contains 10 minerals (calcium, chromium, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, selenium and zinc) and is formulated with 19 amino acids
  • It is High in Protein, formulated with SmartProtein3DĀ®, a scientific blend of 3 protein sources (Whey, Caseinate, Soy Protein) for a more balanced amino acid profile than a single protein source.
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ has been formulated with SUPROĀ®, a Soy Protein Isolate. Sourced from soybeans, the protein is ā€˜isolatedā€™ from the rest of the soybean components, making it 90 - 95% protein. Containing all the essential amino acids, it is equal in quality to animal protein, contains no cholesterol, and is almost fat free. SUPROĀ® is beneficially added into our unique SmartProtein3D blend and is a registered trademark of DuPont or its affiliates
  • It is high in dietary fibre and Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Contains Inulin, a soluble fibre with prebiotic properties, providing food for the good bacteria in your gut to ensure optimal digestion and immune support Contains Inulin, a soluble fibre with prebiotic properties, providing food for the good bacteria in your gut to ensure optimal digestion and immune support
  • It has a low Glycaemic Index (GI), releasing sustained energy over a longer period of time, keeping you fuller for longer and assisting in blood glucose management. It is therefore suitable for Diabetics
  • It has been endorsed by Informed-Choice, a quality assurance program which provides confidence to sports people that the products they support have been clinically tested for banned substances. For more information go to www.informed-choice.org
  • It is free from most common occurring allergies, preservatives, colourants, trans fatty acids and cholesterol
  • It can be enjoyed as breakfast, lunch or dinner, as a meal replacement shake, or as in-between snack

FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ may indeed also be used as part of a weight-loss eating plan however we recommend FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ or FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ as a more suitable option. If using FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢, we recommend a serving size of 40 ā€“ 50 g (4 - 5 tablespoons) mixed with water or skimmed milk.


Many people have used FUTURELIFEĀ® for weight loss purposes and if you would like to read their testimonials, articles or see an array of eating plans as a guideline these are available on our website.


FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ = Low


FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ = Low


FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ = Low


FUTURELIFEĀ® CRUNCH Smart foodā„¢ = Intermediate


FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart OatsĀ® = Intermediate


FUTURELIFEĀ® High Protein Bar = Low


FUTURELIFEĀ® High Protein LITE Bar = Low


FUTURELIFEĀ® High Energy Bar = High


FUTURELIFEĀ® High Protein Bread = Low

Those living with diabetes can definitely benefit from using FUTURELIFEĀ® products. FUTURELIFEĀ® products are quick, convenient and can be enjoyed as a meal, shake or smoothie for breakfast, lunch, supper or snack, just add water or milk.


FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢

FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ is high in protein, fibre and contains a mere 7.9g of sugar per 50g portion, which is only about one and a half teaspoons of sugar. The product is low GI, resulting in a gradual increase in blood sugar while sustaining your energy levels. It is available in four delicious flavours: Original, Chocolate, Banana and Strawberry. We recommend you have a 50g portion (5 tablespoons) mixed with water or milk as a meal and a 25g portion (2.5 tablespoons) as a smoothie or snack.


FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢

FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ is high in protein, fibre and energy, and contains only 7.2g of sugar per 50g serving. Due to it being high in protein it has the lowest GI of all the FUTURELIFEĀ® products. High Protein is also lower in carbohydrates providing 19g per 50g portion. FUTURELIFEĀ® High Protein Smart Foodā„¢ is available in two flavours: Original and Chocolate.


FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢

FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO is low GI, high in protein, fibre and contains no added cane sugar. This product is suitable for diabetics and anyone trying to lose weight. FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO is endorsed by both the Glycaemic Index Foundation of South Africa (GIFSA) and Diabetes South Africa (DSA). We recommend you have a 50g portion (5 tablespoons) of Zero as a meal or shake.


FUTURELIFEĀ® High Protein Bar and High Protein LITE Bar

FUTURELIFEĀ® High protein LITE SmartBars is a convenient food that can be enjoyed as an on-the-go snack. They are low GI, high in protein, lower in sugar when compared to the other bars and contain 8g of carbohydrates per 40 g serving, which makes it ideal as a snck when carb-counting. It is available in two flavours: Chocolate Crunch and Peanut butter Crunch. It is suitable for diabetics as an on the go snack or after exercise.


Refer to these articles on the FUTURELIFEĀ® website for more information:


https://futurelife.com/blogs/articles/which-futurelife-products-can-i-use-if-i-have-diabetes-1

https://futurelife.com/blogs/articles/sweeteners-which-ones-should-i-use-if-i-have-diabetes

No, the FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered product range does not contain any preservatives, artificial colourants or artificial flavourants.


Preserving the product:


To extend the shelf life of the products, FUTURELIFEĀ® is using the most up to date food technology to keep our product fresher for longer. FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered product range undergoes a process called Nitrogen Flushing, whereby one is replacing oxygen in the foil packaging with Nitrogen. Nitrogen being an unreactive gas retards bacterial growth and keeps the food from decaying, thus increasing shelf life and ensuring product integrity. FUTURELIFEĀ® products have a shelf life of 9 months, unopened and the best before dates are indicated on the packaging. When the product is opened it should be consumed within 4 weeks and is best kept in an airtight container.


Colourants of the powdered product range:


There are no artificial colourants used in the FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered product range. The Original and Banana flavours take on the colour of the raw ingredients. The Chocolate flavourā€™s brown colour comes from 100% cocoa powder and we use beetroot extract to give the Strawberry flavour a slightly pink colour.


Flavourants of the powdered product range:


The Original flavour and Chocolate flavour variants contain natural flavourants namely vanilla and cocoa. The Banana, Strawberry, Apple berry, honey, and Berry (FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart OatsĀ®) flavours are nature identical flavourings.


It is important to note that there is a difference between nature identical and artificial flavourants. The best choice is to use the nature identical flavourants in products. The main difference is that the nature identical flavourings are produced in a laboratory, but the molecular structure is identical to the structure of that same flavour in nature. Artificial flavourants on the other hand are also produced in a laboratory, but their molecular structure looks completely different to the molecular structure of the same flavour in nature.

We're afraid that one must be a bit of a chemist to follow these things.


Firstly, Proteins are a polymer of amino acids, so they have both basic and acidic characteristics. I would presume you know that if you treat an acid with a base the result is salt and water.


Casein is the major protein of milk which can be separated by the addition of acid which causes curdling as in cheese manufacture. Naturally casein is largely in the calcium salt form, but other cations can be displaced by adding lime water (calcium hydroxide) to give a largely pure calcium caseinate.


Similarly, if one treats milk casein with caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) cations other than sodium are displaced and one is left with sodium caseinate.


Glutamic acid is a natural dibasic amino acid and a component of most proteins. If you half neutralize glutamic acid with caustic soda you get monosodium glutamate. Monosodium glutamate in the stomach would revert to glutamic acid and sodium chloride but in the mouth, it enhances the umami flavour / taste of meat. Of course, in protein the presence of the second acid group of glutamic acid contributes to the acid characteristics of the protein.


Finally, although glutamic acid is a component of casein protein there is no way that caseinate or any other protein can be considered a hidden or alternative name for MSG just as water cannot be used as an alternative name for hydrogen.


Lactose intolerance and cowā€™s milk allergies may sound/seem like the same thing and can often be confused. However, lactose intolerance and cowā€™s milk allergies are two very different conditions.


  1. Lactose intolerance occurs in our digestive system and is the inability of the body to break down lactose (our body does not have enough of the lactase enzyme that breaks down the lactose), a sugar found in food items like milk. This might cause some discomfort and can result in gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting, diarrhoea, flatulence, and abdominal pain. It is important to note that Lactose intolerance symptoms are only gastrointestinal. Lactose intolerance does not involve the immune system and often a small amount of lactose can be tolerated.
  2. Cowā€™s milk allergy is an immune response to the protein found in milk and therefore involves the immune system. This is a more serious condition. Even though some of the symptoms could be like that of lactose intolerance (gastrointestinal like vomiting, diarrhoea, flatulence, and abdominal pain), they can also include more severe symptoms like trouble breathing, wheezing, swelling of the tongue and throat and even loss of consciousness (respiratory symptoms) or flushing, a rash, hives, or a runny nose (skin reactions). Unlike lactose intolerance, a small amount of cowā€™s milk protein could cause an allergic reaction.

