With the world turning more towards a healthier, vegan-friendly and more sustainable diet, it is important to look towards obtaining protein from alternative sources, other than meat and fish. A popular vegan protein source amongst health-conscious individuals are Pea Protein, Brown rice protein and Quinoa Flour, however, there are many other high-quality protein sources that you may not be aware of yet.
Category Archives: Amino Acids
What is Vegan Collagen?
Unfortunately, plants do not grow their own collagen. That said, it is exciting to see advancements in science and in recent news it has been reported that researchers have created some genetically modified collagen, using the bacteria P.pastoris .
However, what is commercially available, is our Nutraceuticals Base Blend composed of the many amino acids found in fish/bovine collagen (see Table 1) in combination with a number of vitamins, minerals, and herbals as well as sodium hyaluronate which may promote collagen production or optimize skin health generally
The biology of health has shown how experiences and environmental influences in early childhood health can have an effect on the future and even result in physiological adaptations. Sound and appropriate nutrition has been identified as one of the three foundations of lifelong health which includes health promoting food intake and eating habits. For example, a study by Imperial College London has shown that ‘the average 19-year-old girl in Bangladesh and Guatemala (the nations with the world’s shortest girls) is the same height as an average 11-year-old girl in the Netherlands, the nation with the tallest boys and girls.’ The team warned:
‘highly variable childhood nutrition, especially a lack of quality food, may lead to stunted growth and a rise in childhood obesity – affecting a child’s health and well-being for their entire life.’ (Imperial 2020)
Amino acids are organic compounds, consisting of an amino (-NH2) and a carboxylic acid (-COOH) functional group. They play major roles within the human body, producing neurotransmitters and hormones, involvement in cellular processes, muscle protein synthesis, enzymatic activity and immunity.
One of the questions we are asked the most is what the units following our enzyme products actually mean.
We strive to make your job easier. By choosing a Nutraceuticals Base Blend we provide the foundation for you to build your own product to suit your customers.
Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are a blend of the three essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine, primarily in a ratio of 2:1:1 respectively.