FAQ

A shift towards health and longevity worldwide has led to a host of interesting health questions. We believe that a knowledgeable consumer is a healthier one. This is why you deserve to know what you’re putting into your body, and what we’re putting into our products.

For your convenience, interest and peace of mind, we’ve compiled these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

If you think there’s a couple we’ve missed, you’re more than welcome to keep us on our toes and ask us!

How do I become a FUTURELIFE® distributor or agent?

If you wish to become a FUTURELIFE® agent or distributor – please send us am email to info@futurelife.co.za with your request and we will revert back to you.

How do I become a supplier of marketing services for FUTURELIFE®?

If you would like to be considered as a supplier of goods or services – please email us on info@futurelife.co.za and include a brochure of your company services and history.

How do I request sponsorship from FUTURELIFE®?

FUTURELIFE® takes a very proactive approach to managing our “sponsored” ambassadors and usually it is very difficult to become a new ambassador upon request

However, if you feel you would like to request a sponsorship based on a special skill or talent you have, please email us on info@futurelife.co.za and we will get back to you

Please ensure you include as much information as possible on your request.

Why is FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ more expensive than many other cereals?

FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ is so much more than just a breakfast cereal and nutritionally contains more nutrients than other cereals on the market.

There is nothing to compare to FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ in the sense that it delivers on all the following benefits:

  • Providing a total of 45 nutrients, it is high in 13 Vitamins, contains 8 minerals and is formulated with 19 amino acids.
  • It is high in protein, carbohydrates, dietary fibre, energy and omega-3 fatty acids.
    • One serving (50g) of FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ would be the food equivalent of:
    • 1½ slices of whole wheat bread
    • 1½ eggs
    • 1 teaspoon low fat margarine
    • ½ of all the vitamins and most minerals you need for the entire day
    • 1 capsule of MODUCARE®, a daily immune supplement, made from a patented blend of natural plant sterols and sterolins.
  • Contains Inulin, a soluble fibre with prebiotic properties, providing food for the good bacteria in your gut to ensure optimal digestion and immune support.
  • It is non-GMO.
  • It is naturally free from wheat, gluten, lactose, trans fatty acids, cholesterol, nuts, tartrazine, preservatives and colourants.

As a price comparison, it would make more sense to compare FUTURELIFE® to nutritional supplements (that are usually sold in tins) than to other low nutrient cereals that are found in the cereal aisle.

How the FUTURELIFE® powdered range can work with sports training/competitions

At FUTURELIFE® we are passionate about sport and sports nutrition. For this reason, we have worked hard to develop products which aid in fulfilling pre, during and post exercise dietary requirements.

Pre-exercise:
A pre-exercise meal is extremely important before training/ competition. The ideal meal would be dense in low GI carbohydrates (providing a slow, sustained release of energy over a period of time), moderate in protein and low in fat. You require large amounts of carbohydrates to fuel your workout as well as make sure that your energy (glycogen) stores in your muscles are optimal.

FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ fits the profile of a pre-workout meal perfectly. It is low GI, high in carbohydrates, moderate in protein and low in fat. The pre-workout meal should be eaten 1-4 hours before exercise, depending on tolerance, time of race, personal preference etc.

If the time between your pre-workout meal and competition/training is too large, you may require a faster release carbohydrate snack to top off your energy stores within an hour of the workout. FUTURELIFE® High Energy SmartBars are perfect for this as they are high GI (providing fast-acting energy) and are well tolerated soon before exercise.

During exercise:
During exercise your largest priorities are hydration and carbohydrate replenishment, FUTURELIFE® High Energy SmartBars assist with both tasks. Our bodies are only able to store limited amounts of carbohydrates, in the form of glycogen. When levels get too low, we begin to feel fatigued and lightheaded. We therefore need to refuel with 30-60g of high GI carbohydrates per hour of exercise; however, this is usually only necessary when exercising for more than an hour.

A FUTURELIFE® High Energy SmartBar contains 19-21g of carbohydrates (depending on the flavour), providing close to our hourly requirements in just one serving. FUTURELIFE® High Energy SmartBars also contain electrolytes which are required for proper uptake of fluids and thus optimal rehydration (plain water will not rehydrate you sufficiently without electrolytes).

Post-exercise:
Good recovery practices are essential for replenishing muscle glycogen stores, repairing any damage that occurred during the training/event and maintaining a strong immune system. Better recovery post-exercise will also lead to more effective building of lean body mass, which will increase your basal metabolism to burn more energy daily.

Carbohydrates and protein are required in sufficient amounts to recover effectively. Carbohydrates will replenish glycogen stores while protein repairs and builds muscle whilst preventing muscle breakdown. The two cannot be separated and it is crucial to obtain adequate amounts of both carbohydrates and protein, generally at a ratio of 3:1.

FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Smart food™, FUTURELIFE® High Protein SmartBars and FUTURELIFE® High Protein LITE SmartBars make a great post-workout meal or snack. They contain our SmartProtein3D, a blend of whey, soy and casein, which are fast, intermediate and slow release proteins, respectively. This blend is therefore able to provide amino acids (protein) for muscle repair and growth consistently over a longer period of time. They also contain carbohydrates for the assistance in glycogen replenishment.

The post-workout meal or snack should be consumed within 30-60 minutes after exercise to ensure optimal recovery. There are several High Energy smoothie recipes that can be used pre-exercise and High protein smoothie recipes that can be used post-exercise in the recipe section of our website.

What is the difference between FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ and FUTURELIFE® Tots? Is FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ still safe for kids?

Complementary foods are introduced at 4 to 6 months whereas family foods can be introduced from 12 months onwards whilst continuing to breastfeed or give a breastmilk substitute. Therefore, since family foods are eaten, there is no reason why FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ cannot be included in those ‘family foods’ from the age of 1 year. There is nothing within FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ that is unsafe or not indicated for a child.

In fact, FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ is actually a very smart choice to include as part of a varied diet because it is high in energy, protein, fibre and it is low GI to provide sustained energy which is just as important for children as it is for adults. FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ is also rich in vitamins, minerals, omega 3 fats necessary for brain development, a prebiotic for intestinal health and it is suitable for children who are gluten or lactose intolerant and have egg, nut, lactose or wheat allergies.

The nutrient requirements for small children are generally much lower than that for an adult. Therefore, several of the nutrients in FUTURELIFE® Tots are lower than that in FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ such as the protein and total energy. There are however certain nutrients that are needed in higher amounts for example calcium. The table on the following page highlights the major differences between the two products. FUTURELIFE® Tots does not contain MODUCARE®, simply due to lack of scientific research done on MODUCARE® and children under the age of 4 years. Take note: FUTURELIFE® Tots contains milk powder and therefore for those that have a lactose intolerance FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ is preferred.

The increased requirements specifically for children come from the following facts. Children need two to three times more calcium per kilogram than adults because calcium is needed for maintenance of growing bones and to promote optimal bone mass.

The major nutritional differences between FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ and FUTURELIFE® Tots is highlighted below:

NUTRIENT

UNIT

FUTURELIFE®

TOTS

(PER 100 G)

FUTURELIFE®

SMART FOOD™

(PER 100G )

Energy kJ 1662 1492
Protein g 13.9 18.0
Glycemic Carbohydrate g 57 43
Of Which Total Sugar g 14.4 15.8
Total Fat g 9.4 10.8
of which Saturated Fatty Acids g 2.8 2.9
Trans Fatty Acids g 0.0 0.0
     Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids g 4.3 4.5
     of which Omega-3 Fatty Acids mg 499 500
     of which Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA) mg 499 500
    of which Omega-6 Fatty Acids mg 3810 4000
    Monounsaturated Fatty Acids g 2.2 3.5
Cholesterol mg 0 0.0
Dietary Fibre# g 13.6 6.1
Total Sodium mg 224 296
VITAMINS
Biotin μg 65 30
Folic Acid μg 150 400
Nicotinamide mg 6.0 16.0
Pantothenic Acid mg 2.0 5.0
Vitamin A  μg 300 900
Vitamin B1 mg 0.5 1.2
Vitamin B2 mg 0.5 1.3
Vitamin B6 mg 0.5 1.7
Vitamin B12 μg <1 >2
Vitamin C mg 50.0 100.0
Vitamin D μg 5 15
Vitamin E mg 6.0 15.0
Vitamin K μg 30 120
MINERALS
Calcium mg 500.0 337.0
Iodine μg 90 150
Iron mg 14.0 18.0
Selenium μg 20 55.0
Zinc mg 3.0 11.0

FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ is safe for children above 12 months, whereas FUTURELIFE® Tots is just more suitable according to their nutritional requirements including both macronutrients and micronutrients. If a child is consuming more than one serving (25g) of FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ a day, then it may be recommended to use FUTURELIFE® Tots. FUTURELIFE® Tots products should only be used for children between the ages of 13 -36 months.

Can I buy directly from you online?

Unfortunately, FUTURELIFE® does not sell online at this stage.

The good news is that FUTURELIFE® is available in all leading retail outlets such as Shoprite, Checkers, all Hypers, Super Spar, Pick ’n Pay, Makro, Game, Fruit and Veg, Dis-Chem as well as many other leading retail and pharmacy stores.

Is it possible for me to purchase your product in a larger quantity at a reduced price?

FUTURELIFE® is unfortunately not sold directly to the public.

We suggest you buy our value pack 1.25kg size box of FUTURELIFE® as this will not only last you longer but is more cost effective.

FUTURELIFE® Family value pack is available in all leading retail outlets such as Shoprite Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Spar, Pick ’n Pay, Makro and Dis-Chem.

Where can I buy a FUTURELIFE® Smart Shaker?

You can buy a FUTURELIFE® Smart Shakers at DisChem.

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