Why try drink wholesome?

If you are sick of chalky protein powders that upset your stomach, you have come to the right place. Learn more about why drink wholesome is both better tasting and better for you. 

Why is drink wholesome better tasting?

drink wholesome is made with real foods

Other protein powders have a chalky aftertaste because they are made with protein concentrates and/or isolates, which have been stripped of everything (fats, carbs. etc.) but the protein. Eating a protein concentrate or isolate is like eating a multivitamin instead of eating fresh fruits and veggies – it tastes nothing like the real thing.

Instead of using protein concentrates or isolates, we use whole food protein sources like collagen, egg whites, and almonds. Ingredients like these taste, well, like real food! Order samples to see for yourself.

drink wholesome is flavored with real foods

Unlike other companies, we also use real foods to flavor our protein powders. Our vanilla protein powders, for example, are flavored with real vanilla beans. Other vanilla protein powders are made with ‘natural’ and/or artificial vanilla flavor.

In case you were wondering, the word natural is in parentheses because natural vanilla flavor rarely contains real vanilla, and if it does, it also contains an added carrier like propylene glycol. Under current regulations, natural flavor manufacturers are not required to declare carriers, solvents, and preservatives on their ingredient lists, even if they are synthetic.

In short, unless you choose drink wholesome, you will be consuming a cocktail of chemicals. This is not only bad news for your health, but also for your taste buds.

drink wholesome is sweetened with real foods

Other protein powders have bitter aftertaste because they are sweetened with artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, or stevia. Unlike sugar, these sugar substitutes activate bitter taste receptors in addition to sweet taste receptors.

Instead of artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, or stevia, we use a natural sweetener called monk fruit. Monk fruit, also known as luo han guo, is a melon-like fruit native to Southeast Asia. Unlike other sugar substitutes, it is sweet like sugar thanks to compounds called mogrosides. Note that we do not add erythritol or any other additives to our monk fruit.

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Why is drink wholesome better for you?

drink wholesome is dairy-free

The first reason why our protein powders are better for you is that they do not contain any food additives whatsoever. Other protein powders, on the contrary, are full of emulsifiers, stabilizers, thickeners, etc. Added ingredients like these can cause painful digestive issues and long-term gut health problems. Here is a list of the most common food additives in protein powder:

acacia fiber, acacia gum, acesulfame potassium, artificial flavors, ascorbic acid, aspartame, calcium carbonate, carrageenan, cellulose gum, dextrin, dicalcium phosphate, dipotassium phosphate, erythritol, gellan gum, guar gum, gum arabic, inulin, locust bean gum, maltodextrin, mono- and diglycerides, ‘natural’ flavors, rice bran extract, rice dextrin, rice hulls, rosemary extract, silica, silicon dioxide, sodium alginate, sodium bicarbonate, soluble corn fiber, soy lecithin, sucralose, sunflower lecithin, tocopherols, tricalcium phosphate, xanthan gum, xylitol, zinc oxide

Food additives are hard to digest and tend to feed your gut bacteria, which release gas as they eat. Too much intestinal gas can cause bloating, flatulence, stomach pain and even constipation. Partially digested food additives also cause your colon to absorb too much water, which can lead to diarrhea. 

our ingredients: 

egg whites, coconut, cocoa, monk fruit

the alternative:

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

Regularly eating food additives can cause long term gut health problems too. For example, certain food additives can disturb regulatory pathways in your intestines, triggering the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Some food additives, especially artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols, can also alter the composition of your gut microbiome – the collection of microorganisms living in your digestive tract. An altered gut microbiome is a leading driver of inflammation and contributes to the onset and progression of many chronic diseases.

drink wholesome is dairy-free

Another reason why our protein powders are better for you is that we do not use dairy-based proteins like whey and casein. Whey and casein, which are byproducts of cheese and yogurt production, contain lactose, a sugar most adults cannot fully digest. As you just learned, foods that resist digestion tend to cause digestive issues.

drink wholesome is made with real foods

A final reason why our protein powders are better for you is that we do not use protein concentrates or isolates. Nearly all other protein powders are made from one or both of these protein sources, which have been stripped of everything but the protein, including the enzymes, fiber, and other natural digestive aids that help you break them down. This not only makes them hard to digest, but may also alter the composition and function of your gut microbiome.

Instead of using protein concentrates or isolates, we make our protein powders with whole foods like collagen, egg whites, and almonds. Protein sources like these are easy to digest and absorb. They also each bring a unique set of digestive benefits to the table.

Collagen can reduce bloating and improve digestive symptoms. Almonds are rich in prebiotic fiber and improve the composition of your gut microbiome. Egg whites are alkaline, meaning they balance the pH levels in your gut, and promote the growth of good gut bacteria. Our customers thus experience fewer digestive issues with our protein powders than with any other type of protein supplement. Order samples to see for yourself. 

In summary, our protein powders are additive-free, dairy-free, and made with whole food protein sources, not protein concentrates or isolates. They are perfect for those with sensitive stomachs and gut issues like IBS. They are also a great option for someone looking to boost his or her protein intake without the extra processing and added junk.