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Frequently Asked Questions

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Quick Reference

Reference Yes/No Reference Yes/No
Vegetarian YES Vegan YES
Gluten free YES Wheat free YES
Lactose Free YES Dairy Free YES
Egg Free YES Yeast Free YES
Corn Free YES Soy Free NO
Alcohol Free YES Artificial Sweeteners/flavours NO
Artificial Colours NO Tested on animals? NO

 

Dose

Adult (12years +):2 heaped teaspoons (10g) daily
For those new to Vital All-In-One, we recommend for the first 2-4 weeks while your body is adjusting to start with half a dose, which is one teaspoon (5g), then gradually increase to a full dose.
For Children under 12 years, due to the detoxing herbs, we would recommend talking to your health care practitioner before taking Vital All-In-One.
Or take as directed by your practitioner. Practitioners may decrease the starting dose in pregnancy or sensitive people to lessen the possible detoxing effects.

 

Is Vital All-In-One a different product to Vital Greens?

No, Vital All-In-One is the exact same formula as Vital Greens. The name was changed to Vital All-In-One to more accurately reflect the comprehensiveness of the formula, that it is more than just greens.

Will I experience any effects from taking Vital All-In-One for the first time?

Generally Vital All-In-One is very well tolerated. Vital All-In-One contains ingredients that cleanse and detox the system, thus some people may experience mild symptoms when you first start taking Vital All-In-One . This may include mild nausea, bloating, excessive flatulence, general gut discomfort or a minor skin irritation.

If this does occur, we recommend reducing the dose of Vital All-In-One by half while your body adjusts (approx.. 2 – 4 weeks), and then gradually increase to the full 10g dose.

If these sorts of symptoms become extreme or start to influence your day to day routine, please discontinue Vital All-In-One and gain some support from your health care practitioner

Taste

With fruits, vegetables & a natural sweetener complex within its 78 ingredients, you may be surprised at how good Vital All-in-One tastes.

Vital All-in-One is best mixed into water – we recommend chilled water mixed in a shaker or blender if possible.  But if you’re short on time, just mixing with a spoon is perfectly fine too!  If you find the taste of Vital All-in-One a bit strong, you can always mix it into your daily smoothie.

If you’d like to taste Vital All-in-One before you buy, please click here to request a sample from us.

What is the best time of the day to take Vital All-In-One ?

First thing in the morning on an empty stomach is ideal, however you may take Vital All-In-One any time of the day. Vital All-In-One is best taken before meals or at least one hour after meals to help with maximum absorption.

 

Over what length of time can I take Vital All-In-One ?

Vital All-In-One is designed to be taken daily and ongoing.

 

Why do I have to keep Vital All-In-One in the fridge once I have opened it? Do I have to use it within a certain period?

We recommend keeping Vital All-In-One in the fridge once it is opened, due to the probiotic (micro-organisms) content.

Probiotics are living organisms and need to be kept in the refrigerator to minimize the loss of potency, but as they are freeze dried this does not become an issue until the tub is opened, as the probiotics need air and warmth to live. Alternatively, you can keep Vital All-In-One in a cool, dark place, but ideally the fridge is best. We recommend consuming Vital All-In-One within 90 days of opening (and in the fridge) to maintain potency & freshness.

 

Anything to consider before taking Vital All-In-One?

If you are under the care of a practitioner for any disease or serious condition, please discuss with them before taking Vital All-In-One for the first time.

 

Are there any concerns with taking Vital All-In-One while I am on prescription medications?

Vital All-In-One is a food, however you should inform your healthcare professional of any significant lifestyle or dietary changes if you are taking prescription medications, as it is important that they are aware of everything you take and can assess your individual health needs.

 

Can I take Vital All-In-One if I am also pregnant/breastfeeding?

We recommend consulting with a health care professional whilst pregnant or lactating prior to taking Vital All-In-One . It’s important that care is taken when taking ingredients that may stimulate a detoxing response while pregnant or breastfeeding and many practitioners will reduce the dose and monitor closely. It’s also important that your individual health needs are considered.

