Egg White Protein Q&A

Is Jay Robb egg protein from chickens given growth hormones? 

Our chickens are not given growth hormones.

Is Jay Robb egg protein from free-range chickens?

Our chickens are not free range but are not kept in chicken batteries (small coups) either. They are allowed to roam in large pens.

Is Jay Robb egg protein from chickens not given antibiotics?

Our chickens are not routinely given antibiotics (but may be given antibiotics if absolutely needed).

Are your protein powders and products gluten-free? What's the difference between "gluten-free" and no gluten on a product label?

In order for a product to be labeled gluten-free, it must be manufactured in a facility that produces only gluten-free products and products that do not contain wheat or gluten. Because none of our products are made with ingredients containing gluten, our label reads, “no gluten.”

Our manufacturer is GMP-certified and follows Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) to segregate ingredients on shared equipment and within the facility. This includes cleaning the lines between all production runs and stringent scheduling of product runs to avoid cross-contamination. A GMP-certified manufacturer is one that has exceeded the specific standards laid out by the United States Food and Drug Administration. GMP certification ensures that supplements and vitamins are manufactured safely, with the highest quality production from a state-of-the-art facility.

Is your egg white protein powder pasteurized?

Jay Robb Egg White protein powder is flash pasteurized at the lowest temperature allowable by law at 134 degrees Fahrenheit for just 3 1/2 minutes

Do you add sodium to your Egg White Protein Powder?

No.  The sodium in our Jay Robb Egg White Protein is naturally occurring and not sodium chloride (table salt). Sodium that is naturally occurring in foods is an essential mineral and needs to be present to balance out potassium and the water table of the body. Sodium is also needed to create hydrochloric acid and buffer the acid by-products of digestion and metabolism.

Does the Jay Robb Egg and Whey protein powder have enzymes in it to break down the protein?

None of our protein formulas are fully predigested. A portion of the protein contained in our whey formula is predigested. Our whey is our only formula that contains any predigested protein. I am not a believer in fully digesting a protein powder because it can absorb too quickly causing an amino acid rush similar to a sugar rush. Protein and carbohydrate should break down slowly over time during natural digestion for best usability by the body.

Does your egg white protein have any vitamin D in it, and how much? 

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and egg whites are fat-free, therefore it contains no vitamin D. All the vitamin D content in eggs is found in the yolk.

The amino acids phenylalanine and aspartic acid are on your nutrition facts panel. Aren't these in the sweetener Aspartame?

Phenylalanine and aspartic acid are naturally occurring amino acids in egg whites. Phenylalanine and aspartic acid are two of the three main ingredients in aspartame. Aspartame is simply an unnatural concentrated free-form combination of those two amino acids created to be used as an artificial sweetener. In our egg white protein the amount of those two amino acids is balanced and not concentrated because the product is primarily derived from egg whites.

You may use our product with the same peace of mind as you would have if you were consuming an egg white omelet at your favorite restaurant.

Other than the delicious taste and the other obvious benefits listed on the container, is there any benefit to the body in using your protein powder as a health supplement versus getting protein from animal meat? 

Besides tasting good...actually the BEST...our protein powder scores big for the following reasons: 

  1. Convenient (toss into water or milk and you have an instant protein drink)
  2. Lower in calories than any meat that delivers the same amount of solid protein. (This is because our protein is fat-free.) 
  3. Our protein can be used in a variety of ways. Meat can't be stirred into yogurt to make a delicious, high-protein pudding, but our protein powders can. You can also bake with it and add it to pancakes or muffins for a special taste treat. 
  4. Our protein contains no saturated fat, as compared to most meats. 
  5. Our protein powders are usually much easier to digest than meats, due to no fat in our product plus because of the balance of amino acids. 
  6. The product is vegetarian, making is suitable for those who choose to not eat meat. 
  7. Whey protein has been clinically shown to boost the immune system due to its unique make-up. 
  8. I couldn't imagine a day without a Jay Robb protein drink!