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Elemental Shake: Which Type is Best for Your Body?

In this article, we will discuss elemental diets and how to find the perfect elemental shake for your unique body. What Are Elemental Diets? Elemental diets are all about giving your body the nutrients it needs in an easy-to-absorb form, especially if you're struggling with digestion or nutrient absorption. They're like the ultimate fast-track to [...]

By |2024-03-04T21:21:57-08:00June 5th, 2024|

Using Sugar to Relieve Nausea?

Sometimes I read interesting things on Quora, and this post caught my eye because the author's friend is from Iran, where they use rock sugar infused with saffron to calm nausea. At first she thought this was extremely weird - but Nabat sugar is a popular remedy throughout the middle east. Why? Then she realized [...]

By |2023-05-30T21:11:10-08:00May 30th, 2023|

Challenges & Solutions for Elemental Diet Success

Join me in this video as I speak with Dr. Roy & Debbie Steinbock on the challenges and solutions for elemental diet success. Roy & Debbie have been prescribing and supporting thousands of clients through an elemental diet for over 15 years. They have tons of experience dealing with all the challenges people face and [...]

By |2023-06-26T13:17:00-08:00March 28th, 2023|

Which Version of Absorb Plus Elemental Shake Should I Use?

We often get this question - which version of Absorb Plus elemental shake should I use? Absorb Plus is an amazingly delicious, elemental diet shake comprised of the highest quality, natural, elemental (pre-digested) ingredients. Formulated by Jini Patel Thompson, Absorb Plus can be used for many purposes - allergy testing, clearing intestinal obstruction, bowel rest [...]

By |2024-02-26T11:21:07-08:00March 23rd, 2023|

How to Mix Probiotics with Absorb Plus Shakes

Can you save time by taking your Absorb Plus shakes and probiotics together? The answer is yes! Just make sure you take any anti-pathogens, such as wild oregano oil, at least two hours away from probiotics (and food). I also want to emphasize how important it is to never mix Natren probiotics into your shake [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:48:04-08:00February 21st, 2023|

How To Gain Weight Using Absorb Plus

There are a few different ways to gain weight using Absorb Plus elemental diet shakes - and the methods differ depending on whether you need to keep the shakes elemental (enteral diet) or whether you can add regular foods and liquids to the shakes (half elemental diet, or just using as a supplement to regular [...]

By |2023-03-29T12:03:28-08:00February 10th, 2023|

Does Absorb Plus Create a Candida Problem?

I like to re-share this post every so often because I've received this question in various forms for YEARS now...does Absorb Plus create a candida problem? These questions seem to have the same underlying concerns, so here is an updated version of my answer - as well as a good representation of most people's unease. [...]

By |2024-01-02T20:25:15-08:00January 17th, 2023|

Absorb Plus Amino Elemental Shake

I'm thrilled to announce the NEW Absorb Plus Amino, a low-carb addition to the Absorb Plus family line! Absorb Plus Amino is a 100% natural, elemental (pre-digested for maximum absorption to the bloodstream within 20 minutes of ingestion) liquid protein shake. It is classified as an Elemental free-form amino acid formula because the protein component [...]

By |2023-04-14T11:22:16-08:00December 14th, 2022|

What Magnificence Podcast: What’s In Absorb Plus with Jini and Ian

You may remember Episode 16 of the What Magnificence Podcast where Jini told the story of her mercury poisoning which led to massive hemorrhaging, spurring the creation of Absorb Plus. In that episode, she also described her near-death experience (NDE) and explored the difference between escapism and dissociation - a deep dive into pain control [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:00:03-08:00October 11th, 2022|

ElementGold VEGAN in Australia

In 2019, I helped formulate an elemental diet shake for all of my lovely Australian and New Zealand readers, ElementGold. Formulated from the highest quality ingredients, ElementGold promotes the absorption of nutrients by presenting ingredients in forms that require the least work for the body to digest. Well, I'm excited to announce that ElementGold VEGAN [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:50:18-08:00April 11th, 2022|

Absorb Plus: Origins, Formulation, & FAQs

I recently created this presentation about the formulation of Absorb Plus shakes on behalf of IMIX Nutrition, and it's chock full of good info - so of course, I wanted to share it with the LTYG community as well! I go into a bit of my backstory, being diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, and what drove [...]

By |2023-04-18T08:04:47-08:00December 13th, 2021|

Can a “Non-IBD” Person Use Absorb Plus to Build Muscle?