 

Vital All-In-One contains wheat grass, is it wheat free?

Yes Vital All-In-One is wheat free and gluten free. Wheat grass is suitable for people avoiding gluten and wheat because it is cut when it is very young; at this stage the grass does not contain any gluten. The gluten is present in the wheat kernel, after the wheat plant has grown for a long time.

 

Is there Soy in Vital All-In-One ? Where is the Lecithin derived from?

There is no added Soy in Vital All-In-One however the Lecithin is derived from Soy.  As the Lecithin is extracted from Soy very little actual Soy is left over so we don’t need to be concerned that there is large amounts of Soy in Vital Green. There may be traces of Soy, anyone with a history of allergy is best to avoid Vital All-In-One.

 

How many fruits and vegetables are in Vital All-In-One? Do I still need to eat fruits and vegetables if I take Vital All-In-One every day?

While Vital All-In-One should not replace fruit and vegetables in your diet, it contains the antioxidant equivalent of 8 – 10 serves of fruit and vegetables. Vital All-In-One supports the national dietary guidelines for Australians that encourage the intake of a wide variety of nutritious foods daily*.

* As recommended by the Australian Government Department for Health & Ageing

 

Is there any caffeine in Vital All-In-One?

Cocoa Beans do contain a small amount of caffeine naturally. This equates to approx. 0.24mg of caffeine in every 10g daily serve of Vital All-In-One. This is a very small amount. An average cup of coffee has approx. 100mg of caffeine.

 

Is Vital All-In-One Yeast free?

Yes although we use a high quality extract that is taken from the wall of a yeast cell, called Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  This does not meanVital All-In-One contains yeast.  All of the yeast cell is discarded – it is only the beta glucans compound that we extract out and include in the actual product.

 

I notice you use certified organic ingredients inVital All-In-One. Why aren’t all of the ingredients organic?

Vital All-In-One uses organic ingredients where possible.  Our aim is to provide our consumers with the most organic Vital All-In-One product as possible at the time of manufacture. We guarantee that every ingredient we identify on our label as being organic is organic in every manufactured batch of Vital All-In-One.  We do aim to source as many additional organic ingredients as are available at the time of manufacture, and as such, some batches may include more organic ingredients over and above what is stated on the label.  In Australia, it is not possible to source and supply each of the 78 Vital All-In-One ingredients in a certified organic form.

 

Are there any genetically modified (GM) ingredients in Vital All-In-One?

No, there are no genetically modified ingredients in Vital All-In-One.

Can I start will a full dose?

If you are new to powdered supplements, we recommend starting on just one teaspoon per day.  You can then slowly build up to the full two teaspoon dose over 2  – 4 weeks.  This will help minimise any detoxing effects, like bloating, that you may experience when first taking Vital All-in-One.

 

Is Vital All-in-One a meal replacement?

No, Vital All-In-One is not designed as a meal replacement product.  With 78 ingredients, it contains the antioxidant equivalent of 8 – 10 serves of fruit and vegetables but is not intended to replace your intake of healthy foods including fruits and vegetables.  It is designed to be taken daily in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet.  You can add Vital All-in-One to a smoothie or mix it up with Vital Protein to give it an extra nutritional boost.

 

Where can I find Vital All-in-One?

Vital All-in-One is available in Chemist Warehouse, Woolworths, Coles, Priceline, Terry White Chemmart, Go Vita, Healthy Life – in other words, pretty much everywhere!  Plus, you can always find us on our online store here (http://store.martinandpleasance.com/epages/martinandpleasance.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/martinandpleasance/Categories/Vital_Nutrition)

Quick Reference

Reference Yes/No Reference Yes/No
100% Natural YES Vegetarian YES
Vegan YES Gluten free YES
Wheat free YES Lactose Free YES
Dairy Free YES Egg Free YES
Yeast Free YES Corn Free YES
Soy Free YES Alcohol Free YES
Artificial Sweeteners/flavours NO Artificial Colours NO
Tested on animals? NO Certified Kosher YES
Certified Halal YES

 

Where is Vital Protein sourced from?

