Natural Health Supplements (NHS) is different from all the other brands. They have taken a back to basics approach to nutrition, and specialise in producing all natural, single ingredient products. One of their top sellers is the NHS Whey Protein Isolate (WPI).
What is it?
NHS WPI is a whey protein isolate, meaning is a high purity whey protein powder ideal for post recovery shakes. In addition to this, NHS WPI is 100% WPI and contains absolutely no additives whatsoever.
NHS WPI is straight up and simple. It is a natural protein, with whey protein isolate being the only ingredient, and there are no additives. The product is 91% protein, meaning that in each 30 g serve, you get 27.3 g protein, and negligible amounts of everything else. That means its low in lactose, fat, and carbs.
Difference from Competition
NHS is probably one of the few companies that have taken the all-natural, single ingredient approach to supplements. Very rarely will you find an all-natural whey that is completely unflavoured and unsweetened. This means that NHS WPI is extremely versatile, and can be used as an additive in many different everyday whole food recipes to boost the meal’s protein content.
Of Particular Interest
In addition to the all-natural approach, NHS are produced in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). This is very reassuring about the quality of the product. In addition, the product is advertised as being gluten free, that’s good news for our friends suffering from Celiac disease. Containing low lactose, NHS WPI is suitable for those with lactose intolerance.
Flavour & Mixability
NHS WPI is different to other WPIs on the market because it has no sweetening and flavouring agents. Those that are not used to the taste of unsweetened protein may be put off by the flavour, which is likened to skim milk. If this is an issue, the flavour it is easily masked through the use of any flavouring agents and sweeteners of your choosing. Mixability is not a major issue, but it may not mix as well as other proteins which contain mixing aids. Using a blender or a good quality shaker bottle easily overcomes this issue.
The only negative is the taste of this product. When competing against other manufacturers that make flavours such as double chocolate, cookies and cream, and pina colada, unflavoured whey seems very yesterday. However, this potential weakness is also a major selling point for this product. Not all people are after a fancy tasting product, or may simply wish to avoid certain additives.
Who is it for?
NHS Whey Protein Isolate contains absolutely no additives and artificial ingredients, it is the must have protein powder for the holistic bodybuilder and athlete. Being a high quality WPI, the protein is ideal for those wishing to increase their protein intake for muscle growth and for post training recovery. It can also be made into a shake with or without the addition of other ingredients such as fruit, or even used in every day cooking to turn an everyday meal into a powerhouse of protein.