Choosing the best whey protein powder can be confusing and overwhelming. There’s so many different brands and everyone claims they’ve got the best – so which one do you choose? Here’s a quick article and 3 things you should watch out for.
When it comes to whey – we truly believe Natural Nutrients is right up there amongst the best after all the years we’ve spent perfecting it to be what it is today, and if our customers’ feedback is anything to go by – we may just have cracked it!
- 100% Whey Protein Isolate
If you’re not already using Natural Nutrients – chances are, you are using a whey that contains a mixed blend of different types of whey protein. There’s Whey Isolate, Whey Concentrate, Hydrolyzed Whey and other protein sources like Milk Protein Concentrate. The question is… why do other brands blend whey? Is 3 different types of whey any better than one? Does it really become a super tri-blend that’s “proven” to build more lean mass or provide greater absorption than a single type of whey – or is it just because it’s cheaper?
- Why do other brands blend whey?
The right answer is because it makes it cheaper. You will see the “big commercial discounters” using tri-blends way more than the brands who offer one form of whey like us – after all this is the only way they can be permanently on sale.
Per gram – Whey Isolate is one of the most expensive ingredients in the entire Sports Nutrition industry – not just in terms of protein, so by removing 20% of it (or more) and replacing it with Whey Concentrate for example – manufacturers can save themselves around £2 per kg and then pass that saving on to you as a customer.
- Whey Concentrate and its disadvantages
The downside to Whey Concentrate is that it contains higher fat and carbs, and is lower in protein – so there’s a trade off for the compromise in formulation and compromise in buying cheaper. Furthermore, whey isolate has a higher ‘amino acid score’ compared to whey concentrate or plant-based proteins, which basically means we absorb it better and it gets to our muscles quicker.
TOP TIP: Be wary of products labelled “100% Whey Protein” as many people believe it means 100% protein. It simply means the product contains only Whey Protein and no other protein source.
Natural Whey Protein Isolate comes in 3 delicious favourite flavours: Vanilla, Strawberry and Chocolate. For more flexible option, the Unflavoured is perfect to mix with any other flavourings you prefer.