Natural Protein Information
When selecting protein supplements or protein powders for a high protein meal replacement shake, some are overwhelmed by controversial information found on labels, online, and even heard amongst peers. Should you get your daily protein from a balanced diet? If you don’t want to worry about eating the right healthy foods that make up a complete protein, should you supplement with whey, soy, or rice protein? What is the difference? If you want to properly build muscles, what features should you consider in a protein supplement?
There are many diverse needs with protein supplementation. Instead of telling you what is right for your body and health goals, we created this section to give you all the information and research available on protein so you can decide. Protein can be used to gain weight, lose weight, build muscle, increase energy, and more. How you use it in your diet will determine the effects.
Educate yourself with Nutribody Protein's® information section by reviewing the most current research available on what a protein is, how many protein types are available, proper protein intake, concerns and side effects of protein and the bioavailability of a truly vegan, all natural protein source.
What is Protein?
Simply understanding the basic definition of a complete protein can be the first step in helping you decide the right protein source for your body. Learn how you break down and utilize protein to better understand why all protein is not equal. What amino acids do you need and why are they so important for your health?
Once you understand the chemical composition of protein, you can take a closer look at the different types of protein powders and protein supplements: rice and pea protein, soy or whey protein, meat, dairy or vegetarian based proteins. By further understanding protein utilization, you can make smarter, healthier decisions for your body. For instance, did you know that beef contains only about 20% usable protein?
How much daily protein do you need? Proper protein supplementation is determined by each person’s health goals. Protein intake will be different for someone looking to build muscle mass as opposed to someone who is interested in healthy weight loss, or vegans looking for an all natural protein source. Understand the difference so that you can choose a protein supplement that will support your dietary needs.
Can protein supplements harm you? Did you know that some protein supplements can cause aminoacidemia, a condition that leads to diabetes? Or, ever wonder why your protein supplements continue to cause gas, bloating, acne, or digestive distress? These common health concerns are explained in this section to help you make more informed decisions when selecting a protein supplement. Some have no problems with any protein source, but if you are one of the 50 million Americans who have dairy reactions, one of the 109 million Americans who have blood sugar concerns, or one of the 12 million with food allergies, this section is for you. If you are one of the lucky few with no health concerns, read it anyway—for your loved ones!
The bioavailability of protein is not just a function of the essential amino acids that are present and how they relate to the body’s requirements, it’s also dictated by the structure of the protein and it’s utilization by the body. Whether you are interested in healthy weight loss or if you would like to build muscle mass, this sections goes into further detail about the bioavailability of each protein source. Don’t be fooled by protein utilization numbers—BV, NPU, or PER scores. Learn what they measure and be cautious of the type of protein you are ingesting.