Okay so if you’re into bodybuilding or strength training, then you probably know by now that it is good to have a protein supplement to help with increased muscle gains and increased strength. Provided you’re okay with dairy (whey comes from milk) then whey is the way to go. One protein powder that comes up in blogs and discussions is Jay Robb’s Whey Protein. Many people seem to be familiar with proteins from their local GNC store or Vitamin Shoppe. However not so much with Jay Robb. So let’s take a look at this whey protein and what you get.
First, the breakdown. A single serving size (30 g) contains the following:
Protein- 25 g
Total Fat-0 g
So far so good. Low calories very little carbs and no sugar. But they do add stevia which is much sweeter than sugar. Some complaints have been the strong sweet taste. However,most seem to like it. In studies, stevia has not been shown to increase blood sugar levels and in some cases can lower it. More long term research still needs to be done however. But the trend is in the right direction.
This is not a fancy protein powder with lots of fillers. The whey isolate is derived from cold-processed cross-flow microfiltered process as claimed on their website. This is supposed to produce the highest quality isolate. It is derived from grass fed cows that are not treated with growth hormones (rBGH). However, there is a disclaimer that states that sometimes there is not enough of a supply of rBGH-free whey. In this case they will supplement with regular whey that may not be rBGH-free.
There are a number of flavors to choose from (Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate…) depending on your taste. So, what’s the downside then? Well, for the quality of protein, you pay more. It’s a little pricey, a 24 oz bag, as of right now, cost $ 43.76 as shown on their website.
To summarize, Jay Robb’s Whey Protein is one of the leaner high quality proteins without the added artificial junk found in other brands. Low calorie content is a plus if you’re watching your waistline.
- Low calorie content
- Very high quality whey protein
- NO sugar
- No artificial sweeteners either (stevia is plant based)
- Good taste
- Mostly growth hormone free
- Variety of flavors
- Not completely growth hormone free
- Extra sweet
Okay, as mentioned before it is a little pricey, but it comes without all the extra crap. It might be something that you could include off and on, with your regular protein mix. So if you give it a go and decide to try it…Comment and let me know what you think.