The vegan lifestyle has become more and more popular these days. There is someone you may know who is vegan. The vegan lifestyle no longer is just a lifestyle that is kept in the kitchen but has also moved over into the fitness realm as well. Many more fitness enthusiasts and professionals are identified as vegan these days.
So, what is veganism?
Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. Many vegans also do not eat foods that are processed using animal products, such as refined white sugar and some wines. Veganism is much more disciplined and limited than regular vegetarianism.
An obvious misconception that comes along with the relationship between veganism and fitness is vegan’s inability to build muscle. As stated, veganism has nothing to do with meat or animals or anything that comes from animals. Right away the mindset goes to protein, or lack thereof. Lack of protein means lack of gains, right?
Just because one is vegan does not mean they will lack in protein. Protein is found in many other foods that vegans eat such as certain veggies, vegan-based protein powders, and beans. Another key component to vegans building muscle to is amino acids. The foods that vegans eat that are protein-packed carry a weaker amino acid profile than meat protein. This can be fixed however with supplementing with vegan approved amino acids.
1UP Nutrition has your back on all of this. With their new vegan line, they now carry a vegan protein powder and amino acid product.
The organic vegan protein has 24 grams of protein, only 126 calories and 0g of sugars. On top of that it is also dairy free, no GMO’s, gluten free, and soy free! The game changer is the amino acids though, remember? 1UP Nutrition’s vegan amino acid product is legit. Also sweetened with Stevia, there are no artificial colors or flavors, no sugar added, and only fermented vegan aminos.
The ratio is a 2:1:1 plant based natural branch chain amino complex:
*2500 mg of L-Leucine: L-Leucine is an essential branched chain amino acid, and plays a major role in stimulating protein synthesis, stimulating muscle growth, repair and endurance. It also assists in the storage of glycogen, a muscular energy source.
*1250 mg L-Valine: L-Valine is an essential amino acid that your body requires for healthy cell and organ functioning.
*1250 mg L-Isoleucine: L-Isoleucine is an essential amino acid known for its ability to help endurance and assist in the repair and rebuilding of muscle. This amino is important to body builders as it helps to boost energy and helps the body to recover from training.
*2500 mg Plant Based Natural L-Glutamine: L-Glutamine is the most common amino acid in your muscles. Therefor using it assists in muscle building and protein synthesis. It supports lean mass gains, recovery and immune system function.