Finding balance for a vegan protein is difficult. Often, you are sacrificing either taste or a quality amino acid profile to achieve the other.
Core VEGAN solves this problem. To ensure you receive a complete protein with every serving of our pea and brown rice protein blend, we add fermented vegan BCAAs to every scoop. To ensure maximum digestibility, we also add the digestive blend DigeSEB™, an exact mixture of amylases, lactase, proteases, lipase, and cellulase
Finally, the taste. We get it: vegan proteins do not typically taste great. Core VEGAN does. We worked relentlessly to nail down a flavor profile and creamy texture that rivals any animal-based protein. Our testers called it the best-tasting plant-based protein on the market. Yes, that good.
In our space, the word “vegan” was once considered pejorative. No longer. An emerging consensus demonstrates that it is possible to combine vegan and athletic lifestyles, with purpose-built solutions allowing vegans to consume the necessary range of macro-and micronutrients. Vegan protein rose quickly to the fore. As those who follow a vegan diet or lifestyle cannot consume dairy, the traditional protein source of whey is closed off to them–resulting in a range of plant-based proteins. There was a problem, however: they tasted disgusting and felt even worse drinking
With Core VEGAN it is easy to hit your protein goals without choking down some leafy sludge. Our optimized blend of pea and brown rice proteins has an optimal amino acid profile far superior to any other plant protein source. To supplement these protein sources, we add fermented, vegan-friendly BCAAs– abundant in animal protein sources but often lacking in a strictly vegan diet. BCAAs are the powerhouse behind repair and recovery from the everyday labors that your body endures.
On top of our protein blend and BCAAs, we added DigeSEB™ – a complex blend of digestive enzymes to ensure optimal gut digestibility and nutrient absorption. While other vegan proteins may leave you bloated and gassy, DigeSEB™ helps eliminate this discomfort so you can enjoy your protein and benefit entirely from it too!
In all, Core VEGAN represents the elusive perfect balance for a plant-based protein: a complete protein source with AMAZING TASTE and mouth feel. Compromise is no longer the “name of the game” with plant-based proteins.
Plant-based Protein Blend
Pea protein, being a nutritional powerhouse with unique benefits, is the backbone of Core VEGAN. Not only is pea protein one of the most complete plant protein sources, it also confers some unique benefits. One of these benefits is that it is derived from a source that is hypoallergenic, meaning it is a preferred protein source for those who have dietary restrictions. Pea protein is also rich in essential and branch chained amino acids, making it great for muscle building and recovery. An 8-week study made up of 15 participants showed that when consumed along with resistance training, pea protein elicits just as much muscle protein synthesis as its whey counterpart. When it comes to digestibility, 95-98% of the proteins in peas are digestible, which makes its absorptive properties optimal. The minimal processing that is done also removes the fibers and starches that can prolong digestion and reduce its absorptive properties.
Much like peas, brown rice is derived from a source that is hypoallergenic making it a great alternative for those with dietary restrictions, especially lactose intolerance. In studies when compared to whey, participants who also engaged in physical exercise exhibited similar responses in metrics that were measured. These included decreased soreness, improvements in power, increases in muscle mass, as well as decreases in body fat.
To summarize the qualities of these two complimentary protein sources, their benefits include:
- Low allergenic response and suitable for those with dietary restrictions.
- Similar amino acid structure and muscle building response when consumed along with resitance training.
- High bioavailability and digestibility, reducing bloat and increasing protein delivery to tissues.
Vegan Coconut Oil Creamer
Medium chain triglycerides are a form of fat with 6-12 carbon fatty acid esters, a chemical structure that allows them to effectively bypass gastric uptake for transport directly to the liver for oxidation. Their unusual chemical structure and metabolic process has resulted in MCTs being a focus for a wide range of therapeutic and exercise supplement uses.
In the context of exercise science, recent research has shown that MCTs significantly (up to 65%) increase resting energy expenditure, along with dose-dependently reducing fatty acid deposition in adipose tissue. These results suggest that MCTs are effectively increasing the body’s metabolic response to food intake.
This vegan coconut oil creamer also imparts a rich smoothness to this plant-based protein blend, giving it a pleasant mouthfeel unlike most vegan proteins on the market.
Proteins have been talked about as being one of the most beneficial nutrients for your body when it comes to growth, maintenance, and support. But when we dive deeper into proteins, we discover that they are made up of their own building blocks called amino acids. When it comes to skeletal muscle, the BCAAs (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine) are the most important. These three separate amino acids single handedly influence the actions of muscles, including the rate at which muscle grows, its power output, its endurance, etc. Like we said before, even those following an animal free diet deserve gains too! We have added vegan BCAA, in the research-backed 2:1:1 ratio, to our Core VEGAN protein to fill in the gaps and help support the BCAA’s already found in the protein sources included. This makes for an internal environment that will help delay muscle soreness, decrease recovery times, as well as positively impact your body composition goals. To sum up what a large body of evidence has already exhibited, BCAA can:
- Delay/reduce the onset of muscle soreness after intense exercise.
- Decrease muscle recovery time between bouts of intense resistance exercise training.
- Positively impact body composition when combined with proper diet and exercise.
We know that digestion and absorption is an extremely important, and often overlooked property of many diets. Digestive enzymes are then equally overlooked and forgotten when it comes to a supplementation regimen. These powerful little protein structures influence many complex processes that occur within our bodies. In a fitness-specific context, digestive enzymes play an absolutely crucial role in the breakdown of dietary carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into their constitutive parts, and therefore allow your body to use them in various processes (glycogenesis, protein synthesis, etc).
As you have probably seen by now, we here at Core Nutritionals do not cut corners. Like our whey blend counterpart Core PRO, we have added the comprehensive and clinically proven benefits of digestive enzymes into Core VEGAN. DigeSEB™ is comprised of amylases, proteases, lactases, amylases, and cellulases, allowing for a full and complete breakdown of every component.
DigeSEB™ ensures that Core VEGAN not only tastes great but also increases the effectiveness of your pre- and post-workout nutrition in general.