At UpDog we offer two types of vegan protein, hemp protein & Warrior Food ( a blend of vegan based proteins). Vegan proteins offer a number of benefits and have advantages over whey proteins. We only use all organic, non-gmo protein powders, that aren't highly processed!
Why choose hemp & brown rice protein over whey & soy:
Hemp protein is a complete protein and contains all 8 essential amino acids that our bodies need and in a sufficient quantity to meet those needs. It is easy to digest, which allows the body to make use of the protein faster and more completely. It is also a good source of healthy fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6
Brown rice protein is also a complete protein, and easy to digest, allowing the body to most effectively use the protein. It is allergen free, helps regulate blood sugar, and aids in muscle recovery and fat burning.
Whey protein is highly processed, making it harder for the body to actually absorb and use the nutrients. It is usually derived from conventional milk that is loaded with growth hormones and antibiotics. Many brands like, myoplex and muscle milk actually have heavy metals in them, yes heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium & lead, and a lot of other popular brands refuse to disclose everything in theirs.
Soy protein, although vegan, is derived from soy beans and unfortunately in the United States 90% of soy beans are genetically modified crops. Soy in this form can also cause hormonal imbalance, and also contains a high amount of phytic acid which can leech calcium from bones over time. Also if it isn't certified organic, then it is almost definitely sure to come from soy beans treated with pesticides.
Check out The Food Babe protein powder investigation here for more info.