Dairy & Gluten-free, vegan soya protein meal replacement shake.
Mealha’k is high in protein, low in fat and with no artificial flavours or sweeteners, this daily shake is also high in dietary fibre from chicory root extract and contributes to normal digestion. Tasty and filling, Mealha’k makes for the ideal in-between meals shake. It can even be used as a tasty, guilt-free dessert - just 87 calories per serving!
Mealha’k Is A Light, Nutritious Meal Replacement and Protein Shake Fortified With Vitamins, Minerals and Dietary Fibre To Support Not Only Protein Intake, But Also Healthy Digestion, Natural Colon Detox, Immunity, Metabolism, Health and Vitality.
Both Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free, It Is An Ideal Shake For Vegans, People With Sensitive Stomachs and Those With A Dairy Allergy, Lactose Intolerance, Gluten Allergy Or Coeliac Disease.
At A Glance…
Who Is Mealha’k For?
Men and Women Wanting To Lose Unwanted Fat and Body Weight
Athletes Increasing Low Calorie, Low fat, Protein Levels
Anyone Wanting To Increase Beneficial Nutrients, Fibre, Vitamins and Minerals
Those Wishing To Improve Immunity, Digestion and Energy Levels.
What Does Mealha’k Do For You?
Aids Fat Burning, Weight Loss and Slimming
Improves Beneficial Nutrient Intake
Provides An Ideal Light Meal Or Nutritious Snack
Increases Protein Intake For Recovery and Repair
Improves Healthy Digestion
Benefits Of Mealha’k
Mealha’k is high in protein - with 72.2g per 100g and naturally low in fat (0.0g saturated fat per 100g), with just 87 calories per serving.
Mealha’k therefore also offers excellent support to slimmers and anyone cutting calories in order to lose fat, particularly in the early stages of weight loss when hunger pangs can be at their worst!
It can be used as a healthy snack, quick protein boost or even as a guilt-free dessert - ideal for keeping everyone who uses it feeling fuller for longer and blood sugar levels stable.
Aids Fat Burning, Weight Loss and Slimming -
Skipping meals and drastically cutting down on calories over time can lead to nutrient deficiencies. Mealha’k is an ideal daily shake for slimmers as part of a calorie-controlled diet. Not only is it low in fat and fortified with vitamins and minerals, it also contains fibre which adds bulk and promotes a feeling of fullness, curbs the appetite, supports stable blood sugar levels, helping to prevent cravings and binge eating.
Improves Beneficial Nutrient Intake -
People on specialist, calorie restricted diets, vegetarians, vegans and many others can find it a challenge to take in adequate amounts of nutrients, however there is no need for this lifestyle choice to mean a diet lacking in nutritional value as Mealha’k is packed with beneficial dietary fibre, high quality vegetable protein and a wide array of vitamins and minerals.
Provides An Ideal Light Meal Or Nutritious Snack -
Mealha’k contains a wide variety of important vitamins and minerals, as well as dietary fibre for a bowel cleansing and detoxifying effect. It is a perfect choice for anyone who is too busy to eat a full meal at suitable times of the day. It is also dairy-free, gluten-free and contains no added sugar, which makes it suitable for people with sensitive stomachs and those who have diabetes, a dairy allergy, lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance or coeliac disease.
Increases Protein Intake For Recovery and Repair -
Protein plays a key role in a healthy metabolism, muscle repair and recovery, bone maintenance and building mass after training. It is also one of the main sources of energy when following a low carbohydrate diet, which many slimmers, bodybuilders and athletes do, as it aids in fat loss and can improve muscle definition. Mealha’k provides a beneficial lean protein boost for anyone who is trying to lose weight, or who leads an active lifestyle where energy is in high demand.
Improves Healthy Digestion -
Mealha’k not only contains high levels of fibre from chicory root extract, it also contains chloride, which contributes to normal digestion by production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
The ingredients in Mealha’k are kept as close to natural as possible, in order to maintain the highest possible nutritional content, status and therefore benefits to the user.
Fuel Your Body With These Key Ingredients
Soy protein isolate:
Soy protein is a protein that is isolated from soybean. It is made from soybean meal that has been dehulled and defatted. Such soybeans are processed into three kinds of high protein commercial products: soy flour, concentrates, and isolates. Soy protein isolate has been used since 1959 in foods for its functional properties. Recently, soy protein popularity has increased due to its use in health food products, and many countries allow health claims for foods rich in soy protein. Soy protein is generally regarded as being concentrated in protein bodies, which are estimated to contain at least 60–70% of the total soybean protein.
Chicory root extract:
Chicory root is rich in a natural vegetable fibre called inulin. Plants like chicory store extra energy in their roots in the form of inulin and other carbohydrates. The inulin in chicory root can be extracted and isolated for use as dietary fibre. The digestive tract doesn’t have the enzymes needed to digest inulin, so it passes through our gastrointestinal tract and into the large intestine intact. There, it serves as nourishment for our microbiota, making it a prebiotic. Inulin, in particular, is very effective in supporting the beneficial bacteria of our microbiota. Both inulin and oligofructose are among the few fibres in our diet that can serve as prebiotics. Prebiotics are foods or ingredients that boost the growth of the microbiota. Thus, while our body can’t break down chicory root fibers, our microbiota can. The short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), created during this fermentation process in our large intestine help to regulate our metabolism, as well as our hunger/satiety mechanism. The combination of SCFAs, good bacteria and extra fibre may benefit us in numerous other ways, such as supporting the absorption of the mineral calcium, Lowering blood glucose response after eating and maintaining regularity.
