Plant Based Protein vs Whey Protein Powder

Protein: one of three essential macronutrients, among carbohydrates and fat. No matter what your health and fitness goals are, ensuring you are consuming an adequate amount of good quality protein is important to the maintenance of overall health and wellbeing. 

For many years, whey and other animal-based proteins have been the go-to protein powder source. Whey protein provides a high protein content with a comprehensive amino acid profile, however, plant-based protein is becoming more widely available and adopted - and for a good reason. With countless protein powder products on the market, it has never been more important to do your research when choosing a well-formulated protein powder

Plant-based protein sources, such as organic pea protein, brown rice, quinoa, hemp seed, pumpkin seed, etc., are free of major allergens such as dairy, gluten and nuts. 

withinUs™ Plant Protein is mindfully formulated without GMOs, refined sugars, preservatives 

withinUs™ Plant Protein is a premium, well-rounded, multi-source plant-based protein made with certified organic, sprouted and fermented plant protein sources to enhance nutrient quality, absorption, and digestibility. Sourced without GMOs, refined sugars, preservatives or fillers commonly found in other protein powders, withinUs Plant Protein simply contains 5 certified organic and non-GMO ingredients.

When selecting a protein powder, two important factors that define a good quality source of protein include: 

  1. Protein Digestibility 
  2. Amino acid profile

Easily Digestible 

Does dairy upset your stomach, causing bloating or an upset stomach after your whey-based protein shake?
Whey-based protein powders are difficult for many people to digest and can cause unwanted and unpleasant side effects such as bloating, indigestion and fatigue. 

As more and more people are becoming aware of lactose intolerance, and plant-based meals and eating are becoming more adopted, so does the need to find good quality sources of plant-based protein, such as protein powders that help ensure you are meeting your daily macronutrient needs. Plant-based proteins, such as pea protein, for example, are free of dairy, a common food sensitivity among many people. Plant-based protein won’t cause the same discomfort as its dairy-based alternative, whey. 

withinUs™ Plant Protein blend is a premium, well-rounded, multi-source plant-based protein. Plant Protein has been carefully and mindfully created using only superior quality, certified organic, and sprouted/fermented protein sources.  The fermentation and sprouting process is key to improving both the digestibility and absorption of nutrients, including protein, iron, and BCAAs.

Other Benefits 

Compared to whey-based protein, plant-based sources of protein are higher in fibre and richer in minerals such as iron. 

withinUs™ Plant Protein provides 25g of clean and complete protein, iron, essential amino acids, and a full serving of withinUs TruMarine® Collagen. The added benefits of withinUs™ TruMarine® Collagen make this protein powder like no other on the market. Clean plant-based protein helps to stimulate protein synthesis by helping build lean muscle. 

When choosing a protein powder, it’s important to ensure your protein source has been tested for heavy metals, toxins and impurities. 

Each batch of withinUs™ Plant Protein is third-party, stringently tested for heavy metals, toxins and impurities. 

When To Supplement 

When you work out, your muscles are torn and broken down. Following your workout, consuming protein powder helps support the repair of damaged muscle, aids muscle growth and speeds up the recovery process. 

A scoop of withinUs Plant Protein can easily be added to your post-workout shake, stirred into oatmeal or baked goods. 

Consuming protein powders helps satiety, keeping you fuller for longer. Plant-based protein powders are a great choice for people looking for sustained energy release. 


For most people protein powders are taken immediately after a workout when the focus is on supplying their body with an adequate amount of protein to allow it to repair and rebuild muscle tissue after exercise. Plant-based protein powders are an excellent option for those looking for sustained-release energy and can also be taken throughout the day in smoothies or drinks to stay fuller for longer.

Plant-based protein powders are a great alternative to whey proteins which can often leave people feeling bloated and sluggish. At the end of the day, when choosing a protein powder, doing your research and finding a well-sourced protein powder that works for you and your health goals will help ensure you are meeting your individual nutritional needs and help improve your athletic performance and recovery. 

Rebuild. Refuel. Recover 

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