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Most supplement lines are exclusive to either the physically fit, health conscious individual who is dedicated to the maintenance of their health through training and healthy eating, or they are designed to be marketed to the malnourished individual suffering terminal illness or other malabsorption condition. This allows for a streamlined approach in marketing to the demographic for which their particular product is intended and lends exclusivity to the reputation upon which they build. It isn’t often that a manufacturer recognizes the invaluable benefit of nutrients to both the fittest, and the unfit, so to speak; even rarer is the initiative to expand product availability to incorporate products specifically tailored for unique situations. Physical Sciences has broken that mold with the release of their medical grade protein Bariatric 1 and Bariatric 2—which prefaces the newly developed “clinical series” intended for those with critical nutritional needs.

Bariatric surgery is the first step in mitigating morbid obesity in individuals whose weight creates alarming risks associated with heart disease, stroke, increased blood pressure, sleep apnea and other life threatening conditions. The surgical intervention is achieved through several surgical techniques with a drastic change in dietary restrictions to follow. The reduced capacity of the stomach and restrictions presents a number of concerning potential risks that surround malnourishment and deficiency of a number of nutrients, specifically protein. Post operative dietary guidelines vary slightly, with the exception of the emphasis placed upon protein intake. Protein is crucial to the maintenance of cell function specific to growth and repair of hair, nails, skin, bone and tissue, is an instrument in immune support, promotes metabolism and curbs hunger, and maintains the lean muscle to sustain strength during the recovery phase. In most patient handbooks, protein intake is prioritized and recommended to be ensured at the start of every meal, this doubles the positive effect of protein by increasing satiety as protein sources have been proven to satisfy hunger for longer periods of time; a particularly difficult transition for bariatric patients. Due to the restriction in stomach size, protein is to be consumed first in the event the patient becomes full and cannot take in any more substance, this will at least guarantee some protein supply. Due to the increased risk of protein deficiency and the myriad complications that accompany this deficit including muscle wasting, hair loss, and aided appetite control, bariatric centers will recommend a protein replacement in the form of a liquid with a design that is sensitive to the needs as well as intolerance of bariatric patients.

Physical Sciences Clinical Series Bariatric one is comprised of whey isolate, or the protein portion of milk that is stripped of the lactose and fat contents to provide a pure medical grade component readily absorbed and utilized by the body. The filtration process of Physical Sciences incorporates cold ultrafiltration to yield a purely isolated compound of the highest quality protein and by removing the fat and lactose; it aids in digestion and avoids the discomfort experienced by lactose intolerant individuals. The protein is delivered nearly immediately through the small intestinal walls to cells to promote protein synthesis and repair as well as initiate and support hormone release that is vital in sustaining muscle tissue and fostering the immune system which is critically vulnerable during the initial phases of recovery. Physical Sciences Bariatric 2 combines the whey isolate with complete milk protein and casein; a milk protein component that prolongs the presence and activity of proteins by encapsulating the protein in a gel like substance to slowly deliver the proteins to cells over an extended period of time to counteract the catabolism, or breakdown, of muscle tissue in the absence of intake such as periods of sleep. Bariatric 2 is also nearly lactose free to ensure lactose intolerance doesn’t interfere with protein intake. Physical Sciences also ensured their product was fat and sugar free to avoid the common and uncomfortable complication of “dumping syndrome” sometimes triggered by sugars and fats added to other protein supplements creating symptoms of diarrhea, gas, and abdominal pain.

Bariatric surgery is a life altering choice for individuals and has a promising impact on quality of life; Physical Sciences Bariatric Protein enables patients to supplement their diet with the highest grade protein and peace of mind that the ingredients are pure and tailored specifically for their nutritional needs through dedicated research. Common barriers in protein intake are carefully considered in these products and enable problem free protein consumption to promote a healthy recovery. This unique inclusion of the clinical aspect of a nutritional line supports the mission statement of Physical Sciences in their effort to deliver to the needs of every walk of life, and this product is a testament to their commitment to prove it.