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Whey + Collagen Natural Protein, Raw Cacao by Natural Stacks - 1 lb

Your smoothie needs help. It's crying out to you, all those little berries and nutmilks and ice cubes forming a chorus that says, "prooooooo-teeeeeen. we need protein!" Give your smoothie (and your body) what it wants in the form of potent whey and collagen protein, all mixed up with some nutrient-dense colostrum and some cacao powder as the finishing touch. As you pour from blender to glass or chug right from the shaker bottle, all your cells will sigh in thanks. Then they'll tell you that you have a smoothie mustache and would you please wipe that off.

For the true, true stories behind this incredible supplement, read on.

The post workout shake. It's pretty much a trope in fitness circles, and yet still backed by science and peer pressure. Do that physical thing, drink the recovery, get on with your life. Why not make it be the best nutrition right out of the gate, rather than getting by with some random bar or waiting until the next meal?

Here's where Natural Stacks Protein comes in—the blend of whey and collagen proteins is chosen to help your muscles repair, your body replenish, and your gut even do a bit of healing (that colostrum). I love the flavor - minimal without weirdness. The cacao is just enough, not sweet, and everything blends with ease. This ain't the protein powder I used to like where it took a boat motor to get it to dissolve (yeah, that stuff was odd). 

The easiest way to consume the whey is in a shaker bottle, but somehow that habit never caught on with me. I like a quick blender romp with a little banana, maybe a wee bit of a nut butter to add density and fat for nutrient absorption. But blender or bottle, there is still a great creaminess from the whey and the colostrum and a smooth neutrality from the collagen. No way would I add a nut milk to this powder. Maybe, just maybe, a dollop of kefir to triple-up the dairy goodness. Go with what you like.

Here are some amazing facts about Natural Protein (without getting too wonky)

More About the Ingredients in Natural Protein

Whey Protein Concentrate: Natural Protein™ features the purest non-denatured, non-acid, low-temperature processed all-natural whey protein concentrate. It’s derived from pasture raised grass-fed cows and minimally processed to maintain the full range of fragile immune-modulating and regenerative components present in fresh raw milk. In addition to its muscle-building and health-promoting properties, it helps manage hunger and sustain energy levels.

Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen: Up to 30% of all protein in the body and 70% of the proteins in connective tissues are composed of collagen. Its essential to the elasticity and regeneration of tendons, cartilage, bones, and skin. Sourced from nature’s healthiest cows, the collagen in Natural Protein™ is enzymatically processed to leave it’s nutrient peptides intact and bio-available. Its been shown to speed recovery, repair connective tissue, and improve flexibility.

Bovine Colostrum: Also known as “first milk”, colostrum is a pre-milk fluid produced by mammals that have recently given birth. The enzymes, antibodies, and growth factors colostrum provides promote growth and fight disease. Natural Protein™ has colostrum that comes from cows that are pastured-raised year round on natural grasslands. It’s minimally processed to maintain all original regenerative and immune enhancing native components.

Raw Madagascar Vanilla Bean: Natural Protein™ raw ground vanilla bean is sourced only from the finest ‘A’ Grade Madagascar vanilla beans. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and a delicate aromatic flavor.

Raw Ecuadorian Cacao: Sourced directly from the high-altitude mountains of Ecuador, the raw cacao powder in Natural Protein™ can help lower blood sugar and reduce inflammation. It’s also rich with essential micronutrients (vitamin c, magnesium, zinc, iron) and has the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food in the world.

How to use and benefit from this Natural Protein

Because this is not merely a 'powder' but a super supplement, use with both enthusiasm and with joy. Use according to the package: mix 1 scoop (19g) with 6 oz of cold water or into your favorite smoothie. Scoop included. Easy peasy.

    About Natural Stacks, in their own words

    Between us, we’ve had three knee surgeries, six shoulder dislocations, two ankle fractures, an elbow reconstruction and a broken hand. We’ve run start-ups, played international sports, travelled to the four corners and brought aid to the developing world. So we all care - a great deal - about what goes into our bodies.

    To achieve highly, to recover quickly, and to function at our best, we only accept the very highest quality in nutrition, supplementation and training.
    It’s your right to optimize both your mental and physical performance. In order to do that, you need to get precise insights into what works for you and what doesn’t. Each and every body is different, particularly when it comes to brain chemistry. 

    Here is our single, ambitious vision: We want to create the best natural supplements in the world, with complete transparency in everything we do.

    That’s why we don’t have any proprietary formulas. Our ingredients, and the exact amounts of them, are listed on every Natural Stacks product.

    Frequently Asked Questions! 

    Q: Can I cook with this stuff? Heat it up? Leave it in the Vitamix for 5 minutes?

    A: No; the type of Whey used in Natural Protein is called Proserum. Exposing this to high temperatures denatures the proteins, thus, making them ineffective. Also, avoid excessively blending Natural Protein. A shaker bottle is recommended. Use of an electric blender is acceptable on low speed. This is to ensure the protein peptides stay intact and deliver optimal nutrient uptake. If adding to a smoothie, first blend together all other ingredients before gently blending in Natural protein at the end.

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