Highest protein, whey protein powders.

Whey protein supplements with the highest amounts of protein per 100g of powder.

Product Weight Cals Pro Protein/Serving Price
1 Nutrisport Whey Protein Isolate
Whey Protein Isolate
1.00kg 402 kcal 86.00g 43.00g £16.99
2 Maximuscle Promax
2.40kg 400 kcal 81.00g 40.50g £59.95
3 Reflex Instant Whey
Instant Whey
2.27kg 388 kcal 80.00g 40.00g £41.75
4 MyProtein Impact Whey Protein
Impact Whey Protein
2.50kg 393 kcal 78.67g 39.34g £27.79
5 Sci-MX Ultragen Whey
Ultragen Whey
2.28kg 389 kcal 78.00g 39.00g £41.95
6 Dymatize Elite Whey
Elite Whey
2.27kg 368 kcal 77.50g 38.75g £42.75
7 Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey
[Optimum Nutrition]
Gold Standard Whey
2.27kg 374 kcal 76.90g 38.45g £47.50
8 MyProtein True Whey
True Whey
2.27kg 392 kcal 76.00g 38.00g £39.99
9 MuscleTech Nitro-Tech Hardcore
Nitro-Tech Hardcore
1.80kg 390 kcal 75.00g 37.50g £42.99
10 PHD Nutrition Pharma Whey HT+
[PHD Nutrition]
Pharma Whey HT+
2.27kg 380 kcal 74.00g 37.00g £46.20
11 Boditronics Express Whey
Express Whey
2.25kg 454 kcal 73.00g 36.50g £38.99
12 Optimum Health Ultimate Whey Protein
[Optimum Health]
Ultimate Whey Protein
2.25kg 402 kcal 71.06g 35.53g £27.99
13 Maxx Essentials Whey Maxx
[Maxx Essentials]
Whey Maxx
2.27kg 412 kcal 70.59g 35.30g £34.99
14 XL Nutrition Xtra Whey
[XL Nutrition]
Xtra Whey
2.00kg 386 kcal 70.00g 35.00g £26.94
15 Gaspari IntraPro
2.27kg 431 kcal 69.00g 34.50g £38.99
16 MET-Rx Supreme Whey
Supreme Whey
2.27kg 383 kcal 66.80g 33.40g £34.95
Whey Protein With The Most Protein Per Serving

Summary: Ranking of whey protein powders with the highest amounts of protein per serving.

How can you find which whey supplements have the most protein?

Just check out the nutritional information either on the protein supplement's website or check the back of your tub. The amount of protein per 100g (or per serving) should be near the top of the label. Some sites and tubs only show the numbers per serving instead of per 100g, which is annoying. If so, you'll need to do a bit of converting to get that easier-to-use per 100g amount.

What a 24g scoop of protein powder looks like. Example: The nutritional information for Sci-Mx Ultragen Whey as found on the http://www.sci-mx.co.uk website.

Better yet, just check out WhichProtein.co.uk. I'm putting all these comparison tables together for a reason – to make it easier to answer questions like "which whey protein has the most protein?"

What's a good amount of protein/100g?

Any good whey protein supplements will have at least 75g of protein in every 100g of powder, ideally being closer to the 80g mark.

Anything on or over 80g of protein for every 100g of powder is impressive.

Ideal serving size in grams of protein.

  • Small serving = 20g
  • Man serving = 40g

As with anything and everything, it depends. You want to try and consume at least 1g of protein every day for every pound of your body weight (roughly 2.2g for every kg), so put as much protein in to your shakes as you need to get you toward and above that figure. For some, 20g will be enough. For most it's going to be 30g+.

If you're not sure how much protein you should have in your protein shake, take 40g and get massive. This is how much protein I put in each of my 3x daily shakes. You're not going to overdose on protein (not unless you're also eating a whole cow for lunch as well), so you're better off getting more than enough than too little.

Whey protein is low on calories as well (check out the table at the bottom of the whey protein nutrition ranking page), so that extra protein from your shakes is hardly adding much to your overall daily calorie intake.

Whey protein compared to whole foods.

Whey protein supplements have a much, much higher concentration of protein than any other whole food.

Nutritional values are per 100g for each food. Information taken from http://nutritiondata.self.com
Food Pro Calories Calories per 1g Protein
Protein (ON Gold Standard Whey) 77g 374 kcal 4.9 kcal
Chicken Breast 31g 165 kcal 5.3 kcal
Tinned Tuna 24g 128 kcal 5.3 kcal
Steak 27g 205 kcal 7.6 kcal
Soybeans 17g 173 kcal 10.2 kcal
Eggs 13g 143 kcal 11.0 kcal
Cheddar Cheese 25g 403 kcal 16.1 kcal
Whole Milk (100ml) 8g 146 kcal 18.3 kcal

A high concentration of protein isn't a huge deal though, because as long as you're getting enough protein in your meals the protein/100g isn't going to make any difference. The biggest benefit of having such large amounts of protein in every 100g is that you're able to get protein in to your body more quickly and easily.

The other big added benefit of whey protein shakes is that you're able to take in fewer calories for every 1g of protein you consume. This is handy if you're trying to limit the number of calories in your daily diet. Supplements are certainly no replacement for actual food, but if you're watching the calories (and assuming you already have a nice, balanced diet) you're better off getting those extra grams of protein from whey protein shakes than pints of milk.

An example of how many more calories you take in from milk compared to whey protein powder to get 100g of protein.
Food Protein Calories
Protein (ON Gold Standard Whey) 100g 486 kcal
Skimmed Milk 100g 1,030 kcal
Semi-Skimmed Milk 100g 1,455 kcal
Whole Milk 100g 2,000 kcal
What a 24g scoop of protein powder looks like. Milk is a cheap and easy source of protein, but it comes at the cost of extra calories. Not bad if you're bulking, but not ideal if you're cutting.

Useful links.

  • Top 10 High Protein Foods – List of common whole foods that are rammed with protein. They're not all lean foods (nuts and cheese also have a lot of healthy fats), but they are rammed with protein.