When the talk turned to protein powders, especially whey powders, Rich Piana was adamant about them: he didn’t like them and refused to sell them. Instead, he believed in the idea of real food meals to get protein and carbs. In fact, that’s the thinking that led to 5% Nutrition Real Carbs + Protein!
5% Nutrition Real Carbs + Protein - A Little History!
When the time came for 5% Nutrition to create a high-protein MRP (meal replacement powder), we knew we had to stay true to the beliefs of Rich Piana. Any powder we created had to be a complete real food meal. Therefore, we didn’t just create another MRP. Instead, we did it the 5% Nutrition way. We created a complete real food meal - Real Carbs + Protein with 20 grams of protein from real food sources combined with 30 grams of carbohydrates also from real sources. This is the perfect bodybuilding meal!
Real Carbs + Protein - Check Out The Ingredients!
A good high-protein powder or MRP helps keep you in an anabolic environment to support lean muscle growth, and that’s the case with Real Carbs + Protein. The protein sources include HyrdoBEEF™ Hydrolyzed Beef Protein, Whole Egg Powder, Chickpea Protein, and Organic Chicken Powder. This is a protein complex with fast, medium, and slower digestion speeds that are high in quality and bioavailability. They also promote good nitrogen retention. (1)
5% Nutrition Protein Blend – 20 Grams
HydroBEEF™ Hydrolyzed Beef Protein – This is a real-food beef protein. It’s made by using a special infusion process that preserves the amino acids, peptides, nucleotide fractions, vitamins, and minerals naturally found in beef. HydroBEEF™ is 97% protein with a high BCAA content and low fat, cholesterol, and sodium content. Plus, it digests slower than whey protein and has a BV (Biological Value) comparable to whey. Finally, HydroBEEF™ promotes an anabolic environment so you can experience the results you’ve been working for. (2)
Whole Egg Powder – Of course, whole eggs are a high-quality source of protein. They have an excellent bioavailability score of 100 and a medium digestion speed. For these reasons, they’re a great addition to Real Carbs + Protein. We use only Whole Egg Powder that’s sourced from real, whole eggs. Did you expect anything less from 5%Nutrition? (3)
Chickpea Protein – This is an excellent medium-fast digesting vegan-based protein source that’s high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. (4)
Organic Chicken Powder – Here’s another high-quality slow-digesting source of protein, It’s high in B vitamins and minerals such as selenium.
This is an exclusive complex of real-food proteins that creates an extended anabolic response. That is exactly what you want from a high-protein real-food powder. Take Real Carbs + Protein immediately after your workout, at the beginning of the day, or anytime during the day.
Total Carbohydrates – 30 Grams
The carbohydrate sources in Real Carbs + Protein comes from:
Whole Grain Oats – Here’s a low glycemic, low sugar carbohydrate that avoids insulin spikes yet provides the carbs you need for muscular energy and glycogen replenishment. Whole grain oats are a bodybuilding nutritional staple. They fit in perfectly with the proteins in Real Carbs + Protein. (5)
Sweet Potato – Sweet potatoes are another nutritional staple in the diets of bodybuilders. This is because of their nutrient profile and delicious flavor. Not to mention, they are a lower glycemic carbohydrate. Sweet Potatoes contain high amounts of vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. (6)
Rice – Rice is another cornerstone carbohydrate in the diets of many bodybuilders. It must be brown rice because that’s the type of rice that is nutritionally complete and low glycemic.
We can say with pride that Rich Piana would be proud of 5% Nutrition Real Carbs + Protein. That’s because he believed that real food was the primary element for nutritional success. With our innovative source of real food proteins, combined with quality carbohydrates, 5% has created the ultimate MRP!
Discuss with your physician before taking if you have a medical condition or are taking any prescription medications. Stop using and discuss with your physician if any negative effects occur. Do not exceed the suggested dose. Do not take it if pregnant or lactating. Must be 18 years old to use this product. Keep away from children. Do not use it if the seal has been tampered with. Store in a cool, dry place. Exposure to moisture or heat may cause the powder to clump or harden.
Allergen Information: This product contains Eggs and Tree Nuts (Coconut).
1. Bosse, J. D., & Dixon, B. M. (2012, September 08). Dietary protein to maximize resistance training: A review and examination of protein spread and change theories. From https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22958314