Myth: Plant Proteins Need to Be Combined

Myth: Plant Proteins Need to Be Combined Plant proteins are known to be low in (not lacking)  one or more essential amino acid, and it is because of this that they have been historically recommended in combination [...]

Our Gluten-Free Promise

  At Growing Naturals we truly recognize the importance of having gluten free products, not only for those with Celiac Disease but for those with gluten sensitivities, multiple food allergies, or those who simply choose [...]

Allergen Processing FAQs

What type of facility do you use to manufacture your protein powders? Growing Naturals rice and pea proteins are manufactured in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Certified facility.  This certification is regulated by the FDA [...]

October is Non-GMO Month: GMOs 101

In honor of non-GMO month we've compiled basic educational info about GMOs: what they are; what the research says; what the benefits are and more... As part of our mission to provide natural products for all [...]

5 Important Clarifications About Arsenic and Rice

Did you know arsenic is found in MANY healthy foods including fruits and vegetables? Why isn't this a public health concern? By now, you've probably heard about arsenic and rice or rice products and are having [...]

How Did Heavy Metals get in My Food/Supplement?

Heavy metals are not new  to the food-supply, believe it or not.   Heavy metals are also known as "elements"--the same ones on the periodic table that you probably learned about in grade school. These [...]

Growing Naturals’ Heavy Metals Management Program

UPDATED MARCH 1, 2016 To: Our Valued Customers From: Growing Naturals' Quality Team   The subject of lowering heavy metals in our brown rice protein has been a key initiative addressed by Growing Naturals since [...]

Does your body absorb all food contaminants?

As often as oral exposure to heavy metals seems to occur, a healthy individual will rarely get near toxic levels.  In general, the overall health and dietary habits of the individual will help to dictate [...]

Heavy Metals: More Ubiquitous Than You Think.

What is a heavy metal and how often are you exposed to them? Should you be concerned? Though its definition varies, “heavy metals” is the general term given to a group of elements with metallic [...]

Higher Heavy Metals Probably Consumed By Vegans, Vegetarians & Flexitarians

Did you know plant-based foods are a major source of heavy metal exposure?? Despite great unawareness, people primarily on plant-based diets (including vegans, vegetarians and even flexitarians) are likely to consume more heavy metals than [...]

Tungsten Demystified

What is tungsten? Tungsten occurs naturally in the environment, in minerals, but not as the pure metal. As an element, tungsten can be neither created nor destroyed chemically, although tungsten can change forms in the [...]

The Body as a Natural Filter for Toxic Substances

Did you know your body can naturally scavenge toxic substances? It's smarter than you realize... As often as metal exposure seems to occur, when we breathe, eat or touch things, a healthy individual will rarely [...]

Heavy Metal Levels in Rice: Q & A

1.   Have metal levels in rice always been an industry/consumer concern, or is this a relatively new concern stemming from the Monmouth study? Manufacturers following GMP have known for years that rice and hundreds [...]