Why We Offer 5 Different Protein Powders & How To Choose the Right One

Why We Offer 5 Different Protein Powders & How To Choose the Right One For You

Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel

Why We Offer 5 Different Protein Powders & How To Choose the Right One For You

February 06, 2019

Protein powders continue to be a hallmark of the wellness scene for good reason: they’re a fast and easy way to make a protein-rich meal for people on the go.

With that said, we often hear from patients that they’ve been reluctant to try protein powders simply due to the tyranny of choice — the market is flooded with options and it’s difficult to know what’s right for you. That’s why we’ve vetted a select few of the highest-quality proteins for our community, each with its own specific ingredients to support targeted health goals.

Of course, eating healthy whole foods is always ideal, so why do we recommend protein powders? For a few reasons:

  • They provide quick, nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory meal-replacement options with little to no prep time.
  • They’re easy to digest, which means more energy and no dreaded “food coma.”
  • Some of them are “medical foods,” which may not sound enticing, but these formulas deliver important nutrients for specific health benefits (e.g., turmeric in UltraInflamX Plus 360, and glycine and L-cysteine in the Daily Benefit Protein) all in a great tasting package.

- OUR SELECTION OF PROTEIN POWDERS AND THEIR UNIQUE BENEFITS -

NO. 1 DAILY BENEFIT VEGAN PROTEIN (RICE PROTEIN) POWDER

What it is: Medical-grade meal replacement that supports the detoxification process*

Why we love it: Daily Benefit Protein is our top-selling protein powder year after year; it’s great on its own or as part of our 10-Day or 30-Day Detox Program. Staff and patients who use it regularly report feeling more energy, mental clarity, and less fluid retention (puffiness). That’s because it is a medical food that directly supports metabolic detoxification and liver function to help your body eliminate accumulated toxins.*

Daily Benefit Protein

NO. 2 DAILY BENEFIT ACTIVE PROTEIN POWDER

What is it: Medical-grade meal replacement that supports protein synthesis for strong, healthy muscles.*

Why we love it: Daily Benefit Active Protein is another tasty option for those who require higher amounts of easily-digestible protein. We wanted a protein option as rich in nutrients as our Daily Benefit Protein but with a higher protein content for those with an active lifestyle. This formula provides 20 grams of protein per serving, including 5 grams of BCAAs, making it a great post-workout meal option.* Plus, it’s delicious! We think it tastes like a milkshake.

Daily Benefit Active Protein - Dutch Chocolate
Daily Benefit Active Protein - French Vanilla

NO. 3 ULTRAGI REPLENISH PROTEIN FOR HEALTHY DIGESTIVE FUNCTION

What it is: Medical-grade meal replacement formulated to provide specialized nutritional support for digestive healing.*

Why we love it: UltraGI Replenish Protein is a good option for those with sensitive digestive tracts that require a more gentle formula. It combines all the high-quality nutrients in our Daily Benefit Protein and Daily Benefit Active Protein with specific nutrients to help heal the intestinal lining and improve overall digestion.* Plus, it comes in chocolate and vanilla!

UltraGI Replenish® Protein for Healthy Digestive Function
UltraGI Replenish® Protein for Healthy Digestive Function - Chocolate

NO. 4 ULTRAINFLAMX PLUS 360 ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROTEIN POWDER

What it is:  Medical-grade meal replacement that helps reduce systemic inflammation, including inflammation in the digestive tract.*

Why we love it: With its special blend of anti-inflammatory herbs, including a highly absorbable form of curcumin, Ultrainflamx Plus 360 is great for anyone experiencing chronic inflammation. We often recommend it for people with chronic pain, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and fibromyalgia.* It comes in two tasty flavors: original spice and chocolate orange.

UltraInflamX Plus 360 Anti-Inflammatory Protein Powder
UltraInflamX Plus 360 Anti-Inflammatory Protein Powder - Chocolate orange

NO. 5 PLANT FUSION VEGAN PROTEIN POWDER

What it is: A simple, high-quality plant-based protein powder*

Why we love it: Plant Fusion is a no-frills option — just protein, no added vitamins or minerals — that tastes amazing, with a smooth texture unique among protein powders, and no added sugar (stevia-sweetened). Plus, it provides 21 grams of protein per serving and is rich in BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids), which supports muscles and exercise recovery. This what we recommend for people following a low-carb, ketogenic, or anti-candida meal plan.*


PlantFusion Vegan Protein Powder - vanilla
PlantFusion Vegan Protein Powder - chocolate


We know that supplements are the “Wild West” of the wellness world and that navigating the supplement aisle can be daunting. That’s why we’ve carefully curated every product we recommend and continue to stand behind them, making sure that each product is third-party verified for quality, purity, and potency. We hold our protein powders to the highest standards to make sure we’re providing the cleanest, most beneficial nutrition to our patients. All of our proteins are:

  • Plant-based and vegan
  • Low in or free of added sugar
  • Non-GMO
  • Free of:
    • Gluten
    • Dairy
    • Egg, fish, shellfish, and other animal products
    • Soy
    • Nuts
    • Artificial flavors and colors

All of our protein powders can simply be mixed with 8-12 ounces of water or unsweetened non-dairy milk like almond milk or coconut milk. And remember, our Daily Collagen powder makes a great addition to any of them! If you’re looking for a more robust smoothie recipe, check out our Daily Benefit Green Beauty Smoothie, and stay tuned for more recipes to come.

Still not sure which protein powder is best for you? Schedule a consult with one of our nutrition experts to help you optimize your diet and supplement regimen.


* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat or cure any disease.


WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK

This guide was written by Dr. Morrison and the health and nutrition experts at The Morrison Center. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health through the treatment and prevention of disease.

THE TEAM

JEFFREY A. MORRISON, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Morrison is an award-winning medical doctor, a leader in the field of Integrative Medicine, and champion of a nutritional approach to healthcare

 

ROBIN FOROUTAN, MS, RDN, HHC

Robin is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine and holistic healing modalities. She helps her clients address complicated conditions and return to wellness.

 

STEPHANIE MANDEL, NC, HEALTH COACH

Stephanie is a Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner with a passion for helping her clients fulfill their potential through both emotional and physical optimization.

 



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