Hydration Important During Cooler Spring Days

May 3, 2016 by Kathleen Sullivan

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Dehydration can occur in virtually every physical activity scenario. It does not have to be hot outside. You can become dehydrated cycling, golfing, exercise walking or running on a cool spring day.

Dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluids through sweating than it takes in. The consequences of mild dehydration include muscle fatigue, loss of coordination and decreased energy or athletic performance.

Hydration is required before, during and after exercise. Athletes are advised to begin exercise well hydrated and replace fluids during exercise to promote adequate hydration. Additionally, rehydrate after exercise by drinking enough fluid to replace fluids lost during exercise.

Sports drinks provide hydration, but not all sports drinks are healthy. Perform 100 is the next generation of sports nutrition. Perform 100 is a performance and recovery supplement that provides hydration, while also protecting joints and tissues. Perform 100 improves performance and energy with 25g collagen protein and BCAAs. Take Perform 100 before, during and after workouts for maximum benefits and hydration.

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Perform 100 – the Details!

Perform 100 is our energy and recovery supplement. It is a unique sports supplement because it is made from healthy ingredients. As athletes, we were searching for a healthy sports supplement for ourselves and our families. We knew the amazing benefits of pasture raised hydrolyzed collagen. There had to be a way to turn the health benefits of collagen protein into a sports supplement, and that is how Perform 100 began.
The final product has 25 grams of pure, clean, Peptan collagen protein, 7 grams of BCAA in a 2:1:1 ratio and 5 grams of L-glutamine. One scoop has 20 amino acids, including 100% of the daily allowance of the 9 essential amino acids. Perform 100 is formulated to provide all the health benefits of rapidly absorbed Peptan Hydrolyzed Collagen with the instant energy, muscle building and recovery properties of the essential amino acids. Perform 100 is three great supplements in one; our formula replaces the need for pre, during and post work out supplements.
We also made sure to avoid ingredients that don’t provide a benefit. Perform 100 does not contain caffeine, creatine, whey or gluten. We have less than 1 gram of sugar per serving. Perform 100 provides ingredients your body needs to Perform 100% at your chosen activity; golf, cycling, crossfit, weightlifting, running, walking and training.
We are really proud of our great new flavors! We came up with flavor combinations that provide great variety; our Peach-Mango is perfect for exotic taste buds. We also have Cherry-Lime, Cherry, Grape and Lemonade. Looking for a sport recovery drink that is 100% natural? Then Natural with a Hint of Citrus is for you. All of our delicious flavors have around 125 calories per serving.
Perform 100: Protein Essentials to Recover, Focus, Optimize & Rebuild Muscle with 100% of daily essential amino acids. It’s a Paleo Superfood!

 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin…..this recipe makes about 1 cup with 196 calories, lots of antioxidants and a boost of protein. Plus, it tastes great!

1/3 c Pumpkin Pie Puree
1/2 c Almond Milk
1/2 small frozen banana
1/2 t chia seeds
1/2 t cacao nibs
2 ice cubes
1 scoop Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen

Put everything in a blender and mix until desired consistency is achieved.
Top with chopped nuts, a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg if desired.

 

 

Overnight Oats with Applesauce and Pears

Overnight oats are fast, healthy and delicious. You can use any applesauce that you like, we used the Protein Essentials Applesauce with Cranberries for this recipe.

1 1/2 c oats
1/2 c applesauce
1 c almond milk
1 t chia seeds
1 t cacao nibs
1 small pear
1 scoop Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen
tiny pinch of salt

Add all the ingredients to a bowl/jar with a lid, we like to use a mason jar.
Give it a stir, cover it and put it in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning add toppings or just eat it straight out of the jar! You can even throw the jar in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm slightly. Topping ideas include granola, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, cocoa dusting and/or maple syrup.

 

 

 

Following a Gluten-Free or Paleo diet? Beware of Whey

For those suffering from gluten intolerance or following a paleo diet, finding the right food can be challenging. Many foods which appear to be gluten free, like gum, salad dressing, toothpaste and soy sauce, have sneaky additives derived from gluten. Protein supplements are no exception.

Whey Protein is one of the most popular supplements for athletes and the health conscious alike. It’s been proven to help people achieve quick muscle gains and speed up recovery. However, by using whey you might be unknowingly sacrificing your gluten free diet.

