Whey is the most common type of protein and has a lot of benefits. However, there are plenty of other protein supplements in the market that not only have nutritional benefits, but do not contain dairy products.
Of course, all alternatives mentioned are also organic and gluten-free as Mr Protein only represents gluten-free protein products.
Here are our top alternatives to Whey Protein Powder:
A popular vegetarian and gluten-free protein source. From the soybean, it’s is a plant-based product which has high levels of protein in the form of amino acids.
As well as being a quality product for muscle-building, soy also has additional health benefits of lowering cholesterol levels.
Egg white protein
Although being an animal by-product, egg white protein does not contain lactose, and of course is gluten-free.
Free from carbohydrates and fat (that is in the yolk), egg-whites are an excellent source of protein, containing important amino acids. It’s considered to be one of the purest forms of protein powders and is especially good for those not wanting to gain weight.
Pea protein is an extremely popular choice for what it contains and what it doesn’t contain.
Firstly – it doesn’t contain any allergenic ingredients (gluten, lactose or animal products) and it’s easily and quickly digestible. It’s also very low in carbohydrates.
And what it does contain: plenty of amino acids, nearly as many as whey. Branched-chain amino acids help muscle growth, while giving you energy and promoting fat-loss.
One of the most popular vegan alternatives to whey protein. Hemp contains all essential amino acids as well as omega-3 fatty-acids.
It’s an excellent protein source, especially for those with delicate digestive systems looking to build muscle without the bloating.
Added benefit: is more effective at reducing inflammation and fighting muscle-soreness than animal-based products.
If you’re looking to cut out gluten, dairy and soy then rice protein could be the answer. Although not containing as much protein per serving than whey – it’s much gentler on the stomach.
Another advantage to rice protein is its versatility and taste; it’s easily flavoured and comes in many different flavours – much like rice milk.
Brown rice is notoriously good for digestion. Being a hypo-allergenic, it’s perfect for those with allergies (gluten and lactose especially).
Although slower to absorb than some proteins, brown rice contains a good source of amino acids and is extremely versatile – heat doesn’t destroy the protein, so you don’t only need to have shakes – you can cook with it too!
Browse our selection of gluten-free and vegetarian protein products to find the best match for you – we have plenty of alternatives to whey protein!