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NutriBlast® Specialty Nutrition Powder - Protein Blend
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About the NutriBlast® Protein Blend
Thanks for your interest in my NutriBlast Protein bland. Before I give you some data on protein, this is how my protein blend came about.
I recently saw a really interesting sales pitch for an amino acid supplement. It contained a lot of data on protein sources and utilisation, some of it new to me. I know many of my readers have digestive issues so may not be getting their protein intaken properly broken down and absorbed into amino acids utilisable by their body. And some people are vegetarian/vegan. And some people cannot easily tolerate legumes. So it is an interesting area, to say the least!
The article explained how putting whey protein concentrate in your smoothie was an expensive way to waste money, as it has only a 17% absorption rate. The article listed the absorption rate of various proteins as:
- breast milk 49%
- whole eggs 47%
- meat, foul and fish 32%
- whey 17%
So I looked up the essential amino acids that are in this formula and thought, “That’s all very well, but what about aiding their absorption? There are no ingredients in their formula to do that.”
(This absorption business is on my mind as I had two people just this last week alone tell me they think they have absorption problems. And it’s all very well ingesting as good as you can but if the digestive system is not absorbing it... ...you know where the goodness goes, down the drain!)
So I did some homework in the area and found that there are four enzymes, one each found in figs, kiwifruit, papaya and pineapple, that do a very good job of breaking down protein and making it more absorbable.
So I formulated a protein blend. (Just can’t help myself can I? Present me with a problem and I will look for a solution.) This formula has in it the following:
- ten amino acids
- four fruit powders
- 2012 probiotic
- the prebiotic inulin
- fulvic minerals
- vitamins B6 and C
Sources of Protein
Protein is made up of amino acids. They are the building blocks of protein. There are about 20 of them. Some of them the body can make, others it can’t. The 8 it can’t are called essential amino acids because they are essential for us to ingest every day, as the body cannot store them.
Our body does not need the same amount of each amino acid. Some we require more of, some less. So a perfect source of protein would contain all the essential amino acids in the correct ratio.
The protein sources that you ingest (breast milk, eggs, meat, fowl, fish and shellfish, pulses, nuts and grains) contain various amounts and ratios of amino acids. Some of them, like breast milk, in the proper ratio, others, like rice and pulses, are imbalanced.
That’s why for vegans and vegetarians to get the requisite amount of protein it is important they have a good understanding of the amino acid composition of each protein source. That way they can balance their intake of different foods to ensure they get the correct ratio of all 8 essential amino acids.
The protein we eat is broken down into amino acids and digested by the body with stomach acids and enzymes. The body then uses these amino acids to create the muscle mass, chemicals and energy that the body needs.
That’s why you don’t need to eat meat to get your adequate level of protein in your diet. Providing you get sufficient of the 8 essential amino acids in their correct proportion, the body builds the protein it needs from the amino acids in the food you eat. (B12 is another subject.)
If your body does not make enough stomach acid or enzymes it will have trouble digesting protein. And our ability to make enzymes is one of those many things that deteriorates with age. It also detoriates with lower protein in the body so it can be a dwindling spiral.
And the reason protein makes you feel fuller for longer (an aid to weight loss) is that the presence in the stomach of protein stimulates the production of a hormone that slows intestinal contractions and delays the emptying of the stomach.
This is from where the concept came that you should eat fast digesting foods like fruit before slow digesting foods like protein. So I eat my veggies prior to my meat, fowel or fish at dinner.
A study conducted by scientists the National Human Nutrition Research Center (France) had 16 young women eat 79% of the day’s protein (about 54 grams) in one meal or four meals over the course of 14 days. “...in young women, these protein feeding patterns did not have significantly different effects on protein retention.” From: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10867039
Research on the style of dieting known as intermittent fasting (IF) is also relevant. IF is where you fast for extended periods, followed by anywhere from 2 to 8-hour “feeding windows” and it’s now well established that it doesn’t result in muscle loss.
This IF study found that eating an entire day’s worth of protein in a 4-hour window (followed by 20 hours of fasting) didn’t negatively impact muscle preservation. https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/90/5/1244/4598111
Similar results have been seen in several other studies.
Allergen Statement for the NutriBlast® Protein Blend
And like all my products, what I leave out is as important as what I put in:
No artificial colours No artificial flavours No artificial fragrances No cane sugar No excitotoxins No flavour enhancers No detectable gluten No added preservatives No trans-fats
Ingredient List for the NutriBlast® Protein Blend
In descending order of quantities used:
I encourage you to check out the credentials of each of the ingredients I have used in this formulation. The more you know yourself about nutrition, the more empowered you will be and the more you will respect what I have attempted. I am not saying the formula is perfect or won’t be improved or even that you won’t be able to make a useful suggestion (to which I am open). What I am saying is that you will most likely be very impressed. Most people are.
This list can sometimes vary according to ingredient availability.
In descending order of quantities used:
- Kiwi Fruit
- Fulvic Minerals*
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
* an asterisk after the ingredient name denotes wild crafted or organic.
The ginger, probiotics and B6 are to aid in the absorption of the nutrients through the intestinal wall.
The fulvic acid is to aid the transport of nutrients to the cells.
Nutrition Information Panel for the NutriBlast® Protein Blend
A rounded dessert spoon contains 10 grams. Each 10 gram portion contains 50% of the minimum daily requirements of the 8 essential amino acids along with the recommended amount of two enzymes as well as four fruit powders, some fulvic minerals (to aid the transportation of nutrients into the cells), a prebiotic (to feed your good bacteria), a probiotic, vitamins C and B6 and some ginger (for protein absorption).
Portion size: 10 grams Nutrient per 10 gram portion per 100g Nutrient per 10 gram portion per 100g Energy 19 190 Protein 6.63 66.32 Unsaturated Fats 0.02 0.18 Sugars 0.49 4.89 Saturated Fats 0.00 0.04 Carbohydrates 2.99 29.95 Medium Chain Triglycerides 0.00 0.00 Fibre 1.96 19.60 Total Fat 0.03 0.35 Sodium 1.15 11.47
This information is current as of 25 October 2020, is approximate and average.
Despite my best efforts at thoroughly mixing the ingredients, the actual values can vary from tub to tub and serving to serving.
Testimonials for the NutriBlast® Protein Blend
One of my really healthy eating friends noticed stronger nails and hair with a week or two of using it.
I noticed my personal productivity doubled in my solo counselling sessions the day I started taking 10 grams a day of it. And I thought I was doing well keeping my diet varied and balanced prior to that!