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No. However, it’s a very good idea and we do encourage you to add organic, unrefined, cold-pressed, flax seed oil to increase Omega-3 and ‘good fat’ (Essential Fatty Acid) levels in your body, if you wish.

We haven’t included any flax oil in Absorb Plus for two reasons: Firstly, any cold-pressed oil needs to be kept refrigerated and in a dark container at all times or the fat denatures and becomes rancid.

This would pose serious problems in shipping the product to you, so we chose instead to keep the product fat-free and encourage you to add your own from a bottle of flax oil you can buy refrigerated at the grocery store and then keep in your fridge.

Secondly, as different people can tolerate different levels of fat (dependent on type and location of illness and degree of inflammation), we felt it best to allow you to add the level of fat that’s right for you. We suggest you start with 1 teaspoon of organic, cold-pressed flax oil per shake (whip with Absorb Plus and water in the blender) and gradually increase to 1 tablespoon of flax oil per shake. Flax oil is a very delicate, unstable oil, so make sure you only buy an organic, cold-pressed brand that’s been kept in the refrigerator. Be sure to buy a small bottle and keep it refrigerated, use it up within 4-6 weeks of opening so it doesn’t start to oxidize (become rancid) and irritate your gut.

Also, if you’re going to buy flax oil, contact the company to ascertain whether they cold pasteurize the oil. If they don’t and you’re highly sensitive, you may react to the tiny mold spores or parasites that may be present in oil that hasn’t been cold pasteurized.

Depending on your body, you’ll be able to consume more or less oil. So let your body be your guide and find the level of supplementation that’s right for your body.

You can also use hemp oil, but the taste is quite strong so you may not like it. You may want to use flax oil in one shake, then Udo’s in the next, and so on throughout the day. The Udo’s is more expensive though, so if cost is an issue, then just use the flax oil. If you’re completely intolerant of any liquid oils, then take enteric coated capsules of either flax oil, or fish oil (make sure the company tests for fish oil toxicity though) to get your anti-inflammatory Omega-3 and other essential fatty acids.

Most of the fat we consume is in unusable forms, which irritate our digestive system and may cause nausea, bloating, or diarrhea.

Cold-pressed flax oil is absorbed very quickly and even people with a marked ‘fat-intolerance’ have no problem with it. Since the 1950’s, most westerners have been severely deficient in Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) which leads to a wide variety of problems in the body. Regular ingestion of flax oil cures this deficiency.

Experts say you can safely supplement up to 8-10 tablespoons per day of flax oil and a good maintenance dose is 2-4 tablespoons per day.

Flax oil has a very mild, unobtrusive taste and is also great in salad dressings, drizzled over cooked vegetables, or stirred into dips, salsa or yoghurt. However, do not heat the oil or use it to fry foods as this destroys the Essential Fatty Acids.

Cold-water fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines and herring also contain high levels of Omega-3 and other ‘good fats’ (EFA, GLA) needed by the body. If you try to work flax oil (Essential Fatty Acids) into these other areas of your diet it will soon be easy and delicious to get the amount you need each day.

The other major benefit is that Omega-3 is a powerful anti-inflammatory.

If you wish, or if you’re traveling, you can just add 4 level scoops of Absorb Plus to 1 cup (8 ounces) of spring or filtered water and stir briskly till dissolved – it mixes easily with no lumps. However, to get the best taste from Absorb Plus, see our mixing video.
No, do not consume the dessicant pouch inside the Absorb Plus tub. It is a harmless moisture and odor absorbent to keep the product at maximum freshness until you open it. Simply throw it away after opening the jar, or when you’ve finished the contents – whichever you prefer. If you’ve blended it into a shake by mistake, don’t drink it and throw that shake out.
Approximately 10 servings per jar – sometimes a little bit more, sometimes a little bit less as Absorb Plus is packed by weight and there can be some settling during shipping and storage.
Absorb Plus has not been tested on pregnant women. However, none of the ingredients contained in Absorb Plus are contraindicated for pregnant or nursing women.

Jini Patel Thompson (the formulator of Absorb Plus) consumed 1-2 shakes per day off and on during both her pregnancies and whilst breastfeeding.

We did have one customer who used Absorb Plus during her pregnancy, but she also consumed fresh pressed vegetable juices to provide other essential nutrients. Her baby scored 9/10 on the Apgar test and continues to thrive.

Please try to add Udo’s Oil or flax oil to the shakes as they are key for brain development in the fetus and also for your health. The only instance where you would need to exercise caution is if you’re diabetic – as the carbohydrate component of Absorb Plus goes into the bloodstream very quickly. In this case, please consult with your physician.

Ingredients / Formulation

Protein: composed of cold-extracted whey protein isolate only – lactose-free and casein-free.

Carbohydrates: The carbohydrate mix is composed mostly of maltodextrin, which has a slower uptake into the bloodstream than glucose or fructose. This helps you avoid getting a ‘sugar rush’ with the resultant high-low mood cycle.

Flax Oil: Absorb Plus doesn’t contain any flax oil – for 2 specific reasons. However, we do encourage you to add as much organic, cold-pressed flax oil as you can tolerate..

Natural Flavors and Sweeteners: A natural fruit-source monosaccharide sugar called Fructose, a monosaccharide sugar called Dextrose and a plant extract called Stevia. Fructose is the natural sugar found in all fruits and some vegetables. Stevia is a 100% natural plant extract that is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar. It is the best alternative to sugar on the market. NOTE: We also have an UNSWEETENED VANILLA version of Absorb Plus.

