SEEQ Protein Review


I tried SEEQ protein powder so you don’t have to. Read my SEEQ protein review to learn more about the Nutrition Facts, ingredients, taste and texture, and more.

Written by Jack Schrupp & endorsed by Baylee Reller, RDN

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SEEQ protein powder Nutrition Facts

SEEQ protein powder ingredients

SEEQ protein powder taste and texture

SEEQ vs drink wholesome

SEEQ protein powder Nutrition Facts


SEEQ protein powder is a dietary supplement, so I feel it is appropriate to start my SEEQ protein review with the Nutrition Facts. Nutrition Facts, although important, are never the only thing I consider when evaluating a protein powder. In fact, they are one of the last things I take into consideration. As long as a protein powder is going to help me boost my protein intake, I do not care too much about how many fats, carbs, etc. it has.

This is in part because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows a 20% margin of error for the values on the Nutrition Facts label. A serving of protein powder that you think contains 20 grams of protein may contain as many as 25, or as few as 15. Fussing over macros is therefore a big waste of time. What I worry about instead is what is on the ingredient list, but I digress.

1 serving SEEQ’s Fruit Punch Protein Powder contains 100 calories and 22 grams of protein. That is a great calorie to protein ratio – it is actually about as good as it gets. There are 4 calories in 1 gram of protein, so if you want to eat 22 grams of protein, you have to eat at least 88 calories. This means all but 12 calories SEEQ’s Fruit Punch Protein Powder come from protein.

Apart from protein, there is not much else in SEEQ protein powder. There is no fat, only 1 gram of carbohydrate, no fiber, and no sugar. This, although probably appealing to some, is unnatural. When a protein powder has such an extreme nutrition profile, it is an indication that it is made with artificial ingredients. 

SEEQ protein powder nutrition facts

SEEQ protein powder ingredients


SEEQ makes unique protein powders – there are not many companies with flavors like Mango Pineapple and Strawberry Lemonade. I was therefore curious to see what was on the ingredient list, but I was ultimately disappointed. As you can see below, SEEQ uses many of the same ingredients as most protein powder companies:

Whey Protein Isolate, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Malic Acid, Sucralose, Polysorbate 80, Sunflower Lecithin, Citric Acid, Beet Root Extract (Color), Reb A (Stevia), Silicone (Anti-Foaming Agent)

Whey Protein Isolate

There are over 10 ingredients in SEEQ’s Fruit Punch Protein Powder, which is not a good sign. The first ingredient is Whey Protein Isolate. Whey protein isolates are made by removing the non-protein components of milk, thereby concentrating the protein components to higher levels. They typically contain so little lactose that people with lactose intolerance should be able to digest them.

That said, protein isolates undergo so much mechanical and/chemical processing that they look nothing like real food. Ironically, this often makes them hard to digest. Think of it this way – whole foods contain a balance of nutrients and enzymes that help you break them down. Whey protein isolates, on the other hand, have been stripped of these natural digestive aids, making them look more like science experiments than anything else. 

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food additives

Unfortunately, SEEQ’s Fruit Punch Protein Powder contains a cocktail of food additives including emulsifiers, stabilizers, flavors, and sugar substitutes. Even in small quantities, ingredients like these can cause painful gastrointestinal (GI) side effects and long term gut health problems. I myself drank 1 serving and can confirm that it causes bloating and stomach pain. To be fair, I have a sensitive stomach, but I would imagine that drinking this every day would do a number on anyone’s gut.

The problem with most food additives is that they resist digestion. As a result, they linger in your gut, which can lead to two nasty outcomes. On the one hand, food additives can cause your colon to absorb too much water, triggering diarrhea. On the other hand, food additives can feed your hungry gut bacteria, which release gas as they eat. Too much gas can cause bloating, flatulence and stomach pain. It can also slow colonic transit – the amount of time it takes food to travel through the colon – leading to constipation.

Worst yet, regularly eating certain food additives can disturb regulatory pathways in your intestines, triggering the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other systemic inflammatory disorders. Some food additives, namely artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols, can also disrupt your gut microbiome – the collection of microorganisms living in your gut. An unhealthy gut microbiome is a leading cause of inflammation and linked to the onset and progression of several chronic diseases.

In summary, I would not recommend that anyone regularly use SEEQ protein powder based on the ingredients alone. An ingredients list like this can lead to terrible complications, especially for people with pre-existing gut issues.

SEEQ protein powder taste and texture


Taste is so subjective that I hesitate to include it in my SEEQ protein review. A protein powder that one person craves might make another person gag. For the sake of the review, however, I will share my thoughts on how SEEQ protein tastes and mixes.

Fruit punch is a fun flavor of protein powder. I have never had another fruit punch-flavored protein supplement, so this was exciting for me. It tastes a lot like Koolaid or Jello, and mixes really easily. The sweetness was too much for me, probably due to the sucralose, and mixing the powder with an electric mixer left a layer of slimy foam as you can see in the photo below. Other than that, however, this was a tasty protein powder. I imagine that kids or teenagers would love it.

SEEQ protein powder review

SEEQ vs drink wholesome


SEEQ protein powder has become more and more popular due to its fun, different flavors. It is great to see a company branching out and offering protein powders in flavors other than chocolate and vanilla. As you just learned, however, it is not a healthy way to boost your protein intake. SEEQ’s biggest weakness, which is a weakness for many protein powders, is that it is full of additives and so processed that it hardly resembles real food. 

If you have a sensitive stomach, or if you want a protein boost without extra processing and added junk, SEEQ is not the brand for you. Instead, you should reach for a protein powder like drink wholesome.

A few years ago, I was so sick of protein supplements that upset my stomach, that I made my own with a short list of simple ingredients. Instead of protein concentrates or isolates, I used egg whites and almonds. Instead of artificial sweeteners, I used monk fruit and maple sugar. Instead of artificial flavors, I used real vanilla beans. As a result, my customers have experienced fewer digestive issues with my protein powder than with any other protein supplement. Order samples to feel and taste the difference real foods make.

SEEQ protein powder ingredients:

Whey Protein Isolate, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Malic Acid, Sucralose, Polysorbate 80, Sunflower Lecithin, Citric Acid, Beet Root Extract (Color), Reb A (Stevia), Silicone (Anti-Foaming Agent)

Compared to SEEQ, drink wholesome is made with a short list of simple ingredients. I stress this point because protein powder is something you use regularly, if not every day. Picking a protein powder with healthy ingredients therefore makes huge difference for your gut and overall health.

In closing, I hope that my SEEQ protein powder review was helpful, tha you are now able to make more informed decisions about what you eat.

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