Muscle Feast Grass Fed Whey Protein Blend Review
This is my review of the Muscle Feast Grass Fed Whey Protein Blend protein powder. That’s quite a mouthful! This protein powder is a blend of whey concentrate, whey isolate, and hydrolyzed whey protein powders.
Having three different types of whey protein in one powder can have its benefits, not to mention a lower price tag than the more-expensive whey isolate powders on the market.
If you’ve been weightlifting for any amount of time you know that the price per serving for quality protein is paramount. Saving a bit of money without sacrificing results is a good thing.
Muscle Feast has made a name for itself in the nutritional supplement industry for producing quality products from quality ingredients. See my review of the Muscle Feast Creapure Creatine Monohydrate Powder.
This whey protein blend by Muscle Feast is derived from grass-fed and hormone-free cows, utilizing 100% natural ingredients.
Muscle Feast produces a full lineup of protein powders and it can be difficult to choose between them. They also offer protein powders in isolate, hydrolyzed, concentrate, and premium blend forms.
In this review, I will take a closer look at the Whey Protein Blend protein powder by Muscle Feast and compare it to these other protein powders.
Muscle Feast Grass Fed Whey Protein Blend Powder
As I mentioned before the Muscle Feast Grass Fed Whey Protein Blend is made from a combination of hydrolyzed whey, whey isolate, and whey concentrate protein powders.
Each type of whey has its own unique characteristics and benefits so theoretically you would reap the rewards of having all three in one powder. But this assumes that you are getting all three types of protein in equal combination.
It doesn’t state the ratios of each protein powder in this blend so you will have to turn to the nutrition facts on the back to see how it stacks up. I’ll delve into the specific nutrition amounts in a little bit.
As a company Muscle Feast is a great story of a husband and wife wanting to provide top-quality nutritional supplements for people like their son, an aspiring bodybuilder.
I know this a protein powder review, but if you’ve got the time it’s a cool story, just check out the video below.
A great story and they seem to really care about the quality of their product. I like supporting companies like this. Two of their protein powders, the Muscle Grass Fed Whey Protein Concentrate and the Muscle Feast Grass Fed Whey Isolate powders have garnered A+ and A ratings on Labdoor.
Labdoor is a respected independent company that tests supplements.
So, how does the Whey Protein blend from Muscle Feast stack up? Let’s take a look at what’s in the blend as well as the ingredients and nutritional facts.
What’s in the Whey Protein Blend by Muscle Feast
Here are the three whey proteins that make up the whey protein blend by Muscle Feast:
- Whey Isolate
Whey protein isolate is one of the purest forms of whey protein available with a purity rate of between 90 and 98%. According to Muscle Feast, they use a cold, cross micro, and ultra-filtration process that takes out larger, less absorbent protein molecules.
This process filters out everything to get to a pure form of protein. The importance of this filtering is that it gets rid of extra substances you don’t necessarily need or want to pay for, like ash, fat, or lactose.
This type of protein absorbs rapidly into your system.
- Whey Concentrate
Whey concentrate is the most common and easiest form of whey protein to produce. The reason it is so common is that it goes through less filtering, hence lowering the production cost.
However, with whey concentrates you can have a wide range of protein quality so you have to be diligent and read the label. The percentage of pure protein in a whey concentrate can range anywhere from 25 to 80%.
Whey concentrate thus will have more carbs, lactose, fat, and ash than whey isolate, although both work just as well on muscle growth and recovery.
- Hydrolyzed Whey
Hydrolyzed whey proteins are faster to digest because they have been broken down into singular amino acids, making them more readily available to be absorbed into the bloodstream. This also has the benefit of less gas and bloating side effects.
Ingredients of the Muscle Feast Grass Fed Whey Protein Blend
What do you get in a single serving scoop of this protein powder? The serving size for this whey protein is a 25-gram level scoop. The scoop that comes with the powder is a bit smaller than other protein powders so you might need to do some adjusting if you’re used to a larger size.
