The Most Effective Dietary Protein Substitute
SON Formula is a dietary protein substitute that provides the MAP Master Amino Acid Pattern. A unique pattern of essential amino acids in a highly purified, free, crystalline form.
The results of comparative, double-blind, triple- and quintuple-crossover Net Nitrogen Utilization® (NNU®) clinical studies have shown that the subjects, while taking SON Formula®, as a dietary protein substitute, achieved a body’s 99% NNU®.
This means that 99% of SON Formula's constituent amino acids followed the anabolic pathway, thus acting as precursor of body’s protein synthesis (BPS). By comparison, the most nutritious dietary proteins provide an average of only 32% NNU®.
Hence, SON Formula® is more nutritious than dietary proteins. This has been confirmed by the fact that during the studies, each subject body’s nitrogen balance was maintained in equilibrium by taking SON Formula® as a sole and total substitute of dietary proteins in a dosage of only 400 mg/kg/day (ideal weight) which provided less than 2 kcal/day (1 g SON Formula® = 0.04 kcal).
The studies results have also shown that 1% of SON Formula's constituent amino acids followed the catabolic pathway, thus releasing only 1% of nitrogen catabolites and energy. By comparison dietary proteins release an average of 68% nitrogen catabolites and energy. These facts evidence that SON Formula® is safer than dietary proteins and provides the lowest amount of energy in comparison to any dietary protein.
To illustrate: when a dietary protein is digested, it releases its constituent amino acids into the small intestine where they are absorbed. Then, those amino acids can follow either the anabolic pathway or the catabolic pathway (Fig. I).
SON Formula® contains the MAP Master Amino Acid Pattern® (U.S. Patent No. 5,132,113) a unique pattern of essential amino acids in a highly purified, free, crystalline form.