What should I mix Ample with?
What does Ample taste like?
How often and when should I use Ample?
Does Ample contain any allergens?
What size of Ample should I get?
When should I expect to receive my Ample?
Do you ship outside the United States?
Why is Ample in powder form instead of liquid?
How did you come up with the formula?
Why is there so much fat?
Is Ample paleo/vegan/vegetarian?
Is Ample ketogenic?
Is Ample just for athletes?
Is the bottle BPA-free?
What is the shelf life?
Is it FDA Approved?
You can mix Ample with water or milk. It tastes great with water, though many people think it tastes absolutely amazing with their preferred source of milk – myself included.
Ample has a slight natural sweetness, mostly from the sweet potato and chicory root, though tastes quite savory, from the cacao and macadamia nut. I personally think it tastes like a frappuccino without the overpowering sweetness. Ample tastes great with water, or any kind of milk.
Well, we want to stay away from giving a prescription. But there tend to be three camps of Ample users. People who use Ample as:
- Part of their daily routine, whether a daily breakfast, lunch, mid-afternoon, etc.
- A healthy convenient meal for when unexpected things pop up, or when traveling
- A workout meal. I use it after I do CrossFit workouts; fat-adapted marathoners during long events; bodybuilders to get extra calories in
We don’t recommend you to use more than 2 meals per day. Not that it would be unhealthy–we just recommend that you recognize the value in eating real food!
Ample contains some lactose from whey, and contains macadamia nut. Ample does NOT contain gluten, soy, wheat, artificial sweeteners, or GMOs. We just released an option called Ample X that substitutes sprouted brown rice protein for the whey and collagen and removes the stevia, which some people have an adverse reaction to. Ample X is paleo, vegetarian, and vegan. Read more about it at www.amplemeal.com/product-variation.
It depends on your eating style. If you’re using it for breakfast or a smaller snack, I would go with 400. Speaking in generalities, many women tend to prefer 400 calories, while guys tend to prefer 600, if they are using it as a complete meal.
We are aiming for September. Indiegogo will release the funds to us 2 weeks after our campaign ends, then we’ll begin the 12-week production cycle. We’ll ship it to you as soon as we can!
Unfortunately not, as of right now. We hope to in the near future!
A few reasons:
- Powder lighter than liquid, so powder costs less to ship and is less energy intensive.
- Powder typically goes through the less processing than liquids. Powder takes less startup capital to create than liquid.
- Powder allows the shelf life to be months vs. days and weeks
- Powder allows you to customize it with milk, water, or whatever else you’d like!
- We’ll likely diversify to a liquid product in the coming years, but for now, Ample is powder in bottle!
It’s wise to think less about what stats food has on a nutrition label, and more about what it does to your body. The way nutrition interacts with your biochemistry is more than a checklist of calories and daily value percentages. In order to build the best all-in-one meal on the market, I:
- Defined Ample’s objective: convenient, satiating, energizing, and instrumental in achieve healthy weight and long-term health.
- Identified the ingredients that could support comprehensive nutrition while optimizing the body’s biochemical processes such as inflammation, oxidation, hormone response, and gut microbiome.
- Found natural and GMO-free sources of these ingredients to make sure your body’s stress-tested biochemistry could most efficiently utilize Ample.
Fat is absolutely critical to our bodies. It makes up the border of every cell in your body, creates functional molecules, and provides efficient energy. Mono-unsaturated, omega-6, omega-3 and saturated fats all play major roles in the body. Fat doesn’t trigger insulin–which stores things as fat, so is actually less likely to put on the pounds than carbs are. Current science has exposed excess carbs and sugar as being a major cause of obesity and chronic disease, causing everything from gut dysbiosis to excess inflammation and insulin insensitivity. We knew it would be prudent to reduce the carbohydrate content, deriving the calories from fat instead.
No, but Ample X is all of the above! After the campaign, backers will receive an email survey confirming if they want Ample the original or need Ample X. Read more about our recent additions/variations at www.amplemeal.com/product-variation.
It depends on the person. Ketogenic refers to the body creating ketone bodies out of fat molecules under carbohydrate-restricted conditions, but everyone’s biochemical version of “carb restriction” is different. If you’re active, you’ll likely stay in ketosis, because half of Ample’s carbohydrate content is either fiber or prebiotics which also can’t be absorbed as carbs. We plan on creating a very ketogenic high fat, moderate protein, and very low carb version in the near future. Read more about it at www.amplemeal.com/product-variation.
No, the current version of Ample is best for people living their daily lives, athlete or not. It was designed for the health-conscious person to get quick healthy calories, no matter their athletic inclinations.
Yes. It’s made of PET and is BPA free.
Our contract manufacturer estimates it to be around 6 months, but until we go extensive tests in a couple of months, we can’t officially say. It’s lower than most other packaged goods because of the probiotic content, and our refusal to put added artificial preservatives in the product.
The FDA doesn’t approve companies or food products like Ample. When food companies say they’re FDA Approved, they usually mean that their product is being manufactured in a facility that passes FDA inspections using good manufacturing processes (GMP), and that their food labels pass the guidelines set forth by the FDA.
We’ve begun working with a contract manufacturer in Georgia that passes its FDA inspections with flying colors, and our food label avoids any claims at all. For more information, check out this article about what it means to be “FDA-Approved”.