So, you’ve stumbled upon the wonderful world of beef protein powder. If you're lactose intolerant or worried about having other allergens in a whey protein powder (yep, it happens and I've had flare-ups), then high-quality beef protein should be in your cupboard.
Paleo Pro has been my go-to beef protein powder of choice for good reason. It’s tasty, has insane macros, and is one of the highest quality beef protein powders on the market. I’m going to break everything down for you based on my experience with the Paleo Pro Beef Protein Powder.
Paleo Pro Beef Protein Powder Review
I’ve covered four main categories that I believe make a good protein powder. These being the ingredients, macros, taste, quality, and price.
Here’s the complete list of ingredients for the Ancient Cacao flavor:
That's it! Literally six ingredients. You'll be hard-pressed to find an ingredients list this short with other protein brands. These ingredients have none of these:
So, if you have a gluten or dairy allergy, or don’t want to ingest nasty ingredients, then Paleo Pro Beef Protein Powder is perfect for you. If you follow a keto or Paleo diet, this protein will also fit your needs.
This is where Paleo Pro protein really shines. In a 30 g scoop, you get 26 g of protein. You will struggle to find any other type of protein that has this amount of protein per serving. This confirms that there are no fillers in this protein powder. With only 1 g of fat and 1 g of carbs, this is one of the purest protein powders on the market. This comes to 120 calories per serving.
I was skeptical when I first got my Paleo Pro protein. I've been drinking whey protein for over 10 years daily. As you will know, protein powder is an acquired taste. To my surprise, Paleo Pro Beef Protein was not much different from your typical whey protein in terms of taste.
The Ancient Cacao flavor has a strong chocolate flavor which I wasn’t expecting from a non-dairy protein. There is a slight beefy after taste when you drink it on its own with water but nothing that would stop me from drinking it. When blended in a smoothie, it only adds a chocolatey flavor.
The mixability is going to depend on your mixing technique. Shaking a scoop with water in your shaker bottle can leave some lumps. However, if you’re blending it or mixing it with other ingredients, it mixes perfectly with no issues.
I would recommend using a blender ball or something similar in your shaker when mixing directly with water to minimize any lumps.
Paleo Pro is known for its quality ingredients. The beef is sourced from New Zealand (my home country) where we have some of the strictest animal welfare laws in the world. They are 100% grass-fed cows which you can see with your own eyes by driving a few minutes out of any major city.
Another measure of the quality is the amount of protein per serving. The 26 g in a 30 g scoop indicates that the powder is mostly beef protein isolate and egg white protein. Not fillers.
After talking with the Paleo Pro company, it was confirmed that the beef protein powder is indeed from the actual meat. This is very important to know as cheap beef protein powders will use off-cuts of the cow. Mainly being the ears, hooves, and other cartilage. The problem is, these parts of the cow don't provide you with any muscle-building or recovery benefits.
These parts offer a lot of collagen. This is great for connective tissue, but not great for stimulating muscle protein synthesis. Paleo Pro is high-quality beef meat so you won’t run into this problem.
I was surprised to learn that Paleo Pro protein powder is $39.99 for a 1 lb bag. 2 lbs is then approximately $80 which is even cheaper than many high end whey protein brands. Further, if you get it on a monthly subscription, it will only cost you $33.99 per month which is a bargain.
Pros & Cons
I've switched my normal whey protein to Paleo Pro beef protein for the reasons mentioned in this article. I've run into whey proteins that cause itchiness and skin rashes to appear after taking them. I don't have any of these problems with Paleo Pro beef protein so it is well worth the try.