I have used
But scientific research has also suggested that
According to Dr. Mark Hyman from the Cleveland Clinic:
“Glutathione is the most important molecule you need to stay healthy and to prevent aging, cancer, heart disease, dementia and more.” (article link)
For these reasons,
And for these reasons, I am always searching for the absolute best
A couple of weeks ago I decided to buy ProMix Whey Protein in the Vanilla flavor which is what I most commonly use and prefer.
After running through my list of 7 criteria for selecting an all natural
Note: The more I geek out on
Ok so this is a pretty long review but my hope is that this will help you make the best decision for yourself. With that goal in mind, I’m giving you as much as I can so you can make a well informed decision. Hope it helps!
Alright then, let’s get to it!
Criteria # 1: Must Be All Natural
ProMix whey Vanilla is an all-natural
Criteria # 2: Whey From Grass-Fed Cows
If you’ve read my article “What is the best all natural whey” you know that I prefer Whey from Grass-Fed Cows and this
Criteria # 3: Produced Close To Home
This is a new piece of criteria I added to the equation. Because freshness and potency of the product matter, I want
Why do I want
While I don’t think this delay impacts the freshness or potency of the product too much, I think it does have some impact.
And since my goal is to find the absolute best
In an ideal world, the whey would be processed today and I would receive it today. But we’re not there yet…maybe one day 🙂
Anyway, I live in the USA and ProMix Whey Protein is produced in the USA (California) so this protein gets a double thumbs up for me in this category.
Criteria # 4: Cost
As you can see in my all natural whey protein chart, this
You can click HERE to view the chart and then click on the “cost per gram of protein” header to sort the chart and see exactly where this one ranks in terms of cost.
Criteria # 5: Convenience
This product is available on Amazon Prime so for me, it meets my convenience criteria. I can click the buy button and have it delivered to my door in 2 days. I asked Promix about their shipping and they advised they have warehouses all across the US and the product will be shipped from the warehouse closest to my address. I believe they have stocked some or all of Amazon’s warehouses across the US with their product so standard shipping through Amazon should get the product delivered to you relatively fast I believe.
Criteria # 6: Additional Ingredients
From an ingredients standpoint, this
Also, each serving of ProMix Vanilla Whey contains 6 grams of sugar whereas most other
I just don’t get it. In my opinion, there are so many drawbacks to using Can Sugar as a sweetener, it just doesn’t make sense when you can use something like Stevia.
On the plus side though, I am really glad to see they are using Non-GMO Vanilla Extract and Non-GMO Sunflower Lecithin.
I don’t want to consume GMO ingredients so that’s definitely a big plus. And I’m happy they are using Vanilla Extract which comes from Vanilla Beans, unlike “natural vanilla flavoring” which can come from a variety of sources including the anal glands of beavers and no I’m not kidding, read this article if you didn’t hear about that yet.
As far as “Lecithin” goes, Sunflower is the best option. There are still a lot of
Criteria # 7: Openness of Manufacturer
This is another important factor in search for the best of the best in all natural
Promix gets a thumbs up here. They have been quick in responding to my questions and they have a long list of Frequently Asked Questions which seem to be real questions asked by real consumers. So the company appears to be pretty open, which definitely adds a level of comfort for me.
Criteria # 8: The Taste Test
I was very hopeful I would love this stuff at first taste but unfortunately, the taste test is where my excitement ended. I bought the Vanilla flavor but this product tastes like an unflavored
Criteria # 9: Texture
The next thing that was disappointing was the texture. It’s gritty. They use Cane Sugar as the sweetener in this product and cane sugar is naturally gritty so I’m guessing that’s what it is. Most companies use Stevia to sweeten their
To be fair, when I make my shakes in a blender with fruit/vegetables I don’t notice the gritty-ness too much. However, when I’m in a hurry and want to make a quick protein drink, I use a mason jar or a blender bottle and shake it up with some water or milk and when I make them this way, they taste very gritty. This is the first time I’ve ever had a gritty tasting
Update: Here is Promix response about the gritty texture of the Vanilla
The crunchy texture that you note is due to the cane sugar. If the liquid is very cold the sugar will not fully dissolve.
Criteria # 10: Mixability
This powder mixes fine in my regular black and decker blender and also in my blender bottle. However it comes out clumpy if I just mix it in a glass with a spoon and even if I mix it in a shaker cup (I use a mason jar) which I typically use if I am in a big hurry. So bottom line – if you mix your
Criteria # 11: Color
I don’t usually judge
I’m not sure what caused this whey to be orange. Maybe the cane sugar? I don’t think it’s cause for concern or anything like that but it’s just strange – I’ve never seen an orange colored vanilla
Update: Here is Promix response about the orange color of their Vanilla
As to the orange color, this is because we are using whey from yellow cheese batches in our flavored
whey protein! Same farms, same cows, just different cheese batches. Grass-fed milk has a slight yellow color because of the extra beta carotene (plant based form of vitamin A, naturally yellow in color) found in the milk of grass-fed cows. The dark yellow color in some batches is from the natural annatto color used in making yellow cheeses.
In summary, I think Promix Vanilla
If you want a high quality whey concentrate with a slight hint of vanilla flavor and you’re ok with having a relatively higher amount of sugar (6 grams per serving) then this is a great choice.
However, if you want something with a stronger Vanilla Flavor and lower sugar (approximately 1 gram per servig) I’d go with BodyLogix Natural Vanilla Bean or BlueBonnet French Vanilla. So far, those are my two personal favorites based on all my criteria.
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