My name's jack, and i run a vegan supplement company

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Hi guys,

Just quickly touching base. My name is Jack, and I run a company the specialises in vegan supplementation and products.
We have recently bought out a plant-based Vegan Det protein powder, that is already seeing great traction.

To put your minds at rest, I am not here to sell it (hence I haven't mentioned the name), I'm purely here to answer what questions I can on the topic of Vegan supplementation.

Thanks for having me!

Jack
 

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Welcome to the forum, Jack.

While your post is still an introduction, the heart of the discussion is aimed at a particular product (supplements), which is why I have moved your thread to products section.

Personally, I don't supplement, aside from B12. To each their own, but for me I prefer getting my vitamins and nutrients naturally. Maybe if I was trying to build body mass/muscle, but I'm not. Even if I was, isn't the protein craze a big myth?

I recently read an article by famous high endurance vegan athlete, Rich Roll, about the protein myth. It's probably the most asked question of vegans..."where do you get your protein?".

Rich Roll's article: https://www.richroll.com/blog/slaying-the-protein-myth/



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Hey Veganite!
Thanks for the welcome, and also for moving my post to the correct section. Much appreciated.

That's a great article, thanks for sharing! Although, I don't think the message is "protein is a myth", more so you have to be wary of where your protein comes from. Facts we all know, fortunately. However, as you have said - each to their own, indeed.

Protein supplementation is largely down to what your existing diet and lifestyle is made up of. You can easily create a macronutritent breakdown of what your body requires at a base level using a TDEE calculator. If, after working out your food intake, you still see yourself falling short on the protein scale, this is when I would say supplementation is a good option to investigate.
I passionately disagree with the money-spinning hype of "drink protein, you'll get massive, trust us", because it's just not true. I believe it's a tool that should be used amongst every other element of a healthy, balanced, plant-based diet to help you reach your own personal goals.

Regarding the B12, the composition of our product contains Vit. B12, Calcium, Iron, Folic Acid, Selenium as well of a host of other V&M's, effectively allowing you to save money on a myriad of supplements and rolling it all in to one

Thank you again for your questions, I LOVE stuff like this as it allows me to see what questions people have, and how we may be able to offer a better product in the future.
 

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Welcome to the forum, Jack.

Good luck on your business, I'm sure you'll do fine, primarily because omnivores are generally confused about this, being raised omnivores and having gut flora that is accustomed to digesting animal protein (a lack of which will initially cause cravings in new vegans, but disappear over time. Unfortunately, too many people don't try out Veganism for long enough to see this).

Humans have one of the lowest requirements for protein of all mammals, and human mother's milk is very low compared to other animals. The Creator/Evolution/Whatever you believe didn't screw up when He/She/It was handing out the nutrients in our species own milk for the growth of our own.

A lot of Vegan products seem to be built around the myth of unnecessary amounts of protein (not "protein is a myth" which isn't what Veganite said), and it fuels the notion that Vegans need human intervention and science for their "unnatural and deficient" diet (even if it is based around whole foods) by Corporate tards catering to the dumb public to make a buck. Thus we see isolated Soy protein, Pea protein, Rice protein and a whole bunch of other garbage that, in satisfying the exaggerated requirements of protein, can actually make Vegans who consume these products deficient in other things which the isolated foods may lack.

As for Vitamins and Minerals supplements, these are also unnecessary (excepting B-12) if the person is eating a variety of plant foods including soaked seeds and nuts/nut butters/beans/whole grains. Insofar as minerals go, I'm smashing it just eating Nixtamalized corn, getting 100's of times the RDA for the common minerals (and even some rarer ones) and don't have to pay a cent for it.

Like I said, you'll probably do fine and make a bucket load of $$ running a business that essentially is telling the public at large "what nature provides in the form of whole plants isn't good enough" - which keeps them going back to eating animals because to them Vegan means supplements and protein powders.