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      Thorne Research - Medipro Bariatric Chocolate - 58 oz.

      • Code#:114290
      • Manufacturer:Thorne Research
      • Size/Form:58  oz.
      • Packaged Ship Weight:4.05
      • Servings:30
      • Dosage Size:1  Scoop(s)
      • Flavor title:Chocolate
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      Thorne Research Medipro Bariatric Chocolate - 58 oz. (1,648g)

      Thorne Research Medipro Bariatric Chocolate is a whey protein with vitamins & minerals for bariatric surgery patients.  One common challenge after bariatric surgery is the intake of an adequate amount of protein, which is essential for post-operative healing, normal metabolic activity, enzyme production, immune function, wound healing, and health of hair, skin, nails, and bones. This is why most surgeons and dieticians recommend a post-operative protein supplement. Many physicians also recommend a protein supplement before surgery to enhance pre-op weight loss.

      • Highly absorbable whey protein
      • Vitamins and minerals
      • Immune and gastrointestinal support from ImmunoLin immunoglobulin protein isolate
      • Activated B-vitamins for best bioavailability
      • Highest quality with no magnesium stearate, flavors, colors, or preservatives

      In addition, bariatric surgery patients need to supplement with a complete array of vitamins and minerals to help prevent deficiencies common in this patient population. Another issue in weight loss is intestinal health and how it affects immune function. Many experts consider obesity to be linked to inflammation, as many obese individuals have increased inflammatory cytokines produced by fat cells and intestinal enterocytes. Research shows that ingestion of bovine immunoglobulins results in a decrease in pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha in intestinal cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharide. Orally-ingested immunoglobulins resist stomach acid digestion, allowing them to bind to microbes in the gut and sparing the body from having to produce these immunoglobulins by immune cells in the gut.

      Medipro Bariatic contains 30 grams of high-quality protein per serving provided as whey protein isolate. It contains a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, as well as 2 grams of bovine serum immunoglobulins per serving for gastrointestinal and immune support. It is sweetened with all-natural stevia extract and a small amount of pure evaporated cane juice sugar.

      Thorne Research's Mission
      At Thorne Research, their mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

      The Thorne Difference.
      For more than 25 years, Thorne has relentlessly pursued the highest possible quality and bioavailability in dietary supplements. At Thorne, they actually manufacture products that they sell – a key difference that allows Thorne to control every aspect of the manufacturing process and ensure that every Thorne product is in pure, completely hypoallergenic form, and without the common additives, flowing agents, and binders used throughout the industry.

      A few other companies have tried to do what Thorne does, and many others claim to have the same philosophy and quality, but nobody has been able to duplicate what Thorne's clients call "Thorne Quality." Thorne has changed the industry in many ways over the past two decades, and they continue to raise the bar and set new standards in product formulation, raw material purity, manufacturing, and quality control.

      Thorne's Commitment to Purity
      Practitioners have become accustomed to seeing the vague "We use only the purest ingredients" in the promotional materials of almost every dietary supplement company. Perhaps these companies truly believe that. Perhaps they don't know any better. Nevertheless, Thorne Research, for more than 25 years, has been the standard by which companies in the industry are judged for product purity. Practitioners rely on Thorne as the company they trust for their extremely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients.

      Purity Takes Extra Effort
      For example, instead of purchasing prediluted vitamin D, as other companies do, Thorne performs its own dilution to avoid detrimental ingredients, such as the preservatives or lactose that are found in many commercially available dilutions. Why must vitamin D be diluted? Because in its pure form, it is too concentrated to safely blend into a vitamin product. Pure vitamin D is 40 MILLION International Units (IU) per gram. The RDA for adults is 600-800 IU per day. To ensure proper mixing, it must be made into a dilute powder that flows and does not lose potency. So, unlike companies that use prediluted vitamin D that contains unacceptable excipients and preservatives, at Thorne, pure pharmaceutical vitamin D is first blended with pure mixed tocopherol vitamin E, and the resultant stable vitamin D is then blended with hypoallergenic cellulose powder. The final powder is blended in a large tumble blender and subsequently analyzed. Not only is the final product stable; it is also hypoallergenic and can be mixed homogeneously and at a safe level with other powders. Just as with vitamin D, Thorne utilizes similar processes for other raw materials, such as vitamin K, leaving it to other companies to purchase commercially available raw materials filled with unacceptable ingredients and preservatives.

      Ingredients You Don't Want
      Magnesium Stearate: Good for speed-hungry encapsulating machines. Not necessarily good for you. Manufacturing encapsulated dietary supplements isn't easy. Pure powdered ingredients are difficult to mix because they are either extremely dry, sticky with botanical oils, or attract unwanted moisture. So most manufacturers add magnesium stearate and other agents such as lactose and dextrose to make the powder flow quickly and easily through their high-volume machines. Problem is, these additives may compromise the bioavailability of the nutrients in the supplement, and might cause allergenic problems. At Thorne, they take a different approach.

