NBS Vegan Recovery
VEGAN PROTEIN POWDER REDEFINED.
Vegan athletes have unique recovery needs. The challenge has been finding a recovery product that addresses these needs, uses high quality ingredients and doesn’t taste disgusting.
NBS Vegan Recovery redefines vegan protein powder.
We have taken the same principles behind NBS Recovery and created a high-quality, 100% vegan product that actually tastes good with no chalky or gritty texture.
High Quality – No Heavy Metals or Duck Feathers
A major drawback of vegan products is their heavy metal content. The heavy metals in the finished product come from both the soil the raw materials were grown in and from the actual manufacturing process itself. While it is impossible to completely eliminate heavy metals from anything we consume, we have taken every precaution to provide the cleanest product possible.
First, all of our protein sources are 3rd party tested and certified organic with our sprouted brown rice and yellow peas grown organically in the US. Next, our proteins are processed and crafted using water and natural enzymes vs. chemicals and heavy metals. Lastly, we fortify our vegan protein sources with 100% vegan amino acids. Our amino acids come from a vegan source that also uses a fermentation process vs. other amino acids that are made from duck feathers, animal skin and human hair. (Yes, you read that correctly). This helps ensure that NBS Vegan Recovery is the cleanest vegan recovery product you can buy.
Sustained Amino Acid Release
Just like with NBS Recovery, we use a combination of protein sources to provide a more sustained amino acid release. Our yellow peas and sachi inchi are fast absorbing so you get an immediate release of amino acids and our rice and hemp digest slower and provide aminos for repair later in the process.
Elevated Protein Synthesis
Protein synthesis is the process of repairing the damage done during training. Even if your goal does not include adding lean muscle, at a minimum you want to repair the damage so that you do not create an environment for catabolism or tissue breakdown. The key amino acid responsible for initiating protein synthesis is leucine and almost all vegan proteins simply do not contain an optimal amount of this crucial amino acid. This is why we fortify NBS Vegan Recovery with additional leucine to bring the content up to an optimal amount of 3g per serving. Once the process is started, the combination of our protein sources will ensure your muscles are well fueled for repair.
Sweating during exercise causes you to lose both water and electrolytes. NBS Vegan Recovery will help rehydrate you by replacing lost electrolytes and fluid better than an electrolyte drink.
Vegan protein powders are notorious for their taste and texture. NBS Vegan Recovery does not use any artificial flavorings or fake sugars leaving you with a natural product that has a slightly nutty flavor. Our texture is a very fine powder that does not have a gritty or chalky taste.
organic sprouted brown rice, organic yellow peas, organic hemp seeds, organic sanchi inchi, l-glutamine, calcium citrate, l-leucine, potassium citrate, magnesium citrate, vitamin k2 (as mk-7), vitamin d3
Our ingredients work together synergistically to provide you with an unsurpassed formula for recovery.
Sprouted Brown Rice: Not all rice protein is created equal. Our organic rice protein is 95% protein by weight and crafted cleanly in the US without using chemicals.
Yellow Peas: Organically grown in North America, our yellow pea protein is a powerhouse of amino acids to promote muscle growth, recovery, healthy circulation and collagen formation.
Hemp Seed Protein: Hemp seeds are a nutritional wonderland. Containing 50% protein, natural fiber and gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential omega-6 fatty acid promoting cardiovascular health and balanced hormones.
Sachi Inchi: Sachi Inchi contains mood boosting tryptophan and glutamine plus essential omega 3 fatty acids giving your brain fuel for fire.
L-Glutamine: A conditionally essential amino acid whose role is elevated during times of high-stress and exhaustive training. Glutamine is crucial for intestinal health and the immune system.
Electrolytes: We use a combination of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium to promote optimal fluid balance as well as bone and muscle health.
Vitamin D3: Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption and helps with tissue repair, proper hormone balance and neuromuscular and immune function.
