Egg protein powder vs whey?

Egg protein powder vs whey? 4 reasons why egg protein is better than whey protein.


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4 reasons why egg protein powder is better than whey.

Whey protein is celebrated as the gold standard for protein supplementation. It is abundant, cheap, and has helped people boost their protein intake for decades, long before there were any alternatives. Today, however, there are many other ways to supplement protein. One of them is egg protein powder. By egg protein powder, I mean egg white protein powder. Egg whites are roughly 80% protein by weight, and make for a great protein powder when dehydrated. 

Now without further ado, here are 4 reasons why egg protein is better than whey protein. 


Dairy-based proteins like whey, which is a byproduct of cheese and yogurt production, is known to cause digestive issues, especially for people with lactose intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Over one in three Americans are lactose intolerant, and the prevalence of IBS is somewhere between 10 and 15 percent in the United States. It follows that you may be lactose intolerant or have IBS and not even know it. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a poorly understood condition, and it is unclear why dairy triggers symptoms. Lactose intolerance, on the other hand, is clearly understood. People with lactose intolerance are unable to fully digest lactose, the sugar in dairy. Partially digested food feeds the bacteria in your gut, which produce gas that can cause bloating, constipation, and stomach pain. 

Unless you have a sensitivity or allergy to eggs, egg white protein is easy to digest. Egg whites are low in fiber, low-FODMAP, and have the highest protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS) of any whole food. Our customers have experienced fewer digestive issues with egg white protein than with any other type of protein. 

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Whey protein is bad for your skin. Dairy indirectly stimulates insulin production, which regulates sebum production. Sebum, an oily, waxy substance produced by your sebaceous glands, can clog your pores and cause acne. Dairy can also hinder your ability to process blood sugar efficiently, which can cause inflammation in your skin. This matters because acne is an inflammatory disease, that is, clinical evidence shows that inflammation occurs at all stages of acne development. Egg whites, on the contrary, will not make you breakout. 


The environmental impact of egg production is considerably lower than that of dairy production. Although whey protein, a byproduct, does offer a way for farmers to reduce waste, it is a lucrative part of an industry that has an enormous environmental footprint. Dairy cows and their manure produce tons of greenhouse gas emissions. The poor handling of manure and fertilizers pollutes local water resources. Feed production leads to the loss of ecologically important areas such as prairies, wetlands, and forests. This is not to say that the amount of feed it takes to raise a chicken is insignificant. The point here is simply that egg protein is more sustainable than whey protein. 


Many whey protein powders have a chalky aftertaste because they are made with protein concentrates and isolates, foods chemically or mechanically stripped of everything but the protein. Protein concentrates and isolates are listed on the ingredients list as “whey protein” as opposed to “whey.” Unlike real foods, they are missing the nutrients that make food taste good. 

Egg whites, on the other hand, are simply pasteurized, and dried before becoming protein powder. They have a natural, delicious aftertaste. Our eggs are also broken less than twenty four hours from when they were laid. Some eggs sit for days, sometimes weeks before being processed. As a result, they begin to decay and release a chemical called hydrogen sulfide, which has a potent sulfur odor. 

Remember, protein powder should taste good because if consuming protein powder is a chore, it is not sustainable in the long term. A diet is not a six-week affair, it is for life, so think twice before spending your hard-earned dollars on a protein powder that tastes like chalk.

What about cholesterol? 

If you are worried about cholesterol, you will be happy to learn that egg whites contain almost no cholesterol. Of the 180 milligrams of cholesterol in an egg, almost all of it is in the yolk. Egg white protein powder is therefore, across the board, a better choice than whey protein powder.


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Egg protein powder is better than whey.

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This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.