Best Paleo Protein Powder

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Introducing protein powder to your daily schedule is a great way get additional protein or calories into your diet. It can also be an easy way to consume calories on the fly, or to bulk up your smoothie in the morning.

Today, there are more protein powder options than ever before – and it can be overwhelming if you are just starting out and trying to decide which is best for you.

For starters, there are over 8 major types of proteins available:

  1. Whey
  2. Egg
  3. Hemp
  4. Rice
  5. Bone broth
  6. Soy
  7. Beef + Egg
  8. Vegan/mixed plant-based proteins

But you are here for a specific reason: you are looking for paleo protein powders, so that helps to narrow things down.

Let’s go right ahead and pare things down by eliminating the non-paleo options.

Protein Powders to Avoid

  1. Hemp
  2. Rice
  3. Soy

Paleo-Safe Protein Powders

  1. Whey
  2. Egg
  3. Bone broth
  4. Beef + Egg
  5. Certain plant-based and vegan proteins

Safe: Whey Protein Powder

According to Robb Wolf on Post Workout Nutrition: “For this purpose a whey protein isolate with some whey protein hydrosolates is great.”

Whey Protein Isolate is about 90-94% protein, but it’s subjected to a more rigorous refinement process and has a higher protein count.

Whey Protein Hydrolysate is predigested whey protein that’s easily absorbed and virtually free of any potential allergens.

Whey Protein Concentrate contains some fat and lactose, while whey protein isolate is pretty much pure protein with very little of the other dairy elements remaining. Concentrate is less processed and more whole, but has less protein.

Grass-Fed Whey Protein Brands

  1. Upgraded Whey from Bulletproofexec (grass-fed)
  2. All-Pro-Science Complete 100% Grass Fed Whey Protein
  3. Whole Foods Market Grass Fed Whey Protein Powder
  1. Jay Robb
  2. Optimum 100% Whey
  3. Biochem
  4. Scivation Whey
  5. Primal Fuel

Safe: Egg Protein Powder

Egg protein powder is a great non-meat alternative for vegetarians (that are ok with consuming eggs or dairy products), and even a great option for us omnivores!

Safe: Bone Broth Protein Powder

  1. Hemp protein powder
  2. Pumpkin seed protein powder
  3. Nutiva Hemp Shake
  4. Spiru-tein
  5. Sun Warrior Warrior Blend (a blend of hemp, cherry, & pea proteins).

Safe: Beef + Egg Protein Powder

Paleopro Protein Powder made from a combination of Egg Protein and Grass-Fed Beef Protein. 26 grams of protein per serving. Contains no sugar and no whey or soy.

Safe: certain Vegan Protein Powders

  1. Pumpkin seed protein powder
  2. Spiru-tein

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