Nature's Best Isopure Zero Carb Protein Powder
Nature's Best Isopure Zero Carb Protein Powder is 100% whey protein isolate, offering high-quality whey protein at an acceptable price.
Due to 'Zero Carb' or 'Low Carb' content, Isopure whey protein isolate is suitable even for advanced athletes preparing for sport events and for people on Keto or low carb diets.
Published: July 26, 2017.
Isopure Zero Carb whey protein sources are various whey protein isolates - exact protein sources depend on the flavor. For example:
- main protein source in Creamy Vanilla flavor is ion-exchange whey protein isolate,
- main protein sources in Low Carb Dutch Chocolate are ion-exchange whey protein isolate and microfiltered whey protein isolate.
Note: some of the flavors have some carbs and they are often referred to as Nature's Best Isopure Low Carb Protein Powder whey.
Regardless of the flavor and naming convention, Isopure whey protein is an excellent whey supplement - it digests fast, enabling fast recovery and regeneration after hard workouts.
Isopure whey isolate also comes with vitamin, mineral and amino acid blend, providing around 50% of RDA for most vitamins and minerals (except iron (6%), sodium (15%), calcium (60%), chloride (20%) and potassium (20%) - all data for Dutch Chocolate flavor) in a single serving (2 scoops - 60-65g, depending on the flavor). Cholesterol is low - only 5mg per single serving.
Isopure whey isolate comes in many flavors, helping avoid the boredom - flavors are Alpine Punch, Apple Melon, Banana Cream, Colombian Coffee, Cookies & Cream, Creamy Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, Espresso, Mango Peach, Mint Chocolate Chip, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Pineapple Orange Banana, Strawberries & Cream, Toasted Coconut, and Unflavored.
Note: we hope we didn't miss some of the flavors. Anyway, not all flavors are available all the time. Also, the list of the flavors can change without notice.
Isopure whey isolate comes in several packages, too: 1 pound, 3 pounds, 7.5 pounds, and 3 servings. 3 servings package is good for testing the flavors, and the largest package offer the best price per gram of the supplement.
Following chart shows nutritional info of some of the Isopure's flavors:
|Cookies & Cream||61g||50g||0g||0g||0g||1g||0.5g||0g|
|Mint Chocolate Chip||61g||50g||0g||0g||0g||1g||0.5g||0g|
|Pineapple Orange Banana||62g||50g||0g||0g||0g||1g||0.5g||0g|
|Strawberries & Cream||62g||50g||0g||0g||0g||1g||0.5g||0g|
Even the Dutch Chocolate contains only 3g of carbs (of which, 2g are fibers). All flavors provide 50g of protein per 2 scoops - if that is too much protein for your needs, add less powder, of course.
Fats are low, too, with just 1g of fats per serving, of which 0.5g are saturated fats. Isopure whey contains no trans fats.
Mixability is good in the shaker with plastic mesh to aid the mixing with water. After short (5-6 seconds) but strong shaking, there are no lumps or chunks of the protein powder in the shaker. Some foam is created, but it settles down after few seconds.
Taste is very good for such a pure protein supplement. That means that the taste in real life is acceptable. Just mix it with water and drink it and don't complicate things. If the powder is mixed with fast carbs, some flavors are actually good - Dutch Chocolate, for example (said by the chocoholic author of this article). Due to vitamin, mineral and amino acids added, taste tends to be slightly salty/chalky, especially low flavored flavors and especially the purest of them all - Unflavored Isopure powder. But, the taste is far from being 'horrible', 'undrinkable', or anything similar :)
Use - since this is pure whey protein isolate, it should be used only for Post Workout Meal (PWM) shakes, with or without added fast carbs, BCAAs, creatine monohydrate, glutamine, etc. It can be used for breakfasts and daily snacks, if it is slowed down using other foods, too. But, this is 100% whey isolate and it should be used for PWMs only, while Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) and perhaps whey blends can be used for daily meals and snacks. If you like bedtime protein shakes, go for 100% casein supplements.
Long Story Short - Nature's Best Isopure Zero Carb Protein Powder is an excellent whey protein isolate - it provides plenty of whey protein with almost no carbs or fats. Regardless if you are just a casual runner on your home treadmill or an active athlete, Isopure is recommended as part of your diet. there are cheaper whey supplements on the market, but this is 100% pure whey isolate, reinforced with vitamins and minerals. Nice! :)
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