Vegetarian diets have increased in popularity over the last decade. A vegetarian diet is associated with many health benefits due to its high content of fibre, vitamins, phytonutrients, and lower fat content, especially saturated fat and cholesterol. However, vegetarians may be at increased risk of certain nutritional deficiencies due to eliminating animal products from the diet. In general, vegetarians consume less total protein than non-vegetarians; the more restrictive the diet, the greater the attention that should be given to ensuring adequate protein intake. This is especially important in pregnant women, infants, growing children, and the elderly. Protein is a critical component of the diet and an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, blood, skin, hair, and nails. Your body uses protein to build, repair, and remodel tissues. It is also is used to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is a macronutrient, meaning that the body needs relatively large amounts of it. The body has no way of storing protein and needs new supplies in the diet regularly. Second to fat stores, protein is the largest store of energy in the body. A loss of more than 30% of body protein can result in reduced muscle strength for breathing, decreased immune function, and decreased organ function which can result in death. Natural Factors Vegan Protein is a unique combination of 100% natural plant proteins derived from non-GMO yellow pea, organic-sprouted brown rice, organic hemp, and organic chia. The easy-to-use drink mix designed to maximize health and vitality. Vegan Protein offers a balanced amino acid profile, has a high biological value, is naturally sweetened, and contains no additives or added gluten.
Add 2 scoops (46 g) to 250Ã¢â‚¬â€œ350 mL of water 1Ã¢â‚¬â€œ3 times daily, or as directed by a health care practitioner. Depending on your protein needs, you can decrease the serving size to 1 scoop (23 g) 1Ã¢â‚¬â€œ3 times daily. Keep out of reach of children.
Children:Suitable for children. Recommended dose is one-quarter to one-half serving, up to 3 times per day.
Pregnancy and Nursing: Protein shakes are considered safe during pregnancy and nursing. As with any supplement, pregnant or nursing women should consult a qualified health care practitioner before use.
Seniors: None known.