Vegan Protein Powder Alternatives
Protein powders and supplements are used for a variety of reasons; to build muscle, ensure your body gets sufficient protein and even to replace meat/fish in a diet. On the Mr Protein site, we have a number of vegan-friendly protein options, which are becoming increasingly popular among the health conscious.
If you are a vegan or if you’re looking to cut down on dairy or lactose, then our selection is ideal. We have lactose-free alternatives to the most common proteins – Whey and Casein.
An increasing number of the population are turning to veganism, for health, economic and ethical reasons. However, one of the biggest issues for many vegans is consuming enough protein.
Protein is of vital importance to vegans, especially those who are looking to gain muscles and who work-out regularly. But, this needn’t be a problem. Supported by a balanced diet, the addition of vegan protein powders can provide as much protein as popular protein powders derived from animal products.
For vegans – variety is the key. There are special vegan-mix protein powders, otherwise you can alternate between different types.
Mr Protein’s three top plant-based ingredients that make excellent vegan protein powder supplements are:
Pea protein is an extremely popular choice for what it contains and what it doesn’t contain.
Firstly – it doesn’t contain any allergenic ingredients (gluten, lactose or animal products) and it’s easily and quickly digestible. It’s also very low in carbohydrates.
And what it does contain: plenty of amino acids, nearly as many as whey. Branched-chain amino acids help muscle growth, while giving you energy and promoting fat-loss.
Another vegan alternative to traditional protein powders. Hemp contains all essential amino acids as well as omega-3 fatty-acids.
It’s an excellent protein source, especially for those with delicate digestive systems. Hemp protein powder allows you to build muscle without the bloating.
Added benefit: is more effective at reducing inflammation and fighting muscle-soreness than animal-based products.
Brown rice is notoriously good for digestion. Being a hypo-allergenic, it’s perfect for those with allergies (gluten and lactose especially).
Although slower to absorb than some proteins, brown rice contains a good source of amino acids and is extremely versatile. Heat doesn’t destroy this protein, so you don’t only need to have shakes – you can cook with it too!
Of course, all of this selection is also lactose-free too. So even if you’re not vegan – it’s wise to alternate a non-lactose protein supplement into your regime. This helps you to avoid over-consumption of dairy. Take a look at our Vegan Protein Powder products and supplement your diet the healthy way.