Q1. Is B-Protin only prescribed for malnourished people or people recovering from illness?
Ans. We recommend B-Protin for general malnutrition (Undernutrition) or malnutrition related to special conditions like convalescence, pre-operative & post-operative conditions.
- B-Protin supplementation improves total dietary intake in malnourished people.
- B-Protin meets energy & protein demands during malnutrition
- B-protin supplies all the vital vitamins & minerals to maintain optimal health in malnourished people.
Q2. Can we use B-Protin for muscle building as a protein supplement?
Ans. B-Protin is not a protein substitute for muscle building.
Q3. How much protein is there in 100g of B-protin?
Ans. 40g of protein is there in 100g of B-Protin.
Q4. In which physiological conditions B-Protin can be taken?
Ans. B-Protin is recommended for malnutrition, convalescence, pre-operative & post-operative conditions.
Q5. What are sources of protein in B-Protin?
Ans. Protein sources of B-Protin- whey protein concentrate, skimmed milk powder & soy protein isolate.
Q1. Is ColRed gluten free & lactose free?
Ans. ColRed is GLUTEN FREE, but not Lactose Free since it contains whey protein concentrate & skimmed milk powder in its formulation.
Q2. Is it ok to use ColRed for diabetic patients with Hyperlipidemia?
Ans. ColRed is Sugar free and hence it is safe to be used by Diabetic patients with Hyperlipidemia.
Q3. How Sucralose is affecting the GI of the diabetic patients with Hyperlipidemia?
Ans. Sucralose is generally known to be
- A Calorie free, hence can be used by diabetics safely
- Zero Glycemic Index
- Zero Carbohydrate
Because of the above mentioned 3 properties, Sucralose id not known to affect the GI of Diabetic patients.
Q4. What is PSE & what are its advantages?
Ans. PSE means Plant Stanol ester & it lowers LDL cholesterol & triglyceride level in the blood.
Q5. What is the recommended daily dosage of ColRed?
Ans. Recommended daily dosage of ColRed = 2 TBSF once daily with milk or lukewarm water
Q6. What effects ColRed provides when used with statin treatment?
Ans. Plant Stanol ester (ColRed) is having synergistic effect when used with statin treatment.
Q1. What is MenoPro?
Ans. MenoPro is the only complete therapeutic nutrition support which not only contains Isoflavones in therapeutic concentration but it also enriched with essential Macro and Micro nutrients for safe and effective management of Menopause and provides positive nutrition balance in all peri and post menopausal patients.
Q2. What is MenoPro used for?
Ans. MenoPro is used to relieve menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, night swats, mood swings etc. It contains optimum dose of Isoflavones which are known to reduce menopausal symptoms.
Q3. How do isoflavones influence bone rebuilding?
Ans. Isoflavones increase bone mineral content as well as bone mineral density in 2 days:
By combining with beta oestrogen receptors and facilitating bone forming activity of osteoblasts (opposition of bone by other cell)
By liberating inhibitory chemicals from the osteoblasts and suppress osteoclasts
Q4. What are the other benefits of soya protein and isoflavones in MenoPro?
Ans. Studies have shown that the progression of chronic renal failure is slower in diets based on soya protein. Besides, recent studies show that soya may be useful in protecting postmenopausal women against the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Q5. What are the advantages of Isoflavones in MenoPro?
Ans. Menopro contains isoflavones (60mg/ 30 gm of Menopro) which is having following benefits
- It provides relief from menopausal symptoms
- It protects postmenopausal woman against cardiovascular diseases
- It reduces bone loss in menopausal woman
- It improves memory loss in menopausal woman
Q6. Why is isoflavone supplementation better than HRT (Hormonal replacement therapy)?
Ans. The following is the advantage of isoflavone supplementation over HRT
|Prevention of osteoporosis||Yes||Yes|
|Action on Cholesterol||Yes||No|
|Risk of breast cancer||Reduced||Possibly increased|
|Risk of endometrial cancer||Reduced||Increased|
|Vaginal Bleeding||nil||Yes (50-80%)|
|Breast pain, tenderness||nil||Yes|
|Bloating, weight gain||nil||Yes|
Q7. From what time should I start taking MenoPro?
Ans. MenoPro should be taken from the peri-menopausal stage (from the time your menstrual cycle becomes irregular and you miss them for more than 3 months). This will ensure a decrease in the intensity of menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings etc.
Q8. How long should I continue taking MenoPro?
Ans. MenoPro is a nutritional supplement that helps menopausal women overcome the menopausal symptoms. You can continue to take MenoPro for a very long time as it does not have any side effects since it is made from completely natural sources.
Q9. Since Calcium is a very important nutrient during Menopause, how much amount of Calcium is present in MenoPro?
Ans. MenoPro contains a very high dose of Calcium that is 750mg which helps to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Along with this it also contains Vitamin D which aids in the better absorption of Calcium.
Q10. Does MenoPro bring about its Cardio-Protective effects ?
Ans. Soy Isoflavones present in Menopro helps in
- Lowering down the diastolic arterial pressure.
