Does Plant Protein Cause Acne?

Does Plant Protein Cause Acne?

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Long story short, No, it does not. Since vegan proteins are completely plant based, they are a safer and healthier alternative to whey protein.

It is much easier for our body to breakdown, and digest plant based protein rather than dairy based ones.

The best plant-based/vegan protein powders don’t contain any heavy metals. 

There are various types of plant-based protein powders available in the market today, it’s best to look for something that will still be high protein value.

Seeds, grains, and legumes are the most common sources of plant protein.

Vegan protein powders can come in many forms like:

They taste more neutral and also don’t have the smell that whey protein often has. And it is definitely the protein powder of choice if you are lactose intolerant.

Plant-based protein powders can help you build lean muscles, is light on the stomach (does not cause you bloating or indigestion), and also keeps your skin clear and healthy.



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It all comes down to IGF-1, also known as insulin-like growth factor 1, a hormone with a similar molecular structure to insulin, involved in the growth of cells, from muscles and bones to lungs and kidneys, and importantly, skin.

Studies have shown that increased IGF-1 levels lead to changes in gene expression, meaning how our cells process information.

The result? Inflammation, hormonal changes, and increased oil production; a triple-threat to baby-soft skin where makeup seamlessly glides on.

IGF-1 is known to stimulate the production of sebum, the pesky oily substance which makes its way into our pores, transforming from an innocent, moisturising property into a troublesome coating which erupts into acne when in excess.


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Just remember, dietary changes may help improve your skin in some cases, but the fastest and most effective way to clear acne is with proven acne medication. 

If you want to change your diet for other reasons, remember it's always a good idea to check with a doctor, and possibly a nutritionist, to ensure you're making healthy changes.

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