Complete Plant-Based Protein

Complete Plant-Based Protein

Protein is imperative for muscle growth. A common issue we see with plant-based proteins is that they do not offer a balanced amino acid profile, or meet the optimal dose of Leucine for muscle protein synthesis. Our formula combines pea and hemp protein, plus added additional Leucine and L-Glutamine amino acids, to yield a high biological value protein blend.

Pea Protein Isolate
Pea Protein is a high quality plant based complete protein that contains all nine essential amino acids. It’s the most popular plant based protein for supplements because it’s uniquely rich in branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine and valine for muscle growth and recovery, plus iron and arginine. If you’ve tried pea protein before and found it to be grainy, chalky, earthy and dry, know that we absolutely did too. Our team tirelessly tested pea protein bases until we came across our premium isolate that offered the smoothest texture and neutral flavor. Unlike a lot of standard protein offerings on the market, our supplier, PURIS TM prides itself on reliability and traceability right back to their farmers in the United States of America, because we believe that transparency is a precursor to trust. 

Organic Hemp Protein Isolate
Similar to pea protein, hemp protein is a high quality plant-based complete protein, but it is uniquely rich in the amino acids methionine and cysteine, which are found in lower amounts in pea protein. Together, our unique protein blend offers a more balanced amino acid profile than pea protein alone, and gives it a protein quality rating more comparable with animal protein. We have sourced high quality organic hemp protein from Canadian soils.

Leucine is an essential branched chain amino acid that our body needs to build muscle and promote recovery. Research suggests that the optimal dose of leucine for muscle protein synthesis is 2.5g. Most plant based protein powders do not meet this standard, so we have added additional leucine to our Plant-Based Probiotic Protein blend to help fill this gap for optimal post-workout recovery.

Glutamine is considered a conditional essential amino acid which becomes essential when our body is particularly stressed. And yes, exercise is a great example of positive “stress”. There is emerging research that L-Glutamine may help aid in post workout recovery, the gut microbiome, and IBS symptoms. We generally need between 5-10g of glutamine daily, but it can be harder to reach this on a fully plant-based diet and folks who exercise may need more. So we “top up” the glutamine that is naturally occurring in our protein blend.