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We support the Mudbusters

The Mudbusters are are an association of running-enthusiasts who participate in obstacle, cross-country and road races in Europe. These athletes now also have a partner who takes care of their nutrition.

If a 42,195km marathon race is just not enough for you, because you also want to crawl through mud, shimmy around obstacles, haul tree trunks or dive along the way, then you have the spirit of a mudbuster.

At BERTRAND, we support these athletes in preparing for OCR competitions such as Lake Run or Strong Man Run. OCR is the abbreviation for Obstacle Course Racing. Especially in Europe, an OCR scene is emerging in which the toughest, newest and most extreme obstacle courses are up for discussion. A few years ago there were a few events where people had to climb over barriers, swim through muddy lakes and rivers or crawl under barbed wire. The scene is, however, very well organized. In every region, every month of the year there is now at least one OCR race.

Preparation for the competition in terms of nutrition

While preparing for exhausting runs such as marathons or OCR competitions the body needs a balanced mix of long-chain carbohydrates, proteins as well as vitamins and minerals with good bio-availability. BERTRAND active has been a popular and proven diet for many years among followers of the outdoor scene, providing athletes with the nutrients they need to prepare their bodies for the strain of competition.

Signore PE

Extremely beneficial!

The shakes help me to close a gap and to eat healthy and balanced food in spite of "missing" meals. For me, this is an extreme advantage that I don’t want to miss.

Signore PEMudbusters
Interested? Put our active variant to the test. We give every new customer one of our high quality shakers, which will survive even the hardest trails.

Thank you for 2017 – Donation to the WFP

Donate to the WFP

Once again, over here at us Bertrandistas a warm wintery feeling gradually starts settling in. The colleagues bring all kinds of pastry to the firm, many are wearing hand knitted wool jerseys to work and preferably, everybody wants to exclusively produce our baked apple and cinnamon variants. The year comes to an end.

We look back on a successful year. Our team and our premises have grown, just like our aspiration to our environmental and social responsibility as a company. We are very grateful for our faithful existing customers and the many new customers that have contributed to this positive development of our company.

Just like yesteryear, we want to present a coupon campaign once again, which both benefits you, as a customer, and the regions supported by the “UN – World Food Programme”.

Code: WFP // 7,5% for you – 4€ for the WFP

For every order using the code “WFP“, your shopping cart will be eased by 7,5%. In addition, we forward a donation of 4,00€ for each order using this code to the “UN – World Food Programme”, which can nourish a school child for 10 days.

Valid until 15. Jan. 2018

Of course, you also donate to the WFP projects yourself. You can find all information on the official page of the World Food Programme as well as on the highly recommended page

Annika | Customer Care

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I am happy to answer any questions you might have on this topic. Feel free to write me an e-mail. You will usually receive an answer within 24 hours.

Annika | Customer

2nd Paderborn Martinslauf

Robiel Weldemichael gewinnt den zweiten Paderborner Martinslauf

Winner Robiel Weldemichael // © Frank Beineke – New Westfalian Newspaper

The 2nd Paderborn Martinslauf took place last Friday in Paderborn and we once again took the opportunity to provide healthy vitamins and minerals to the finishers

1,400 athletes enjoyed the challenging circuit through the center of Paderborn, which had a very special running atmosphere, as some sections of the track were artistically illuminated by local art students. Robiel Weldemichael (cover picture) shot like a flash to the front right at the beginning. The 25-year-old exceptional athlete repeated his 10-kilometer win in the previous year and won confidently in 31:15 minutes.

We were able to distribute a total of 1,500 complimentary meals to the athletes and visiting spectators. This year we introduced our BERTRAND bottle for the first time. In this bottle, which covers 1/4 of the daily requirements of the daily recommended nutrients, we do not rely on simple rotproof PET bottles, but on a plastic that is made of vegetable starch and is completely biodegradable. Our Green Bottle is currently available as a prototype only for German-speaking customers. More information here (German page): BERTRAND – Green Bottle

Impressions of our promotion

Annika | Customer Care

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I am happy to answer any questions you might have on this topic. Feel free to write me an e-mail. You will usually receive an answer within 24 hours.

Annika | Customer

STUMP Review by Jason Hunt

Jason Hunt from the channel Campcraft put our product on his tree stump and gave it a detailed examination from an experienced outdoorsman. He gives it a very positive review. Watch the video here.

Annika | Customer Care

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I am happy to answer any questions you might have on this topic. Feel free to write me an e-mail. You will usually receive an answer within 24 hours.

Annika | Customer

Vitamin and Mineral Supplier for Mario Weidler

We are thrilled to announce that, as of now, we are sponsoring Mario Weidler. Last year, he achieved two major successes by finishing 24th in the overall ranking of the World Cup 2016 (elite) and 16th in the European Championships 2016. During his competitions, he obviously needs to have total concentration and rely on his physical fitness. We are happy to help him on this front.

The aim of trial sports is to complete an obstacle course on a bike without touching the floor with your feet. The basic requirements of bike trial are maintaining good balance, total concentration, and perfect control over your bike and your body. Mario not only rides his bike, he also hops and jumps over stones, barrels or tree trunks as if it were the easiest thing in the world. As a trialer, he is an artist among cyclists: a lot of people can’t even use their feet with the same kind of control that he has over his bike.

We are happy to help Mario with the right nutrition and hope that our practical mix will support him during his competitions in the upcoming season. In 2018, Mario will participate in various international competitions and you might be able to see him in your area.


