Nutra Organics, Captain Calm (GF/DF/V), 200g
Kids Wellbeing. Calm & Soothe.
A naturally delicious afternoon drink when little minds need a calming, or pre-bedtime drink to help sail away to the land of nod. This blissful powder blend contains less than 1 gram of sugar per serve to calm the mind, relax the body, soothe the nervous system and support emotional well-being.
This low-sugar bubblegum-flavoured drink contains a broad spectrum of naturally derived vitamins, minerals and botanicals from organic whole-food sources.
With bioavailable Magnesium, Vitamin D, and B Vitamins and soothing Passionflower, Lemon Balm and Chamomile, Captain Calm supports*:
- Physical Relaxation
- Cognitive Function
- A Calm Mind
- Emotional Wellbeing
- Antioxidant Protection
Captain Calm is made with certified organic ingredients and is free from artificial nasties, gluten and refined sugar, but won’t make your kids forget the lyrics to ‘Let It Go’.
Perfect for 12 months+
*When consumed in conjunction with a healthy, varied diet.
Premium refractance dried fruits & veggies (56%) (blueberry*, strawberry*, New Zealand purple carrot), rice hulls extract*, natural plant-based flavours, calming botanicals (5%) (passionflower*, lemon balm*, chamomile flower*), aquamin marine minerals (arctic sea salt), quinoa sprouts PANMOL® B complex* (Activated B-Vitamins), white button mushroom extract*, natural sweetener (Thaumatin). * Certified Organic Ingredients
A wide spectrum of naturally derived vitamins, minerals and botanicals from organic whole food sources.
Manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing milk, fish, shellfish, crustacea, eggs, soy, tree nuts, lupin, and sesame.
Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight below 25C. Keep container sealed.
Ways to use it
Mix 4 grams (approx. 1 heaped teaspoon) into 100 mL of whole cream milk for the added benefits of tryptophan. For a dairy-free option add to plant-based milk and enjoy hot or cold. Alternatively, add to baking, smoothies, yoghurt, porridge or ice cream.
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Are the flavours natural?
Yes! We use premium plant-based flavours that are created using only natural processing methods such as heating, fermenting and pressing. There is nothing artificial in our Captain Calm.
What does it taste like?
Captain Calm tastes like a blissful bubblegum-flavoured drink that will make your kids fall in love with this purple superfood blend. We have combined premium dried fruit powders with natural plant-based flavours to deliver a unique and fun calming drink.
What is thaumatin?
For parents peace of mind, rest assured that we only use natural sweeteners across all of our products. Our Captain Calm contains thaumatin, which is sourced from the katemfe fruit, Thaumatococcus daniellii, found in the West African rainforests. Thaumatin is a very sweet protein that is extremely powerful so we only need to use tiny tiny amounts of it. Just to put it into perspective, stevia is 200 times sweeter than sucrose, while thaumatin is about 2000 times sweeter than sucrose! Mother nature is indeed super powerful.
What makes Captain Calm purple?
Captain Calm contains refractance window-dried New Zealand purple carrot. This means that our purple carrot retains the highest amount of anthocyanins (the purple pigments) possible in a dried product and makes our drink a dazzling purple colour. However, as carrots are a natural product, of course, as with any other fruit or vegetable, there are seasonal variances which may result in more or less purple at times. The exact colour of Captain Calm will also vary slightly depending on the type of milk used. ie. greyish almond milk might make your kids' drink darker than when made with white full cream milk. However, rest assured that our Captain Calm will taste beautiful no matter how purple the purple is.
Are the calming botanicals, herbal extracts or whole herbs?
Here at Nutra Organics, it is of the utmost importance to us that all members of the family can enjoy the majority of our products and that where possible, we use the most “whole” form of the ingredient available. Therefore we do not utilise herbal extracts in Captain Calm, simply the whole herb. This means that our product is more wholesome and suitable for all members of the family to consume.
Why have you added calming botanicals to your product?
The interplay of plants and human health has been documented for thousands of years. Herbs have been integral to both traditional and non-traditional forms of medicine dating back at least 5000 years. The growing popularity of herbal medicines may be explained by the tendency of herbs to work slowly, and synergistically. Captain Calm contains three botanicals known to support the nervous system and to help to calm the mind.
Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind, and it has been widely used and well documented, having positive effects in a variety of actions, and being frequently used as a mildly calming herb to soothe the nervous system. Lemon Balm is a lemon-scented herb that comes from the same family as mint. This herb encourages restful moments. It is also a medicinal herb with memory-supporting properties. Passionflower is another powerful and traditionally used herb to calm the mind.
Where are your minerals and vitamins coming from?
Magnesium is sourced from seawater (Aquamin)
Vitamin D is derived from white button mushroom
All B Vitamins are derived from organic quinoa sprouts
Where is the tryptophan coming from?
