Ghost Protein Review
One of the lesser known protein powder options out there is Ghost Protein.
It contains a slightly higher-than normal level of protein than the average protein powders, at 25 grams per serving. The protein used is a combination of whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, and hydrolyzed whey protein isolate.
By containing 100% whey protein, Ghost protein powder provides instant energy replenishment to your body, allowing your cells to begin the protein-synthesis process the moment you finish a workout.
This gluten and soy free protein powder also contains 130 calories, four grams of carbs, and 2 grams of sugar per serving.
Now, although the amount of sugar in this powder is low, it does contain Sucralose. While the FDA has classified the artificial sweetener as safe, new studies suggest the possibility that sucralose may interrupt your levels of gut-bacteria, and may also cause fat buildup in your cells.
Studies have not yet been completed on humans, so sucralose may, in fact, be perfectly okay. It just may be a good thing to avoid, if possible.
Ghost protein comes in several interesting flavors, like Blueberry Toaster Pastry, Cereal Milk, Coffee Ice Cream, Fruity Cereal Milk, Milk Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Cereal Milk.
This is one of the most alluring aspects of Ghost protein. One of the largest problems surrounding protein shakes is that they usually taste awful. If you’ve ever used protein powder before, you probably know the feeling – gritty, overly-thick, clumpy liquid that tastes like a mix of melted down cardboard and glue.
Even the shakes that don’t taste horrible are definitely not anything special. The most traditional flavors are chocolate and peanut butter – and even these classics often taste overly rich at best.
With that, Ghost protein stands out starkly in two ways. The first is in their flavors. The concept of a protein powder flavored to mimic cereal milk is definitely a unique one, and one that few, if any other companies are doing. Plus, there is also the added benefit of these flavors actually tasting good.
A two-pound container of Ghost protein costs $45, which places Ghost protein at the more expensive side in comparison to most protein powders.
This protein powder is not for everyone. There are plenty of athletes out there, (and you may be one of them) who can push through the taste of normal powders.
With this product, the expense may not be worth the benefit, which really just involves the taste. There are plenty of ways to make protein powder taste better, you just have to blend full shakes rather than mixing the powder with either milk or water.
In other words, taste should not be the only reason you purchase a protein powder. There are other aspects, like health, nutrient levels, and protein type that should inform your decision.
If you would like to look for a few different options, I’ve got ‘em.
#1 The Cheaper Choice - Nutricost Whey Protein
If money is a concern, or if you simply want to stretch your money as far as possible, Nutricost is a much better option than Ghost protein.
With Nutricost, you can get those same two pounds of protein powder, for less than half the cost, at only $22. Nutricost also provides a five-pound container option that costs less than $40.
It comes in three flavors; Chocolate, Vanilla, and Unflavored. It is highly mixable, and doesn’t taste bad either.
This non GMO, gluten free powder contains 25 grams of whey protein, 130 calories, and two grams of sugar per serving, although it does, like the Ghost protein, contain sucralose.
Aside from the flavor and taste, Nutricost is almost identical to Ghost protein, and is less than half the cost.
#2 The Healthier Choice - Orgain Organic Protein Powder
This vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lactose-free, sugar-free, USDA organic, 100% plant-based protein powder is one of the best options out there.
At only $27 for a 2 pound container, Orgain is much cheaper than Ghost, and has better, healthier ingredients. It mixes well, tastes great, and contains only the best ingredients.
It includes 150 calories, 7 grams of fiber, zero grams of sugar, and 21 grams of protein per serving. The fiber levels are important, as they allow the protein content to be digested slower, providing essential amino acids to your cells for a longer period of time.
Ghost is a decent option, depending on the type of athlete you are. If your biggest concern is taste, than it may be worth the money.
If you’re more worried about overall health or cost, both Nutricost and Orgain are better overall options.
I’m a personal trainer based in Denver (Matrix Gym) and a true fitness nerd. If I’m not training clients or working out at my home gym, I’m probably skiing, cycling or hiking with my dog Rufus.