The supplement industry is highly unregulated and unreliable. As per the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, the FDA, at the time of writing of the article, doesn’t regulate the manufacturing of any dietary supplements including protein powders. (1)
While FDA has laid out a set of rules that the manufacturers have to adhere to, most of them still manage to rip off their buyers by not including the ingredients that they mention on their labels. (2)
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Quick Review Summary
Naked Nutrition Protein Powders are free of any additives and artificial sugar. This review is about the chocolate flavor protein powder. Other flavors are avaiable too. No matter which one you choose, the only thing that varies is the flavor. Naked Nutrition protein powders are manufactured in FDA approved facilities and they are third-party tested.
- No added sugar
- No artificial flavor and additive
- 100% grass-fed whey protein
- Third-party tested
- Have very limited Caffeine content
- Doesn't have an amazing taste
- Difficult to mix
We are giving this a rating of 4.0 out of 5.0.
Now on to our full review.
Moreover, numerous protein supplements contain additives that aren’t even advertised on the labels. Some popular additives are caffeine, creatine, artificial sweeteners, etc. These unmentioned ingredients can cause insomnia, tremors, migraine, stomach issues, muscle cramping, dehydration, etc. (3)
No wonder why, even though the protein industry is booming, it is really difficult to find a product that provides you exactly what it promises.
That being said, there are still a bunch of products that put their buyers’ health (and trust) first. Naked Nutrition is one of them. Its flagship product ‘Naked Whey’, a completely unflavored protein concentrate, is a great option for people who want something 100% natural and totally flavorless so they can add it to any of their recipes. It has only one ingredient, which is whey protein.
In this blog, we will be reviewing Naked Nutrition Chocolate Whey Protein powder, which is a flavored product. But, as you can see in the product image, it has only two extra ingredients, which are Raw Cacao and coconut sugar.
Just like its flagship product, the chocolate-flavored Naked Nutrition whey powder doesn’t contain any artificial sweetener, additives, soy, GMOs, etc.
Naked Nutrition whey protein powders are third-party tested
It is tested by Eurofins Scientific, which is a Luxembourg-based testing company with a huge global network of laboratories.
Now, third-party testing wasn’t really needed. Most protein companies do not actually take that extra measure because you never know what fault the testing company discovers in your product.
But, Naked Nutrition didn’t cut corners for the testing part and chose one of the best companies to test its product and decide if it is actually as genuine as it claims to be.
Naked Nutrition Chocolate whey protein powders are manufactured in GMP certified facility
Again, this speaks volumes about the seriousness of the brand.
In a cGMP-certified facility, it is mandatory to adhere to the rules and regulations enforced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which also includes ensuring the quality and purity of the ingredients being used.
You can actually trust the manufacturer’s claim that its whey protein is derived from grass-fed cows and they were never given any growth hormones. And, it is most likely true that they use cold-pressed technology to extract the ingredients, which helps keep their nutritional value intact.
It has a very limited amount of caffeine
Caffeine is a natural ingredient of cacao powder, so there is nothing much that Naked Nutrition can do about it. But, the manufacturer claims that its products are very mildly flavored, so there is neither much cacao powder in it nor caffeine.
If you have insomnia or if you otherwise consume a lot of caffeinated beverages, you might go with the other flavors such as strawberry and vanilla. Or maybe, you can go with the unflavored one, whose taste is the most tolerable one among all these. We will come to the taste part in a bit.
Nutritional information of Chocolate flavored protein powder by Naked Nutrition
Image Source: Naked Nutrition
The image above pretty much states everything you would like to know.
What we like about it is that it provides 25gm of protein in each serving. So, you mix it with a glass of milk or banana shake and it will be enough to help you meet your daily protein requirement of 30 gm.
The number of calories is on a bit higher side because the sweetener used here is organic coconut sugar, which is rich in fructose. But, it is rich in fiber too!
Please note that the serving size is two scoops; not one.
Some buyers have stated that Naked Nutrition chocolate whey protein powder is pricey
We quite expected this and we do not mind paying more for a product like that.
If you want a totally natural, 100% additive-free supplement manufactured as per FDA’s guidelines, using the finest quality ingredients, you should be ready to pay more for it. Quality comes at a price.
We wouldn’t say that it is the only natural protein supplement. There are actually a number of them and they all are even more expensive than this one. For example; check out Tera's Whey Grass Fed Organic Whey Protein and Garden of Life Sport Certified Grass Fed Clean Whey Protein Isolate. They are equally expensive because they too use organic sweeteners and grass-fed protein.
In our opinion, it is a fairly priced product and you must not hesitate to spend on good quality supplements.
The taste isn’t that great
It isn’t flavored like kids’ cereal. Plus, it is significantly less sweet than the other protein supplements that we had tried earlier.
The taste is very mild but, whatever it is, you will never actually love it. You will have to add a few other ingredients to your smoothies and shakes to mask its taste. It’s not a deal-breaker though. Plus, they offer unflavored protein too, so maybe you can go with that instead.
A lot of buyers actually like the unflavored one because it doesn’t affect the taste of their smoothies or whatever they mix it with. Plus, unflavored ones provide 76 servings per pack whereas the flavored ones provide 60 servings.
Naked Nutrition protein powders do not mix well
Unless you are using a blender or shaker, you will have to deal with some lumps. Even with a shaker, you will have to mix and shake it a little longer.
Again, this shouldn’t be a deal-breaker too because some protein powder manufacturers add some additives to their powder to make it slightly clumpy. These additives also help the powder mix well even by just stirring with a spoon.
Naked Nutrition protein powders have no additives. They have a very chalky appearance and can spill over quite easily. That’s the reason why they are difficult to mix.
We are giving this a rating of 4.0 out of 5.0.
The mixability issue is the only thing that we don’t like about the Naked Nutrition protein powders. If you want to use it, be prepared to have a blender ready to be cleaned after you are done.
A lot of people would rather want to have something that they can just mix with a spoon and gulp down quickly while heading out for work. This isn’t meant for them. Premier Protein shakes are better options for them. They are premixed, so you can just grab a bottle and go.
But, again, Premium Protein shakes have too many ingredients and we are not sure if they are all organic. So, ultimately, you need to decide what you want.
Before you leave, do check out our list of Best Tasting Protein Cookies, in case you want something that you can have on the go.
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References and Citations:
- National Institute of Health- Office of Dietary Supplements
- Can You Trust the Labels on Your Supplements?. WebMD.
- Protein Powders May Be Doing More Harm than Good. National Center for Health Research.