Serving Sizes. Powder | Mark 5

It’s been just a few days since the release of our new Mark 5 Powder, and we’d like to answer questions and share information that will help you get the most out of your Mana. People have been asking about nutritional content, mixing and serving sizes using the new black plastic measuring scoop.

Question 1: Does Mark 5 have the same nutritional content as Mark 4?

Yes. The only thing that’s different is that the oil and powder are now a single, robust substance. 86g (400kcal) of Mark 5 is nutritionally equal to 68g of Mark 4 and 18g of Mark 4 oil. When mixed with water, the results are the same.

Question 2: Isn’t Mark 5 a bit more watery?

The black plastic measuring scoop is somewhat smaller than the stainless steel one. User tests revealed that if you do not compress the powder into the measuring cup through the wall of the bag with your finger, the dosage is around 20% less (around 70g instead of 86g). This of course results in more watery mixture. Correct serving size should produce a perfect mixture, every time.

ℹ: “We are working on improvements, and the new measuring measuring scoop, which is the same as the stainless steel, is already in production.”

We have four solutions for proper serving size:

1. Buy the original Starter Kit (Free shipping!)

2. Mix less water (200ml-250ml) with two black measuring scoops or 86g of Mana powder

3. Press more powder into the measuring scoop through the wall of the bag.

Mana Starter Kit

Question 3: Why does Mark 5 not mix perfectly sometimes?

Mark 5 takes a little bit more time to absorb water. The substances are designed to collide with one another over time for a smooth mixture. We recommend mixing according to the enclosed instructions. For faster results, try putting the powder into the bottle first, and then the water (not too cold).

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Mana Powder | Mark 5 has just arrived.

It is almost impossible to measure perfection with time. But we are proud to say we’ve been working at it for 23 months. Our own breakthrough blending technology has enabled us to create the product we have always dreamed of. We don’t need those little bottles of oil anymore. Now, maintaining a fully functional diet is much simpler, quicker and more environmentally friendly than ever before.

Tomorrow’s technology

Our vision has always been to design a compact, all-in-one food product. One that saves us time and energy, so that we can focus on what’s really important. Thanks to our new “high-speed cold mixing” technology, we have been able to do that by combining oil and powder into a single, robust substance. They are mixed at temperatures of under 36°Celsius/96.8°Fahrenheit without additives, overheating or drying – all of which are common in the food industry today. The result is a creamy mixture with an unprecedented consistency, best-in-class taste and shelf life of up to 12 months. Mana Powder | Mark 5 is truly a next-level product.

 

Mana is real food for a better life, and you will feel good after drinking it. In fact, if you’re not careful, you may even fall in love. (That’s OK with us.) But, since the beginning, it hasn’t just been about making high-quality food for better living. We also care deeply about promoting respect for our planet, reducing our carbon footprint and counteracting the greenhouse effect. And we’ve made some serious progress in doing so.

Functional & Sustainable path

Mark 4 to Mark 5

-50.2% less plastic

-20% less paper

-20% smaller box

The new techniques for blending and compacting our powder save 50.2% of the plastic and 20% of the paper used to make our previous version, Powder | Mark 4. This may have reduced the energy required for production, but by no means has it reduced our efforts to keep saving. Indeed, Mana is a continuous quest for perfection.

Our latest masterpiece is Mana Powder | Mark 5. It represents the peak of today’s technology, yet it holds promise for the future. It’s the best we can do, and we know it’s divine. We are overjoyed to share with you this timeless, functional food that combines the latest findings in science with food-of-the-art technology.

Nutritional change log

Despite all the innovations we’ve made, we’ve preserved the quality and nutritional values of our previous Mark 4.

Connect to the future in seconds with Mana Powder | Mark 5.

PS: We will be soon be distributing worldwide. Stay tuned.

All the best. Jacob Krejcik, CEO of Mana

New Mana Drink | Mark 4 is here.

A letter from Jakub Krejcik, CEO

“Today, I am excited to announce a new version of our ready-to-drink Mana. Though its new formula builds on the heritage of its predecessor, it is truly redesigned from the ground up.
Mark 4 sets a new standard for performance, practicality and taste of functional nutrition. You can now benefit from more vitamins and minerals, better lipid complexity and a robust, plant-based amino acid spectrum. At only €2.58 per bottle, we hope to make our high-quality and timeless Mark 4 food accessible to everyone.”