Vitamin A has a role to play in a diverse range of functions, such as vision, immunity, maintenance of skin, bone and body growth, normal cell development, re-production, maintaining healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue and mucous membranes.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine):
Vitamin B1 plays an important role in maintaining a healthy nervous, digestive and cardiovascular system. It helps in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose, which in turn is used to produce energy for carrying out various body functions. It is required for the breakdown of fats and protein.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin):
Affects thyroid hormone production, which is responsible for speeding up the metabolism and providing steady energy. It also helps the body produce immune cells and build red blood cells. Contains substances that assist other nutrients as powerful antioxidants, repair and maintain tissue and heal wounds. It also helps with healthy eye functions and healthy nerves.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin):
This vitamin helps the body to convert food into glucose, produce energy and for DNA repair and stress responses. High doses have been used successfully to lower elevated LDL (‘bad‘) cholesterol and fat levels in the blood and to increase HDL (‘good‘) cholesterol. There is also evidence to suggest that, in cases of Type 1 diabetes, it can help to delay the time individuals need to take insulin.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCL):
Essential for the breakdown of food and the production of energy, the production of neurotransmitters and for the proper functioning of the nervous system and the immune system. It is also involved in the synthesis of hormones and red blood cells. Also helps fight stress and manage symptoms of pre- menstrual syndrome (PMS).
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin):
Cyanocobalamin is the most common and widely produced form of the chemical compounds that have vitamin B12 activity. Cyanocobalamin is usually prescribed after surgical removal of part or all of the stomach or intestine to ensure adequate levels of vitamin B12 in the bloodstream. It also is used to treat pernicious anaemia, vitamin B12 deficiency (due to low intake from food), thyrotoxicosis, haemorrhage, malignancy, liver disease and kidney disease. Cyanocobalamin injections are often prescribed to gastric bypass patients having had part of their small intestine bypassed, making it difficult for B12 to be absorbed via food or vitamins. Cyanocobamide is also used to perform the Schilling test to check a person's ability to absorb vitamin B12.
Supports the immune system, wound healing and recovery, heart health, healthy cholesterol levels, healthy blood pressure, stable blood sugar levels and the growth and repair of cells. It is also a powerful antioxidant.
A powerful antioxidant, vitamin E helps to remove free radicals - unstable compounds that damage cell structure, increasing the risk of cancer and weakening the immune system. It also protects against eye diseases, diabetes, pancreatic disorders, Alzheimer's Disease and supports healthy cholesterol levels, skin and joint mobility.
Folic acid (Folacin):
One of several B-vitamins, it is needed for the production and maintenance of new cells, as well as for DNA and RNA synthesis. Especially important for women of child-bearing age, those considering becoming pregnant, or already pregnant. This is because folate is vital for proper development of a foetus’ brain and spine and the prevention of neural tube defects.
Magnesium is a co-factor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control and blood pressure regulation. It is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA and the antioxidant glutathione. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm.
Potassium is one of the seven essential macrominerals. It can help to decrease the risk of stroke, lower blood pressure, protect against loss of muscle mass, preserve bone mineral density and reduce the formation of kidney stones. It is also an electrolyte that counteracts the effects of sodium, helping to maintain consistent blood pressure. Potassium is important for maintaining the balance of acids and bases in the body. Bases are alkalis that have not yet dissolved in water.
Chloride is an essential mineral for humans - a major mineral nutrient that occurs primarily in body fluids. It is a prominent negatively charged ion of the blood, where it represents 70% of the body’s total negative ion content. On average, an adult human body contains approximately 115 grams of chloride, making up about 0.15% of total body weight. As the principal negatively charged ion in the body, chloride serves as one of the main electrolytes of the body. Chloride, in addition to potassium and sodium, assist in the conduction of electrical impulses when dissolved in bodily water.
The body needs phosphorus for many functions, such as filtering waste and repairing tissue and cells. Certain health conditions (such as diabetes and alcoholism) or medications (such as some antacids) can also cause phosphorus levels in the body to drop too low. Phosphorus levels that are too low can cause medical complications, such as heart disease, joint pain or fatigue.
Adequate iron intake and/or stores provide cells with the necessary oxygen required for cell functions and to prevent fatigue.
Zinc supports normal growth and health of skin, bones, hair, nails and eyes. Furthermore, it assists in the maintenance of the immune, reproductive and digestive systems. It plays a role in cell reproduction, proper absorption of vitamins and protein synthesis, and hormonal balance. It is essential for making growth hormones and the important male hormone, testosterone.
