Best lactation protein powder for weight loss

Milk Dust - The Best Lactation Protein Powder for Weight Loss (yes, it works!)

Milk Dust lactation protein powder is the best protein powder on the market that actually helps you lose weight. You are of course skeptical, and probaby wondering exactly how Milk Dust can help you safely lose weight while breastfeeding, but as a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist and Certified Nutrition Coach, I recommend Milk Dust to any mother wanting to safely lose weight, while also protecting milk supply. As a mom of 4 boys, I have personally used Milk Dust on my weight loss journey while breastfeeding, and I wouldn't have been able to safely lose the baby weight so fast, without the help of the amazing nutrients, protein, vitamins and minerals. I had an abundant milk supply the whole time I was breastfeeding, and lost the weight successfully, even after my fourth baby (and I was much older!). 

Best protein powder for weight loss while breastfeeding

What is Milk Dust Lactation Protein Powder exactly?

Milk Dust is a uniquely formulated plant-based protein powder that increases milk supply, while also helping to cut sugar cravings for breastfeeding mothers. Milk Dust has one of the most unique protein blends for any of the plant-based protein powders on the market, with 16 grams of protein per scoop. The protein blend is comprised of pea protien, organic brown rice protein, chia seed protein, pumpkin seed protein and flax seed protein. Pea protein is the best plant-based protein because it provides all the essential amino acids that animal-based proteins provide. In addition to offering a clean, plant-based protein source for new moms, it also provides essential nutrients, natural ingredients, super foods and lactation herbs that are amazing for any breastfeeding mom. When you combine all of these amazing ingredients, without any artificial sweeteners, heavy metals, or common allergens like gluten, dairy and soy, it is a wonderful supplement to promote healthy milk supply and safe weight loss. 

A breasfeeding mom particulalry needs to stick to a breastfeeding protein powder that is free of artificial sweeteners (like Milk Dust), because other protein powders with whey, casein or soy can cause tummy issues in newborns who may have a lactose intolerance. Of all the protein supplements on the market for a breastfeeding mother, Milk Dust has the most comprehensive and diverse vegan protein powder blend. These organic ingredients consist of: 

Pea Protein Isolate: 

Pea protein isolate is a clean protein powder source that offers a complete amino acid profile. Pea protein isolate is particularly beneficial for a breastfeeding mama because it is rich in iron, builds and preserves lean muscle, and helps keep you full! I can't tell you how many breastfeeding mamas struggle with hunger, and pea protein is extremely beneficial for satiation. Most plant-based proteins consist of 1-3 blends, usually a pea protein with an organic rice protein, but Milk Dust has 5 different protein sources in the protein blend. This offers enough protein that is diverse in nutrients and benefits for your body. 

The Milk Dust Lactation Protein Blend: 

Organic Brown Rice Protein: 

Brown rice has many benefits for breastfeeding, and it can actually help increase milk supply. According to Babyment, "It is healthy to eat brown rice while you are breastfeeding. First, It has hormone stimulants which boost lactation. That can help increase the secretion of breast milk. Second, brown rice contains chemical that can prevent postnatal depression." The brown rice protein can help you achieve your healthy milk supply, while also helping you get in the proper nutrition. 

Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein:

Pumpkin seeds are particularly high in zinc, minerals and good fats that are an amazing superfood for lactation. Pumpkin seeds are also high in fiber and protein, which are a great way to feel full and nourished at the same time. 

Organic Chia Seed Protein

Chia seeds are also high in healthy fats, which are important to the quality of your breast milk supply. By offering various seed proteins, there's a wide variety or minerals and healthy fats to increase the nutrient-density of the protein blend. The more nutrients the better for lactation. Chia seeds are iron-rich foods, believed to promote breast milk supply and are also good calcium sources and protein sources along with fats – all of which are essential for breastfeeding mothers. 

Organic Flax Seed Protein: 

Flax seeds are super beneficial for milk supply. They contain phytoestrogens, meaning they have estrogenic properties that can help increase breast milk production. Flax seeds are known for their high content of heart-healthy omega-3 fats, fiber, and other unique plant compounds. Flax seeds have been linked to health benefits, such as improved digestion and a reduced risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.

This diverse blend of protein provides as much nutrients as possible, while also helping achieve the daily protein intake goal that is helpful for producing milk, feeling full and also losing the baby weight. 


How does Milk Dust help me lose weight?

