Protein Face-Off: MatriX Vs. Whey Protein
Choosing the right protein for your body can be overwhelming. What is the best protein mix, and how do you decide which one works for you? There are so many brands and so many different formulations and ingredients to consider. But if you start your search by looking at what type of protein is used, and whether it’s a plant-based protein or whey, it can be easy to narrow it down. Our MatriX protein is a great choice for plant-based protein and contains much more than just protein!
1. Rich In Nutrients
Plant based protein is naturally rich in nutrients and minerals. These include BCAA’s, calcium, iron, and potassium. BCAA’s, or branched-chain amino acids, make up about 35-40% of all essential amino acids that are present in your body and are thought to play a role in energy production during exercise. Your body uses these amino acids as building blocks for protein and muscle. In addition to these nutrients found in the plant based protein, the adaptogens included in MatriX’s formula are very beneficial for the body. Ashwagandha, Maca, and Schisandra come together to strengthen the defense system, strengthen endurance, and aid with reducing the production of stress hormones.
2. Easily Digested
Plant based protein is more easily digested than whey-based protein. Whey protein is derived from milk, which contains a milk sugar called lactose, and many people may have trouble digesting this. Around 75% of the world’s population has trouble digesting lactose, so it is better to cut out dairy as much as possible.
3. Builds Muscle
Whey protein may seem like the best option for building muscle, but plant-based protein is equally as effective! A 2015 study showed that pea protein was just as effective as whey protein when comparing muscle gains.
4. Good For The Planet
Whey protein is made from milk using a 10-step process, and this creates a ton of by-products. This means that the carbon footprint of making whey protein is very large. The plants that we source for our plant based protein are organic, which means that there is less environmental impact due to the farming practices that are used to increase soil quality and manage pests.
If you are looking for a complete nutritionally balanced protein shake, MatriX is the best option.
MatriX provides 21 grams of protein as well as fiber for healthy digestion, adaptogens to help you handle stress, enzymes, plus prebiotics, and probiotics for improved gut health.
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