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Alternatives to Whey Protein with PEScience

For a long time, whey protein has been the reigning king of the protein world. Few attempts have been made to overthrow the king, mostly because whey protein is an undeniably solid option, whether you’re looking to lose weight or gain muscle.

However, like life, science is ever-changing with each new research study and new discovery. But while change is a part of life and science, change in the consumer world is slow and gradual.

PEScience has always been a brand at the forefront of innovation in the supplement industry. As more people realize that there might be even better options than whey protein, they’re turning to PEScience for some more effective alternatives. 

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Alternative Protein Supplements

While alternative protein supplements aren’t nearly as popular as good ol’ whey, you’d never guess that by looking at the options available to you when searching for an alternative.

Some of the more widely available options include:

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  • vegan supplement options
  • casein protein
  • protein blends
  • beef protein
  • eggs and egg white protein 

Most of these alternatives are viable options, as they offer a complete profile of essential amino acids, making them complete proteins. Even for many vegan supplement options, this is true because they typically combine multiple plant-based sources to create a complete amino acid profile.

The only time to be concerned about your vegan supplement not being a complete protein is if you’re using a single-source vegan supplement such as brown rice or pumpkin seed protein.

In this article, we’ll discuss a vegan alternative and a protein blend alternative from PEScience. We will not touch on beef or egg proteins here, while these options may have their place in some people’s nutrition.

Vegan Supplement Alternatives to Whey Protein with PEScience

The plant-based lifestyle is more popular now than ever, and with various health benefits, it’s easy to see why.

Some of the benefits of reducing animal products in your diet include:

  • lower BMI
  • healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • improved heart health

What’s even more promising is that these results can be observed even if you’re not completely eliminating animal products but just modestly reducing your consumption.

If you’re interested in an alternative to whey protein and willing to give a vegan supplement a try, use PEScience Vegan Select Protein.

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As we previously mentioned, the thing to watch out for when replacing whey protein with a vegan supplement is that your new product is a complete protein. Whey is naturally a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids. Unfortunately, most plant-based sources of protein are incomplete, containing just a few of the necessary amino acids.

PEScience’s vegan supplement option contains a premium blend of plant-based proteins, including:

  • pea protein
  • brown rice protein

The nutritional profile is also comparable to an average whey protein with:

  • 110 calories
  • 0.5 grams of fat
  • 6 grams of carbs
  • 20 grams of protein

Additionally, if the taste and texture are what’s holding you back from trying a vegan supplement alternative, you’ll be relieved to learn that PEScience’s Vegan Select Protein is one of the highest-rated vegan shakes in taste and texture. Many customers agree that the taste is comparable to whey, and it mixes to a smooth consistency with a shaker bottle.

While we love a good plant-based protein, we also realize that not everyone searching for an alternative protein source is doing so to avoid dairy. Dairy is, after all, one of the most convenient, protein-dense food sources. So, let’s move on to protein alternatives that are not plant-based.

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Protein Blend Alternatives to Whey with PEScience

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If you’re not ready to lean into the plant-based trend, you might be interested in trying a milk protein blend that contains whey and casein proteins for superior results. Again, PEScience is leading the charge with their Select Protein

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One of the reasons whey has and continues to be the most popular protein supplement is its quick absorption rate. We all know the importance of consuming readily available protein in the anabolic window that follows your workout.

You might also be aware that many fitness fanatics trying to gain or maintain their muscle mass utilize casein protein in the evening before bed. Casein protein, like whey protein, is of cow’s milk. When the milk is heated during the cheese-making process, it separates into liquid and solid parts. The solid parts are the casein protein.

Unlike whey, casein protein is much slower to digest and is often used before long periods without food, like bedtime. Casein provides a slow trickle of amino acids to the muscles for more long-term sustainability as opposed to the quick rush that whey provides.

Now imagine harnessing the power of both excellent options. That’s PEScience Select Protein. 

The nutritional profile of Select Protein is:

  • 120 calories
  • 1.5 grams of fat
  • 1 gram of carbs
  • 24 grams of protein

Again, you can see that the nutritional profile is comparable to traditional whey; however, what can’t be captured on the label is the combined rush and trickle of amino acids to the muscles to better support muscle growth.

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What if Milk Upsets My Stomach?

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We’re so glad you asked. Many people who cannot tolerate dairy can still consume many whey proteins, thanks to their low lactose content. If this is you, you might hesitate to try a protein blend that contains multiple parts of dairy milk for fear of upsetting your stomach.

But fear not. PEScience Select Protein contains less than 0.5 grams of lactose, whereas an equal serving of milk contains 13 grams of lactose. This means you should have far less irritation, even with a protein blend that contains whey and casein protein, than if you consume milk.

As you can see, there are plenty of alternatives to whey protein if you need a change. The plant-based lifestyle has so many benefits to the health of humans and the planet, so if you’re feeling adventurous, give a vegan supplement a chance.

If you’d rather stick closer to something familiar but still want an alternative to boring old whey, give PEScience Select Protein a try. You’ll see and feel the difference with this innovative blend of whey and casein protein to give you the best of both worlds in one product.

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