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The Difference Between Plant-Based Protein and Whey

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The Difference Between Plant-Based Protein and Whey

If you’re considering swapping out your tub of whey protein for a tub of Vega Sport® Premium Protein you might be wondering 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:

Protein from Plants, Not Animals

The biggest difference is that whey protein is derived from dairy and plant-based protein powder is derived from a singular or multi-source plant-based protein blend. This makes it suitable for a vegan diet or for those who have a dairy intolerance. At Vega, we provide options for plant-based protein powders, such as Vega Spot Premium Protein with 30 grams of multisource protein from pea, pumpkin seed, organic sunflower seed and alfalfa protein.

Yes, Plant Based Protein Powder Can Contain Essential Amino Acids

Our body converts protein into amino acids to be used to repair and rebuild muscles. Essential amino acids are important because they need to be consumed in diet, rather than being produced by the body. Vega Sport Premium Protein offers 30 grams of protein per serving and contains all essential amino acids.

You can find the most up to date typical amino acid profile on your tub or select your flavor here to view the product information. The amino acids in Vega Sport Premium Protein are naturally occurring and may vary slightly between lots and flavors.

Yes, Plant-Based Protein Powder Can Also Contain BCAAs

All amino acids are important, however a few are considered to be especially beneficial in helping the body recover after a workout. Branched chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) particularly leucine signals muscle protein synthesis. For example, brown rice, hemp and pea proteins contain BCAAs. The Vega Sport Premium Protein offers 5g of BCAAs designed to help you rebuild muscle post-workout.

Produced without Growth Hormones or Antibiotics

Every brand of whey protein is different. With Vega Sport Premium Protein you can rest soundly knowing that, unlike some whey protein from US cows, plant-based protein is produced without using added growth hormones or antibiotics, either. Vega Sport® Premium Protein is also Non-GMO Project Verified, certified vegan through Vegan Action, gluten-free, and made without artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.

Vega Sport® Premium Protein is NSF Certified

We’re committed to safety and quality, which is why we decided to partner with NSF International and their Certified or Sport certification program for our Vega Sport® System. NSF International is an independent and accredited organization that tests products for over 270 athletic banned substances and more. It certifies that what’s on the label is the product and includes bi-annual audits of our manufacturing facility to ensure Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliance.

 

Try the protein powder voted #1 Sport Nutrition Product of the Year 2020 by over 40,000 customers* now!

 

*Survey of 40,000 people by Kantar

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