Join me and Dane Johnson of CrohnsColitisLifestyle as we answer this reader question: "Can someone who does not have IBD or a gut disorder (and just wants to gain muscle) use Absorb Plus as their primary protein source?"  Learn more about the Elemental (Bowel Rest) Diet: Download my FREE guide, What You Need to [...]

By |2023-04-14T09:52:16-08:00July 13th, 2021|

Why Use Maltodextrin in Absorb Plus?

If you try to do a bowel rest diet using only whey protein (no carbohydrate component) you will quickly surpass your maximum daily protein limit whilst still feeling really hungry and tired. But more importantly, you will likely not gain any weight, so will remain very thin and weak, with low energy and lots of [...]

By |2023-04-18T08:05:47-08:00July 6th, 2021|

NEW Flavors – Unsweetened Absorb Plus!

You asked, and we listened! We understand that your options are limited for elemental shakes. The options are even fewer for elemental shakes that taste good. We took that to heart, and I worked with Imix Nutrition to formulate not one but TWO delicious new unsweetened options! We think you'll love them as much as [...]

By |2023-04-18T08:06:01-08:00May 12th, 2021|

Why Are the Minerals in Absorb Plus So Low?

We often get the question - why are the minerals so low in Absorb Plus? Well, the amounts of all the minerals and vitamins in Absorb Plus are formulated for someone to be able to take a maximum of 12 servings per day, so to even get a daily therapeutic dose of vitamins and minerals you [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:20:05-08:00October 14th, 2020|

Absorb Element+ Now Available in the UK!

Absorb Element+ is the EU version of my elemental diet shake, Absorb Plus. It is now available in our newly launched UK LTYG Shoppe for all of our lovely UK and EU readers! Absorb Element+ is almost identical to the US version, Absorb Plus, it just does not contain vanadium or boron - as EU [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:20:37-08:00August 26th, 2020|

Should I Add Oil to my Absorb Plus Shakes?

We often receive this question from our readers: Should I add oil to my Absorb Plus shakes? What exactly are the benefits? Will it still be considered elemental? Cold-pressed oils are all compatible with the elemental diet, but look for one that is high in omega-3‘s for the anti-inflammatory effect. Most of the fat we [...]

By |2023-04-18T08:06:54-08:00March 11th, 2020|

New Absorb Plus Improvements – Organic Tapioca (Cassava)!

As you may already know, I formulate the Absorb Plus elemental shakes for Imix Nutrition. And those of you who've been with me for a while, know that I periodically upgrade the formula as better ingredients become available, or new research is released. Well, I have recently made some upgrades to the vegan formula (which [...]

By |2023-04-18T08:07:09-08:00February 24th, 2020|

My Experience of an Elemental Diet for Crohn’s Remission

When your digestive tract is inflamed or ulcerated, it becomes very difficult for your body to digest food, or to absorb any nutrients from your food. Your diet can become so restricted that you can only tolerate five to ten foods. In extreme states, you cannot eat any normal foods at all. I have gone [...]

By |2024-02-27T10:38:48-08:00December 18th, 2019|

Elemental vs. Semi-Elemental vs. Polymeric Diets

As elemental diets grow in popularity - especially for use with SIBO - I've received a few emails from people (and doctors) suggesting that Absorb Plus (Original formula) is not actually an elemental diet product. And that only products with free-form amino acids as their protein source qualify as "elemental". So what's the difference between [...]

By |2023-03-29T11:46:22-08:00November 28th, 2019|

Absorb Plus — How to Mix Your Elemental Shake

We often receive questions from readers who are trying Absorb Plus, with no prior experience using an elemental diet. In the below featured video, I get hands on and show you how to mix Absorb Plus properly for best tasting results and maximum efficiency. I also talk about the different types of healthy oils you [...]

By |2023-03-29T11:47:27-08:00November 5th, 2019|

FINALLY – Elemental Diet Shake in Australia!!

We finally have an elemental diet shake (that Jini helped formulate) available in our Australian LTYG Shoppe for all of our lovely Australian and New Zealand readers. It's called ElementGold and it has FSMP approval - so you might be able to get it covered under your health insurance plan. Your doctor can also order [...]

