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Naked Whey Protein Review

While I am a proponent of eating protein in whole food form over supplements, there is benefit to finding and having high quality protein powders to have on hand.

For me, in the busy season of life that I am in as a mom to a 2 year old and 5 month old, convenience is nice when it comes to getting in the nutrition that I need throughout the day. However, I never want quality to be compromised for the sake of convenience. So, when I am looking for a protein powder to have on hand to throw in a quick smoothie for an easy morning breakfast or lunch on those busy days, there are specific things that I am looking to avoid.

The same should apply for anyone. Quality matters when it comes to choosing a protein powder, no matter what your goals are. So, wether your goal is to have a quick convenient source of protein to have on hand as a busy mom, or to improve your performance in the gym, make sure to look for and avoid the following things. Otherwise, you are wasting your money.

Things I Recommend Avoiding in Protein Powders:

  • artificial sweeteners or colors
  • Gluten and Soy
  • GMO’s
  • Growth Hormones
  • Processed proteins that include isolates and hydrolyzed proteins
    • Certain isolates and hydrolyzed proteins contain denatured proteins. Denatured proteins are proteins that have been broken down. The original chemical structure of the protein is changed permanently and important immune enhancing factors are lost.

Other things I look for

  • If it is sourced from an animal..was it raised naturally without any added hormones and was it fed its natural diet?
    • Ex: if protein is sourced from a cow, was it 100% grassfed? Corn and soy are not the natural diet of a cow and the nutritional byproduct of a cow fed this diet vs. its natural diet will be COMPLETLY different!
  • How was the protein processed? I’m looking for it to be processed at low-temperature. This will most often be described as cold pressed and also undenatured.
    • High heat processing will destroy a majority of important immune enhancing factors like immunoglobulins and lactoferrin.

I was fortunate to have Naked Whey reach out to me to try their Whey Protein Powder and I am happy to say that it did not disappoint. The ingredients and way that this product was processed met all of my expectations listed above. What I love most about this product, on top of its high quality ingredients, is that it doesn’t have a flavor, which means I can add it to the base of any smoothie or cold beverage that I like for an added protein boost.




Whey protein may not be appropriate for all people as it is a by product of dairy, but if you tolerate dairy well, there are wonderful health benefits in a high quality whey supplement.

Benefits That Stand Out, But are not Limited To:

  • Boost Glutathione: Glutathione is the master antioxidant that is found in every cell of your body. The way whey protein boosts glutathione is with its high levels of cysteine, an amino acid that is needed for the synthesis of glutathione in the body. Benefits of glutathione include scavenging for free radicals as well as reactivating other antioxidants, boosting the immune system, plays a role in DNA repair as well as the detoxification process that neutralizes drugs, chemicals, radiation, metabolic wastes and other toxins and carcinogens. Glutathione in supplement form is unfortunately poorly absorbed, so it is beneficial to find other ways to boost it in your body and including whey protein in your diet is one way to do that. (1, 2 )
  • Boots the Immune System:  Because whey protein increases glutathione in the body, it naturally will boost the immune system as well. While glutathione is the master antioxidant in the body, whey protein also boosts the efficacy of other important antioxidants in the body like vitamin C, CoQ10 and Vitamin E. L-Arginine and L-lysine are also important amino acids found in whey protein that are known to promote immune function. (1)
  • Helps Heal the Gut: Whey protein contains the amino acid L-glutamine, which helps heal the fast-growing epithelial cells of the gastrointestinal tract. This is especially important for anyone suffering from leaky gut. (Therapeutic Nutrition Part Two by Ed Bauman, .Ed., Ph.D. & Jodi Friedlander, N.C.)

Like I mentioned before, whey protein may not be appropriate for everyone, especially if you are intolerant to dairy products. If that is the case for you, opting for a goat whey protein may serve you better as it is much easier to digest and contains less lactose. If that’s the case, Naked Whey also makes a Goat Whey so you are in luck! I just have not tried it myself so I cannot vouch for the flavor, but the quality looks the same! They also sell a wide variety of other high quality plant based protein powders.

You can shop all of their protein products HERE! Enjoy!


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