Nutribody Protein® Product FAQs
How much protein powder should I consume per day?
The correct amount of dietary protein consumption depends on many factors such as activity level and health & fitness goals. Please see our protein intake page for a full analysis of recommended daily protein consumption
Should Nutribody Protein® be the main source of my protein consumption?
It can be, but in general you should probably think of Nutribody Protein® as more of a supplemental protein. Then again, that’s true of all supplemental protein powders and drinks. Ideally, you want the bulk of your protein to be from a healthy, balanced daily diet. The reason is simple. If the food you’re eating every day isn’t providing a substantial portion of your protein requirements, then by definition, it must be providing too much fat and carbohydrates. Eat a balanced diet. Avoid excessive fats and sugars. Get your protein from organic highly bioavailable, complete sources. And use Nutribody Protein® to supplement your diet to optimize your protein intake. For most people, 1-2 scoops of Nutribody Protein® a day provides a perfect complement to a well rounded diet.
What is the bioavailability of Nutribody Protein® when compared to something like whey protein?
Whey protein has an extremely high biological value ranging from 90-100 for whey concentrate and from 100-150 for whey isolate. It's also high in the branch chain amino acids and is quickly absorbed by the human body. Unfortunately, it's also a highly allergenic protein – frequently leading to gas, burping, bloating, and constipation. As for the rice/ pea protein combination used in Nutribody Protein®, it offers slower absorption rates than whey for sustained energy, and a Protein Efficiency Ratio that rivals that of dairy/whey and egg. And best of all, it’s hypoallergenic so that tends not to promote allergic reactions
Is there a limit to how much Nutribody Protein® I should consume per day?
Your only limit is how much protein you actually need in any given day based on age, gender, and activity levels. Check out our protein consumption chart. Also, the more Nutribody Protein® you have, the more high fiber food you will also want to consume to avoid any possible constipation problems. Even though Nutribody Protein® is much less likely to cause binding than other protein supplements, too much of a good thing can still cause problems.
Many other designer proteins on the market include BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids). Does Nutribody Protein® follow this trend and include BCAAs as well?
BCCAs are defined by their unique structure and include leucine, isoleucine, and valine. These three amino acids are special in that they are metabolized in the muscle as opposed to the liver. The greater their presence in a protein, the higher the protein's bioavailability. Nutribody Protein® has a great mix of naturally occurring BCAAs that rivals that of whey.
Where can I buy Nutribody Protein®?
You can buy Nutribody Protein® via Baseline Nutritionals'® website. Click here to order Nutribody Protein®!
Does Nutribody Protein® contain any sort of ingredients that one might have a common allergic reaction to?
One of the greatest benefits of Nutribody Protein® is that it is hypoallergenic (unlike dairy, whey, soy, or egg based proteins), which means it is highly unlikely that you will have any allergy problems when using it. For more information about brown rice and pea protein, as well as the benefits of Citrulline Malate and MCTS, see Nutribody Protein's® nutrition facts.
When would be the optimum time to take Nutribody Protein® powder, pre-workout or post-workout?
That depends on the type of workout you are doing. Bodybuilders tend to take their protein shakes after a workout to encourage the body’s shift from catabolic to anabolic metabolism. Endurance athletes, however, require fuel before an event to sustain them during the long workout and after events to speed recovery. Because Nutribody Protein® is so easy to digest; you have much more flexibility when you take your daily protein.
How do I use Nutribody Protein® to lose weight?
A Nutribody Protein® smoothie provides a great high protein, low calorie meal replacement that can be used as part of any weight loss program. And best of all, because of its high bio-availability and sustained release, it will keep you feeling satisfied for hours – an essential in weight loss diet. There are many ways to use Nutribody Protein® as part of a weight loss strategy.
