Vegan Protein Powder

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    Jan 24, 2010 5:49 PM GMT
    Any vegans out there who have some experience with decent vegan friendly high protein powders? What's your favorite, flavor, etc?
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    Jan 24, 2010 8:24 PM GMT
    I'm not a vegan, but one powder I use is the VitaminShoppe's soy protein, which is nice since it's a complete protein and not as expensive as many of them.

    I tend to mix my powders, since I've read that multiple proteins support muscles better than single-sourced protein, so you might want to do so too.
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    Jan 24, 2010 8:27 PM GMT
    its called vega. its 100 vegan plant based alkaline forming protein powder. it also includes superfoods like japanese chlorella and peruvian maca as well as your RDI of vitamins and minerals.

    AMAZING product. http://sequelnaturals.com/en/vega
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    Jan 24, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
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    Jan 24, 2010 11:05 PM GMT
    Whole Nectar (www.wholenectar.com)
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    Jan 24, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    The Lifetime brand is the only one whose taste I can stomach. And I have tried and thrown out many...
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    Jan 25, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    Thanks guys! Appreciate the feedback.
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    Jan 25, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    tinymike saidits called vega. its 100 vegan plant based alkaline forming protein powder. it also includes superfoods like japanese chlorella and peruvian maca as well as your RDI of vitamins and minerals.

    AMAZING product. http://sequelnaturals.com/en/vega


    Damn - for $70 it better be amazing! LOL.
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    Jan 25, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    LongIslandVegan said
    tinymike saidits called vega. its 100 vegan plant based alkaline forming protein powder. it also includes superfoods like japanese chlorella and peruvian maca as well as your RDI of vitamins and minerals.

    AMAZING product. http://sequelnaturals.com/en/vega


    Damn - for $70 it better be amazing! LOL.



    It's seriously the best investment i think anyone could ever make for themselves. I'm assuming you went to the link... if you do a bit of research on the creator of Vega (brendan brazier= astounding vegan professional ironman triathlete) and his books that he's written (The Thrive Diet, Thrive Fitness are the two titles) you will find key information on leading your life as a vegan. Scientifically speaking, a plant based diet is not only beneficial for you, but for the environment, economy... list goes on. it is truly superior to a tradional north american diet. the truth is you CAN obtain enough protein/amino acids from plant based foods. i encourage you to read the thrive diet, its a true eye opener. Theyve also got the sports line, which theyre coming out with more products as well. i pay 50 for mine through my work (thank god cuz i go through 2 tubs a month. the benefits you reap from it are like no other.


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    Jan 25, 2010 3:28 AM GMT
    Looks like the ingredient list to Vega starts out with pea protein. You can just buy pea protein separately. 10 bucks a can isn't too bad at all. I've used it before, back when it was green, and it tasted fine. Now they are using "yellow peas" so hopefully the drink won't turn out green any more.


    http://www.swansonvitamins.com/SW1169/ItemDetail?SourceCode=INTL078&CAWELAID=129500067
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    Jan 25, 2010 3:45 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidLooks like the ingredient list to Vega starts out with pea protein. You can just buy pea protein separately. 10 bucks a can isn't too bad at all. I've used it before, back when it was green, and it tasted fine. Now they are using "yellow peas" so hopefully the drink won't turn out green any more.


    http://www.swansonvitamins.com/SW1169/ItemDetail?SourceCode=INTL078&CAWELAID=129500067


    Now that sounds like a good more affordable alternative. Thanks!
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    Jan 26, 2010 7:21 AM GMT
    LongIslandVegan said
    Celticmusl saidLooks like the ingredient list to Vega starts out with pea protein. You can just buy pea protein separately. 10 bucks a can isn't too bad at all. I've used it before, back when it was green, and it tasted fine. Now they are using "yellow peas" so hopefully the drink won't turn out green any more.


    http://www.swansonvitamins.com/SW1169/ItemDetail?SourceCode=INTL078&CAWELAID=129500067


    Now that sounds like a good more affordable alternative. Thanks!


    while that does look like a good product, vega has a bit more to offer... but it depends for you i guess. youre just looking for straight up protein right? if you calculate how much you spend on multivitamins and possibly other supplements you use for sports nutrition/ general health... vega is way cheaper. you can cut down on the amount of products you use.... but its your call.

    how does the plain pea protein taste btw?
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    Jan 26, 2010 9:15 PM GMT
    UrsaMajor said"Soylent Green is people"


    Bwahaha!

    In all seriousness...I'm with Celtic. I purchase pea protein and brown rice protein from TrueProtein.com. It's inexpensive, tastes decent and has a great protein profile (plenty of aminos).

