Their Performance whey and Gold standard lines are the most popular.
The most popular flavors are Extreme milk chocolate, double rich chocolate and coffee.
Pro tip: If you find yourself with a vanilla flavored tub of ON protein powder, mix it with some OJ. It tastes like a creamsicle. From meh to Mmmmm, instantly.
What sets ON Nutrition apart?
ON has been around since 1986, has products in every category, they manufacture their own products in three facilities located in the USA, and the best thing is they demonstrate consistent protein content results in independent protein analysis studies.
Packaging May Vary - New look, with the same trusted quality
GOLD STANDARD 100% WHEY BLEND – 24g blended protein consisting of whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, and whey peptides to support lean muscle mass – they don't call it the GOLD STANDARD of quality for nothing
OVER 5G OF BCAAS – help build lean and strong muscles with naturally occurring BCAAs
3-4G CARBS, 1-3G SUGAR, AND 1-1.5G FAT, GLUTEN FREE, No Sucralose in Double Rich Chocolate Flavor
INSTANTIZED – improves mixability to prevent lumps and clumps
Review: This ON brand Micellar Protein powder is slow digesting and perfect for recovery. It mixes well, does not give you gas and best of all, will not make you bloat up like the stay puff marshmallow man.
24 grams of slow digesting protein.
Won’t cause gas or bloating.
Good for Recovery.
Bland flavor – best to mix with milk.
Slow digesting protein powder mix with no artificial junk.
This popular European protein powder brand has made inroads in the USA, opening up manufacturing in the state of Kentucky.
ENGINEERED FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE: Our blend contains 20g of protein per serving, providing your muscles with the necessary nutrients to maintain and repair themselves. Adding it to your fitness regimen can assist you in achieving your fitness objectives.
HIGH-PROTEIN POWDER: Loaded with an impressive 20g of protein per serving, The Impact Whey protein blend contains Whey Protein Isolate (Milk), Cocoa Powder, Flavouring, Sweetener (Sucralose). This powerful combination ensures top-notch nutrition, maintenance of muscle mass for peak performance.
BLEND OF WHEY: To reach your fitness objectives, The Impact Whey is designed with premium nutrients.This product contains milk and soy, and it have been processed in a facility that also handles eggs, gluten, and related products.
PACKED FULL OF NUTRITIONAL GOODNESS: The Impact Whey Isolate delivers feel-good nutrition and 20g protein per serving, essential amino acids, including BCAAs per serving, which helps to build and repair new muscle. Ideal for on-the-go, these delicious powders supports and maintenance various fitness goals. Ideal for any lifestyle, they keep you fueled at school, gym, or work!
HOW THE MAGIC HAPPENS: Our protein powder is perfect for shakes, smoothies, or pancakes. Mix one scoop with water or milk for a nutritious breakfast, pre/post-workout boost, or any time you need a protein lift. Experience the magic by adding a large scoop (25g) to 150-250ml of your favorite smoothie, fruit juice, water or milk in a Myprotein shaker 30 minutes before and/or after your workout.
Review: This purified whey protein unflavored has a neutral flavor and pairs well with whatever beverage you mix it in, from juice to milk, or even for a protein boost in your favorite smoothie recipe.
It mixes excellently, without leftover residue.
Made with cold filtered, un-denatured and highly bioavailable whey protein.
Rocky road flavor tastes great. Strawberry Crème and Salted Caramel are also yummy.
The unflavored version is available.
Contains 21 g protein, 4.5 g BCAA and 3.6 g Glutamine.
Uses sucralose as a sweetener. But the unflavored version has NO sweeteners.
Labdoor tested for high protein content, proving this is one of the healthiest protein powder brands out there.
Myprotein THEWHEY Tri Blend with Digezyme & Aminogen
HIGH-QUALITY PROTEIN - MusclePharm Combat Protein Powder was created for athletes who train hard and demand a more effective protein. This delicious, easy-to-mix shake delivers 25 grams of protein per serving.
FUELS MUSCLES - To maximize proper protein utilization, MusclePharm scientists fortified Combat with a variety of protein blends that digest at varying rates, which helps fuel your muscles during workouts.
FIVE PROTEIN SOURCES - Our formula is precision-engineered with protein from five unique protein sources: whey protein concentrates, hydrolysates & isolates, egg albumin, and milk protein concentrate.
SAFE TO USE - This protein powder is banned-substance tested and certified by Informed-Choice and Informed-Protein, so athletes can take it with confidence.
