I have been reading through all the comments and the dedication and time you’ve taken in responding to so many is wonderful. has cancer warning but when I called they said it was the lead in the cacao. Liquid whey consists of 93.9 percent water, 4.7 percent carbohydrates, 0.3 percent fats and 0.9 percent proteins. Can you provide a link for the Opportunities unflavored denatured? There are a lot of raw recipes you could use with whey protein that would work. A good sign of quality pasture. Organic dairy whey protein concentrate, Organic cocoa (processed with alkali), Organic stevia leaf extract, Sunflower lecithin. I’ve recently got back into working out with heavy weights and today I bought some Whey protein isolate to help me along with the DOMS. As you will see from the labels, we are only talking a difference of a few grams. However, if you are sensitive to lactose, isolate is going to be the better choice. I don’t think you can go wrong with either choice. I think combining collagen and whey is a really exciting and smart combination, and my opinion is that Vital Proteins is a high-quality product. I just mix it with water and it tastes very similar to raw milk, which is illegal here in Illinois…go figure. Get nutrition information for Tera's Whey items and over 200,000 other foods (including over 3,000 brands). Lactose free, Gluten free. In reaching out to the company they were extremely informative, and essentially motivated to open up shop because of all the shady whey Protein companies sourcing from China, New Zealand etc, handled carelessly and loaded with heavy metals, fillers and free form cheap amino acids. It’s often blended with other artificial sweeteners to yield a more sugar-like taste, which is why it gets less attention. I have heard of companies having difficulty sourcing grass-fed whey during certain times of the year, but this is surprising since they are sourcing from all over the world. Has anybody used Whild Whey by Wild Foods? This is 12 times lower than the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 2. 2. And all these brands claim to have other ingredients that “help” but, I’m not sure how much of that is real and how much is marketing. Upon first glance, you may not think much about it. I use whey isolate vanilla. 5. Bob’s Redmill Whey Protein Concentrate: They use a west coast supplier that is mostly grass-fed with some non-GMO (but not certified organic grain) given if the weather is bad. Great observation and I agree. Beats all the others hands down. It seems like a great protein if everything the lable says is true. Looks excellent. Made from organic and non-GMO ingredients. How do they stack up on the best/worst list? tera’s® Simply Pure whey protein is a complete source of protein, providing all 9 essential amino acids. Some people may tolerate that, but for people who have a slow clearance of caffeine (CYP1A2 gene CC genotype), this could be an issue for cardiovascular health. That’s nice of you to say. I think this should be disclosed to the consumers. I actually just discovered one. What about good old Designer Whey and or Shakeology. Vital Protein Organic Pasture Raised Whey https://www.vitalproteins.com/collections/collagen-whey/products/organic-pasture-raised-collagen-whey Is Vitamin C the Most Important Vitamin For You. I have seen this marketed as a separate supplement before. I would avoid Reflex due to the use of sucralose. It is free of growth hormones and antibiotics, uses low heat, tested low for heavy metals and does not contain artificial sweeteners. The ones I have listed are grass-fed whey protein, and I recommend any of the ones on the best list. Have you checked out Wild Foods brand whey protein. Hi Alex I would read a new forum post almost daily about someone complaining about digestive issues after taking a name brand pre workout power, amino acid mix or a whey. Everything looks okay from what I can see. 150 calories. He is very thin for his age and doesn’t eat much, he’s a very picky eater and just started playing baseball and has no muscle mass so the doctor recommended whey protein. Transparent Labs Protein Series – Mass Gainer – Chocolate, Link: https://www.transparentlabs.com/collections/all-products/products/proteinseries-mass-gainer. So do you think it’s a good one? With natural flavors, you always want to confirm that MSG isn’t used. Hi I wanted to know what you think of biPro whey protein isolate. btw, it’s also Canadian made! You are lucky in that all of the whey in Australia and New Zealand are grass-fed (to the best of my knowledge). Awesome! All whey protein in the United States is flash pasteurized. The amount of time you have spent responding to everyone on here is awesome! Is there any advantage at all to the plant based? Thanks David. Wild Whey concentrate comes from grass-fed cows in south Australia, ensuring pasture year-round and purity from pesticides, herbicides, and other toxins. 1. A lot of wine, by the way, is another Pandora’s box of additives, heavy metals, and pesticides that you never hear about or can see on the label. Don’t be fooled by the politics and flawed studies involved with artificial sweeteners. I already obtained upon recommendation from your blogs multivitamins, vitamin c, magnesium citramate, and cordyceps. I just recently got a question regarding casein if you want to see a more detailed response. What are your thoughts on catalyst grass fed whey protein? I haven’t read ALL of the comments, but I would recommend Raw Grass Fed Whey. The source of the dairy may not be as important for whey protein isolate since the fat is removed, and isolate is a better choice if you are sensitive to lactose (as mentioned in the article). The only additive is soy, which depends on whether or not you want to avoid soy. Based on the current