October 12th, 2018 (Edited 1/8/2019)
Superior Protein Source Found?
Protein's primary use in the body is for structure (building, maintenance and repair) and the manufacturing of enzymes, neurotransmitters, and certain hormones. For simplicity's sake, I'll just refer to protein's primary use as for "structure" throughout the rest of this post. Protein's secondary use is as a back up source of fuel for energy production.
Recently I got an ad from a company called Advanced Bionutritionals regarding this topic. I've been getting monthly written newsletters as well as e-newsletters from physicians associated with that company for several yrs now. The ad I received is about a vegan product they're offering called Perfect Amino. I was intrigued by it because it was the first time I had seen the protein utilization rates of varying foods compared, as well as the first time I'd come across a vegan protein with such a favorable amino acid profile (complete protein).
One thing I learned about incomplete proteins is what the body does with them. It converts most of the amino acids into glucose. The claim with Perfect Amino is that it is balanced in such a way that 99% of the amino acids in it are used for your body's scaffolding and lean body mass, ie. skeleton, muscles, tendons, ligamints, joints, skin, and fascia, rather than burned as fuel, and the increased utilization rate allows for quicker recovery from workouts and from injuries.
In comparison, the protein in mothers milk is 49% utilized for structure, whole eggs 47%, animal flesh in the low 30's, egg white protein about 17%, and high protein spirulina about 0-6%. The rest is converted into glucose and used as fuel (and subsequently glycogen/fat storage for later use if excess blood glucose levels occur).
Later, I received another email of an interview that Dr. Shallenberger did with the physician who helped develop the product, and it's a pretty great interview which I'd like to share. These guys are both getting up there in age and the formulator is still running triathalons and iron man competitions on a regular basis. Below are links to the written ad as well as the video Q&A for the product for those who may be curious.
*I'm not compensated by anyone for sharing this or for any potential purchases of this product that may result from doing so.
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