- Lower the total cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol (LDL-C) and the triglycerides.
- Elicit an antiplatelet action.
- Reduce the progression of atherosclerosis plaques
- Improve the compliance (elasticity) of the arteries.
- Elicit an antioxidant action and suppress free radicals, opposing to the lipoperoxidation of lecithin and of LDLs that yields the end products which have a high affinity for the arterial walls and provoke the atherosclerosis plaques
Q11. Can Diabetic Women’s take Menopro?
Ans. Yes, Menopro is sugarfree.
Q1. What is ProPL used for?
Ans. ProPL is a wholesome nutritional supplement to be taken during pregnancy and lactation. It helps to fill in the nutritional gaps during the nutritionally demanding period of a woman’s life.
Q2. What is so special about ProPL?
Ans. Along with essential nutrients, Vitamins and Minerals, ProPL is also enriched with DHA (Docosa hexaenoic acid) and GLA (Gamma linolenic acid).
Q3. What are the advantages of DHA and GLA?
Ans. DHA is an omega 3 fatty acid which is required in good amounts for the proper brain and visual development of the fetus. GLA on the other hand helps to reduce the risks of pre-eclampsia (pregnancy induced hypertension)
Q4. What are the sources of DHA and GLA in ProPL?
Ans. DHA is sourced from a vegetarian source that is DHA rich algal oil and GLA is sourced from evening primrose oil.
Q5. What is the advantage of vegetarian source of DHA over fish?
Ans. Vegetarian source of DHA is very safe as there are no chances of mercury toxicity as with fish.
Q6. How much amount of DHA and GLA is present in ProPL?
Ans. ProPL contains 24mg of DHA and 7.5mg GLA
Q7. What are the other important nutrients present in ProPL other than DHA and GLA?
Ans. ProPL provides complete nourishment and contains high amounts of macro nutrients like proteins (24g), carbohydrates (53g) and energy (440Kcal) which are very essential during pregnancy and lactation for the proper growth of the fetus. Along with this it also contains – essential Vitamins, Minerals, Calcium, Folic acid and Iron.
Q8. From when should I start taking ProPL?
Ans. You can start taking ProPL form the first month of pregnancy and continue it till lactation.
Q9. how many times in a day should I take ProPL?
Ans. ProPL is to be taken 2 tablespoonfuls (30g) with milk or lukewarm water twice daily. Do not mix in boiling milk or water.
Q10. In how many flavours is ProPL available?
Ans. ProPL is available in three delicious flavours – Vanilla, Chocolate and Cardamom with natural saffron.
Q1. What is Diabetes?
Ans. Diabetes is a serious chronic condition that can damage the eyes, heart and kidneys.It occurs when the body does not properly use or produce enough of the insulin hormone.
Q2. What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
Ans. In type 1 diabetes the cells of the pancreas no longer make any insulin because the body's immune system has attacked and destroyed them. Type 1 diabetes is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults. Type 2 diabetes usually begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which the body does not use insulin properly.
Q3. Is there a type of diabetes that is associated with pregnancy?
Ans. Yes, gestational diabetes. It typically occurs during the later stages of pregnancy. Although this form of diabetes usually goes away after the baby is born, a woman who has had gestational diabetes and her child have a lifelong risk of developing diabetes. Gestational diabetes is caused by the hormones of pregnancy or a shortage of insulin.
Q4. What causes diabetes?
Ans. At present, scientists do not know exactly what causes the body's immune system to attack the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas in people with type 1 diabetes. However, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental factors are involved, Type 2 diabetes -- the most common form -- is linked to obesity, high blood pressure, unhealthy diet, , family history, lack of exercise and abnormal cholesterol levels. Having any one of these conditions increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Q5. Can diabetes is prevented?
Ans. Yes, type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed if you lose a small amount of weight by following a low calorie, low-fat meal plan and engage in moderate physical activity. The study found that people with pre-diabetes can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half.
Q6. What is pre-diabetes?
Ans. Pre-diabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal but are not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. People with pre-diabetes are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes and for heart disease and stroke.
Q7. What are the signs of diabetes?
Ans. The signs of diabetes are increased thirst, increased hunger, fatigue, increased urination, especially at night, weight loss, blurred vision, Sores that do not heal.
Q8. How do doctors diagnose diabetes?
Ans. Doctors use the following tests to diagnose diabetes:
A fasting plasma glucose or FPG test measures your blood glucose after you have gone at least 8 hours without eating. An oral glucose tolerance test, or OGTT measures your blood glucose after you have gone at least 8 hours without eating and 2 hours after you drink a sweet beverage. In a random plasma glucose test, the doctor checks your blood glucose without regard to when you ate your last meal. This test, along with an assessment of symptoms, is used to diagnose diabetes but not pre-diabetes.
Q9. Why is nutritional supplement important in patients with diabetes?
Ans. Diets of diabetes patients are deficient in one or more nutrients. Due to dietary restrictions, diabetic patients specially working professionals or elderly patients do not get nutrients in recommended amounts from their regular diet. As a consequence, diabetic patients experience lack of energy and also suffer from bouts of hunger pangs. Thus, there is a need to take nutrition supplement.
