Absorb Plus VEGAN (all flavors) - 2.2 lbs

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Quick Elemental Diet

Duration: 2 Weeks

2-week Elemental Diet for gut flora reset, for people who do not need to gain additional weight.

5 shakes per day - order 7 tubs*

Moderate Elemental Diet

Duration: 3 Weeks

3-week Elemental (bowel rest) for moderate gut discomfort, and wanting to maintain current weight.

7 shakes per day - order 15 tubs*

Full Elemental Diet

Duration: 6 Weeks

6-week Elemental (bowel rest) for moderate gut discomfort, and wanting to maintain current weight.

7 shakes per day - order 30 tubs*

Half Elemental Diet

Duration: 6 Weeks

6-week Diet that is half elemental, and half regular well tolerated foods, for people seeking relief.

2 shakes per day - order 9 tubs*


TIPS: Alternate whey isolate with Vegan formula to avoid intolerance. Test a few samples first to make sure you like it and no allergies.

What's the Difference?

In choosing your Absorb Plus Vegan flavor, please note that UNSWEETENED has natural flavors but no added sweeteners, while the other vegan flavors are sweetened with natural fructose and stevia. 

2.2lbs (10 servings) per container
Absorb Plus Vegan is a delicious tasting, 100% natural, semi-elemental (pre-digested for maximum absorption to the bloodstream within 20 minutes of ingestion) polymeric liquid dietary supplement protein shake. It contains 27 grams per serving of Organic, sprouted brown rice isolate protein. 370 calories per serving. Certified gluten-free (less than 20 ppm). Made with 100% natural flavors. No artificial ingredients or preservatives.

For those of you who have never tried rice protein isolate - it has a nuttier taste and more grainy texture than whey protein isolate. 

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

May be used exclusively as part of an elemental, bowel rest diet (reduced fecal matter), or along with other foods as part of a low residue diet, or to provide high quality nutrients in liquid, easily-digested form. May also be used for food clearance or allergy testing. Absorb Plus has been carefully formulated to meet the unique needs of people who have problems chewing, swallowing, digesting or absorbing their food. There is currently NO product on the market that matches Absorb Plus in nutritional value or the extremely high quality of our ingredients.

Custom-blend of 10 additional targeted amino acids, specially selected for 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-Cysteine 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 citrate per serving.
• 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).

How To Mix Absorb Plus:

Pour 1 cup (8 ounces) of cold water* into a shaker cup or blender, then add:
1 tsp. - 1 tbsp. organic flax, MCT, or Udo's Oil (as much as you can tolerate)
4 level scoops Absorb Plus
Shake vigorously, or whip on low speed for 10 seconds
Add ice (if you wish) 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, nut milk, rice milk, etc) but then the shake will no longer be elemental. Refrigerate any unused portion and discard after 4 hours.

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, gut pain, skin rash, blurred vision, asthma, chest pains, edema, elevated blood pressure, etc. 

Absorb Plus was formulated 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 (certified organic sprouted brown rice protein isolate) and carbohydrates (tapioca maltodextrin - from cassava root) in the most desirable forms and proportions, and in ratios that allow for optimum use and absorption. This liquid diet protein shake also includes an extensive array of therapeutic 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.

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

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

In formulating this vegan version of the Absorb Plus elemental diet shake, my primary concern was to find a vegan protein source that was likely to be highly tolerated, plus in a highly bio-available form. Lastly, the protein needed to actually be a protein isolate, not a generalized protein or concentrate that would likely contain a lot of carbohydrate matter as well. The certified organic, sprouted (fermented to increase digestibility) brown rice protein isolate in this product fit the bill and also passed my taste requirements!

Every other ingredient, from the amino acids to the vitamins to the natural flavors are certified vegan. One thing you should know, is that when I assess ingredients for Absorb Plus (and the other supplements I formulate), I don't just look at the finished material from the supplier, I also look at the entire material extraction flow chart to see which method of extraction was used, which filtration agents, which substances were used to ferment, etc.

Personally, my favorite flavor is the Mocha Latte and I'm so pleased to finally have this Vegan version available for all those who don't tolerate whey isolate OR who see the value in rotating protein sources.

