Nutribiotic - Vegan Rice Protein Plus Flax Seed - 12 Packet(s)
NutriBiotic Vegan Rice Protein Plus Flax Seed is the only low carbohydrate protein combined with cold milled flax seed, one of the richest known plant sources of omega-3s. Supportive, but not conclusive, research shows consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. One serving of NutriBiotic Rice Protein Plus Flax Seed provides 1.9 grams of omega-3 fatty acids.
NutriBiotic Vegan Rice Protein is produced by means of a unique enzyme process. A proprietary blend of organic plant enzymes are used to separate the fiber and carbohydrates from the protein portion of the whole grain, sprouted brown rice. Low temperatures used during processing prevent denaturing of the amino acids. No chemicals are used at any time. Due to this enzyme process, color, taste, and texture may vary.
Discover optimal health with this good source of fiber and nutrient dense formula essential in supporting vibrant health and energy!
Nutribiotic Vegan Rice Protein Plus Flax Seed Highlights:
- Gluten Free
- Provides 1.9 Grams of Omeg-3 Fatty Acids
Why would I want to use Rice Protein?
NutriBiotic Rice Protein is an excellent source of vegan protein. Most people are familiar with soy and whey protein, and while they each provide sound nutrition, rice protein offers additional benefits. Whey protein comes from milk, and some people either cannot or do not wish to use animal-based protein. Soy protein often is difficult for people to digest and may pose allergy risks, plus some individuals simply don't like the taste. Rice protein offers a vegan alternative to soy, without the animal products of whey. And, rice protein is utilized more efficiently by the body than soy, too. Rice protein is suitable for use by those with food allergies, the elderly, and the severely ill. It has a mild flavor and may be used in beverages, sprinkled on cereals and yogurt, and added to cooked dishes to boost the protein content.
Rice is a carbohydrate. How do you get protein from it?
All foods contain amino acids, which are the building blocks of what we collectively call protein. Broccoli contains protein, as do all fruits and vegetables and grain products. NutriBiotic uses a unique process that allows them to isolate the protein from the carbohydrate portion of the rice. The end result is an extensive amino acid profile that includes 19 amino acids including all 9 essential amino acids.
Does that mean the rice protein is chemically derived? I'm chemically intolerant and have to avoid food additives.
NutriBiotic Rice Protein is not chemically processed. NutriBiotic uses natural enzymes that are GMO free to break down and digest the carbohydrate portion of the rice, leaving behind the protein. NutriBiotic's method of extraction leaves a very pure protein, free of additives or chemicals that can cause sensitivities.
Is the Rice Protein organic?
NutriBiotic Rice Protein is not certified organic, however, it has been tested and proven to be free of pesticides, herbicides, and PCBs.
I noticed your label gives a standard nutritional breakdown, which includes carbohydrate. What form is this carbohydrate in, and why is it there if I am buying rice protein?
Some of the carbohydrate in the Rice Protein Plus is a complex carbohydrate, a natural component of the product. This amount is very minimal. Also, a small amount of rice syrup solids are used to sweeten the Rice Protein Plus.
What is the purpose of the Rice Syrup Solids in the Rice Protein Plus formulas?
Rice Syrup Solids are added as a natural sweetener. They are hypoallergenic, organic, Kosher certified, white crystals from sprouted, whole grain brown rice. This rice sugar is composed of glucose (dextrose monohydrate). It is free of gluten, GMOs, fructose, and sulfites. It has a glycemic index of 85.
Why is there Guar Gum and Xanthan Gum in the Rice Protein Plus formulas?
They are added as thickeners.
Why is there Sodium Chloride in the Rice Protein Plus formulas?
The Sodium Chloride is salt and is a very small amount of the Rice Protein Plus formulas. It helps with the consistency of the formula as it works in conjuction with other ingredients to make the products thicker, and it enhances the flavor. The sodium content in the Rice Protein Plus Flax Seed and Rice Protein Plus Antioxidants is 35 and 36 mg per serving respectively. Sodium Chloride is not in the other formulas of Rice Protein.
