The 10 Best Whey Proteins in Malaysia
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The 10 Best Whey Proteins in Malaysia

If you have a hard time seeing muscle growth despite doing a lot of workouts, then you may consider using whey protein. This can help you maximise your workouts, build strength, and reach your daily protein target.

There are possibly thousands of choices out there. That’s why we’ve decided to review the best whey proteins in Malaysia because not all are created equal. 

Check our list if you’re having difficulty finding the right whey protein for your diet. 

Without further ado, let’s start!

How We Picked the Best Whey Proteins in Malaysia

As I’ve said before, whey proteins are not created equally. It’s due to several factors because consumers will have different needs based on their target, muscle mass, and required daily protein intake.

In this article, we decided to rate the whey proteins we’ve researched based on the following criteria:

Quality, because not all whey proteins in Malaysia will have the best ingredients for better results.
Flavor, based on the taste quality and available flavors so consumers will have different choices based on their preferences.
Availability, to ensure that Malaysians can easily find these whey proteins in the country.
Prices, which we based on the value for money it offers based on the product quality.

1. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey
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WHERE TO BUYLazada, Shopee
AVERAGE PRICE2 lbs - RM145

5 lbs - RM288

10 lbs - RM548

PRICE PER SERVING SIZE2 lbs - RM5

5 lbs - RM3

10 lbs - RM3

PRODUCT WEIGHT2 lbs, 5 lbs, and 10 lbs
SERVING SIZE PER CONTAINER2 lbs - 27 servings (1 scoop = 33 g)

5 lbs - 74 servings (1 scoop = 30.4 g)

10 lbs - 149 servings (1 scoop = 32 g)

GRAMS OF PROTEIN PER SERVING SIZE2 lbs - 24 g

5 lbs - 24 g

10 lbs - 24 g

CALORIES PER SERVING SIZE2 lbs - 119 kcal

5 lbs - 119 kcal

10 lbs - 120 kcal

Average prices may vary at the time of purchase

Protein and calories may vary depending on flavor

CriteriaRatings
Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Flavor★★★★☆ (4/5)
Taste Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Available Flavors★★★★★ (5/5)
Availability★★★★★ (5/5)
Price (A higher score means better value)★★★★☆ (4/5)

The Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein is a good option to help build muscle along with regular exercise. It’s also good if you need help maintaining muscle mass.

It comes in different sizes. In Malaysia, this whey protein comes in containers of 2 lbs and 5 lbs from the Optimum Nutrition official online shops.

But if you’re lucky, you may find accredited stores selling this in 10 lb containers. But we like that you can start with a 2 lb tub if you’re just starting out or want to try.

Additionally, it comes in many flavors: double rich chocolate, french vanilla creme, banana creme, extreme milk chocolate, rocky road, and more! For us, these options are convenient because not all whey protein flavors will be tasty.

But some people have found the chocolate flavors to be too bitter. So, that’s something to worry about.

We also like how easy it is to mix this protein powder. Although the label recommends 30 seconds of mixing, we found that 10 to 13 seconds is enough.

However, our team learned that it doesn’t taste as good mixed with water compared with milk (slightly bitter, actually). That’s a problem if you’re not a fan of milk.

You should know that Optimum Nutrition comes with acesulfame potassium, an artificial sweetener. Although I don’t mind it, some people are trying to cut out artificial sweeteners in their diet.

But on a good note, this is packed with 24g of protein. That’s quite a lot, considering many protein powders on the market come with 20g.

Plus, it has been tested to contain no banned substances. So, drinking this is safe.

Overall, this product offers good value for money. It’s not the cheapest on the market but is also not the most expensive one.

