Daily Protein High Clear is a unique Japan brand with a broad range of protein-based products. They are best known for their extensive range of light and fruity whey protein flavors which include Okinawa coral powder with over 74 trace minerals. In addition to soy stevia proteins, they also have mixed WPC / WPI as well as WPC / Soy powders, various fortified diet proteins, protein bars, and hot cake protein mixes. There’s also a small range of support supplements such as BCCAs and EAAs. Read more for the details and a taste of originality.
About Daily Protein High Clear
Daily Protein High Clear is a protein brand manufacturer by F-Assist Co. Ltd. – an OEM or ‘Original Equipment Manufacturer’ for protein-based products. Their focus in small batch, hand manufacturing. They have a cross-spectrum team to formulate protein concepts and branding for their clients.
F-Assist Co. Ltd. was founded in 2007 and they’re based in Sendai City – Miyage Prefecture north of Tokyo. They co-operate with Miyagi Prefecture Social Welfare Corporation to maximize employment opportunities for disabled people.
Where to Buy High Clear Protein-based Products
High Clear has their own website and online store, but only in the Japanese language. You may be able to enter your name in Katakana script only, but all information should be entered in Japanese. On the website you can use coupons or discount points if you register.
Payments options are credit cards and convenience store payments at 7-Eleven, Lawson, Ministop, FamilyMart, and Seicomart. Delivery takes between 1 to 3 days. Orders over ￥9 000 are free via Japan Post and Yu-Pack services. You cannot select a delivery day or time.
You can also use their storefront page on amazon.co.jp. Amazon tends to only have a limited range of popular products and shipping can take up to a week. Alternatively, there’s Rakuten or Yahoo Shopping. The Rakuten store is basically the same as the High Clear website, and so too is Yahoo Geocities Shopping.
Sweeteners and Additives
High Clear proteins used to rely almost exclusive on artificial high-intensity sweeteners, while plain flavors have always been sweetener-free. Recently, however, products exclusively using stevia are on the rise.
Artificial or synthetic sweeteners used are usually one of the following or a combination thereof: sucralose, aspartame, L-phenylalanine, and/or acesulfame K:
Natural, unflavored, and plain flavors have no sweeteners added:
[ ナチュラル / 味付け無し / プレーン ].
High Clear Protein Powders Using Stevia – ステビア:
All the above protein powders exclusively use stevia as a sweetener, therefore, there are no synthetic or artificial sweeteners added.
* Weight Down Charcoal series uses artificial sweeteners.
* Weight Down Mac series uses artificial sweeteners.
+ Gohan-to-Issho Soy series is unsweetened.
Best of High Clear’s Unique Protein Products
Compared to other made in Japan protein brands, High Clear sets its self apart for its unique and customized protein products. These also include a protein and vitamin enriched corn soup and a similar miso soup. Their signature mark, however, are their protein powders with Okinawa coral powder for natural vitamin and mineral fortification.
WPI / WPC Mixed Protein
Lemon Flavor: Protein 18.1g – 51% WPI, 49% WPC, fat 0.6g, carbs 4g, Okinawa coral, Trehalose, sucralose. Energy 91.8kcal, protein 18.1g, fat 0.6g, carbs 4.0g, salt 0.05g.
Mixed WPI and WPC protein powders are not that common with Japan made brands. Additional cocoa, peach, and yogurt flavors don’t use Trehalose, but mixtures of the various artificial sweeteners. The plain flavor is additive-free with almost identical nutritional values. Mixed WPI / WPC can be used in a pre-workout protein shake.
High Clear Grass-Fed Whey Protein 100
Coconut sugar café latte flavor: Whey protein, coconut nectar, instant coffee, fossil coral calcium, lactic acid bacteria. Energy 116kcal, protein 15.6g, fat 1.2g, carbohydrates 10.6g, salt 0.09g
High Clear’s Grass Fed Whey protein is a welcomed addition to the field. A grass fed whey fortified with natural vitamins and minerals is not so easy to come by. Natural flavors include cocoa, Hojicha, and macha which all contain stevia and the plain flavor is sweetener free. The whey is sourced from Australia.
High Clear Mach Black Weight Down Protein
Profile: Whey protein, soy protein, indigestible dextrin, Okinawa coral charcoal powder, sucralose, aspartame/L-phenylalanine compound. Energy 80.80kcal, protein 14.86g, fat 0.75g, carbs 7.5g, salt 0.03g.
Weight Down Mach Black has been a particularly well-received protein. It’s a unique blend of soy protein, whey protein, insoluble dextrin, and Shinshu Ina Akamatsu red pine tree charcoal. Dextrin is a type of fiber that can suppress fat absorption while increasing mineral uptake. Ina Akamatsu charcoal also has weight control properties. There is no plain flavor and all flavors use synthetic sweeteners.
Weight Down Japan Hybrid Protein Series
Nutrition: Energy 87kcal, protein 14.8g, fat 1.0g, carbs: 7.1g, sugar 2.3g, dietary fiber 5.0g, salt 0.4g.
This Weight Down Japan Hybrid series is also a combination of whey protein and non-GMO soy protein powder together with insoluble dextrin for weight loss support. It has the same level of natural vitamin and mineral fortification with Okinawa coral. The flavor are all sweetened with stevia and there are is no synthetic sweetener added.
High Clear Stevia Soy Series
Nutrition: Energy 94.5kcal, protein 16.8g, fat 1.0g, carbs 4.7g, salt 0.6g, Okinawa coral minerals and vitamins.
All these Daily Protein Soy proteins are made from non-GMO soy isolate. The sweetener used is stevia and there are 11 flavors plus a plain version with no stevia. This is probably the best range of artificial sweetener-free non-GMO soy proteins in Japan. The High Clear website is the best place for an up-to-date flavor choice.
High Clear Mini Protein Bars
One Sachet: Energy 148kcal, protein 10.8g, fat 7.5g, carbs 9.9g, salt 0.19g, calcium180.0mg, VA 180μg, VD 1.83μg, VE 2.67mg, VB1 0.37mg, VB2 0.37mg, niacin 3.67mg, VB6 0.33mg, folic acid 73.3μg, VB12 0.8μg, pantothenic acid 2.2mg, VC 29.3mg.
There are three flavors namely, strawberry, macha, choco, and two mini bars in a sachet and 12 sachets in one purchase pack. Some notable ingredients are egg, dextrin, trehalose, shortening, and almond powder.
High Clear Whey Protein Hot Cake Mix
Ingredients: Wheat flour, sugar, corn flour, glucose, powdered skim milk, egg white powder, salt, protein concentrate (milk protein), inulin, glucose, fossil coral calcium, lactic acid bacteria, dextrin/baking powder, polysaccharide thickener, flavoring, coloring, gelatin.
Such protein breakfast foods are hard to come by, and these High Clear Hot Cake Mixes are generally well-liked. There are three sachets in a pack, each of 160g. An 80g serving contains 274kcal, 10.6g protein, 1.5g fat, 57.2 carbs, 3.2g fiber, and 1.4g salt. The flavors are plain, chocolate, and strawberry.