THE ULTIMATE MEALCYCLOPEDIA

THE OWNER'S MANUAL FOR THE ULTIMATE LIFE® PRODUCTS

(Contains all the answers to the most commonly asked questions.)

1) WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE MEAL?

IS IT A SUPPLEMENT?

No; it is a whole & complete meal.

IS IT A MEAL REPLACEMENT?

No; it is beyond just a ‘replacement’… It actually sets a new standard (a light bulb is far more than just a candle replacement).

IS IT A PROTEIN SHAKE?

No; again, it is beyond just a ‘protein shake’… It is a whole meal, which also contains the ultimate protein in ideal (not excessive) amounts.

IS IT A LIQUID MEAL?

No; it is a solid meal, pulverized to ease digestion & assimilation.

IS IT FOR WEIGHT-LOSS?

Is that weight from muscle or fat?! Exactly! So, a more precise description would be: It will help you lose excess fat tissue, if you have it, while retaining & building muscle tissue, if you exercise. Since muscle weighs more than fat, it all depends on your particular situation…

SHOULD I HAVE IT WITH OTHER FOODS?

No. After all, it’s The Ultimate Meal! FYI, it will satisfy your hunger longer than anything you can have, because it nourishes you better than anything else.

2) HOW DOES IT TASTE?

Absolutely delicious…providing the directions on the label are followed exactly. It’s as simple as that. In other words, The Ultimate Meal tastes as great as the smoothie to which it is added. If you like the fruit smoothie by itself, you'll like it with The Ultimate Meal. Follow our recipes and we guarantee you will love it.

3) DO YOU NEED A BLENDER?

Yes, to use & pulverize whole fruits.

4) THE ULTIMATE RECIPE:

We at The Ultimate Life have the utmost respect for nature, which provides us with whole fruit, not juice. This is why The Ultimate Recipe is the optimum way to prepare The Ultimate Meal.

  • Purified Water: 10 oz.
  • Organic Banana: 1 Large (or 1.5 medium, or 2 small; & not over-ripe or under-ripe; & if it has brown spots, cut those out).
  • Organic Sweet Apple (Fuji or Gala): Use only Half (or peach, or mango, etc…) but NO juice.
  • Organic Frozen Blueberries: 1/3 cup.
  • The Ultimate Meal: 1 serving/scoop (1/3 cup).

Be sure to drink it within 15 minutes…
Drink 10-16 oz. of purified water at least 1 hour after having The Ultimate Meal & 4-8 glasses throughout the day.

glass of water banana apple blueberries scoop

5) HYPOGLYCEMIA & CANDIDA RECIPES:

Abstain from ALL fruit, beet & carrot juices, because they are . concentrated sources of sugar.

THE ULTIMATE FRUITLESS RECIPE:

  • 16 oz. unsweetened organic almond milk with vanilla
  • Add a tiny amount of 100% pure Stevia extract
  • 1 scoop of THE ULTIMATE MEAL
  • Take 3 of The Ultimate Supplement with every meal (including The Ultimate Meal).
glass of water no juice stevia scoop

6) WHY ORGANIC BANANAS & APPLES?

Organic Bananas taste great, have a perfect creamy consistency, available year-round, very rich in potassium & fiber. (You can have a readily available supply of ripe organic bananas by peeling, cutting, then freezing them. Use them only when you don't have ripe, fresh ones, & leave it out for 20 minutes before using them.)

Organic Apples taste great, have a perfect hearty consistency, available year-round, & are very nutritious.

Organic Frozen Blueberries: Probably the top anti-oxidant fruit on Earth, cools the smoothie, & available year round.

7) WHY REVERSE OSMOSIS (R.O.) PURIFIED WATER?

R.O. purification (unlike distillation) is the only definitive method of removing heavy metals & chemicals from tap water. Use it for drinking, cooking & washing everything you eat. Under-counter ones are best, which you can buy at Costco & Costco.com.

RO System

8) ‘DRINK’ IT WITHIN 15 MINUTES:

To prevent the ingredients in The Ultimate Meal from oxidizing, & the fiber from absorbing the smoothie, it is important to have it within 5 to 15 minutes…but don't rush it either!

9) "CHEW" EACH MOUTHFUL:

Digestion begins in the mouth, not stomach. That’s because chewing or mastication releases the digestive enzymes in the saliva. This is why it is very important to "chew" each mouthful of The Ultimate Meal a few times before swallowing.

