Many factors play into deciding which type of protein supplement is right for you. We are all on our own journeys, with different goals in mind when it comes to our health and wellness.
For anyone following a vegan diet, facing gluten sensitivities, or having to steer clear of lactose, a pea protein supplement is an ideal option for you!
- Nuzest’s Clean Lean Protein is free from animal products, byproducts, fillers, additives, gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, eggs, and preservatives. It's also 100% plant-based protein.
- Pea protein is highly alkaline, which helps the body to avoid problems of excess acidity (like the potential for increased muscle and bone tissue loss in order to ‘buffer’ the blood).
- Pea protein is higher in total Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and glutamine for muscle health.
- Pea protein is roughly three times higher in arginine, essential for maintaining muscle health than whey protein.
Whey protein is animal-based and may not be vegetarian because rennet, an animal byproduct, is used to separate the whey from curds. Lactose from dairy milk is used as the base to form the whey protein concentrate. Individuals who are plant-based, vegetarian or lactose intolerant should avoid using whey protein supplements.
Pea protein is also more sustainable. Getting quality protein from vegetable sources is less input and resource-intensive than dairy farming...so it's better for the planet too!
For more information, see the following article: Whey vs Plant Protein: Which Protein Supplement Is Right for You?