I want to share this very important question from one of our readers, who noticed some differences between the Absorb Plus labels in the US vs. Absorb Plus in Canada:

“We are very familiar with Absorb Plus, my very sick adult daughter has been using it off and on…she is in a bad flare now and cannot eat regular food, so she will be on Absorb Plus. I note that on the tubs you no longer put calorie amounts. You used to do this and it was useful, as I had to try and calculate my daughter’s intake. I try for 1400 calories. Why has this changed?”

Initially, in order to get a Natural Product Number (NPN) with Canada, Imix Nutrition had to adjust the US formula of Absorb Plus. While doing so, they were given a list of claims they could make regarding the formula and what information was permitted to go on the label. They were not, however, given the option to provide the macronutrient (calories, fat, fiber, etc) information as they do on the US products.

Since the formulas differ just slightly, the macronutrient values would only vary by less than 1%. As in the above case, if you are trying for a target caloric intake, you should go off of the US product labels in order to get that information and these are available to view in the LTYG Shoppe.

Below are the label claims that have changed per serving, for your information:

Choline reduced to 75mg (US 125mg)

Potassium reduced to 25mg (US 361mg)

Phosphorus increased to 26mg (US 24mg)

Vitamin E reduced to 68.34 IU (US 75 IU)

If you are adding an oil, such as Flax, MCT or Udo’s Oil, this adds about 120 calories per tablespoon.

Please feel free to leave a comment below, or contact our customer service team at service@listentoyourgut.com with any questions!

Absorb Plus: Why does the Canada label look different?
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4 thoughts on “Absorb Plus: Why does the Canada label look different?

    1. Hi Patsy,

      Imix Nutrition is required to use that level of potassium in Absorb Plus to comply with Health Canada as it is one of the permitted forms of ingredients that must be used where a food is used as the sole source of nutrition. You can supplement with Angstrom Minerals Potassium if you need more but the Angstrom Minerals Potassium is only available at the US store for now. Thanks for your comment and please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer Care

  • Yes, thank you for the explanation. Also, the Canadian product seems to taste a bit different. Is there a reason for this? We found the usa product somehow better tasting. Anyhow, thank you.

    1. Hello Helen,

      You’re welcome! The taste should be very similar, not dramatically different but as per Jini, ” The first thing you need to keep in mind is that Absorb Plus is a natural product. So, for example, the whey protein can change in both taste and texture depending on what season it is (has the cow just birthed, or is she now pregnant again, etc). The flavors can also change depending on (for example) whether we got our supply of vanilla beans from Madagascar or Mexico and what the weather was like during that growing season, harvest, etc. Our tapioca maltodextrin may come from a different region in Thailand – different soil or weather conditions can affect taste and texture. You may have numerous orders of Absorb Plus that taste the same because they were all manufactured at the same time, using the same batch of ingredients. But then the next order may come from a new batch that has whey protein from a different set of cows, or Vanilla from a different location, and so on. BUT the quality standards and the specs will always remain the same. No matter what season it is, the whey protein will be lactose-free and casein-free (and of course tested for pathogens, heavy metals, etc.). The tapioca maltodextrin will always be pesticide-free and Non-GMO, and so on.”

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer Care

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