The 1st edition was written in 1997 but the 2nd edition (which I linked to) was published November 30, 2007. I held off on purchasing the 1st edition when I found out a new one was in the works. You might only find the 1st edition on any library shelves at this time. I wonder if any programs use this as a textbook?
Good to hear, I clicked on the "look inside" thing on Amazon and saw the copyright was 97... my mistake....
I guess another major
reason I really like having hemp and rice protein in the mix is because it causes me way less digestive "excitement" than Soy alone. I have not used Gemma extensively yet, since I just opened my first bag last night, but my guess is that it induces gas just like soy? I am actually inclined to pay a little more and even consume slightly larger quantities of total protein if it will save me (and those around me
) from being gassy all the time.
Regardless which kind of protein, I've always got some "excitement" going on, yikes... Right now I am mainly consuming Nutribiotic's Rice because I ran out of Gemma... just ordered 16 more lbs, should be here shortly...
Will you forward me a copy of the spreadsheet so I can play with it? I think I could probably make it so you could at least manually enter in your ratios and the spreadsheet would calculate the amino totals for the mix you entered. I'm not talking a fancy "slider-interface-thingy" like truprotein has, or something that will figure out the ratio for you, but if you entered in "80%Gemma, 10%Soy, 10%Hemp" or "75%Gemma, 20% Rice, 5% Hemp, etc... I have a pretty good idea of how to make it give you individual totals for each amino acid in the aggregate mix.
I'd start from scratch, but I'm just way too lazy to type in all that data you've already entered.
Step ahead of you there, the spreadsheet already is setup to do that. All you have to do is plug in the percentages...50% rice, 20% Gemma, etc... and it will automatically calculate the percentage and amount of each end resulting amino acid of the mixture. I can forward it to you tomorrow, as it is not on the computer I'm currently at.
I doubt anyone here is really short on any of these amino acids since mostly everyone is eating more than enough protein...even just from diet and not from supplements...which is why I think the ratios are most important. I just wish we knew what they were and I don't think we will honestly know for a very long time. However more than anything I'd like to know which amino acids we need to make sure we don't eat too much of since eating tons of the percieved good ratios can mean eating way too much of a few aminos that may be very harmful.
This is an excellent point. Might I add more confusion to the mix...? OK, so even though we are looking in search of the ultimate amino acid profile, if and when this ever happens, you wouldn't be able to make a protein powder out of that exact profile... why? Because you would have to take into consideration your amino acid profiles from your other protein sources during the day... such as protein from fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, and obviously other proteins throughout the day, once you have this complicated mess of a profile figured out, you could then devise a protein powder to fill in the gaps. Thus giving your "pool" the "ideal" ratio on hand for your body to use. So even though a big step may be finding out what that profile is (if that ever happens), an even bigger step is creating an individualized protein based off of YOUR personalized diet.
Who wants to give up on this topic now?