ElementGold Plus+ Unsweetened Vanilla is a tasty shake that allows for the rapid uptake and absorption of nutrients in a way that minimises the risk of triggering sensitive digestive systems.
Originally formulated for the nutritional support of sufferers of Crohn's Disease and IBS, these foods are also suitable for:
- Sensitive Digestive Systems
- Trouble Chewing or Swallowing
- Difficulty Digesting or Absorbing
All ElementGold Plus+ and ElementGold Plus+ Vegan flavours contain the same base nutrient blend including 13 Vitamins, 14 minerals and 10 free-form amino acids. A full list of ingredients is below. Please view the Nutrients page for more information about the base nutrient blend.
In addition to the free-form amino acids in the Base Nutritional Formula, ElementGold Plus+ has added protein to approach the maximum amount of protein that can be absorbed from one meal.
The protein added to ElementGold Plus+ is Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) which has been extracted using the Ion-Exchange method. This premium form of WPI is the best method available for maximising extraction of pure protein whilst leaving behind fat, lactose, casein and mineral traces. The effectiveness of the Ion-Exchange method is such that you would need to consume over 290 x 325ml glasses of ElementGold Plus+ to consume the same amount of lactose as you would consumet in a 325ml glass of regular milk.
Sweetener and Flavourings
Although some sugars are naturally present in ingredients such as maltodextrin, no sweetener is added to ElementGold Plus+ Unsweetened Vanilla. The reason for this is to allow for a choice of appropriate sweetener and level of sweetness (or adding no sweetener). In certain situations, Low FODMAP diets and SIBO for example, some sweeteners will NOT be suitable so check with your healthcare professional to ensure you are not compromising your digestive system. In most cases stevia is a suitable sweetener.
Flavourings and colourings used in ElementGold are all naturally derived.
ElementGold Plus+ Unsweetened Vanilla is a Low FODMAP food and is certified under the Monash University Low FODMAP program:
Monash University Low FODMAP certified™ food (not assessed for any other claims). One serve of this product is low in FODMAPs and can assist with following the Monash University Low FODMAP diet™. A strict low FODMAP diet should only be commenced under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
ElementGold Plus+ Unsweetened Vanilla is compliant with the Food For Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) part of the Australian Food Standards Code, including being suitable as a sole source of nutrition when used under medical supervision.
How to Use
A standard serve of ElementGold Plus+ is 100g (4 scoops using the included scoop) of ElementGold powder shaken or blended with 250 mL of water. A 1kg tub of ElementGold Plus+ Unsweetened Vanilla contains 10 standard serves.
Each standard serve provides about* 1580 kJ (378 kcal) of energy. Where increasing energy intake is desirable, an oil such as flax seed oil can be added to boost a serving by around 540 kJ.
* Each flavour is slightly different due to protein and flavouring differences.
As ElementGold Plus+ Unsweetened Vanilla is nutritionally balanced food, the main factor to consider is how much energy you need. The amount of energy we need from food varies from person to person due to a range of factors. As a broad simplification 8700 kJ is often quoted as an average adult daily energy requirement, which equates to about 5.5 standard servings of ElementGold per day.
Serving Size: 100g
Monash University Low FODMAP Certified trade marks used under licence in Australia by Vitramed Pty Limited.