The Best Protein Powder

You hear a lot of marketing  garbage with all kinds of promises about losing weight, and gaining muscle mass, when it comes to the best protein powders on the market these days. However do they all do the same thing?

Wouldn’t it benefit you to pick a protein powder that is best for your body over the long term? Pure Power Protein is that product, because it will give you the positive effects of a high protein diet, without any negative consequences.

 

Protein Powders Review

Mercola Vanilla Pure Power Protein, 2 lbPROTEIN POWDER

Product details at a glance
Product name- Mercola Vanilla Pure Power Protein 
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Category-
Health & Personal Care
Seller
Mercola
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5 stars out of 5
Price$47.97  & FREE Shipping

Ingredients
Made from an exclusive blend of Immuno Whey, chia seeds, and probiotics (15 billion beneficial bacterial count per serving) all Organic. Made from the finest whole food ingredients, this low-glycemic whey protein is free from refined sugars, sugar alcohol, fructose, and without artificial ingredients and preservatives.

Product Overview

 Pure Power Protein by Mercola

Dr. Mercola’s Pure Power Protein is a unique high-quality whey protein with great nutritional value for immune support and muscle nourishment. Simply put, this is the best tasting, best smelling, best mixing protein powder out there.

Note: 2.5 scoops with 1 cup of skim milk (or water), and the powder is 200 calories and 25 grams of protein, not including the milk.

Pros

  • Tastes great
  • Smooth texture and mixes well
  • Contains chia seeds and probiotics 
  • Great for making breakfast smoothies with a little almond milk and a banana
  • Digests better than any of the other Protein Powders
  • Does not have any of the processed junk that is in typical protein powders
  • The protein concentrate is from grass fed cows, everything is organic and you don’t have all kinds of filler hormones or artificial sweeteners
  • Won’t spike your blood sugar nearly as much as lower quality protein isolates
  • Great recovery drink for after workouts

Cons 

  • Depending on who you ask some say it tastes great others that it still tastes like a protein drink, however I use it and think it tastes great!
  • Made from whey concentrate instead of whey isolate, you get less overall grams of protein in a serving. Note: Isolates have higher protein and fewer calories, but they typically also have tons of garbage in them that is harmful to your body over the long term.

 

Six Star Pro Nutrition Elite Series Whey Protein Powder, Triple Chocolate, 2 lb.

Product details at a glance
Product name- Six Star Pro Nutrition Elite Series Whey Protein Powder
Where to Buy-Amazon.comPROTEIN POWDER
Category-
Health & Personal Care
Seller
Six Star
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3 stars out of 5
Price$19.97 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35

IngredientsProtein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate [Providing DI-, Tri-, Oligo-, and Polypeptides], Whey Protein Isolate [97% Purity], Partially Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Concentrate), Maltodextrin, Cocoa Powder, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Guar Gum, Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium, Soy Lecithin, Acesulfame-Potassium, Sucralose, Sunflower Nutritional Supplement (Sunflower Oil, Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium Caseinate, Mono- and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Tocopherols [as preservative]).Calcium, iron, whey protein+ blend.

 

 Product Overview

Six Star Pro Nutrition Elite Series Whey Protein Powder

According to Six Star, subjects using the core ingredients in Six Star Whey Protein Plus in a six-week double-blind study gained more lean muscle and two times the strength on the bench press as those using regular whey protein. These results let to the conclusion that the core ingredients in Six Star Whey Protein Plus are shown to be superior to regular whey protein.

 Pros

  • Scientifically shown to build 70% more muscle
  • Core ingredients scientifically superior to regular whey protein
  • 60g of premium protein (per 2 scoops)
  • Boost strength and support recovery
  • Perfect for before and after your workouts
  • Reasonably Priced

 Cons

  • Contains milk wheat and soy ingredients
  • Product contains artificial sweeteners (acesulfame potassium, sucralose)
  • Amino Acid Spiking
  • It is very chalky and dissolves poorly
  • Weird taste and kind of gritty
  • No peak nutritional value

 

Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Double Rich Chocolate 2 Pound

Product details at a glance
Product name- Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard
Where to Buy-Amazon.comPROTEIN POWDER
Category- Health & Personal Care
Seller– 
Glanbia/Optimum Nutrition
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4 stars out of 5
Price$28.98 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35

IngredientsGold Standard 100% Whey uses pure Whey Protein Isolates as the primary ingredient. Combined with ultra-filtered whey protein concentrate, each serving provides 24 grams of all-whey protein and 5.5 grams of naturally occurring Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) which are prized by athletes for their muscle building qualities.

Product Overview

Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Double Rich Chocolate 

Optimum Nutrition – founded in 1986 are among the the few manufacturers who own and operate their own  production facilities. Both Gold Standard or Pro Complex have a solid protein and Branched Chain Amino Acids profile, to give you exactly what you need for building, cutting, or maintaining lean muscle mass. 

  Pros

  • A solid protein and Branched Chain Amino Acids profile 
  • Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) Main Ingredient
  • Made in GMP compliant company owned and operated facilities in the USA
  • Each serving provides 24 grams of all-whey protein and 5.5 grams of naturally occurring BCAA
  • Mixes easily into water or milk with more than 20 different flavors to choose from
  • Good price per serving

 Cons

  • Sweetened with artificial sweeteners (Sucralose aka “Splenda” for Strawberry, Acesulfame Potassium aka “Sweet One” for Double-Rich-Chocolate ).
  • The price has increased up 60% in the last four months
  • The double rich chocolate in the NEW label  has a very weird artificial after-taste

Final Thoughts

There are some very good Protein Powders out there, and depending upon what you want to accomplish you will make your choice. However if you are trying to improve your overall health, you are taking a step back by ingesting the ingredients of some of these powders which are actually doing more harm than good to your body over the long term. 

The more you understand just how valuable Mercola’s Pure Protein Powder could be to your life, the more you will want to try it out for yourself!

So for overall performance and healthy ingredients my choice has to be Mercola’s  Pure Power Protein! 

 

PS: I hope you enjoyed this review. Join the conversation and let me know what you think are the best Protein Powders- share your experiences below!

 

To your health,

Tom


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Paul

Hi Tom, I’ve run my own health clubs and sold a wide range of nutritional products. I can tell you that over here in the UK more and more people are becoming much more discerning with the supplements they ingest, and are prepared to pay a premium for for a good quality protein powder. Whey concentrate makes total sense and all the scientific research points in that direction. I’m keen to try the Mercola Pure Protein because it’s free from preservatives and other harmful ingredients. Thank you for another great review. Paul

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    Tom

    Hi Paul- People here in the USA are becoming more discerning about what they ingest as well. The Mercola product line is wholly organic and I would highly recommend Mercola Pure Power Protein to anyone who is serious about improving their overall health. Like I said in my review- you are taking a step back by ingesting the ingredients of some of these powders which are actually doing more harm than good to your body over the long term!

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