Pros

  • Comes in many flavors
  • Easy to prepare
  • Contains high protein per serving
  • Has no banned substances

Cons

  • Has artificial sweeteners
  • Bitter taste when mixed with water

Delicious when paired with milk

“I was scared at first because most protein powders taste disgusting to me but I mix this in with some milk and it taste literally like strawberry milk! It’s not sugary which is great because I’m not a fan of overly sugary things and mixing it with water taste alright but I suggest milk. This is now my go to protein powder.” – Kendra, Amazon Reviews

Nice consistency

“I bought the rocky road flavor and it is really good. Tastes just like ice cream. I do mix in a little peanut butter and it still tastes good. It has a good texture and consistency. It’s not gritty like most protein powder. Highly recommend.” – Leah Gray, Amazon Reviews

2. MyProtein Impact Whey Protein Powder

MyProtein Impact Whey Protein Powder
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WHERE TO BUYLazada, Shopee
AVERAGE PRICE1 kg - RM175

2.5 kg - RM289 - RM310

PRICE PER SERVING SIZE1 kg - RM4

2.5 kg - RM2 - RM3

PRODUCT WEIGHT 1 kg, 2.5 kg 
SERVING SIZE PER CONTAINER1 kg - 40 servings (1 scoop = 25 g)

2.5 kg - 100 serving (1 scoop = 25 g)

GRAMS OF PROTEIN PER SERVING SIZE19 - 24 g (depending on flavor)
CALORIES PER SERVING SIZE103 kcal

Average prices may vary at the time of purchase

Protein and calories may vary depending on flavor

CriteriaRatings
Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Flavor★★★★☆ (4/5)
Taste Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Available Flavors★★★★★ (5/5)
Availability★★★★★ (5/5)
Price (A higher score means better value)★★★★☆ (4/5)

The MyProtein Impact Whey Protein Powder comes with 4.5g of BCAAs, which we like as it can reduce fatigue after a workout. These amino acids are great for muscle growth, too.

This protein powder comes in over 40 flavors! That’s a lot of choices if you are picky with the taste.

Although the options are convenient, the taste is a hit or miss. The speculoos and chocolate smooth flavors were popular with our team, but we did notice they were just too sweet even mixed with water.

We appreciate that it comes with an unflavored one, but we suggest mixing this with yogurt or oatmeal. It was a bit of a struggle to drink this one.

Additionally, we found this whey protein easy to blend. There isn’t any chalky taste, which is a plus!

MyProtein is also an affordable option compared to other whey proteins in Malaysia. But it has sucralose as an artificial sweetener, so that’s something to consider if you’re trying to avoid that.

We also noticed that this whey protein has some problems with label inaccuracy. That’s an issue some people have had because the nutrition facts on the package differ from the photos on MyProtein’s official online stores.

But this is a good option for those who want low-carb content. But again, that will depend on the flavor.

By the way, MyProtein sells some of the best protein bars we’ve tasted. That’s an additional intake if you need a tasty snack after a training session.

Pros

  • Comes in many flavors
  • Easy to blend
  • Affordable option
  • Good for low card content

Cons

  • Many flavors are too sweet
  • Includes artificial sweeteners
  • Has issues with label accuracy

Versatile flavors

“This, by far, is the best tasting protein powder I’ve come across. It is incredibly sweet like many customers say, but I tend to shake it up with a bit of water then add to my coffee or iced coffee…..let me just say it makes the most incredible cappuccino lol…and I don’t have to add additional sweetener. It’s probably the only way I’ll take protein powder. If I add it to a fruit smoothie, the protein creates an incredibly smooth texture as well. Almost like a soft gelato. Seriously. I’ve worked as a chef for about 20 years, so I enjoy using this in ways that make it exciting to take haha. Would definitely recommend!! – Michelle Y., Amazon Reviews

Reasonably priced

“Very reasonably priced. The flavor is great, without any weird chemical taste. Good as a shake, or additive to another meal.” – Ryan, Amazon Reviews

3. MuscleTech Nitro-Tech Ripped 

MuscleTech Nitro-Tech Ripped
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WHERE TO BUYLazada, Shopee
AVERAGE PRICERM347.04
PRICE PER SERVING SIZERM8
PRODUCT WEIGHT4 lbs
SERVING SIZE PER CONTAINER42 servings (1 scoop = 43 g)
GRAMS OF PROTEIN PER SERVING SIZE30 g
CALORIES PER SERVING SIZE160 kcal

Average prices may vary at the time of purchase

Protein and calories may vary depending on flavor

CriteriaRatings
Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Flavor★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Taste Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Available Flavors★★☆☆☆ (2/5)
Availability★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price (A higher score means better value)★★★★☆ (4/5)

MuscleTech is one of the most popular whey protein brands. We think this is good for people who want to gain protein while undergoing weight loss gym workouts.

