Vegan Protein Powder Vs. Whey Protein?

Vegan Protein Powder Vs. Whey Protein?


Hey guys. Sean Nalewanyj here www.SeanNal.com
– www.BodyTransformationTruth.com. This picture behind me is literally a complete
coincidence but this is just sort of quick follow up here to yesterday’s video where
I talked about vegan bodybuilding diets. This question popped up in the Q&A video that I
did a while back and that question was basically just asking what my thoughts are on vegan
protein powders. There are a lot of different ones out there, a pretty good portion of them
are based on combinations of pea protein and brown rice protein but there are a lot of
other forms as well. There’s hemp, soy, quinoa, potato but in any case how do vegan
protein powders compared to whey, egg or casein and can you use them as part of your muscle
building diet. Whether it’s because you actually are a vegan or just because you get
certain negative effects when you use regular animal based protein powders. Very simple
answer here, I would say that plant based protein powders when used as part of a complete
balanced diet where you’re getting enough total daily protein in a variety of different
sources to ensure that you’re getting all of the individual amino acids that you need.
They’re completely fine to use just as a way to help you hit your protein needs for
the day. Now it is true on an individual gram for gram basis that an animal based protein
powder like whey or casein will have superior amino acid profile and a higher absorptions
rate in comparison to a plant based protein. However in the context of an overall diet
where you’re consuming enough total daily protein for your goals it’s really just
not going to matter in the bigger pictures. That’s because as long as you’re getting
enough total protein per day through a variety of different sources, you’ll already be
getting enough absorbable protein and enough of the individual amino acids that you need
to optimize muscle recovery and growth. Remember that your body can only use and your body
only needs a limited amount of protein over any given period and consuming more protein
and more amino acids than your body can actually utilize that’s not going to somehow boost
your results further. If you take a look the research that is available on protein intake
for athletes and bodybuilders, and I will link some references in the description box
below. The required numbers are actually a lot lower than most people think. Like I mention
in that last video, 0.8 grams per pound of body weight daily will be enough for most
people. If vegan wants to be fully on the safe side, since plant based protein are less
absorbable then they could increase that to 0.9 grams or one gram just sort of as a cautionary
thing, but almost certainly there’s no scenario where more than one gram per pound of body
weight would be needed. I mean if there was some bizarre scenario where you could only
consume, say 50 grams of protein per day and you had to make the absolute best of that,
then in that case whey, egg or casein would be the better choice. But if we’re talking
about a normal standard bodybuilding diet where you’re getting enough, a sufficient
amount of overall daily protein then a vegan protein powder is completely fine to use for
whatever you reasons might be. You can easily find reasonably priced vegan protein powders
that will give you just as much protein per scoop as whey. I’ve actually experimented
with a few different ones lately just to see what they’re like and I found that when
I blend them up with my smoothies, with fruit, veggies, oats, nuts, butters and whatever
else they taste just as good too. So not much else to say on that. Vegan protein powders
are totally fine to use. So thank for watching guys. The official website is www.SeanNal.com.
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