The Mission for Optimal Nutrition
Ample is a great-tasting, wholesome meal-in-a-bottle made with premium, whole-food ingredients. It's formulated with high-quality proteins, healthy fats, prebiotic fibers, beneficial probiotics and organic greens.
Just as importantly as what Ample contains is what it doesn’t, so we made sure to avoid the “bad” stuff like GMOs, excessive sugar/processed carbs, corn, soy, gluten, and artificial additives.
Ample has a rich, creamy texture, nutty taste, and just the right hints of sweet cocoa and cinnamon that is sure to satisfy your appetite.
What's inside a bottle of Ample?
Superior nutrition is hard. We make it easy
Nutrition is more than the sum of its parts. Formulating an optimally nutritious meal that provides lasting fuel, satiety, and health requires an understanding of the biological processes that drive your wellbeing. Fortunately, we’ve done the work, so you don’t have to
Superior Natural Ingredients
Natural whole food ingredients ensure high nutrient absorption and bioavailability. Just as important as what we include is what we exclude.
Free of artificial sugars
Over 24 grams of complete protein provide the body with all 20 amino acids required for muscle synthesis and satiety.
Components: Grass-Fed Whey Protein Concentrate, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Grass-Fed Collagen Protein
Fiber and Prebiotics
Nearly half of the total carbs in Ample are fiber and prebiotics to aid in digestion and nourish the healthy gut microbiome.
Components: Organic Psyllium Husk, Organic Artichoke Inulin, Organic Acacia Fiber, Green Banana Resistant Starch
Minimal starch and low sugar prevents excess insulin spikes, inflammation, and oxidative stress.
Components: Tapioca, Organic Sweet Potato
Organic plant extracts provide vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to fight off free radicals.
Components: Organic Wheatgrass, Organic Barley Grass, Organic Chlorella, Cacao
Complete spectrum of healthy fats, including saturated, monounsaturated, MCTs, omega-3s, without excess omega-6s, provide fuel and cell structure without inflammation.
Components: Coconut Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Sunflower Lecithin, Omega-3 Chia Seed Oil
40 billion CFU of robust probiotics provide your gut microbiome with the right organisms to optimize digestion, reduce inflammation, and improve nutrient absorption.
Components: L. acidophilus, L paracasei, B. Lactis, B. infantis, L. rhamnosus, B. coagulans
Intelligent Macronutrient Ratio
Sufficient protein and healthy fats support activity and optimize energy. Limited clean carbs prevent insulin spikes, sugar crashes, and weight gain. Sufficient fiber aids digestion and feeds gut microbiome.
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High-Quality Protein Sources
Research continues to provide evidence that protein needs are greater in active individuals, especially those who exercise regularly 1. Unfortunately, it can be tough to ingest a sufficient amount of high-quality protein through only whole foods and while on-the-go. Each bottle of 400-calorie Ample contains over 24 grams of highly bioavailable protein.
Grass-Fed Whey Protein
Ample’s whey protein concentrate are never treated with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH). Grass-fed cows produce milk that is higher in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants than grain-fed cows 2.
Grass-fed whey protein is a complete protein containing all nine of the essential amino acids, with a significant amount of the branched-chain amino acid L-leucine. Research has shown that L-leucine is the key amino acid for stimulating muscle protein synthesis 3. This means that grass-fed whey protein is an ideal protein source for individuals looking to improve their musculature, fitness and overall health.
Grass-Fed Collagen Protein
As the main component of connective tissue (skin, hair, bones, tendons), collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals, making up roughly one-third of the body’s total protein content 5. Collagen is rich in the essential amino acids alanine, glycine, and proline, which are crucial for proper formation of elastin; in turn, this makes collagen a major contributor to healthy skin, joints, and hair 6.
Organic Brown Rice Protein
Rice protein is one of the best hypoallergenic vegetarian protein sources available 4. It is easily digestible, vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and contains all essential amino acids.
Sufficient Healthy Fats
Essential fatty acids are not produced by the body and have to be replaced in the diet 7. Fats play critical roles in processes like cell membrane formation, sex hormone production, protection/insulation of organs, and storing and releasing energy15, 16.
As such, Ample was designed to contain sufficient saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids that have been shown to be beneficial to health.
Every bottle of Ample contains nearly 10 grams of organic coconut oil, which is rich in easily-absorbed saturated fats called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), as well as a full-spectrum of long chain triglycerides, absorbed more slowly 10, 11.
Chia Seed Oil
Chia seeds contain a 3:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. A increased ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids has been shown to contribute to overall health and lower risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes 14.
Macadamia Nut Oil
Macadamia nut oil contains the highest concentration of monounsaturated fatty acids) of any oil 12. Research suggests that diets rich in macadamia nut oil reduce LDL cholesterol and promote cardiovascular health 13.
Sunflower lecithin is a phospholipid with an abundance of choline, a necessary intermediate for proper neurotransmitter production 15.
Fiber and Prebiotics
The human gut contains nearly three pounds of bacteria - comprised of over 1000 different species - that help us digest and absorb nutrients from food 16. These microbes are collectively referred to as our gut microbiome, which is crucial for healthy endocrine regulation, immune function, and even body-weight regulation 17, 18, 19. The gut microbiome feeds on undigested fiber and prebiotics.
We formulated Ample to include soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, resistant starch, and fructooligosaccharides to optimally flourish a healthy gut microbiome.
Organic Banana Resistant Starch
Digestion-resistant starches are a new and innovative breakthrough in nutritional science that have pronounced health benefits, particularly as prebiotics that improve gut health,enhance absorption of nutrients, and improve blood glucose regulation 20. Research suggests that resistant starches from banana flour promote digestive health by influencing growth of healthy microbiota in the gut and altering the morphology of gut tissue 21.
