Protein is essential to life and nourishes nearly all body systems. Research has shown that protein-rich diets hold benefits for weight management, appetite and blood sugar control making it one of the most important nutrients for ‘I want to age stronger and healthier’ wellness objectives. Consuming sufficient amounts of protein every day is important as proteins, unlike fats and carbs, aren’t stored in the body even though they are essential for everything from cellular regeneration to hair growth. You can read more about why proteins are important here.
Daily protein requirements vary from person to person depending on their age, gender, lifestyle and health conditions. However, below is a rough guide to calculate your minimum daily requirement*: (a) Sedentary lifestyle - roughly 0.75g of protein for every kg of body weight (b) Active lifestyle - roughly 1g of protein for every kg of body weight (c) Very active lifestyle - roughly 1-1.5g of protein for every kg of body weight
*Don’t take this as professional nutrition advice- please consult a certified nutritionist to get accurate recommendations.
Vegetarians and vegans aren’t the only populations interested in plant proteins. In fact, the most rapidly growing segment of the population consuming them are non-vegetarians who simply want to move away from animal proteins because of the long-term negative impact it has on their bodies and the planet. Plant proteins are growing in popularity as consumers seek quality nutrition choices with a greater focus on the importance of protein for holistic wellness, aging, and weight maintenance. In addition, segments of the population are concerned about sustainability—the environmental resources used and greenhouse gases produced by animal-derived products, both of which can be tremendously detrimental to our planet.
We are strong promoters of currently unconventional nutrient-dense ingredients such as tofu, tempeh, seitan, edamame and a variety of mushrooms to name a few. There are also the better-known ones such as lentils and legumes such as beans or chickpea. These foods are not only a great source of plant-protein, but also rich in fibre, probiotics and essential vitamins + minerals needed for optimal functioning everyday. If you are based in Mumbai, click here to order from our range of farm-fresh ingredients.
Yes very much. It is best to choose a variety of plant protein sources during the day and to look for supplement powders that combine varied sources to get all of the essential amino acids. For instance, brown rice protein (low in lysine) can be combined with pea protein (low in methionine) to make it a protein blend that is complete in all 9 essential amino acids. In addition, you can consume enough total protein to get at least 3g leucine per serving of protein to maximally stimulate muscle protein synthesis. It’s important to remember that you can eat as much protein as you want, but if you’re not doing resistance training, you won’t build muscle.
Most people preach that it’s very important to consume protein right after a workout. That is only partially true- unless you’re working out twice a day or are an advanced athlete, it’s unlikely that a few hours gap between exercise and protein intake will change things. Having said that, the benefits of refueling and tissue repair typically last only about 4 hours. That means it’s best for most people to space out their protein intake throughout the day.
Studies show that high-protein diets (including plant protein-rich diets and supplements) lead to weight loss, even without restricting calories or other nutrients. High-protein diets have been shown to help reduce body fat, especially around the belly as protein digestion requires more energy and thus burns more calories. There is some evidence that a slightly higher intake of protein (18% of daily calories compared to 15%) resulted in a 50% lower body weight regain. Plant protein is also extremely effective in building lean muscle mass.
These are the reasons why high-protein diets boost weight loss: ● Protein is highly satiating, meaning you stay fuller for longer ● A high-protein diet has been linked to reduced cravings ● Increased protein intake has been shown to boost the number of calories burned by up to 80 to 100% per day. ● Protein has been shown to reduce levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin and boost the appetite-reducing hormones GLP-1 and PYY.
Proteins are often rated based on “quality”, which is really based on digestibility and absorption into the body. The PDCAAS (protein digestibility corrected amino acid score) of single foods ranges from 0-1 with 1 being the highest. For plant protein, soy protein matches up to eggs and cow’s milk, while whole soy matches up to the score of beef.
Presently we offer blends that have Pea, Brown Rice and Mung Bean proteins. We also offer Soy as an unflavoured protein and will be offering Hemp protein (another complete plant-based protein!) shortly.
PlantVita seeks out the best plant protein manufacturers and internationally-certified suppliers who follow recognized food safety protocols. We work closely with them to develop innovative plant-based solutions that are clean, potent and of highest quality for a variety of applications.
Yes! As all of our product labels state: all our products are 100% Vegan, Dairy Free and Free from any animal derived ingredients. We said that thrice but just wanted you to be triply sure!
Yes, we do! We offer most of our products in single-serve trial packs. Click here to get the product samples you like at the minimal cost.
We are glad you asked because we wanted to tell you anyway: We will be launching Hemp Protein in a few weeks. If you wish to be in the know, enter your email here and we will notify you when we launch.
Yes! All our products are Gluten Free.
Presently we are selling products from our own website. We ship to over 2500 Indian pin codes across India. Our products will be available on Amazon and Flipkart shortly.
Yes! Our products are measured and sold by weight. When we dispense our powders into the containers, the containers are nearly full. During shipping, the powders settle, leaving the extra space. Rest assured you still have all of your servings.
You should always consult a health care professional before beginning any new supplements. This applies to even the best plant-based superfoods.
Most people would consider PlantVita products "keto friendly," though it depends on your specific goals. Every single one of our products contains Zero Added Sugar. Our unflavoured protein shakes contain zero added sugar and ultra low total net carbs. So while you will need to make the decision for yourself, we believe you can add our products to your routine without them upsetting your ketogenic goals.
While all our protein sources are plant based and are 100% safe in that they do not have any heavy metals or harmful taste enhancers or preservatives, protein supplements are unnecessary for children below 15 years of age because they’re getting more than enough protein through their meals. Moreover protein supplements are optimized for older people and may have excessive amounts of protein or calories, which can lead to the unintended side effects in children.
Unopened PlantVita dietary supplement products enjoy a 18-months’ shelf life. Once you have opened our products, they should be stored in a cool, dry place and should usually be consumed within 90 days. You are welcome to keep them in the refrigerator, but it's not needed. PlantVita products are gently dehydrated so their nutrients last a long time outside the fridge.
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