Vital Protein is extracted from superior European grown Golden Peas using a patented enzyme process that isolates out an amazing 88% protein content.

 

What flavours is Vital Protein available in?

Unflavoured (previously named Original): Our unflavoured protein is perfect for using in cooking or wherever you don’t want the flavour of your protein to affect the taste of your meal.

Vanilla: Our most popular flavour, our Vanilla Vital Protein has natural vanilla bean to create a creamy vanilla taste. Great on its own or enjoy in fruit smoothies or cooking to create a vanilla flavor

Chocolate: Our Chocolate Vital Protein contains natural cocoa to create a natural chocolate flavour. Much like our Vanilla, use it on its own or in cooking to create a deep chocolate flavour.

Strawberry: Our newest flavor, Strawberry Vital Protein is perfect for use in smoothies and tastes great mixed with water or milk.

 

How do I take Vital Protein?

Dissolve or mix two heaped tablespoons in 200mls of water or milk of your choice, yoghurt or blended into a smoothie.   Consume 1-2 times per day depending on how much protein you want in your diet. Or take as directed by your practitioner.

Children: Children from 12 years of age can take half this dosage. Children under the age of 12 should seek recommendations from a healthcare professional.

 

What is the best time of the day to take Vital Protein?

Vital Protein may be taken at any time of the day, either on its own or mixed into smoothies, yoghurt or juice.

 

Over what length of time can I take Vital Protein?

Vital Protein is suitable to be taken daily and ongoing.

 

Are there any side effects from taking Vital Protein?

There are no known issues with taking Vital Protein, please follow the directions on the pack.

 

Anything to consider before taking Vital Protein?

If you are under the care of a practitioner for any disease or serious condition, please discuss with them, before starting any M&P product.

 

Are there any concerns with taking Vital Protein while I am on prescription medications?

No, Vital Protein is a natural pea isolate (a food), however you should inform your healthcare professional of any significant lifestyle or dietary changes if you are taking prescription medications, as it is important that they are aware of everything you take and can assess your individual health needs.

 

Can I take Vital Protein if I am also pregnant/breastfeeding?

Yes, as Vital Protein is a natural pea protein isolate (a food), with only natural flavours and sweeteners. It is truly a phyto-nutrient providing complete protein as nature intended.

 

Can children or babies take Vital Protein?

Children from 12 years of age can take half the usual adult dose. (one heaped tablespoon, 1-2 times per day). Children under the age of 12 should seek recommendations from a healthcare professional, so they can assess individual needs.

 

If I use Vital Protein in baking and cooking will it affect the protein content or absorption of the amino acids?

No, Vital Protein can be used in baking and cooking, without affecting the protein content or quality of the absorption.

 

How can Vital Protein help me with weight loss?

Vital Protein helps to support weight loss because it is low GI and low in carbohydrates helping your body to control appetite and cravings. It also has a high satiety, meaning that it helps to make you feel fuller for longer.

 

Is Vital Protein hydrolysed?

No Vital Protein is not hydrolysed. Other proteins may be hydrolysed or broken down to help increase the absorption of the protein. Vital Protein already has a very high digestible rating (98%) which is based the low anti-nutritional factors content, making it therefore very well tolerated and digested. Because the pea protein isolate in Vital Protein is of high purity it contains all the essential amino acids and in significant amounts.

 

How does Vital Protein differ from whey proteins?

