Protein Powders Continued - A Look at Young Living's Protein Complete

Welcome back!
I wanted to continue my exploration of protein powders today by looking at Young Living's Protein Complete.  As I mention in my last blog post, I take some grief for limiting the protein powders and bars that I allow on the 28 Day Healthy Reboot. I field more questions about not allowing this protein powder than most others.

Why am I questioned? Because people know that Young Living has a great reputation and uses only the best ingredients. Why would it not be allowed?  

Let me make this very clear - I think protein complete is an excellent product...for some people!  When looking at it through the lenses of anti-inflammatory foods and elimination diets, it fails miserably.

First, look at the protein blend. Whey protein, Goat whey protein, pea protein, egg white protein and hemp seed protein. Each one of these has many benefits and if you are looking to up your healthy protein, this fits the bill. It has 25 grams of protein in two scoops.  

From an anti-inflammatory perspective, whey, pea and egg white protein are all potential inflammatory foods and are eliminated on the 28 Day Healthy Reboot. Only by trialing foods would you be able to know if whey, goat whey, pea or egg might have a negative effect on your body. If you are sensitive, you would want to avoid using this powder and follow a healthy gut protocol. You would then trail the proteins again. If you have no reaction, you would be able to use the product. 

Any product that causes a negative reaction which is an inflammatory response is not good for long term health.

Hemp protein is a great protein source and Young Living will only use a beyond organic hemp source. This is extremely important when consuming hemp.  Protein Complete also has a full range of amino acids to support the body as well as ancient peat. Ancient peat and apple extract contains many elements and trace minerals helpful to the body including magnesium.  (For more information click here.)

Another ingredient that would be off the list are organic-evaporated cane sugar.  The 28 Day Healthy Reboot eliminates all sugars, organic or not, during the program.  Xanthan gum is also on my everyday list to limit the amount of exposure to - it has been known to upset the microbiome balance in the digestive tract.  This does not mean you need to avoid it altogether just keep it in mind if you are going to use it every day. Most emulsifiers, like gums and lecithin, are best used sparingly (but are found in numerous foods!).

So, it is not that I do not approve or do not like Protein Complete. You just need to make sure it is the right protein powder for you.

I will finish by repeating a comment I made in a previous post.  Most people do not need 25 grams of protein in one serving, especially for breakfast.  High intensity athletes or those who need or want a higher protein diet might want to use two scoops, but many can save money and get a good protein hit with just one scoop of this great product.

Look for more protein powder reviews in my next few blog posts.

In gratitude, 

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