In its natural form whey, which comes from dairy, is completely gluten free. Unfortunately, as the whey is processed, many brands add gluten. “Glutamine” is the sneaky name for the most commonly used gluten additive. Other words to look out for on whey labels are starch, malt sugar, wheat, barley, rye, caramel color, dextrin, and maltodextrin (1). Cross-contamination is also something to be cautious of, as whey manufacturers may process wheat products at their facilities. Carefully reviewing the product’s label can help you determine if the product is safe for your consumption.

Fortunately, there is a great alternative to whey protein. At Protein Essentials, our products are gluten and dairy free, meaning you can still get the muscle gains and health benefits you want, without sacrificing your gluten free or paleo diet. Unlike whey protein which is derived from milk, collagen is the main protein found in the connective tissue of animals, making it an excellent hypoallergenic protein supplement. Make the switch to Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen today, after all it’s A Paleo Superfood™.

Purchase Protein Essentials Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen here:

http://www.proteinessentials.com/#!product-page/cjfw/a2326e73-3d5a-385f-fb21-d38493b9550e

Purchase Protein Essentials Perform 100- Energy & Recovery Supplement (Complete with 9 Essential Amino Acids) here:

http://www.proteinessentials.com/#!product-page/cjfw/c22e67d2-cab6-65e8-2d6d-8db78001eee4

Purchase Protein Essentials Pasture Raised Beef Gelatin here:

http://www.proteinessentials.com/#!product-page/cjfw/a3814586-5736-a1fa-dd2c-a05894461ce1

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Sources:

1) http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/whey-powder-contain-gluten-11739.html

Why Hydrolyzed Collagen is whey Better

If you go to the store looking for a protein powder, you will find entire shelves full of whey protein. While whey is a popular name in protein right now, there is a new product on the market with all the benefits of whey and more. This product is called Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen. What is Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen, and why is it superior to whey protein? We give you the run down.

First things first, what is whey protein and what is hydrolyzed collagen?

Whey protein:

Composition-

  • beta-lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin, bovine serum albumin, immunoglobins

So what is it?

  • There are two proteins in milk; casein and whey. The two can be separated, leaving just the whey protein.
  •  Whey is a complete protein with 20 amino acids, 9 of which are essential amino acids (the amino acids your body doesn’t produce).

3 Types:

  • Whey protein concentrate: low fat, low carbohydrates, protein levels vary
  • Whey protein isolate: no fat, no lactose (filtration leaves 15%, ion-exchange leaves 5%), typically 90% protein
  • Whey protein hydroslate: requires less digestion

Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen:

Composition-

  • Porcine Collagen Peptides, Bovine Collagen, Fish Collagen Peptides

So what is it?

  • Collagen represents 30% of animal protein matter. It is a key protein for joint, skin, bone and cartilage health.
  • Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen are type 1 Collagen Peptides, containing over 97% protein. It is easily digested, and includes 18 amino-acids, 7 of which are essential amino acids.
  • Made from enzymatic hydrolysis of native collagen

What’s the Difference?

The Ingredients:

  • Whey comes from dairy, which means it can cause digestive issues, stomach cramps, nausea, fatigue and headaches in those with lactose intolerance.
  • In its natural form, whey is gluten free, however many whey products add “glutamine peptides” which is hydrolyzed wheat protein. This makes whey a bad option for gluten free and paleo diets.
  • Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen is a non-allergenic, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, kosher, and paleo protein supplement.

Digestion:

  • Since Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen is hydrolyzed, it is highly digestible and quickly absorbed meaning faster recovery. With hydrolyzed collagen, up to 90% of the protein is absorbed.
  • Hydrolyzed whey is very expensive and bitter. The more common, non-hydrolyzed whey contains just 25%-40% protein, while Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen contains 97% protein and is rapidly absorbed.
  • Hydrolyzed collagen can be digested safely by people with dairy and gluten intolerance.

The Bottom Line:

  • Both hydrolyzed Collagen and whey have been proven to increase blood levels of essential amino acids, stimulating the production of muscle protein. However, Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen is absorbed faster than whey, producing a better recovery.
  • Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen is dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo and kosher, so you don’t have to worry about unpleasant digestive issues or sacrifice your diet.
  • Studies have shown hydrolyzed collagen not only promotes muscle regeneration, but also stimulates bone tissue formation, reduces the cartilage degrading effects of osteoarthritis, lessens joint pain, improves skin appearance and decreases wrinkles, and improves athletic performance.
  • If you are looking for a protein powder with all the essential amino acids, Protein Essentials Perform 100 is a collagen based sports recovery supplement that has all 9.

