CategoryFitness

Are Vegans Stronger Than Meat Eaters?

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If 2 people strength train and live the exact same way, but one eats a vegan diet and one doesn’t, will one be stronger than the other? Assuming the diets are both well planned, they’ll have the same strength. Muscle building and strength comes down to the nutrients in food, not the type of food itself. It doesn’t matter if you get your protein from lentils or chicken, as long as you’re...

Study Review: Do Vegans Have Higher or Lower Testosterone?

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Before I went vegan, I heard all the standard things about testosterone plummeting without meat. And then after I went vegan, I heard anecdotes about the opposite – that testosterone actually goes up. Since those opinions are rarely backed up by any real logic or research, I typically ignore them. But since this is an interesting topic, I decided to find out for myself what...

Is Beyond Raw Lit Pre-Workout Vegan?

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Bad news: Lit pre-workout isn’t vegan. The active ingredients all appear to be vegan to me, most are synthetic. Even creatine is almost always vegan nowadays. However, take a look at the list of the “other” ingredients: Natural & Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Soy Oil and Lecithin Blend, Calcium Silicate , Shellac, FD&C Yellow...

Are Creatine Supplements Vegan Friendly?

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If you’re asking this question, I’m going to assume you already know what creatine generally does, and why supplementing creatine can be beneficial for vegans, especially vegan athletes. The good news is that creatine supplements can indeed be vegan. Quite a few actually are. But you also have to be cautious when choosing a creatine for a few simple reasons I’ll go over as quickly as possible...

Is Mr. Hyde Pre-Workout Vegan? (I Found Out Once and For All)

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The short answer: Yes, Mr. Hyde’s main pre-workout supplements ARE vegan. For such a simple question, I couldn’t find a clear answer anywhere. So, I decided to get one myself and publish it here. I contacted Pro Supps customer support (the company that makes Mr. Hyde) through email to get an answer. As you can see below, their customer service manager confirmed that Mr. Hyde NitroX, which...

Should Vegans Take Creatine?

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Creatine is an important acid in the body when it comes to gaining muscle mass and performing better as a high intensity vegan athlete (or any athlete in general). Dietary creatine comes entirely from animal products. That’s why it’s not surprising that vegans receive no dietary creatine. The question is whether or not that’s dangerous to our health as vegans, and whether or not we can and...

Is Cellucor C4 Vegan? I Found Out Once and For All

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The short answer: Yes, Cellucor C4 IS vegan. It took me way too long to find that answer myself. I kept reading mixed answers, with some saying that tons of vegan bodybuilders use it, and others saying it wasn’t because the creatine might be derived from animal sources. Even different employees in Cellucor seem to be confused. To get a definitive answer, I reached out and asked if...

Is Reign Total Body Fuel Vegan? (Good News!)

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Reign is a pretty new product quickly gaining popularity. Their website is pretty barebones for now, just explaining that it’s a pre-workout supplement with BCAAs, caffeine, CoQ10, and electrolytes. BCAAs in general are sometimes vegan, but not always. I contacted the company about whether or not it’s vegan, and got back a pretty standard templated response: Hi, Thanks again for taking the...

The 5 Best Vegan Gym And Lifting Shoes for Athletes

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A lot of popular lifting shoes aren’t vegan. Even classic brands like Converse often use adhesives that contain animal products. Adidas has a few product lines that some claim are vegan, but they’re never clearly labelled or certified. Personally, I’d like to be sure that my shoes are vegan. A while back I needed new shoes, and ended up researching the best options. I’m going to share with you...

The 5 Best Organic Vegan Protein Powder Supplements

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Originally, I wanted to find the best vegan protein powder, so I bought 21 products, and tested them all. It wasn’t until later that it occurred to me that some people are only interested in organic protein supplements. So I made this page, focusing only on the best organic vegan protein powders. Out of the original 21, that leaves 5. I’ll go over my testing procedure, and then get right into...