With such a large variety of different protein powders on the market it can become overwhelming to select the right one. Protein forms the building blocks of the human body. It is in every part of us and the second largest component after water. The benefit goes beyond muscles; protein supports a healthy metabolism and promotes a feeling of fullness for longer. Without it our metabolisms become sluggish, we lack energy, give into our cravings and reach for the wrong foods.
THE SUPER ELIXIR Nourishing Protein is a vegan protein powder, offering a clean, complete plant-based protein option that balances blood sugar levels, promotes a health metabolism, reduces sugar and food cravings, feeds muscles and repairs tissues for quicker post-workout recovery. We explain the eight ingredients that separates our organic protein powder out from the rest…
As a vegan protein powder, Nourishing Protein is free of whey and features a blend of organically produced pea and rice protein. Many whey protein powders are derived from non-organic cow’s milk, which contains a high level of oestrogen, known to weaken the immune system, a biological structure protecting our bodies against disease. Pea and rice protein are both plant based proteins, with the latter being naturally fat and cholesterol free, and the former being hypoallergenic, meaning it is easier to digest than other sources of protein.
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B Vitamins play an essential role in balancing our cortisol level, keeping our bodies running smoothly, reducing stress and helping us feel energised. The SUPER ELIXIR Nourishing Protein contains:
- B1 builds new cells in the body, protecting the immune system
- B2 fights free radicals (particles of the body that damage cells)
- B3 boosts HDL cholesterol, helping to remove harmful cholesterol from the body
- B6 produces serotonin, melatonin and norepinephrine in the body, helping improve mood and sleep patterns
- B12 regulates the nervous system, reducing depression, stress and brain shrinkage
Dandelion is known to improve liver function, by removing toxins and re-establishing hydration and electrolyte balance. Our organic protein powder also features dandelion to stimulate the liver and promoting digestion, with proper digestion reducing the chances of constipation, which in turn reduces the risk of more serious gastrointestinal issues.
THE SUPER ELIXIR Nourishing Protein features grape seed, which contains very high amounts of disease-fighting, free radical eliminating antioxidants called bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids (which are plant antioxidants) include hesperidin, which is known as an all-natural immune system stimulator. Grape seed also protects the skin from UVV radiation damage, blood vessel walls from inflammatory stress and the brain from low oxygen states.
Guar gum is a complex carbohydrate that is extracted from seeds of the guar plant. Our organic protein powder includes guar gum as it can slow the rate of starch digestion and glucose absorption following a meal, which, long-term, can lead to a decrease in blood pressure. Guar gum is also a prebiotic, which is a non-digestible food fibres which when consumed, ferment and produce acids in the lower gut, promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the large intestine.
Magnesium is an essential mineral required by more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body including body, protein and fatty acid formation. It was included in our vegan protein powder, as it helps with muscular problems such as cramps, period pains, migraines, fatigue as well as fluid retention.
The SUPER ELIXIR Nourishing Protein uses natural sweeteners that are derived from plants, tasting similar to sugar, yet without the negative side effects. Artificial sweeteners are common ingredients found in protein powders. The side effect of consuming unnatural sweeteners is that it can negatively affect the body. Various studies have found that sugar not only can lead to weight gain, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but short term cause headaches, migraines, gastric distress and depression. Our vegan protein powder uses a blend of Xylitol and Stevia, with the former containing only 1.9 to 2.4 calories per gram, and the latter containing no calories or carbohydrates.
Among the healthiest fruits in the world, pomegranate contains hundreds of edible seeds called arils, which are rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and bioactive plant compounds. Pomegranates are also loaded with polyphenols, which have powerful antioxidant properties preventing free radical damage of the walls of arteries, reducing the risk of heart disease.
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