Protein Powders: Do You Know What You’re Buying?

Content by: 180 Nutrition

Are Protein Powders Healthy


Time to read the label – here’s what you may not know about many high street protein blends

Protein powders are an incredible supplement. They can help you get fit, build muscle, manage your weight and find the energy to power through your day. They can even assist in regulating blood pressure, help reduce inflammation and support diabetes management!

But the nutritional supplement industry is packed with products all boasting to be the best, and it can be confusing to know where to begin. Luckily, finding out a bit more about protein powders here is a good place to start.

Not all protein powders are healthy

At 180 Nutrition, we believe protein powders should only contain natural, pure ingredients, completely free of all fillers, thickeners, sugars & preservatives. They should contain essential micro nutrients, antioxidants and fibre to assist metabolic rates and keep your digestive system functioning at optimum levels.

However, many popular supplements tell a different story. We compared the ingredients of 180 Nutrition Superfood Protein Blend with a current top selling nutritional supplement, and the difference even shocked us!

This is how our ingredients stack up to the top-selling product:

Superfood Meal Replacement Protein powder
180 Superfood Protein Blend Brand X (Current Top Seller)
Grass-Fed Whey Protein Isolate Whey Protein Isolate
Cocoa Whey Protein Concentrate
Organic Flaxseeds Calcium Caseinate
Almond Meal Micellar Casein

Sunflower Seeds Milk Protein Isolate
Organic Coconut Flour 
Egg Albumen

Organic Sesame Seeds Glutamine Peptides
Chia Seeds Sunflower Oil
Psyllium Husks Corn Syrup Solids
Stevia Leaf 
Sodium Caseinate
Mono-& Di-Glycerides
Di-Potassium Phosphate

Tricalcium Phosphate
Natural & Artificial Flavours

Cellulose Gum
Medium Chain Triglycerides
Non-Fat Dry Milk
Disodium Phosphate
Silicon Dioxide
Cocoa Powder Processed with Alkali



So, why are fillers bad for you and why do brands pack their products with so many?

Protein Powder Fillers

Fillers are used to bulk out supplements and make them look, feel and taste better. The colour may be brighter, the taste may be sweeter and the texture may be smoother. But to do that, they add chemicals, artificial colours and flavourings, leaving less room for the healthy stuff. Some people can even react badly to these additions. Worse still, many fillers are not stated and the recipients side-effects are unknown.

Customer Testimonial – Tania Flack – Naturopath, Sydney

“In a market flooded with protein powders and supplements that are filled with artificial flavourings and chemicals it is great to find a product that I can recommend to my patients that is based on quality natural ingredients and manufactured to the highest standards. I would recommend 180 Nutrition to anyone who is interested in maintaining a balanced diet and achieving optimal health.”


Choose only 100% natural ingredients

natural protein supplement180 Nutrition’s Superfood Protein Blend is made with 100% natural ingredients. Every ingredient has been carefully selected in consultation with leading Naturopaths, Nutritionists and International Health and Fitness experts. There’s not an industrial chemist in sight, making it the most complete and pure high protein nutritional supplement on the market today.

It’s low maintenance and versatile too – simply blend it into your morning smoothie or mix into your breakfast bowl for a healthy way to power through your day and feel satisfied for longer. Or, if you’re a budding baker, use it to replace flour and bake some delicious (and healthier!) treats.

Customer Testimonial – Carly Halliday – Personal Trainer

“Adding 180 Superfood Protein Blend to my daily smoothies and other meals keeps me fuller for longer as the energy is released slower and ultimately stops naughty cravings and weight gain, it’s my new best friend.”

natural meal replacement shakeWhen you use Superfood Protein Blend every day, you don’t just benefit from 22.9g of grass-fed whey protein. You get all-in-one wholesome nutrition. That’s plant-based fibres, healthy natural fats, plus vitamins and minerals, making it the easiest way to begin your day with all the nutrients you need in one go.

And because it’s only made with real foods, it’s 100% family-friendly, suitable for children and suitable for those pregnant and breastfeeding. Choose from a range of sizes and flavours (chocolate, coconut or vanilla), and even grab a huge bulk discount on our Superfood Protein Mixed Box!

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Customer Testimonial – Antonious Drakakis – Sydney

“My body fat has decreased dramatically; I have a lot more stamina and endurance when training, and don’t feel hungry all the time which helps me keep my calorie intake under control.”


You deserve to feel confident with your purchase

We know the Superfood Protein Blend works, so we’re happy to offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied for any reason with your purchase, keep the remainder of the product, contact us and we will arrange for a 100% refund. No questions asked.

Customer Testimonial – Joshua Clark – Sydney

“They offer a full money back guarantee, so give it a go as you have nothing to lose.”

So, what’s there to lose? Kickstart your journey to becoming healthier and happier with Superfood Protein, currently on offer with FREE delivery Australia-wide for a limited time only.

180 Nutrition

This article was curated by 180 Nutrition who were founded in March 2010 with the goal to offer the very best in natural health supplements and resources. The passionate team are aligned with leading health and wellness professionals including nutritionists, naturopaths, functional medicine and exercise specialists. They regularly connect with... Read More

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