Protein Powder Comparison Tables
To find the best protein powder, we read reviews from Outside Online, Livestrong, Nerd Fitness, Gear Patrol, The Wirecutter, and Runnerclick in addition to reading hundreds of Amazon customer reviews. In total, we identified 23 promising protein powders. We compared and cross-referenced that list to narrow it down to the five protein powders that nearly every reviewer loves. Then, we purchased these picks to verify our findings. These comparison tables directly compare the top protein powders by the features that most reviewers found to be the most important in a protein powder.
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Pros / Cons / Notable Reviews
We reference when a respected review site recommends a protein powder we liked. At Treeline Review, we’re all about being transparent about how we come to conclusions and urge you cross check our findings with these detailed product specific reviews that built our background research: Outside Online, Livestrong, Nerd Fitness, Gear Patrol, The Wirecutter, and Runnerclick.
|PROTEIN POWDER||PROS||CONS||WHO ELSE LIKES IT?|
|No rbst, NSF certified, probiotics||Taste, digestability||Outside|
|Mixes easiy, many flavor options, good value (price per gram protein)||Some flavors don't taste great||Amazon, Wirecutter, Nerd Fitness,|
|Vegan, no soy, dairy, added sugar, fillers, or gluten, organic GMO; high in anitoxidants; NSF and Informed Choice certified||Expensive||Outside|
|Best blending option, taste, rbgh free, grass fed||Expensive||Livestrong, Nerd Fitness|
|Non gmo, gluten free, vegan||Incomplete protein, higher price point, complaints of flavor||Livestrong, Amazon, Runnerclick|
It seems that every protein powder comes in a different sized tub, so we had to run some numbers to find out the protein powder that is the best bang for your buck. First, we compare by price per serving. But since some protein powders have more fiber, sugar, etc. than others, we also analyzed price by gram of protein.
Protein powder companies don’t make it easy to directly compare nutrition benefits. Each protein powder company seems to measure servings differently. We read through dozens of labels to build this comparison table.