evidence, research has shown that the max anabolic response happens at 0.4 to 0.55 g/kg/meal spread across a minimum of 4 meals a day to hit 1.6 g/kg to 2.2 g/kg/day. Great article Alex! Highly regarded in the Paleo community. Mt. They have also felt the hot breath of the FDA on their neck for mislabeling their products, apparently because their product isn’t milk. What are your thoughts on CanadianProtein grass-fed NZ whey (https://www.canadianprotein.com/grass-fed-new-zealand-whey-protein-concentrate) ? Our organic whey protein is crafted to be high quality, clean, rBGH/rBST free, nonGMO, Gluten Free Certified, Soy Free, Kosher, Artisan Crafted and Cold Pressed/Non Denatured Both should be avoided. The typical loading does is 5g 4x a day for 7 days, then 5g daily as a maintenance dose. The More Muscle and Recovery product contains isolated fructose, natural flavors (can be MSG) and sucralose. Naked Whey may even be from the same supplier(s) in California as Promix. Great find. They have a certificate for heavy metal testing which is great. I try to get all my nutrition from whole foods so always a little skeptical of powders of any type. Do you have any other Australian or NZ brands you recommend other than Wild Whey? I just bought some Native pro 100. Although the information provided on this site is presented in good faith and believed to be correct, FatSecret makes no representations or warranties as to its completeness or accuracy and all information, including nutritional values, is used by you at your own risk. I have looked on many sites about protein However, I get the feeling you are the most knowledgable to recommend a protein to me. I was wondering about: Choose the companies with a smaller marketing budget that are using their resources for the highest quality whey, not man nipples. http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Grass-fed-Protein-Non-denatured-Ultra-premium/dp/B00QWH7T40/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431279386&sr=8-1&keywords=wild+whey. I feel a big difference using a good whey post workout instead of trying to get all of my protein from food alone. I recommend it for anyone looking for a product without all the gunk in it. The cane sugar addition is unnecessary, especially when combined with stevia. My favorites include Double Bonded Protein, Deep230 and Goat Whey protein that is only available through health care practitioners. Are you saying Shakeology is bad for you? Their supply chain must have changed because that wasn’t true when I first added them to this article. I couldn’t find a contact us on their website. Actually #1 on the best protein powders should be Mattole Naturals goat milk whey protein powder. Hi Alex, what about Progressive Organic Whey Protein? Third party tested to meet safety levels required for heavy-metals and pesticide residues.” Wondering about it, in general, and also do you think the 40mg sodium in 29 g of powder is a problem? And do you have any other recommendations for weightlifting supplements? Would love to see an updated list. What do you think about Garden of Life Grass-fed whey and Levels Grass-fed Whey?https://www.amazon.com/Levels-Chocolate-Grass-Protein-Undenatured/dp/B01JNUHA5A/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?adgrpid=56377139176&gclid=Cj0KCQiAgKzwBRCjARIsABBbFuhEJLo7dv4A8lgkTUZ8zwHKYo43TvPH6qyUa6MbOyFlIGPR7YHKkhcaAs2tEALw_wcB&hvadid=274770907125&hvdev=m&hvlocphy=9015859&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t4&hvqmt=e&hvrand=6876621323695593998&hvtargid=kwd-329474343733&hydadcr=6690_9323655&keywords=best+grass+fed+whey+protein+powder&qid=1577826198&sr=8-3 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NAEHLFO/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_fy.dEbNEE54NG. I think it should be in any top 5 list. Carboxymethylcellulose can be found in peanut butter, gum, bread, cakes, pharmaceutical drugs and in many commercial white wines. I’m glad you found one that works for you and I hope your recommendation helps others in the same situation as well. I have talked with this company many times, and each time I’m very impressed with their process and attention to detail. Low trans fat. Hi Alex, 1 scoop (41g) Nutrition Facts. Body Fortress Quick Dissolving Protein Paks - Chocolate, Alani Nu Whey Protein Peanut Butter Brownie Whey Protein, Isopure Low Carb Protein Powder - Tahitian Vanilla, BodyTech Whey Protein Isolate - French Vanilla. But I did want to say thanks so much for all the info! No MSG. Thoughts? It looks like it is just a whey protein powder with some vitamins and minerals thrown in. Since they include a concentrate with the isolate, this is a relevant point. Have you tried any of the other whey protein powders on this list? I was reading other bodybuilding forums and fitness forum’s for a few years now and I noticed something, a lot of healthy people were getting IBS symptoms and ulcerative colitis, these were extremely healthy people who ate clean measured their food and worked out, one thing I noticed was most of them took the Commercial named brand Whey proteins sold commercially everywhere, the ones that you listed as bad. Very interesting! Is it different from #5 on this list? Being that cost is about the same which is a better product and why ? The goat whey comes from New Zealand, uses cold processing, tested low in heavy metals and uses sunflower seed lecithin, so I would say this is a quality product. What are your thoughts on creatine? SFH is non certified grass fed from new Zealand (ultra high temp short time pasteurization, like all proteins you can by from New Zealand on alibaba.com), and have you noticed they do not disclose their sugar content. I have been using Source Naturals True Whey for years for myself. Here is an example of using heat for