Protein is a big deal for athletes, but choosing a protein powder that works for you can be really difficult. Here at The Feed, we're primarily endurance athletes. Cyclists, Runners, Skiers, etc...but we also spend large parts of the winter months working on building strength. We've written about why protein is important for endurance athletes
, and how to pick a protein powder
, but today we're focusing squarely on a product that we've been using and highly recommend.
SFH Recovery Whey is designed to help rapidly restore cellular energy stores or ATP, also know as Adenosine Triphospate. ATP is the energy powerhouse inside each cell. When ATP is loaded, cells can make new muscles quickly, joints are healthier and there is a reduced negative effect of free radical oxidants.
SFH’s ATP-loading formula uses ⅔ whey concentrate derived from grass-fed, free-range cows and about ⅓ essential amino acids. It also uses a multi-component mixture of vitamins and nutrients, including Co-Q10, ribose, and carnitine which boost energy and increase the body’s mitochondria productivity and help put energy back into muscle cells.
Why we're using it:
since we're primarily using SFH Recovery Whey Protein for recovery, we chose a whey protein product because it is generally quicker to absorb, and better for recovery than other proteins. We love the fact that SFH is derived from grass-fed, free-range cows. We also love what is not
How we're using it:
- No Antibiotics
- No Hormones
- No Soy Lecithin
- No Gluten
- No Sugar
- Non GMO
- No Artificial Flavors
as with any protein powder, we prefer mixing with milk (or almond milk if you're dairy free). For some added flavor, we've been adding 2-3 tablespoons of almond butter for a few additional fat calories. As usual we're mixing up our shakes in blender bottles 15-30 minutes after a strength workout. We follow this with a complete meal of real food about 45 minutes later if possible.
We've been happiest with the chocolate flavor so far, but haven't tried Peach Mango or Natural. SFH Recovery Whey is not our favorite tasting recovery mix, but it is quite good given that it contains zero added sugar. It does have Stevia, so if you've had stevia before and don't care for the taste, this might not be the right recovery protein for you. In general, we think this is a non-issue and are very pleased with the flavor of SFH.
At $64.99 ($58.49 for subscribers) SFH Recovery Whey is reasonably priced given the focus on high quality ingredients. The 2lb bag gives you 30 servings, at a cost of $1.95-2.16 per serving. If you want to try the product but aren't sure about committing to the 2lb bag, be sure to add a single serving of the product
to your next Feed.
We've chosen SFH's Recovery Whey specifically for the purpose that it was formulated for: recovery following strength-building workouts. So far, we've been very happy with our results. We're recovering more quickly and getting stronger by the day. If you're looking for a new recovery product, SFH Recovery Whey makes a great option.