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#1 Old 07-04-2017, 06:17 PM
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Question Whey or Vegan Protein Powder from environmental standpoint

Hello everybody

i'm lifting wheights as a hobby for years and supplement protein, whey protein usually.

I just got a Vegan Protein Powder for the first time, mainly for environmental but also for animal protection reasons.

What is your opinion - Whey (or others) compared to Vegan Protein powder:

- environmental standpoint
- animal protection (IMO: even though whey is a byproduct, it's still part of the animal processing machinery)

I look forward to your opinions!
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#2 Old 07-05-2017, 12:50 PM
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moved the Thread to the general board :-) i'm really interested to get opinions on this issue
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#3 Old 10-13-2018, 01:38 PM
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Vegan Protein is definatly more environmently friendly and healthier.
All nutrition originate from plants. Skip the middle moo.
Source: nutritionfacts.org/video/plant-based-bodybuilding/
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#4 Old 10-13-2018, 01:40 PM
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#5 Old 06-06-2019, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by paulgonzales86 View Post
Plant-based proteins are sufficient for building a strong body, as we can say whey protein has a high standard of proteins for building muscles. Like brown rice protein is much efficient to animal-based whey protein for maintaining the muscles. If you go for rice protein then it's very good to prevent allergies, sensitivities because it is plant-based protein and it is free from lactose and gluten. However, it contains all essential amino acids but as we can see it is very low in lysine so that’s why it is not a complete protein. As in whey, it contains all essential amino acids and it is very soft for the body to consume, but is not for those who are very sensitive to dairy. So think according to it choose it wisely.

There are also protein supplements that are based on dry pea protein. Dry peas (not juicy fresh peas) contain the full/balanced range of essential amino acids: https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts...roducts/4354/2 . Split pea soup is a good source of protein. Certain vegan protein supplements ("Vega" brand) are based on pea protein.


Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
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