Merica Labz Patriot’s Whey is Back for Another Inclusion Revolution

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The revolutionary protein is back, and it’s better than ever!

If your protein powder has had inclusions inside recently — you know… huge chunks of cereal and goodness that adds extra flavor and crunch to the powder — then you have these innovators to thank. And after some re-tooling and a full restoration, Merica Labz Patriot’s Whey, the OG superpower inclusion-stuffed protein powder, is back with six reformulated flavors!

Patriot's Whey

Patriot’s Whey is back and better than ever before, with a massive six-flavor release… but more are coming!

Patriot’s Whey is back, and the flavors are better than ever!

Just as foretold in their original revolution, “this ain’t your dad’s protein”. Patriot’s Whey is as cutting edge as the idea of America itself, with massive cereal chunks and big, bold flavor that will have you hooked from the first scoop to the last.

Independence means inclusions

If you’ve been bored with protein powders, then that ends today. It’s the start of a new era of independence: the independence to use inclusions!

As we told you in our recent Red, White, & Boom pre workout article, Merica Labz is rebranded and restored, better than ever. But these tubs make it real. Sign up for our Merica Labz news updates and lets get to the flavors, macros, and protein:

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These flavors are for real. If you like that extra stuffed cookie frosting, do not miss the Double Stuffed flavor!

Patriot’s Whey Macros

Merica Labz Patriot's Whey Nutrition Facts

The Patriot’s Whey labels are all different, so note the ingredients of each one!

As you can imagine, with flavors and inclusions like the above, things are going to vary a lot:

  • Calories: 130-160 (most are 140-150)

  • Protein: 25g

  • Fat: 2.5g – 4g

  • Carbs: 2-6g

Ultimately, you’re going to have to look at the labels of each one on the Merica Labz website, but in general, the more inclusions you add, the higher your carbs go.

Amino acid profiles included!

One thing we love about these labels are that the amino acid profiles have been included, so that you know you’re getting a quality amount of essential amino acids in your protein, including leucine. This is unsurprising, given whey protein’s superiority in this realm, but great to see on the label regardless.

Patriot’s Whey Initial Six Flavors

We know at least a couple more are on the way, but here’s what you can expect from the original six flavors that have been revamped from the original launch:

  • Chubby Choco Nutz

    Merica Labz Patriot's Whey Six Original Flavors

    Now that’s one happy protein reviewer… especially given how good the are

    Made with chocolate peanut butter puff cereal

  • Double Stuffed

    Made with cookie crumbs from super stuffed cookies & cream filled cookies

  • Fortuitous Keepsakes

    Marshmallow frosted toasted oat cereal with huge marshmallow chunks included

  • Independence Cake

    Vanilla Cake with red, white, and blue sprinkles

  • Yankee F’n Doodle

    Cinnamon + sugar toasted cereal flavor with cinnamon cereal squares included

  • Yosemite S’mores

    S’mores flavor with real marshmallows, semi-sweet chocolate drops, and a hit of cinnamon

As for the others coming, you can see them in our price widgets above and below when they’re released!

We all know that high-protein diets are the first key to overall health, strength, and improved body composition.[1-5] Patriot’s Whey is made for those who want it to come with blockbuster flavor, and aren’t afraid of a few grams of fat or carbs – generally because you’re hitting it so hard in the gym or are looking to gain weight with as much flavor as possible.

Patriot’s Whey Ingredients and Protein

Again, the supporting ingredients will dramatically vary depending on the flavor, but they all have a few things in common, starting with cold-processed ultra-filtered non-GMO whey protein concentrate.

Whey Protein Concentrate

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Several research studies have shown that when combined with a solid exercise regimen and nutrient-dense diet, whey protein helps drive strength and body composition improvements in both men and women.[6-9]

Whey protein concentrate is a type of whey protein that has undergone a stage of filtration and purification to standardize it for protein. It’s less processed than whey protein isolate or hydrolyzed whey protein, so it has more active components such as lactoglobulins and immunoglobulins that are beneficial for the immune system.[10] There’s more beneficial lactoferrin as well.[11]

There’s also an incredible amino acid profile,[12] which will vary a bit throughout time as it depends on the cow’s breed, diet, and environment. Whey protein is so successful because it has a high amount of leucine, which is the primary branched chain amino acid (BCAA) that drives muscle protein synthesis through mTOR signaling.[13-15]

Merica Labz Patriot's Whey Flavors

We’re just getting started here

To contrast the pros of whey protein concentrate — more health-beneficial active constituents — the cons are that you get a bit more carbohydrate and fat content due to the limited amount of processing undergone. Namely, you’ll have higher amounts of lactose inside. Those who are lactose sensitive or lactose intolerant just may not be able to easily digest Patriot’s Whey, but one thing you can consider if you must try these inclusion-based flavors (they are so good) is to take some lactase before partaking.

Overall, if you can handle whey concentrate, we do recommend it – there’s less processing and it’s also less expensive because of that.

The flavoring, thickeners, and sweetening

The flavors and inclusions will vary, and a few of the flavors use cinnamon inside. Aside from the whey concentrate, the other two consistencies in Patriot’s Whey are xanthan gum as a thickening agent and sucralose as a sweetener. No flavors have acesulfame potassium (“ace-k”), which will make a few people happy. A couple flavors do have guar gum, but we generally don’t see problems with that.

Merica Labz Patriot's Whey Flavors

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Flavors Available and Prices

    They’re back, baby

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    It’s updated, and bringing more energy and pumps than ever! Meet the latest and greatest version of the Red, White, & BOOM Pre Workout!

    You knew it was coming, and they look and taste as good as planned. As discussed with Doug Miller in Episode #050 of the PricePlow Podcast, Merica Labz knocked it out of the park with their re-release of their Red, White, & Boom pre workout. However, the restoration really began with the updated Merica Energy cans, which have some incredible flavors.

    When Merica Labz came out with Patriot’s Whey, they blew the industry away with their use of inclusions. We’d seen some small stuff, but nothing like the huge cereal pieces they were using. Fortuitous Keepsakes was simply a next-level protein.

    However, the branding is better, and the whey concentrate is better too. These proteins have always been the talk of the town, and now they’re professionally restored, and more flavors above the initial six are coming too. So sign up for our Merica Labz alerts, and get ready to keep the protein revolution going strong:

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