By Brett Hall, RD
BioTrust Low Carb Protein Shake’s blend of carefully selected exotic proteins stands head and shoulders above other protein shakes. With careful attention to low-temperature processing and a natural microfiltration process, you’re receiving only the highest quality protein in every delicious sip – in a unique form that dramatically improves absorption and effectiveness for maximum muscle recovery and growth.
BioTrust Low Carb is truly in a class of its own … but don’t just take our word for it. Here’s precisely why:
A True Time-Released Protein Blend
If you’re interested in protein shakes, it’s probably because you’re either looking to enhance and support muscle-building and recovery after exercise, or simply to fulfill your body’s protein requirements throughout the day.
Whey protein has typically dominated the protein shake market, and one of its selling points is the fact that it’s a fast-digesting protein (typically absorbed within an hour). This is a good thing initially, because it gives you that quick boost of protein your body needs after an intense workout. But your body needs prolonged delivery of protein for ultimate recovery, and this is where BioTrust Low Carb stands out.
With a unique blend of exotic proteins (25% Undenatured Whey Protein Isolate, 25% Ultrafiltered Micellar Casein, 25% Milk Protein Concentrate, and 25% Whey Protein Concentrate), BioTrust Low Carb provides a true time-released stream of protein that offers multiple benefits to your body.
Casein, for example, is a slow-digesting protein, which takes from three to five hours to digest. A recent study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch revealed that a blend of proteins, including casein and whey, was superior to whey alone for both muscle building and recovery, specifically helping to prolong your body’s anabolic window (the amount of time muscle building occurs after exercise).1 Senior study author Blake Rasmussen, PhD, professor and interim chair of the Department of Nutrition & Metabolism at the University of Texas Medical Branch, noted:2
“This study confirms that consuming a blend of proteins … versus whey protein alone provides a prolonged delivery of amino acids to the muscles, making it optimal for consumption following resistance exercise. The results of this study are critical for sports nutrition consumers and regularly active individuals.”
BioTrust Low Carb’s time-released protein blend delivers proteins to your muscles right away, and continues over a full five- to six-hour period, essentially keeping your muscles “fed” until your next meal.
The Perfect Blend of Whey, Casein and Milk Protein Concentrate
BioTrust Low Carb is a whole milk protein concentrate with a blend of whey and casein (the main protein in milk), offering you the benefits of both fast-acting and slow-digesting proteins. This formula contains:
- Ultrafiltered Micellar Casein and Milk Protein Concentrate
Extracted from milk without the use of damaging acids, chemicals or high heat. The end result is a near-perfect protein that maintains its bioactive components, unlike the denatured caseinates on the market, which are processed using a harsh chemical process and are an inferior protein source found in most other protein shakes.
Even drinking casein protein right before bed helps to stimulate muscle growth and improve whole-body protein balance if you’ve exercised earlier in the day, offering benefits while you sleep!3 Researchers noted:
“During sleep casein protein was effectively digested and absorbed resulting in a rapid rise in circulating amino acid levels which were sustained throughout the remainder of the night. Protein ingestion prior to sleep increased whole-body protein synthesis rates … and improved net protein balance …”
- Undenatured Whey Protein Isolate
A concentrated “pure” source of protein that has not been damaged by high-heat processing. All of its essential amino acids remain intact, with high biological value. Whey protein isolate has been found to be the superior protein choice for muscle growth after resistance exercise in older men.4
- Whey Protein Concentrate
A complete protein with nutritional cofactors and essential amino acids intact. Whey protein is a phenomenal source of leucine, an amino acid that helps boost the repair and growth of muscle following exercise. In one study, muscle protein synthesis was found to be 33 percent higher after drinking a protein beverage with a higher amount of leucine.5
Study author Stefan Pasiakos, Ph.D., a physiologist with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, noted:6
“Leucine can help trigger complex signaling networks within muscles that turn on muscle protein synthesis.”
