Natural Factors - PGX Satisfast Whey Protein Energy Drink Mix Very Vanilla - 8.4 oz. (238 g)
Natural Factors PGX Satisfast Whey Protein Very Vanilla Energy Drink Mix combines the health and weight loss benefits of two exceptional products; clinically proven PGX (PolyGlycopleX) and 100% natural whey protein.
The health benefits of PGX Satisfast whey protein energy drink mix:
- Combines the weight loss benefits of PGX and 100% natural whey protein
- Contains 2.5 g of PGX and 10 g of undenatured whey protein in each serving
- Helps reduce your appetite before your next meal
- Promotes Healthy snack with only 60 calories per serving
- Whey Protein also helps with weight management
- Stimulant free, gluten free and wheat free with no artificial colors, flavors, additives or sweeteners
What is PGX
PGX is a "novel polysaccharide" - a proprietary complex of water soluble plant fibers, and is the result of years of intensive clinical and laboratory research in collaboration with leading universities and the Canadian Center for Functional Medicine. In Clinical studies PGX was found to be very effective in promoting healthy weight loss, reducing between meal food cravings and balancing healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels already within the normal range. PGX is also completely safe and stimulant free.
Volume and Viscosity
Food "volume" is an easy concept to understand. The greater the volume of food in your stomach. the fuller you feel. But many popular "fast foods" provide a lot more calories than they do volume. For example, a double burger with cheese and a large order of dries represents about 1300 calories, yet equal about two cups in terms of volume, so you consume a lot of calories before you fell feel full. Two cups of chopped apple, on the other hand, provide just as much volume but only 120 calories! So you feel just as full with far fewer fattening calories. High-fiber foods, because they absorb water and expand, create fullness with fewer calories. High-fiber PGX, which has virtually no calories, substantially increases the volume of your meals without increasing the calories.
"Viscosity" refers to the thickness if a fluid: Honey is very viscous, water is not. By mixing with food and water, the highly soluble polysaccharides (fibers) in PGX expand, increasing the viscosity of your meal, helping to increase its volume but also slowing the absorption of carbohydrates. Because the carbohydrates are absorbed more slowly, you feel full longer (meaning less between-meal snacking), and sugar (glucose) is released into your bloodstream more gradually, avoiding the unhealthy blood sugar roller coaster that can trigger hunger and food cravings.
The same thing applies to PGX satisfast. When consumed before a meal or as a snack, it provides a feeling of fullness without adding a lot of calories (on 60 per serving), helping reduce the size of your next meal and minimizing the urge to snack before or between meals. Incorporating PGX into your diet can help you lose weight safely and gradually, even if you are not ready to make other positive diet and lifestyle changes at first. Naturally, the beneficial effects of PGX will be greatly enhanced by a healthy diet and exercise, leading to incredible results.
Whey Protein For Weight Loss
Protein throughout the day helps improve appetite. Protein generally increases satiety more than fat, thereby decreasing total calorie intake. Plus, the body requires more energy to digest protein, so it burns more calories after a high-protein meal. Whey is considered one of the best sources of cholesterol-free protein. The whey in PGX Satisfast is made from 100% natural, undenatured whey, processed using Cross Flow Technology. This Advanced manufacturing technology separates out the protein without the use of damaging heat or chemicals, producing the highest level of undenatured protein available while preserving the important protein microfractions and peptides, and increasing beneficial glutathione production.
Whey protein has the highest "biological value" of any protein. Biological value us a measurement if how usable the protein is to the body. undenatured whey supplies all three of whey protein's high biological value branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), L-leucine, L-isolecucine and L-Valine, along with numerous sub-fractions that are excellent health boosters. Compared to other proteins, whey contains the highest concentration of BCAAs. Whey is also rich in leucine, an essential amino acid that promotes fat loss while preserving lean muscle mass. The glycomacroproperties in whey also stimulate the appetite-suppressing hormone CCK, Helping regulate food consumption.
A study of 90 overweight adults who drank either a whey protein drink, a soy protein drink or a carbohydrate drink for 23 weeks showed that the carbohydrate group gained 2 pounds, mostly body fat, the soy protein group stayed essentially the same and those who drank whey protein actually lost an inch around their waists as well as losing some weight, almost all of it body fat. Those who drank the whey protein drink also had significantly lower levels of an appetite-stimulating hormone called ghreline.
Another randomized, double blind, 12 week study evaluated whey protein for weight loss and found that subjects consuming a whey protein drink 20 minutes before dinner lost significantly more body fat and showed a greater preservation of lean muscle than those consuming the control beverage. Those in the whey lost 6.15 of their body mass. The researches consider these results significant because even a 5% reduction in body mass can reduce the risk of health concerns related to Obesity.
Quick and Convenient
To Help control hunger and moderate portion size, simply take PGX Satisfast 30-60 minutes before a meal or at snack tome - only 60 satisfying calories per serving! The combination of PGX and whey protein will reduce your hunger so that you will be satisfied with smaller portions, and will give you the willpower to pass up high calorie, low nutrient foods. it is particularly important to start the day with a high-protein breakfast. But not everyone has time for a healthy breakfast, or even a breakfast at all. On those days, taking PGX, Satisfast with a breakfast like toast or cereal will help increase your protein consumption.
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- They offer more than 300 different formulas available exclusively at natural health stores.
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- They have produced and sold quality supplements to North Americans for more than 50 years.
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Roland Gahler, Natural Factors' visionary leader, has invested in people, science and technology to create natural health formulas that are safe, reliable and effective.
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