Mana is back. We are shipping again!

Dear friend and customer,

as you probably know, there was a 21 days long shipping limbo due to increasing demand which resulted in a stock shortage. That is now history and we started shipping again!

As an owner of the company, which do its best to put the customer in the first place, I realize that such a situation is not pleasant at all. We are aware of it and I believe we learned a lot from this situation.

We will try to prevent any possible gaps in the future. To get enough production buffer, we started to produce three times more than before. If necessary, we are ready for a further increasement of the monthly production. Next month, we are going to move our production line in a new 1300m2 hall. We are also planning further robotization and optimalization of the producing process. Next time I will tell you more about this topic 🙂

“We have 1643 orders on the waiting list now. First orders have been sent yesterday, the rest of the orders will be processed according to date of receipt. Thank you for your patience, packing and shipping of so many packages takes few days.” Thank you for support 🙂

We know, that the delay with deliveries may have caused some problems to our customers. From this reason, we decided to credit 5 loyal points to each customer. Just look in your account.

Thank you for your endless support

Jakub, CEO

Delivery and Master Plan

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From the very beginning, all parts of the production and distribution were carried out in the form of manufactory. Nowadays, we cooperate with companies with specialization for different parts of the production process. Mixing is done in our factory and customized packaging fullfilled on a mass-production lines. 

Delivery. We started the marketing later, because it represents only the third step in our business plan. Priorities of MANA strategy are from the very beginning as follows:
1) To produce a damn good product
2) To deliver a damn good product

Current situation update: Due to the rapid increase in number of orders we’re not able to ship enough products. For the last 3 months demand has grown over 180%, so it has greatly exceeded our original production schedule. It happened for the first time that we have no supplies to deliver even to our regular customers. In past few weeks we established many restrictions to avoid complete sellout, but that did not help. On the contrary every new restriction led to a further increase of the number of the orders.

At this moment we are producing new supplies. The incoming orders will be sent in order as of their acceptance. We want to ensure you that the production proceeds in two shifts. In order to catch up on this gap, we are working 16 hours a day including the weekends.

On September 24th we start with shipping again. The orders of the regular customers will be processed in preference and directly after that the orders of our new customers. The orders will be send in order of their acceptance. At the moment our team works at 100% to manage to adapt logistically and reset to a mode when each order will be shipped in 24 hours.

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Master Plan. This year we are about to introduce two new products. One of them is a drink that we have already announced. At this moment we are in the phase of reproduction packaging and the first production test. For now, we plan to start selling this product at the end of 3Q 2016. The second product was partly evolved by a happy coincidence and now we are already in the phase of preparation. Launch of the product with code-name “B” is scheduled for the turn in the 1-2Q 2017.

We’re therefore going to produce 3 SKUs, which will be from a logistical point of view three times more difficult. Nonetheless we feel ready for it. In September we are moving into a new production hall with 1,000 square meters capacity. In connection with the new place we are working on an upgrade of our production line, which we want to completely robotize into an automatic mode. Our investment into robotics, automatization and complete reconstruction of the hall will cost approximately 100k euros this year.

Thanks to that we will be able to produce simultaneously a powder, a drink and product “B” on a global scale, especially because we plan to produce the drink in the US in the 2Q 2017 . Now we are at the stage of setting up a company and selecting a product packaging supplier in the US. Of course mixing of the powder will be kept in CZ.

Thanks to all for your support and understanding. I am sorry that I have recently not written much, but honestly, I have 5 unfinished similar blogs, so I am very happy that I have finally posted this one :-). Jakub

[MARK 3] v2. Less salty. Equally sweet.

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New less salty taste

On the basis of customer reviews,we modified the salinity  of MANA, by changing quantity and ratio of the ingredients that are responsible for salty taste. So we decreased the amount of potassium chloride and sodium chloride. These salts are forms of sodium and potassium, supplied in excess to the amount of natural content of sodium and potassium in ingredients Total quantity of sodium is unchanged, remainder we replace by sodium carbonate,which in addition balances the pH.

