Nutrabay Gold Whey Protein- Your ‘Whey’ To Stronger Muscles (2024)
Nutrabay Gold Vital Whey Chocolate Protein is a premium supplement meant to enhance an individual’s protein intake.
Our reviews are research-based, and all trials and testings are conducted in-house over days and weeks. We have a strict no-free-sample policy to ensure our reviews are fair and impartial.
Looking for a complete protein source? A chocolatey flavor? The convenience of consumption? If you answered yes, this review is for you.
Protein is an essential macronutrient for all of us, whether we hit the gym or not. When it comes to vegetarians and vegans, the sources of lean protein are comparatively less. This is where supplements come to the rescue. Earlier this year, we reviewed and were delighted by two variants of plant protein by Nutrabay.
But what about their Whey protein? Is it equally acceptable?
Table of Contents
Nutrabay Gold Vital Whey Protein – Quick Glance
The following table holds all crucial information.
|Nutrabay Gold Vital Whey Protein
|1 kg (20 servings)
Our Review Factors
What were the review factors we set for Nutrabay Gold Vital Whey Protein?
The source(s) of protein, protein content per serve, overall calories, and price were the primary parameters. We also gauged the mixability and flavor.
1. Nutrition Quotient
Protein content per serve
One serving should provide anywhere between 20-25 grams of protein. The overall calories should be around 110-150 Kcal, based on the carbohydrate and fat content.
What is the primary source of protein used in this supplement? Is it natural? Does it provide all the nine essential amino acids?
2. Main Ingredients
Under this section, we gauged the flavoring agents and sweeteners used.
A scoop of protein falls in the Rs 65-95 range. The price varies based on multiple factors like the derivation process, the flavor, and overall quality.
4. Taste and Mixability
How decadent was the chocolate flavor? What about the sweetness? Balanced? Or did it taste artificial? How were the consistency and mixability? Was it smooth or were there some lumps? Do chunks get stuck at the bottom of the jar/glass?
5. Other Parameters
We also gauged the packaging and shelf life.
Nutrabay Gold Vital Whey Protein – The What, Why, and How
What is whey protein?
Milk contains two proteins- whey and casein. During the cheese-making process, whey can be separated from casein. This separated liquid is then pasteurized and dried, and made available to us in the form of protein powder.
What does bioavailability indicate?
‘Quality over quantity’ best describes bioavailability.
Bioavailability signifies the body’s ability to absorb and utilize the protein it has been fed.
Whey protein is considered a complete protein source as it contains all nine essential amino acids and has a high absorption rate. On average, the bioavailability of whey ranges between 70-95%. It means that 100 grams of whey protein concentrate will provide a minimum of 70 grams of protein.
Do whey concentrate and isolate use different protein sources?
No, whey concentrate and isolate both use milk as the key protein source.
Whey isolate undergoes more processing, has a higher protein content, lower carbohydrates, and fats, and has little to no lactose. However, whey concentrate is less expensive than whey isolate, for obvious reasons.
What are the key differences between plant protein and whey protein?
Whey protein is a premium quality protein derived from cow’s milk. It contains lactose.
Plant protein, on the other hand, can be prepared from various sources like brown rice, soy, pea, etc. These are vegan-friendly and also lactose-free.
Nutrabay Gold Vital Whey Protein – Detailed Review
As suggested, we added one scoop (50 grams) of Nutrabay Gold Vital Whey Protein to a blender jar with 250 ml of water. Alternatively, you can add milk.
In less than 15 seconds, this was blitz to perfection, we achieved an even, lump-free consistency. It didn’t feel gritty or grainy on the palette, we liked the smooth consistency.
Taste-wise, the flavor of the chocolate was mild but unmissable. The sweetness was not overwhelming but the synthetic flavor of artificial sweetener could be tasted toward the end of the sip. That said, this wasn’t really a deal breaker as most chocolate-flavored whey proteins have this aftertaste.
Milk solids (skimmed milk powder, milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate (80%)), cocoa powder, enzyme blend, nature-identical chocolate flavoring substances, vitamins and minerals, thickening agent (INS 415, E 407), and sweetener (INS 955) are the ingredients used.
INS 955 aka sucralose. This is an artificial sweetener that is not broken down by the body, thus making it non-caloric.
INS 415 and E 407 are called xanthan gum and carrageenan. Thickeners are used to enhance the viscocity without substantially altering the nutritional properties.
The nutrition values are as follows
Per 50 grams (one serving/ one heaping scoop) this offers 187.05 Kcal, 20 grams of protein, 24.69 grams of carbohydrate, and 0.92 grams of fat. This serving also provides 3.59 grams of essential amino acids.
When compared with other popular/trusted brands of whey protein, we found that Nutrabay Gold Vital Whey Protein is marginally higher on calories, slightly low on the protein content, but significantly more carbohydrate-dense. In essence, this is two products offered as one- a whey protein and a mass gainer.
- Convenient protein source
- Smooth consistency
- Quite filling
- Balanced sweetness
- Prominent chocolate flavor
- Aftertaste of artificial sweetener
Nutrabay Gold Whey is recommended for those looking to put on some muscle mass or gain healthy weight. Alternatively, if you’re looking to conveniently up your daily protein intake, this is a good option.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Nutrabay gold vital whey protein
Yes. It will help repair muscles quicker, hence, speeding up the muscle growth and development process.
Yes, this contains artificial sweetener – INS 955.
No, this does not contain preservatives but it contains additives like INS 415 and E 407.
Yes, definitely. We’d recommend adding some oats, bananas, nuts or seeds to enhance satiety.
Yes, it contains no gluten products.
Nutrabay Gold Vital Whey Protein is a convenient way of increasing your daily protein intake. The consistency and flavor are good.
If you are looking to begin your whey protein journey, then this product is a good alternative to try.