I have a question regarding supplementing with protein powder.
I recently picked up a sample of Vega Sport and I can't determine what's in it that would warrant the "Do not us if you are pregnant or breastfeeding" warning label. I asked the midwife today, showed her the packet and she said maybe because it's sweetened by stevia leaf extract.
Other than that it has (copied directly from packet)
- "complete protein blend": pea protein, SaviSeed sacha inchi protein, sprouted whole grain brown rice protein, alfalfa protein
- branched chain amino acid complex: L-leucine, L-isoleucine, L-valine
- digestive enzyme blend: protease (plant and bacterial), aminopeptidase, HemiSEB (amylase, pectinase, phytase, hemicellulase)
A lot of the protein powders out there use stevia and the official statement is that its effects have not been studied on pregnant women...
Does anyone else use a non-whey protein powder they like that has a high amount of protein (20g or more) per serving?