Blonyx egg white protein isolate makes use of a new technology to take the bad taste out of egg whites. The result is a high quality real food complete protein supplement that doesn’t taste like a protein powder at all. With minimal ingredients we got it to taste just like chocolate milk.
- 740g POWDER
- ONE SCOOP
- 20 SERVINGS
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.
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2. Nissen & Sharp (2003): A meta-analysis of all research to date on supplementation for strength and mass. Found that HMB and creatine are the only two supplements that have been shown to enhance strength and mass with resistance training. Read the research
3. Rowlans & Thomson (2009): A meta-analysis of existing research. HMB supplementation resulted in clear overall increases in strength in men starting a resistance training program, but the benefit of HMB in trained athletes was smaller. Read the research
4. Vukovich et al. (2001): Controlled 8 week study in weight training elderly men. HMB increased muscle strength and lean mass while increasing fat loss. Read the research
5. Lamboley et al. (2007): Placebo controlled study in college students. HMB supplementation increased maximal oxygen consumption by 5%. Read the research
6. Jowko et al. (2001): Controlled study in weight training males using creatine and HMB in combination. HMB and creatine supplementation results in even greater strength and lean gains than either HMB or creatine supplementation alone. Read the research
7. Baier et al. (2009): 1 year long controlled study in the elderly. HMB with two amino acids increased lean mass and protein turnover in older adults. Read the research
8. Slater et al. (2001): Controlled study in trained males. HMB enhanced strength and mass but the increases were small over the research period. Read the research
9. Vukovich & Dreifort (2001): Controlled study in trained cyclists. HMB supplementation increased cyclist endurance as measured by VO2 peak and lactic acid build-up. Read the research
10. Panton et al. (2000): Controlled study using male and female trained and untrained subjects. The study showed that regardless of gender or prior training, HMB increases strength and minimizes muscle damage when combined with a four week resistance-training program. Read the research
11. Kraemer et al. (2009): 12 week study on resistance trained men. HMB combined with two amino acids doubled the effects of training on lean mass and increased fat loss. Read the research
12. Gallagher et al. (2000): Controlled study with male weight lifters. HMB increased lean mass and peak muscle torques. It also decreased blood markers of muscle damage. Read the research
13. Knitter et al. (2000): Controlled study in male and female runners. HMB reduced muscle damage after a prolonged run as well as the perception of muscle soreness. Read the research
14. Kreider et al. (1999): Controlled study of 40 experienced, resistance trained men over just 4 weeks. HMB numerically increased lean mass and strength over the period of the study. Read the research
15. Wilson et al. (2008): A review of research on HMB. Concluded that collectively there is not only clinical data, but also mechanistic data supporting HMB's effect on increasing muscle mass and strength. Read the research
16. Nissen et al. (1996): Two controlled studies in weight training males for three and seven weeks. HMB increased strength and muscle mass while reducing muscle damage in all subjects. Read the research
17. Ransone et al. (2003): Controlled study in 35 trained collegiate football players. HMB increased muscle mass and reduced body fat however this was not statistically significant probably because the athletes only used HMB for 4 weeks so gains were small. Read the research
18. Wilson et al. (2013): The official position paper of the International Society of Sports Nutrition on HMB supplementation. HMB is one of the few supplements considered to be both safe and effective by the society. Read the research
19. Cooper et al. (2012): An updated review on creatine supplementation research by the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Read the research
20. Francaux & Poortmans (1999): A placebo controlled study that observed a 2kg average increase in body water content in athletes taking creatine monohydrate. Read the research
21. Hall & Trojian (2013): A recent review of the science behind creatine supplementation. Read the research
22. Durkalec-Michalski & Jeszca (2016): A placebo controlled crossover study in 58 highly trained male athletes showed an increase in lean mass, reduction in fat mass and improvements in aerobic training performance. Read the research