Lush Protein is a Singapore-based sports nutrition company. As compared to larger companies in the industry, Lush Protein's smaller size is nothing to balk at. In fact, they've got even more of a stringent approach towards the ingredients they use in their products, ensuring top quality goods with no fillers or fluff to amp up the nutritional value on paper.
One of their products, brown rice protein, is a vegan-friendly, gluten-free alternative to whey protein concentrate. If you're someone who lives by a plant-based lifestyle, or have allergies to the usual components found in whey protein, this might be the answer for you.
WHAT'S IN IT
Lush Protein's Brown Rice Protein comprises of 100% rice protein. It's that simple.
Rice protein is derived from non-GMO whole grain brown rice, unlike whey protein, which is sourced from a cheese production. Brown rice contains a dense amino acid composition that is highly beneficial to your body, and it is high in leucine. Leucine is an amino acid found in BCAAs, or branched chain amino acid supplements, that is essential for faster muscle recovery. One may think that rice protein cannot possibly have the same amount of amino acids and benefits that whey protein might have, but you'd be surprised. It is also extremely rich in antioxidants and vitamin Bs to give you energy and fibre, which whey protein lacks. If you find yourself having stomach trouble when taking whey, then brown rice protein is definitely an option you'd want to explore. It is also able to help you lean out, and decrease your fat stores if you consume it over time with a proper workout regimen. Lush Protein Brown Rice Protein contains 20g of protein per serving with just 4.8g of carbohydrates and 0.5g of fat.
FLAVOURS AND TASTE
If you've ever had brown rice or oatmeal, this has a similar earthiness. It's definitely not overpowering, especially if you mix it with almond or soy milk for extra flavour. It mixes very easily as well, not clumping or lumping like its dairy-based counterparts.
HOW YOU SHOULD TAKE IT
Take two scoops and mix it with 150-250ml, depending on the consistency you enjoy. Consume before or after your workout, as per your personal preference. It can also be mixed into food like oatmeal, or used to make protein pancakes.
At $32 for 40 servings, you're getting a steal. There's no other way to say it. The ingredients are the purest there is, so you're really getting top-notch stuff for an extremely low price.
WHO SHOULD TAKE IT
Those with certain allergies or dietary restraints should definitely give this a go, but it doesn't just have to be for those reasons. If you just want something to switch up your supplement repertoire with, then give brown rice protein instead of whey a try.
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