Protein is a macro nutrient and is one of the building blocks of bone, muscle, and skin. The body needs it to produce hormones, enzymes, and other chemicals.
The health benefits of plant based protein powders include the following:
Supplementing your diet with plant based protein powder may help you feel fuller for longer. Feeling full tends to result in smaller portion sizes and less frequent snacking, which can help a person maintain a healthy weight or lose weight if necessary.
It may also reduce blood pressure, total cholesterol, and other risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.
Protein is essential for muscle growth. Many athletes and gym enthusiasts consume protein shakes because they believe that these drinks will help them bulk up after strength training.
A 2018 analysis of 49 studies supports the use of protein supplementation for this purpose. The research suggests that protein supplements significantly improve muscle size and strength in healthy adults who perform resistance exercise training, such as lifting weights.
Protein supplementation was equally effective in men and women. However, the effectiveness may decrease with age, as older adults have higher protein requirements than younger people.
Recovery After Exercise
As well as contributing to muscle growth, protein can help repair damaged muscles and tissues. As a result, athletes may use protein powders to speed up recovery from muscle soreness after exercise.
Research reports that taking plant protein supplements after exercise can aid recovery by reducing muscle damage and improving muscle performance and muscle protein synthesis.
The recommended daily intake of protein for people aged 19 years and over is 46g for women and 56g for men.
People who find it challenging to meet these amounts, possibly including some vegans and vegetarians, may find that plant protein powder offers an easy solution to the problem.
Athletes, weight lifters, older adults, and people with a chronic illness may need to exceed the general protein intake recommendation.
Plant protein is also packed full of essential vitamins and minerals to help support a clean healthy body. Pea protein is a great source of Iron, which is great for vegans and vegetarians who don't eat any red meat.
Allergen Friendly and Comfortable to Digest
Vegan protein powders can be a better option for those who experience bloating and gas from their current whey protein powder. This is mainly because of lactose, a milk sugar found in whey protein that can cause side effects of flatulence and painful bloating in many people with food sensitivities.
Poor digestion is one of the most common side effects of lactose intolerance, but it can also manifest as skin problems like acne and eczema, headaches, and a lack of energy, which is not ideal when you're working out.
In contrast, plant-based protein powders re hypoallergenic and have amazing bioavailability. This means they are easily digested, absorbed, assimilated and eliminated. Better absorption means your intake of protein will be higher, and in doing so will help with the growth and maintenance of lean muscle mass.
Direct From The True Source
Our lean protein powder is a complete protein, sourced from 2 plant-based proteins (pea and brown rice). It's perfectly balanced, with a full amino acid profile to provide what's necessary for tissue building and repair, while nourishing your body through a speedy muscle recovery process. This full amino-acid profile means you're getting all the building blocks that come together to form protein within the body. So essentially, what pea protein lacks in amino acids, rice protein makes up when paired together, making this supplement better than straight pea protein. Vitamin C is added for immune support.
The human body can not produce these essential amino acids on its own, so our health depends on us consuming foods that are rich in these protein building blocks. Like us, animals don't make these essential amino acids – they get them from the plants they eat. The complete amino acid profile found in animal-based protein powders is a result of the plants consumed by farm animals.
Cress Valley Power Plant Protein provides you with a full range of essential and non-essential amino acids. By cutting out animal based protein you are getting the essential amino acids first-hand. With added vitamin C, Cress Valley Power Plant Protein may well be the best protein powder in New Zealand.