In years gone bodybuilders would consume eggs like they were going out of fashion in order to get protein in their diets. Today however it’s been made simple with egg albumen (egg protein) being produced as supplements. An egg contains about 6 grams of high quality protein, so high that it is used as the standard by which other foods are measured1. Eggs also are a rich source of vitamins, including A, E, K & B vitamins, riboflavin and folic acid. They contain all eight essential amino acids needed for muscle recovery and the building of important minerals.
Studies have shown that egg protein consumed at 20g/serve boosts muscle protein synthesis and is a good source of leucine, one of the most potent anabolic amino acids2,3. They are slightly slower absorbing than whey protein, so is a great everyday protein to keep positive nitrogen balance and to keep you anabolic throughout the day. Egg protein is well stacked with weight gaining supplements, a good whey protein powder for post workout and a BCAA supplement.
Egg Albumen Supplements are commonly presented & sold as Formulated Supplementary Sports Foods in Australia. Egg proteins are not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with an appropriate physical training or exercise programme. Not suitable for children under 15 years or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Always read the label prior to use.1. Schaafsma G (July 2000). "The protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score". The Journal of Nutrition 130 (7): 1865S–7S