What have we improved?

More vitamins and minerals
Mana now contains more B vitamins, which increase metabolism, improve brain function, heighten nervous system activity, boost immunity, reduce fatigue and exhaustion, and contribute to many other cellular operations. We have also added thiamine, niacin, pantothenic acid and biotin, and have doubled the concentrations of B12 and B9, which together help regulate the metabolism of homocysteine. Moreover, we’ve upped the concentrations of iodine and zinc, which help normalize thyroid activity and fertility.

A wider variety of amino acids
Based on laboratory analyses, we have adjusted the ratio of proteins, which are made up of amino acids from a combination of soybeans and oats. Our research shows that Mana contains all essential and non-essential amino acids in the ideal proportions. (A daily dose of Mana (2000 kcal) contains 101 g of protein.) These are essential for the formation and regeneration of body tissue, facilitate the transport of substances throughout the body and are necessary for the synthesis of many hormones. Detailed information on the amino acids in Mana products can be found on our website.

A wider variety of fatty acids
Our products now contain higher-quality vegetable oils from a wider variety of sources, delivering a rich spectrum of fatty acids. In addition to the traditional EPA and DPA fatty acids, which contribute to normal heart function, Mana Drink also contains unsaturated α-Linolenic acid, which is responsible among other things for maintenance of normal cholesterol levels in the blood. Furthermore, its 2.5g of acetic acid is a necessary component of cardiac lipids, and its 200 mg of nervonic and lignoceric acids are key to the construction of nerve tissue. Last but not least, its proportion of omega-3 to omega-6 acids is excellent: 1:2.

“We’ve created a timeless drink using the best recipe to date.”
Marek Humpl, Director of Research and Development

Mana Drink | Mark 4  is now available through our e-shop. And God only knows if there will be enough for everyone. Get it while it lasts!

A New Year’s Letter from Jacob

jakubYesterday I realized that this New Year’s Eve is Mana’s 4th. It’s crazy to think that the time has flown by so fast. When it occurred to me, I started to relive everything we’ve done so far. Like most good things, it’s been challenging, yet rewarding.

Mana (1, 2014) When our company was nearly 1 year old, our office was only 100 m2. It was our first hired space, but it felt like the Four Seasons. Day and night, we did everything we could to keep ourselves focused. We were all cover by the powder looking like a snowmen. Elon Musk got it right when he compared starting a company to chewing glass and staring into the abyss. In other words: it’s possible, but not without a fight. We didn’t recognize it at the time, but we now refer to December 2014 as that December.”

Mana (2, 2015) In our second year, we had to start walking before we could even crawl. Logistics and production were a hell for us because we were unable to respond appropriately to the huge fluctuations in demand. Claims in all departments increased dramatically, and we had to start building a more resilient business structure. We jumped one hurdle after another until we finally adapted our production and logistics, bought the right machines and began making all the necessary packaging and accessories. In March 2015, we released the first update to our Mark 1 powder – an official departure from our “beta” version.  3 months later, we released an update to our Mark 2 powder, which we are still very proud of today. This was a milestone for us given that we were such a small company. We also upgraded our production line, and increased our output 10-times. And if that wasn’t enough, we announced our efforts towards the release of Mana in the form of a ready-made drink, which we decided to call SuperMana.

Mana (3, 2016) We continued our efforts in the next year, but the question remained: “how in the world are we going to make this into a ready-made drink?” We began to realise that we had been a little naive, and that it wouldn’t be as easy as we had imagined. We racked our brains for another 10 months before we finally figured it out. No one before us had made such a product in Europe, so nobody had any experience to draw from.  However, with a little determination, we were at last able to manufacture and sell our new innovation. That same year, we also updated our Mark 3 powder with several innovations we achieved while developing the drink. Another big step forward was our improved customer support, whose hours we expanded from 8 am to 8 pm daily.

Mana (4, 2017) 2017 has been characterized by maintenance and optimization of all our wild processes, as well as preparation for global expansion, which we are currently lauching at full throttle. We started by establishing a new corporation: Heaven Labs DACH GmbH. After about 4 months of localization – and with the support of a local team headed by Bitcoin king Ricardo Ferrer Rivero  – this company is now starting the sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This was a huge lesson for us on how to merge 2 companies to the benefit of each. We estimate that in the worst-case scenario, our DACH operations will be larger than our entire company is now within the next 6 months. Among other things, we released an amazing update to our Mark 4 powder just a few weeks ago.

