Quality Matters - Clean Ingredients - Made and Sourced In The USA
Quality is important to us. Our whey protein powder is made in the USA, packaged in the USA, and sourced from farms only in the USA.Our advanced filtration system gently processes whey to prevent the protein structure from becoming denatured. This process ensures its natural amino acid profile is maintained, resulting in grade A undenatured whey protein concentrate. No acid or bleach is used in the process.
Unflavored/Flavorless Whey - Simple, Natural, Versatile!
Unflavored and Unsweetened whey gives you unlimited flavor options. Don't spend extra money every time you want a new flavor. Keep it simple with extracts, syrups, natural sweeteners, PB/cacao powder for quick shakes. Get creative with fruits, veggies, nut butters, nuts/seeds for a delicious protein smoothie. Unflavored is great for baking protein packed cookies, bread, granola bars, and more! Have vanilla on Monday, strawberry on Tuesday, chocolate on Wednesday. Never get tired of the same flavor again!
Flavorless whey is great for cooking, baking or adding to food
Unflavored and unsweetened whey doesn't overpower the taste, making it perfect for adding to food, cooking & baking! Save money by making homemade protein packed snacks and meals like: Oatmeal, cereal, pancakes, waffles, breads, cookies, bars, sauces, dips, coffee creamer, yogurt and more!
Why is whey protein powder so popular in the fitness community?
Whey protein has a high bioavailability. It is more bioavailable than other forms of protein such as plant based protein. This means you actually absorb the protein you ingest. Some other forms of protein can say 20g of protein but can have low bioavailability meaning your body only absorbs a fraction of that protein.
Not only is whey protein bioavailable but it's known for its fast absorbing properties, making it an ideal choice for post workout recovery shakes for those looking to build or maintain lean muscle.
Does whey protein help with weight loss?
Let's be honest. Whey protein alone won't cause you to lose weight. Many people are fixated on reducing their calories but the mistake some of us make is reducing calories from protein.
When we say we want to lose weight, we usually mean we want to lose fat. We don't want to lose muscle but unfortunately, when you're on a calorie deficit you end up losing some amount of muscle mass and the more aggressive your deficit, the more muscle is lost. To minimize muscle loss it's important to keep your protein intake high, focus on lifting weight (Not just cardio) and stay in a calorie deficit.
High quality unflavored whey protein is a tool that can help during weight loss in two ways:
- Helps you easily meet your daily protein intake via protein shakes or by adding protein to food.
- Helps you stay in a calorie deficit by allowing you to make low calorie protein shakes that help keep you full longer and prevent you from drinking excess calories.
TGS Whey Protein Powder FAQ's
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.
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!
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.
What is the amino acid profile of your whey protein powder?
You can find the amino acid profile on the second product image. Here it is in case you missed it:
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or use the contact us form.
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.
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I love the product because it has no sugar added.
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Mixes well either in smoothies or baking. I've made my smoothies with a double scoop of protein before and noticed nothing except a little extra thickness to the smoothie. Doesn't sit heavy in my stomach. No unpleasant textures or tastes.
I’ve used TGS whey for years, and it’s my favorite protein supplement. It’s unflavored and unsweetened, which I love about it. I drink it straight, add espresso powder to it, or use it in cereal. I trust TGS and I’m grateful to have an excellent, consistent product like their whey protein powder!
Only good quality protein and nothing added. Easy to mix in with cereal, drinks, etc. Result is creamy tasting and smooth textured. We've been using it daily for years.
It has one of the highest concentrations of protein of all protein powders on the market.
Blends better than GNC. I let it sit over night and in the morning it like drinking whole milk while GNC is like syrup.