Thursday, May 16, 2013
Divine Health Protein Review
There are SO many protein products on the shelves, online, being pushed on Facebook, which is the BEST? Well, one way to pick the best product is to pick a source that is reliable, trustworthy and established. Divine Health, Dr. Don Colbert's company is all of these things! I personally have read Dr. Colbert's work and heard him speak 2 times before realizing his supplement and health company carried Whey Protein!
For starters, Divine Health isn't just a supplement company out to make money with less than quality, poor nutritionally dense product. It's Don Colbert's personal practice, which includes a clinic in Florida and many hand selected items recommended by the physicians there.
When I spoke with Divine health, they addressed my personal needs as a figure competitor and my goals, current supplements I am using and training plans before sending me the 2 products they deemed in alignment with my goals.
Divine Health Chocolate Whey, 6 ice cubes, 12oz vanilla coffee!
This review is only on the Chocolate whey, but their green super food is amazing as well. The whey has everything your layperson is looking for: Taste, mixability and a great amino/protein profile!
Taste: I love how the chocolate protein tastes, it is smooth and not too rich. Often I mix it with my brewed coffee, for a post workout or early morning jolt of flavor, energy and recovery!
Mixability(it's a new word!): It mixes with water or the coffee for a very smooth recovery drink. Some cheaper, lower quality proteins do not mix ideally. It's something we "deal" with, but really, why? We deserve the great taste and smooth end product like from Divine health.
Protein/amino profile: Two of the best qualities I appreciate about Divine Health is that it is lower in sugars AND fat than my regular go-to brand. In addition, Divine Health Protein includes 3 grams of water soluble fiber while keeping the protein high at 21 grams.
During and after exercise, our body benefits from branch chain amino acids because they can be taken up by our muscles instead of being filtered through the liver. The amino profile of Divine Health Whey is a great one, but always find out if taking additional BCAA's during and after cardio is best for you. It helps stall lean muscle loss.
Still ANOTHER awesome trait about this product is that it is undenatured. Divine Health's website explains this more in depth here:
What is Undenatured Whey?
Realize, this protein is not the same whey protein that is commonly found in general health food stores and is also not taken by people who are simply just trying to gain weight or muscle mass. Most of that whey protein is denatured. Undenatured whey proteins are comprised of one of the two major protein groups of bovine milk, the other group being caseins. Caseins account for about 80% of the total protein in bovine milk, while whey proteins account for the remaining 20%. Whey is derived as a natural byproduct of the cheese-making process. While on the shelves, most commercial whey protein has already begun to oxidize or may even be completely oxidized. In either case, it is considered to be "denatured". Denatured whey protein simply does not offer the same biological benefits as "undenatured" whey protein; the same way cooked food does not offer the same biological benefits as raw food. Denatured whey protein is handled and prepared with a different set of manufacturing processes than undenatured whey protein.
Undenatured Whey Protein Benefits:
1) Offers ideal nutritional support for any age and it contains less than 1% fat and lactose
2) Naturally contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)
3) Provides the body with cystiene (a vital cell nutrient), glutamic acid and glycine
4) Helps build glutathione (The most powerful antioxidant in the body) levels
5) Recycles other antioxidants like Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C and Vitamin E
6) Anti-oxidant Assistance, Toxin Elimination, Immune System Reinforcement, Total Body Support, Nutrition for an Aging Population
I sought out Divine Health to partner with me for my June 22nd Competition. I want to THANK them for their help with my continuing work on my physique and the difference it's made.
They supplied me with the protein and greens (review pending!) and I have seen GREAT gains in muscle growth and leaning down while KEEPING my muscle mass!
Any knowledgeable trainer will tell you that your success is VERY much about your diet and nutrition, which includes recovery of muscles, replenishing vital supplies of BCAA's, and supporting your body in the cleanest, most natural way possible.
Cheers to great tasting success!
IN OTHER GREAT NEWS: I am now a Level 1 certified Precision Nutrition Coach. I have been studying for a LONG time, it was a very hard test and mentally trying over the winter and spring. It took longer than it should have because of the level of knowledge PN offers and because I was struggling with whether or not I could DO IT!
It's a tough test, John Berardi essentially took his PHD and created a 18 week certification for us regular people. that's what makes it so prestigious, but I felt like I was getting a degree in food science! I can't wait to put it to good use at work!