Vegan Protein Powder Vs. Whey Protein?


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Vegan Protein Powder Vs. Whey Protein?

What is the difference between vegan protein powder vs. whey, egg or casein, and will it make any real difference which one you choose for your muscle building diet?

The simple answer is that as long as you’re getting in enough total daily protein (0.8-1.0g per pound of bodyweight) and are deriving that protein from a variety of sources, it really won’t make any difference to your bottom line results whether you choose a plant based protein powder or an animal based one.

This is because your body can only utilize a limited amount of protein in one day anyway, and given enough total protein and enough variety, you’ll already be getting all the amino acids needed to maximize protein synthesis anyway.

So whether you go with a vegan protein powder or something like whey, egg, or casein, it’s just not going to make a noticeable difference in the big picture.

It is true that on a gram for gram basis vegan protein powder will have a lower absorption rate in comparison to animal based protein, but again, in the context of an overall balanced diet it still will won’t negatively impact your results.

So whether you’re following a full blown vegan bodybuilding diet or you’re simply looking for a plant based alternative for whatever reason, just go with whichever protein supplement you prefer.

There are plenty of vegan protein supplements available these days based on a variety of sources such as pea protein, brown rice, quinoa, potato, soy and hemp, along with products that combine them in various ways.

I’ve personally experimented with a few different vegan protein powders recently and found that when blended up as part of a complete smoothie they taste just fine as well.

Bottom line on vegan protein power vs. whey?

Just choose whichever one you personally prefer.


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