A Personalized Protein Powder blended to meet your needs and tailored specifically to your body type and fitness goals sounds like a great idea.
That’s the idea behind Gainful Health’s Personalized Protein Powder.
When you visit the Gainful Health site you’ll complete a form which asks you the following questions. (Don’t worry, you can go back and edit your choices by clicking on a link on the “My Blend” page).
- Date of Birth
- Current Body Type
- Goal Weight
- How many times per week do you exercise?
- How do you exercise?
- Why do you want to take protein powder?
- What time of day do you take protein powder?
- What is your preferred flavor?
- Dietary Restrictions – Obviously I put Vegan, there’s an option for Vegetarians.
- How many meals do you eat per day?
- How many hours do you sleep each night?
Once you’ve completed the form and enter your email address you’re taken to the “My Blend” page where you will see your recommended blend based on your responses.
You can click on a link to go back and edit your profile, after which the blend will be recalculated.
You can also request specific alterations to the blend or consult a personal nutritionist.
I tried a couple of profiles and the recommended blends were pretty much what I would have chosen and extremely close to the commercial product I already use.
Personalised Nutritional Advice
There is plenty of generic advice available as you navigate the site and a good FAQ section. A nice touch is the ability to connect with a real human nutritionist who you can ask for advice about your blend, your diet and your exercise goals.
Clicking on the ingredient name gives you VERY basic information on the ingredient, much more useful is the nutritional facts and amino acid profile on the same page.
The powder is meant to be drunk as a shake as the instructions suggest mixing with milk or non dairy milk. It’s available in Chocolate and Vanilla flavors.
Shipping is only available in the USA
When you order the product for $55 per delivery you’ll get 30 servings delivered either every 1 or 2 months.
At the moment shipping is only available within the continental US as well as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and any military address serviced by USPS.
Is Gainful Health’s Personalized Protein Powder right for you?
I think the price is a little on the high side and there are no surprises in the ingredients here, nothing you can’t find with 5 minutes on Google
Having said this it’s a nice idea, especially if you can’t find what you want off the shelf and don’t want to mix your own.
When I tried to order there was a 1-2 week delay in shipping which could indicate demand is higher than expected.
If you’re outside the US and want to try mixing your own Protein Power you could use this useful tool to build your own ingredients list.