I have begun to work on bringing in egg protein concentrate, isolate and yolk protein concentrate. A little over a month ago I offered liquid egg white protein and German egg white protein to sample to some customers. I sold out in about 5 minutes. However, since the Covid 19 hit, I have not been able to import the German material. I still have plans to do so, but the way things are going, I don’t see it coming in for a few months. Therefore, I have an ace up my sleeve and I am working on bringing in two, maybe three different egg protein products.
Why Egg Protein Powder?
In previous articles, I have mentioned the current scientific method to determine the quality of a protein source is the DIAAS (Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score). One might see companies that sell protein powder mention PDCAA, but the PDCAA is now out-dated and the DIAA replaces it.
Believe it our not whey protein powder is not the highest quality protein according to the DIAA. Below is a chart that lists protein sources rankings
Here is another chart I found. Notice the different numbers.
This is the reason I decided to start selling egg protein again. Eggs are #2 or #3. I have found a couple of different numbers. One website ranked whey protein isolate #2 and whole egg #3. Regardless, milk protein, egg protein, and whey isolate are the top 3. From what I have researched hydrolyzed protein powders have not been analyzed yet.
Egg Protein Isolate, Egg White Protein Concentrate, and Yolk Protein Concentrate
The common egg protein powder that every single company sells is egg white protein concentrate. The powder is commonly around 80 to 84% protein. Which classifies it as a concentrate. There is one company that I know of that produces an egg whey protein isolate. It is over 90% protein. Most likely I will carry both. The third product is a yolk protein concentrate powder. The powder is about 60% protein, which is double the amount of protein in regular yolk protein powder. The yolk protein powder has me most intrigued and I will definitely be adding it to my protein drinks.
I should hopefully have these products within 30 days.
Vegans vs Non-Vegans
The discussion between vegan bodybuilders and non-vegan bodybuilders in regards to protein intake can pretty heated. If one discusses protein intake with most vegan bodybuilders they will take the stance that plant proteins are just as good as meat proteins. However, I just found a study that was published in December 2019, that may not be good news for vegans.
The study concluded…
Based upon available protein, as determined through the DIAAS, vegetarian athletes in this study would need to consume, on average, an additional
10 g protein daily to reach the recommended intake for protein (1.2 g/kg/d). An additional 22 g protein daily would be needed to achieve an intake of 1.4 g/kg/d, the upper end of the recommended intake range.
The study determined that because of the quality of protein that vegan sources are, more is required to increase muscle protein synthesis. This means vegan bodybuilders are at a disadvantage compared to non-vegan bodybuilders.
Another Plus For Curcumin
In the past, I talked about curcumin for muscle building purposes. I file it with creatine and beetroot for being supplements that you just can’t go wrong with. These three products work. The research behind them is founded and undisputable. Recently I just came across another study showing how curcumin helps muscle recovery. Also, I just started selling a curcumin product that is available on this website.
Another Reason To Use Oatmuscle
The last article I recommended using Oatmuscle because it contains beta-glucans which help boost the immune system. Especially with this Covid 19 crisis. There is no excuse not to be either eating oatmeal or using my Oatmuscle. Beta-glucan helps the immune system, so now is the time to make sure you are consuming it.
Here is another study proving it.