Vitamin K2: Vitamin K2 can be difficult to get with a vegan diet. Our form of K2 is shown to elevate serum levels in as little as 6 hours. K2 works with D3 to promote calcium absorption, and helps with bone, brain and cardiovascular health.
What you will not find in our products:
We work hard to bring you a line of products that provide over 99% active ingredients. While some of our raw goods contain minimal amounts of inactive ingredients to help guard against clumping, we never backfill our product with:
- Fillers: oils, food starch or cellulose.
- Flow or Thickening Agents: magnesium stearate, carrageenan or guar/xanthan gum.
- Anything Artificial: dyes, xylitol, sucralose or acesulfame potassium.
Mix with 8 – 10 ounces of your favorite beverage or add it to your favorite smoothie.
Consume 1 serving 30 – 60 minutes prior to workouts to elevate circulating blood amino acid levels. This may help retain lean tissue and recover faster during heavier periods of training.
NBS Tip – Mix 1 serving with coffee and a milk alternative for a caffeine boost.
Consume 1 – 2 servings with 50 – 100g of easily digestible carbohydrate. Protein needs are tied directly to the intensity of your training. The more muscle breakdown during the workout, the more protein you need after your workout.
Women Specific Instructions
The protein needs for female athletes remain fairly constant across the spectrum of training types and intensities. As a general rule of thumb, female athletes should consume .9 – 1.1 grams of protein per pound of body weight, with about 20 – 25 grams immediately after training sessions.
The post-exercise recovery window (the timeframe when your body is looking for nutrients to repair the damage done during training) is about 90 minutes for female athletes. This makes it crucial to have a solid recovery plan after each workout. We recommend NBS Vegan Recovery immediately after the workout mixed with some fast-acting carbohydrate, with a balanced whole food meal an hour later.
Men Specific Instructions
The protein needs for male athletes are generally tied directly to the intensity of their workouts. As a general rule of thumb, male athletes should consume .75 – 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight, with about 15 – 40 grams immediately after training sessions, depending on intensity.
The post-exercise recovery window is about 3 hours for male athletes. We recommend NBS Vegan Recovery immediately after the workout mixed with some fast-acting carbohydrate, with a balanced whole food meal an hour later. If at all possible, consuming a bit more protein and carbohydrate at the 3-hour mark may help boost your recovery.
*In both cases of female and male athletes, the benefit of the sustained amino acid release of NBS Vegan Recovery will help fuel the recovery process.
Intense strength training:
Examples of types of workouts would include CrossFit, circuit training, powerlifting, physique transformation. Any strength-based workout that creates a lot of muscle damage.
- Females consume 1 – 1.5 serving(s)
- Men consume 1 – 2 serving(s)
Intense non-strength based activities:
Examples of types of workouts would include any workout where the main focus is at lactate threshold (the level where your muscles are starting to scream at you) or higher. Some examples would be 400 repeats on the track at 5k pace, 3 x 10 minutes on the bike at threshold or higher, 25-yard sprints in the pool or repeats on the rower.
- Women consume 1 – 1.5 serving(s)
- Men consume 1 – 1.5 serving(s)
Endurance-based activities lasting longer than 2 hours:
These are aerobic based activities that are not intense in nature. Workouts could include running, biking, swimming or cross-country skiing.
- Women consume 1 serving
- Men consume 3/4 serving
NBS Tip – Mix 1 serving with 10 oz. of milk alternative, 1 frozen banana, 1/4 avocado, 1 tbsp. of honey and 1 tbsp. of cocoa powder for a delicious post-workout treat.
During the Day
Consuming enough protein to support your active lifestyle can be challenging. Adding 1 serving to your smoothie(s) will help you hit those numbers.
NBS Tip – Combine 10 oz. of milk alternative with 1 cup frozen cherries, a handful of spinach, 2 tbsp. of rolled oats, 1 tbsp. of almond butter, 2 tsp. of cocoa powder and 1 serving of NBS Vegan Recovery.