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      True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - Vanilla (2.5 Pound Powder)

      • Form: Powder

      • Flavor: Vanilla

      • Serving Size: 2 SCOOPS (29 GM)

      • Number Of Servings: 39 Servings

      • Price Per Serving:  ($0.87 / serving)

      • Weight: 47 OZ

      • Allergens: Fish Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free

      • Specialty Diets: Gluten Free

      Product Label

        TRUE ATHLETE

        NATURALLY DRIVEN

        If you're serious about building muscle - and conscientious about what you put into your body - make True Athlete Natural Whey Protein your supplement of choice. It provides key nutrients to help you gain muscle mass and achieve your personal best in fitness and performance. Plus, it's NSF Certified for Sport, and formulated with whey from cows that were not treated with the synthetic bovine growth hormone rBGH. It's a safe, natural protein you can trust.

        WHAT YOU GET

        • 20 GRAMS OF PROTEIN PER SERVING TO HELP YOU PACK ON LEAN MUSCLE

        • ENZYMES AND PROBIOTICS (LACTOSPORE) TO SUPPORT HEALTHY DIGESTION

        • INULIN, A PREBIOTIC TO SUPPORT IMMUNE AND DIGESTIVE HEALTH

        • EACH SCOOP PROVIDES 10 GRAMS OF PROTEIN ENABLING THE CUSTOMIZATION YOU WANT TO MEET YOUR UNIQUE TRAINING NEEDS

        WHAT YOU DON'T GET

        • NO ARTIFICIAL COLORS, FLAVORS OR SWEETENERS

        • NO rBGH BOVINE GROWTH HORMONES

        • NO BANNED SUBSTANCES, UNLISTED INGREDIENTS OR HARMFUL IMPURITIES

        Products that are designated NSF Certified for Sport are rigorously tested to help ensure that they contain no banned substances, unlisted ingredients, or harmful impurities.

        www.true-athlete.com

      Directions
      Add two (2) scoops of powder (28 g) to one (1) cup (8 oz) cold water, fruit smoothie or your favorite drink. Stir, blend or add to shaker bottle and mix or shake until smooth.

      Warning
      Consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have any medical conditions. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Contains Milk and Soy.

    • Does not contain
      Artificial Colors or Flavors., Citrus, FLAVORS OR SWEETENERS. HORMONE FREE. No Wheat, Fish, Gluten, NO ARTIFICIAL COLORS, Preservatives

    • Brand Information
      TRUE ATHLETE, our next generation of sports nutrition supplements was created for fitness enthusiasts is free of banned substances, and formulated with care by the Vitamin Shoppe, TRUE ATHLETE contains no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners and is free of banned substances. nsf certified for sport.

      True Athlete

      Natural Whey Protein Supplement Facts

      How do you read a supplement facts label?

      Supplement Facts

      Serving Size 2 SCOOPS (29 GM)

      Servings Per Container 39.000000

        Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
      Calories 110  N/A*
      Calories From Fat 15  N/A*
      Total Fat 1.5 Gm 2%
      Saturated Fat 0.5 Gm 3%
      TRANS FAT 0 Gm N/A*
      Cholesterol 65 Mg 22%
      Sodium 115 Mg 5%
      Potassium 120 Mg 3%
      Total Carbohydrate 3 Gm 1%
      Dietary Fiber 1 Gm 3%
      Sugars 2 Gm N/A*
      Protein 20 Gm 40%
      Vitamin A N/A*
      Calcium 10%
      Vitamin C N/A*
      Iron 2%

      *Daily value not established

      Other Ingredients:

      Whey protein concentrate, natural flavor, inulin, xanthan gum, soy lecithin, Reb-A (stevia extract), Bacillus coagulans, lactase digestive enzyme, papain, bromelain.

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      Natural Whey Protein Reviews

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      True AthleteNatural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder
       
      3.8

      (based on 15 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      75%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good value (4)
      • Nutritional (4)
      • Satisfaction (4)
      • Convenience (3)
      • Goes down easy (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use (3)
        • Meal replacement (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Awsume!

