EHPLabs may be a relatively new company in the supplement industry, but in their short history, they’ve achieved a level of success rarely seen for start-ups. Some might say their success stems from their focus on the fat loss segment within the health and fitness supplement industry. Continuing in this vein, EHPLabs have launched a new fat loss protein, known as OxyWhey.
- Fat loss protein featuring a triple blend of proteins
- Range of fat loss ingredients including green tea and grape seed extract
- Only 1g of net carbs and fat
- Stimulant free so there is no need to cycle and easily stacks with Oxyshred and other fat burners
What is OxyWhey Used For?
OxyWhey is designed for health-conscious active individuals engaged in regular exercise who want a tasty protein shake to support muscle growth and/or fat loss. Categories as a fat loss protein, OxyWhey can be used either alone (with water) as a low-calorie snack pre or post-exercise or mixed with berries/fruit/greens/seeds/milk for a higher calorie post workout recovery meal.
OxyWhey is particularly useful for active individuals trying to lose weight on a calorie-controlled diet. Maintaining protein intake while reducing calories from carbohydrates is an effective way to preserve muscle while attempting to lose weight.
OxyWhey is also an excellent everyday protein supplement for the average individual who might simply be looking for a change. One of its best assets is its rich creamy taste and texture. And with its mix of dairy proteins, OxyWhey offers quick-acting whey for recovery together with slower absorbing casein to fuel muscle over several hours.
OxyWhey Ingredients & Dosage
The protein blend in OxyWhey consists of whey protein isolate (WPI), whey concentrate and micellar casein. On top of this is a range of fat loss ingredients such as MCT oil, green tea extract, chromium picolinate, and grape seed extract. There are also some added amino acids including taurine, tyrosine, and leucine. EHPLabs also included digestive enzymes to assist with protein breakdown and absorption.
Each 31g serve provides a modest 120 calories, with a macronutrient breakdown of:
- 24g protein
- 1g fat
- 3g carbs
The rest of the ingredients are as follows: Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Micellar Casein, Natural Flavours, MCT Oil Creamer, L-Glutamine, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, L-Tyrosine, Sucralose, Salt (Sodium Chloride). Ultrasmooth (Ticaloid), FD&C Yellow #5, Green Tea Extract, Grapefruit seed ext. 4:1, ProHydrolase, Gum Arabic, Lactase, Chromium Picolinate.
N.B. Some flavours may contain added L-Leucine.
Is OxyWhey Keto Friendly?
In short, yes, OxyWhey has a very small amount of carbs (i.e. 2g per serve), which will do little to spike insulin levels. The added MCT oil creamer is also a welcomed audition to avid keto dieters looking to boost MCT intake.
Is OxyWhey Vegan & Vegetarian?
With its content of dairy proteins, OxyWhey is by no means vegan, but certainly fits the bill of being vegetarian if milk derived proteins are not on your non-vegetarian list.
Is OxyWhey Lactose-Free?
While it is possible to get whey proteins free of lactose, the ones found in OxyWhey are not lactose-free. However, OxyWhey comes with added lactase; a digestive enzyme used to breakdown lactose. This means it might be ok for individuals with a mild degree of lactose intolerance. But if you are severely lactose intolerant, it would not be wise to use OxyWhey.
Is OxyWhey Low Fat?
With just 1g of fat per serve, even the strictest low fatties would have to agree OxyWhey is a low-fat protein powder. It’s important to highlight that of the 1g fat in every serve, 300mg is actually MCT oil – a healthy type of fat!
Is OxyWhey Gluten-Free?
While being gluten free is not a label that every protein powder strives to attain, EHPLabs have made the smart step of going to the trouble of sourcing ingredients that are gluten free so that OxyWhey can carry the claim of being gluten free and celiac friendly.
Is OxyWhey Low Carb?
Similar to your typical protein powder, OxyWhey has a very small amount of carbs (i.e. 2g) in each serve. And with half the amount coming from a dietary fibre called inulin, the amount of active carbs is only 1g per serve. Just what you’d expect from a fat loss protein.
OxyWhey vs Gold Standard Whey
With any new major protein supplement, a common question is how it compares to the powerhouse 100% Whey Gold Standard? The biggest difference is OxyWhey contains micellar casein in addition to whey proteins, while Gold Standard contains exclusively whey proteins. The other notable difference in the inclusion of fat loss actives in the form of green tea extract and grapefruit seed extract.
Is OxyWhey a Meal Replacement?
While not strictly marketed as a meal replacement, OxyWhey can certainly be adapted to one with the addition of some popular smoothie inclusions like banana, chia seeds, milk, honey etc. The key is to adapt the supplement to your needs and goals. So, if losing weight is high on the agenda, then adding extra ingredients to morph OxyWhey into a meal replacement will probably not be in your interests.
Is OxyWhey Good?
A simple question, right? Is Oxywhey good for me? If taste is high on your good rating meter, then OxyWhey is not just good – it’s awesome! But if you’re a harsh and savvy supplement user marking OxyWhey on its fat loss protein creds, then as we touch on below, it’s hard to strongly argue its merits.
But for the average individual, adding a little extra quality protein to one’s diet at the expense of some junk food is invariably going to be a good thing, even if you aren’t doing any serious exercise.
OxyWhey Pros & Effectiveness
Expanding a company’s range of products can be a good move, especially if that company only produces a handful of products. Besides the benefits for the company, however fat loss proteins are ideal for supplement users as they help to support muscle building and fat burning; two of the most common goals for trainers.
When combined with a focused fat loss supplement (such as OxyShred), fat loss proteins can further assist weight loss, while still helping to support muscle growth and recovery thanks to its plentiful supply of anabolic amino acids.
On this note, it’s obvious that OxyWhey was designed from the get-go to be used in conjunction with OxyShred. Its low level of stimulants won’t clash with the actives in OxyShred.
The protein blend used in OxyWhey is very noteworthy. It provides a steady stream of amino acids which help fuel muscles for longer. The slow digesting casein component also helps you feel fuller for longer, which is beneficial when dieting.
Although a well formulated product, one cannot help but feel that the ingredients in OxyWhey are not as comprehensive or potent as those found in Australian made fat loss proteins. This is a common trend in US fat loss proteins with Australians brands generally offering superior fat loss proteins compared to their American counterparts.
Another issue is that OxyWhey does not have a very transparent nutrition panel. Although this does not necessarily mean that OxyWhey is underdosed, some users simply prefer knowing exactly what they are consuming.
OxyWhey Flavour Review
EHPLabs OxyWhey is available in five flavours including Swiss Chocolate, Strawberry Milkshake, and Vanilla Ice Cream, Mocha and Banana Bliss. In true EHPLabs fashion, OxyWhey is an easy mixing and fantastic tasting protein powder, with a taste very similar to flavoured milk.
The Strawberry Milkshake flavour deserves particular mention as this is a flavour that can be hard to get right. OxyWhey on the other hand, tastes like strawberry Nesquik and is out and out one of the best tasting protein powders around. Much like other American proteins, the texture is slightly thicker, thanks in large part to the ‘MCT Oil Creamer’ used in the product. This slightly thicker texture helps the product feel more satisfying and authentic.
It’s great to see EHPLabs releasing a couple of extra products . Not only does it give the company credibility in the eyes of their consumers, it signals their company is going strong. Fat loss proteins have always been popular and no doubt OxyWhey will be a winner for them. After all, if EHPLabs knows anything, they know fat loss.