Vegan Protein Just Got a Lot More Innovative!

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Michael T. Murray, N.D.
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In the hot vegan protein category, there is a new offering in the mix that delivers impeccable quality, without compromising taste. This formula also includes something not contained in any other vegan protein on the market. The all new PGX® Satisfast™ Vegan Protein is the only product that combines the health benefits of PGX with 100% organic vegan protein, providing a sense of fullness without adding excess calories.

Impressive Credentials
PGX Satisfast Vegan Protein has an impressive list of credentials. In addition to being 100% vegan and containing PGX, these shakes and bars are gluten free, non-GMO, contain no added sugar, are soy and dairy free, and are made with raw ingredients. The vegan protein in PGX Satisfast Vegan Protein is made without damaging heat or chemicals, yielding the highest level of undenatured protein available.

The delicious shakes are low glycemic, offer 20 grams of protein per serving and include a wholesome combination of seven organic, easy-to-digest protein sources including pea, brown rice, pumpkin, quinoa and chia. This combination of complementary proteins provides all the essential amino acids the human body needs.

The 100% organic vegan protein bars contain two easy-to-digest protein sources, pea and brown rice, delivering 15 grams of protein per serving. Made with raw ingredients, sweetened only with whole-food sweeteners, including organic dates, and flavored with 100% organic, real fruit natural flavors, these tasty bars are available in three flavors.

Protein and Fiber for Weight Loss
Consumption of protein throughout the day reduces appetite and helps promote healthy weight loss. Protein also positively impacts blood sugar levels, especially when it contains L-leucine, an essential amino acid that modulates insulin signaling and regulates glucose use by skeletal muscle.

Another popular recommendation for helping people lose weight is to increase their consumption of dietary fiber. Unfortunately, to fully achieve the blood sugar and appetite stabilizing effects of fiber, very large quantities must be consumed, higher than most people would ever eat.

Most North Americans consume 5–15 grams of fiber per day. Some diets recommend 35 grams of fiber to promote weight loss, but the reality is an estimated 75–100 grams or more of fiber per day would be required in order to have highly significant effects in producing weight loss in overweight individuals. Because this level of fiber intake is just not practical for most Americans, a great deal of research has been going on to develop a “super fiber” that could easily be added to the diet without taking away from the enjoyment of eating.

Satiety, Cravings and Glycemic Index
PGX (or PolyGlycopleX®) is the most thoroughly researched and best example of a super fiber. It is a unique, novel complex of natural polysaccharides (plant fibers) that exerts the greatest degree of viscosity and gel-forming properties making it many times more effective than any other fiber as a weight loss aid.

When taken with meals, PGX expands in the stomach over a 30-minute (or longer) timeframe. This process creates a feeling of fullness by absorbing water and filling the stomach while slowing digestion. This slows the absorption of carbohydrates, effectively lowering the glycemic index of the food and supporting a lower, and more stable, blood sugar response that also helps manage those cravings.

PGX helps reduce the level of compounds that stimulate appetite while at the same time increasing the level of compounds that block appetite. As a result, PGX promotes a feeling of appetite satisfaction (satiety) thereby reducing caloric intake and helping achieve your ideal body weight.

The Science Behind PGX
PGX is backed by over 10 years of research and development along with extensive pre-clinical studies and clinical trials conducted in the United States, France and Germany. Detailed clinical studies published in major medical journals and presented at the world’s major diabetes conferences have shown PGX to exert the following benefits:
• Reduces appetite and promotes effective weight loss
• Promotes healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels already within the normal range
• Reduces the glycemic index of any food, beverage or meal
• Increases the level of compounds that block appetite and promote satiety
• Decreases the level of compounds that stimulate overeating

PGX is 100% natural, non-addictive and safe for consumption, with no serious side effects.

Final Thoughts
PGX Satisfast Vegan Protein will help reduce appetite, support healthy blood sugar levels and promote healthy weight management. Enjoy a shake or bar as a delicious, quick and convenient between meal snack or use it before meals to provide a feeling of satiety, which will help reduce the amount you eat without adding a lot of calories. WF

Michael T. Murray, N.D., is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of natural medicine. He is a graduate, former faculty member and serves on the Board of Regents of Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. Dr. Murray is the co-author of the revised 3rd edition of the best-selling The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine as well as author of over 30 other books including the newly revised The Complete Book of Juicing, What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know, How to Prevent and Treat Diabetes with Natural Medicine and Hunger Free Forever. Dr. Murray is the Director of Product Science and Innovation for Natural Factors Nutritional Products.
 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. PGX promotes healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels already within the normal range.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, March 2014