After several months’ neglect of our “Meet the Team” page, we have now been able to talk some colleagues into posing for a photo.

You should know who regularly mixes and sends your BERTRAND order. And who’s providing the answers to your questions about our product.


Short note: Our BERTRAND shaker is back in stock!

BERTRAND im Vergleich mit Huel

Due to a short-term flood of orders, we ran out of our BERTRAND shaker during the last few weeks and had to fall back on the model without our logo. However, our warehouse is now once again properly stocked and we can ship our shaker again.

  • Our shaker is made of tritan, BPA-free as well as free of other bisphenol compounds. You can find information about tritan here: Tritan Safe.
  • We have added fill marks to help you when dosing the powder.
As usual, new customers will receive this with the first order of a package, free of charge. Those who need more shakers will find them here in our shop.

Alkaline Diet with BERTRAND

Due to the many requests we’ve gotten in Support, we’ve looked into whether BERTRAND is suitable in alkaline diets. Here we’ll take a look at the individual ingredients and testing at our INTERTEK laboratory for food technology.

What is an alkaline diet?

An alkaline diet supplies humans with easily absorbed basic minerals as well as all the body’s required nutrients and vital substances. At the same time, it should spare the body from acid metabolic residue resulting from digestion. This brings the acid-alkaline ratio into balance for a proper and healthy pH value in all areas of the body. There is, however, as of yet no scientifically recognized proof of hyperacidity.

Laboratory tests for pH values

Laboratory tests on our products have determined them largely to have neutral pH values.

Laboratory test at INTERTEK – pH value of vegan variety
Laboratory test at INTERTEK – pH value of classic variety
Laboratory test at INTERTEK – pH value of active variety

In an alkaline diet, however, the pH values of foods are mostly excluded. You’ll find more on that in this article.

Is BERTRAND suitable for an alkaline diet?

In an alkaline diet, food is divided into categories based on whether they are more alkaline-forming or acid-forming. In addition, there is a division between good and bad acid-forming foods. Our ingredients fall into these categories as follows:

Almonds, walnuts, locust bean gum, sea buckthron berries, nutritional yeast, algae (porphyra, chlorella, lithothamnium), mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus), lemon peel extract, guava extract, basil leaf extract
Whole oats, flax seed, sunflower seeds, agave powder, coconut, rice protein
Powdered milk, milk protein powder


The ingredients in our vegan variety make our product highly suitable for integration into an alkaline diet. It is also possible to integrate our classic and active varieties, however these should be limited to individual meals due to the milk products they contain.

Peter | Customer Care

Have any questions remain unanswered?

I am happy to answer any questions you might have on this topic. Feel free to write me an e-mail. You will usually receive an answer within 48 hours.

Peter | Customer

Event: First semester at the University of Paderborn

In cooperation with the student group, MTP (Marketing between Theory and Practice) we have provided the new students at the University of Paderborn with BERTRAND.

The recommended daily dose of vitamins and minerals, of course, also helps you to stay awake and attentive in the daily routine of your studies.

Subsequently, here are some more pictures of the distribution action.

BERTRAND with a histamine intolerance?

Histamine in BERTRAND

Customers with histamine intolerance have asked us about the tolerability of BERTRAND. However, it is not that easy to answer that question, as one needs to consider different factors. On the one hand, the histamine level is important, which can fluctuate strongly, and on the other, it is the level of biogenic amines and other materials that can block the diamine oxidase (DAO).

BERTRAND with a histamine intolerance?

BERTRAND contains ~ 20 different natural ingredients, which can be sorted into charts according to their tolerability. We have filtered out the ingredients in BERTRAND for you, which could potentially prove to cause problems for customers with histamine intolerance, and described them in an overview. You will also find all ingredients in our FAQ. The data noted here were taken from the Swiss Interest Group Histamine Intolerance (SIGHI).

Walnut flour may cause symptoms for customers with histamine intolerance, as it contains amines and additionally functions as a liberator.
Locust bean gum itself does not contain histamine. It is possible, however, that it contains further amines or that it functions as a liberator.
Sunflower seeds function as a liberator and can thus lead to symptoms.
Guava and lemon function as a liberator. Additionally, lemons contain further amines, which can invariably cause problems. In BERTRAND, these two ingredients are mostly unproblematic, however, as the level in 100 g of BERTRAND is still below 0.2 g.
Nutritional yeast is unproblematic insofar as it is inactivated and only contains a very small total amount of glutamate.


Laboratory analysis for histamines

Apart from the comparison of our ingredients with the recommendations of the Swiss Interest Group Histamine Intolerance (SIGHI), our product has undergone an accredited analysis by our laboratory INTERTEK Bremen in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. No histamine could be detected in the product. The analysis can be viewed here:

BERTRAND – Analysis for histamine // Intertek Bremen



In our laboratory analysis, BERTRAND contained no traces of histamine. However, there are ingredients contained in it, which may cause a histamine intolerance in customers. We therefore recommend to confer with a physician or dietician and to order a small package as a tryout, at first. Due to the possible transformation of the amino acid histidine into histamine, we recommend people suffering from histamine intolerance to treat BERTRAND like a perishable product and to keep it refrigerated or frozen.

Peter | Customer Care

Have any questions remain unanswered?

I am happy to answer any questions you might have on this topic. Feel free to write me an e-mail. You will usually receive an answer within 48 hours.

Peter | Customer

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