Quest Protein Powder Reviewed

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Quest Protein Powder offers you a low calorie, no fat, no sugar option that tastes good and is well received by most of the consumers that give it a try. When working hard in your home gym, running marathons, Boxing, or simply living an active lifestyle making sure you are getting enough Protein is imperative to the reduction of muscle soreness and the overall strengthening and growth process. Quest keeps their products simple which is nice and the transparency of their ingredient list is welcomed. This product is Gluten and Soy free. The use of Whey Isolates boosts the Protein content while keeping the calorie count low. It is important to note that if you are using this as a meal replacement you need to be careful. With only one hundred calories per serving you aren’t even close to a full meal. This product is versatile and can be used in delicious shakes or smoothies as well as adding it to your favorite high-Protein meals. Additionally, you will get a good amount of extra Amino Acids which will really help in terms of reducing muscle soreness and strengthening them.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Original Flavor Options
  • Keeps You Full
  • Very Smooth
  • Spot on Flavors
  • Very Creamy
  • No Clumping
  • Low Carb
  • Low Calorie
Cons
  • Quite Sweet
  • Artificial Aftertaste
  • Very Thick

Brand

Quest Nutrition offers a fairly large variety of products to aid you in your fitness or weight loss goals. They believe that you don't need to cut out your favorite foods you just need to figure out how to work them in, in a healthy way. They give us sweet and salty snacks and supplements to show us that there are great things to eat out there that are junky looking but actually healthy. You can have Protein chips, cookies, bars, powders, and other items when you look towards Quest. They use a transparent list of ingredients so you will know exactly what you are getting.

Taste

Commonly we see that the taste of these types of products are too sweet or leave a severe chemical aftertaste in our mouths. While this is reported to be true by some consumers the majority are saying it is not the case. The flavor options actually taste as they should. The options that use Sucralose will leave a bit of an aftertaste but that is typical of any Protein supplement that uses it as a sweetening agent. You will have a rich smooth shake or smoothie when using it in your drinks. There is also a huge variety of recipes you can add it too and while it will enhance the flavor it won't completely overpower it like other brands. Overall the taste of this product is well received and when given a try most seem to enjoy it better than others they have tried.

Flavors

You will have a pretty large variety of options when it comes to flavoring. Many brands only offer three or four choices but when choosing Quest Protein Powder you will be able to choose from ten different flavor options. Naturally, you will have the choice of Plain, Chocolate, Vanilla, Cookies and Cream, Peanut Butter, and Strawberry. These are all very common options in Protein supplements. Then they offer a few that are seen but less common like Banana and Salted Carmel. These are both exceptionally loved. Lastly, they have some flavors that you don't see often. These are Cinnamon Crunch and Coffee Late. The Cinnamon Crunch is said to taste exactly like cereal and is beloved by basically anyone who gives it a try. With this type of flavor variety, you won't have to worry about getting burned out and trying to find a brand that offers something new and unique.

Consistency

A huge part of the problem with Protein products is the consistency they offer. You always assume you will end up with a gritty clumpy shake or drink that is almost impossible to swallow. With this option, you won't have to worry about either of those things. It mixes easily with a blender bottle or blender and you will end up with a smooth, thick drink that is easily swallowed. Some of the flavors offered do contain bits of the product like the Cookies and Cream choice. Consumers have mentioned that using ice in your mixture does improve the consistency even more. They say it makes it a bit frothy which is nice as we don't see that often with products in this particular category.

Effectivness

Quest has given us a product that is exceptionally effective. When looking for weight loss aids and a great Protein boost this brand has you covered. The pumped-up Amino Acids will ensure your muscles don't feel as sore after that several hour Boxing class or lifting session. In addition, they will keep your muscles growing and maintaining as you continue to strive towards your goals. Due to the fact that it is low calorie, low sugar, and low carb, it will fit into pretty much anyone's routine without causing you to cut in other places within your daily food intake.

Ingredients

Obviously, depending on which flavor you pick the ingredient list will be slightly different. This will mostly pertain to the flavoring used. Quest keeps it simple and you won't be reading their ingredient list for an hour trying to figure out what is in it. They start with their Protein blend which is made up of Whey Protein Isolates and Micellar Casein. The use of Isolates help keep the fat count down and increase the amount of Protein in their product. They also contain Natural Flavors. It contains a small amount of Cellulose Gum, Stevia, Salt, Sunflower Lecithin, and Carrageenan. Some options include Sucralose as the sweetening agent. You can check the flavor you want for exact ingredient lists but generally, this is what it contains.

Protein

You won't get quite as much Protein per serving with this option as you would with others, however, it still offers a decent amount. At twenty-two grams of Protein per serving, you will certainly have an easier time hitting your daily Protein goals. Needing a gram of Protein roughly for every pound of weight we carry can be a difficult target to hit depending on your diet. Throwing twenty-two grams of protein into shakes and foods that you eat throughout the day will ease this burden. Because this product is low in calories and fat adding it in a few times a day shouldn't be a big deal and will ensure you end each day with an acceptable intake of the Proteins we need to keep our bodies functioning correctly and to help stave off the soreness that comes with serious workouts.

Sugar

Quest uses two different sweeteners depending on the flavor that you choose to purchase. They use Stevia which is a natural sweetening option. Stevia is used in a ton of products and while no better or worse than raw sugar is at least a natural option. In addition, in some of their options, they use Sucralose. It is an artificial sweetener that is commonly used in these types of products. It is known for giving an overly sweet taste to Protein powders. Also, it is known for leaving a bad aftertaste in your mouth. In fact, if you have experienced a bad aftertaste upon drinking your daily shake, it is probably due to the use of Sucralose.

