GN Studies2021-05-19T17:25:17+00:00

Busting Bubbles, Myths & Barriers (with Science)

The people who came up with the marketing slogan “whey is the gold standard” don’t like us very much. That’s because in 2013 Growing Naturals rice protein was first put head to head with whey in a clinical study, and whey surprisingly didn’t win. Since then, whey didn’t prove to be superior again in 2018 and most recently in 2020. Not sure whether to believe this is true? Check out the clinical study summaries and other studies that just show plant-based proteins rock! Because of these studies, GN rice protein is uniquely patented for Sports Nutrition use. Our commitment is to bring you more and more scientific proof to show that our plant proteins really do work!

To Improve Mood, Eat More Fruits & Vegetables

After analyzing the 21-day food diaries of 281 young adults, researchers in New Zealand determined that the happier people were the ones who ate more fruits and vegetables.  Each day the subjects were asked to [...]

Vegetarian Diets Associated with Longer Lives

More than 70,000 Seventh-day Adventists’ diets were examined for this study which determined that vegetarian diets were associated with reduced death rates particularly in men rather than women. Via questionnaire, the subjects were categorized into [...]

Study Finds Vegetarians are Slimmer than Meat-Eaters

Nutrient intakes of almost 72,000 subjects from the Adventist Health Study 2 were analyzed to compare differences between vegetarian and non-vegetarian dietary patterns.  All subjects completed a validated food frequency questionnaire and also submitted some [...]

High Dietary Intake of Polyphenols Associated with Longevity

Polyphenols are naturally-occurring substances in plant-based foods, predominantly fruits and vegetables but also in legumes, nuts, cereals, coffee and tea.  Polyphenols are known to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic properties.  In this study, international researchers analyzed [...]

Beneficial Phenolic Compounds in Yellow Peas

Legumes like yellow peas provide a source of phenolic compounds—naturally occurring bioactive substances  with a wide range of therapeutic and pharmacological properties.  A 2009 study extracted varying amounts of 8  different phenolic compounds in different [...]

Pea Protein Effective in Lowering Short-term Food Intake

Thirty-two male volunteers participated in two studies measuring the effect of different protein sources on food  intake and satiety.  Pea protein was compared to whey, casein, and egg albumin.  In the first study, subjects were [...]

Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory Properties of Pea Protein

A recent (2012) study conducted on mice confirmed anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of pea protein hydrolysates (PPH). PPH showed significant inhibition of nitric oxide, a naturally occurring by-product of cellular metabolism which can be damaging [...]

Arsenic Levels In Brown Rice Ingredients

We understand that levels of inorganic arsenic in rice is of concern in some parts of the world. That is why Growing Naturals is committed to using brown rice ingredients that provide health benefits while [...]