Remember that when you consume a high volume of one type of protein continuously, the body might develop an intolerance to it, over time. For that reason, even if you prefer one or the other, I encourage you to alternate between the vegan and regular (whey isolate) Absorb Plus, if you can.

Absorb Plus is an elemental shake product that I formulated, for use as 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. It is a pre-digested, 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 can be helpful for people with colitis, Crohn's, diverticulitis, severe IBS, AIDS, the elderly, and some forms of cancer - especially when combined with targeted healing substances and bone broths - as I show you in my IBD Remission Diet book.

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 this helps 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. (Source: Effectiveness of an 'half elemental diet' as maintenance therapy for Crohn's disease: a randomized-controlled trial. S. Takagi, K. Utsunomiya et. al. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 24, 1333-1340)

When mixing your shakes (if not elemental) I do not recommend you use soy milk (depresses thyroid function, inhibits mineral absorption) or pasteurized milk (mucous-producing and irritating to the gut). Use other nut milks, raw milk, goat, camel, etc. However, if you want to keep your shakes elemental, then mix only with water.

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. Here are my instructions for transitioning off of an elemental diet.

Unsweetened Vanilla Brûlée: Organic tapioca maltodextrin blend, natural caramel flavor, natural vanilla flavors
Click for Unsweetened Vanilla Brûlée Supplement Facts
Unsweetened Coco-Choc: Organic tapioca maltodextrin blend, cocoa, natural chocolate flavor, natural vanilla flavors, natural coconut flavor
Click for Unsweetened Coco-Choc Supplement Facts
Mocha Latte: Organic tapioca maltodextrin blend, fructose, cocoa, natural mocha and vanilla flavors, stevia leaf extract
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22 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Mary Barber on 15th Oct 2021

    I love this product it is the best Vitamin filled protein drink I ever had.

  • 5
    Absorb Plus Vegan

    Posted by Patrick Jack on 18th Aug 2021

    I love this product! It keeps me in remission & it puts me in remission from UC. I highly recommend! Living life med free and free of ulcerative colitis. Thank you LTYG!!!

  • 5
    Absorb Plus Vegan Coco-Choc

    Posted by Rose Cardenas on 9th Aug 2021

    Delicious and Absorb Plus is the only brand my daughter can drink because she has Crohns. We are not able to afford it though so I am looking for an alternative.

  • 5
    Great taste.

    Posted by Lisa Garcia on 25th Jul 2021

    Started on it because I am anxious to heal and wanted to go ahead and start Absorb Plus while reading Listen To Your Gut and learning how to heal my ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis ASAP. I really like this one when I do not feel like having a sweet shake. It is almost a savory-like flavor compared to the other flavors. They are all great tasting though. It is great that Jini offers so many options. Super satisfied with everything from LTYG.

  • 5
    Love it! Tastes great!

    Posted by Lisa Garcia on 22nd Jul 2021

    Love the taste and ordered more. I am new to LTYG and have not started the 8 step healing process yet but I went ahead and got started on the Absorb Plus.

  • 3

    Posted by Penny Meilinger on 6th Jun 2021

    This flavor was good, but is was not as good as just chocolate flavor alone when mixed with water. As suggested in other posts, cold water makes this more palatable.

  • 5
    Absorb Plus Vegan

    Posted by Theresa Bradley on 1st Jun 2021

    I love this product. I have been using it off and on for awhile. I did one week to give my bowels a rest it made such a huge difference. And I was able to start eating a lot more regularly. Thank for this product!

  • 5

    Posted by Jessica Altonji on 12th May 2021

    I really enjoy the Unsweetened Vanilla bruele! Tastes like pudding! Not too sweet either.

  • 5
    Absorb plus vegan

    Posted by Theresa Bradley on 7th Apr 2021

    I love this product. Taste is not sweet and it makes feel like I had coffee in the morning. I could not do the whey. It bothered my stomach. I have been ordered the absorb plus vegan for over a year. I can tell how fast it absorbs and have get the nutrients I need quickly. Thank you

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