For a long time, in the sports and medical sector, it was believed that protein sources of animal origin were best for the well-being of our muscles. However, today thanks to the support of new medical research and the increasingly widespread use by athletes, plant protein sources in the form of vegan sports supplements are valid alternatives to support these needs, even in regards to the increase of muscle mass.

Why do our muscles need proteins?

As you may know, when you train with weights in the gym or practice sports, your muscles require more energy for muscle tissues, which is mostly made up of protein. This is why you must take what your body needs through enough food. Only then will you be able to build new muscle fibers: training alone is not enough for muscle growth. As a result, athletes and those who practice sports intensively have an above-average protein requirement.

If you do not take enough protein to support your training, then your body can’t attain the energy from your existing muscles to meet your needs, making your efforts purposeless.

We don’t think that this is what you have in mind when you go training! Often you hear things at the gym or from fellow athletes. Especially at a beginner stage, when it seems like the first thing to do to put on mass is to eat meat, chicken, tuna, eggs, bresaola and so on. Without forgetting to mention the need of proteins in powder, naturally coming from whey. 

Fortunately, times are changing (and we are a demonstration of that). In fact, more and more athletes choose plant protein supplements. However, the reason is not only ethical but merited to their high digestibility and in their nutritional characteristics.

So discover with us the characteristics of the three main vegan proteins (rice protein, pea protein, and hemp protein) that we have chosen to create the basis of our line of Naturveg vegan protein supplements dedicated to athletes.

The perfect combination: rice proteins and pea proteins

To obtain a perfect plant protein able to provide the right proportions of all the amino acids that our body needs, the combination of rice protein with pea protein is the best solution.

In fact, rice protein is rich in methionine, an essential amino acid fundamentally crucial for metabolism and growth, while having limited amounts of lysine. The latter is instead an essential amino acid contained in large quantities in the pea protein.

Because of their nutritional complementarity, we have incorporated the combination of rice protein and pea protein into most of our Naturveg supplements, adding additional plant protein sources (wheat, oats, lupine, soy, and spirulina) and vitamins for that purpose.

Rice protein: muscle growth as of whey proteins

Scientific research has shown that the intake of rice protein can bring enormous benefits regarding muscle growth. In a study conducted by the University of Tampa in Florida, muscle growth was analyzed in two groups of people, both dedicated to training three times a week. The first group was given 48g of rice protein daily and the second group the equivalent in whey protein.

At the end of the research, it was shown that there was no difference. In both groups the percentages of increase in muscle mass, strength, performance, and recovery were proven to be identical.

Therefore, athletic success is just as reachable with the use of plant proteins to the same extent as with animal proteins. The difference being that animal proteins are often difficult to digest and can cause other issues to our health. If you’ve tried them at least once, you’ll know what we’re talking about!

But have you ever wondered why it happens? The answer is simple. Often these supplements contain sweeteners, flavorings, synthetic vitamins and many other additives that are absent in a completely natural protein. Plant proteins, therefore, have a far more significant advantage than animal ones: they guarantee completely healthy athletic results.

Pea protein – strong muscles and great resistance

Pea proteins are proteins digested and assimilated better by our body. It provides the muscles with essential nutrients and ensures optimal muscle growth. However, the benefits are not limited only to these aspects. The protein of pea is, in fact, rich in fiber and vitamins, making it a guarantee for well-being.

Among the main advantages of pea protein we find:

  • High values ​​of arginine: almost 7 grams of arginine per 100 grams. In whey proteins, only 2 grams of arginine is found. Arginine increases performance, strength, and power.
  • High BCAA values: BCAAs are the amino acids responsible for muscle growth. Pea protein is, therefore, the first aid for even the most intense workouts.
  • High Lysine values: Lysine is involved in calcium absorption and is therefore crucial for bone health. Likewise, lysine plays a fundamental role in the formation of collagen. Collagen, on the other hand, is an important component in our connective tissue (bones, cartilage, skin, tendons).
    It stimulates fat burning: lysine is a component of carnitine – and carnitine, in turn, activates fat burning, facilitating weight loss.
  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory: the perfect protein for recovery and support of our immune system.
  • Hypoallergenic: Pea protein is ideal for those suffering from allergies.

The benefits of hemp protein

Hemp seeds contain about 20-25% protein. Hemp protein has a unique feature: it meets almost all the criterias established by the body to define a food protein suitable for it.

The hemp protein contains all the essential amino acids that our body is unable to synthesize on its own, that needs to be taken through food. Hemp protein is also rich in branched chain amino acids (BCAA), particularly L-arginine, which are essential for the increase in muscle mass and the well-being of our body.

All the amino acids present in the hemp protein are contained in the right proportion between them and in sufficient quantities. Hemp protein provides us with a complete amino acid profile and also the highest bioavailable quality.

