What is the best whey protein powder on the market? When you ask this question you will get a lot of different answers because everyone is looking for something different in a whey protein. For me, I’m interested in taking the healthiest products I can find. Therefore, the ingredients are the #1 most important factor for me. I try to only consume products that are Certified USDA Organic because I know that they contain less chemicals and Non-GMO ingredients. For some people health is not the most important aspect, instead building muscle is. In fact, a lot of body builders use things like steroids to increase muscle at the expense of their health. I don’t espouse to this ideology and only take supplements with quality ingredients. Research shows that if you eat a highly processed product your more likely to feel the negative effects of the ingredients then if you eat the same product in it’s whole form. This has to do with the natural fibers that chemicals will bind to and can effectively be passed through the body via the GI tract. If you eat these same chemicals in a food from a processed form these fibers do not exist and the toxins could potentially be released into your blood stream. This concept was introduced by Mike Adams over at Natural News and he called it the Metals Capturing Capacity. Just Google that term if you want more information on his theory.
I have tried a lot of different proteins sold at big box stores. I’m not going to call out these stores specifically, but I’m sure you can imagine the giant pallet of XXL Protein at rock bottom discount prices at your local big box. Have you ever stopped and examined the ingredients in these products? Let me tell you they are not very good. If I can’t pronounce most of the ingredients then I don’t buy it. The truth of the matter is you can’t buy high quality proteins in your average store. You have to visit a Co-op, health food store, or something like a Whole Foods to get the type of proteins I take. That’s why I find it easiest to order these types of products online.
One day I was listening to the radio and I heard an ad for a product called One World Whey. The radio ad said this was an unheated grass fed whey. At the time I didn’t know there was an unheated supplements and it perked my interest. I decided to go ahead and order the product and see what all the rage was about. When I got my canister I was amazed by all the claims made about the product on the label. You could tell the manufacturer Synergistic Nutrition had put a lot work to create a really good product. The milk was made from grass fed cows which means less chemicals. The developer also sources their milk from Amish cows which I feel are probably treated more humanely. I try to only buy animal products that the animal welfare standards are high and the feed is grass or organic. One World Whey uses a manufacturing process that is totally unheated so more of the nutritional value is in tact. The protein powder is also one of the best tasting I have ever had. The whey comes in 3 delicious flavors chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. My favorite flavor is chocolate because I can mix it with water and it basically tastes like chocolate milk. The strawberry tastes great but If you like to mix your powder with green powders or anything else this isn’t the best. When you mix strawberry with water it tastes great, but I wouldn’t mix it with anything else. The vanilla flavor is great for people who like to mix with green powders, Maca Powder, and MSM. It’s pretty sweet and tastes really good to most people. Of all the protein powders on the market One World Whey is my favorite for all around taste and nutritional benefit. Sure, there are other proteins on the market that are probably as good. Most Organic protein’s you can purchase at high end grocers and health co-ops are probably as good. The main difference being that One World doesn’t heat their product so more of the nutritional qualities are most likely still in tact. The downside to One World is the price point. This product retails for $159 dollars for a 5 Lb canister. If you go to big box stores you can get 5Lb cans of discount whey’s for as low as $49 dollars. So the price difference is large but if your serious about only putting quality ingredients in your body then it’s worth the money. There are a few different places online to order One World Whey but my favorite is to order from small online stores. I think it’s best to support small companies on the web to keep as much competition out there as possible.
The final consideration when taking a whey protein is the dosage. Studies show that supplementing with protein powder is good but don’t take too much. Some nutritional sources say that excess protein in the body can actually feed cancerous cells. Now I can’t verify if this is true or not but I just wanted to put out a word of warning for body builder types, MMA fighters, Ju Jitsu, and other athletes that may be supplementing in large dosages. In my opinion all vitamin and mineral supplementation should be done is small dosages because you can have too much of a good thing. There are many great health blogs out there like Mercola where you can get more information on this. You can also visit the Life Naturally Facebook page for reviews on health food, supplements, and daily healthy living tips. In conclusion, If you have the money I think it’s worth spending money on quality nutritional products. I would rather take less supplements then more products with chemicals and other additives. If your looking for a great tasting whey protein powder made from some great ingredients then you should buy One World Whey. If your on a strict budget then I recommend buying organic protein powders from your neighborhood health food store and saving the extra money.
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