Protein isn’t just for bodybuilders and gym rats. Everybody needs protein. Protein is an essential macronutrient needed for building, maintaining, and repairing the tissues in our body. It’s what makes up our hair, skin, nails and basically every organ in our bodies. Without protein you simply wouldn’t function.
One concern many people have, is whether they are getting enough. Unfortunately, it can be more challenging for vegans. Some of the best sources of protein are meat, dairy, and eggs. These are all animal products which vegans cannot consume. Whilst there are some vegan protein sources like legumes, nuts, and seeds, it is more difficult for vegans to meet their protein requirements from food alone.
Individuals also often underestimate how much protein they really need. Your specific requirements depend on your gender, age, height, weight, activity levels and personal goals. Click here to find out how much you should be aiming for.
On top of this there are a few physical signs that suggest you are not getting enough protein including
- Constant hunger
- Frequent exhaustion
- Inability to push yourself in the gym
- Mood swings
- Brain fog
- Thinning hair
- Brittle nails
- Trouble losing weight
If you’re struggling to meet your daily requirements, supplementing with protein powder is a good option as it provides a quick, concentrated hit of protein. Protein powders give vegans and non-vegans alike the confidence that they’re consuming enough protein so they can focus their time and energy on things that matter most.
Is Inline Nutrition Protein Powder Vegan Friendly?
Inline Nutrition does have a vegan friendly range. Our Plant Power Protein Powders are a premium blend of pea and rice proteins, high-quality probiotics, vitamins B12 & D2. Each serving has approximately 18 grams of protein (that’s 3 eggs worth!). Unlike many of our competitors, our protein powder is a complete protein source. This means that it has all nine essential amino acids and is due to the fact we use a combination of both pea and rice protein. You need complete proteins to support the growth and normal maintenance of body tissues, without them you will eventually become malnourished.
In summary, no vegans do not need protein powder. However, they can make life a whole lot easier and prevent a deficiency and all the awful side effects that come along with it. If you’re hesitant about committing to a whole bag, you can buy a sample – we guarantee our silky-smooth creamy formulation will be the best plant protein you’ve tried. There’s no gritty texture or awful aftertaste.
Note: Always keep in mind that protein powders are a supplement, so ensure that you are consuming other sources of protein, vitamins, and minerals too. Always consult with your medical professional before taking supplements or embarking on a vegan diet.