Protein is one of the three macronutrients, along with fats and carbohydrates, that’s essential for health and performance. Regardless of your age, gender, physical activity level, or diet consuming an adequate amount of protein daily is crucial.
Proteins take on various roles in the body including:
Proteins are made up of individual amino acids that are linked together in a specific sequence to form a long chain. There are twenty amino acids that exist yet only nine of which are essential. In other words, your body cannot synthesize them so the nine essential amino acids (EAAs) must be supplied through diet or supplementation.
The nine amino acids that are deemed essential includes:
Foods that contain adequate amounts of all nine essential amino acids are complete which primarily include animal-based protein sources such as:
On the other hand, most plants are incomplete protein sources because they do not contain enough essential amino acids. So, if you’re following a plant-based diet such as vegan, vegetarian, and so forth it’s important to create a complete protein source.
Some foods that are commonly paired together include:
The only plants that are classified as complete protein sources include:
Regardless of whether you’re following a plant-based diet or not, it’s important to be conscious of where the protein is coming from in addition to your daily total intake.
For most active individuals consuming anywhere between 0.8-1 grams (g) of protein per pound of body weight is recommended for optimal health, performance, and recovery.1So if you weigh 200 pounds (lbs.) and are relatively lean, then you should aim to consume 200 grams of complete protein per day.
As you can imagine, getting enough protein from whole food sources alone is quite challenging. Especially for vegans and vegetarians, a high-quality protein powder such as K-POW Supplement’s Vegan Protein comes in extremely handy!
K-POW Vegan Protein is a naturally flavored and sweetened plant-based protein powder that’s gluten-free, soy-free, lactose-free, and vegan-friendly. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or just sensitive to lactose, soy, or gluten K-POW Vegan Protein can be used anytime of the day to help you reach your daily protein needs.
K-POW Vegan Protein combines pea protein and brown rice protein to yield 20 grams of complete protein. K-POW Vegan Protein contains 50 milligrams (mg) of DigeSEB, a comprehensive digestive enzyme blend that helps improve digestion and absorption of nutrients.
K-POW Vegan Protein has an impressive ingredient and macronutrient profile but the taste, texture, and mixability is even better! While most plant-based protein powders have a gritty texture, bland taste, and poor mixability. K-POW Vegan Protein is smooth, flavorful, and mixes effortlessly. K-POW Vegan Protein is phenomenal for baking, which makes it easy to incorporate more protein into your diet without even knowing.
Here’s what every serving of K-POW Vegan Protein contains:
Keep in mind that K-POW Vegan Protein’s macronutrient profile may vary slightly from flavor to flavor.
As you can see, K-POW Vegan Protein is an incredibly clean protein powder with very minimal carbs or fats, zero sugar, and 20 grams of protein! Adding in one to two scoops of K-POW Vegan Protein will significantly help you increase your daily protein intake without going overboard on the fats, carbs, or calories. Each bottle of K-POW Vegan Protein contains approximately 30 servings, which is more than most plant-protein powders on the market!
Pea protein is a high-quality protein source that’s hypoallergenic and naturally rich in BCAAs and EAAs. Pea protein is particularly high in leucine, isoleucine, and valine which are crucial for maximizing muscle protein synthesis.2,3
Pea protein contains a good amount of arginine, a precursor to nitric oxide that promotes blood flow.2,3Pea protein is also rich in iron which is an essential mineral that’s needed for hemoglobin production as well as several bodily functions.2,3Pea protein blends well with liquid and doesn’t have a gritty texture like other plant protein sources.
Since pea protein is relatively low in the essential amino acid methionine, we use rice protein to make up for it. Like pea protein, rice protein is a high-quality protein source that’s hypoallergenic, easily digestible, and fast absorbing.4,5
Even though rice protein is not a complete protein source, it’s rich in essential amino acidswhich are required for optimal muscle growth, recovery, and repair.4,5 Therefore, combining rice protein with pea protein results in a well-balanced amino acid profile.
DigeSEB™ is a proven and effective enzyme blend developed by Specialty Enzymes & Probiotics. DigeSEB™ is included in K-POW Vegan Protein to enhance the digestion and absorption of the entire formula. Digestive enzymes are essential for digestive health and supplementing with them can reduce the risk of gastrointestinal issues such as gas, bloating, and heartburn.6
Here’s an overview of the substrates that each enzyme helps break down:
The following ingredients are used in small amounts to improve either the flavor, texture, mix-ability, or consistency of K-POW Vegan Protein:
Keep in mind that this list may vary slightly depending on the flavor. For example, K-POW Vegan Protein Peanut Butter Banana flavor contains peanut flour, whereas the other flavors do not.
K-POW Vegan Protein is available in four delicious flavors including:
Peanut Butter Banana
There’s nothing quite like the combination of peanut butter and banana. It’s sweet, salty, and downright delicious. If you used to enjoy the classic peanut butter and banana sandwich, then you’re going to love this flavor. K-POW Vegan Protein Peanut Butter Banana flavor is perfect for smoothies, shakes, and baking!
K-POW Vegan Protein Strawberry flavor is like drinking a refreshing strawberry milkshake without the excessive sugar, fat, or carbohydrates. Since most strawberry flavored protein powders are extremely artificial, we stuck to natural flavors and sweeteners to deliver a true natural strawberry flavor.
When you hear chocolate caramel, the first thing that typically comes to mind is candy bars not a vegan protein powder. Making plants taste like chocolate caramel is no easy task but, we were able to accomplish that with K-POW Vegan Protein Chocolate Caramel flavor! The next time that you’re craving something sweet, put down the candy bar and pick up a bottle of K-POW Vegan Protein Chocolate Caramel flavor.
Freshly baked cinnamon rolls are one of life’s simple pleasures. However, cinnamon rolls are notoriously high in sugar, fat, and carbohydrates they also lack in protein. Fortunately, with the K-POW Vegan Protein Cinnamon Roll flavor you can have the best of both worlds. Still enjoying the taste of cinnamon rolls while staying on track with your health and fitness goals.
As a general recommendation add one scoop, or 27.8 grams, of K-POW Vegan Protein to eight to ten ounces of cold water, milk, or milk substitute. The milk substitute could be almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, and so forth. For optimal results, consume at least one serving of K-POW Vegan Protein within 20-30 minutes after your workout.
Although consuming protein powder as a shake is the most common, there are several ways to incorporate K-POW Vegan Protein into your diet.
Here are a few ways to use K-POW Vegan Protein:
For more ideas on how to use K-POW Vegan Protein, check out our social media and recipe blogs:
K-POW Vegan Protein is a premium all-natural vegan protein powder that contains 20 grams of complete protein from a combination of pea and rice protein. These proteins are the two highest-quality plant protein sources available.
K-POW Vegan Protein is one of the only vegan protein powders on the market that contains an efficacious dose of DigeSEB™. Which is a patented digestive enzyme blend, that significantly enhances the digestion and absorption of every nutrient in K-POW Vegan Protein.
Other key features of K-POW Vegan Protein include:
Next time you’re on the hunt for a plant-based protein powder, look no further than Vegan Protein from K-Pow Supplements. And remember you don’t have to be vegan or vegetarian to use a plant-based protein powder! It’s a great way to add some variety and more protein to your diet.