GNC Pro PerformanceŽ 100% Egg Protein - Chocolate Supreme

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Lactose, Dairy & Gluten Free Protein
Supports Lean Muscle Recovery*

Pro PerformanceŽ Results
100% Egg Protein is a highly digestible source of protein and an excellent addition to your wellness and performance regimen. It is a dairy-free protein that is rich in amino acids and low in cholesterol, making it a great choice for healthy living and for anyone looking to add lean muscle.*
Amino acids are necessary for protein synthesis, which supports the growth, recovery and maintenance of lean muscle. Egg protein is a high-quality protein source containing all 9 essential amino acids, making it a great alternative to dairy-based proteins. This formula is naturally free of lactose, resulting in easier digestion for those who are lactose intolerant.

Pro PerformanceŽ Quality
100% Egg Protein is tested and certified Banned Substance Free. One serving provides the high-quality protein found in four eggs. It is gluten free, tastes great and mixes easily with a simple stir, shake or blend.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Scoop
Servings Per Container 25
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 120.00
Cholesterol 10.00 mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 4.00 g1%
Calcium 20.00 mg2%
Sodium 460.00 mg19%
Potassium 360.00 mg10%
Sugars 1.00 g
Protein 25.00 g50%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Product Directions / Additional Info

As a dietary supplement, mix one scoop (34.5 g) in 8 fl. oz. of cold water, milk or your favorite beverage and blend well. Consume 1-2 servings per day. Best enjoyed post-workout and/or throughout the day as an additional source of protein.

Other Ingredients: Egg Protein (Egg White Solids), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Gum Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan), Soy Lecithin, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Caramel Color

Gluten Free

Warning: Notice: Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction.

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General Nutrition Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 USA

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Egg Protein

Egg Protein
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Egg protein may reduce appetite and help induce weight loss.

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Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Egg protein may help build muscle and improve post-exercise recovery in athletes.

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Hypertension
Dose: Refer to label instructions

People with high blood pressure might be able to lower their blood pressure by using egg protein.

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Obesity
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High-protein diets have been shown to help prevent and treat obesity.1, 2 Researchers have found in a number of studies that, compared to eating carbohydrates in the morning, eating an egg breakfast is associated with appetite reduction and reduced calorie intake that could lead to weight loss in overweight and obese people.3, 4, 5, 6, 7 A mid-day egg meal has also been found to induce more of a sense of fullness than a carbohydrate-rich meal.8 How egg protein compares to whole eggs and to other protein supplements for reducing appetite and calorie consumption is not yet known.

References

1. Johansson K, Neovius M, Hemmingsson E. Effects of anti-obesity drugs, diet, and exercise on weight-loss maintenance after a very-low-calorie diet or low-calorie diet: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr 2014;99:14-23. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.113.070052. Epub 2013 Oct 30. [review]

2. Gilbert J, Bendsen N, Tremblay A, Astrup A. Effect of proteins from different sources on body composition. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2011;21 Suppl 2:B16-31. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2010.12.008.

3. Wang S, Yang L, Lu J, Mu Y. High-protein breakfast promotes weight loss by suppressing subsequent food intake and regulating appetite hormones in obese Chinese adolescents. Horm Res Paediatr 2014 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print]

4. Vander Wal J, Marth J, Khosla P, et al. Short-term effect of eggs on satiety in overweight and obese subjects. J Am Coll Nutr 2005;24:510-5.

5. Bayham B, Greenway F, Johnson W, Dhurandhar N. A randomized trial to manipulate the quality instead of quantity of dietary proteins to influence the markers of satiety. J Diabetes Complications 2014;28:547-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2014.02.002.

6. Fallaize R, Wilson L, Gray J, et al. Variation in the effects of three different breakfast meals on subjective satiety and subsequent intake of energy at lunch and evening meal. Eur J Nutr 2013;52:1353-9. doi: 10.1007/s00394-012-0444-z.