Learn more about the many reasons Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen is whey better here:

www.peptan.com

Make the switch to hydrolyzed collagen today:

www.proteinessentials.com

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sources:

http://www.peptan.com

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/263371.php

http://www.gnolls.org/3066/your-whey-protein-and-whey-isolate-may-not-be-gluten-free-beware-glutamine-peptides/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/529699-the-difference-between-hydrolyzed-whey-protein-and-regular-whey-protein/

Here’s a Classic Smoothie that Will Make You Smile

The Strawnana

Today’s recipe is a simple yet delicious fruit smoothie that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while providing natural vitamins, nutrients, and needed protein to your diet. Adding Protein Essentials Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen to the Strawnana will give you essential amino acids, aid in muscle growth, promote skin health and rejuvenation, improve skin elasticity and moisture, and reduce joint and muscle pain. Transform your morning smoothies into a healthy super drink with Protein Essentials. Here’s how-

Ingredients:

 15 small strawberries

 1 banana (frozen)

 2/3 cup skim milk or almond milk

 Splash of orange juice

 1 scoop of Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen

Add 5 strawberries, the milk and scoop of Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen into a powerful blender and mix at medium speed. Whenpartially liquified add banana and continue to blend until banana is pulverized. Add 5 more strawberries and blend at a higher speed. Add the splash of OJ and the remaining strawberries and blend until the smoothie is at your preferred consistency.

Pour into a tall glass and drink up!

Makes about 3 cups (24 oz) and contains approximately 105 calories per Cup (8 oz)

Which Fitness Watch to Buy? Protein Essentials Gives You the Run Down

Image: Forgemind ArchiMedia, Flickr

This summer is looking like the summer of wearable fitness tech. So how should you go about navigating the crowded market of fitness watches? It’s confusing enough accepting that gadget watches are no longer just for the movies, picking one is a whole different story. Here at Protein Essentials we did some digging to lay out the features of five popular watches so you can decide which watch best fits your needs.

VivoWatch by ASUS:

$150

  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Sleep tracking
  • good battery life
  • step and calorie counter
  • UV level detector
  • goal setting
  • simple companion app
    • no distance tracking
    • no app notifications

Check out Engadget.com’s review for more details on the VivoWatch!

Basis Peak by Intel:

$199

  • Heart rate monitoring
  • sleep tracking
  • step and calorie counter
  • texts, emails, calls, calendar
  • perspiration levels
  • Skin temperature
  • goal setting
  • sync data with Apple Health and Google Fit
  • differentiates running, walking, biking
    • no GPS tracking
    • limited manual options
    • confuses inactivity with sleep

Check out CNET’s review for more information on the Basis Peak.

Alpha 2 by Mio:

$199

  • curved screen built for sports
  • heart rate monitor
  • timer, calories, pace, distance
  • water resistant up to 30 meters
  • very comparable with apps which can add the lacking features
    •  confusing manual controls
    •  too large for smaller wrists
    • no GPS
    • annoying charger
    • no daily movement tracking

Check out Wareable for their review of the Alpha 2.

Vivoactive by Garmin:

$249

  • GPS and sports tracking!
  • Golf tracking with 38,000 courses
  • Daily steps
  • sleep tracker
  • notifies you when you are inactive for too long
  • pairs with smartphone to deliver notifications
  • texts, calls, tweets, etc.
  • touch screen
  • waterproof to 50 meters
    • outdated square design
    • low-res screen that is hard to read in low light

Find out more in Wareable’s review of the Vivoactive.

SmartWatch 3 by Sony:

$195

  • GPS tracking
  • NFC and Wifi capabilities built in (not used by features)
  • powerful processor and 4GB of storage
  • good battery life
  • waterproof up to 60 minutes at 2 meters
  • pairs with smartphone for apps and notifications
    • more sporty than sleek design
    • low-res screen feels faded
    • no optical heart rate sensor
    • wristband attracts lint

Check out Wareable’s review for more on the SmartWatch 3.

We hope our Protein Essentials‘ quick guide to this summer’s hottest fitness watches helps you find the right watch for you. As you pick a watch that will keep you motivated in your fitness goals, remember Protein Essentials Perform 100: Energy & Recovery Supplement can take you to the next level in both health and wellbeing.