There are a ton of options when picking the best whey protein powder. With such a massive selection of products on the market, it can be tough to know which one is right for you. Here, we'll compare our Whey and Recovery powders and take a deeper look at why both are great resources in your performance toolkit.
One thing is for sure when it comes to whey protein, grass-fed whey isolate is the highest quality whey available - and that's the only whey isolate we use. Still, customers often ask: "What's the difference between Whey and Recovery? Which should I use?"
First, let's start with the basics. Why is it so important to use a protein powder post-workout? When you work out, consuming adequate protein is critical to increasing overall muscle protein synthesis. When you engage in strenuous activity, your muscles first break down, which engages a response from your body to begin repairing the muscle fibers and increasing the strength of the tissue. To properly repair the damaged muscle fibers, you need sufficient protein. But, not all protein is created equal.
Our Essential Grass-Fed Whey offers 20 grams of grass-fed whey isolate per serving and is cold-processed to preserve native protein structures, allowing for greater bioavailability. In addition, our formula includes Prohydrolase, a naturally occurring enzyme that helps with digestion. Prohydrolase has been clinically proven to support protein digestion and improve absorption. Add these elements with great taste and easy mix-ability, and you've got a complete protein powder that delivers the high-quality protein your body needs to recover and replenish from tough workouts.
However, Essential Grass-Fed Whey isn't our only whey protein product, and athletes in the Momentous community often wonder if they should also be taking the other option: Recovery.
Recovery also offers all the high-quality characteristics of our standard whey: grass-fed whey protein isolate (20 grams per serving), prohydrolase, great taste, and easy mixing. The main difference is that Recovery has extra carbohydrates to aid muscle glycogen storage. The extra carbs help to replace that glycogen and provide essential nutrients to the body, making it great to take after a long endurance workout.
Recovery is typically for anyone concerned with getting more carbohydrates post-exercise and offers a 2:1 ratio of protein to carbs. While most other recovery protein products on the market overload you with sugar, 10 grams of carbs is enough to raise blood sugar and improve recovery. Our Recovery also includes additional amino acids and electrolytes like L-Carnitine, L-Glutamine, and magnesium.
The Essential Grass-Fed Whey is an excellent tool at any time of the day. Whether it's a breakfast shake to start your day or a protein shake post-workout, this is a great choice to ensure you are getting in your protein needs. Recovery is ideal post-workout, particularly after endurance training. During exercise, the body uses glycogen as its fuel. It's important to consume carbohydrates post-workout to help replenish these stores and take in protein for muscle-building. Recovery is particularly convenient because you can intake your protein and carbs simultaneously. For those on the go, we also offer our Grass-Fed Whey and Recovery in travel-size packets.
So what do our customers think of Grass-Fed Whey and Recovery? Here's some feedback from the Momentous community:
"Protein powders are challenging to get right - they need to have the optimal amino acid profile to support recovery, but then they also need to taste good and blend easily without causing any GI troubles. This whey protein gets 5 stars on all of those categories! (Essential Whey Protein)" - Tyler M.
"I look forward to drinking this right after my workouts! Not only does it give me the protein/carbs I need for recovery (in a great usable format) but it tastes so good!! The texture is smooth and blends well!" - Kara H.