Milk Dust has a specific blood sugar blend that helps regulate insulin levels and manage your blood sugar levels. It also provides essential nutrients that when deficient, can cause sugar cravings. The sugar-craving blend consists of cinnamon bark, turmeric, magnesium, zinc, L-methylfolate, Chromium and Vitamin B12. The B vitamins are all active, or methylated for better absorption. All of these ingredients have been used in studies to help treat blood sugar issues and diabetes, due to their ability to help balance blood sugar and reduce cravings. Specifically chromium and magnesium work together to help ensure those cravings are greatly reduced. No other lactation protein powder offers a blend like this. 

The Milk Dust Blood Sugar Blend: 

Chromium, according to numerous sources, "may be effective at improving the body's response to insulin or lowering blood sugar in those with diabetes. What's more, it may help reduce hunger, cravings and binge eating." Chromium is important in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates, another important role for achieving an ideal weight. It stimulates a correct balance of fatty acid and cholesterol synthesis, so that just the important fats needed for brain function, hormone balance, and cell membrane development are present in the right amounts. This is partly due to chromium aiding insulin’s action on fats and glucose metabolism. This is why chromium is included in the blood sugar blend to help prevent cravings in the best way possible. 

Cinnamon bark is another magical ingredient for decreasing insulin levels. One study showed that consuming 1 gram (g) of cinnamon extract daily for 12 weeks reduced fasting blood sugar levels and improved markers of oxidative stress in people with type 2 diabetes. Most mamas don't have diabetes, but the benefits on blood sugar levels still exist. 

L-Methylfolate is involved in a process called methylation, which is essential for a range of metabolic reactions in the body. These reactions can influence how your body uses and processes nutrients, including carbohydrates, which are a primary source of blood sugar (glucose). Proper methylation processes are important for overall metabolic function and blood sugar management. 

Vitamin B12 Some research suggests that vitamin B12 deficiency might be associated with insulin resistance, a condition in which the body's cells become less responsive to the effects of insulin, leading to elevated blood sugar levels. Ensuring adequate vitamin B12 levels might contribute to maintaining proper insulin sensitivity. Vitamin B12, along with other B-vitamins like folate, is involved in the metabolism of homocysteine. Elevated homocysteine levels are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and potentially impaired glucose metabolism.

Magnesium Magnesium is involved in insulin action and sensitivity. Insulin is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar by facilitating the uptake of glucose into cells. Magnesium helps insulin work more effectively, potentially improving the body's response to changes in blood sugar levels. Magnesium is involved in the metabolism of glucose (sugar) in the body. It helps enzymes that are responsible for the breakdown of glucose, allowing cells to utilize glucose for energy. Adequate magnesium levels may contribute to more efficient glucose metabolism.

Zinc is involved in various cellular signaling pathways that influence insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake. It's essential for the proper functioning of enzymes that play a role in glucose metabolism. Chronic inflammation can contribute to insulin resistance and impaired blood sugar control. Zinc has anti-inflammatory properties that may indirectly support better metabolic health.

These nutrients are really important during lactation and postpartum. Postnatal mamas have higher needs for specific nutrients, and without these, lots of cravings and hunger can result. By filling these nutrient needs, Milk Dust ensures that while breastfeeding, you have the specific nutrients you need to produce a healthy milk supply full of the right nutrients for your baby. 

Milk Dust helps stop the sugar cravings that can be so strong while breastfeeding because it meets the nutritional needs of a postpartum and breastfeeding mama, and it is a fantastic tool to add to your healthy diet, which will help you stick to your healthy diet. The cravings are wha can really detour your healthy diet goals, and stop you from losing the weight you want after pregnancy. It is a really good option to add to your morning routine, so you can start your day with a superfood smoothe or shake that dramatically increases your nutrition intake for the day. It is really hard to eat that many nutrients 


How does Milk Dust protect milk supply?

Milk Dust offers an extremely unique and hollistic blend of herbs, super foods and nutrients. Rather than using a supplement that is only fengureek, or just two ingredients, Milk Dust harnesses the power of some very strong lacation herbs, spices and vitamins that have science showing they can increase your milk supply. Here are the specific ingredients in the Milk Dust lactation blend that will increase your supply, and how they do it. 

Milk thistle: 

Milk thistle is widely used as a galactagogue, and there is a great study that reports a 32% increase in milk supply after mothers used it for 63 days. "Results:Women orally treated for 63 days with Silymarin showed a clear galactagogue role for the product with an increase of 85.94% of the daily milk production (placebo: +32.09%). No drop out, nor unwanted effects were reported in both groups. Compliance and tolerability were also very good…" This is great news, and shows the power of milk thistle for lactation. This is one of the main ingredients in the lactation blend. 

