MuscleTech Plant Protein: A Unique SIX-Protein Blend for Smoothness

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It’s another first-to-market ingredient launched by MuscleTech, who did it in 2022 with enfinity paraxanthine in the EuphoriQ pre-workout as well!

Whey protein is the king of protein sources, and MuscleTech makes a strong argument that Nitro-Tech is the king of muscle-building whey proteins. Whey protein is, however, derived from cow’s milk. For the vegans and lactose intolerant among us, this is a no-go. These athletes need another source of protein supplementation, and that means looking at plant-based sources.

One product that we’ve been sleeping on is from the other side of MuscleTech:

MuscleTech Plant Protein: A Unique Plant-Based Blend

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MuscleTech Plant Protein packs a powerful punch of complete plant-based protein to fuel your workouts and recovery.

The problem with most plant-based protein powders is two-fold: most plants do not have the same amino acid profile as whey, and it’s hard to make a plant-based powder taste good.

MuscleTech’s Plant Protein has somehow managed to crack the code on both of these problems. By comprehensively blending multiple different sources of protein, the amino acid profile is impressive, and with some healthy and satisfying texturizers and sweeteners, it tastes great.

We’re going to dive into how MuscleTech Plant Protein works, but first, let’s check PricePlow for good MuscleTech deals, and check out our video review of the product:

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MuscleTech Plant Protein Nutrition Facts

MuscleTech Plant Protein Ingredients

Each 42g scoop of Plant Protein contains the following ingredients

  • Calories: 160

  • Total Fat: 3g

    • Saturated Fat: 1g

  • Total Carb: 9g

    • Dietary Fiber: 3g

    • Total Sugars: 2g

      • Added Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 25g

  • Vitamin B12: 2.4mcg (100%)

  • Calcium: 70mg (5%)

  • Iron: 8.5mg (47%)

  • Sodium: 260mg (11%)

  • Potassium: 320mg (7%)

MuscleTech Plant Protein Ingredients

The issue with plant-based forms of protein is that the vast majority of them are not complete – they do not contain all nine essential amino acids in adequate amounts, unlike whey protein. And if they do, they’re often gritty.

As a result, plant protein blends require a combination of sources that, together, contain the components required to truly support your body and its repair functions… but even then, they still need work.

This blend is definitely different from your average plant-based protein — it’s not just a quick and gritty pea/rice combo! Check this unique blend that includes smoother bean-based proteins alongside:

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  • PlantForm Performance Protein Blend

    First up on the protein roster is faba bean protein, which we do not see very often. Fava beans (from the Vicia faba) are very rich in nutrients – particularly protein and fiber[1] – and high amounts of leucine, glutamic acid, and arginine.[1] For the sake of mouth feel, faba bean proteins is also very smooth, creating a better consumption experience.

    Next up we have organic pea protein, which is an industry favor for vegan powders. Pea protein does in fact contain all nine amino acids,[2-4] though it is a bit low in methionine.[5] It has been shown to increase muscle mass gain in a similar manner to whey[6] and is highly digestible.[4]

    The protein complex is rounded out with mung bean protein, which has some extra detoxification benefits,[7] organic brown rice protein which adds some extra methionine, and pumpkin seed protein, which is smooth alongside the bean-based sources.

  • NordicCherry Tart Cherry Extract (250mg)

    MuscleTech Plant Protein

    Tart Cherry contains high levels of anthocyanin antioxidants, which provide beneficial anti-inflammatory effects. In fact, tart cherry accelerates work capacity recovery[8] which is vital to allow the body to effectively repair its tissues and cement those gains.

    Tart cherry has also been shown to improve sleep quality, due to the presence of proanthocyanidin B-2, which regulates the pathways that modulate sleep onset and quality.[9]

  • Optiziome P3 Hydrolyzer (250mg)

    Optiziome is a blend of proteases 1, 2, and 3. Proteases are enzymes that aid the body in digesting protein, ensuring you will be able to make good use of the protein in this formula. After all, all the protein in the world does no good if you can’t use it.

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  • Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12 is required for red blood cell formation, and a deficiency can result in megaloblastic anemia,[10,11] which causes a decrease in aerobic capacity. Low levels of B12 have also been associated with impaired memory[12] and fatigue.[13] This is one vitamin that vegans definitely need to make sure they’re getting one way or another, and MuscleTech added it in.

  • The Rest

    Plant Protein is a pretty clean formula, fillers included. Sunflower creamer provides a relatively healthy way to boost the texture, and MuscleTech chose organic cane sugar, reb-A (from Stevia), and Monk fruit extract as sweeteners.

All MuscleTech Plant Protein flavors

Check out our up-to-date list of MuscleTech Plant Protein flavors below:

    It’s all in the flavor… and texture

    MuscleTech Plant Protein Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie

    The effects of a protein powder – no matter how sound the formula – are only as good as adherence. If you don’t take it regularly, it won’t do you much good. It’s a problem, then, that most vegan protein powders are, well, not very good.

    Plant Protein by MuscleTech is in a league of it’s own, in this department. With a blend that yields all of the aminos you need to recover, in addition to some extra boosters in the form of NordicCherry and Optiziome, the formula delivers. With a sunflower-based creamer and some natural sweeteners, the taste is excellent as well, meaning you’ll look forward to your next shake.

    That’s a recipe for gains, right there.

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