What is the Natural Flavor in the Rice Protein Plus Flax Seed?
It is a natural cinnamon, graham flavor.
What provides the antioxidants in the Rice Protein Plus Antioxidants?
The Organic Acai Berry Powder, VitaBerry (Wild Blueberry Extract, Grape Seed Extract Powder, Raspberry Seed Extract Powder, Cranberry Powder, Prune Powder, Tart Cherry Powder, Wild Bilberry Extract, and Strawberry Powder), and Extracts of Apple, Grape Seed, Mulberry, and Goji Berry are included for their antioxidant properties.
What are the benefits of VitaBerry?
- Superior source of natural antioxidants
- Helps prevent the effects of premature aging
- Promotes cardiovascular health
- Promotes healthy brain function and mental acuity
- Promotes healthy vision
- Promotes healthy blood sugar levels
- Excellent source of flavonoids and organic acids
- Promotes urinary tract health
- Promotes healthy skin
For individuals looking for specific ratios of amino acids, the following charts will be helpful:
Which amino acids have you added, and are they from natural or artificial sources?
All amino acids in the rice protein are naturally occurring components of the actual rice. NutriBiotic's has not added any amino acids.
Can children take the Rice Protein?
The Rice Protein is safe for all ages. Please consult a physician or nutritionist for individual dietary needs.
What is the Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) of your Rice Protein?
The Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) is the measure of actual protein available for the body to use. This PER is related to the percentage of the protein digested by the body. With Rice Protein, after 4 hours better than 80% of the protein has been digested, compared to only about 57% for soy. The actual PER number of Rice Protein is 2.75. Egg is the highest at 3.99, milk is second with 3.45, rice third, and soy is last with a PER of 2.32.
Is NutriBiotic Rice Protein gluten free?
Yes, all of NutriBiotic Rice Protein is made from gluten free whole grain brown rice and is processed by a natural enzyme that is not related to wheat or any of its relatives. Therefore, processing of the rice does not contaminate the rice protein with gluten in any way. NutriBiotic recommends that further concerns regarding the Rice Protein for those with severe food sensitivities should consult their doctor or dietician.
Does the Rice Protein Plus Flax Seed need to be refrigerated?
Rice Protein, including the Rice Protein Plus Flax Seed, does not need to be refrigerated. NutriBiotic does not recommend storing it in the refrigerator as it may draw dampness. NutriBotic does suggest storing it in a cool, dry location such as a cupboard.
How can the flax seed in the Rice Protein Plus Flax Seed be stable enough to have a shelf life of two years?
NutriBiotic uses cold milled flax seed. Their supplier states they use the most advanced, proprietary technology and have refined their system to deliver naturally stable flax seed with full nutritional value and flavor. The unique process also eliminates blemished seeds, which helps protect flax seeds’ natural components from oxidation, providing highly stable milled flax seed with a guaranteed shelf life of two years.
The Rice Protein Plus Flax Seed mentions research on EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids, but only lists ALA in the nutrition facts. Why is this?
The body converts ALA into the longer chain fatty acids EPA and DHA.
The serving size of the Rice Protein Plus Flax Seed is 25 g and the Rice Protein Plus Flax is 20 g. How should this be measured out?
The most accurate way of measuring is with a gram scale. However, if you do not have access to a scale, you may use a tablespoon. Approximately two heaping tablespoons is equal to a serving.
In 1980, after nearly ten years in the nutritional supplement industry, NutriBiotic was founded based on the principle that everyone deserves good health. Inspired by the research and recommendations of the world's only two-time Nobel Laureate, Linus Pauling, Ph.D., NutriBiotic began work on development of a variety of forms and dosages of Vitamin C and other nutrients. NutriBiotic felt that the public should have the best possible variety of the best possible nutrients at the best possible price, and our initial successes with our family of products showed that you thought so too.
Soon after NutriBiotic began filling the need for quality nutritional supplements, NutriBiotic found another need - the need for high quality, nutrient dense protein in a hypoallergenic form for the chemical and food sensitive individual. NutriBiotic Rice Protein powder meets that need without soy, milk, egg, wheat or yeast.
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