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New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate
Natural Vanilla Flavor
520 grams (1.15 lb. or 18.34 oz.)
Item Catalog Number: 01770

As people age, they become more susceptible to muscle deterioration and a declining immune system.1,2 Fortunately, whey protein can have a positive impact on muscle construction and immunity due to its branched-chain amino acid profile (BCAAs) and naturally occurring lactoferrin and immunoglobins.3-5

Unlike many commercial brands on the market, New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate is uniquely derived from grass-fed, free range cows living healthy lives in New Zealand and not treated with growth hormone (rBST).

Life Extension’s New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate offers the following:

  • Non-GMO whey protein concentrate
  • Naturally high levels of essential branched-chain amino acids
  • High-quality muscle building protein
  • Easily mixes into water or milk
  • Great taste! Available in both natural chocolate and natural vanilla flavors.
Typical Amino Acid Profile
(Approximate g per serving):
Alanine 1.34 g
Arginine 0.68 g
Aspartic Acid 2.81 g
Cysteine 0.71 g
Glutamic Acid 4.59 g
Glycine 0.51 g
Histidine 0.48 g
Isoleucine 1.75 g
Leucine 2.84 g
Lysine 2.31 g
Methionine 0.63 g
Phenylalanine 0.86 g
Proline 1.62 g
Serine 1.34 g
Threonine 1.85 g
Tryptophan 0.61 g
Tyrosine 0.89 g
Valine 1.60 g
References
1. J Appl Physiol. 2003. 95(4):1717-27.
2. Curr Genomics. 2012 Dec;13(8):589-602.
3. Available at: http://www.innovatewithdairy.com/SiteCollection Documents/Mono_Immunity_0304.pdf. Accessed June 12, 2013.
4. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2011 Nov;14(6):569-80.
5. J Nutr. 2006 Jan;136(1 Suppl):277S-80S.
Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 scoop (approx. 31 g)

Servings Per Container about 17

Amount Per Serving

Calories

130

Calories from Fat

30

Total Fat

3.5 g

Saturated Fat

1.5 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

45 mg

Sodium

100 mg

Potassium

170 mg

Total Carbohydrate

5 g

Dietary Fiber

0 g

Sugars

2.5 g

Protein

20 g

Calcium

70 mg

Ingredients: whey protein concentrate, natural vanilla flavor, sunflower oil powder, maltodextrin, modified food starch, medium chain triglycerides, guar gum, gum arabic, sunflower lecithin, stevia extract.

Contains milk.

Dosage and Use
  • Mix one (1) scoop in approximately 4 to 8 ounces of water, milk or juice (to taste) daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
  • This product mixes best in room temperature liquid.
  • This product contains New Zealand whey protein concentrate from grass fed cows not treated with growth hormone (rBST).
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Life ExtensionNew Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate, Natural Vanilla Flavor, 520 grams (1.15 lb. or 18.34 oz.)
 
4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to mix (13)
  • Easy to swallow (12)
  • Effective (10)
  • Good value (10)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (10)

Cons

  • Bad flavor (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (13)
  • Dietary replacement (8)
  • For workouts (8)
  • During illness (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Runner (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My Favorite Whey Protein

I drink a 50 gm LEF protein shake before workout and one after workout. This powder digests well and tastes delicious. My son, a runner, has started using it also. He and...Read complete review

I drink a 50 gm LEF protein shake before workout and one after workout. This powder digests well and tastes delicious. My son, a runner, has started using it also. He and I have tried other name brands of Whey Concentrate, and, we both think the other brands are just ok tasting, and some might not dissolve as well in water or almond milk. I like that it is a whole food supplement and derived from 100% grass fed milk. I love the addition of stevia. It provides a sweetener without adding sugar, and it's 100% natural. (I grow stevia in my garden for use in my tea, etc, and I don't have to add it to this shake.) I recommend this pritein to my workout coach and club owner whenever they ask about my diet. Thank you, LEF!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too much vanilla flavor in Whey

I mix whey into a large bowl of steel cut oats, walnuts, freshly ground flax seed, fruits, berries and 12 oz. of milk. I have used many other brands of whey with...Read complete review

I mix whey into a large bowl of steel cut oats, walnuts, freshly ground flax seed, fruits, berries and 12 oz. of milk. I have used many other brands of whey with vanilla flavor and the vanilla taste was never overpowering. However, I find the taste LEF's vanilla-flavored New Zealand Whey to be overpowering. I have to use much less than the recommended amount to make the taste tolerable.

I hope that LEF either greatly reduces the amount of vanilla or offers a product with no added flavor.

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5.0

Vanilla whey

By The survivor

from Bullhead City, AZ

About Me Rarely Work Out

Pros

  • Easy To Mix
  • Easy To Swallow
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Tastes Good

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dietary Replacement
    • During Illness

    Comments about Life Extension New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate, Natural Vanilla Flavor, 520 grams (1.15 lb. or 18.34 oz.):

    I am 63 yrs old and have recently become gluten intollerant. Due to spinal injuries I don't exercise any more. Good all around product. It works for me.

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    3.0

    Too many additives

    By Libertyfan

    from Fullerton, CA

    About Me Rarely Work Out

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Mix
    • Easy To Swallow

    Cons

    • Additives

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Life Extension New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate, Natural Vanilla Flavor, 520 grams (1.15 lb. or 18.34 oz.):

    I really like that this comes from cows that are grassfed and that aren't treated with hormones. However, I also avoid GMO corn, and I avoid things like modified food starch and maltodextrin. stevia (which I think increases my appetite) and "natural flavors." Please consider a version without these additives.

