Why do we need Protein?
Proteins are the building blocks of human life, essential for normal growth. Protein is 90 percent of the dry weight of blood, 80 percent of muscles, and 70 percent of the skin.
Proteins provide the building blocks for connective tissue and are the primary constituents of enzymes, hormones and antibodies. They encompass many important chemicals including immunoglobulins and enzymes.
In short, protein is the basic stuff of muscles, skin, bones, hair, heart, teeth, blood, brains, skin and the zillion biochemical activities going on in our bodies every minute. When we fail to consume adequate amounts of protein, the blood and tissues can become either too acidic or too alkaline.
Lack of dietary protein can retard growth in children, and in adults can be a contributing factor in chronic fatigue, depression, slow wound healing, and decreased resistance to infection.
Animal Protein vs. Vegetable Protein
Animal protein is the only source of complete protein available. Animal sources of protein (such asGOATEIN) have many advantages over vegetarian sources (such as soy) because vegetarian sources are typically low in one or more of the essential amino acids even when overall protein content is high.
There is now some controversy regarding the safety of soy. Soy protein is thought by some researchers to be high in mineral-blocking phytates and thyroid-depressing phytoestrogens. Potent enzyme inhibitors in soy may even depress growth*.
Proteins contain approximately 22 amino acids, eight of which are essential because the body cannot produce them. Therefore, they must be obtained from our food.
The sulfur-containing amino acids: methionine, cystine and cysteine, are particularly important for the health of the brain and nervous system. The amino acid cysteine, which is the one most severely damaged by processing, is possibly the most important anti-catabolic amino acid.
There is clinical evidence that supplementing the diet with bioavailable cysteine and other amino acids contained in specially processed milk proteins can help build blood quality and even detoxify harmful chemicals.
Studies have shown as little as 20mg of bioavailable cysteine per day produces dramatic results in individuals using resistance training. One daily serving of GOATEIN provides over 45mg of Cysteine.