We are consistently asked if there really are differences between Whey Protein and Provide Gold One Shot Liquid Protein and if there are, then what are they?
We’re going to tell you about two main differences between these types of protein: Time and Absorption.
What does that mean?
Well, the main differences are the time it takes for your body to absorb the different types of protein into your system, and the actual percentage that your body absorbs.
The optimal time for protein consumption is 30-40 minutes after your workout ends. A common way people supplement their protein intake is with protein shakes and protein powder. When you use powder, you take that 1 oz scoop of protein and make yourself a shake that actually ends up being about 8-10 oz of liquid, which you drink right after your workout.
Most athletes have learned that the best time for their body to have the protein necessary to rebuild, repair and restore muscle is between the strength training (weight lifting) and conditioning (running); however, drinking 10 ounces of a heavy protein shake during those two workouts has the typical side effect of nausea and/or actual throwing up. Dedicated athletes will still plow through and drink the shakes, but your basic athlete (high school etc) more than likely will avoid the heavy shake during the workouts.
Even if you do drink the entire protein shake, this type protein is very difficult for your body to digest, and actually takes your body up to 24 hours to absorb the protein completely. The final outcome is that 24 hours after your workout, your body has finally absorbed the protein it needs to repair and restore your body for more exercise, only the amount it absorbed is roughly around 40%.
There are several types of liquid protein supplements available, but there is only one that we know of that was developed by a team of health research professionals. Utilizing their vast knowledge, they came up with the perfect recipe that allows for nearly 100% absorption of the protein (vs 40% of the other types of protein) at the cellular level. This protein is pre-digested with fruit enzymes and also contains Taurine.
Taurine is one of the key ingredients which acts quickly to open cells for the protein to enter the cells for muscle rebuilding and to aid in the recovery process. Faster absorption means faster recovery and better performance.
“The Taurine in Provide Gold™ also reduces oxidative stress under extreme physical exertion where lactic acid builds up in the muscle. The taurine decreases this fatigue of oxidative stress and aids in recovery,” added Dr. Gilbert. “Additionally, at the cellular level Provide Gold™’s Taurine regulates inter-cell calcium levels, balancing the sodium levels outside the cell and potassium levels inside the cell, keeping electrolytes stable across the cell.” – Dr. Joyce Ann Gilbert, PhD, RD, LD Director, Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science at California State University Northridge
One Shot Protein has no lactose, requires no preparation, no refrigeration, is sugar-free and gluten-free. There is no caffeine or harmful substances in this powerful protein supplement and contains 15 oz of pure protein in a 1 oz shot.
Now you know. So go get yourself some powerful Provide Gold One Shot Protein.