THE ATHLETES COMPANY - Since 2006, we’ve been striving to help professional athletes and everyday active individuals reach their maximum potential with the most scientifically advanced, safe, and nutritious sports supplementation products possible.
Review: MP Combat protein powder is the one you will find at popular bulk buy warehouse stores, and it is inexpensive and tastes good, which are two of my favorite things about MP Combat protein powder.
Labdoor tested, high score for product purity and confirmed 22.6 g of protein.
Blend of whey, isolate, casein, and egg albumen, fast med, and slow absorbing proteins.
Relatively low calories, 130 per serving.
Contains sucralose, acesulfame potassium.
Great price, great macros, a balanced blend of proteins made by muscle pharm, one of my top recommended protein powder brands.
VPX started in 1993 by Jack Owec, a former high school science teacher, who had the vision to create scientifically backed products that really helped athletes reach their goals.
After having a bad experience with a “protein” supplement that turned out be no protein and lot’s of sugar he was angry and decided a respectable, honest, science-based company that athletes could trust needed to be created.
I am lactose intolerant as well and I use VPX SRO Zero Carb. Works great and no issues at all. VPX SRO Zero Carb. Best stuff out there!
What sets them apart?
Scientific formulas with cutting edge technology and ingredients, manufactured to exacting standards made for the performance athlete.
Rich in plant protein, fiber, magnesium, iron, zinc, and sustainable source of amino acids, fatty acids, protein, and edestin—one serving provides 11 grams of raw organic protein and 11 grams of fiber with no trans or saturated fats
Made from raw hemp seed and gently cold-pressed without the use of hexane, preservatives, additives or added sugar for a clean, plant-based protein that's high in Omega 3 fats and antioxidants
Delicious light nutty flavor easily blends into smoothies, shakes, and more for Whole30, vegetarian, vegan, raw, whole food, paleo, ketogenic, and gluten-free diets
Nutiva partners with Canadian farmers to source the world’s finest organic, non-GMO, sustainably grown hemp seeds and stringently adheres to USDA certified organic and non-GMO guidelines to deliver food that is good for you and good for the planet
Balance of omega 6 Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) to omega-3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) for balanced diet
Review: This casein protein is slow digesting and easy on the tummy. It contains bioactive sub-fractions and naturally occurring growth factors thanks to being minimally processed and is a very pure high percentage of protein powder.
PREMIUM QUALITY. FANTASTIC VALUE. True Nutrition’s Whey Protein Concentrate is an excellent source of premium quality whey protein, and an economical choice at a value that is second to none!
MAXIMIZE MUSCLE GROWTH AND RECOVERY. Containing all essential amino acids, especially rich in Leucine, whey protein concentrate is highly effective in promoting muscle growth and is a perfect option for post workout shakes or smoothies
MIXES EASILY & QUICKLY DIGESTED. Easily mixed in a shaker bottle, TN’s Whey Protein Concentrate is rapidly digested, immediately providing 24g of protein (per serving) to support muscular growth when combined with progressive strength training
THIRD PARTY TESTED. MADE IN THE USA. Virtually all True Nutrition products are made right here in the United States of America, and are tested by an independent third party laboratory to ensure they meet the highest of quality performance standards
Review: The true nutrition whey protein concentrate comes in flavored and unflavored varieties. The best thing is the unflavored variety contains just two ingredients, whey protein, and Sunflower Lecithin.
That means NO soy too. True nutrition also has one of the highest percentage protein contents of all the protein powders out there.
Cold filtered to maintain protein integrity.
Lactose and fat-free.
Most pure, highest percentage protein available.
High quality, pure simple whey protein powder.
Dymatize nutrition employs scientists to design their drinks and supplements, plus they spend a good chunk of change on testing and quality assurance.
Their Labdoor test backs up their claims of having superior quality products, as their Whey protein isolate received a quality score of 86, which is relatively high.
Dymatize supplements and drinks are used by Chip Smith Performance Systems elite athletes, which is a testament to the quality and performance-enhancing potential of Dymatize products.
Dymatize protein powders are among the best protein powder brands for women, those looking to lose weight, those who use protein powders to bake with and increase protein contact of baked goods.
What sets them apart?
Winner of Bodybuilding.com’s “Isolate protein of the year” for 4 years straight.
Review: This ISO 100 Hydrolyzed powder from Dymatize is an athlete’s favorite because it is pure, super-fast digesting, really low in carbs and fat, so it’s a good choice if you are trying to lean out, plus each serving adds 25 grams of protein to your diet quick and easy.
Low in calories, high in protein. Only 110 calories with 25 g protein.
Available in 12 tasty flavors, including birthday cake, chocolate and peanut butter and fudge brownie.