        I Really like this product NO Hormones,sweetend with Stevia, No artificial Flavors, colors, Taste Great. Not sickly sweet to me, get away from that suralose,thats what a chlorinated sweetner will...Read complete review

        I Really like this product NO Hormones,sweetend with Stevia, No artificial Flavors, colors, Taste Great. Not sickly sweet to me, get away from that suralose,thats what a chlorinated sweetner will do to your taste buds, also tricks the the mind into craving more sugar,etc. See Dr. Mercolas web site on Sweetners. In the End your body will truly thank you. will buy again.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Tastes good, but what is the amino acid profile?

        i hate to even rate this, but i chose to give it an "average" given the fact that neither the web page nor the actually container list the amino acid...Read complete review

        i hate to even rate this, but i chose to give it an "average" given the fact that neither the web page nor the actually container list the amino acid profile per serving.I like the taste, but it would be great to know the make-up of this protein. It's really important to know that makeup - can anyone tell me? amino acid muscle builders/sustainers like leucine are so important, and they are making huge news lately. For instance, Jay Robb Protein list out - among other things - that it has 2518 mg of leucine per serving. It costs more than this protein, so i assume the True Athlete has less...but i have no idea.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        excellent value

        By Cat in VT

        from Essex, VT

        About Me Dancer, Hiker, Runner, Yogini

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Creamy
        • Good Value
        • Smooth
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Meal Replacement

          Comments about True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder:

          not only is this affordably priced, it's tasty, smooth and blends well in the Magic Bullet! We have tried a lot of protein powders, and his is our favorite brand!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love it, but one flaw

          By TT8

          from New Jersey

          About Me Competitive Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder:

                I loved the taste of True Athlete's protein, and the affects it had. The only thing I can say bad about it is, it is difficult to mix in a normal shaker. It clumped up a lot, and I had to use a blender to make sure I got all the chunks out. Other that that I loved it.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Absolutely my favorite

                By 44 & Loving it!

                from Maple Grove, MN

                About Me Runner, Weekend Warrior

                Pros

                • All natural
                • Goes Down Easy
                • Good Value
                • Nutritional
                • Provides A Boost
                • Tastes Good

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use

                  Comments about True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder:

                  I think I have tried every possible easily purchased vanilla protein powder that does not have artificial ingredients! This one mixes easily in a shaker cup and works great for me.

                  As an Emergency RN I have to be able to work for hours at a time without a break to eat. I used to have (usually decaf) coffee with soy or cow milk constantly available to drink to prevent my stomach from growling. Over the last decade I was slowly & consistently gaining weight while eating mostly healthy. About a year ago I started eating more in line with South Beach Diet: eat all you want with only healthy carbs, protein, and fats; no sugars or unhealthy fat.

                  I have lost 40 pounds in the last year going from 175 to 135 at 5'5"; I have maintained for 3 months now. I have about 4 scoops throughout the day mixed in with about 48 ounces of decaf coffee. I eat an apple before working out in the morning along with my coffee; otherwise I stick to protein during the day, a handful of nuts a day, and a heavy duty salad. In the evening I eat whatever I want! And usually a lot!

                  (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Terrible vanila taste

                  By Andrewatb

                  from Des plaines IL

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Tastes Bad

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder:

                      TOO SWEET!!!!
                      Taste like sugar in water. I recommend to try Revolutionary Technology Nutrition whey protein powder. The best ever . Delicious!!!

                      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      YUCK...

                      By HoustonFur

                      from Houston, TX

                      Pros

                      • Availability
                      • Nutritional

                      Cons

                      • Tastes Bad
                      • Tough To Swallow
                      • YUCK

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use
                      • Meal Replacement

                      Comments about True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder:

                      NOT a good choice for taste.
                      With all the other great tasting, low sugar/carb protein powder products on the market, I cannot EVER expect to buy this one again.
                      The taste is YUCK.
                      Maybe the nutritional profile or the cost could be a positive edge to make this product a good choice but the taste is absolutely the WORST that I have experienced in protein supplements.
                      I'm not sure how I am even going to use the remainder of the tub I just bought except for sneaking a scoop into a shake with other products that are more palatable.
                      Again, this might be a great nutritional product but there are others that taste so, so much better that I could NEVER recommend this item.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Clean and tasty

                      By Tony P

                      from South Bend, IN

                      See all my reviews

                      Comments about True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder:

                      I use this in homemade protein bars and post-workout shakes. My first experience with it has been great. I'm so used to highly processed powders with a super sweet taste, but the lightly sweet and natural smell and taste of the product was refreshing. I feel a ton "cleaner" with my diet, now. Negatives? None. Fair in price for the number of servings. It's a must-try!

