An individual's reasons for being a vegetarian can be diverse, and the diets that they follow equally diverse. A researched and planned vegetarian diet can be all-inclusive of the vitamins and minerals that the human body needs, however depending on the type of vegetarian diet you follow determines the amount of thought you need to give to whether you are getting enough protein.
As mentioned there are several different types of Vegetarian diets, some which include fish, poultry and eggs. However a strictly Vegan diet includes only plant foods, and excludes all animal products. Assuming you follow a strictly Vegan diet, the recommended dietary allowances call for 10% of calories to come from protein. Dairy products are excellent sources of protein, however the key is to digest what is referred to as 'usable protein'. Foods containing protein have varying amounts and different combinations of amino acids. Animal proteins are called 'complete proteins' because they contain all of the 20 essential amino acids. While Soy protein is also a complete protein, most plant foods contain incomplete proteins, because they are low in one or more amino acid.
Protica's protein beverage, Profect,
is an easy solution to ensure that you are digesting all essential
amino acids. Actinase, the protein in Profect, is a proprietary
formulation of enzymatically hydrolyzed collagenic protein
isolate, ion-exchanged whey protein isolate and caseinate
protein isolate. A precise combination of protein blends,
Actinase provides an efficaciously balanced amino acid profile.
Available in a variety of flavors, and conveniently packaged,
Profect provides you with the peace of mind that you are supplementing
your vegetarian diet with quality protein.
Note: The protein constituents in Actinase are derived from animal sources. However these proteins are in an isolated form and do not contain the ancillary ingredients, such as lactose and fat, normally associated with animal proteins. Please contact us if you have any questions about incorporating Profect into your vegetarian diet.