Fast absorbing protein.
Cinnamon bun flavor is just too sweet, overall they need to cut down on the sweetener across the board.
A delicious protein powder that tastes more like a treat or reward than a recovery drink.
Review: The XT in Dymatize Elite XT means extended release. That makes this powder perfect great for feeding sore muscles that have been worked to their max.
This slow digesting protein is also great for cutting fat and losing weight because it stays around a while, keeping you full.
Extended Release multi-phase digestion.
Great for weight loss, helps you stay full longer.
Mixes well and tastes great.
Somewhat chalky texture.
A quality slow release protein powder from the King of Protein powders – Dymatize.
Now foods is a Ginormous nutrition and supplement company that makes a huge line of products, including many styles of protein powder.
They are one of the only companies to make a rice protein powder, making them one of the best rice protein powder brands, but they also make grass-fed whey, egg white, pea, sprouted brown rice, micellar casein, and whey protein powders.
They have been around as a natural foods producer since 1968 and they make quality affordable products manufactured in the USA and Canada.
What sets them apart?
NOW is a solid company that really does provide high quality, science-backed products at a value price.
NOW Sports products are comprehensively tested so you can trust that our products are pure and effective for every level of athletics.
ORGANIC WHEY PROTEIN POWDER WITH BCAAs: Our Certified Organic Whey Protein is a natural whey protein that is concentrated from organic milk, which was produced without the use of synthetic growth hormones (rBGH), antibiotics, or pesticides.
WITH BCAAs: Ideal for active individuals seeking the most natural and wholesome milk protein for themselves and their families.
GMP Quality Assured: NPA A-rated GMP certification means that every aspect of the NOW manufacturing process has been examined, including our laboratory/testing methods (for stability, potency, and product formulation).
Packaged in the USA by a family owned and operated company since 1968.
OUR “FUSION” OF PLANT PROTEIN: We start with five different plant proteins concentrated to 21g per serving. Then add critical BCAAs and glutamine for recovery and muscle energy. Finally add a dash of digestive enzymes so that anyone can enjoy without gas or bloating. There is nothing like The Fusion!
NATURALLY DELICIOUS: Our vegetarian protein mixes smooth and tastes delicious because we’re the only shake in the world to contain Flavor Pure, a trademarked blend of monk fruit, lucuma fruit, yacon root, and a pinch of stevia. Does not contain rice protein which can leave a dry, chalky taste in your mouth.
CLEAN PROTEIN POWDER: Absolutely no fillers like acacia fiber and rice dextrin which you’ll find in cheaper, low quality protein powders. We only use complete proteins that are dairy free, gluten free, soy free and contain no artificial ingredients or chemicals.
PROTEIN POWDER FOR SMOOTHIES AND BAKING: Now you can create more than just shakes and smoothies, because PlantFusion works great in recipes and baking too.
THE PLANT BASED EXPERTS: PlantFusion was one of the pioneers of plant based supplements over a decade ago. All products are produced under cGMPs (current Good Manufacturing Practices) and adhering to US FDA guidelines. All ingredients and finished goods are subjected to rigorous 3RD party analytical testing.
Contains one (1) 2.47 pound cannister (about 16 servings) of Muscle Milk Genuine Protein Powder. Packaging may vary. Shaker bottle sold separately.
HELPS SATISFY HUNGER AND BUILD MUSCLE – Muscle Milk Genuine Protein Powder supplies your body with high quality protein to support post-workout recovery and muscle growth. Or try taking it to-go in a shaker bottle for an energizing on-the-go breakfast.
KEY FEATURES – Based on 1 serving, Muscle Milk Genuine Protein Powder contains 32g high-quality protein, 2g sugar, and an excellent source of Calcium and Vitamins A, C & D
VERSATILE AND EASY-TO-MIX – Muscle Milk Genuine Protein Powder dissolves easily in water; just mix 2 scoops into 8 fluid ounces of water using a shaker bottle. Shaker bottle sold separately. Also add to recipes when you are looking for a protein boost.
SCIENCE BEHIND PROTEIN – Muscle Milk Genuine provides a combination of high-quality slow releasing and fast releasing proteins to help increase amino acid levels. These essential amino acids play a role in muscle growth and maintenance of muscle mass.
Contains one (1) 2.54 pound cannister (about 14 servings) of Muscle Milk Pro Series Protein Powder Supplement. Packaging may vary. Shaker bottle sold separately.
