Nutrimuscle discusses with you the lie linked to beef protein powder. What is Beef Protein? Why is beef protein rich in creatine? We tell you everything.
What Beef Protein Evokes
When the consumer hears about beef protein, he automatically thinks of meat, ie muscle. And what better way to build muscle than muscle itself?
Marketing uses and even abuses this imagination. Unfortunately, in real life, words have meaning!
What is suggested, but not said
In order to get the consumer's imagination going, salespeople will play on words.
If the consumer perceives beef protein as coming directly from the muscle and therefore being the equivalent of a good steak, this will promote sales.
Unfortunately, the reality is quite different.
What is Beef Protein?
If you remove the fat and bone from a beef, only the protein remains. From there, the butchers will sell the most noble materials: the muscles. The fast food restaurants will then use the parts that the butchers do not want. Then remain viscera or others. It is this waste that is used to make most beef protein .
Indeed, you will notice that in the list of ingredients for beef proteins, the terms " meat" or "muscle" do not appear. Is it a coincidence or a simple oversight? No, it's simply because there isn't! You are dealing with a poor quality protein, because it is not very anabolic for the muscles.
Beware of the term meat
If we look at the definition of the term meat, we realize that it does not necessarily mean muscle: "meat is all food derived from animals. It is mainly composed of muscle tissue, as well as tripe and offal. ”
Although the majority of beef protein marketers don't use it, they might say their protein comes from the meat, which doesn't necessarily mean it contains a single gram of muscle.
Beware of the term muscle
Similarly, beware of the term muscle, because there are two different types: striated muscle (the one that athletes try to develop) and smooth muscle (viscera).
For beef protein to actually come from good muscle (just like a steak), it would have to be specified that the protein is 100% from striated muscle and not just muscle (because that would essentially be gut ). This is a clear statement, which never appears in the list of beef protein ingredients. And for good reason, there is none!
Why is beef protein rich in creatine?
Here again, the highlighting of a protein rich in creatine participates in the deception. Everyone knows that beef muscle is very rich in creatine. So a beef protein should naturally be high in creatine.
The answer is still to be found in the analysis of the list of ingredients : very often, creatine monohydrate is there. So why add external creatine if the protein is already naturally rich in creatine? Quite simply, because without any external addition, beef protein would contain practically no creatine, since it does not come from the muscle. This detail would put the chip in the ear of some consumers.
While there is creatine in muscle, there is no creatine monohydrate in meat . Creatine monohydrate is a very absorbable synthetic form of creatine. On the other hand, during digestion, creatine will simply dissociate to transform into phosphocreatine in the muscle. It is in this form that creatine is stored to be used as fuel during intense efforts.
Conclusion : The presence of creatine monohydrate in the ingredient list of a beef protein indicates that you are not dealing with a muscle protein .
Why is beef protein rich in BCAAs?
If beef protein is such poor quality for building muscle, how come it's so high in BCAAs? The answer is still in the analysis of the list of ingredients : if BCAAs appear there, it is that they have been added to the protein .
If the merchants need to add BCAAs to rebalance the aminogram of the product, it is to hide the fact that the protein does not come from the muscle, because the muscles are naturally rich in BCAAs.
Why is beef protein rich in iron?
Some merchants advertise the high level of iron in their protein. Indeed, in the muscle, there is a lot of iron! Again, it is necessary to carefully analyze the list of ingredients of the product : there is lactoferrin to swell the iron levels. Lactoferrin comes from milk, not muscle . It was therefore added for the sole purpose of suggesting that beef protein does indeed come from muscle.
However, the ingredient list for the vast majority of beef proteins does not mention iron, simply because there is none or too little to list. The clue is clear: no iron, ie no muscle in protein.
Read the labels
Everything listed in the ingredient list has been added from outside and is therefore not naturally contained in beef protein.
If sellers need to add it, it's because it wasn't enough to make consumers believe that they have the equivalent of a steak in front of them!
Beware of random French translations
Some Anglo-Saxon supplement label translations are very poorly done and invent ingredients that are not in the original products . It is therefore advisable to be wary of it. Just rely on the ingredients in English if you don't want to be fooled.
If you want to laugh, you can even compare the original ingredients and the supposed ones once the French translation is done. You will then discover the high esteem and the rigor that these merchants have for you.
Beef protein powder: conclusion
It's up to the consumer to appreciate all these molecular ploys and marketing puns that are only intended to deceive him.
Nutrimuscle choice: transparency comes first . No beef protein.