It was a catchy idea and he's pretty much claimed that reboot phrase as his own. As such I'll just call his protein powder Reboot Protein in this review.
What Makes Reboot Protein Different?
As far as I can tell, the big selling point of the Reboot Protein powder – besides it coming from plants – is that it's said to be “specifically designed” to mix well with juices (and smoothies too they say). Adding protein to smoothies is something most have done before, but adding it to juices…I've honestly not heard of a protein powder to be used with fruit/veggie juices before and that is the big reason I wanted to review this supplement. I found the idea intriguing.
Reboot Protein Nutrition Facts
Each 1 scoop of the Reboot Protein powder (is 21.3 g (or 0.751 oz) has the following nutrition information:
|Amount Per Serving||Percent Daily Value|
|Calories from fat||10|
|Total fat||1 g||2% DV|
|Total carbohydrate||<1 g||<1% DV|
|Protein||16 g||32% DV|
|Vitamin D (ergocalciferol)||1000 IU||250% DV|
|Biotin||50 mcg||17% DV|
|Calcium||20 mg||2% DV|
|Iron||4 mg||22% DV|
|Phosphorous||189 mg||19% DV|
|Magnesium||40 mg||10% DV|
|Zinc (zinc aspartate)||10 mg||67% DV|
|Sodium||140 mg||6% DV|
|Potassium||55 mg||2% DV|
The label also tells us that the protein powder is:
- Dairy-Free, Gluten Free, Soy-Free, GMO Free
- No sweeteners, colors or flavors
- Made from natural pea and rice protein
From the table above we can see that the product has a lot of vitamin D (1000IU per scoop). Many people are probably deficient in vitamin D (get your levels checked by your doctor to see if you are low). The vitamin D in Reboot Protein comes from ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) which is derived from fungi.
While ergocalciferol is different than cholicalciferol (vitamin D3) that we make when exposed to sunlight, both versions have multiple hormone-like effects and do many healthy things. I think for the most part both versions are pretty similar in their effects. For example, ergocalciferol has been shown to reduce falls in older adults.
Since none of the ingredients in the Reboot Protein contain significant vitamin D, I think the vitamin might be added during processing.
The table above also tells us that Reboot Protein powder is high in iron, providing 4mg (22% DV) per each scoop. Both rice and peas have some iron. The iron in the product could be a combination of both rice and peas or maybe some was added during processing. I am not sure.
Reboot protein is also rich in phosphorous with each scoop providing 189 mg. My guess is that peas are the source of most of this mineral.