General

Proteins are the basic building blocks of life. It provides your body with the essential amino acids it needs to grow and repair muscle tissue, along with the necessary components to keep your immune system healthy and to make hormones, enzymes, skin, hair, nails, organs and blood.

Several factors affect how much protein your body needs, including age, height, weight, metabolic rate, exercise level, stress factors, sleep patterns and the quality and quantity of food intake.

Our products should not be consumed past their “Enjoy By” date. They have all been extensively tested to determine the length of time that they retain their flavor and nutrient properties. We guarantee their freshness and nutritional content up to this date.

Our products undergo special processing to improve dispersion and allow for easy mixing using a shaker or hand blender. This process reduces its bulk density (i.e. it makes the powder lighter and fluffier), increasing the volume and therefore the container size required for a given weight of product. During transportation, there is some settling of the product in the container, resulting in a volume reduction of up to 30%, which makes the container appear to be less full.  Product containers are weighed during packaging and Designer Protein, LLC guarantees their accuracy.

Typically, one scoop of Designer Protein can be approximated by using a ¼ cup measuring cup.

We have found that adding the protein into the water usually solves dispersion problems. Adding to a shaker cup or hand blender will usually solve any dispersion issues. Whey based protein powders contain fat molecules and protein molecules that repel and attract water or moisture.  This tug of war between fat and protein can make dispersion difficult at times because slight variations in moisture can change the product’s functionality or dispersion.  Rest assured, the product is perfectly safe and potent even when dispersion is difficult – it usually means the product was not stored optimally, in a cool dry place, and some moisture migration has taken place.  This is a common occurrence in all whey based protein powders.

Here are a some techniques that can remedy dispersion hassles:

-A blender is the clear winner to a smooth shake.  Simply add everything and blend.

-A shaker bottle is the 2nd best approach and requires minimal clean up and no energy. Find a shaker bottle which includes a blender ball to easily break up any clumps. The best approach is to add the liquid first followed by the powder and then shake, shake, shake.

All Designer Protein products are made in a peanut-free facility and do not come in contact with any peanut products during the packaging process. As such, you can readily enjoy our protein powders without being concerned about allergies.

Designer Protein products use Monk Fruit and high purity (Reb A) Stevia. Our Lite Protein uses a sweetener derived from a sugar called sucralose at very low concentrations.

Prebiotic vegetable fiber is a natural, GMO-Free, soluble dietary fiber derived from roots and/or grains (100% vegetable). Labeled as a dietary fiber, it is partially absorbed and has a caloric value half of regular carbohydrates like starch or glucose. Studies have shown it can enhance the absorption of minerals such as calcium.

Since 1993, all of our products have been made in the USA.

Our whey protein comes from grade-A dairies located within the United States. We have been purchasing our ingredients from America’s best whey producers.

Our quality standards require that each lot of each ingredient is compliant with our raw material specifications and the supplier must do third-party identity verification. Our requirement is a certificate of analysis supplied by the raw ingredient supplier, as well as conducting our own third-party analysis testing and auditing. We also visit regularly with our suppliers to ensure that they meet and exceed all quality standards mandated for our industry.

No, Designer Protein does not spike the protein count.

Spiking refers to the practice of adding free form amino acids into a protein product in order to cut costs and boost the total nitrogen protein number, but without communicating the addition to purchasers of the product. This means you’re not getting the protein quality you paid for as stated on the label.

Full disclosure: Designer Protein was wrongfully named in a protein spiking class action suit in late 2014 and can still be found on the internet. However, the complaint was dropped immediately when we provided test results from two different independent labs, confirming that our protein number on the label is the true protein number and not the result of amino acid spiking.

Whey Protein Questions

Whey is the liquid component of cows’ milk, which is separated from the solid component, curd, during the cheese-making process. Natural whey contains water, protein, fat, minerals and lactose.

Whey products are produced when the protein elements are separated through special filtering processes or by ion exchange. This process removes the lactose and fat and leaves a highly concentrated protein that is dried into a highly functional protein powder. The ion exchange process isolates the protein from the lactose and fat due to its electrical charge.

