Our Blue Label OJ is a Trifecta of Better-for-You Goodness
If you’ve seen our organic orange juice with the blue label in stores, you might be wondering, what makes this one different than our pulp-free option? Does it taste any different? What’s inside?
We’ve got good news for you that love a multitasking juice: This ‘upgraded’ OJ is boosted with better-for-you benefits, including calcium, vitamin D and zinc! These nutrient add-ins don’t alter the taste or smoothness of our orange juice. Think of our blue bottle as “OJ+.” We believe our flagship pulp free organic OJ is a nutritional powerhouse on its own, but our blue label orange juice boasts extra ingredients your body will love!
Here’s the ingredient 411:
Not everyone prefers or can consume dairy. While dairy products are considered a great source of calcium, they aren’t the only source of this important nutrient. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health lists additional non-dairy sources of calcium. The great news: You’ll find calcium-fortified orange juice on that list!
What’s more, there’s a science-y term called “calcium bioavailability.” This is a fancy way of describing the amount of calcium your body will absorb from the foods you eat. Comparatively, calcium fortified OJ has a “similar total amount of calcium and bioavailability as milk.” This means the extra calcium you’ll find in our Calcium + Vitamin C and Zinc OJ a great option for those who are dairy free.
Health Tip: Making sure you get your Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of calcium is important for several health reasons, including: building strong teeth and bones, blood clotting, maintaining muscle function and for regulating normal heart rhythms and nerve functions according to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements states vitamin D is important for absorbing calcium to maintain bone strength and to support muscle movement, the nervous system, and the immune system.
We use an ingredient called VegD3® to provide the Vitamin D you’re drinking. Uncle Matt’s Organic is one of the first beverage companies to use VegD3® in market. We chose VegD3® because it is vegan, kosher and organic. Most Vitamin D3 usually comes from animal sources, but Veg D3® is unique in that it’s sourced from algae so whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or prefer a non-animal supplement, we’ve got you covered.
Vitamin D is an important nutrient in a healthy diet and essential for optimal health and wellness. Because calcium and vitamin D are absorbed in your body best when combined, we included this dynamic duo in our blue labeled bottle.
This essential mineral is an immunity supporting superstar and is even more effective when paired with Vitamin C (which is found abundantly in orange juice!). According to Medical News Today, zinc may play a role in a a number of other health benefits and bodily functions including wound healing, diarrhea in infants, duration of the common cold and childhood development.
Calcium, vitamin D and zinc along with the vitamin C, potassium, folate and more already found in our organic orange juice makes this the ultimate nutrient-dense blend. By packing in key nutrients and supporting daily nutrition recommendations, we’re staying true to our mission – to grow a healthier generation!