The 'Proline Effect' On Your Body
What Is Protein?
Proteins are the building blocks of life. They are what you are made of, and they are in turn made from amino acids.
There are just 20 Amino Acids that make up your genetic code. 9 of which are deemed essential as they must be present in our diet as our bodies cannot synthesise them.
A Little Thing Called Proline
Proline is one of the non-essential amino acids as it is found in many of our foods. It’s in our coffee and wine, vegetables and meat and it is in dairy as well. Just about everything in our western diet contains Proline.
Research conducted over the last 20 years has found that the way Proline is bound chemically to other amino acids in their peptide groups, prevents the peptide from breaking down during digestion.
What this means is that any food that is Proline-rich, rather than being broken down and nourishing the body, actually passes undigested through our gastrointestinal system andferments in our lower gut.
We humans it seems, simply lack the enzymes to digest or breakdown the peptides containing the Proline. As a result we miss up to 40% of the nutrients with the food that we are eating.
Your Immune Response
If that wasn’t bad enough, the fermenting peptides can cause an immunological response in those of us who have epigenetically had the human leukocyte antigen DQ2 or DQ8 gene turned on.
This gene is an ancestral immunity gene, and is turned on in about 30% of the population. Its job is to protect us from viruses and bacteria. If you have this gene then you also have the potential to develop serious autoimmune diseases, as well as intolerances to foods and food allergies. The reason for this is that this gene not only targets Proline-rich proteins on the membranes of viruses and bacteria, but in our common foods and drinks as well.
The gene is turned on by stresses on our system – even stress from exercising too much. Triathletes, professional and amateur athletes stress their bodies tremendously in the training that they do. But you can equally have the gene turned on by a viral or bacterial infection.
An Enzyme to Break Down the Proline
Research has found that the naturally occurring enzyme in a special blend of ginger species can not only break down the Proline-rich proteins in our food, but, by doing this, can calm down the immune system turning-off the the human leukocyte antigen gene.
If you are dairy intolerant, bloat or find some discomfort from consuming dairy products, then you most likely avoid dairy based protein supplements like whey protein or casein.
The Nude range of protein supplements has been specially formulated to ensure efficacious doses of the enzyme are pre-mixed into the protein powder in quantities designed not only to breakdown the Proline-rich proteins in the supplement, but also in the food you are most likely mixing it with.
So now you can mix your protein supplement into your smoothie or cook it into your pancake and know that you are getting 100% of the nutrients and avoiding all of the possible symptomatic side effects.
Try it yourself. Take a serve of the Nude Casein and mix it with some milk. You will see the proline effect as it turns the casein from a runny liquid to something more resembling a delicious creamy custard, with a hint of ginger.
Not only does it taste great, but it is highly nutritious, 100% absorbable and it will not cause a symptomatic response if you normally experience issues with dairy proteins.
The proline effect in our Nude range means you can now enjoy a pure protein supplement without the common side effects, healing your body and nourishing it at the same time.