ESSENTIAL Fortified Whey Protein Powder for Women
FORTIFIED WOMEN’S WHEY PROTEIN POWDER
When it comes to protein powder for women, we need so much more than just a pink label — we need actual ingredients that support our nutritional needs and our physical goals. That’s why we created ESSENTIAL, a whey protein powder for women who want more from their nutrition. Our formula contains just the right amount of protein per serving (20 grams, to be exact), plus is fortified with essential vitamins and minerals we need to strengthen and nourish so you can lift heavier, run faster, push harder, and live healthier.*
ABOUT THIS WHEY PROTEIN POWDER FOR WOMEN:
- No more bloating! Women metabolize protein with fats instead of carbs. We blended isolate and concentrate whey protein. Concentrate whey gives us an innate fat content that allows for easier digestion. Not to mention ESSENTIAL is fortified with vitamin D and magnesium to help ease gut inflammation.
- The perfect serving size! Women can only process 20 grams of protein in three hours after consumption. Why take more of it’s wasted?
- Total health! We fortified our protein powder for women with vitamin D3, magnesium and iron, the three vitamins and minerals women are typically deficient in.
- Gluten-free! Safe for those with celiac disease and gluten allergies.
- DELICIOUS AND LOW-CALORIE: Available in three delicious flavors - Dark Chocolate, French Vanilla, and Unflavored – with only 100 calories and 1g of sugar per serving; Easy to shake, blend, cook or bake.
- INFORMED SPORTS-ACCREDITED: All PRTC Products’ Supplements have been Informed Sports-tested and certified to be free of a broad range of substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Please note: supplement panels that include all ingredients can be found in the photos. Our pouches include 30 servings.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
ESSENTIAL Fortified Whey Protein Powder for Women
At PRTCL, we don’t just tell you what’s in our products, we tell you why we put it there. You deserve to know in order to make informed choices about your nutrition and how it relates to your fitness goals — it’s as simple as that. ESSENTIAL, for example, contains 20 grams of whey protein per serving instead of the much higher (and not always necessary) amounts you might find in a men’s product. We also fortified our women’s protein powder with vitamin D, magnesium, and iron — three nutrients that women metabolize differently and tend to be deficient in, yet are required for optimal physical performance. Can we get a high-five for science?!
Get to know our ingredients
Whey Protein: This type of fast-absorbing protein is derived from whey, which is the liquid part of milk that separates during cheese production. Whey contains two types of protein (approximately 80% casein and 20% whey), along with essential amino acids. Taking a whey protein supplement is a great way to ensure that you’re getting enough protein — something that female athletes often struggle with — to not only promote muscle health but to support tendons, organs, skin, hormones, and more.
Vitamin D: Did you know that your body produces vitamin D in response to sunlight? (Hence the nickname, “the sunshine vitamin.”) However, not everyone produces or gets enough of it through their diet, which is why it’s important to supplement your intake since it aids in calcium and phosphorous absorption (hello bone health!).
Iron: This mineral is vital in the production of hemoglobin, which is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout the body. Iron is important for maintaining energy levels, immune support, and overall health. If your iron intake is too low, you could become fatigued and have trouble focusing, among other things, which could ultimately lead to anemia.
Magnesium: Fun fact: Every cell in your body contains magnesium, a mineral that is required for countless functions and biochemical reactions. This study suggests that when exercising, you may need 10–20% more magnesium than when you’re resting.
Phosphorus: This mineral is the second most abundant mineral in the body after calcium, and is required for vital bodily functions like filtering waste and repairing tissue and cells.
Sodium: We lose a lot of sodium through our sweat when working out, so it’s important to replenish this mineral as it regulates the proper balance of water and minerals as well as muscle contractions.
Potassium: This electrolyte is known to help with muscle cramping — especially during long workouts — because it helps regulate blood pressure and water retention.
Power in numbers.
