Today there are many different sources of protein: animal, vegetable, with different additions such as artificial ingredients or stimulants not always good for our health… And sometimes it is difficult to navigate the choices.
At Nature Zen, we offer you a simple and efficient protein, developed naturally to ensure your body receives a sufficient supply of quality proteins while respecting your health. Discover our organic germinated and fermented whole grain rice protein, key to our Origin range and an essential component of the Essentials range!
We have selected 3 main points to present to you this rice protein with 1000 virtues! Enjoy your discovery.
1. A plant-based protein ideal for sports
Muscle mass gain and recovery
Rice vegan protein is a qualitative source of protein to provide our cells with the necessary components to maintain and improve our muscle mass. With Nature Zen, you can rest easy: we offer you a plant-based protein of exceptional concentration (90%), without any artificial or superfluous ingredients.
A conscious choice because health is at the heart of our values. Gaining muscle mass or simply maintaining it without performing is possible with rice protein and its high assimilation by our cells. And yes, the effects on muscle mass are similar or even superior to those provided by whey protein¹, but, without the cholesterol, digestion difficulties and other inconveniences associated with taking milk proteins. Why deprive yourself?
2. A vegetable protein with a wealth of essential aminoacids
A high vegetable protein assimilation
Amino acids are used to structure our cells, but also for the creation of all body tissues and for a multitude of reactions in the body, from the creation of energy to the secretion of hormones. Amino acids are truly essential to our body functioning.
Why is the intake of “essential” amino acids so important? Because our body does not produce these 8 amino acids or not in sufficient quantity. They can only be found on our plate!
With Nature Zen Organic Rice Protein, you get all these amino acids, including L-Leucine, an essential amino acid, the “star” in terms of its beneficial effects on muscle mass. Not only does Nature Zen Organic Rice Protein contain a significant amount of L-Leucine, but it is also absorbed more quickly than whey protein and its effects last longer as well!²
3. Bye-bye fat!
Feel better in body and mind
Nature Zen organic rice protein is a perfect ally when you want to lose weight. It can be taken in shakes or smoothies as part of a balanced diet.
A sufficient intake of quality protein helps to control or even make cravings disappear by the feeling of satiety it offers, and allows us to have a stable and lasting energy for our day³⁴.
At breakfast or later in our activities, its presence in a balanced diet is nourishing in depth, while experiencing a reduction in body fat⁵ and without skipping meals or other habits that can make us irritable or tired.
- Joy, J.M., Lowery, R.P., Wilson, J.M. et al. The effects of 8 weeks of whey or rice protein supplementation on body composition and exercise performance. Nutr J 12, 86 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2891-12-86
- Purpura M, Lowery RP, Joy JM, De Souza EO, Kalman DS, et al. (2014) A Comparison of Blood Amino Acid Concentrations Following Ingestion of Rice and Whey Protein Isolate: A Double-Blind Crossover Study. J Nutr Health Sci 1(3): 306. doi: 10.15744/2393-9060.1.306
- Leidy HJ, Clifton PM, Astrup A, Wycherley TP, Westerterp-Plantenga MS, Luscombe-Marsh ND, Woods SC, Mattes RD. The role of protein in weight loss and maintenance. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Jun;101(6):1320S-1329S. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.114.084038. Epub 2015 Apr 29. PMID: 25926512.
- Poppitt SD, McCormack D, Buffenstein R. Short-term effects of macronutrient preloads on appetite and energy intake in lean women. Physiol Behav. 1998 Jun 1;64(3):279-85. doi: 10.1016/s0031-9384(98)00061-4. PMID: 9748094.
- Yang et al.: Rice protein improves adiposity, body weight and reduces lipids level in rats through modification of triglyceride metabolism. Lipids in Health and Disease 2012 11:24.