10) WHY NO VEGETABLE JUICES:

The Ultimate Meal is nutritionally far more potent than most vegetables &/or their juices. For example, Spirulina is richer than carrot juice in beta carotene, & richer than spinach in chlorophyll! This is why using vegetable juices would be redundant.

Cow milk is a perfect food…IF you are a baby calf! To learn the documented facts & myths about dairy products (plus a lot more), let us know, & we’ll send you links to inform yourself.

11) MILK (FROM COWS, GOATS, SHEEP, CATS, ETC.):

Cow milk is a perfect food…IF you are a baby calf! To learn the documented facts & myths about dairy products (plus a lot more), let us know, & we’ll send you links to inform yourself.

NO Milk

12) WHY NOT JUST WATER or CITRUS FRUIT JUICES?

Using whole fruits with The Ultimate Meal is not just to enhance the flavor & taste, but to complete the nutritional requirements of the body. This intended perfect balance would be undermined by using just water (unless you have no choice).

Citrus fruit juices such as lemon, orange & grapefruit are far too acidic to consume without the pulp, which acts as a natural buffer, thus protecting the stomach lining. However, fresh, whole, seedless & organic sweet oranges or tangerines are fine.

13) COLOR, TASTE AND TEXTURE VARIANCES:

The Ultimate Meal is not an over-processed "liquid meal", so the color, taste & texture may vary. Also, we recommend you check the evolution & list of ingredients periodically, because we may have added or subtracted any of them in order to maintain The Ultimate Meal the best it can possibly be, at ANY given time. Period.

14) WHY IS IT GREEN?

It certainly was not in vogue when we started this concept in 1981, but green is in now! The problem is, a small amount of any sub-standard algae will turn anything green.

The primary source of greenness in The Ultimate Meal is a therapeutic dose (the highest in the industry) of the ultimate organic spirulina on Earth, which is the richest source of chlorophyll, which is the primary detoxifying agent in dark green vegetables.

15) WHY TWO SERVINGS DAILY?

Lunch Bag

The amounts of the ingredients in The Ultimate Meal are formulated & based upon 80 grams every day, which is TWO servings/scoops daily. We could’ve done what most other companies do, which is make the dosage a token amount, which gives you the illusion you’re getting everything you need, leaving us with a lot more profit, but that’s not how we operate. Our goal is to make a major difference in your life…one that’s undeniable. That’s why we’ve never had to advertise. Your experience will speak for itself…providing you are following our directions.

Maintains the nutritional momentum. One serving would provide less than half the optimum benefit.

The Ultimate Meal is the ideal breakfast because it is the best combination of an easily digestible and yet nutritionally complete meal. Most people tell us that they are satisfied, without feeling hungry, even past lunch time. After all, the primary cause of hunger is NOT an empty stomach; it is lack of nourishment! This is why you can eat junk food (potato chips, cookies, etc.) for weeks without feeling full . . . you will feel sick, but not full. The body expends much energy while digesting conventional chewable meals, especially during the day when your mind and body are very active. This is why The second Ultimate Meal should be consumed around lunch time or after a workout, to replenish glycogen and revitalize your whole body without wasting valuable energy.

It would be ideal to have The Ultimate Meal for dinner also (many people have it three times daily!), but we enjoy chewing on foods, too! The best time for that is in the evening, when your mind and body are at rest, thus enabling your blood to concentrate on your digestive system for proper assimilation of nutrients. Remember to chew well & don't forget to take The Ultimate Supplement.

16) AT THE OFFICE OR ON THE ROAD:

After having THE ULTIMATE MEAL at home for breakfast, most people are out of the house when it's time to have their second one. Here are two solutions:

If you work in an office with a kitchen, get ANOTHER jar of THE ULTIMATE MEAL and a SECOND blender for the office (well worth the small investment) and you're set.

office

17) IF YOU CAN'T HAVE IT TWICE DAILY:

If you are simply unable to have two full smoothies in one day, here is the solution: Use TWO scoops of THE ULTIMATE MEAL instead of one (or at least a heaping one), to insure getting ALL the nutrients and anti-oxidants necessary for that day.

Lunch Bag

18) EXERCISE, BODYBUILDING AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:

Have THE ULTIMATE MEAL at least 1 to 2 hrs. BEFORE exercising to allow enough time for proper digestion. This will give you SUSTAINABLE energy WITHOUT refined sweeteners or stimulants such as sugar, honey, fructose, caffeine, guarana, ginseng, amphetamines, etc.

Another ideal time to have THE ULTIMATE MEAL is shortly AFTER exercising to replenish glycogen, to reduce muscle pain and cramps, as well as to revitalize the whole body.

