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Nature's Plus Spiru-Tein® Whey Shake Vanilla -- 1.05 lbs


Nature's Plus Spiru-Tein® Whey Shake Vanilla
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Nature's Plus Spiru-Tein® Whey Shake Vanilla -- 1.05 lbs

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Nature's Plus Spiru-Tein® Whey Shake Vanilla Description

  • High Protein Energy Meal
  • Whey Protein Powder With Spirulina
  • Gluten Free
  • Great Taste
  • Mixes Instantly

Nature's Way SPIRU-TEIN Whey is an incredibly delicious, rich, creamy shake designed to energize your life! SPIRU-TEIN Whey is packed meets or exceeds the essential amino acid requirements for complete protein as determined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations University (UNU).With the signature nutrients and outstanding taste of our best-selling SPIRU-TEIN shake powders, SPIRU-TEIN Whey is a high-protein energy meal supporting total health and vitality.

 

All Nature's Plus SPIRU-TEIN Whey formulations feature a unique blend of ingredients, including...

  • 100% Daily Value of all Vitamins
  • Broad Profile of Essential Minerals
  • Energy Nutrients: High-Quality Whey Protein
  • Diet-Aids: Lecithin, Spirulina, Choline and Inositol
  • Enzymes: Bromelain and Papaya
  • Cleansing: Chlorophyll
  • Fiber: Cellulose and Apple Pectin


Directions

Add one scoop (included in can) to 8 fl oz of skim milk, whole milk, or juice, and mix (or shake) until smooth. For best results, milk or juice should be very cold.

 

Not to be used as the sole source of dietary calories.

Free Of
Gluten.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (34 g)
Servings per Container: 14
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories110
   Calories from Fat10
Total Fat1 g2%
  Saturated Fat0 g0%
  Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium75 mg3%
Potassium75 mg2%
Total Carbohydrate15 g5%
  Dietary Fiber7 g28%
    Insoluble Fiber4 g
  Sugars8 g
  Other Carbohydrateg
Protein14 g28%
Vitamin A5000 IU100%
Vitamin C60 mg100%
Calcium300 mg30%
Iron4.5 mg25%
Vitamin D400 IU100%
Vitamin E30 IU100%
Thiamin1.5 mg100%
Riboflavin1.7 mg100%
Niacin20 mg100%
Vitamin B62 mg100%
Folic Acid400 mcg100%
Vitamin B126 mcg100%
Biotin300 mcg100%
Pantothenic Acid10 mg100%
Phosphorus200 mg20%
Iodine150 mcg100%
Magnesium80 mg20%
Zinc15 mg100%
Selenium21 mcg30%
Manganese5 mg250%
Chromium18 mcg15%
Molybdenum20 mcg25%
Each Serving Of Vanilla Spiru-Tein® Whey Shake Also Contains:
Inositol50 mg
Choline (bitartrate)21 mg
Typical Peptide-Bonded Amino Acid Profile per 14g Serving
Isoleucine791 mg5.7% Total Protein
Histidine247.8 mg1.8% Total Protein
Leucine1489.6 mg10.6% Total Protein
Arginine364 mg2.6% Total Protein
Lysine1278.2 mg9.1% Total Protein
Aspartic Acid1509.2 mg10.8% Total Protein
Methionine366.8 mg2.6% Total Protein
Serine728 mg5.2% Total Protein
Cysteine308 mg2.2% Total Protein
Glutamic Acid2461.2 mg17.6% Total Protein
Threonine989.8 mg7.1% Total Protein
Proline761.6 mg5.4% Total Protein
Phenylalanine380.8 mg2.7% Total Protein
Glycine275.8 mg2.0% Total Protein
Tryptophan211.4 mg1.5% Total Protein
Alanine701.4 mg5.0% Total Protein
Valine742 mg5.3% Total Protein
Tyrosine390.6 mg2.8% Total Protein
Other Ingredients: Micro-filtered whey (milk) protein concentrate, fructose, oligofructose, di-calcium phosphate, xanthan gum, natural flavors (vanilla citrus) pea protein, fructooligosaccharides (FOS), guar gum, psyllium, maltodextrin, potassium citrate, magnesium oxide, microcrystalline cellulose, spirulina, vitamin C, vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl acetate), choline bitartrate, inositol, apple pectin, niacinamide, vitamin A palmitate, zinc oxide, manganese sulfate, ferrous fumarate, calcium pantothenate, lecithin, lemon bioflavonoids, papaya, bromelain, chlorophyll, pyridoxine HCl, riboflavin, thiamine HCl, vitamin B12, (as methycobalamin), biotin, potassium iodide, chromium chloride, sodium selenite, sodium molybdate...and LOVE.
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Plant Protein vs. Whey Protein: What's the Difference?