Lactose intolerance is a common occurrence and generally symptoms subside. It is important to consult your doctor if you have any of the symptoms mentioned under cowā€™s milk allergies.


FUTURELIFEĀ® Products that are suitable for cowā€™s milk allergies and lactose intolerance:


*naturally free from lactose


Note: this table was developed using only the individual product and is not relevant if other ingredients/ products are added to the FUTURELIFEĀ®. Example if you add cowā€™s milk or yoghurt to the FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢, the meal now contains lactose from the cowā€™s milk/yoghurt.

Iā€™m sure we can all agree that sugar is tasty and many individuals whether they like to admit it or not know that it improves the palatability of a food. While FUTURELIFEĀ® does not promote the intake of uncontrolled amounts of sugar (as there is a Global shift towards reducing calorie intake due to the rise of the Obesity epidemic, however take note that all foods provide calories, not just sugar), we do understand that if our products are too ā€˜blandā€™ the average consumer would then add sugar, which could result in much larger uncontrolled amounts than what our products contain. Other products might contain less sugar, but most consumers would then add sugar to these products that can result in a much higher sugar intake than in a controlled sugar intake in a serving of FUTURELIFEĀ® products. FUTURELIFEĀ® products are manufactured to be complete foods that are ready to eat (nothing needs to be added except for fluid), take note though that many of our products contain sugars that are naturally found in our ingredients i.e. Lactose from milk and some sucrose from our raw materials and in the case of our FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO WITH OATS, no cane sugar has been added. Having said that, we do offer a range of products that contain different amounts of sugar to cater for your preferences.


Products and sugar content per serving (excluding bars):
Amount of sugar (all forms of sugar, natural (incl. Lactose) and added)

(1 teaspoon sugar = 5 g)
50g FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ 7.9g
50g FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ 7.3-7.8g
40g FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ 2.8g
40g FUTURELIFEĀ® CRUNCH Smart foodā„¢ 8.0-8.4g
50g FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart OatsĀ® 7.6-7.7g
45g FUTURELIFEĀ® Bran Flakes and Barley with Probiotic Capsules 6.0g

Helping you make healthier choices daily is at the very heart of the FUTURELIFEĀ® promise. Thatā€™s why our products are formulated in such a way that eliminates the need, or temptation for consuming excess refined sugars. While you may find traces of natural sugars in our products, we want to assure you that theyā€™re formulated in a unique way which combines the right balance of carbohydrates, fibre, fats and proteins, for the body to efficiently use as a form of energy. Say farewell to nasty sugar spikes and inconvenient dips in your energy levels - FUTURELIFEĀ® has you covered and we think thatā€™s pretty sweet!

FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ contains only 1 Ā½ teaspoons of sugar per recommended serving size and with the ā€˜Smartnessā€™ of its low GI formulation, it provides a gradual rise in blood sugar levels and sustained energy. Now thatā€™s SMART!

Our commitment to you through the responsible use of sugar

  1. We are committed to using sugar responsibly in our product ranges:
    • Responsible consideration of added sugar in products that would not contribute excessively to daily allowance
    • Include added sugar in appropriate levels that will ensure an acceptable sweet taste for the consumer, resulting in the consumer not adding additional sugar to the product at the point of home preparation
    • Declare accurate Total Sugar and Added Sugar content (sucrose) in Nutritional Table on the packaging
    • Educate the consumer on:
      • Portion Control
      • Healthy eating guidelines
  2. Producing products with no added cane sugar:
    • FUTURELIFEĀ® Zero Smart foodā„¢
    • FUTURELIFEĀ® Zero WITH Oats

The World Health Organization recommendation:
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a reduced intake of added sugars throughout oneā€™s life. In both adults and children, the WHO recommends reducing the intake of added sugars to less than 10% of the total daily energy intake. (This is a strong recommendation). This equates to no more than 50g of added (or ā€˜freeā€™) sugars which equates to 12.5 teaspoons per day.


But what is free or added sugar?

  • Free sugars are monosaccharides and disaccharides added to foods and beverages by the manufacturer, cook or consumer.

And other sugars?

These are sugars naturally present in food/drink:

  • Intrinsic sugars ā€“ intact fruit and vegetables
  • Milk sugars ā€“ lactose and galactose
  • Natural sugars ā€“ present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit juice concentrates

Sugar listed in a nutrient table on packaging

The ā€˜sugarā€™ listed on a packaging label is typically the Total Sugar present in the product, therefore: Naturally present sugars + added (free) sugars = Total Sugar

Where does FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ fit into these recommendations?

FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ provides 15.8 g of Total Sugar per 100 g and only 7.9 g per serving.

Why do some FUTURELIFE products contain sugar?

At FUTURELIFEĀ®, we believe in making it as easy as possible to make healthy food choices and have formulated our products in such a way that the sugar is already included into the recipe at appropriate levels (thus eliminating the need or temptation to add additional teaspoons of sugar during eating, which is often the case with many other products). Perhaps more importantly than the sugar alone in our products, is the way our formulation uniquely combines carbohydrates (including sugar), fibre, fats and protein ensuring that the energy consumed from our meals is released slowly into the body, thus reducing sugar spikes.

At FUTURELIFEĀ®, our most important goal is to deliver ā€˜Smart Nutritionā€™ to South African families. We hold the quality of our products in the highest regard and endeavour to support local farmers and local suppliers to ensure that all South Africans benefit from our business.


In 2013, we committed to developing a comprehensive manufacturing and storage plan to secure the NON-GMO status that FUTURELIFEĀ® consumers have come to enjoy. All the products manufactured in our factory since July 2013 have been certified NON-GMO, however, the aftermath of the global COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on local and international supply chain. This impact has also been compounded by the ongoing war in Ukraine. As a result, we are no longer able to guarantee that all the raw materials in our products are NON-GMO, and as a result we have removed this claim from most packs.


According to legislation in South Africa; in order to be classified as NON-GMO a product needs to fall under a tolerance of 1% (CPA, R. 293 of 2011). Ongoing supply chain constraints have made it more challenging to source ingredients from local NON-GMO sources. As such we have had to search for sustainable viable alternatives that are aligned with our core values of supporting local whilst still delivering on the taste and quality that you have come to expect from FUTURELIFEĀ®, as well as the same high nutritional standards we hold ourselves to.


The same things that matter to you matter to us. Thatā€™s why we will continue to innovate, improve and deliver on our promises to you. Whilst we will continue to source local ingredients, we are working towards securing our previous NON-GMO status when the time is right and will continue to support you in making an informed decision by remaining transparent and keeping you up to date.


We have been able to secure NON-GMO status for a few of our products so far. We conduct scheduled verification testing to assure NON-GMO claims are met for the following products:


  • FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® Tots

The following products are also naturally non-GMO:


  • FUTURELIFEĀ® Instant Oats Classic
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® Bran Flakes & Barley with Probiotic Capsules
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart Oats Energy Bars

Quality control is our highest priority. FUTURELIFEĀ® is an FDA and ISO 22000 approved manufacturing facility. We implement stringent quality assurance policies and procedures ensuring that proper cleaning is done between the manufacturing of GMO and NON-GMO products, correct and segregated storage of NON-GMO and GMO raw materials as well as controlled production and packaging of NON-GMO and GMO products.

FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ is an ideal post exercise recovery meal or snack, which facilitates muscle repair and replenishment. This is due to our unique SmartProtein3Dā„¢ formulation which combines a scientific blend of 3 protein sources: whey, casein and soy protein, thereby optimising the muscle synthesis and repair process post exercise. For more information please visit https://futurelife.com/blogs/articles/what-s-so-smart-about-futurelife-s-smartprotein3d-formulationhttps://futurelife.com/blogs/articles/what-s-so-smart-about-futurelife-s-smartprotein3d-formulation

Whilst consuming FUTURELIFEĀ® in the recommended serving size will not result in weight gain, there are a few adjustments you can make to help facilitate this should weight gain be your desired goal. Remember that in order to gain weight, you will need to increase your energy intake and to avoid losing muscle, it is recommended that you do not decrease your energy use (physical activity).


FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ is a quick, convenient & nutritionally balanced meal that can also be enjoyed as a shake or smoothie. FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ can assist with increasing your energy intake:


ā€¢ Mix it with milk to increase the energy value and add other ingredients such as peanut butter, fruit, nuts etc.
ā€¢ When replacing a meal, try consuming 50 - 75g of FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ (4 - 7 heaped tablespoons). When consuming it as a snack, use 30 - 40g of FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ (2 - 3 heaped tablespoons).
ā€¢ If you need to gain a lot of weight, you can increase portions or add a serving with your usual meal.
ā€¢ Try to eat a balanced diet, making carbohydrates the basis of your diet, but also including protein and fat sources with at least 5 fruits and vegetables per day.
ā€¢ If you wish to gain weight in the form of muscle, you will also need to include a workout regime. Muscles need good nutrition and exercise to grow. FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ makes a fantastic post-workout meal or shake to repair and maintain your muscles since it contains a blend of 3 different types of proteins: whey, soy isolate and caseinate.

For more information on how FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ can assist with muscle gain, please visithttps://futurelife.com/blogs/articles/what-s-so-smart-about-futurelife-s-smartprotein3d-formulation

If you have experienced sudden, unintentional weight loss, it would be recommended to visit your doctor as there may be an underlying cause. For optimal weight gain it is also advisable to visit a dietitian where he or she will evaluate a number of factors before being able to provide the best eating plan for you.

If you wish to become a FUTURELIFEĀ® agent or distributor ā€“ please send us am email to info@futurelife.co.za with your request and we will revert back to you.

To be sent to Pauline with an explanation of your complaint and your contact details (PaulineG@futurelife.co.za) - a picture of the product, the batch or lot number, your contact telephone number and address so that she can be in contact with you as soon as possible.

FUTURELIFEĀ® takes a very proactive approach to managing our ā€œsponsoredā€ ambassadors and usually it is very difficult to become a new ambassador upon request. However, if you feel you would like to request a sponsorship based on a special skill or talent you have, please email us on info@futurelife.co.za and we will get back to you Please ensure you include as much information as possible on your request.

FUTURELIFEĀ® is unfortunately not sold directly to the public in bulk. You can buy our FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ Family value pack in a 1.25kg size box which will not only last you longer, but is also more cost effective. The FUTURELIFEĀ® Family value pack is available in our online store and in all leading retail outlets such as Shoprite Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Spar, Pick ā€™n Pay, Makro and Dis-Chem.


There are also a number of bundles available on the FUTURELIFEĀ® online store should you wish to purchase your favorite FUTURELIFEĀ® product in bigger quantities.


For more information, please visit the FUTURELIFEĀ® online store ā€“www.futurelife.com

You can buy a FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart Shakers at DisChem.

FUTURELIFEĀ® is available in all leading retail, pharmacy and sports outlets

Please see below for a full list of all the places you can buy FUTURELIFEĀ® products:

  • Pick n Pay
  • Checkers
  • Shoprite
  • Spar
  • Woolworths
  • Makro
  • Game
  • Fruit and Veg city
  • Boxer
  • Cambridge
  • Oxford
  • Checkout
  • Dischem
  • And a lis of leading independent stores as well.

Our Smart Shaker offers a convenient means to mix your FUTURELIFEĀ® on-the-go. To use the shaker, unscrew the shaker lid and remove the green aerator disk which is inside the shaker container. Add your FUTURELIFEĀ® product powder into the shaker container (we recommend a 50g serving which is the equivalent to 5 heaped tablespoons) and a minimum of 150 - 200ml water, milk, yogurt or even fruit juice. Depending on the consistency and thickness you prefer, add more liquid. Then place the green aerator back in the top of your shaker container, screw the lid back on, shake a few times and enjoy.

Pregnancy creates an increased need for energy and certain nutrients, both macro- (protein, fat and carbohydrates) and micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerals) for various reasons that are all important for the growth of the baby and health of the mother. Although it is not quite necessary to ā€œeat for twoā€, it is important to meet these increased nutritional requirements by enjoying a varied, balanced and healthy diet.


Our full FUTURELIFEĀ® product range including FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢, FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢, FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢, FUTURELIFEĀ® CRUNCH Smart foodā„¢, FUTURELIFEĀ® Bran Flakes with Probiotic Sachets and FUTURELIFEĀ® SmartBars, FUTURELIFEĀ® Crunch Bar, FUTURELIFEĀ® Whole Grain Granola Bars and FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart Breadā„¢ can be used as part of a healthy eating plan during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.


FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢, FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ are a complete meal providing the perfect balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat. A balanced meal contains 45% ā€“ 60% Carbohydrates, 20% ā€“ 30% Protein and 20% ā€“ 30% Fat. This is the recommendation made by the South African Food Based Dietary Guidelines. In addition to this, a 100g portion of these products contains 100% NRVā€™s (Nutrient Reference Values are a guide for what your intake should be daily) of all the vitamins and most minerals which your body requires as part of a healthy diet.


FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢, FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ are high in folic acid, also known as folate. Folic acid is one of the B vitamins which is essential for the normal development of a babyā€™s spine, brain and skull, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. It is important to take in enough folic acid before conception and during this first trimester to prevent neural tube defects.


Iron requirements increase during pregnancy due to the increase in a motherā€™s blood supply. FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢, FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ are high in iron as well as vitamin C, which helps to increase the absorption of iron.

FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢, FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ are low GI (glycaemic index) which means that they are digested slowly to provide you with sustained energy throughout your day. This will help to eliminate energy slumps and sugar cravings. These products are therefore suitable for women with Gestational Diabetes as they help to control oneā€™s blood sugar levels by releasing sugar slowly into the blood stream.


FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢, FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ are high in fibre and contain prebiotics to help keep your digestive system healthy. FUTURELIFEĀ® Bran Flakes with Probiotic Sachets is also high in fibre and contains individually wrapped sachets of HOWARUĀ® Premium Probiotics to assist with gut and immunity health. Constipation is a common problem during pregnancy, and it is important to get enough fibre as well as enough fluids.


Omega 3 is essential in the early development of learning and visual abilities and should be taken before and during pregnancy. FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢, FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ are high in Omega 3 as well as other essential fatty acids which play a critical role in the optimal growth of the placenta during the first trimester and in the development of the foetus in the second and third trimesters, particularly the brain and eyes.


Many pregnant women are concerned about the vitamin A content in FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered range however a 50g (5 tablespoon) serving contains 450ug Vitamin A. The daily recommended allowance for pregnant women is 775ug which means that FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered range is completely safe to consume whilst pregnant.


FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢, FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ are also:

Wheat and gluten free as well as free of preservatives and colourants. All three products are low in salt to help control blood pressure. Contains no artificial flavourants or preservatives and therefore are perfectly safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Due to the increase in folic acid and iron requirements before and during pregnancy and depending on how much of the FUTURELIFEĀ® product you consume, you may need to take additional supplements.

We recommend that you discuss your supplement choices and their amounts with a health professional.


Refer to these articles in the FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart Centre for more information:
https://futurelife.com/blogs/articles/healthy-eating-during-pregnancy-lactation

https://futurelife.com/blogs/articles/why-futurelife-is-the-smart-choice-for-every-mum

The simple answer is ā€œNoā€. FUTURELIFEĀ® cannot make you fat when eaten as part of a healthy eating plan. Weight gain is largely related to your eating behaviour (such as comfort eating or snacking) and your activity levels, rather than the type of food itself. If you eat too much and you are less active you will gain weight, i.e. if your energy input outweighs your energy output you will gain weight.


FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ provides complete nutrition with an internationally recommended blend of energy from Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats (AMDR**), 21 Vitamins and Minerals delivering 50% daily requirements for most (NRVs***) and additional functional ingredients, fibre, inulin and immune-modulation MODUCAREĀ® in a 50g serving with low fat milk.


In conclusion, eating the recommended serving size of FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢, as part of a healthy eating plan, cannot make you fat.


Want to lose weight? Have a look at our example meal plans made by our dietitians for males and females: https://futurelife.com/blogs/nutrition-guides/weight-loss-eating-plan-male & https://futurelife.com/blogs/nutrition-guides/weight-loss-eating-plan-female


**International Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges (AMDR) recommendation summary: https://www.nutritionsociety.co.za/2018/06/21/fact-sheet-dietary-recommendations-for-health/

*** Nutrient Reference Values (NRVā€™s) for individuals 4 years & older: http://www.health.gov.za/index.php/shortcodes/2015-03-29-10-42-47/2015-04-30-09-10-23/2015-04-30-09-11-35/category/207-regulations-labelling-and-advertising?download=746:guidelines-relating-to-the-labelling-and-advertising-of-foodstuffs-applicable-to-r146-2010-for-compliance-purposes

Although FUTURELIFEĀ® is often compared to many other products that are marketed as meal replacements, we believe that our products are unique and offer incomparable functional benefits. Based on this, we prefer not to comment on these other products. However, I can assure you that FUTURELIFEĀ® can provide you with all you need and more to complement your healthy lifestyle.


What we pride ourselves on is the use of quality ingredients to produce a unique product that works as a functional food. Our powdered product range is high in energy, high in protein, and provides for balanced meals that can be used as meal replacements in the form of a meal, shake or smoothie for the whole family (whether it be your 4-year-old child or her 85-year-old diabetic grandfather). These products are also naturally gluten and wheat free. We use no artificial colourants or artificial flavourants and are NON-GMO; they (FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢, FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢) also low GI (therefore suitable for Diabetics in controlled portions) and can therefore provide you with sustained energy and can aid in weight management.


These products are also dense in Vitamins and Minerals, 19 Amino Acids and are high in Omega-3 fatty acids as well as Fibre. Most of our product range also boasts MODUCAREĀ®, given to us under the license of ASPEN PHARMACARE for immune support. We have had numerous studies done with our FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢, showing improved immunity, increased productivity and good glycaemic control, and our products are manufactured with the utmost care based on scientifically sound evidence.


Please take note that we also have a team of 5 dieticians that help ensure that our products as well as our health messages represent the best possible nutrition for the whole family.

As a vegetarian you know that it is essential to still consume a balanced diet, but it is often difficult to get enough Protein as well as certain Vitamins and Minerals from your diet as animal products contain many of these essential nutrients. However, it is not impossible, it may just take some more thought and planning.


All FUTURELIFEĀ® boxed variants are suitable for Lacto-Vegetarians. The FUTURELIFEĀ® product range is maize and soy-based food where soy and Soy Isolate are our primary protein sources. These products are suitable for Lacto-Vegetarians because they contain a small amount of Sodium Caseinate (0.02%) which is derived from Cowā€™s Milk which is used merely as an emulsifier for our fat source. A few products do contain lactose such as FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢, FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢, FUTURELIFEĀ® Tots, FUTURELIFEĀ® Crunch Bar, FUTURELIFEĀ® SmartBars, FUTURELIFEĀ® Whole Grain Granola Bar (Choc Bits flavour only) that contain milk powder.
If you are vegan, only FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart Breadā„¢ is suitable for you.


The Vegetarian can be split into the following categories:

Vegan (excludes all animal meat and animal products such as milk, honey and eggs)
Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian (includes animal/dairy products such as eggs, milk and honey)
Lacto-Vegetarian (includes dairy products but not eggs)
Ovo-Vegetarian (includes eggs but not dairy)
Pescatarian (includes fish and possibly other forms of seafood)

It is important for vegetarians to plan their meals properly in order to ensure they are receiving their recommended daily amount of nutrients. The FUTURELIFEĀ® product range can assist you in making sure that you are eating food that is nutrient dense.


FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered range contains Omega 3-fatty acids- essential for the good health of your brain, heart and joints. Although Omega 3-fatty acids are commonly found in fish oils, soybeans are also a great source. Due to its prevalence in oily fish this may once again be difficult for vegetarians (that donā€™t eat fish) to consume the recommended amount of Omega 3-fatty acids, thus FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered products are a great option for Lacto-Vegetarians due to the fact that our Omega-3 fatty acids are derived from Soy beans. Another great benefit is that per 100g of FUTURELIFEĀ® powdered products you receive 100% of your recommended daily amount for all your vitamins and most of your minerals. The Lecithin in FUTURELIFEĀ® is derived from Soy.

Sweeteners have become somewhat of a sensitive word in many households and some associate them with negative side effects and show concern over their safety. However, it is important to understand that not all sweeteners are equal or unsafe.


Low-calorie sweeteners are used in a variety of beverages and foods to provide a sweet taste without the calories, which may (along with an energy-controlled diet) help with weight management. These sweeteners are also a great sugar alternative for those living with Diabetes who are managing their blood sugar levels by monitoring their carbohydrate intake. FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO WITH OATS contain no added cane sugar where instead of using cane sugar to sweeten these products, they have been formulated with a combination of Erythritol and Sucralose.


Sucralose is a low-calorie artificial sweetener that is commonly consumed and used to sweeten a variety of foods and beverages. Sucralose is derived from sucrose (table sugar) but is 600 times sweeter than sugar, so it is only needed in tiny amounts to get the same sweet taste. The body does not break down sucralose into calories for energy and most of the sucralose people consume is not absorbed and passes through the body. Sucralose has been studied extensively in the past 20 years in more than 100 studies and has been shown to be safe by researchers all over the world. Experts have reviewed these studies and concluded that there are no harmful effects from consuming sucralose, even if you consume the highest amount, and therefore sucralose is approved for use in more than 80 countries.


Erythritol falls into a class of sweeteners called sugar alcohols and can naturally be found in some fruits and fermented foods. It is 60 ā€“ 70% as sweet as table sugar yet it contains almost zero calories, does not affect blood sugar, does not cause tooth decay and is partially absorbed by the body. It is also less likely to cause gastric side effects (like bloating and Diarrhoea) than other sugar alcohols because of its unique digestion pathway and that is why we have decided to use it in FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO WITH OATS. Erythritol has also been approved by the FDA for use as a food additive and is used throughout much of the world.


So, rest assured that both FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢ and FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO WITH OATS do not contain added cane sugar, but instead a combination of carefully researched and internationally recognized sweeteners.


Refer to this article on the FUTURELIFEĀ® website for more information about sweeteners and diabetes:

https://futurelife.com/blogs/articles/sweeteners-which-ones-should-i-use-if-i-have-diabetes

  • FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® HIGH PROTEIN Smart foodā„¢
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO Smart foodā„¢
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® CRUNCH Smart foodā„¢
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart OatsĀ®
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® ZERO WITH OATS
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® Tots
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® High Energy SmartBar
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® High Protein SmartBar
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® High Protein LITE SmartBar
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart Breadā„¢
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® Bran Flakes with Probiotic Sachets
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® Crunch Bar
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® Whole Grain Granola Bars
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® Beauty Food
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® Repair

FUTURELIFEĀ® is a company that is fully committed to sustainability and we are fully aware that there is a large problem with deforestation in Southeast Asia and it has vast effects on a range of wildlife, particularly the Orangutang. However, one needs to take a balanced view, and what is meant by that is that there are many sustainable palm oil plantations around the world which are policed by wildlife organizations.

Certified sustainable palm oil is palm oil that is certified according to the principles and criteria of the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The palm oil is treated according to one of the three trading systems approved by the RSPO: segregation, mass balance or book & claim. Social organizations such as Solidaridad and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) were closely involved in preparing these sustainability criteria.

Our supplier has been affiliated with the RSPO since 2007. Under the segregation model, the palm oil is guaranteed to originate from approved and certified plantations. For palm oil plantation owners this means, among other things, an embargo on deforestation of tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia and expropriation of land. Furthermore, the processing and transport of this palm oil is also guaranteed to be separated from unsustainably produced oil.

In terms of our approach, at FUTURELIFEĀ® it took us a long time to partner with the right supplier and sustainability in terms of palm oil plantations was a major consideration. Our supplier is a very well-established European company who operate under the guidelines of international criteria for sustainable palm oil as discussed above.

To reiterate, FUTURELIFEĀ®, as a company are fully committed to sustainability and therefore we take great care in sourcing and certainly investigating the origins of our raw ingredients. We have also been one of the first companies in South Africa to take a stand on genetically modified maize and soy and as a result our product that you purchase in retail is non-genetically modified (non-GMO).

Whether soy is safe for human consumption is a current topical debate. FUTURELIFEĀ® has done extensive research to determine what facts are evidence-based and what are not to allow us to address the publicā€™s concerns. Our conclusion from the evidence shows that FutureSoy used in the FUTURELIFEĀ® product range is perfectly safe and in fact beneficial for a personā€™s health.


There is a common misconception amongst the public that soy contains Oestrogen and many people are unaware what Phytoestrogens and Isoflavones found in soy are. Soy foods contain complex mixtures of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and bio-active compounds including Soy Isoflavones. Phytoestrogen is one of the Isoflavones found in soy. It has a similar chemical structure to human Oestrogen. However, it is important to note that the Soy Phytoestrogens act differently in the human body and should not be compared to Oestrogen. Isoflavones are bioactive compounds that may improve the health of arteries, prevent certain cancers, and reduce bone loss and therefore can be of benefit to onesā€™ health. As a common concern for our male consumers, Oestrogens are not found in Soy foods. Media and customers often mistake the presence of Isoflavones in soy foods for Oestrogens. Isoflavones are not oestrogens, but belong to a class of compounds known as Phytoestrogens or Polyphenols.


Another concern which has been raised is the presence of Trypsin Inhibitors present in Soy products. These are small proteins found in soy as well as other legumes and cereal. In the uncooked form, they have the potential to decrease the efficacy of protein digestibility. FUTURELIFEĀ® does not use raw soy beans. Our Soy beans are roasted which destroys most of the Trypsin Inhibitors. Research has in fact shown that small amounts of Trypsin Inhibitors have a beneficial effect as they may prevent tumours from growing and spreading.


Another question which has been raised is the amount of Lysinoalanine found in cooked foods like soy. Lysinoalanine is an amino acid found in the protein of cooked soy. If soy is processed correctly the levels of lysinoalanine are minimized as correct cooking does not allow for the formation of this amino acid. At FUTURELIFEĀ® the soy flour which we use is free of Iysinoalanine.


Hexane is widely used in the Soy bean industry to remove soy oil during processing of the whole soy bean into defatted flakes. FUTURELIFEĀ® does not use Hexane in the direct production of our soy product.


To summarize, FUTURELIFEĀ® can guarantee the safety of the soy that we use as it is roasted and there are no chemical processes that can lead to safety concerns.


Take note, should you be looking or a soy-free product due to allergies, etc., FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart OatsĀ® is the only soy-free variant within the FUTURELIFEĀ® range.


Want to know more about soy? Visit our website: https://futurelife.com/blogs/articles/the-need-to-know-about-soy

FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ can be purchased via our online store www.futurelife.com, at selected Dis-Chem stores or online at www.dishcem.co.za. Please visit our website: www.futurelifefood.com for a list of all Dis-Chem stock lists.

The bioactive collagen peptides found in BEAUTI FOODā„¢ have been carefully selected for their unique skin health benefits. These hydrolysed collagen peptides are much smaller than regular collagen molecules allowing them to be absorbed by the body within 30 minutes of consumption, making them readily available.

Scientific research on our active ingredient (bioactive collagen peptides) has revealed the following results after 28 days of continuous use:

  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Improves skin elasticity and firmness
  • Improves skin hydration

FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ is a scientifically formulated blend of beauty specific collagen peptides (5 grams per serving) coupled with carefully selected nutrients optimal to the overall appearance and health of your skin and hair.

FUTURELIFEĀ®, South Africaā€™s leading functional food brand, is the first to unlock access to the ultimate combination of a balanced meal supplement and a youthful ageing solution in an on-the-go shake and protein bar.

FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ is not just collagen. Our unique formulation provides all the benefits of collagen in a delicious high-end dietary meal supplement that can be enjoyed as an on-the-go shake or protein bar.

OUR COLLAGEN

  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles in 28 days
  • Improves skin elasticity and firmness
  • Improves skin hydration
  • Hair and skin support


ADDED BENEFITS
  • High protein
  • No added sugar
  • Low GI
  • Low GL
  • Source of plant-based Omega-3
  • High in dietary fibre
  • High in 18 vitamins & minerals
  • Source of calcium
  • Contains Inulin (prebiotic)

As we age, and the more stress we put on our body, the greater the impact on collagen production. A loss of collagen starts around the age of 25 and is lost at a rate of 2% per annum after menopause. As a result, skin can become fragile and less elastic. In addition, hair starts losing its colour, joints arenā€™t as flexible, and bones may lose their density. Therefore, supplementing collagen with a balanced diet may improve your bodyā€™s collagen levels, helping the body to regenerate whatā€™s been broken down or lost.

There are two products in the FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ range:

  • FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Protein Bar

  • FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake: Available in French Vanilla & Caramel Latte Flavour
  • FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Protein Bar: Available in French Vanilla & Chocolate Brownie Flavour

FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake:

Mix 55 g of BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake sachet with 180 ml of cold water in a shaker. Due to the nature of the protein in our unique formulation, you must shake thoroughly in a shaker to ensure a smooth and delicious milky texture.

FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Bar:

Enjoy a 40g FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Protein bar on-the-go.

There is a substantial amount of evidence to support the claim that the consumption of increased dietary protein is a successful strategy to reduce body weight. Keeping you full for longer, fuelling lean muscle mass and recovery, and assisting in lowering the GI of a meal, this nutrient is key in any weight management plan.


Scientifically formulated using only the best, carefully selected ingredients, BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake and Bar are both high in protein. The FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ range should be consumed as part of a healthy, balanced diet for weight management.

Although studies have shown that collagen is safe during pregnancy and lactation, FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ has not been tested on pregnant or lactating women. We recommend that you consult a healthcare professional for advice before consuming this product.

The product contains bovine collagen (derived from cows) and therefore, is not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.

FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake allergens: Soy & cowā€™s milk. Made in a factory that uses gluten and wheat. FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Protein Bar allergens: Soy & cowā€™s milk. Made in a factory that uses peanuts, gluten, egg & sesame seeds.

Although results may be seen in as little as 28 days, continuous use is recommended for optimal and lasting benefits.

Yes, all ingredients used in both FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shakes and FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Bars are certified non-GMO.

All FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ products are low-GI and have the statement ā€˜low GIā€™ printed on the packaging.

The GI level is determined by an analysis performed by the GI Foundation of South Africa. Products are ranked HIGH, INTERMEDIATE, or LOW depending on the effect on blood sugar levels. This GI measure is internationally accepted.

FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake is formulated with skim milk powder and contains raw material maize. Milk contains a naturally occurring sugar named lactose. Maize also naturally contains sugar in the form of sucrose. To explain this in more detail, there are different forms of carbohydrates, namely simple and complex carbohydrates.


Simple carbohydrates are classified into two groups namely:
Monosaccharides e.g. glucose, fructose and galactose
Disaccharide e.g. sucrose, maltose and lactose


Complex carbohydrates are classified into one group namely:
Polysaccharides e.g. starch and fibre


In the nutritional table on food labels, all the carbohydrates (simple and complex carbohydrates) are classified together as Glycaemic Carbohydrates. The term total sugar is used as a collective term for all the simple carbohydrates (monosaccharides and disaccharides). When the product is sent to an independent and accredited laboratory the food is tested for all the sugars mentioned above: glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, maltose and lactose. The results are displayed on the nutritional contents table as total sugar.