Copper contributes to the maintenance of normal connective tissues, normal hair pigmentation, normal skin pigmentation, protection of cells from oxidative stress, normal function of the immune system, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal energy-yielding metabolism and normal iron transport in the body.
Iodine (Potassium Iodide):
Needed for the healthy function of the thyroid gland and aids the body in detoxification. Iodine deficiency may also be linked to arthritis, emotional disorders, malfunctioning glandular systems and weight gain associated with hormonal imbalance.
Soy Protein Isolate (Soy), Fibre (Chicory Root Extract), Vanilla Natural Flavour, Maltodextrin, Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Ferrous Citrate, Zinc Citrate, Copper Citrate, Vitamin E (DL-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin A (Acetate), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCL), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Folic Acid (Folacin), Potassium Iodide), Sweetener (Steviol Glycosides).
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Per 100g provides:
Vitamin A - 800µg/2664iu
Vitamin E - 12mg/17.9iu
Vitamin C - 80mg
Thiamine - 1.1mg
Riboflavin - 1.4mg
Niacin - 16mg
Vitamin B6 - 1.4mg
Folic acid - 200µg
Vitamin B12 - 2.5µg
Potassium - 1205mg
Chloride - 542mg
Phosphorus - 615mg
Magnesium - 378mg
Iron - 14mg
Zinc - 10mg
Copper - 1.3mg
Iodine - 150µg
Energy - 1462kJ / 349kcal
Fat - 2.5g
of which saturates - 0.0g
Carbohydrate - 4.5g
of which sugars - 0.8g
Fibre - 10.3g
Protein - 72.2g
Salt - 1.8g
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
Mealha’k Approved EFSA health claims
Mealha’k has been formulated in line with the latest research and consumer demand and contains proven ingredients, against which the following scientifically validated (and EFSA authorised) claims can be made:
Vitamin A contributes to normal iron metabolism, the maintenance of normal mucous membranes, the maintenance of normal skin, the maintenance of normal vision, the normal function of the immune system and has a role in the process of cell specialisation. Click here, here and here for EFSA scientific opinions.
Vitamin B6 contributes to normal cysteine synthesis, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal homocysteine metabolism, normal protein and glycogen metabolism, normal psychological function, normal red blood cell formation, normal function of the immune system, the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and the regulation of hormonal activity. Click here and here for EFSA scientific opinions.
Vitamin C contributes to maintaining the normal function of the immune system. It also contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal psychological function, protection of cells from oxidative stress, the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E and increases iron absorption. Click here and here for EFSA scientific opinions.
Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Click here for EFSA scientific opinion.
Thiamine contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal psychological function and the normal function of the heart. Click here and here for EFSA scientific opinions.
Riboflavin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, the maintenance of normal mucous membranes, the maintenance of normal red blood cells, the maintenance of normal skin, the maintenance of normal vision, the normal metabolism of iron, the protection of cells from oxidative stress and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Click here for EFSA scientific opinion.
Niacin contributes to normal psychological function, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, the maintenance of normal mucous membranes, the maintenance of normal skin and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Click here and here for EFSA scientific opinions.
Supplemental folic acid intake increases maternal folate status. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus. The target population is women of child-bearing age and the beneficial effect is obtained with a supplemental folic acid daily intake of 400 μg for at least one month before and up to three months after conception. Click here for EFSA scientific opinion.
Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal homocysteine metabolism, normal psychological function, normal red blood cell formation, normal function of the immune system, the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and it has a role in the process of cell division. Click here, here and here for EFSA scientific opinions.
Potassium contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, normal muscle function and the maintenance of normal blood pressure. Click here for EFSA scientific opinion.
Chloride contributes to normal digestion by production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Click here for EFSA scientific opinion.
Phosphorus contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal function of cell membranes, the maintenance of normal bones and the maintenance of normal teeth. Click here for EFSA scientific opinion.
Magnesium contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue, electrolyte balance, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal muscle function, normal protein synthesis, normal psychological function, the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, and it has a role in the process of cell division. Click here and here for EFSA scientific opinions.
Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin, normal oxygen transport in the body, normal function of the immune system, the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, the process of cell division and to the normal cognitive development of children. Click here, here, here, here and here for EFSA scientific opinions.
Zinc contributes to normal DNA synthesis, normal acid-base metabolism, normal carbohydrate metabolism, normal cognitive function, normal fertility and reproduction, normal macronutrient metabolism, normal metabolism of fatty acids, normal metabolism of vitamin A, normal protein synthesis, the maintenance of normal bones, the maintenance of normal hair, nails and skin, the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood, the maintenance of normal vision, the normal function of the immune system, the protection of cells from oxidative stress and it has a role in the process of cell division. Click here and here for EFSA scientific opinions.
Copper contributes to the maintenance of normal connective tissues, normal hair pigmentation, normal skin pigmentation, protection of cells from oxidative stress, normal function of the immune system, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal energy-yielding metabolism and normal iron transport in the body. Click here and herefor EFSA scientific opinions.
Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, the maintenance of normal skin, the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function and the normal growth of children. Click here, here and here for EFSA scientific opinions.