What Are Superfoods?

Assortment of super foods laid out on table

The term 'Superfood’ gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean?

You may have heard the term superfood used to refer to fresh food at the grocery store, dried berries such as goji or blueberry, powdered plants like maca root, or capsuled health supplements like Gingko.

There is, in fact, a broad range of criteria for distinguishing what is or is not a superfood. This is why some vitamin companies use the term very loosely, and at times, the meaning is watered down considerably by applying it to all kinds of supplements without diligent reasoning.

Nature’s Lab is different. We consider superfoods to be natural foods with exceptionally potent levels of raw nutrients that have clear health benefits.* If you are going to make a health supplement out of one of these raw sources, keeping the per-serving-potency level of the final product high is essential. Only superfood supplements that truly contain these high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, or minerals in each serving are given this label of ‘superfood’.  

Superfood sampler

Why care how nutrient-dense your supplements are? 

These nutritional components -- antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, fatty acids etc. -- are active in various essential systems in the body. Supplementing your diet with good quality superfoods is therefore beneficial to whole-body wellness.* In other words, superfoods help your body maintain health by fueling it with what it needs to function with more ease.* Compared to consuming some of these foods raw or in cooked forms, supplementation allows for high concentration and optimum benefit.

Each superfood has its own unique set of qualities that supports the body in different ways. Not all superfoods are made equal, and often including more than one in your daily routine could provide added health advantages.* Consult your naturopath, nutritionist, or physician for recommendations tailored to your specific health needs.

Superfood Supplements by Nature’s Lab

At Nature’s Lab, we have selected a few of the most popular superfoods available today to formulate into easy-to-take supplements for our customers. Some of our bestsellers are Organic Maca Root Powder, Turmeric with Curcumin C3 and BioPerine, Organic Chia Seeds, and our specially formulated Mushroom 7 blend.

We take great pride in providing high-quality products and pay particular attention to the final potency level of each capsule or serving we make. By always demanding excellence, no matter what stage of production we are at, our manufacturing team strives to set the bar for nutritional supplement standards. This includes over 90 quality control checkpoints in our Las Vegas-based facilities. Read more about our quality standards on our supplement quality page


* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.