We’re just going to start by saying that the MuscleTech Nitro-Tech Ripped whey protein is easy to digest. It does work great on my body, and some of my colleagues liked how their bodies responded to this as well.

It has limited flavors, though. There’s french vanilla swirl and chocolate fudge brownie.

So, if you get bored with drinking the same flavor every day, then that’s something to consider if you want to try this whey protein. On a good note, the taste is pretty delicious with milk.

It does come with a higher calorie count per serving, at 160 kcal. If that’s something you think is pretty high based on your diet, then this may bother you a bit.

It also has good mixability even without using a blender. We used just a standard water bottle and there were no clumps.

Another positive aspect we like is that it’s packed with 30g of protein! That’s a lot higher than most whey proteins on the market, which usually come with 20 to 25g.

But we noticed that this comes with a higher price tag. The directions say to drink this twice a day, and that will certainly make you finish this quickly!

Pros

  • Has high protein content
  • Easy to digest
  • Good mixability
  • Good for weight loss supplement

Cons

  • Has limited flavors
  • Has high calories per serving
  • More expensive

Good for weight management

“I was in the market for a protein that taste good and would help me with staying lean. First of all, this protein is disturbingly good! It’s honestly a treat to drink the protein, which is surprising that it’s supposed to help you stay lean. I can’t attest to whether it helps with weight control or staying lean, but I can say it helps with my recovery time for sure. 

Since I have started taking the protein, I recover faster and just love drinking this stuff because of the taste. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! This is my favorite protein I have ever had!” – Tim, Amazon Reviews

Tastes good

This does not taste like protein powder whatsoever. It taste really good. I was surprised my took the first sip cuz it tastes so good.” – Quintin Green, Amazon Reviews

4. Pharmanutri Vital Whey

Pharmanutri Vital Whey
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WHERE TO BUYLazada, Shopee
AVERAGE PRICE1 kg - RM86

2 kg - RM155

PRICE PER SERVING SIZE1 kg- RM2

2 kg - RM3

PRODUCT WEIGHT1 kg, 2 kg
SERVING SIZE PER CONTAINER1 kg - 33 servings (1 scoop = 30 g)

2 kg - 67 servings (1 scoop = 30 g)

GRAMS OF PROTEIN PER SERVING SIZE24 g
CALORIES PER SERVING SIZE111 kcal

Average prices may vary at the time of purchase

Protein and calories may vary depending on flavor

CriteriaRatings
Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Flavor★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Taste Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Available Flavors★★☆☆☆ (2/5)
Availability★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price⮕(A higher score means better value)★★★★☆ (4/5)

The main thing we like about Pharmanutri’s Vital Whey is that it’s halal-certified. It has no gelatin, so it’s safe to drink for Muslims.

It’s also gluten-free, which is great news for people with celiac disease. Honestly, we appreciate the benefits you can get from this whey protein.

Not to mention it’s affordable! A 2kg container will only cost you RM155 with 67 servings.

Additionally, we like the 24g of protein you can get from this inexpensive protein powder. That’s great for muscle recovery, so your body won’t feel too tired after an intense workout.

Moreover, we find this is a great option for people who are cutting or on diet plans. It only has 111 calories, which is less than what other protein powders in Malaysia have.

A minor drawback is that Vital Whey only comes in two flavors: rich chocolate and vanilla. That’s an issue for consumers who want to try out other whey proteins that are halal.

Another issue that we weren’t quite fond of is this is a thick drink. So I suggest adding more water unless you prefer a protein shake.

We also found it takes some time to mix. I recommend using a blender for this one or you’ll end up with clumps.