Protein is an essential nutrient for the body, especially if you’re looking to build muscle. Depending on your activity level, the acceptable macronutrient distribution range (AMDR) for protein is between 10 and 35 percent of your daily caloric intake, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The more active you are, the more protein you need.

While you can meet your daily protein needs with whole, protein-rich foods, the International Society of Sports Nutrition Journal believes that supplementation is the most practical way to ensure you get enough protein before and after exercise.

Overhead View of Two Scoops of Protein Powder on White Surface to Demonstrate Concept of Whey vs Plant Protein | Vitacost.com/blog

The most common way to supplement this macronutrient is with protein powder, which comes in two standard varieties—whey and plant-based. Each of these can be beneficial, assuming the ingredients are natural, non-GMO and contain no artificial sweeteners or processed additives. However, there are important distinctions to consider when choosing between the two options.

Before choosing one or the other, get the breakdown of whey vs plant protein so you can make the best choice for your body.

Whey contains milk/dairy; Plant-based is vegan-friendly

Dairy is made up of casein, the solid portion, and whey, the liquid portion. Whey is separated from casein in the manufacturing process, and this byproduct is then dried into a powder. The two main forms of whey powder are concentrate and isolate, and each have their own benefits.

Whey concentrate has more biologically active compounds, which makes it ideal for athletic performance. However, whey isolate is considered the “purest source available” with a protein content of “90% or higher,” according to the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.

Whey isolate is also deemed safe for those with lactose intolerance to consume because it only contains trace amounts of the lactose sugar.

However, if you’re vegetarian or vegan, or simply want a vegetarian protein option, plant-based protein is a nutritious alternative. The most common protein sources in plant-based powders are brown rice, soy, hemp and pea protein. In a 2015 study, pea protein was also found to be just as effective as whey when measuring increases in “muscle thickness” making this a great option for meat-free athletes.

Whey is a complete source of amino acids; plant-based is not always

One important benefit of whey protein is that it contains all nine essential amino acids that the body cannot produce on its own. This makes it a complete protein. Whey also tends to digest quickly, so the muscle protein synthesis (MPS) activated by these amino acids can be absorbed and metabolized in the body at a rapid pace, according to the Nutrients Journal. In other words, the protein can work faster in your body.

For this reason, whey promotes energy and stamina during your workout, and then boosts your muscle growth and repair when you’re done.

By contrast, in most cases, plant-based protein is considered an incomplete protein, lacking some of the nine amino acids. The most frequently absent of the amino acids are methionine, isoleucine, lysine, threonine and tryptophan, explains the International Society of Sports Nutrition Journal.

Soy-based protein powders, however, do contain all nine amino acids because soy is one of the only plant foods that is considered a complete protein. The good news is, you don’t have to worry about filling that “gap” of amino acids with complementary proteins, says Trinh Lee, MPH, RD:

“Eating a combination of incomplete proteins provides the essential amino acids your body needs. While you don’t have to eat the complementary protein foods at the same meal, try to eat a variety of complementary incomplete proteins throughout the day.”

Both whey and plant-based proteins can optimize resistance training

Consuming plant or whey protein is an individual choice and both are effective and nutrient-rich in different ways. One shared advantage is that both provide the right amount and kind of fuel to help you get the most from your resistance training. In fact, research documented in the International Society of Sports Nutrition Journal indicates that 48 grams of whey and rice protein can yield the same gains in muscle development and body composition over the course of a two-month fitness regimen. 

This study found that the concentration of amino acids from a high-protein supplement maximizes kinetic digestion and absorption when consumed prior to exercise. In other words, the body’s internal processes to convert food into power and strength are increased with protein, regardless of whether it’s whey- or plant-based.

Choose plant versus whey: you can’t lose

Whether you favor whey or plant-based, the goal is to enrich your wellness and optimize your workouts—and both forms will help you do that. Be sure to check ingredients and choose the protein powder that will best support you both in muscle gains and overall nutritional health. That means avoiding an excess of added sugars, GMO ingredients and additives. All you have to do is make your choice, and get ready to reap the benefits.

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