Hemp protein: an alternative to egg white

This high bioavailability of hemp protein is almost unique in the world of plant proteins. Hemp protein not only provides an optimal amino acid profile but has a very particular property.

Hemp protein consists of two proteins: about 65% of edestine and 35% of albumin. The albumin is found in hemp protein, and it is of the highest quality. It’s very similar to the egg white protein, but naturally in plant form. Above all, albumin is exceptionally digestible and a vital source of antioxidants.

Another interesting aspect of hemp protein is its high content of globulin. Globulins are the third most abundant protein group in the human body. Thanks to them antibodies are formed, an indispensable part for a healthy and strong immune system.

Another advantage of hemp protein lies in its similarity with the proteins of the human body, which allows our body to convert it without special efforts, contrary to what happens with the intake of proteins of animal origin, generally free of fiber and rich of impurities, whose metabolism and disposal mainly affects the liver and kidneys.

Vegan diet and athletic performance

If you already use plant protein supplements for your sporting activity, you surely know what we are talking about. How many times have you already heard that without eating animal proteins you could never achieve optimal performance? But is it true?

Unfortunately, it is a common misconception along with the idea that the intake of plant protein supplements or a 100% vegan diet can negatively impact athletic performance, or at least that performance cannot be compared. However, the facts tell a different story.

Those who practice sports intensively have slightly more vulnerable immune defenses, a fact that emerges above all because of the massive amounts of incidences correlated to respiratory infections. This aspect seems to be related to nutrition connected to the long stressful periods to which the body is subjected to intense daily training. Even a short period of intense training can cause these effects.

A study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine has instead shown how a vegan diet can improve the immune defenses, fight free radicals and improve blood circulation. This allows athletes to attend more training sessions rather than miss them due to seasonal viruses, all while improving their performance accordingly.

While the excessive intake of animal and fat foods can exacerbate the situation, seeds such as hemp, pumpkin, and sunflower, help improve the immune system thanks to the contribution of omega-3 proteins and healthy fats.

Our line of vegan protein supplements for sport

At this point, you have to try the benefits of plant protein supplements during your workouts!

Not sure where to start? Discover the features of our supplements.

You can choose between the classic sports supplements of our line, the Gorilla Pro Source Sport, with 4 plant proteins (Rice, Pea, Hemp, Spirulina), BCAA from vegetable fermentation, Glutamine peptide of vegetable origin, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamins of Group B and OXXINEA (Biophenols / Orac). Alternatively, the most complete protein on the market, the Gorilla Pro Source Platinum, with 7 vegetable proteins of prime quality (isolated pea proteins, rice proteins, wheat proteins, oat proteins, sesame proteins, hemp proteins, proteins of lupine, spirulina).

While if you are gluten intolerant or prefer a truly natural taste, then you can opt ​​for our Gorilla Pro Source Gluten Easy or the Gorilla Pro Source Original.

Find out more about our line of vegan supplements for athletes, including our plant fat burner Burn Max which is free of pepper, chili and caffeine. Moreover, all of our BCAA branched amino acids are 100% vegan.

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Discover our line of vegetable protein supplements dedicated to athletes looking for a natural energy source free of chemical additives.

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Naturveg® Sport – Vegan Protein for Sportsmen

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Naturveg® Sport represents the top of vegan protein supplements dedicated to those who train intensely and target muscle building, recovery, resistance, and well-being, both in endurance and anaerobic strength sports. This because of its 4 plant protein sources (Rice, Pea, Hemp, Spirulina), and the presence of BCAA from vegetable fermentation, Glutamine peptide of plant origin, Magnesium, Zinc, Group B Vitamins and OXXINEA (Biophenols / Orac), which don’t allow muscle tissue loss, one of the main worries when switching to a plant protein. Can a plant source provide a complete and qualitative protein, enough to maintain and build muscle? The answer is “absolutely yes!” Using Naturveg® Sport, the muscles are nourished just as well if not better than when using standard whey proteins, comparable blends or other proteins of animal origin.
We have tested our prototypes, collaborated with athletes and those who train seriously, commit themselves, suffer and sweat, and are true athletes even without being a professional. Gorilla Pro Source® Sport is THE PRODUCT!
The precise formulation of Gorilla Pro Source® Sport allows having a complete supplement available, with the presence of ALL the amino acids, with the addition of valuable micronutrients, aimed at optimal performance and recovery.

Gorilla Pro Source® Sport is also indicated during periods of intense physical and mental stress, where a regenerating and recovery supplement is needed.

Gorilla Pro Source® Sport can be taken in the pre and post workout, in sporting breakfast or snacks, as integration in periods of mental and physical tiredness.

