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Absorb Plus VEGAN

$91.54 $93.89

Absorb Plus is a delicious tasting, protein shake that supports immune function and helps your body develop connective tissue, mucous membranes, cartilage, bones, teeth and red blood cells.

Buy 3 Get 1 50% Off! (Mix and Match Whey and Vegan!)

Directions +

Adults: 4 scoops (25 g) 1 time per day. Take with food or immediately after a meal to minimize gastrointestinal irritation and prevent too rapid absorption, a few hours before or after taking other medications. Mix in enough liquid (water, juice, etc.) to ensure the powder is drinkable immediately before consumption. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 6 months.

Jini Says +

In formulating this vegan version of the Absorb Plus elemental diet shake, my primary concern was to find a vegan protein source that was likely to be highly tolerated, plus in a highly bio-available form. Lastly, the protein needed to actually be a protein isolate, not a generalized protein or concentrate that would likely contain a lot of carbohydrate matter as well. The certified organic, sprouted (fermented to increase digestibility) brown rice protein isolate in this product fit the bill and also passed my taste requirements!

Every other ingredient, from the amino acids to the vitamins to the natural flavors are certified vegan. One thing you should know, is that when I assess ingredients for Absorb Plus (and the other supplements I formulate), I don't just look at the finished material from the supplier, I also look at the entire material extraction flow chart to see which method of extraction was used, which filtration agents, which substances were used to ferment, etc.

Personally, my favorite flavor is the Mocha Latte and I'm so pleased to finally have this Vegan version available for all those who don't tolerate whey isolate OR who see the value in rotating protein sources.

Remember that when you consume a high volume of one type of protein continuously, the body might develop an intolerance to it, over time. For that reason, even if you prefer one or the other, I encourage you to alternate between the vegan and regular (whey isolate) Absorb Plus, if you can.

Absorb Plus is an elemental shake product that I formulated, for use as an elemental diet, or a half-elemental diet, or just to supplement your diet with highly nutritious, easily absorbed nutrients - for those who cannot digest or absorb the nutrients from whole foods.

What Is An Elemental Diet?

An elemental diet is also referred to as a bowel rest diet. It is a pre-digested, liquid diet that contains all the basic nutrients your body needs. The nutrients are in pre-digested form so they require very little digestion and the nutrients are easily and quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. In this way an elemental diet supplies your nutritional needs whilst giving your digestive system a rest. It can be helpful for people with colitis, Crohn's, diverticulitis, severe IBS, AIDS, the elderly, and some forms of cancer - especially when combined with targeted healing substances and bone broths - as I show you in my IBD Remission Diet book.

The stool that results from an elemental diet is greatly reduced in volume and usually liquid, therefore, it also gives your colon a rest from passing normal stool and this helps colonic wounds to heal faster.

I used an elemental diet to recover from a bout of hemorrhaging that left me weighing 99 lbs (I'm 5'7"). In six weeks I weighed 135 pounds and was working out at the gym 3 times a week (my complete story and instructions on the type of elemental diet I used are in my book The IBD Remission Diet.)

What Is A Half-Elemental Diet?

A half-elemental diet is used when someone's IBD is still active and they are having difficulty tolerating foods and eating or absorbing adequate nutrition. But for whatever reason, they cannot (or do not want to) do a full elemental diet. So, instead, they consume half their daily calories as elemental diet shakes and the other half is comprised of easily tolerated foods.

In a 2006 clinical trial, doctors assessed 26 patients with Crohn’s Disease, who used a combination of an elemental diet for half of their food intake (900 – 1200 calories per day) and then whatever they wished for the other half (”free diet”). The control group consisted of 25 patients with Crohn’s Disease who just consumed an unrestricted diet, whatever they wanted to eat (100% free diet).

Then, they measured the recurrence of relapse (symptom flare-up) over a two year period. The relapse rate in the half elemental diet group was significantly lower – only 34.6% – versus a relapse rate of 64% in the free diet group. (Source: Effectiveness of an 'half elemental diet' as maintenance therapy for Crohn's disease: a randomized-controlled trial. S. Takagi, K. Utsunomiya et. al. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 24, 1333-1340)

When mixing your shakes (if not elemental) I do not recommend you use soy milk (depresses thyroid function, inhibits mineral absorption) or pasteurized milk (mucous-producing and irritating to the gut). Use other nut milks, raw milk, goat, camel, etc. However, if you want to keep your shakes elemental, then mix only with water.

Important: All elemental diet shakes are VERY sticky on the teeth. So be sure to brush after each shake - pay particular attention to the gum line - to avoid tooth decay.

Transitioning Off Elemental Shakes

Please know that when your digestive system has healed to the point where you can absorb nutrition and you are no longer underweight, then it is likely time to transition off Absorb Plus and onto a whey or veggie protein shake, or easily tolerated foods.

