Whole Supp Science Library #2
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)
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.
Topic: Cancer Protection
Health Benefit: Sulforaphane, which is abundant in broccoli has been identified as a chemoprotective agent.
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) -
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.
Health Benefit: Coconut oil supplementation led to a significant decrease in waist circumference. -
Topic: Heart Health
Health Benefit: Daily consumption of coconut oil has been shown to increase HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol levels.
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.
Pea & Brown Rice Protein
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.
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.
Health Benefit: When compared to a placebo, both whey and pea protein provided an equal improvement in muscle thickness following resistance exercise.
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.