COMPLETE VEGAN PROTEIN - Natural ChocolateNatural Chocolate | GNC



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GNC PUREDGE™ sets the new standard for quality, nature-based sports nutrition, without sacrificing delicious taste or the performance benefits you'd expect from the industry leader by providing powerful compounds and clinically studied ingredients. Each product is certified banned substance free, contains no unhealthy artificial additives, and features a powerful Functional Flavor System that utilizes active flavoring ingredients to go beyond delicious taste and deliver additional healthy functional benefits. These innovative products give you a strong and wholesome foundation for personal improvement in any fitness pursuit.*

Complete Vegan Protein is GNC's first ever, 20g plant-based protein with powerful whole-food-based blends that target vital core body systems with nature's best ingredients for optimum health and exercise performance. Whether you need to enhance post-workout muscle recovery or satisfy your hunger with this deliciously nourishing choice, we made sure each ingredient counts toward the daily nutritional needs of your healthy and active lifestyle.

Naturally superior, the Vegan Amino Acid Matrix is packed with the ultimate exercise recovery and muscle support:
  • 4,000mg branched chain amino acids to build, repair and fuel muscle"
  • 6,000mg glutamine to support muscle function and exercise recovery*
  • No soy, gluten or dairy amino sources*
Derived from 4 powerful vegetable sources, the Whole-Food-Based Vegan Performance Blend contains some of nature's best health and exercise performance support:
  • 1 full serving of wholesome vegetable to support daily nutritional needs*
  • Clinically proven beet extract to increase strength and enhance athletic performance*
Deliciously satisfying and free of artificial flavors, this clean performance protein also supplies:
  • 20g protein from 5 plant-based sources — pea, navy bean, chickpea, whole grain quinoa and brown rice*
  • 100mg Nutrient Digestion Blend made from pineapple and papaya to help support protein, fat and carbohydrate digestion*
  • 13g clean, maltodextrin-free carb for sustained energy featuring 5g hunger-satisfying fiber & 4.6g wholesome Vegetable Blend*
This advanced Functional Flavor System provides amazing taste plus functions as a system to provide additional health support.* Instead of artificial ingredients, this system uses cocoa, a potent antioxidant to provide a natural, great-tasting flavor while protecting healthy cells from damaging free radicals.* Even the delicious natural flavor is working for you!

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As a dietary supplement, mix 2 scoops (45 g) with 8 fl. oz. of cold water or your favorite beverage daily or post-workout. For a thicker consistency, mix in a blender with ice and fruit. For maximum results, take two servings daily.


Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.

Other Ingredients

Protein Blend (Whole Grain Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein, Navy Bean Powder, Chickpea Powder, Whole Grain Quinoa), Inulin, Essential Fatty Acid Blend (Milled Chia, Flaxseed Protein), Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Reb A (Natural Stevia Leaf Sweetener)
Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation Pittsburgh PA 15222

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size  2 scoop(s)
Servings Per Container  24

Amount Per Serving     % DV

  Calories from Fat 20  

Potassium 140mg   4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g   4%
  Dietary Fiber 5g   20%
Protein 20g   40%
Calories 140  
Calcium 70mg   7%
Magnesium 45mg   11%
Sodium 180mg   8%
Sugars 2g  
Total Fat 2g   3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g   2%

Vegan Amino Acid Matrix  0   **
Glutamine (as Whole Grain Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein, L-Glutamine, Navy Bean Powder, Chickpea Powder)  6000 mg   **
Isoleucine (as Whole Grain Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein, Navy Bean Powder, Chickpea Powder, Whole Grain Quinoa,L-Isoleucine)   2000 mg   **
Leucine (as Whole Grain Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein, Navy Bean Powder, Chickpea Powder, Whole Grain Quinoa, L-Leucine)  1000 mg   **
Valine (as Whole Grain Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein, Navy Bean Powder, Chickpea Powder, Whole Grain Quinoa, L-Valine)  1000 mg   **
Whole-Food-Based Vegan Performance Blend  0   **
Vegetable Blend (Butternut Squash Powder, Zucchini Powder, Pumpkin Powder)  4600 mg   **
Betaine (as BETAPOWER® Betaine Anhydrous)  2500 mg   **
Nutrient Digestion Blend  0   **
Papain (from Papaya Fruit)  50 mg   **
Bromelain (from Pineapple Stem)  50 mg   **
Functional Flavor System  0   **

