There has been some on going debate on the MISC whether one should use Whey Protein powder and their effectiveness to it.
Well, Whey protein has many benefits, but one of the primary reasons for using them is their fast absorption right after a workout to help replenish and repair the muscles by providing essential amino acids while the window is still open.
But some claim that Whey Protein's benefits don't outweigh the negatives, which the primary concern seems to be "the other stuff" in the powder besides whey like artificial flavors, toxins, gum, salt, preservatives, coloring, sugar, fat, cholesterol, chemicals, and other harsh foreign objects that our body can not consume.
So I decided to make a list of the Top Cleanest Quality Whey Protein, which means quality whey protein derived from quality source without "the other stuff" in it. This list has nothing to do with pricing, mix-ability, taste, and other components that don't pertain to clean quality protein.
There were a lot of brands that claim pure 100% protein and high quality but I left them off the list because they had either artificial flavors or preservatives and other junk that we shouldn't consume.
Some of the proteins below aren't perfect and they do contain other material, but this is the closest I can find. If you know any company please feel free to post a link.
*Warning: I only posted ingredients of some flavors. Different Flavors will have different ingredients. *
2lbs = $39.99 + $5.95 (Ground Shipping) = $45.94
4 X 2lbs = $139.95 + $12.60 (Ground Shipping = $152.55
highest quality protein (cross-flow-micro-filtered: maximum nitrogen retention and optimum anabolic response)
highest potency protein
lactose free protein
fat free protein
cholesterol free protein
From cows not treated with rBGH.
Chocolate Protein Powder Ingredients:
Chocolate Decadence: Whey protein isolate, natural flavor, lowfat cocoa (processed with alkali), soy lecithin, stevia leaf extract.
Vanilla Protein Powder Ingredients:
Ultimate Vanilla: Whey protein isolate, natural flavor, guar gum, soy lecithin, stevia leaf extract.
It contains Cocoa processed with alkali, it is not necessarily a bad thing, it's a dutch technique to remove the bitterness taste but it does take away some antioxidant content from the chocolate. It's nothing bad, but having anything added onto a protein powder besides Whey protein is a negative. We are trying to achieve 100% Whey Protein without other components.
It contains Stevia which is a natural herbal sweetener that is 400 times sweeter than sugar, but the product claims it will not affect blood sugar levels and is completely safe (and recommended) for diabetics. But once again there's no need to have extra stuff in a Whey Protein Powder, this was placed to enhance flavor.
Vanilla Flavor contains guar gum, which is basically a thickening agent used in food. It can be used for weight management to depress appetite, but can decrease absorption and cause digestion problems in some people.
If you want more information regarding this brad, visit this FAQ's page:
100% Hemp & Whey Powder
Essential Natural 100% Protein
100% pure Ultra-Filtered/Micro-Filtered (UF/MF)
100% Whey Protein has the lowest molecular weight of any protein. This allows your body to absorb it quickly and easily without bloating, gas or stomach upset.
100% Whey Protein is rich in the highly bioactive fractions glycomacropeptide and beta-lactoglobulin, immunoglobulin, glycopeptides and lactoferrin. These components feed muscle tissue.
Lactose, Casein and Cholesterol Free.
Contains certified Organic Hemp Seed Protein.
Hemp, Fig and Inulin provide dietary fiber for digestive support.
Hemp is a valuable source of amino acid rich complete protein.
Hemp is unique in that it not only offers fiber and protein but also the important essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6.
Does Not Contain: Yeast, wheat, gluten, preservatives, artificial color, artificial flavor or artificial sweeteners.
Ingredients: Xanthan gum, natural vanilla flavor, natural cream flavor, fructose, lecithin, maltodextrin.
lecithin (found in soy and eggs) has health benefits but not a essential nurtrient
maltodextrin (food additive, complex carbs which raises blood levels)
NOW Presents: Whey Protein Isolate
2 Lbs. $21.79
5 Lbs. $49.99
High in Branch Chain Amino Acids
All Natural - No Aspartame
Contains No Starch, Yeast, Wheat, Gluten Preservatives
Cross-Flow Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolate (Providing ?-Lactoglobulin, a-Lactalbumin, Immunoglobulins, And Glycomacro Peptides), Natural Flavors, Fructose, Xanthan Gum, Sea Salt, Soy Lecithin, And Stevia Rebaudiana Herbal Extract. Contains Milk And Soy Derivatives.
Jay Robb Whey Unflavor Isolate 12 oz
From Grass Fed Cows Not Treated With rBGH (Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone)
Now with 25 Grams Protein Per Serving!
No Fat, No Cholesterol
No Artificial Sweeteners or Colors
Ingredients (Unflavor): 100% Pure Cold-processed cross-flow microfiltered whey protein isolate and Lecithin
Pure Nutrition Presents: Whey Protein Isolate (Pure Natural)
2 Lbs. $36.99
According to the label, it's pure Micro-Filtered Whey Protein Isolate and contains no other ingredients. This is the closest you can get to pure Whey without the other garbage
Ingredients (Pure Natural): Micro-Filtered Whey Protein Isolate
It never mentions where the protein was derived from. Remember that the protein is only good as the source it came from. How do I know what the cows were feed?
Also, just because it doesn't list some ingredients doesn't mean it doesn't contain it. The labels can be informative, but they can also be tricky in terms of how it can be utilized to deceive the public. I'm not saying that this is the case with this protein, but that is something to think about.
Pure Whey Protein
Great thing about this company is you can buy bulk at affordable prices.
1 lbs $9.99
5 lbs $29.99
10 lbs $49.99
44 lbs $165.99
Pure Whey Protein
No Artificial Sweeteners
No Artificial Flavors
100% Whey Protein
It doesn't mention that it was made using Cross-Flow Microfiltering which.
It is 100% Whey protein and doesn't contain other items, but it is Whey Protein Concentrate. There are people who prefer Isolate due to its fast absorption and quality.
UNJURY Unflavored Whey Protein
Unflavored Full Size - $16.95 for the first, $15.95 for each additional
Each container is approximately 15 scoops.
Ingredients: Whey protein isolate and soy lecithin
Contains: Milk and soy. See note below*.