As a personal trainer and bodybuilder, my daily nutritional intake requires a whey protein supplement to meet my protein needs.
The whey protein powder I have been using for the past year is the Nutrilite Whey Protein Powder.
As a certified Precision Nutrition Coach, I feel am an adequate candidate for giving you an honest and detailed review of this supplement.
Nutrilite Whey Protein Powder Review: Packaging
The whey protein comes in a sealed tub with a sealed twist on/off cap. Score: 10/10
Nutrilite Whey Protein Powder Review: Flavor
I have tasted both the Vanilla and Chocolate flavors and they are true to their word in terms of the flavor you pay for. Additionally, neither is overly sweet or overbearing. I prefer the vanilla protein over the chocolate protein because I’m not limited in terms of mixing it with other food items. What do I mean by that? Let’s just say I wouldn’t mix chocolate with pineapples or oranges. Make sense? The flavor would be way off. Score: 9/10
Nutrilite Whey Protein Powder Review: Mixability
This is usually a make or break for me because I like protein powders that mix well. Nothing is worse than getting a chunk of mushy protein the size of a raisin while you’re drinking your shake. It’s gross. It’s even worse if it gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.
Anyways, I digress. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being “mixes perfectly” and 1 being “clump city”. I would rate the Nutrilite whey protein powders as a ‘9” in terms of mixabiliy. I give them a 9 and not a 10 because I mix all of my shakes with almond milk, so the thicker consistency of the fluid tends to make it tougher to mix quickly. What’s quickly? I define quickly as less than 15 seconds. Oh, and I use 1 scoop (they provide you with a scoop) of powder in 6-8 ounces of fluid. I am certain if I mixed the powder for 25-30 seconds it would mix perfectly.
For as quickly as I mix the fluid with the powder, I get a darn good result, so I am very happy with the consistency. You won’t have a problem mixing this powder if you give it a good shake, but in reality this is just fluid and powder in a shaker cup, so if you’re using a blender you would never encounter this problem. Score: 9/10
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Nutrilite Whey Protein Powder Review: Uniqueness
I want to point something out to you so it doesn’t come as a surprise to you. When you mix the vanilla whey protein powder with a fluid, most notably water, you will find that it turns purple…. Yes, purple…
Well, the label suggest it is due to the Red-Orange Complex mentioned in the supplement facts portion of the tub. The antioxidant fighters turn your protein purple. Kinda cool if you ask me. But again, this is only if you are using strictly powder and fluid. You won’t encounter this problem if you use a blender with other food items.
The Red Orange Complex is a very cool concept though. It is through my years of lifting, reading, and researching that I’ve learned that exercise causes free radicals to roam free in the body. This isn’t good. We must put a fight up against such things. That’s why the Red Orange Complex seems a perfect fit for a protein powder. You get the whey protein your body needs after a workout to build muscle and you get antioxidants to fight off free radicals at the same time. Perfect combo if you asked me. This will help strengthen your immune system and keep you from getting sick. Score: 10/10
Nutrilite Whey Protein Powder Review: Directions
The directions for stirring/shaking are listed in the image below:
Nutrilite Whey Protein Powder Review: Price
My results with this product have all been positive up to this point. What do I mean by that? Well, my strength has improved in several areas such as barbell back squat, bench press, and total pull-ups using Nutrilite Whey Protein powder as my post workout choice.
Next, I do not need to take the browns to the Super Bowl after I drink it each time, which some protein powders will make you do. That’s as honest as I can be. I do not recall a time that I had to do such a thing. Third, I don’t get that nauseous feeling that you may often encounter in your stomach if you drink a shake too close to let’s say your pre-workout shake. Nope, hasn’t happened to me at all and I’m happy about that.
The price is steep for whey protein powder, but I personally am willing to pay for the premium product because it is made using no artificial ingredients and it delivers 25-26g of protein per scoop, which is adequate for my protein needs.
Here is my final score of the product:
The packaging is a 10/10
The flavor is a 9/10
Mixability is a 9/10
Uniqueness is a 10/10
Price is a 8/10
46/50 = 92% – Grade A
Hope this helps you decide on a protein powder that fits your lifestyle and budget. You can’t go wrong with this brand and the benefits are worth the money you’ll pay.
If the Nutrilite Whey Protein review was helpful, than here is a killer review I wrote for the the Nutrilite Double X Multivitamin that you may also find helpful!
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