Rich Piana 5% Nutrition Real Carbs + Protein is a whole food based meal replacement powder using high-quality whole food proteins with low glycemic carbohydrates designed to help you meet your daily protein and meal requirements.
HydroBEEF™ Hydrolyzed Beef Protein – This is a whole food protein created by using a special infusion process that preserves all the key amino acids, peptides, nucleotide fractions, vitamins and minerals that are naturally found in beef. HydroBEEF digests slower than whey and has a BV (Biological Value) score that’s comparable to whey. It’s 97% protein with a high BCAA content and low fat, cholesterol, and sodium content. HydroBEEF promotes the ideal anabolic environment for your muscles so you can experience the results you’ve been training for.(2)
Whole Egg Powder – Eggs are a premium quality protein source with a medium digestion speed and an excellent bioavailability score of 100, making them an ideal addition to Real Carbs + Protein. Using Whole Egg Powder that’s sourced from real, whole eggs.(3)
Chickpea Protein – This is an excellent source of protein with a medium-fast digestion speed that’s high in fiber, vitamins and minerals.(4)
Organic Chicken Powder – This is a high-quality slow digesting protein source that’s also high in important B vitamins as well as minerals such as selenium.
This unique complex of whole food proteins creates a sustained anabolic response which is exactly what you want from a whole food meal. Taken after a workout, at the start of your day or anytime during the day, Real Carbs + Protein will keep you in an anabolic state for hours which is exactly what you want if you want to keep those gains coming or preserve your hard earned muscle if you’re cutting.
The carbohydrate source in Real Carbs + Protein comes from:
Whole Grain Oats – A low glycemic, low sugar carbohydrate that will avoid insulin spikes yet provide the carbs your body needs for glycogen replenishment and muscular energy. Oats are a bodybuilding mainstay and fit in well with the proteins in Real Carbs + Protein.(5)
Sweet Potato – Sweet potatoes are a staple in the diets of many bodybuilders due to their nutrient profile, delicious flavor and the fact that they are considered a low glycemic carbohydrate. Sweet Potatoes taste delicious and contain high amounts of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, B Vitamins, Vitamin A, as well as Vitamin C.(6)
Rice – Rice is another cornerstone carbohydrate source for many bodybuilders. Usually, it’s brown rice because brown rice is nutritionally complete and is a low glycemic carb.(7)
Rich would be proud of Real Carbs + Protein because he believed, above all else, that real whole food was the principal element for bodybuilding success!