Vegan Protein Ingredients
Ingredients: Pea Protein, Mung Bean Protein, Cocoa, Protease (Digestive Enzymes), Probiotics, Monk Fruit Extract & Stevia
1. PEA PROTEIN
Pea Protein is an easily digested plant protein that contains all nine essential amino acids. Pea protein is rich in iron, arginine, leucine, isoleucine, and valine to promote healthy blood flow, heart health, muscle growth, and strength. (5)
2. MUNG BEAN PROTEIN
Mung Bean is a plant from the legume family. Mung bean protein is high in essential amino acids, most notably leucine, lysine, and phenylalanine. (6) Mung bean protein is also high in fiber, minerals, and vitamins.
Cocoa flavonoids exhibit significant antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-stimulating effects. (7) These flavonoids can promote a brighter mood and sharper mind by increasing blood flow to the brain. Cocoa has also been shown to increase the breakdown of fatty acids while increasing metabolic processes and fatty acid oxidation too, as a result, support fat loss. (6)
4. PROTEASE (DIGESTIVE ENZYMES)
Protease is a proteolytic (digestive) enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of proteins into smaller fragments called peptides and amino acids. Proteases regulate the utilization, localization, and activity of many proteins, modulate protein-to-protein interactions, create new bioactive molecules, contribute to the processing of cellular information, and generate, transduce and amplify molecular signals. (8) As a direct result of these multiple actions, proteases influence DNA replication and transcription, cell proliferation and differentiation, tissue morphogenesis and remodeling, heat shock and unfolded protein responses, angiogenesis, neurogenesis, ovulation, fertilization, wound repair, stem cell mobilization, hemostasis, blood coagulation, inflammation, immunity, autophagy, senescence, necrosis, and apoptosis. (8) We include protease primarily to help increase uptake and digestion of large quantities of protein, promote protein activity and maximize the benefits of supplementing with protein.
Bacillus coagulans (lactospore) is a good bacterial spore probiotic. When supplemented, it activates in the intestines where it has proved to significantly reduce pain caused by irritable bowels. (9) This probiotic is resilient to stomach acid and has notable benefits supporting against gastrointestinal distress, flatulence, constipation, respiratory tract infections, and arthritis. (10) (11) (12) We include lactospore primarily to help increase the uptake and digestion of large quantities of protein, soothe the gastrointestinal tract and maximize the benefits of supplementing with protein.
6. MONK FRUIT EXTRACT & STEVIA
Natural plant-based sweetener containing little to no calories.