Although FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake contains no added cane sugar, the total sugar on the nutritional contents table still indicates there is naturally occurring sugar in the product from milk powder and other raw ingredients used to formulate the product.

The palm fat powder in the product contains negligible amounts of glucose syrup, as part of the production process of a liquid to a powder, and is therefore included in the ingredients list. This is, however, an ingredient within an ingredient and there is no cane sugar added to the product.

The FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ range may fit into a banting diet depending on your intake restrictions as well as the rest of your diet. A banting diet generally focuses on a carbohydrate restriction of less than 25g per day. Other variations of the diet limit carbohydrate intake to less than 200g per day.


Both our Nutritional Shake and Protein Bars are high in protein. The Protein Bar contains only 5-6g of glycaemic carbohydrates per serving (depending on the flavour) and the Nutritional Shake contains 12g of glycaemic carbohydrates per serving. In order to allow for a higher carbohydrate intake from fruits and vegetables, I would recommend the Protein Bar as an option and adjust your daily intake from other carbohydrate sources accordingly. Please visit our website www.futurelife.com for a complete breakdown of the nutritionals.

The word ā€œsweetenerā€ has become somewhat of a sensitive word in many households and some associate them with negative side effects and show concern over their safety. However, it is important to understand that not all sweeteners are equal or unsafe.


Low-calorie sweeteners are used in a variety of beverages and foods to provide a sweet taste without the calories, which may (along with an energy-controlled diet) help with weight management. These sweeteners are also a great sugar alternative for those living with Diabetes who are managing their blood sugar levels by monitoring their carbohydrate intake. FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake contains no added cane sugar. Instead of using cane sugar to sweeten FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake and Bar, they have been formulated with Xylitol.


Xylitol is absorbed more slowly than sugar. It also supplies 40% fewer calories than table sugar and has negligible effects on blood sugar levels as it is metabolized independently of insulin. Xylitol has been confirmed as safe for human consumption by numerous international organizations and the European Food Safety Authority has not set a limit on the daily intake of xylitol.


The EU Scientific Committee on Food has however released a report stating that "ingesting 50g a day of xylitol can cause diarrhoea". One serving of FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake and Bar contains only 7.8g and an average of 0.9g of xylitol respectively, which is well under this. For legislative purposes, we have however included a warning on pack stating that "excessive consumption may have a laxative effect".


Long term use at these low levels per serving has no adverse health effects. Some individuals may, however, experience discomfort during initial introduction, but as your body gets used to the xylitol intake and higher fibre intake this should not be a concern anymore.

Our BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake is a high-end dietary meal supplement with a scientifically formulated combination of collagen and active key ingredients. Therefore, due to the use and nature of these ingredients and the protein used in our unique formulation, the BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake must be shaken thoroughly in a shaker to ensure that a smooth and delicious milky texture is achieved.

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We are so sorry to hear that you were unable to find our FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ in your nearest Dis-Chem store. Please keep in contact with your nearest Dis-Chem store regarding when stock will be received again. You can also purchase online from our online store at www.futurelife.com.

5g in the Chocolate Brownie and 6g in the French Vanilla bar.

When it comes to losing belly fat, there is no quick fix and no one food as the solution. Weight loss requires effort, commitment and perseverance. Successfully adopting a healthy lifestyle including a calorie restricted diet combined with regular exercise may assist in weight loss. We recommend the following tips for losing belly fat and explain how BEAUTI FOODā„¢ may fit into your calorie restricted diet:


ā€¢Supported by a substantial amount of evidence, it has been seen that the consumption of increased dietary protein is a successful strategy to reduce body weight. Keeping you full for longer, fuelling lean muscle mass and recovery, and assisting in lowering the GI of a meal, this nutrient is key in any weight management plan. Scientifically formulated using only the best, carefully selected ingredients, BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake and Protein Bar are both high in protein.


ā€¢Soluble fibre may assist with weight loss by increasing fullness and reducing calorie absorption. Include plenty of high fibre foods in your diet. BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake is high in dietary fibre.

ā€¢Studies have linked a high intake of trans fat with increased belly fat gain. BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake and Protein Bar contain 0g of trans fat.

ā€¢Excessive sugar consumption is a major cause of weight gain as a result of increased calorie intake. Limit your intake of sugar and processed foods high in added sugar. BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake contains no added cane sugar and BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Protein Bar is enrobed in a sugar free dark chocolate coating.

ā€¢Excessive alcohol intake has been associated with increased belly fat. Alcohol should be consumed in moderation or you should ideally abstain completely to minimize excess calorie intake.

ā€¢Stress may promote fat gain around your waist. Minimizing stress is an important factor for weight loss.

ā€¢Regular exercise including aerobic exercise (cardio) combined with resistance training is an effective weight loss method and may assist in losing belly fat.

ā€¢A high intake of refined carbohydrates is associated with excessive belly fat. Consider reducing your carbohydrate intake or replacing refined carbohydrate in your diet with healthy carbohydrate sources such as whole grains, legumes or vegetables. BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake contains only 12 g of carbohydrates per serving and BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Protein bar contains 5-6 g of carbohydrates per bar.

ā€¢Avoiding sugar-sweetened beverages and consume sufficient amounts of water.

ā€¢Sleep deprivation is linked to an increased risk of weight gain. Ensure that you get enough high-quality sleep daily.

Those living with diabetes can definitely benefit from using FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢.


FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake
BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake is high in protein, fibre and contains no added cane sugar. The product is low GI, resulting in a gradual increase in blood sugar while sustaining your energy levels. In a strategically pre-portioned 55 g sachet, this shake provides a GL (Glycaemic Load: considering not only the GI but also the effect of the portion size) of 7 and is thus also low GL.


FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Protein Bar
BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Protein Bar is high in protein, enrobed in a deliciously decadent sugar free dark chocolate.

The collagen found in FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ is not the same as other collagen products typically found in the market. Our collagen allows for a smaller, effective dose. When our specific collagen peptides are produced, only the precise physiologically active peptide sequences are obtained. These therefore produce the strongest biological effect possible to the skin cells fibroblasts.


The generic collagen peptides in the market, claimed to be effective at 10-15g, would require higher doses because the peptides contained in these products are random, not specific. As the presence of the skin specific peptides is not controlled for in the manufacturing process, the intake of higher doses is required to increase the chances of consuming the specific bioactive peptides for the skin, if any is contained. With the intake of FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢, the ingestion of the bioactive fractions is guaranteed with every batch because this is what we control the production process for. This allows for the small, but very effective dose to obtain the desired effect, because FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ delivers only the active ingredient from collagen, for the skin.


A smaller and effective daily dose of our collagen is more cost effective than a larger dose of other collagen products on the market. In addition to this, at a lower price of other collagen supplements, FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ offers you a meal supplement with added vitamins and minerals thus further saving you the cost of the food items that would typically be included in your daily diet.

Yes, our FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ product range is halaal certified. We would be happy to share certification with you on request. We truly appreciate customers who take the time to converse with us on our product offerings and we hope you enjoy our product range.

There are numerous clinical trials on the skin health benefits of collagen. We however make specific reference to this study (Proksch E et al., ā€œOral Intake of Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides Reduces Skin Wrinkles and Increases Dermal Matrix Synthesis.ā€ Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, Vol 27, No.3 (February 2014): 113-119) in particular as FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake and Bar has been formulated with 5g of bioactive collagen peptides in the study at the scientifically supported dosage. In terms of research specifically in South Africa, there is limited, if any, studies done on collagen use in this field. For this reason, we have used international research as a point of reference. To further verify European results in our own climate and market we have conducted an informal trial with consumers where our claims were substantiated and therefore verifying our claims even further together with the international research.

Should you have any further questions we are happy to set up a meeting to discuss and address your concerns.

