Let’s talk protein shakes
We’re all on an eternal quest to find the protein shake that works best for us. What really makes or breaks your pick is how much of the protein your gut can actually utilize.
To save you the trial and error of trying a collection of shakes, know that:
- A good-for-you protein is one that’s predigested. Our Probiotic Protein Shake is just that: predigested, meaning broken down, bioavailable, and ready for your body to use. It contains all nine essential amino acids (from a combination of pea and rice protein) to help your body maximize absorption.
- A predigested protein limits your digestive burden. We formulated our Probiotic Protein Shake to be entirely plant-based — not just because of its myriad health benefits but because it also reduces waste.1-4 Good gut health may get even better when you’re eating a blend of two outstanding vegan proteins (pea + rice), predigested to take the strain off your digestive tract.
- Predigested plant protein promotes muscle recovery. Pea protein has been proven to measure up to whey protein when it comes to its muscle-building effects.3 So, pea protein can support muscle growth by preventing breakdown. It can also help sustain muscle mass during times of sickness and infirmity, while speeding up post-workout muscle repair and recovery.5,6
Our bodies don’t naturally digest protein well, so we might not benefit as much as we could when we’re drinking a poor-absorbing shake.
But remember, the protein in our probiotic protein shake is predigested, making it super-bioavailable and easy for your body to assimilate. Not only that, but it’s organic, non-GMO, and gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free. Sweetened with 100-percent organic flavors and sugar-free Lakanto Monk Fruit extract, it tastes delicious too. Your gut, your muscles, and your tastebuds will thank you.
Suggested uses: Mix it with cold water, add it to kefir or a smoothie, and enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. Kids love it too. Just shake it and go.
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- Babault N, Païzis C, Deley G, et al. Pea proteins oral supplementation promotes muscle thickness gains during resistance training: a double-blind, randomized, Placebo-controlled clinical trial vs. Whey protein. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2015;12:3. doi:10.1186/s12970-014-006.
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- Berrazaga I, Micard V, Gueugneau M, Walrand S. The Role of the Anabolic Properties of Plant- versus Animal-Based Protein Sources in Supporting Muscle Mass Maintenance: A Critical Review. Nutrients. 2019;11(8):1825. Published 2019 Aug 7. doi:10.3390/nu11081825.
- Banaszek A, Townsend JR, Bender D, Vantrease WC, Marshall AC, Johnson KD. The Effects of Whey vs. Pea Protein on Physical Adaptations Following 8-Weeks of High-Intensity Functional Training (HIFT): A Pilot Study. Sports (Basel). 2019;7(1):12. Published 2019 Jan 4. doi:10.3390/sports7010012.