Moreover, banana resistant starch is a potent prebiotic digested similarly to other soluble dietary fibers; it’s fermented in the colon to short-chain fatty acids such as propionate, butyrate, and acetate, which are easily oxidized for energy and to feed healthy intestinal flora 22.
Organic Jerusalem Artichoke Inulin
Artichoke is composed mainly of a special type of soluble fiber called fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS). FOS act as prebiotics by stimulating growth of healthy gut bacteria. They have also been shown to improve mineral absorption and blood lipid profiles 23.
Organic Acacia Fiber
Acacia fiberis a type of soluble fiber sourced from the sap of Acacia senegal trees. Studies have shown that acacia fiber helps lower cholesterol levels, keep blood sugar in check, promote healthy digestion, and protect against diabetes 24, 25.
Organic Psyllium Husk
Psyllium husk is the outermost layer of a whole grain, that, because of its soluble fiber amount, gives Ample a rich thickness. Viscous fibers such psyllium have been shown to lower total cholesterol, control blood glucose and insulin levels (citation) and helps promote a healthy bowel 26.
Excess carbohydrates from processed or refined or added sugar has been repeatedly shown to have negative impact on health. A highly refined carbohydrate diet can promote inflammation, and may disrupt proper cardiovascular, endocrine, and metabolic function 27, 28, 29.
Given this, we formulated Ample with limited sources of starch to provide fuel without the negative effects.
Organic Sweet Potato Starch
Sweet potato starch is very low in sugar and digests slowly 30 to promote satiety, healthy blood glucose levels, and provide lasting energy.
Tapioca is a long-chain starch derived from the cassava root, which grows naturally in Brazil. The long chain nature of this carbohydrate make it an excellent source of prebiotic material for our gut bacteria, hence supporting a healthy gut microbiome 31, as well as controlling blood sugar levels, satiation 32, and supporting cardiovascular health 33.
The scientific community is just now understanding the complexities of micronutrients, from how vitamins and minerals relate to each other to how antioxidants and other phytochemicals affect our bodies.
Ample derives its vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants exclusively from nutrient-packed natural sources.
Chlorella is a very nutrient-dense algae containing abundant amounts of Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and B6. It is also a rich source of vital minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. Recent clinical trials suggest that chlorella supplementation may reduce blood pressure, enhance immune system function, accelerate wound healing, and LDL cholesterol levels 34.
Chlorella contains a high concentration of a health-promoting omega-3 fatty acid called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). EPA is a unique polyunsaturated fatty acid that has been shown to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, fight inflammation, and increase insulin sensitivity 35.
Organic Wheat Grass
Wheatgrass contains a full spectrum of nutrients, including chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes 36. Wheatgrass also has high antioxidant capacity to control inflammation.
Organic Barley Grass
Barley grass is one of the most abundant grains on Earth and is high in micronutrients (especially manganese and phosphorus) 37. Like wheatgrass, Barley grass also has an exceptional antioxidant capacity, and hence the ability to control inflammation, an important aspect since oxidative damage has being linked to many serious diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease,, diabetes melitus, Alzheimer’s 38.
Cocoa is rich in polyphenols such as flavonoids, tannins, and stilbenes, and has been shown to provide numerous benefits, ranging from enhanced glucose metabolism, cardioprotective properties, and increased fatty acid oxidation 39, 40, 41.
Recent research shows the emerging importance of probiotics and healthy gut flora for protection against gastrointestinal issues such as inflammatory bowel disease and even colorectal cancer 42. Moreover, probiotics act as a barrier against common pathogens, they enhance immune system defense, and promote key nutrient absorption from food 43.
To optimize the gut microbiome and digestive health, Ample is packed with not only prebiotics such as fiber and resistant starch, but also 40 billion colony-forming units (CFUs) of a potent six-strain blend of probiotics.
B. coagulans is unique in that it is Exceptionally able to survive in the acidic environment of the stomach. B. Coagulans has been shown to improve digestive tract health, specifically aiding those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 44.
L. acidophilus is a lactic acid bacteria that naturally grows in the small intestine 45. It is often used to treat lactose intolerance, Crohn’s Disease and general gut dysbiosis, and is very resistant to stomach acid. L. acidophilus has also been shown to produce folate (vitamin B9) within the body 46.
Like L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus is a bacterium colonizing the small intestine and is a very important regulator in helping our immune system optimally function 47. It also has an ability to aid in digestion of lactose by the creation of lactase, as well as creating folate and vitamin B12 48.
Bifidobacterium lactis is a bacterium that colonizes the gut and is specifically known for its mechanisms in containing resistance to bile salts (important since the bacteria needs to get past some very harsh digestion!) 47. Like Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium aid in the digestion of lactose and are also critical for creating B vitamins 49.
In addition to vitamin synthesis, B. infantis is widely used to normalize gut bacteria function. It has shown to reduce symptoms of IBS 50. B.infantis has a wide variety of enzymes to digest many different oligosaccharides, which is good for us because it will help break down indigestible material! B. infantis has been found to be a better bacterial colonizer than other species 51 and is also great at bile salt resistance 52.
L. paracasei is also part of our natural human flora and is particularly important as it consumes fructo-oligosaccharides found in the inulin (so it will help in the breakdown of other ingredients found in Ample), and has been shown to contribute to helping regulate our immune system (it’s one of the probiotic strains used in the widely known therapeutic treatment VSL #3 that has been used in therapies to treat ulcerative colitis) 52, 53.