Not only is this cheaper, but it's better for ongoing gut health to avoid simple carbohydrates (like tapioca maltodextrin) when you are able to use superfoods like chia seed and flax seed instead. I have sourced excellent ones for you here, so be sure to check them out when you are ready. Here are my instructions for transitioning off of an elemental diet.

Ingredients +

Medicinal ingredients per scoop:
Beta-carotene - 93.75 mcg
Vitamin A (Vitamin A acetate) - 41 mcg RAE
Vitamin C (Calcium ascorbate, dihydrate) - 15 mg
Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol) - 0.625 mcg
Vitamin E (d-alpha Tocopheryl acetate) - 12.5625 mcg AT
Vitamin K2 - 2.5 mcg
Thiamine (Thiamine mononitrate) - 1.25 mg
Niacinamide - 1.25 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate) - 1.75 mg
Folate (L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt) - 12.5 mcg
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) - 2.5 mcg
Biotin - 2.5 mcg
Pantothenic acid (Calcium D-pantothenate) - 1.25 mg
Calcium (Calcium phosphate, tribasic) - 12.5 mg
Iodine (Potassium iodide) - 25 mcg
Magnesium (Magnesium citrate) - 5 mg
Zinc (Zinc bisglycinate) - 1.25 mg
Selenium (Selenomethionine) - 2.5 mcg
Copper (Copper (II) bisglycinate) - 155 mcg
Manganese (Manganese (II) bisglycinate) - 0.25 mg
Chromium (Chromium (III) picolinate) - 6.25 mcg
Potassium (Potassium citrate, monohydrate) - 90.25 mg
Inositol - 31.25 mg
Silicon (Silicon dioxide) - 0.625 mg
L-Glutamine - 328.75 mg
L-Aspartic acid - 98.25 mg
L-Proline - 59 mg
L-Alanine - 52.5 mg
L-Threonine - 52.5 mg
L-Serine - 39.25 mg
L-Glutamic acid - 39 mg
L-Cysteine (Cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate) - 26 mg
Molybdenum (Molybdenum (VI) bisglycinate) - 2.5 mcg
Boron (Boron glycinate) - 12.5 mcg
Vanadium (Vanadium nicotinate glycinate) - 1.25 mcg
Riboflavin (Riboflavin 5'-phosphate) - 1.25 mg
Glycine (Aminoacetic acid) - 164 mg
L-Tyrosine - 65.75 mg
Rice Protein (Oryza sativa - Seed) - 6.75 g (90% Protein)
Citicoline (Citicoline sodium) - 31.25 mg
Phosphorus (Calcium phosphate, tribasic) - 6 mg

What's the Difference? 

In choosing your Absorb Plus Vegan flavor, please note that UNSWEETENED has natural flavors but no added sweeteners, while the other vegan flavors are sweetened with natural fructose and stevia.

PLEASE TRY A SAMPLE FIRST BEFORE ORDERING! We do not accept returns on opened products, so before ordering large tubs, please try a sample first to check for allergies or intolerance.  

Absorb Plus Vegan is a delicious tasting, 100% natural, semi-elemental (pre-digested for maximum absorption to the bloodstream within 20 minutes of ingestion) polymeric liquid dietary supplement protein shake. It contains 27 grams per serving of Organic, sprouted brown rice isolate protein. 370 calories per serving. Certified gluten-free (less than 20 ppm). Made with 100% natural flavors. No artificial ingredients or preservatives.

What are the benefits of Absorb Plus?
  • Helps maintain/support immune function/system.
  • Helps in collagen formation to maintain healthy bones, cartilage, teeth and/or gums.
  • Helps in connective tissue formation.
  • Helps in energy metabolism and in tissue formation.
  • Helps in energy metabolism in the body.
  • Helps in the absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus.
  • Helps in the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth and/or gums and in connective tissue formation.
  • Helps in the function of the thyroid gland.
  • Helps in wound healing.
  • Helps to build strong bones and teeth.
  • Helps to form red blood cells and helps in their proper function.
  • Helps to maintain healthy mucous membranes.
  • Helps to maintain normal blood glucose levels.
  • Helps to maintain normal electrolyte balance.
  • Helps to maintain normal iron transport in the body.
  • Helps to maintain proper muscle function, including the heart muscle.
  • Helps to maintain the body's ability to metabolize nutrients.
  • Helps to support liver function.
  • Provides support for healthy glucose metabolism.
  • Athletic support.
  • Source of amino acids involved in muscle protein synthesis.
  • Workout supplement.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Cheryl Newton-Skirrow
Absorb Plus VEGAN

I'm disappointed by the taste. I was excited by the vegan option, but don't enjoy the taste as much as the regular unsweetened Absorb Plus. I assume it's the taste of the rice protein that I find overwhelming and kind of chalky.