PLANT PROTEINβ+ is aimed at all sportsmen and women and in particular at those who prefer ingredients of vegetable origin. Powdered vegetable proteins contribute to the maintenance and growth of muscle mass, while B vitamins (thiamine and riboflavin) contribute to the maintenance of energy metabolism and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue (vitamin B6).
Proteins are an essential component of our body and perform many functions: they are necessary for the growth and maintenance of muscle tissue, control many body processes in the form of hormones (insulin, glucagon), enzymes, contribute to the immune system (antibodies) and are involved in the transport of oxygen and nutrients (lipoproteins, haemoglobin, albumin, etc.).
At sports level, the most interesting are their plastic function, that means that they provide the amino acids that are used for the tissue growth and repair processes, and their energy function, because they provide 4 kcal/g in case of intense and prolonged muscle work or in case of negative energy balance.
PLANT PROTEINß+ contains powdered vegetable proteins of peas, rice, potatoes, hemp and quinoa, enriched with amino acids such as L-lysine, L-tryptophan and L-threonine. As is well known, if compared to animal proteins, vegetable proteins are considered incomplete because they do not contain one or more essential amino acids (cereals, for example, are deficient in tryptophan and lysine, while in legumes there is a certain lack of methionine and cysteine) and therefore they are usually defined as medium-low biological value proteins. For this reason PLANT PROTEINß+ has been formulated with vegetable proteins from different sources in order to obtain a formula with a high protein percentage and an excellent amino acid profile. PLANT PROTEINß+ with powdered vegetable proteins is suitable for vegans, vegetarians, all those who are allergic to milk and its derivatives and for people who want to try and/or modify their diet, but who want to follow a diet aimed at increasing muscle mass.
PLANT PROTEINß+ is a plant protein supplement enriched with proβios matrix, a mixture of nucleotides and probiotics including Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus coagulans. These probiotics can survive up to the intestine where, thanks to their ability to adhere to the epithelium, they can settle and replicate. Bacillus coagulans and Bacillus subtilis Natto, can "close up like a hedgehog" when environmental conditions become unfavourable, and return to their vegetative state when the external environment becomes suitable again. This natural protective structure allows them to not only survive gastric acidity, but also environmental factors and/or those related to industrial production such as heat, humidity and mechanical stress.
Recent studies have shown that the association of probiotics and proteins could improve the absorption of the latter. In fact, Bacillus coagulans produces active digestive enzymes in intestinal conditions (alkaline proteases, etc.). These proteases have been shown to digest proteins more efficiently than human endogenous proteases. In addition, B. coagulans and B. subtilis can improve the health of intestinal lining cells and consequently improve nutrient absorption, reducing inflammation and promoting the optimal development of the absorbent area of the villi. Finally, in a recent study, it was noted that administering Bacillus coagulans and proteins at the same time significantly increases recovery after 24 and 72 hours and muscle soreness 72 hours after exercise.
The best time to take plant proteins has been identified in the pre- and post-workout periods, since it seems to improve the ability to recover and adapt to training and allows you to optimize strength and muscle mass. The pre-exercise phase must in any case respect digestive timing, i.e. an adequate time lapse from exercise, so as to allow a good digestion of the nutrients.