Sunflower Lecithin Benefits
- Reduces Cholesterol Levels
- Improves Digestive Health
- Aids in Breastfeeding
- Supports Skin Health
- Boosts Brain Function
- Safer Than Other Sources of Lecithin
More Details – To understand the function Sunflower Lecithin Pills serves in AGN Roots Grassfed Whey protein, it’s essential to view protein as merely a chain of amino acids (polypeptides). As an industry leader in macro-nutrient & BCAAs (branched-chain amino acid) concentration, we share our protein composition in tabular form. This Amino Acid Profile contains the names and quantities of each polypeptide.
In Summary – For single-ingredient Whey protein (without an adaptor, like lecithin or kinetic energy) to disperse into a water solution smoothly, it requires mechanical denaturation. Denaturing grassfed whey at the point of consumption defeats the purpose of purchasing a high-end nutrient-dense whey. The workaround for this is to add an emulsifier.
Every peptide structure contains both hydrophilic (soluble in water) & hydrophobic (not water-soluble) side chains. In the case of whey protein with sunflower lecithin, the lecithin serves as the “adaptor” with the “emulsification process” being the action of the oil and water connecting via the adaptor.
The minimal amount of non-GMO Sunflower Lecithin within AGN Roots Grassfed Whey allows our community of health enthusiasts accesses to nutrition-on-the-go without the clumps and chunks associated with mixing protein in a water-based solution without electric agitation. With an unwavering commitment to the integrity of our product while optimizing the functionality and sensitivities of mixing; the addition of Sunflower Lecithin Pills couldn’t have been more of a clear choice.
AGN Grassfed Whey is a dairy powder that’s ready to mix; once reconstituted with a liquid phase, it’s wise to treat the solution precisely like you would a cold diary product rather than a citrus soft-drink or can of pop.
After making a whey protein powder shake, if you plan to save it for later, a rule of thumb by the FDA is to do so at 40°F (refrigerator temperature) with the recommendation of NOT letting it sit out longer than 2 hours unrefrigerated.
Sunflower is the opposite. Most sunflower is organic, not genetically-modified, and is not processed with chemicals. It is also not considered a top allergen.
Because soy lecithin is cheaper, you will find it in the majority of commercial products. We have chosen to use sunflower lecithin, despite the added cost, as pure ingredients are our number one priority.
Lecithin is essential to your body. Sunflower lecithin is rich in choline and other essential fatty acids such as phosphatidylinositol (say that three times fast!), and some people take it as a supplement.
So while soy lecithin is really just an empty additive, sunflower lecithin has positive health benefits while also holding our cookies together and keeping them soft and delicious!