If your favorite protein powder lists BCAAs, glutamine, beta-alanine, betaine (trimethylglycine), or creatine, you might think it’s a great product because of the additional nutrients. Yes, your protein contains these performance nutrients, but you may be getting them at the expense of the protein, not in addition to the protein. All those ingredients are nitrogen-containing compounds that count towards the total protein amount listed on the label. You might be getting up to 10 grams less protein per serving than listed on the label.
That said, research would side first on real, whole animal proteins being the most viable source of protein. That’s been my clinical perspective for years: Food first. Then when we get to protein supplements (which many of us need today) and we look at the co-factors in the protein that make it more bioavailable for the body, and also being weary of protein supplements that are littered with potential allergens. This is why I love hemp protein so much. Tons of micronutrient co-factors, and hemp has been used as a food source for humans for thousands of years as well. Hope that helps answer your question. This is something I’ll definitely be talking more about in the future. All best!
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