We also have our foot in the door to the US market, where we have already laid the administrative groundwork, and are set to begin production in 1Q 2018. This is a great unknown for us, but we are driven to grow into a truly global brand with excellent products. However, we are aware that building a global team is not a game, and approach the matter in a sensitive and respectful way. We are extremely grateful that those around us share our views and beliefs, and that we have the opportunity to implement them together. We certainly appreciate your support!

In the new year, we will be launching a campaign that our whole team has been working on for over three months. We hope you’ll enjoy it just as much as we do, and can’t wait to hear what you think. Moreover, we’re already cooking up our next bag of goodies. In fact, our products are undergoing such a major change, that food will never be the same again.  Thanks for changing with us, and keep your eyes peeled!

So to all our families, friends, fans, customers, partners, competitors and the Mana team – may your new year be full of joy, happiness and new and exciting challenges, just like ours!

— Jacob

Mana is Amazon’s Choice

fb-amazonArtboard 6Until recently, Mana was only available through our website. Now, however, it can be purchased through Amazon in Germany and England. This will ensure faster delivery and greater credibility with our foreign customers.

Getting Amazon to distribute food products is a lengthy and complicated process. This was especially true for us, since Mana is a new type of product whose sales category has not yet been fully defined. Many companies hire special agencies to get their products on Amazon, but we were able to do it ourselves. And though it wasn’t easy, we think it’ll be worth it. We are also proud to say that Mana is currently distinguished as an Amazon Choice product, i.e. the best product in the Health section, a distinction awarded on the basis of sales. Yet most important for us is the fact that Amazon brings us one step closer to our customers, and increases the availability of our products throughout Europe.

Mana is currently on offer in Germany and England, where it can be delivered to customers within only 2 days. It can also be delivered to 24 other European markets from the same distribution centers. We are currently negotiating the distribution of Mana from other centers in Italy, France and Spain, but we still have a long road ahead.

New Mana | Mark 4 is here!

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Here it comes – the upgrade we’ve been working on for so long. The improvements we’ve made mainly concern the essence of the product rather than surface-level details. Thanks to more in-depth laboratory analyses and clinical studies, we now know more about our product than ever before. It’s science that makes MANA possible, and drives us to push our own boundaries. Enter our new and improved Mana Mark 4. On sale today.

More vitamins and trace minerals

For Mana Mark 4, we have optimised the quantities of B-complex vitamins. These vitamins are important for improved energy metabolism, brain power, nervous system activity, immune system function, reducing fatigue and exhaustion, and many other cell functions and processes. We have increased the amounts of thiamine, niacin, pantothenic acid and biotin. We have doubled the amounts vitamin B12 and vitamin B9. Together, these vitamins contribute to the normal metabolism of homocysteine. We have also increased the amounts of iodine and zinc, which contribute to normal thyroid activity, fertility and more. Last but not least, we’ve increased the concentration of vitamin C by 25 %.

Complex range of amino acids

The source of amino acids in Mana is a combination of soy and oat protein. Laboratory analysis shows that Mana contains non-essential and essential amino acids in quantities sufficient to meet daily protein requirements. A day’s worth of Mana Mark 4 includes 101 g of protein. The quantities of the different amino acids contained in Mana are now shown on our nutritional information label. The amino acids that we get from consuming protein are essential for the growth and repair of body tissue. They play a role in the transport of substances throughout the body, and are necessary for the synthesis of many hormones.

A diverse and rich spectrum of fatty acids

By using an excellent new source of high-quality vegetable oils, we have achieved an impressive comprehensive fatty acid profile. This includes the traditional DHA and EPA fatty acids, which contribute to normal heart function. The unsaturated fatty alpha-linolenic acid in Mana contributes to several body functions, including maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. Mana also now contains 2.5 g of asclepic acid, which is an essential component of cardiac lipids, and 200 mg of nervonic and lignoceric acids, which are essential for building nerve tissue. The ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids – namely 1:2 – is excellent for human consumption.

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The New MANA Drink Has Arrived!

