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Absorb Plus Unsweetened Vanilla - 1 kg tub

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Absorb Plus is a delicious tasting, 100% natural, elemental (pre-digested for maximum absorption to bloodstream within 20 minutes of ingestion) liquid dietary supplement protein shake. 360 calories per serving.

Certified gluten-free (less than 20 ppm). Made with 100% natural flavors. No artificial ingredients or preservatives.

Our Cold-extracted Whey Protein Isolate is casein-free, lactose-free, and not denatured by heat or chemicals.

Ingredients: Cassava Root (Tapioca) Maltodextrin, Cross-flow Membrane Cold-extracted Whey Protein Isolate (casein-free, lactose-free, not denatured by heat), Proprietary Amino Acid Blend: L-glutamine, L-glycine, L-aspartic acid, L-tyrosine, L-proline, L-alanine, L-threonine, L-serine, L-glutamic acid, L-cysteine, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Vitamin A (as beta carotene), Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate), Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl acetate), Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone MK-7), Thiamin (as thiamine mononitrate), Riboflavin (as riboflavin-5-phosphate), Niacin (as niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin), Biotin, Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate), Calcium (as tricalcium phosphate), Phosphorus (as tricalcium phosphate), Iodine (as potassium iodide), Magnesium (as magnesium citrate), Zinc (as zinc gluconate), Selenium (as sodium selenate), Copper (as copper gluconate), Manganese (as manganese gluconate), Chromium (as chromium chloride), Molybdenum (as sodium molybdenate), Sodium (as sodium chloride), Potassium (as potassium chloride), Choline (as choline bitartrate), Inositol, Silica (as sodium silicate), Vanadium (as vanadium citrate). See SUPPLEMENT FACTS box for detailed ingredient list.

What are the benefits of Absorb Plus?

  •  Easy and gentle on your stomach and digestive system
  •  Helps maintain or gain solid weight (not fat)
  •  Daily nutritional support
  •  Delicious taste - and all natural!
  •  Feel more energy and sleep better

Used exclusively to provide bowel rest (reduced fecal matter), or along with other foods to provide a low residue diet, or high quality nutrients and healing substances in liquid form. Absorb Plus has been carefully formulated to meet the unique needs of people who have problems chewing, swallowing, digesting or absorbing their food. This includes people with Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, cancer, AIDS, anorexia, people pre and post-surgery, and the elderly. There is currently NO product on the market that matches Absorb Plus in nutritional value or the extremely high quality of our ingredients. One of our customers (who researched the market extensively) put it like this: "The other liquid diet or elemental products are like going to McDonald's, whereas Absorb Plus is like a home-cooked meal!"

Contains cold-extracted whey protein isolate (casein-free and lactose-free), so protein is not denatured by heat or chemicals. Whey isolate is an alkaline food, ideal for counteracting hyper-acidity.

Custom-blend of 10 additional targeted amino acids, specially selected for chronic illness and gut repair, for example:

• Over 1000 mg of L-Glutamine per serving to rebuild mucosal cell lining in intestines
• L-Serine for production of immunoglobulins and antibodies
• L-Threonine to aid formation of collagen and elastin
• L-Cystine to aid wound healing
• L-Tyrosine to aid function of pituitary, adrenal and thyroid glands
• L-Aspartic Acid to protect the liver
• L-Proline to heal cartilage, strengthen joints, tendons and heart muscle

Our vitamin and mineral panel:

• Full panel of trace minerals – trace mineral deficiency is common in chronic illness.
• Also contains 10 mcg Vitamin K2 (as MK-7; first identified by Dr. Weston A. Price as “Activator X”) and 100 mcg of potassium iodide per serving – since almost all people with chronic illness have adrenal and/or thyroid insufficiency.
• Contains full electrolyte panel.
Formulated to allow people to add their own amount of good fat – since everyone’s fat tolerance level varies. We suggest adding 1 tbsp. organic flax or Udo’s Choice oil (which brings total calorie count to approximately 480 calories per shake).

Please Note: We strongly advise you purchase a few Sample sizes of Absorb Plus, or just 1 tub, before buying the volume needed to do a full elemental diet. This will allow you to check for allergies or intolerance to any of the ingredients. Signs of intolerance or food allergy include: brain fog, grogginess, sore joints, headaches, nausea, skin rash, blurred vision, asthma, chest pains, edema, etc. 
You can also purchase the Vegan Elemental Diet Kit, which uses sprouted rice protein and allows you to adjust the amount of carbohydrates per serving.  


How To Mix Absorb Plus:

Pour 1 cup (8 ounces) of cold water* into a blender, then add:
1 tsp. - 1 tbsp. organic flax or Udo's Oil (as much as you can tolerate)
4 level scoops Absorb Plus
Whip on low speed for 10 to 15 seconds
Pour into a glass over ice and drink slowly.

