"I had no idea that a rice/pea protein shake could taste so good! I normally tried to get my daily protein requirements through food, but the taste alone generated a new favorite treat in my daily routine. Coupled with the fact that I didn't feel the slightest discomfort after consuming my drink. This scrumptious formula gave me the sustained energy that I had hoped I would get without the downfalls of typical protein products!"

Moriah P.
Newark, CA

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Protein Product Comparison

With so many protein products on the market, how do you know if our protein is right for you? We tried to make this simple with our chart below so you could see the benefits of Nutribody Protein® compared to most other proteins on the market.

Let’s provide a quick summary of the chart below:

Downfalls of Whey Protein

  1. Whey Has Side Effects. Most protein on the market is based on whey, or whey isolates. We found in all our research and experience with the KBS Pro Cycle Team and members of the Baseline of Health® Foundation, more than 80% experienced side effects – even if minor -- from whey-based proteins. While it is true that whey does not contain casein or lactose, it does contain the allergens alpha-lactalbumin and beta-lactaglobulin. And in whey they are highly concentrated, so if you are even slightly allergic to dairy, whey can trigger an even larger reaction in the form of bloating, gas, constipation, acne, and more.  Sure, you can add enzymes for the lactose-intolerant, but there is nothing you can do if you are allergic to the large proteins found in whey.
  2. Whey is High in Cholesterol. More importantly, whey tends to be very high in cholesterol. This is a major concern for any health-conscious consumer or athlete that is trying to push their body to its ultimate potential.
  3. Whey Can Lead To Aminoacidemia. New research is stating that whey can actually contribute to a condition called aminoacidemia, which may be a long-term contributing factor in the onset of diabetes.
  4. Whey Provides Energy Spikes, Not Long-Term Energy. Whether you are a cyclist that needs sustainable energy for a long ride or someone trying to lose weight and wants to curb hunger pains, you need a protein that releases into the body slowly, completely, and naturally. Whey typically makes its way into the bloodstream in as little as half an hour to up to two hours (whereas Nutribody Protein® will take a healthy four hours).

*As a side note, the entire whey industry resulted from a desire to extract commercial value from what was once a waste product of the cheese industry.

Downfalls of Soy Protein

  1. Soy Protein Also Has Side Effects. You don’t have to worry about lactose-intolerance with soy, but soy protein is very high in allergens (some 28 different proteins present in soy have been found to bind to IgE antibodies). And, the more you eat it, the more likely you will develop allergies too!
  2. Soy Blocks Essential Minerals. Soy blocks the absorption of important minerals such as calcium unless the phytates have been removed. This can be very hazardous to athletes or the elderly who are typically mineral deficient due to diet and lack of minerals in most fruits and vegetables.
  3. Soy Can Disrupt Hormone Balances. Soy contains high levels of phytoestrogens, which although beneficial in moderate amounts, can be counter-productive in large amounts -- particularly for children. Phytoestrogens have been linked to thyroid problems, tumors, infertility, and hormonal imbalances.
  4. Low Protein Utilization. Although soy’s biological value is not bad at 70-80, its net protein utilization at 61 is quite low. In fact, unless it has been fermented, soy protein contains potent enzyme inhibitors that block the action of trypsin and other enzymes needed for protein digestion. This can create significant amounts of gas, in addition to promoting pathological conditions of the pancreas, including cancer.

*As a side note, soy protein was once considered a waste product of the soy oil industry and used almost exclusively as cattle feed.

Downfalls of Isolated Rice Protein

  • Rice Protein Alone is not an optimized protein. Rice protein is high in the amino acids cysteine and methionine, but tends to be low in lysine, which negatively impacts its bioavailability. If you can raise its lysine levels, you can dramatically increase its bioavailability. (That is why we mix our organic rice protein with non-GMO pea protein!)
  • Most Rice Proteins Taste Chalky. Rice protein has a lot of health benefits, but we found that most people did not like its taste and texture. We added non-GMO Pea Protein, which provides a much smoother taste and texture. It is more expensive than rice protein, but we felt our customers were worth it!

Benefits

 

Whey

Soy

Rice

Nutribody Protein®

No gas     Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
No burping     Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
No bloating     Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
No digestion problems     Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
No allergies     Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
No intestinal distress     Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Non binding     Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Does not contribute to aminoacidemia   Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Low glycemic Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
No cholesterol   Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
High protein Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Optimized amino acid profile Yes, this is a feature of this product.     Yes, this is a feature of this product.
High biological value Yes, this is a feature of this product.     Yes, this is a feature of this product.
High bioavailability Yes, this is a feature of this product.     Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Enhanced digestion factors       Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Augmented muscle energy       Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Increased nitric oxide production       Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Reduced lactic acid build up       Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Reduced ammonia build up       Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Improved ATP recovery       Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Improved phosphocreatine recovery       Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Improved aerobic performance and capacity       Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Improved lactic acid metabolism       Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Reduced fatigue       Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Train harder       Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Work out longer       Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Breathe easier       Yes, this is a feature of this product.
No antibiotics Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
No GMO Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product.   Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
No estrogens Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product.   Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Mixes easily   Yes, this is a feature of this product.   Yes, this is a feature of this product.
No clumping   Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
No sugar Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
No fructose Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
No artificial sweeteners Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
Low in phytates Yes, this is a feature of this product.     Yes, this is a feature of this product.
All vegetarian   Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.
All natural Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Depending on brand this may be a feature of this product. Yes, this is a feature of this product.

* Daily value not established
Kosher
Gluten-Free

Feature Key
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