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Which Kick Ass Protein Shake Is For You?
Branched Chain Amino Acids (Isoleucine, Leucine, Valine) are naturally occurring and play an important role in protein synthesis to promote muscle growth. BCAAs are a subset of Essential Amino Acids (EAAs). Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, which in turn are the building block of all life on this planet, including our bodies. Of the 20 amino acids our bodies need to function properly, 9 are classified as “essential”. EAAs are so classified because they cannot be manufactured by the body and must be obtained from our diet. EAAs play an important role in many of the body’s vital processes, including protein synthesis, muscle growth, fat metabolism, immune function and detoxification, to name but a few.
Kick Ass Ingredients
Pea Protein Isolate
Rice Protein Concentrate
is made by introducing an enzyme to ground rice to separate the carbohydrates from the protein. Most rice protein concentrate delivers 80-85% of protein. As with pea protein, rice is not a complete protein and it falls short on lysine, another EAA. Fortunately, pea protein has more than adequate levels of lysine, so by combining these two proteins the result is a blend that easily qualifies as a complete protein.
Stevia Leaf Extract
is made from black elderberries (Sambucus nigra), a berry native to Europe and North America. Elderberries are rich in flavonoids, such as anthocyanins, a plant pigment that gives the berries its deep purple colour. Other flavonoids in elderberries include quercetin and rutin. Flavonoids have potent antioxidant properties that help the body fight free radicals, and play an important role in preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Elderberries also provide immune system support to help avoid colds and flu or lessen the symptoms.