Gorilla Pro Source® Sport is entirely plant-based and doesn’t use any protein derived from milk or eggs. Also, the digestive lightness of Gorilla Pro Source® Sport guarantees perfect absorption without any “side effect,” compared to the classic proteins of animal origin, such as milk and egg white.

In few words, we have combined the best plant protein sources with the best, most effective and tested supplements for athletes on the market; all tied to an incredible, all-natural flavor!

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Crea Extra

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CREATINE WITH SUGAR-FREE TRANSPORT SYSTEM

In few words, here is what motivated us to create CREA EXTRA, our formula “Sugar-Free Creatine Delivery System,” totally natural and fully effective for sporting purposes, to improve performance and results.

With CREA EXTRA the dosages are reduced to the minimum, maintaining 100% effectiveness and performance effects.
Among sports people, creatine is perhaps the best-known supplement, and it contributes to provide energy to cells (especially muscles), helping the formation of the primary energy source for muscle activity: ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Sometimes, athletes forget that to generate ATP it is necessary that creatine first enters the muscle and doesn’t “wander” unnecessarily in the bloodstream, without being absorbed by the muscle tissue. Often, a substantial quantity of creatine ends being expelled, becoming useless for energy purposes. This happens for one simple reason: low levels of insulin. This peptide hormone signals the muscles to absorb creatine, but without the basic food or sugars needed to stimulate the secretion of insulin, creatine absorption is minimal.

It is for this reason that creatine-based supplements filled with sugar. The problem is that you could intake too many calories and unhealthy amounts of simple sugars, even if of “the last generation.” Some plant extracts have been shown to have an insulin-sensitizing effect, which means that although insulin secretion doesn’t increase in the body, existing insulin levels allow having a more significant impact on the body. For healthy individuals, this sugar-free insulin sensitization is a valuable carrier for inducing creatine absorption in muscles from the blood, which is an alternative to the sugar/insulin peak load.

In light of all this, we have selected the best natural and plant insulin sensitizers to provide you with CREA EXTRA, an advanced formula for our creatine vehicle. Obviously, in addition to creatine monohydrate of pharmaceutical purity, we have added synergistic plant ingredients, for a better and effective assimilation of the same creatine.

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Naturveg® Platinum – 7 Plant proteins in 1

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Naturveg® Platinum is the excellence among plant proteins. Totally vegan, super complete, it is the vegetable protein for the most demanding people and those who are not satisfied but always look for the best. We have combined 7 protein sources to create a unique product, with excellent protein content, low in carbohydrates and fats, rich in fiber and practically free of sodium. We have selected the most complete protein sources that mother nature offers us, choosing 7 of the best (isolated pea proteins, rice proteins, wheat proteins, oat proteins, sesame proteins, hemp proteins, lupine proteins, spirulina ) and mixing them to obtain a super complete protein supplement.

The Platinum is a supplement suitable for athletes and for those who want to feel fit but are not satisfied with what the market offers. The Platinum is a very versatile product, suitable for every moment of the day: because it’s made by 7 protein sources, has an amino acid release modulated over time, so its digestibility is extremely easy, whether you use it for a breakfast, a snack or if you want to enrich your lunch or dinner with proteins.

Also, it’s very suitable for an evening snack or right before going to sleep: the presence of the 7 protein sources makes it an excellent blend for a late-evening or late-night meal. The protein mixture differentiates its assimilation over time, allowing the body machine to be kept efficient even during night time rest, without weighing down the digestive tract. The Platinum constitutes a light and healthy anti-catabolic night recovery, contributing to muscle tone. Platinum is really for everyone: suitable for muscle recovery induced by sports or for those who live full days, between family and work commitments. Platinum Naturveg® makes us active and ready to face the day ahead.

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Naturveg® Gluten Easy – Gluten Free Vegan Proteins

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Naturveg® Gluten Easy is our 100% gluten-free supplement. Gorilla Pro Source Gluten Easy® is a product specially designed for those who are sensitive or intolerant to gluten, is suitable for athletes or those looking for a complete, digestible, natural and completely gluten-free protein source. Gluten Easy® is chosen by the woman who wants to feel and keep tonic, the man affected by work stress and can’t take the necessary daily quantity of proteins or the athlete who wants to increase muscle mass. A supplement not only tailored for those who have to follow a gluten-free diet but also for those who want to taste an additional product from the Naturveg line.

The strength of Gluten Easy® lies in the nature, in the first-hand energy provided by the selected vegetable proteins, much more efficient than the animal ones, and completely free from risks related to their intake (wherever it’s now indisputable that many diseases, even serious ones, are related to the consumption of animal proteins).

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BCAA STACK

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Branched Amino Acids (BCAA Branched Chain Amino Acid), so-called for their ramified structure, are a classic supplement that shouldn’t be missing from the bag of any expert athlete. We at Naturveg have perfected the BCAAs, improving them. We have created BCAA STACK, branched chain amino acids (leucine/valine/ isoleucine) from vegetable fermentation with glutamine peptide (essential amino acid for the recovery and muscle growth) of plant origin and the essential vitamins B2 and B6.

