Dr Oz: Sprayable Protein Review
With marketers trying to pack more protein into anything and everything possible, Dr Oz wanted to take a closer look at the latest concoction. Sprayable protein is now available in stores all over. Could it be the answer to weight loss and more energy? They have zero calories, but what’s the catch?
Dr Oz: Protein Spray
Essentially, what sprayable protein is, is liquid amino acids put into a spray bottle. They’re sold in liquid or spray bottles. As nutritionist Kellyann Petrucci explained, we need amino acids to build protein in our body and we need protein to build muscle. Liquid aminos don’t come from an animal product, which means it’s vegan-friendly.
Dr Oz: Amino Acid Spray
To get amino acids, it’s actually incredibly simple. Combine purified water and natural soy beans. The reported benefits are increased energy, better exercise performance, and an extra shot of protein. But does it really give you more protein? According to Kellyann, liquid amino aren’t the best option.
Dr Oz: Sprayable Liquid Aminos
For every teaspoon of liquid amino, you get .5 grams of protein, which isn’t a lot at all. You have to spray a bottle of liquid aminos over 100 times to get the same amount of protein as a 3-oz piece of chicken. As Kellyann stated: it just doesn’t make any sense as your main source of protein.
Is Protein Spray Good For You?
Additionally, there is naturally occurring MSG in soy beans. You can expect about 320 milligrams of sodium per teaspoon of sprayable protein which is more than you’ll find in average soy sauce. Dr Oz admitted he had liquid aminos at his house so he was curious as to whom it could actually work for.
According to Kellyann, people who want a natural, gluten-free, vegetarian seasoning may benefit from liquid amino spray on salads, vegetables, stir-fry, or popcorn. Kellyann suggested you think of it more as seasoning as opposed to protein, that way you’ll use it in a way that won’t wreck you diet.