Sunkist Liquid 24g Protein Pouch by Protica Nutritional Research
Protica Nutritional Research - Sunkist Liquid 24g Protein Pouch Fruit Punch - 120 oz. (3.5 L)
Protica Nutritional Research Sunkist Liquid Protein contains 24 grams of protein. Sunkist Protein is a high quality liquid protein conveniently packaged in a ready-to-dispense pouch that is economically and environmentally friendly. The pouch never requires refrigeration: It is fitted with a patented dispensing tap that ensures the product inside remains safe and fresh. Each pouch contains 48 servings. Each 2.5 oz. serving provides 24 grams of protein, 0 fat, 0 sugar, and just 100 calories.
Available in many refreshing flavors, Sunkist Protein is a delightful alternative to traditional protein drinks. The 1-gallon stand-up pouch, which remains shelf-stable after opening, contains 48 protein "shots" versus the single-serve packaging.
Sunkist Protein is:
- 100% Naturally Flavored
- Cold-stable (may be frozen)
- Heat-stable (may be boiled)
- Preservative Free
- Cholesterol Free
- Lactose Free
- Fat Free (no saturated or trans fat)
- Aspartame Free
- GMO Free
- Egg Free
- Stimulant Free
- Low in Sodium
- Yeast, Wheat and Gluten Free
At 24 grams of protein with zero fat and zero sugar Sunkist Protein is a delightful alternative to traditional protein drinks. Protected in a virtually unbreakable container Sunkist Protein can be enjoyed anywhere anytime. Supported by university and hospital studies. Gluten Free.
The Special Protein Drink
We know that the human body cannot live without protein. It is second only to water as the most abundant element in the human body. We know that our bodies are able to absorb only a fraction of the nutrients we consume with each meal. We also know that all nutrients are not created equally. Some are natural, others are synthetic. Protein is easily neglected from meals, since most foods are abundant in carbohydrates and fats. And often, when we find a food that is high in protein, it is generally high in saturated fat, as well, making it difficult for our body to digest. Sunkist Protein is here to meet the challenge!
About Sunkist's Protein
Manufactured in the United States of America by Protica Nutritional Research, all Sunkist Protein products contain the patent-pending protein formulation called Actinase, which is an all-natural protein compound with the following special characteristics:
Smooth Taste and Texture
Actinase has a very neutral organoleptic profile (i.e. the characteristics related to the sense of taste and smell). Actinase also has a smooth texture. These features provide the foundation for the palatable flavors without the use of heavy flavorings or sweeteners.
Actinase undergoes a process called enzymatic hydrolysis. This process breaks protein molecules into smaller units called peptides. The average molecular weight of the peptides in Actinase is 1,400 daltons ("dalton" is the unit of measurement for atomic weight). The human body can readily digest and absorb peptides, which is why they are also used in infant formulas. A byproduct of the hydrolization process is that many of the allergens typically found in proteins are removed.
Actinase is easy to digest because the protein molecules are enzymatically hydrolyzed to form peptides (i.e. small protein molecules). Peptides are easier for the body to digest and assimilate. With a precise combination of protein blends, Actinase provides an efficaciously balanced amino acid profile. The combination of amino acids in Actinase is so closely aligned with the human body nutritional axis that the absorption and assimilation rates exceed that of traditional proteins.
The molecular structure of Actinase is extremely dense, making Sunkist Protein one of the most concentrated protein beverages on the market. This unique characteristic allows consumption of ample amounts of protein in a very small fluid volume (eg. 25 grams of protein in 2.5 fluid ounces).
Pharmaceutical grade nutrients for assured purity
Nutrients are processed in a variety of grades. Each grade is appropriate for a different circumstance. Pharmaceutical Grade denotes the highest standard in processing. All of the nutrients used in Sunkist Protein formulations are classified as pharmaceutical grade to assure the highest purity.
All Natural nutrients
Sunkist Protein only uses all natural vitamins, minerals and macronutrients.
Zero fat, zero carbohydrates
Sunkist Protein is fat-free and carbohydrate-free, making it an ideal addition to any meal or snack.
Increased thermo genesis
The ingestion of food produces energy in the form of heat. This is evidenced by a noticeable increase in body heat during and after a heavy meal. This process burns calories and is called "thermo genesis." In the two to three hour period following a meal, ingested fats may increase energy production up to 3 percent, carbohydrates up to 10 percent, and protein all the way up to 30 percent. Meal-induced thermo genesis for the average person is about 8 percent. For those on most diets, it is only about 4 or 5 percent. The rich protein content of Sunkist Protein provides maximum opportunity for efficient thermo genesis.
