BN Labs Grass Fed Whey Protein Review
I’ve made BN Labs Grass-Fed Whey Protein powder part of my workout regimen for the past month so I decided it’s time to do a review.
This is a review of their unflavored, 5lb container of grass-fed whey protein. This protein powder also comes in chocolate and vanilla flavors but be aware that the flavored versions cost $10 more.
Due to its quality ingredients and price point, I rate the unflavored version of this product a tremendous value.
You will not find many grass-fed whey protein powders at a lower price-per-ounce than this powder from BN Labs.
Price is only one consideration when choosing a quality protein powder. The quality of the ingredients, digestibility, and mixability are some of the factors I examine when choosing a protein powder to supplement my diet and fitness goals.
In this review of the BN Labs Grass-Fed Whey Protein Powder, I’ll discuss how it measures up in its ingredients, digestibility, mixability, and price to see if it’s worth your hard-earned money.
BN Labs Grass-Fed Whey Protein
BN Labs, also known as Better Nutrition, was founded in 2012 and is based in Eastvale, California. The company is actually a branch of the world-renowned nutraceutical company British Biologicals.
They have brought many science-based nutritional supplements to the market since their founding in 1988.
With decades of experience in the supplement industry, you would expect nothing but the highest quality from the team at BN Labs. They don’t disappoint.
They also make a high-quality vegan protein powder, you can check out my review of the BN Labs Vegan Protein powder here.
The proof is in the label.
The first thing I look at before I decide if a protein powder is worth my time is how high is the percentage of protein in each serving.
If a protein powder has 80% or more protein per scoop, it’s worth my time.
In each 30 gram serving of whey protein, 24 grams are protein, right at 80%. No junk, no fillers.
I like that.
But what about the quality of the protein? I’m so glad you asked, let’s check out the ingredients.
Ingredients of BN Labs Whey Protein Powder
What’s in a single-serving scoop of this grass-fed whey protein powder from Better Nutrition? Here’s what’s in a 30-gram serving:
- 12o Calories
- 2 grams of Total Fat
- 2 grams of Total Carbohydrate
- 24 grams of Protein
- 65 milligrams of Cholesterol
- 68 milligrams of Sodium
- 2 grams of Total Sugars
- 10% of your daily Calcium
- 4% of your daily Potassium
There are just two things listed after the ingredients heading on the container, whey protein concentrate, and sunflower lecithin.
To be exact, it is Grass-Fed Non-GMO rBST-Free Whey Protein Concentrate and Non-GMO Sunflower Lecithin. Sounds pretty clean to me.
The whey is sourced from grass-fed cows in Wisconsin. Grass-fed whey is superior in its amino acid profile to whey sourced from feedlot cows.
I will say that for whey concentrate, this powder is pretty pure with little ash by-product or fillers.
This is probably due to its proprietary filtration process.
The quality is there and unbeatable at its price point.
Taste and Texture
Since I’m reviewing the unflavored version of this protein powder there’s not much to say about the taste other than you can’t taste it.
This is a good thing. I’ve tried some unflavored whey powders before that had a funky after-taste for some reason.
This one is nice and neutral and mixes with other flavored supplements like creatine or BCAAS with no interference. If you’ve ever mixed a strawberry whey powder with a fruit punch creatine powder you know what I’m talking about.
There’s no chalkiness to the texture either, once it’s blended fully.
And for those of you that like to add some protein to baked goods, I can attest to how well this powder blends in with waffle or muffin batters.
I know, the keto people are rolling their eyes, but if you’re gonna cheat, why not add 20 grams of protein to your waffle?
Mixability and Digestibility
The one thing I wish was better with this powder was the mixability. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not the worst mixing powder I’ve ever had, but it’s also not the best.
I have found that if I spray the top of the powder first with water from my kitchen faucet and then blend it with my immersion blender, it mixes a lot better.
Not a deal-breaker and something I can live with considering all the other positives this powder brings to the table.
Another positive attribute of this powder is that it doesn’t upset your stomach or give you a gassy bloated feeling that some whey powders can give.
This is important if you’re using multiple scoops a day to help in your workout journey.
Pros and Cons
Here are the things I like and don’t like about this protein powder.
- A very high percentage of protein per serving.
- Quality grass-fed whey from non-GMO, rBST-Free sources.
- The price per serving of protein is unbeatable.
- No fillers or extra by-products, just protein.
- Digests easily.
- Blends in easily with baked goods.
- It could mix a little better.
- I wish the flavored versions were the same price as the unflavored.
I think the BN Labs Grass-Fed Whey Protein powder is a tremendous value if you’re looking for a quality grass-fed whey protein option in your diet.
It has a higher percentage of protein per scoop than most protein powders on the market. And if you decide to go with the lower-priced unflavored version, the price per ounce is unbeatable.
The unflavored version is versatile and I’ve used it in waffle and muffin recipes seamlessly. It also can be mixed with flavored creatine or other supplements due to its neutral flavor.
It’s easily digestible and won’t make you bloated or gassy, like some whey powders.
The average mixability is something I can deal with for the price.
I am interested in how the chocolate or vanilla versions taste so I will update this review after I’ve tried those.
As far as this version, I rate the BN Labs Grass-Fed Whey Protein powder as a great value for your money.