HOW IS PROTEIN DIGESTED?

After ingestion, protein is broken down from its Tertiary to Primary structure in the stomach that has an acidic environment. In its primary structure, a protein can be broken down further into smaller peptides and free amino acids by enzymes in the stomach (Trypsin, Chymotrypsin, elastase, etc). 

These smaller peptides and free amino acids are absorbed in the gut and travel through the bloodstream throughout the body. We also packed our protein powder with the MCT’s, Maca Root and Inulin Fibre. These three superfoods provide the ultimate formula to support weight-training, weight management, cognitive performance and digestive balance.

HOW CAN YOU COMPARE THE QUALITY OF DIFFERENT PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS?

Not all protein powder is the same and protein quality is essential to consider when you are performing and more importantly, to recover. 

Protein quality is based on:

The Amino Acid Profile

What quantity of essential amino acids does the protein contain.

Digestibility

If you consume 30g of protein, how much can your body digest and therefore absorb (a function of the Tertiary Structure).

Taste and Mouthfeel

We spent a lot of time creating our range of protein powders to have a super smooth consistency when mixed correctly and a less sweet, sickly, tasting flavour.

Is a plant protein supplement product as high quality as animal protein?

The amino acid profile of animal protein powder is similar to humans and is more easily broken down and absorbed.  Although with improved extraction technology, processing, and product formulation, plant-based protein has become comparable to animal sources.