The two main types of whey protein on the market are whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate. Whey concentrate ranges from 19-89% protein, typically 80% in nutritional foods, 34% in infant formula, and whey isolate contains at least 90% protein. Whey protein is the highest quality product. It’s a complete protein, which means it contains all nine essential amino acids, the building blocks of healthy muscles, skin, nails and other body tissues.

Whey protein is the most studied protein on the market and for good reason. It’s one of the highest quality proteins available and easily digested, making it the gold standard for protein.  All of the examples below are based on scientific research:

  1. As we age, we begin to lose muscle. Slowing muscle loss is a great preventative strategy to help keep us mobile and injury free. Including whey protein in your diet daily along with strength training can help maintain muscle mass and muscle growth.
  2. Studies have attributed dairy foods to potentially lowering blood pressure, via ACE-inhibitors, which are bioactive peptides found in whey protein.
  3. High doses of whey protein have been shown to reduce blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), which is an indication that it may help with chronic inflammation.
  4. Whey protein is a satiating protein and those who consume whey protein over other proteins ate fewer calories and tended to lose more weight.
  5. Whey protein is a superstar when incorporated into a weight loss strategy or program. It’s the trifecta for weight management because it suppresses appetite which influences a lower caloric intake, boosts metabolism and helps maintain muscle mass during calorie restriction.
  6. Whey protein contains the amino acid cysteine, which is key in the synthesis of glutathione. Glutathione is the body’s most powerful antioxidant and whey protein may boost the body’s natural antioxidant defenses through cysteine/glutathione synthesis. This means strengthened immunity.

Designer Whey products are processed using the most advanced technology available. They contain both whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate to ensure that you benefit from the widest spectrum of whey peptides.

Scientists have various methods of measuring protein quality. Biological Value (BV) is a measure of a particular protein’s effect on nitrogen balance. The protein digestibility corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS) is a measure of how well a particular protein supplies the nine essential amino acids. Whey protein PDCAAS is 1.14, as compared to 0.94 for beef protein, and its BV is 104, compared to 100 for eggs.

In addition, whey protein empties from the stomach and is absorbed into the bloodstream from the intestine faster than any other protein sources. Due to whey’s quick digestion it has been called the “fast protein” and is the preferred protein to flood the body with amino acids so muscles can recover quicker.

Moreover, whey protein contains especially high concentrations of the branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) that are metabolized at high rates during exercise, most notably valine, isoleucine, and leucine.

While both are natural dairy products, milk contains roughly 3.3% protein that is comprised of 80% casein protein and 20% whey.

Both are high quality and complete proteins, however, whey is a quickly digestible and assimilated protein- meaning the body uses it quickly.  Casein, also of high quality, is digested slowly which keeps a nice continuous flow of amino acids in the blood stream.

Whey is best really anytime, but really excels over casein on its speed of delivery. Casein’s advantage over whey is the slow digestion rate makes it great right before bed time.

When it comes to children or breastfeeding mothers, protein level requirements are different for all ages and individual health history needs to be taken into consideration.  We always recommend consulting with your doctor as they know you and your children better than we do.

Designer Whey is 93% lactose free. If you have any concerns regarding lactose, please contact your healthcare provider before using the product.

Designer Whey is certified gluten-free.

Yes, it contains very few carbohydrates so keeping track of your keto macros is easy.

As Designer Whey does contain stevia leaf extract, it is not recommended for Whole30 participants.

Designer Whey products contain a maximum of 3 grams of sugar per serving. It is sweetened with stevia leaf extract and monk fruit.

No, all of our protein is sourced from rBST free dairies and cows.

Yes, all of our milk is pasteurized at the minimum heat and time to keep the sensitive proteins intact.

Our lecithin is derived from sunflower seeds.

Whey products are predominately animal-sourced, they contain a small quantity of naturally occurring dietary cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fatty substance and is necessary for the synthesis of sex hormones, bile acids and vitamin D. It also forms the structure of every cell in your body.

