FAQs

Can I take NorCal Organic Whey if I am pregnant?

January 01 2014

NorCal Organic Whey is pasteurized and is considered safe for use by pregnant women. We recommend you speak with your pediatrician before taking any supplements.

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If I am lactose intolerant, can I use NorCal Organic Whey?

January 01 2014

There are 1.07 grams of lactose in each 25 gram serving of NorCal Organic Whey. This amount of lactose is comparable to the amount of lactose in hard cheeses.

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What is the serving size?

January 01 2014

One serving size is 5 tablespoons or 25 grams. This provides you with 21 grams of protein per serving.

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Is NorCal Organic Whey acid treated?

January 01 2014

NorCal Organic Whey is not processed using any acids or bleaches.

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Is NorCal Organic Whey rBGH/rBST free?

January 01 2014

Yes, these cows are not injected with milk-producing hormones, and their diet is free of pesticides, chemical additives, antibiotics or GMO ingredients.

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Is NorCal Organic Whey gluten free?

January 01 2014

Yes, independent third party laboratory testing has shown that NorCal Organic Whey is gluten-free.

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Is NorCal Organic Whey soy free?

January 01 2014

Yes, NorCal Organic Whey is soy free.

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Where does NorCal Organic Whey come from?

January 01 2014

NorCal Organic Whey comes exclusively from Northern California family farms. NorCal Organic Whey is derived from the organic milk of grass-fed Jersey cows. The cows are raised without hormones, antibiotics, steroids, or genetically modified feed (GMO), and the climate of Northern California allows the cows to graze on pasture an average of 300+ days per year.

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Is NorCal Organic Whey organic?

January 01 2014

Yes, NorCal Organic Whey is USDA certified organic.

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Why should I choose NorCal Organic Whey over other organic whey protein brands?

January 01 2014

The choice is up to you, but NorCal Organic Whey is the only organic whey protein that:

  • is Non-GMO Project Verified (our cows do not ever receive any GMO feed, we support testing and awareness for GMO ingredients);
  • is American Humane Association certified (our farmers take care of their cows);
  • tells you where our whey comes from (we are proud to work with a handful of family farms in Northern California);
  • third-party tests all our ingredient and nutrition claims, and microbial safety analysis before and after packaging;
  • is soy-free; and
  • we were founded by a registered dietitian and passionate supporter of local and organic agriculture.

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What is the difference between whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate?

January 01 2014

NorCal Organic Whey is a whey protein concentrate because the extra heat and processing required to create an isolate would denature the protein and cause the loss of valuable co-factors and omega-3 fatty acids naturally present in NorCal Organic Whey. There is no organic whey protein isolate available on the market.

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Is NorCal Organic Whey Raw?

January 01 2014

NorCal Organic Whey begins as fresh raw milk from grass-fed cows and is then low-temperature pasteurized in accordance with FDA regulations. In fact, there are no whey proteins that are legally sold that are unpasteurized or raw.

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Does NorCal Organic Whey contain soy lecithin?

January 01 2014

NorCal Organic Whey is soy-free. NorCal Organic Whey uses less than 1% organic sunflower lecithin, and NorCal Organic Classic Whey contains no lecithin and is 100% organic whey protein.

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What's the difference between NorCal Organic Whey and NorCal Organic Classic Whey?

January 01 2014

NorCal Organic Whey contain a very small amount of organic sunflower lecithin while NorCal Organic Classic Whey does not. Lecithin aids mixing with a spoon or mixer bottle, but when using a blender, there isn't a noticeable difference.

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Is this 100% organic and also is it 100% soy free i have read some of your answers and i'm not sure what's in this product

December 18 2013

Hello Hoppy, None of our products contain any soy, and are a better value than other brands on the market that claim they are raw.

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Does NorCal Organic Whey ship internationally?

December 01 2013

Unfortunately, at this time, we do not offer international shipping. We currently sell in Canada on Amazon.ca and www.sourceorganicwhey.ca, and recommend www.shipito.com for other international orders.

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What is the delivery/shipping time for NorCal Organic Whey?

December 01 2013

Typically, delivery is made in 3-5 days from the order date.

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Does NorCal Organic Whey provide samples?

December 01 2013

NorCal Organic Whey does not provide samples, due to the high volume of requests.

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How should NorCal Organic Whey be stored once it is opened, and what’s its shelf life?

December 01 2013

NorCal Organic Whey is best stored in a cool dry place in its original packaging. NorCal Organic Whey can be safely consumed up to two years after the production date listed on the package.

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Why doesn’t NorCal Organic Whey add any fillers, sweeteners or flavors?

December 01 2013

High quality whey protein doesn’t need any added flavors or sweeteners to taste good. NorCal Organic Whey tastes delicious and creamy just by itself. NorCal Organic Whey provides the flexibility to flavor and sweeten to personal taste and lends itself well to making shakes, protein bars, or baking.

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