Protein powder

Notes from DrKF for vegans/vegetarians:

Look for an organic or non-GMO protein powder that contains all nine essential amino acids. In addition to just needing protein, vegans are vulnerable to deficiencies in the amino acids methionine and taurine. Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid. That means your body requires more taurine during times of stress or illness. Your body can make it, however it needs methionine to do so. Vegans generally have to make all their own taurine, as the only foods that contain it are meat or dairy. Animal products are also the richest sources of methionine, although some plant foods do contain it. If you’re a vegan you’re likely not getting enough methionine to make sufficient amounts of taurine. 

Dosage: Take as directed on the label in a daily smoothie.