I’ve just joined a new gym and I’m meeting with a personal trainer to get my exercise plan together. I’m not 30 anymore, I have aches and pins and I’m not metabolizing very well.
We move on to my current exercise regimen (lacking) and my diet (poor). He doesn’t ask what about all the other things that you are taking and what about what your NOT taking.
Our body is most likely not in proper regulation. We need to be asking this question 1st……. Don’t worry, most people are deficient in something, usually Cannabinoids. You see, we don’t eat enough foods that we were designed to eat and therefore our body is not able to assimilate the proper nutrients to keep us in proper regulation and or homeostasis.
Protein, a typical buzzword is the usual answer in a gym setting, “but unless we can get our body in regulation, we are wasting our time and money says Bob Mordini Founder or Zro+ pure natural and organic botanical extracts.”
Pictured: My diet
Protein powders are as ubiquitous in the exercise world as sweat. Every age group at the gym chugs down a chalky blend of protein, water, and or some other fad to get leaner and bigger faster alternative before or after their workout. We are told that this one simple dietary intervention can do the impossible.
Protein can make us stronger. Build more muscles. Make fitness less a dream and more a wonderful reality.
But, for most people, this simply isn’t true. Including a powerful highly bioavailable botanical blend like Zro+ will provide so many benefits from allowing your body to get in better shape to pain relief, stress, anxiety and even help you sleep. This is because your body is deficent in the compounds, phytocompounds and phytonutrients that we are no longer getting in large enough quantities via our current diets.
But what is a Botanical extract? An herb or botanical is a plant, alga, or fungus; a part of a plant, e.g., bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers, fruits, seeds, berries; or their exudates like sap or resin. These are not endogenous and were not traditionally considered essential to physiological function. Records from thousands of years ago indicate that plant-based products have been used for health purposes for millennia, this goes against popular pharmaceutical perspective, but the compounds in plants are the foundation of discovery for new drugs meant to activate metabolic pathways or inhibit pathways — and that’s because compounds from plants can be very active molecules.
Zro+ for example increases the bioavailability of these molecules to help them get into the body systemically increasing the efficacy and do it naturally without adverse effects.
There’s no evidence that, for the average human being, protein powders do much of anything at all. But, there is a huge amount of people utilizing natural topicals or sublinguals to get the body back to proper regulation to increase overall performance.
Empirical data?? There are new studies coming out that utilize qEEG technology via brain mapping that actually prove the benefits of some botanical extracts and how quickly they help the body. In some cases less than 5 minutes.
The thing is, most people shopping around for a protein powder — like me, sitting across from a really fit guy when I joined my gym — aren’t elite athletes. They’re looking to get some bigger muscles, maybe get a bit fitter, and they’ve been told that the best way to do this is to up their protein intake.
More specifically, to add a new powder to their daily diet.
So what’s the evidence behind protein supplements?
The answer is, most people already eat a reasonable amount of protein. Your average person has ~50-60grams per day already, with young, fit people often taking in significantly more than that. The question then becomes not “how much protein do I need?”, but “how do decrease my inflammation and toxicity in my body?”
This, it turns out, is a much more difficult question to answer.
In 2018, a group of researchers did what’s known as a systematic review to try and figure out what the benefits were to botanical extracts. They looked at dozens of products and random clients to review, and collated the evidence. See brain mapping study results
The results were…Outstanding.
Decrease in Pain/inflammation
Decrease in Anxiety
Increase in Brain processing speed/Focus
The evidence is compelling. There are virtually no long-term studies done looking at these benefits via qEEG until now!
Now, back to Protein- That being said, even if you ignore the poor quality of virtually all studies done on protein supplementation, the evidence is extremely limited. There are very few studies that have found a functional benefit — i.e. being able to actually lift more — when comparing people who take a protein powder to those taking a carbohydrate control.
Even for people who were doing a lot of exercise, there was no consistent benefit from protein powders. This was likely because, as the review noted, that these people already ate a bunch of protein in their diet and so adding some more in the form of a supplement just didn’t do that much more for their strength.
There’s also no side-effects associated with natural botanical extracts.
What does this mean for you, the average person trying to build a little muscle? Get your body wholey in regulation first and then get to the gym or do some activities while including a plant based protein diet.
Perhaps more importantly, if your goal is general fitness or less anxiety or sleeping better, being able to actually lift more, there’s very little evidence at all that protein supplements can help. But a lot of evidence that bringing your body into regulation can help. If you’re beginning your fitness journey, or are getting serious, it’s probably best to talk to an expert — probably a personal trainer or exercise physiologist — to help get your diet right.
But for the average person? For you and me?
Chances are they just aren’t adding anything important at all.