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Whey-Based Protein Powders: The Good, The Not So-Good and The Skin Issue

Editorial Team | September 22, 2023 | 0 comment |

Hey there, Bali fitness enthusiasts, health seekers and all of you looking to boost your protein intake for whatever reason! If you’re toying with the idea of adding whey protein powder to your routine, you’re in good company. It’s a hit among athletes, gym junkies, and well, pretty much everyone looking for that protein punch. If you have a young person in the house, chances are you might have seen them opening up those huge black barrels that waft powders and smells. Perhaps you wondered what is in there, we have! So before you start scooping and shaking, let’s break down the pros, cons, and even the acne concerns of this popular supplement.

The good stuff first:

Top-tier protein: It’s loaded with all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Plus, your body absorbs it like a champ.
Speedy recovery: Whey protein rushes to repair and build your muscles, making it the ideal post-workout fuel.
Eazy-Peasy: A scoop here, a shake there, and you’re good to go. You can easily blend it into your busy life.
Weight Loss Pal: Whey can help you feel full and rev up your metabolism. If you’re looking to shed some pounds, it’s a nice little sidekick.

The not-so-good stuff:

Lactose Woes: If you’re lactose intolerant, this might not be your best friend. You could end up with an upset stomach, or worse.
Sneaky Calories: Some brands slip in added sugar and calories.
Allergy Alert: Got a milk allergy? Steer clear of whey to avoid any scary
Eco-Impact: Dairy farming’s not eco-friendly so if you are sustainability-minded, consider plant-based alternatives.
Acne Alert: Here’s where it gets, well, a bit bumpy. Some folks find that whey protein triggers acne. It could ramp up skin oil production or mess with your hormones.
Not for Sensitive Skin: Also, if you’re prone to skin issues like eczema or dermatitis, you might want to proceed with caution. Whey’s not known to be super gentle on sensitive skin.

So, there you have it! Are we selling something with this blog? Yup, we are and we would love to have your feedback on whether the protein powders in our store work for you! Also, any suggestions on alternatives are always welcome.


Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Natural and Plant-based ingredients, No refined sugar.

Ingredients: Pea isolated powder, rice isolate powder, stevia, sea salt, beetroot extract powder, turmeric extract powder, vanilla powder.

GS 100% Plant Protein

Why Gold Standard 100% Plant

  •  Packed with 24 grams of high-quality protein per serving to support muscle growth and repair
  • Vegan Society-approved and Informed Choice-certified
  • Made from 100% vegan ingredients
  • Includes no artificial colours or flavours
  •  Gluten-free.

Ingredients: Pea Protein, Brown Rice Protein, Oil Creamer, Rice Syrup Solid, Plant Protein Blend, Sodium Citrate, Stevia leaf Extract.

Benefits: Helps Build and Maintain Muscle.

Protein Bars and Balls

Plant-based protein snacks or meal for sports activities. All natural sources of protein for pre and post-workout activities. Healthy dessert for kids. No sugar added. No preservatives. Gluten-free & Dairy free. Support the immune system.

Protein Peanut Butter

Vegan, Gluten Free. Ingredients: roasted peanut, vanilla plant protein, pink salt, stevia

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