Sweat is running down your face. You’re out of breath. As you begin panting for air, you feel an initial sense of satisfaction and slowly begin to smile.
Another workout in the books.
As you slowly make your way out of the gym you perform a ritual so many athletic enthusiasts do so often—you grab your shaker bottle and begin drinking your favorite protein.
Protein powder has been one of the most popular supplements on the market for decades. In fact, the origins of protein powder date back nearly 8,000 years when whey was discovered as a byproduct from cheesemaking.
Since then protein powder has transformed into several different iterations over the years. While the majority of protein powders have always been made from whey the tides have begun to turn as a new product has sprung onto the marketplace—vegan friendly protein.
Sure, vegan protein powders have existed in various forms over the years with less than stellar results.
The good news is there’s a new product on the market with both the taste, quality, and presence to stand-up against any competitor on the market.
Hi, I’m Sean Torbati. Over the years I’ve prided myself in going against the status quo. When others turned left, I made a sharp right. I’ve foraged my own path instead of taking the more travelled route and that’s exactly what I set out to do with—Ambrosia Planta.
Ambrosia Planta is a vegan plant protein made with organic pea protein, brown rice protein, and all-natural sweeteners. That’s it. No questionable fillers. No hidden sugars. Simply quality vegan protein that also happens to taste amazing.
Most people are aware of the muscle building and recovery benefits associated with protein supplements. These products are meant to help enhance your workouts and and help you see results.
The problem—the vast majority of protein supplements contain whey
Why is this an issue you ask? Whey is a byproduct of milk. According to the US National Library of Medicine MORE than 65% of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy (1).
You’re not misreading that as there’s no missing decimals in that figure. Nearly two-thirds of the planet CAN’T properly digest lactose products.
So why are most of our protein products still made from whey (milk)?
Furthermore, recent research has proven that plant-based diets have numerous benefits including significant health improvements such as (11):
That’s why I set out to create a high-grade vegan-friendly protein without all the frills and fillers.
Let’s take a look at each of the ingredients that help form this one-of-a-kind product.
People have various reasons for following plant-based diets. While do it for the morality aspect, others tend to do it for their health. Following plant-based diets can help individuals live longer, healthier lives.
Another misconception about plant-based proteins is their efficacy. The truth is the science proves pea protein is JUST as effective as whey protein. In this brand new 2019 study, participants followed a high-intensity training program for 8-weeks and consumed 24g of either whey or pea protein both before and after exercise. Afterwards participants had their body composition, muscle thickness, performance and strength measured. The results declared NO noticeable differences between the two groups (2).
This study wasn’t a fluke either. Several other studies have replicated similar findings.
A 2015 study on 161 adult males consumed either pea protein, whey protein, or a placebo after training over a 12-week period. Muscle thickness was identical in both the whey and pea protein groups (3).
As you can see, plant-based pea protein is just as viable as whey protein for building muscle and increasing strength.
To give Planta a more complete amino acid profile I wanted to also add brown rice protein into the mix.
You might be thinking—isn’t that a carb?
Actually brown rice protein has also been able to stand-up against whey protein in scientific studies. A 2013 study on 24 college-aged, resistance trained men consumed 48g of rice or whey protein isolate following their training sessions (4).
The results? Once again no detectable differences between the two groups in terms of recovery, soreness, or ability to train.
A separate study looked at the post-exercise consumption of rice protein isolate and found it can increase recovery and elicit the same positive body composition changes as whey protein (5).
When you combine pea protein and brown rice protein together—the result is an unbeatable complete protein combination with an extremely balanced amino acid profile! With a blend of BCAAs packed with the most important branch chain amino acids—L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine in a 2:1:1 ratio, what’s not to love?
By now you might be asking yourself—OK this plant-based protein is a high-quality product but can it taste good without any added sugar?
Although it contains no artificial flavors or coloring we haven’t skimped on taste either.
We use monk fruit as one of our main sweeteners. It’s grown in Southeast Asia and was used by Buddhist monks in the 13th century. Monk fruit is about 200 times sweeter than sugar yet it has ZERO calories, ZERO carbs, and no sodium or fat.
A 2009 study found that monk fruit has the potential to be a natural sweetener with a low-glycemic index. It can also provide a positive health impact on stimulating insulin secretion (6).
Monk fruit is unique because it’s high in antioxidants known as mogrosides. Research conducted in 2013 showed that mogrosides may have antioxidant effects due to the regulation of genes involved in glucose metabolism (7).
Some research has even pointed to monk fruit to be a potential cancer prevention compound (8).
As you can see, monk fruit is an artificial sweetener that shows tremendous promise outside of it’s sweetening abilities.
We also use sucralose as a sweetener in Planta to improve the taste. Scientific research on sucralose has proven it to be safe, alternative sweetener to sugar according to several studies (9). Furthermore, it has been proven to no effect on insulin levels or appetite (10).
Whether you need additional protein to hit your daily macros or are simply looking for a great tasting vegan-friendly alternative—look no further than Planta Premium Plant Protein.
With unbeatable taste, superior mixability, and seamless texture it can be the perfect compliment to your dietary plan regardless of whether or not you follow a plant-based diet.
The balanced amino acid profile of both pea protein and brown rice protein along with its superior taste make it the BEST plant-based protein powder on the planet.
Planta comes in six amazing flavors that will help you meet your macros while simultaneously satisfying your sweet tooth including:
With 20g of protein and only 100 calories per serving, fitting Planta into your dietary needs is effortless.
People have been using animal based protein for nearly 8,000 years—the time to switch to plant-based protein is now.
If you have any additional questions about Planta or would like to learn more about the product, please feel free to contact me or comment below.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
CEO Sean Torbati