Rice Protein Powder
Rice is an important global food and has been grown for more than 10,000 years. It is the main ingredient of the diet of more than 3 billion people and has fed more people over a longer period of time than any other crop. Rice is a grass variety and an important source of vitamins, minerals, fibre and complex carbohydrates. While thousands of different types of rice are grown on all continents, the most common and important type of food Oryza sativa.
In addition to water (about 75%), protein is the largest component of muscles, on average 20%. When muscles are put under pressure, through physical exercise or strength training for example, proteins break down and secrete the muscle fibres. The process of recovery and growth, known as protein synthesis, requires raw materials in the form of amino acids (amino acids are known as the building blocks of proteins).To gain muscle mass, protein synthesis must exceed protein breakdown.
Our rice protein powder starts with organically certified, non-genetically modified rice. The rice fields are owned by our supplier and are located in an unpolluted rural environment, so growing conditions can be closely monitored and the rice is free of contaminants.
Our organic rice protein powder has a protein content of 80% and contains all eight essential amino acids. These essential amino acids cannot be produced by the body and must be provided through our diet. Rice protein is hypoallergenic, which means it is less likely to cause allergic reactions compared to protein powders obtained from eggs, soy or milk.
We have chosen to offer the 80% powder because it offers a considerable amount of protein with a proportional amino acid profile compared to powders with higher protein content.
However, our rice protein powder has a better balance of fibres and carbohydrates, which is the great advantage of these essential macro-nutrients.
The relationship between protein intake and growth or maintenance of muscle mass is clearly established. Through the mechanism of protein synthesis (as described earlier), the amino acids repair and develop muscle protein, which provides the endurance and strength of athletes.
Good quality protein intake is important for people of all ages and at all stages of growth. In older people, loss of muscle mass (known as sarcopenia) is a major health problem, as this increased vulnerability increases the risk of falling. Protein is an important component of bone and a daily supply of protein contributes to your bone maintenance.
Make great smoothie combinations with rice protein and our fruit powders. Try baobab, banana or goji for an essential after-workout shake. Another tasty alternative is to add the rice protein to fried muesli bars with cacao powder en golden berries for a protein-superfood boost.