What's The Big Deal About Protein?
If you want to lose weight and stay healthy, consuming adequate amounts of protein on a daily basis is absolutely necessary. Protein helps you eat less while and still feel satisfied, while also helping to maintain muscle mass during rapid weight loss. It also keeps your metabolism revving at a higher rate, minimizes the extent of hair thinning that may occur with rapid weight loss, and helps keep your energy levels up.
Simply put, weight loss surgery patients who consume adequate amounts of protein do better, feel better and look better than patients who fail to meet their protein needs.
Why Whey Protein?
Milk is comprised of two proteins: casein and whey. Whey protein is a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids (building blocks of all tissue). It is low in lactose content and is associated with a number of health benefits.
Whey protein is easily digested and well absorbed, providing all amino acids in the exact ratio that the body needs to function at its best.
ReLaunch™ is unflavored because we know many people get tired of drinking the same pre-flavored protein shake day after day. Flavor fatigue eventually causes patients to decrease their intake of protein supplements before they are consuming adequate amounts of protein (60 to 80 grams daily for most patients) through food. When this happens, the patient fails to meet protein needs, leaving them feeling sick and tired and losing too much hair and muscle mass.
In our experience, patients who utilize unflavored whey protein more consistently meet their protein needs than those who use pre-flavored protein.
There are three primary types of whey protein: whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate and whey protein hydrolysate. ReLaunch™ unflavored protein supplement and meal replacement is produced with Hilmar90/10 Instantized Whey Protein Isolate. It contains low levels of fat and low levels of carbohydrates (lactose) and contains approximately 90 percent protein.
A whey protein supplement reduces hunger and cravings between meals by decreasing grehlin (the “hunger hormone”) levels in the body. Studies have found that when combined with calorie reduction, whey protein supplements help people lose significantly more body fat, while preserving muscles.
Various studies point to other potential benefits of whey protein, including:
ReLaunch™ by Nicholson Clinic is proud to offer medical grade unflavored whey protein and unflavored meal replacement powder to bariatric surgery patients and others looking for a quality protein supplement.