FAQ

What makes FȲTA so uniquely sustainable?

FȲTA Elite Plant Protein features EverPro® — the world’s most sustainable protein* — a blend made from Upcycled Certified barley that produces five times fewer greenhouse gas emissions, uses 14 times less land, and consumes 34 times less water than whey protein. 

We combine this upcycled protein with whole ground lupin, an ancient bean that is not only high in protein, but also helps regenerate depleted soil. 

In addition to sourcing highly sustainable ingredients, FȲTA manufactures all of our products in an American plant that uses renewable energy, while also striving to minimize supply chain transportation.

All told, FȲTA Elite Plant Protein is the epitome of food choice sustainability.

*commercially available at scale

How can FȲTA Elite Plant Protein help with performance and recovery?

Each serving of FȲTA Elite Plant Protein offers 30 grams of non-GMO protein, including all of the nine essential amino acids required for optimized muscle growth and recovery. This proprietary formula features the most digestible plant protein ever tested, helping you fuel, build and recover faster than ever before.

Each serving of FȲTA Elite Plant Protein also contains over 6.5 grams of glutamine and glutamic acid — more than whey protein and most other proteins. The most abundant amino acid in the body, glutamine has also been shown to reduce exercise-induced muscle damage1.

  1. Córdova-Martínez, A., Caballero-García, A., Bello, H. J., Pérez-Valdecantos, D., & Roche, E. (2021). Effect of Glutamine Supplementation on Muscular Damage Biomarkers in Professional Basketball Players. Nutrients, 13(6), 2073. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13062073

What are the health benefits of using FȲTA Elite Plant Protein?

A strong body of research demonstrates that getting more protein from plants offers significant health advantages, including a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. In fact, research has shown that every 3% increase in daily consumption of plant protein is linked with a 5% lower risk of death1. 

In addition to being entirely plant-sourced, FȲTA Elite Plant Protein is also made with whole foods. We grind whole lupin beans into a fine powder and combine that with sprouted barley protein, retaining beneficial compounds — including powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients — and three grams of gut-friendly fiber per serving. 

FȲTA Elite Plant Protein is also a healthier choice because of what it does not contain. 

Each serving, for example, contains only two grams of fat — with no trans fats and no cholesterol — and only one gram of added sugar. Unlike most other protein brands, FȲTA Elite Plant Protein is free of artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors, and preservatives, with no added fillers. 

FȲTA Elite Plant Protein is also NSF Certified for Sport, meaning our product is third-party tested for contaminants like heavy metals, BPAs, masking agents, and other unwanted ingredients often found in other protein supplements. 

  1. Naghshi, S., Sadeghi, O., Willett, W. C., & Esmaillzadeh, A. (2020). Dietary intake of total, animal, and plant proteins and risk of all cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 370, m2412. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2412

Does FȲTA Elite Plant Protein taste good?

Some people assume that a product as clean and healthy as FȲTA Elite Plant Protein couldn’t taste good, but nothing could be further from the truth: blind taste-testing performed at the National Food Lab showed that our naturally flavored protein was preferred 3 to 1 over comparable leading products. 

What makes FȲTA Elite Plant Protein so versatile?

Featuring the fastest-absorbing plant protein ever tested, FȲTA Elite Plant Protein dissolves into any liquid without changing its consistency. No clumps, no chalkiness, and no grit.  

This unique solubility of FȲTA Elite Plant Protein is what makes it so versatile: not only does it stir almost instantly into water or plant milk — and blend easily into any smoothie — it even vanishes into coffee. Give it a try if you don’t believe us!

Check out #TeamFȲTA for other creative ways to enjoy FȲTA Elite Plant Protein — from hot chocolate to protein-boosted pancakes, muffins and energy bars.

What makes FȲTA so uniquely sustainable?

FȲTA Elite Plant Protein features EverPro® — the world’s most sustainable protein* — a blend made from Upcycled Certified barley that produces five times fewer greenhouse gas emissions, uses 14 times less land, and consumes 34 times less water than whey protein. 

We combine this upcycled protein with whole ground lupin, an ancient bean that is not only high in protein, but also helps regenerate depleted soil. 

In addition to sourcing highly sustainable ingredients, FȲTA manufactures all of our products in an American plant that uses renewable energy, while also striving to minimize supply chain transportation.

All told, FȲTA Elite Plant Protein is the epitome of food choice sustainability.

*commercially available at scale

Where does the protein in FȲTA Elite Plant Protein come from?

The protein in FȲTA Elite Plant Protein comes from a blend of two unique ingredients: sprouted barley-rice protein, and whole ground lupin bean.

Our sprouted non-GMO barley-rice protein is an American-grown Upcycled Certified product called EverPro®, the flagship product of EverGrain™, a St. Louis-based sustainable ingredient company. EverPro® is a pre-product of beer production*, which begins by separating the naturally occurring carbohydrates found in grains like barley and rice from their protein and fiber. The carbohydrates are then used to initiate the fermentation process, while the high quality protein and some of the fiber are redirected to become the most soluble, digestible, and sustainable plant-sourced protein in the sports nutrition category.

Our second protein source is whole ground lupin, an ancient bean that’s one of the world’s richest sources of plant protein — at least twice as much as most other legumes. We grind the bean into a fine powder, retaining beneficial compounds including fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients. 


The result: 30g of fast-absorbing protein per serving, including a host of natural antioxidants and three grams of gut-friendly fiber. 

*FȲTA does not taste like or contain alcohol, as this protein is separated prior to the brewing process.

Is FȲTA Elite Plant Protein just for athletes, or can almost anyone benefit from it?

