Milk Protein Concentrates (MPCs) and Milk Protein Isolates (MPIs) are manufactured by membrane filtration through which dairy proteins are isolated from fresh skim milk.
Among proteins they hold a relativey high biological value and are rich in calcium, have good heat stability and a excellent flavour profile.
Whey protein concentrates are created by pushing the protein source (milk, whey, etc.) through a very small filter that allows water, minerals and other organic materials to pass though.
Meanwhile, the proteins, which are too big to pass through the filter, are collected, resulting in protein powder.
This is the purified form of whey protein concentrate.
Basically, the protein that is collected as protein concentrate is purified again to reduce the levels of carbohydrates and fats.
Additionally it absorbs more quickly than any other protein.
Pea Protein is a relatively new form of protein powder which is valued for its high digestibility (90-95%), low potential for allergic responses and ability to supress the appetite.
Pea protein has a light, flurry texture and slightly sweet taste which mixes well in solution.
Cocoa powder is made when chocolate liquor is pressed to remove three quarters of its cocoa butter.
The remaining cocoa solids are processed to make fine unsweetened cocoa powder.
The definition of natural flavor under the Code of Federal Regulations is: “the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis, which contains the flavoring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof, whose significant function in food is flavoring rather than nutritional.”
The average person in the U.S. consumes 3,500 milligrams of sodium a day. That’s equivalent to almost 9 grams of salt, or nearly 2 teaspoonfuls—way more than the 2,300 milligrams per day suggested by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Although salt in moderation has not proven harmful an increasing body of evidence indicates that we should reduce the amount of salt in our diet. The American Medical Association (AMA), the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), and the National Institutes of Health have begun a campaign to cut the salt intake of Americans by one-half.
Fibersol-2 is a soluable fiber supplement that was designed to enhance digestive health.
One of an array of factory-made additives, cellulose is increasingly used by the processed-food industry to thicken or stabilize foods, replace fat and boost fiber content, and cut the need for ingredients like oil or flour, which are getting more expensive.
Cellulose is especially popular because it can be used in many ways in food and is relatively inexpensive.
Xanthan gum is a sugar-like compound made by mixing aged, or fermented, sugars with a certain kind of bacteria.
In manufacturing, xanthan gum is used as a thickening and stabilizing agent in foods.
Carrageenan are a family of linear sulfated polysaccharides that are extracted from red seaweeds. They are widely used in the food industry, for their gelling, thickening and stabilizing properties. Carrageenan can be found in many foods, even foods labeled “natural” and “organic.” It is widely used in dairy products (chocolate milk, whipping cream, ice cream, nonfat sour cream), frozen dinners, dairy alternatives (soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk), prepared poultry and cold cuts, nutritional drinks, and even infant formula.
Ascorbic acid is another word for Vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is a naturally occurring organic compound with antioxidant properties. Ascorbic acid works to preserve food.
Dl-alpha tocophyl acetate is a form of vitamin E.
Niacinamide and niacin are slightly varying forms of vitamin B3.
Vitamin B3 is naturally in many foods like fish and green vegetables and is also found in many vitamin B complex supplements.
Dicalcium phosphate is commonly added to food as a dietary supplement for a source of calcium and phosphorus.
Due to its fairly high concentration of calcium, it should be used with caution by breast feeding mothers and those suffering from lung disease and kidney stones.
Retinyl acetate is one of the principal forms of vitamin A used in nutritional supplements.
Pyridoxine is one of the compounds that can be called vitamin B6, along with pyridoxal and pyridoxamine.
Thiamine mononitrate is a form of vitamin B1.
Riboflavin also known as vitamin B12. This is naturally found in many foods and it is added to many protein shakes.
Folic acid is a B vitamin. It helps the body make healthy new cells.
“Folic acid” and “folate” mean the same thing.
Folate is found naturally in some foods and folic acid is a manmade form of folate.
Since 1998, folic acid has been added to most enriched bread flours, cornmeal, pasta, rice, and other grain products in the U.S. and Canada.
This was done to help prevent spina bifida and anencephaly, two birth defects that are caused in part by too little folate in a mother’s body around the time her baby is conceived.
Biotin is a water soluble vitamin and another name for vitamin H.
Biotin is associated with many health benefits including the metabolism of fats and amino acids, as well as the production of new cells.
Cholecalciferol is a form of vitamin D, also called vitamin D3.
Cyanocobalamin is a man-made form of vitamin B12 used to prevent and treat low blood levels of this vitamin. Most people get enough vitamin B12 from their diet. Vitamin B12 is important to maintain the health of your metabolism, blood cells, and nerves. Serious vitamin B12 deficiency may result in a low number of red blood cells (anemia, stomach problems, and permanent nerve damage.
Stevia is a plant that is native to South America.
It is best known as a source of natural sweeteners.
In fact, native people in South America have used stevia as a sweetener for hundreds of years.
Stevia contains 0 grams of sugar and has no known side effects.
A fruit whose extract is nearly 300 times sweeter than sugar and has been used in China as a natural low-calorie sweetener for cooling drinks, and in traditional Chinese medicine to treat diabetes and obesity.
(ALLERGEN INFORMATION) CONTAINS: This product is manufactured in a facility that processes other products which may contain soy, dairy, wheat, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, peanuts, and eggs may contain traces of all the above.
SUGGESTED USE: Take one or more scoops daily to supplement your diet with additional protein. Mixes easily with 12 oz water, milk, juice, or yogurt.