Athletes and bodybuilders who train intensely should DOUBLE their daily intake of THE ULTIMATE MEAL for more stamina, endurance, bulk and caloric intake.

Fruit smoothies and electricity are obviously scarce when indulging in camping, hiking, rock climbing and mountaineering. The obvious solution is THE ULTIMATE MEAL in water, with some Stevia.

Exercise

19) LOSING EXCESS FAT TISSUE:

You should never try to "lose weight." Although this term does not specify whether it is referring to weight from muscle or fat tissue, it usually means both! You do NOT want to lose muscle tissue.

Most "weight-loss" programs and products accomplish their goal by increasing fiber and reducing nourishment, which inevitably results in binges and actual loss of muscle tissue. This is extremely unhealthful and dangerous.

THE ULTIMATE MEAL will help you lose EXCESS fat tissue IF you have it, while MAINTAINING and even BUILDING muscle tissue if you exercise. Since muscle weighs more than fat, your weight might not change much . . . though you will be trimmer. Health is not necessarily gauged by mere weight.

Most "weight-loss" programs and products accomplish their goal by increasing fiber and reducing nourishment, which inevitably results in binges and actual loss of muscle tissue. This is extremely unhealthful and dangerous.

20) PREGNANCY, BREAST-FEEDING AND CHILDREN:

THE ULTIMATE MEAL is not only safe, but based on the numerous enthusiastic responses we have received, they are IDEAL for humans of ANY age. (Consult your health specialist.)

Pregnant and nursing mothers should have at least 1 1/2 - 2 scoops of THE ULTIMATE MEAL per meal, since in essence, they are basically feeding TWO people.

As for children, they usually instinctively drink as much of THE ULTIMATE MEAL smoothie as their body needs to be adequately nourished. After a few times you will know how much to provide them with.

21) FEELING HUNGRY TOO SOON, DIZZY OR "SICKISH":

Eliminate the fruit juice immediately. You probably have a sugar imbalance, hypoglycemia, diabetes and/or have candida. Switching to the recipes previously described, should prevent you from getting or feeling hungry for at least 3 - 6 hours. If not, use 1 1/2 - 2 scoops of THE ULTIMATE MEAL per serving (or smoothie).

22) DETOX SYMPTOMS:

THE ULTIMATE MEAL does wonders in helping detoxify the body due to its exceptionally pure and cleansing ingredients. Some symptoms of detox may be: gas, bloating, nausea, acne, migraines, diarrhea, constipation, even feeling sick (sounds like fun, doesn't it?). These occur occasionally and usually last for about 7 to 15 days only. If the detox symptoms are severe, cut down to 1/4 - 1/2 a scoop twice daily and build up to one scoop per meal over the period of a week. This may not be enjoyable, but once it is over, it is like having risen above the smog and into the clean, pristine skies in an airplane. What you once accepted as feeling great will no longer be acceptable to you.

detox

23) FOOD COMBINING:

We wholeheartedly recommend proper food combining to ease digestion with most conventional CHEWABLE meals. However, THE ULTIMATE MEAL is an exception to this rule because it is PULVERIZED to make digesting it as easy as possible. Also, since it is mostly LIVE, it contains its own enzymes. Even most people with sensitive digestive systems have no problem with THE ULTIMATE MEAL.

24) WHY SPROUTED INGREDIENTS?

We at THE ULTIMATE LIFE pioneered the research in this concept in 1994. Two years later, we were the first to develop a way to sprout seeds/grains PROPERLY without killing the valuable enzymes. Instead of simply throwing many types of seeds or grains into water and calling them "sprouted," we perfected the art on the most nutritious and potent supergrains & vegetable on earth. This makes us the FIRST and ONLY company to offer properly sprouted perfection that is certified organic, cold-pasteurized (NOT irradiated), fresh-freeze-dried and cold-milled without the high bacteria counts in most sprouted products. GUARANTEED. 

Our research shows that any packaged products claiming "sprouted" ingredients need to be scrutinized carefully with regard to their sprouting methods, bacteria levels and drying or milling methods, as well as actual nutrient and enzymatic content . . . after all, talk is cheap.

Sprouted

25) WHY FRESH FREEZE-DRIED INGREDIENTS?

Heat is the ultimate enemy of fresh, live, sprouted plants because it kills most of the friendly bacteria, enzymes and nutrients provided by nature. No matter what you hear, the only DEFINITIVE method of retaining all of the above is fresh freeze-drying. The reason it is used so rarely is because it is the most expensive method of drying anything. We feel this is worth every dime, thus an investment in our quest to achieve perfection.

