Protein + muscle
protein synthesis

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Protein is an essential macronutrient that plays a vital role in muscle recovery and growth. From a nutritional perspective, protein is made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of muscle tissue.

VUUM will help you get there — wherever “there” is.

Made By Plants
Not all protein sources are created equal. Protein should contain a complete amino acid profile and be easily digestible. It should also taste great. While animal-based proteins, such as whey or casein, have been traditionally used as sources for protein supplementation, plant-based protein sources, like pea protein, have been shown to be just as effective at promoting muscle recovery. Plant-based proteins also have the added benefit of being more environmentally sustainable and ethical. For many, plant protein will be much easier to digest, with no bloating or cramps.

Muscle Recovery
One of the key mechanisms through which protein helps with muscle recovery is via a process known as muscle protein synthesis (MPS). MPS refers to the creation of new muscle proteins in response to exercise-induced muscle damage and protein consumption. This process is driven by the presence of specific amino acids, particularly the BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, valine) found in protein. These amino acids signal the body to initiate MPS and stimulate muscle growth.

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Energy Drink Comparison

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Crash-free natural caffeine from green tea and guarana seed


Lab made, crash-inducing, artificial caffeine


100% Stevia

Natural with benefits


Leaky gut + blood sugar instability


Natural from plants

Electrolytes / Hydration

Flavor Profile
Natural fruit, refreshing flavors

Mental Effect
Calm, focus, flow

Artificial dyes

Electrolytes / Hydration

Flavor Profile
Syrupy, artificial flavors

Mental Effect
Jitters, anxiety

Clean + Natural Energy

Caffeine + Theanine = Cognitive Benefits

Caffeine + theanine work together by modulating the activity of neurotransmitters in the brain. Caffeine works by blocking the action of adenosine, a neurotransmitter that makes you feel tired. This leads to an increase in the activity of other neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine, which can promote feelings of alertness and focus. Other drinks offering you energy create caffeine in labs with synthetic ingredients. Natural caffeine from plants keeps you calm and crash free.

A Balancing Act

L-theanine is a unique amino acid that is primarily found in green tea leaves. It is known for its ability to reduce physiological stress by passing through the blood brain barrier to imitate the actions of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that helps you feel relaxed and anxiety-free by dampening excitatory responses in the brain. When combined with caffeine, theanine can have a synergistic effect that enhances focus and promotes feelings of connection and flow.


Supports fat loss with plant protein, natural caffeine, and amino acids. By increasing the body’s metabolism and activating thermogenesis, VUUM can help weight management. Protein assists exercise recovery and helps create feelings of satiety.

Helps the mind and body rise to the challenge of every day with energy and focus. Clean caffeine from green tea and guarana makes the mind and body feel fully energized. Theanine reduces stress responses in the brain for calm and clarity all day.

Boosts recovery with protein and amino acids like BCAAs. These activate protein muscle synthesis after movement and help the body repair microtears and damage made to muscle fiber strands during exercise. This develops lean muscle mass.

Supports immune health by providing the daily recommended value of vitamins like C + B12. With zinc and vitamin D to assist the immune system. Powers health longevity, immunity, daily wellness, and even the skin’s collagen production.

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Major Allergens

Natural fruit, refreshing flavors

Light, bubbly, fresh

Sucralose, sugar, sugar alcohols

Inflammatory oils and gums

Major Allergens

Indulgent, rich flavors

Thick, chalky, heavy

Crash-Free Energy

The catechins in green tea result in a gradual, sustained release of caffeine as they metabolize, offering an alertness boost without hyperactivity. Similarly, guarana's tannins lead to a slower caffeine release compared to coffee, avoiding energy spikes and crashes. Both green tea and guarana present balanced and crash-free energy unlike artificial sources and coffee, letting you feel your best so you can do your best.


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    Giesbrecht, T., Rycroft, J. A., Rowson, M. J., & De Bruin, E. A. (2010). The combination of L-theanine and caffeine improves cognitive performance and increases subjective alertness. Nutritional neuroscience, 13(6), 283-290.

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    Higashiyama, A., Htay, H. H., Ozeki, M., & Juneja, L. R. (2011). Effects of l-theanine on attention and reaction time response. Journal of Functional Foods, 3(3), 171-178.

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