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Why Your Vegan Protein & Low Carbohydrate Diet Isn't Working – And How to Fix It for Maximum Gains!

It’s amazing that you’re going vegan or embracing a plant-based diet. It’s even better than more athletes and gym-goers are shifting to the cruelty-free paradigm which has skyrocketed the demand for high-quality vegan proteins. 

However, athletes who follow a low-carbohydrate-high-protein diet(LCHP) face unique challenges, from persistent hunger pangs to low energy & of course insignificant gains.

Read on to find out if there’s actually a solution to an athlete’s problem and bonus tip: there’s  a custom designed athlete’s vegan protein that truly matches up to its whey counterpart. 

Understanding the Low Carbohydrate Diet

You know this-A low carbohydrate diet focuses on reducing carbohydrate intake while increasing the consumption of proteins and fats. This diet helps in weight management, improves metabolic health, and enhances athletic performance by promoting fat as a primary energy source. 

For athletes, maintaining a low carbohydrate diet can be beneficial for endurance and muscle recovery. However, finding suitable protein sources that align with these dietary goals can be challenging, especially for those who follow a vegan lifestyle.

 Vegan Protein powders can be largely Incomplete Proteins 

Proteins are made up of amino acids, nine of which are considered essential because the body cannot produce them on its own. Complete proteins contain all nine essential amino acids in adequate proportions.

 Animal-based proteins, such as meat, dairy, and eggs, are naturally complete. In contrast, most plant-based proteins are incomplete, lacking one or more essential amino acids.

“For vegan athletes, this poses a significant hurdle. Incomplete proteins can lead to an imbalance of amino acids, hindering muscle repair and growth.” 

Common vegan protein sources like beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds often lack certain essential amino acids, making it difficult to meet the body's protein requirements solely through diet.

What could go wrong for a Vegan Athlete in building muscle?

Amino Acid Deficiency: Without complete proteins, vegan athletes may suffer from amino acid deficiencies, impacting muscle synthesis and recovery.

Low energy: The typical gym scene, you’re on an empty stomach, yor protein shake is your breakfast, all is good till it’s 8AM & you can’t even find the will to lift anymore. It’s only natural, when your body has been fasting all night and just a protein shake may lead to a negative energy balance in the body making you feel low. 

Hunger pangs: I’ve been on a low carb diet for the longest time and one of the biggest hurdle faced is hunger pangs. When you’re hungry, motivation levels are lowered, there’s immense snack craving and you just can’t keep to any diet(Imagine Intermittent fasting on a growling tummy!)

Digestive Issues: Many vegan protein sources are high in fiber, which can lead to digestive discomfort, bloating, and gas. This can be particularly problematic for athletes who need to maintain a consistent training regimen.

Limited Protein Sources: Relying on a limited number of protein sources can lead to dietary monotony and nutritional gaps. It's essential for athletes to have a variety of protein options to ensure they receive all necessary nutrients.

What’s the solutions for Vegan Athletes on a Low Carbohydrate Diet?

1. Adding a good Protein source

One effective strategy for vegan athletes is protein complementation, which involves combining different plant-based proteins to create a complete amino acid profile. For example, pairing rice protein (low in lysine but high in methionine) with pea protein (high in lysine but low in methionine) can result in a complete protein. This approach ensures that all essential amino acids are consumed, supporting muscle growth and recovery.

2. Incorporating High-Quality Vegan Protein Powders

To address the challenges of incomplete proteins and digestive issues, incorporating high-quality vegan protein powders can be beneficial. These powders are formulated to provide a complete amino acid profile and are often easier to digest. Look for protein powders that are fortified with additional nutrients to support overall health and performance.

Introducing Super Isolate Plant Protein Fortified with MCTs

To cater to the needs of vegan athletes on a low carbohydrate diet, us at Neulife have come up with a revolutionary product: Super Isolate Plant Protein fortified with MCTs. This innovative protein powder offers a complete solution to the challenges faced by vegan athletes.

  • Complete Protein Profile: Super Isolate Plant Protein contains 23 grams of complete protein per serving, ensuring all essential amino acids are present to support muscle synthesis and recovery.
  • Zero Lactose: Being entirely plant-based, this protein powder is free from lactose, making it suitable for individuals with lactose intolerance or those who prefer to avoid dairy.
  • Premium Vegan Plant Protein: Sourced from high-quality plant ingredients, this protein powder delivers superior nutrition without the common drawbacks of traditional vegan proteins.
  • No Bloating or Gas: Formulated to eliminate the bloating and gas often associated with vegan proteins, this product ensures comfort and ease of digestion.
  • Biohacking Benefits: Leveraging the biohacking principles of the original Super Isolate Whey formula, this plant protein is designed to enhance performance and recovery.
  • Fortified with Ketofuel MCTs: Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are included to provide a quick and sustained energy source, perfect for athletes on a low carbohydrate diet.
  • Optimized for Intermittent Fasting: This protein powder is ideal for those practicing intermittent fasting, helping to maintain muscle mass and energy levels during fasting periods.
  • Superior Insulin Response: Compared to stand-alone protein powders, Super Isolate Plant Protein offers a superior insulin response, promoting better blood sugar control.
  • Hunger Management: By reducing hunger pangs, this protein powder aids in diet compliance, making it easier for athletes to stick to their nutritional plans.

The Super Isolate Plant Protein Experience

Beyond its impressive nutritional profile, Super Isolate Plant Protein also excels in taste. With a flavor reminiscent of a Ben & Jerry’s chocolate shake, it satisfies cravings and makes sticking to a diet enjoyable. Athletes no longer have to compromise on taste for the sake of nutrition.


For vegan athletes and gym-goers on a low carbohydrate, high protein diet, finding complete and easily digestible protein sources can be a daunting task. Incomplete proteins, digestive issues, and limited options are significant hurdles that can impact muscle building and overall performance. 

However, with strategies like protein complementation and the incorporation of high-quality vegan protein powders like Super Isolate Plant Protein fortified with MCTs, these challenges can be effectively addressed.

Super Isolate Plant Protein stands out as a game-changer, offering a complete protein profile, digestive ease, and additional benefits tailored to the needs of athletes. Its formulation not only supports muscle growth and recovery but also enhances energy levels and diet compliance, making it an ideal choice for those committed to their fitness journey.

Try Super Isolate Plant Protein Today!

Experience the benefits of Super Isolate Plant Protein for yourself. For a limited time, you can get a 15-day pack at an exclusive launch price of just Rs 999/-. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your performance and nutrition with the best vegan protein powder on the market.


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