Sales of plantbased protein soy brown rice and pea have increased 24 percent in the past few years according to a report by the Nutrition Business Journal Photo by Thinkstock

Sales of plant-based protein (soy, brown rice and pea) have increased 24 percent in the past few years, according to a report by the Nutrition Business Journal. Photo by Thinkstock.

Plant-Based Sports Nutrition Supplements Increase in Popularity for Consumers

A growing percentage of the population is turning to natural plant-based supplements for their sports nutrition supplement needs, and even though their reasons for doing so are varied, health club operators may have to take notice.

A growing percentage of the population is turning to natural plant-based supplements for their sports nutrition supplement needs, and even though their reasons for doing so are varied, health club operators may have to take more notice in the future.

Some health club members have turned away from traditional animal-based proteins because they are lactose intolerant, vegetarian, concerned about consuming engineered food or allergic to certain ingredients in these supplements.

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