AMINO Z ORGANIC VEGAN PROTEIN BLEND
Being, or becoming vegan can be one of the most difficult dietary lifestyles when it comes to fitness- especially concerning your protein choices.
Why is this so? Well, it’s simply a matter of availability; there are far too few good plant based sources of protein, and supplements designed to support that lifestyle. It can be much harder when looking for decent vegan friendly protein powders, though at Amino Z our goal is to help everyone achieve their fitness goals- regardless of your dietary path.
But surprisingly, vegans aren’t the only subset of the population that stand to benefit from using plant based protein powders, as being the omnivore you may be, you can also take advantage of their offerings.
Here are a few of the key highlights that vegan proteins can offer you:
May Be Easier To Digest
Lactose intolerant? Ouch! There goes much of your aspiration to achieve an outstanding physique. The initial freak-out aside, it is true that finding lactose free protein powders is a reasonably difficult, or expensive, task. Indeed, there has been innovation into new proteins and today beef protein and a slew of others exist, but their digestion is nothing to boast about.
Many vegan protein blends are formulated to offer superior digestion and absorption, thanks to the presence of naturally occurring or added digestive enzymes. These facilitate the breakdown of the macronutrients to easily assimilated units, without causing gastric distress.
May Outmatch Protein Content Of Animal Based Proteins
While there is no denying the powerhouse that is dairy based protein, vegan proteins aren’t too shabby either. In fact, some types of plant based proteins do ever better, such as is the case with pea protein. Compared on a per gram basis, pea protein delivers 20% more protein, meaning that you can use less per serve.
If you routinely down two scoops of whey protein, for instance, with an average of 20g per scoop, you can get the same from just one and a half scoops of a high quality vegan protein blend. This can be a real lifesaver if you feel like you need to force-feed lots of protein powders just to meet your daily requirements.
May Support Cardiovascular Health
Most animal based protein powders will contain some amount of cholesterol. This can be troublesome if you are predisposed to hyperlipidaemic states, or have a family history of heart disease. It may be in your best interest to adopt a diet higher in plant based foods, including protein powders, which tend to contain compounds known as sterols that can help lower cholesterol levels[i].
That, in addition to the presence of fibre can also help your control cholesterol levels, as research has indicated that fibre can promote the excretion of cholesterol via bile.
No Artificial Antibiotics or Hormones Used
Being plants, they do not require antibiotics or hormones for growth. Use of these medications may have an adverse effect once the products are consumed- as evidenced by the possible increase in cancer risk associated[ii] with consumption of milk based products that were obtained from animals treated with growth hormones.
While this isn’t technically a health “benefit” of using vegan protein powders, there is something satisfying about knowing that you did not contribute to the exploitation of animals for their food or produce.
Across the animal kingdom, humans remain the only species to consume milk well into adulthood, a practice that may have ethical arguments against it.
May Support Weight Loss
Any protein consumed will have an effect on boosting your overall metabolic rate, but this pales in comparison to the effect hunger exerts. To achieve sustainable weight loss a net caloric deficit must exist; a feat only really accomplished by controlling the beast that is hunger.
The combination of protein and fibre found in vegan powders have the one-two punch of supporting increased metabolism, balancing blood sugar levels and slowing the rate of food digestion. All of these can have an additive effect on helping you achieve your weight loss goals.
Many different varieties of vegan proteins exist, including soy, rice and wheat, but arguably the best option has to be pea protein. It is high in protein content to support muscle building[iii] and is a complete protein, in contrast to the Achilles heel of many other plant based proteins being incomplete.
[i] Spielmann J, Stangl GI, Eder K. Dietary pea protein stimulates bile acid excretion and lowers hepatic cholesterol concentration in rats. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2008 Dec;92(6):683-93. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2007.00766.x. PMID: 19012614.
[ii] Malekinejad H, Rezabakhsh A. Hormones in Dairy Foods and Their Impact on Public Health - A Narrative Review Article. Iran J Public Health. 2015;44(6):742-758.
[iii] Babault N, Païzis C, Deley G, et al. Pea proteins oral supplementation promotes muscle thickness gains during resistance training: a double-blind, randomized, Placebo-controlled clinical trial vs. Whey protein. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2015;12(1):3. Published 2015 Jan 21. doi:10.1186/s12970-014-0064-5
Serving Size: 33.0000g
|Per 33g Serve||Per 100g|
|Complex Carbs||3.3 g||10 g|
|Fibre||1.5 g||4.6 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.5 g||4.5 g|
|Caffeine||0 mg||0 mg|
|Sodium||226.7 mg||687 mg|
Organic Vegan Protein Blend (Organic Sprouted Fermented Pea Protein, Organic Vegan Coconut Milk Powder, Natural Vanilla Flavour, Organic Guar Gum, Organic Psyllium Husk, Organic Stevia, Digestive Enzymes (Protease, Amylase, Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase)
Mix 1 serve with 250mL of water and mix well with a shaker.
Contains: Tree Nuts
Please note that the nutritional profile will vary according to your flavour selection.
Lab Test Results
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