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rice protein


#1

I picked up a jug of rice protein on sale at a local health food store. It tastes pretty good & is reasonably priced. Any problems with this stuff?


#2

Mike, do you use the Nutribiotic with the added fructose and phytonutrients or just the basic rice protein powder?


#3

What do you do for a post-work out drink? Do you make a surge like cocktail with rice protein?


#4

Does it contain all amino acids?

-Zulu


#5

WHOA WHOA WHOA, you are in the shape you're in and your a vegitarian? That's some pretty serious shit bro. Do you eat dairy?


#6

Yes bobo he does he also eats soy too.


#7

Soy and no titties? Does TC know this?


#8

As far as I know, rice protein is not a complete source of amino acids and the reason that the chinese rely so heavily on soy source is that it is a good source of tryptophan compared to the rice. So just make sure that you eat other amino acid sources as well at the same time or close together.

Check out: http://www.ceandcec.com/cems.pdf
to look at the mass spec chart of AA composition.

STU


#9

bobo sorry wrong post meant to say Mike does not drink or intake dairy products He's a Vegan. But, he does eat soy :wink:


#10

I don't think whey or casein--at least as hydrolysates--are higher in tryptophan than rice protein. Rice seems to be low in lysine, threonine and methionine.


#11

oops for some reason i have posted the results for soy sauce, sorry about that! i'll try and find the rice one as i know that there's something about it that jogs my memory.


#12

Rice protein vs whey breakdown of amino acids: www.nutribiotic.com/riceprotein.htm


#13

Thanks for the replies. It appears from the link above that it is a complete protein.

Ever since reading MM's articles I've been intrigued by the fact that he's vegan.

Mike, how about some nutrition advice? Recipes?

I am not planning on becoming a vegetarian, but I'm always interested in new stuff to do with veggies and whole foods.