Plant-Based Protein Benefits
Why is there such hype around plant-based proteins right now? There’s a good reason for it, as plant proteins have many benefits.
- High in fibre
- Low in fat
- Pea protein contains plenty of iron
- Stay fuller for longer
- Low in calories
- Fight disease
- Great for gut health
- High in essential nutrients
Plant-Based Ingredients in Plant Power Complete
Complete Essential Protein
Pea and rice are two of the best plant-based protein sources, which is why they are included in this product. Pea and rice protein contain complementary amino acids which are further supported by the complete essential amino acid profile found in the ancient super-seed sacha inchi.
If you haven’t heard of sacha inchi before, it’s about time you did. These seeds are a powerhouse of vegan nutrition. Containing omega-3 as well as omega-6 fatty acids, they are a type of peanut that is native to Peru. They also offer protein, vitamin E, and beta-sitosterol for optimal nutrition.
Mung and Pea Peptides
Achieve instant recovery with these unique plant-derived protein peptides. Hydrolysed di & tri peptides from protein-rich mung bean and pea proteins take performance and recovery to the next level.
Not only will they help you recover, but pea peptides are fantastic for your skin and hair. That’s why they are so often found in beauty products. Pea peptides may also have antioxidant properties to protect the cells in your body from disease.
Mung beans are known to help with your digestive health, thanks to their high fibre profile. Plus, they can potentially keep you feeling full for longer which many people find useful for weight loss.
Many so-called ‘vegan’ MCT powders still contain small amounts of dairy casein. Here at International Protein, we don’t do things by halves. That’s why we have designed Plant Power Complete as a truly vegan source of MCT. This incredible energy-rich, fast-burning fat source helps to spare muscle and fuel your gruelling workouts.
Used as a powerful plant medicine for more than 3000 years, maca is packed with nutrients to support increased energy while reducing stress. It is full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to help keep your muscles moving.
What are the benefits of maca? For one, it can drastically improve your mood. Studies have found that it helps to relieve anxiety and the symptoms of depression.
There is also some evidence to suggest that maca may improve endurance and speed, although the research in this area is still emerging, so watch this space.
Hate the taste of artificial sweeteners? So do we! That’s why the sweetness in this tasty product comes from a small amount of natural low GI organic coconut sugar and delicious natural flavours. We have carefully combined these for a perfect deliciously balanced flavour experience. We have made this best-tasting plant-based protein powder in the yummy flavours of choc cherry, ANZAC biscuit, and vanilla custard – all without artificial sweeteners!
There’s no point having all of the amino acids this protein powder contains unless your body will be able to absorb them effectively. That’s why we have added DigeZyme® digestive enzymes, including protease, to this product.
We selected DigeZyme® because it contains a blend of scientifically-chosen digestive enzymes that were each chosen for their effectiveness.
These enzymes help to break down proteins into simple amino acid chains and facilitate the absorption of these amino acids within the body.
The addition of vegan glutamine, leucine and methionine make Plant Power Complete Protein at least as good as whey proteins nutritionally, if not superior to them.
Plant-Based Protein vs Whey
One of our most commonly asked questions about our plant power range is what’s the best protein powder – plant protein or whey protein? So, let’s compare plant protein vs whey protein.
One study on brown rice protein found equal results to those of whey protein for recovery, increasing strength, and gaining muscle. Plus, many people find dairy products tough to digest, so for these people plant protein is an excellent option. Of course, for vegans, plant protein will be the best protein supplement. But we recommend it for anyone, as we have created a protein powder that contains a complete range of proteins and essential amino acids.
Whey protein is the go-to protein powder for many athletes and bodybuilders. It has a complete range of amino acids and is excellent for building muscle, getting stronger, and more. However, it is similar to our plant protein in all of these areas.
So, is plant based protein better? They are similar in terms of benefits, so the choice is really up to you! If you’re looking to eat more plant-based or have a dairy intolerance, you could benefit from switching to a plant-based protein. Or why not mix it up and have one of each per day?
How to Take Plant Power Complete
Simply mix 70g (2 scoops) of the protein powder with 400ml of water or your favourite plant milk.
This makes a tasty shake on its own or you can add other foods for a delicious non-dairy smoothie. Add a banana or some oats for an extra carbohydrate hit. Coconut yoghurt is a wonderful addition that will make your smoothie taste even creamier.
Consume 1-3 serves per day as a shake or mix with other wholesome foods for a protein pumped boost.