Best Whey Protein Powder – 2018’s Best Whey Protein Powders

With so many people talking about the benefits of whey protein, where do you begin to learn about the basics? What are the benefits of doing protein shakes and what is all the fuss about? This site is your ultimate resource to learn about all the incredible benefits of whey protein powder and all of its benefits. What are the biggest changes that you can expect right away? (more…)

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  1. The Ideal Post Exercise Shake

    June 8, 2012 by Matt

    If you want to learn why you should be taking a post exercise workout shake there are countless reasons that I want to explain to you. (more…)

  2. The 5 Unknown Benefits Of These Whey Protein Powders

    April 27, 2012 by superch6

    Ok before you read this list and go off to buy any old whey protein powder I’m sure by now if you are an avid reader of this blog you will realize not every whey protein powder is the same. (more…)

  3. Why Are Our Whey Protein Recommendations Better?

    November 21, 2011 by Matt

    Well first off let me first start off by saying that this was a response I wrote in a blog about people who were talking about whether or not to purchase a whey protein isolate or a whey protein concentrate. The author of the blog Mike Roussell wrote a post that was not bad by any means and a lot of stuff he said was really spot on, but when you are recommending any product especially in the health market you want to make sure you are an expert.

    However, he did recommend ProGrade whey protein which there is no way I would endorse. I wouldn’t take it and I wouldn’t recommend it either. So here was my response since most of the people on that thread were giving their unqualified 2 cents, which drives me crazy.

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    “Hey guys Matt here an avid health nutritionist and whey protein specialist. I like the article and wanted to clear up a few things.

    First off, over 90% of whey proteins out there are essentially “dead proteins.” The reason is because they are so highly processed that the essential enzymes are killed off with the high heat. These enzymes will not withstand temperatures past 118 degrees of heat which is why you want to first look for an undenatured whey protein, which means it is cold processed at lower temperatures. Things you won’t find in Optimum Gold, Myotein and many of the other cleverly marketed wheys.

    Secondly, you want to find a grass fed whey protein. If you don’t you are basically putting in dairy that comes from cows that are fed an unnatural diet of grains, 80% of which are GMO’s or genetically modified corn. Those are also sprayed with pesticides and toxins to keep bugs away which also makes its way into the dairy, the whey protein, and eventually in your body as well. Grain fed cows are also then fattened up and milked 4-6 times a day instead of once which infects the utters and creates a lot of puss. This is called Mitosis and yes that also get into your whey as well. Sounds gross right? This is why they have to pasteurize it at higher temperatures to get rid of the unhealthy bacteria, however they kill the good bacteria as well.

    Grass fed cows graze on pesticide free pastures which creates a raw milk which contains over 110 active healthy bacterial colonies, and also what is notorious for making it the healthiest protein on the planet. This is the type of whey you want to find however, 90% of the whey’s out there are not that.

    Unfortunately, GetPrograde isn’t from grass fed cows…I know this because I have emailed them back and forth. Also its an isolate.

    When it comes to isolates and concentrates, I always tell people when it doubt stay more organic and natural. Because isolates are processed further you are extracting those enzymes and other essential nutrients out of the whey that make it so well rounded nutritionally that it was deemed a superfood by the food and health administration. Concentrates are a far better selection. However, if you do have a lactose intolerance issue, though most of the times that won’t be effected by the low amount of lactose <5%, then I’d stick to an isolate to be on the safe side.

    Lastly, when it comes to your health don’t skimp on price. Would you rather eat a steak from a sizzler or get one from a 5-star steakhouse. Sure the price is more but it is because it is far better quality, better prepared, and going to have a lasting effect on you. Also the reason why many whey proteins are so cheap is because they manufacture the heck out of it making it that dead protein, which is essentially useless for your body. Knowing this and still buying a cheap whey protein is basically like burning money because it’s not doing anything for you nutritionally. This is why some whey proteins are superior but also have a heftier price. But when it comes down to it, I tell people it really comes down to a few cents a day since most contain 30 servings. It’s not like its a one and done product. However, the few cents you pay for are far outweighed by the health benefits. Trust me.

    So finding the best whey protein powder you’ll want to look for 100% raw organic grass fed whey protein powder that is “undenatured.” I hope that helps clear things up. Personally I take and recommend Next Fitness Evolution’s “Essential Whey Protein” you can get that here: http:www.nextfitnessevolution.com/

    -Take care guys,

    Matt Smith” [/content_box_blue]

    Now with that being said it definitely explains in further detail about why I recommend the proteins we do. While most people talk about calories per scoop this is irrelevant when it comes to weight gain. Good calories don’t add weight onto your body they are immediately utilized as energy. Bad calories are what you need to worry about which comes from refined sugars and carbs. But if I were to break this down it would be pretty scientific and I would be talking about insulin secretion, insulin resistance and that is when it gets a little too advanced.