26) WHY CERTIFIED ORGANIC?

The first step to optimum health is clean food. Now that it has become a selling point, we seem to see the word "organic" everywhere, which is unfortunately misused most of the time. Certified organic foods MUST be grown without using chemical fertilizers or pesticides and should be certified by a reputable and qualified well-known third party.

organic

27) CALORIC CONTENT:

The reasons for the lack of a high caloric content in THE ULTIMATE MEAL are: 

  • Potency counts much more than mere quantity. THE ULTIMATE MEAL has no "empty calories" to speak of, thus almost every calorie counts.
  • Documented traits common among the healthiest and longest living people on earth are:
    • They consume no animal products.
    • They are physically active and exercise regularly.
    • They live in a low-stress and non-polluted environment.
    • They consume a "low" calorie but nutritionally potent diet.

We live by example and follow the example of the healthy and wise.

28) WHY NOT ADD ANYTHING TO THE ULTIMATE MEAL?

We do NOT compromise. If the ingredient is the ultimate in its field, it is in THE ULTIMATE MEAL, which is why it is constantly evolving. No need to "doctor it up"; it would only create expensive urine.

29) WHY CERTIFIED VEGAN?

Pronounced "veegn," it describes a person, a product or a company that ABSTAINS from the EXPLOITATION of any sentient being. This includes avoiding animal testing and animal products of any kind, such as flesh "foods" (beef, chicken, turkey, pork, fish, sea creatures, etc.), dairy products, eggs, leather, wool, silk, lanolin, gelatin, and honey. Simply put, avoiding anything that had a face or came from something that had a face. We live and recommend this lifestyle for ethical, health, environmental and even spiritual reasons. 

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
- Gandhi

30) WHY CERTIFIED KOSHER?

Many people think of Kosher certification as a religious ritual conducted by rabbis only for Orthodox Jews. It is actually just as valuable for the purpose of quality control due to the rabbis' virtually unlimited access to proprietary information and on-site supervision. This certification helps us assure the uncompromised integrity of the ingredients and packaging of THE ULTIMATE LIFE® products.

31) STORING AN OPEN CAN:

The choice is yours: you may refrigerate it or simply store it in a cabinet. THE ULTIMATE MEAL is uniquely custom packaged to remain fresh for at least two months after breaking the seal (which is one of the reasons it is NOT available in bulk or larger sizes). However, if you buy them in quantity (as most people do) and you can spare the space, you may refrigerate them or simply store them in a cool, dark, dry place.

32) WHY PLANTCAPS (FOR THE ULTIMATE SUPPLEMENT)?

  • PLANTCAPS are certified kosher, organic certifiable, and vegan. They are made from easily dissolvable plants which increases bioavailability.
  • Softgel and common capsules are made of gelatin (made of pigskin from meat-packers, hide scrap from tanneries, bone and connective tissue).
  • PLANTCAPS are completely neutral to their contents (unlike gelatin).
  • Gelatin capsules are a good medium for bacterial and fungal growth, therefore, preservatives are necessary to control microbial growth.
  • PLANTCAPS dissolve significantly faster than gelatin with cold beverages.
  • Most tablets do not dissolve easily, and are manufactured using heat, additives, binders, excipients and even gelatin (as an ingredient or coating)!

Now you know exactly why we us PLANTCAPS, and DO NOT use tablets or gelatin capsules. 

33) WHY ROTATE AT LEAST 3 CONTAINERS?

We never plan on this, but periodically it happens anyway . . . We run out of THE ULTIMATE LIFE products. Here’s why: 

Having all of our ingredients arrive from totally different parts of the world at the peak of their quality and freshness is a logistic miracle every time we do it. If only ONE ingredient is unavailable or not up to our standards, we do NOT produce that product! Most manufacturers simply either don’t use it/them or use inferior sources. At THE ULTIMATE LIFE, we guarantee the ingredients are PRECISELY what we declare on the label. NO exceptions! 

Readiness for natural disasters such as earthquakes or hurricanes. This is why we recommend everyone stock and rotate at least three containers of each of THE ULTIMATE LIFE products (especially THE ULTIMATE MEAL and THE ULTIMATE MEALBAR) for each person using them; thus if we happen to run out, you have at least one month to keep your standard of well-being uncompromised and intact.

