Sunwarrior – The Power of Raw Vegan Protein
(An excerpt from Natural Muscle July ’09 Issue)
Natural Muscle (NM) – We have been haring a lot about Sunwarrior Protein lately and decided to contact Nick Stern Natureboy, co-founder to find out what all the buzz was about
(NM) – Seems like more and more people are turning to a vegetarian lifestyle. You don’t look like your average vegetarian especially at 56 years young. What inspired you to become a vegetarian and to develop your own protein?
(Natureboy) – My interest in nutrition started at an early age.
I bought my first book when I was 13 called, The Miracles of Juice Fasting, by Paul Bragg. I’ve read numerous books, articles, and have spent years doing research since then on the topic of health and nutrition. I’ve been juicing since I was a teen to the amusement of my friends, hence this is how I developed the name Natureboy. Shortly thereafter, I was introduced to the world of bodybuilding where I competed, and consuming massive amounts of meat and dairy was the staple diet. When my competitive career ended in my early 30’s I still continued to train passionately. But, as I approached my 40’s, my body began feeling toxic, consumed with constant aches and pains, lacking motivation, strength and endurance. It was at this point that I decided to return to a vegetarian lifestyle. After only a short while, I noticed a significant difference.
Somehow I was able to reverse my toxic acidic condition from the years of over consumption of meat and dairy, to a more alkaline sense of wellness. I felt young and vibrant again! Only problem was maintaining my muscle mass while keeping my fat percentages low. After years of extensive research on the best alternative plant based protein sources, Sunwarrior Protein was developed.
(NM): What is Sunwarrior Protein and what makes it so great?
(Natureboy):Sunwarrior Protein is made from raw sprouted whole grain brown rice. We use a unique natural holistic bio-fermentation process that combines the sprouted endosperm and the bran layers resulting in an increase in Lysine and essential and non-essential amino acids. This creates a perfectly balanced amino acid profile comparable to whey and other animal proteins that is easy to digest and assimilate. Its special properties increase muscle size while providing other great health benefits. SunWarior is naturally rich in vitamins and minerals, has high amounts of antioxidants, Tocopherols, Tocotrienols, and other essential nutrients such as Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Phosphorus, Iron and Potassium.
It aids in the absorption of vitamins and nutrients, assists in weight loss, helps maintain the diabetic affects of sugars, has cholesterol lowering properties, and is currently being tested in high blood pressure trials. The benefits really are endless.
To most people’s surprise, just one scoop of the Vanilla contains 70 calories, 4 grams of carbs, and 0 grams of sugar.
I use two scoops in my shakes for a whopping 30 grams of protein. I also want to remind readers that it is the best tasting vegetarian protein on the market, but it does not taste like most whey or egg proteins. We would have to sacrifice the integrity by adding additives and artificial sweeteners.
(NM): Most people would argue that plant based proteins are inferior to animal protein sources. What do you have to say to that?
(Natureboy): In fact most vegetable and rice proteins on the market today use a chemical non-holistic process that produces an unnatural hard to digest protein lacking in essential and non-essential amino acidsespecially Lysine. Furthermore, we know that Soy is hard to digest and has high estrogen levels. Some soy proteins are processed using a dangerous chemical called hexane, a petroleum solvent similar to gasoline.
Our unique process of bio-fermentation creates the first complete hypoallergenic plant based superfood protein made up of all 9 essential and non-essential amino acids in a perfectly balanced amino acid profile. In fact, our comparison by an independent lab test confirms that Sunwarrior is equal or higher in some cases to the amino acid profile of egg, whey, and beef (please refer to the website for amino acid profile comparison charts). Sunwarrior is created with a low temperature natural enzyme process that does not use any chemicals or acid hydrolysis like most proteins. Just one scoop is more potent and absorbable than twice the amount of other non-living animal proteins.
(NM): The price of your protein is higher than most other vegetarian protein powders. How do you justify that?
(Natureboy): Many people think that protein is protein. Not so. You can buy a chemically altered protein for cheap that is low quality, has a low assimilation rate, causes intestinal toxemia and tastes terrible. Or you can buy a natural process high quality protein that has a high absorption rate, is easy to digest, actually good for the body and tastes great. Your choiceYou get what you pay for.
Most bodybuilders take high amounts of protein that is not usable for the body and is actually toxic. After all, it is all about assimilation and absorption. Because Sunwarrior is predigested with bio-fermentation and natural enzymes, it has a 98% to 99% digestion efficiency. That is unheard of for most proteins out there.
(NM): Do I have to be a vegetarian to take it?
(Natureboy): Everyone can take advantage of the benefits of Sunwarrior Protein. Even by substituting one protein meal with a Sunwarrior protein shake you are helping your body transition from an acidic state to a more alkaline one.
Consuming a lot of animal protein and processed foods are taxing on the body and puts it in an acidic state, which leads to all kinds of diseases and ailments.
(NM): Thank you Natureboy for all the great info. Any last minute words?
(Natureboy): If your readers are interested, I would like to come back next month and talk about another rawsome Sunwarrior product, Activated Barley, The Ultimate Slow Burning Carb. A favorite amongst world class athletes and hard training individuals. I also supplement my diet with superfoods that naturally increase testosterone, growth hormone and libido. We can discuss this and much more in the next issue!
Source – http://www.sunwarrior.com/health-secrets/nutrition/51-the-power-of-raw-vega-protein