The FUTURELIFEĀ® BEAUTI FOODā„¢ range is a meal on its own, along with providing you your daily dose of collagen - all for R600. If you look around for good quality collagen supplements, these generally retail for more than R600 - and are not meals but purely collagen supplements.

The REPAIR FOODTM range of products contains Type 1 Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides.

The REPAIR FOODTM range of products contains 10 grams of collagen per serving.

REPAIR FOODā„¢ Nutritional Supplement:
REPAIR FOODTM is a unique high protein nutritional supplement combined with carefully selected essential Branched-Chain Amino Acids, 10 g Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides, Chelated Minerals and Targeted Vitamins aimed at the repair, maintenance and recovery of joints, cartilage, bones and muscles. ACTI8TM, found only in REPAIR FOODTM, is a patented* high protein blend of 10g of Collagen Peptides and key nutrients in specific dosages optimal to the overall support and maintenance of bones, muscles and cartilage.


The other key nutrients are:

ā€¢Calcium Chelates to help assist in maintaining Bone Health

ā€¢Magnesium Chelates to support Muscle Function

ā€¢BCAAs: L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine** which support Muscle Protein Synthesis

ā€¢Vitamin D to assist in calcium and phosphorus absorption optimal for Bone Support

ā€¢Vitamin C to help support the maintenance of Cartilage and Bones
**Essential Branched-Chain Amino Acids not naturally made by the body
*South African Patent Pending (2019/05507)
REPAIR FOODTM Protein Bar:
REPAIR FOODTM Protein Bar contains 10 g Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides, is High in Protein and Low GI, with a textured nougat centre, enrobed in a deliciously decadent sugar-free dark chocolate coating.

To obtain just the active nutrients of ACTI8ā„¢ from one sachet of REPAIR FOODā„¢ Nutritional Shake would require you to consume 15 tablets* a day. The specially designed high protein nutritional supplement thus provides a convenient format for everyday use for the optimal support and maintenance of bones, muscles and cartilage.
*Approximately 1000 mg tablets

REPAIR FOODā„¢ Nutritional Supplement may assist with:


ā€¢Preventing degeneration of cartilage
ā€¢Joint mobility and reducing joint stiffness
ā€¢Maintenance of bone strength
ā€¢Building and repairing muscles

REPAIR FOODā„¢ Protein Bar may assist with:

ā€¢Preventing degeneration of cartilage
ā€¢Joint mobility and reducing joint stiffness
ā€¢Maintenance of bone strength

There are two products in the REPAIR FOODTM range:

REPAIR FOOD Nutritional Supplement

REPAIR FOOD Protein Bar

REPAIR FOOD Nutritional Supplement:

Mix 1 x 75 g sachet of REPAIR FOODTM with 200 ml cold water in a shaker. Shake thoroughly to mix until smooth. Enjoy.Due to the nature of the protein in our unique formulation, you must shake thoroughly in a shaker to ensure a smooth and delicious milky texture.


REPAIR FOOD Protein Bar:

1 x bar (50g)

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is made up of the amino acids (building blocks of protein) glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and arginine. Collagen is the main constituent of bone mass and connective tissue, providing structure to bones, ligaments and tendons. Cartilage is also high in collagen and acts as a cushion that covers and protects the ends of long bones against friction and at the joints.



As we age, and the more stress we put on our body, our body starts producing less collagen. Ligaments and tendons, a type of connective tissue that attaches two bones and muscles may lose strength and integrity with reduced collagen production. Decreased collagen production also leads to loss in bone mass and bone density as well as cartilage degeneration. Therefore, loss in collagen production may lead to a loss in joint flexibility causing joint stiffness, immobility or pain as well as weak bones.



By supplementing the diet with specific types of collagen, the collagen producing cells in the body are stimulated to synthesize collagen in the extracellular matrix of cartilage and other tissues. Together with collagen, vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin D, and minerals such as calcium and magnesium, along with essential branched-chain amino acids not naturally made by the body such as L-leucine, L-isoleucine and L-valine, may be useful overall in preventing degeneration of cartilage, improving joint mobility and reducing joint stiffness, maintaining bone strength and building and repairing muscles

Although studies have shown that collagen is safe during pregnancy and lactation, FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOODTM Nutritional Supplement and FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOODTM Protein Bar have not been tested on pregnant or lactating women. We recommend that pregnant or lactating women consult a healthcare professional for advice before consuming this product.

REPAIR FOODTM Nutritional Supplement ā€“ Vanilla and Chocolate flavour

REPAIR FOODTM Protein Bar ā€“ Vanilla and Chocolate Flavour

The product contains bovine collagen (derived from cows) and therefore, is not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.

FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOOD Nutritional Supplement allergens: Soy & Cowā€™s Milk. Made in a facility that use gluten and wheat

FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOODTM Protein Bar allergens: Soy & Cowā€™s Milk. Made in a facility that uses tree nuts, peanuts, gluten, egg and sesame seeds.

Yes, both FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOODTM Nutritional Supplement and FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOODTM Protein Bar are Halaal certified.

Low-calorie sweeteners are used in a variety of beverages and foods to provide a sweet taste without the calories, which may (along with an energy-controlled diet) help with weight management. These sweeteners are also a great sugar alternative for those living with Diabetes who are managing their blood sugar levels by monitoring their carbohydrate intake.

FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOODā„¢ contains no added cane sugar. FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOODā„¢ Nutritional Supplement is sweetened with xylitol. FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOODā„¢ Protein Bar is sweetened with xylitol, maltitol and sorbitol. FUTURELIFEĀ® has taken special care to ensure that the sweeteners used the REPAIR FOODā„¢ range are safe for consumption.


Xylitol

Xylitol has been confirmed as safe for human consumption by numerous international organizations and the European Food Safety Authority has not set a limit on the daily intake of xylitol. The EU Scientific Committee on Food has however released a report stating that ā€œingesting 50g a day of xylitol can cause diarrhoeaā€. One serving of FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOODTM Nutritional Supplement contains 9.59g ā€“ 10.86g (depending on the flavour) of xylitol while the FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOODTM Protein Bar contains only 0.14g of xylitol. These amounts are well below the recommended maximum amount. For legislative purposes, we have however included a warning on pack stating that ā€œexcessive consumption may have a laxative effectā€. Long term use at these low levels per serving has no adverse health effects. Some individuals may, however, experience discomfort during initial introduction, but as your body gets used to the xylitol intake and higher fibre intake this should not be a concern anymore.



Maltitol

Maltitol has been classified as a Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) substance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA recommends consuming less than 50g of maltitol a day as more than the recommended amount can lead to bloating and diarrhoea. One serving of FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOODTM Protein Bar contains 3.40 ā€“ 3.64 g (depending on the flavour) maltitol, which is well below the recommended maximum amount.



Sorbitol

The World Health Organization, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Union have all classified sorbitol as safe for human consumption. The FDA recommends consuming less than 50 g of sorbitol a day as more than the recommended amount can lead to bloating and diarrhoea. One serving of FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOODTM Protein Bar contains 2.82 g ā€“ 2.87 g (depending on the flavour) sorbitol, which is well below the recommended maximum amount.

Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) is the group name for 3 essential amino acids, namely, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesised in the body and must be obtained through the diet (in protein) or through supplementation. There is strong evidence to support the supplementation of BCAAs for sports, particularly to show that BCAAs stimulate and enhance protein muscle protein synthesis, which can assist with muscle growth and repair.

ACTI8TM, found only in REPAIR FOOD, is a patented* high protein blend of 10g of Collagen Peptides and key nutrients in specific dosages optimal to the overall support and maintenance of bones, muscles and cartilage.


The other key nutrients are:


ā€¢Calcium Chelates to help assist in maintaining Bone Health

ā€¢Magnesium Chelates to support Muscle Function

ā€¢BCAAs: L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine** which support Muscle Protein Synthesis

ā€¢Vitamin D to assist in calcium and phosphorus absorption optimal for Bone Support

ā€¢Vitamin C to help support the maintenance of Cartilage and Bones
*South African Patent Pending (2019/05507)
**Essential Branched-Chain Amino Acids not naturally made by the body

REPAIR FOODTM Nutritional Supplement contains ACTI8TM, with calcium amino acid chelates and magnesium amino acid chelates. Chelated minerals are minerals that have been combined chemically with amino acids to form "complexes."

