Nature Zen Origin - Organic Rice Protein Powder - Natural Velvet
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The purest, most concentrated of our organic protein. The Nature Zen organic vegan rice protein is not only sublimely delicious, but it’s also smooth, thanks to the addition of organic, pre-biotic plant fibers.
- Organic and vegan certified
- Contains 21g of protein per serving
- Complete profile of essential amino acids
- Perfect for the whole family and athletes
- Ideal for sugar-free diets
- Helps in the formation and repair of body tissues
- Helps in the formation of antibodies
- Helps in the formation of strong muscles
I have tried a lot of plant-based protein powders and NatureZen is by far the best I ever had. Less ingredients than most of the competitors, no weird aftertaste, easy to blend...I just love it!
Excellent protein, smooth and tasty!
Certified Organic Protein
We are committed to using carefully selected, high-quality ingredients to create exceptional, protein-rich blends.
Incredible facts about our protein
Win at every shake
We believe and love what we do. For that, we put the best in our protein.
- Certified organic & vegan
- Made from whole grain rice protein
- Best quality, taste & texture
- 0g. of sugar, no artificial sweetener
- High concentration: made with 90% concentrated organic rice protein
- Sugar-free and suitable for ketogenic diet (protein powders)
- Balanced amino acid profile
- 3 delicious flavors
Be confident about what you eat
When we talk about a healthy diet, an adequate intake of high-quality protein is key to maintaining optimal health
- It provides a sustaining, constant, light energy (1)
- It is essential to build, maintain and repair muscle mass and bones (2)
- It is involved in a multitude of metabolic, chemical and hormonal reactions in the body (3)
- It helps us maintain a healthy weight (the feeling of satiety, the metabolic rate are increased) (4)
Plant-based protein, regarded for a long time as of lower quality than animal protein, is now acknowledged not only as equal, but superior in terms of muscle and complementary benefits
- It contains more fibers and phytonutrients than animal protein. (5)
- A diet that is high in plant-based protein helps to lower blood pressure, lessen bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. (6)
- Studies have shown that the consumption of plant-based protein is linked to a decrease in the occurrence of certain types of cancer. (7)
Wang, W., Yang, X., López‐Teros, M. T., Xia, Y., Hong, F., Peng, Z., & Yang, L. (2019). Effects of rice protein supplementation on muscle mass and physical function in elderly individuals: a systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Food Science, 84(6), 1376-1383. https://doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.14623
Purpura, M., Lowery, R. P., Joy, J. M., De Souza, E. O., & Wilson, J. M. (2014). Rice protein ingestion increases muscle protein synthesis rates in vivo: a comparison to whey protein ingestion rates. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 11(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-014-0064-5
Pesta, D. H., & Samuel, V. T. (2014). A high-protein diet for reducing body fat: mechanisms and possible caveats. Nutrition & Metabolism, 11(1), 53. https://doi.org/10.1186/1743-7075-11-53
Mariotti, F., & Gardner, C. D. (2019). Dietary protein and amino acids in vegetarian diets–A review. Nutrients, 11(11), 2661. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11112661
Liyana-Pathirana C, Shahidi F. Importance of insoluble-bound phenolics to antioxidant properties of rice. J Agric Food Chem. 2007 Oct 3;55(20):7904-9. doi: 10.1021/jf071314h. Epub 2007 Sep 7. PMID: 17824613. https://doi.org/10.1021/jf071314h
Dong JY, Zhang YH, Wang P, Qin LQ. Effects of high-protein diets on blood pressure, endothelial function and cardiometabolic risk factors in hypertensive patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Nutr. 2011 Aug;106(4):596-602. doi: 10.1017/S000711451100140X. Epub 2011 May 24. PMID: 21605427. https://doi.org/10.1017/S000711451100140X
Nakamura Y, Matsumoto H, Todate M, Fujita T, Igarashi K, Moore MA. Breast cancer risk among Japanese women correlates with soy and green tea intake but not with meat or dairy intake. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2003 Mar; 78(3): 267-70. doi: 10.1023/A:1023063716777. PMID: 12602918. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1023063716777
Bye bye cravings
Thanks to its very nature (a chain of amino acid), quality plant-based protein leads to a deeper, more long-lasting feeling of satiety, and more stabilized energy than carbohydrates or lipids - which are, nevertheless, essential for a healthy and varied diet. (1)
- For instance, studies demonstrate that a quality plant-based protein breakfast favors a lower calorie intake throughout the day. (2)
- Pea protein is proven to increase the feeling of satiety. (3)
The organic difference
Because we care for our planet an the people who live on it. Making organic products is essential for us.