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We are very proud to present 2nd version of our ready-to-drink MANA. Our  team has worked day and night to push boundaries step forward. We have been listening to all of you and worked on the changes. Thank you very much for your feedback. New MANA is both better and tastier, then ever before. Order today at www.drink-mana.com!

We knew from the beginning that we would be producing something very complicated, something that needs to be developed. So before we said, “Yes, let’s produce it,” we did 8 smaller beta productions on a big production line. Seven were unsuccessful. This meant that we had to invest much more in research and development than we originally expected. Each test entailed high costs for setup, production and cleaning of the assembly line. But with the production test number 8, we finally reached our goal. What gives MANA Drink its unique taste and texture is mainly defined by the ingredients and by the final process of homogenisation and heating to a temperature of 140 degrees for two seconds. During this process, all the ingredients are broken down into microparticles, which prevents them from sedimentation. Although developing and testing new products using this technology is more demanding, it enables us to avoid the use of preservatives.

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Ridiculously loaded. Seriously delicious.

We’ve upgraded mainly the texture and taste, but we’ve kept the outstanding nutritional values – for a drink that’s more perfect, and more delicious.

What’s new:

  • The taste
  • The texture
  • The feeling of fullness

What’s not:

  • The nutritional values
  • The ingredients
  • The quality
  • The price

PS: We will never stop developing, and will always do the maximum to push our own limits. As a very young company, we are delighted to have achieved peak technology relatively quickly; and will continue not only to challenge ourselves, but to set new standards for the entire industry as well. However – and most importantly – none of this would be possible without you, our customers. Of course, that’s easy for any company to say, but we really mean it. Those of you who follow us on social media know that it’s true. After all, without you, there is no us. We really appreciate your support. Thank you from the MANA Team.

MANA | Clinical study

MANA is again one step ahead. After a months of working, we finally finish our first clinical study and we would like to share the results with you. When we found our company in 2014, we couldn’t even imagine that we would be able to achieve such a complicated and high quality form of clinical testing for our product. Similar forms of clinical studies are usually created for pharmaceuticals rather than for products in the food industry.

Making a laboratory analysis is not a new concept in our company. Marek Humpl, our main technologist has a vast expertise in the field of applied chemistry combined with extensive amounts of laboratory work. Thanks to his contribution, we have concluded that our lab analysis of essential ingredients will be a fundamental parameter in how we will ultimately develop our products. Those analysis can help us in revealing what we actually eat. We are sharing this information with you transparently. You know what we know.

In everything that we do, we are trying to beat the current standards.

These lab analysis brought us new information about the composition of our product, but what we are even more interested in is the influence of MANA on our bodies. That is centerpiece for our company. When we first became interested in the issue of clinical studies, we uncovered many things that surprised us. After we found out how it worked in pharmaceuticals and the food industry we were dumbfounded by its capabilities intrigued about how it possibly worked under such strange terms. Understanding it was not as easy as we anticipated it would be. We needed the study to be relevant. We needed to have the undeniable results with a verifiable value.

A critical point for us was to find a partner who could assure us of absolute technological and professional support, and simultaneously guarantee us that the study would be more than just a stamp with a signature.

We decided to start a cooperation with one of the best professionals  in the field of clinical physiology, Mr. MUDr. Jan Gojda, Ph.D. from the Center for Research on Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition, 2nd Internal Clinic of the Faculty Hospital of Královské Vinohrady and 3rd Medical Faculty of Charles University.

We ran into a man who was passionate about his mission as much as we were and after hours of discussions we decided to initiate our first clinical study. We began with conducting an analysis of the glycemic and insulin index. The standard test in the food industry typically only encapsulates an excavation of the glycemic index. However, we decided to also conduct a test on the insulin index so that we could identify the suitability of MANA for people with diabetes. You can find out how it turns out here:

Determination of glycemic and insulin index of MANA

Next clinical study is already in works, stay tuned! 🙂

MANA Team


The glycaemic index (GI) indicates the speed at which the carbohydrates contained in the tested food are
absorbed in comparison with glucose, in layman's terms how “fast” the carbohydrates are. It has been repeatedly
demonstrated that foods with high GI are linked with the advance of obesity. By contrast, interventions which reduce
GI in diet by changing the choice of foodstuffs lead to an improvement in metabolic condition and to slimming
(Juanola-Falgarona et al. 2014; McMillan-Price and Brand-Miller 2006).