By |2023-03-29T11:49:11-08:00September 4th, 2019|

Absorb Plus Update – Natural Folate & Improved B6

If you've been using the elemental diet shake I formulated - Absorb Plus - for any length of time, you'll know that I am always on the lookout for ways to improve the product. Sometimes people are not too happy with me, because certain changes - like when I switched the maltodextrin to a non-GMO [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:24:30-08:00August 6th, 2019|

Finally we have the NEW Absorb Plus Vegan Formula in Stock

In case you haven't heard, I have indeed formulated a vegan version of the all-natural elemental diet shake - Absorb Plus. And HOORAY it's finally available for all of you who've been asking for it!! Made with Organic, sprouted brown rice protein isolate, custom amino acid blend, extensive vitamin and mineral panel (including trace minerals) [...]

By |2024-02-26T11:40:48-08:00June 4th, 2019|

Test Elemental Shakes for Tolerance or Allergy

If you're planning on doing an elemental diet, or even just drinking a shake or two per day, then it is important to learn to distinguish the difference between normal bowel/body changes from elemental shakes, versus signs your body is intolerant, or allergic, to one or more of the ingredients in the shake. Do not [...]

By |2023-04-13T09:28:25-08:00February 26th, 2019|

How to use an Elemental Diet to Treat SIBO & IBS

Join me as a guest on The SIBO Survivor Show, as I discuss with Josh Sabourin the various ways to use an elemental or semi-elemental diet with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)! What is an elemental diet? An elemental diet is made of the essential nutrients - protein (predigested; di-peptide [...]

By |2024-05-02T09:09:27-08:00February 12th, 2019|

Absorb Plus: Why does the Canada label look different?

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 [...]

By |2023-03-29T11:52:23-08:00February 5th, 2019|

Absorb Plus USA & International Formula – 2018 Upgrades!

If you've been using the elemental diet shake I formulated - Absorb Plus - for any length of time, you'll know that I am always on the lookout for ways to improve the product. Sometimes people are not too happy with me, because certain changes - like when I switched the maltodextrin to a non-GMO [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:26:32-08:00April 16th, 2018|

Vegan Elemental Shake – Pros and Cons in Healing IBD

We recently received this feedback from a reader using the Vegan elemental diet shake kit to provide her body with some bowel rest and hopefully gain some weight. What I LOVE about her story, is she outlines the twisty path healing can take. And how when you're trying to heal multi-layered imbalances or dis-ease, you [...]

By |2023-03-29T11:54:56-08:00November 30th, 2016|

Absorb Plus Elemental Shake Goes International!

UK Retailer for Absorb Plus Exciting times over at Imix Nutrition and I'm very pleased to announce that there is now a store in the UK that is carrying Absorb Plus for sale to both retail clients and health clinics! This is the exact same Absorb Plus elemental shake that you would buy from our [...]

By |2023-04-18T08:07:54-08:00August 10th, 2016|

Fructose-Free Absorb Plus Available – Simply Chocolate

If 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, [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:27:58-08:00May 4th, 2016|

How To Turn Absorb Plus Unsweetened Vanilla Into Chocolate!

*Updated May 2018: Absorb Plus Sweetened Chocolate is now available in the shoppe! I've been receiving a lot of feedback from readers lately asking about a chocolate version of the unsweetened Absorb Plus. There isn't an unsweetened chocolate flavor in the works as yet, but I can certainly understand as I'm rather partial to chocolate myself! So, [...]

By |2024-02-26T13:20:36-08:00April 15th, 2015|

Where do the amino acids in Absorb Plus come from?

Absorb Plus contains the 9 amino acids automatically present in its whey protein isolate AND it also contains 10 more - that were specifically chosen for their health-giving properties - in an additional, completely customized, free-form amino acid blend. For example, Absorb Plus contains 1000 mg of just L-Glutamine per serving (the primary amino acid [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:28:35-08:00June 13th, 2014|

Vegan Proteins Coming Soon!

Just a heads up that I am currently in testing to determine the best vegan protein powder for you guys. I posted on Facebook and asked for your favorites and I am currently taste-testing and usage-testing several lines, so I can cherry-pick the best products for you. Here's an example of what my kitchen island [...]