processing and getting milk from feed-lot cows. Yes, everything checks out for Energy First Pro Energy. I would pass. Here is an abbreviated version of my long-winded explanation: Acesulfame K (K is the symbol for potassium) seems to go under the radar quite often. It uses whey protein isolate is gmo free and has over 56,000 ORACfn in antioxidant. Hi Alex, I can’t confirm if this is actually true without proper clinical testing of the product itself compared to other products. Hi_ I read thru all the great info but did not see my favorite whey – Energy First, What are you thoughts ? Thus, the need for me to completely overhaul my diet if I want to compete at the masters level. What is your opinion on the MuscleTech range – specifically ‘Nitro Tech Whey Isolate Gold’? http://www.meghantelpner.com/blog/ensure-and-the-carrageenan-conspiracy/. Whey Protein vs. Collagen Protein: Which is better in 2020? ON is supposedly a good brand, correct? In having years of experience and discussion over Whey Protein powders I’ve found that its more about company integrity and transparency over ingredients and sourcing rather than narrowing it down to lets say an artificial sweeter. What are your views of the company? Thanks! Optimum Nutrition’s Whey Gold Standard is a very popular whey protein, possibly due to its price point and advertising in the body building community. Best Plant-Based Protein Powders I talk about both here: http://paleoedge.com/adaptogens-the-secret-weapon-for-athletes/. Are any of these ‘best’ options available in th UK? No hormones, antibiotics, artificial sweetners. TwinLab Protein Fuel Twinlab uses a blend with whey concentrate that is not from grass-fed cows. I have a little issue with inflammation from time to time (hoping the genetic test might shed a little light on that). My opinion is that some plant-based protein powders are more acceptable for women due to the higher fiber content, which benefits their hormones but can lower our testosterone (depending on the fiber amount). They use isolated fructose as their sweetener and add cheap forms of vitamins and minerals including magnesium oxide, zinc oxide, folic acid and cyanocobalamin. I am confused as to how much misinformation is out there regarding food for us. You talk about knowing your body fat as a percentage of how much you weigh and then multiplying by your exercise exertion level. Heavy metals will be hidden and need 3rd party testing, which also makes me wonder what else is hidden. Product is not on your listings are you familiarmwith it. Combine it with a little fat like a nut butter or yogurt, small about of blueberries and fiber like chia or flax seeds for blood sugar stabilization. A mixture of herbs, flowers, and grasses are going to produce higher levels of certain compounds in the milk versus a monocrop of grass. I have been looking for a clean protein powder and i found Teras on amazon. Log food: Designer Protein Whey Native Whey Isolate Protein – Vanilla Milkshake Grass-fed. That is $2.17 a serving compared to 88 cents a serving for Promix. This will give you vitamins, minerals, fiber and carbohydrates in the optimal form and ratio. Thanks Alex for responding so quickly!! While it doesn’t appear to have anything overly negative that stands out, since it is an isolate and a concentrate, it is my opinion that any concentrate should be grass-fed. That is an excellent question. Hi Alex, Everything else looks clean. You are in the clear. Their support team did not know if it was grass-fed, however if it’s not advertised as grass-fed, then it probably isn’t. I have been usinf sfh whey protein formseveral years, taste,excellent, label states it is very best . I commented on this one before. I personally think that intermittent fasting and sprints are the best way to naturally increase human growth hormone. Thoughts? Davinci Laboratories Right Whey: Between the lead content and the price, I don’t know what they are thinking. I think this is an excellent plant based formula for women. This is because concentrate contains small amounts of fat, cholesterol, and lactose, and isolate requires more processing to eliminate these further and increase the protein content. Synthetic carrageenan is another one that is a digestive irritant. It just popped in my head from years of reading many healthy lifting people saying thaty have UC or crohns disease or some type of inflammation of the intestine, it cant be teh organic and healthy food they were eating, many didnt even drink Sodas or ate junk foods, they ate healthy year round except for the supplementation. I’m not sure why the casein isn’t grass-fed, it should be coming from the same source. I followed up on Shakeology. It also includes extra vitamins and minerals in very small amounts, however, some are in the wrong form including folic acid and cyanocobalamin. I love it! Through a combination of organically derived, high-quality, cold-filtered Whey Protein from hormone free grass fed cows and micro-milled chia seeds, which are known as a great source of healthy omega 3 fatty acids and Fiber, the IDLife Shake delivers the absolute best tasting shake possible designed to stimulate metabolism, feed lean muscle, and curb your appetite. I see your responses about ON Gold Standard. Also what’s your opinion of the quality of this prodcut. I want 5 lbs for 80$. Dymatize Elite 100% Whey Protein Powder, 25g Protein, 5.5g BCAAs & 2.7g L-Leucine, Quick Absorbing & Fast Digesting for Optimal Muscle Recovery, Rich Chocolate, 10 Pound 4.6 out of 5 stars 6,291 $79.80 $ 79 . Anyone have any info or opinion on “The Natural” brand grass fed whey protein from TheNatural.com ? I paid 39.67 total for a 2lb bag, In the morning, I make it with 4oz almond milk & 4oz strong coffee. 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