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The Real MVP: Our Lactose-Free, Anytime Protein Powder

Welcome to #VitalVersity, where our in-house wellness experts break down the latest health trends, new Vital Proteins® and Vital Performance™ products & more.


Introducing Vital Performance™ Protein. A lactose-free performance supplement made with 25g of complete protein (including 10g of collagen) to complement your daily routine and stimulate muscle protein synthesis** — no artificial sugars or sweeteners included. To celebrate our latest Vital Performance™ launch, we enlisted in-house functional nutrition expert, Olivia Peláez, MS, to break down this lactose-free, anytime protein powder. Keep reading to learn more.

Lively: Vital Performance™ Protein is here! What makes you excited about this launch?

Olivia Peláez: I'm so excited about this launch because I think this is the perfect protein powder to complement my existing wellness routine! I'm always looking for ways to boost my protein intake throughout the day so I'm super excited to add this lactose-free protein powder to my favorite smoothie recipes. I love that I’m able to get all the benefits of milk protein (think: BCAA!) without any of the digestive upset that lactose can cause. As always, I’m a huge fan of the fact that our products are super clean and never have any artificial flavors or colors.

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L: Can you give us a breakdown?

OP: This product is super unique in that it not only offers the amazing benefits of collagen but it also offers the unique benefits from milk protein isolate (without the lactose!), a high-quality and bioavailable protein. Vital Performance™ Protein delivers 25g of protein per serving including 10g of collagen, 8g of essential amino acids (EAA) and 5g of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) to stimulate muscle protein synthesis and improved recovery.** In addition to collagen, Vital Performance™ Protein contains milk protein isolate — a type of protein that has undergone a unique series of filtration and enzymatic steps to remove the lactose while retaining the protein ratio of 80% casein to 20% whey protein. Vital Performance™ Protein is available in 4 delicious flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, Cold Brew and Strawberry.

L: How is this protein powder different from the others in our lineup?

OP: This product is different from the rest of our product portfolio because it is the first time we are introducing lactose-free milk protein isolate into the mix. This type of protein retains the amino acid composition of milk (think: EAA and BCAA to stimulate muscle protein synthesis and support improved recovery!**) while removing the lactose which is known to cause digestive upset in certain individuals. Combined with collagen, this protein powder helps support healthy bones, joints, tendons and ligaments, making it a powerhouse protein supplement that is ideal for anytime of day.**

L: Can you take Vital Performance™ Protein with others?

OP: This product can definitely be taken in conjunction with other Vital Proteins products! However, since this product does deliver a complete amino acid profile, you will want to make sure that you are using it within your targeted daily protein intake. Looking to up your protein or collagen intake? Try our Collagen Calculator™! Using information like your age, sex and protein diet, our proprietary on-site equation helps to determine your recommended daily collagen intake. This Collagen Calculator™ is meant for educational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice or act as a substitute for seeking such advice from a qualified health professional. It's been designed around our products, and can't make any assumptions, or recommendations, about other companies’ products. 

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L: What does your collagen routine look like currently? 

OP: My collagen routine starts first thing in the morning when I addVital Proteins Vitality® Immune Booster** in Grape Citrus to a glass of water to start my day. I love knowing that I’m giving my immune system some love with clinically proven ingredients like Wellmune®* and Immuno-LP20. After I work out, I have breakfast and scoop our Collagen Peptides into my coffee before starting work for the day. On days when I don’t have time to make lunch, I’ll typically make a smoothie packed with greens, pineapple, mango and now I’ll be adding the Vital Performance™ Protein for an extra protein boost. Usually around the 2-3 p.m. slump, I whip up a matcha latte to give me the energy I need to power through the rest of the day. In the evening, I love using our Blueberry Moon Milk Collagen Latte™ supplement to make a nighttime latte to help me unwind and decompress. 

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