THE RIGHT PROTEIN SUPPLY FOR YOU - WHAT SHOULD YOU PAY ATTENTION TO?
When looking for the best protein supply for you, it can quickly happen that you are overwhelmed by the large selection of different sources:
Soy Isolate, BCAAs, Casein, Whey, Collagen, Vegan formulations...
How do you find out which protein from the seemingly endless selection is right for you and your goals?
Regardless of your diet, there are a few essential factors to consider when choosing a protein powder or supplement:
To really get the benefit of the protein source, you should choose a protein formulation with a complete amino acid profile. This is essential for protein synthesis. Especially in vegan protein mixtures, a large part of the 9 essential amino acids are often missing.
Only if your body can absorb the active ingredients and process them optimally will you achieve really positive effects in the long term.
The quality of ingredients:
As with all foods and dietary supplements, the sourcing and composition of the formulations is critical. Look for pure, natural ingredients with no added fillers, binders, or sugar. If you choose animal protein, make sure it comes from grass-fed sources with no added hormones or antibiotics.
Intolerances and allergens:
Food intolerance or allergies are another factor to consider when choosing a protein powder. Some people are sensitive to dairy products, grains, nuts, eggs, or other proteins.
ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS (EAAs)
EAAs are the group of 9 amino acids - histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine - that are considered "essential" because they must be obtained regularly from food and the body cannot produce them itself. However, they are crucial for critical processes such as physique, performance, complexion, immune system and metabolism.
Pea protein (unlike peas or legumes themselves) contains low levels of gut-irritating lectins and phytic acid, while delivering a complete protein profile when extracted through a highly efficient hydrolysis process¹. It is particularly rich in lysine, arginine, BCAAs, enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
Studies have shown that pea protein is a powerful source for increasing muscle mass after strength training due to its high levels of the essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine². In addition, it has been shown to induce a high level of satiety compared to whey protein.³
Since pea protein is both gluten and dairy free, it is particularly easy to digest.
The main disadvantage of pea protein isolate is that it lacks the amino acid cystine (an oxidized form of cysteine), which is necessary for the synthesis of many proteins. It is therefore crucial to absorb cysteine from another protein source. Rice protein is particularly suitable, which was deliberately chosen for this reason in the Pure Performance Protein formula.
The right combination of rice and pea protein is considered to be just as effective for muscle performance and recovery as whey protein isolate without the risk of negative allergen-related effects.
Rice protein is high in cysteine and lower in lysine, making it an ideal complement to pea protein. Taken together, they provide a more complete amino acid profile.
Research has shown that collagen can be extremely beneficial for your immune system.⁴ Collagen can also be involved in energy production, maintaining healthy DNA, detoxification, digestion and repair of joints, tendons, cartilage, skin, nails, hair and organs help.⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸
Collagen protein is made in the same way as bone broth; by low and slow heating to preserve the nutrients and amino acids. You may have heard of "hydrolyzed collagen" or "collagen peptides." These forms have been processed more aggressively through hydrolysis to provide smaller protein structures that are more easily broken down and absorbed by your body.
Due to the positive properties on skin and hair, the formula of our 6 Elements Skin Repair Supplement contains bioavailable marine collagen.
Our PURE PERFORMANCE PROTEIN combines bioavailable rice, pea and hemp protein with the full spectrum of essential amino acids.
Maca, lucuma, spirulina and matcha provide additional energy and important micronutrients.
Since the DALUMA Pure Performance Protein is odorless and tasteless, you can easily convert any meal into an effective source of protein: mix it with smoothies, muesli or soups.