Product Review

Rice Protein Supplements

Rice Protein - Our Choice and Why

Rice protein supplements seem to be easier to assimilate and they seem to nourish more parts of the body than any other protein supplement that we have tried during the last 25 years. We have gone through whey protein, soy protein, hemp protein, even a protein powder made from brazil nuts and hemp.

Some filled our needs better than others. This article will not go into what we thought about the various protein products but rather what we discovered about two different kinds of rice protein supplements.

NutriBiotic Rice Protein Supplements

NutriBiotic Rice Protein Supplements
NutriBiotic Rice Protein

I found this rice protein powder because I was having to find a new protein. The store I go to didn't have what I usually buy.

It tested good on me in the store - better than any other types like soy or whey. (Note: I use "an easy to do" muscle test) And... this rice protein was the cheapest! When I put it in my morning smoothie, I was dissappointed because it was so grainy and powdery tasting, but for the price, I endured.

I was really impressed by the way I felt after taking it for a few days. It seemed to be so digestible. I never thought I had a problem with digesting protein supplement powders before but this feeling of "clean" digestion was very impressive.

I also observed that my legs were gaining good muscle tone after being on this protein for about a month. I had been climbing up and down stairs in our apartment for about 6 months and hadn't noticed any change in my legs until after I started using this protein powder.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving
  • 12g of actual usuable protein
  • 1.8g carbohydrate
  • 0.3g of fat

More Interesting Facts
  • Enzymatically processed rice protein from whole grain brown rice.
  • All low temperature processing (below (90 degrees F) to ensure highest nutrient content.
  • Completely vegetarian.
  • Contains no soy, milk, egg, yeast, corn, wheat, sugars or preservatives.
  • Free of gluten, pesticides, herbicides, PCBs & GMOs.
  • Free of the common food allergens normally associated with soy, milk and egg proteins.
  • Comes in plain, chocolate, vanilla, and mixed berry.

So... I was happy with this protein and very happy about the price. I even got a bigger surprise when I went to Iherb to see what the prices were there.

We have a special Referral Coupon Code worth some money off your first purchase there. Just get the instructions at our Iherb page on Natural Healthy Eating.

But before you do, take a look at this other rice protein review. We found Sun Warrior even better...

Sun Warrior Protein

I found this protein supplement shortly after finding the NutriBiotic Rice Protein.
Sun Warrior Rice Protein Supplements
Sun Warrior Rice Protein
I thought I would just try it but didn't think it would be any different. I compared the price and it seemed a little more expensive but there was something about it that made me wonder if it could be better.

The whole grain brown rice was sprouted and then the protein was separated from the carbohydrates using a natural fermentation process. The sprouting part captured my attention because I know that more nutrients are made available when grains are sprouted.

Like NutriBiotic, their temperature processing never rose above 90 degrees F. But... they claimed there were more nutrients in the final protein and that it tasted better.

This was very intriguing so I purchased a container. Here is what I found after several weeks of taking it daily.
  • I began breathing deeper automatically - no effort. I've had week lungs since I had asthma as a child and then smoked in my late teens and early twenties. I never thought about the lungs needing protein but it seems that was a missing factor in their rebuilding properly.
  • The intensity of color in the iris of my eyes had been changing because of a particular variety of carrots I had been eating but when I added this protein, I perceived a bettering of my actual sight. They have not gotten better to the point of not needing glasses but I am hopeful from the improvement. It is my belief there's more to vision than food but I am encouraged.
  • I've found a tremendous increase in endurance with exercise. Just walking up my stairs changed dramatically. I believe it had to do with the improvement of my lungs. Also, when going for walks, I feel lighter and walk further.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:
  • 16g of actual usuable protein
  • 3g carbohydrate
  • 1g of fat

More Interesting Facts:
  • All natural ingredients
  • Totally raw
  • Completely Vegan
  • Fermented raw sprouted whole grain brown rice protein; carrangeenan (natural seaweed stabilizer); xanathan gum (natural bio-fermented stabilizer).
  • Very easy to digest
  • Processed without using any chemicals or acid hydrolysis.
  • Contains all 9 essential amino acids and other non-essential amino acids in a perfectly balanced amino acid profile.
  • Free of gluten, pesticides, herbicides, & GMOs.
  • Free of the common food allergens normally associated with soy, milk and egg proteins.
  • Comes in natural, chocolate, and vanilla.

Contains Naturally Occurring Vitamins...

Sprouting of any grains releases enzymes which create the nutrients needed to grow the new plant. Becuase Sun Warrior sprouts before proceeding with the natural fermenting process to separate the carbohydrates from the protein, a wealth of nutrients end up in the final product that aren't found in other rice protein products.

These naturally occurring vitamins and minerals include: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, phosphorous, iron and potassium. High levels of Tocopherols and Tocotrienols, which are components of Vitamin E, are also found.

These added nutrients are really what made me think it would be worth the extra expense. I really am glad I tried it. I don't want to go back to NutriBiotic Rice Protein but when money is an issue, I know it's there.

At my age, it's really important to me to continue keeping my body in good shape and that is what this Sun Warrior Protein is doing for me.

Special Offer

There's some exciting news from Sun Warrior. When they have Specials, we always keep you posted.

Well... they now have the "Best Special Ever" going on right now. It's the best time to buy! Check it out...

- Janis

P.S. Oh yes... There is more than one Special going on right now. I only go over one of them. But if you follow the instructions for the one, you'll find your way to the rest of them.

Sun Warrior Special

*Note: We always let you know when we receive compensation for referring others to a particular company. Arkadia Systems is an affiliate of Iherb and SunWarrior.

Disclaimer: The information we share on this site is what we personally observe and experience, and does not mean another person will observe or experience the same thing.

We provide the information for educational purposes only and is not meant to mislead anyone. We encourage you to consult with your health care provider if you are looking for medical attention or advice. The information here has not been clinically proven or evaluated by the FDA. We do not profess to cure or prevent any disease.


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