ASK DR. COHEN #1
Now let's dig right into this week's Ask Dr. Cohen questions:
"I’ve recently purchased your fundaminos product and am curious about how best to use it. My coach says I need protein within 30 minutes of completing a hard workout and also recommended fundaminos. Does this product replace the protein? Or do I need both? Can I mix them? Or should I do fundaminos immediately, then protein at the 30 minute post workout. Not sure my coach is an expert regarding nutrition for my demographic (60yr, female cyclist) so going to the source. Thanks!"
Thanks for the question!
When used regularly, FUNDAMINOS is the most powerful protein support available; just two scoops supply your body with 40g per day equivalent dietary protein, with only 35 calories!
The is the beauty of FUNDAMINOS is also that you can drink it in 10 to 20 seconds and achieve full protein absorption within 20 minutes (vs. the 2-3 hrs. absorption after eating). FUNDAMINOS is a great way to target protein needs before, during and after workouts and during the day when you haven't or can't meet your protein needs. You can even combine FUNDAMINOS with additional carbohydrates powders or some fruit; but, for optimal fast absorption, avoid other protein and fat for 30 minutes.
Most people, especially women, have a hard time getting at least 0.8g of protein per lb daily. This is important for appetite control, recovery and muscle support. There is no other supplemental protein source on the market that can provide what FUNDAMINOS can for the benefits, price, taste, and effectiveness.
Hope that helps.
"I’m a curious science geek and need every advantage on the bike at age 60 yo male cyclist. My question: if Fundaminos is the equivalent to dietary protein, yet somehow has virtually no calories, how does it work? I’d love to hear the science on that. Thanks!"
Dietary proteins primarily provide amino acids for your body to use for repair and restoration. But, because your body can only absorb and utilize 30% of the food-based amino acids from the protein you eat (this % can decrease even further due to digestive issues, and imbalanced essential amino acids from diet, stress and age), the remaining aminos get used for energy because the body doesn’t store amino acids like it does for carbohydrates and fats. This is also why protein provides 4 calories per gram.
FUNDAMINOS is an essential amino acid blend that provides a highly concentrated and effectively absorbed source of protein; 99% of the protein is used by the body for repair, recovery and metabolic functions. So since there is no absorption "waste", there is nothing left over for the body to burn for energy and, thus, there are very few calories. The only calories in FUNDAMINOS actually are from the carbohydrates in the fruit powders!
FUNDAMINOS is a powerful health and performance tool to optimize your daily protein needs of 0.7 to 1.0 g/lb of body weight. Although I do recommend that you use extra amounts of amino acid protein supplementation in times of greater proteins needs, such as during injury or for better performance recovery. This means that, ideally, a 130lb active woman should consume at least 90g of protein daily and a 180lb man would need at least 126g.
One other point: because FUNDAMINOS provides all the essential amino acids, you could meet all your protein needs by only consuming FUNDAMINOS! But, protein foods such as beef, fish and dairy do provide other good nutrients, such as CoQ10, CLA, essential fats and more.
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