The Hit List

For the past year we've been obsessing over the R&D of Gem. We've been on a journey to create the first real vitamin, which for us meant figuring out a way to compress whole foods into one bite of complete nutrition. Of course, it had to taste delicious too. After scouring the world for the most nutrient-dense sources and spending countless hours in the kitchen with hundreds of different ingredients, we finally narrowed it down to 13 plants.

The only daily vitamin women need is now made with only 13 whole plants and packs more than 15 key vitamins, minerals & herbs. 

Here's the hit list of plants that made the cut and why we use them in GEM:

1 | Spirulina

Blue-green algae cultivated and harvested on urban rooftops in Thailand.

Fun Fact: UN & NASA endorsed algae as the healthiest food on the planet.

Benefits: Not only is it a complete protein (contains all essential amino acids), but it is also made up of 65-71% protein (for reference, beef is 22%). Plus, it's rich in iron, vitamins A, K, B complex, and omegas.

Why it's in Gem: Stamina

Helps with healthy stress response. Gives you a ton of natural energy so you can continue smashing those back-to-back meetings.

2 | Chlorella

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 Naturally cultivated from Himalayan water-fed marine microalgae.

Fun Fact: Chlorella is a microalgae that is part of a 100% carbon neutral food system (algae)

Benefits: It contains over forty nutrients, including potassium, all of the B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and iron, eighteen amino acids, beta carotene, lutein, chlorophyll, and, like its cousin Spirulina, so much more.

Why it's in Gem: Detox

Daily detoxification of heavy metals and other unwelcome intruders. Think of it as your daily reset.

3 | Seawater

A dose of seawater from the Irish Coast, full of 72 marine minerals and algae bits specifically concentrated in magnesium.

Fun Fact: By some estimates, more than 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium.

Benefits:  Magnesium is a critical mineral in regulating an array of endocrine imbalances (PMS, PCOS, thyroid, perimenopause, anxiety, adrenal fatigue) common among many women. 

Why it's in Gem: Hormone Health
Helps balance your hormones and keep you well-rested so you wake up ready to tackle the day.

4 | Astaxanthin

Naturally cultivated from Himalayan water-fed marine microalgae.

Fun Fact: A powerful antioxidant that gives salmon & shrimp their coral color.

Benefits: A microalgae that is 6000x stronger than vitamin C and 550x stronger than vitamin E.

Why it's in Gem: Anti-Aging
Not only does it work to reduce wrinkles, but it also helps with your immunity and any inflammation. Keeps you beautiful inside and out.

5 | Black Chia Seeds

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Organically grown in Argentina.

Fun Fact: According to ancient Aztec belief, these seeds came from the nose of Cinteotl, the Aztec maize god.

Benefits: Chia is high linoleic acid, a fatty acid that helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. They also pack quite a punch with 8x more omega 3s than salmon, 3x more antioxidants than blueberries, and 15x more magnesium than broccoli. 

Why it's in Gem: Equilibrium

Helps relieve stress and keep you feeling zen all day everyday.

6 | Coconut

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Organically grown in Vietnam.

Fun Fact: Coconut is botanically considered a seed, not a nut.

Benefits: It's a good source of omega 3, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and vitamins B3, B1 and B6.

Why it's in Gem: Metabolism
Contains healthy medium-chain fatty acids to boost metabolism, balance hormones, and help your body easily absorb all the other key Gem nutrients.

7 | Quinoa Sprouts

Quinoa sprouts rich in biologically active vitamin Bs, cultivated organically in Austria.

Fun Fact: 6,000 year old (pseudo) grain was a sacred staple of the Inca diet

Benefits: Rich in vitamin Bs. Certain groups are at higher risk for depletion of B vitamins including those who are vegan, gluten-free, not eating enough fruits or veggies, consuming alcohol frequently, or under a lot of stress.

Why it's in Gem: Brain Power
Helps with memory, concentration, and all that other important stuff that keeps your brain on fire.


8 | Ashwagandha

Sustainably cultivated in India, functional dose of 130mg in Gem.

 Fun Fact: The Sanskrit translation of ashwagandha is “the smell of a horse,” which, thankfully, is not literal. The term is meant to indicate that the herb will give one the vigor and strength of a stallion.

Benefits: It’s valued for its cortisol regulating, neuro-protective, anti-anxiety, and anti-inflammatory properties, which are just some of the many ashwagandha benefits.

Why it's in Gem: Emotional Resilience
Women are 2x more stressed than men (for good reason too!) This herb is the nature's ultimate stress fighter.

9 | Agaricus Bisporus Mushrooms 

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Whole food mushroom rich in vitamin D2 grown in the USA.

Fun Fact: Mushrooms (botanically, "fungi") are more closely related in DNA to humans than to plants. Like human skin, mushrooms can produce vitamin D by being exposed to sunlight

Benefits: In addition to Vitamin D, mushrooms are great sources of protein, fiber, B vitamins (especially niacin), vitamin C, calcium, minerals, and selenium. 

Why it's in Gem: Mood
For those of us that are sun-deprived (read: all you power women who work in an office), vitamin D is a daily essential for your mood. 

10 | Chickpeas

K2 derived from natural fermentation of chickpeas in Oslo, Norway.

Fun Fact: A friend to your body and a friend to the earth, chickpeas are powerful nitrogen fixing legumes that contribute to soil health.

Benefits:  Chickpeas were the cleanest source of K2 we could find – they also come packed with fiber, protein, and several key vitamins and minerals such as iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

Why it's in Gem: Strength
K2 is often an overlooked nutrient that is tough to get from everyday diets and is more important than calcium when it comes to strengthening your skeleton.


11 | Pumpkin Seeds

Sustainably harvested in USA.

Fun Fact: Green pumpkin seeds (pepitas) are the naked version of white pumpkin seeds that you hull out while carving a pumpkin.

Benefits: It contains a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc.

Why it's in Gem: Daily Boost
These unassuming seeds pack a crunch and a punch of protein

12 | Dates

Sustainably harvested in USA.

Fun Fact: Date palm seeds can go dormant for decades until the right light and water conditions are just right.

Benefits: Dates contain essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. They also pack in vitamins such as A, K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folate.

Why it's in Gem: Energy
These fiber-loaded treats make Gem a little sweeter and gives you that pep in your step.



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Sustainably harvested in India by Orgenetics (California-based)

Fun Fact: Iron only coming from red meat is a myth! We derive our iron from whole curry leaves. Unlike synthetically derived iron, when your body consumes curry leaves it has all the additional compounds and organic co-nutrients to help fully absorb and digest the iron.

Benefits: Curry leaves are rich in vitamins A, B2, C, Calcium and Iron – our curry leaves are mostly formulated for its iron-boosting content.

Why it's in Gem: Energy

It’s no secret women are more commonly deficient in iron, we provide just enough to gap the diet so women have the boost they need to feel good everyday.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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