Every day a new protein powder is born. Or so it seems. We spent a tremendous amount of time scouring the earth to find the highest quality protein powder out there. I think we found it. It’s Promix® protein! Promix takes quality to the next level. But hang on and we will show you how they set themselves apart.
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Promix Nutrition was founded back in 2011.
When Albert Matheny couldn’t find anything on the market that met his nutritional standards as an athlete, he decided to fix the problem himself. Matheny took a scientific approach to creating nutritional supplements and tested each product with elite athletes.
Pairing quality ingredients with intense testing standards is the basis for the company’s mission. But Promix doesn’t stop there. There is no settling for Promix, even when it comes to the smaller details. Their packaging is 97% plastic free and 1% of sales goes to the 1% for the Planet cause.
And hey, if you’re not satisfied with what you purchase, Promix has a 90 day full refund return policy!
Currently, Promix sells a ton of quality supplements. Anything from protein powders, to pre workout, to liver capsules. They offer a wide selection of quality items.
It’s easy to see that Promix was founded on doing things differently in the supplements space. The company is certainly not scared to spend a little extra where they feel like it matters. Whether it’s sourcing a majority of their ingredients from the U.S. or taking the time to test each product, these guys are doing it right.
A Quick Note on Protein Powders
What is protein?
Every day 50-70 billion of your cells die. Protein is what your body needs to rebuild these cells. Because of this (and a few other bodily functions), your body needs protein. Every day.
If you want to get more granular, your body actually needs amino acids. 9 specific ones to be exact.
We call these 9 amino acids our essential amino acids. If you are lacking just one of these essential amino acids, your body cannot perform all the functions it needs to survive.
A protein containing all 9 of these amino acids is considered a “complete protein”. Generally speaking, an animal protein such as meat, eggs or dairy is almost always “complete”. There are a couple of complete plant-based sources such as quinoa, but the list is much shorter.
Before we jump in to the specific details of Promix protein powder, let’s first talk about the different types of protein powder out there.
Ever wondered what the differences are between whey protein and whey isolate? If you already know, you can jump to the next section. But if you’re looking for a little detail, we have you covered.
Whey Protein vs Whey Isolate Protein
Basically, whey isolate starts as whey protein. The whey protein is then filtered to remove a large percentage of lactose. By removing a lot of that lactose, you create a product for people that are more lactose intolerant or don’t digest dairy well. Not to mention, it naturally lowers the fat content of the protein too.
Whey Protein vs Casein Protein
Both casein and whey come from a cow’s milk and both are an awesome source of all 9 amino acids. For most of us, the casein vs whey debate won’t matter. But for the 1% of elite athletes, here’s the rule of thumb.
Whey during the day. Casein before bed. Because casein is a little slower digesting and your body can digest it all night.
Just in case you were curious, Promix sells whey protein, whey protein isolate, vegan protein and casein protein.
Today’s blog is only reviewing Promix whey protein.
Promix has taken quality and run wild with it. From the testing of their products to the actual ingredients used, you can see that everything is chosen with quality in mind.
We love that.
But let’s talk the ingredients first. Promix protein stands firm on the philosophy of no artificial anything. That means you don’t have to worry about what they are putting in their products.
Each bag of whey protein is mainly filled with grass-fed whey and not much else. You won’t see a long list of ingredients on the packaging, that’s for sure.
What you will find in a bag of Promix whey protein is not equal to what you will find in a normal bag of protein powder. For example, the protein milk in Promix is sourced from grass-fed and rBST-free cows. And when it comes to flavoring the whey, real ingredients such as organic Texas peanuts or whole bean Madagascar vanilla extract, are used. You can’t tell me there are many other protein companies out there that provide such premier ingredients in every batch of protein.
In every serving size of Promix whey protein, you will find 25g of protein which is pretty typical. You will also find 18+ different amino acids in each serving including:
- Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Cystine, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Histidine, Hydroxyproline, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Valine
Access to Independent Lab Testing Data
If you want to be absolutely sure what you’re putting in your body though, Promix has you covered. To be fully transparent, Promix allows access to the independent lab analysis from your specific batch of Promix. Talk about impressive.
By choosing to stock my pantry with Promix protein, I feel like it’s one less thing I’m having to worry about. I know they care about quality, so I don’t have to.
Most of us are used to BIG flavors. Protein powder is no exception. Each new protein company has to out-do the one previous to keep us interested.
Why is that?
Because we have become used to fake, artificial flavor being the normal in our lives. When it comes to protein powder, a lot of us expect it to be a sweet, tasty treat. And the only way to stand out is MOAR FLAVOR.
In order for a company to make a profit, they could take the easy route. Make something packed with artificial flavors and skimp on the ingredient list.
But Promix protein zigs, when everyone else has zagged. They stay true to their beliefs and present us with a clean protein powder that we can trust.
So how does it really taste?
We tried every flavor of Promix Grass-Fed Whey and tested it in a ton of different ways.
As a protein shake, Promix protein doesn’t pack much of a flavor punch. Whether you’re drinking the chocolate or vanilla option, the flavor is super subtle – almost like a watered down version of the flavor. Mix the Promix protein with your morning yogurt or oatmeal and you’ll notice a little boost in flavor though.
I personally love that the taste is not overpowering because it makes it more versatile. By being less potent you can use the Promix protein for baking things like protein bar snacks for running (pictured above) and not worry about it impacting the end result.
Our Favorite Flavor
The team had differing opinions when it came to which Promix protein is the best flavor. If you love the powdered peanut butter flavor profile, you’re going to love the Promix Peanut Butter option. The Madagascar Vanilla won a few of us over too. But surprisingly, we all loved the unflavored option!
Having a bag of unflavored protein laying around gives you endless options for adding a little extra protein when cooking or baking. Whether you want to make some protein pancakes or some homemade protein bars, the Promix unflavored protein is an incredible option that won’t impact the overall flavor of your cooking creations.
These days there’s more than a few protein powder brands on the market. Paying attention to price is certainly an important factor when buying a product. Most assume that nicer ingredients is equal to more expensive. But let’s compare the price of Promix protein with some of the more popular brands to see if that’s true.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard® Whey Protein
Optimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard whey protein was the first protein I ever purchased. ON doesn’t hide from the fact that they use artificial flavoring as there is a label on the back of every container acknowledging it. But for lower quality ingredients, your serving size of 24 grams costs around $1.14. That’s a little more than 4 pennies per gram.
Ghost® Whey Protein
Another wildly popular brand right now is Ghost protein. Our team has even done a taste test in the past to find out the best Ghost protein flavor so we know it at least tastes good. They boast a fully disclosed whey protein blend which is certainly a step in the right direction. But just because you disclose the label, doesn’t mean the protein is full of great ingredients.
At full price, Ghost protein will run you about $1.73 a serving. This shakes out to almost 7 cents per gram. It’s honestly shocking to me that Ghost protein is sold at a higher price point than Promix. Maybe Promix should consider upping their price point for the quality they serve!
Promix Grass-fed Whey Protein
At the time of this post, the most expensive Promix protein flavor is the peanut butter. The cheapest is the unflavored. For the unflavored, you will pay around 4 pennies per gram of protein. With the price of Promix being pretty comparable to other big name protein brands on the market, it really solidifies choosing Promix protein for us.
If you’re not on board the Promix protein train by now, what’s holding you back? If there is a better quality protein powder out there, please let me know in the comments. I have looked far and wide but a new protein powder is born every day. Or so it seems.