Soy milk powder, Milk protein isolate, Whey protein isolate, Vanilla flavouring, Whey protein concentrate, Calcium lactate pentahydrate, Maltodextrin, Monocalcium phosphate, Butter fat, Taurine, Thickener (Carrageenan), Sweeteners (Acesulfame K and Sucralose), Magnesium oxide, Tetrasodium diphosphate, Ascorbic acid, Zinc lactate, Ferrous gluconate, Nicotinamide, Zinc sulphate monohydrate, Ferrous sulphate, DL alpha tocopheryl acetate, Calcium D Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Thiamin mononitrate, Retinyl acetate, Pteroylmonoglutamic acid, Potassium Iodide, D-Biotin, Sodium selenite, Cholecalciferol, Cyanocobalamin
Proteins are the nutritional building blocks of the body that form the basis of all living cells. The core of Lifegain’s protein offering comes from soy. The soy content is offered as a whole food and the natural and inherent nutritional qualities of soy are not interfered with. Inclusion of at least 25g [or 40-90 mg soy isoflavones] soya protein per day as part of a diet low in saturated fat promotes heart health and helps control blood cholesterol. Lifegain contains no cholesterol. The two other sources of protein in Lifegain, are whey protein and milk solids.
Protein consists of nitrogen containing molecules or chains known as amino acids. These molecules are linked together in varied combinations to form different kinds of protein. Amino acids are essential for body repair, growth and general metabolism.
The complete proteins in the Lifegain formula provide an exceptional spectrum of amino acids – 19 in all. Nine of these are essential amino acids that can only be ingested by following a varied and balanced daily diet. Some amino acids are depleted during drastic procedures like radiation and chemotherapy. Amino acids also play an important role to counter muscle wastage – which is quite common after long periods of hospitalization, illness or inactivity.
Vitamins are organic compounds that are of vital importance for normal physiological and metabolic functioning of the body. Most vitamins cannot be synthesized by the body and must be taken in via a balanced diet. Vitamins can also be added to the diet by using dietary supplements. Vitamins are crucial for the functioning of enzymes in the body. Enzymes play an important role in general metabolism in processes that range from hormonal action to the conversion of nutrients into energy. Vitamins are also important in the functioning of the immune system, the brain and the nervous system. A cause and effect relationship has been established between the dietary intake of vitamin A and normal cell differentiation, normal function of the immune system, maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes, maintenance of normal vision, and normal metabolism of iron. A cause and effect relationship has been established between the dietary intake of vitamin C and the protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage, normal collagen formation, normal function of the nervous system, normal function of the immune system, maintenance of normal function of the immune system during and after extreme physical exercise, non-haem iron absorption and normal energy-yielding metabolism.
Minerals are micronutrients. Most minerals are essential for the functioning of the body and for the maintenance of general health. It is, for example, essential to ingest minerals like chloride, potassium and sodium as part of your daily diet to maintain the body’s fluid balance. Minerals such as Zinc and Selenium play an important role in the immune function of the body. Zinc also promotes wound healing while Selenium is a strong anti-oxidant. Chromium assists in the regulating of blood glucose levels and in the utilization of glucose to produce energy. A cause and effect relationship has been established between calcium, phosphorus and magnesium and the maintenance of normal bones and teeth.
Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils are polyunsaturated fats or good fats. These essential fatty acids play an important role to support the functioning of the brain and nervous system, the immune system, the cardiovascular system and even the condition of the skin. Cold water carnivorous fish are good sources of Omega 3 – that is often referred to as brain food. Mackerel, sardines, herring, tuna and salmon are good sources of Omega 3. If you don’t get enough Omega 3 as part of your daily diet, supplement with fish oil. Omega 6 is found in plant sources (like sunflower seeds/oil, sesame seeds and walnuts). The soy in the Lifegain provides the Omega 3 and 6 in the formula.
Prebiotics are food components that escape digestion in the digestive tract. Once they reach the large intestine, prebiotics may promote the growth of beneficial indigenous intestinal bacteria - known as probiotics. Lifegain contains at least 1.05 g of prebiotics (from oligosaccharides) per serving of 30 grams.
Dosage and Directions for Use
Adults & Children from 12 years - add one 30g serving (2 level scoops or one sachet) of powder to 200ml milk or water and blend, shake or stir. Take one 30g serving per day. Children from 4 - 12 years half a serving (15g).
Side Effects and Special Precautions
The amount of phosphorus may cause mild stomach upsets in sensitive individuals. If you experience any side-effects or sensitivity towards any of the ingredients, please consult your healthcare practitioner. Please note that this product contains soy. Some individuals are allergic or sensitive to soy. Lifegain also contains products made from cow’s milk.
Symptoms of Overdosage and Particulars of It's Treatment
No known symptoms.
Safety in pregnancy and lactation has not been established.
To keep this product in perfect condition: store it in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight. Use product within one month after opening. In the case of a sachet only open when ready to use.
Lifegain is available in 5 x 30g Sachets or 300g Tins.
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2nd March 2011