Grow tall and strong with plant pro­tein

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Parenting – Early Childhood Years -

GOOD nu­tri­tion, in­clud­ing ad­e­quate pro­tein, plays a cru­cial role in both phys­i­cal and men­tal health.

Due to the de­mands of growth and de­vel­op­ment, ob­tain­ing ad­e­quate high-qual­ity pro­tein is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant dur­ing child­hood

Pro­tein is made up of build­ing blocks called amino acids.

Com­plete pro­tein pro­vides all 20 dif­fer­ent amino acids, but nine es­sen­tial amino acids must be con­sumed from the diet be­cause the body is un­able to pro­duce them.

His­ti­dine, leucine and ly­sine are the three spe­cific, es­sen­tial amino acids re­quired for the pro­duc­tion of growth hor­mone and strong bones for chil­dren.

A de­fi­ciency in any one of these es­sen­tial amino acids may have a neg­a­tive im­pact on height growth and de­vel­op­ment.

Cal­cium, mag­ne­sium and vi­ta­min D3 – op­ti­mise bone growth through­out life.

Bone mass de­vel­ops sig­nif­i­cantly dur­ing child­hood and teenage years.

There­fore, the body’s de­mand for bone health-en­hanc­ing nu­tri­ents such as cal­cium, mag­ne­sium and vi­ta­min D3 are par­tic­u­larly high dur­ing this stage of rapid bone growth.

The Malaysian Health Min­istry recog­nises cal­cium and mag­ne­sium as min­er­als es­sen­tial for main­tain­ing healthy bones and teeth, while vi­ta­min D3 helps the body utilise cal­cium more ef­fi­ciently.

How­ever, the Nu­tri­tion Sur­vey of Malaysian Chil­dren (Seanuts) dis­cov­ered that al­most half of the chil­dren in the study were vi­ta­min D-de­fi­cient

A lack of ex­po­sure to sun­light and poor diet were iden­ti­fied as some of the pos­si­ble causes.

Vi­ta­min D de­fi­ciency has been as­so­ci­ated with rick­ets, a dis­ease in which the bone tis­sue does not prop­erly min­er­alise, lead­ing to soft bones and skele­tal de­for­mi­ties

Com­pared with tak­ing cal­cium sup­ple­ments alone, a com­bi­na­tion of cal­cium and pro­tein with vi­ta­min D3 and mag­ne­sium would pro­duce higher bone den­sity and struc­ture for op­ti­mal growth

Known as the “Dy­namic Trio”, cal­cium, mag­ne­sium and vi­ta­min D3 work syn­er­gis­ti­cally to sup­port bone health.

Biogrow DPF – Your kids’ grow­ing com­pan­ion

Biogrow DPF High Vi­ta­min D3 + Pro­tein + Fiber Pow­der with co­coa flavour is spe­cially for­mu­lated with plant pro­tein, fi­bre and es­sen­tial min­er­als, which are ben­e­fi­cial to the bones and over­all di­ges­tion.

One scoop (about 25g) of Biogrow DPF pow­der is rec­om­mended daily to pro­vide:

● Over 27% of plant pro­tein (from nonGMO soy and pea), com­plete with 20 plus nine es­sen­tial amino acids.

● High in cal­cium, mag­ne­sium and vi­ta­min D3 for bone health

● High in sol­u­ble fi­bre for reg­u­lar bowel move­ment

● Dex­trose and malt ex­tract as sources of in­stant en­ergy for ac­tive chil­dren and adults

Biogrow DPF is dairy-free, lac­tose-free and is suit­able for peo­ple of all ages, in­clud­ing veg­e­tar­i­ans and adults lead­ing ac­tive life­styles.

Mix one scoop into 150ml to 200ml of cold or warm wa­ter for a de­li­cious high plant pro­tein nu­tri­tion bev­er­age.


Meltzer et al., 2005, The Com­plete Book of Sports Nu­tri­tion: A Prac­ti­cal Guide to Eat­ing for Sport, New Hol­land Pub­lisher, 35. Poh et al., Br Jr Nutr, 2013 We­, Vi­ta­min D De­fi­ciency. http://www.we­­ta­min-d-de­fi­ciency#1

Lis­ter et al., 2007. Cur­rent top­ics in nu­traceu­ti­cal re­search, 5, 67-82.

This ar­ti­cle is pro­vided by Legosan (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

■ For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03-7956 2220 or e-mail

Biogrow DPF High Vi­ta­min D3 + Pro­tein + Fiber Pow­der with co­coa flavour is spe­cially for­mu­lated to meet the nu­tri­tional needs and di­etary re­quire­ment of grow­ing chil­dren.

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