For our vegan customers, we combine organic pea protein and organic brown rice protein for both taste and for nutritional adequacy. Together, these hypoallergenic, easily-digestible ingredients form a nutritionally complete amino acid profile.
What does it mean to be "complete" protein that has a "complete" amino acid profile? Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and all the tissues the human body. You can think of amino acids as the "active ingredient" in any good protein powder. All of Gainful's personalized protein powder blends are complete sources of protein, which means that they contain all 9 essential amino acids. The 9 essential amino acids (phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, and histidine) cannot be produced by the human body, and must be supplied by your diet.
Additionally, brown rice protein can have a gritty taste, which the pea protein helps to balance. Organic pea protein alone is still a great, nutritious option with high protein and iron. If you're looking to switch up the types of protein in your blend, just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to change it for you.