On a positive note, using a blender to mix Vital Whey can give it a milkshake texture. It will just take some time to get the right consistency.

Pros

  • Halal-certified
  • Gluten-free
  • Affordably priced
  • Has low calories

Cons

  • Limited flavors
  • Not easy to mix

Filling drink

“Nice to drink & taste creamy… very filling, can last for few hours and not feeling tired.” – Judson H., Lazada Reviews

Taste like a yummy milkshake

“I deeply appreciate the speedy delivery. The drink is so nice. I blended the drink and it comes out frothy like a chocolate milkshake. Tried the vanilla and it is nice but the chocolate is sublime for the chocolate lovers out there. Seller was very cooperative when I asked a lot of question. Tq.” – farahninakamil, Shopee Reviews

5. Rule 1 Whey Protein

Rule 1 Whey Protein
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WHERE TO BUYLazada, Shopee
AVERAGE PRICE1.93 lbs - RM189

5 lbs - RM379

PRICE PER SERVING SIZE1.93 lbs - RM0.05

5 lbs - RM0.06

PRODUCT WEIGHT1.93 lbs, 5 lbs
SERVING SIZE PER CONTAINER1.93 lbs - 38 servings

5 lbs - 76 servings

GRAMS OF PROTEIN PER SERVING SIZE30.4 g
CALORIES PER SERVING SIZE110 kcal

Average prices may vary at the time of purchase

Protein and calories may vary depending on flavor

CriteriaRatings
Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Flavor★★★★☆ (4/5)
Taste Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Available Flavors★★★★☆ (4/5)
Availability★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price (A higher score means better value)★★★★☆ (4/5)

We were pretty shocked at the label and ingredients of Rule 1 Whey Protein. In a good way, of course, that’s why we decided to include this as one of the best whey proteins in Malaysia.

This is gluten-free, making it celiac disease-friendly (except the cookies and cream flavor). Aside from that, this has no sugars, too.

However, it does contain acesulfame potassium. It’s an artificial sweetener, and people cutting that from their diet may need to stay away from it.

It also comes in a variety of flavors, which we appreciate. They taste good as well (no chalky texture), even the standard vanilla!

In addition, this whey protein mixes well with water and milk. You don’t need a blender with this, which we think is convenient.

Moreover, this is an affordable product. It’s one of the cheapest protein powders we have found in the Malaysian market.

Another positive aspect we noticed about the Rule 1 Whey Protein is it’s easy on the body, possibly due to the ingredients. My colleagues with sensitive stomachs didn’t feel bloated, which is a plus.

Overall, this is a good product for anyone looking to increase their protein intake. It doesn’t have a lot of fillers, too.

Pros

  • No filler ingredients
  • Comes in different flavors
  • Affordably-priced
  • Easy to blend
  • Easy on the stomach

Cons

  • Has artificial sweetener
  • Cookies and cream flavor contains gluten

Easy on the tummy

“This is the best all around protein I have ever used. Most protein supplements give me diarrhea . With Rule 1 this is never a issue. I have bought 20lbs so far. Until something comes along that’s better, this will be my go to protein” – David, Amazon Reviews

Versatile flavors

“Great product. Taste is great especially when coupled with fruit and almond milk!!” – Morgan, Amazon Reviews

6. Dymatize Elite 100% Whey Protein

Dymatize Elite 100% Whey Protein
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WHERE TO BUYProtein Lab Malaysia
AVERAGE PRICE5 lbs - RM180

10 lbs - RM348

PRICE PER SERVING SIZE5 lbs - RM1.41

10 lbs - RM1.96

PRODUCT WEIGHT5 lbs, 10 lbs
SERVING SIZE PER CONTAINER126 servings
GRAMS OF PROTEIN PER SERVING SIZE25 g
CALORIES PER SERVING SIZE140 kcal

Average prices may vary at the time of purchase

Protein and calories may vary depending on flavor

CriteriaRatings
Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Flavor★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Taste Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Available Flavors★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Availability★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Price (A higher score means better value)★★★★☆ (4/5)

The Dymatize Elite 100% Whey Protein is packed with 25g of protein, making it one of the best choices for gaining muscle and increasing strength.

