Brown Rice Protein Powder Supplement for Bodybuilding: Plant Based Protein Source

Brown Rice Plant Protein Supplement Bodybuilding Benefits

Brown Rice

Brown Rice (Adityamadhav83 CC-BY-SA-4.0)

Brown Rice Protein is a Vegan, gluten free and dairy free plant based protein source for bodybuilding or general health. Organic Rice Protein is also available.

Brown Rice protein powder is a great source of vegetarian protein that has a similar amino acid profile as whey, and is rich in glutamine and arginine.

Even if you are not looking for a vegetarian supplement, brown rice is great to mix with your whey or casein shake for a change of pace, looking for plant-based sources of protein or just to get a good mix of amino profiles in your diet. Also see Hemp Seed Protein.

Rice Protein supports bodybuilding by supporting muscle growth and recovery.

Organic Brown Rice Protein

Brown rice protein is also readily available as an organic product. This will provide the following benefits:

  • Non-GMO
  • Non Dairy
  • Non Soy
  • Lactose Free
  • Gluten Free

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Brown Rice Protein Powder Nutrition Facts

When most people think of good bodybuilding protein supplements, they think of whey protein, casein, soy and maybe egg protein. Very few people think of brown rice protein.  Believe it or not, brown rice protein powder is an excellent source of protein for the bodybuilder or strength athlete.

Brown rice is generally considered a carbohydrate source, but it does contain a small amount of protein. However, when brown rice is concentrated it can be made into a high protein powder supplement with an impressive amino acid profile.​ See Wikipedia Rice Protein article.

Brown rice protein powder makes an excellent addition to your protein supplement arsenal.  Because it has a different amino acid profile than whey, mixing a scoop or two with your whey protein shake assures you are getting a good balance of amino acids.

Another interesting fact about brown rice protein is that it contains roughly 5 times the amount of arginine than whey, meaning you will get a nice nitric oxide boost when taking as your pre-workout shake.

Example of Nutrition facts for brown rice protein powder 21g scoop:

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Rice Protein – Chocolate

  • 80 calories
  • 5 grams carbohydrates
  • 16 grams protein
  • 1 gram fat
  • 2 grams fiber

Vegan Protein Brown Rice Protein Amino Acid Profile

Here is a comparison of the amino acid profiles of whey protein and brown rice protein:

Amino acid                                            brown ricewhey
alanine0.90.9
arginine1050.3
aspartic acid 1.42.1
cysteine 0.40.5
glutamic acid2.03.2
glycine0.70.3
histidine 0.70.3
isoleucine0.71.2
leucine1.42.0
lysine0.51.7
methionine0.40.4
phenylalanine0.80.6
proline0.81.3
serine0.90.9
threonine0.61.4
tyrosine 0.90.5
valine0.81.1

All measurements are in grams.