*Use cold or room temperature water (spring or filtered recommended). Do not use hot water. You can use liquids other than water (raw milk, almond milk, rice milk) but then the shake will no longer be elemental. We do not recommend you use soy milk (depresses thyroid function, inhibits mineral absorption) or pasteurized milk (mucous-producing and irritating to the gut).

The Absorb Plus formula was developed by colon and bowel disorder expert Jini Patel Thompson to provide maximum nutrition to help build and strengthen your immune system and allow you to maintain or gain solid weight (muscle, not fat). Absorb Plus provides nutrients, supplements, protein (cold-extracted, lactose-free whey protein isolate) and carbohydrates (tapioca maltodextrin) in the most desirable forms and proportions, and in ratios that allow for optimum use and absorption. The liquid diet whey protein shake includes an extensive array of free-form amino acids (over 1000 mg L-Glutamine per serving!), with a superior vitamin and mineral profile (including trace minerals). Finally, Absorb Plus tastes so good, you can consume it up to 12 times a day if necessary!

There are approximately 10 servings per jar - sometimes a little bit more, sometimes a little bit less as Absorb Plus is packed by weight and there can be some settling during shipping and storage. Start with half a serving and build up gradually, allowing your body time to adjust to this unique (elemental) food source.

Unsweetened Vanilla


For lots more detailed information about Absorb Plus Ingredients, FAQ's, etc. please visit: www.AbsorbPlus.com

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Product Videos

An Inside Look at Absorb Plus Product Development (03:12)
Jini Patel Thompson shows you one of the ways she taste-tests her Absorb Plus shakes after making improvements to the formula. Whilst always looking for ways to make her formulas healthier and more powerful, the bottom line is they have to taste good, or there's no way people are going to be able to consume them up to 8 times per day.Lots more Tips and Info at: http://www.ListenToYourGut.com
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Here's What Jini Says

Absorb Plus is an elemental shake product that I formulated to use for an elemental diet, or a half-elemental diet, or just to supplement your diet with highly nutritious, easily absorbed nutrients - for those who cannot digest or absorb the nutrients from whole foods.

What Is An Elemental Diet?

An elemental diet is also referred to as a bowel rest diet. An elemental diet is a liquid diet that contains all the basic nutrients your body needs. The nutrients are in pre-digested form so they require very little digestion and the nutrients are easily and quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. In this way an elemental diet supplies your nutritional needs whilst giving your digestive system a rest. It is effective for people with colitis, Crohn's, diverticulitis, severe IBS, AIDS, the elderly, and some forms of cancer.

The stool that results from an elemental diet is greatly reduced in volume and usually liquid, therefore, it also gives your colon a rest from passing normal stool and thus allows colonic wounds to heal faster.

I used an elemental diet to recover from a bout of hemorrhaging that left me weighing 99 lbs (I'm 5'7"). In six weeks I weighed 135 pounds and was working out at the gym 3 times a week (my complete story and instructions on the type of elemental diet I used are in my book The IBD Remission Diet.)

What Is A Half-Elemental Diet?

A half-elemental diet is used when someone's IBD is still active and they are having difficulty tolerating foods and eating or absorbing adequate nutrition. But for whatever reason, they cannot (or do not want to) do a full elemental diet. So, instead, they consume half their daily calories as elemental diet shakes and the other half is comprised of easily tolerated foods.

In a 2006 clinical trial, doctors assessed 26 patients with Crohn’s Disease, who used a combination of an elemental diet for half of their food intake (900 – 1200 calories per day) and then whatever they wished for the other half (”free diet”). The control group consisted of 25 patients with Crohn’s Disease who just consumed an unrestricted diet, whatever they wanted to eat (100% free diet).

Then, they measured the recurrence of relapse (symptom flare-up) over a two year period. The relapse rate in the half elemental diet group was significantly lower – only 34.6% – versus a relapse rate of 64% in the free diet group.

Important: All elemental diet shakes are VERY sticky on the teeth. So be sure to brush after each shake - pay particular attention to the gum line - to avoid tooth decay.

Transitioning Off Elemental Shakes

Please know that when your digestive system has healed to the point where you can absorb nutrition and you are no longer underweight, then it is likely time to transition off Absorb Plus and onto a whey or veggie protein shake, or easily tolerated foods.

Not only is this cheaper, but it's better for ongoing gut health to avoid simple carbohydrates (like tapioca maltodextrin) when you are able to use superfoods like chia seed and flax seed instead. I have sourced excellent ones for you here, so be sure to check them out when you are ready.

After healing myself of serious Crohn's disease, consulting with people with all types of colon and bowel conditions for over ten years, and answering thousands of questions on my online forum, I have become internationally recognized as an expert on natural remedies for gastrointestinal disease. Even if you have tried every Crohn's, colitis, or diverticulitis treatment available without success, don't give up hope; my natural remedies for bowel and colon disease have helped tens of thousands of people worldwide and my books are sold in over 40 countries.

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  1. Great Product - So Far 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2017

    I love Absorb-Plus even though I've only been using it about a week. My one issue is with the price, but I can understand that too.

