Legion Whey+ Whey Isolate Protein Powder - Cookies & Cream

Legion Whey+ Whey Isolate Protein Powder - Cookies & Cream

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If you’re looking for a high-quality, healthy, and tasty whey isolate, Legion Whey+ is hard to beat.

  • It’s 100% whey isolate, which means every serving is almost pure protein, with little to no carbohydrates and fat.
  • It’s made from exceptionally high-quality milk from small dairy farms in Ireland.
  • It’s created using cold microfiltration and ultrafiltration technologies to produce 100% intact, undenatured protein.
  • It tastes delicious and mixes great.
  • It’s naturally sweetened and flavoured.
  • It contains no artificial food dyes or other junk additives or fillers.
  • It contains no soy protein, gluten, GMOs, MSG, or hormones.

If you want a clean, all-natural, delicious tasting whey protein isolate that’s naturally sweetened and flavoured and free of chemicals, GMOs, and hormones, then you want WHEY+.

Whey protein is a staple in most athletes’ diets for several good reasons

  • It’s digested quickly
  • It’s absorbed efficiently
  • It’s high in the amino acid leucine, which plays a key role in initiating protein synthesis [1][2]
  • It’s easy on the taste buds

Why Muscle Foundation loves Legion's WHEY+

  1. We wanted to maximize the amount of protein per scoop and minimize the amount of carbohydrates and fat.


  2. We wanted it to be free of lactose, artificial sweeteners and flavouring, gluten, MSG, and GMOs.


  3. We wanted it to come from cows that weren’t treated with hormones or antibiotics.

  4. We wanted it to have an outstanding taste and mouthfeel.


Why Choose 100% Whey Isolate?

WHEY+ is 100% whey protein isolate, which makes it more expensive than some options but guarantees a better-quality product.

You see, the three forms of whey protein sold are whey concentrate, isolate, and hydrolysate.

  • Whey concentrate is the least processed form and cheapest to manufacture, and it contains some fat and lactose.

    Whey concentrates range from 35 to 80% protein by weight, depending on quality. [8]

  • Whey isolate is a form of whey protein that’s further processed to remove the fat and lactose.

    Whey isolates are 90%+ protein by weight and, as they cost more to manufacture than whey concentrates, they cost more for consumers too. [9]

  • Whey hydrolysate is form of whey protein that has been “hydrolyzed.”

    This is a process that breaks down amino acid chains into smaller “chunks” for easier digestion.

    A whey hydrolysate can be created from everything from the lowest-quality whey concentrate to the highest-quality whey isolate. The process of hydrolysis is what distinguishes it as a hydrolysate, not the inherent quality of the protein itself.

    Most whey hydrolysates on the market are made from pure whey isolate or a blend of isolate and concentrate.

    As you can guess, whey hydrolysate is the most expensive of the three options.

Supplement companies often tell us that we will see better results with whey isolate or hydrolysate than concentrate, but there’s insufficient evidence to support these claims.

That said, choosing the cheapest whey you can find, which will always be a concentrate, isn’t always a good idea, either.

A high-quality whey concentrate is somewhere around 80% protein by weight, but inferior concentrates can be as little as 30%.

And if a protein is only 30% protein by weight, what does the remaining 70% consist of?

Well, unfortunately, we can only wonder, as adulteration (the addition of fillers like maltodextrin and flour) is startlingly rampant in this industry. [10]

One benefit of choosing a pure whey isolate powder is that you know that you’re getting something very close to pure protein with minimal additives.

Another significant benefit of whey isolate is the removal of lactose, which means better digestibility and fewer upset stomachs.

You should also know that the old “you get what you pay for” saw is particularly true with whey protein powders.

On the other hand, just because a whey protein is expensive doesn’t necessarily mean it’s worth it.

Many disreputable supplement companies will start with a lowquality concentrate and add small amounts of isolate and hydrolysate to create a “blend.”

Then, in their marketing, they will call attention to the isolate and hydrolysate without telling you that they make up a small portion of each serving.

“Amino spiking” is another common way that protein manufacturers and sellers rip consumers off.

This scam exploits a simple loophole in supplement fact panel laws: you can add certain amino acids to your protein powder and count them toward the total protein count.

