Wednesday, August 17, 2016

What is Protein spiking

There are protein brands out there which are using a deceptive exercise called Protein Spiking to exaggerate the claim on their labels and cheat consumers from protein. To put it simply, protein acid spiking is when a manufacturing company takes some of the less affordable whey protein from an item and replaces it with cost-effective amino acids. There is nothing wrong with this so long as the maker corrects the protein claim on the label to reflect the missing protein. The trouble is several brands don't fix the protein value down, they feign a single amino acid is just a protein and make a bogus protein claim on the label.

Amino acids are added onto protein powder with low protein levels to spike nitrogen in the protein tests. What does that mean? Well, to examine protein value in a nutritional supplement for label claim, you do a nitrogen value test. Guess what? Amino acids examine higher in nitrogen then whey protein does. Spike a protein powder with free form amino acids, and it provides bogus reading for protein value by combining the nitrogen value of the complete protein with the nitrogen value of the free of amino acid. Its win for the producer, but a complete loss for the customer who get less protein per serving than the real label is promising. Many brief study are conducted for it but still many are unaware of it.

Sure aminos benefit muscle development, but not when they're fraudulently put instead of the complete protein. Adding an amino acid to a protein powder may have benefit. The manufacturer should withhold out the nitrogen value of the free form amino acid and only claim the value of the complete protein on the label. Put simply: 25 grams of complete protein together with 5 grams of taurine and 5 grams of glycine has advantage, but if the 25 grams of protein is just truly only 12 grams of complete protein, you've just been scammed. Creatine monohydrate is just the worst culprit because it is half the cost of whey isolate protein while containing 2.7 times the nitrogen value of whey isolate. So a label that claims 25 grams of protein per serving which has 5 grams of creatine monaural added to it, might really only have 11.5 grams of complete protein. What happened to the other 13.5 grams of protein, it isn't in the scoop.