Quite simply, ProFUSE is the best tasting protein supplement in America today! ProFUSE is a naturally flavored, naturally sweetened, Vitamin-fortified, ready-to-drink liquid that provides all of the essential and non-essential amino acids your body needs.
Each ounce of ProFUSE liquid contains 10 grams (g) of hydrolized protein (Whey and Collagen), 1,000 international units (IU) of Vitamin D3, 1,000 milligrams (mg) of Vitamin B12, and 500 milligrams (mg) of Citrulline.
ProFUSE can be consumed straight from the bottle or can be mixed with water, sparkling water, juice, tea, or yogurt.
Vital functions that require protein:
- Structure & Architecture (Bone & Muscle)
- Digestion, energy production, and blood coagulation (enzymes)
- Regulation of metabolism (hormones)
- Body defense (immune cells)
- Movement of nutrients through the body (transport proteins)
- Cardiovascular, respiratory, excretory functions (organs)
Hydrolyzed complete protein:
- Provides a concentrated shot of protein
- Hydrolyzed (broken down), leading to rapid absorption which helps curb appetite
- Contains special amino acids (hydroxylysine, hydroxyproline) that strengthens hair, skin and nails
- Provides protein without the added fat, calories and cholesterol found in meat products
Vitamin B12 is known as the “energy vitamin” and is essential for many critical functions in your body including energy production, supporting your immune system and helping to regulate the formation of red blood cells.
Vitamin B12 in Food:
- Found naturally in animal products like meat, fish, eggs and dairy.
- B12 is bound to the protein in food.
- Hydrochloric acid in the stomach releases B12 from protein during digestion.
- Once released, B12 combines with a substance called intrinsic factor (IF) before it is absorbed in to the bloodstream.
- Because 10-30% of older people do not absorb food-bound Vitamin B12 efficiently, those over 50 should meet the RDA by eating foods fortified with B12 or by taking a Vitamin B12 supplement.
Indications of Vitamin B12 Deficiency:
- Recent studies from the US Framingham trial have shown that 1/4 of adults in the US are deficient in Vitamin B12 and nearly half of the population has suboptimal blood levels.
- A Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause anemia feeling weak, tired and faint; heart palpitations; looking pale; and shortness of breath.
- A Vitamin B 12 deficiency can cause neurological problems. Tingling of hands and feet, changes in ability to walk, loss of vision, memory problems, seeing things that aren’t there, sadness and changes in personality
Vitamin D3 is Essential for Life!
- Modern diets usually do not provide adequate amounts of Vitamin D3, partly because of the trend to low fat foods and partly because we no longer eat Vitamin D3 rich foods
- Often we are advised to consume the egg white, but the yolk is rich in Vitamin D3; or we eat the flesh of the fish avoiding the Vitamin D3 rich skin, organs and fat
- Sun avoidance combined with reduction in food sources contribute to escalating Vitamin D3 deficiencies
- Vegetarian diets are exceptionally poor or completely lacking in Vitamin D3
- Overweight individuals are especially at risk for Vitamin D3 deficiency
- Excess body fat absorbs and holds on to Vitamin D3, making it unavailable to the body
- The absence of Vitamin D3 creates interference with the functioning of a hormone called leptin, which signals to the brain that you are full and should stop eating
- Replenishing Vitamin D3 in the bloodstream to normal levels restores leptin’s actions
- Getting enough Vitamin D3, namely 1,000 IU a day can be a challenge from diet sources alone
- Supplementation is often needed. Multivitamins typically provide 400 IU
- For every increase of 1ng/mL in level of 5-hydroxycholecalciferol, (the precursor form of Vitamin D3 and a commonly used indicator of Vitamin D3 status), subjects ended up losing almost a half pound more on their calorie-restricted diet
- For each 1ng/mL increase in the active or “hormonal” form of Vitamin D3, subjects lost nearly one quarter pound more
- Additionally, higher baseline Vitamin D3 levels predicted greater loss of abdominal fat
- Addition of Vitamin D3 to a reduced-calorie diet will lead to better weight loss
- Research also shows weight normalization is associated with higher levels of Vitamin D3