"With a wide variety of complete animal proteins, dietary fiber, quality fats, and digestive enzymes in one chocolate milkshake-flavored blend, it's hard to find a better candidate for on-the-go meals."
-Article written by Ethan Wood, CPT & Registered Nutritionist
Why Use a Protein Supplement?
The average person looking to improve health and/or body composition should be consuming 0.7g-1g of protein per 1lb of body weight each day1. (For example, if you weigh 150lbs, ideally you'd be consuming around 105g - 150g of protein per day) However, due to heavy processing of our foods and poor American diets, the vast majority of people don't reach this goal, or even come close.
Thankfully, protein powders are here to save the day. Most protein blends contain at least 20g of protein in each scoop with a relatively small amount of calories. This means that individuals supplementing their protein intake are able to reach their consumption goals while remaining below their daily caloric limits, which is awesome for body composition. And did we mention that many proteins have excellent flavors too? From chocolates to vanillas, berries to desserts, you can rest assured there's a protein powder out there that aligns with your taste preferences and will fit into your lifestyle.
What Makes This Protein Stand Out?
Our High Protein Meal Replacement comprises the perfect balance of protein, carbs, and healthy fats, giving your body elevated levels of sustained energy for up to four full hours. Not only does this protein powder taste fantastic (like a hand-dipped milkshake,) but it contains a healthy dose of fiber and digestive enzymes for maximum absorption.
This protein powder is unique as it offers seven distinct kinds of protein, all released at different times. Integrating immediate, medium, and extended-release proteins helps to increase your energy output as your body breaks down the essential amino acids. This recipe is particularly rich in EAAs.
Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Concentrate and Glutamine Peptides are absorbed within 30 minutes of consumption.
Egg Protein and Milk Protein Isolate fuel our body with amino acids for 1½ hours (90 minutes). Egg is considered a perfect protein because it has the highest protein-efficiency ratio1.
Micellar Casein and Calcium Caseinate take much longer to digest. You get a full 4-hour release of amino acids. This makes these proteins ideal for appetite control and overnight recovery.
Complete Proteins Infographic
The above infographic should help to differentiate between different forms of protein. The rate of digestion will determine how quickly the protein can be absorbed and utilized by the body. Proteins high in BCAAs are more effective at building muscle, while proteins high in EAAs are similarly effective at building muscle and also providing energy.
The PQ score is based on the PDCAAS, or Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score, which is a tool used by the FDA to measure a protein's quality based on how its amino acid profile compares to the requirements of the human body and how well we're able to digest it.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Protein powder is generally considered safe for supplementation, however certain individuals may experience:
-Mild Digestive Upset
This protein is primarily derived from dairy, so lactose-intolerant, dairy-allergic, or vegan individuals may want to avoid. Check out our Vegan Pea Protein instead!
Digestive Enzyme Details
This formula includes two digestive enzymes in the form of papain and protease. Both of these enzymes break down proteins specifically and will help with overall absorption of this product. 5g of dietary fiber is included as well to ensure smooth movement through the digestive tract.