      Thorne will never utilize large fatty acid excipients in its manufacturing processes – ingredients such as magnesium stearate or stearic acid. These excipients are utilized as flowing agents to ensure that maximum productivity is obtained from capsuling and tableting machines. There are documented detrimental effects directly attributed to long chain fatty acids utilized as manufacturing flowing agents. Every qualified pharmaceutical compounder recognizes that large fatty acids, such as magnesium stearate, can interfere with product dissolution and influence absorption. Virtually all companies, because of the economic impact, ignore this data. As with most industries, the bottom line dictates the level of quality. The dietary supplement industry has one exception: Thorne Research, the company that does not compromise. Nevertheless, if a company cannot manufacture products without using detrimental excipients, they should not allude to being either "hypoallergenic" or "pure."

      The Bottom Line?
      Thorne is the only hypoallergenic dietary supplement manufacturer with the highest degree of purity that you – and your most severely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients – can truly trust.

      Quality Ingredients: A Higher Standard
      At Thorne, they are committed to setting a higher standard of quality when it comes to ingredients. To produce their truly hypoallergenic encapsulated supplements, Thorne uses only the purest and finest ingredients available.

      Every manufacturer has two basic options when purchasing raw materials: purchase either truly pure raw materials, or purchase raw materials to which substances have been added to facilitate manufacturing. This fundamental dilemma translates to these very typical questions: "Do I purchase pure vitamin C or vitamin C with additives?" "Do I purchase pure B vitamins or coated B vitamins for taste masking?" "Do I purchase pure enzymes such as pancreatin, pepsin, and bromelain or enzymes diluted with lactose?"

      There are few commercial sources for vitamins B12, D, K, or biotin that are not diluted with substances such as lactose, cornstarch, and preservatives such as BHT. That's why Thorne developed methods that allow them to use pure, undiluted sources of these nutrients – and many others. It's just one more example that when it comes to quality, what everyone else accepts as an industry standard isn't good enough. While some companies say they are raising their standards....at Thorne they set them.

      Suggested Use

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      For adults and children 12 or more years of age, mix 1 scoop in 8 ounces of water, vegetable or fruit juice, or non-fat milk one to three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner. Do not use in diets supplying less than 600 calories per day without complete medical supervision.

      Allergy Warnings
      This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. Medipro bariatric contains an ingredient from dairy (whey protein).

      Purity
      This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain palmitic acid, magnesium stearate, or stearic acid.

      Pregnancy warning
      If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

      Interactions
      There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.


      Thorne Research - Medipro Bariatric Chocolate - 58 oz.
      Supplement Facts
      Serving Size: One Scoop (55g)
      Servings Per Container: 30
      Amount Per Serving %DV
      Calories 164
      Calories from Fat 20
      Total Fat 2 g 3%
      Saturated Fat 1.5 g 8%
      Cholesterol 20 mg 7%
      Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2%
      Dietary Fiber 0 g 0%
      Sugars 4 g *
      Protein 30 g 60%
      Vitamin A (as Beta Carotene) 5,000 IU 100%
      Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 60 mg 100%
      Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3) 600 IU 150%
      Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl) 30 IU 100%
      Thiamin (as Thiamin HCl) 1.5 mg 100%
      Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium) 1.7 mg 100%
      Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate) 2 mg 100%
      Folate (as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt) 500 mcg 127%
      Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 12 mcg 200%
      Biotin 300 mcg 100%
      Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate) 10 mg 100%
      Calcium (as Calcium Citrate-Malate) 150 mg 15%
      Iron (as Iron Picolinate) 9 mg 50%
      Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 147 mcg 98%
      Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate-Malate) 100 mg 25%
      Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate) 14.7 mg 98%
      Selenium (as Selenium Picolinate) 70 mcg 100%
      Copper (as Copper Picolinate) 2 mg 100%
      Manganese (as Manganese Picolinate) 2 mg 100%
      Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate) 119 mcg 99%
      Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Picolinate) 104 mcg 139%
      Sodium 25 mg 1%
      Potassium (as Potassium Citrate-Malate) 99 mg 3%
      Choline Citrate 20 mg *
      Boron (as Boron Picolinate) 25 mcg *
      Vanadium (as Vanadium Picolinate) 25 mcg *
      *Daily Value Not Established.
      †Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

      Other Ingredients: Whey Protein Isolate, Cocoa, Natural Flavor, Evaporated Cane Juice Sugar, Immunoglobulin Protein Isolate (ImmunoLin®), Carboxymethylcellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Stevia (Stevia Extract).

      Contains ingredient derived from milk (whey protein isolate).

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      Manufacturer Info

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      P.O. Box 25
      Dover, ID,
      Phone: 800-228-1966 Fax: 800-747-1950 Visit website

      About Thorne Research

      At Thorne Research, our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

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