New fiber ratio

We decided to adjust the ratio of soluble and insoluble fiber, and also to its source. From our tests, the best version is the presented version which contains much more oat fiber. Now the MANA is more thick and ensure stronger feeling of fullness.

*For more informations please contact our live chat support.

New MANA [MARK 3] Is Made of Algae and Can Replace Any Meal.

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Have no time for breakfast? At work one task follows another, and you can’t even take a lunch break? What if you never had to worry about food again? The solution is fast, healthy and balanced MANA that gives you everything your body needs at a price of just €1.31 per meal (including delivery).

After the successful launch of MANA, the future food in Europe, it is now being consumed by more than 34,000 customers in 19 countries. Users are people from offices, athletes, students, researchers, computer gamers, programmers, as well as ordinary people who have difficulty finding the time for high-quality and balanced meals. What is so special about new MANA?

We have recently laboratory tested 72 new raw materials from around the world to find the right ones. We worked a lot on taste and texture. Overall, we changed the nutrient ratio by reducing the amount of carbohydrates and instead, we worked on their complexity. We have proportionally increased the lipids content while maintaining the same amount of protein per day”, says project founder Jakub Krejcik.

New MANA [MARK 3] is made of algae and can replace any meal. The new version is made out of algae, isomaltulose, soy protein and other natural ingredients. The delicious taste and creamier texture is even closer to the heavenly mana. To achieve balanced complexity, the new version includes a diverse mix of carbohydrates. Whole grain oats were replaced with oat fiber, a valuable source of beta-glucans with a perfectly balanced ratio of soluble and insoluble fiber. New MANA now contains 11 grams of soluble and 10 grams of insoluble fiber per day. Newly included is isomaltulose as a disaccharide, which gradually releases carbohydrates, leading to a dramatically lower glycemic index.

We have significantly increased the amount of algae oils to 2.75 g per day to get the recommended daily amount of 910 mg DHA and 500 mg EPA, which are among the most valuable components in omega-3 fatty acids. We also included extra-virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil. It contributes mainly as a source of saturated fatty acids with a medium-long-chain that is rare in vegetable oils and yet necessary for complete nutrition”, says Marek Humpl, chief technologist of the project.

Last, and according to MANA supporters the most perceptible change, is a different taste and texture of the popular powdered food. That will please most palates who disliked the previous sweeter taste. We have listened to our customers carefully and came up with a new texture, that is saltier and much creamier. This also served as way to eliminate grain sediments at the bottom of the drink. MANA is now divided into 5 servings per day. That means that one meal (400 kcal), with delivery-cost-included, will cost you only €1.31. You can use it daily as breakfast, or as a nutritious snack, or even to replace your entire diet. It gives you all the necessary nutrients, stops hunger pangs, saves you time and money, and you no longer have to contend with having a heavy stomach from eating too much or too unhealthily. Just because you are in rush doesn’t mean you should eat unhealthy hot dogs, fried noodles and useless hamburgers that only lead to stomach ulcers. Give your body the divine MANA and learn to eat a healthier way.

MANA [MARK 3] just arrived.


Our Nutrition Manifesto.

Our team is on continuous track of searching for better and more efficient sources of nutrients. To accomplish the new formula [MARK 3], we have newly tested 75 ingredients from various vendors to reach complete nutrition profile and find exactly what we were looking for to match the puzzle. Our team consists of organic chemist driven by passion for deep level of laboratory testing. It is our edge-difference-approach in designing the most advanced food on the planet Earth.

For various reasons, we believe that genetically modified organisms has not reach a sufficient technology or theoretical and practical understanding level. Therefore we think that the empirical understanding of natural resources through the prism of chemistry is the way to go. That is why we say that MANA is food designed in the laboratory.

New Delicious Taste & Outstanding Texture.

