The US FDA does not currently offer a specific definition of a functional food. However, the widely used description offered by the U.S. Institute of Medicine states that a functional food is one that “may provide a health benefit beyond the traditional nutrients it contains” (U.S. Institute of Medicine, J. ADA 1995).

Isabella’s Functional Muffins are designed to offer specific health benefits to the consumer. Our three varieties are Activate, Optimize, and Revitalize.

Activate – a probiotic raisin bran muffin containing GanedenBC30 that is designed to optimize digestive tract function. The World Health Organization describes a probiotic as a living microorganism that benefits its host when present in adequate amounts. Isabella’s Activate muffin contains friendly bacteria in the proper amounts to help improve gut health and function. They are also an excellent source of insoluble fiber.

Revitalize – this hearty peanut butter and chocolate chip muffin helps to increases energy. It is enriched with added Vitamins B6 and B12, and energy boosting compounds such as guarana, taurine, inositol to further increase energy, support cellular regeneration, and promote healthy organ systems, including the nervous system and skin.

These muffins are food products and are not a treatment or cure for any medical disorder or disease. If you have any questions relating to immune or digestive health, you should consult a healthcare professional.