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Have you decided to go vegan recently? Are you looking for a vegan protein powder that suits your new lifestyle, while also maximising nutritional density?

Look no further than our Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein Powder.

The use of brown rice is often a staple in many common plant protein powders, and at Designer Physique, we wanted to do something that was better than the rest.

This is why we created an organic sprouted brown rice protein powder, sourced from the best organic and pesticide-free germinated brown rice.

This is possibly one of the most nutritionally dense vegan protein powders on the market, and you’re about to find out why.

Let’s dive in.

 

Vegan Protein Powder that’s high in Iron

One of the most clear-cut differences you’ll find with our organic sprouted brown rice protein powder is its extremely high iron content.

Iron intake is definitely a factor that you need to consider when approaching a vegan diet (as well as protein intake too), and this protein powder covers both.

It’s estimated that as high as 21% of the Australian vegan and vegetarian populations are iron deficient, with a large portion of these people being female (Pawlak et al., 2016).

This is a great reason to use an organic sprouted brown rice protein powder like ours, which delivers an average of 14mg of iron per 100g serve.

Rice protein not your thing? Hemp protein powder is a great option too.

You can read more about the amazing benefits of hemp protein here.


It’s Dense in Other Nutrients Too (And low in Anti-nutrients)

One key differentiator that sets our organic sprouted brown rice protein powder apart from the rest is that we germinate our brown rice (also known as sprouted).

We often find things known now across the health industry as “anti-nutrients”, which are compounds found in various plants that impact the bioavailability of nutrients and inhibit our body from absorbing them into the bloodstream.

Some examples include lectins found in various legumes, tannins found in tea (and legumes), and phytates (or phytic acid) found in whole grains, or more specifically, brown rice.

When we germinate brown rice, these phytic acids are neutralised, which increases the bioavailability of various minerals including Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, and as previously discussed, iron (Gupta et al., 2013).

We also remove an allergenic component to brown rice, as plant anti-nutrients have had suggested clinical implications to alter gut function, create inflammation and disrupt endocrine function (Petroski & Minich, 2020). These reactions may also be similar to something of a whey protein allergy.

This means that on top of its nutrient-dense profile, it also is extremely hypoallergenic and friendly on the most sensitive of guts. 

Did you know we also do a completely raw carob vegan protein powder derived completely from Carob Seeds? Not only is it easily digestible like sprouted brown rice, but it is also extremely hypoallergenic.

You can learn more about carob as a functional superfood here

 

Highest Bioavailable Protein

Sprouted brown rice protein produces higher amounts of amino acids, which creates a more balanced, complete amino acid profile.

Lastly, and potentially one of the most important aspects of our organic sprouted brown rice protein powder is its impressive protein digestibility and extremely high essential amino acid index.

Protein is made up of amino acids, some of which are essential for muscle growth, neurotransmitter production, hormone synthesis, and a whole range of metabolic pathways that take place in our body.

Studies have actually compared the essential amino acid index between various germinated grains, and brown rice had one of the highest reported outcomes (Sibian et al., 2017).

Fun fact – Designer Physique’s Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein Powder actually contains an amino acid profile that’s similar to the nutritional table of human breast milk!

 

The Takeaway

It’s clear that sprouted brown rice is a powerhouse vegan protein powder not only for its protein content but a whole lot more.

From highly digestible protein to bioavailable minerals and iron content, paired with a rock bottom allergenic profile.

Organic sprouted brown rice protein powder should be the go-to for all vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, or people simply looking for a great dairy free alternative to protein powder supplementation.

When you buy Designer Physique’s Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein Powder, you also get a product that’s sourced from germinated brown rice that has been grown with extreme care, free from fertilisers and pesticides to lock in the highest nutritional benefits.

If you’re still not a fan of brown rice, Designer Physique also offers great alternatives at equal quality and hypoallergenic potentials, including our Pea Protein Isolate, Organic Hemp Protein, or Raw Carob Protein.

If you have any success stories with Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, leave it in the comments, otherwise, check out our Testimonials page!

 

References

  • Gupta, R. K., Gangoliya, S. S., & Singh, N. K. (2013). Reduction of phytic acid and enhancement of bioavailable micronutrients in food grains. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 52(2), 676-684. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13197-013-0978-y
  • Pawlak, R., Berger, J., & Hines, I. (2016). Iron status of vegetarian adults: A review of literature. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 12(6), 486-498. https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827616682933
  • Petroski, W., & Minich, D. M. (2020). Is there such a thing as “anti-nutrients”? A narrative review of perceived problematic plant compounds. Nutrients, 12(10), 2929. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12102929
  • Sibian, M. S., Saxena, D. C., & Riar, C. S. (2017). Effect of germination on chemical, functional and nutritional characteristics of wheat, brown rice and triticale: A comparative study. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 97(13), 4643-4651. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.8336

 

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