ESSENTIAL Fortified Whey Protein Powder
FORTIFIED WOMEN’S WHEY PROTEIN POWDER
When it comes to protein powder, women 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 women’s whey protein for athletes who want more from their supplements. 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 lift heavier, run faster, push harder, and live healthier.*
- 20G of Protein
- Vitamin D3
- Healthy Fats + Carbs
- Informed-Sport Certified: Banned Substance tested
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ESSENTIAL Fortified Whey Protein Powder
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?!
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: A nutritious dose of fortified whey protein powder.
02 | STAMINA: An energizing pre-workout for any time of day. 01 |
03 | REPAIR: A recovery formula perfect for post-workout.
04 | SUPPORT: A vitamin-packed immunity booster.
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 athletes?
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.
Truly the best product on the market. Makes me feel good and full... and it tastes amazing. I've tried hundreds of supplements and PRTCL is by far the best brand out there across all categories from protein powder and BCAAs to pre workout and overall health support. So glad I discovered this brand!
Great new women's protein. Not too sweet, mixes right in with water (not grainy at all) and it has a great flavor.
The unflavored Essential protein has been AWESOME for sliding protein into my diet without consuming more meat or having to add more food to my plate. I can toss a scoop in my smashed avocado and put it on toast for a filling breakfast. I can make a quick smoothie that doesn’t taste like birthday cake or those other silly flavors. I even put it in pasta sauce to create a protein-packed spaghetti dinner! Essential protein has become and essential part of my routine and I’m so glad!