You might have noticed a little number on the corner of our packaging — that digit signifies how each PRTCL product fits into your daily routine. Each one of our nutritional supplements for women was designed to work in tandem, helping you maximize results and reach your health and fitness goals.
Here’s the lineup:
01 | ESSENTIAL - Strengthen + Nourish: Whey protein powder anytime or in your favorite recipes.
02 | STAMINA - Energy + Focus : An alternative to your morning coffee to energize and hydrate.
03 | REPAIR - Strength + Recovery: To rebuild and recover as you wind down at night.*
04 | SUPPORT - Immunity + Hydration: A boost of vitamins for healthy immune function and hydration.
If you’ve been down the dietary supplement aisle or visited a health and wellness store, you know how overwhelming the experience can be. Between the giant tubs of body-builder protein and the never-ending ingredients lists, it’s hard to know what you need, how much you need, and why you need it. PRTCL is different because we’re the only line of nutritional supplements formulated specifically for women, and our products are backed by science and research to deliver everything your on-the-move body needs — and nothing it doesn’t.
Strengthen + Nourish
Fuel Your Strongest Self With ESSENTIAL Women’s Whey Protein.
How much protein do I need to take?
Everybody is different, and therefore protein requirements will differ from person to person. In general, your protein intake should account for your body weight as well as your training goals and lifestyle. Are you looking to gain muscle mass? You might need to up your protein intake. Are you looking to supplement your normal diet? Your body might need a little less. Counting macros? Your protein intake can be adjusted to fit your meal plan. Keeping those factors in mind, the general rule of thumb for active women is approximately 0.54 grams of protein per pound of body weight. So, for example, if you weigh 150 pounds, your recommended daily protein intake would be 81 grams (150 x 0.54 = 81g of protein/day).
How is ESSENTIAL different from other whey protein for women?
Unlike other whey protein powders, ESSENTIAL Women’s Whey Protein is fortified with vitamins and minerals that women, in particular, need to optimize their health. We’ve added things like Vitamin D3 (which women are commonly deficient in) to help with bone health, magnesium to boost energy and performance, and iron to support blood oxygen levels. In addition, each serving of ESSENTIAL contains 20 grams of protein, so you’re not overloading your system with the massive amounts that men’s proteins often contain.
I’m not a bodybuilder — why should I take ESSENTIAL Women’s Whey Protein?
Whether you lift weights or not, proteins are the building blocks of our bodies and are essential for maintaining muscle mass, tendons, organs, hormones, and many other vital functions. Some amino acids, which are the smaller molecules that make up proteins, can be produced by the body. Others, known as essential amino acids, are obtained through your diet. If you’re not eating enough protein-rich foods, supplementing with a women’s whey protein like ESSENTIAL can help you get all of the nutrients your body needs to thrive.
I love love love the chocolate flavor. It is smooth, delicious and makes me feel so full and satisfied. I have toned up and feel lots of energy when I drink it. This is seriously the best protein powder I have ever used. Try it and you will be hooked!
Absolutely love the texture; it’s perfect for smoothies and gives them a milkshake-like consistency. Also great in my oatmeal and mixes into liquids easily. The taste is also perfect: a nice vanilla flavor but not overpowering. Also love that it’s formulated for women.
I love the packaging and ingredients! Doesn't bloat but I do wish the taste was a bit richer.
This is one of (if not THE) best protein I have ever used! I love the taste and the fact that it blends so smoothly, I’m using it daily now!
Seriously - I have tried so many protein powders and getting the perfect balance of protein, calories, flavor, etc. I thought was impossible, but it's NOT! I cannot believe how light the powder is - I can mix the vanilla into my cold brew coffee as creamer with just a straw! No blender needed - it's truly made for lazy fit girls. The French Vanilla is perfectly flavored where it only enhances what it's mixed into verse overpowering with sickly sweetness and grainy textures. It's nice to finally use a BIG SCOOP and it not be 200 calories!
I have to also mention the packaging is just beautiful too. This brand was clearly crafted with care and thought by women, for women which is something easy to support! buy it.