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Clean and delicious

                      By Tony P

                      from South Bend, IN

                      About Me Lean Machine

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Goes Down Easy
                      • Good Value
                      • Nutritional
                      • Provides A Boost
                      • Tastes Good

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • As A Snack
                        • Everyday Use
                        • Men
                        • Women

                        Comments about True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder:

                        I use this in homemade protein bars and post-workout shakes. My first experience with it has been great. I'm so used to highly processed powders with a super sweet taste, but the lightly sweet and natural smell and taste of the product was refreshing. I feel a ton "cleaner" with my diet, now. Negatives? None. Fair in price for the number of servings. It's a must-try!

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love This Stuff!

                        By Clare

                        from Bergen County NJ

                        Pros

                        • Goes Down Easy
                        • Good Taste
                        • Good Value
                        • Nutritional
                        • Provides A Boost

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Meal Replacement

                          Comments about True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder:

                          I add this protein powder to my spinach shakes for a quick breakfast! I have used others, but love the taste of this with the Stevia as a sweetner, it is not too sweet. I also love the addition of Lactose and Inulin for better assimilation and digestion.

                          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Tastes good, but what is the amino acid profile?

                          By Thomas W

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • price

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder:

                              i hate to even rate this, but i chose to give it an "average" given the fact that neither the web page nor the actually container list the amino acid profile per serving.I like the taste, but it would be great to know the make-up of this protein. It's really important to know that makeup - can anyone tell me? amino acid muscle builders/sustainers like leucine are so important, and they are making huge news lately. For instance, Jay Robb Protein list out - among other things - that it has 2518 mg of leucine per serving. It costs more than this protein, so i assume the True Athlete has less...but i have no idea.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Love it!

                              By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • Convenience
                              • Quality
                              • Satisfaction
                              • value

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder:

                                  I really like the fact that it is one of the more natural products available that you can walk into a store and buy. Most others are only available to order online. I love my local Vitamin Shoppe! The people who work there are so knowledgeable and helpful. I do wish it had more protein per scoop, but it is a concentrate, not an isolate...thank goodness! The only thing I would suggest for this protein powder is to make an unflavored version...please! I will definitely buy this again.

                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Awsume!

                                  By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                                  from Undisclosed

                                  Pros

                                  • Convenience
                                  • Quality
                                  • Satisfaction
                                  • value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder:

                                      I Really like this product NO Hormones,sweetend with Stevia, No artificial Flavors, colors, Taste Great. Not sickly sweet to me, get away from that suralose,thats what a chlorinated sweetner will do to your taste buds, also tricks the the mind into craving more sugar,etc. See Dr. Mercolas web site on Sweetners. In the End your body will truly thank you. will buy again.

                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Comment on Flavor Only

                                      By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                                      from Undisclosed

                                      Pros

                                      • Convenience
                                      • price
                                      • Satisfaction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder:

                                          Recently purchased TA's Natural Whey Protein - Vanilla flavor.

                                          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          2.0

                                          NOT The Best Choice

                                          By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                                          from Undisclosed

                                          Comments about True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder:

                                          I have found that there are far better choices of Whey Protein currently on the market than this one. Like others, I have found this one tasted too sweet. But more importantly... this one is far too high in cholesterol per serving, 65mg per scoop vs 20mg per scoop of other brands.

                                          >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2012-01-02
                                          I'm a cyclist as well, and I must agree with this review. The Sun Harvest whey protein has practically the same amount of protein per scoop (18mg) and less than 1/3 of the cholesterol. On heavy workout days I can take 1 1/2 scoops and not worry. Thnx

                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          2.0

                                          Disappointed - sickly sweet

                                          By Elizabeth B

                                          from Undisclosed

                                          Comments about True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder:

                                          Was excited to try this new product - been looking for a quality whey protein that does not contain sugar, sucralose, or aspartame. This product fits the bill but has a rubbery, sickly sweet taste - even when blended in a fruit smoothie.