  • Vital Protein is dairy/lactose free. Whey Proteins are not.
  • Vital Protein is alkalising at pH 7.8 for improved recovery and energy. Whey Proteins are acidic.
  • Vital Protein has a comparable amino acid profile including all essential amino acids (see table below)
  • Vital Protein is low GI and Low Carb, making it ideal for supporting weight loss
  • Vital Protein has an all-natural great taste

 

Amino Acid Comparison

Amino Acid Vital Protein Whey Protein
pH Alkaline Acidic
Example of typical analysis* mg (per 100g) mg (per 100g)
Histidine 2700 1250
Isoleucine 4700 3347
Leucine 8700 6513
Lysine 7700 5900
Methionine 1200 1213
Phenylalanine 5600 2006
Threonine 3900 4156
Tryptophan 1000 1088
Valine 5200 3350
Alanine 4400 2966
Arginine 9100 1491
Aspartic Acid 12500 6094
Cysteine 1100 1329
Glutamic Acid 20300 9797
Glycine 4100 2575
Proline 4400 4219
Serine 5600 2903
Tyrosine 3900 1959

# Amino acid content may vary slightly from batch to batch, these figures serve as an example of an average analysis.

 

Where is the ingredient, pea isolate, in Vital Protein sourced/grown from?

Vital Protein contains the highest quality pea isolate grown naturally in Europe and isolated using a patented enzyme process – HACCP certified Natural origin and certified Halal and Kosher.

 

Is Vital Protein Halal certified?

Yes.

 

Are there any genetically modified (GM) ingredients in Vital Protein?

No, there are no genetically modified ingredients in Vital Protein.

Quick Reference

Reference Yes/No Reference Yes/No
100% Organic YES Vegetarian YES
Vegan YES Gluten free YES
Wheat free YES Lactose Free YES
Dairy Free YES Egg Free YES
Yeast Free YES Corn Free YES
Soy Free YES Alcohol Free YES
Artificial Sweeteners/flavours NO Artificial Colours NO
Tested on animals? NO

 

Directions

Mix 1-2 teaspoons into your smoothie, juice or water. Enjoy daily at any time of the day. Practitioners may decrease the starting dose in pregnancy or sensitive people to lessen the possible detoxing effects.

No need to keep in the fridge.

 

Are there any side effects from taking Organic Greens?

Generally Organic Greens is very well tolerated. Organic Greens contains ingredients that cleanse and detox the system, thus some people may experience mild symptoms when you first start taking. This may include mild nausea, bloating, excessive flatulence, general gut discomfort or a minor skin irritation.

If this does occur, we recommend reducing the dose of Organic Greens by half while your body adjusts (approx.. 2 – 4 weeks), and then gradually increase again.

 

Are there any concerns with taking Organic Greens while I am on prescription medications?

Organic Greens is a food, however you should inform your healthcare professional of any significant lifestyle or dietary changes if you are taking prescription medications, as it is important that they are aware of everything you take and can assess your individual health needs.

 

Can I take Organic Greens if I am also pregnant/breastfeeding?

We recommend consulting with a health care professional whilst pregnant or lactating prior to taking Organic Greens. It’s important that care is taken when taking ingredients that may stimulate a detoxing response while pregnant or breastfeeding and many practitioners will reduce the dose and monitor closely. It’s also important that your individual health needs are considered.

 

Can I take Organic Greens with my usual supplements (e.g. Multivitamins, Spatone, Ki, Vital Protein, Tissue salts etc.)?

Yes Organic Greens is a food and may be taken with all your usual supplements.

 

Organic Greens contains wheat grass, is it wheat free?

Yes Organic Greens is wheat free and gluten free. Wheat grass is suitable for people avoiding gluten and wheat because it is cut when it is very young; at this stage the grass does not contain any gluten. The gluten is present in the wheat kernel, after the wheat plant has grown for a long time.

 

Are there any genetically modified (GM) ingredients in Organic Greens?

No, there are no genetically modified ingredients in Organic Greens.

 

Is there iron found in Organic Greens?

Organic Greens has no added iron. Some of the ingredients contain iron naturally, especially green leafy plants, so this does contribute to your daily iron requirement. If you are iron deficient or anaemic, you will need to still follow the advice of your healthcare professional and add a suitable iron supplement to your daily routine. (see Spatone).

Please note that your Iron supplement must be taken at a different time to Organic Greens for best absorption results.