Protica Nutritional Research - Profect Protein Beverage Fresh Citrus Berry - 2.9 oz. (86 ml)
Protica Nutritional Research Profect Fresh Citrus Berry Protein Beverage is the first capsulized food (dense liquid nutrition). Each ready-to-drink vial provides more protein per ounce than the leading protein beverages. Profect is recommended when high-density nutrition, high bioavailability, low allergen content, low glycemic index, or excellent palatability (taste and texture) is a critical requirement. Protected in a virtually unbreakable container, Profect can be taken anywhere, anytime.
For health and exercise enthusiasts, Profect conveniently provides 25 grams of protein, zero carbohydrates (no sugar), and zero fat in a ready-to-drink vial weighing less than three fluid ounces. For medical patients with special protein needs, Profect provides critical nutrition. Profect may be administered orally or via feeding tube. Orally, it can be consumed by itself as a ready-to-drink beverage. It may also be mixed with other foods, beverages (any temperature), or supplements.
Profect protein therapy is recommended for patients when high-density nutrition (i.e. maximum grams of protein per fluid ounce), low glycemic index, low allergen content, high bioavailability, or excellent palatability is a critical requirement. Oftentimes, patients with special dietary requirements have difficulty consuming protein because they cannot tolerate the taste, the volume, the protein allergens, or the protein structure (eg. large or denatured protein molecules). Profect addresses these challenges by providing 25 grams of Actinase™ in a ready-to-drink form.
Actinase is the patent-pending protein formulation in all Profect products. Actinase is an all-natural protein compound with the following characteristics:
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.
To understand how and why Actinase is hypoallergenic, a brief explanation of hydrolization is required. 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.
The molecular structure of Actinase is extremely dense, making Profect the most concentrated protein beverage on the market. Profect provides more protein per ounce than any other beverage. This unique characteristic allows patients to consume ample amounts of protein in a very small fluid volume (eg. 25 grams of protein in 2.7 fluid ounces).
Protica Profect Benefits
- Twenty-five grams (25g) of highly bioavailable (i.e. absorbable) protein in only 100 calories
Actinase, the protein used in Profect, is a proprietary blend of enzymatically hydrolyzed collagenic protein isolate, ion-exchanged whey protein isolate and caseinate protein isolate. 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.
- Nine essential vitamins
Profect delivers 50% of the US RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) for the entire B vitamin complex, as well as 100% of the US RDI for Vitamin C. The vitamins used in Profect are all natural; they are not synthetic. Although present in many over-the-counter nutritional products, synthetic vitamins are not efficiently absorbed by the body.
- 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 Protica's formulations are classified as pharmaceutical grade to assure the highest purity.
- Standardized ingredients
Nutritional elements such as herbs can also be standardized. Standardization is a way of assuring an element is at a specific level of concentration. As an example, a 50mg capsule of ginseng may have the exact same potency as a 500mg capsule of ginseng. This is if the 50mg capsule is standardized at 100% potency while the 500mg capsule is standardized at only 10%. Many products on the market do not reveal the standardization level, so you do not know what you are getting. We only use standardized nutrients, so you will always know what you are putting into your body. Note: Elements such as macronutrients, vitamins and minerals do not need to be standardized in the same manner. If fifty grams of protein is displayed on a product's nutritional label, the product must contain fifty grams of protein. Likewise, 500mg of calcium must yield 500mg of calcium.
- All Natural nutrients
Protica only uses all natural vitamins, minerals and macronutrients.
- Convenient packaging
Profect is packaged in a container unlike any other on the market. The test tube shaped, patent-pending vial is made of a translucent, virtually unbreakable plastic that is both compact and portable. It is more resistant to temperature changes and physical damage than typical bottles and wrappers. This means Profect can go where other protein shakes and bars cannot.
- Zero fat, zero carbohydrates
Profect is fat-free and carbohydrate-free, making it an ideal addition to any meal or snack.
Carbohydrates can cause fat storage. When fats accompany a carbohydrate rich meal, fat storage is amplified. Since the average meal contains ample amounts of carbohydrates and fats, fat storage occurs with every meal. One approach to minimize fat storage is to avoid carbohydrates. However, this is very difficult for many people. Another approach is to eat a balanced meal of protein, carbohydrates and fats. Since most meals are high in carbohydrates and fats, consuming a vial of Profect with breakfast, lunch or dinner helps balance the meal. It also slows the absorption cycle of each meal, in turn reducing sugar surges and insulin spikes which cause fat storage.
- Concentrated meal in less than three fluid ounces
At 2.7 ounces, Profect is quick and easy to consume (three seconds or less), making it uniquely suited for a quick snack or meal adjunct.
- 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 Profect provides maximum opportunity for efficient thermo genesis.
- Several flavors to choose from
Profect is available in several great tasting flavors, including Blue Raspberry, Grapefruit-Mango, Fresh Citrus Berry and Cool Melon Splash
Profect Nutrition Facts
To ensure potency, purity and quality, every batch of Profect is thoroughly tested by Protica's 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, Protica's 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.
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