Cocoway: The Protein You’ve Been Waiting For
Coconuts are among the most versatile and most sustainable forms of plant life on the planet. Their range of use covers anywhere from textile and household furniture all the way to being part of a nutritious snack. However, not much has been said about its potential as an alternative protein source. Yes, coconuts too can be great sources of non-dairy protein.
To promote its benefits and versatility, we developed Cocoway, a plant-based protein supplement that is blended with various ingredients guaranteed to maximize absorption as well as optimize overall health. Let’s take a look at what’s inside Cocoway.
Coconut Protein and Milk
Coconut protein is a really good protein alternative that in many ways is superior to animal and existing plant proteins. It’s non-dairy, so you don’t have to worry about it causing lactose intolerance or for it coming from an animal. It’s also safer to consume because it’s highly unlikely to be contaminated with heavy metals and pesticide residue, unlike popular plant-based proteins.
And just like other protein sources, coconut protein has a lot of amino acids that have benefits for the immune system, cardiovascular health, and has potent antioxidant activity. Antioxidants “scavenge” free radicals which we get from the various pollutants from the environment. Lower cellular damage can translate to longevity, cancer prevention, and a more youthful appearance overall.
In one serving, you will get 27 grams of pure coconut protein which is among the most in the industry.
Glutamine, made from glutamic acid, is the most abundant amino acid in your skeletal muscles, amounting to 61% and the others are distributed among your lungs, stomach, brain, and liver. Glutamine facilitates nitrogen metabolism, fueling intestinal cells, supports protein synthesis, and serves as a substrate for the cellular immune response.
The benefits of glutamine for health and fitness are:
- Prevents muscle loss. Glutamine levels are greatly depleted during intense training. This results in a reduction in strength, recovery, and overall stamina. When you take Glutamine supplements, not only are you speed up the process of glutamine recovery but also reducing muscle breakdown and improve protein metabolism.
- Boosts growth hormones. Growth hormones promote muscle growth, protein synthesis, and boosts fat metabolism. Glutamine helps boost growth hormone levels even in small amounts.
Psyllium Husk is a form of fiber made from the husks of the plant Plantago Ovata, specifically its seeds. You see it mostly in supplement stores or included in a healthy shake. There’s a chance your folks or relatives already take psyllium husks either in packets or capsules.
Studies show adequate psyllium husk consumption results to direct benefits to our heart, blood cholesterol, digestive and intestinal health, and even weight loss efforts.
For weight loss, psyllium husk is soluble fiber, and soluble fiber can gel upon contact with acid or water. This gelling helps act as a form of appetite suppressant, and so taking psyllium a few minutes before eating can help lessen the calories you consume.
More than a potential weight loss ingredient, psyllium husk is the first and foremost dietary fiber. Dietary fiber is nature’s own “gut cleaner,” and when you have adequate fiber intake, you will not have difficulty during excretion. In fact, you may end up excreting more toxins out of your body.
Monk Fruit functions as a healthier alternative sweetener, more than any other natural alternative sweeteners out there. It’s a small green melon from China and aptly named from monks who cultivated the fruit centuries ago.
What makes monk fruit so good and healthy is how it’s at least 150 times sweeter than regular sugar, but has zero calories, carbs, and does not raise blood sugar levels. Unlike its alternative sweetener counterparts that may cause gas, bloating, and allergies, monk fruit to date has no known side effects.
Unlike table sugar, Monk Fruit consumption isn’t likely to be a cause of elevated blood sugar levels. Elevated blood sugar levels can lead to insulin resistance and over time, insulin resistance can become Type 2 Diabetes.
Ginger Enzyme (zingibain)
We all know ginger either as a candy, a cookie, a beverage, flavoring, or part of what makes a meal tastes great. On top of being a really good spice, ginger contains enzymes that help to digest proteins better (like coconut protein) into their building blocks. Better digestion leads to faster protein metabolism and usage.
Ginger enzymes can also help alleviate symptoms of gastrointestinal distress such as bloating, gas, indigestion, and even irritable bowel syndrome.
Ginger enzymes are also referred to as ginger protease. A protease is a type of compound that breaks down peptides (amino acids) and proteins. These enzymes help promote protein metabolism as well as make sure each gram of protein counts. If your gut is able to digest protein better, then the less likely you are to incur problems related to digestion.
Most know xylitol as a sweetener or an ingredient that dentists use to promote dental health. We included xylitol for those benefits, but also for properties that make it inherently better than sugar.
- It’s just as sweet, but with only 60% of the calories sugar has.
- Really good for your teeth, especially when it comes to cavities.
- Approved for safety of use by various organizations
More important are its other possible therapeutic benefits.
- Since it doesn’t spike blood sugar levels, it can help fight off insulin resistance that could lead to diabetes. It may even help you lose weight since you won’t have fluctuating blood sugar levels – what is thought to cause sudden hunger pangs.
- Xylitol can help suppress bacterial growth, strengthens bones, and possibly even some ulcers and cancers given the right dosage and application.
Guar gum is often used as a thickener. In our case, we use guar gum not just to improve the texture of the product, but also confer some digestive benefits. It’s made out of soluble fiber, and studies suggest soluble fibers like guar gum can help reduce risks of heart disease, especially when it comes to lowering bad cholesterol.
We also included a probiotic Bacillus Coagulans. It produces lactic acid, but not in the same manner as Lactobacillus. This strain of bacteria is incredibly robust, capable of withstanding harsh conditions such as high levels of stomach acid. It could help with irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, constipation, and even respiratory infections.
And that’s why Cocoway is the way
Topnotch, high-quality protein, incredible supporting ingredients with their own health benefits, natural and healthier sweeteners, digestive enzymes and a vegan probiotic for gut health. These are all what makes Cocoway the next generation of protein powder. Because a protein powder isn’t supposed to be just about protein, but everything else related to it.