The Power InsideOver the last 26 years, Bluebonnet Nutrition has been honored with many accolades and recognized for creating scientifically supported supplements as close to nature as possible with an eye on quality and transparency since the company’s inception. As a leader in the manufacturing of premium dietary supplements with a state-of-the-art, kosher-certified,GMP-compliant facility allowing the company to control its quality from start to finish, Bluebonnet Nutrition has spared no expense in its quest to be the most trusted, award-winning supplement brand on the market.  In fact, last year Bluebonnet was honored 13 times with industry and consumer awards and received WholeFoods Magazine’s Natural Choice Award for Best Supplement Brand two years in a row. The reason is its unparalleled quality demonstrated through rigorous quality control measures like its internal non-GMO verification program and third-party certifications, such as the coveted GMP Registered® seal from NSF®, the world’s leading public health and safety organization. This prestigious certification — developed in accordance with the FDA — verifies that Bluebonnet has the proper manufacturing procedures, testing methods, equipment, facilities, and controls in place for exceeding even the most rigorous quality standards for producing natural nutritional supplements.

Bluebonnet has also developed more farm-to-table, whole food and whole food-based products — with sustainable USDA Organic/non-GMO ingredients — than ever. Many are allergen-free and KOF-K kosher certified. Their facility has been certified to produce and handle USDA Organic products. To grant this certification, the Texas Department of Agriculture traces the ingredients in every Bluebonnet supplement labeled USDA Organic back to its farm of origin, verifying that it complies with federal organic production and handling regulations established by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). For example, no synthetic chemicals (i.e., fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, or hormones), irradiation or genetically modified seeds can be used.

Bluebonnet will continue to strive for excellence and transparency at every level by supporting the clean and wholesome principles upon which this industry was founded, as well as supporting  natural food retailers with an award-winning line they can trust to be their go-to supplement brand.

Key Products/BrandsBluebonnet offers a complete line of whole food and whole food-based supplements, as well as natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, multiples, amino acids, proteins, omega fatty acids, probiotics, standardized herbal extracts, and a unique array of condition-specific formulas. All made without unnecessary colors, flavors, fillers, binders or excipients in a host of delivery forms.

Brand Highlights: • NSF Certified for Sport® Extreme Edge® performance line: Core Daily Regimen: Pre Workout, Carbo Load, Post Workout Auxiliary Support:  BCAA + Glutamine, Nitro, Whey Protein Isolate • Sustainable whole food and whole food-based supplements:Choice® Multiples | Natural Omega-3 marine- and plant-based omega fatty acids | Standardize Herbal Extracts | EarthSweet® Chewables | Super Earth® | Super Earth® Rainforest Animalz®| Super Fruit Extracts | Targeted Choice® Condition-Specific Formulas (Wellness Support, Sleep Support, Stress Relief, Blood Pressure Support) • DNA-verified, multi-strain, high-potency probiotics: Advanced Choice® SingleDaily® & Ladies’ SingleDaily® Probiotics

Key Brand AttributesDemonstrating quality through coveted seals to ensure not just the quality of every ingredient, but how those ingredients are sourced and made is the Bluebonnet difference. For example, its whey protein isolate and micellar casein are from dairy farms that have been audited through an animal welfare program putting the safety and wellbeing of the cows first.  This guarantees no animal cruelty and access to pure pastures devoid of antibiotics and growth hormone (rBGH) with most of the cow’s diet coming from grass. So, in addition to the USDA Organic and KOF-K kosher-certified seals, look for the following symbols of quality and purity on Bluebonnet labels:

• Made with Non-GMO Ingredients • NSF Certified for Sport • Vegan • Third Party Tested Fish Oils • Sustainably Harvested Plants and Fish • Milk-Free • 99% Lactose-Free • Soy- and/or Gluten-Free • No Sugar Added

Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation12915 Dairy Ashford Sugar Land, Texas  77478 (281)240-3332 Toll Free: (800)580-8866

Key ExecutivesR.L. Barrows, Chief Executive OfficerGary Barrows, President Steve Barrows, VP Production/Distribution Bob Barrows, VP Sales/Marketing Joyce Barrows, Chief Financial Officer Chris Barrows, IT Director/Distribution Coordinator Pat Hessler, Director of Sales

Published in WholeFoods Magazine July 2017