Those living with diabetes can definitely benefit from and enjoy FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOODTM. REPAIR FOODTM Nutritional Supplement is High protein and contains no added sugar. The product is low GI, resulting in a gradual increase in blood sugar while sustaining your energy levels.

REPAIR FOODTM Protein Bar is High protein, low GI and enrobed in a deliciously decadent sugar-free dark chocolate coating, resulting in a gradual increase in blood sugar while sustaining your energy levels.

All FUTURELIFEĀ® REPAIR FOOD products are low-GI and have the statement ā€˜low GIā€™ printed on the packaging. The GI level is determined by an analysis performed by the GI Foundation of South Africa. Products are ranked HIGH, INTERMEDIATE, or LOW depending on the effect on blood sugar levels. This GI measure is an internationally accepted measure.

Development 5ā„¢ is a combination of 5 vitamins and minerals that support the development of your baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding by providing 100% of your NRVs (nutrient reference values) for these 5 vitamins and minerals:


  • Folate is essential for the normal development of the unborn baby and contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy.
  • Vitamin D and Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal bones.
  • Vitamin B12 contributes to normal blood formation and is necessary for normal neurological structure and function.
  • Iron is necessary for normal neurological development in the foetus.

Choline is an essential nutrient that is naturally found in eggs, soy, meat, fish, broccoli and liver, of which eggs contains the highest amount. Choline is used by the body to maintain cell membrane integrity as well as for brain and nervous system function. It is recommended that women should consume 400mg choline daily which then increases to 450mg during pregnancy and 550mg during breastfeeding. In South Africa, the recommended daily intake (NRV) of choline is 550mg.


Studies suggest that a womanā€™s intake of the essential nutrient choline during pregnancy, and possibly lactation can support normal brain development for the baby. In pregnant and breastfeeding women, 90 ā€“ 95% do not consume adequate choline and this deficiency can be more severe if women do not take folate and vitamin B12 supplements during pregnancy.


Since the research about the benefits of choline in pregnancy is relatively new, prenatal supplements that are currently on the South African market contain little to no choline.


FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ Shake is high in choline and can assist in meeting your daily requirements.


https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Choline-HealthProfessional/

It is recommended to have 1 serving of FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ Shake (55g) or Bar (38g) daily, since one serving would meet 100% of the NRVs for Folate, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Iron and Zinc (Development 5ā„¢).

Supplement requirements during pregnancy would vary depending on the motherā€™s dietary intake and individual requirements. We therefore recommend you consult with your health care provider to enquire about supplementation in addition to FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ to ensure you are taking care of all your and your growing babyā€™s nutritional needs.

FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ is high in 18 vitamins and minerals. The vitamin and mineral combination in the product provides:


  • Immune Support: MOTHERS FOODā„¢ contains 9 vitamins and minerals that contribute to the normal function of the immune system: VITAMIN A - VITAMIN B6 & B12 - VITAMIN C - VITAMIN D- VITAMIN E - IRON - FOLATE - ZINC

  • Reduces Tiredness and Fatigue: MOTHERS FOODā„¢ contains 8 vitamins and minerals that contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue: VITAMINS B2 - B3 - B5 - B6 - B12 - VITAMIN C - IRON ā€“ FOLATE

  • High in Fibre: Constipation is a commonly experienced during pregnancy. Insoluble dietary fibre plays a role in keeping the gut healthy and aids in regular laxation.

  • High in Choline: Studies suggest that a womanā€™s intake of the essential nutrient choline during pregnancy, and possibly lactation can support normal brain development for the baby.

  • High in Protein: Protein helps build and repair body tissues and contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass. Protein also helps keep us fuller for longer.

  • High in Calcium: Calcium is necessary to maintain healthy bones and teeth and is necessary for normal nerve and muscle function.

  • High in Omega-3 fatty acids: Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acid intake is important during pregnancy as omega-3 is a critical building block for babyā€™s brain and eye development. (Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Fall; 3(4): 163ā€“171.)

  • Low GI: Since FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ Shake has a low Glycaemic Index (GI), it can also be incorporated into the diet of mothers living with diabetes or that develop gestational diabetes. Consult your healthcare professional to ensure your diet maintains normal blood glucose levels.

FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ is high in 18 vitamins and minerals. The vitamin and mineral combination in the product provides:


  • Immune Support: MOTHERS FOODā„¢ contains 9 vitamins and minerals that contribute to the normal function of the immune system: VITAMIN A - VITAMIN B6 & B12 - VITAMIN C - VITAMIN D- VITAMIN E - IRON - FOLATE - ZINC

  • Reduces Tiredness and Fatigue: MOTHERS FOODā„¢ contains 8 vitamins and minerals that contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue: VITAMINS B2 - B3 - B5 - B6 - B12 - VITAMIN C - IRON ā€“ FOLATE

  • High in Choline: Studies suggest that a womanā€™s intake of the essential nutrient choline during pregnancy, and possibly lactation can support normal brain development for the baby.

  • High in Protein: Protein helps build and repair body tissues and contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass. Protein also helps keep us fuller for longer which is very helpful during the stages of hunger when breastfeeding.

  • High in Calcium: Calcium is necessary to maintain healthy bones and teeth in both moms and breastfeeding infants.

  • Low GI: FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ has a low Glycaemic Index (GI) and therefore provides sustained energy and keeps you fuller for longer- ideal for hungry breastfeeding mothers.

  • Immune Support: MOTHERS FOODā„¢ contains 5 vitamins and minerals that contribute to the normal function of the immune system: VITAMIN B12- VITAMIN D- IRON - FOLATE - ZINC

  • Reduces Tiredness and Fatigue: MOTHERS FOODā„¢ contains 3 vitamins and minerals that contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue: VITAMINS B12 - IRON ā€“ FOLATE

  • Source of Fibre: Constipation is a commonly experienced during pregnancy. Insoluble dietary fibre plays a role in keeping the gut healthy and aids in regular laxation.

  • High in Protein: Protein helps build and repair body tissues and contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass. Protein also helps keep us fuller for longer.

  • Contains oats: Consuming a variety of wholegrains, like oats play an important role in in keeping our gut healthy, fertility, pregnancy and lactation because in addition to the fibre and energy, oats contain nutrients like vitamin B12, folate, fibre and iron.

FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ is safe to use during pregnancy in mothers who have no other health concerns. FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ Shake has a low Glycaemic Index and is therefore also suitable for mothers living with diabetes or gestational diabetes.


You can start using FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ even before conception to ensure adequate intake of nutrients including folic acid which is recommended to be supplemented in women trying to conceive. FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ can then be used until breastfeeding cessation.

FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ contains no ā€œhabit formingā€ ingredients and can be stopped at any time during pregnancy and lactation without causing harm to you or your baby. Just be sure to reach out to your healthcare provider to ensure that you reach your nutrient requirements without the supplementation that FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ provided.

FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ is specially formulated for pregnant and breastfeeding women. That being said, the product contains no ingredients that are specific to only women, neither does it contain any hormones. FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ Shake in essence is a healthy, balanced dietary supplement that is high in 18 vitamins and minerals, protein, fibre, omega-3 and is low-GI, which makes it an excellent supplement- even for men. FUTURELIFEĀ® MOTHERS FOODā„¢ Bar is made from wholegrain oats with berries or salted caramel and a dark choc base. High in protein and a source of fibre, this on-the-go bar can be also enjoyed by anyone, including men.

FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ Peanut Butter Flavour offers you a delicious peanut butter flavour using flavouring, and without the addition of peanuts. It is therefore naturally free from peanuts and suitable for individuals with a peanut allergy.

FUTURELIFEĀ® Smart foodā„¢ Peanut Butter Flavour is naturally free from wheat.