A MAK Honest Review of Protein Switch
Supplement Type: Vegan Protein
Protein Switch is formulated with a very unique and innovative blend of plant-based proteins - its a blend we bet our lives you’ve never seen before. Protein Switch contains 5 types of plant based protein: Organic Sprouted Hemp Protein, Wild Crafted Algae Protein, Organic Sprouted Pumpkin Seed Protein, Sprouted Watermelon Seed Protein and Organic Sprouted Pea Protein Isolate. Together this blend helps to formulate a protein that is smoother, better digested, higher in biological value and optimised for muscle protein synthesis.
Like all things from the Switch Nutrition range, Protein Switch does not let down in the taste department either. Protein Switch is available in a range of DELICIOUS flavours - all of which are so smooth and creamy it becomes genuinely hard for you to believe Protein Switch is still a vegan protein! Protein Switch achieves this through the lack of Rice Protein in their protein - the common culprit for the gritty texture vegan proteins are renowned for!
When it comes to recovery, to boosting high-quality protein uptake, and to fuelling your body to build and to perform - Protein Switch is certainly up there as one of our all-time favourites.
- Unique and comprehensive blend - contains FIVE different proteins
- 100% plant-based protein
- Contains NO Rice Protein (say goodbye to grittiness!)
- High Biological Value of Amino Acids
- Contains all 9 essential amino acids (unlike many Vegan Proteins)
- 2x Greater Muscle Protein Synthesis
- Vegan Friendly
- Soy Free
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Better than ever texture & mixability
- AMAZING taste and a whole range of unique flavours!
Protein Switch Ingredients
Protein Switch contains a unique 5-protein blend of completely plant-based proteins. That’s what makes Protein Switch so unique! This includes:
Organic Sprouted Pea Protein Isolate
Pea Protein is one of the most balanced, wholesome and effective protein types that exist. So it makes a lot of sense that it exists in the highest abundance within Protein Switch. However, rest assured that this isn’t just any Pea Protein within Protein Switch - it's an incredibly high quality and sustainably, organically sourced protein.
Organic Sprouted Hemp Protein
Hemp is a unique plant protein as it contains all 9 Essential Amino Acids making it a complete protein. In fact, the form of protein in Hemp is primarily Albumin and Edestin which are incredibly bioavailable. Hemp also contains a great source of fibre, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and the perfect ratio of (3:1) Omega 6 to Omega 3 essential fatty acids. Hemp is one of the few plant sources of Vitamin D3 making it truly a superfood.
Organic Sprouted Pumpkin Seed Protein & Sprouted Watermelon Seed Protein
Both are known for just how SMOOTH these two protein types are. Whilst still lean and nutritious, Sprouted Pumpkin Seed Protein and Sprouted Watermelon Seed Protein contribute a lovely texture to Protein Switch.
Wild Crafted Algae Protein
Spirulina and other algaes have often been prized for their complete amino acid profile. Our golden chlorella sourced in the Netherlands supplies a high-quality vegan collagen-like amino acid profile, with high levels of quality glycine and other critical nutrients.
PLUS, Protein Switch contains some other unique compounds - which contribute some extra healthy minerals and nutrients to the Protein, as well as an innovative ability to increase the effectiveness of the protein!
The Algavia® within Protein Switch is a great source of mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), healthy fats, fibre and super nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin to support human health and recovery.
Velositol® works to increase the effectiveness of Insulin in the presence of Amino Acids (from protein). Ultimately leading to enhanced mTOR (mammalian Target Of Rapamycin) which stimulates MPS (Muscle Protein Synthesis). Just 2g of Velositol® can double the benefit of protein, making 20g more effective than 40g of protein. This means more lean muscle mass gains for you, and higher weights and reps in the gym with the extra muscle too!
WHY NO RICE PROTEIN?
Rice Protein is generally very gritty which turns people off non-dairy vegan plant proteins. With Rice Protein being the cheapest plant protein available, the demand has escalated. This has caused an increase in supply of lower quality product contaminated with heavy metals and arsenic. We were able to create a better mixing, better tasting protein without it!
HOW DOES VELOSITOL® WORK?
Velositol® works to increase the effectiveness of Insulin in the presence of Amino Acids (from protein). Ultimately leading to enhanced mTOR (mammalian Target Of Rapamycin) which stimulates MPS (Muscle Protein Synthesis). Just 2g of Velositol® can double the benefit of protein, making 20g more effective than 40g of protein.
Protein Switch is available in 3 incredible flavours (so far)! This includes:
- Peanut Butter Toffee
- Vanilla Bean
- Chocolate Sea Salt
We recommend a serving size of one heaped scoop (36g) of Protein Switch.
To mix, combine one serving of Protein Switch with 200 - 350mL of water or milk (Almond & Coconut Milks are our fav!). Mix well in a shaker or blender, then drink up.
While Protein Switch is most advantageously used when consumed after training or competition to kickstart recovery and growth - you can alternatively consume at any time of the day. Use Protein Switch as a snack replacement, a convenience, an addition to a meal or even use it in baking to whip upcode pretty epic protein pancakes or protein banana muffins! The possibilities are endless!