DrexSport’s Grass

By: Rob Miller
Fact Checked On: 4-4-2018

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Hands down, whey protein is the most popular fitness supplement. Applicable to all types of fitness goals, whey protein is the common thread that binds together the guy looking to get huge, the woman who wants to lose weight, and the girl who wants to better her race pace. It can be hard to choose since the market is saturated with companies promoting their protein as the best thing since sliced bread.

A relatively new protein to hit the market, DrexSport is no different. Featuring two types of whey protein powders – one focused on muscle building and one focused on performance recovery – DrexSport might be a step above the rest with its grass-fed formula.

With dozens of companies fighting for the title of cleanest whey protein, how does DrexSport measure up? Are their grass-fed proteins effective or all talk?

Who is DrexSport?

DrexSport is a new protein-focused supplement company that features two all-natural grass-fed whey protein blends, Wild Muscle and Wild Whey. Based in the United States and India, DrexSport looks to be ready to make serious waves in the protein market. They are sticking with what they are good at, which is protein, and they are putting all of their eggs in this one basket.

The thing that really stood out to me was the company’s focus on going natural in a market that’s loaded with artificial sweeteners, fillers, and fake-tasting flavors.

Focus on Natural

Scanning the label of Wild Whey and Wild Muscle, you’ll see that the DrexSport formula is consistent with its all-natural pledge, focusing on using only grass-fed, cold-pressed, all-natural whey protein. As the website describes, the DrexSport brand is strictly against adding the following to their products:

  • Soy
  • GMOs (genetically modified organisms)
  • Additives
  • Fillers
  • Preservatives
  • Artificial colors
  • Harmful chemicals
  • Banned Substances

Let’s take a closer look at each whey protein that DrexSport offers to see if it’s really worth the buy.

Wild Muscle: Key Ingredients

Whey Isolate

  • Ideal for post-workout supplementation, whey isolate is the broken-down protein that is over 90% pure, and rapidly digests and assimilates into the body.

Whey Concentrate

  • Slower to digest, whey concentrate allows for an extended release of amino acids into the bloodstream supporting anabolism for a few hours.

Creatine

  • A muscle building staple, creatine is broken down into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the preferred fuel source of your muscle tissue during weight lifting or exercise.Related Article:  How To Take Creatine – The Ultimate Guide

BCAAs

  • Leucine, valine, and iso-leucine are the all-star amino acids that have been linked in a variety of studies to supporting muscle building and recovery. Leucine, in particular, can trigger a high level of protein synthesis to encourage muscle growth.

Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha)

  • Withania Somnifera, more commonly known as ashwagandha, was used in ancient Ayurveda medicine as an overall health aid and has been found in the modern age to support a variety of fitness-based benefits. Shown to support strength and performance while lowering oxidative stress, ashwagandha is the perfect complement to any muscle building supplement program. It’s also one of the best men’s health supplements that I recommend.

My Experience with Wild Muscle

Taste: 9/10

  • I tried the chocolate flavored Wild Muscle. Overall, it’s not bad. Far better than most of the other chocolate flavored proteins out there. Doesn’t have a chalky aftertaste and it actually tastes like chocolate.

Mixability: 10 / 10

  • No problems at all with mixing Wild Muscle. I used a standard protein shaker without any special features.

Digestibility: 10 / 10

  • I’ve never had issues with digesting milk-based products, especially whey protein, and Wild Muscle was no exception.

Performance: 10 / 10

  • I took Wild Muscle about an hour before each workout. Energy levels seems to be higher than usual. My guess is that it could be the extra BCAAs or the ashwagandha extract, which is found in a lot of energy formulas. I wouldn’t say I turned into a Spartan athlete but I definitely felt good throughout the workout until the very end.

Key Ingredients in Wild Whey

Whey Isolate

  • Ideal for post-workout supplementation, whey isolate is the broken-down protein that is over 90% pure, and rapidly digests and assimilates into the body.

Whey Concentrate

  • Slower to digest, whey concentrate allows for an extended release of amino acids into the bloodstream supporting anabolism for a few hours.

Digestive enzymes (Lactase, Protease, Amylase, Lipase)

  • Whey concentrate has been known to trigger digestion issues in some people. I really like the fact that DrexSport went above and beyond by including several enzymes to support efficient digestion and assimilation

My Experience with Wild Whey

Taste: 10 / 10

  • I had the vanilla flavored Wild Whey. Surprisingly, it was better than the chocolate flavored Wild Muscle.

Mixability: 10 / 10

  • Same as Wild Muscle, I had no issues with mixing this in my shaker with about 8 ounces of fat-free organic milk post-workout.

Digestibility: 10 / 10

  • The added enzymes made sure that I had no issues with digesting the protein.

Recovery: 9 / 10

  • I took Wild Whey post-workout since DrexSport recommended it for recovery. I’ve been a long-time user of protein so I didn’t notice any drastic changes with my recovery. I can say that my recovery didn’t worsen so that is a good sign.

My Recommendation

The fact is that high quality, grass-fed protein isn’t cheap. Take a look in stores or online and you’ll see some truly ridiculous prices for certified grass-fed whey. DrexSport presents two protein blends that deliver. They are effective with a barebones formula, and they are surprisingly affordable.

Guys, as I’ve mentioned in my articles on the best ways to build muscle and boost testosterone levels, you need to cut out synthetic growth hormones that you find in low quality whey supplements. I’d say that DrexSport gives you that chance with decently-priced grass-fed protein that is about as natural as a supplement can get.

Have You Tried DrexSport Wild Muscle or Wild Whey?  Leave Your Review Below!

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Author: Rob Miller

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Rob Miller founded SupplementCritique.com over 7 years ago, and has been the chief editor ever since. He has a diploma in Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor, and worked at GNC for 3 years. He KNOWS supplements, both inside and out. Rob currently resides in Jupiter, FL, with his wife of 4 years.  Learn more about him in his Bio here. Follow him on Twitter , Facebook, LinkedIn, or find him on Google +.