Because BioTrust Low Carb contains this unique blend of whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, milk protein concentrate and ultrafiltered micellar casein, you get the benefits of both rapid and gradual-release protein sources to increase protein synthesis and minimize catabolic (muscle breakdown) activity.
Only Cold-Processed for the Highest Biological Value
Most protein powders on the market are processed using high heat and chemical (acid) processing, which damages the fragile proteins, leading to a denatured (inferior) product. BioTrust Low Carb is cold-processed at low temperatures, through a natural microfiltration process, to ensure the highest quality and deliverability possible.
Prohydrolase™ Enzyme for Dramatically Enhanced Absorption
BioTrust Low Carb is the first protein product on the market to use Prohydrolase,™ a patented blend of specialized enzymes to dramatically enhance the ability of your body to break down, absorb and utilize whey protein.
Under ordinary circumstances, most commercial protein drinks tend to buffer the acid in your stomach, which decreases the ability of your natural enzymes to digest the protein. Any protein that is not digested is simply excreted, making it a complete waste. When Prohydrolase™ is added to whey protein, it is 40 times more effective at delivering the protein to your muscles compared to the leading brand.7
Prohydrolase™ was the clear winner for enhanced absorption compared to both whey with no enzyme added and whey with the widely used enzyme Aminogen® added.
No Artificial Sweeteners of Any Kind
BioTrust Low Carb tastes great – its flavor is one of the reasons people prefer it over other brands! But rest assured, it is 100% all-natural, containing no artificial colors, artificial sweeteners or artificial flavors of any kind
Why is this a good thing? Because leading artificial sweeteners can interfere with your health goals, and have actually been shown to make you consume more calories, gain weight and store more body fat, leading to obesity. Researchers noted:8
“ … consumption of products containing artificial sweeteners may lead to increased body weight and obesity by interfering with fundamental homeostatic, physiological processes.”
One of the most commonly used sweeteners in protein powders is aspartame, a proven neurotoxin known to lower the concentration of reduced glutathione in your brain,9 which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease and others health problems. And it’s been linked to cancer, with researchers noting aspartame “is a multipotential carcinogenic agent, even at a daily dose of 20 mg/kg body weight, much less than the current acceptable daily intake.”10
As for the relative newcomer on the market, sucralose (brand name Splenda) — another common addition to many protein powders — research suggests it may reduce the beneficial bacteria in your gut,11 and may possibly be to blame for rising rates of inflammatory bowel disease12 …
Clearly, these are not substances you want in your healthy protein shake, and you won’t find any of them in BioTrust Low Carb.
No Dangerous Growth Hormones, rBGH or rBST
All of our proteins are hormone-free, sourced from cows not treated with potentially dangerous growth hormones. rBGH is banned in many countries around the globe, from Canada to New Zealand, due to its health risks, but it’s still very popular in the United States.
One of the main concerns is that growth hormones raise levels of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), a hormone, in milk, and consumption of IGF-1 is linked to a significantly increased risk of both breast and gastrointestinal cancers.13 Because of these potential risks, as well as the increased risks to the cows (including a significantly increased risk of mastitis, an udder infection that often results in treatment with antibiotics and other drugs that can end up in the finished product), BioTrust Low Carb is made only from proteins sourced from rBGH- and rBST-free cows.
Unique Fit Fiber Blend with Inulin
Inulin is a highly soluble fiber found naturally in onions, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes and other plant foods. While your body cannot digest inulin, it gets transported to your digestive tract where it acts as a food source for microbes, encouraging the growth of your body’s beneficial intestinal bacteria (probiotics). Inulin is sometimes referred to as a “prebiotic” for this reason, because it acts as a fuel for the microflora in your gut, ultimately enhancing your body’s ability to digest and utilize the proteins in BioTrust Low Carb.
In addition to its role as a prebiotic that encourages healthy probiotics to flourish in your gut, inulin has been shown to promote calcium absorption,14 and because it is not digested, it will not raise blood sugar levels, making it an ideal fiber source for people with diabetes.