Sunkist Protein Nutrition Facts
To ensure potency, purity and quality, every batch of Sunkist Energy is thoroughly tested by their quality control laboratory, as well as by a third party laboratory. In addition, they require assays and protocols of analysis from their suppliers for each raw material used in their formulas. All of their products are produced under conditions that meet or exceed federal regulations governing the manufacture of nutraceuticals and food products. Where applicable, their ingredients meet the specifications of the FCC or USP/NF. Protica offers full ingredient disclosure on product labeling, and complies with all current laws, including the DSHEA act. This provides their customers with a complete listing of all active and inactive ingredients.
Sunkist Liquid Protein Shots Frequently Asked Questions
Can Sunkist Protein be used as a meal replacement?
Sunkist Protein is a precise, nutritional tool that can be combined with foods to ensure the body gets all the positive nutrients it needs. It is generally recommended that Sunkist Protein be taken along with a meal or snack to fortify and complete the meal. At times, however, you have a need for a quick, quality calories solution, and Sunkist Protein is ideally suited for these situations.
What about using other nutritional supplements with Sunkist Protein?
Sunkist Protein is meant to provide the body with the nutrients lacking in ordinary diets. Those with specific deficiencies should check with their physicians to determine if Sunkist Protein meets or exceeds the deficiencies or if additional supplements are required.
Can Sunkist Protein be taken with other foods?
Yes. In fact, Sunkist Protein is a wonderful compliment to a snack or meal.
Can I take Sunkist Protein just by itself?
Sunkist Protein is the perfect snack between your daily meals. It curbs hunger without raising the level of fat-storing insulin, and it keeps the metabolism in high gear. Sunkist Protein can also be occasionally used as a meal replacement. It is not suggested that this is done for all meals on a given day, as the body would not get the required amount of calories, micronutrients and other macronutrients (namely, fats and carbohydrates) it needs. No matter what dietary regime you follow, it is always important to consume the calories required to maintain your basal metabolic rate (BMR). Depending on the product, Sunkist Protein can contain 24 grams to 42 grams of protein per serving. Is it possible to consume too much protein in one meal? Can consuming too much protein over a long period of time cause health problems? The amount of protein in one serving of Sunkist Protein is trivial considering how much the human body can absorb. The human intestine is extremely adept at absorbing all nutrients, including protein. Factors like the quantity of the ingestion and its crude, whole-food form can affect the time it takes the intestine to absorb the protein. However, unless the body suffers from a specific deficiency, like a lack of digestive enzymes from pancreatic disease, it readily absorbs protein. The idea that it is dangerous to consume too much protein is, unfortunately, one of the most pervasive nutritional myths remaining today. An original experiment revealed that laboratory animals on high-protein diets developed a rather serious kidney condition known as nephrocalcinosis. Fortunately, nephrocalcinosis has never been detected in human beings. In fact, both epidemiologic and clinical observations prove quite conclusively that even extraordinarily high levels of protein do not result in kidney or liver dysfunction. However, for individuals with pre-existing liver or kidney disease, this issue then becomes a very important one. Ingesting undue amounts of protein can, in fact, accelerate their impairments. This is quite different from saying that high protein intake can cause such damage. Again, it will exacerbate a pre-existing condition, but it does not induce damage in otherwise healthy individuals.
Important Note: Individuals diagnosed with impaired kidney or liver function, or who are at risk for hypertension or diabetes mellitus, both of which adversely affect kidney function, should seek the advice of their physician before using this or any protein-based product.
What type of protein is the most valuable to the human body and what makes Sunkist Protein formulation so special?