Let’s not forget the BCAAs of 5.5g, which can decrease fatigue after a workout. We also like that it’s low in sugar, making it ideal for people with specific dietary needs.

We also like that this doesn’t clump when mixing. The texture is smooth and the taste is pretty good, especially the rich chocolate flavor.

But for some, it’s just too sweet. Although the chocolate flavor is tasty, it is sweeter than others when used with milk.

Sadly, it only comes in four flavors in Malaysia. That was disappointing since it tastes exactly what the flavor is, which not many whey proteins have achieved.

On the positive side, I found this whey protein is easy on the stomach. Just increase your fiber content to avoid constipation because some of my colleagues had that side effect.

Moreover, the Dymatize Elite 100% Whey Protein is gluten-free. It has also been tested for banned substances, making it safe to consume.

But one thing we noticed is how hard this is to get in Malaysia. We’re not sure if it’s just our luck or why this product is always sold out in the country.

But maybe that’s because people buy it because it has straightforward ingredients. If that’s the case, then we’ll consider that good news.

Pros

  • Gluten-free
  • Tested for banned substances
  • No clumping when mixing
  • Tasty flavors
  • Has a smooth texture

Cons

  • Limited flavors in Malaysia
  • Some flavors are too sweet
  • Some issues with constipation

Provides great results

“Great taste, and it also breaks down super easy when mixing. Been taking it for over a month in addition to my training. So far, I must say the results are good. Gaining strength and stamina with the added calories and getting mass, but leaner results unlike a traditional mass gainer. I will note the one think I like the most about this Whey, is I do not get bloated!” – Shelby Sukovaty, Amazon Reviews

Easy on the stomach

“there is nothing to dislike about this protein . the flavor is great , the taste is delicious , the texture is awesome and it does blend very well with milk and water . i tried so many proteins out there including top names in the market but no item came close to this one . very smooth on the stomach and no bloating or sick feelings after drinking a protein shake . go for this one and you will not be disappointed . trust me because i am very picky when it comes to my protein shake .APPROVED !! 5 stars all the way.” – Farid Toma, Amazon Reviews

7. Agym Nutrition Titan Whey

Agym Nutrition Titan Whey
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WHERE TO BUYAgym Nutrition, Lazada
AVERAGE PRICERM139 - RM169
PRICE PER SERVING SIZE1 kg - RM4

2.1 kg - RM2

PRODUCT WEIGHT1 kg, 2.1 kg
SERVING SIZE PER CONTAINER1 kg - 33 servings (1 scoop = 30 g)

2.1 kg - 70 servings (1 scoop = 30 g)

GRAMS OF PROTEIN PER SERVING SIZE22 g
CALORIES PER SERVING SIZE120 kcal

Average prices may vary at the time of purchase

Protein and calories may vary depending on flavor

CriteriaRatings
Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Flavor★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Taste Quality★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Available Flavors★★★★☆ (4/5)
Availability★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price (A higher score means better value)★★★★☆ (4/5)

If you want to maintain your lean muscle, Agym Nutrition Titan Whey can be one of your options. It can also promote muscle recovery, which we like as it can greatly help after an intense workout.

We also appreciate that this is halal-certified, which means the ingredients are allowed under Sharia law. We admire that because there aren’t a lot of halal whey proteins on the market.

It comes with 22g of protein, which can be low for those who need high protein intake. But for a dietary supplement, we think this is a no-frills product.

This is also relatively inexpensive for a 2.1kg pack. However, the recommended serving is two to three times daily, which means you’ll reach the bottom of the pack quickly if you follow it.

Moreover, Agym Nutrition recently changed the packaging of this from a tub. We’ve noticed some consumers encountered problems depending on how online sellers packed this.

That’s just us nitpicking since other whey proteins also come in the same pack. We were just perplexed at the sudden change in packaging.

On a good note, we love that this comes in various flavors. There’s chocolate, vanilla, mocha, mango (our favorite!), and even durian – unique, huh?