Thanks to your feedback, we were working day and night to improve the old version and move it to a totally new level. Taste of the brand new version is less sweet, more salty and milder. Creamy texture was achieved by reducing the size of the biggest particles to 60 mesh (0.25 mm), the previous version contained bigger particles of dietary fiber and wholegrain oats. Overall, we have slightly changed the nutrition ratio by reducing the amount of the carbohydrates from 243g to 173g and vice versa reached the complexity. Besides that, we have increased the amount of healthy fat from 70g to 100g, with amount of 101g of protein per day. The difference in the nutrition ratio is outstanding and better than ever before.

New Carbohydrates.

[MARK 3] includes a diverse mix of carbohydrates to meet balanced complexity. Oat flour in previous version had been replaced by oat fiber, which is perfectly balanced source of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. New MANA now contains 11g of soluble (beta–glucans) and 10g of insoluble dietary fiber per day. We have also included the isomaltulose as a disaccharide, which is made from beet sugar, therefore MANA now provides more slowly and gradual release of carbohydrates with a significantly lower glycemic index. In addition, it is the first non-cariogenic carbohydrate that is kind to your teeth.

New Lipids. (Oil Blend)

Changes regarding the oil ingredients helped us to soften the texture. We have significantly increased quantity of the Algae oil to 2.75g per day to get 100% of daily need of DHA (910 mg) and EPA (500 mg), which are the most valuable omega-3 fatty acids. Moreover, we involved virgin cold-pressed coconut oil, which brings natural pleasant aroma and healthy saturated fat containing medium-chain fatty acids. Not only these are rare in the vegetable oils, but also important to make the oils complex in nutrition.

New Measuring Scoop

No more pouring powder around the bottle. We have also worked hard to improve the measuring scoop. Finally we found simple solution to a problem with dosing. We moved handrail of scoop more into middle of the cup so powder goes more easily into the bottle. Problem solved.

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We boosted points to each account! Take a look.

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Hello to all,

We have a new site! On current website update we had been working a month and releasing it was the most challenging so far for us, in terms of what we have already gone through due to a web-based architecture. We hired another very talented programers to our team, thanks to that we can upgrade to a whole new level of web features. We changed a lot in backend and logistics (api to our German warehouse) etc., which is not important to you that much, but it is a significant step towards stability and security for us. Which is important.

We are launching “Share & Get” up to €100.

New features are not only design! We are introducing a new feature “Share & Get” MANA points.  In the pop-up window of your account details you can see your current score of your MANA points, which you can get by sending love and passion into space, to your friends, family and everyone you know simply through our site. For every purchase through your link, you get 5 points for your next purchase. (1 point = €1)

How can I get more points?

1. It is simple. On the top bar, hover over the silhouette icon and click on the big green button “Share & Get up to €100”

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2. That leads you to a page where you can share in 3 different ways. First you can enter emails of friends you think could be interested in MANA

OR

share throughout “Facebook” or “Twitter” and simply let know all your friends on the social networks,

OR  copy a unique link by clicking on the button “Copy link” and send it wherever you wish.

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What are the rules?

You get 5 points for every friend who order through your link. The link lasts up to 30 days. The maximum you can get is €100. 1 point = €1.Once your friend orders and the order is shipped, we send you the information e-mail that we topped up your MANA account with points, so you can use it for your next MANA purchase.

How to use my points for purchase?

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In checkout step. Checkout will show you your current number of points in your MANA account.

So enjoy. Thanks for support! MANA team

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SuperMANA. Manufacturing update #2.

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Manufacturing of SuperMANA got delayed, that is why we are postponing the release to third quarter of 2016.

Why delay ?

We fetched the first delay at the moment of negotiations on the design of the bottle. The result was that the price would be astronomical regarding to production costs (a special new production line would cost approx. 3,5 million  EUR). Therefore we need to use the best current production bottle design to suit our requirements (Shelf life-1year without necessity of cooling). That is highest priority.

