List Of The Best Natural Protein Powders!

natural pro complexOver the past few weeks I’ve been contacted by people wanting to know what natural protein powders are, and what are the best ones available right now. So I thought this was a good time to bring this up on Supplements Explained. First, we need to define what is a “natural protein powder”…

(Or just straight to the winner: Natural Pro Complex)

What Makes “Natural Protein Powder” Natural?

Put it simply, a natural protein powder is one that is not flavored or colored with anything artificial. You might be thinking, well if you can flavor protein powders with natural ingredients then why use artificial flavorings? Well, because the only real natural substance protein supplement companies can use is sugar. So you will find that natural protein powders have a higher sugar content than their artificial counterparts.

Increased sugar, no way! That’s what I initially thought too. But when comparing protein powders I looked at the sugar content per serve and most only contain a few grams of extra sugar. That’s not much, considering 1 teaspoon of sugar is 5 grams and a regular soft drink can have up to 20 teaspoons fo sugar!

So overall, natural protein powders are a great move! You can do away with the artifical flavorings without sacrificing on calories and or nutritional value. So let’s get to the list, here are my top natural protein powders:

Top 7 Natural Protein Powders:

  1. Natural Pro Complex
    Awesome protein blend from ON that’s available in natural and regular.
  2. Natural Elite Whey
    Great tasting, mixes easily and of course all natural.
  3. Natural 100% Whey Gold Standard
    ON’s best selling whey, but natural. Limited flavors available.
  4. Natural Oats & Whey
    This is the best natural meal replacement, hands down. ON’s whey + oats.
  5. Natural Isopure
    A bit prices compared with the others, but it’s pure WPI when the others are blends.
  6. Syntrax Nectar Naturals
    Another pure WPI, that’s tastes absolutely delicious. Fruity flavors available.
  7. Natural Casein Gold Standard
    Slow digesting natural casein. Tastes just the same as the artificial flavored one. $1 extra in price.

Notice something there? A lot of Optimum Nutrition products in that list. That’s because ON has really seemed to jump on the natural bandwagon and have released a whole line of natural products. From what I hear, other brands will be following. But it’s hard to beat Optimum in value for money and price. Some companies chose to increase the price for natural products, ON did not, that’s why they’re on the list.

If you have tried any of these powders, leave your reviews at the bottom of this page! You can also leave any questions and I’ll try to get to them as soon as possible.

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10 Responses to “List Of The Best Natural Protein Powders!”

  1. Posted by JamesD on June 11th, 2009 at 5:11 am

    Thanks for the useful info. It’s so interesting

  2. Posted by Ken on July 22nd, 2010 at 7:14 am

    the Syntrax Nectar has potentially harmful and definitely highly artificial sweeteners… and shouldn’t be on your list.

  3. Posted by Jay on October 12th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Thank you for your post. It was encouraging to find. I am looking for a natural protein powder that has absolutely no artificial sweetners in it. Items such as aspartame, sucralose, stevia, splenda and the like really upset my stomach. Which of these have only natural sugar in them as a sweetner? I would much rather burn off the extra carbs from sugar doing cardio then have an upset stomach.

    Thanks!

    Jay

  4. Posted by max on December 3rd, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    hmnn, looks interesting, i would probably try this one, i’m currently using 100% whey gold standard by ON too and just bougth muscle milk. I regret buying the muscle milk because it’s full of crap in it.

  5. Posted by Charles Branche on January 4th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Happy New Year! Which protein powders would you recommend that are not rich in contaminants like lead and mercury etc.?
    Thanks,

  6. Posted by Cikram on March 9th, 2011 at 1:15 am

    That is good, I was not aware of natural proteins.
    I am confused, supplements for amino acids r available in name of “amino —” and “BCAA” which should be taken and when.

  7. Posted by Al K on May 3rd, 2011 at 6:17 am

    Syntrax Nectar Naturals does not belong on this list. I followed the link and checked the ingredients. It has artificial sweeteners (ACE-K and surcralose). They also have artificial flavors (not that I’m opposed to them), so I’m not sure where “Natural” comes from. I’m tempted to mix the Pro Complex or Isopure with the Casein Gold to get more than just whey.

  8. Posted by KiKi on August 11th, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Have you tried All Pro Science – 100% Grass Fed Whey? Choc is delish. 100% natural too.

  9. Posted by Mike Dunne on May 4th, 2012 at 7:41 am

    The natural pro complex and isopure are both excellent, I’ve leaned a little more to the isopure because of higher doses of B vitamins, gives me a little extra charge.

  10. Posted by Mike F on July 17th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I use the Natural 100% Whey Gold Standard, strawberry flavor. Switched to that from the artificial Gold Standard and tasted an immediate difference in content and taste. Natural product tastes purer and lighter IMO. This is a definite winner for me.

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