The Best Protein Powder For Runners

Drink Wholesome is the best protein powder for runners.

Many runners do not consume enough protein, which can have a serious negative impact on performance. If you do not consume enough protein when training hard, your body will break down muscle for use as fuel. This will eventually take a toll on your performance, no matter who you are. Protein powders are therefore a great way to ensure that you are getting the nutrition you need to recover, and perform at your best. It is important to note that protein powder is by no means necessary for improved running performance. It is incredibly convenient, however, and can be the best way to increase your protein intake. Imagine, for example, that you are rushing from a morning run to the office, and do not have time to cook a meal. In this case, a protein shake is a great option. It can be prepared in a matter of seconds, and requires little to no cleanup.

If you have ever looked into buying protein powder, you will know that there is an astounding number of options. This can be overwhelming, so let us help. Although most protein powders will get you the protein that you need, not all protein powders are good for you. This is to say that the type of protein powder you consume is not particularly important, but the ingredients in that protein powder are.

Most protein powders are full of additives. Just take a look at an ingredient label. I bet you cannot pronounce half of the ingredients listed. Ingredients like these are added to protein powders as emulsifiers, preservatives, and thickeners. They contribute little to nothing to the nutritional profile of the product, and have no place in a runner’s diet. In fact, many of them are linked to a host of health problems from stomach pain to chronic disease! If you are looking to get the most out of your training, do not fuel your body with highly processed junk. The protein for runners is made with real foods, and nothing else. Remember that health, wellness, and performance are informed both by what we eat, and what we do not.

While there is no such thing as “protein for runners,” there is certainly a best protein powder for runners, and we make it. This is because Drink Wholesome makes its protein powder with real foods. We use ingredients you can pronounce, like chickpeas, egg whites, and coconut, and nothing else. Now you can boost your protein intake without the added junk. Plus, unlike most protein powders designed for bodybuilders, Drink Wholesome’s recipes are formulated with endurance athletes in mind. Our balanced nutrition profile will help you recover after long, hard workouts. Skeptical? Order samples to see for yourself.


You are reading an article written by Drink Wholesome, a small company from New Hampshire. Since 2020, we have taken a fundamentally different approach to protein powder by only using real food ingredients – ingredients you can pronounce and find in your kitchen. Now you can boost your protein intake without the added junk found in almost every other protein powder. Hooray! You will find that we also make the best tasting protein powder. What can I say, real foods just taste better.

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