MAP™ is a dietary protein substitute that 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. MAP™ is recommended as a safe and effective substitute for dietary proteins.
The discovery of the MAP™ is the result of 23 years of research by the International Nutrition Research Center (INRC), a leading research institution in the field of human nutrition.
Does MAP™ comply with the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) labeling regulations?
Yes, MAP™ complies with the FDA’s labeling regulations. MAP™ does not require the FDA’s approval because it is a dietary supplement. Dietary supplements, in contrast to drugs, do not require the FDA approval but must comply with the FDA’s labeling regulations.
What are amino acids?
Amino acids are the main constituent of dietary proteins.
What are Essential Amino Acids?
Essential Amino Acids are nutrients that are indispensable for human life because they cannot be synthesized within the human body, therefore, they must be supplied through the diet.
Is MAP™ a natural product?
Yes, MAP™ is a 100% natural product.
Are amino acids from animal or vegetable source?
Amino acids cannot be classified as either animal or vegetable. They are, simply, natural compounds.
What does the Net Nitrogen Utilization® (NNU®) of a protein mean?
A protein’s NNU® (%) is the unit of measurement for Body Protein Synthesis (BPS). It is the percentage of a protein’s constituent amino acids following the anabolic pathway to act as precursors for BPS. A protein’s NNU®(%) can be calculated through a methodology known as “Body Nitrogen Balance”.
What is the Net Nitrogen Utilization® (NNU®) of MAP™?
Clinical studies have shown that MAP™ provides a 99% Net Nitrogen Utilization® (NNU®). This means that 99% of MAP™ constituent amino acids follow the anabolic pathway to act as precursors, or “building blocks”, for Body Protein Synthesis (BPS), thus becoming body’s constituent proteins.
How long does it take to digest MAP™?
MAP™ is digested within 23 minutes from its ingestion.
Is MAP™ better absorbed in tablet or powder form?
MAP™ can be easily absorbed in either tablets or powder form. However, during gastrointestinal disorders, MAP™ tablets should be ground into a powder to allow for better absorption.
Does MAP™ need to be refrigerated?
No. MAP™ does not need to be refrigerated. However, it should be kept in a dry place.
Can MAP™ be altered by high temperatures?
MAP™ can be altered only through extremely high temperatures (above 280 degrees Celsius). Normal cooking, baking and boiling temperatures do not alter the nutritional value of MAP™.
How many Kcal does MAP™ provide?
MAP™ provides only 0.04 Kcal/g. Therefore, its use is recommended to control calorie intake.
As a dietary supplement take 5 tablets daily with food.
As an exercise aid take 5 to 10 tablets 30 minutes prior to physical activity or as directed by a health professional.