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Protein powder selections go beyond the standard benefits and flavors.
Choosing a dairy free protein powder that will be consumed also includes manufacturing standards to incorporate whether the product is pesticide free, GMO free, certified organic, if the containers or BPO free, if the manufacturing process allows retention of minerals and vitamins (cold extract) and whether there are any heavy metals in the product.
This last point is highly important based on a Consumer Reports study that shows some of the most popular protein powders contained cadmium, arsenic and lead. Other considerations can include fair trade and green manufacturing facilities. Consumption considerations must now be taken to another complete health level.
Health Force Warrior Food™
Sourced from natural and sustainably grown materials, they focus on total overall health. 100% organic. Through the use of non-GMO, sprouted hemp seed protein and brown rice, it offers a high absorption formulation. Easy digestion is due to the external bran coating that contains phytic acid which binds the gut minerals as it passes, removing them from the body.
Special soaking, fermentation and sprouting processes breaks down the enzymes in a sort of pre-digestion for high nutrient absorption. 100% vegan and 100% raw, complete plant-based, complete protein/amino acid profile with branched chain amino acids for mass and performance. Brown rice is 20% nutrients and 80% protein.
Enhancement Blend™ includes Nopal Cactus for blood sugar function and endurance. Hard-Core Non-Toxic Warrior Formulas™ do not include ‘whey’, metabolic toxins from any animal parts/tissues, gluten-free, no isolated nutrients or chemicals.
All product packaging is made from 100% recycled hard plastic which offers minimum offgassing and preserves the nutrients and their own Energenesis™ Enhancement Processes and EcoFresh Nutrient Lock Packaging™ (recyclable amber glass bottles, oxygen absorbers, and airtight metal lids) ensures actual potency and is exclusive to Health Force.
Warrior Food™ Natural Vegan Protein Plain, per serving: 81 calories, 1.3 g carbs, 0.4 g sugar, 17.4 g protein, 2.06 g fat. Extreme Vanilla Plus, per serving: enhanced with nutritional arctic root and emzymes. 83 calories, 3.9 g carbs, 1.0 g sugar, 16 g protein, 0.8 g fat.
Extreme Chocolate Plus, per serving: enhanced with nutritional Phycocyanin and enzymes. 83 calories, 4.2 carbs, 1.0 sugar, 16 g protein, 0.7 g fat.
Jay Robb® egg white protein powder
Egg whites contain the essential amino acids that are needed by the body. Raw materials of egg white proteins are derived from chickens that have not been treated with growth hormones. The manufacturing involves a flash pasteurization without additional heating used in the final process. Use of natural ingredients, non-GMO.
No sugar additives, although they do include lecithin to emulsify the soybean compound extract which improves shelf life. Packaging is reusable ziplock and reusable containers.
Available in Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry and Unflavored. Vanilla Egg White Protein powder, per serving: 24 grams of first class protein, 0-fat, 0-cholesterol, 0-sugars, and only 4 grams of carbohydrate. Chocolate Egg White Protein powder, per serving: 24 grams of first class protein, 0-fat, 0-cholesterol, 0-sugars, and only 4 grams of carbohydrate.
Strawberry Egg White Protein powder, per serving: 24 grams protein, 0-fat, 0-cholesterol, 0-sugars, and 4 grams of carbohydrate. Unflavored Egg White Protein powder, per serving: 25 grams of first class protein, 0-fat, 0-cholesterol, 0-sugars, and only 1 gram of carbohydrate. You can find this protein supplement at this listing on Amazon.
Garden of Life Raw Protein Powder
100% certified organic, raw, plant-based, non-GMO verified, vegan, dairy free, gluten free, soy free.
Doesn’t contain any fillers, artificial preservatives, flavors or synthetic ingredients. Made from sprouted grains including: amaranth, brown rice, buckwheat, millet, lentil garbanzo bean, flax seed, adzuki bean, pumpkin seed, sunflower seed, sesame seed and chia seed. Made with an enzyme blend with the addition of brewer’s yeast and a fermented soy.
The natural sprouting process does produce glutamine, which is a natural byproduct and supports in training recovery as well as being the most abundant amino acid in the body. Flavored versions contain stevia for sweetening. Glutamine is important to prevent muscle catabolism. Available in Real Raw Original, Real Raw Vanilla, Real Raw Vanilla Chai, Real Raw Chocolate.
Real Raw Original, per serving: 80 calories, 3 g carbs, 17 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber. Real Raw Vanilla, per serving: 90 calories, 4 g carbs, 17 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber. Real Raw Vanilla Chain, per serving: 90 calories, 4 g carbs, 17 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber. Real Raw Chocolate, per serving: 90 calories, 7 g carbs, 17 g protein, 6 g dietary fiber. You can find Garden of Life protein right here to order online.
Always check with you major healthcare provider before making any changes to your dietary regiment. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products are not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any disease.
Health enthusiast, runner, protein nut. Owen likes to write about protein, particularly alternatve supplementation and supplement comparisons.