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proteins

What kind of safety and quality control procedures do you have in place for your products?

All of our products go through the following procedure during manufacture to ensure they are both safe and precisely what you see written on the label.

·         Raw materials are only purchased from approved suppliers, who have passed a strict auditing process.

·         All raw materials are tested for contaminants, heavy metals and harmful microorganisms.

·         Raw materials are checked against product specifications before being accepted.

·         Products are again visually inspected during production.

·         Raw materials are weighed and dispensed.

·         Once blended, the products undergo Organoleptic testing to ensure they matches our detailed final product specifications, before final approval.

Is Hexane used during the production of your pea protein?

No. Our Pea Protein is certified by Ecocert France which among other things means it is water extracted meaning no Hexane, Acids or Alkalis are used in extraction.

Can your protein powders help me lose weight?

Our powders are ‘nutrient dense’. This means the amount of nutrition you get per calorie is high, which can be beneficial if you are cutting calories to lose weight.

A high protein diet can also reduce appetite and help you avoid snacking between meals, both of which can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

What can I mix my protein powder with?

We spent a long time formulating our products to taste great with just water. However they also taste amazing with various non dairy milks such as almond or other waters like coconut water.

Our personal favourite is about 50% water and 50% almond milk.

A word of warning though, choose quality non dairy milks, some products contain thickeners and artificial sweeteners. Our favourite brand is Rude Health.

Why do you use the blend of plant proteins you do?

In formulating a protein blend there are two main concerns. One is delivering a complete range of amino acids and the other is blending to ensure good mixability and mouth feel.

We’ve used our specific combination of organic pea along with rice, hemp and AlgaVia to get both of these just right.

I find it a little too sweet / not sweet enough, what can I do?

Taste is very personal and sweetness especially so. If you find a little too sweet just add a little less powder or a little more liquid. Vice versa if you’d prefer to be a bit sweeter.

Our usage guidelines are really just that, experiment and make a shake that delights!

Is your protein a complete protein?

Yes! We’ve formulated to include a complete range of amino acids. Our blend of organic pea, rice, hemp and algae protein is formulated for this reason.

What is AlgaVia®?

AlgaVia® is a whole Algae Protein that delivers protein along with a rich collection of fibre, healthy fats and micronutrients.

What is DigeZyme®?

DigeZyme® is a complex of digestive enzymes combining Protease, Amylase, Lactase, Lipase and Cellulase.

Each enzyme breaks down a different macronutrient (Protease for proteins, Amylase for carbohydrates, Lipase for fats, Cellulase for plant fibres) meaning your body can absorb more of the goodness from our products.

DigeZyme® is derived from microbial sources and is gluten and GMO free.

Why is my vanilla flavour a little green in colour?

Because it’s packed full of healthy greens! We could have added an artificial colour to hide that but why would we do that?!

Can I take your products while I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, we always recommend checking with your GP or a qualified healthcare practitioner before taking any Form products.

I'm pretty sure I'm eating a balanced diet. Are supplements still useful for me?

Absolutely!

We would all like to have the time and energy to prepare nutritious meals from scratch every day and ensure we are getting all of the goodness we need.

The reality is, in today’s hectic world, few people have the time, resources and energy to find the best, fresh ingredients and ensure they are eating a balanced diet in the true sense of the word.

This is even more true if you are training and seeking to build or repair muscles after workouts and require extra protein and nutrients.

Our supplements provide the goodness and ingredients you would include yourself if you had the time, and eliminate the need to prepare meals and to think about the correct proportions of nutrients.

 

Are your products organic?

Our products are made from a variety of organic ingredients, such as pea protein (which makes up a significant proportion of our powders) and a number of the greens powders.

Unfortunately the cost of organic certification remains prohibitive for some of our smaller scale suppliers, and some of our ingredients (such as AlgaVia®) simply aren’t available in a certified organic variety.

I think this tastes slightly different to last time?

It’s possible. All our ingredients are natural which means they can vary slightly from season to season and crop to crop. We work hard to minimise this natural variation in flavouring. One example is our organic pea protein which forms a large part of our protein base, to make the protein the soaking time of the peas is different in summer and winter and this can cause slight differences in taste and texture because the longer the soaking time, the greater the fermentation and protein hydrolysis, all of which affects taste and texture.

What are the main differences between Superblend and Performance Protein?

Both products will deliver very good quantities of protein per serving (20g for Superblend and 30g for Performance). The main difference is that Performance is more for post exercise recovery as it has curcumin and probiotics to reduce inflammation and improve immunity.

Superblend has fruits and greens powders, plus 7g of fibre per serving, so it’s more for getting your daily requirements of nutrients and is not so much focussed on physical activity.

