The Hard Truth: A Nutrition Report Card
The following was aggregated from: Micronutrient Inadequacies in the US Population: an Overview.
See our post on MicroNutrient Deficiencies in the United States.
- Approximately one-half of American adults have at least one preventable chronic disease.
- More than one-third of adults and 17% of children and adolescents are classified as obese.
- 94.3% of the US population do not meet the daily requirement for vitamin D
- 88.5% for vitamin E
- 52.2% for magnesium
- 44.1% for calcium
- 43.0% for vitamin A
- 38.9% for vitamin C.
SureMeal™ was founded in 2014 in Houston, Texas with the fundamental purpose to provide a meal-replacement option for individuals of all lifestyles & wellness goals. Like any living organism, what you ingest into your body has a direct correlation to the output it is able to achieve and thus, we have worked closely with nutritionists, doctors, & experts to create a suite of products that allow people of all ages, a convenient & affordable way to get their proper nutritional requirements.
Currently, the options to get the proper FDA recommended daily nutrition, are either through food (the most ideal method), by swallowing multiple vitamin pills daily, or by turning to a nutritional meal-replacement shake.
However, we realize that there is a significant portion of the population suffering from a lack of appetite & may find it difficult to get their nutrition through just food, that there are also many who struggle to swallow the multivitamins or dislike the aftertaste - and when it came to options for meal-replacement shakes, a common theme arose:
The following are ACTUAL reviews on the competing current meal-replacement brands. (compare the difference here)
What consumers are saying about other brands:
“Too much sugar. It didn’t taste good either…”
“There's a bit too much sugar…”
“As a doctor I would not recommend to any of my patients. To obtain 100% of some of the vitamins and minerals in the product you would have to drink four bottles which would mean ingesting 60gms of SUGAR!”
“…too much sugar and not enough protein…”
See the pattern?
Many of the industry-leading brands supplying purported “nutritional” meal-replacement shakes are pumped full of sugar (equivalent to nearly 40% the amount of sugar in a single serving of Coca-Cola) & are limited in the amount of the actual good stuff per serving like whey protein, fiber, and actual nutrients and herbs.
"One analysis of US national survey data (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2006) found that children and adults with high intakes of added sugars (> 25% of energy intake; the upper limit recommended by the National Academy of Medicine) had lower dietary intakes of several micronutrients, especially vitamins A, C, and E, as well as magnesium. An estimated 13% of the US population have added sugar intakes above this cutoff level for added sugars and may be at risk for micronutrient inadequacies.”
(Marriott BP, Olsho L, Hadden L, Connor P. Intake of added sugars and selected nutrients in the United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2006. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2010;50(3):228-258. )
SureMeal™ sought to change this.
Each one of the SureMeal™ formulas is low in sugar – less than 1 gram per serving, with high amounts of fiber & whey protein. However, what truly differentiates SureMeal™ are its customized formulas focused on meeting your individual lifestyle needs.
SureMeal™ Basic, our newest and most affordable product, Basic provides the core daily nutrition to help you meet your diet goals and is ideal for all ages and lifestyles. We've formulated Basic as a low-sugar alternative to Ensure or Boost.
SureMeal™ Classic, the backbone of all the premium SureMeal™ products, provides an ideal balance of protein & nutrition to help satisfy your hunger and give you lasting energy. Use as a meal-replacement, meal-supplement, or as an easy way to help meet your daily nutrient requirements.
SureMeal™ Beauty combines the nutrient-dense formula of SureMeal™ Classic with added Collagen & Hyaluronic Acid to help improve skin complexion and hair & nail health. With SureMeal™ Beauty, you enable your body to combat the effects of aging by supplementing it from the inside, allowing you to look better on the outside.
SureMeal™ Vital is the blend of East & Western medicine - a carefully crafted combination for individuals who need that extra boost to super-charge their immune system & organ health. We used SureMeal™ Classic and incorporated a variety of additional unique herbs and supplements (Cordyceps, Reishi Mushroom, Agaricus, Fucoidan, Phyto Curcumin, Milk Thistle, Ginger and CoQ10 - Learn more about the Herbs in our products), each known for their anti-inflammatory, immune defense, and anti-oxidant capabilities.
SureMeal™ Complete our pinnacle product, is the combined benefits of our entire line of premium nutritional shake mixes. We married the skin, hair & nail benefits from SureMeal™ Beauty with immune-defense power of SureMeal™ Vital. We also included extra natural ingredients such as Gingko Biloba, Bilberry, & Gymnema Sylvestre (Learn more about the Vitamins & Herbs in our products) to help with Memory support, Joint health, Vision support, & Diabetic support.
Make your health a priority.
SureMeal™ has provided thousands of people a simple way to help meet their macro nutrient and vitamin requirements, without loading up on the sugar, fats & cholesterol.
- Enough with the high-sugar, high corn-syrup options.
- Enough with the inadequate macro-nutrient profiles.
- Enough with the lack of true catering of products to YOUR lifestyle goals.
Take control of your diet today, and improve your well-being tomorrow.
(US Department of Health and Human Services and US Department of Agriculture. 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans December 2015. Available at: https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/.)
(National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Overweight & Obesity Statistics. Available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/overweight-obesity.)
(US Preventive Services Task Force, Grossman DC, Bibbins-Domingo K, et al. Screening for obesity in children and adolescents: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. JAMA. 2017;317(23):2417-2426.)
(Wallace TC, McBurney M, Fulgoni VL, 3rd. Multivitamin/mineral supplement contribution to micronutrient intakes in the United States, 2007-2010. J Am Coll Nutr. 2014;33(2):94-102.)