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The Difference Between Plant-Based Protein and Whey

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The Difference Between Plant-Based Protein and Whey

If you’re considering swapping out your tub of whey protein for a tub of Vega Sport® Protein you might be wondering what key differences do they have in term of features and benefits to you? How will this switch affect your performance and recovery? Let’s break it down:

Protein from Plants, not Animals

The biggest difference is that whey protein is derived from dairy and plant-based protein powder is derived from a singular or multi-source plant-based protein blend. This makes it suitable for a vegan diet or for those who have a dairy intolerance. At Vega we believe in the benefits of a multi-source blend which is why every scoop of Vega Sport® Protein contains 30 grams of premium plant-based protein from pea, pumpkin seed, organic sunflower seed and alfalfa protein.

Yes, Plant Based Protein Powder Can Contain Essential Amino Acids

Vega Sport® Protein offers 30 grams of protein (that contains all essential amino acids) per serving. You can find the most up to date typical amino acid profile on your tub or select your flavor here to view the product information. The amino acids in Vega Sport Protein are naturally occurring and may vary slightly between lots and flavors.

Yes, Plant-Based Protein Powder Can Also Contain BCAAs

All amino acids are important, however a few are considered to be especially beneficial in helping the body recover after a workout. Branched chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) particularly leucine signals muscle protein synthesis. For example, brown rice, hemp and pea proteins contain BCAAs. The Vega Sport Protein offers 5g of BCAAs designed to help you rebuild muscle post-workout.

Produced without Growth Hormones or Antibiotics

Every brand of whey protein is different. With Vega Sport Protein you can rest soundly knowing that, unlike some whey protein from US cows, plant-based protein is produced without using added growth hormones or antibiotics, either. Vega Sport® Protein is also Non-GMO Project Verified, certified vegan through Vegan Action, gluten-free, and made without artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.

 

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