Lifematrix – Raw Vegan Protein
Lifematrix Raw Vegan Protein Powder is made from sprouted wholegrain brown rice fermented using an all-natural enzyme process. It contains all essential amino acids in a high-potency 80% protein concentrate.
Soy-free, gluten-free and dairy-free, it’s an easy-to-digest hypoallergenic protein source for vegetarians/vegans as well as those with dietary restrictions. It’s also a great protein source for athletes, even those hard-core meat-eaters and whey addicts!
Eight essential amino acids and their main functions:
- Isoleucine, increases endurance and aids in muscle repair as well as clotting, when injured.
- Leucine, works with the amino acids isoleucine and valine to repair muscles, regulate blood sugar and increase energy levels. Further to aiding in the production of growth hormones and burning visceral fat
- Lysine, involved in the production off antibodies for a strong, healthy immune system.
- Methionine, required to produce antioxidant glutathione. Needed to produce amino acids, cysteine and taurine, that help the body eliminate toxins, build healthy tissue and promote cardiovascular health.
- Phenylalanine, required for the normal functioning of the central nervous system, it balances mood and acts as an anti-depressant.
- Threonine, promotes growth by maintaining the protein balance within the body.
- Tryptophan, required for production of serotonin, vitamin B3 or niacin, and auxin
- Valine, a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) that works with the other two BCAAs, isoleucine and leucine, to promote normal growth, repair tissues, regulate blood sugar and provide energy
Unlike proteins that are derived from animal products, plant proteins do not increase your chances of chronic illness, but care must be taken to combine foods so that the body receives all eight essential amino acids. It is not necessary to eat all essential amino acids in one sitting as the body retains a ‘pool’ of amino acids over a 24 hour period that it can pull from.
Mix or blend 3 heaped teaspoons (12g) to a glass and top up with water / milk or fruit juice stirring briskly. Or add to a smoothie / shake. Sweeten as desired.
Functional foods are at the heart of the Lifematrix offering.
The brand, a member of the Absolute Organix stable, has been a pioneer in the field of clean, specialist proteins, leading the market with innovative products such as Purple Protein Collagen, Pure MCTs and a variety of vegan proteins.