- Mixed in juice as part of a low calorie pick-me-up when used in conjunction with any other weight loss program
- The old “have a Nutribody Protein® smoothie for breakfast and lunch and a sensible dinner” plan
- Or just live on Nutribody Protein® smoothies every other day. Then eat sensibly on your alternate food days. On this program you can lose 5-7 lbs a month without ever slowing down your metabolism (it takes 3 days of consecutive low calorie eating to start throttling your metabolism down.
What is the best way to mix Nutribody Protein®?
Nutribody Protein® is at its best when blended in your favorite fruit smoothie recipe with your favorite fruit and juice or water. However, for those on the road, simple add it to juice in a closed canister and shake well, it will not clump like most whey proteins!
Does the Nutribody Protein® have 23 total amino acids and does that include all the essential amino acids?
Nutribody Protein® contains all nine essential amino acids, plus all other nonessential amino acids. It is a total complete protein source. However, if Nutribody Protein® was just pea or rice protein, it would not be optimal. Rice and pea are indeed complete proteins, but they are of less than optimal efficiency. Using them in combination improves their efficiency because their amino acid profiles are complementary.
What is the purpose of including guar gum as an ingredient? If I'm not mistaken, guar gum is an ingredient I am supposed to avoid because it enhances the effects of certain deleterious lectins.
There are two reasons a small amount of guar is included in the formula. First, it provides added fiber. But most importantly it dramatically improves the taste of the formula. The problem with rice and pea protein is that they are not as readily soluble as dairy proteins. That's why most rice and pea protein formulas tend to be slightly chalky or gritty tasting, which you may already be familiar with if you have tasted any other rice or pea protein formulas. By using just a small amount of guar gum in the formula, Nutribody Protein® avoids that problem and also allows for a higher concentration of protein to remain in suspension when the formula is mixed with liquid. (See how quickly other rice and pea formulas "settle out" when mixed with water.) As for the interaction of guar gum with lectins, we were aware of the literature available on that issue, but the literature is ambiguous and inconclusive at best -- and even if taken at face value, the effect is minor. All things considered, since taste is a profoundly important aspect in the use of any protein supplement, we felt that the positives in adding guar gum to the formula far outweighed any negatives.
How do you preserve the naturally occurring and fragile live enzymes of the pea protein without destroying them during processing? Is the protein heated during the formulation process?
Nutribody Protein® isn't heated during formulation. It's mixed from raw ingredients. As for the processing of the rice and pea protein used as raw ingredients in the formula, they are not heated. The process used is enzymatic, which means heat must be kept low or the enzymes would be destroyed. As described in Jon Barron's newsletter series on protein:
- Rice Protein
To make concentrated rice protein, whole brown rice is ground into flour then mixed with water. Natural enzymes are then added sequentially to break down and separate out the carbohydrates and fibers from the protein portion of the slurry. Since the process is enzyme based, temperature must be kept low to preserve the enzyme activity levels. Low temperature and chemical free processing prevent the denaturing of amino acids, as is frequently seen in soy and dairy processing.
- Pea Protein
Pea protein is the concentrated natural protein fraction of yellow peas. The process used for concentrating pea protein is water based, making the end product very "natural."
Does your protein contain MSG or free glutamic acid?
It has been claimed on a number of internet sites that all extracted proteins such as soy, pea, and rice proteins are hydrolyzed and therefore contain free glutamic acid (free glutamic acid is the main ingredient found in MSG and what creates problems for many who consume it). All pea protein in particular seem to be getting a bad rap. However, the truth is that free glutamic acid is only created if the process used for separating the protein from its companion fiber and carbohydrates denatures the protein – that is, if the bonds that hold the amino acids together are broken. This will invariably happen if the process used involves strong acids or bases. But in your better grade pea and rice proteins, such as Nutribody Protein®, that is not the case. As stated above, we use low temperature and chemical free processing to prevent the denaturing of amino acids. The integrity of the protein is maintained; no free glutamic acid is created, and the end product is 80-90% pure, hypoallergenic, easily digested protein.
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