Here’s the breakdown of what’s in each 25-gram serving:
- 98 Calories
- 1.7 grams of Total Fat
- 1.2 grams of Total Carbohydrate
- 19.1 grams of Protein
- 47 milligrams of Cholesterol
- 47 milligrams of Sodium
- 1.1 grams of Total Sugars
- 4.5 grams of naturally occurring BCAAs (Branch Chain Amino Acids)
This whey blend is sourced from German dairy cows that are fed and maintained to very strict European Union standards.
If you get a flavored version like the vanilla it will be sweetened with Stevia. This brings me to my one gripe with this powder, the taste. I have the vanilla version and it’s not the best tasting protein powder I’ve ever had. It’s okay if you mix it with fruit, but by itself, it leaves something to be desired.
The percentage of protein per serving is also good with each scoop having 76% percent protein. When you’re looking to buy whey protein you want to make sure that there aren’t a bunch of fillers or ash taking up a bulk of the powder.
Pros and Cons
Here’s what I like and don’t like about this whey protein blend from Muscle Feast. Out of all the positives, I would like to mention that I found this powder more easily digested than most. On days when you’re using five or more servings, this is something that becomes important.
If you’ve ever had excessive gas or bloating from your protein powder you know how important this is. I attribute this digestibility to the whey isolate and hydrolyzed whey in this blend.
- Clean, natural whey protein from grass-fed cows
- Cold microfiltered when processed
- Low price per ounce.
- No extra added fillers
- Easily Digestible with minimal gas or bloating. (I can vouch for this.)
- Mixes easily
- The taste of the vanilla version needs some tweaking
The Other Whey Powders by Muscle Feast
How does the Whey Protein Blend by Muscle Feast compare to the other whey protein powders in their lineup? All of the protein powders in this lineup are from grass-fed, hormone-free whey with no artificial flavors or additives.
Here’s the key information again on the Whey Protein Blend:
Muscle Feast Whey Protein Blend- 25-gram serving, 98 calories, 19.1 grams protein, 1.7 grams fat, 1.2 grams carbohydrate. 76% protein per serving.
Here’s the rest.
Muscle Feast Whey Protein Isolate- 24-gram serving, 88 calories, 20.5 grams protein, 0.2 grams fat, 0.2 grams carbohydrate. 85% protein per serving.
Muscle Feast Hydrolyzed Protein- 28-gram serving, 114 calories, 23 grams protein, 1.6 grams fat, 3 grams carbohydrate. 82% protein per serving.
Muscle Feast Premium Blend- 26-gram serving, 100 calories, 21 grams protein, 0.8 grams fat, 1.5 grams carbohydrate, 81% protein per serving
Muscle Feast Whey Concentrate- 24-gram serving, 96 calories, 18.3 grams protein, 1.8 grams fat, 1.2 grams carbohydrate. 76% protein per serving.
Looking at the comparisons it looks like the Whey Protein Isolate has the highest percentage of protein amongst all the powders. However, this comes at a higher price than the rest.
It depends on what your goals are. If you are trying to minimize any extra fat in your diet then maybe the Whey Isolate would be a good choice.
I feel that the Whey Blend and the Whey Concentrate powders by Muscle Feast present great value at their price point.
If you’re looking for an alternative grass-fed protein powder, I recommend you check out the Levels 100% Grass-Fed Whey Protein Powder. The vanilla flavor tastes great and it has 80% protein per serving.
I think the Muscle Feast Grass Fed Whey Protein powder is a good value if you’re looking to supplement your daily protein intake. It has a good percentage of protein per scoop and considering the price, you would be hard-pressed to find a better bang for your buck.
The powder is easily digestible and comes from clean, grass-fed whey. I didn’t care for the vanilla flavor so perhaps I’ll go with unflavored next time.
I would rate this protein powder as one of the better ones on the market due to its quality ingredients and price.
That’s it for this review, thanks for reading!