PureGreen Protein Review
At last there’s a reputable company making a serious effort of creating a high quality plant protein powder. If there was a green powder company that I would trust to tackle this difficult task, it would be Vibrant Health, makers of Green Vibrance. So why is it so difficult to make a vegetable protein powder? The reason is because vegetables, though they have amino acids and proteins, often have a very poor protein profile when matched up to human muscles. Human muscles require specific amino acids in high quantities, amino acids which are rare in the plant world. Whey protein and egg albumin on the other hand, match up very well to human muscle tissue, which is why they’re so effective at building and maintaining lean muscle. Most vegetable proteins do a poor job of building and maintaining human muscle tissue. Instead, the amino acids in most plant proteins are converted into energy and used for other jobs in the body instead of being used for muscle growth and maintenance. That’s what’s so great about this protein powder. Vibrant Health has endeavored to create a plant protein powder with an amino acid profile similar to whey and eggs.
The reason why there’s an asterisk next to completeness is that, for the purposes of this article, we’re measuring completeness in terms of protein powder completeness, not in terms of green powder completeness. As a protein powder, especially a plant protein powder, PureGreen Protein is very complete. Vibrant Health has done a great job of duplicating the amino acid profile in the best animal sources. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, this product is definitely something you should be taking a look at. I’ve not seen another plant protein powder nearly as power packed with good muscle supporting amino acids. Here’s a quick list of some of the ingredients:
- Pea Protein — Pea protein has an amino acid profile that’s similar to the profile needed by human muscles. It’s an excellent base for a good plant based protein powder.
- Spirulina — Spirulina is an excellent source of protein, containing more protein by volume than any other source on the planet, including beef, chicken, fish, and pork. It has a nice balance of amino acids, giving the body a boost of everything it needs.
- Rice Protein – Rice protein also has a nice amino acid profile for human muscle tissue that gives the body a couple of amino acids that pea protein is lacking.
Another great thing about this product is the cost. It’s a bit more expensive than traditional protein powders like whey, but not much more than other plant protein powders like hemp protein. If you’re interested in a plant protein powder, then this is probably the very best product for your money. Like we said earlier, Vibrant Health is probably the top manufacturer of green powder formulas on the market, and they’ve done a really great job with the idea and the creation of this plant protein powder..