SC_blogIf you’re one of my readers who needs to avoid any traces of fructose whatsoever – then you will be very pleased to hear that Imix Nutrition has just launched a completely fructose-free, chocolate version of their bestselling elemental diet shake.

Instead of being sweetened with stevia and fructose, like the other Chocolate Royale version, this new Simply Chocolate  elemental shake is sweetened with stevia and dextrose.

As you know, ONLY monosaccharide sugars are allowed on an elemental diet – where everything is pre-digested to provide bowel rest for those with digestion, absorption, inflammation, or ulceration issues in their gut.

So why not sweeten with just stevia, you might ask, and don’t include any sugars?

Well, Imix does have an Unsweetened Vanilla that contains NO sweeteners whatsoever – so you can add your desired amount of stevia to that if you wish. And here’s how to make that shake into a chocolate flavor, if you wish.

However, as the person who formulates these shakes (and has consumed nothing but Absorb Plus shakes for 7 weeks straight!) I can tell you that you simply must cut stevia with another sweetener, otherwise you get that distinctive stevia aftertaste – that most people (including me) don’t like. Kids, in particular, are very sensitive to this aftertaste, so that’s why most of the Absorb Plus flavors are cut with another monosaccharide sweetener, like fructose or dextrose.

We also have single-serving samples of the new Simply Chocolate  Absorb Plus shake, in the Shoppe if you’d like to try it.

NEW Fructose-Free Absorb Plus Available – Simply Chocolate
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  • Hi Jini,
    I have read that it is important for people with IBS, Crohns and IBD to drink only filtered water. What kind of filtered water is recommended? Do you know any good companies?

    Thank you

    1. Hi Penina,

      There are many products available for filtering drinking water across a wide price range. The Aquasana brand is reputable and makes systems for both sinks and showers. It can tend to be a bit pricey but the quality is high. On the other end of the affordability spectrum would be the simple, pitcher-type filters that go in the fridge. You can find these from a bunch of companies but Brita seems to be one of the most popular.

      Kind regards,
      Justin
      Customer Care

  • What can I do to balance my hormones after months of prednisone if I am 21? Thyroplex is for women over 40 and I am at a lost of what to do. Thank you.

    1. Hi Audrey,

      Thank you for your question. We aren’t qualified to comment on prescription medication. We recommend consulting your doctor on treatment to help balance your hormones after Prednisone. We can recommend purchasing Dr. Wendy Ellis audio and PDF transcript on how to balance hormones at: http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/ltyg-teleseminar-chronic-illness-hormone-imbalance-with-dr-wendy-ellis-mp3-audio-and-pdf-transcript/
      Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Kind Regards,
      Rachel
      Customer Care

  • Hi Jini,
    I have been on your antibiotic, probiotic and Absorb Plus protocol for two months, plus a little home
    made bone broth and little to no other foods. I am truly loving the shakes and how good I feel. I have a couple of questions:
    1) The symptoms I had were blood in my stool. I didn’t do tests so don’t know what I had/have. I also suffered constipation and a coated tongue. Although I feel great and there is no blood I still remain constipated even though I take your suggested magnesium citrate and potassium twice a day and quite a bit of water per day.
    I also noticed when I did introduce a little bit of food yesterday, I had a lot of mucus in my stool.
    Any ideas of what I need to do now?
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Moe,

      That is great to hear the Absorb Plus and supplements have been helping you. We are not qualified to give you a diagnosis and recommend you see a doctor concerning that, but can assist you in helping with your symptoms we have knowledge on.
      The information in this link is very helpful for constipation: http://www.listentoyourgut.com/symptoms/34/constipation.html
      I personally love the techniques Jini teaches in the videos for the stool, or squatty potty you can purchase online, and colonic massage for constipation.
      As for the Probiotic make sure you are taking it two hours after food, and 20 minutes before food. Jini recommends trying just the Natren Digest Lac when dealing with constipation. However when not having constipation issues Jini recommends using all three of the supplements at once.
      Also be sure not to take the probiotics the same time as some of the other supplements. Here is a link Jini gives a helpful schedule in what not to combine the Probiotic with at the same time: http://blog.listentoyourgut.com/confusing-supplement-schedule/

      The Product MucosaHeal may be helpful for the mucus in the stool problem. You can learn more about it here: http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/imix-nutrition-mucosaheal-90-capsules/

      As for the coated tongue you will have to ask your doctor concerning that symptom.

      Please let us know if we can help with anything else or answer any other questions.

      Kind Regards,
      Rachel
      Customer Care

  • Hi Jini,
    I tried Absorb Plus once but I cant drink it anymore because of the whey.

    My integrative medicine doctor recommended I use the protein shake by Metagenics called “UltraInflamX Plus 360” and add a scoop of “Intestinal Therapy” by Advanced Naturals (contains l-glutamine, NAG, marshmellow root, etc.).

    However, I read your LTYG book and remember you saying that you formulated Absorb Plus and MucosaHeal because the similar products on the market were not good. I’m curious if the two products my doctor recommended are part of the group of products you researched before developping your products and how they differ from yours.

