The Best Grass-Fed Whey
Sourced the Right Whey
Taste the difference when you make AGN Roots certified grass-fed whey part of your nutrition regime. Naturally light and loaded with protein and beneficial macronutrients, AGN Roots whey protein isolate is the ONLY "Entire Life on Pasture" Certified grass-fed whey. Sourced from small herds maintained on independently owned family farms in the southeastern coastal grassland of Ireland, AGN Roots' whey is the only product of its kind on the ASPCA Shop With Your Heart Certified Brand list.
ASPCA's Shop-With-Your-Heart Certified Brand List
Last but certainly not least, we're the ONLY whey protein brand on the ASPCA's Shop With Your Heart Certified Brand List. We care deeply about the cows we depend upon, so we've pursued partner relationships with milk producers whose animal welfare policies are top-notch. We only support humane farming practices, so every time you buy AGN Roots certified grass-fed whey, you make a positive difference. What a good feeling!
The Fresian Jersey Cross Advantage
Most whey protein in the U.S.A. comes from the milk of Holstein cows bred for quantity. At AGN Roots, our whey originates from milk produced by Fresian Jersey crosses instead bred for quality—and you'll notice the difference immediately. Fresian Jersey crosses produce the best milk, butter, and cheese on the planet, and now they also create the greatest whey in the world. We're sure that once you taste our certified grass-fed whey, you'll never want to consume plastic tub whey again. A customer put it like this - "this whey is like having fresh-squeezed orange juice after a lifetime of drinking Tropicana".
Happy Cows Make the Highest Quality Milk
We care about cows—they're the real stars in this dairy-centric story. The family farmers we partner with, in southeastern Ireland, put their cows out to pasture from birth, so they eat lush green grass all year long. Every head of cattle from each herd has an "Entire Life on Pasture" certification. The grass-fed milk they produce is rBGH & rBST-free (hormone-free), non-GMO, and dense with naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, and the most beneficial amino acids.
Cold-Processed & Undenatured Processing ONLY
We use low-temperature processing, which includes VAT Pasteurization, < 95°F Curdling, and low-temperature spray drying to turn this fantastic milk into the AGN Roots Grass-fed whey protein powder we love! The result is a product containing the purest source of nutrient-rich protein with nothing to hide in terms of harsh flavor systems (or "natural flavor" or "proprietary protein blend" loop-holes), gums, sugars (refined or otherwise), or soy.
Easy to Mix and Use
You'll love the light and fluffy texture of our product. Our whey passes through micro-mesh screens (100-125 microns) using a traditional cold-processing technique to produce a powder full of vital amino acids, branched-chain amino acids, conjugated linoleic acids, and cysteine, to provide higher glutathione naturally. You won't find any artificial flavors or sweeteners in our whey, but you will notice an attractive golden hue caused by naturally occurring beta carotene. We designed our whey with non-GMO sunflower lecithin such that a blender (mechanical denaturation) is not necessary. Remember, if you make foam, the 3rd & 4th structures of the protein are most likely damaged (denatured). Tip: Stir into solution, then add any blended nutrients.
Whey with Lowest Heavy Metals
Because they live in such fabulous natural surroundings, the cows on our partner farms produce milk with almost no heavy metal content. You won't find nitrogen-based chemicals, pesticides, or artificial fertilizers in the sustainable pastures they graze. In fact, according to independent tests, our whey contains the lowest concentration of heavy metals of any grass-fed whey we've found that discloses results on the market! Compared to the massive list of Prop 65 (specific to CA state mandates) offenders consistently riding the line, batch after batch of AGN Roots is always ahead of the pack. Tip: Google - "Brand Name [insert brand name] followed by [Proposition 65]."
