As someone who struggles with proper gut function and regularity, I have to say that since taking Protea’s GI Assist regularly, I have noticed a huge improvement in my body’s ability to break down and eliminate the foods I consume.
As the label suggests, I have been taking one serving every evening before bedtime. But what the label doesn’t specify is how to take it. In fact, one of the most common questions I am asked is how to take this product. One would assume you just drop a scoop in water. However, the problem seems to be the powder’s ability to dissolve in room temperature water. Actually, when adding a scoop to a cup of water, the GI Assist seems to sit on top of the water’s surface and doesn’t readily dissolve.
What I have found, is that if you heat about 8-10 oz of water to lukewarm and then add 1 scoop GI Assist and mix (using a utensil of some kind), the powder dissolves much easier. I also find that a warm drink prior to bed is super calming on the gut after a full day of eating. Interestingly enough, studies show that warm water helps to dilate the blood vessels in the gut and can further aid in digestion. Furthermore, drinking warm water after a meal can help break down fats which contributes to smoother digestion. Personally, I like the calming effects of a warm drink before bedtime.
Not a fan of warm water? You can also try mixing 1 scoop GI Assist in a shaker bottle using a blender ball. This will help break up the powder for clump free sipping.
Blog post written by Protea Nutrition athlete Kristen Simmons