Not all proteins are created equal; are you eating the right one?

Not all proteins are created equal; are you eating the right one?
Not all proteins are created equal
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Our Nutritional Doctor discusses why hormone and whey free plant protein is essential to increase energy, stabilise blood sugar, and how to pick the right protein powder for weight loss.


Everyone needs protein, as unlike fat, the body doesn’t store it so it must be consumed regularly for optimal body function. Protein is essential for providing the body with energy, for tissue repair and for building muscle tone.

It is recommended that 10-35% of our daily intake should be from a source of protein.

Protein is also essential in helping our metabolism run smoothly. When your metabolic process is in balance, your body will have the fuel it needs to do everything it has to do – and that fuel is energy. Without the right amount of energy, our tanks are going to be running on empty and we will notice poor performance in our bodies and minds.


Some proteins can be difficult for the body to digest and non-organic sources may contain hormones, which are not necessary for our bodies. These elements put pressure on digestion and create an acidic environment, which counteracts our body getting energy from protein.

We asked nutritional doctor Simone Laubscher, PhD to elaborate for us why we should opt for plant protein, particularly when it comes to powdered supplement forms and to dispel the myth that plant protein isn’t a complete source.

She explained that many protein powders are made from whey, which is a by-product of dairy production and contains lactose. Lactose is very hard to digest and is the sugar component of milk (which is why many whey protein powders leave you feeling bloated and full of gas).

In comparison, “plant protein sources such as sprouted brown rice and pea, which are used in NOURISHING PROTEIN have far superior utilisation and uptake into the cells and muscles than whey because plant proteins generally absorb better and more easily than any product derived from dairy foods.”

Dr Laubscher continued to say that when brown rice has been sprouted it removes the anti-nutrients and thus serves as a complete protein source containing a similar amino acid make up as breast milk - “this is our body's perfect form of protein and it is alkalising, unlike dairy which is acid forming.”


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The combination of pea and brown rice protein is a complete protein source providing all 9 essential amino acids

Sprouted brown rice protein powder contains leucine, an essential amino acid needed for muscle recovery

Contains digestive enzymes to boost the metabolism for a lean body

Is a good daily serve of protein, essential for tissue repair and growth

It is free from heavily processed whey protein, synthetic and artificial sweeteners

Find more info about WelleCo's NOURISHING PROTEIN.