But we noticed a slightly artificial taste with Titan Whey, which isn’t a big deal for us, but some people might not like it. You also need a shaker bottle because mixing this isn’t easy.

Overall, this is a straightforward product. I admit other whey proteins have higher protein intake, but this is a pretty good halal supplement.

Pros

  • Halal-certified
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Good as a protein supplement
  • Has various flavors

Cons

  • Has an artificial aftertaste
  • Leaves clumps after mixing

Affordably priced

“My 2nd or 3rd time purchase this product. It works well and the price are very affordable compare to other brands.” – Anonymous, Shopee Reviews

Good taste

“Tasted good. Consumed as a post workout. Easy way to get protein.” – shazlinzawawi, Shopee Reviews

8. Lushprotein Better Whey Protein Powder

Lushprotein Better Whey Protein Powder
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WHERE TO BUYLazada, Shopee
AVERAGE PRICE500 g - RM91 - RM159

1 kg - RM159.90 - RM269

PRICE PER SERVING SIZE500 g - RM4.55

1 kg - RM3.97

PRODUCT WEIGHT500 g, 1 kg
SERVING SIZE PER CONTAINER500 g - 20 servings (2 scoops = 25 g)

1 kg - 40 servings (2 scoops = 25 g)

GRAMS OF PROTEIN PER SERVING SIZE20 g
CALORIES PER SERVING SIZE99 kcal (per 25 g)

Average prices may vary at the time of purchase

Protein and calories may vary depending on flavor

CriteriaRatings
Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Flavor★★★★☆ (4/5)
Taste Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Available Flavors★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Availability★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price (A higher score means better value)★★★★☆ (4/5)

Why did we include Lushprotein Better Whey Protein Powder on our list? It has an impressive list of ingredients that are clean and straightforward, making it one of our best protein powders in Malaysia.

It has no fillers or additives, which earns bonus points from us. Plus, it’s non-GMO, gluten-free, and has no sugars.

Did we not tell you it has clean ingredients? We believe this is a great option for people with strict dietary needs.

Additionally, it comes in six flavors: vanilla, cocoa dinosaur, teh tarik, matchawhey, honeydew, and an unflavored one. Let me just say that they taste good!

A common compliment we have is how this protein powder doesn’t taste too sweet. That’s probably because there is no artificial flavoring.

Moreover, we love the mixability of this one. There aren’t any clumps, and it goes down smoothly without any weird aftertaste.

Another positive aspect is this is a vegetarian-friendly protein powder. The whey in Lushprotein comes from grass-fed cows, and studies have shown that it’s better for the body and the environment.

Furthermore, you will consume 100% pure whey protein concentrate from this one. This is good for the body so you can efficiently absorb the protein.

We also think this is a great supplement because of the 20g of protein per serving. But this may not be for you if you need a higher daily gym protein intake.

We found an issue with the Lushprotein Better Whey Protein Powder: you will finish this quickly. You need two scoops per serving, so the cost will get higher in the future.

It’s also unfortunate that it only comes in two sizes. Hopefully, Lushprotein can add bigger sizes next time so consumers can save more money.

Pros

  • Made up of clean ingredients
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Good mixability
  • Yummy flavors

Cons

  • Doesn’t come in bigger sizes
  • Can get expensive

Easy to mix

“The only protein where a few shakes then dissolves everything. Very smooth texture and good flavour. Would definitely recommend.” – Ivan H., Reviews.io Reviews

Delicious flavors

“Previously, I have enjoyed your Teh Tarik flavour, and it was awesome. This time, I have decided to try Mango flavoured whey protein, and I totally love it. It is less sweet and mixes well with chill water. Keep up the good work LUSHPROTEIN team! Definitely will purchase again.” – Mohamed R., TrustSpot Reviews

