MAN Sports Clean Protein: A Non-Proprietary Protein Blend!

MAN Sports Clean Protein

MAN Sports has unleashed a new flavor bomb on the industry, and it’s in the form of Clean Protein, a 100% transparent protein blend

There’s been a lot of shots fired lately by certain members of the supplement industry that only one true 100% transparent protein blend exists. We’ve already proven that false on the blog, and now it’s going to get even more false, because a new one is coming, and these flavors look exquisite.

Today’s blog features yet another protein that is completely transparent and a blend, this time coming from MAN Sports.

Clean Protein is the newest product from MAN that’s set to drop a true flavor bomb on the industry.

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Clean Protein Ingredients

Clean Protein as you would expect is transparently dosed and comprised of 3 different types of proteins. MAN Sports not only lists how much of each type of protein is listed, but the amount of protein that each type actually contains.

  • Whey Protein Isolate (8g)

    MAN Sports Clean Protein Ingredients

    Clean Protein uses 3 different types of protein coming from whey, casein, and milk protein.

    When looking among the assortment of protein powders on the market, one form dominates above all the others, whey protein. It’s low in calories, high in BCAAs, and extremely affordable. It makes perfect sense that Clean Protein would lead off with the king of protein powders.

    Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) is a more refined form of Whey Protein Concentrate, our next ingredient, that contains at a minimum 90% protein by mass.[1] It’s extremely low in lactose and fats, making it the ideal choice for the lactose intolerant and those who suffer “belly bloat” from milk and cheaper forms of whey.

  • Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC-80) (9g)

    Our second protein is another form of whey, this time in the form of whey protein concentrate (WPC). This is a slightly lower quality form of whey protein that can technically contain anywhere between 35-80% protein by mass.[1] Often times, companies don’t divulge what grade WPC they’re using, leading consumers to wonder how good of a quality their particular whey is.

    MAN Sports puts that to rest though by telling us right on the label that they use WPC-80, the highest quality form of whey concentrate. Even though it contains 80% protein by mass, there’s still more carbs and fats here than you would find in an isolate, but seeing as this is part of blend, the amount is rather minimal.

  • Micellar Casein (6g)

    Our second type of protein is the ultra slow digesting casein protein. This accounts for roughly 80% of the protein content in milk and comes from the curds[2] that are left over from the process of cheese making.

    While whey protein is known for its thin texture, rapid digestion, and absorption, casein is the complete opposite, it makes for a far thicker and slower-digesting shake.[3] Incorporating casein into Clean Protein helps give a more satisfying and fulfilling product that ultimately has a better “mouthfeel” than a pure whey product would.

  • Milk Protein Isolate (6g)

    MAN Sports Clean Protein Breakdown

    Clean Protein has everything spelled out nice and easy and even tells you the amount of protein contained in each type listed.

    Completing the blend of various proteins is milk protein isolate (MPI) which actually contains two different types of protein, whey and casein. Milk typically contains 80% casein protein and 20% whey protein.[4]

    Even though we already have both whey and casein in Clean Protein, incorporating this form also helps improve the texture of the powder when mixed in liquid or yogurt. Additionally, it also helps provide a more sustained release of amino acids in the body, thanks to the casein part of milk.

  • The rest

    To help flavor protein and given it some improved texture Clean Protein also contains an natural & artificial flavors, cocoa powder, salt, and xanthan gum. Sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K) are the two artificials sweeteners used, which is pretty standard among proteins, and there’s just a dash of Beet Root Powder to help with color.


Each scoop of Clean Protein weighs 34g and contains the following macros:

  • Calories: 120
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbs: 3g (1g sugar)
  • Fats: 1g (0.5g saturated)

Flavors Available

MAN Sports Clean Protein Know

It pays to know what’s in your protein and MAN Sports gives it all to you with Clean Protein.

If there’s one thing no one can deny is that MAN Sports has some of the premier flavor-ologists on the market. Their ISO-Amino continues to dominate with its unique candy-inspired flavors, and we should expect nothing less than an outstandingly flavored protein as well.

To quench your protein craving, Clean Protein comes in five (5) different flavors:

  • Chocolate Milk
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Peanut Butter Bits
  • Cookie Stuffed Cookie
  • Unicorn Milk (whatever magical elixir this is?!)


MAN Sports has done the consumer and supplement industry as a whole a real “solid” here by going the 100% transparent route with their latest product. Too many big companies in the industry still hide behind prop blends in a vast majority of their products and it’s time that practice went the way of the dinosaurs.

Clean Protein doesn’t hide anything and there’s no hint of possible spiking when things are laid out as clearly as they are. Now, all that’s left to do is TASTE the product and see if it delivers as well as we hope it does!

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About the Author: Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public. Mike is currently experimenting with a low Vitamin A diet.

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  4. Whitney, R. McL; “Proteins of Milk, in: Fundamentals of Dairy Chemistry”; 1988, 3rd Ed. Wong, N. P., R. Jenness, M. Keeney, and E. H. Marth, eds. Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY; Retrieved from

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