7. Ratliff J, Leite J, de Ogburn R, et al. Consuming eggs for breakfast influences plasma glucose and ghrelin, while reducing energy intake during the next 24 hours in adult men. Nutr Res 2010;30:96-103. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2010.01.002.

8. Pombo-Rodrigues S, Calame W, Re R. The effects of consuming eggs for lunch on satiety and subsequent food intake. Int J Food Sci Nutr 2011;62:593-9. doi: 10.3109/09637486.2011.566212.

Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Some protein supplements (particularly from whey) have been linked to increased muscle building in athletes and more efficient repair of muscle injuries after exercise.1, 2 The branched-chain amino acids in egg protein appear to be well used by muscle tissue after exercise, but researchers found that athletes taking 20 grams of egg protein or more after a workout were not able to use all of the protein and instead increased the excretion of protein breakdown products by the kidneys.3 In another study, supplementing with 15 grams of egg protein per day for 8 weeks did not have any effect on muscle mass or function in adult female athletes.4 A preliminary study found that post-exercise fatigue was unaffected by up to 20 grams of egg protein prior to exercise in long-distance runners.5

References

1. Sundell J, Hulmi J, Rossi J. Whey protein and creatine as nutritional supplements. Duodecim 2011;127:700-5. [in Finnish]

2. Paul G. The rationale for consuming protein blends in sports nutrition. J Am Coll Nutr 2009;28 Suppl:464S-472S.

3. Moore D, Robinson M, Fry J, et al. Ingested protein dose response of muscle and albumin protein synthesis after resistance exercise in young men. Am J Clin Nutr 2009;89:161-8. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2008.26401.

4. Hida A, Hasegawa Y, Mekata Y, et al. Effects of egg white protein supplementation on muscle strength and serum free amino acid concentrations. Nutrients 2012;4:1504-17. doi: 10.3390/nu4101504.

5. Mekata Y, Hayashi N, Masuda Y, et al. Blood substrates and hormonal responses to increased egg white protein intake prior to a 12,000 m run in heat. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo) 2008;54:154-62.

Hypertension
Dose: Refer to label instructions

During the digestive process or hydroysis, egg protein is broken down into short amino acid chains. Some of these small peptides have been found to inhibit angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE), while others act as antioxidants in the blood vessels.1 These actions could lead to blood pressure reduction and improved blood vessel function.

In a study looking at overweight people with high blood pressure, taking three 20-gram servings of a protein supplement containing egg, pea, soy, and milk proteins was associated with blood pressure reductions compared to people taking a supplement with the same calorie content made with maltodextrin (a carbohydrate). After four weeks, systolic blood pressures were 4.9 mm Hg lower and diastolic blood pressures were 2.7 mm Hg lower in the protein group compared to the carbohydrate group.2

References

1. Davalos A, Miguel M, Bartolome B, Lopez-Fandino R. Antioxidant activity of peptides derived from egg white proteins by enzymatic hydrolysis. J Food Prot 2004;67:1939-44.

2. Teunissen-Beekman K, Dopheide J, Geleijnse J, et al. Protein supplementation lowers blood pressure in overweight adults: effect of dietary proteins on blood pressure (PROPRES), a randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr 2012;95:966-71. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.111.029116.

Egg protein is derived primarily from egg whites and is a complete protein, providing adequate proportions of all of the body's required (essential) amino acids.1 It is highly ranked for protein quality and digestibility,2 and is relatively high in branched-chain amino acids, which are used primarily to make and repair muscle tissue. Egg protein is sometimes used in protein supplements and protein-enriched foods.

Egg protein contains a compound called avidin, which is well known to interfere with the absorption of biotin, a B-complex vitamin.3 Ordinarily, people who eat eggs are not exposed to enough avidin to have a significant impact, and avidin is also neutralized with heat. However, those who eat raw egg whites on a daily basis or people using large amounts of egg protein supplements might need to be concerned. Because of this issue, some egg protein supplements are heated during processing and are promoted as "avidin-neutralized."

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