Q1. What is SPIRU-TEIN?

SPIRU-TEIN is a high energy and high nutrition shake, made of superior quality plant-based protein, together with the added benefits of spirulina, vitamins, minerals, diet aids, enzymes, and fiber. The name of SPIRU-TEIN comes from SPIRU-lina and proTEIN.

Q2. Is SPIRU-TEIN locally manufactured/packed?

No, it is not. SPIRU-TEIN is fully manufactured, packed and imported from USA.

Q3. How long can a tin of SPIRU-TEIN last for daily consumption?

A tin of SPIRU-TEIN can last for 2 weeks (1 scoop/ day).

Q4. What are the primary types of protein in SPIRU-TEIN?

SPIRU-TEIN contains proprietary non-GMO, patent-pending Tri-Part Protein blend which features rice protein, pea protein and both non-fermented and fermented soy protein.

Q5. Why uses 3 types of protein, instead of one single protein?

Plant-based proteins are commonly known as ‘incomplete protein’ because they do not contain the right proportions of the essential amino acids our body can't synthesize on its own. That is why we should eat a variety of protein sources in order to obtain a complete protein for optimal health.

Q6. SPIRU-TEIN contains soy protein. Does it affect men’s health as soy protein contains estrogen-like properties?

SPIRU-TEIN does not affect men’s health because it is not fully made of soy protein. It only contains 1/3 of soy protein, in which 50% of it is fermented soy protein. The fermentation process removes phytoestrogen and some other non-beneficial compounds that are believed to affect men’s health. Moreover, the recommended serving sizes and moderation of intake should not cause any changes to men’s health.

Q7. Is SPIRU-TEIN halal?

SPIRU-TEIN is not halal certified. The USA supplier, Nature’s Plus, did not apply for Halal Certification because all ingredients are planted based and there is no such need in USA. Nature’s Plus has also been exporting SPIRU-TEIN to Dubai and many Muslim countries without problem.

Q8. Can SPIRU-TEIN be used as nutritional drink for elderly/mature adults?

Yes, it can. SPIRU-TEIN is a source of complete and balanced nutrition for supplemental use with or between meals. SPIRU-TEIN is perfect for active, mature adults whose schedules do not always allow for the optimal balanced diet with the infused bee pollen and spirulina as energy nutrients.

Q9. So, how about for children?

Children can take SPIRU-TEIN as nutritional drink as well. SPIRU-TEIN does not only provide vitamins and minerals their growing bodies need, it is also delicious, creamy and rich in all-natural flavours that children always demand for.

Q10. How young can a child starts taking SPIRU-TEIN?

Children of age 1 – 3 are not recommended to take SPIRU-TEIN because consuming too much protein can potentially cause dehydration and kidney problems to the child. Children at such young age can easily obtain the required doses of protein through diet alone, so protein supplementation is not recommended. Hence, children can safely start taking protein at age 4.

Q11. How much SPIRU-TEIN should I give to my kid?

You can follow the recommended intake of SPIRU-TEIN as below.
  • 0-3 years old – not recommended.
  • 4-8 years old – ¼ scoop – ½ scoop (subject to the protein amount the child consume from meal)
  • 9-18 years old – ½ scoop – 1 scoop (subject to the protein amount the child consume from meal)
  • >18 years old – 1 scoop

Q12. Can thyroidism patient consume SPIRU-TEIN?

It depends on the patient whether he/she has hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. The patient is not recommended to consume SPIRU-TEIN if he/she has hyperthyroidism because SPIRU-TEIN contains spirulina, a source of iodine. It is advisable that the patient should consult his/her regular doctor before taking SPIRU-TEIN.

Q13. Besides thyroidism patients, who is not recommended to consume SPIRU-TEIN?

Diabetic patients. This is because SPIRU-TEIN contains fructose and maltodextrin as sweetener which may cause spikes in blood sugar levels in individuals suffering from diabetes. It is advisable that the patient should consult his/her regular doctor before taking SPIRU-TEIN.

Q14. Do I still have to exercise to lose weight if I take SPIRU-TEIN?

You do not have to exercise if you do not want to. According to some experts, cutting calories is the more effective way of losing weight. The key is to consume less calories than you burn. However, it is the best if you do both, taking SPIRU-TEIN and exercising. Exercise is important because it helps maintain weight loss.

Studies have shown that people who lose weight gradually, with a calorie controlled diet, will be able to maintain their weight better be getting regular exercise.

Q15. Is SPIRU-TEIN suitable for pregnant women and nursing mothers?

SPIRU-TEIN is a food supplement however when it comes to pregnant women and nursing mothers, being that whatever the mother ingests is passed on to the baby we cannot offer any advise on supplements that are not specifically designed for pregnant and lactating women such as our Prenatal Supplements.

It is our recommendation that the customer takes the information on the product of interest to their doctor for the doctor’s approval to take the supplement. This same statement holds true for anyone with specific medical ailments.

Q16. What are the differences between Double Fudge Crunch and Exotic Red Fruit?

  1. Flavor
    Double Fudge Crunch is in chocolate flavor while Exotic Red Fruit is in berry flavor.
  2. Texture
    Double Fudge Crunch has additional puffed soy crisps whereas Exotic Red Fruit has tiny bits of dried fruits to enhance the texture of the drinks.
  3. Nutrition
    Loaded with 30 over types of exotic red fruits and whole foods, Exotic Red Fruits provides more antioxidant activity, slightly more on phosphorus, sodium, dietary fiber, enzymes and natural occurring sugar. Double Fudge Crunch contains more potassium than Exotic Red Fruit.

Q17. A single serving of Spiru-tein provides 10 – 11 grams of sugar. Is this amount of sugar is acceptable for regular consumption?

Spiru-tein’s sugar content is acceptable because it only provides 2 - 3% of total calorie intake per day, less than the recommendation of WHO which is 10% of total daily calorie intake.

Comparison of Sugar Content (per Serving)

Products Total Sugar per Serving (gram)
Spiru-tein Double Fudge Crunch 10
Spiru-tein Exotic Red Fruit 11
Drinho Soya Bean Milk (Less Sugar) 18
Revive Isotonic 16.6
Tropicana Twister Orange Juice 26.4

Q18. Why do I still need sugar since it is bad to my health?

Sugar has its place in your diet. Sugar is the body’s primary energy source and provides immediate energy to the body. It is also involved in stored fuel production which is important during fasting, workouts and sleeping to prevent dangerous drops in your blood sugar.

Q19. What types of sweetener used in Spiru-tein?

Fructose, oligofructose, fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and maltodextrin are the types of sweetener used in Spiru-tein. Spiru-tein does not contain high-fructose corn syrup which is ‘bad sugar’. In fact, fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) are healthier alternative of sweetener.

Q20. Since FOS is a healthier sweetener, why is it not used solely as sweetener in Spiru-tein?

Although FOS is a healthier sweetener, it cannot be used solely as sweetener because it does have side effects if taken more than 30 grams. They can cause intestinal gas (flatulence), intestinal noises, bloating, stomachcramps, and diarrhea. These effects are usually mild if the dose is less than 10 grams per day.