Biological Value (BV) is a measure of nitrogen (protein) retained for growth and/or tissue maintenance. The BV of common food protein is based upon a study, which demonstrates that whey protein had the highest biological value of all food-grade proteins at 104. For comparison, consider the BV of these other food proteins: soy (74), casein (77) and egg (100).

The glycemic index refers to how a food, usually a carbohydrate, affects your body’s blood sugar (glucose). Proteins and fats, by nature, have little effect on blood sugar response. Research shows that protein-only meals have either a little to no effect on blood glucose.

Based on existing research, Designer Whey falls between 10 – 30 on the glycemic index. The precise glucose response will vary from person to person depending upon a myriad of factors like body composition, fitness level, as well as diet.

Native whey protein is believed to be the cleanest, least processed whey protein available.

It is micro/ultra-filtrated at a low temperature directly from milk. It maintains protein bioavailability because the whey is exposed to minimal heat (denaturation of protein occurs at high heat).

Native whey’s milk source is never exposed to acid or cheese rennet and therefore has unique functional and compositional properties compared to regular cheese whey. It contains an inherently high concentration of the branched chain amino acid (BCAA), leucine, a trigger for protein synthesis, making it one of the most important amino acids to human physiology and performance.

It is also higher in the amino acids: tryptophan and cysteine. Cysteine is a precursor to one of the most abundant and naturally occurring anti-oxidants in the body – glutathione.

It’s made from premium quality milk – non-GMO, grass fed, free of artificial growth hormones and artificial antibiotics – from farms using the best farming practices.

The skim milk is cold-filtered and avoids the cheese making process that regular whey is exposed to. Minimal heat and minimal processing means minimal denaturation. That translates into a more bioavailable whey protein for utilization by the body.

Designer Whey Native Whey contains no artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors or preservatives. It has no added sugar, no fillers and is certified gluten free and kosher.

Native whey protein is believed to be the cleanest, least processed whey protein available. It is micro/ultra-filtrated -serving a higher BCAA count than traditional isolates on the market, including whey isolate and milk protein isolates.

Designer Whey Native Whey Isolate is a clinically tested and proven whey protein isolate with outstanding results in muscle output (power activation and endurance), and recovery (muscle power recovery and reduced fatigue).

It has been tested in multiple clinical studies conducted by sports nutrition centers of excellence. The clinical studies measured the performance of our protein in head-to-head tests against other proteins including conventional whey protein isolate, milk protein isolate, micellar casein and placebo. Results have been published in scientific reviews.

Every serving contains 32g of clinically proven native whey isolate protein, with additional free-form branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), and the leucine transporter, glutamine.

The result is a unique powerhouse muscle mass activator with 36g of protein nitrogen, 9.6g of BCAAs, 5.5g of leucine and 18.1g of essential amino acids. The BCAA ratio of 2.6:1:1 (leucine to isoleucine and valine) is key to optimal performance, strength, recovery, muscle gains and the maintenance of a lean body.

Designer Whey Native Whey Isolate is now the new, clinically proven standard in whey protein.

Plant Protein Questions

We use a combination of pea and rice proteins in our meal replacement.

We recommend using a serving of this product once per day.

Some customers use our plant-based products due to dietary restrictions or lifestyle and we don’t recommend mixing animal products with plant products for those people.

However, our Essential 10 Meal Replacement can, of course, be mixed with milk, your favorite non-dairy beverage, water or juice.

Essential 10 Meal Replacement Belgian Chocolate contains 8 grams of soluble fiber and 2 grams of insoluble fiber.

Essential 10 Meal Replacement Madagascar Vanilla contains 9 grams of soluble fiber and 1 gram of insoluble fiber.

The fat in this product is derived from sunflower oil.

Using unsweetened almond milk with berries in the Madagascar Vanilla and unsweetened almond milk with a spoonful of peanut butter in the Belgian Chocolate are great options in creating a satisfying smoothie (be sure to count the extra calories of the items you are adding).

Yes, Essential 10 Meal Replacement is dairy free and is suitable for those who are lactose intolerant.

Yes, Essential 10 Meal Replacement is certified gluten free.

No, Essential 10 Meal Replacement contains 3 grams of sugar per serving and is sweetened with stevia and monk fruit.

Yes, Essential 10 Meal Replacement is certified vegan.

Yes, it contains all the essential amino acids (EAAs).

It’s the immature coffee bean which is very high in antioxidants. There is no caffeine in the product or any caffeine coming from the coffeeberry extract.

Both fiber and protein are critical elements and important components of your diet. Combining fiber and protein can lead to better health. It can also help with weight maintenance and weight loss, muscle recovery, mental stress and physical stress.

Fiber is paramount to keeping the digestive system healthy. Fiber helps with immunity and recovery from physical and mental stress or fatigue.

Prebiotic fiber is a specialized plant fiber that beneficially nourishes the good bacteria already in the large bowel or colon. The body itself does not digest these plant fibers; instead, the fibers act as a fertilizer to promote the growth of many of the good bacteria in the gut. These, in turn, provide many digestive and general health benefits

Prebiotic is the food that feeds the live microorganisms (“bugs”) in the intestine, probiotic are the actual organisms.

Baobab is a fruit from a tree native to Africa that contains key electrolytes needed for physical activity and recovery.

Spinach is known for its iron content and contains an abundance of calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C (an antioxidant), vitamin K1 and folic acid.  It’s also a good source of chlorophyll which benefits digestion.

Spinach is rich in the carotenoids beta-carotene and lutein. It’s also a rich source of the antioxidant quercetin.

Kale contains an abundance of special compounds called glucosinolates, which are known for their powerful detoxification properties and ability to support healthy cells.

Kale also contains lutein, zeaxanthin and other carotenoids, vitamins and minerals that make it incredibly nutritious.

Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods, beneficial for health and wellness.

We recommend one serving per day.

Yes, you can bake with it. However, the baking process destroys some of the nutrients.

Organic Pro30 contains organic pea and rice protein with specialized digestive protein enzymes to help break them down into free amino acids.

Yes, the prebiotic fiber helps with protein digestion and provides a good food source for our bodies own healthy bacteria found in the gut.

The probiotics are added to help nurture a healthy digestive tract and create a better recovery environment after stressful or highly taxing activities.

Yes, Organic Pro30 is dairy free and is suitable for those who are lactose intolerant.

Our product contains 3 grams of sugar per serving and is sweetened with stevia and monk fruit.

Yes, this product contains all essential amino acids (EAAs).

Yes, the proteins are complete and easily used by the body to remold and remodel broken down muscle into stronger and larger muscles (when combined with resistance type exercises).

Anytime will work, but the product was designed to be used as a recovery aid, so post workout will give you the best results.

Keto Protein Questions

Ketogenic diets are high fat diets, moderate protein and very low carbohydrate intake.

From a percentage standpoint fat, protein and carb intake will vary depending on the individual, but a good starting point is 75% fat, 20% protein and 5% carbs of total calories.  Ketogenic diets are not the same as high protein diets though they have been used interchangeably.  Protein is great, but the body prefers to break down fat and carbohydrates for energy and save protein reserves for other bodily functions such as muscle recovery.

Long story short, too much protein can actually slow ketosis and fat loss.

The goal of the ketogenic diet is to get the body into ketosis and stop burning carbohydrates as fuel and instead using ketones.

Our body can only metabolize a certain amount of protein at one time, so when consumed in large quantities, excess protein can be converted to energy, this process called gluconeogenesis.

Carbohydrates induce an insulin response and too much protein can also trigger the same. Key amino acids found in protein can initiate this insulin response and this is not what we want on a ketogenic diet.  Insulin is an important hormone in the body needed to maintain health, it transports glucose for energy and plays a big role in fat metabolism.

However, when insulin is too high, fat metabolism (or burning) drastically slows down. So, when too much insulin is released at one time—after a very high carbohydrate or protein meal, the body turns to carbohydrate-derived energy as its main source of fuel (glucose).

Glucose increases the insulin response, reduces the signal to use fat for energy, and shifts the body into fat storage mode.  The ketogenic diet’s main goal is to control the insulin response so the body can use dietary and stored fat as fuel.

Most believe ketosis or fat burning can begin after several weeks as the body shifts from a carbohydrate energy (glucose) producer to a fat energy (ketone) producer.

Ketosis is the body’s ability to adapt using ketones or fatty acid like molecules, instead of glucose, as the primary energy source.  The first few weeks of the ketogenic diet leaves people feeling fatigued and run-down.  It takes the body time to switch to burning ketones, but once accomplished your energy levels are restored.  It is important during this adjustment period that adequate calories and electrolytes, especially sodium, are consumed.

Taking in enough calories is vitally important because the powerful hunger pangs brought on by low blood sugar and the insulin response start to vanish. Some do forget to eat, but it is important to keep calories up so the body can still run efficiently using ketones.

The ketogenic diet is an easily compliant diet once the dieter figures out what and how to eat.  They feel less hungry, more focused, and results can be dramatic and can be seen within the first few weeks.

The ketogenic body can access the body’s enormous energy reserve called body fat. Overtime body composition changes with a decrease in body fat and increase in lean muscle which is the main goal of any diet.

Secondly, there are metabolic changes that take place following strict adherence to a ketogenic diet.  These include, but are not limited to: resting blood glucose, improved insulin sensitivity, lower triglyceride, but an increase in good cholesterol HDL.

These improvements are key benefits for heart health and type 2 diabetics.

Designer Keto is designed for the serious ketogenic dieter. Using a combination of whey protein, hydrolyzed collagen and leucine to provide the amino acids needed to fuel muscle, support joint health and maintain protein synthesis.

Next, we added the best fat available for maintaining ketosis – MCTs- Medium Chain Triglycerides from coconut milk and grass-fed butter. MCTs are rapidly absorbed and metabolized or burned as fuel. These fats are the foundation for switching the body into a ketogenic state- they also provide the maintenance fuel to keep the body burning ketones.

As the body takes in less carbohydrates, electrolytes need to be replaced- so we added in the electrolytes:  sodium, calcium, magnesium and naturally occurring potassium and phosphorus to keep electrolyte stores full.

Designer Keto provides simple and efficient dietary support to keep you on your ketogenic goals.

Whey Protein Concentrate:  RBST free whey protein concentrate, typically known as a fast-digested protein, with an unmatched amino acid profile similar to human muscles. Combined with fat which slows the digestion process, so those amino acids don’t flood the body too quickly.  Slowing down whey’s digestion is great for the ketogenic dieter because it provides a slow trickle of amino acids into the body without the fear of converting into carbohydrates via gluconeogenesis.

Hydrolyzed Collagen:  Known now as the protein that helps skin, hair, nails and joints it has been shown recently to actually halt hunger longer than whey protein.  Collagen is important to the ketogenic dieter because the body is holding onto less water which means there is also less water in the joint gaps- by adding collagen this can help alleviate joint pain and protect against deterioration.

Yes, this product contains L-Leucine.

It’s the most important amino acid in the human body. Leucine is so special it’s the only amino acid that, alone, can turn on protein synthesis.  It is also known as a ketogenic amino acid because it converts to acetyl-CoA which is the precursor of ketone bodies.

MCTs from Coconut Milk-  MCTs provide about 10% fewer calories than Long Chain Triglycerides – 8.3 calories per gram for MCTs versus 9 calories per gram for LCTs. More importantly, reduced chain length also means that MCT’s are more rapidly absorbed by the body and more quickly metabolized (burned) as fuel. The result of this accelerated metabolic conversion is that instead of being stored as fat, the calories contained in MCTs are very efficiently converted into fuel for immediate use by organs and  muscles, and for making ketone bodies.

Grass Fed Butter- Also an MCT.  However, the added benefit of butter fat is contained in the short chain fatty acid-called butyric acid. Butyric acid is a power anti-inflammatory, stimulates metabolism, improve insulin sensitivity, improves digestion- the gut loves butyric acid, and may even kill cancer cells.

Without adding electrolytes back into the diet muscles can cramp and overall the body does not function optimally. Here is info our Designer Keto’s electrolyte ingredients:

Sodium- Needed to absorb and transport nutrients, maintain blood pressure, maintain the right balance of fluid, transmit nerve signals and contract and relax muscles.  The body obtains sodium through food and drink and loses it primarily through sweat and urine.   As carbohydrates decrease, the body holds on to less water which is excreted through sweat and urine- this causes a drop in electrolyte balance and the keto dieter needs to add more sodium into their diet.

Chloride- An electrolyte found primarily in extracellular fluid and works closely with sodium to maintain proper balance and pressure of the various fluid compartments of the body (blood, inside cells, and the fluid between cells). It is also vitally important for maintaining proper acidity in the body, passively balancing out the positive ions of blood, tissue and organs.

Potassium- An electrolyte found inside cells is important for regulating heartbeat and muscle function.  It forms the other sodium half of the electrical pump that keeps electrolytes in balance and allows conductivity between cells, also making potassium a critical part of neuron transmission.

Magnesium- Plays a critical role in extended bouts of muscle contractions and cramp prevention.  Without magnesium oxygen delivery and energy production in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate- the source of all energy production) would not take place.  Magnesium also works very closely with calcium.

Calcium- It’s one of the essential building blocks for bones and works closely with vitamin D, but it also plays an important role in your blood. Low calcium may also result in numbness in the extremities as well as confusion and dizziness. 99% of calcium in the body is found in our skeletal structure.

Phosphorus- Second only to calcium, phosphorus follows as the most abundant mineral in your body, 85% of which is found in your bones as phosphate. The phosphate anion works closely with calcium to strengthen bones and teeth, but it is also essential to energy production within cells, necessary for tissue growth and repair.

Egg Protein Questions

One egg (depending on the size) contains 6-7 grams of protein with 4 grams coming from the egg white and 3 grams contained in the egg yolk. Our Totally Egg product contains 24 grams of protein per serving and is a rich source of riboflavin and B12.

– High in protein and complete with all the essential amino acids (EAAs) the body needs to function.

-Helps support weight management when combined with a calorie-controlled diet and regular exercise.

-High in riboflavin (vitamin B2) and a good source of electrolytes, sodium and potassium, helping maintain normal water balance which prevents muscle cramping during strenuous activity.

-High in protein and provides essential nutrients not found in the egg white.

-Phosphatidyl choline and phosphatidyl serine support the maintenance of cellular function while supporting brain health.

-Rich in important B-vitamins (B12 & riboflavin) that support energy metabolism by helping to convert protein, fats and carbs into energy.

Yes, our egg protein powder is a complete protein, which means it contains all the amino acids necessary to maintain life.

Totally Egg gives you more of the good protein without all the fat, saturated fat and cholesterol found in meat and whole eggs.

Most plant sources of protein are inferior to egg or whey protein, but they become necessary for some individuals who are vegan, allergic to milk or egg, have trouble digesting egg or for other personal reasons.

We use a cold filtration process to remove some of the fat and cholesterol from the egg yolk.  This process concentrates the egg yolk into a protein powder and keeps the good nutrients intact.

When it comes to children or breastfeeding mothers, it is always recommended to consult your doctor as there are certain nutritional needs during these stages of life that vary from person to person.

Yes, this product is a lactose free and dairy free protein powder.

Yes, our product is certified gluten free.

Yes, this product is paleo-friendly (depending on the version of Totally Egg product you buy). However, if you purchase the product with the soy allergen listed, know that it contains less than 1% of soy lecithin- which many paleo enthusiasts have found to be an acceptable level.

Many followers of the diet are trying to avoid soy protein – not to be confused with the soy lecithin in some of our products which actually contains zero protein.

Yes, this product is compliant within the ketogenic diet structure.

No, this product contains stevia leaf extract and is not recommended for Whole30 participants.

No, this product is made from both egg white and egg yolk and is best that you do not.

Designer Protein’s supplier approval process follows strict company requirements to meet safety and nutritional requirements. We understand the importance of offering wholesome food that is produced in a safe, humane and sustainable way.

Our egg suppliers work with local farmers who contribute to the American heartland’s agriculture industry. We are proud of our supplier approval process, and approved chosen suppliers, so we can provide products to our customers in the United States and abroad.

We are committed to giving the customer a choice when it comes to the source of eggs. Totally Egg’s suppliers produce eggs in a safe and humane manner that meet all federal regulations.

We understand some customers prefer eggs farmed from a cage-free system and/or organically produced, with that in mind we are currently talking with some small farm suppliers utilizing free husbandry and organic practices. From these suppliers we plan on offering cage free and organic products, however, demand must grow so more of these sources can become available.

Yes, there is no sugar. We use a small amount of stevia leaf extract to sweeten the product.

No, our product’s eggs are not sourced from chickens that are given growth hormones.

Yes, the eggs are pasteurized prior to becoming egg white and egg yolk protein.

However, we utilize a very low temperature during pasteurization and drying to maintain biological activity of the proteins and to prevent denaturation found in other dried egg products.

No, we do not add sodium to our product.  The sodium is naturally occurring.

Blend Protein Questions

No, this product does not contain caffeine or other stimulants.

Yes, this product contains amino acids.

Yes, our product is certified gluten free.

No, we currently only offer this product in the 9.03 ounce size.

Yes, this product is certified kosher.

Aria is pronounced Are-EE-Uh.

Yes, this product contains amino acids.

Yes, this product is certified gluten free.

No, we currently only offer this product in the 12 ounce size.

Yes, this product is certified kosher.

No, this product does not contain caffeine or any artificial stimulants.

Yes, this product contains amino acids.

Yes, this product is certified gluten free.

Yes, this product is certified kosher.

Purchases, Shipping & Returns

Orders submitted through our website are processed within 2-3 business days (weekends not included). You will receive an email with tracking information once your order has shipped.

We do not have control over shipping companies unplanned delays or weather.

We use FedEx Ground to deliver all orders submitted through our online store.

Our shipping rates are a flat rate of $5.95. If you spend over $50 (after discounts & promotions have been applied), then your shipping is free!

No, unfortunately we do not at this time.

Free FedEx Ground shipping is available for all orders over $50 (after all discounts and promotions are applied).

No, we currently only ship within the contiguous United States (no shipping to Alaska or Hawaii).

No, unfortunately we do not currently deliver shipments to those types of addresses.

We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express

No, we do not currently offer discounts for purchasing in bulk. Prices shown on our website are for individual items.

Once your order has shipped, an email will be sent to you with tracking information. For detailed tracking information, please visit www.fedex.com.

All items that are in stock generally ship within 2-3 business days of the order being placed.

We do not want anything to hold up your order, so any out of stock item(s) will be cancelled from the order and the remainder of your order that is in stock will be shipped.

If an item is cancelled, our customer service team will reach out to you via email. You will not be charged for the cancelled item.

If you receive the wrong item with your shipment, please call (1-800-337-4463) or email us ([email protected]) for a replacement or for appropriate credit and instructions for return of the product(s).

If you are not completely satisfied with your order, you may return any item purchased from Designer Protein for any reason within 30 days of purchase. Designer Protein is not responsible for return postage.

You will receive a full refund in the original form of payment according to the following guidelines:

  1. Please reach out to our customer service at 1-800-337-4463 or [email protected] prior to returning your product(s) and provide the following information: order number, product description, reason for return, quantity, lot number (listed on the side/bottom of product), enjoy by date (listed on the side/bottom of the product) and date purchased.
  2. All returns must be accompanied by an order number and original packing slip/a copy of your order confirmation email. Product shipped to Designer Protein without this information will be refused and any associated costs will be the responsibility of the consumer.
  3. Credit will be issued to the original form of payment after returns have been received & inspected by Designer Protein.

Designer Protein offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products and if you are not satisfied for any reason, you are welcome to exchange or return the product to the original place of purchase.