TwinLab Bariatric Support Basic Essentials Chocolate 1 lb. 6 oz. (635 g)
Twinlab Bariatric Support Basic Essentials Chocolate is an easily digested high nutrient density shake with 15 grams of protein, and also provides iron, calcium and a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals. With only 90 calories and 1 gram of fat, Basic Essentials helps to preserve and build lean muscle. In addition, Basic Essentials helps bariatric surgery patients meet their daily requirements for protein as well as 23 important vitamins and minerals. Protein is an important nutrient required by every cell in the body. In fact, next to water, protein is the most plentiful substance in your body. Muscles, hair, skin, eyes, organs, enzymes, many hormones and blood cells are all made from protein. The body also utilizes protein to build and repair tissues. Due to the nature of bariatric surgery procedures, these patients have have trouble meeting their daily requirements for protein. Twinlab Bariatric Support Basic Essentials delivers 15 grams of high-quality, easily digested protein in a delicious, nutrient-dense shake mix with only 90 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving.
Twinlab's comprehensive new Bariatric Support line addresses the specific nutritional needs and challenges faced by bariatric surgery patients. Twinlab's Bariatric line acts as a nutritional safety net to help fill in nutrient gaps potentially left by reduced food intake and decreased absorption to support optimal health of these individuals. Due to the unique digestive challenges faced by bariatric surgery patients, many dietary supplement forms such as capsules and large tablets can be difficult for these individuals to absorb. This is especially true in the early stages of the recovery process, when patients are required to follow a liquid-only diet. Instead, many bariatric nutritionists typically recommend delivery systems that may be more easily digested or absorbed, such as liquids and chews.
Twinlab was created in 1968 when founder David Blechman leveraged his 20 years of expertise in the pharmaceutical industry to develop and market a liquid protein supplement. Working out in his family's garage, he and his wife named their developing business Twinlab, after the couple's two sets of twins. Sales soared, and in the 1980s, Twinlab branched out to a broader range of vitamins, minerals, herbs and teas.
Since 1968, the Twinlab brand has been the trusted leader for innovative, high performance, health and wellness products. In addition to the extensive line of vitamins, minerals and sport nutrition formulas of its namesake brand, Twinlab Corporation also manufactures and sells other category leaders, including the Metabolife line of diet and energy products; Alvita Teas, established in 1922 as one of the country's first herbal tea lines, and Nature's Herbs, a complete line of herbals and phytonutrients. Twinlab's plant in American Fork, UT, is a NSF GMP registered facility from which they manufacture, package and distribute over 1000 premium quality products. The NSF program verifies that Twinlab's manufacturing plant has met NSF International's stringent independent registration process guidelines, which include facilities and manufacturing process inspections and reviews to assure compliance with NSF's rigorous banned substances standards. Facilities registered GMP by NSF conform to the highest verification process including ongoing monitoring via two annual facility inspections to ensure continued compliance with program requirements. Twinlab also operates a Research & Development facility in Grand Rapids MI, and has its corporate headquarters in New York, NY. Twinlab products are currently available in over 55 countries worldwide.