Is It Better To Have A Long List Of Ingredients Packed Into Your Nutritional Powders?

Is It Better To Have A Long List Of Ingredients Packed Into Your Nutritional Powders?

Guest brand That Protein share this thought-provoking look into whether it is better for you to have more ingredients in your nutritional powder!

Check out their insights below to look into the ingredients featured in their delicious range of vegan Super Proteins, created by nutritionists, that you love to blend into smoothies, bakes, protein shakes and cereals!

Is Having More Ingredients Per Serving Better For You When It Comes To Nutritional Powders?

So there you are, protein powder pack in hand or scrolling through a website to see what is the best nutritional powder for you. Surely the one with the most ingredients per serving must the best, right?!

10 ingredients must be better than 2?

Well, not necessarily!

Today, there are more protein and nutritional powders than ever on the market and some have lots of ingredients in one serving so that the back of packet can look like a roll call of health boosting ingredients - which sounds great.

But…. could it be that a smaller number of ingredients per serving will actually give you more health benefits per serving?

We think in some cases yes it will for a number of reasons:

1) Because there is only so much powder you can put in any one serving and to be able to make a health claim, there is a certain level of nutrition that must be available from the ingredients. That can get diluted the more ingredients there are.

2) Because some ingredients don’t have a Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA), so its hard to tell how much of it you’d need.

3) Because the words “contains vitamin x” doesn’t necessarily mean that it will give you any measurable benefit per serving from it.


For example, there are only 2 ingredients That Protein’s Blissful Brown Rice and Raw Cacao Super Protein - BUT those two ingredients will deliver a very high number of health benefits.

So from just 2 ingredients, Organic Raw Cacao and Plant Protein, you will know that it will help you:

  • build and maintain muscles;
  • be high in fibre;
  • help you maintain normal energy yielding metabolism;
  • help you reduce tiredness and fatigue;
  • contribute to maintenance of bones and teeth;
  • contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system and immune system; contribute to normal blood pressure and contribute to normal muscle function…phew!

Our advice on what can be a rather confusing topic is to read the back of the pack and see what benefit per serving you will get and not just “contains ingredient x" as they are two very different things!

By That Protein


Created by nutritionists, That Protein creates delicious vegan super proteins made with organic and cold pressed ingredients including baobab, chia and raw cacao for making dairy, soy & gluten free protein shakes, smoothies, breakfast bowls and bakes!



Free from dairy, Free from soy, Non GMO, Free from fillers, thickeners, colourings or flavourings, No added sugars.

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