34) FRESHNESS & SHELF-LIFE:

THE ULTIMATE LIFE products are packaged using the following state-of-the-art methods for maintaining our extremely high standards for freshness: 

  • Metal Cans: Real metal…not porous cardboard canisters, or plastic jars. 100% impervious to any outside air, & 100% recyclable.
  • Oxygen absorbing packets: This eliminates the most of the oxygen in the cans, virtually eliminating oxidation.
  • Shelf-Life: About 3 years before breaking seal and 2 months after opening it. The Sweetener has no expiration date.
  • Amber Glass Bottle: The ultimate recyclable light and air barrier. Period.
  • Induction Sealed: Unlike cheap pressure-sensitive (PS) seals, ours are COMPLETELY and absolutely air tight.
  • Shelf-Life: About 3 years before breaking seal and 2 months after opening it.

Many of our customers buy our products by the case (12 or more) without any concern for freshness or shelf life.

fresh

35) ENZYMES & COOKED FOOD:

Heated, cooked and processed foods are NOT ideal sources of nourishment for the human body. The primary reason for this is the ABSENCE of nutrients and enzymes which are essential to properly assimilate the nutrients in the foods we eat. This is why it is best to consume raw, properly sprouted and unprocessed foods. However, when you do eat something which has been processed, subjected to heat or is simply hard to digest, it is ESSENTIAL to supplement that meal with THE ULTIMATE DefenZYME.

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36) DINNER IDEAS:

  • Always abstain from salty and fatty foods and especially ALL animal products of any kind (contact us for the links to great videos learn the facts).
  • Have any type of complex carbohydrates such as organic brown rice, whole grain pasta, quinoa, etc., or legumes such as lentils, split peas, beans, etc., with vegetables and salad.
  • Make sure at least 1/3 of your meal is RAW or preferably SPROUTED (always chew long and well).
  • Always take THE ULTIMATE SUPPLEMENT with your meals.
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37) THE ULTIMATE PETMEAL and Dog Food:

Most dogs don’t attack cows, lambs, pigs, sheep, chickens or tuna. Yet pet foods are usually full of toxins and fillers which are made of the "throwaway" body parts of these poor, innocent creatures. We have numerous customers (even sanctuaries) whose omnivorous and herbivorous friends not only survive but thrive on THE ULTIMATE LIFE products and a vegan diet without animal products of any kind. (Remember, dogs are omnivorous, not carnivorous creatures). 

DIRECTIONS:

  • One teaspoon of THE ULTIMATE PETMEAL or THE ULTIMATE MEAL for every 5 lbs. of your dog's weight.
  • Sprinkle it dry on dogfood OR add some water creating a green gravy.
  • The ultimate dog kibble: V-DOG - Direct form the company, or order through us at a better price.

38) GUARANTEE

Talk is cheap and EVERYONE says they make the best. The bottom line is, how does it work? To take ALL the risk out of experiencing the unique benefits of THE ULTIMATE LIFE products they are all guaranteed for thirty days from purchase date, providing the directions on the labels and in THE ULTIMATE MEALCYCLOPEDIA are followed thoroughly.

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39) DON'T THROW IT ALL AWAY

Environmentalism is an extremely important issue at THE ULTIMATE LIFE. This is why we recycle EVERYTHING that can be recycled, and use only 100% POST-CONSUMER recycled and recyclable paper printed on BOTH sides with soy ink (except the labels, which are printed on one side). 

The ultimate form of environmentalism is to RE-USE everything possible, whether it is recyclable or not. For this reason, we re-use many of the packing and shipping materials we receive from other companies (even though most of our boxes are custom, to prevent the need for all that). We urge you to do the same whenever possible, or to take them to a local packing and shipping outlet or a recycling center at the very least.

Each of us can make a difference…But together we can help save our planet.

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40) IN CLOSING

It has been said that imitation is the ultimate form of flattery. Over the years we've been flattered beyond belief by imitators of our company name, product names, our concepts, our labels, our formulas, even my bio, and everything in between, in an attempt to capitalize on the phenomenon created by THE ULTIMATE LIFE products. 

Although other companies and products may look and sound similar at first and even second glance, as you examine them more closely and carefully, you will discover that they are simply pale imitations, NEVER duplications (call us if you're not sure). Always remember that most products are designed to be sold . . . they only happen to be used; THE ULTIMATE LIFE products were created and designed to be USED . . . they only happen to be sold. 
As we have done since 1982, we promise to continue to provide you with the ultimate sources of nourishment for the best possible price, so we can all enjoy the ultimate life . . . absolutely and unequivocally guaranteed. 

"Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food."
- Hippocrates, 500 B.C.