Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides Sports Nutrition Benefits

It has long been known that protein is key for sports nutrition, specifically muscle building. Nutrition plays an important role as athletes prepare to reach optimum performance levels. The essential function of proteins is well known to competitive athletes as well as recreational athletes.

fullsizeoutput_12dProtein Essentials Collagen Peptides can offer important advantages beyond muscle building. Collagen benefits include improving athletic performance, protecting connective tissues, supporting healthy joint maintenance and helping to reduce the risk of injury.

With a unique amino acid profile, Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides contain high levels of the amino acids glycine, hydroxypoline, proline, alanine and arginine – providing specific nutritional benefits not found in other protein sources.

Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides deliver numerous health and nutritional benefits to athletes both during and after exercise: aiding muscle contraction, muscle restoration, performance energy, joint and connective tissue protection and weight management. csm_Peptan_Sports_Nutrition_small_845735a288

Pure, natural, easily digestible and absorbable, Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides are easy to use. Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides are gluten and dairy free. This is important for athletes with dietary restrictions and paleo athletes. Products range from unflavored collagen peptides, to Chocolate & Mocha Collagen to fruit flavored Perform 100.

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Protein Essentials Products Get High Marks!

                                           
Protein Essentials products are made with highest quality, pasture raised Peptan collagen protein. Peptan is the leading manufacturer of collagen and gelatin products worldwide. Collagen and gelatin are gluten free, nondairy and nongmo; they also deliver tremendous benefits. Numerous studies show collagen and gelatin support joint, bone, nail, skin and hair health. Additionally, protein is filling which supports weight management. 

Still skeptical? Uh huh. Well, here is a snippet of what our customers have to say……

  • “Very good results on hair, nails and over-all good health.” Gelatin
  • “I am always well taken care of and appreciate it so much!!” Collagen
  • “I love these products. I love that they are from S. America and artificial hormone and antibiotic free.” Collagen & Gelatin
  • “Great taste and easy to use,” InstaBroth
  • “My joint pain is better.” Collagen
  • “I love this stuff. Hair feels good, nails too and my skin is so nice now. It mixes well with anything and has no taste!! I love it! Collagen
  • “I’m moving away from whey and towards collagen based proteins. I take both the Perform 100 and Hydrolyzed Collagen from Protein Essentials and both are fantastic.” Perform 100 & Collagen
  • “This is great and very gelatinous!” InstaBroth
  • “My hair is growing so fast my stylist wanted to know my secret!” Collagen
  • “Since I started using this product my body does not ache; I am able to do normal routine without ache joints!!” Gelatin
  • “I ride a bike 75 miles a week and it has taken all pain from my joints. And my hair and nails are the best they have ever been.” Gelatin

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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.

Superfruit Smoothie

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Katy’s Kitchen has been working hard to bring you tasty ways to incorporate our Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen protein powder and Perform 100 Energy & Recovery supplement into your daily life. Today’s recipe is packed with nutritious fruits, making it a naturally sweet and energizing smoothie. Take this smoothie up a notch by adding Protein Essentials hydrolyzed collagen, so your body gets the amino acids it needs and a boost in connective tissue and joint health.

To make this smoothie you’ll need:

– 15 frozen grapes

– 2/3 cups skim milk

– 15 blackberries

– 1/4 cup blueberries

– 2 Tablespoons blueberry acai light-fit yogurt 

– 2 scoops Protein Essentials Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen

Put all ingredients into a Vitamix or blender and mix to desired consistency.

Have any great protein smoothie recipes? Share them with Protein Essentials and you could be featured on our blog! Share your recipes with us on our Facebook page.

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)

The Spring Green Refresher

The Spring season is a time to revitalize and refresh. Why not get the feeling of Spring each day with this delicious smoothie?  Here’s a smoothie straight from Katy’s Kitchen. It has a light sweet flavor that bursts with energy and gives you all the healthy benefits of Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen. Even my teenager raved about this drink! Here’s how to make it for yourself:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

 1  cup almond milk

 15 green grapes

 1/2 orange

 Zest of 1 orange

 Handful of organic baby Kale

 1 Scoop Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen

 6 ice cubes

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Add the ingredients except the Collagen and ice cubes to a powerful blender. Turn the blender to medium speed and let it mix for about 15 seconds. Turn off the blender and add the Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen plus two ice cubes. Turn the blender to a higher setting and let it mix until the ice cubes are crushed. Turn of the blender and add two more ice cubes and repeat until all ice cubes are completely crushed.

Pour the smoothie into a tall glass and enjoy.

Makes about 20 ounces and contains approximately 100 Calories per 8 ounces.

Big Races Coming Up in Chicago, Prepare with Protein Essentials

The Chicagoland area will host a bunch of road races this summer. Whether you’re new to running or an ultra marathoner, running events are a great way to get involved in the community and kick start your summer fitness goals. Here’s Protein Essential’s list of the top 5 races to run this summer!

1. The Undy 5k Run/Walk, May 23rd, Chicago, IL

This fun run requires little clothes, but supports a big cause. The funds raised through this event support colon cancer research, sign up on their website.

2. The Essence of Freedom Run, May 25, Deerfield, IL

Memorial Day isn’t just about summer and BBQs, participate in this race‘s 5k or 10k to support our veterans and troops.

3. The North Shore Half Marathon, May 31, Highland Park, IL

One of our very own Protein Essential founders participated in this race a few years back. The event features a great course through beautiful highland park, and a grand finish in the track arena.

4. The Color Run Chicago, June 7, Chicago, IL

If serious racing isn’t your style, the Color Run Chicago is the perfect event for you. At this race, you’ll have a blast getting sprayed with colored paint as you race, just remember to leave your nice workout clothes at home.

5. Burgers and Beer 5k, July 13, Chicago, IL

While this race is held at Soldier Field and has all the staples of an official 5k, it’s the post-race party which sets the Burgers and Beer 5k apart from the rest.

Whichever race you chose, Protein Essentials will help you achieve your race goals. Start preparing today. Add two tablespoons of our Perform 100: Energy & Recovery Supplement to your post-run drink and feel the benefits. After all, it’s a Paleo Superfood™.Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 2.50.35 PM