9. One Shot Nutrition Performa Protein

One Shot Nutrition Performa Protein
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WHERE TO BUYOne Shot Nutrition, Lazada, Shopee
AVERAGE PRICERM79
PRICE PER SERVING SIZERM3
PRODUCT WEIGHT1 kg
SERVING SIZE PER CONTAINER26 servings (1 scoop = 39 g)
GRAMS OF PROTEIN PER SERVING SIZE26 g
CALORIES PER SERVING SIZE142 kcal

Average prices may vary at the time of purchase

Protein and calories may vary depending on flavor

CriteriaRatings
Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Flavor★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Taste Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Available Flavors★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Availability★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price (A higher score means better value)★★★★☆ (4/5)

The One Shot Nutrition Performa Protein is an affordable option in the Malaysian market. For a 1kg pack, you only need to spend RM79.

Plus, the One Shor Nutrition website usually has a sale if you purchase two items. You can slash 5% off, making it even more affordable.

This whey protein is a halal product as well. That’s good news for Muslim consumers who want to make protein shakes for the gym.

We like that a single serving comes packed with 25g of protein and 5.5g BCAAs. Those are pretty good for muscle growth training.

Moreover, this comes with clean ingredients, too. We were glad to find that there are no unnecessary fillers, making it good for the body to drink (or eat if you want to add this to your breakfast).

Do you want to know where the primary protein source comes from? It’s from New Zealand grass-fed cows, which means good quality protein.

It comes in four flavors only, which is limited if you’ll be drinking this for many years. But we like the coffee latte and milk tea, which are great for mornings and don’t taste artificial.

The mixability isn’t bad but also not good. We found some small lumps on our bottles, so we suggest using a shaker bottle for a better blend or your drink will be chalky.

Additionally, it’s easy to digest. It didn’t make me feel bloated after drinking, which is a good thing.

Lastly, the One Shot Nutrition Performa Protein unfortunately only comes in one size: 1kg. We hope the company can add other sizes in the future because many can finish this in a short amount of time.

Pros

  • Affordably-priced
  • Hala product
  • No unnecessary fillers
  • No artificial taste
  • Easy to digest

Cons

  • Limited flavors
  • Has some lumps after mixing
  • Only comes in one size

Flavors are delicious

“Ive tried chocolate & vanilla ice cream..the latter tastes so yummy and is my current fav..gonna try coffee latte next! I consume them before my workout and it does give me energy..i also take them after any intense vigorous workout or before bedtime.” – Anonymous, Shopee Reviews

Inexpensive product

“Such a cheap price for something with a high protein content 🫶🏼 Worth the money.” – anonymous, Shopee Reviews

10. MMX Metabolix Whey Protein

MMX Metabolix Whey Protein
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WHERE TO BUYNutrition Pro, Lazada, Shopee
AVERAGE PRICERM79
PRICE PER SERVING SIZERM3
PRODUCT WEIGHT1 kg
SERVING SIZE PER CONTAINER26 servings (1 scoop = 39 g)
GRAMS OF PROTEIN PER SERVING SIZE26 g
CALORIES PER SERVING SIZE142 kcal

Average prices may vary at the time of purchase

Protein and calories may vary depending on flavor

CriteriaRatings
Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Flavor★★☆☆☆ (3/5)
Taste Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Available Flavors★★☆☆☆ (3/5)
Availability★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price (A higher score means better value)★★★★☆ (4/5)

Last on our list is the MMX Metabolix Whey Protein. This powder is impressive because it comes with 27g of protein, which is higher than others on the Malaysian market.

In addition, this comes with around 6g of BCAAs, a standard daily recommendation for building muscle. It’s also good for muscle recovery, especially after an intense workout.

Moreover, we like the results this has given. This helps with burning fat and keeping lean muscle.

In fact, some people who have had this for years were happy at how this helps them keep their lean muscles. You should know this is a good mass gainer if that’s what you’re looking for.

Truthfully, we find this to be a fair price for such a high protein content. It also comes in a 5lb container with 57 servings.

Furthermore, this whey protein is halal-certified. So, that’s another positive aspect of this protein powder.

However, this comes with 160 calories. That’s pretty high, especially compared to other whey proteins in Malaysia.

