Why We Choose Vegan

Why We Choose Vegan

Whether you’re vegan, veggo, pescatarian, flexitarian or a carnivore, there are so many reasons to go vegan for your daily protein powder fix.

It’s because of these many reasons that we chose to be 100% vegan for all our products. It’s good for our health and our planet — and that makes us feel good! We’ll explain why. 

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Happy Tummies

We’re all about reducing digestive stress. It’s something we think isn’t talked about enough and so many people suffer in silence. Especially when protein powder is a new addition to your diet, why would you add extra stress with hard to digest products?

You hear about it a lot when people kickstart their new gym routines and get stuck into protein shakes for the first time. Perhaps they’ve previously never had digestive issues, yet suddenly find the shakes are messing up their insides!

This is because a lot of dairy based products like whey or casein can cause stomach upset. And that’s what the non-vegan protein powders are typically made from. 

You don't have to be fully lactose intolerant to still have sensitivity to lactose. You can still end up feeling gassy, bloated or stuffed up. Which is not the ideal way to kick off your newfound motivation for eating and training well. 

Getting That Diet Diversity

You might not even be vegan, which means you’re most likely already getting your current protein from meat. Or perhaps you are plant-based and seek out tofu, lentils or eggs.

The point is, the protein you gain from the ingredients in Otopia (namely pea protein isolate and organic sacha inchi protein) is different from the protein you'll be getting elsewhere. This is a good thing. 

It’s good to mix up where you get your dietary sources from as it also means you’ll obtain a wider range of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fibres you may not get otherwise.

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Weight Management

If your goal is weight loss or weight management, then we have good news for you. 

Plant-based proteins are typically lower in calorie content. Our bodies also take longer to metabolise plant based products which means vegan protein can help you feel fuller for longer. 

Studies have also linked veganism to weight loss. Obviously there are many factors to consider, but it’s good to know vegan protein definitely isn’t going to stunt your weight loss goals. It’s going to be your biggest cheerleader!

The Feel Good Factor

Vegan protein powder is more sustainable and environmentally friendly. It’s these little changes in your lifestyle that make you feel good about doing your bit.

We’re sure you have all seen the same scary videos about what farming and meat consumption is doing to our planet. And even if you’re just trying to reduce your footprint by a ‘smidge’, you can feel good choosing a vegan protein. 

You don't have to be vegan to still opt for vegan protein products. And of all the foods to go for the vegan option over the non-vegan, we reckon protein powder has got to be number one. You’re really not missing out!

At Otopia we’re committed to making positive changes and choosing vegan manufacturing is just one way we’re doing good. 

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The Taste!

Okay, we know we might be biased but we truly believe our vegan protein powder tastes a million times better than non-vegan counterparts. 

Whey protein has a pretty bland taste that isn't nice on its own, so you’ll often notice lots of artificial sweeteners are added to improve the flavour. But that’s not our style. 

Whether you go chocolate or vanilla, our protein powder has great solubility which makes it perfect for mixing with water or into your smoothies. It’s not too sweet either which is a big thumbs up!

For All Otopians

Another reason we chose to go vegan is to be inclusive. This way no one has to miss out on our awesome product!

We’re all about inclusivity at Otopia, so we wanted to make a product that anyone can enjoy no matter their dietary requirements, goals or lifestyle. 

Read more about what we’re all about and join our vision for Otopia today.