If you’re considering swapping out your tub of whey protein for a tub of Vega Sport Performance Protein, you may have some key questions about how they are different. Besides the obvious (one made from dairy and the other is plant-based), what key differences do they have in term of features and benefits to you? How will this switch affect your performance and recovery? Let’s break it down:
Vega Sport Performance Protein is Protein PLUS Performance Ingredients
Vega Sport Performance Protein is more than just a protein. With every scoop you not only get 30 grams of premium plant-based protein from pea, pumpkin seed, organic sunflower seed and alfalfa protein, but you also get performance ingredients designed to help reduce recovery time:
- Tart Cherry: Tart cherries are a rich source of antioxidants. Tart cherry juice appears to support recovery following strenuous endurance exercise by reducing inflammation, and aiding in the recovery of muscle function. Howatson G et al.(2010). Influence of tart cherry juice on indices of recovery following marathon running Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 20: 843–852
- Turmeric: Turmeric contains curcumin, an antioxidant Health Canada. (2010). Natural Health Products Database Monograph: Turmeric-oral. Accessed 5/20/13 from http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/monoReq.do?id=216&lang=eng to support inflammation management post-workout. Black pepper is added to increase absorption of curcumin.Panahi Y, et al. (2015). Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of curcuminoid-piperine combination in subjects with metabolic syndrome: A randomized controlled trial and an updated meta-analysis. Clinical Nutrition.
- Probiotics: Probiotics are important part of an athlete’s recovery strategy and reduce your rate of recovery.
Vega Sport Performance Protein and Whey Have Equivalent Amino Acid Profiles
When you compare a 30gram serving of Vega Sport Performance Protein and whey you’ll see that they have very similar amino acid profiles. All the amino acids in Vega Sport Performance Protein are naturally occurring. (Numbers bolded highlight which amino acids are higher in Vega Sport Performance Protein compared to 100% whey).
|Amino Acid Profile (in mg)||Vega Sport Performance Protein||100% Whey|
Vega Sport Performance Protein is Clean
Clean, plant-based nutrition is the foundation of all products at Vega. Vega Sport Performance Protein is made from real whole food ingredients. Not only is it Non-GMO Project verified and vegan certified, it is also Informed Choice certified for sport. Every tub is gluten-free and made without dairy or soy. You also won’t find artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners in it. Every brand of whey is different, and some are more natural than others. With Vega Sport Performance Protein you can rest soundly knowing that not only is it clean, but (unlike some whey protein from US cows), there are no growth hormones or antibiotics to worry about, either.
Vega Sport Performance Protein is More Sustainable than Whey
Why? Because plant-based proteins take fewer resources—energy, water, fuel—to produce than animal-based proteins. It’s no secret that conventional (factory farmed) dairy production is not easy on the environment. The global dairy sector contributes 4% to the total global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (2010). Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Dairy Sector. http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/k7930e/k7930e00.pdf Whey is a byproduct of the dairy industry, which uses more water, energy and fuel to produce than plant-based proteins—while emitting more greenhouse gases.
Because Vega Sport Performance Protein is more than just a protein (hello performance ingredients!), has a very comparable amino acid profile to whey, is clean, plant-based and more sustainable to whey, why not give it a try? Try Vega Sport Performance Protein now to recover faster, train again sooner and perform better.
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