So, for example, if a company wants to sell a cheap, low-quality protein that contains just 15 grams of protein per serving, they can pad it with 5 grams of a cheap amino acid, such as alanine, and legally say it contains 20 grams of protein per serving.

This is misleading because protein is a complex chain of 20 different amino acids. There are no proteins that contain only one amino acid.


A good way to protect yourself as a consumer is to check ingredient lists, serving sizes, and amounts of protein per serving before buying.

Ingredients are listed in descending order according to predominance by weight.

That means that there’s more of the first ingredient than the second, more of the second than the third, and so forth.

So, when you’re considering buying a whey protein powder, look at the order in which the ingredients are listed and the amount of protein per scoop relative to the scoop size.

If a product has milk protein (a low-quality form of protein powder), maltodextrin (a filler), or any ingredient other than whey concentrate, isolate, or hydrolysate listed before the protein powder, don’t buy it.

That means there’s more low-quality protein, maltodextrin, or other fillers in it than protein powder.

Also, if a scoop is 40 grams but there are only 22 grams of protein per serving, don’t buy it unless you know that the other 18 grams are made up of stuff you want. In many cases, they’re not.

Furthermore, if you see that a protein powder contains any added amino acids, be skeptical.

Many companies will promote this as if it’s a benefit, but in most cases, it adds no value to the product and only means it’s more likely to be amino spiked.

A worthy whey protein powder is easy to spot:

  • Whey concentrate, isolate, or hydrolysate is listed as the first ingredient
  • The scoop size is relatively close to the amount of actual protein per scoop (It’ll never match because of sweetener, flavouring, anti-clumping agents, and other necessary substances in every serving.)
  • It doesn’t contain any additional cheap amino acids

Whey+ Comes from Hormone- and Antibiotic-Free Cows Raised on Small Dairy Farms in Ireland

WHEY+ is 100% whey protein isolate, which makes it more expensive than some options but guarantees a better-quality product.

Many dairy cows are injected with a genetically modified growth hormone called recombinant bovine growth hormone, or rBGH , to increase milk production.

Studies suggest that consuming the milk from cows treated with such drugs may increase risk of disease in humans and that more research is needed.[11]

Legion went a step further though and decided to source our whey protein from Ireland for several reasons.

The key measurement of milk quality is the number of somatic cells present in the milk, which are a type of cell that forms the body of an organism.

When we’re talking milk quality, most of the somatic cells present are white blood cells that protect the body from infectious disease and foreign invaders.

As you can imagine, the lower the somatic cell count, the better, as this indicates a healthier cow that, in turn, produces healthier milk.

Due to Ireland’s stricter regulatory policies and long-held traditions of small, family-run dairies, the milk produced there generally has a lower somatic cell count (and thus higher quality) than the milk produced in the USA. [13]

This is one reason why Ireland is the 10th largest dairy export nation in the world, with over 18,500 family-owned dairy farms producing approximately 1.4 trillion gallons of milk annually.[14]

In a way, cows are like kids: the more time they spend outside, the better.

We can see this in studies that show that the more grass cows eat (instead of other types of feed such as grains or soybeans), the more nutritious their milk and beef is. [15][16][17]

Well, the milk used to make our whey comes from cows that spend the majority of the year outside grazing and exercising in pastures, eating grass.

(They can’t spend the entire year outdoors because of severe winter weather.)

You’ll probably notice that we don’t use the “grass-fed” label in our packaging and copy, though.

That’s because it’s fundamentally misleading.

When people read that a beef or dairy product comes from “grass-fed” cows, they think it means exclusively grass-fed, and that’s rarely the case.

The “grass-fed” label can be used if the cow simply ate grass at some point in its life. It does not mean that it ate or eats only grass.

Unfortunately, even the “100% grassfed” label doesn’t guarantee anything either because it’s not regulated like the organic label.

So, when you see a supplement company boldly proclaiming that its protein powder comes from grass-fed cows, take it with a grain of salt.

Just one bite of grass in their lives technically qualifies the cows as “grass-fed,” and no agency is verifying the truthfulness of such marketing promises.


Whey+ Is Great Value

Each serving of WHEY+ contains . . .

  • 22 grams of protein
  • 1 gram of carbohydrate
  • 0 grams of fat

And here is the beauty of a high quality whey protein isolate: a ton of protein in every serving with little to no carbohydrates or fats.

Every bottle of WHEY+ contains 30 servings.



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