FȲTA Elite Plant Protein is ideal for athletes, weekend warriors, and anyone else looking for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable source of protein.

Is FȲTA Elite Plant Protein suitable for vegans?

FȲTA’s entire range of products is certified vegan, meaning that all ingredients and manufacturing processes are 100% plant-based and free from any animal products.

Is FȲTA Elite Plant Protein keto friendly?

FȲTA Elite Plant Protein can be incorporated into the daily nutrition plan of people following a ketogenic diet. FȲTA Elite Plant Protein contains 30 grams of protein per serving, five grams of net carbohydrates (including just one gram of added sugar), and two grams of fat. This equates to a macronutrient split of 76% of calories from protein, 13% from carbs, and 11% from fat.

How does FȲTA Elite Plant Protein compare to whey protein?

FȲTA Elite Plant Protein has some distinct advantages over whey and other protein supplements, not only in terms of performance and health, but sustainability as well.

Just like whey protein, one serving of FȲTA Elite Plant Protein provides all of the essential amino acids needed to help maximize lean muscle growth. The sprouted barley-rice protein featured in our formulation is also highly digestible.

Unlike whey protein, however, FȲTA Elite Plant Protein is free of lactose, a dairy milk sugar that can lead to gastrointestinal issues for about 70% of the world’s population1. Each serving of FȲTA Elite Plant Protein also contains three grams of gut-friendly fiber. In short, FȲTA Elite Plant Protein provides all of the performance benefits commonly associated with whey protein, but none of its health concerns2.

Additionally, FȲTA Elite Plant Protein is much better for the planet: the upcycled protein we use produces five times fewer greenhouse gas emissions, uses 14 times less land, and consumes 34 times less water than whey protein.

Read this blog post for more detail on how plant proteins differ to whey. 

  1. Storhaug, C. L., Fosse, S. K., & Fadnes, L. T. (2017). Country, regional, and global estimates for lactose malabsorption in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The lancet. Gastroenterology & hepatology, 2(10), 738–746. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-1253(17)30154-1
  2. Vasconcelos, Q. D. J. S., Bachur, T. P. R., & Aragão, G. F. (2021). Whey protein supplementation and its potentially adverse effects on health: a systematic review. Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism, 46(1), 27–33. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2020-0370

Does FȲTA Elite Plant Protein contain gluten, lactose or soy?

FȲTA Elite Plant Protein is 100% lactose-free. This is great news for the nearly seven out of ten people around the globe who have lactose malabsorption, a condition where consumption of lactose-containing products like milk and whey protein can cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, gas, nausea, bloating, and abdominal pain.

FȲTA Elite Plant Protein is completely soy-free. While soy can be a healthy addition to diets and, despite common misconceptions, doesn’t negatively affect reproductive hormones, we’ve chosen a protein blend that is equally high in protein and essential amino acids, offers faster absorption rates, and is more sustainable.

While FȲTA is wheat-free, it does contain protein from sprouted barley, a natural source of gluten, a protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye. While concerns about gluten have been vastly overblown, about 1% of the population does suffer from celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune disorder that causes people to negatively respond to this protein. Additionally, about 1 in 20 Americans may have gluten sensitivities1,2. 

However, for the vast majority of adults, gluten and gluten-containing whole grains have been proven to be highly beneficial, with the consumption of these foods strongly associated with improved gut health and a reduced risk of several chronic diseases3-5. Research has also shown that unnecessary avoidance of gluten could even negatively impact athletic performance due to excessive food restrictions, which can lead to decreased nutrient intake and suboptimal fuelling6,7. 

Click here to read more on the latest research on gluten. 

  1. Singh, P., Arora, A., Strand, T. A., Leffler, D. A., Catassi, C., Green, P. H., Kelly, C. P., Ahuja, V., & Makharia, G. K. (2018). Global Prevalence of Celiac Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, 16(6), 823–836.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2017.06.037
  2. Igbinedion, S. O., Ansari, J., Vasikaran, A., Gavins, F. N., Jordan, P., Boktor, M., & Alexander, J. S. (2017). Non-celiac gluten sensitivity: All wheat attack is not celiac. World journal of gastroenterology, 23(40), 7201–7210. https://doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v23.i40.7201
  3. Tighe, P., Duthie, G., Vaughan, N., Brittenden, J., Simpson, W. G., Duthie, S., Mutch, W., Wahle, K., Horgan, G., & Thies, F. (2010). Effect of increased consumption of whole-grain foods on blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk markers in healthy middle-aged persons: a randomized controlled trial. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 92(4), 733–740. https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.2010.29417 
  4. Aune, D., Chan, D. S., Lau, R., Vieira, R., Greenwood, D. C., Kampman, E., & Norat, T. (2011). Dietary fibre, whole grains, and risk of colorectal cancer: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 343, d6617. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6617 
  5. Chanson-Rolle, A., Meynier, A., Aubin, F., Lappi, J., Poutanen, K., Vinoy, S., & Braesco, V. (2015). Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Human Studies to Support a Quantitative Recommendation for Whole Grain Intake in Relation to Type 2 Diabetes. PloS one, 10(6), e0131377. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0131377 
  6. Lis, D. M., Fell, J. W., Ahuja, K. D., Kitic, C. M., & Stellingwerff, T. (2016). Commercial Hype Versus Reality: Our Current Scientific Understanding of Gluten and Athletic Performance. Current sports medicine reports, 15(4), 262–268. https://doi.org/10.1249/JSR.0000000000000282
  7. D'Angelo, Stefania & Cusano, Pompilio. (2020). Gluten-free diets in athletes. Journal of Physical Education and Sport. 20. 2330-2336. 10.7752/jpes.2020.s4314. 

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