Of course, all 100% vegan without compromise, as we always do in Naturveg!

We have chosen the balance of 2 (leucine) 1 (valine) 1 (isoleucine) because scientifically it is the most tested/proved/analyzed report in the world. Over the past 20 years, hundreds of 2: 1: 1 balance studies have been conducted. If you take your training seriously, you have to claim only an amino acid relationship that has a concrete scientific response behind it.

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GREEN FORCE

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GREEN FORCE is a mix of natural ingredients to give energy and charge to your workout!

Naturveg® is proud to present the exclusive totally vegan pre workout formula, GREEN FORCE, to help you make even more and longer workouts and recover faster:
– Lasting energy
– Better mind-muscle connection
– Additional reps
- better sporting performance
– Sharper focus and superior training experience
– Faster recovery
- no nervousness
– Without chemical additives
– Doping free
– Preservative free
– Unsweetened
– Exact dosage in convenient tablets

GREEN FORCE pre workout is designed to give you the boost needed to improve athletic performance, mental strength and concentration, promoting health and vitality in general. Our carefully selected ingredients are easily and naturally absorbed by the body and will not make you nervous and will not leave you without sleep, as often happens with pre-workouts.
 Perfect synergy between the various elements.

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AMINO ESSENT

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AMINO ESSENT contains the set of essential amino acids in a perfect mix, with a ratio of branched amino acids (BCAA) 2: 1: 1. The formulation of AMINO ESSENT includes all the essential amino acids that must be taken through the diet or the integration, as the body is unable to produce them (synthesize them). To carry out protein synthesis, the body requires the availability of all the amino acids of which the proteins are composed, including of course the essential amino acids.

AMINO ESSENT does not contain preservatives, sweeteners or superfluous aromas.

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C Power – Vitamin C Supplement

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C POWER is designed to provide you with the most effective vitamin C supplement, enriched with rosehip and polyphenols, an effective product as an antioxidant and essential as an aid to your immune defenses. A convenient format of 250 tablets for the whole family and for those who need a POWER integration.

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Vita Plus – Multivitamin

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VITA PLUS is a vitamin and mineral supplement, specifically designed to integrate its needs into normal nutrition, for particular diets, to support constant and prolonged physical activity. We often feel tired, without strength: the signal that we have run out of energy. With VITA PLUS we help the body to recharge, to be ready to start again with new enthusiasm and efficiency! VITA PLUS contains only vitamins and minerals essential for the well-being and dynamism of each of us.

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BURN MAX – Fat burner

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BURN MAX is the 100% vegan fat burner, with a total of 7 ingredients that fuse together to create a truly powerful formula to optimize weight loss.

These 7 ingredients will help you minimize body fat, control your appetite and improve your mood. In our BURN MAX we didn’t want to include caffeine (nervousness, irritability, agitation, insomnia, headaches, heart palpitations) and black pepper/peppercine/derived pepper (not recommended in case of gastritis, ulcers, hemorrhoids). For example, the capsaicin contained in chilli pepper has an irritating effect on the mucous membranes, because it stimulates proprioceptive pain sensitivity and when the anal mucous membrane is compromised by hemorrhoid pathology it more easily generates pain.

BURN MAX is the definitive formula for vegan and natural thermogenic, effective for those who, with a diet aimed at slimming, want to reach the desired shape and for athletes who are looking for a particularly pronounced definition.

✓ 7 totally vegetable and natural active substances
✓ 100% vegan fat burner
✓ Appetite control
✓ mood modulator
✓ absence of excitement
✓ no irritant agents

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BURN MAX – Fat burner

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BURN MAX is the 100% vegan fat burner, with a total of 7 ingredients that fuse together to create a truly powerful formula to optimize weight loss.

These 7 ingredients will help you minimize body fat, control your appetite and improve your mood. In our BURN MAX we didn’t want to include caffeine (nervousness, irritability, agitation, insomnia, headaches, heart palpitations) and black pepper/peppercine/derived pepper (not recommended in case of gastritis, ulcers, hemorrhoids). For example, the capsaicin contained in chilli pepper has an irritating effect on the mucous membranes, because it stimulates proprioceptive pain sensitivity and when the anal mucous membrane is compromised by hemorrhoid pathology it more easily generates pain.

BURN MAX is the definitive formula for vegan and natural thermogenic, effective for those who, with a diet aimed at slimming, want to reach the desired shape and for athletes who are looking for a particularly pronounced definition.

✓ 7 totally vegetable and natural active substances
✓ 100% vegan fat burner
✓ Appetite control
✓ mood modulator
✓ absence of excitement
✓ no irritant agents

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