Get Picky With Your Protein!

September 12, 2016

At Orgain, being picky means we don’t compromise our high standards for nutrition, ingredient quality, OR taste.

Taste? We’ve got it covered.

Unlike other plant-based proteins that have a gritty, hard-to-choke-down texture, Orgain Organic Protein Powder is smooth and delicious. It turns your morning smoothie or post-workout protein drink from a dreaded chore to something you actually enjoy! And Orgain Organic Protein Powder tastes great added to many of your favorite recipes, so you can have pancakes, muffins, smoothies, and snack bars with a healthy protein boost.

Nutrition? Check.

Orgain Organic Protein has the nutritional profile we all want in a protein powder: including 21g of plant-based protein per serving, only 3g net carbs, no added sugar, and no soy. (For more information, click here.)

Ingredient quality? That, too.

But our pickiness doesn’t end there. Unlike the leading plant-based protein powders, Orgain is USDA Organic, so it’s made without the use of toxic pesticides, hormones or any artificial ingredients. Great taste doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality. We’re firm on that.

Here’s a breakdown of some of what’s inside our Organic Protein Powder and why:

Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein

  • Excellent source of amino acids (complete amino acid profile when combined with pea protein)
  • Sprouting increases nutrient absorption and decreases intestinal distress
  • Very high concentration of protein
  • Sprouted, USDA organic, non-GMO

Organic Hemp Protein

  • Complete the amino acid profile with important branch-chain amino acids
  • High in omega-3
  • High in fiber

Organic Pea Protein

  • Excellent amino acid profile high in BCAAs
  • High in lysine and arginine
  • Highly digestible protein source

Organic Chia Seed

  • High in omega-3
  • High in fiber

So, if you’re using a protein powder that isn’t smooth and delicious, doesn’t have the best nutrition and isn’t USDA Organic, it’s time to get picky with your protein. You won’t regret it.


  • Lucia Catalano
    September 5, 2017 4:27 pm

    I use your orgain plant based protein powder everyday & love it! Especially the peanut one!My question is ,is this a complete meal? I couldn’t find an amino acid profile can you supply me with one?
    I usually have one each morning for breakfast & mix it with cashew or almond milk.

    • alexm
      October 20, 2017 7:02 pm

      Hi Lucia and thanks for your question! Here’s our Plant Based Protein Powder amino acid profile. Also, please keep in mind that these figures represent the amino acid profile for one serving. Orgain Organic Meal Powder is a complete meal with complex carbs, fruits and veggies, and organic protein, while our Protein Powder is more of a protein delivery system, with healthy fats and organic fiber. The Protein Powder is fantastic by itself, but also gives you the ability to control what else goes in, should you like to blend your own morning smoothies. Hope this helps but please feel free to email us at if you have other questions!

      Alanine 926 mg
      Arginine 1344 mg
      Asparagine/Aspartic Acid 1434 mg
      Cysteine/Cystine 416 mg
      Glutamine 3013 mg
      Glycine 748 mg
      Histidine* 359 mg
      Isoleucine* † 661 mg
      Leucine* † 1394 mg Lysine* 475 mg
      Methionine* 487 mg
      Phenylalanine* 909 mg
      Proline 976 mg
      Serine 855 mg
      Threonine* 601 mg
      Tryptophan* 185 mg
      Tyrosine 895 mg
      Valine* † 949 mg

      • Singalong Song
        November 18, 2017 12:16 am

        I was wondering about this also. Thank you for the question and answer.

      • Greg
        December 4, 2017 10:54 pm

        I recommend putting this list of BCAAs on the label. Most other competitors do this and is one of the things I look for when comparison shopping.

      • Windi
        February 21, 2018 8:31 pm

        Please add this information to the label. i have been hesitant to buy this powder, because I wanted to know about the amino acid profile.

      • K
        May 27, 2018 8:34 pm

        How much l lysine in this product please?

        • alexm
          June 12, 2018 10:58 pm

          475mg. The formatting shifted when I copy & pasted so it ended up on the same line as Leucine.

      • FDCASD
        May 25, 2019 3:06 am

        The amino acids add up to a total total of 16,627 mg or 16.6 grams. Why is it listed at 21 grams per serving?

