Alpha Nutrition formulas are high quality and are used in critical
applications to provide optimal nutrient intake. There are no comparable
products available of the shelf in the USA and Canada. The ingredients are all
chosen for purity, solubility and low allergenicity. Before you order formulas,
read the ingredient lists and confirm that all ingredients are suitable.
Alpha Nutrition provides a choice of nutrient modules so that food can be
replaced, nutrient intake can be supplemented and balanced in a variety of ways.
Elemental nutrient formulas represent the ultimate reduction of food, replacing
food intake with a chemically defined set of nutrients. These precise nutrient
sets are formulated by assembling nutrients into modules that supply energy,
electrolytes, antioxidants, phosphate, vitamins, minerals, neurotransmitter
substrates and amino acids as the protein building blocks. Instead of proteins,
free amino acids are provided in the Alpha Nutrition series. A complete set of
the nine essential amino acids is complemented by 10 of the non-essential amino
acids. Amino acids are the real nutrients derived from proteins by digestion of
food. Amino acids do not trigger immune responses. Free amino acids are more
expensive than protein powders and hydrolyzed proteins.
The electrolyte module consists of salts dissolved in water
which form the basis of blood and cellular function. Sodium, potassium,
chloride, calcium, magnesium, phosphate and chloride are the essential
electrolytes which should arrive in proportion to each other and in the right
amounts for proper body function. Water is essential and the intake amount
determines the concentration of electrolytes in the blood and tissue fluids. The
right amount of water is important - more is almost always better than less. The
Alpha formulations provide a balanced set of electrolytes. Phosphate is
essential to energy storage and transfer.
Antioxidants are provided in generous quantities in Alpha
ENF because of their many potential health benefits. Vitamin C, beta carotene,
vitamin E and selenium scavenge free oxygen radicals.
The vitamin and mineral nutrients are presented with US Pharmaceutical
certified purity and are chosen for their solubility in water - this provides
quick mixing and maximum nutrient absorption.
Ingredient Sources: The idea of an elemental nutrient
formula is to present nutrients in a pure or near-pure form so that food source
contaminants are avoided. The formulas are free of milk, Soya, gluten, egg,
peanut and other nuts.
There are no preservatives, food additives or color components in Alpha
Nutrition Formulas. All the vitamins and minerals are food or pharmaceutical
grade (FCC and USP) Each ingredient has its own history of chemical extraction,
synthesis and purification. The US Pharmaceutical guide specifies methods of
manufacturer and purity requirements for each nutrient. We purchase ingredients
from reputable companies who are expert in manufacture of the selected
ingredient and are some are the only supplier of individual ingredients such as
The amino acids are individually added to an Amino Acid Premix and are
certified as pure, l-form amino acids - i.e. no source or production
contaminants. No intact or partially hydrolyzed proteins are used in Alpha
Maltrodextrin (Maltrin) is hydrolyzed corn starch and may be tolerated
by people with allergy to corn since the protein antigens associated with
allergy corn are generally not present. Please note that maltodextrin, used in
Alpha ENF, Alpha PMX and Alpha BMX does not contain gluten and is not related to
Glucose and fructose: both monosaccharides are derived from corn and
are usually tolerated by people with allergy to corn since the protein antigens
associated with corn allergy are generally not present.
More information about sugars
Canola Oil is used in the Alpha ENF formula. Canola provides a better
fatty acid profile than other vegetable oils. Unfortunately, there is
misinformation circulating about Canola oil, mostly repeating obsolete
information about euracic acid that is 50 years out of date. Canola oil is
quickly replacing other less desirable oils in both commercial and retail food
sales. After much study and testing over several years we are convinced that
Canola oil is safe, effective and offers the best ratio of Omega 6 and Omega 3
fatty acids of all the available oils. Alpha PMX is an oil free version of Alpha
See Oil Information.
Microcellulose and Carboxymethyl Cellulose are the fiber components form plant
sources and provides enough bulk that bowel movements still occur even with
prolonged food holidays on Alpha ENF or PMX. The cellulose derived fibers
reduces digestive symptoms overall and there is no known allergy.
The formulas are hypoallergenic and have been tolerated by people with
sensitivity to many if not most foods. Hypoallergenic means low allergy
potential but not zero potential; we doubt that a zero-allergy product is
feasible and is not required by people who live in the real world and are
exposed to thousands of potential allergens every day.
A well-informed and professional reader with an interest in the details of
manufacture of individual nutrients should first consult USP and FCC
specifications, the Merck Index, textbooks of organic chemistry, biochemistry
and pharmacology. In some instances, manufacturers will supply detailed
information and examples of certificates of analysis on individual batches of
their products. We do not publish our detailed formulations and ingredient
specifications since this is confidential and proprietary information.
At Alpha Nutrition, we are dedicated to the helping people find solutions for
health problems. We supply books and nutrient formulas as tools you can use to
solve your health problems. We ship through the Post Office to all destinations
in Canada and the USA. We cannot ship formulas internationally. All
correspondence about your order is done by email.
Alpha Education Books
The books in this series address important medical problems and their
solution. Everyone, who is interested in Nutritional Therapy, will need a copy
of the Alpha Nutrition Program.
See Alpha Education Books All our books
are also available for download as inexpensive eBook editions.
Nutrient Formulas for Meal Replacement
Alpha Formulas are gluten free and do not contain cows milk, Soya, or egg
ingredients. They are suitable for vegetarians. If you believe you have allergy
or intolerance please review our ingredient lists carefully before you order.
Prices are in Canadian Dollar. The us cost is lower depending on the daily
Alpha DMX is a designed to be mixed
with orange juice to replace one or two meals per day whenever a low
caloric intake and/or low protein intakes is desirable. This strategy is
effective in the management of obesity, diabetes 2, coronary artery
disease and stroke prevention.
Nutritional Rescue Starter Packs Starter packs bundle books and
formulas to help you get started solving your health problems. The starter packs
are sold at discounts to make is easier and more affordable for you to learn
more and try out a formula. A copy of the Alpha Nutrition Program is included in
every starter pack.
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Alpha Nutrition is a trademark and a division of Environmed Research
Inc., founded in 1984 at Vancouver, BC, Canada. Online Since 1995. Experts in
Self-Managed Care. Experts in Elemental Nutrient Formulas. We are located on the
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