Monday, August 13, 2012

Whey/Soy Protein Vs Arbonne Vegetable Protein

Is Your Protein Helping or Hurting You?

Truth About Whey According to a Pharmacist 

" It is impossible to do a detox clean eating plan with a whey protein shake - I don't care if they get the milk from the purest cows on an isolated island fed the purest grass and given the
 cleanest water...whey is a byproduct of cheese manufacturing. Historically, whey was a throw away product or it was used to feed it to pigs as it was not suitable for human consumption - till someone figured out they could make money by selling it as a protein drink (tastes awful so they have to load it with tons of sugar or artificial sweeteners). Whey is extremely acidic and is infamous for causing intestinal toxemia, sub clinical inflammation (lactoglobulin) and if Splenda is added then 50% of the intestinal flora is killed - combining all factors gives a very unhealthy gut...80% of our immunity is found in the intestines. Then there is the biological fluid issue - same as blood or breast milk - must be treated at high enough temps to kill bacteria, which in turn renders the protein itself damaged. Also, the whey protein is absorbed too quickly into the blood stream that it overwhelms the vital organs....especially harmful to the kidneys - by introducing such a high protein load to the kidneys it is known to decrease kidney function. As a result very high blood levels of protein - azotemia...geez on my iPhone so I will get off my soap box now....can u tell - not a fan of whey protein."

Truth About Soy According to a Pharmacist 

While soy may be beneficial to women in a variety of ways, research in monkeys suggests that it could have an adverse effect on the behavior of men, according to researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Reporting in the current issue of the scientific journal Hormones and Behavior, the researchers found that in male monkeys, "long-term consumption of a diet rich in soy isoflavones can have marked influences on patterns of aggression and social behavior." Isoflavones are a naturally occurring plant estrogen in soy protein.

"Although considerable attention has been directed at the potentially beneficial effects of isoflavones in reducing the risk of various cancersosteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and postmenopausal symptoms, less effort has been invested in characterizing neurobehavioral effects," according to the study.

People have the concept that soy is only beneficial, said Jay R. Kaplan, Ph.D., professor of comparative medicine and anthropology, one of the investigators. "There is the thought that what is good for some is good for all and more is better."

But this research points out that not only does the dose make a difference, but so does the sex of the consumer, Kaplan said, adding that the study is consistent with emerging literature showing that soy can have a negative impact on the behavior of male rodents. Previous studies have shown no difference in aggression in females given large doses of soy, Kaplan said.

The study was done over 15 months with adult male monkeys who were divided into three groups and fed different amounts and types of protein. One group had about 125 mg of isoflavones a day. The second group had half that amount, and the third group's protein came from milk and animal sources.

"In the monkeys fed the higher amounts of isoflavones, frequencies of intense aggressive and submissive behavior were elevated," according to the study. "In addition, the proportion of time spent by these monkeys in physical contact with other monkeys was reduced by 68 percent, time spent in proximity to other monkeys was reduced 50 percent and time spent alone was increased 30 percent."

Isoflavone levels of 125 mg per day are higher than amounts consumed by many Asians, who typically eat more soy than other populations. But, the isoflavone levels are comparable to levels found in many dietary supplements sold in the United States.

The FDA approved a statement in 1999 that said, "25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease." Soy sales have grown from $940 million in 1990 to a projected $4 billion this year. Kaplan said that soy is the most widely used botanical by pre- and postmenopausal women.

"To the best of our knowledge, the present study may be the first to demonstrate that long-term consumption of isoflavones can alter patterns of agonistic and social behavior in primates," the researchers reported. "The present findings suggest that careful attention will be required to balance beneficial and potentially adverse effects."

Other researchers in the study included Michael R. Adams, D.V.M., professor of pathology, and Thomas C. Register, Ph.D., associate professor of pathology, at Wake Forest Baptist, as well as two researchers from Lehigh University's Department of Biological Sciences.

The research was funded by NIH grants and a grant from the HF Guggenheim Foundation.

About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Wake Forest Baptist is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. It is licensed to operate 1,282 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report. 

