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Protein Powder

Protein is an important macronutrient, needed for the healthy functioning of all organs in the human body. It is necessary for building tissues and muscle, and critical for growth, repair and healing of wounds. Protein powder can be an easy way to increase your intake of protein, making a delicious breakfast or a snack mid-afternoon.

Protein is a vital nutrient that the body uses to repair, as well as maintain cells and tissue.

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Protein Powder

High protein foods may help you feel energised and satiated longer - saving you from the in-between meal snacking and 3pm energy blues. Protein is essential for growth and repair, and requirements can be higher for certain groups of people, including those doing intense sports and weight or cardio training, people recovering from illness, or those recovering from injuries.

When ingested, protein is broken down into its component amino acids, which are then rearranged by the body into other configurations to form the building blocks of our body. This makes protein critical for good health, and conversely implicates protein deficiencies in many health problems and makes recovery and healthy body function difficult if intake is inadequate.

Protein can be lacking in many people’s diets, particularly those leading busy lives who reach for quick and easy high-carb foods in a hurry, or those on vegetarian or vegan diets.

 

Protein Powder Benefits

Protein powders are an easy way to increase your protein intake, making a delicious snack on their own or the basis of a healthy breakfast or lunch smoothie.

 

Choosing the Best Protein Powder

Whether doing cardio training, building muscle, convalescing, trying to gain or maintain weight or supplementing a vegan diet, you can choose from our great variety of protein powders:

  • whey protein powder - a perfect source of high potency protein that is easily broken down and quickly absorbed
  • rice protein powder - healthy and affordable alternative with a neutral taste, ideal for those wanting to avoid whey or soy, suitable for vegans
  • pea protein powder - digests easily and contains all the essential amino acids for building a strong, healthy body, suitable for vegans
  • soy protein powder - great, cost-effective source of protein, suitable for vegans

Our protein powders come in tasty flavours such as creamy vanilla, coffee or cacao and coconut. Sprouted products increase bioavailability and ease of digestion, and some are blended with vitamins and superfoods for extra nutrition.

For dietary support for most people, a plain protein powder is usually adequate, but for those doing intense sports training, you may wish to also consider protein bars or balls, enhanced with other nutrients such as l-carnitine or green tea extracts. There is something for every taste and every dietary need.

Product Reviews

  • Tastes good. Potentially a bit bloating

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    I gave this protein powder a try after using NuZest. The taste is great - not chalky or a strong pea protein taste you can get. I like it but not sure my stomach does - but this could be protein powders in general vs this one. Love the packaging and the brand etc. I was hoping the isolate would be kinder on my stomach but didn't notice any difference to the NuZest so think I might just need to give them both a break.

    Victoria

    18/06/18

  • Great for baking

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    Make sure you use this product as intended! It's great for baking with, which is what I was looking for. I use it as a milk powder substitute in my wholemeal bread and it has improved my breads tremendously! I hope you continue to stock this product as it's awesome!

    Claire

    15/05/18

  • Good product but not sure about quality recently

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    I have been taking RED8 soy vanilla protein powder for about 10 years - to help with building neurotransmitters for depression. Basically helps lift my mood, (especially when followed by a serving of potatoes for some reason!). This is my favourite flavour, and I use soy because it's slow-releasing unlike whey, and meant to be GE free, and only uses stevia as a natural sweetener which doesn't cause blood sugar fluctuation. It's smooth as long as you mix it in one direction into water, not water into it. I have to agree with a previous reviewer - RED8 used to feel like a high-integrity, high-quality product and company, but after finding fault with the product one day I found out that it was bought out by Thompsons. I agree that the product has changed for the worse, as well as the customer service. It's still a very good product, but I think as a long-term customer it's definitely not as great now. If I saw a smaller company with a good product and greater integrity I would probably be prepared to switch.

    lightawake

    2/05/18

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