HELPS SATISFY HUNGER AND BUILD MUSCLE – Muscle Milk Pro Series supplies your body with high quality protein to support post-workout recovery and muscle growth and maintenance. Try taking it to-go in a shaker bottle for energizing on-the-go nutrition.
KEY FEATURES – Based on 1 serving, Muscle Milk Pro Series Protein Powder contains 50g high-quality protein, 3g sugar, and an excellent source of 20 vitamins and minerals.
VERSATILE AND EASY-TO-MIX – Muscle Milk Pro Series dissolves easily in water; just mix 2 scoops into 10-16 fluid ounces of water using a shaker bottle. Shaker bottle sold separately.
SCIENCE BEHIND PROTEIN – Muscle Milk Pro Series provides a blend of high-quality slow releasing and fast releasing proteins to help increase amino acid levels. These essential amino acids play a role in muscle growth and maintenance of muscle mass.
Review: According to the Clean Label Project, this whey protein ranked high for purity and clean ingredients. This means it is free from impurities like heavy metals, pesticides and antibiotics which may show up in inferior whey proteins made from low-quality milk.
Made from Grass Fed Healthy Cows.
No artificial sweeteners or gluten.
Taste is not the greatest.
This protein is a winner in terms of being free from contaminants and impurities.
Review: Biochem formulated this protein powder specifically for vegans. It has many wholesome plant-based ingredients like pea, hemp seed, and cranberry proteins, plus healthy fats like MCT oil and natural, real vanilla and cherry flavor.
Plus its low carb, at 2 grams of carbs per serving it can be used in a Vegan keto protein powder.
Stevia and monk fruit sweetened.
Short list of all natural ingredients.
High-quality Vegan protein powder.
Low Carb Keto Vegan 2 grams of carbs per serving.
Only 12 servings per container.
An excellent Vegan Keto Low carb protein powder
Animal brand is an old school classic weightlifting brand that goes way back to 1977 when Universal Nutrition was founded in Linden, New Jersey.
Back in those days, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Frank Zane, and Franco Columbu were at the top of their game.
Supplements were not really a big “thing” back then and Animal helped get the party started.
What sets them apart?
Being around a really long time. Loyalty, Following. Experience.
Loaded With Whey Protein Isolate - Animal Whey protein powder is made up of the highest quality protein sources, and that starts with the first source being whey protein isolate Fast absorbing and very bio-available
Packed With Digestive Enzymes - Not only is Animal Whey loaded with isolate protein but it also has the added benefit of digestive enzymes to help you get the most out of each scoop and puts the high quality protein to work quickly and efficiently
Amazing Taste Profile - Animal Whey is formulated for an amazing taste and it mixes easily and smooth in your drink of choice No chunks, great flavor, no stomach bloating
High Bioavailability Whey Protein - Each scoop of Animal Whey contains 25 grams of highly bio-available whey protein Our whey protein powder helps repair muscle tissue and reduces post-workout soreness so you can get back to the gym sooner
High Quality Supplements - Animal Whey is manufactured in the United States in our own facilities We control the quality from start to finish, so you know exactly what is on the label, is what's in the bottle
Review: Animal protein contains a blend of whey protein and isolate, plus added digestive enzymes to cut down on gassiness and bloat because weight lifters want explosive deadlifts, not explosive bums.
Feed your muscles with this tried and true protein powder.
56 servings per container – good value.
Digestive complex of papain and bromelain.
25 grams of protein per serving.
Uses artificial sweeteners.
Best tasting protein powder at a reasonable per serving price.
Review: BSN knocked it outta the ballpark with their Syntha 6 protein powder. Why do so many athletes call this their go-to protein powder?
Because it tastes great, without using a lot of fat making sugar. Plus it delivers 22 grams of muscle building protein. Try the “Coldstone” flavor, it tastes just like a milkshake. Yum.
22 grams of muscle building protein.
No added sugar.
Whey Casein, isolate blend.
Some uses say it hurts their tummy.
Hands down, no contest, best tasting protein powder you can get!
Third Party Testing Helps You Get What You Pay For
Let’s face it!
It’s not fun to think about, but sometimes what is written on the outside package of your favorite protein mix and supplements is not what’s actually contained on the inside.
Some supplements may even have contaminants you would never know about since obviously, no one would list those on the ingredient list, right?
Look for companies that use independent third party testing before you buy.
You can also check other resources like the independent supplement tester Labdoor, to see if the ingredient label is true, the macros are accurate, and the product contains no nasties like heavy metal contamination or antibiotics.
So there you have it, folks.
With 17 of the best protein powder brands and 25 individual protein powder reviews to choose from I know you will find the best one for you. No Excuses!
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