What Is It? As a fitness and health enthusiast, you’ve most likely heard of whey protein. However, as of late, vegan sourced protein has been a popular alternative source, and one many individuals are making the switch to. So what exactly is the difference between whey protein and vegan protein? Well, whey protein is a by-product of cow’s milk, which restricts vegans from taking it. Vegan protein on the other hand, is protein sourced from vegan friendly sources. Not all Vegan Proteins are created equal. In fact, many are sourced from cheap ingredients and over priced. In this case, we’ll be talking about TC Nutrition’s Premium, All Natural Vegan Protein Blend. What Does It Do? TC Nutrition’s All Natural, Premium Vegan Protein Blend is ideal for building muscle, maintaining muscle, and burning fat. However, it is suitable for anyone looking to maintain a healthy, well balanced lifestyle and those looking to hit their daily protein target. This protein is derived from 3 of the highest quality, vegan friendly sources of protein. Of course, like any source of protein, this product will help you reach your daily protein targets, keep your muscle full, burn more calories, and of course, help your muscles recover and repair better and stronger after exercise. What Is It Made Of? The 3 sources of Vegan sourced Protein are:
- Pea Protein Isolate
- Brown Rice Protein
- Hemp Protein
We’ll break them all down below. Pea Protein Isolate As the name suggests, this source of protein comes from peas. Not only is it plant based, but it’s also rich in fibre. Our specific source boasts an impressive 95-99% pure protein per serving, with the remaining 1-5% being fat and carbs. It also has a rich amino acid profile, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to hit their daily protein goals. Brown Rice Protein Next up is Brown Rice Protein. As you could imagine, this protein is derived from brown rice. The great thing about this complete protein source is that it has a full amino acid profile, arguably the best out of any other plant based protein source out there. Additionally, it is rapidly absorbed, making it an ideal choice for post exercise. It’s also rich in dietary fibre, minerals and B vitamins. Hemp Protein Although not as popular as it’s two previous companions, hemp protein is an exceptional source of protein that many people may be surprised about. This source is derived from hemp seeds, which not only pack a ton of protein, but tons of other nutrients, as well as healthy fats that are beneficial for your heart and brain. This protein is easily absorbed and digested. It’s full of enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats (including omega 3, 6 and 9). As you can see, these three sources of plant based protein are beneficial for anyone, vegan or not. Combining all three sources makes this vegan protein blended product a superior protein product for anyone looking to target their daily protein intake!