You probably know that a balanced, healthy diet should provide you with the amount of protein your body needs to function.
Protein powder is a quick, simple way to get in valuable protein without needing lots of prep time for a full meal, especially in the morning.
Second, your body has a time frame of about 30 minutes after working out in which you can absorb the amino acids in protein more quickly than at any other time.
While whey protein became the standard for protein powders, studies found out that it creates an insulin-raising effect similar to white bread. Casein protein is another no-go, as studies have shown that this milk protein mimics druglike effects in the brain (scary!).
Soy protein also gets the thumbs down, because it can affect your thyroid and potentially contribute to breast cancer. Plus most soy is genetically modified.
But which proteins should you reach for then?
Pea Protein has a great amino acid profile, including branched-chain amino acids that are known for decreasing muscle breakdown after workouts. But not only your muscles benefit from pea protein - it also aids in weight loss, supports a healthy heart and regulates blood sugar.
Hemp is also a quality source of important amino acids, especially arginine and histidine, which are needed for repair and growth of lean body tissue. It also provides the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 in a healthy 3:1 ratio.
Furthermore, hemp protein improves fatigue and has positive effects on the immune system!
Rice protein is an excellent choice for vegans, people struggling with allergies and actually anyone that is looking for a good source of protein because it’s dairy- and gluten-free, totally plant-based, and hypoallergenic. In fact, a 2013 Nutrition Journal study shows that that rice protein is just as effective as whey protein in supplementing body composition and exercise performance!
You see, we only use the best of the best in our two protein mixes - Muscle Power and Skinny Protein. Besides high-quality protein, they also contain healthy superfoods and therefore are packed with plant-based nutrients and amino acids, that aid in muscle recovery, fat burning, stabilizing blood sugar and more!
By combining these to you get the best of both worlds – the energizing protein punch from Muscle Power and the fat burning effect from Skinny Protein.
Learn more about our mixes here :)