Why does the Ultimate Vegan Energy Protein label show 9 grams of sugar? Where is this coming from?
These are natural sugars, coming from carbohydrates (from the rice). The majority of the natural sugars are not absorbed or digested and any additional sugar is coming from the organic natural vanilla flavouring used. Rest assured, this protein has been studied for its glucose lowering abilities and it creates a sustained energy reaction with no sugar spikes at all!
Can you provide a more detailed breakdown of the Nutritional information for the Ultimate Vegan Energy Protein?
One 50g (2 scoop) serving can be broken down as follows:
For every 36 grams of this whole grain rice protein, there are 25 grams of pure amino acids (protein), leaving 11 grams that are comprised of naturally-occurring long-chain carbohydrates and fibres (it is important to note that over 50% of the carbs in this formula are not absorbed due to these fibres). This leaves 14 grams (50g - 36g = 14g) of which 3 grams are our proprietary organic gelatinized Maca and the remaining 11 grams are comprised of xanthan gum (natural fibre) and 100% natural vanilla bean.
Are there benefits to the rice in this protein being fermented as well as sprouted?
The fermentation process increases the quality and bioavailability of the amino acids, vitamins and minerals within the Ultimate Vegan Energy Protein. Fermentation further inhibits the phytic acid and enhances the enzymes within the brown rice protein.
Is Ultimate Vegan Energy Protein gluten free?
Yes, we do have confirmation on file that there is no gluten added and no gluten present in the VEGAN Energy protein. However, our manufacturing facility is not a gluten free facility, and as such we are unable to confirm 100% that there is no possibility of cross contamination.
I have purchased a powdered product, but it went very hard on me. Do you know how I can make it soft again? Is this common?
This is common especially if the lid is not tightly secured after each use since there is then the possibility of moisture getting into the container. Moisture in the container causes the product to clump and/or go hard. Try using a spoon to help break up the product and make sure you secure the lid tightly after each use. There are also desiccants in the product that are supposed to help with this issue as well.
Why do you no longer supply shaker cups for your protein drinks?
We made the decision not to print any more shaker cups because they are not environmentally friendly.