Why Egg White Protein?

Tom Richardson, Co-founder Top Secret Nutrition
Tom Richardson, Co-founder Top Secret Nutrition

Egg whites tend to get a bad rap because people think they are high in cholesterol. Guess what? It’s the yolk that is high in cholesterol and egg whites are virtually cholesterol free.

I am not going to say that egg white protein is better than whey protein, but I am going to say that it’s different. Here is how you rate proteins and how egg white proteins compare to other types:

B.V. (Biological Value) is the proportion of absorbed protein that is retained in the body for maintenance and/or growth. The highest score of 100 was given for the best protein at the time, egg. However, whey protein came along and proved even better than egg.

P.E.R. (Protein Efficiency Ratio) is the gain in body weight divided by the weight of the protein consumed. Egg white protein tops whey protein by this measure.

N.P.U. (Net Protein Utilization) is the proportion of protein intake that is retained (calculated as BV times Digestibility).  Egg white protein tops whey protein on this measure also.

PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) is based on the amino acid requirements of humans. A protein scoring a 1.0 indicates it meets all the essential amino acid requirements of humans according to the Food Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization. On this one, egg white protein and whey protein tie.

See the following chart for how egg white protein compares to other popular sources of protein:



Some people experience side effects such as bloating and gas when they consume whey protein. These symptoms can occur immediately or over time and sometimes are a result of lactose intolerance. Egg white protein is a great alternative for anybody experiencing side effects from consuming whey protein. For those who don’t have an issue with whey, I suggest alternating in some egg white protein to offer the body a bit of variety. Keeping the body guessing can be a good thing once in awhile.

Top Secret Nutrition’s ACTIVE EGG WHITE PROTEIN is an outrageously delicious, professional grade,100% egg white albumin. Each serving is packed with 25 grams of pure protein to help you recover from your workouts and satisfy hunger. Free from fat, including saturated fat, Top Secret Nutrition’s ACTIVE EGG WHITE PROTEIN has a higher N.P.U. (Net Protein Utilization) than any other protein available.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me directly at tom@topsecretnutrition.com.

Jeanie Vidaurreta

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