Another drawback is the lack of flavor options. It only has three, and we noticed that two of them sell out fast!

It’s probably because they’re pretty tasty. They’re not the best out there but definitely not bad. 

Overall, we think the MMX Metabolix Whey Protein is a standard choice for muscle building. We just hope it will come in other sizes in the future.

Pros

  • Has high protein content
  • Halal-certified
  • Good for muscle-building
  • Fairly-priced

Cons

  • Limited flavors
  • Has high-calorie content
  • Comes in only one size

Good for gaining weight

“It’s always been hard for me to gain weight. Not anymore! Mass has done the trick. One serving a day has helped my put on 10lbs in a month!” – George C., Muscle Matabolix Reviews

Good halal supplement

“Well received with good packaging. My fav whey protein supplement. If consume for breakfast, can definitely stand the day until dawn, proven when I took it during Ramadhan. Tq” – nfazaini, Shopee Reviews

What to Consider When Buying Whey Protein

Here are the key factors you need to consider before buying whey protein:

1. Ingredients

When you’re shopping for whey protein, make sure to look at the ingredients. Whey protein should be at the start of the lineup, meaning that most of it make up the product.

You should also check the ingredients list if you have certain allergies or dietary needs. Some whey proteins will contain milk or nuts.

2. Types of Whey Proteins

Whey protein comes in three primary forms: whey protein concentrate, isolate, and hydrolysate.

  • Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC)

Whey Protein Concentrate contains less protein, carbs, and fat levels than the other kinds.

Its protein content depends on the product’s concentration—the less concentrated, the less the protein, whereas the higher the concentration, the higher the protein level.

But if you double the amount of whey concentrate, you will get the same protein content as whey isolate.

  • Whey Protein Isolate (WPI)

This is a more processed version of whey protein with all the fat, carbs, and lactose removed. Then, what’s left is 90% protein that can facilitate muscle building, maintenance, and recovery.

Whey isolate also has less lactose content, making it ideal for lactose-intolerant consumers.

  • Whey Protein Hydrolysate (WPH)

This is ideal for people who want to focus on muscle growth. Whey Protein Hydrolysate is the fastest absorbing out of the three main whey proteins.

In addition, it’s easier for the body to break down. The downside of this whey protein typically costs more than others.

3. Protein

A good-quality whey protein has 20g or more of protein content. The higher the protein level, the faster you can build muscles, reduce soreness and fatigue, and recover faster after running or training.

4. BCAA

BCAA refers to Branched Chain Amino Acids, essential for developing and preserving muscles, improving sports performance, and getting a ripped body. The recommended daily content of BCAA is 4 to 20g daily. 

5. Value for money

You want a whey protein that’s effective and safe to take. Apart from that, you also want one that gives you value for money.

Many whey protein products are available online at great prices. Some even come with freebies like protein shakers or t-shirts.

Availing of this will get you the most out of your money. Also, getting a bigger-sized whey protein will save you more than purchasing individual sachets.

6. Sugar Content

As much as possible, always pick a whey protein with an unsweetened flavour. As a result, there won’t be any additional unneeded sugar, which is healthier.

Some common artificial sweeteners are acesulfame potassium, sucralose, aspartame, and stevia extract. Look out for these ingredients if you’re trying t cut sugar out of your diet.

However, some people don’t mind the added sugar on flavored whey proteins because some unsweetened ones will still taste bitter.

7. Authentic products 

Be careful of scam products, as there are lots of them in Malaysia. Make sure to only buy from trusted manufacturers for an authentic product.

Ask the seller if you notice something suspicious about the whey protein, such as an unsealed product. Or better yet, find a different shop or product.

FAQ about Whey Proteins


That’s it for our review of the best whey protein in Malaysia! We hope you have found the right one for your body, lifestyle, goals, and budget.

Have you tried any of these whey proteins before? If so, you can share our experience by dropping us a message and we’ll respond to you as soon as we can!

Not yet ready to take the plunge with whey protein? You can check our review of the best multivitamins in Malaysia so you can keep a healthy body!

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