310 Nutrition recently introduced a new shake formula for both its plant-based and whey-based shake options – and they are some of the best meal replacement shakes we’ve seen. According to the company and user reviews, each new 310 shake offers enhanced taste and natural, healthy ingredients proven to support weight loss.
Though 310’s whey-based shake definitely got a face-lift with its improved texture and ingredients including more vitamins and minerals, superfoods and probiotics, the real star of the show is the new revamped plant-based shakes, which come in a variety of flavors.
The new plant-based shakes feature a proprietary Tri-Plex™ protein blend featuring plant-based proteins pea, brown rice and hemp. These shakes, which come in a variety of flavors, are free from sugar, dairy, soy, gluten and artificial ingredients, but big on taste! Surprisingly, 310 Nutrition has created these shakes with tremendous, creamy flavor. They do not have a veggie-like or bland taste that many other plant-based shakes can have.
All 310 shakes are made in an FDA-certified facility using advanced technologies, and each formula is designed to keep you full and satisfied, along with reduce your cravings for unhealthy foods. Each shake offers 15g of a high-quality protein blend and 5g of fiber that helps in appeasing hunger. They’re naturally sweetened to help the user avoid extra calories and unhealthy ingredients like artificial sweeteners (which we find in a lot of shakes we review).
The current flavors available for the plant-based 310 weight loss shakes include Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Mocha, Salted Caramel and Vanilla Chai. Of these flavors, the Mocha, Salted Caramel and Vanilla Chai are “private reserve” flavors, meaning they make them in small batches and only sell limited quantities. Eventually, those flavors will be replaced with new limited reserve flavors, keeping things interesting for consumers.
The 310 whey-based shake currently comes in the Vanilla flavor only. With a rich, creamy, and indulgent texture that mixes well (non-clumpy) with water or another beverage, it leaves no aftertaste and combines well with various ingredients.
All About the New Dairy-Free, Plant-Based 310 Shakes
Each new plant-based 310 shake features nourishing, healthy ingredients that studies show can help with weight loss. Pea protein assists with the release of hormones to help the user stay full, while brown rice protein contains peptides which may help to reduce weight gain. The hemp protein included helps to increase your metabolism, which is essential for dropping pounds, and also contains abundant fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
The shake also has some new additions, including additional vitamins and minerals, probiotics and a host of superfoods, many of them organic.
Starting with probiotics, they’ve been added to each 310 Shake to help with digestion and support overall health and immunity. A good daily amount, 1 billion CFU of probiotic strain, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, has been added to each serving.
A vitamin blend containing essential vitamins and minerals has also been added to the shake formula in order to supply additional healthy nutrients that people need for optimal health. The blend includes 20 vital vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, E, C, B, D and minerals calcium, magnesium, iron and copper.
A fiber blend has also been included to help aid the body in good digestion of the shake and support fullness in the user, as well as a greens blend packed with high-nutrient greens including organic spinach, kale, spirulina and cracked cell chlorella.
All of the above-mentioned ingredients included in 310 Shakes are meant to boost the energy of the user and enhance vitality, with ingredients that nourish and help the body function optimally. Many user reports we’ve seen (both celebrity and consumer) of using 310 Nutrition weight loss products including 310 Shake, say they love the way they feel when they drink the shakes and don’t even miss unhealthier foods.
How to Get the Most Out of 310 Shakes
Many people have reported enjoying 310 Shakes simply mixed with water, while others add a variety of healthy ingredients into their shakes. Some of these ingredients include vegetables, fruits, milk (dairy, nut and coconut), nut butters, chia seeds, yogurt, and more.
310 Nutrition recommends that people replace 2 meals a day with a 310 Shake for weight loss, and 1 meal a day for weight maintenance. But it also cautions to make sure you follow a clean, wholesome eating program along with this, if possible. Also, making sure to meet the daily calorie requirements needed for good health. In this way, a person should have at least one regular, nutritious meal each day along with their meals that are shakes.
The company offers a variety of recipe ideas on their website and social media, to help users switch up their meal replacement shakes. They also suggest an exercise routine to assist with weight loss, and offer a 310 Gym on their site with fitness equipment and weight loss videos. Finally, they offer other user-tested and approved weight loss supplements, and they suggest you take them in conjunction with 310 Shake for optimal results.
Cost and Buying Options
We compared the price of 310 Shake to other weight loss shake options, and we think that for the high quality of ingredients and overall health factor, that 310 Shake is a good, fair price. A 28-serving bag of 310 Shake goes for $68, which brings it to about $2.43 per serving. Additionally, you can save about 5% plus get free shipping if you choose to put the shake on Autoship.
The company also offers low price and money back guarantees – good signs that they are confidant in their product and its effectiveness. For the low price guarantee, if a user finds a product at a lower price from another seller, they will match that price for up to 30 days. For the money-back guarantee, if a user is not satisfied with a product, they can return it within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.
Help to Succeed
Finally, 310 Nutrition offers a number of resources to help 310 Shake users succeed in their weight loss goals. They have a 310 Facebook Community for motivation, where users can share their stories and get insight and direction for their journeys. There are also nutritionists and personal trainers available in that same community.
As mentioned previously, the 310 Gym is a way that people can form an exercise routine to help them with a healthier lifestyle. Finally, there are a number of other Facebook groups as well as social media options to help users immerse themselves in the 310 program and stay with it. Compared to other meal replacement shake options, the high level of support that comes with 310 Shakes is a factor that many contribute to their high success levels.