Healthy Truth Immunity Series (Part 6) - Protein Powder

                                                                   Does your protein powder stand above the rest?
                                                           We say NO WHEY!!! Check out our GO PRO PROTEIN 101
                                                                                 (Understand Your Source)


All proteins are not created equally. Protein sources are generally measured by assessing the amino acid
composition, digestibility, and bioavailability (absorption by the human body).

So here is the scoop on protein powders: Athletes and humans overall need to strive for complete proteins. A
complete protein is one that contains all the ESSENTIAL amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein
and the more complete, the easier it is for the body to assimilate and turn it into lean muscle tissue. Essential Amino
Acids (EAAs) are those that are not manufactured by the human body and thus we must get them from outside
sources.

Whey: You may say NO WHEY but here is the truth. Whey is derived from dairy. It is a mixture that is isolated
from the liquid waste product of cheese production, formed once milk has been separated into curds (solid) and
whey (liquid). The whey is then heat dried (processed) to form whey powder

Brown Rice: Brown rice protein is sourced from whole, sprouted rice grains. Sprouting eliminates any anti-
nutrients (substances that prevent assimilation of nutrients) commonly associated with grains, such as phytic acid.
Once sprouted, the protein is gently extracted (separating the starch form the protein with an enzyme) from the
whole grain.

Pea: Pea protein is gaining recognition but by itself is deficient in one amino acid (methionine, crucial for cell
functioning). Pea protein is high in Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) which decrease muscle breakdown after
workouts. Pea has also been shown to lower blood pressure and in a study in the 2015 Journal of International
Society of Sports Nutrition, showed that large amounts of l-arginine found in pea protein helps build and maintain
lean muscle.

Sacha Inchi: Sacha inchi protein comes from a seed that is found in the Amazon rainforest. The seeds are cold
pressed to remove their oil leaving behind 5-10% beneficial fats in the protein. The result is an easily digestible
protein powder containing all 9 essential amino acids, fiber, nutrients for electrolyte balance, essential fatty acids,
and antioxidants.

Go Pro: Healthy Truth Go Pro is a perfect blend of brown rice, pea, and sacha inchi proteins and is one of the most
well rounded, complete, allergen free protein sources available on the market. We add ashwagandha and maca
(adaptogens to help the body cope with stress and fight off viruses and bacteria), and inulin (a non-digestible
prebiotic that creates good bacteria in the gut for optimal digestion and gut health).

Protein and Immunity: Protein is vital to build and repair body tissue and fight viral and bacterial infections,
whether you are an avid athlete or just a human being. Immune system powerhouses such as antibodies and
immune system cells rely on protein. Too little protein in the diet may lead to weakness, fatigue, apathy, and poor
immunity. https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/qa/are-highprotein-foods-good-for-the-immune-system