How Much Power Meal Should I Take?
A full serving of Power Meal contains a tremendous amount of nutrition and comes out to 44g, which is approximately 1 full scoops. However, because Power Meal contains MCTs, you should start slow to allow your digestive system to adjust. Sometimes if MCTs are introduced too quickly into your system, loose stool and gas can occur. To minimize potential discomfort, we recommend you begin with a ½ scoop at first and work your way up to a full scoop.
When Should I Take Power Meal?
PerfectAmino Power Meal is a complete source of nutrition and energy and can be used at any time of the day. Have a shake for breakfast, for lunch, a mid-day pick-me-up, or after a workout.
I am Vegan, Does Power Meal Contain Any Animal Products?
PerfectAmino Power Meal is completely 100% plant and vegetable derived from ethical sources. Because of the potential amino acid deficiencies that can occur in vegetarian and vegan diets, PerfectAmino Power Meal is a perfect addition to these diets and encouraged, to ensure complete nutrition and a well-rounded diet.
Can I Take Other Protein Supplements with Power Meal?
PerfectAmino Power Meal is a complete and balanced nutrition source on it’s own. Additional protein supplements should be taken either 1-2 hours before or 30 mins. after Power Meal, so not to interfere with the scientifically determined amino acid ratio that ensures maximum utilization and efficiency.
Where Are The Amino Acids Sourced From?
The amino acids in PerfectAmino Power Meal are derived from plant and vegetable based sources like beans and peas and mixed with a bacterial culture that breaks the plant matter down. The individual amino acids are extracted from this broth through centrifugation and then separated and purified. They are pure, pharmaceutical-grade, crystalline amino acids. There are no plant residues or sugars, yeast, gluten, soy, corn, wheat, rice, preservatives, or animal products.
How is MCT Oil Different Than Coconut Oil? Isn’t Coconut Oil Mostly MCTs?
Coconut oil contains 62-65% medium chain triglycerides, or MCTs. However, there are 4 types of MCTs and there is an important metabolic difference between them. MCTs are a form of fats with carbon chains between 6 and 12 carbon atoms long, C6, C8, C10, and C12. The most impressive health and energy benefits come with caproic acid (C8) and caprylic acid (C10), which comprises Power Meal's MCT oil ingredient. These are absorbed directly into cells and converted into the bioenergy currency of ATP in only 3 steps. Lauric acid (C12) is processed by the liver, not directly by tissue cells like C8 and C10 MCTs. Thus, while it is technically an MCT by name, it doesn’t metabolically behave in the same way as the others.
Lauric acid is the predominant component of coconut oil, typically about 50%. C8 and C10, by comparison make up 6% and 9%, respectively. Lauric acid still has plenty of health benefits, and coconut oil is a very healthy fat, but MCT oil has a much higher concentration of C8 and C10 and therefore gives you much more energy.
I thought I was not supposed to take PerfectAmino with fats or oils, but Power meal contains MCTs?
The reason PerfectAmino is recommended to not be taken with other protein, fats, or oils is because these can significantly slow down the absorption rates into the the blood – usually taking only around 20 minutes after ingestion. This is part of how PerfectAmino can provide such powerful performance-enhancing benefits. The presence of other macronutrients will trigger different digestive processes that slow the passage of material into the small intestine where absorption occurs. MCTs, however, are not typical fats. They are absorbed very quickly and do not slow down the digestive process.
Will Power Meal throw me out of Ketosis?
Power Meal is 100% keto-friendly. The only carbohydrate in Power Meal, Carb10, does not raise blood sugar or insulin levels. Carb10 was tested in preliminary experiments and individuals taking up to 60g of Carb10 maintained full ketosis.
Can I use Power Meal with intermittent fasting?
Power Meal is a perfect addition to your intermittent fasting regimen. We recommend that you use Perfect Amino alone in the morning and then a shake for lunch within your 6-8 hour window for meals.
How much protein is in Power Meal compared to other dietary protein sources?
Power Meal contains 7.5g of Perfect Amino. When adjusting for the actual Amino Acid Utilization by your body, or AAU* this is the equivalent of:
47 grams of whey or soy protein powders
23 grams of meat or fish
15 grams of whole eggs
Should I Continue To Take My Multivitamin With Power Meal?
Power Meal was designed to provide a base of nutrition to help cover your essential health needs. With a complement of vitamins and minerals along with all the powerful phytonutrients provided in our proprietary Superfood formula, Power Meal provides more nutrition than some multivitamins alone.
I am Diabetic, Will This Spike My Insulin Levels
While Power Meal does contain Carb10™, a carbohydrate derived from peas to meet the body’s energy demands, tests show that it has zero effect on blood sugar and does not create any insulin spike. The other ingredients in Power Meal (PerfectAmino, MCT Oil, vitamins, minerals, and superfood blend) also do not raise blood sugar or spike insulin levels, making it easy to integrate into a diabetic diet. Power Meal gives you clean, sustainable energy without the rollercoaster of energy levels associated with other high glycemic additives found in many other protein supplements and meal replacements like sugar or maltodextrin.