DESCRIPTION With five sources of nutrient-dense, 100% plant-based protein, including pea protein, organic brown rice protein, organic spirulina, organic chlorella, and alfalfa, Hammer Vegan Protein is the ideal choice for high-quality, dairy-free, soyfree nutrition.
A powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, RNA/DNA, essential fatty acids, and more, Hammer Vegan Protein is a unique blend of alkaline protein sources, highly desirable for helping maintain overall health. To ensure efficient and complete digestion, a variety of digestive enzymes are also included in the formula. Packed with 20 grams of protein per scoop, Hammer Vegan Protein is virtually carbohydrate-free and contains no added simple sugars or artificial sweeteners. Only healthy natural ingredients and organic stevia extract are used to flavor and sweeten the product.
Hammer Vegan Protein is nearly fat-free (a mere one gram per scoop) and completely devoid of saturated fats and cholesterol. Perhaps best of all, it tastes absolutely delicious! If you're seeking the highest-quality alternative to dairy-derived or soy protein powders, Hammer Vegan Protein is what you've been looking for. It is the ideal vegan-friendly protein source when making a post-workout/race recovery drink or at any time to bolster your daily protein intake.
Hammer Vegan Protein Sources: Organic Pea Protein is an easily digested protein containing an excellent amino acid profile; it's a rich source of the amino acids leucine, isoleucine, valine (the three branched-chain amino acids), lysine, arginine, and glutamine. An interesting characteristic of pea protein is that it assists in lowering levels of grehlin, an appetite-stimulating peptide. The result of pea protein consumption is an increased potential for feeling satiated, thus helping to prevent overeating.
Organic Brown Rice Protein is arguably the most hypoallergenic protein, which is especially important for anyone who suffers from chronic food allergies. When combined with pea protein, the two form a complete protein source, containing all essential amino acids and nonessential amino acids. Like pea protein, it is also very easy to digest and has the highest Biological Value (BV) of any vegetable protein source.
Organic Spirulina, a microscopic single-celled algae, is a complete protein source and has the highest concentration of protein by weight of any food. Considered by many to be THE superfood of superfoods, spriulina is vitamin- and mineral-dense, and is rich in enzymes and antioxidants such as superoxide dismutase. It's a potent source of chlorophyll (second only to chlorella) and essential fatty acids. Spirulina is also considered to be a blood-building nutrient, primarily due to its polypeptide content (called phycocyanin). Additionally, spirulina is believed to help maintain digestive system health by serving as a food/fuel source for beneficial intestinal flora.
Chlorella is another single-celled algae and, like spirulina, is a complete protein, loaded with chlorophyll and essential fatty acids. Chlorella is perhaps the most vitamin- and mineral-dense "green food" available, including a complete B vitamin profile. (Chlorella has more vitamin B12 by weight than liver!) Chlorella also contains naturally occurring RNA and DNA for assisting in cellular growth and repair, and is considered an "eye health" nutrient, courtesy of its plentiful amounts of beta-carotene and lutein. Lastly, chlorella has gained a reputation as an excellent detoxifying agent; it is purported to have the ability to bind to heavy metals as well as other toxic substances in the bowels.
Alfalfa is an excellent source of amino acids and is an ideal food source of many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K, suggested to be highly beneficial for arterial health. Research suggests that vitamin K directs calcium to the bone, keeps it there and out of the linings of arteries, and thus helps to prevent arterial calcification and arteriosclerosis. Alfalfa is also considered to be a helpful nutrient for lowering cholesterol levels.
Studies have established a suggested daily requirement of at least a half-gram of protein per pound of body weight for endurance athletes.
ADVANTAGES - Rich source of muscle-building amino acids - Dairy- and soy-free - Supports digestive system health