CategoryFitness

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...

The Only Vegan Bodybuilding Books Worth Reading

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There aren’t many vegan bodybuilding books yet, and even fewer that are actually good books. There’s no reason you can’t learn a lot from books not aimed at vegans, but I also understand the appeal of learning from someone who’s done what you want to do, in the way that you want to do. Of all the vegan bodybuilding books I’ve comes across, there’s only 3 that I would highly recommend. Hopefully I...

What’s the Vegan Alternative to the GOMAD Diet?

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While I can’t exactly relate, I know many vegans who find it really hard to gain weight. On a non-vegan diet, they often turn to something like a Gallon Of Milk A Day (GOMAD) diet, where they drink a gallon of milk a day in addition to eating other food. Obviously we don’t drink dairy milk, so we need some sort of replacement. The solution starts with a question… Why a gallon of milk...

The Best Vegan Trail Running Shoes

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I know from experience that finding a new pair of runners that you like can be a chore, especially if you’re looking for vegan trail running shoes. So I put together a list of the most popular options that are pretty diverse. I’m sure that there’s at least one or two appealing options for just about all runners. Note that I left out companies like Salomon and Nike. While both are known for their...