Rich Piana 5% Nutrition Real Carbs + Protein is a whole food based meal replacement powder using high-quality whole food proteins with low glycemic carbohydrates designed to help you meet your daily protein and meal requirements.
When it came to protein powders Rich Piana was adamant about one thing, he didn’t like them. In fact, he downright hated everything about them. Instead, he believed in the idea of whole food complete meals and that kind of thinking guided him in his quest to create exceptional supplements that offered something different.
When the time came for 5% to create a quality high protein product, we knew we had to be true to Rich’s beliefs. That meant anything 5% Nutrition created had to be whole food as well as a complete meal, we couldn’t simply come up with the same thing everybody else had – there was no easy way out here!
You might be wondering how we pulled it off – well the time has come to see the future of protein Rich Piana style! We didn’t merely create a protein powder or just another meal replacement powder – that would have been too easy. We did it the 5% way by creating a complete whole food meal in one product – Real Carbs + Protein! We’re talking about 20 grams of whole food proteins combined with 30 grams of whole food carbohydrates to create the perfect bodybuilding meal. Talk about the ultimate meal replacement!
Where’s the protein coming from? We use several whole food sources to create an innovative protein complex that sets a new standard in the bodybuilding industry: HyrdoBEEF Hydrolyzed Beef Protein, Whole Egg Powder, Chickpea Protein and Organic Chicken Powder. This combination creates a protein blend with variable digestion speeds that’s extremely high in quality, purity, nitrogen retention and bioavailability. Let’s get real, if you’re going to create a protein blend, it must be able to stimulate and keep you in an anabolic environment to set you up for lean muscle growth, and that’s exactly what we did with Real Carbs + Protein.
5% Nutrition Protein Blend – 20 Grams
HydroBEEF Hydrolyzed Beef Protein – This is a whole food protein created by using a special infusion process that preserves all the key amino acids, peptides, nucleotide fractions, vitamins and minerals that are naturally found in beef. HydroBEEF digests slower than whey and has a BV (Biological Value) score that’s comparable to whey. It’s 97% protein with a high BCAA content and a low fat, cholesterol, and sodium content. HydroBEEF promotes the ideal anabolic environment for your muscles so you can experience the results you’ve been training for.
Whole Egg Powder – Eggs are a premium quality protein source with a medium digestion speed and an excellent bioavailability score of 100, making them an ideal addition to Real Carbs + Protein. We use Whole Egg Powder that’s sourced from real, whole eggs.
Chickpea Protein – This is an excellent source of protein with a medium-fast digestion speed that’s high in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Organic Chicken Powder – This is a high-quality slow digesting protein source that’s also high in important B vitamins as well as minerals such as selenium.
This unique complex of whole food proteins creates a sustained anabolic response which is exactly what you want from a whole food meal. Taken after a workout, at the start of your day or anytime during the day, Real Carbs + Protein will keep you in an anabolic state for hours which is exactly what you want if you want to keep those gains coming or preserve your hard earned muscle if you’re cutting.
Total Carbohydrates – 30 Grams
The carbohydrate source in Real Carbs + Protein comes from:
Whole Grain Oats – A low glycemic, low sugar carbohydrate that will avoid insulin spikes yet provide the carbs your body needs for glycogen replenishment and muscular energy. Oats are a bodybuilding mainstay and fit in well with the proteins in Real Carbs + Protein.
Sweet Potato – Sweet potatoes are a staple in the diets of many bodybuilders due to their nutrient profile, delicious flavor and the fact that they are considered a low glycemic carbohydrate. Sweet Potatoes taste delicious and contain high amounts of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, B vitamins, vitamin A, as well as vitamin C.
Rice – Rice is another cornerstone carbohydrate source for many bodybuilders. Usually, it’s brown rice because brown rice is nutritionally complete and is a low glycemic carb.
We can confidently say that Rich would be proud of Real Carbs + Protein because he believed, above all else, that real food was the principal element for success in bodybuilding. With a focus on innovative whole food protein sources paired with the right carbohydrates, we have created a unique meal replacement product for the market. Real Carbs + Protein is so much more than just another product with a high level of protein on the label, this supplement redefines the meal replacement category with an emphasis on premium quality protein, sourced from real food.
HydroBEEF Beef Protein – This is a trademarked protein that sets a new standard in protein quality, digestibility, and bioavailability. HydroBEEF is comparable to whey-based proteins and retains key nutrients that have made beef a bodybuilding mainstay for decades.
Nutritional profile may vary with flavour.