What is Protein Perfection?
Protein Perfection is the unique blend consisting of 18 individual essential and branch chain amino acids. It is designed to help supplement the dietary needs of those looking to increase their protein and water uptake. It is especially designed to suit the taste and textural preferences of those who have undergone a WLS operation.
What are amino acids/protein and why do I need it?
Simply put, amino acids make up protein, and protein is critical for the normal functioning of the human body. Of the amino acids, there are 8 which the human body does not naturally produce. These are known as essential amino acids (EAA) and is normally derived from out diet. Protein Perfection contains all 8 EAAs.
Often, there is a misconception that protein is only suitable for bodybuilders. This is not true. Protein is essential for the human body, and here’s 4 essential health reasons:
– It is a component of every cell in your body; hair and nails are made almost entirely of protein
– Your body needs it to repair tissue
– Your body needs it to produce enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals
– It is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood
Unlike carbohydrates and fat, the body does not store excess protein. It has no reservoir to draw from when it’s running low. Therefore, a steady intake of protein day to day is vital.
How does Protein Perfection help WLS patients?
Protein is naturally found in many food items, but it can be a challenge to eat a variety of protein rich foods every day. This is especially true for WLS patients as many things become hard to stomach. Protein Perfection is designed with the help of many WLS patients over an extensive period of trialling to ensure the taste and texture is the most suited to their needs. This is due to the shift of food preference after WLS, whereby many food items become hard to eat. Even drinking plain water can be a challenge, as it may feel too “heavy” or “bloaty”. Protein Perfection is therefore designed to mix easily into normal water to achieve a taste and consistency of light cordial. It is easy to prepare, drink and even helps with water intake.
Protein Perfection vs Other Protein
Proteins such as Whey Protein (Dairy) take time for the body to digest and lose a notable amount of its protein properties during the digestion period. This simply means that only a portion of protein will be absorbed into the body. The digestion period typically ranges between 30 minutes – 3 hours depending on the type of whey protein chosen.
Protein Perfection is superior to Whey Protein as a result from the ingredients sourced to build the protein block within the product. The protein makeup is comprised of amino acids which have been “instantized”, resulting in almost immediate absorption into the body without any digestion time or wastage. This results in a very high bio-availability rating of over 95% into the system, all whilst having minimal impact to the digestive system.
Does Protein Perfection contain aspartame or other harmful ingredients?
Protein Perfection does not contain any harmful ingredients. Aside from the amino acid blend, it also uses standard flavouring, sucralose and citric acid for the flavours. Sucralose (955), this is a registered safe sweetener by the FSANZ (Food Standard Australia New Zealand). The FSANZ set an acceptable daily intake (ADI) for sucralose as 15mg/kg of body weight. This means a person weighing 100kg can consume 1500mg of sucralose safely each day. This amount of sucralose would be equivalent to 10 serves (20 scoops) of Protein Perfection a day.
Is the product safe to consume while breastfeeding?
Please refer to above. Although there are no harmful ingredients in Protein Perfection, we still recommend seeking advice for your general health practitioner to ensure that Protein Perfection is suitable for you.
How much Protein Perfection do I need to drink a day?
This would depend on the needs of the individual, and independent advice should be seeked from a qualified dietitian. However, for a regular post-operation person, dietitians usually recommend a good protein intake of 60g-80g a day. We recommend that you aim to acquire at least half of your daily protein intake from food sources. To achieve a standard of 15.66g-32.32g of protein from Protein Perfection, 2 – 4 scoops should be used.