- Certified organic food has several effects such as being an antioxidant, antimutagenic, and inhibiting the proliferation of cancer cells are superior to conventional food. (4)
- It prevents increased exposure to pesticides and their accumulation in the body, linked to various health problems (cancers, diabetes, degenerative neurological diseases, fertility problems, ADHD, congenital malformations...) (5)
- It reduces exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (6)
- It is better for the environment (preserves the soil, fauna & flora integrity, etc...) (7)
Help to maintain bone density
Quality plant-based protein plays a key role in the growth and maintenance of bone density. And even better, it does so at any age.
The difference in the amino acid composition in plant and animal protein has noticeable effects on several health factors. Among other things, it has been proven that animal protein has negative effects on several health factors, including bone density. (8)
Quality+ plant proteins such as Nature Zen organic, sprouted brown rice protein and organic pea protein, are therefore excellent alternatives to ensure growth and maintenance of healthy bone density. (9)
Leidy HJ, Clifton PM, Astrup A, Wycherley TP, Westerterp-Plantenga MS, Luscombe-Marsh ND, et al. The role of protein in weight loss and maintenance. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015;101(6):1320S-1329S. https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.114.084038.
Fallaize R, Wilson L, Gray J, Morgan LM, Griffin BA. Variation in the effects of three different breakfast meals on subjective satiety and subsequent intake of energy at lunch and evening meal. Eur J Nutr. 2013;52(4):1353-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-012-0489-0.
Veldhorst M, Smeets A, Soenen S, Hochstenbach-Waelen A, Hursel R, Diepvens K, et al. Protein-induced satiety: effects and mechanisms of different proteins. Physiol Behav. 2008;94(2):300-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2008.01.003.
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Samsel A, Seneff S. Glyphosate's suppression of cytochrome P450 enzymes and amino acid biosynthesis by the gut microbiome: pathways to modern diseases. Entropy. 2013;15:1416-1463. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/e15041416.
Curl CL, Beresford SAA, Fenske RA, Fitzpatrick AL, Lu C, Nettleton JA, et al. Estimating pesticide exposure from dietary intake and organic food choices: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Environ Health Perspect. 2015;123:475-483. doi: https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1408197.
American Academy of Pediatrics. Organic Foods: Health and Environmental Advantages and Disadvantages. Pediatrics. 2012;130:e1406-e1415. doi: https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2012-2579.
Campbell WW. Animal protein intake and bone health. Proc Nutr Soc. 2003;62:867-876. doi: https://doi.org/10.1079/PNS2003315.
Joy JM, Lowery RP, Wilson JM, Purpura M, De Souza EO, Wilson SM, et al. The effects of 8 weeks of whey or rice protein supplementation on body composition and exercise performance. Nutr J. 2013;12:86. doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2891-12-86.
How much protein do I need?
Several institutions (such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) recommend a daily intake of 0.8g of protein/kg of body weight for an average individual. For Athletes, this intake should be at least 1.2g of protein/kg of body weight.
So if you have an average physical activity and your body weight is about 80kg, the daily protein intake for you would be 64g (including all protein sources throughout the day).
And if you are an athlete and your body weight is 60kg, the daily protein intake for you would be 72g and more (including all protein sources throughout the day).
Also, protein is not stored by the body, so it should be eaten every day.
How and when to use protein ?
Protein intake is recommended in the morning before starting your day as it will give you balance in your energy all day long. Another good moment in the day is 30 minutes (or less) after a physical activity.
You can take your organic vegan protein in shakes or smoothies for example, mixed with fruits or vegetables, as you like. We also recommend to use plant-based milk for better taste and digestion.
Is it good for children to take protein?
Yes. And not only are they good for children, but they are even recommended, as it sustains growth, immune system, and balance in energy and mood throughout the day!
As an example, for children aged 4 to 13, it is suggested to take 0.95g of protein per kg / day. So for a 20kg child, this is equivalent to 19g (including all the protein sources in his/her daily diet).
With our vegan and organic proteins, digestion and absorbtion rates by the body (98%) are even better than with other protein sources.