** Daily Value (DV) not established.


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I absolutely love this product! I find that a lot of vegan and vegetarian protein blends tend to have higher levels of sodium, thus bloating me. This vegan protein powder contains lower levels of sodium in comparison to other vegan powders I have come across in the past. The taste is perfect (you are buying vegan, gluten free don't it's not going to be like other protein powders that are cake batter or brownie deluxe flavored). I also find that this powder is smoother than other vegan powders I have tried. For the health conscious out there, this is the vegan powder to try! I love it mixed into my oatmeal with a little almond milk and cinnamon, blended with fruits in the blender or simply mixed in a shaker cup with water. GNC definitely nailed this one! Price's like all other vegan powders and its well worth it.
December 23, 2014
This Vegan protein is one of the best I have ever tried. I have used RAW, sun warrior and a few others. The GNC brand it the tastiest. It tastes a lot like Vega Brand, but it is half the price. It blends nicely and it's not chalky at all. People need to remember that this is VEGAN protein, meaning it won't taste like regular protein. For a VEGAN protein, it's really a great product. It doesn't leave me feeling bloated like other brands. It's easy on the digestive system. Yeah, it has Stevia in it so i see some people complain about that … but if you are buying something that is branding itself as a CHEMICAL FREE product you should probably expect their to be stevia in it… if you don't like the stevia taste then don't go for a chemical free product… common sense. I happen to love the flavor of stevia, therefore I am really happy to have found this product. Thank You GNC for making something Vegan and chemical free at a great price (when it is one sale) !
February 28, 2015
Ok taste... but willl not buy again.
I had bought this product because I am TRYING very hard to stay away from dairy and plain soy products. Taste is ok, however it needs to be blended with fruits or something else. I do not care much about the texture. Does not hold my appetite for long (about 1/2 tops).
January 27, 2015
Get what you pay for!
When looking for a protein supplement, I wanted the most natural plant-based protein possible, and I wanted it to taste good. First I tried Jarrow's Optimal Plant Proteins, but that brand has a warning label on it -- it has a chemical known to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. OMG!!! I threw it out. This is when I first entered a GNC store to find a safe product. Naturally I found what I was looking for in GNC's Puredge Complete Vegan Protein powder. The natural vanilla flavor tastes good and also offers antioxidant support. There is no soy, dairy, or gluten in this protein powder. Read the Supplement Facts & Ingredients. It is non-GMO, no lactose, no wheat, yeast, fish, eggs, or any banned substances. Plus, it has one full serving of veggies and it tastes good. It doesn't make your smoothies look muddy or murky like some other protein powders do. I absolutely love it! Thank you, GNC!
August 12, 2015
This Vegan protein is so good! I have tried so many other brands, RAW, Sun Warrior and more and this is by far my favorite. I really like Vega Protein but the prices are outrageous so this is the next best thing. It's vegan so it will never taste like a regular protein. It doesn't make me feel bloated like other brands either - it's easy on the digestive system. I love the taste of Stevia in there also, but I am used to that taste so it doesn't bother me. Thanks GNC for finally making a "clean" brand and one for vegans !
February 28, 2015
Chocolate Lover, Not a fan of Vanilla but was amazed and won over by this product, GR8 flavor. If you're expecting super sweet taste you won't find it here. Super Clean; GR8 4 lactose intolerants, blends very well.I use a shaker. I'm not a "smoothie" person just looking for effective clean pre/post workout and meal replacement protein. 100% satisfaction delivered with PUREDGE! If you've got to have the sweet tase I reccomend adding a little honey. PS beware of the "use by" dates. I've found that the Vegan protein turnover is not as quick as the whey in GNC stores. I purchased the chocolate Puredge in a store in late December 2016 & was disturbed by the moldy taste. I checked the "use by" date and it was Feb 2017.I thought it might just be me but after a week I threw it out. & went back to the Vanilla. I'm going to give it one more chance with the chocolate but next time online.
January 26, 2017
Great Results no Tummy Ache!
I switched away from Whey because I'm lactose intolerant and I see a huge difference in my strength, endurance, and muscle growth in only one week! Plus I no longer have tummy aches, cramps, or ... You know what belongs in the blank. The big culture shock for me was that you CANNOT blend this with milk to make a milk shake. I used to do banana, peanut butter, ice, lactaid milk and blend.. NO you cannot do that with this. You have to mix this with an BCAA supplement, a glass of water, and a few table spoons of a NON sweetened tart juice such as cranberry. simply shake with ice, do not blend. I take one scoop of this and the BCAA before and after each workout. Good Luck!
March 26, 2017
I like it
No soy, non GMO, Gluten free, it's everything I want in a protein supplement. I'm happy I came across with this product! It kind of smelled like bananas at first. I would recommend to blend it with berries. I love it.
December 11, 2015
I wanted it to be good....
So I wanted to be good and not use Whey (which is actually an animal protein), but as with Whey over 10 years, they've got a LONG way to making plant based protein taste even close to consuming. This was literally so nasty tasting that me and my mom had to dump our shakes out. It's like I walked back in time 15 years when Whey protein shakes tasted like chalk. Maybe in 3 years it will taste good enough to get down, but right now, I'd say avoid.
January 23, 2015

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