Why crickets?

Understand why Crickets are amazing and why your body will thank you for them.

We don’t have all the answers, and we won’t pretend to. 

A lot of people don’t realize how little we know about nutrition, vitamins, and supplements. The industry is under-regulated. Many consumers are unaware of how to take vitamins and minerals in a way that gets absorbed. Take turmeric, for example. You might have heard of its health benefits. But did you know absorption is minimal unless you take it with black pepper? When we isolate nutrients, we’re not often taking them in a way that can get absorbed. You’re wasting money, and maybe even doing harm to your body. 

Nature usually gets it right. When you get your iron from spinach instead of a pill, you might absorb more of it and are less likely to get an upset stomach. You can thank Nature for that. 

Enter crickets.

Crickets have nutrition beyond protein. Who knew? 

Crickets naturally contain complete Protein (all 9 Essential Amino Acids & BCAAs,), Vitamin B2 & B12, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Omega-3, Prebiotics & Fiber. They’re highly bioavailable (maximum absorption) and easy on your stomach (less gas or bloating.)

Most companies are using bugs for protein powders or bars. We think it’s a shame the other nutrients are ignored. 

Instead of mixing synthetic materials you can’t pronounce or isolating nutrients, we let nature do the work.

The Original Cricket Pill is 100% ground up crickets. Period. 

When you market a supplement product, you have to be careful about the health claims you make. We honor transparency and honesty, so we’ll update you as more research emerges about the benefits of bugs. We trust new research will continue to provide evidence around the functional benefits of eating insects. So far, research has provided evidence that, “Cricket supplementation selectively changes the gut microbial and metabolite environment,” and cricket consumption is safe. (Read more: Impact of Edible Cricket Consumption on Gut Microbiota in Healthy Adults, a Double-blind, Randomized Crossover Trial)


The Original Cricket Pill is 100% ground up crickets. Period.

When you market a supplement product, you have to be careful about the health claims you make. We honor transparency and honesty, so we’ll update you as more research emerges about the benefits of bugs. We trust new research will continue to provide evidence around the functional benefits of eating insects. So far, research has provided evidence that, “Cricket supplementation selectively changes the gut microbial and metabolite environment,” and cricket consumption is safe. (Read more: Impact of Edible Cricket Consumption on Gut Microbiota in Healthy Adults, a Double-blind, Randomized Crossover Trial)


Instead of asking why eat insects, we should be asking: “Why not?”

Crickets are sustainable.

Choose any food enviro-metric: gallons of water, CO2 equivalents of greenhouse gases, acres of land, feed-conversion-ratio comparisons, you name it. Insects come out ahead of traditional livestock like beef. Insects are cold-blooded, meaning they do not waste energy converting feed into body heat. Insects take around 12x less food than cows, produce 100x less CO2, take 1000x less water to raise, and can be grown anywhere. To put this in perspective, a pound of beef takes about 2000 gallons of water in total to get from the farm to your table. A pound of crickets takes only ONE gallon of water.