  2. Disappointed in recent change 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Mar 2017

    I have been relying on Absorb Plus for about a year as a semi-elemental supplement while battling severe gut issues. I have gotten quite used to the taste and have grown to like it. My most recent shipments, however, have been a disappointment. The consistency of the powder changed to become very, very fine. This causes the finished shake to be more watery than it used to be (I liked its previous creaminess, which was more fulfilling). Therefore I have had to cut back on the water added, making the measurement directions on the container no longer very accurate. (I find that I have to do 6 oz of water with a scoop to get the desired level of thickness for a shake, unless you are looking for vanilla-flavored water). I also noted that with the recent modification, the taste of the shake has turned chalky/a little plastic-ky. I miss the old flavor! Hopefully this can be rectified as you work with your revised product. Thank you!

  3. Premature Review 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Mar 2017

    I am on a two week Elemental Diet to treat SIBO. I have never been on any diet like this so I have nothing to compare it to. If it works, I'll absolutely love it!

  4. Highly recommended!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Mar 2017

    I'm on a liquid diet as I recover from severe UC and Absorb Plus helps me a lot. It has enough nutrients that I don't lose weight and helps me with bowel rest also.

  5. excellent product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jan 2017

    This is my second review. This product is way superior to other nutritional support/weight gain products. Aside from not being able to assimilate the other products on the market (Ensure, Boost, etc), I seriously wouldn't feed them to my dog. Read the ingredients. As for taste, it's all opinion. I don't like sweet so I simply can't drink other than the unsweetened vanilla. That's plenty sweet as it is. I'm very glad to see the switch from fructose in your new flavor, 'Simply Chocolate'. I don't like the new packaging at all. Small mouth and takes up more room in my cabinet.

  6. Best Protein Powder Product for GI Healing 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Nov 2016

    My 93 year old mother has had severe diverticulitis many years. When suffering a flare-up of symptoms Absorb Plus has proved essential to keeping her nourishment adequate but giving the bowel some rest. It has proven a mainstay in managing her GI tract.

  7. High Quality 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Aug 2016

    This product tastes so much better than other products in the market. Choice of ingredients tell how much time and thoughts put into by the business owner. The only downside is evacuation of Absorb Plus is so abrupt and explosive, even I added Natren probiotics.

  8. Decent product - could be better 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Aug 2016

    What I truly like about Absorb Plus is the calorie content especially when one needs to gain weight. By adding a very small bit of water and a tablespoon of flax seed oil, one has a 500 calorie meal that fits in a tumbler, does not fill one up too much and is absorbed quickly. What I don't care for is the high carb & sugar content (probably where all the calories come from). It makes me feel a little jittery. Rather, I'd like to see more protein and less maltodextrin - a filler. Other whey mixes have accomplished this. I'd also like this to be an organic product. Although I don't think it's harmful in the short term, I wouldn't want to make this my sole source of nutrition.


    Thanks for your feedback. Maltodextrin a carbohydrate component of Absorb Plus. If you want to know more about it, click here:


    ALL carbohydrates are sugars. Even the most complex carbohydrate, vegetable matter, plant matter, etc. when broken down (during the digestive process) is turned into a sugar. So it is not possible to remove the sugars from a nutrient shake, unless you remove the carbohydrate component. You may wish to do this and it is possible to buy unflavored, unsweetened whey protein.

    The reason Absorb Plus has a carbohydrate component is to provide balanced nutrition for people who are often malnourished and underweight. You need the carbohydrate component to be able to gain weight to your normal weight – this is very difficult (if not impossible) to do with whey protein alone.

    Kind Regards,
    Customer Care

  9. Taste so terrible, don't care how good it is for me. 1 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jul 2016

    Well I ordered this shake because my Grandma read about it and was convinced it would help my tummy troubles. Shipping was super fast, I'll give you that but I couldn't even finish a glass of this stuff. First couple sips made me gag. Taste like recycled vomit! I don't care if it is a miracle shake, it's so gross and of course they don't refund after you've tried it. Blah I still have that horrible taste in my mouth, excuse me so I can go brush my teeth.



    We're sorry to hear that you're not satisfied with the taste of Unsweetened Vanilla. We urge you to try the French Vanilla and Chocolate Royale (if you haven't already) because we're confident that you'll like one of those! We also have them available in sample size.

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Have a great day,
    Customer Care

  10. ACTUALLY TASTES GOOD! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Jul 2016

    My 14 year old son is loving Absorb plus ( unsweetend vanilla) - he has previously tried modulen ( tasted awful, so he had to tube feed) boost ( unhealthy, too sweet, tastes awful) and ensure ( couldnt do it). Finding absorb plus has been a real life savior. He has NO problem drinking five shakes a day. No nausea, no after taste. NO PROBLEM! This is an amazing product!vERY MUCH WORTH THE FINANCIAL INVESTEMENT- IT IS IN FACT EXPENSIVE, BUT YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR WITH ABSORB PLUS. THANK YOU.

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