In a world where whey has taken over most major forms of protein powder, it may seem difficult to find a dairy-free alternative to fit your recovery needs post-workout. Most choices seemed limited to egg or plant-based proteins, with few other options available on the market. At least, that was the case up until True Nutrition revolutionized the protein industry with the release of the Beef Protein Isolate back in 2009. True Nutrition has made another huge leap forward as we introduce the new-and-improved Beef Protein Isolate, which is now entirely soy-free!
The Beef Protein Isolate is unlike any other protein powder on the market. Beef flesh is first boiled down in huge vats to produce a nutrient-enriched liquid containing incredibly high amounts of each of the essential and branched chain amino acids. This liquid form is then skimmed to have all fat and carbohydrate content removed, leaving a protein concentration of over 98% aminos left in the remaining material. From here, the liquid beef aminos undergo a spray-drying process in order to create the finished powder product.
Beef Protein Isolate has an amino acid profile that is easily comparable to any standard whey protein on the market. It is naturally high in the amino acids alanine, arginine, glutamic acid, glycine, and proline, and serves as a significant source of leucine, isoleucine, and valine, as well. A single standard serving of 30 grams will contain an astounding 29.5 grams of protein, with zero carbs and less than 1 gram of fat. This gives the Beef Protein Isolate one of the highest concentrations of functional protein out of any of the materials that are currently available on the market.
The digestion rate of Beef Protein Isolate has been estimated to be slower than most standard whey proteins, and is most similar in nature to an egg white protein in terms of the time it takes to completely digest and absorb this material. One should expect an overall release time of approximately 2-3 hours for complete digestion, which is comparable to the rate of digestion for a beef steak. **Please note, some customers have experienced gastric distress when making a clean switch from a standard whey protein to a comparable serving of Beef Protein Isolate.** As a general recommendation, users should always ease in to the use of any new form of protein in order to allow the stomach and intestines to adjust to any drastic alterations in amino acid intake.
Beef Protein Isolate tends to be much saltier in taste than most other protein powders. This is due to the naturally-occurring sodium content that is inherent to the source. The material also has a peculiar taste that most would describe as being burnt, chocolaty, or savory. As such, we typically do not recommend mixing the material in with fruit flavors, since there is a potential for conflict in tastes. Beef Protein Isolate mixes best with chocolate- and vanilla-type flavors, and particularly with chocolate peanut butter. It is important to keep these tastes in mind when adding the Beef Protein Isolate in to any custom protein blend using True Nutrition‘s Custom Mix Generator.
There are many specific markets in which the Beef Protein Isolate may play a positive role. The first and foremost appeal is for individuals that conform to a paleolithic diet, which strictly regulates the intake of carbohydrate and protein sources. Beef Protein Isolate is the perfect protein for Paleo athletes and fitness enthusiasts, providing a highly-effective animal-based protein powder. As a soy-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free protein powder, it is also a hypoallergenic source of protein for individuals that may suffer from any number of dietary limitations.
Beef Protein Isolate can be combined with other animal-based protein powders to form unique blends that are specific to your dietary goals and needs. A sample Paleo Post-Workout Formula can be found HERE! You are always welcome to contact True Nutrition‘s friendly and helpful staff with questions on how to build your own custom mix using the Beef Protein Isolate in the Custom Mix Generator.
True Nutrition‘s complete list of Paleo proteins can be found below, as well:
*DISCLAIMER: The above description is provided for information only and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult your physician or the appropriately licensed professional before engaging in a program of exercise or nutritional supplementation. No information in this site has been reviewed by the FDA. No product is intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any disease.