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Not all protein is created equally. For our bodies to function properly, we require the protein in our diet to meet the certain nutritional requirements. In fact, there are 11 essential amino acids that the human body requires in very particular ratios to build and maintain its muscles, organs, etc. Including complete proteins in your formulations ensures you are providing products today's customers want to help lead healthy lifestyles. Proteins are made of individual amino acid building blocks and the completeness of a protein source quantifies its nutritional value. The method currently used by both the U.S. FDA and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) to measure completeness of a protein is the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS). A complete protein (PDCAAS of 1) supplies all 11 essential amino acids in their necessary relative amounts. Blending two or more proteins together can boost the completeness of protein in a formulation.

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