Dec. 3, 2012
-- The majority of protein powders on the market today are full of toxins, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, and fillers. The most popular proteins on the market contain large amounts of heavy metals and preservatives, which can accumulate and cause serious health issues over time, especially when taken multiple times a day. Most companies also use unsatisfactory sources of protein and their ingredients consist of lists of chemicals.
Many athletes believe that whey protein is the gold standard of protein. However, whey protein is a byproduct of the dairy industry, often produced from sickly cows that are treated with growth hormones (rBST and rBGH) and antibiotics. These hormones greatly increase milk production, but also have devastating health effects on the animals and the people who consume these sources of dairy. These drugs cause infections and birth defects. When the udders become infected, they swell with puss and are treated with antibiotics, both of which end up in our dairy products. Many countries have banned the use of these practices but the FDA still regards them as safe for human and animal consumption in the US.
Vegetable proteins are often thought to be a healthier alternative to whey and animal proteins, but they often fall short of having a complete amino acid profile. Additionally, just because a protein is derived from a vegetable source does not mean that it isn’t genetically modified and filled with chemicals. Soy, rice, and pea proteins are among the most popular vegetable proteins, but are not complete and are often genetically modified. Soy is one of the unhealthiest sources of protein on the market today due to the genetic make-up of soy seeds, which are infused with pesticides and herbicides to increase the productivity of the crop. In addition to these hazards, soy is also a rich source of phytoestrogens, which raises the levels of estrogen in both males and females.
Adequate protein intake is vital fro the growth, maintenance, and repair of all body cells including muscle. Proteins also play crucial roles in metabolism, immune function, enzyme production, and hormone production. If not enough protein is consumed, the body will begin to break down muscle and use the proteins for more important functions elsewhere in the body. Proteins consist of amino acids, which are the building blocks of every cell in the body. Amino acids are classified as both essential and non essential. When a protein source contains all of the amino acids it is referred to as a complete protein. It is impossible to build lean muscle mass without sufficient protein intake everyday throughout the day.
Due to the importance of quality protein intake and the abundance of poor options available, BioProtein Technology created BioProtein Complete, a full functional food mix, not just a meal replacement or a post work-out protein. Chief science officer Dean Nieves explained, “The seven ingredients we have chosen to put into our food mix and are all functional foods that provide immune support, electrolytes, complete proteins, trace minerals, and health fats that work together to protect, nourish, and revitalize our bodies.” Dean continued, “Unlike other companies whose products are ridden with artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, preservatives and genetically modified organisms, we have taken care to make sure that every one of our ingredients has a purpose beyond its macronutrient profile.” BioProtein Complete is a functional food mix that delivers 25 grams of complete protein, 800 mg of Omega-3, 600 mg of IgA and 74 trace minerals and electrolytes per serving.
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