A good protein shake can be used as a meal replacement to lose weight or as a post-workout supplement to boost lean muscle mass gains. We need protein to build and even retain muscle mass (“muscle burns fat”).
The best type of protein shakes are those that contain a variety of proteins that are both quickly and slowly digested to keep your muscles fuelled through the entire recovery process. A product that contains digestive enzymes formulated to help your body absorb the maximum amount of protein in every serving. Our body can only digest 20 grams of protein at one time, any more than that and it goes straight to our waste shoot!
Pea protein is a natural plant-based protein that is derived from yellow peas, also known as split peas. This protein is highly soluble and easy to digest. This is a perfect protein for vegetarians and vegans who can’t get their protein from animal products. It has the ability to supply the nine essential amino acids that cannot be naturally produced by the human body.
What is it best used for?
Pea protein can be used for a variety of reasons including muscle growth, weight loss, and for those who are vegetarians or vegans and are looking for a way to get more protein into their diets. Scoop some pea protein powder into a post-workout smoothie to build muscle, use it as a meal replacement if you’re looking for some extra protein or are wanting to shed those pounds.
Arbonne is a Pea protein shake and comes in two flavours: vanilla and chocolate, sweetened with sugar cane and stevia,
protein: 20g (pea, cranberry, rice),
Each Arbonne shake contains 20 grams of protein from vegan botanical sources, including cranberry, golden pea and rice bran proteins. It has been said that the less familiar cranberry seed protein source provides amino acids, omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, flavonoids, amino acids, potassium, calcium and iron.
CELLULAR ENERGY COMPLEX
Arbonne’s cellular energy complex (Inner G-Plex), combines ingredients for a synergistic effect that it claims increases caloric output and metabolic response to food, helps reduce cholesterol and helps increase energy.
VITAMINS & MINERALS
An Arbonne shake also contains about 15 % of your daily requirement of vitamins;
A or retinyl palmitate,
C or ascorbic acid,
D or ergocalciferol, and
E or d-alpha tocopheryl acetate.
15 % and 20 % of your daily requirements of B vitamins, including;
vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine hydrochloride,
vitamin B-9 or folic acid,
vitamin B-12 or cyanocobalamin,
15 % of the recommended daily amount of many essential minerals, such as;
as well as 3 % of your sodium needs and 6 percent of your potassium needs.
Arbonne shakes contain Coenzyme;
Q10 – Coenzyme Q10 is an important vitamin-like substance necessary for organs and chemicals in the body to function properly. It also helps provide energy to cells and seems to be a beneficial antioxidant,
Alpha lipoic acid – Lipoic acid is an antioxidant that supports detoxification. Coenzyme Q10 may help increase energy, and some athletes use it to enhance performance.
The chocolate shake is flavored with cocoa powder and natural chocolate, and the vanilla is made with vanilla flavor. Both varieties are sweetened with fructose, Lo Han — an Asian herbal sweetener — and stevia — a South American herbal sweetener. The vanilla shake is also sweetened with sugar cane.
PLANTS, HERBS and GRAINS
Arbonne shakes also contain the following Plants, Herbs and Grains;
Flaxseed – supports heart health, and alfalfa and kelp, which help convert fat and carbohydrates into energy.
Ginseng – helps reduce stress and increase energy.
Inulin – a naturally occurring sugar in root vegetables that when consumed by intestinal lactobacilli may improve the balance of friendly bacteria in the intestines and bowel.
OILS and THICKENERS
Canola oil is an ingredient in the chocolate shakes; the vanilla shakes have both canola and sunfower oil, as well as cornstarch.
Soy lecithin – an emulsifier that gives consistent textures to foods and stops ingredients from separating.
Cellulose gum and xanthan gum – both thickening agents, and carrageenan, derived from red seaweed and used as a thickener and stabilizer.
What they don’t have compared to other shakes;
NO MILK PROTEIN
NO WHEY PROTEIN (which some lactose intolerant people have difficulty digesting)
NO ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS!
some real sugar, about 8 grams per serving (not enough to cause weight gain).
– artificial sweeteners, the result is “tricking” your body by making the pancreas think sugar is coming (and thereby get ready for it) but then providing none… this actually stimulates the appetite, and will make you want to eat more. The artificial sweeteners actually cause your core temperature of your body to lower, thus causing your metabolism to slow down. That, and Aside from the neuro-toxic effects they can have on you, they can make you fat!
Recent studies have indicated that consuming Splenda may lead to neurological disorders like seizures, migraines, and dizziness.
*This information has been put together to help you make an informed decision on an Arbonne product, always consult your doctor or dietician for professional advice.
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