HEALTH & WELLNESS

DAILY NUTRITION

PLANT PROTEIN

R599.00

Premium plant-based protein shake

  • Convenient protein source to support normal growth and development
  • Essential amino acids and micronutrients to build and maintain muscle mass
  • With additional multivitamins, minerals and prebiotics.
  • 100% vegan ingredients  

Bioteen Jar

800g

Grams

19

Servings

100%

Clean Formula

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DAILY NUTRITION


Why Bioteen Created This Supplement

Protein is a hard working nutrient. It’s needed for the growth and repair of muscles and tissues, and the production of enzymes and hormones. Proteins provide the building blocks, called amino acids and polypeptides, of all muscle tissue. Protein is also our “brain food.” Because our brain is one big muscle, not getting enough protein can also impact brain function.

Protein needs are based on age, sex, body weight and stage of development, with teens needing between 10 to 30% of their daily calories from protein. Although an individual’s exact needs will vary, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) provides a good reference for how much of a certain nutrient a healthy individual needs in a day. The RDA for protein is 46 grams for teenage girls and 52 grams for teenage boys per day.

The amount of protein Teens need depends on their height, weight, gender and level of activity. In general, teenage boys need about 52 grams of protein per day, while teenage girls need about 46 grams per day. More active teen athletes require more protein.   

In order for protein do its job, teens have to eat enough food to meet their daily energy needs. When calories are too low, the body uses protein for energy, leaving less for its other roles. Teenagers following a vegan or vegetarian diet may not get enough protein from their daily food intake.

The rationale for creating Bioteen’s Plant Protein was to provide a healthy complete source of protein in an easy to use ready to mix formulation which contains no preservatives, fillers or artificial colorants and includes vitamins and minerals to provide a safe and effective protein supplement for those Teens not consuming enough protein in their daily diet.

What Is Plant Protein & Who Should Be Taking It

Bioteen’s Plant Protein is a blend of PulseplusTM Isolate and Smooth Protein TM Sunflower Protein together with Coconut MCT’s (Medium Chain Triglycerides), Fibre, Multivitamins and minerals.     

Bioteen’s Plant Protein is ideal for Teenagers who are not getting enough protein from their daily diet or for Teens looking for an easy-to-use protein source to combine with fruits and or vegetables to create healthy smoothies or smoothy bowls.

The Science (How Plant Protein Works)

Proteins are made up of many building blocks, known as amino acids. Our body needs dietary protein to supply amino acids for the growth and maintenance of our cells and tissues. 

Our bodies are made up of thousands of different proteins, each with a specific function. They make up the structural components of our cells and tissues as well as many enzymes, hormones and the active proteins secreted from immune cells.

These body proteins are continually being repaired and replaced throughout our lives. This process (known as ‘protein synthesis’) requires a continuous supply of amino acids. Although some amino acids can be recycled from the breakdown of old body proteins, this process is imperfect. This means we must eat dietary protein to keep up with our body’s amino acid demand.

Ingredient Transparency & Quality (Not All Ingredients Are Created Equally)

Bioteen showcases a relentless commitment to a superior quality product that is both ethical and safe for consumption in the extremely important phase of the lives of teens.

Ingredient quality is a core focus for us at Bioteen because better ingredients yield products that are highly effective and safe. That’s why Bioteen has set the bar high when it comes to the evaluation of our ingredients, from how different forms of ingredients work in the body to where they are sourced and how they have been manufactured. Bioteen has partnered with international suppliers who share our beliefs for quality, purity and scientific research.

  • Ingredient safety: All ingredients used in Bioteen are GRAS certified (Generally Recognised as Safe) as published by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Scientifically Researched: we only use ingredients that have been tested in scientific studies to be safe and effective for their intended purpose. 
  • Allergen control: Bioteen products have been formulated with a careful consideration for consumers with specific allergies and sensitivities.
  • Branded ingredients: our key active ingredients are all branded, i.e. trademarked-protected, ingredients. Branded ingredients are manufactured to higher quality standards than generic products and offer higher levels of purity, transparency in their manufacturing as well as clinical research supporting their efficacy. Branded ingredients often provide scientific and educational support that makes it easy for a consumer to learn more about the science behind the specific ingredient used in the making of Bioteen products.

At Bioteen, we have a commitment to quality throughout our entire manufacturing process. Because we source all our raw materials ourselves, we have total control over what goes into Bioteen products. Our manufacturing is then undertaken by carefully selected contract manufacturers who are third-party certified.

Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) certification: CGMP refers to the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations enforced by the Food and Drug Administration “FDA”. is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product. The cGMP acronym originated in the USA, where the US food and Drug Administration wanted to impress upon manufacturers the importance and need for “continuous” improvement to their approach to product quality.

Quality Manufacturing Stamp

Everything that goes into our product is thoroughly tested and sampled by our food scientist and owner. We know and understand the importance of everything that goes into our products and what functionality it serves to the teenage body, scientifically testing every ingredient to ensure a safe and ethical product.

This testing and lab sampling has led us to where we are today (and trust us, there have been some interesting and awful concoctions that we have come up with), a superior quality and excellent tasting product that allows teenagers, with Bioteen, to own the whole day to support their diet. From breakfast to dinner, Bioteen’s product range is a vehicle for delivery for vitamins, minerals, stress minerals, prebiotics and whole food nutrition and other things that teens need.

The popularity of the plant-based diet could make it feel like a passing craze. A fad that is going to fizzle out when the next exciting diet comes along. The truth is, we could all do with more plants in our diet. The health benefits are undeniable for children, teens and even adults. If you have not been in the habit of eating plenty of plants, start small. Add a vegetable to your plate every evening; eat a fruit as a snack. You could even give meat-free Monday’s a try and experiment with plant sources of protein. Your body will thank you for the extra nutrition.

Some of the health benefits of including more plants on your plate everyday include: 

  • Better weight management 
  • Reduced risk of heart disease 
  • Reduced risk and better management of diabetes 
  • Reduced risk of developing some cancers, including colon cancer and breast cancer 
  • Lower blood pressure 
  • Lower cholesterol levels 
  • Reduced risk of having a stroke Protection against cognitive decline 
  • Less inflammation 

Protein is a hard-working nutrient. It’s needed for the growth and repair of muscles and tissues, and the production of enzymes and hormones. It is a general misconception that protein is only used body builders and serious athletes. Teenagers require higher levels of protein for natural growth and development. Add additional exercise and physical strain into the mix, and their bodies require even more protein, which can be a challenge to meet through a standard, healthy diet. When calories are too low, the body uses protein for energy, leaving less for its other roles. Teenagers following a vegan or vegetarian diet may not get enough from their daily intake.

It is ideal for teenagers who are not getting enough protein from their daily diet or teenagers looking for an easy-to-use protein source to combine with fruits and/or vegetables to create healthy smoothies or smoothy bowls. Visit the recipe section on the Bioteen website Recipes – Bioteen (bioteennutrition.com) to view all our delicious recipes.

No, they are not deficient in nutrients. Vegetarian diets have an abundance of minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals, and protein too. Vegan diets would require some planning for the consumption of calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B12. Fortified foods supply vitamin B12. Vitamin D can be absorbed when sitting in sunlight for a 10-15 period of time. Soy-foods have high amounts of calcium.

If you are new to a Vegan diet, sources of protein can include beans, lentils, chickpeas, soya products, tofu, nuts, seeds and wholegrain. It is important to eat as wide a variety as possible to make sure that the new diet provides your body with all of the essential amino acids.

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Key Product Differentiators – Comparing Us The Rest

 CriteriaTypical Plant Protein SupplementBioteen Plant Protein
Protein sourcesBased on pea, soy and rice proteins.Based on pea protein and SmoothProtein™ sunflower protein.
Protein traceabilityNo. Typically fast-release energy type.We use brands that are traceable to the source.
GMO Status of proteinsOften not disclosedNon-GMO sources.
Texture of shakeOften gritty and thickens excessively when left to standSmooth with great mouthfeel due to the use of SmoothProtein™
Added multivitaminsRarely added.Contains a high-quality multivitamin (Fortitech®) that supplies 11 vitamins, including vitamins that are low in plant-based diets (e.g. Vitamin B12)
Added MineralsRarely added.Contains added 7 minerals, including bioavailable form of Iron which is low in plant-based diets.
Chemically modified thickenersCommonly contain Xanthan gum which is a chemically modified gum.Contains a mixture of Plant-based Guar and Acacia gum which are produced by physical means. These give the product a good texture and mouthfeel.
Natural SweetenerNo. Artificially sweetened with sucralose and related sweeteners.Yes. Sweetened with natural sweeteners consisting of Stevia leaf extract and organic coconut sugar.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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