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Organic Baobab Supplements, How To Pick The Best One?

By now, most of our readers are convinced that they should incorporate Organic Baobab Fruit powder into their diet.  Check the articles on the Baobab Fruit health benefits on this site and you will see why we think Baobab should be part of anyones diet.  The fruit is bursting with antioxidants, packed with vitamins and minerals and is 50% heart healthy fiber.

But Which Baobab Supplement Should We Use?

This is probably the most common question we get it here.  Everyone wants to know what Baobab supplement has the most nutrients and will produce the highest level of health benefits.  We have both a short and long answer for this question.

The short answer is – Limitless Baobab from Limitless Good.  The Limitless Baobab is 100% Organic and contains only Baobab Fruit Pulp powder, with no fillers or other ingredients.  We have used it for months and it has more nutrients than any other Baobab we have tested.  In addition, the company does some great things to help charities, so that is a big bonus.

The longer answer is – do your research and ask the right questions.  Here are the questions you want to ask to any company that makes a Baobab Supplement -

Is your Baobab 100% Certified Organic?

Do you have lab testing to show the nutrient levels in your supplement?

Do you test for heavy metals?

Can I See All The Lab Tests?

Do You Let the Baobab Dehydrate in The Shell?

Is Your Baobab Sustainable and Fairly Traded?

If they can answer yes to all of the above questions – you have found a good Baobab Supplement.

Do Your Research and Always Ask Questions

One of the most important pieces of advice we can give – pick up the phone and call a Baobab Supplement company.  Ask your questions and see what they say.  If they don’t want to answer your questions, move on to another company.

Speaking of questions – keep them coming.  We love hearing your questions on Baobab, so please ask away and we will answer to the best of our ability.

 

The Health Benefits of Baobab Powder, The Sum Is Greater Than Its Parts

Baobab Sum of its Parts

As we have discussed in our articles on the nutrients in the Baobab Fruit, Baobab is packed with antioxidants.  We explain how an Organic Baobab Fruit Powder like Limitless Baobab Powder has 1,400 ORAC per gram.  As a serving is 12 grams, you get an incredible 16,800 ORAC per serving, which is about 10 x as much as the average American gets in their diet per day.

The problem is, we may have created a misconception by focusing on ORAC numbers in the Baobab Fruit.  We have received a number of emails from readers who will find a supplement that has 1,600 ORAC per gram and then figure this supplement will have more health benefits than the Baobab fruit.  This is not the case.

When It Comes To Baobab, The Sum is Greater Than Its Parts

If a company goes into the lab and creates a product, or makes an extract that has 1,600 ORAC per gram…that is all it has.  They have created a substance that delivers high ORAC values.  That has some benefit, but what that supplement is lacking is phytonutrients, phytochemicals and micronutrients.

The Baobab Fruit is more than just a high antioxidant fruit.  If you were to extract just the phytonutrients in the Baobab Fruit that gave it a 1,400 ORAC per gram, you would be missing out on a huge amount of nutrients.  You would lose the heart healthy fiber, the potassium, the iron, the calcium and more.  It is all the nutrients in the Baobab fruit – the micronutrients and phytonutrients that make Baobab Fruit so healthy.  If you just focus on the ORAC number, you are missing out on so much of what makes the Baobab Fruit special.

Raw, Whole Food Baobab Powder Is Key

The other big takeaway here is that you need to go with a Raw, Whole Food, unprocessed Baobab Powder.  Stay away from Baobab extracts as they will not have the complete nutritional profile of the Baobab Fruit.

We have become big fans of the Limitless Baobab – in addition to being 100% Organic, Raw, Whole Food Baobab Powder, the Limitless Good company is fantastic.  For every bottle of Limitless Baobab sold, they will donate 8 meals to people in need.  A really neat idea – Do Good, Feel Good, Laugh Loud

Baobab Research Videos

If you prefer to learn about Baobab from watching videos over reading.  Here are two great Baobab videos -

What Is Baobab

The Health Benefits of Baobab

Keep the questions on Baobab coming – we love to talk all things Baobab!

 

Buying The Best Baobab Fruit Supplements, Not As Easy As You Think

When it comes to buying the best Baobab Supplements, let’s just say things can get confusing!

Clearly we are big fans of Organic Baobab Fruit and also believe that some of the Organic Baobab powders can be terrific.  Here is the important word in the above sentence – “some“.  Many consumers will make the mistake of going with the least expensive Baobab Supplement, figuring they are all the same.  Nothing could be further from the truth!

Sometimes a Label is Just a Label

After reading our site, some consumers understand that they want to find a Baobab Fruit Powder that is 100% Organic and not mixed with any other ingredients.  This is absolutely a great start and the right way to start to compare Baobab Supplements.  The key point, looking at labels is just the start.

Let’s give a graphic example to explain this..

Here are two apples, in a lovely box, that you can buy…

Apple Box

APPLE #1 – 100% Certified Organic Apple.
Cost – 20 cents

 

Apple Box

APPLE #2 – 100% Certified Organic Apple.
Cost – 30 cents

Which Apple Would You Buy?

Perhaps you go with Apple #1, as it is 10 cents cheaper and still 100% Certified Organic.  Seems like a reasonable and prudent decision.

Well, let’s take it out of the box and see if you have a different choice….

APPLE #1 - 100% Certified Organic Apple. Cost - 20 cents

APPLE #1 – 100% Certified Organic Apple.
Cost – 20 cents

APPLE #2 - 100% Certified Organic Apple. Cost - 30 cents

APPLE #2 – 100% Certified Organic Apple.
Cost – 30 cents

Of Course You Switch to Apple #2 When The Box is Removed

Saving 10 cents to get a rotten apple obviously does not make sense.  The problem is, you didn’t know the apple was rotten when it was in the box.  This is the exact same problem with Baobab Fruit Supplements – you can’t tell the quality of the Baobab Fruit, just by looking at the bottle!

How Do You Find the Best Baobab Supplements?

Ask questions and demand documents!  We are working on a full review of Baobab Fruit Powders and Supplements, so look for that in the coming weeks.  For now, your best bet is to ask for lab tests and assays that can prove that the Organic Baobab powder in the bottle is still rich in nutrients.

Examine the Lab Assay for any Baobab Fruit Powder you may be thinking of buying.  Does it show a high ORAC level?  Does it show the Baobab tested negative for any harmful ingredients?  Can you see high levels of Vitamin C, Fiber, Potassium and Magnesium in the Baobab Powder?  If not, you should find another Baobab Fruit supplement.

As we said, we are working on reviews of all the Baobab supplements and powders on the market, so stay tuned for more!