The biological value of any dietary protein is related to the efficiency of its digestion and utilization. The digestibility of a dietary protein depends on intestinal health and intestinal motility (i.e. how quickly food travels down the intestine). In a healthy person, intestinal motility is contingent upon emotional and physical stress, as well as foods and chemicals. For example, cheese slows intestinal motility and caffeine increases motility. Increased motility decreases digestive efficiency, which wastes protein and promotes an unhealthy environment. Biological value is also related to a protein's amino acid profile (combinations of amino acids). Once protein is digested, the amino acids are absorbed and their function as energy substrates (metabolites) or building blocks begins. From this point, caloric intake and physical activity influence how amino acids are used. Protein is not simply protein. That is to say, not all proteins are alike, nor will they produce the same metabolic effects. Acquiring calories is NOT a problem for most Americans. On the contrary, most Americans eat too many calories and consume combinations of macronutrients which favor fat production and storage. However, if lean body mass is the goal and fat mass is to be minimized, the macronutrient ratio must reflect low-fat, higher protein and moderate carbohydrate consumption (Note: high-fat, high-protein, low carb diets also have merit, and are discussed in the Diet and Nutrition FAQ). Specific amino acid profiles are better suited, metabolically speaking, to support protein synthesis when carbohydrate intake is limited. The amino acid profile in Actinase, the protein formulation in Sunkist Protein, was developed specifically to minimize the catabolic effects of lower carbohydrate diets - diets that ultimately produce lean body compositions. The protein contained in Sunkist Protein is highly specialized not only in its amino acid profile, but in digestibility as well. Actinase provides a precise amino acid profile designed specifically to decrease protein breakdown in muscles. More than 50% of the proteins in Actinase are also hydrolyzed, meaning they are already broken down into their smaller constituents, called peptides. Peptides are far easier to digest and assimilate than whole proteins. This is important since the body never digests a large percentage of the protein in other products on the market.
Can Sunkist Protein be useful for people who are not physically active?
Sunkist Protein is especially suited for sedentary people. The typical diet profile of a sedentary person is dominated by fats and carbohydrates. Taking Sunkist Protein with meals and snacks will not only help balance that macronutrient profile, but it will also help boost the body's metabolism. This metabolic boost will help compensate for some of the benefits missing from a lack of exercise and activity.
Is Sunkist Protein useful for seniors?
Senior citizens can also greatly benefit from Sunkist Protein because for many seniors their ingestion patterns are frequently compromised by poor appetite and poor nutrient selection. Even though they may eat RDI levels of protein, they continue to lose nitrogen and body protein through their later years. Sunkist Protein influence on body protein economy should be viewed as a very special benefit to the elderly. Maintaining muscle mass and strength is critical to their ability to live independently in their later years.
Is Sunkist Protein good for kids?
Absolutely, but you should always consult your pediatrician before changing your child's diet. However, because Sunkist Protein provides only the highest quality nutrient-dense macro- and micronutrients, children and especially teenagers may greatly benefit from the incorporation of Sunkist Protein into their diets. This point is further enunciated considering the amount of junk food consumed by kids and teenagers today and the overall fitness level of American children clearly shows an increase in obesity, over consumption and pathologies like atherosclerosis and diabetes, all suspected to be associated with diets high in sugar and fat.
Can Sunkist Protein be utilized as a weight loss supplement?
Sunkist Protein is ideal for any weight transformation goal. When used as part of a weight loss program, Sunkist Protein ensures that your body receives a consistent flow of quality protein and micronutrients, minimizing muscle loss and supporting other crucial biological functions often impaired during a calorie-deficient regime.
What is the best way to utilize Sunkist Protein?
How you use the product varies depending on your gender, age, weight, activity level and transformation goals. In general, Sunkist Protein products should be used throughout the day, preferably with or between whole-food meals. Sunkist Protein is also well suited to be taken with snacks. Clearly, the best way to utilize Sunkist Protein is to take advantage of all its elements and nutritional profile. The profile allows you to synergistically combine a favorable macronutrient and micronutrient composition with a meal-patterning profile that has been shown to produce favorable metabolic effects. Ultimately, this combination has a significant impact on fat metabolism and body composition. It can help improve the body's lean muscle-to-fat ratio, lower serum lipid levels and more favorably disperse nutrient energy.
About Sunkist Liquid Protein Shot
BioBev is the creator and exclusive distributor for Sunkist Energy and Sunkist Protein, under a trademark license agreement from Sunkist Growers, Inc. Their family tree has deep, diverse roots. The Sunkist Protein team is comprised of Fortune 500 food & beverage experts, food scientists & nutritionists, marketing, branding, design and sales professionals who have joined forces to bring you the very best protein shot available. And while they come from many walks of life, they are united by a central set of beliefs:
Squeezing every last drop out of the day.
Having healthy power, every waking hour.
Claims that aren't hard to swallow.
That everyone deserves a second wind.
That short good nutrition should support long-term health.
That protein and great taste can be combined.
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