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Legion Whey+ Review

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Legion Whey+

8.3

Quality

9.0/10

Ingredients

8.8/10

Price

7.0/10

Pros

  • High in calcium
  • Non-GMO protein
  • Unflavored option
  • Few fillers
  • Lactose-Free and Gluten-Free

Cons

  • Not the best protein content per serving
  • A bit pricey

Legion Whey+ FAQ

  • One container: 30 servings
  • Price: $37.00
  • Serving size: 26.4 g
  • Serving Suggestion: As a dietary supplement, mix 1 serving with 8-10 oz of water, milk, or your favorite beverage.
  • Refund Policy: If you order any of their supplements for the first time and don’t like it, you can keep it. Just notify them and they’ll give you a full refund on the spot. No complicated forms and no return necessary. To protect themselves from fraud, the It’s-On-Us guarantee is only valid for first-time purchases of a product and redeemable up to three months after purchase. If you bought more than one bottle of a supplement on your first purchase and don’t like it, they would ask that you send the unopened bottles back to them for a refund because they can put them back into their sellable inventory.

Single-ingredient whey protein powders are a dime a dozen and let’s be honest: they’re all starting to look and taste the same. How do you innovate a product that markets to single-ingredient consumers?

Legion thinks it has the answer with Whey+; its high purity, high quality, and high-efficiency whey protein.

However, is Whey+ the answer to an industry that’s gone stale? Read our review to find out!

Who Makes It?

Whey+ is manufactured by Legion, a longtime and highly praised supplement company based in Mclean, Virginia. They sell supplements, apparel, and even help customers with training and weight loss programs [1].

Marketing Claims Made

The following claims were made about Whey+:

  • Rich in amino acids: Given the high-quality sources of whey protein, we don’t doubt that it has high concentrations of amino acids. However, it would have been extra nice if they also released the estimated amount of amino acids per serving on their label.
  • Best tasting whey protein powder: The flavors they have are generally liked, and they’re also the only protein powder we know that sells an unflavored version. However, some of its criticisms are that it’s too sweet, with some users claiming it may have too much stevia as noted by a funny aftertaste.
  • Clinically effective ingredients and dosages: It’s really hard to mess up the dosage when the number of ingredients you have to worry about is one. On a per serving basis, Whey+ is upwards of 85% protein per serving more or less, and it’s high for sure. However, despite it being clinically dosed, we can’t help but feel a bit underwhelmed that we’re only getting 22 grams for what many would consider near-premium price.

What’s in it?

Now, let’s take a closer look at what’s inside Whey+:

  • Whey Protein Isolate: After whey concentrate comes whey isolate. Whey isolate is processed further, purifying and concentrating its protein content to 90% composition [2]. Because of its purity, it will technically have more protein content than whey concentrate on a per gram basis. However, it also makes it much more expensive. The disclosed protein content is at 22 grams per serving which is on par with most protein powders, but its efficiency should be noted.
  • Maltodextrin: Most of the time, maltodextrin is added to make the powder seem heavier or “fuller” as it also adds volume. However, Legion defended its maltodextrin usage saying they added maltodextrin to help offset the bitterness of whey protein isolate. After all, the label is practically clean and free of anything else, so maybe their reason is valid.

Supplement Facts Label

Legion Athletics Whey Plus Supplement Facts Label

Benefits

Looking at Whey+ and you’d think it’s just a boring, single-ingredient whey protein powder like any other product. However, it sets itself apart from its contemporaries with:

  • High quality, non-GMO whey protein
  • Fast-absorbing and high purity whey isolate
  • Clean labeling
  • A good company reputation

With Whey+, you can expect to get nothing but high-quality protein absorption maximized for metabolic efficiency. It may not be the most complex or cool-sounding formula out there, but the fact is it gets the job done.

Precautions

It’s a single-ingredient formula, so the only real side effect will come from whey protein isolate. Even if whey protein isolate is known to be of higher purity and devoid of most of its allergenic properties, there’s a chance that you may feel bloated because Whey+ doesn’t have any enzymes that help with protein digestion.

We always recommend you speak with your doctor before taking any supplements featured on this site.

How to Take It

Legion recommends taking one serving and mixing it in 8-10 oz water, milk, or your favorite drink.

Taste/Flavors

Currently, Whey+ has 11 flavors:

  • French Vanilla
  • Dutch Chocolate
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Salted Caramel
  • Birthday Cake
  • Mint Chocolate
  • Mocha Cappuccino
  • Cereal Milk
  • Unflavored

Number of Servings

One container has 30 servings. This should translate to 30 days unless you double up or use it more frequently.

Top Alternative to This Product

Legion Whey+ vs Transparent Labs 100% Grass-Fed Whey

Legion is proud to have created a clean and high purity whey protein isolate powder in Whey+. It’s also a product that boasts of protein coming from cows in Ireland, where the regulations on farming and sustainability are stricter [3]. Stricter regulations could lead to better amino acid profiles in grass-fed cows [4].

However, we think Transparent Labs’ 100% Grass-Fed Whey has the better edge despite having similar qualities.

Like Whey+, the protein powder from Transparent Labs also derives its whey content from Whey Protein Isolate, but with a bigger serving size. It also sources its protein from cows in another continent from the other side of the world: New Zealand.

To top it all off, Transparent Labs also made sure to make their product as clean from fillers as possible.

Based on what we found, we think Transparent Labs 100% Grass-Fed Whey is the more premium version of Whey+.

The advantage Whey+ has over Transparent Labs is pricing and maybe to some degree, taste and brand loyalty.

Customer Feedback

The consensus on Amazon and most online review sites are overwhelmingly positive. Those who praised it liked the purity, the low-calorie state of the formula, and the lack of any noticeable bad side effects.

Some users enjoyed the unflavored version as they can mix it with other shakes of their liking easily.

Most of the criticisms come from its sweetness, aftertaste, and some random bouts of digestive problems.

Have you tried this product? Leave a review below and let us know what you think!

Bottom Line

It’s not difficult to guess how a protein supplement will perform once you realize it’s a single-ingredient type. However, we think Whey+ is more than just another single-ingredient whey protein powder.

When it comes to protein, sources and purity matter. Whey+ took care of that by getting their whey from farms in Ireland and getting the form that is known for purity and less known for its side effects and other properties.

Pair that high-quality formula with a good company following and generally likable taste, and you have yourself a must-try protein powder.

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