With so many athletes switching over to a vegan diet, many supplement companies are also following suit. The latest entry into the plant based market is OWYN (Only What You Need). OWYN is an “ultra-clean” protein shake and powder made by former athletes Kathryn Moos and Jeff Mroz.
Mroz, who was the QB and captain of Yale’s football team in the mid-2000’s, also spent time in camps with the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. His partner Moos was an ice hockey and soccer standout at Brown, before going on to play professionally on the international level for the Breidablik Futbol Club in Iceland
“During our competitive years as athletes, we were fortunate to have access to trainers and experts who provided the best advice and nutrition support,” Mroz said. “We brought what we learned to the table with Only What You Need (OWYN), a plant-based protein platform featuring ultra-clean products that deliver on uncompromised taste.”
The premise behind creating such a product was simple, because the pair knew that consumers were looking for a product featuring, “simple, all-natural ingredients free from the top allergens,” he said.
Today, there are numerous products and pre/post-workout supplements being created in order to increase and enhance performance. OWYN is dedicated to creating a substance that is healthy, sustainable and the first of its kind.
“OWYN is non-GMO verified, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and kosher. The beverages and powders are free of carrageenan, sugar alcohols and stevia,” says Moos. “Additionally, OWYN’s shakes and powders are complete proteins using pea protein as a key ingredient, which is an excellent source for building muscle because of its amino acid profile, which is well known for decreasing muscle breakdown after workouts.”
The drink is perfect for people who are on-the-go and need a protein-packed snack between meals or before/after workouts. OWYN contains 20 grams of protein per serving, about 40 percent of recommended daily value, and only four grams of organic cane sugar.
OWYN Ready-to-Drink Varieties is available in 12oz. recyclable bottles for an MSRP of $2.99 each and OWYN Ultimate Wellness Varieties is available in 16oz. recyclable tubs for an MSRP of $26.99 each. Flavors include Dark Chocolate, Smooth Vanilla and Cold Brew Coffee, while the Ultimate Wellness Powders are available in Vanilla and Dark Chocolate.