Plant-based Protein Blend
Pea protein, being a nutritional powerhouse with unique benefits, is the backbone of Core VEGAN. Not only is pea protein one of the most complete plant protein sources, it also confers some unique benefits. One of these benefits is that it is derived from a source that is hypoallergenic, meaning it is a preferred protein source for those who have dietary restrictions. Pea protein is also rich in essential and branch chained amino acids, making it great for muscle building and recovery. An 8-week study made up of 15 participants showed that when consumed along with resistance training, pea protein elicits just as much muscle protein synthesis as its whey counterpart. When it comes to digestibility, 95-98% of the proteins in peas are digestible, which makes its absorptive properties optimal. The minimal processing that is done also removes the fibers and starches that can prolong digestion and reduce its absorptive properties.
Much like peas, brown rice is derived from a source that is hypoallergenic making it a great alternative for those with dietary restrictions, especially lactose intolerance. In studies when compared to whey, participants who also engaged in physical exercise exhibited similar responses in metrics that were measured. These included decreased soreness, improvements in power, increases in muscle mass, as well as decreases in body fat.