Cricket ComplexTM – The Ultimate Protein Blend

Cricket Complex
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5.00 out of 5 based on 15 customer ratings
(15 customer reviews )

$49.99

Our micronized blend of five high quality proteins (with cricket as the main ingredient) fortified with BCAAs gives you immediate and sustained protein delivery to recover and build muscle. The human body has processed insect protein for millennia and is exceedingly efficient at breaking it down and using it to its maximum potential. Try it out to see how positively your body responds to our blend of old-school protein with new-school science!

2lb Bag / 23G Protein per Serving / 27 Servings/ $1.85 per serving

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Product Description

  • 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

Sources:

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Protein Quality: The 4 Most Important Metrics by Pasha https://labdoor.com/article/protein-quality-the-4-most-important-metrics. Co-author: Neil Thanedar
  4. 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
  5. 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)
  6. Protein – Which is Best? – Journal of Sport Science and Medicine (http://www.jssm.org/vol3/n3/2/v3n3-2pdf.pdf)
  7. The Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score – The Journal of Nutrition (http://jn.nutrition.org/content/130/7/1865S.full)
  8. Added leucine makes wheat protein as anabolic as whey. http://www.ergo-log.com/added-leucine-makes-wheat-protein-as-anabolic-as-whey.html

Additional Information

Shellfish Allergy Warning:

Crickets may cause an allergic reaction to those with an existing shellfish allergy.

Lactose Advisory:

This product contains less than 1% lactose.

Customers' review

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15 reviews for Cricket ComplexTM – The Ultimate Protein Blend

  1. irishanditalian@yahoo.com
    5 out of 5

    Great product!Great product! I will continue to purchase from Lithic. I have tried Pure Cricket powder three times already and just recently have been consuming Complex blend which has five different proteins, which taste good. I can't wait for new plant base blend! I will continue to use Lithic products, for they have a great future ahead!

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  2. contact@mattwessels.com
    5 out of 5

    Free from guiltGreat product! It is wonderful to know where the ingredients are coming from. Price competitive with other high-end protein powders and you can know, you don't have to trust, you're putting good stuff into your body. Being at peace with the ecological impacts as well means you can get your gains without having to feel guilty that other people/species in the world are sacrificing for them.

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  3. jstockhausen@sfpusa.com
    5 out of 5

    I've converted!I recently changed my protein powder to Lithic Cricket Complex for my morning protein shakes and I'm pretty sure there's a little more hop in my step. In all seriousness, kudo's to the innovative owners for introducing us to cricket pow(d)er! I mix it with almond milk and fresh fruit every morning and it easily carries me over to lunchtime. Plus, service is first class...easy to order on-line, arrives nicely packaged the next day, personalized thank you card, etc. GREAT PRODUCT!

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  4. doddjs@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Great protein complex for post-workouts and helping add some natural heft to smoothies and shakes. Delicious chocolate flavor that mixes well with water or milk and they definitely have managed to avoid the clumping issues you've probably experienced with other protein powders. Get it!

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  5. starry_lyte@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Rich Flavor with Great ResultsAfter spending hours online looking for a cricket-based protein powder, I ultimately decided to try this one out because of the price-point. I was a littler weary at first because of all the other sources of protein involved in the mixture, and the fact that I was trying to avoid whey based on my bloat-y experience from the last few powders I got.
    However, I must say I'm glad I took the chance. No bloating, super rich chocolatey flavor, and it seems to be doing it's job. My hope is that one day the mixture will rely a bit more on the crickets and less on cow-based products, making it a bit more environmentally friendly. However, for the price I was looking to pay (Cricket meal is so expensive!), some cricket is better than none, so I'm still extremely happy this product is on the market. Will most likely be a purchasing again in a few weeks.

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    • lars@lithicnutrition.com

      We hear ya!Juliann, so glad to hear you took the chance to try us out, and we hear your concerns! Our new Cricket Complex will still showcase cricket as the #1 ingredient, but we'll be changing the other proteins that it's blended with to all plant-based sources. Stay tuned for the new launch!

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