The insulinemic index (II) indicates the extent to which the given food increases the release of insulin in
comparison with glucose or a referential food. It is known that glucose is a significant stimulus for the release of
insulin, but it is known that protein-rich foods, despite the fact that they do not increase glycaemia following
consumption, also support the release of insulin. This phenomenon is evidently linked to the need for anabolic signalling by insulin for the formation of complex macro-compounds from the ingested proteins. By contrast with GI,
there are few population studies which compare the relationship of the II to the maintenance or increase of body
weight and the risk of advance of obesity or diabetes. Isolated studies have been conducted which associate the
intake of foods with a high II with the risk of advance of diabetes (Mirmiran et al. 2015). However, to date it is not
possible to state with certainty the impact of a diet with an isolated high II.

MANA Officially Entered Spain

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Warehouse and Office in Barcelona

By opening a new office and logistic warehouse in Barcelona, Spain. MANA officially enters the Spanish market by interview for local national tv LaSexta.

Yesterday, we started shipping from our new warehouse in Barcelona and base on that the delivery time for Spanish customers will be much shorter. We are shipping within 24 hours after receiving your order.

Furthermore, we are building Spanish customer support and marketing strategy to serve local market just like we manage in Czech Republic and Germany. The shipping time depends on distance from Barcelona. But it’s usually within a days no more.

Thanks much for support,

Jakub, MANA

For more more informations visit our local Facebook page and Website.

It’s Not the Diet, It’s the Lifestyle

We hear about healthy lifestyles, diets, exercise and relaxation everywhere. We are literally surrounded by it. At the same time, the world around us is rushing and we have to adapt our lives to it’s fast tempo. There is little time to do everything, so we try to make things easier. This often affects our health as a result of our relentless lifestyle. Do you want to know how to have a healthy lifestyle and avoid feeling guilty about not having enough time for yourself? Continue reading.

A healthy lifestyle that leads to a satisfied and healthy organism is not only about food. It is about exercise, quality sleep, optimism and the absence of addictive substances. We would like to change our habits but we give up rather quickly. Not everybody is patient, determined and strong-willed. The key is not to hurry. Start with little things. Even small steps can lead to you achieve big shifts.

Start anytime

It doesn’t matter what part of the year is. It could be New Years, bikini-season, Monday or Friday. You can start anytime. There is no reason to set up senseless goals or place high demands on yourself. It is important to set a realistic goal and work towards it slowly; your body has been accustomed to your “old” regime for a long time, so you need more time to get used to a new one.

Do not be afraid of changes in your diet.

Forget starvation and senseless diets! Balanced and nutritious food is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. This is what the body needs the most. What we eat is reflected in our health. But what can we do nowadays when food preparation takes our valuable time and eating fast food isn’t really a “healthy” choice? Don’t spend your time standing by the stove. With the modernization of time comes the modern art of nourishment – and the balanced liquid food MANA Drink embodies this philosophy.

MANA food contains all important nutrients without the ballast, without toxins, saturated fatty acids, cholesterol or cancerous substances. It is hard to believe, but this laboratory mixture represents a chance for global change in eating habits. It offers a way to get necessary nutrition in a simple, fast and affordable way,” says Jakub Krejčík, author of the MANA formula.

If you spend a great deal of your time on the go and don’t have much time to eat properly, MANA is an ideal choice for you. One 330 ml drink contains 400 kcal and thus covers 20% of your daily nutrient need. Just shake it, open it and enjoy a delicious meal! You can set you mind at ease too, MANA Drink does not contain any lactose or any other animal products so it’s completely vegan. If you are looking for a tasty, balanced and time effective food, you don’t have to search anymore. MANA Drink is the one for you.

Every move counts

Lack of exercise is a problem which affects a lot of people. Sedentary jobs and a global change in lifestyle within our society are to blame here. We give preference to use of public transport or cars instead of just walking. Why not try to get off a few stations earlier and walk the rest of the way. Choose stairs instead of an elevator. Find the right exercise for you. If you don’t want to sweat at the fitness center, go for a swim, or a run, try yoga. Moving to a healthy lifestyle doesn’t need to be harsh. Eventually, over the course of time, you’ll find that every little change you have done for yourself is greatly rewarding.