The flavours are also slightly different in that Superblend comes in Chocolate Salted Caramel and Vanilla whilst Performance comes in Chocolate Peanut and Vanilla.

What are digestive enzymes?

Addition of digestive enzymes to pea and rice protein blends has been shown to increases time to peak and peak concentrations of amino acids in the blood. Put simply this means the digestive enzymes help your body breakdown and absorb the protein more quickly.

You can read more about digestive enzymes in our article here.

What about protein over consumption?

Protein overconsumption is not a concern if you are eating a balanced diet and using supplements as directed and not more.

You can read more about protein overconsumption in our article here.

Can I heat my protein?

Yes, this is no problem at all. It’s perfectly fine to heat or cook with.

nootropics

What exactly is a Nootropic?

Nootropics are compounds that are proven to be cognition enhancing, increasing capacities such as focus, alertness and memory.

The most obvious examples we consume regularly without realising they are nootropics are B vitamins and caffeine.

What are your capsules made of?

We use vegetable capsules which are suitable for vegans. Ours are the highest grade two piece Hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose (HPMC) capsules and completely formed from plant based substances.

I heard Nootropics are unsafe. Is that true?

All of the ingredients in our Nootropic products are acceptable as a dietary supplement compound by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

All of our component ingredients are permitted under the guidelines for all major athletic bodies, including the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency).

We design our products for long term use, and only include ingredients which are safe, legal and backed by the most valid scientific research possible.

How is Boost better than a cup of coffee?

You probably enjoy the boost in focus a cup of coffee can provide, but may not like the other substances found in your morning wake up (such as Putrescine and Dimethyl Disulfide).

It can also be challenging to understand just how much caffeine you’re getting in a cup of coffee as strengths vary significantly according to method of preparation and the type of bean used.

Boost simplifies the process by providing a constant 100mg of caffeine per serving (roughly equivalent to a single standard sized Americano) without any of the nasty chemicals found in low quality coffee.

Boost also has the added advantage of combining the caffeine with L-Theanine for a less jittery sensation, and adds in other nootropics for cognitive enhancement.

I didn't 'feel' anything the first time I took Edge. Is that normal?

Edge is caffeine free, meaning you won’t get the same initial sensation as you would with Boost. The effect is subtle and many describe it as simply feeling sharper and more energised during the day.

The effects of the ingredients in Edge compound when taken regularly, so with consistent use, you may begin seeing increased memory, energy and efficiency in cognitive tasks within 2-12 weeks.

What are the benefits of BioPerine®?

BioPerine® is a patented extract obtained from black pepper fruits (Piper nigrum) standardized minimum to 95% Piperine.

It has been used as a bioavailability enhancer for over 20 years and in general has been found to increase absorption of nutrients by at least 30%.

It is GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

We have included BioPerine® in all of our products so you can absorb the most nutrients from our powders and capsules to enjoy the maximum benefits they provide.

Can I take Boost and Edge together?

Edge is a daily cognitive enhancer which will produce effects cumulatively as you take it over a period of several weeks. Boost has a more immediate and noticeable effect due to the Caffeine and L-theanine, meaning it’s great for smaller windows of time in which you need that extra lift.

You can most certainly take them together as a ‘stack’ or take them on the same day at different times as you feel necessary. Just remember Edge is taken daily, Boost is as required.

In any case be sure not to exceed the maximum dose per day per each product and use them as part of a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle.

ordering

What credit cards to you accept?

We accept all major credit cards including American Express.

Do you accept PayPal?

No, but we might in future.

is your site secure?

Yes, the whole site runs with an SSL certificate issued by Trustwave using 256-bit (2048 bit-key) encryption.

The product I want is out of stock, when will it be back?

We manufacture to manage stock levels so this should never happen. If on occasion it does however, please contact us and we’ll look after you.

Where is Form stocked?

We’re exclusively online here and at all Planet Organic stores.

shipping & returns

What courier or parcel delivery firm do you use?

All our orders are shipped by Royal Mail 24 hour service. This means orders placed by 2pm on a working day are received next day. Orders placed on a non working day are shipped the next working day to be received the day after that.

We use Royal Mail since for the vast majority of customers who may miss a delivery a local delivery office is much easier and convenient to pick up from than a regional DPD or DHL depot.

can I track my order?

Yes, when your order is shipped you will receive an email with a link to track your delivery. Also, if you submit a mobile number you will get a text to tell you when it’s on its way.

What is your returns policy?

We want you to love our products but more than that we want you to love us. Our returns policies are simple and designed with that in mind. Please see our returns page for more information.

Do you ship outsite of the UK?

We are gradually adding EU countries, please check our Shipping page for more details.

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