Organic Red Raspberry Leaf:

Red raspberry leaf doesn't have as much clinical backing on its own for milk supply specifically, but it is amazing in supporting overall hormonal health in women. In addition. red raspberry leaf when combined with other ingredients like fenugreek are shown to increase milk supply in this study. In addition to the lactation benefits, Vitamin B6, found in red raspberry leaves, is a fighter of all things PMS, including mood changes and irritability. In addition, B6 binds to estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, helping regulate these steroid hormones, reducing your risk of cancer. Lactation is a very hormonal-dependent process, so any ingredient that helps balance this process is going to benefit lactation. 

Brewer's Yeast: 

Brewer's yeast is one of the ingredients that has been used for centuries to increase lactation. This means that there are hundreds of years of anecdotal evidence to support its use. The studies illustrate that it is actually the nutritional enhancement brewer's yeast provides that increases milk supply. This is where Milk Dust differs than other lactation drinks, which I will go into, but Milk Dust also targets nutrients that help increase and support lactation as well. This study states, "Although studies in ruminants indicate that brewer's yeast might increase milk supply, the effect is attributed to improved nutrition (increases in vitamin B and chromium) rather than any specific effect on lactation." Overall, with the centuries of use and amazing nutrient qualities, it is an important part of the Milk Dust lactation protein blend. 

Fenugreek seed: 

Fenugreek has both anecdotal and evidence-based studies. This means that subjects reported an increase in milk supply based on their own experience when using fenugreek to increase milk supply. "In a US survey, of 122 mothers who used fenugreek as a galactogogue 43% thought it increased milk supply and 5% thought it decreased their milk supply" (study). In addition, fenugreek was included in an overall study of various herbs to increase lactation. "Shatavari, torbangun, fenugreek, milk thistle, and a Japanese herbal medication were the 5 herbal preparations studied. Five trials found an increase in breast milk production. "(study). My favorite study is this one, that shows fenugreek alone increased milk supply against a placebo. Any studies using a placebo are very helpful becuase the comparison shows the power of the product itself. "The NMA results of 4 studies indicated that consumption of fenugreek significantly increased amount of the produced breast milk [11.11, CI 95% 6.77, 15.46] versus placebo. " This is 4 studies, which shows the power of fenugreek alone, and why it is an essential part of the Milk Dust lactation blend. 

Fennel seed: 

Fennel seed is very similar to fenugreek, and it too has been shown to increase milk supply both anecdotally and in scientific studies. The International Journal of Pediatrics reports that, "Ten studies were included into review. Five studies showed the fennel alone or in herbal tea can increase breast milk and neonatal anthropometry." 10 studies is a lot, and those studies focused on fennel, showing the power of the ingredient by itself to increase lactation. 

How do I know Milk Dust is a safe lactation protein powder?

Milk Dust is third-party tested, manufacturered ihere in the USA, and tested for heavy metals. It is one of the safe protein powders on the market for breastfeeding mamas because it uses clean ingredients that are all non-GMO and mostly organic. I ensure that the nutritionals are exactly what they say on the label, by having a third party test the formula, and my manufacturers must provide certificate of analysis for all ingredients. Not many protein powders are third-party tested to ensure the supplement facts are correct, and protein powders aren't regulated by the FDA, so this is something that a company has to chose to do on their own. I also certified the product as Kosher, and was able to achieve a National Health Product License for sales in Canada. This is actually a rigorous process, and not just any formula or product can achieve an NPN. 

Milk Dust is certified safe by the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Product Directorate (NNHPD) of Health Canada

In order to obtain an NPN, you must submit the exact amounts of every ingredients, certificates from those suppliers, and the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Product Directorate (NNHPD) of Health Canada reviews every single ingredient in the formula for safety, efficacy and overall quality. 

Milk Dust achieved an NPN from the NNHPD and is determined safe, effective, and of high quality. This is a big deal, and verifies the safety of Milk Dust for consumption in the US. The US has much lower standards on products, where Canada strictly regulates any products in the health and wellness field. You can read more about the process, but it is strict and focused on only certifying products that are healthy and safe for consumers. 

I hope to pursue more certifications for Milk Dust, to ensure the highest qualities to our customers, and I know I still drink Milk Dust as a nutritional supplement and protein powder 1.5 years after breastfeeding. It is an amazing product that gives your body so much, and you can trust that there's a mom just like you behind the formulation.