We started to search through Europe intensively, and at this moment we contacted two processors with which we already implemented testing of the final product on their production lines. Time is the most important thing for the verifying the correctness of this phase. Due to extreme requirements that we have and which must be implemented, we have to wait for lab results over the past few months after the testing. This is the delay number two.

Function-before-form.

Custom bottle design is something that we consider essential, but it does not make a sense to postpone such a great product just because it is not possible to produce the packaging according to our ideas at the moment. We can do that later – just as the first MANA were made to Ikea bags, the drink can also (and will) go through its own evolution. The final design will be known at the beginning of April 2016.

When will be drink ready?

At the moment we have optimistic estimation for release in third quarter of 2016. Moreover we must wait for some spare production capacity. However, due to the fact that we are embarking on the market with a very unique product, we are going through the so-called “pioneering” – the occasional exploring new areas that are not unique only for us. With a great effort, we are trying to make the drink ready as soon as possible. Although the release date seems to be too far, for us it is almost „around the corner“, time is passing really fast and we are doing our best.

We are ready to communicate with you, and in the case that you do not want to wait for a drink, we will be glad to convert your pre-order into improved version of the powdered MANA [MARK 2 v2], so you will be able to make your own drink.

Thank you for your support. Jacob

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Customer Support & LiveChat

 

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Finally 🙂 We are very pleased to launch real-time customer support. It took us a while but it’s online, the wait is over!

Customer line +420 230 234 312

Today we launched a customer service line, where it is possible to reach our amazing Eve, which will be responsible for all your questions. Eva also answer questions in a live chat, if the line is busy ask for patience and forbearance 🙂

Live chat (link here)

Live help with the purchase or your questions about MANA we launched some time ago, but as of today will steadily live support from 9AM to 5PM. In the future, we would like to extend support for the entire day.


Eva is behind the Customer Support. Here is her bio.

Eva is educated in field management and economics. She studied at university in Zlin, moreover she has experience with studies abroad. Since she has previously worked in a similar position, she is ready to answer any question.

As a vegan, she appreciates the most that MANA is nutritionally balanced. Eva enjoys cooking with MANA, as well as she likes inventing a new recipes. She wants to inspire people with the recipes and proove, that MANA is a full meal, not only some milkshake.

She could not live withou music and animals. In her spare time she likes travelling.

Smoother MANA [MARK II v.2]

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MANA team is constantly improving the texture and taste without compromising on nutritional values, which is our priority number one. We are introducing improved and also the most advanced version we have made so far. Shipping from today on mymana.eu.

Improved smoother texture

Previous versions contained larger particles of whole grain oats that some of our users and community members pointed out as a problem to be solved.

We have managed to make the particles smaller by cold milling technology, we waited for custom-made machine that will be able to efficiently cooling the grinding chamber with cold water. Why cooling the process? Because if temperature of milling exceed certain temperature point, then lipids and (proteins) turning bitter. There is no change in nutritional values only in texture which leads to better user experience.

Update on shipping during Christmas time

At the moment are all orders shipped within 48 hours. Christmas time is coming and our supplies are starting moving quickly. If you are thinking about MANA as a gift for you close ones we recommend to order before 17th of December.

We are very happy that changes lead to better experience of consuming MANA.

Learn more

For more info about Mane and theirs ingredients please visit nutrition.mymana.eu find answers to all your questions or contact us at Customer Support.

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MANA is scaling production 10x

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Hi all MANA fantastic people,

we would like to announce, that we have finished first stage of our world wide production scaling plan. Now we are able to produce 10x times more then we have been able to produce up until now and we finally catching up with demand. Thanks to that we are able to ship all orders within 48 hours.

As part of our world wide expansion plan we are combining the production with 3rd party warehouse logistics. We are starting with warehouses in Germany within one month.

Thanks all for infinite support!

#DrinkFood, Jacob, MANA

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