Q10. What are the benefits of D-Protin?
Ans. D-protin is important in preventing diabetes, managing existing diabetes or slowing the rate of diabetic complications. D-protin helps to control blood sugar levels better, reduce complications like diabetic nephropathy, heart diseases etc. and provides specific calories as per nutritional guidelines from protein, fat and carbohydrates.
Q11. If I have diabetes, should I avoid all sweets and sugars?
Ans. If you have diabetes you should limit the amount of fats and sweets you eat. These foods have calories, but not much nutrition. Some contain saturated fats and cholesterol that increase your risk of heart disease. Limiting these foods will help you lose weight and keep your blood glucose and blood fats under control.
Q12. What is soluble fiber and its uses?
Ans. Dietary fibers are indigestible chain of monosaccharide, classified into two forms: Soluble and Insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber: fermented by intestinal bacteria (soluble in water), helps in slows gastric emptying, slows glucose absorption and lowers blood cholesterol.
Q13. What is glycemic index?
Ans. GI is a ranking of CHO on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. GI of D-Protin is 38.8 (NIN tested), helps in preventing the chronic diseases such as coronary heart diseases, diabetes and obesity.
Q14. What is calorific distribution of D-protin?
Ans. Calorific distribution of D-protin is Carbohydrates 63%, Protein 32% and fat is 5%.
Q15. What is the dosage of D-protin?
Ans. The dosage of D-protin is 2 TBSF twice a day.
Q16. How many flavours of D-protin are available?
Ans. Flavours available are: Vanilla (200gm and 400gm) and Chocolate (400gm).
Q17. Is D-protin can be given to diabetes patients who are suffering from cardiovascular diseases?
Ans. Yes, it can be given. It is seen that adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes.
Q18. How much fat content is in D-protin?
Ans. The total amount of Fat is 2 gm (PUFA only) it lowers LDL & triglycerides level & increases HDL level (Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2009; 15 (36): 4126-4134.
Q19. How much energy D-protin provides?
Ans. Total energy is 354 Kcal each 100gm and calorie yield per serving (30gm) is 106Kcal.
Q20. What is the importance of micronutrients in D-protin especially chromium?
Ans. Micronutrients have been investigated as potential preventive and treatment agents for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and for common complications of diabetes and chromium helps in maintaining normal blood glucose level, it increases insulin activity & reduces the amount of insulin required to control blood sugar level. (Biological trace element, 1992; 32:19-34).
Q21. D-protin is meal-replacement or given along with meals?
Ans. D-protin is to be taken between the meals twice a day, it is not a meal replacement.
Q22. Is D-Protin has any anti-oxidants effect also?
Ans. Yes, Vitamin A, C, D and selenium has antioxidants effects in D-protin; intake of antioxidants reduced the development of diabetes.
Q23. What is the age group for which we can use D-protin?
Ans. D-protin can be used from 12years throughout the life.
Q24. Is it safe to use D-protin for renal patients with diabetes?
Ans. D-Protin is not recommended for renal patients with diabetes.
Q25. Is D-protin lactose free?
Ans. D-protin is not lactose free as it contains non-fat milk solids.
Q1. Why medislim?
Ans. Medislim is a comprehensive meal replacement supplement with active ingredients to reduce fat fortified with essential nutrients.
Q2. Can Medislim be replaced with any meal?
Ans. Yes, Medislim can be replaced with breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Q3. How should I take Medislim?
Ans. Skip any one meal and replace it with 2 tablespoonfuls (30gm) of medislim in 225ml of skimmed milk.
Q4. How much calories would a meal replacement with medislim provide?
Ans. Medislim provides you 211 kcal per serving (skimmed milk).
Q5. What are the benefits of medislim?
Ans. Medislim is a dietary supplement which facilitates weight loss. It is a scientifically proven formula with Hydroxycitric acid, L-carnitine, and Conjugated Linoleic Acid, which are known to reduce fat
Q6. How does medislim act?
Ans. Medislim has a unique mode of action
- HCA- Inhibits the fat synthesis3
- L-carnitine- Burns fat into energy4
- Conjugated linoleic acid- Increases lipolysis (breakdown of lipids) in adipocytes5
Q7. Can it be given to people with diabetes?
Ans. Medislim is suitable for diabetics, as it contains sucralose as a sweetener.
Q8. Does Medislim provide healthy weight loss?
Ans. Yes Medislim provides you a gradual & healthy weight loss.
Q9. In which flavor is Medislim available?
Ans. It is available in universally accepted vanilla flavour.
Q10. Are there any restrictions for the use of medislim?
Ans. Medislim is not advisable in pregnant women & children.
Q11. What are the side effects?
Ans. There are no side effects reported with the use of Medislim.
Q12. Are the active ingredients approved by non- profitable organization?
- Hydroxycitric acid- approved by U.S department of agriculture6
- L-carnitine -approved by European food safety Authority7
- Conjugated linoleic acid – approved by European food safety Authority8
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