Nutrition is one of the pillars of our ‘Healthy Trinity’. Nutrition consists of getting the right stuff in and keeping the wrong stuff out. Most nutritional practices are concerned with getting the right stuff in and Revolution Way is a valuable tool to that end.
We suggest protein intakes of 0.8-1 gram of quality protein per pound of body weight. For a 200 lb male that is 200 grams of protein per day. That can be a lot!
We have found that most people do not consume adequate amounts of protein for optimal health. Many people don’t consume proteins at appropriate intervals and breakfast seems to be a big problem for many people. Some people need ‘snacks’ in the middle of the day.
While we believe that our primary source of protein should be obtained from our food it can be difficult for many to do that. Therefore, we recommend that everyone have a good, high-quality protein source handy. Many of our patients don’t plan ahead very well and are in a ‘reactive’ mode when it comes to nutrition.
Protein can help stabilize blood sugar, recover from exercise, protect muscle, as well as many other benefits (see below).
Protein powders need to taste good, be of good quality, and mix well.
Introducing Revolution Way
New Zealand Biosciences Proprietary Whey Protein Blend (NZ whey protein concentrate, L-glutamine, glycine, and taurine) is sourced from New Zealand, which is known for its highly strict dairy processing standards.
Guaranteed 100% pure (hormone free), this high-biological–value whey protein concentrate contains a rich array of essential and non- essential amino acids. Whey protein is considered the “gold standard” of protein for serious athletes. Research suggests that it supports healthy body composition, retention of lean muscle mass, glucose metabolism, satiety, and gastrointestinal health.[1-5]
Its roles in the maintenance of blood pressure and blood lipid levels already within the normal range are also areas of interest.[3,5] As a rich source of the sulfur-containing amino acids cysteine and methionine, whey protein can enhance immune function through intracellular conversion to glutathione.
Whey protein also delivers high levels of naturally occurring bioactive immunoglobulins that are resistant to peptic digestion. Immunoglobulins from whey have been observed to support intestinal immunity and a healthy response to inflammation.[3,4] Furthermore, whey protein has displayed lower allergenicity than casein.*
Glutamine and Glycine, in combination with the cysteine-rich whey protein, promote glutathione synthesis and combat free radicals.
Glutamine, crucial in nitrogen metabolism, is important for replenishing amino acid stores, especially after exercise or stress.[7,8] This amino acid aids in intestinal cell proliferation, thereby helping to preserve gut barrier function and intestinal health.
Glycine, an inhibitory (calming) neurotransmitter, is vital as a constituent of collagen and a building block for other substances such as coenzyme-A, nucleic acids, creatine phosphate, purines, bile, and other amino acids.*
Taurine, as a derivative of sulfur-containing cysteine, has many healthful clinical applications, including the support of stable cell membranes, cardiovascular health, glucose tolerance, detoxification, and bile salt synthesis.* 
Aminogen® is a patented, natural, plant-derived enzyme system. It promotes protein digestibility and amino acid absorption, thereby boosting nitrogen retention and aiding in the synthesis of muscle mass and strength, as well as promoting deep muscle recovery.*
Fiber Blend (inulin from non-GMO chicory, beta glucans, oat fiber, and corn bran) in Revolution Way provides 7 g of fiber per serving. These fibers favorably affect serum lipids, healthy intestinal flora, the formation of short-chain fatty acids, and gluose tolerance.[11,12] Beta glucans and lignins impact the binding of bile acids and support the maintenance of cholesterol levels already within normal range. Furthermore, beta glucans may offset stress to the immune system caused by intense exercise.*
Medium-Chain Triglycerides provide a rapidly absorbed, easily metabolized, and quick form of energy.