  • Sandra DeAngelo
    December 18, 2017 6:59 pm

    Is Orgain Organic Protein Powder (Natural Unsweetened) a complete protein?

  • Vien Gonyea
    January 21, 2018 9:34 pm

    Hi! I am a mom in the go and love love love your Orgain Protein Powders but I just saw this one with the SuperFoods. My question is can I use this since I’m currently breast feeding? I know I can with your regular protein powders but since this one contains more ingredients I was just curious. I didn’t see this ingredient on the label but my doctor says that it’s not recommended to take anything with Goldenseal in the ingredients since it can be passed through the breast milk. And there’s nothing on the label that says it’s ok for mom’s on the go like your regular protein powders. Thanks in advance!

    • alexm
      January 23, 2018 6:53 pm

      Hi there Vien – We have thousands of moms that have emailed us fantastic feedback on Orgain during their pregnancies and after while breastfeeding. Orgain is certified organic so free of hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, artificial sweeteners, colors, and GMOs. As always, we’d recommend you check with your healthcare team to ensure that Orgain is right for you.

  • Bridget Wilson
    January 22, 2018 4:58 pm

    Love this product, but did some deep research on glutamine and cancer feeds on this!!! Not good!!

    • alexm
      January 23, 2018 6:48 pm

      Hi Bridget & thank you for your concern.

      Glutamine is actually the most abundant free amino acid in blood and Orgain does not add any supplemental glutamine to our products. The glutamine is naturally occurring in the protein sources – both our plant based and dairy based proteins inherently have glutamine as an amino acid. As always, we’d recommend that you check with your healthcare team to ensure that Orgain is right for you.

  • David Leon
    January 25, 2018 2:08 am

    Thank you Orgain, your Vanilla Bean Organic Protein plant based powder sample was a generous portion, smooth, delicious, and oh great now we’re hooked.
    Definitely an A-1 product. Great!

  • Mo Green
    February 1, 2018 2:27 pm

    I purchased the Orgain Orgsnic Protein shake. The ingredients on the container does not list Hemp at all. However, on all other sites hemp is listed as a part of the protein blend. Please clear up this discrepancy please.

    • alexm
      March 6, 2018 12:27 am

      Hello Mo & thanks for your comment. The reason for the discrepancy is that we recently removed hemp protein from our products. However, some retailers may still have the older formula on the shelf. It sounds like you have the newer formula without hemp. The label on the product is the most accurate information for the product inside. I hope this helps. Thank you for the chance to clear that up!

    • Joe w
      July 31, 2018 11:42 pm

      I started to worry as well when I saw hemp in the ingredients online. I’m active duty military and started to panic. Thank you for asking this question.

  • Edna Acevedo
    February 20, 2018 3:52 am

    Hi, My son is 12 years old and really into sports. I would like to know if my kids could have this for breakfast, but adding a fruit or cocoa because they love the chocolate flavor? All alone is good but sometimes we would like to change the flavor a bit. Thank you..

  • JoeC
    February 24, 2018 9:47 pm

    Does your organic protein shake contain BCCA’s?

    • alexm
      March 6, 2018 12:19 am

      Our Orgain Organic Protein Plant Based Powder’s plant-based protein blend features all essential and non-essential amino acids and is rich in BCAAs.

  • K
    May 29, 2018 9:27 pm

    I see arginine in the amino acid profile you provided but no lysine. Can you please provide the amount of lysine per serving? Thank you

    • alexm
      June 12, 2018 11:00 pm

      Hello K. We replied to your same comment above but answering again here for you: 475mg. The formatting shifted when I copy & pasted so it ended up on the same line as Leucine. Hope that helps!

  • Ashlie
    September 29, 2018 4:17 pm

    I love the Orgain Protein Drinks, and have found my husband will drink them too instead of skipping breakfast! They make a great after workout drink. However, I recently talked to a nutritionist and she was concerned that the third ingredient is agave. I’ve done my own digging and it does appear agave has high fructose and comes with health concerns. I’m worried that having my daily drink is now bad for me. I’m curious why Orgain continues to use agave and if there are any plans to modify with the new agave information? Thank you.

    • alexm
      October 23, 2018 8:13 am

      Hi Ashlie and thanks for your comment. Please email us at so we can chat through your questions about sugar & fructose.

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