Top Favorite Plant-Based Protein Supplements

When I started out on my vegan journey, it really helped when I had recommendations that provided me a foundation of where to start in terms of what supplements were the best.  I recently discovered that in 2018, a study was done on the major brands of plant based proteins and an alarming result was found:

From the Vivo Life Website:

“According to a 2018 study by Clean Label Project, alarming levels of heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury and lead have been found in some of the most popular protein products on the market. These included brands such as Sunwarrior, Vega, Garden of Life, Optimum Nutrition and Quest.”

What?!?!?!  I had not idea!

“Heavy metals find their way into protein powders when big brands grow ingredients on huge industrial farms with poor soil quality and heavy reliance on chemical fertilizers and pesticides. They then skip the all important heavy metal checks to save their precious profit margins, resulting in protein powders that are potentially toxic to our health.”

Seeing this research made me even more determined to start taking control of the protein supplements that I am consuming.  So over the past 3-4 months, I’ve been trying some new brands that are heavy metal tested.

So, what are my favorite protein supplement brands now?
**Well, here they are, my top three so far:
1. Vedge Protein

25g of protein per serving

Certified organic

100% plant-based (with a base of Pea, Pumpkin, and Sunflower Seed Protein)

Complete Amino Acid Profile (BCAA) for building muscle

Non-GMO, Soy-free, Gluten-free

No Chalky Texture

Heavy Metal Tested

2. Vivo Life

25g of protein and 6g of BCAA per serving (with a base of Yellow Pea Protein and Cold Pressed Hemp Protein)

Added Tumeric extract to optimize recovery

100% Raw Plant-based Ingredients

Fermented Protein for optimal digestion

Non-GMO, Soy-free, Gluten-free

Heavy Metal Tested

3. Naked Vegan Protein Powders

27g of protein and 5.7g of BCAAper serving (base of Yellow Pea Protein)

Exclusively from Farms in the United States and Canada

No artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors

Non-GMO, Soy-free, Gluten-free

Environmentally friendly farming practices

Heavy Metal Tested

**I will continually be adding to this list as I do more research and try more products.  I love learning about new optimal plant-based protein supplements for optimal performance.  I know there are so many amazing ones out there.  If you have a plant-based protein supplement that you love, please let me know by writing a comment on this post.  I would love to try it and add it to this list.

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