All ElementGold Plus+ and ElementGold Plus+ Vegan flavours contain the same base nutrients carefully blended to provide complete nutrition.
Different combinations of additional proteins, flavourings and sweeteners are added to these base nutrients.
Food for Special Medical Purposes
ElementGold Plus+ and ElementGold Plus+ Vegan flavours all contain the same vitamins and minerals. This is a nutritionally complete blend for optimal body functioning and support for gastrointestinal tract healing. Vitamins and minerals are generally available in many forms but not all forms are suitable or ideal for use in elemental food. Where possible, the most bioavailable forms have been selected.
In Australia, food standards are developed by the government through Food Standards Australia New Zealand. There is also a part of the food standards code (Food Standard 2.9.5) called Food for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) which lists out:
- The allowable forms of vitamins and minerals used in such foods.
- Limits on amounts of some vitamins and minerals used in such foods.
*Use of ElementGold as the sole source of nutrition must be under the guidance of a medical professional.
VITAMIN E (D-ALPHA-TOCOPHERYL ACETATE)
VITAMIN A ACETATE
FOLATE (CALCIUM L-METHYLFOLATE)
VITAMIN B12 (HYDROXOCOBALAMIN CHLORIDE)
Our bodies use proteins for a wide range of functions (although building of muscle is the most well known). The proteins used by our bodies are built up from amino acids chained together in many different arrangements.
The base nutrient blend of ElementGold Plus+ and ElementGold Plus+ Vegan contains a blend of 'free-form' amino acids in their elemental forms:
Although important, the elemental free-form amino acids do not provide enough of the body's protein requirements, particularly when trying to maintain weight. This is why ElementGold Plus+ and ElementGold Plus+ Vegan contain the base elemental amino acids plus additional chains of proteins. ElementGold Plus+ adds a premium form of Whey Protein Isolate and in the case of ElementGold Plus+ Vegan protein derived from rice is used. These added proteins are an important part the blends and are described in detail seperately:
Although there are minimal fats present in some ingredients, ElementGold formulations do not add extra fats or oils as tolerance of these is variable amongst users with different conditions.
If fat is required, add the desired quantity during the blending process.
A tablespoon (15 mL) of cold-pressed flax seed oil adds around 540 kilojoules to a serving of ElementGold.
Please consult with your healthcare professional about whether you are required to add fat to your ElementGold protocol.
The principal carbohydrate in ElementGold is maltodextrin derived from tapioca (cassava root).
The ElementGold formulations which are sweetened use a small amount of dextrose and fructose to achieve an acceptable level of sweetness.
For those that require, ElementGold is available in an unsweetened flavours, which contains no added sugars and are FODMAP friendly.