When it comes to experiencing optimal health on a plant-based/vegetarian/vegan diet, one of the biggest challenges is in consuming enough high quality clean protein sources that are compatible with the human body.
So how do we measure protein compatibility?
One of the best ways is to look at the way various proteins and their amino acid building blocks are accepted and used by the human body. We can do this by verifying a proteins biological value or BV for short. Obviously nothing can be higher than 100%, so 100 is the mark to strive for. Being nature’s most perfect form of protein, alpha-lactalbumin comes out with near perfect score on the BV, followed by clean and undenatured whey protein isolate at 98.1. Plant based proteins are often quite a bit lower than 90. In fact, most are under 70, with one rare exception (listed below).
The higher a protein BV, the more acceptable it is for use by the human body. Exceptionally high BV protein foods are usually from animal sources (egg whites <95, milk <85, meat <75), and these high BVs are not only an indication of how well the human body will accept and synthesize these proteins, it is also an indication that the protein has a higher amount of essential amino acids – the ones the body can’t make on its own from other amino acids and therefore must be obtained through the diet.
Thanks to newer clean technology, choosing not to eat animal-based protein (of any variety) does not require you to give up high-quality proteins—especially if you are willing to supplement with a high grade whole grain brown riceprotein (discussed below).
Money for Quality?
Many companies who produce plant-based protein supplements, often cut their products with inexpensive low BV proteins like pea, which is usually the first ingredient in these formulas (to save cost and increase profits). These plant-based protein options often cause digestive complaints and gas in numerous individuals. Even though some of these companies include higher grade plant-based proteins like whole-grain rice, they are often in very small dosages due the cost and blended with much less expensive protein sources (like hemp).
Always look for formulas that use Organic non-GMO Sprouted & Fermented Brown Rice Protein as the first or only ingredient, and also only use natural sweeteners or no sweeteners at all.
Ultimate Vegan Energy Protein(s) – the Highest BV Plant-Based Protein—PERIOD!
Ultimate Vegan Energy Protein is considered the Cadillac of plant-based proteins, as it starts out as a 100% organic, completely raw, non-GMO germinated and fermented whole-grain brown rice, which is then enzymatically extracted from multiple layers of the whole grain – versus the more typical hexane-extracted rice protein from only the bran layer.
The processing temperature never exceeds 90° F – ensuring the viability and rawness of the protein. This creates a superior raw plant-based protein with the full array of pure amino acids in their most bio-available forms, which greatly enhances the quality, digestion-rating, BV and bio-availability of the protein as well as ensuring high levels of naturally-occurring vitamins (especially B vitamins), minerals, antioxidants—tocopherols and tocotrienols—and other essential nutrients. The Ultimate Vegan Energy Protein contains one of the only hexane-free complete, clean, organic, nutrient-rich, raw protein sources from brown rice.
Because Ultimate Vegan Energy Protein is made from the whole rice grain, including the bran, germ, and endosperm and is sprouted and fermented, it is the highest quality protein among all cereal grains, and contains an exceptionally high BV of over 95 along with all essential and non-essential amino acids and a good ratio of the extremely important branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), which are necessary for cellular repair and optimal brain function.
Ultimate Vegan Energy Protein
Has a BV of over 95
Is non-GMO and celiac friendly
Is the most complete hypoallergenic plant protein
Does not contain any sweeteners
Only contains 100% natural flavors
Has a high digestibility & efficiency rating
Is produced with low temperatures and natural enzymes (hexane-free)
Does not contain any chemicalsor acid hydrolysis (like most plant-based proteins)
Contains high levels of the relaxing and protecting brain chemical GABA
Contains 3 grams of o
Is derived from raw sprouted organic brown rice protein
Organic maca per serving (only found in the Ultimate Vegan Energy Protein)
Ultimate Vegan Energy Protein is the cleanest plant-based protein available today, making it the only choice for anyone interested in adding a high BV, clean plant-based protein to their health regimen. This is one of the only plant-based proteins available today, containing a whopping 25 grams of pure protein, which is as comparable to whey protein in BV value as you will ever find. We guarantee that we do not blend our protein with any low BV vegetable proteins, as it is 100% whole-grain brown rice.