Everyone and their dog has a protein powder nowadays, but nobody really knows what to look for in the ingredient profile … Or what they should expect from their protein in terms of quality.
Having a solid protein powder in your home at all times is one of the best tools in your diet arsenal for muscular recovery, fat loss, and health promotion.
However, some powders literally do quite the opposite of this, and can actually DEGRADE your health if you aren’t weary of what you are buying/ingesting.
What should you look for in a protein?
You want a whey protein, as it is ideal for initiating muscle protein synthesis quickly.
There are animal-based protein powders like eggs, whey, and casein, as well as garden plant-based forms from pea, hemp, rice and soy.
Whey protein is the most ideal form of protein for muscular recovery because it initiates muscle protein synthesis in a much faster time frame.
However, even if you have picked the type of protein you want, you have to take into consideration another entire category of ingredients in the protein themselves … “Additives”
Some protein powders are so ridiculously unhealthy you might as well be eating cookies instead.
Don’t Settle For A Protein Powder With A Mile Long Nutrition Label
If the protein you are looking at has so many ingredients it takes you more than a minute to read them through, or complicated sounding ingredients that you have never heard of before, it is more than likely some junk garbage you would want to avoid.
Ideally, you want the ingredients to be the protein itself, maybe a few natural sweeteners … AND THAT’S IT!
Take a look at Red's Whey Protein label.
When you start seeing fancy scientific mumbo jumbo terms being thrown around in the fine print of a supplement label, it is usually a clear cut sign of them hiding unhealthy ingredients from the average uneducated consumer.
Many Generic Protein Powders Are Loaded With Artificial Sweeteners
Many generic and brand name protein powders nowadays are loaded to the brim with artificial sweeteners like corn syrup solids, sucralose and acesulfame potassium.
They are so sweet tasting that they are actually addictive and send a signal to the brain that promotes hunger, causing you to overeat and blow your whole diet.
Despite not containing “real sugar,” these artificial sweeteners can cause spikes in your insulin levels still, putting your body in a fat storing mode and cranking your hunger through the roof.
Many Generic Protein Powders Have Hydrogenated Oils (Trans Fat) In Them
This nasty source of fat is the type you DEFINITELY want to avoid. Trans fat can cause arterial clogging, which leads to cardiovascular issues, heart attacks, strokes, and countless other major health issues.
Many supplement companies are starting to use “hydrogenated whey protein” in their products to extend their shelf life, while conveniently leaving out the fact that the addition of these oils in their products can have nasty health implications.
Quick Tip: Cold Processed whey protein retains more of its’ fragile immune factors and nutrients in tact during the manufacturing process. Look for this on the label, as this whey protein will retain a higher level of quality than those not processed in the same manner.
Red Supplement's Promise Of Quality To You
Our protein is not only accurately labeled and meets protein claims, but it is absolutely free of any kind of BS unhealthy additives, free of any toxic contaminants and free of any chemical impurities.
All our sweeteners are 100% natural, and come from healthy sources like Stevia.
When you buy our Ice Cream Protein you are getting GMO free, cold processed whey coming from grass-fed cows.
With Red Protein, you get a protein powder that not only is optimal for muscle building, but also is THE HEALTHIEST protein you can possibly buy.
Hormone free, grass-fed cows produce whey with a higher concentration of inflammation-reducing omega-3 fatty acids, as well as several times more conjugated linoleic acid than corn and grain fed cows.
Conjugated linoleic acid provides a variety of health benefits like burning fat and maintaining lean body mass.
Grass-fed cows are also much less likely to be treated with antibiotics than other cows are, resulting in a whey protein that won’t put you at risk of building antibiotic resistance.
Red Supplements Has Got You Covered With The Healthiest Muscle Building Whey Available
You Get What You Pay For With Inexpensive Generic Whey Protein
“You get what you pay for.” Yes, good protein is expensive.
When a manufacturer is able to sell a powder at an inexpensive price, it can be assumed that they are most likely cutting costs by using questionable cheaper protein suppliers.
When you pay less for your raw protein, you are likely getting a low-quality inferior product, simple as that. It also probably doesn’t meet label claims at all.
It wouldn’t be the first time a company claims each scoop contains “X” amount of grams protein, when in reality it barely contains 1/3 of that.
Not to mention these cheap protein sources are much more likely to contain impurities and contaminants.
Do yourself a favor, and use a higher quality product and get what you pay for. Ensure your health is protected with Red's Elite Whey Protein.