Saturday, April 13, 2013

Protica Liquid Protein Products

Protica recently contacted me and asked if I would like to review a few of their products on my blog. I had never heard of Protica so I did a little research and found out they sell liquid supplements or as they like to call them capsulized foods. This was something that interested me so I responded and Protica sent me some their product. 

I was shocked at how much they sent me! Thanks!

What I found out about Protica is that they are a nutritional research firm that specializes in capsulized foods - fancy way of saying whole bunch of good nutrients in a small container. They manufacture the brands Profect, IsoMetric, Pediagro, Fruitasia, Proasis and more than 100 other house and private brands.  Customers include dieters, health & exercise enthusiast, dieters weight loss surgery patients, diabetics and basically anyone who would benefit from lots of nutrients in small container.  They have a product called weight gainer that has 50 grams of protein and 500 calories. I was told doctors will give this to patients with diseases like cancer or HIV because they can keep it down and it has lots of calories and protein.

They sell all of their products by the case and offer volume pricing. There are lots of different flavors available in each product.


Here are 10 different capsules of various flavors and nutrition.
Each capsule is geared toward a specific nutritional need. 

This is protein packed jell for those that want to eat their protein. 

Other products available like ketchup and Sunkist drinks.



Isometric meal replacement shot in exotic fruit. Its low-glycemic formula delivers 20 grams of protein, two full servings of fruits and vegetables, 10 grams of prebiotic dietary fiber, 240 calories, 6 grams of essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6), and a complete spectrum of 27 vitamins and minerals -- in just over 3 fluid ounces. Case of 24 $68.73 = $2.86 each.

Proasis protein shot in orange pineapple, 25g of protein, 0g fat, 5g carbs. Case of 24 $68.73 = $2.86/ea.

Pediagro is complete balanced nutrition for toddlers and young children in a 3-ounce ready-to-drink vial, 15g of protein, zero fat, 1 full serving of fruit, 27 vitamins and minerals. Case of 24 $47.76 = $1.99/ea.

Profect, 50g protein, 0g fat, 0g carbohydrates. Case of 24 $66.96 = $2.79/ea.

Yes Whey, uses 100% pure whey protein, 25g of whey protein, 0 fat, 0 carbs, 100 calories. Case of 24 $66.96 = $2.79/ea.

Fruitasia in juicy fruit punch flavor, 100% fruits and vegetables (from concentrate with other all-natural ingredients). Each 3-ounce, mouth-watering shot provides 5 full servings of fruit and vegetables, 0 fat, 0 added sugar, 96 calories. Case of 24 $65.01 = $2.71/ea. - I was surprised at how sweet this was. I guess when I hear the words liquid vegetable I expect a bitter taste. I think this would be great for kids who have trouble eating their veggies.

Profect Fresh Citrus Berry, 2 servings per vial with 25g of protein per serving. Case of 24 $66.96 = $2.79/ea. - Not bad but it had a slight artificial fruit flavoring that cough syrup has but it's wasn't unbearable.

Sunkist Protein 42 in grape, 42g of protein. Case of 24 $23.16 = $1.93/ea.

Weight Gainer, 40/30/30 balance of macro nutrients, Per Vial - 500 calories, 50g protein, 37g low glycemic carbs, 17g essential and slow burning fatty acids. Case of 24 $92.50 = $3.29/ea.

Sunkist Protein Fruit Punch, 1 serving per vial - This tasted like fruit punch. Case of 24 $66.96 = $2.79/ea. - The consistency is a little thicker than juice but I would definitely drink this again.

Protein Gem is the original protein-fortified gelatin snack, 25g of protein and one full serving of fruit in each 6-ounce cup. 0 fat, 10g of carbs and 5 grams of fiber. Protein Gem is heat-stable and cold-stable, so it maintains its gel strength in the fridge and on the go.  Case of 24 $63.16 = $2.63/ea.

Protein Ketchup, 95 calories, 15g protein, 0 fat, 5g carbs, 2g fiber, 2 servings of vegetables. Case of 24 $37.89 = $1.58/ea.

Protein Twist in watermelon, 15g protein, 0g fat, 10g carbs, one full serving of fruit in each 1oz cup. Case of 24 $37.89 = $1.58 per cup. - This was like a super thick jell-o jiggler. very easy to eat.

Simplifast in lemon citrus, 100% natural and caffeine free, gluten free, low-glycemic, sweetened with stevia and organic maple syrup, 95 calories, 0 fat, 27 carbs, 0 protein. Case of 24 $36.00 = $1.50/ea.

Sunkist Protein in grape, 100 calories, 0 fat, 0 carbs, 0 fiber, 25g protein. Case of 24 $62.16 = $2.59/ea.

Sunkist Energy in orange flavor, supports the immune system, 5 calories, vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12.Case of 24 $16.80 = $1.40/ea.


I think these products have a definite benefit.  I can totally see buying the Fruitasia one for kids or heck even me during my super crazy busy work weeks where I don't have time to make a nice salad. I liked the Protein Twist, it was fun to eat and an easy way to 15g of protein. When I saw the ketchup I thought "well that's odd." I did some research and found this article that talked about the product and how the purpose is to help dieters feel full for a longer period of time. This makes sense since typically protein gives you a full feeling. Of course when I think of ketchup I think of fries - which defeats the purpose, ha ha.

These products are available on at www.protica.com, www.amazon.com, and www.walgreens.com. Also the Profect and Proasis are available at Rite Aid stores.

I was looking at the containers the drinks come in and they are super thick. I'm thinking there has to be a way to reuse them for something. I'm thinking to hold some craft type items like beads, ribbon, string. Then I thought hey if you're having a party you could make pre-made shots and store them in the freezer so they are nice and cold. Which made me think about food - what if you made little snack packs out of them for camping, road trips, school, whatever. Or maybe you can fill them up with a note and a treasure and bury them in the backyard for someone to find, or use them for geocaching. The point is they can be reused in awesome ways.

1 comment:

  1. This looks awesome! I would love to try these.

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