Ideal Meal® is a premium meal replacement unlike anything on the market! Ideal Meal® is made primarily of Pro-Rx®, which contains an unusually high amounts of immunoglobulins (IgG) and whole protein sources. IDEAL Meal® with IgG is a premium, highly bioavailable meal replacement powder that is high in protein and features a novel bovine serum albumin (BSA) concentrate. This unique protein is isolated from bovine plasma and includes naturally occurring bioactive peptides and growth factors, which allow for rapid amino acid delivery to promote lean muscle mass and recovery. It has an excellent array of amino acids, including high levels of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). The immunoglobulins in Ideal Meal® IgG are obtained from grain-fed cows, which have been shown to be of inferior quality to grass fed cows. Pro-Rx® whey product is derived from cows that graze year-round on chemical and pesticide natural pastures. Organic is not a helpful standard to look for because many organic dairies use or supplement with grain during the year.
In today’s busy world where people are always on the go, nutrition seems to fall to the wayside and that’s one of the reasons why fast-food chains are so profitable. People want something quick on the go that can satisfy their hunger even though deep down they know what they are ingesting isn’t the most nutritious for them.
Each scoop is loaded with:
Exclusive Pro-Rx® protein blend to promote lean muscle building
Precise and balanced level of carbohydrates to protein ratio to support muscle glycogen needs as well as energy levels at rest and during exercise
Low in fat to support a lean, healthy body
No added sugar
25 essential vitamins and minerals to support your body’s needs
So why fall into the trap of greasy fast food? Ideal Meal® was designed for your busy lifestyle. These convenient packets can go with you anywhere. Just tear open the packet, pour it into a shaker bottle, add your choice of liquid, milk or water, and simply mix it up for 10-15 seconds. What you have is a nutrient dense meal replacement in a matter of seconds with an amazing macronutrient profile at a price much cheaper than any meal prep! Ideal Meal® is there if you simply forgot to meal prep due to your busy schedule you live and/or the fact that things come up where either you don’t have time for a meal or did not feel like cooking. Don’t worry! The Ideal Meal® Replacement fits the bill and is extremely convenient.
Ideal Meal® utilizes a proprietary filtration and drying method that involves a minimal amount of processing. The result is a microbial safe product that exceeds all standards and makes it the optimum nutrition whey powder. We DO NOT use ordinary microfiltration, hydrolysis, or Ion exchange filtration whey because these methods denature (damage) the original protein components. They are perfectly fine as a source of protein but not a whole food source. After use of these commercial methods, the damaged proteins are then filtered out and what remains is a narrow range of “undenatured” proteins that have survived the whey manufacturing process. Additionally, the vital protein-bound fats have been removed. Ideal Meal® also incorporates whole food proteins and micellar casein to give it the perfect release profile and absorption of the macronutrients.
Ideal Meal® contains generous amounts of the crucial glutathione precursor covalent-bonded Cysteine. It is the optimal component for the intracellular production of Glutathione (GSH). Cysteine is very scarce in our modern diet and therefore Glutathione production is limited, and deficiency is prevalent. Additionally, regulation of the nitric oxide cycle is critical for life but can be problematic if unregulated. Glutathione enhances the function of citrulline as part of the nitric oxide cycle. It is used in metabolic and biochemical reactions such as DNA synthesis and repair, protein synthesis, prostaglandin synthesis, amino acid transport, and enzyme activation. Thus, every system in the body can be affected by the state of the glutathione system, especially the immune system, the nervous system, the gastrointestinal system and the lungs. Pro-Rx® also contains the full range and highest levels of the most important protein components: Lactoferrin, Immunoglobulins, Serum Albumin, Active Peptides, Glycomacropeptides, and Growth Factors. All of this supports proper immune function and allows for rapid amino acid delivery to promote lean muscle mass and recovery.
Pro-Rx® contains more than 10 times higher immunoglobulins per gram than ordinary whey isolates or concentrates. This supplies the perfect building blocks for protein synthesis as well as supporting gut immune function, by modulating the gut microbiota and strengthening the integrity of the gut lining. Studies evaluating plasma effects of bovine serum albumin (BSA) protein compared to ordinary whey protein showed that BSA has a similar absorption rate to whey. Peak leucine concentrations were nearly equal, but compared to whey, BSA resulted in a longer period of sustained elevated leucine, with this BCAA being a key regulator of skeletal muscle protein synthesis via the mTOR pathway. An additional benefit of BSA over whey is that it is less insulinogenic while having a greater stimulatory effect on IGF-1, a potent signaling hormone for muscle tissue growth.
Hi-Tech’s Research and Development Team found this unique protein while studying burn patients and looking for proteins that were especially instrumental for facilitating weight maintenance in individuals with various atrophy of the intestinal mucosa due to chemotherapy, HIV, elevated and sustained cortisol levels or another condition or treatment that adversely affects the GI tract and leads to undesired weight loss. Hi-Tech’s R&D team knew if it worked under those conditions it would certainly lead a person in average to good health with muscle tissue support – beyond bodybuilding. Ideal Meal® serum-derived proteins and immunoglobulins have obvious potential benefits for bodybuilders, endurance athletes, and anyone looking for a highly bioavailable and rapidly absorbed protein source, the unique formulation in Ideal Meal® will turn the meal replacement category on its head!
Production Process of Pro-Rx® found in Ideal Meal®
Pro-Rx® is processed by a proprietary, “chilling technique” or low temperature, novel process that provides a full balance of undenatured bioactive proteins for nutritional advantages, along with functional benefits. The low temperature microfiltration process allows Pro-Rx® to provide undenatured protein with a full balance of bioactive whey protein fractions, including immunoglobulin, lactoferrin and glycomacropeptides. Other whey processing technologies that utilize higher temperatures cause irreversible unfolding of the protein fractions that can drastically reduce the biological activity of the protein. Pro-Rx® whey protein isolates also contain up to 12 times more native glycomacropeptides than ion-exchange whey protein isolates.
Among Pro-Rx®’s ingredients are a high concentration of the branched chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine, which can be used by skeletal muscle during stress and to support nitrogen utilization. The semi-essential amino acid arginine increases the activity of natural killer and lymphokine-activated cells as well as IGF-1.* Cysteine and glutamate are found in higher concentrations in Pro-Rx® than in other high-biological–value proteins. These amino acids serve as precursors to glutathione, an endogenous antioxidant especially needed during stress, exercise, and poor nutrition. Lactoferrin, alpha-lactalbumin, beta-lactoglobulin, and bovine serum albumin are other proteins in Pro-Rx® that contribute to glutathione synthesis and support immune function.