    However if you are interested in your health more I would recommend you reading these books in the following order:

    “Food Rules” by Michael Pollen

    “150 Greatest Foods On Earth” by Jerry Bowman (this is great book to really skim through)

    “Native Nutrition” by Ron Schmid

    “Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It” by Gary Taubes (one of the best health books ever written)

    “Death By Supermarket” by Nancy Deville (This book will make you reevaluate your shopping)

    These books are incredible but just know a lot of my recommendations for whey protein are because I do research and exhaustive research at that. I go to health conferences and get to know the farmers I shop and even the presidents of the company that we get our whey protein concentrate from. I fully trust them and in my HONEST opinion there is no other protein better out there than Gary Rock’s and Ross Titza’s from Next Fitness Evolution.

    Both of these guys have gotten their certification in Personal Training and are some of the most intelligent and up to date nutritionists I know.

    If you want to get your hands on some of this protein, which I recommend the chocolate because it’s delicious with some bananas, any fruit really, as well as lots of vegetables too,  you can shoot on over to this link: best whey protein powder

    Additionally you should know this is also naturally sweentened with Stevia and contains no artificial flavors or sweetners like Aspartame.

    Take care guys and if you have any questions leave them below and don’t forget to share or like this page.

    -Matt Smith

  4. THIS Whey Protein Powder Was Featured In The Book, The “150 Greatest Foods On Earth”

    October 20, 2011 by Matt

    So I have been reading through this incredible book entitled, The 150 Greatest Foods On Earth. I admit I’m kind of a nerd when it comes to learning about nutrition and all the scientific names like “cruciferous” which are all the cabbage like vegetables (brussel sprouts, cabbage, kohlrabi etc.) and how those are considered the premier cancer fighting vegetables. (more…)

  5. Let’s Fix Your Diet By Starting With Your Breakfast.

    October 9, 2011 by Matt

    So I know it has been a little bit since I’ve written so I apologize for you guys who read this on a consistent basis but there has been some great things happening in the health food industry especially with whey protein that I can’t wait to tell you about soon. That being said I am getting a lot of questions still regarding losing those last few pounds of unwanted body fat.

    I want to give you some great tips that you can lose along with my recommendation for the best whey protein here that will help supplement your diet. And don’t worry I’ll do more blog posts like this and probably write a little book on it as well because there is so much information on dieting that you want to take into account if you are serious about losing weight.

    There is often a quote I live by that says, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Well this is true for most people in the diet industry. The lean towards the latest fads like the South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers, The Atkins Diet, No Carb diets etc etc. While most of these have benefits you can use, having a basic knowledge of food and health is really a lot simpler than you might think.

    First off don’t over think your diet. Stick to fresh organic fruits and vegetables. With that being said trust me when I say avoid corn. Most corn is given pesticides and is genetically modified and has incredible amount of unhealthy factors. An entire different blog post in itself. Ok I’m rambling let me get back on point.

    Here are some foods you want to add to your diet that are healthy and will also provide nutrient rich foods and ones high in protein too. Coupling this with working out will really help you out. My sister in law works for Tracy Anderson so I’ll do an interview with her about the best ways to work out since she trains many of Hollywoods Celebrities and whips them into shape before there movie premiers. She’s the reason that they fit into those dresses and guys look dashing in their suits.

    For breakfast you want to get some protein so I would recommend some cage free farm fresh eggs. Really limit yourself here though, you don’t want to get too much protein. I personally eat one egg with organic onion that is minced up and sometimes so organic tomatoes as well. Scramble those up and limit the salt intake since that puts on weight.

    Whole foods is great for finding some frozen fruit which are better than fresh fruits lots of times since fresh fruits is actually higher in nutritional value since they freeze foods at their heightened nutritional value. So if you can find yourself some “wild” blueberries you will be doing a great service for getting your antioxidant fix for the day. I also love frozen mango as well. Add a half an avocado that is of course organic as well.

    My one sort of cheat during breakfast that I love is bacon. But let me explain how to do this more healthy than regular bacon. You want to get not only turkey bacon but there are a couple other parts you want to look for. First look for no hormones in there and also no nitrates. These are very important. And again limit the protein here so go with 1 slice or 2 max. Despite me being able to eat more bacon that should be humanly possible, remember to stay on your diet.

    So a cage free farm fresh egg, half an avocado, wild blueberries, frozen mangos and if you are still hungry throw in a half a grapefruits because this is actually a fat-burning fruits.

    One other quick tip: You should eat more fruit towards the beginning of the day since it is higher in natural sugars and lean more towards vegetables as you hit lunch and eventually dinner.

    I’ll go into more depth this next week on lunch and dinners. If you keep reading I guarantee you will not only lose weight but you will start feeling much more energetic too as you are getting all the natural vitamins and nutrient rich foods that your body is craving but is not receiving.

    I hope you enjoyed and again if you want to find the best whey protein powder that I personally use then check that out in the link.

    Til Next Time Guys and Gals!

    -Matt Smith