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    5.0

    My Favorite Whey Protein

    By Ellen the Fitness Addict

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Strength Training

    Pros

    • Easy To Mix
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • High Quality
    • Shortens Recovery Time
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dietary Replacement
      • During Illness
      • For Workouts

      Comments about Life Extension New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate, Natural Vanilla Flavor, 520 grams (1.15 lb. or 18.34 oz.):

      I drink a 50 gm LEF protein shake before workout and one after workout. This powder digests well and tastes delicious. My son, a runner, has started using it also. He and I have tried other name brands of Whey Concentrate, and, we both think the other brands are just ok tasting, and some might not dissolve as well in water or almond milk. I like that it is a whole food supplement and derived from 100% grass fed milk. I love the addition of stevia. It provides a sweetener without adding sugar, and it's 100% natural. (I grow stevia in my garden for use in my tea, etc, and I don't have to add it to this shake.) I recommend this pritein to my workout coach and club owner whenever they ask about my diet. Thank you, LEF!

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      NZ Whey

      By Customer

      from NV

      About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Shortens Recovery Time

      Cons

      • Chalky Consistency
      • Hard to Mix
      • Poor Taste

      Best Uses

      • For Workouts

      Comments about Life Extension New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate, Natural Vanilla Flavor, 520 grams (1.15 lb. or 18.34 oz.):

      Hands down the old/other whey protein mix was better. This mix is a bit too gummy. Also has too much vanilla and or sweetener.

      Yes, I would recommend it, but I prefer the old mix/product.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery is alway great.

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      5.0

      My new fav

      By lizla

      from Jacksons Gap, Alabama

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Mix
      • Easy To Swallow
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Shortens Recovery Time
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • For Workouts

        Comments about Life Extension New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate, Natural Vanilla Flavor, 520 grams (1.15 lb. or 18.34 oz.):

        I was skeptical, but I feel more energetic, and my muscle soreness is less when I use this. I like both the choc and vanilla. I mix them into soymilk, and use it for a light meal.

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        5.0

        I keep extra protein so I never run out.

        By Pauline

        from San Jose, CA

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Mix
        • Easy To Swallow
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Great Whey Protein
        • Shortens Recovery Time
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Dietary Replacement
          • During Illness
          • For Workouts

          Comments about Life Extension New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate, Natural Vanilla Flavor, 520 grams (1.15 lb. or 18.34 oz.):

          I add and apple or pear to the New Zealand Whey Protein in a blender which keeps me satisfied for daily long walks, weights, and a busy life. Excellent with veggies & ice added. I love this product. I truly feel it keeps me healthy and full of enery.

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          5.0

          Great w/frozen coffee

          By Optimus Prime Living

          from Huntsville, Al.

          About Me Runner

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Mix
          • Easy To Swallow
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Shortens Recovery Time
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Dietary Replacement
            • For Workouts

            Comments about Life Extension New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate, Natural Vanilla Flavor, 520 grams (1.15 lb. or 18.34 oz.):

            Try this with Seattle's Best Frozen Coffee. Yum!!

            4oz Seattle's Best Frozen Coffee ( coffee chiller, caramel, or mocha)
            8oz Diamond Almond Milk (30cal)
            1 Scope of LEF Vanilla Whey New Zealand Cow Protein

            Use blender. I use the bullet.

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            5.0

            Peepy cold coffee protein shake

            By Optimus Prime Living

            from Huntsville, Al.

            About Me Runner

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Easy To Mix
            • Easy To Swallow
            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Shortens Recovery Time
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Dietary Replacement
              • For Workouts

              Comments about Life Extension New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate, Natural Vanilla Flavor, 520 grams (1.15 lb. or 18.34 oz.):

              I use the vanilla "New Zealand" Whey protein after a run or exercise.
              For those of you who like cold coffee: Try Seattle's Best "Frozen Coffee" 8oz bag

              4 oz Seattle's best "Frozen Coffee" (Coffee, Vanilla Coffee, Caramel, Mocha)
              8 oz Diamond Almond Milk (30 calories)
              1 scope of LEF Vanilla "New Zealand" Whey protein

              Mix all together. I use the Bullet blender. I had trouble using protein shakes and now have two a day. The coffee mix provides the peep and the balance with the 22g of protein.

              Enjoy!

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              easy extra protein

              By probusybody

              from Berkeley, CA

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Easy Take-along
              • Easy To Mix
              • Easy To Swallow
              • Effective

              Cons

              • Stevia Is Just Nasty
              • Stevia Is Nasty
              • Yech Stevia

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Dietary Replacement

              Comments about Life Extension New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate, Natural Vanilla Flavor, 520 grams (1.15 lb. or 18.34 oz.):

              My therapist recommended increasing my protein intake to increase my neurotransmitters. Most protein powders required two scoops to get what this provides with one. I can carry a container of it with me and add water whenever I feel the need.

              My only complaint is the sweetener Stevia. I don't know who thought this stuff up but I think only one person I've ever spoken to finds it acceptable. I find the aftertaste unbearable. Surely they can put something else in next time they make a batch. I stick with vanilla in case I want to throw in a piece of a banana or some blueberries for different taste.

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              4.0

              Loved the taste in my smoothie!

              By D.

              from Auburn, Ga.

              Pros

              • Easy To Mix
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Smells Great
              • Tastes Good

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Dietary Replacement

                Comments about Life Extension New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate, Natural Vanilla Flavor, 520 grams (1.15 lb. or 18.34 oz.):

                I use the product in my smoothie every morning. It increases my energy.

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