When looking for a nutritional supplement, you will no doubt compare products to find the best shake to meet your health needs. Discover why LIFEGAIN® has NO EQUAL when it comes to nutritional shakes available on the South African Market.
When selecting a nutritional supplement that meets your unique needs or those you are shopping for, simply comparing the price on shelf does not guarantee that you will get the best nutrition or value for money.
Supplement types can play a role when it comes to the levels of nutrients they contain. If you are looking for a supplement with high levels of protein (amino acids) which your body needs to repair body tissues and maintain muscle mass, a shake is a more convenient as well as more affordable supplement type. EXAMPLE: If a ‘high in protein’ shake provides 15 grams of protein per serving and an amino acid tablet provides 1,28 grams of protein; you would need to take about 12 tablets to get the same amount of protein.
Considering LIFEGAIN® is high in protein and other nutrients it offers great value for money. Just imagine how many tablets you would have to take to get all the nutrients in LIFEGAIN®. LIFEGAIN® ALL-IN-ONE Advanced Nutritional Supplement shake:
- Is filling because over and above vitamins and minerals, LIFEGAIN® also offers protein, healthy fats, fibre and a small amount of carbohydrates.
- Is a tasty, convenient way to consume high levels of nutrients rather than taking large quantities of tablets and other nutritional supplements.
LIFEGAIN® is an ALL-IN-ONE high-quality supplement that contains a UNIQUE COMBINATION OF INGREDIENTS to offer you, amongst others, four important benefits to support your wellbeing.
LIFEGAIN® is high in energy
LIFEGAIN® MACRONUTRIENT BLEND AND RATIO
When it comes to nutritional supplement shakes, LIFEGAIN® has a UNIQUE RATIO of macronutrients for ENERGY. LIFEGAIN® is high in protein and fats and low in carbohydrates.
Macro-nutrients In LIFEGAIN®
Energy distribution of macronutrients
- 15 g of protein per serving
- 470 kJ of energy per serving
- 3.6 g of fat per serving
- 5.4 g of carbohydrates per serving
Energy is expressed in kilojoules and a nutrient’s energy value relates to its value to the body as fuel.2
Fats are the most ENERGY dense macronutrient, followed by protein and then carbohydrates.2
Proteins are a much slower and longer lasting source of energy than carbohydrates.3 Fats are the slowest source of energy but by far the most energy-efficient macronutrient.3
Kilojoules per gram2
A key benefit of a high in protein, low carbohydrate approach is that it restricts refined carbohydrates.1
Refined carbohydrates can give you a sugar jolt because they have a high GI which means that they raise sugar levels in the blood more quickly. Blood sugar levels from high GI foods also disappear faster.1
Refined, high GI carbohydrates include processed ingredients like corn starch, sucrose, and maltodextrin to name a few. 4,5,6
LIFEGAIN® is a high protein nutritional supplement. According to research, for a product to qualify as a high protein nutritional supplement, more than 20 % of its ENERGY must come from protein and not from carbohydrates.11
70% of the carbohydrates in LIFEGAIN® are contributed by Soy supreme which is a certified organic, non-GMO soy made with natural processes.
LIFEGAIN® is refined carbohydrate free!
LIFEGAIN® supports muscle strength
LIFEGAIN® has a unique triple protein based formula
LIFEGAIN® contains a unique non-GMO quality Tri-protein blend that combines gently processed soy protein, milk protein isolate and whey protein isolate. Whey protein and isolated soy protein nutritionally complete proteins. Protein is the macronutrient that fills you up the most. These proteins are easily digested and absorbed by the body, to provide enough protein to help stimulate the building and repair of muscle tissue.
LIFEGAIN® contains 19 Amino Acids, the building blocks of protein, which includes L-Glutamine (conditionally essential amino acid).
Not all protein is created equal!8
Proteins are the main building blocks of the human body. High quality protein plays an important role in optimising muscle gain and maintaining healthy muscles.13
BENEFITS OF A TRI-PROTEIN SOY-DAIRY BLEND
- Combines the different amino acid profiles and health promoting benefits of each of the protein types namely: Soy protein, Milk protein isolate and whey protein13
- Promotes gain in lean body mass13
- Preserves muscle and physical function during healthy aging13
- Assists with restoring and rehabilitating muscle and physical function13
- Whey protein is the protein fraction of whey, which is a liquid that separates from milk during cheese production
- Has a very high nutritional value7
- Is one of the best sources of high-quality protein7
- Is highly digestible and absorbed quicker by the body than other proteins7
- Promotes muscle gain and strength8
- Is high in leucine, an amino acid known to stimulate muscle protein synthesis and quick delivery of amino acids to the body8
- Is effective for prevention of age-related muscle loss and improved strength7
- Milk protein isolate is a high in (at least 90 %) protein supplement made from skim milk that contains a blend of casein and whey proteins14
- Lactose, a type of milk sugar that some peoples’ bodies struggle to digest is removed14
- Contains all 9 essential amino acids14
- Rich in amino acids like leucine which can assist to promote muscle growth and performance14
- The slow and steady supply of amino acids that casein provides as it digests can assist with muscle maintenance14
- Assists with helping you feel fuller for longer14
Lifegain contains a high quality, organic, non-GMO soy12
- Plant based protein that is found in soybeans
- Assists with stimulating muscle synthesis13
- The only complete plant protein that contains all 9 essential amino acids12
- A good source of the amino acids arginine and glutamine13
- Low in saturated fat
- Provides a source of fibre
- Contains a wide range of other nutrients such as vitamins, calcium, and potassium12
- Contains Omega-3 fatty acids
- Contains isoflavones that have antioxidant action to support recovery12,13
- Plays an important role in the feeling of fullness which can help with appetite control12
LIFEGAIN® Immune Support
LIFEGAIN® contains multiple immune support nutrients that play a role in the functioning of the immune system 4.
What are antioxidants?
An antioxidant is any compound that counteracts unstable molecules called free radicals that can cause damage to our body’s cells.
The Role of Antioxidants
Antioxidants neutralise free radicals by giving up some of their own electrons.
Free radicals known as oxidants are compounds that steal electrons from other molecules which ultimately leads to cell damage that can lead to ageing and disease. The body generates free radicals in response to environmental factors such as smoke, ultraviolet rays and air pollution.
Antioxidants may help to prevent diseases e.g. suppressed immunity due to poor nutrition.
LIFEGAIN® Digestive Support
Fibre plays a major role in digestive health.9
No doubt you are aware of the importance of including fibre in your diet to:
- support your digestive system and
- keep you regular6
Fibre is also the fuel used by colon cells to keep them healthy9
LIFEGAIN® contains L-Glutamine, an amino acid that plays a role in supporting the cell lining (mucosa) of your intestines which is involved in nutrient absorption 7. You can also add L-Glutamine to your diet with LIFEGAIN® Glutamine for support if you are active or need additional digestive support.
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