Vegan Proteins – Which One Is For You?

By on June 14, 2017

Vegan Proteins

Finding a Vegan Protein has proved impossible up until a few years ago. Our protein shakes remained old school; mixed nuts, oats, beans and throwing them all into a blender! Now thankfully, nutrition brands have realised that there was a huge gap in the market, and suddenly, we’re overwhelmed by all different kinds of Vegan Proteins! But now there’s so many to choose from, how do we know which vegan source is best suited for us and our goals? Let’s take a look.

Diet Vegan

Diet Vegan is all in the name! It’s a tri-blend of protein sources, containing Pea Protein Isolate, Soy Protein Isolate and Hemp Protein. It also contains weight loss blends such as CLA, Green Tea Extract, Guarana Powder and Acetyl L Carnitine, you can learn more about them here.

One 35g serving contains over 24g of protein whilst being low in fats and carbohydrates, which makes it a great source to maintain muscle mass.

Vegan Weight Gainer

Vegan Weight Gainer is a high calorie, high protein source that’s great in supporting muscle mass at an increased rate. Each serving contains 356 calories and has an expert ratio of carbohydrates and protein which has 43g per serving.

As well as containing the necessary amino acids, it also includes Pea Protein Isolate, Soy Protein Isolate and Brown Rice Protein. You can read about the added benefits here.

Vegan Blend

Vegan Blend consists of 5 premium protein sources that all together deliver 22g of protein per serving. The 5 premium sources are: Soy Protein Isolate, Pea Protein Isolate, Brown Rice Protein, Hemp Protein and Sunflower Protein, you can read more about the individual proteins here.

Vegan Blend contains an excellent standard of amino acids whilst being a great complete protein source, which is a beneficial alternative when avoiding to consume soy and dairy.

Soy Protein Isolate 90

Soy Protein Isolate 90 contains over 27.5g of protein per serving and is derived from soybeans. It’s naturally high in protein and contains more protein than many meats, eggs and fish as well as other micronutrients.

Soy Protein is an excellent source for increasing protein synthesis, containing both essential and nonessential amino acids. Vasodilation will increase and improve muscle recovery as well as blood flow. Will your testosterone levels be affected by consuming this Protein? No! That’s a myth, read why here.

Pea Protein Isolate

Pea Protein Isolate is low in fats and carbohydrates, whilst containing 24g of protein per 30g serving. Pea protein is free from gluten, soy, diary and GMO’s, whilst containing both digestive enzymes and probiotics.

Pea protein is a natural source of essential micronutrients and contains all 9 essential amino acids, you can read all about them here.

Brown Rice Protein 80

Brown Rice 80 is produced from 100% non-GMO, whole grain brown rice, using a natural, wet milling process. It provides all 9 essential amino acids and is free from gluten, soy and dairy.

One 30g serving contains 24g of protein and is low in fat as well as carbohydrates. You can get yours here.

Organic Hemp Protein

Organic Hemp protein is a vegan protein sourced from organic European Hemp seeds. It’s allergen-free and contains dietary fibres, vitamins, minerals and Omega 3 fatty acids.

One 30g serving contains 14g of protein – over 14g of protein is ideal for fuelling the maintenance and growth of muscle mass. It’s naturally free from GMOs, soy, gluten, dairy, additives and preservatives.

Want to know more about the added benefits of Organic Hemp Protein? Read here.

 

 

 

Emily Singer

About Emily Singer

Strength and Conditioning Undergraduate. Go Nutrition Social Media Assistant.