Protein is an essential part of dietary intake. The body uses dietary protein for an extremely broad spectrum of functions, from building bones, muscle, and tissue, to creating blood, enzymes, hormones, and other critical elements.
The average healthy adult requires between 45 and 60 grams of clean dietary protein every day to remain in good health, which can be difficult to find, depending on your dietary habits.
For individuals that consume meat on a regular basis, dietary protein is relatively easy to find in the form of chicken breast, steaks, eggs, and other meat products.
Individuals that follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, however, find it more difficult to gain enough protein from their diet, often resorting to dietary supplements such as protein powders.
While protein powder supplements can be an effective way of increasing total daily protein intake, they’re not the best solution.
As most of the protein supplements available on the market are created from whey isolate, a milk product, they’re not suitable for vegans or individuals that are lactose intolerant, and have the propensity to cause digestive imbalances and bloating.
The pea-based and legume based protein powders that are currently available on the market provide individuals with dietary restrictions that preclude them from consuming milk-based protein with a viable alternative, but often these solutions contain excessive amounts of dietary fiber or carbohydrates, which can cause excessive gas or weight gain.
The practice of gaining protein intake from meat sources is also far from eco-friendly. Just one kilogram of meat requires more than 20,000 liters of water to produce- this may not sound like much in the grand scheme of things, but recent ecological statistics have determined that by 2030 the international fresh water supply is expected to fall short of demand by more than 40%, creating a very serious water supply issue that is only exacerbated by meat production.
A new solution, however, is providing an answer to both the questions of where to find vegan friendly protein sources and how to deal with the incoming water crisis.
Lentein is a revolutionary new plant-based protein product that offers an incredible nutritional profile.
Grown in a highly-efficient aquafarm that recycles almost all of the water it uses, Lentein not only provides a vegan friendly protein solution to health and fitness enthusiasts, but is set to revolutionize the world’s food supply.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the Lentein solution and find out what it is and how it’s made to determine whether it’s as revolutionary as it claims to be.
Lentein is a new plant-based protein powder that has an incredibly vast range of applications. Not limited to use as a simple protein supplement, Lentein is a bright green protein powder that can be used to create a wide range of food products, from dry-mix goods such as cereal clusters, chips, crackers, snack mixes, and power bars, to soluble products such as protein powders, meal replacements, or protein shakes.
The unique composition of Lentein means it can even be used to create high-protein vegetable pasta, or shaped into patties to create vegetable-based vegan-friendly burgers.
In addition to being able to be shaped, the Lentein solution is also highly soluble in its powdered form and creates a pleasant foaming effect that makes it delicious and easy to drink.
The major difference between Lentein and other plant-based protein solutions is the extreme sustainability of the formula.
The source material for Lentein is farmed in a renewable aquafarm in which 98% of the water that is used to create it is recycled for the next batch, making it highly efficient and carbon neutral with a negligible impact on the environment.
The innovative aquafarming techniques used to create Lentein also means that each batch has an fast turnaround.
The proprietary growth management system implemented by Lentein allows for daily harvest, making supply virtually endless and total operating costs low, which means Lentein is far cheaper to produce than meat-based, milk-based, or even other plant-based proteins.
After harvest, the creation of Lentein requires minimal processing. Instead of requiring excessive pasteurization that destroys the nutritious content of the finished product or using damaging chemical or synthetic additives, Lentein is almost wholly raw, leaving micro and macronutrients intact.
The finished product can be blended into juices and smoothies, shaped into various applications, or simply used as a healthy dietary supplement to boost daily nutritional intake.
The Lentein solution is also one of the most dietary-requirement compatible protein supplements available on the market.
Lentein Complete is completely dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian friendly, egg, soy, and lactose free, and is completely free of gluten, making it suitable for both celiac and gluten intolerant individuals.
Water lentils have for a long time been used by many different cultures around the world as a highly nutritious food source.
The nutritional profile of Lentein is one of the most balanced and efficient available, consisting of a nutritive blend of branched-chain amino acids, high quality plant protein, and mineral micronutrients.
The total protein content of Lentein is between 40% and 50%, with a high fiber and mineral content making up the latter half.
Lentein also boasts a very small carbohydrate content, which makes it ideal for minimizing blood sugar impact or for use in a ketogenic diet.
Compared to other vegetable proteins such as soy and pea, or even milk-based whey protein, Lentein offers a higher essential amino acid content and more BCAAs than any other option.
When compared to other dietary greens supplements such as spirulina or chlorella, Lentein contains almost twice the amount of calcium omega-3 fatty acids, iron, fiber, and beta carotene, making it one of the most nutritious supplements available.
Currently, Lentein is only available via the Lentein Complete powder, which is the product in a pure powdered form.
If you’re looking for the ultimate sustainable, vegan, environmentally friendly and future-proof protein solution, Lentein definitely provides what you’re looking for.
Lentein will be running a platform at the upcoming Ingredient Marketplace 2017 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida.