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As a supplement store manager and having tried 50+ whey protein powders in my career, I was impressed by the quality, mixability, and low cost of BodyTech Whey Isolate, but the awful taste makes me think twice about wanting to order it again.
- BodyTech offers incredible value for a whey isolate, available for as low as $1.19 per serving (for reference, the average cost of whey protein is $1.34 per serving).
- BodyTech Whey Isolate is one of the best mixing protein powders I’ve ever reviewed and will be a great option for anyone sensitive to texture or clumping.
- I found the flavor left a lot to be desired. I tried the Cookies & Cream, which was bland and had a chemical aftertaste. However, with 91% protein per scoop, it might be something to overlook to take advantage of its benefits.
- Ultimately, I think Transparent Labs Whey Protein balances quality with taste a bit better than MuscleTech. It’s 93% of protein per scoop and actually tastes good. The only downside? It’s $1.75 per serving. So, if you don’t have the budget, go with BodyTech.
Overall Rating: 4.0/5
Body tech is a brand made and distributed by Vitamin Shoppe. This is not the kind of brand that has a strong identity as we’ve seen with brands like Ghost and Ryse.
They have a small landing page on the Vitamin Shoppe website, which advertises that BodyTech specializes in “the science of performance”, developing best-in-class solutions which are independently tested to ensure quality and potency.
Where many companies flash their philosophy boldly at the top of their About Us pages, I did finally find more information about BodyTech after I scrolled to the very bottom of their page.
Here they advertise that their slogan is #NoShortcuts and that they combine over four decades of sports nutrition experience with top-of-the-line products that undergo independent testing to meet and exceed the industry standards.
Truthfully, this is a brand I would probably walk right past in the store, or skip over online because it looks kind of cheap and outdated. If I am browsing a protein shelf, and this is my selection, my eye is drawn to the other three products on the shelf, and not BodyTech.
Alongside their protein selection, which consists of whey and casein varieties, they also have supplements available for most categories including pre-workout, sleep and recovery, and amino acids.
Overview of BodyTech Protein Powder
BodyTech Whey Protein Isolate is made up exclusively of whey isolate, a fast-digesting protein that has undergone refinement to remove most of the fat and sugar.
Aside from protein, the protein also contains natural and artificial flavors, soy lecithin, and additional flavors and sweeteners like cinnamon powder, salt, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium.
I specifically had the cookies and cream flavor, which had crumbs in it that added additional ingredients like rice flour, sugar, palm oil, and cornstarch.
The macronutrient breakdown of BodyTech protein is:
- Protein: 25g
- Carbohydrates: 2g
- Fat: 1g
- Sugar: 1g
BodyTech Isolate is a lower-calorie option, at 110 calories per serving. With 25g of protein making up 100 calories, BodyTech offers around 91% protein per scoop, putting it well into our criteria for an “excellent” protein source.
After doing 20+ whey protein product reviews, our criteria for categorizing protein are as follows:
- Excellent: more than 85% protein per scoop
- Good: 75-84% protein per scoop
- Reasonable: 65-74% protein per scoop
- Unacceptable: less than 65% protein per scoop
It’s worth noting that there are different allergens and nutrition info varies depending on the flavor.
The peanut butter and chocolate peanut butter flavors, for example, have real peanuts in the formula and 130 calories.
BodyTech Whey Protein
BodyTech offers incredible value for a whey isolate, available for as low as $1.19 per serving (for reference, the average cost of whey protein is $1.34 per serving).
Highlights: What I Liked About BodyTech Protein
BodyTech Whey Isolate is the best mixing protein powder I’ve ever tested and is a great option for anyone who is sensitive to textures or complains about the “chalky” or “gritty” texture of protein powders.
In fact, the first time I mixed this in my protein shaker, I had to double-check that I added the protein to my shaker cup because the texture seemed too thin.
By controlling the manufacturing process and distributing out of their own store, Vitamin Shoppe is able to keep the cost of BodyTech products low. Depending on the size of the container you buy, BodyTech Whey Isolate is available for between $1.19 and $1.81 per serving.
A potential downside is that all flavors are not available in all sizes. Flavors like chocolate are available in 1.5, 3, and 5-pound size options where you can save money by buying big and getting a cheaper cost per serving.
The 5lb tub retails for $84.99 for 71 servings, making it $1.19 per serving, which is inexpensive for any whey protein, nevermind a high quality isolate that offers 91% protein per scoop. This is an incredible value.
Different Flavors Have Different Ingredients
Because of the variety of flavors, and some different ingredients between flavors, it’s likely that you can find a formula to suit your dietary preferences (e.g. soy free).
For example, some flavors are soy-free (French Vanilla, Unflavored, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter, Frosted Cereal, and Sorbet) by using sunflower lecithin in place of soy lecithin.
Only the actual peanut butter flavors (Peanut Butter and Chocolate Peanut Butter) have peanuts.
All products are gluten free.
Some flavors, like Frosted Cereal, also advertise as being free of preservatives and synthetic colors.
They also offer an unflavored option which has only whey protein isolate and sunflower lecithin, making it a good option for virtually anyone.
Drawbacks: What I Didn’t Like About BodyTech Protein
The Taste Isn’t Great and Fell Flat
I personally tried the Cookies & Cream flavor, and I found it to be bland and have a chemical aftertaste.
In defense of the BodyTech protein, I did just finish reviewing brands like Ryse and Rule 1 which have really rich and strong flavors. It’s possible that this one seemed bland in contrast to others that are part of my regular routine.
Online reviews did seem to mimic my feelings about the Cookies and Cream flavor, so it’s possible that I just made a bad choice when I picked my flavor before reading the reviews. Other flavors like the cereal flavors and Oranges & Cream have much higher reviews.
Certain Flavors Are Only Available in the Small Size (at a higher cost per serving)
Some flavors, like cinnamon cereal, are only available in a 1.5lb (22 serving) size which retails for $39.99. This makes it $1.81 per serving, which is on par with other whey isolates with a similar protein percentage.
The great value that was mentioned above in the highlights comes into play when the 3lb or 5lb tubs are purchased, where the cost comes down to $1.19 to $1.51 per serving.
If you’re not picky about flavor, then you can take advantage of the low cost per serving. If you want to enjoy some of the more unique flavor options, like Cinnamon Cereal or Frosted Cereal, then your only option is to pay the higher cost per serving.
BodyTech Protein Review: My Experience
I almost didn’t give this protein a chance. I was so put off by the taste that I actually dumped out the shake, before remembering that I had to test it for digestibility and satiety as well.
I’m not saying I wasn’t being overly dramatic, but I really didn’t like the taste when mixed with water.
After my first experience with this product, I put it back in the cupboard and moved on to testing other products instead. As a result, this protein took a lot longer than my normal proteins for testing.
While I stand by my statement that the Cookies & Cream flavor tastes terrible, I am glad that I tried this because the mixability is the best I’ve encountered, and this product had no negative side effects for me like gassiness or bloating.
This protein could be a really great option for people who are sensitive to texture. If you find yourself complaining that your protein powders don’t dissolve completely, or you hate the “chalky” texture of protein powders, then chances are you’ll really enjoy BodyTech Isolate.
One evening, I absentmindedly mixed my protein into a shaker cup and after I took the first sip, I had to open the cup to double-check that I had actually put the protein powder into the cup.
I couldn’t figure out the best way to photograph this to show you, but I swirled the protein powder around the cup as much as possible to try to catch some powder residue on the sides of the cup and the only thing you can see are some small cookie pieces which got left behind.
The other really enticing thing about BodyTech Isolate is the fact that you can get it for as low as $1.19 per scoop, which is incredible value for a whey isolate, especially one that provides more than 90% protein.
I am reluctant, however, to order the 5lb tub to get that great value considering how much I disliked the taste of the Cookies & Cream flavor.
If you prioritize high quality, good mixability, and a lower cost per serving over taste, then this product is probably worth it.
If you place a high value on how good a product tastes above all, then I might skip past this option.
How Does BodyTech Stack Up Against Our Criteria For Whey Protein
At FeastGood, we have 8 different criteria for ranking whey protein powders. Here’s how BodyTech Whey Protein stacked up:
Nutrition Label Transparency
Our rating: 4/5
BodyTech provides all pertinent information on its label in a straightforward, easy-to-read format.
They go above and beyond by providing additional information about whey protein isolate and its benefits on the label.
Even though it can be inferred by the ingredients list that the products do not contain certain ingredients, like gluten, I appreciate that BodyTech clearly outlines allergens or potential irritants that the product does not contain under the listed allergens.
For example, my cookies and cream protein tub shows that it does contain milk and soy, and clearly states that it does not contain gluten or artificial colors.
Fat Content Transparency
Our rating: 4.5/5
BodyTech clearly states the total grams of fat (1g), Saturated Fat (0g) and Trans Fat (0g) in their products.
We have seen some brands go above and beyond by listing the amounts of mono- and poly-unsaturated fats in their formulas.
Those companies have pushed the bar up for a 5/5 rating, and the absence of this in the BodyTech formula is the only reason that they don’t have a full rating for this criteria.
Our rating: 4.5/5
BodyTech uses high-quality protein and does not have high amounts of unnecessary ingredients like preservatives added to their formulas.
I appreciate that BodyTech is conscious enough to use products like beetroot to add color to their protein powders, instead of using artificial colors and food dyes.
Some flavors claim to be soy free and use sunflower lecithin instead of soy lecithin. Since this is an option, I would prefer to see them use sunflower lecithin in all of their formulas so that their entire product line could be soy free.
They also use artificial sweeteners, which despite being FDA-approved, have mixed reviews among consumers. For anyone who prefers to stay away from artificial sweeteners, BodyTech Isolate does not provide a naturally sweetened option.
Protein Percent of Calories
Our rating: 5/5
There is nothing to complain about here. BodyTech Whey Isolate provides more than 90 percent protein per scoop, well into our criteria for an excellent source of protein.
Our rating: 2.5/5
The Cookies & Cream flavor definitely left a lot to be desired, and based on my experience with this flavor I would be unlikely to buy any other tubs without getting a sample of a different flavor first.
This drawback could be related specifically to the Cookies & Cream flavor, and likely the French Vanilla flavor as well since those had the poorest reviews for taste online.
Many consumers sang the praises of other flavors like Oranges & Cream so the problem could just be my own.
I found the Cookies & Cream flavor bland and felt that it had a strong chemical taste with no recognizable taste of an Oreo-like cookie.
It did taste better in milk, and the taste was mostly masked by oatmeal when I mixed it in, but if I were to be making a judgment based solely on taste, I wouldn’t repurchase this product.
Our rating: 5/5
BodyTech Whey Isolate is the best mixing whey protein isolate that I have tried. It had no clumps, no chalky texture, and no residue. It mixed easily into water with very minimal effort when a protein shaker cup was used.
Texture (Thick or Thin)
Our rating: Very Thin
Body Tech Isolate mixes up very thin and adds almost no texture to water or milk. Because of its good mixability, it stirs easily into yogurt and oatmeal and is a good option for anybody who is sensitive to texture.
Our rating: 1/5
Being made of exclusively whey isolate, and being low in overall calories, this protein is not designed to keep you full. You can expect to feel satisfied for one hour, maybe two at the most.
I often used this first thing in the morning, after my morning workout. When I had this on its own mixed with water, I was reaching for a morning snack around 90 minutes after drinking my shake.
It does have slightly prolonged satiety when added to smoothies or oatmeal, but that satiety is mostly due to the high fiber of the other ingredients and not the protein itself.
Who Is BodyTech For?
BodyTech is for:
- Someone looking for an easy-to-digest, post-workout protein
- Someone with gluten sensitivity (all flavors are gluten-free)
- Anybody looking for a protein source that is very low in fat and sugar, including keto dieters
Who Shouldn’t Take BodyTech Whey?
BodyTech Whey protein is not for:
- Someone looking for a great-tasting protein
- Somebody looking for a product that is thick and creamy
- Someone looking for a product that provides prolonged satiety
BodyTech Customer Reviews
The reviews on the Vitamin Shoppe website varied greatly depending on which flavor was being reviewed. Granted, there were not very many reviews (French Vanilla, for example, had 16 reviews). Most flavors on the Vitamin Shoppe website were rated between 3 and 4 out of 5 stars.
Some flavors, like Oranges & Cream and Salted Caramel had full 5/5 star ratings on 19 and 11 reviews, respectively.
Other flavors, like DC Wonder Woman Rainbow Sherbet, had 3/5 star ratings based on 2 reviews. One reviewer gave the product 1 out of 5 stars and the other gave the product 5 out of 5 stars, so it’s difficult to draw conclusions from just that website alone.
On Amazon, BodyTech Isolate did have more reviews, with 4.6 out of 5 stars over around 850 reviews. Still not as large of a sample size as we’ve seen with products like Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey which has over 130,000 reviews.
Even still, the larger review population on Amazon does give us a more clear picture of what people think of BodyTech Whey Isolate.
Overall, customers praise the product for its digestibility and mixability. Any complaints on taste generally have to do with the product being too sweet. I did find a review that felt that the cookies and cream flavor was too artificial for their liking (which was also my experience) but flavors like Oranges & Cream have fantastic reviews on Amazon, as they did on the Vitamin Shoppe website.
Here’s a breakdown of BodyTech Whey user rating out of 5 stars:
- 5 stars: 77%
- 4 stars: 13%
- 3 stars: 4%
- 2 stars: 2%
- 1 star: 3%
A breakdown of the rating by category provides more insight into how customers feel about BodyTech Whey:
- Blending Power: 5/5
- Ingredient Quality: 4.4/5
- Value: 4.2/5
- Versatility: 4.2/5
BodyTech Promotions & Discounts
Because BodyTech is available exclusively at the Vitamin Shoppe, your best bet is to keep up to date with their promotions and discounts (for instance, at the time this article was published, the website was offering Buy One, Get One 50% off on their isolate protein).
You can find the current promotions for The Vitamin Shoppe by following this link.
There is a one time offer take $10 off of any order of $50 or more when you sign up to receive promotional Text (SMS) messages.
The Vitamin Shoppe also has a rewards center, where your purchases can earn you points which you can then redeem as cash-back rewards. You earn 1 point for every $1 spent, and every $125 points you earn gets you a $5 cash back reward.
(To clarify, you get $5 back for every $125 you spend before tax, which works out to 4% cash back).
BodyTech does have an amazon store, but I could not see a Subscribe and Save feature active for this product.
Where To Buy BodyTech?
Transparent Labs Grass-fed Whey Isolate
If the high protein percentage and high-quality ingredients are important to you, but you want to stay away from artificial flavors then I would consider trying Transparent Labs Grass-Fed Whey Isolate.
- Read our complete Transparent Labs Whey Protein Review
This protein is a bit more expensive ($1.75-$2.00 per serving), but has 28g of protein per scoop and 120 calories, making it 93% protein per scoop.
Transparent Labs Isolate is gluten free, same as BodyTech Isolate, but Transparent Labs has the advantage of having no artificial sweeteners, no artificial coloring, and no preservatives.
Transparent Labs also publicly discloses all of the results of their third-party testing, which you can view on their website.
BodyTech Whey Tech Pro 24
If you want to support BodyTech, and are looking for a protein that provides a bit more satiety, you can opt for BodyTech Whey Tech Pro 24.
This product has a lower protein percentage than the isolate(74-80%, which is still a good protein source), and is slightly higher in carbs (up to 5g, depending on the flavor). S
Whey Tech Pro 24 uses a blend of whey isolate and whey concentrate, to provide a product that mixes up a bit thicker and has more satiety than BodyTech Whey Isolate.
This protein powder is available for between $1.02 and $1.55 per serving. It is available in 14 different flavors, including Birthday Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, and S’mores.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Is BodyTech Made?
Bodytech is manufactured in the United States and distributed by The Vitamin Shoppe out of New Jersey.
What Is BodyTech’s Shipping Policy?
Domestic shipping is free on orders over $25. Otherwise standard shipping costs $5.99 (2-6 business days), or $15.99 for next day shipping (not available to Alaska, Hawaii, P.O. Boxes, and U.S. Territories). Domestic orders will ship within 48 hours.
What Is BodyTech’s Return Policy?
As per the Vitamin Shoppe website, every BodyTech purchase is backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you don’t love it, you can return it with no questions asked.
Is BodyTech Third Party Tested?
BodyTech’s website indicates that it is independently third party tested, but they don’t disclose who does the testing or what the results of those tests are.
Is BodyTech Isolate Good For Weight Loss?
BodyTech Whey Isolate is low calorie, low sugar, and low fat while offering a very high protein percentage. It can be easily integrated into a calorie-restricted diet. It will not provide satiety however when taken on its own.
Is BodyTech Keto Friendly?
All BodyTech Isolate flavors are low carb (2g) and low sugar (1g), and are therefore keto friendly.
Is BodyTech Gluten Free?
All BodyTech Whey Isolate flavors are gluten-free.
What Are The Best Ways To Mix BodyTech Whey Isolate?
BodyTech Whey Isolate mixes incredibly easily into any water, milk, or milk substitute. You can use a protein shaker cup or a glass with a spoon and the product mixes well either way. BodyTech Isolate also mixes well into oatmeal, yogurt, and smoothies.
What Flavors Are Available For BodyTech Whey Isolate?
BodyTech Isolate is available in 13 flavors: Rich Chocolate, French Vanilla, Salted Caramel, Cookies & Cream, Apple Cinnamon Cereal, Cinnamon Cereal, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Oranges & Cream, Peanut Butter, Fruity Cereal, Strawberry Banana, Frosted Cereal, and DC Wonder Woman Sherbet, as well as unflavored.
Does BodyTech Whey Isolate Make You Gain Weight?
Because BodyTech Isolate is low calorie, low sugar, and low fat it is unlikely to contribute to significant weight gain. When used for post-workout recovery as part of a calorie-surplus diet, it can support muscle growth.
Can you use BodyTech Whey Isolate as A Meal Replacement?
BodyTech Isolate is low calorie and uses exclusively fast digesting whey protein, and is therefore not suitable as a meal replacement.
When Is The Best Time To Take BodyTech Whey Isolate?
BodyTech Whey Isolate is a great post-workout option, but can be used any time of day as part of a meal or between meals when more protein might be desired.
How To Contact BodyTech
BodyTech themselves do not have contact information, but all information can be directed to the Vitamin Shoppe who you can reach the following ways.
You can Live Chat with an agent, or call a local Vitamin Shoppe to speak directly to their employees (called Health Enthusiasts™).
You can speak to a Customer Support Rep between the hours of 9am and 9pm EST by calling 1-866-293-3367 (Domestic) or 1-201-552-6000 (International Callers). Choose prompt #3.
You can fill out this contact form, or write to them directly at:
The Vitamin Shoppe
Customer Care Department
300 Harmon Meadow Blvd
Secaucus, NJ 07094
BodyTech Supplements don’t have their own social media, as far as I can tell, but you can find The Vitamin Shoppe on social media on the following outlets: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, LinkedIn, and TikTok.
BodyTech Whey Protein
BodyTech offers incredible value for a whey isolate, available for as low as $1.19 per serving (for reference, the average cost of whey protein is $1.34 per serving).
About The Author
Jennifer Vibert is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Nutrition Coach, and supplement store manager. She has a Bachelor of Kinesiology with a major in Fitness and Lifestyle and a minor in Psychology from the University of Regina. She is a Certified Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition, with a passion for helping clients learn the fundamentals of nutrition and supplementation in order to build healthy, sustainable habits.
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