Captain Calm is a product designed to be consumed with milk (cow's milk or any other milk of choice). This is because cow's milk or soy milk are natural sources of tryptophan that can enhance the calming effect of this product. When consuming Captain Calm as per package instructions, there will be naturally occurring tryptophan present in milk (either full cream cow's milk or soy milk).
4 grams of Captain Calm powder with 100 mL of full cream milk contain approximately 34 mg of Tryptophan
4 grams of Captain Calm powder with 100 mL of soy milk contain approximately 44 mg of Tryptophan
What are the benefits of Magnesium?
Magnesium helps the body relax. This nutrient reduces the tension accumulated in your body and mind, promoting a calming and soothing environment. Have you noticed that magnesium is widely used outside and inside of the body for relaxation purposes? For example, most bath soaks contain magnesium to promote a complete experience of pure relaxation; sports ointments or sprays for muscle relaxation contain magnesium. Plus most sleeping and stress-relief supplements on the market also contain magnesium as the main active ingredient. Our Captain Calm surely does contain magnesium, to be precise 74% of your child's recommended dietary intake per serve.
What are the benefits of B Vitamins and Vitamin D?
The human body contains several biological pathways responsible for performing a complexity of tasks; each requires a variety of compounds to work properly. For example, the Sleep-Wake cycle requires different hormones, enzymes and cofactors to be functional. Several studies have indicated the positive impacts of vitamin D and B vitamins (specifically B1, B6 and Folate) on body relaxation and calming pathways. Captain Calm contains the cofactors necessary to promote a calming and soothing time for your little ones.
Aren't sugars bad for kids? If this is a calming product, why are there sugars?
This is a VERY good question. Let's break it down. Sugars are essential for brain function, as our brain relies on sugar as its main and preferred source of energy. So we need sugar to be able to function properly. Dietary carbohydrates (for example sugars) play an important role in facilitating the transportation of tryptophan to the place where it is needed. Therefore sugars are indeed necessary to promote a relaxing and calming time.
Are the canisters recyclable?
Yes, they are.
What drying method is used for our fruit & vegetables?
We use refractance window drying to gently dry our premium fruits and vegetables. We use this method because it provides the highest level of preservation of volatile vitamins and nutrients in food powders compared with any other drying method. This means that antioxidants and water-soluble vitamins can be retained to provide their health benefits. The final dried fruit or vegetable retains its colour, nutrients and taste.
Will this product make my kids do their chores and go to bed earlier?
Absolutely not. Captain Calm is in no way comparable to a strong pharmaceutical that may cause your kids to feel drowsy the next day. Captain Calm is only a supportive food product, containing key active ingredients that promote a sense of relaxation during the afternoon or prior to bed, but it is not strong enough to cause excessive drowsiness.
Nutra Organics is a food company that creates products solely for the purpose of nourishing our bodies with organic, high-quality health foods. Therefore we do not promote any of our products to have a specific therapeutic effect. Captain Calm is not suitable for any therapeutic purpose, including but not limited to the treatment of any ailment. For further information regarding this or any concerns, you may have regarding Captain Calm and a specific health condition we recommend consulting your primary physician.
Is Captain Calm gluten-free?
Yes! The recipe does not contain any gluten-containing ingredients and we make sure that Captain Calm is manufactured and packed in a gluten-free environment.
Is it vegan?
Yes. Captain Calm ( in powdered form ) does not contain any animal-derived ingredients, so it is considered vegan. However keep in mind that if you follow our serving suggestion of adding this powdered drink to cow's milk, it will not be vegan and it will contain dairy. For a dairy-free and vegan option add to plant-based milk.
I am a grown-up, can I have this product?
No, go find some grown-up food! (Jokes). Anyone can have our delicious and nutritious product. However, we specifically designed this product to meet young children's needs (between 1-3 years). But anyone older than 1 year of age can take this product, including adults. The only thing is that adults need a higher amount of nutrients when compared to young children.
Is it pregnancy & breastfeeding friendly?
Yes! In saying this, we do advise all our products to seek advice from your health care professional on taking our products if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. We only say so as we believe that every pregnancy is different, taking a toll differently on each individual body in vitamin, mineral and energy levels. We invite you to research the product to ensure that you are not sensitive to any particular ingredients.
Why does captain calm have floaty bits or why do they sit at the bottom after a while?
Captain Calm does not have stabilizers or instantisers to enhance the solubility of the herbs. Therefore our calming botanicals like chamomile, lemon balm and passionflower will naturally float to the top of your kids' drink or settle on the bottom, but you can rest assured it’s because they are the real deal. If you would like to reduce this, we suggest frothing the milk as this tends to keep them held in suspension a bit longer.