Plant protein powder can be used anytime to help you meet your protein needs. Although the ideal ratio between whole food and supplemental protein is still unclear when it comes to research, we suggest that getting at least 50% of your daily protein from whole food sources is a good rule of thumb for the purposes of healthy dieting.
Sunflower lecithin is used in protein powder (and many other foods) to help stabilize certain mixtures of ingredients.
Usually the more common form soy lecithin is used, which is cheaper and contains soy. While it’s generally a good idea to limit your intake of soy products (and soy protein in particular) because it may have feminizing effects in men 1, you can rest assured that we only use the more expensive and healthier sunflower lecithin.
If you see that a protein powder contains any added amino acids, be skeptical.
Additional amino acids is often a sign of amino spiking, which is a deceitful practice wherein large amounts amino acids like L-glycine are included and counted them toward the total protein per serving. This is misleading because protein is a complex chain of up to 21 different amino acids. There are no proteins that contain only one amino acid.
Amino spiking is a common way that protein manufacturers and sellers rip consumers off. This way companies sell low-quality protein that contains for example just 15 grams of protein per serving, add several grams of an inexpensive amino acid like glycine or alanine and legally say it contains more protein per serving than it really does.
There’s little to no reason to add amino acids to protein powder, including BCAAs, and so this often just means the product is amino spiked.
A good way to protect yourself as a consumer, however, is to check ingredient lists, serving sizes, and amounts of protein per serving before buying.
This has a few key benefits:
- It does provide some variety.
- It enhances the nutritional quality of your diet.
- It reduces the likelihood of experiencing gastrointestinal discomfort from ingesting too much dairy protein.
- Vegan+ is also more filling than whey, which is especially nice when you’re dieting.
Definitely! A high-protein diet can help you lose weight faster and it’s also perfect for muscle building because it’s a source of highly bioavailable plant protein rich in essential amino acids, which are the vital building blocks of muscle tissue.
vegan+ makes it easier to hit your daily protein needs.
The combination of different protein sources allows us to create a complete amino acids profile and also stay true to the principles of a balanced diet. Vegetarians and vegans in particular use soy as an alternative to animal products. That’s why it makes sense to use alternative plant proteins as a source of daily protein. Moreover, soy often contains phytoestrogen and is suspected of causing major changes in hormone levels. Our soy-free Vegan Protein is a complete protein that works without hormones and can contribute to a balanced diet for athletes.
Unlike whey proteins, plant protein are lactose-free and hypoallergenic. This means it contains no soy, lactose, gluten or nuts, making it suitable for people with allergies. This makes it is very easy to digest and provides the body with both short and long-term proteins.
Yes, everything in vegan+ comes entirely from plants.
We chose pea and rice protein because they’re easy on the stomach, well absorbed, and provide an abundance of protein and essential amino acids.
That’s why vegan+ is just as effective for gaining muscle and strength as animal-based protein powders like whey, casein, and egg protein.
vegan+ can be used anytime you need help to meet your protein goals. For optimal results, take 1-3 servings daily after exercise or in the morning.