What is Medical Grade Protein?
by Anthony Benjamin on Oct 12, 2022
What is Medical Grade Protein?
According to Medical News Today, “protein is an essential macronutrient that helps build muscle, repair tissue, and make enzymes and hormones.”
Bariatric patients need to consume a high protein diet before and after surgery to build muscle and promote healthy healing. By promoting muscle growth, you’re also boosting your metabolism, making it easier for your body to lose and maintain weight. However, you shouldn’t purchase your protein supplements from just anywhere.
Many misleading descriptions could convince you to pay more for a protein powder that doesn’t check all the boxes. One of those deceptive terms is protein listed as “medical-grade.”
Beware Of Medical-Grade Protein!
Medical-grade protein is a marketing term some people use to portray the appearance that their protein has added medical benefits. So, just because you’re consuming medical-grade protein, it doesn’t mean you are consuming the best product. High-quality protein is crucial, and there are characteristics you must look for; this applies to bariatric patients and others alike.
Picking The Right Protein Supplement
There are several different types of protein supplements available on the market. These include:
- Whey Protein – popular with athletes; it’s a complete protein, meaning it contains all the amino acids the human body needs from food; it is quickly absorbed
- Casein – protein-rich in the amino acid glutamine, which may speed up muscle recovery; comes from dairy; digested slowly
- Soy Protein – contains all essential amino acids; an excellent alternative for those who do not consume dairy products
- Pea Protein – a high-quality alternative to soy protein and a good source of the amino acid arginine
- Hemp Protein – the seeds contain complete proteins and essential fatty acids
There are also three types of whey protein that you should be aware of when choosing the right one for you. These include:
- Whey Protein Concentrate
- Whey Protein Isolate
- Whey Protein Hydrolysate
Whey Protein Isolate
Whey Protein Isolate contains the most protein and is considered the purest form of protein of the three whey proteins. It also has fewer fats and carbohydrates than the other two options, making it ideal for weight loss and muscle maintenance. Overall, whey protein, in general, seems to be the better choice for someone looking to repair muscle tissue as quickly as possible and increase satiety.
How ProCare Health Protein Stands Out
At ProCare Health, we provide high-quality supplements for bariatric patients. With the advice of bariatric dieticians and other professionals in the field, we focus on providing the benefits that matter most (without breaking your bank).
You can find 26 grams of protein, 110 calories, 1g of carbs, and less than one gram of sugar in just one serving of ProCare Health’s Whey Isolate Protein Powder, while other competitors stack up at only 21 grams per serving. However, ProCare Health Protein’s unique ingredients are the added electrolytes, digestive enzymes, and immunity support blend.
Electrolytes are minerals that help regulate fluid balances in your body. Your body loses electrolytes through various activities—especially while working out or during strenuous activity, making our protein a perfect option for any fitness enthusiasts. But, more importantly, ideal for bariatric patients too.
Bariatric patients must stay hydrated and on top of fluids immediately after surgery because it helps maintain an optimal fluid balance and promotes healing. We’ve added calcium, potassium, magnesium, chloride, and sodium to this protein to help you fight dehydration.
Why Digestive Enzymes?
Digestive enzymes and gut health can be crucial for anyone that wants to achieve their weight loss goals. Digestive enzymes play an essential role in absorbing nutrients by breaking down food.
After having weight loss surgery, having a healthy gut is even more critical. It is not uncommon for patients to experience constipation after surgery due to the high protein goals and an unbalanced gut. This is precisely why we added digestive enzymes to our protein powder.
Papain comes from the peel of papaya fruit, and it helps break down dietary proteins and overall absorption. You can also find protease in our protein. This enzyme helps break down proteins and convert them into amino acids.
Why Immunity Support Blend?
ProCare Health cares about your health, so we’ve also added immunity support to our protein.
Protein can help your body repair, especially after surgery. However, studies show that your immune system can become weak after surgery, making you more susceptible to infections. So, we’ve added vitamin D, vitamin C, and zinc to help keep your immune system on track and crush your protein goals!
Shop With a Company You Can Trust
ProCare Health has dedicated itself to providing the bariatric community with supplements that its clients can trust. To ensure we maintain the highest standards of quality, our supplements are produced in the U.S.A., lab tested, and reviewed through patient results. Patient blood panels are reviewed regularly and often discussed with facilities to ensure the supplements perform as intended. We also have a third-party test every lot for the quality and post the results for everyone to see. We are the only company to provide this transparency for bariatric patients.
If we’ve piqued your interest, we suggest you look at our protein supplements, like our new ProCare Health | Whey Isolate Protein Powder. We have several options that will suit a variety of customers. Do you have any questions? Contact us today, and we’ll help you in any way we can.