Protein is one of the three macro-nutrients (protein, carbohydrates and good fats) that your body needs to function. There are different types and qualities of protein. Lean and complete protein is your most important food! What makes a protein “lean”? Lean protein is a protein that derives less than 20% of its calories from fat. What makes a protein “complete”? A complete protein is one that contains all eight essential amino acids. So, why is it the most important food? Among other things, lean protein:
Provides your body with the essential amino acids that are the building blocks of your muscles, bones and organs
Triggers the release of “glucagon” which is a powerful mobilization hormone that minimizes the production of insulin, keeps your blood sugar stable, facilitates fat burning and lowers cholesterol
Slows gastric emptying which slows the rate at which glucose enters your bloodstream, making the carbohydrates you eat time-releases and stabilizing your blood sugar
Eating lean and complete protein is a key to optimal health! The body is able to make non-essential amino acids from other amino acids in the body. However, the body is not able to make essential amino acids and the only way to get them is by eating high quality protein foods. It is also important to make sure you are getting enough protein. Research has found that, on average, we need 0.5 to 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day.
All protein foods are not created equal and can vary in a number of ways including the following:
Number and quantity of essential amino acids
Digestion and absorption rates
Whey powder is a very high quality complete protein with rich amounts of all the essential amino acids. Whey powder isolate is the purest form of Whey powder, which is why it is absorbed so quickly and efficiently into the body.
As Protein needs also vary with one's level of exercise and activity. For example, during and after exercise, our body needs higher amounts of branched chain amino acids (BCAA). The benefit of BCAA are that they are absorbed directly by the skeletal muscles instead of being metabolized through the liver, like other amino acids. If your body has low levels of BCAA, you may feel more fatigue. It is important to replenish your BCAA levels within one hour following exercise. This is why many athletes drink a whey powder shake before and immediately after exercise. A whey powder shake helps repair and rebuild lean muscle tissue damaged during strenuous exercise. But, you do not have to be a super-athlete to feel the benefits of replenishing our body's supply of BCAA and the eight essential amino acids.
THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT GUARANTEE WEIGHT LOSS OR PERFORMANCE! COMBINED AS A PART OF YOUR NUTRITION & EXERCISE ACTIVITIES RESULTS WILL VARY!