Isopure Smoothie – Berry Pomegranate

On February 11, 2011, in Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

Berry Pomegranate

I’ve had a number of reviews that I’ve been waiting to write up, and just not enough.. well, time.  Between the book writing, the email answering, the kid rearing, the spouse-everything, and the attempts to get back into a gym habit?  Life is busy.  But sometimes it’s just easier to make excuses rather than just doing things.

The Isopure Smoothies aren’t new per se, but their reformulation is.  And it’s great.

Nature’s Best says:

Isopure Smoothie is made with 100% Pure Whey Protein Isolate. It comes in delicious yogurt like flavors and is lactose and aspartame free. Isopure Smoothie is a rich source of ALA Omega 3 (260mg)and contains more than 7400mg of BCAAs.

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Consumer Lab Findings

On February 5, 2011, in Fat Solubles, Minerals, Vitamins, Water Solubles, by Andrea

I just joined Consumer Lab to check out some of the supplements that we take each day.  It’s been interesting.

Some of the ones I’ve found so far -

Tropical Oasis Liquid Calcium Magnesium Orange Flavor – Calories 10, Total Carbohydrates 2 g, Natural Sugars 1.5 g, Calcium Citrate 1200 mg (252 mg elemental), Magnesium Citrate 720 mg, (115 mg elemental), Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) (100 IU), Boron Citrate 750 mcg, Calcium Citrate (21% elemental), Magnesium Citrate (16% elemental); Other Ingredients: Water, fructose, citric acid, natural orange flavor, xanthum gum, and potassium sorbate (as a preservative).

Isotonix Advanced B Complex (powder, 1 capful [3.3 grams], 1 per day)
Found no detectable B-6, only 53.1% of claimed biotin, and 79.5% of claimed folic acid

Kirkland Signature B-100 Hi-Energy Complex (1 delayed release tablet, 1 per day)
Found only 17.9% of claimed B-12

5-hour Energy – Berry (liquid, 1 bottle [2 fl oz - 59 mL], 1/2 to 2 per day)
Found only 75.5% of claimed folic acid
Found More Caffeine Than Expected:
206.5 mg per bottle5

Floradix™ Calcium Magnesium
(liquid, 2 tbsp per day)
APPROVED for calcium only
Vitamin D not determined1

Isotonix™ Calcium Plus
(powder, 2 capfuls per day)
Only found 87% of claimed calcium

Vitron-C® High Potency Iron Plus Vitamin C (200 mg per tablet, 1-2 per day)
200-400 mg Ferrous fumarate
Only found 36.6% of claimed Iron

Still going through, but thought these to be interesting so far..

Conference Schedule 2011

On February 5, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

I’m sure most people have seen this out there already, but I’ll still post it anyway.

These are the conferences I’m planning on attending in 2011:

WLSFA Meet and Greet
May 13th and 14th – Las Vegas

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons
By invitation only -
June 12th-15th (leaving early) – Orlando

Obesity Help Regional Conference
July 15th and 16th – Bellevue, Washington

Obesity Help Regional Conference
September 9th and 10th – New Orleans

Obesity Help Regional Conference
October 21st and 22nd – Long Island

What IS the Lab Tracker, Exactly?

On February 3, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

The cat is not included.

I have posted a bit about the Lab Tracker, but I’m not certain if I’ve discussed exactly what is IN the Lab Tracker, exactly.

The book is a hard cover, 3-ring binder to make it easy to add pages and inserts as desired.  I’ve supplied some of the basic “bones” but I encourage you to make this workbook as much YOURS as you need it to be so you’ll actually use it.  What is the point of buying something if it just gathers dust?  I want this to be a usable tool for your arsenal.

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