Top Rated Whey Protein Powders
1. Optimum Nutrition Whey Standard Gold (Editor’s Choice)
Optimum Nutrition 100 % Whey Standard Gold (phew, that’s a mouthful) is, arguably, the top-selling whey protein powder on the market today. There are two reasons for this, 1) it is very good quality, and 2) it is reasonably priced.
However, nothing says “quality” than the test of time. If a product keeps selling year after year… well, it means lots of people are happy with it. It is also an indication of good quality control by the makers. Many competing products have come and gone, leaving ON Whey Protein Gold standing strong.
One thing that sets good whey protein products apart is taste. While this is an individual thing, if the stuff tastes nasty you will find a thousand reasons not to take it. Optimum Nutrition Whey Gold Standard does not leave an unpleasant aftertaste. It comes in at least 10 flavors to cater to different palates. The challenge is finding the right one for you.
But the most important thing about a whey protein powder is the manufacturing process. You want more whey isolates than concentrate, as isolates are easier on the stomach. ON Whey Protein contains a high level of microfiltered whey isolates, which do not leave behind lactose, ash and cholesterol.
ON Nutrition Whey Gold Standard contains 24g of protein per serving, plus 4g glutamine, 5 grams of BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) and digestive enzymes.
This product has won several awards, including Protein Powder of the Year award four years in a row.
2. Allmax Isoflex
Isolfex is one of the few products that list virtually all ingredients on the label. I won’t list them here as they are mostly technical names (and I don’t see the point in repeating). All I can say is that the list is impressive. The company also boldly announces that their product is 100% made in the US, which may or may not be important to you.
One thing that can be frustrating about a whey protein powder is mixability. No one wants to fetch the blender each time he/she wants a protein “drink”. Allmax Isoflex mixes easily in water or other liquid, with a spoon or in a shaker.
The taste, though palatable, can be better. It does not leave a bad aftertaste though. It is tolerable without being the best, and leaves no aftertaste.
This product whey has a high content of whey isolates that do not denature the amino acids, will not cause bloating and leaves virtually no lactose behind.
Allmax Isoflex contains 27g of protein per serving, no sugar and only half a gram of fat. It also contains glutamine complex, and NOS Complex (L-Arginine, Folic Acid, NAC).
3. Higher Power Whey Power
For those looking for a generally cheap product that is also good, Whey Power by Higher Power Nutrition may just be what you want. Users of this product had basically these words to say; it works and it is cheap.
The taste is okay: it cannot be called excellent but when mixed with skim milk, fruit, ice and yogurt in a blender, for instance, it makes a delicious protein shake. You can also add it to fruit and ice in blender for a tasty power smoothie.
Higher Power Whey Power is a blend of whey concentrate, isolate and peptides. If the makers of this product appear to have been seeking the right combo that will give the user great results without hitting too hard in the wallet, they succeeded.
Each serving provides you with 25g of protein, with only 1.5g of fat and 2g of sugar.
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