Absorb Plus is one of the few products on the market containing 100% natural flavoring. Our unique natural flavor blends include French Vanilla, Natural Berry, Chocolate Royale, Mocha Grande, Banana Coconut Creme, Caramel Toffee Twist, Unsweetened Vanilla, Unsweetened Chocolate, Simply Chocolate and Simply Vanilla and are truly yummy. Suffice it to say, we have spent considerable time and effort getting each flavor to taste absolutely delicious.

Amino Acids: Absorb Plus contains an extensive array of free-form amino acids.

Vitamins and Minerals: Our vitamin/mineral profile is unusually extensive and has many benefits.

Absorb Plus is a completely gluten-free product. The maltodextrin in Absorb Plus does not contain gluten and is not related to barley-derived malt.
Unfortunately, we can’t tell you the osmolarity rating of Absorb Plus as we have not had it analyzed for that. However, we can tell you that maltodextrin (a major component of Absorb Plus) tends to absorb a lot of water so we expect the osmolarity rating of Absorb Plus would be high. Hence we advise people to drink an extra glass of spring or filtered water between shakes if you’re drinking several or more per day.
The natural-source Vitamin K2 in Absorb Plus is extracted from natto. So there is a soy origin there. However, as the Vitamin K2 is only 0.0025 mg per scoop, the amount of soy residue (if any) is likely microscopic. Absorb Plus is 100% yeast-free.
Some of the raw materials are Kosher. The final product is not, since we do not carry Kosher certification for the plant. The reason for that is we then could not do any products that are non-Kosher in the plant, such as Glucosamine (from shellfish).
Maltodextrin is a specific type of carbohydrate called a glucose polymer. ALL carbohydrates are sugars. Even the most complex carbohydrate, vegetable matter, plant matter, etc. when broken down (during the digestive process) is turned into a sugar. Therefore, it is not possible to remove the sugars from a nutrient shake, unless you remove the carbohydrate component – and then you might as well save yourself some money and just consume straight whey protein. You may wish to do this and it is possible to buy unflavored, unsweetened whey protein.
The whey isolate used in Absorb Plus is from the USA and it is indeed from rBGH-free cows. The raw whey is then tested specifically to be free of rBGH, antibiotics, pathogens, etc.  Regarding antibiotics, all US dairy farmers use antibiotics to treat diseased dairy cows (even organic dairy farmers). The most commonly used antibiotics are penicillin, cephalosporin, and tetracyclines. Dairy farmers dump the milk from treated dairy cows until there are no antibiotics residues in the cow milk. All dairy tankers are tested for antibiotics before milk is pumped out at dairy processing facility. So in short, yes, cows are treated with antibiotics, but antibiotic residues are not allowed in fresh milk for human consumption in the USA. We have looked extensively for grass-fed or organic whey isolate, but at this time it is completely unavailable in the U.S. We could get grass-fed or organic whey concentrate – but then it would also contain casein and lactose (2 of the top allergens for people with dairy sensitivity). We will keep searching though!
Chocolate Royale is sweetened with stevia and fructose. Some people prefer to avoid fructose, so we created the Simply line that replaces fructose with dextrose. So, Simply Chocolate is sweetened with stevia and dextrose.

For those who prefer no added sweeteners, we have Unsweetened Chocolate available.

We asked our supplier the same questions and we were assured of the quality of the folic acid from their response:

“Regarding Folic Acid and Folates, there seems to be a common misconception that Folic Acid can only be synthetic. This misconception may have arisen from prior synthetic supplements being exclusively folic acid. The reality is that Folic Acid is simply one hydrolyzed form of folates.

Our product is a 100% USDA Organic extract of Organic Lemon Peel, standardized to 5% Folic Acid. In this water extract, there are numerous different naturally occurring folates. These naturally occurring folates can spontaneously change to hydrolyzed forms of folates (such as folic acid) if the environment around them contains acidity or moisture. They can also spontaneously dehydrolyze if the moisture is removed and the pH rises.

The most advanced analytical lab testing currently available unfortunately alters the folates due to the relative ease with which they hydrolyze. The results from that testing then are not accurate for folates. They are, however, accurate for Folic Acid. That is why it is easier for us to standardize to Folic Acid (and call our product Organic Folic Acid), since the Folic Acid is easily detectable when the folates are hydrolyzed with the testing. Rest assured, the anhydrous form will have the naturally occurring folates.”

Yes, every batch of Absorb Plus is tested for heavy metals which include arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. We use a cGMP certified facility and our testing meets USP standards.
Health Canada had us alter a few ingredients, but these changes will not affect the efficacy of the product. Most of the changes made were to the forms of the ingredients and the only changes made to the amounts of each ingredient were Vitamin E, Phosphorus, and Potassium which were only changed to meet approval by Health Canada.

Side Effects

The majority of people with a milk allergy are allergic to either lactose, or a dominant milk protein called casein. Cow’s milk is composed of 80% casein and 20% whey. Absorb Plus is lactose-free and also casein-free. The protein component of Absorb Plus is a natural, cold-extracted whey protein isolate – ALL of the casein has been removed. Therefore, Absorb Plus may be safe and well tolerated even by those with a ‘milk allergy’ – as we’ve removed the commonly allergenic components.

*Please test a small amount first to be sure and if your allergy is severe, then don’t consume, or only do so under the supervision of your physician.

The Berry Fusion flavor is colored with a natural pink coloring that may be seen in the stool if you’re drinking a lot of it. The natural color can pass through easily to the stool and can vary in color from light pink to red. It will clear in 2-3 bowel movements after the last Natural Berry shake you’ve drunk and your stool will return to its normal color.