Vital Plant Protein Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Vital Plant Protein sourced from?
Vital Plant Protein is extracted from superior European grown Golden Peas using a patented enzyme process that isolates out an amazing 88% protein content.
What flavours is Vital Plant Protein available in?
Unflavoured (previously named Original): Our unflavoured protein is perfect for using in cooking or wherever you don’t want the flavour of your protein to affect the taste of your meal.
Vanilla: Our most popular flavour, our Vanilla Vital Protein has natural vanilla bean to create a creamy vanilla taste. Great on its own or enjoy in fruit smoothies or cooking to create a vanilla flavor
Chocolate: Our Chocolate Vital Protein contains natural cocoa to create a natural chocolate flavour. Much like our Vanilla, use it on its own or in cooking to create a deep chocolate flavour.
Strawberry: Our newest flavor, Strawberry Vital Protein is perfect for use in smoothies and tastes great mixed with water or milk.
How do I take Vital Plant Protein?
Dissolve or mix two heaped tablespoons in 200mls of water or milk of your choice, yoghurt or blended into a smoothie. Consume 1-2 times per day depending on how much protein you want in your diet. Or take as directed by your practitioner.
Children: Children from 12 years of age can take half this serve. Children under the age of 12 should seek recommendations from a healthcare professional.
What is the best time of the day to take Vital Plant Protein?
Vital Plant Protein may be taken at any time of the day, either on its own or mixed into smoothies, yoghurt or juice.
Over what length of time can I take Vital Plant Protein?
Vital Plant Protein is suitable to be taken daily and ongoing.
Are there any side effects from taking Vital Plant Protein?
There are no known issues with taking Vital Plant Protein, please follow the directions on the pack.
Anything to consider before taking Vital Plant Protein?
If you are under the care of a practitioner for any disease or serious condition, please discuss with them, before starting any Martin & Pleasance product.
Are there any concerns with taking Vital Plant Protein while I am on prescription medications?
No, Vital Plant Protein is a natural pea isolate (a food), however you should inform your healthcare professional of any significant lifestyle or dietary changes if you are taking prescription medications, as it is important that they are aware of everything you take and can assess your individual health needs.
Can I take Vital Plant Protein if I am also pregnant/breastfeeding?
Yes, as Vital Plant Protein is a natural pea protein isolate (a food), with only natural flavours and sweeteners. It is truly a phyto-nutrient providing complete protein as nature intended.
Can children or babies take Vital Plant Protein?
Children from 12 years of age can take half the usual adult serve. (one heaped tablespoon, 1-2 times per day). Children under the age of 12 should seek recommendations from a healthcare professional, so they can assess individual needs.
If I use Vital Protein in baking and cooking will it affect the protein content or absorption of the amino acids?
No, Vital Plant Protein can be used in baking and cooking, without affecting the protein content or quality of the absorption.
How can Vital Plant Protein help me with weight loss?
Vital Plant Protein helps to support weight loss because it is low GI and low in carbohydrates helping your body to control appetite and cravings. It also has a high satiety, meaning that it helps to make you feel fuller for longer.
Is Vital Plant Protein hydrolysed?
No Vital Plant Protein is not hydrolysed. Other proteins may be hydrolysed or broken down to help increase the absorption of the protein. Vital Plant Protein already has a very high digestible rating (98%) which is based the low anti-nutritional factors content, making it therefore very well tolerated and digested. Because the pea protein isolate in Vital Plant Protein is of high purity it contains all the essential amino acids and in significant amounts.
How does Vital Plant Protein differ from whey proteins?
- Vital Plant Protein is dairy/lactose free. Whey Proteins are not.
- Vital Plant Protein is alkalising at pH 7.8 for improved recovery and energy. Whey Proteins are acidic.
- Vital Plant Protein has a comparable amino acid profile including all essential amino acids (see table below)
- Vital Plant Protein is low GI and Low Carb, making it ideal for supporting weight loss
- Vital Plant Protein has an all-natural great taste
Amino Acid Comparison
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|Example of typical analysis*||mg (per 100g)||mg (per 100g)|
# Amino acid content may vary slightly from batch to batch, these figures serve as an example of an average analysis.
Where is the ingredient, pea isolate, in Vital Plant Protein sourced/grown from?
Vital Plant Protein contains the highest quality pea isolate grown naturally in Europe and isolated using a patented enzyme process – HACCP certified Natural origin and certified Halal and Kosher.
Is Vital Plant Protein Halal certified?
Are there any genetically modified (GM) ingredients in Vital Plant Protein?
No, there are no genetically modified ingredients in Vital Plant Protein.