28 DEC 2020 NUTRITION & WELLNESS 2 MINS READ 860 VIEWS 87 SHARES

The Science Behind Protein


Amway Research Scientist Gene Maly


A protein is a protein is a protein.

Not according to Amway Food Lab Scientists Gene Maly and Troy Nietling. The experts behind Nutrilite Soy Protein Drink (formerly known as All Plant Protein Powder), they’ve mastered the science of plant-based macronutrient formulation. “We study proteins, fats and carbohydrates – 99% of the average diet,” says Maly. “We continually investigate new proteins and technologies to find alternative delivery sources beyond powders.”

Not all proteins are created equal, however. Easily digestible proteins have a Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) of 1. Very few plant proteins have a PDCAAS score of 1, the World Health Organization’s protein standard, adds Maly. “Proteins must be easily digestible to be used efficiently by the body and many plant proteins simply aren’t. Nutrilite standards demand that All Plant Protein Powder carry a PDCAAS of 1. We deliver on this standard by offering a balanced formula of soy, wheat. and pea.”

Soy Protein Drink from Nutrilite


In fact, protein used in Nutrilite products must meet rigorous standards for:

Quality

Proteins with high amounts of the 9 essential amino acids.

Digestibility

Proteins that easily break down in the body and enter the bloodstream.

Stability

While supplements are tested for analytical component stability, food products have added testing for sensory components.

Sensory experience

Supplements are quickly swallowed but food products linger in the mouth and must taste, smell and feel pleasant.