Pioneering in Plant-Based Protein.
Our founder is a sports dietitian, specialized in plant-based sports nutrition. She stays in touch with scientists specializing in sports nutrition who focus their research on plant protein.
Sports performance with Plant-Based protein
You can perform and thrive at a high level with plant-based protein, but it is essential to pay attention to your diet. Plant-based protein is by definition not less good than animal protein, but has a different effect, requiring attention to total daily intake, amount per meal, timing and leucine content. It is important to get enough protein (1.6-2.4g protein per kg body weight), distribute the total amount of protein over the day (0.4-0.55g protein per kg body weight per meal) and especially of high quality (paying attention to essential amino acid content, especially leucine is very important).
What is a high quality protein powder?
- Amount of protein per 100g of product; a protein powder can support your total recommended protein intake in a day. A protein powder should have a decent amount of protein per 100g of product. That's right, no protein powder is 100% protein. You want at least 70g of protein per 100g of protein powder;
- Blend of raw materials: combinations of raw materials such as peas and rice are crucial to increase the protein quality. This improves the amino acid profile. Some amino acids are more important than others when it comes to muscle recovery/synthesis.
- Added limiting amino acids: It is important to know that some of these important amino acids are found in relatively low doses in plant-based sources. This is at the expense of the amino acid profile and thus the quality of the protein. To correct for this, we have added extra BCAAs to our protein powders; these are 3 essential amino acids Isoleucine, Valine and Leucine. Leucine in particular plays a very important role. In addition to processing these amino acids in our protein powders, we also have them available separately. Our BCAA PLUS. Nice to drink during training!
What is the added value of a plant-based protein blend in contrast to the animal whey?
The added value is in the sustainability aspect. As humans, we need to find more sustainable proteins for the growing world population and at the same time reduce the pollution of our food production to prevent global warming. Also, plant-based protein does not require mass production of animals.
Note: Dietary supplements are not a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.