Brown rice is a highly nutritious whole grain that is relatively low in calories. It’s high in fiber, free of cholesterol, and low in sodium. Some of you might be surprised to know that brown rice is a source of protein. One cup of brown rice has approximately 5 grams of protein; although not much, it’s certainly more than compared to other types of rice. To use the rice as a supplement, brown rice protein is made by grinding rice grains and then treating them with an enzyme that separates the carbohydrates from the protein. This powder is then converted to a brown rice protein supplement, suitable for consumption.
Brown rice protein is a plant-based protein source; it’s vegan, gluten free, easily digestible, and free of the most common allergens such as soy, dairy and eggs. These characteristics make it a great alternative for individuals who have dietary restrictions. Brown rice protein is also a good for weight loss (high fiber, low calories), and a great source of nutrients and vitamins.
Although brown rice is a good source of protein, it is considered and incomplete protein source because it does not contain all essential and non-essential amino acids. It must be combined with other protein sources in order for you to obtain the full amino acid profile that your body needs. While plant proteins are easy to digest, their high fiber content can make them slower digesting than other sources of protein. This limits the time frame at which this protein source can be consumed.
How Does Brown Rice Protein Compare to Collagen Protein?
The main difference between these two types of protein is that brown rice is a plant protein source, and collagen is an animal protein source. However, like brown rice, collagen protein is not considered a complete protein source because it lacks the essential amino acid, L-Tryptophan (more on this later).
Taking aside the term of “complete protein source”, not only is collagen beneficial for its high protein content, but also because of its overall effect on the body. Collagen is good for the skin, hair, and nails, as well as for the mobility and flexibility of the joints. Collagen cushions the joints, making them less achy as one grows older. Collagen is also free of the most common allergens, such as soy, dairy, and eggs and, compared to other sources of animal protein, it is easy to digest and absorb. However, unlike brown rice protein, it is not vegan or vegetarian friendly.
Although collagen protein lacks one essential amino acid, our product, Proteinex contains all essential and non-essential amino acids – making it a complete protein source! We have added L-Tryptophan to our formulation to ensure that our product contains the full amino acid profile, in addition to the full benefits of collagen.
Proteinex is your protein solution! Its free of fat, sugar, and carbs, and contains a high concentration of protein in a small serving size. So not only do you enjoy all the benefits of collagen, but you can also rest assured that you are consuming a full protein source.
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