By |2023-03-29T11:58:22-08:00March 16th, 2013|

Absorb Plus: What you need to know if you are in the UK

We are thrilled to announce that LTYG now has a store in the UK which carries an elemental shake product called Absorb Element+! Absorb Element+ (or AE+) is almost identical to the US version, Absorb Plus, it just does not contain vanadium or boron – as EU regulations do not permit them in food supplements. Everything [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:30:59-08:00January 3rd, 2013|

Absorb Plus Elemental Shake Upgrades

You have likely noticed that the new Absorb Plus is certified gluten-free and has a slightly different taste. Some people have emailed to say they like it better, and some have asked me to bring back the old one! While I know that change is stressful - especially when you've come to rely on something [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:31:35-08:00February 15th, 2012|

Absorb Plus Helps Diverticulitis

Every so often I receive emails from readers that either move my heart, or contain good ideas. This one does both: Hi Jini, I have noticed a real difference in the way I feel taking 2 Absorb Plus shakes a day for my diverticulitis.  Before your shakes, I was very weak walking with a cane [...]

By |2023-04-14T10:39:38-08:00August 27th, 2011|

How was Absorb Plus Formulated?

Absorb Plus was formulated by Jini Patel Thompson, the author of LISTEN TO YOUR GUT: Natural Healing & Dealing With Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Irritable Bowel Syndrome. After a bout of severe intestinal hemorrhaging, Jini's weight dropped to 99 pounds (she's 5'7") and her albumin levels showed she was severely malnourished. After receiving a blood [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:32:37-08:00July 5th, 2011|

Who needs Absorb Plus?

Absorb Plus is a delicious tasting, dietary supplement shake comprised of the highest quality, natural, elemental (pre-digested) ingredients. Since 2002, Absorb Plus elemental nutrient shake has helped thousands of people worldwide regain their health. People with Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, Colon Cancer, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. People who have trouble chewing, swallowing, digesting or absorbing [...]

By |2023-04-14T10:43:58-08:00July 2nd, 2011|

Why doesn’t Absorb Plus have any iron in it?

Many of our customers use Absorb Plus to recover from intestinal bleeding, and iron can trigger or exacerbate intestinal bleeding. This is why it has been left out of the formula  - and people can then supplement as needed. Also, depending on the person's size, they will consume anywhere from 3 to 10 shakes per [...]

By |2023-04-14T10:45:38-08:00June 29th, 2011|

Why is my stool pink after drinking the Mixed Berry flavor Absorb Plus?

The Mixed Berry flavor is colored with a natural pink coloring that may be seen in the stool if you're drinking a lot of it or if you're using it as part of an elemental diet. When you're on an elemental diet, your stool is very minimal and only liquid, therefore the natural color passes [...]

By |2023-04-18T08:08:20-08:00June 27th, 2011|

How will you benefit from drinking Absorb Plus?

Easy & gentle on your stomach and digestive system - Absorb Plus contains natural, elemental (pre-digested) ingredients, which are easily tolerated by even the most sensitive stomach and intestinal tract. This helps minimize the pain and discomfort commonly associated with digestion. Maintain or gain solid weight (not fat) - Absorb Plus contains the right amounts [...]

By |2023-04-14T10:46:21-08:00June 25th, 2011|

It says that Absorb Plus is “pre-digested” – what does that mean?

"Pre-digested" means that the nutrients have been broken down into components that are much easier for your body to digest and absorb. The process of digestion involves breaking down food into nutrients that can be absorbed into the bloodstream. Hence the digestion of carbohydrates in the stomach takes about 1.5 hours, and protein takes about [...]

By |2023-04-14T10:46:11-08:00June 24th, 2011|

What is the osmolarity rating of Absorb Plus?

Unfortunately, we can't tell you the osmolarity rating of Absorb Plus as we have not had it analyzed for that. However, we can tell you that maltodextrin (a major component of Absorb Plus) tends to absorb a lot of water so we expect the osmolarity rating of Absorb Plus would be high. Hence we advise [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:34:10-08:00June 23rd, 2011|

Can I use Absorb Plus if I’m allergic to cow’s milk?

The majority of people with a milk allergy are allergic to either lactose, or a dominant milk protein called casein. Cow's milk is composed of 80% casein and 20% whey. Absorb Plus is 99.8% lactose free and does not contain any casein. The protein component of Absorb Plus is a natural, cold-extracted whey protein isolate [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:34:26-08:00June 22nd, 2011|

Why is Absorb Plus better than other products?

Absorb Plus tastes better, mixes better, absorbs faster, is better tolerated, is natural, and is not just fat & sugar! Most elemental weight gain/maintenance products are available only in hospitals, pharmacies, or on prescription from your doctor. They are composed predominantly of fat (oil) and sugar. Unfortunately, the weight that is gained from these products [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:34:43-08:00June 21st, 2011|
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