Science

Whole Supp Science Library #2

27.07.2022 2 minute read

Welcome to our second edition of the Whole Supp Science Library. Our goals is to educate our readers and be uber transparent while doing so. Within this section, you can nerd out on the scientific benefits of each of the following ingredients within our Smart Food formulation - Broccoli, coconut, pea & brown rice protein. Find out the amazing health benefits on our body from Immune Health, Heart Health, Cancer Protection, Metabolic Health & Body Composition.

All research undertaken by James H Kellett (Research and New Product Development Associate) and Dr. Brian Carson (Head of Science and Innovation)

 

Broccoli

Key Papers

Topic: Immune Health

Health Benefit: Broccoli is a great source of selenium, which is needed for the normal functioning of the immune system

Paper Title: The importance of selenium to human health

 

Topic: Heart Health

Health Benefit: Flavonoids are rich in broccoli & they have been shown to have an impact on mortality in coronary heart diseases.

Paper Title: Flavonoid Intake and Long-term Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Cancer in the Seven Countries Study

  • https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/620075

 

Topic: Cancer Protection

 Health Benefit: Sulforaphane, which is abundant in broccoli has been identified as a chemoprotective agent.

 Paper Title: Isothiocyanate from Broccoli, Sulforaphane, and Its Properties  

  • https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/pdf/10.1089/jmf.2018.0024

 

Topic: Autism Treatment

 Health Benefit: Sulforaphane has also been shown to have a positive effect upon autism spectrum disorder behaviors.

 

Paper Title: Sulforaphane treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) -  

Coconut

Key Papers

Topic: Metabolic Health & Body Composition

Health Benefit: Consumption of MCTs improves metabolic health & in turn can improve body composition through increased energy expenditure - MCTs can be gained in healthy quantities in Whole Supp through coconut.

 

Paper Title: Thermogenesis in humans during overfeeding with medium-chain triglycerides

Health Benefit: Coconut oil supplementation led to a significant decrease in waist circumference. -  

Paper Title: An Open-Label Pilot Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Virgin Coconut Oil in Reducing Visceral Adiposity

 

 

Topic: Heart Health

Health Benefit: Daily consumption of coconut oil has been shown to increase HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol levels.

 Paper Title: Daily Consumption of Virgin Coconut Oil Increases High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels in Healthy Volunteers: A Randomized Crossover Trial

 

Topic: Organ Health

Health Benefit: Lauric acid is abundant in coconut oil & once it is metabolized into ketone bodies, it becomes an important energy source for extrahepatic organs in the body.

Paper Title: The Properties of Lauric Acid and Their Significance in Coconut Oil

 

Pea & Brown Rice Protein

Key Papers

Topic: Improved Muscular / Strength Adaptation

Health Benefit: Following high-intensity functional training it was displayed that the consumption of pea protein produced similar outcomes in muscle/strength adaptations when compared to whey protein.

Paper Title: The Effects of Whey vs. Pea Protein on Physical Adaptations Following 8-Weeks of High-Intensity Functional Training (HIFT): A Pilot Study

 

Health Benefit: The combination of pea & brown rice protein - as used in Whole Supp - provides sufficient quantities of all essential amino acids needed in the human diet. 

Paper Title: Composition, physicochemical properties of pea protein and its application in functional foods

Health Benefit: When compared to a placebo, both whey and pea protein provided an equal improvement in muscle thickness following resistance exercise.

Paper Title: Pea proteins oral supplementation promotes muscle thickness gains during resistance training: a double-blind, randomized, Placebo-controlled clinical trial vs. Whey protein

 

Topic: Body Composition

Health Benefit: A decrease in fat mass has been associated with an increased intake of plant protein, along with a decreased intake of animal protein.

Paper Title: A plant-based diet in overweight individuals in a 16-week randomized clinical trial: metabolic benefits of plant protein