    Thanks for your help!
    Sara

    1. Hi Sarah,

      Thank you for your question. We are not familiar with those products but they look like they may be good and similar to a couple of our products. If you can not tolerate Whey we have a Vegetarian elemental diet option, that I myself have had great success with, that can compare to the UltraInflamX Plus 360. You can see the different products and kits for them here: http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/vegan-elemental-shakes/
      As well as more information and the recipes here:
      http://blog.listentoyourgut.com/how-to-make-a-vegan-elemental-shake/
      http://ltygblog.s3.amazonaws.com/how-to-make-elemental-shake.pdf
      http://blog.listentoyourgut.com/use-common-foods-to-heal-inflammatory-bowel-disease/

      Also you are right that our MucosaHeal is familiar to the Intenstinal Therapy, you can see more information on here: http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/imix-nutrition-mucosaheal-90-capsules/

      Please let us know if we can help you with anything else.

      Kind Regards,
      Rachel
      Customer Care

  • I’ve been on the absorb plus now for 13 days. I have SIBO and Hashimoto’s. I need to lose weight. I figured out my daily intake of 4 shakes per day for a 135lb person. I lost 1lb and gained it back. My bowels are moving, I drink about 80 oz of water per day and for a couple of those days I supplemented with bone broth. I am taking herbals for the SIBO after taking 2 rounds of the antibiotics. How is it possible that I am not losing weight? Is it because of the starches?

    1. Hello Michelle,

      Thank you for you question. You may still be taking in too many calories a day. To lose a pound a week Jini recommends 1072 calories a day. If you are doing 4 shakes a day with the oil that would be about 1,940 calories a day. If you are doing it without the oil that is still 1,480 calories a day. If you are doing the shakes without the oil Jini highly recommends adding in the oil for the nutrients and healthy fat.
      Jini recommends using this oil: http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/flora-udos-choice-oil-blend-17-fl-oz/
      However Flax oil is also a good alternative.
      To lose weight we recommend 2 shakes a day with the oil, and bone broth a couple of times a day as well. You may also want to contact your doctor to make sure there is no other illness causing the lack of weight loss. Jini also recommends exercise as well with the diet for weight loss.
      Please let us know if we can help with anything else.

      Kind Regards,
      Rachel
      Customer Care

  • Hello
    I have been drinking Absorb Plus for over a year now and I have loved them. They have help me tremendously but in the past month I am suddenly not tolerating them. I drink one and start having allergic reactions. What could be the reason? Have you heard of this happening to others?

    1. Hi Gabi,

      It’s great to hear that Absorb Plus has worked so well for you but that’s unexpected to hear about the recent reactions as we have not changed the formula recently. Has anything else changed with your diet or supplement regimen at all? Are you fully or partially elemental? Is this occurring with a specific flavor? Please let me know and we’ll do whatever we can to help.

      Kind regards,
      Justin
      Customer Care

  • Thank you for all you wrote Rachel. I appreciate it.
    A new thing I am noticing and I’m curious if you have heard of it?…I notice after drinking my shakes that my heart beat is different. It’s this odd thing; when I feel it, I put my finger on my neck pulse and it misses one beat in the same count each time…like every 16 beats or the next drink it might be every 9 beats. It doesn’t last very long. I am wondering if it’s just from me drinking a cold drink fast? Or possibly whatever the mix is of all the supplements? and maybe it’s not linked to the shakes at all? I do notice it after taking them. Any thoughts?
    And one more question, I have kind of lost interest in solid food as I am enjoying the shakes and my home made bone broth a lot. Is there any danger in staying on just these two things long term and not returning to eating solid food? Is there enough nutrients and no down side to eating long term like this?
    I do add in the odd juicing here and there also just for variety, but that’s it; I really don’t care for solid food now. Thoughts please. Thanks!

    1. Hello again Moe,

      Great to hear that you are enjoying and having success with the shakes and bone broth. Yes it is common for the Absorb Plus to put your heartbeat up because the elemental shakes are rapidly absorbed to the bloodstream. Jini does not typically recommend doing the elemental too long term, and we would recommend checking with your doctor the best treatment for you. However, Jini also does recommend checking with your body and gut on how long it is safe for your body to do the diet. Also we recommend if you are just doing those two things to be sure to also be getting adequate vitamins, supplements, minerals and calories in you. The IBD Remission Diet book has a lot of helpful information in it that might also help you decide how long it is good for you to be doing the diet. Please let us know if you have anymore questions.

      Thank you,
      Rachel
      Customer Care

  • Oh, I have one more question, have you changed the formula of the Vanilla unsweetened? The reason I ask is it used to come in a taller thinner container and now it comes in the container the same as the others, and since receiving the new container the powder looks different, shiny/glossy verse the duller look. Just curious if you changed anything in it and if so for what reason?
    Thanks!

    1. Hello Moe,

      No the formula of the Unsweetened Vanilla Absorb Plus has not been changed, just the containers and labels.

      Kind Regards,
      Rachel Customer Care

  • Thank you for the simply vanilla and simply chocolate options.

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    I am in the process of healing my scar tissue(thank you so much for the DMSO protocol – I have been doing this for 3 weeks now-and have experienced a decrease in inflammation and obstruction) and my next job is to reduce the candida albicans

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