Is a centuries-old superfood the key to superior vegan protein?
Made with adaptogens, super herbs, BCAAs, and not a trace of fillers or added sugar, Plant Works Nutrition aims to turn the tide on the protein market.
Plant based super foods and protein supplements can work wonders and give you the maximum benefit of the food and the workout synergizing the benefits.
Adaptogens and super herbs have been used for centuries in Chinese medicine
They all come from the plant world. We were already using ashwagandha and maca supplements to help fuel the workout recovery.
Every herb serves a purpose; camu camu has been shown to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress and contains leucine, an amino acid that aids in muscle growth and recovery. Research shows that ashwagandha can reduce stress response and increase muscle mass. It may also reduce cortisol levels — a stress hormone — as well as reduce anxiety. Maca, a popular supplement among athletes, has been shown to boost energy. It’s also a good source of vitamin C, copper, and iron.
Plant-Based Protein Vs. Whey
Plant-based proteins have a smaller carbon footprint than animal-derived proteins, including whey
Whey is one of the most popular proteins in the U.S., accounting for 22 percent of the global market. But using it left the trio with upset stomachs — a common symptom of lactose intolerance, which affects between 30 and 50 million Americans.
Plant Works Nutrition protein powder uses a blend of pea, mushroom, rice, and pumpkin protein — one of the rising stars of the sports nutrition world. Pea protein contains all nine essential amino acids, organic compounds found in food that help repair body tissue and boost athletic performance.
Like whey, the Plant Works protein blend contains high levels of BCAAs (branch chain amino acids), which reduce fatigue, accelerate recovery, reduce muscle soreness, help make and repair muscle fiber, and improve the use of fat for energy.
Pea protein may also be better absorbed by the body than other plant-based proteins, such as soy, according to the University of Michigan Health. On its own, it doesn’t stand up to whey, but Plant Works Protein powder also has added BCAAs isoleucine, leucine, and valine, to make it comparable.
According to Peirano, Plant Works Nutrition protein powder has a “better nutritional profile than whey protein on a gram for gram basis.” He adds, “Our customers tell us they experience better digestibility than with whey. Our products are also better suited for ideal recovery after a workout.”