TC Nutrition Vegan Blend 900g (30)
Only 6g Carbs!
Only 2g Fat!
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Whey Protein Concentrate
Whey Protein Isolate
Hydrolyzed Whey Protein
Egg White Protein
What Is It?
As a fitness and health enthusiast, you’ve most likely heard of whey protein. However, as of late, vegan sourced protein has been a popular alternative source, and one many individuals are making the switch to. So what exactly is the difference between whey protein and vegan protein? Well, whey protein is a by-product of cow’s milk, which restricts vegans from taking it. Vegan protein on the other hand, is protein sourced from vegan friendly sources. Not all Vegan Proteins are created equal. In fact, many are sourced from cheap ingredients and over priced. In this case, we’ll be talking about TC Nutrition’s Premium, All Natural Vegan Protein Blend.
What Does It Do?
TC Nutrition’s All Natural, Premium Vegan Protein Blend is ideal for building muscle, maintaining muscle, and burning fat. However, it is suitable for anyone looking to maintain a healthy, well balanced lifestyle and those looking to hit their daily protein target. This protein is derived from 3 of the highest quality, vegan friendly sources of protein. Of course, like any source of protein, this product will help you reach your daily protein targets, keep your muscle full, burn more calories, and of course, help your muscles recover and repair better and stronger after exercise.
What Is It Made Of?
The 3 sources of Vegan sourced Protein are:
Pea Protein Isolate
Brown Rice Protein
We’ll break them all down below.
Pea Protein Isolate As the name suggests, this source of protein comes from peas. Not only is it plant based, but it’s also rich in fibre. Our specific source boasts an impressive 95-99% pure protein per serving, with the remaining 1-5% being fat and carbs. It also has a rich amino acid profile, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to hit their daily protein goals.
Brown Rice Protein
Next up is Brown Rice Protein. As you could imagine, this protein is derived from brown rice. The great thing about this complete protein source is that it has a full amino acid profile, arguably the best out of any other plant based protein source out there. Additionally, it is rapidly absorbed, making it an ideal choice for post exercise. It’s also rich in dietary fibre, minerals and B vitamins.
Although not as popular as it’s two previous companions, hemp protein is an exceptional source of protein that many people may be surprised about. This source is derived from hemp seeds, which not only pack a ton of protein, but tons of other nutrients, as well as healthy fats that are beneficial for your heart and brain. This protein is easily absorbed and digested. It’s full of enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats (including omega 3, 6 and 9).As you can see, these three sources of plant based protein are beneficial for anyone, vegan or not.
Combining all three sources makes this vegan protein blended product a superior protein product for anyone looking to target their daily protein intake!
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death around the world. Plant-based diets tend to be low in cholesterol and saturated fats, improving heart health and overall well-being. When our cardiovascular systems are working hard, we have quicker recovery times and prolonged endurance. Switching from an animal-based protein (like Whey protein for example) to TC Nutrition’s Vegan Protein may be beneficial for anyone who is looking to increase cardiovascular health and lower cholesterol.
One of the main benefits of switching to a plant-based diet is that fruits and vegetables are loaded with healthy fibers that naturally improve digestion. As you may know, a healthy digestion system is extremely important for anyone who wants to see improved results in the gym. This is especially notable for those who want to maximize their workouts, but have difficulty because they often feel bloated. Poor digestion also leads to poor immune function, fatigue, and possibly even disease.
Improves Bone and Joint Health
Switching to a plant-based diet can help improve joint mobility and has even been shown to help reduce the effects of arthritis. Some dairy and meat products have been shown to cause swelling and inflammation. Reducing meat and dairy intake can lead to increased mobility.
While sustainability doesn’t play into the nutritional aspects of bodybuilding or weight training, it certainly plays a large role in being an educated consumer. Large-scale animal agriculture is one of the most serious environmental issues that we are currently facing, and switching to a plant-based diet can help combat the negative impacts of industrial agriculture. Switching to a vegan protein powder can be an easy and convenient way to increase your sustainability efforts!
“Too much protein can lead to kidney damage, bone loss, or dehydration in healthy individuals.” Too much protein can lead to some gastrointestinal distress (and the dreaded protein farts), but there are no studies to suggest higher protein diets can lead to kidney damage, bone loss, or dehydration in healthy individuals.
Mix 1 scoop (30g) in ~125mL (4-5 fl oz) of cold water, low fat milk, or your favorite beverage depending on desired taste and consistency.
When To Take
Before Or After A Workout As A Supplement Vegan protein is commonly taken in 25-30-gram doses, either 1-2 hours before your workout or immediately post-workout.
No, you don’t have to slug back a shake within a 30-45-minute “anabolic window” after a workout to get the health benefits. Anytime within a couple of hours is probably just fine. But, if the immediate post-workout ritual of having a shake helps you remember to have one, do it! Delaying your intake of protein can hinder muscle growth and repair, as well as leave you feeling more sore for your next workout.
As A Dietary Protein Source Vegan Protein is a versatile nutritional power tool. It makes a great appetite-curbing snack between meals, or it can be added it to your breakfast oatmeal or smoothie. You can even bake with it.