    I love Vega and Sun Warrior (tastes sooo good)...but that shit's expensive.
  • metlboy

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    Jan 29, 2010 6:03 AM GMT
    I always thought it was weird that they try to cram so much shit into vegan protein powders. like "Now with a full serving of greens and chlorella!" As a roommate once said, "I'm a vegan, I eat my greens. Just give me protein that doesn't taste like puke."
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    Mar 01, 2010 1:35 PM GMT
    vega just launched a new sport protein specifically for athletes. no real superfoods. but broad spectrum plant based protein, glutamine complex and all your bcaa's. as well as a digestive enzyme blend. it has a really smooth texture, i love it.
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    Mar 01, 2010 1:46 PM GMT
    I've heard/ read that protein supplements are useless. The protein powder phenomenon is a fitness industry myth. All extra protein does is put a strain on your kidneys. The only benefit of protein powder (for those trying to add mass) is extra calories.

    That said, have any vegans out there noticed a difference by using this stuff? Since legumes are pretty much my main source of protein, I'd be willing to give it a shot.
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:10 PM GMT
    whey protein is so refined and chemically altered that it's hard for your body to digest. Gut rot, bloating are typical.

    plant based is easy to digest, and highly alkaline forming. hemp protein contains all amino acids, making it a complete protein. and its super easy to digest.
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    Mar 01, 2010 7:23 PM GMT
    Have you had any positive results with this protein? Is there a specific brand? I checked out the vega stuff at whole foods today and it is waaaaay too expensive. I sometimes eat a clif builder bar after working out since they're vegan, but each bar has 20+ grams of sugar which is far too much. I'm really trying to add weight to my frame, so I'm considering (but not sold on) protein supplements. I've added 8 pounds in the last month, but my weight gain has slowed down. I was hoping to gain 15 more lbs of muscle by late April, though that's probably unrealistic. Not too mention that the fat I'd add along with it isn't desirable for the summer.
  • Celticmusl

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    Mar 02, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI prefer making split pea soup. For 89 cents I get a 16 ounce bag which gives me roughly 100g of plant protein. I split this over two days to give me 50g of plant based protein. It's really tasty. icon_smile.gif


    I buy Boca Chili for an easy microwave alternative. 20 grams of vegetable protein and only 150 calories!

    There are other choices in canned veggie chili that will give you 20-30 grams of protein a can and about 400 calories.
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    Mar 02, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    tinymike saidits called vega. its 100 vegan plant based alkaline forming protein powder. it also includes superfoods like japanese chlorella and peruvian maca as well as your RDI of vitamins and minerals.

    AMAZING product. http://sequelnaturals.com/en/vega
    What does it taste like? Is it suggested for weight lifting?
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    Mar 02, 2010 4:35 AM GMT
    badmikeyt saidWhole Nectar (http://www.wholenectar.com)



    I have not heard of that one....looks yummy....
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    Mar 02, 2010 4:54 AM GMT
    meh...grow some balls....eat a cow icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 09, 2010 5:00 AM GMT
    cthedj said
    tinymike saidits called vega. its 100 vegan plant based alkaline forming protein powder. it also includes superfoods like japanese chlorella and peruvian maca as well as your RDI of vitamins and minerals.

    AMAZING product. http://sequelnaturals.com/en/vega
    What does it taste like? Is it suggested for weight lifting?


    It's not too bad. They just came out with a new sport protein specifically for athletes/bodybuilders. its got a nice amino acid profile and glutamine complex... just doesnt have the super foods in it... So basically im now taking the whole food optimizer once a day as my multivitamin and then protein shakes from the sport protein. its fantastic... my recovery is phenominal and no more shitting myelf... i dunno about everyone else but the second whey touches my lips my bowels are fuuuucccccked
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    Mar 09, 2010 5:49 AM GMT
    Manitoba Harvest makes a hemp protein powder called Hemp Pro 50. It's vegan and raw because it is cold pressed and unprocessed.
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    Mar 09, 2010 5:57 AM GMT
    tinymike saidwhey protein is so refined and chemically altered that it's hard for your body to digest. Gut rot, bloating are typical.

    plant based is easy to digest, and highly alkaline forming. hemp protein contains all amino acids, making it a complete protein. and its super easy to digest.


    You know, if you want to be all-vegan, that's awesome. Go right ahead. But don't make stuff up. Nothing digests more easily and quickly than whey protein. I have experienced no "gut rot" or bloating with it, and I should think such reactions would be newsworthy if they were "typical".