24 August, 2021
Whether you’re a committed vegan or vegetarian or if you’re simply trying to cut down on your meat consumption, it can often be hard to find convenient plant-based protein options.
Of course, you can choose from lentils and tempeh, but sometimes you want a quick and easy add–in that you simply sprinkle and mix with smoothies, add to a soup or even include in a hearty veggie stew. That’s exactly where Sciiona comes in.
We use organic moringa leaves grown, harvested and dried by experts in northern India and our UK based edible micro-coating process uses plant derived cellulose so it’s completely suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Being vegan and vegetarian may be good for the environment, but more often than not it can leave many fulfilling this lifestyle with a nutritional deficit. We understand that for many, it can be a struggle to find good sources of protein as often the protein content in plant-based options can be relatively low. This can be combated by consuming a diet that is both rich in the amino acids found in plants and additional forms of protein, but the organisation this can take to combine them correctly and make sure all the amino acids are consumed in the proper amounts, can be difficult. To be sure, use Sciiona.
Made from the miracle plant, moringa, Sciiona contains a whopping 18 amino acids and all nine essential amino acids, making it one of the very rare complete proteins in the plant world! As a complete protein, this means it contains an adequate amount of all nine of the essential amino acids necessary for the function of the human body.
Moringa is often known for being bitter tasting, however, Sciiona has combated this by using a patented edible micro-coating process whereby each granule of Sciiona is coated in plant derived cellulose protecting it from your stomach acid and moisture.
Sciiona is able to supercharge even the most basic of meals meaning you get all the nutrients you need whilst also improving your overall immune system and gut health.
One of the main challenges for vegans and vegetarians is getting enough of certain nutrients. The biggest challenges they face are:
Protein & Amino Acids: For vegans, vegetarians or those who perhaps just want to cut back on animal sources of protein or may want to decrease their intake of saturated fats, getting the right protein with all of the amino acids you need can be difficult.
Of the 20 dietarily relevant amino acids, 11 are non-essential, which means our body can produce them. However, the rest must come from your diet. These other nine are found together most commonly in animal proteins – which is good news, unless you are vegan or vegetarian.
The amino acid composition in Sciiona is very similar to that of many animal sources. In other words, it offers the nutritional benefits of meat, without eating meat. This helps both vegans and vegetarians optimise their protein intake which is vital for muscle growth, strong bones, low blood pressure and overall wellness.
Lysine: Lysine is an essential amino acid and is a building block for protein which is vital as your body cannot make it, so you need to obtain it from food. It’s responsible for normal growth and muscle turnover and used to form carnitine, a substance found in most cells of your body. What’s more, it helps transport fats across your cells to be burned for energy. It can also help your body absorb more calcium, reduce the loss of calcium, and even reduce the risk of calcium build-up in your blood vessels. Lysine is normally only found in low levels in non-animal proteins. Sciiona is high in lysine, so you can go meat-free without the worry of obtaining this important protein.
Bone health: A recent study has shown that many vegans have poorer bone health, so lysine is of particular importance. There is also growing evidence that lysine together with other dietary components including leucine, vitamins A and B6, omega-3 fatty acids and magnesium are linked to increased calcium absorption, reduced calcium loss and through this better bone health.
Calcium: Vegans and vegetarians can struggle with getting enough calcium, and we understand that the worry of bone loss is a concern across the ages. It is especially true menopausal women and families with young children. Thankfully, moringa is an excellent source of calcium that can be easily absorbed by the body. Did you know that gram per gram, Sciiona contains four times more calcium than you’ll find in milk?
Iron: Iron is the most essential nutrient in our daily lives. This is because it is needed to create hemoglobin, which carries oxygen throughout our bodies. Sciiona is a rich source of iron, as well as vitamins K and E which contribute towards the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Sciiona is designed to be incorporated into your everyday diet as a healthy and nourishing habit, not a chore. We have created one of the richest supplies of vital nutrients in the world, from one source, to enjoy as part of your daily regime, beneficial to your immune system. What’s more, our edible micro-coating process improves the taste and nutritional qualities of Sciiona, and ensure it’s safe up to be cooked up to temperatures of 160°C
Just sprinkle up to two teaspoonfuls daily onto your favourite breakfast, lunch, or dinner dish or use it as an additional ingredient in your favourite recipes.
Here are 4 of our favourite ways to use Sciiona.
Let us know your favourite vegan or vegetarian dish to sprinkle Sciiona onto!