Complete or incomplete?
If a protein supplies enough of your essential amino acids, it's called a complete protein. If it doesn't, it's considered incomplete. All meats, eggs and dairy products are complete proteins. Most vegetable sources, except for soy, are incomplete and require fortification or combinations of other proteins to make them complete.
Amazing Amino Acids.
Amino acids are organic compounds that form proteins. They are known as the building blocks of life because they are required for all sorts of functions within the body. Without amino acids, and the proteins they make up, we wouldn’t exist.
There are two types of Amino acids:
- Essential amino acids can’t be made or synthesized by the body, so we need to get them from the food we eat. If a protein has all of the essential amino acids it’s known as “complete.”
- Nonessential amino acids can be made by the body, so you don’t need to worry about getting them from food. Keep in mind they’re still "important," but since your body can make them, you don’t have to worry about getting them in your diet.
Did you know?
Premier Protein shakes are considered a complete protein, delivering 18 amino acids, including all of the essential ones. Take a look at the amino acid table to see what Premier Protein shakes are made of. Items in the table marked with * are one of the 9 essential amino acids.