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Best Protein Powder for Women

Where to start?

Do you find yourself confused with the myriad of protein powders available these days? Maybe you want to shed some kilos, or simply looking for a few energy tips. You know protein powder Australia can help with weight loss, and improve your energy, but where do you start?

What type and quantity of proteins do we need?

Proteins are essential to building tissue, cell synthesis and repair, and make up 20% of heart weight, skeletal muscles and liver and 10% of brain tissue.(1) The quality of protein consumed does effect overall health.

Protein powder review The following list gives a range of best protein powder for women available and their bioavailability :ď Ź

Whey protein :- Is the most popular form or protein powder above milk, egg, soy proteins. It has a high biological (BV) value from 90-100 for whey concentrate and 100-150 for whey isolate, and high in branched chain amino acids.

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Soy protein - Is high in allergens (28 different proteins). Soy blocks the absorption of calcium (unless phytates are removed) and contains enzyme inhibitors.

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Pea protein - A natural protein extracted from yellow peas. It is non-allergenic & low in cysteine and methionine but high in lysine.

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Rice protein – is a raw and vegan source of grain protein which yields 80% protein with a total absorption rate of 98%.

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Hemp protein - Derived from hemp seed, the main protein being edestin (65% of total protein content). Edestin is easily digested utilised by the body, and resembles the globulin found in human blood plasma, which functions to support immune health.

Animal protein vs vegetable protein Large consumption of meat protein can acidify the digestive system, setting-up an on-going systemic inflammatory response, which can result in diverticulitis or rheumatoid arthritis (to name a couple of issues). A large range of all hospital admissions can be attributed to digestive disturbances, often triggered by an over-acidic western diet. Animal protein is deemed ‘more complete’ than other vegetable proteins, but it does not prove that it is the better option for our health. Beef contains 20% useable protein, but Spirulina and Chlorella contain 75% to 80% usable plant protein. It is also possible to combine pea and rice protein to yield 85-90% usable protein.

Protein bioavailability Bioavailability of proteins is an essential factor. This is the ability for a protein to be absorbed and utilised by the body. A range of factors effect protein absorbability: 

The type and amount of amino acids

The size of the protein molecule

The amount of branched chained amino acids (BCCAs) – Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine. These are metabolised by the muscle and not the liver, so the higher amount present enhances protein bioavailability

How the protein is packed – ie with pectin (inhibits digestion) corn-derived xanthan gum(allergies), fillers or additives which can all effect absorption The lack of enzymes necessary for the breakdown of a protein An individual’s digestive constitution and age, i.e. allergies, indigestive history, etc

Basically, if you can’t digest a supplement, you cannot utilise it in your body cells and tissues, and it will not improve your health.

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Best Protein Powder for Women  
Best Protein Powder for Women  

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