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Pleasantly surprised

                                          By Jennifer C

                                          from Undisclosed

                                          Pros

                                          • price
                                          • Quality
                                          • Satisfaction
                                          • value

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about True Athlete Natural Whey Protein - 2.5 Pound Powder:

                                              I am pleasantly surprised by this product. I'm always a little hesitant to try new protein powder but True Athlete is really good. It's pretty thick with 8oz of water so I thin it out by adding a little more and it doesn't water down the flavor.

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                                              This is the best Protein I have ever had. Its NSF certified and that is very important to me. Its not too sweet and its ingredients are good. The whole True Athlete line is amazing! Well worth the money. I just hope they bring it to Canada soon!!!! :-)
                                              S J on Apr 22, 2015
                                              High protein, low carb, and tastes good
                                              Phillip M on Mar 28, 2015
                                              It's the same product I buy regularly. Tasty, mixes easily (with milk), and seems to do the job.
                                              Gabriel M on Apr 13, 2015
                                              I have used before, love the taste and that it is wheat free
                                              Renae C on Mar 24, 2015
                                              Product does not blend well even though using a blender ball...it still has clumps!!! Does anyone else have this problem?
                                              A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Sep 26, 2014
                                              Best Answer: I found VS True Athlete Natural Whey Protein to mix easily, tastes great and mixes easily with anything...juice, soy milk, water, fruit, etc. No clumping, no problems! I even used a little VS shaker cup at times (w/o fruit, of course!)
                                              Reply · Report · Laura D on Sep 26, 2014
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                                              Says it contains soy? Is this GMO free because everything soy pretty much contains GMO's.
                                              A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jun 23, 2013
                                              Best Answer: The product doesn't state on it anywhere, (that I can find) saying it is GMO free. Most places proudly place "NON GMO" right on their labels. I was told by a friend that it only states "Soy" because it's made in a factory that produces soy product. I wish I could be more helpful than that to you.
                                              Reply · Report · Jodi B on Jun 25, 2013
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                                              I have many mutations and need a whey for the glutathione that is in natural whey while avoiding some other things like folic acid, b12 and grams of glutamine and cysteine. But there is very little info on this label, esp. the aa profile with grams of ingredients.

                                              I have contacted VS and they are going send me a full ingredient list I hope.

                                              So, what are the ingredients?

                                              np
                                              Nancy P on Oct 1, 2014
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                                              does it make you gain weight?
                                              A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Oct 2, 2014
                                              Best Answer: it is high protein and extra calories... added to milkshakes or smoothies in addition to a normal diet it most certainly can help one gain weight unless you are burning more calories through activities
                                              such as serious weight training or cardio.
                                              Reply · Report · b h on Oct 13, 2014
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                                              How much Soy does this contain?
                                              Michael U on Apr 13, 2014
                                              Best Answer: It doesn't contain any. The statement on the container is only because it's made in a factory that also produces soy products.
                                              Reply · Report · Jodi B on Apr 13, 2014
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                                              Does this product contain any BCAA's?
                                              A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Nov 13, 2013
                                              Best Answer: Only the naturally occurring BCAAs that are from whey. There aren't any added BCAAs.
                                              Reply · Report · Daniel T on Nov 13, 2013
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                                              I am currently breastfeeding and want to knoW if this is safe to take?
                                              Angela V on Mar 9, 2015
                                              Best Answer: Talk to your Doctor
                                              Reply · Report · susan i on Mar 9, 2015
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                                              We make protein bars with vanilla protein powder and are currently using MediVegan and need to know what temperature that your protein can be heated up to?

                                              Thank you
                                              Katherine P on May 16, 2014
                                              Best Answer: Sorry, I have no idea. This is a question best answered BY THE MANUFACTURER.
                                              Reply · Report · John B on May 19, 2014
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                                              what is the amino acid profile?
                                              julie s on Mar 4, 2015
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