Is TGS whey keto friendly?
Yes! Our unflavored whey has only 2 net carbs, making it great for keto.
Is TGS whey vegetarian friendly? Any animal rennet?
Yes, it is! Using animal rennet is an older process. We don't use animal rennet.
Is TGS whey protein grass fed?
In short, the answer is no. But, the reason why is more important.
The main benefit from grass fed products comes in the omega 3 vs other omega content in fat. Grass fed meat has a higher concentration of essential omega 3’s vs other non essential omegas. It's true that grass fed meat is superior to non grass fed meat due to its much higher quantity of fat.
Non essential omegas are not necessarily bad on their own, on the contrary, they are used by the human body but they are available in too high amounts in our diet. More and more studies are starting to show that products with high amounts of omega 6’s/9’s like industrial seed oils (canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, etc.) are linked to inflammation.
Our whey protein concentrate has between 1.5g-2g of fat per serving. 1g of that is saturated fat. Omega 6’s & 9’s are a form of unsaturated fat. That means the remaining .5-1g of fat would have a small percentage of these omega 6’s & 9’s.
But aren’t saturated fats unhealthy? No. Our bodies need saturated fat. Again, it’s all about the quantity of the foods you consume that make them good or bad. Too much of anything is bad. Many foods people consider healthy contain saturated fats, such as: coconut oil, butter, dairy products, red meat, ect. Even grass fed products contain saturated fat.
So, do you still believe grass fed whey protein is better? We don’t. When you understand the breakdown you’ll realize the grass fed benefits get filtered out. We simply can’t justify switching to grass fed knowing the main benefit for us switching is marketing. We don’t operate that way. We stand our ground and educate people.
Where is TGS whey sourced?
Our protein powder is sourced only from US farms (midwest). The US produces much of the globes dairy. There really is no reason to source outside of the US unless you want cheaper whey. We don't produce cheap whey.
Why are there 2g of sugar in TGS unflavored/unsweetened whey?
Whey protein is a milk product. Milk contains naturally-occurring sugar, about 12g of sugar per cup. During the processing/filtration of whey, most of that sugar is removed but a small fraction of naturally-occurring sugar, less than 2gs (label is rounded up), makes it into the powder.
We don't add any sugar!
How does whey protein differ from plant based or other forms of protein?
Whey protein is known for being quickly absorbed and digested. Not only is it absorbed quickly, it’s highly bioavailable. This means we actually absorb the protein we drink. This is why whey is the MOST popular type of protein powder by far in the weight training and bodybuilding community.
Plant based proteins have a much lower bioavailability. The bioavailability of plant based proteins varies by the type of protein. This means, the label might say 20g of protein and although that may be true, that doesn’t mean you will absorb all 20g of protein. It could be significantly less depending on the source.
To be clear, we don’t have anything against plant based proteins, we understand some people don’t respond well to whey so they do have a purpose. But, if you’re looking to build muscle as fast as possible and do well with whey protein, whey is a much better option. There’s a reason why bodybuilders prefer whey over other types of protein powder.
What is the difference between whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate?
The difference comes in the amount of processing the whey goes through and their bioavailability. Whey is derived from milk and milk naturally contains carbs, fat and sugar. Our whey concentrate contains a small amount of carbs (2g), fat (2g), and sugar (2g) (other brands contain more). Whey Isolate goes through further processing to remove the small traces of carbs, fat and sugar.
Although it might seem best to have these small traces removed, the real benefit comes in whey concentrates higher bioavailability. This means we absorb and digest whey easier when it has a small amount of other macros (carbs/fat) as opposed to only protein.
To summarize, whey concentrate is known for its higher bioavailability. The only time we advise potential customers to buy whey isolate instead of our whey concentrate is when they are lactose intolerant. Otherwise, whey isolate is not only less bioavailable but more expensive due to its extra processing.
What exactly are BCAA’s and how much does TGS whey protein have?
Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are a group of three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The term "branched-chain" refers to the unique structure of these amino acids, which kind of resembles a tree branch.
Imagine amino acids as the building blocks of proteins in our body, just like Lego blocks. There are 20 different types of these blocks, but our bodies can only make 11 of them. The other 9, we need to get from our diet, and these are called "essential" amino acids.
BCAAs are part of these "essential" amino acids. They are particularly important because they help our body build and repair muscles. You can think of them like the special Lego blocks that you need to build the strongest parts of your castle.
BCAA’s are naturally found in milk. Our whey contains 5.4g of BCAA’s per serving.
What is the amino acid profile of your whey protein powder?
You can find the amino acid profile on the second product image of our whey protein page details page.
TGS Nutrition Whey Protein Amino Acid Profile
Alanine - 1231 mg
Arginine - 682 mg
Aspartic Acid - 2588 mg
Cysteine - 518 mg
Glutamic Acid - 4382 mg
Glycine - 451 mg
Histidine* - 438 mg
Isoleucine*^ - 1412 mg
Leucine*^ - 2662 mg
Lysine* - 2336 mg
Methionine* - 564 mg
Phenylalanine* - 772 mg
Proline - 1427 mg
Serine - 1250 mg
Threonine* - 1712 mg
Tryptophan* - 412 mg
Tyrosine - 716 mg
Valine*^ - 1439 mg
* Essential Amino Acids
^ Branched-Chain Amino Acids
When is the best time to consume whey protein?
If you exercise regularly, the best time would be within an hour after your workout. One of the reasons whey protein is so popular in the weight lifting community is due to our bodies ability to quickly absorb the protein making it great for muscle recovery.
If you're consuming whey as more of a meal replacement or on days off, the next best time is breakfast. Many of us drink multiple shakes a day to get our desired protein intake in so it really depends on your goals/routine.
If I buy your unflavored whey and I don't like it, what can I do?
Reach out to us! Let us know what the issue is and we'll take care of you. You can reply to an email, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact us form.