Our entire supply chain is environmentally friendly. Even our flexible packaging moves around the world at a carbon efficiency rate of 16 times lower than a rigid plastic tub. When it comes to Ireland, over 90% of the food and drink designated for export are sourced from verified Origin Green members with farm accreditations provided to ISO 17065 and the PAS 2050 (carbon emissions) independently verified by international audit teams. AGN Roots Grass-Fed Whey is sourced entirely through a supply chain consisting of Origin Green members. So What is Origin Green?
A Greener World Certified
We source every drop of milk used to create AGN Roots grass-fed whey from farms certified as Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World. We're the very first whey protein isolate producer in the world to reach the standards set by AGW to claim Animal Welfare Approved Protein Powder. AGW only gives this award to products made with milk from cows who've spent their entire lives living on natural pastures, humane & passionate treatment, no tail docking, with lines of sight to bedding, water, food, shelter, and one another!
Certified with Informed-Sport
AGN Roots whey is the only grass-fed unflavored whey certified by LGC Sport Science's Informed Choice and Informed-Sport certification program. We use third-party labs to test every single batch of AGN Roots. If you're an athlete, that means you can add our whey to your protein shakes without worrying about testing positive for banned substances at any event in the future. Simply put, our product is what our label claims it to be.
Free 2-Day Shipping - Continental USA
Your order should arrive in 2-3 business days for the Continental USA. If free 2-day shipping is not appearing as an option during your check out process, this usually means the carriers covering that area are not able to commit to this shipping speed. In this case, only free-standard shipping is available.
Free Standard Shipping - Alaska and Hawaii Only
Your order should arrive in 5-7 business days.
*Business days refer to Monday - Friday and excludes weekends and holidays
The Best Grass-Fed Whey Isolate
A Greener World (AGW) is the assurance body that certifies our farms as "Animal-Welfare Approved." Their ISO/IEC Guide 17065 accreditation guarantees independence and impartiality AGW certifies only independent farms. It is 100% free to farmers: AGW has no financial incentive in certification, resulting in an unrivaled level of independence in auditing.
The Truly Grass-fed Co-Op
AGN Roots Grass-fed Whey starts as the world's most nutritious grass-fed milk from cows on family farms that are members of the Truly Grass-fed Co-op.
To Learn More: Ireland's Truly Grass-Fed Co-op
Animal Welfare Approved Certification by AGW
The Animal Welfare Approved seal from AGW allows AGN Roots to assure customers that -
- - Our Whey comes from animals raised outdoors on pasture or range for their entire lives.
- - Our Whey comes from sustainable, independently owned farms.
- - Our Whey comes from genuinely sustainable farms practicing the highest-welfare farming practices.
The Animal Welfare Approved seal is the only label in the U.S. to require auditing and demonstrates our farmer's commitment to the care of their animals, the land, and the local community.
A Greener World is the only accreditation body that offers an "entire-life" based Animal Welfare Certification. Our farmers have a humane and conscientious bond with their animals. When taking AGN Roots Grass-fed Whey, you are supporting animals, farms, and the planet. It's amazing that Nutrition "Sourced the Right Whey" can produce this much support!
Our Animal Welfare Certification Assures Our Animals -
- - Always have access to clean and fresh water.
- - Always have continuous outdoor access to unpolluted pastures, which is sadly a widespread farming practice with farms that rely on liquid manure to fertilize soils.
- - Are always handled calmly and consistently, not exposed to loud noises or any quick movements. By design, even the chutes minimize stress and promote healthy normal breathing rhythms during transport from pasture to shelter and vice versa.
- - Always (when inside due to harsh weather) have full access to lying areas, loafing areas, natural light, and feeding areas with space to fulfill their behavioral needs and desires – FREEDOM!
- - Always have a line of sight and access to each other, their food, and their water to assure physiological well-being.
- - Always have ample bedding 100% free of any chemical treatment to ensure comfort.
To Learn More: A Greener World's Animal Welfare Certification
At AGN Roots, we wholeheartedly believe that the best milk is a byproduct of treating our animals as loved ones and providing what is needed to stay happy and healthy!