Why order protein powder samples?
3 reasons to order protein powder samples:
1. Our protein powders are additive-free.
One of the reasons why we make the best protein powders is our commitment to steering clear of food additives. Unlike many other protein powders, drink wholesome is made without additives. Additives, although they may enhance attributes such as flavor, texture, and shelf life, can cause unpleasant side effects and permanent gut damage.
Food additives are hard to digest because they look nothing like real food. Consequently, they linger in the digestive tract for longer than food is supposed to, granting more time for gut bacteria to eat. As they eat, bacteria produce gas, causing bloating and abdominal discomfort. The build-up of gas also slows the movement of food through the colon. This can lead to constipation.
Food additives, especially if you drink a protein shake on a daily basis, can eventually disrupt regulatory pathways within the gut. This, in turn, can give rise to the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and systemic inflammatory disorders.
When you purchase protein powder, it is particularly important to avoid artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners are one of the most detrimental food additives in the long run, as they can affect the composition of the microbiota in your gut. This can cause severe and persistent gastrointestinal issues, widespread inflammation, and lasting damage to the delicate balance of the gut microbiome.
Certain sweeteners, especially sugar alcohols like xylitol, are poorly absorbed by the gut, effectively serving as food for your hungry gut bacteria. Additionally, they can cause diarrhea as they draw water into the intestines. Now, you may finally have an explanation for those post-protein shake trips to the bathroom!
Here is a list of the most common food additives in protein powder:
acacia gum, acesulfame potassium, artificial flavors, aspartame, carob bean gum, carrageenan, cellulose gum, dextrin, dextrose, erythritol, gellan gum, guar gum, gum arabic, inulin, locust bean gum, “natural” flavors, maltodextrin, rice syrup solids, soy lecithin, silica, sucralose, sunflower lecithin, xanthan gum, xylitol
our protein power samples ingredients:
egg whites, coconut, cocoa, monk fruit
Protein Matrix Comprised of (Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Micellar Casein, Milk Protein Isolate, Egg Albumen, Glutamine Peptides), Polydextrose, Sunflower Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium Caseinate, Mono- and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Tocopherols), Natural and Artificial Flavor, MCT Powder (Medium Chain Triglycerides, Nonfat Dry Milk, Disodium Phosphate, Silicon Dioxide), Lecithin, Cellulose Gum, Salt, Yellow 5, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Papain, Bromelain
*This is the actual ingredient list of one of the best-selling protein powders in the United States.
2. Our protein powders are dairy-free.
Another reason why we make the best protein powder is that we do not use dairy-based proteins. Tons of protein powders use whey and casein protein, byproducts of the production of cheese and yogurt, both known to cause digestive problems. This is particularly evident among individuals with lactose intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Many people, particularly those dealing with lactose intolerance and IBS, encounter difficulties when attempting to digest lactose, the sugar found in dairy products. As you just discovered, partially digested food feeds the bacteria present in your gut, leading to undesirable side effects. If your stomach is upset by whey or casein protein powder, consider exploring a dairy-free substitute.
3. Our protein powders are made with real foods.
A final reason why our protein powders stand head and shoulders above the rest is our decision not to use protein concentrates or isolates. In contrast, the majority of protein powders in the market rely on these protein sources, which are essentially stripped-down versions of food. On the ingredient list, you will find them listed as “pea protein” and “whey protein,” as opposed to “peas” and “whey.”
Without delving into the details, it is important to note that protein concentrates and isolates undergo rigorous mechanical and chemical processing. In some cases, manufacturers even resort to using carcinogenic solvents like hexane to extract the protein from the food. Consequently, the final product bears little resemblance to real food.
Consider this: your digestive system is designed to process food in its natural state, not synthetic imitations conjured up in laboratories. Consequently, introducing anything other than real food may cause side effects. The long-term effects of consuming processed foods like protein isolates are still not fully comprehended. A growing body of research suggests that they can disrupt the composition of your gut microbiota, however, leading to enduring harm to your gut’s intricate ecosystem.
Your gut serves a more vital purpose than merely facilitating digestion. It acts as a safeguard against pathogens, imparts knowledge to your immune system, and directly or indirectly influences the majority of your bodily functions. Imbalances in the gut microbiome have therefore been associated with the development of various chronic diseases. It follows that it is clearly in your best interest to steer clear of protein powders made with protein concentrates and isolates.
Rather than relying on protein concentrates or isolates, our approach to creating the best protein powder involves using real foods like egg whites and almonds. The egg whites undergo a simple process of pasteurization and drying. As for the almonds, they are roasted, lightly pressed to extract some oil, and finely ground. These real foods offer an easily digestible and gut-friendly alternative to protein concentrates and isolates.
Real foods contain a range of enzymes and other digestive aids that aid in the breakdown of food, facilitating the absorption of essential nutrients. Conversely, protein isolates and concentrates lack these digestive aids as they have been stripped away, making them more challenging for the body to digest and assimilate. Furthermore, minimally-processed plant-based foods like almonds are abundant in fiber, which promotes healthy digestion and regular bowel movements.
Unless you have a specific sensitivity or allergy to eggs, egg white protein stands out as the best option for your gut health. Egg whites have low fiber content, are low-FODMAP, naturally alkaline, and boast the highest protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS) among all whole foods. Our valued customers have reported experiencing fewer digestive issues when using egg white protein powder compared to other protein powder varieties.
For those unable to consume eggs, we offer an excellent alternative in the form of our vegan almond protein powder. We favor almonds over alternative plant protein sources due to their gut-friendly nature. Research indicates that almonds possess prebiotic properties, which can enhance the diversity and composition of the gut microbiome.
Order protein powder samples.
Our protein powders are free from additives, devoid of dairy, and made using real foods, rather than protein isolates. They are perfect for individuals dealing with digestive diseases and those with sensitive stomachs. They are also a great option for those seeking to enhance their protein consumption while avoiding the drawbacks of processing and unnecessary additives.
Our delighted clientele includes individuals with Candidiasis, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, gastritis, gastroparesis, GERD, lactose intolerance, leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and ulcerative colitis. Order protein powder samples to see if our protein powders are right for you.
Product Information – 1 protein powder sample. 1 sample = 1 serving. Handmade in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Refund/Return Policy – We cannot accept returns, sorry, but if an order arrives damaged or spoiled, we will issue a refund or send a replacement at no cost to you.
Why should I order protein powder samples?
Have you ever bought a big container of protein powder only to realize that it upsets your stomach, or that you do not like how it tastes? At this point, you either have to throw it out, or choke it down, neither of which is any fun. (If only you could have tried it first…) This is why we offer samples of protein powder. We know that our protein powders are delicious and easy to digest, but we want you to see for yourself. If you like them, now you have a better idea of which flavor you like best. If you do not like them, no sweat; at least you did not spend fifty dollars on something that you have to pour down the drain.
How do I use protein powder samples?
1 protein powder sample pack contains 1 serving. Because we do not use food additives to help our powders mix, we recommend mixing the contents of each protein powder sample pack with 1-2 cups cold milk in a blender. If shakes are not your thing, you can also add your samples to oatmeal, yogurt, or even baked goods (this protein pancake recipe is a great place to start).
This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. drink wholesome is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.