- Delivers 23g of all-natural protein per serving
- Five Protein Blend of Cricket, Beef Protein Isolate, Egg White Protein, Whey Protein Isolate, and Casein
- High quality protein in terms of digestibility and biological value of amino acids
- Delivers over 5.7g of BCAAs Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine per serving at a 2:1:1 ratio
- Over 2.5g per serving of naturally occurring glutamine helps restore glycogen levels after resistance exercise
- Soy and Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Less than 1% Lactose, Includes organic ingredients
- *Shellfish Allergy Warning: Crickets may cause an allergic reaction to those with an existing shellfish allergy.
The Science Behind Our Complex: Based on Facts
By combining cricket with the highest quality beef protein isolate, egg white protein, whey protein isolate, and casein protein, Cricket ComplexTM takes the guesswork out of providing your body exactly what it needs to recover and grow. You get a full spectrum of protein delivery and synthesis promotion ranging from immediate to sustained. Answer your body’s post-workout demands within minutes while also giving it fuel to keep repairing muscle for hours. The result of blending these high caliber proteins gives you a higher net protein gain and total bioavailability, compared to just one protein type by itself. You won’t find any filler plant proteins with incomplete aminos and plant estrogens in Cricket Complex. We’ve chosen to use ingredients to get lactose down to a trace amount; making it Paleo-diet friendly as it is stripped of lactose properties and impurities. It’s naturally packed with micronutrients like calcium, iron, B-vitamins, and Omega Fatty Acids for superior nutrition.
The Food and Agriculture Association and the World Health Organization determine the quality of protein by measuring essential amino acid (EAA) composition, digestibility, and bioavailability of amino acids. Our powder complex is fortified with additional, pure branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), to effectively improve the quality of our protein. A 2:1:1 ratio of BCAAs (Leucine to Isoleucine to Valine) has been touted as an effective, proven ratio to induce anabolic effects post resistance exercise, though many studies show that adding additional Leucine can have an even greater impact on protein synthesis. By adding the BCAA Leucine and others to our complex, we can exaggerate the anabolic effects of a whey protein, increase amino acid composition, and bioavailability of EAAs. Cricket ComplexTM is the optimal formula to meet athletes’ demands to recover and generate muscle after resistance exercise.
The naturally occurring essential amino acid glutamine has demonstrated the effects of restoring glycogen after resistance exercise. Due the the high nutritional value of the cricket, we are able to deliver over 2.5g of glutamine per serving naturally, with nothing added.
We keep it simple. The only ingredient you may not be familiar with that we use is xanthan gum, which is used to stabilize the other ingredients and prevent settling when mixed with liquid. Aside from that, you are likely familiar with every ingredient on our label. Our flavoring powder is all-natural, and is a concentrated derivative that comes from natural, plant-based sources. No artificial flavors or dangerous ingredients; we keep it simple to demonstrate the pure effects of our product.
We encourage you to review some of the sources we’ve paraphrased from. Several are listed below so that you may self educate about relevant nutritional topics. Compare what you learn to what you’re currently supplementing with and understand the effects of different ingredients on your body
- The effects of 8 weeks of whey or rice protein supplementation on body composition and exercise performance Nutrition Journal 2013, 12:86 doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-86. (http://www.nutritionj.com/content/12/1/86/abstract)
- Leucine content of dietary proteins is a determinant of postprandial skeletal muscle protein synthesis in adult rats. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2012 Jul 20; 9(1): 67. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22818257)
- Protein Quality: The 4 Most Important Metrics by Pasha https://labdoor.com/article/protein-quality-the-4-most-important-metrics. Co-author: Neil Thanedar
- Fast vs. Slow Proteins: Understanding the Effects of Absorption (https://labdoor.com/article/fast-vs-slow-proteins-understanding-the-effects-of-absorption). Co-author: Neil Thanedar
- A Review of Issues of Dietary Protein Intake in Humans – International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16779921)
- Protein – Which is Best? – Journal of Sport Science and Medicine (http://www.jssm.org/vol3/n3/2/v3n3-2pdf.pdf)
- The Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score – The Journal of Nutrition (http://jn.nutrition.org/content/130/7/1865S.full)
- Added leucine makes wheat protein as anabolic as whey. http://www.ergo-log.com/added-leucine-makes-wheat-protein-as-anabolic-as-whey.html