We love eggs...
...they have a great nutritional profile - ideal for any active individual. They taste great when cooked and are used as part of many healthy nutritious recipes.
One thing they aren’t, however, is convenient for your average training day. They break in your gym bag, don’t stay still on flat surfaces and, let’s be honest, are pretty disgusting if eaten raw.
In spite of this, eggs, and specifically egg whites have always been interesting to us at Blonyx. They are 80% protein, contain all the essential amino acids in abundance and are far closer to real food than highly processed whey or plant based powders. Why isn’t everyone downing eggy shakes on a regular?
There are two main reasons why egg white powders aren't a firm favourite:
They have a bad, eggy taste that is hard to mask
They froth up into meringue when shaken
So we gave up on that opportunity...
...that is until we discovered a new filtering technology that could take all the bad taste out of egg whites, and even take out the frothiness too!
After a good while playing with this technology we ended up with an egg white protein powder that has no taste to it. This is a product developer’s dream. With just a few added ingredients (organic cane sugar, cocoa, sea salt etc.) we turned our egg whites into chocolate milk (with no milk or lactose in sight).
For you active individuals this product offers supplemental protein you’ll actually want to drink every day. You’ll also bathe in the comfort of knowing it’s as close to real food as you can get... PS: Don't microwave it #scrambledeggs
How We Made It
One of our goals is to make our products as simple and understandable as possible so you know exactly what you are putting in your body. Here are the steps it takes to manufacture our egg white protein isolate. You'll find them just that: Simple and understandable.
We extract egg whites from eggs, then use a new technology to filter out substances that taste bad.
We then spray the egg whites to create an eggy mist that dries into a powder.
Next we add an extract from sunflower seeds called lecithin. This makes the powder mix with water properly.
We then blend the powder with cocoa, organic cane sugar, a natural chocolate flavouring and a little salt to get the taste right.
Lastly we add a gum extract from the guar bean to thicken the final shake, giving it that real chocolate milk-like consistency. Yum!
Who It's For
We developed this product with the active individual in mind. It is not intended to be a weight loss supplement. Each serving contains 20g of high quality protein from egg whites, but also contains 11g of organic cane sugar. Where we understand that some people are trying to cut sugar out of their diets, for anyone who is active, carbohydrates are vital for muscle fuel and recovery - especially in training at higher intensities or volumes. It's also not much sugar. 11g of sugar is less than in a cup of skimmed milk!
Here are some of the athlete types this product would be ideal for:
A lot of research has been carried out on different types of dietary protein supplements and their ability to improve performance. In spite of this, the picture still remains unclear as it's a hard thing to study. What is clear is that consuming protein (food or supplement) before or after training will increase muscle protein production. (1)
How this impacts performance or even adaptation is still much debated. Currently more studies show that increased protein intake (various types) has little impact on either endurance performance or strength performance. Only a few studies showing improvements. (1)
So why do we sell it?
One thing that is clear is the importance of adequate protein intake in active individuals - and you guys need more than your average Joe! Protein deficiency absolutely has a negative impact on performance improvements, so increasing your intake a little is an insurance policy.
If you are looking for a protein supplement to ensure your intake is adequate, then we think you should have a high quality product that is close to a whole food and that tastes great, available to you.
Egg Whites VS. The Rest
Egg white protein is the original World Health Organization's "gold standard" of protein quality that all others are measured against. Where most other proteins fall short of its complete amino acid profile, digestibility and bioavailability, one exception is Whey. Below is a chart comparing different types of protein supplement sources.
|Nutrition Score||Egg Protein||Wheat Protein||Casein Protein||Whey Protein||Soy Protein|
Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER):
PER is an old school measurement of the weight increase in a growing animal per gram of protein consumed. Higher PERs mean more protein is used for growth.
Biological Value (BV):
Biological value is a measure of the proportion of absorbed protein from a food which becomes incorporated into the proteins of the organism's body.
Blonyx products are made in a GMP compliant manufacturing facility in the USA. The facility is compliant with both the FDA and Health Canada regulations.
We hold both product licenses and a site license with Health Canada. This means that the ingredients we use, and the facility we manufacture in, meet standards set by Health Canada. We are also required to test our finished products in an independent lab to ensure that they always meet label claims.
We regularly test our supplement products for banned substances in the same labs that run the Informed Choice certification (LGC). On top of this, Blonyx supplements are manufactured in a Texas based independent facility that holds GMP registration with both Informed Choice and NSF (for sport). This is our way of ensuring we produce the highest quality products while limiting the risk of contamination with banned substances.
Why egg protein?
Egg protein is the highest quality real food protein you can get. Where there faster absorbed similar quality processed proteins like whey, we think processing isn’t the best thing for our bodies.
What is the technology you use to get the bad taste out?
We use a filtration technology to extract the sulphur and some salt from the egg whites. It’s pretty new, and is soon to be patented. We think it’ll lead to a number of excellent new protein products.
When should I take this product?
WE suggest you take our egg white protein only on days where you feel you aren’t getting enough protein from your usual 3x meals a day, OR it’s more convenient to drink it post training than it is to consume high quality food. Please treat it as supplemental to a good diet.
How will taking this product impact my training?
We see taking a protein supplement as a way to simply ensure you are getting enough in your diet. Increasing your intake if you are already getting enough is unlikely to have any impact on performance, regardless of the type of protein and time taken.
Who shouldn't take this product?
For obvious reasons, anyone with an egg allergy should avoid taking our egg white protein. In addition, anyone wanting to lose weight or who isn’t active will not really benefit from taking this product. If this is you, we suggest you stick to high quality food with high nutritional density instead. Food rules!
Lastly, if you are active, consider that no supplement is better than a good training regimen, good nutrition and adequate sleep and rest. Once you have these dialled as part of your training program, then you should consider supplements.
When is the best time to take your egg protein?
The best time to consume training is either shortly before or within the few hours after training. Both timings have been shown to enhance muscle protein synthesis.