Nuzest Clean Lean Protein is 100% vegan with a protein content of nearly 90%, over 4 times greater than that of animal protein sources such as meat, chicken or fish. The protein, sourced from French-grown golden peas is isolated in a patented, all-natural, water-based process that ensures the protein is not denatured during extraction and manufacturing process.
Clean Lean Protein is a rich source of all 9 essential amino acids and with a pH of 7.8, is one of very few alkaline protein products available. Its 98% digestibility rating makes it gentle on the gastro-intestinal tract and increases its absorption. Clean Lean Protein is suitable for everyone, is very low in carbohydrates and fat and is the perfect recovery shake or meal replacement whilst providing key building blocks needed for vitality, repair and muscle growth.
Historic use of European golden pea
The pea protein in Nuzest Clean Lean Protein is derived from the golden pea, Pisum sativum. This has a long history of use as a food source, dating back to 600 BC, as used by ancient cultures.
Digging into pea protein specifics
With a well-balanced nutritional profile containing around 23% protein, it is the perfect base for a concentrated protein ingredient. The pea protein in Nuzest Clean Lean Protein is Pisane®, one, if not the, highest quality pea protein on the market today. Pea proteins typically have a protein content of 80-85%, however Pisane® contains around 88-90% protein and is produced in a state-of-the-art Belgian facility that uses an environmentally friendly, aqueous process for isolation. There are no, organic solvents, hexane or denaturing heat treatments.
Pisane® is one of the few ‘clean label’ vegetable proteins available globally and is free from any GMOs (in the finished product as well as at any stage of manufacture), gluten, crustaceans, mollusks, eggs, fish, peanuts, soya, milk, nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, lupin, sulphur dioxide and sulphites. There is no GMO technology and the peas along with the entire process are both Kosher and Halal certified.
Pea Vs Whey
While whey protein has long been favored as the protein of choice for athletes owing to its high biological value, there are many additional factors that can affect a protein’s role in muscle repair and growth. These include digestibility and absorption, that can themselves be affected by other components in a formulation, such as inflammatory proteins, lipids, sugars and other carbohydrates, including FODMAPs. In a recent randomized clinical trial carried out by the National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in Dijon,
France, pea and whey protein were compared against a placebo. The 161 male athletes enrolled in the study, aged 18 to 35, consumed 25g of each protein twice daily over a 12- week period of resistance training targeting the upper body. The researchers found that, in general, both protein types contributed to equivalent muscle growth and significantly more than the placebo. Additionally, in a sub-group with the lowest biceps muscle force at the start of the trial, those taking pea protein showed a considerably greater increase in muscle thickness (mass) over the 84 days of the trial compared with those on whey.1
Protein serves crucial functions in virtually every physiological and metabolic process in the body. Proteins are comprised of monomer units made up from up to 20 amino acids, of which 9 are regarded as essential because they cannot be synthesized in the body and must be ingested in the diet (Table 1). Others are conditionally essential, being required in the diet at times of particular need (e.g., growth, intense activity, stress, illness), whereas a third group are considered non-essential because they can be synthesized within the body (Table 1). Proteins may be bound to a wide range of functional groups, they may be quite rigid or highly flexible and they can respond in very different ways to heat or acid environments.
Table 2 shows a comparison of the amino acid profile of Pisane®, the protein source in CLP, with the profiles of casein, whey, brown rice and egg albumen. Cow’s milk is typically comprised of about 80% casein and 20% whey.
Nuzest Clean Lean Protein is:
- Made of premium European Golden Peas – specifically Pisane®
- 100% vegan
- Free of soy, GMO’s, additional sugar, preservatives, artificial additives and lectins
- High in protein yet low in carbohydrates and fat
- Allergen free
- Alkaline protein with a PH of 7.8
- Mixes smooth, even when not blended
- No added sugar