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Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein
Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein Supplement Review
According to the label on the Iron Vegan bag, “Iron Vegans are just what you’d imagine. Iron Vegans are hard training, contemporary athletes that have embraced the wisdom of a natural plant-based diet.” Essentially, they’re vegan athletes who lift iron. Clever name. It goes on: “Iron Vegans are athletes that look for challenges, have the courage to test their limits, and are committed to choosing their fuel wisely.” Again, athletes of the iron game, who’re probably vegan, but either way, eat clean. Iron Vegan is a Canadian-grown brand that aims to appeal to the more natural, vegan athlete. Whether you’re vegan or not, if you lift iron, you know protein is essential. Protein is crucial to building lean muscle and coming back to the gym stronger and fully recovered. This macronutrient speeds up recovery and prevents muscle soreness from reducing your performance while helping you sculpt your body.
Iron Vegan and Plant-Based Sprouted Protein
The newest trend in fitness supplements is “sprouted” protein. “Sprouted” implies it’s something that comes from the ground, and in Iron Vegan’s case, it’s five different, organic non-GMO sprouted grains and seeds. All five vegan sources combine to give you 17 grams of protein per serving and 18 different amino acids. Between the protein spiking scandals that we’re seeing everywhere these days and the rising costs of whey, sprouted protein (such as Iron Vegan) from plant/grain sources is going to be the next big thing on the supplement circuit. If you think about how many bodybuilders are eating Ezekiel bread (a sprouted grain bread) instead of traditional grain products, you see that “sprouted” is definitely the new fitness industry trend.
What’s in Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein?
Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein is engineered to fit perfectly with a traditional diet or a plant-based diet and contains no traces of whey for those looking for a nondairy protein powder. Whey, of course, comes from the milk of cows, which is against the principles of a vegan diet. What you read on the label isn’t just about muscle building, though; it’s about health and wellness building too. Instead of the protein coming from a type of whey or soy, Iron Vegan uses these ingredients:
Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein Contains Organic Sprouted Whole Grain Rice
Unlike white rice (which is processed beyond recognition and contains very trace amount of protein), the protein from brown rice is enzymatically extracted (meaning it doesn’t use chemical diluents) from multiple layers of the whole grain. In terms of fast- and slow-digesting proteins, Iron Vegan uses rice because it’s right in the middle of whey and casein.
Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein Contains Quinoa
This grain is known as a superfood and is low fat (though it contains small amounts of monounsaturated fats and omega-3s) and gluten-free. It has phytonutrients and antioxidants, flavonoids, and other anti-inflammatory properties. This ingredient isn’t just good for your muscles; it’s great for your health in general.
Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein Contains Amaranth
This protein was a no-brainer to put in the mix. The protein in amaranth is commonly called a “complete protein” because it contains an adequate proportion of all the essential amino acids. This is the kind of quality you want your protein to have. Amaranth has similar nutritive quality to vegetable proteins and also similar to animal-origin products.
Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein Contains Millet
The protein content of millet is similar to that of wheat. Because of its digestibility, millet (and the other gluten-free grain) is ideal for digestion and keeping bloating at bay. It’s the grain that contributes a lot of Iron Vegan’s fibre content. In terms of its health benefits, eating millet decreases triglycerides and C-reactive protein (a pro-inflammatory marker).
Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein Contains Pumpkin
This seemingly random addition to a protein powder isn’t so random when you look at the micronutrient breakdown of this nutrient-rich food. Pumpkin seeds are crammed with protein, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. They’re also rich in beta-carotene and fibre, with very little fat.
How to Take Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein
What we love about the labeling on Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein is that it breaks down the exact amount in grams of each amino acid. So in this day and age with all the accusations around protein spiking, Iron Vegan’s label is as clean as their protein. For a delicious shake, take one scoop of Iron Vegan with 200 millilitres of water or some sort of milk (rice, almond, or other). It’s also amazing if you’re making protein pancakes! Iron Vegan is great to take first thing in the morning to get some aminos in your body and break the catabolic sleep cycle. Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein is also ideal to take before and after a workout to help the rebuilding process right away.
The Iron Vegan chocolate flavour is less milky than a typical whey protein; it also mixes exceptionally well and is very cost-effective. It comes in a one kilogram bag, so it’ll last you for a while!
Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein comes in chocolate, vanilla, and unflavoured, the last of which is perfect for use in soups, foods, or smoothies to jack up the protein density. With just 90 calories per serving, 17 grams of complete protein, 1 gram of fat and 4 grams of carbs, Iron Vegan fits well into any diet you’re on. It also contains no gluten, artificial flavours, colours, or sweeteners and tastes outstanding. We give Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein a solid five-star rating. *****