Carbs

When purchasing a product in this category the frustration of finding a low carb option is prevalent. Many supplements like this carry upwards of fifteen grams of carbohydrates per serving. If you are on a restricted carb diet this can completely crash your daily intake. With the option by Quest, you can put that worry away. Depending on the flavor, their products only carry one to three grams of carbs per serving. This is quite low and very much appreciated by those of us looking for a low carb option. Keeping carbs low doesn't have to be a burden, give this a try and you will be able to see it for yourself.

Amino Acids

Amino Acids are what keep us from being sore after a grueling gym session. Additionally, they are responsible for muscle strengthening and growth. We naturally produce some Amino Acids but there are several that are essential and we only get them through the foods and drinks we consume. Many Protein powders have Amino Acids added to them to ensure we get what we need. Quest is the same in this facet. They add nine grams of Block Chain Amino Acids into every serving. This will significantly cut down recovery time and aid in the quick building of your physique.

Fillers

You won't have to worry about useless fillers when buying Quest Protein Powder. When you read their label you won't see Maltodextrin which is a common filler. Fillers are used for bulking up a product and make it seem like you are getting more or they are used to spike the Protein Content. Staying away from these products is not only important to your pocketbook but also to your potential to meet your goals. Some consider flavoring of any type a filler. We don't because when choosing a flavored variety there have to be some ingredients to give us that flavor. You also want to be careful of an overuse of gums. Gums are used in these types of products for consistency but it doesn't take much to reach a great texture.

Servings

A serving of this product is equal to one scoop. That is a common measurement for products such as this. You won't have a large variety when it comes to container size options. Actually, you only have two options. Purchasing this product means you will get it in a two-pound tub or you can buy it in twelve count individual packages. Individual packets are exceptionally convenient especially if you are frequently on the go. It is a bit frustrating to some customers that they can not buy this product in a larger quantity as you will only get about twenty-nine servings per container. This is not enough to last the month if you are a daily Protein shake drinker. If you use a product like this more than once a day you certainly won't have enough. These are things to keep in mind while ordering because ordering every week or so is inconvenient.

Side Effects

The side effects of these kinds of products are usually standard and pretty mild. What you may face when using Quest Protein Powder are symptoms like upset stomach, nausea, and bloating. While these effects really don't bother most people they can be severe and if this occurs you should discontinue use. Obviously, those with a Lactose intolerance should avoid this product as all of the Protein comes from Whey. There are a huge variety of Vegan Protein powders that will help you avoid Lactose and keep your stomach and digestive tract feeling good.

Advantages

There are plenty of advantages to adding this to your daily routine. With an exceptionally low calorie, sugar, and carb count you will be able to add it to any diet easily. The decent level of Protein it contains will make meeting that goal easier on a daily basis also. They offer a good amount of flavor options so you can switch it up and not get bored with the same old Protein flavor you have been using for years. You will certainly find your muscles feeling less sore after limited use and after more extended use you will see the increase in lean muscle as well as the maintenance of them. Overall the advantages of this product are great and we are certain you will feel the same if you give it a try.

Disadvantages

There really aren't many negative things that can be said about this product. It works as intended and is easy to use. The only things we can really see to be a problem are the lack of size variety and the use of Sucralose. Size variety is really more of an inconvenience than a disadvantage but it is still something many find annoying about this brand. Sucralose is used so commonly in this type of product that again, it is not a huge disadvantage. It may lead to an overly sweet shake or smoothie but it is safe enough and acceptable among most people.

Quality

Trying to weed out a top quality product can be difficult with the immense amount of options on today's market. Quest is a brand you can truly trust especially in terms of Protein boosting products. They use the highest quality ingredients and their label actually shows you what you are getting. Add to that the amazing flavor options and the fact that they taste like they are supposed to and the quality increases even more. Mixing can also be a huge problem in Protein powders. You won't have to carry that worry over as this product mixes easily and leaves you with a smooth, easy to swallow drink that you will look forward to drinking on a daily basis.

Value

The price that this carries is a bit higher than others in its class. Using the best ingredients to assure your body gets what it needs in the way of Protein and Amino Acids does cost more but it also exponentially increases the value. Another factor that increases the overall value is the fact that it is so low in fat, calories, carbs, and sugar. We want to seriously regulate those things in leading healthy lifestyles and Quest makes that simple. The expansive choice of flavors is awesome too and something we appreciate in our Protein powders. All in all, this product is a great value and will help you achieve daily goals easier than a lot of other products available today.

Key Features

  • 22 Grams Protein/Serving

  • 100 Calories Per Serving

  • No Unneccessary Ingredients

  • 2 Grams of Fiber/Serving

  • High Protein to Calorie Ratio

  • Excellent for Snacks

  • Bottom Line

    While you may pay a bit more for this product and you will have to order multiple containers to get through a month it really is an excellent product. You will find recovery times decreased significantly and muscle growth skyrocketing with continued use. There is an excellent variety of flavors which will help it fit into your daily life easily and conveniently. Mixing it is a cinch which decreases your worry of a gritty, lumpy liquid that is impossible to swallow. This brand has been trusted in the ways of Protein boosting for quite some time and after reviewing it we can see why. Once you give it a try you will see why too.