Beneficial Macronutrient Ratio In every serving, Revolution Way provides 21 g of high-quality whey protein; 5 g of fat, including 1 g from medium-chain triglycerides; and 20 g of carbohydrate, including 7 g of fiber. This composition supports a healthy balance of macronutrients and fiber. High-fiber foods tend to slow the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream. Furthermore, both fiber and protein tend to increase feelings of satiety.*[15,16]
Fructose Free Revolution Way contains evaporated can juice and stevia in place of fructose. Animal and human research suggests that consuming fructose-containing beverages increases visceral adiposity.[17,18]
- Hayes A, Cribb PJ. Effect of whey protein isolate on strength, body composition and muscle hypertrophy during resistance training. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2008 Jan;11(1):40-44. [PMID: 18090657]
- Luhovyy BL, Akhavan T, Anderson GH. Whey proteins in the regulation of food intake and satiety. J Am Coll Nutr. 2007 Dec;26(6):704S-12S. [PMID: 18187437]
- Marshall K. Therapeutic applications of whey protein. Altern Med Rev. 2004 Jun;9(2):136-56. [PMID: 15253675]
- Souza GT, Lira FS, Rosa Neto JC, et al. Dietary whey protein lessens several risk factors for metabolic diseases: a review. Lipids Health Dis. 2012 Jun 7;11(1):67. [PMID: 22676328]
- Pal S, Ellis V. The chronic effects of whey proteins on blood pressure, vascular function, and inflammatory markers in overweight individuals. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Jul;18(7):1354- 59. [PMID: 19893505]
- Lara-Villoslada F, Olivares M, Xaus J. The balance between caseins and whey proteins in cow’s milk determines its allergenicity. J Dairy Sci. 2005 May;88(5):1654-60. [PMID: 15829656] 7. Castell L. Glutamine supplementation in vitro and in vivo, in exercise and in immunodepression. Sports Med. 2003;33(5):323-45. [PMID: 12696982]
- Walsh NP, Blannin AK, Robson PJ, et al. Glutamine, exercise and immune function. Links and possible mechanisms. Sports Med. 1998 Sep;26(3):177-91. [PMID: 9802174]
- Yatabe Y, Miyakawa S, Ohmori H, et al. Effects of taurine administration on exercise. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2009;643:245-52. [PMID: 19239155]
- Aminogen. Triarco Industries. http://www.triarco.com/consumercenter/aminogen/. Accessed July 3, 2012.
- El Khoury D, Cuda C, Luhovyy BL, et al. Beta glucan: health benefits in obesity and metabolic syndrome. J Nutr Metab. 2012;2012:851362. [PMID: 22187640]
- de Luis DA, de la Fuente B, Izaola O, et al. Randomized clinical trial with a inulin enriched cookie on risk cardiovascular factor in obese patients [in Spanish]. Nutr Hosp. 2010 Jan- Feb;25(1):53-59. [PMID: 20204256]
- Queenan KM, Stewart ML, Smith KN, et al. Concentrated oat beta-glucan, a fermentable fiber, lowers serum cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic adults in a randomized controlled trial. Nutr J. 2007 Mar 26;6:6. [PMID: 17386092]
- Vetvicka V, Vancikova Z. Anti-stress action of several orally-given ß-glucans. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2010 Sep;154(3):235-38. [PMID: 21048809] 15. Nilsson AC, Ostman EM, Holst JJ, et al. Including indigestible carbohydrates in the evening meal of healthy subjects improves glucose tolerance, lowers inflammatory markers, and increases satiety after a subsequent standardized breakfast. J Nutr. 2008 Apr;138(4):732-39. [PMID: 18356328]
- Paddon-Jones D, Westman E, Mattes RD, et al. Protein, weight management, and satiety. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 May;87(5):1558S-1561S. Review. [PMID: 18469287]
- Jürgens H, Haass W, Castañeda TR, et. al. Consuming fructose-sweetened beverages increases body adiposity in mice. Obes Res. 2005 Jul;13(7):1146-56. [PMID: 16076983]
- Stanhope KL, Schwarz JM, Keim NL, et al. Consuming fructose-sweetened, not glucose-sweetened, beverages increases visceral adiposity and lipids and decreases insulin sensitivity in overweight/obese humans. J Clin Invest. 2009 May;119(5):1322-34. doi:10.1172/JCI37385. [PMID: 19381015]