In the fitness world, no nutrient is talked about more than protein. Protein is an essential nutrient with an unquestionably important role in the building up of muscles, but that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the things proteins do in the body.
Proteins are also essential components that make up antibodies, enzymes, and hormones, and they also help transport and store small molecules throughout the body.
As a result, not getting enough protein can be worrisome. While most people who follow balanced, plant-based diets meet their protein requirements, individuals who have higher-than-normal protein requirements or don’t eat a variety of protein-rich plant foods could be at risk of a protein deficiency.
If your client is an athlete or at risk of a protein deficiency, it is essential to be informed about the plant-based protein supplement options out there to help them choose the best option. In this article, we provide you with an overview of plant-based supplement options, the benefits of each, and the potential limitations.
A Note about (the Lack of) Affiliate Links
AFPA does not post affiliate links or endorse any supplement specific brands. In this article, you will find only research-based information about general plant-based protein options. The purpose of this article is to provide you with unbiased, science-backed information about supplements so you can make the best choices for yourself or your clients.
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