Overview of NutraBio’s 100% Whey Protein Isolate
NutraBio has a reputation in the sports nutrition industry as one of the highest quality supplement manufacturers. They back this up with 3rd party testing and 100% transparent label designs. NutraBio 100% Whey Protein Isolate protein powder sets the standard of excellence in isolate protein powders. They tout that it is the cleanest protein on the planet and they are right.
Their 100% Whey Protein Isolate protein powder is lactose and gluten free, non denatured and uses a cross flow micro and ultra-filtered process…the best of the best. NutraBio 100% Whey Protein Isolate protein powder is our #1 rated isolate protein powder on FitnessInformant.com. The only thing keeping it from getting a perfect score is a limited amount of flavors currently available but what is out there is amazing.
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed NutraBio’s 100% Whey Protein Isolate protein powder on five categories. We first start by looking at it’s ingredient profile. This portion of the review looks at quality of protein used, amount and other ingredients involved in the making of this protein powder.
We then look at effectiveness. A high quality protein will be effective. This is generally an extension of the profile section. The higher quality ingredients used at proper dosages, the more effective that product will be.
Then we move into the taste of the different flavors we’ve tried. We grade each flavor separately and average the scores for their overall taste rating. We were able to test out Dutch Chocolate and Alpine Vanilla flavors of NutraBio 100% Whey Protein Isolate.
Mixability refers to how well the protein powder mixes in 12oz of water. We use the shaker bottle test. This would be your typical Blender Bottle with the spiral chrome ball.
Finally, we talk about value. Value is the combination of profile, effectiveness, taste and mixability in relation to cost. Another part of value are the competitors and other versions of proteins available on the market.
There was a video circulating around the internet with NutraBio CEO Mark Glazier refuting claims made by Dr. Jim Stoppani (the man behind JYM) that NutraBio was lying on their 100% Whey Protein Isolate label. This is not true. One look at NutraBio’s label design on their 100% Whey Protein Isolate container you will see this right away.
The ingredient list is super clean. One scoop of 100% Whey Protein Isolate by NutraBio is 29.21 grams which 28.19 grams of this is cross flow micro and ultra filtered 100% whey protein isolate. The other 1.02 grams comes from flavoring.
The profile uses minimal levels of suclarose at 60mg which is essentially nothing (UPDATE: rumor has it that they are eliminating this completely). There is only 1 gram of carbohydrates and less than 1 gram of sodium.
This is truly a very clean label which yields a very high amount of protein. A tub of 100% Whey Protein Isolate is comprised of about 86% complete protein (protein your body will actually use).
Standing by your claims on a protein powder will make you have an effective product. NutraBio’s 100% Whey Protein Isolate protein powder is super effective as an isolate because you are getting almost 86% of complete proteins filled with 5.3 grams of BCAA and it is lactose and gluten free. This is the point of effectiveness behind an isolate protein.
This product also does a great job with muscle recovery and repair. While using this product my body fat actually decreased (even though I was consuming more calories from whole foods) and having 0 grams of fat.
NutraBio’s 100% Whey Protein Isolate protein powder tastes amazing. There is no chalky taste with this product. If you really think about it it is kind of amazing that it tastes this good without a huge additive of flavor ingredients. Both the chocolate and vanilla we had was awesome. We would give the tip to chocolate over vanilla but this is a personal preference.
You see a big issue with some proteins when it comes to mixing. With NutraBio’s 100% Whey Protein Isolate protein powder you do not get the clumping that you get with some other protein powders. The fact that this is an isolate protein powder does benefit the mixability but we never had one issue with mixing this in a shaker cup.
A five pound container of NutraBio’s 100% Whey Protein Isolate protein powder can go up as high as $80. This is a big price tag that a lot of people on the market don’t need to spend on a protein powder. A couple things to think about is that this is an isolate powder and it is extremely high quality. So in terms of value this is an amazing price tag for this product.
The only knock we’d give value is that if you do not have issues with lactose or are not too concerned on sodium and carbohydrates you can get away with a high quality concentrate protein. However, if you are seeking the best isolate protein on the market then look no further than this one at around $80. Such a good value for what you get.