The Arbonne Difference

A matchless proprietary fusion of the finest raw plant-based proteins

What makes Arbonne Essentials so spectacular? Each ingredient is exceptional alone, but when selectively combined in a revolutionary new proprietary formula, Arbonne Essential Protein is overwhelmingly superior to any of its single components. This dynamic fusion creates a unique, raw, plant-based protein with a complete amino acid profile, exceptionally high in Glutamine, Arginine, Lysine, Luecine, and branch chain amino acids. Arbonne has the next generation raw, plant-based protein - an easily-digestible, nutrient- dense superfood, perfect for those who want to be ultra-healthy and fit. Best of all - It tastes phenomenal!

Our patented, cold extrusion process is free of solvents, GMOs, radiation, artificial colors, and preservatives, flavors, herbicides, and pesticides. Arbonne products contain absolutely no animal products or Bi-products, dairy, egg, gluten, soy, added sugar, wheat, or yeast.

Arbonne Essentials is the perfect protein combination for building muscle, managing weight, curbing appetite, raising metabolism and blowing the roof off your energy levels!! All while improving your overall health.

Arbonne Essentials is green, plastic-free, hypo-allergenic, and suitable for any diet or lifestyle (NOT JUST FOR VEGANS)! Arbonne's  key ingredients Pea Protein, Cranberry Protein and Rice Protein

Pea Protein

A high fiber, low calorie, nutrient dense vegetarian SUPERFOOD, Peas are also a remarkable source of plant-based proteins and amino acids! Protein from peas satisfies all FAO essential amino acid requirements. The amino acids found in peas include Lysine, Arginine, Glutamine, Leucine, Isoleucine & Valine (Branched Chain Amino Acids - BCAAs)

  • Aid muscle tissue maintenance
  • Comparable to egg and milk proteins
  • BCAAs are higher in pea protein than any other vegetable protein
  • Helps restore nitrogen balance after intense physiological stress
  • Increases muscle mass while reducing body fat during intense exercise
  • Improves vasodilation and promotes a healthy heart
  • Assists in maintaining lean body mass
  • Facilitates calcium absorption (promoting healthy bone development in children)
  • Boosts the immune system: producing antibodies, hormones, enzymes, collagen, and tissue-repair
  • Low in sulfur proteins (sulfur proteins speed up the aging process)
  • Increases metabolism and satiety (helping you to feel "full")
  • Natural tonic for preventing and treating high blood pressure
  • Promotes healthy kidney function

*The proteins naturally present in peas exist in an inactive state and must be activated by special enzymes to become bio-available. Simply consuming peas will not provide the same health benefits as using our purified pea protein extract.

Cranberry Protein

Cranberry protein is unique in that it is the only 100% plant protein that contains 25% complete protein including all essential amino acids. Cranberry protein is extracted using cold-pressing technology preserving natural balances and naturally occurring fatty acids, which increases the absorption of the other nutrients.

  • Powerful detoxifier and diuretic (flushes out the kidneys)
  • Treats bladder, kidney and urinary problems
  • Boosts immune system, protecting against influenza and the common cold
  • Increases "good" cholesterol (HDL), and reduces "bad" cholesterol (LDL)
  • Improves circulation and reduces risk of heart disease
  • Helps to relieve stress & depression
  • Treats skin conditions such as: acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, burns & wounds
  • Also considered one of the best remedies for REDUCING CELLULITE!

Rice Protein

Rice protein is whole grain. Whole grain and foods made from them contain all the essential parts and natural-occuring nutrients of the entire grain seed. Source: Whole Grains Council Whole grains are great for you and contain good fiber.

Rice protein is organic. You are getting the protein from natural, clean sources. It is excellent for your heart health according the food and drug administration. It is allergen free, soy free and gluten free. This is good for people that are either on a gluten free diet or someone who has Celiac Disease.

The supplement is all raw. None of the ingredients are cooked or heated. When ingredients are cooked or heated the nutrient content is damaged or even lost. What you see is what you get, all raw ingredients, that contain their true nutritional content. This protein is perfect for vegans on a raw diet.

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