Elo Smart Protein: how it works

Elo’s Smart Protein harnesses the power of wearable technology, individual biomarker data, and AI to create exactly the right protein recovery blend for you. Here’s everything you need to know about Smart Protein, including how we build your blend and why it can help accelerate post-workout recovery.

Protein powder is one of the most popular supplement choices for recreational gym-goers and elite athletes alike, and for good reason. Protein is a macronutrient that plays a vital role in tissue repair, strength, lean muscle mass, and post-workout recovery. 

While protein powders are convenient and easily accessible, not all of them are created equal. Many products on the market provide generic dosages, are not third-party tested, and

contain added sugars, artificial sweeteners, and contaminants that can be harmful to health

. Moreover, many protein products do not provide the right types of protein for optimal post-workout recovery. Elo Smart Protein - the world’s most personalized recovery protein product - addresses all these issues.

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Introducing Elo Smart Protein 

Elo Smart Protein is for exercise enthusiasts of any age–amateur and professional alike–who want to maximize post-workout recovery. Each blend is hand-mixed just for you, and offers a combination of highly bioavailable protein and functional ingredients, depending on your activity data, health goals, and dietary preferences. 

Unlike other personalized protein products, Elo Smart Protein draws data from your wearables and fitness apps to provide specific protein dosing recommendations after every workout. Moreover, we pair you with an

Elo Nutritionist

for ongoing in-app support and to help evolve your blend as your goals and needs change. 

Note: You must be 18 years of age, live in the United States, and have an iPhone to purchase Elo Smart Protein. 

How we personalize your Smart Protein blend

Everyone has different nutritional needs and health goals, so what works for you may not work for someone else. Elo Smart Protein is custom-made for your individual activity data and health goals.

Here’s how this product is personalized to fit your needs


  • Choose your favorite flavor and protein type.

  • Answer a questionnaire to help us get a better understanding of your goals.

  • Connect your wearables and workout apps to the Elo app. We assess your protein needs based on tracked workout data flowing into Apple Health from your wearables and workout apps.

  • Get custom boosts based on health goals and diet.

  • Receive real-time dosing reminders in the Elo app for every tracked workout.

Science behind Smart Protein

Consuming high-quality protein after a workout has been shown to improve recovery and muscle protein synthesis. Elo Smart Protein is backed by the latest science to help you recover faster and get the most out of every scoop. More specifically:

  • Your Elo Smart Protein blend is optimized to deliver the right amount of leucine and other amino acids after each workout. Research indicates that consuming 1-3 g of leucine after a workout is ideal for stimulating muscle protein synthesis and promoting recovery after exercise [



  • Protein dosing calculations are based on the duration and intensity of each workout. Longer, more intense exercise depletes more fuel, warranting a larger protein dose.

  • Functional ingredients boosts are added to Smart Protein blends for specific goals and indications, based on a proprietary analysis of over 3,500 peer-reviewed studies.

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What is smart dosing?

Smart Protein syncs with wearables and fitness apps such as Apple Watch, Peloton, Strava, Garmin, Tonal, Polar, Whoop, Nike Training Club, Apple Fitness and Orange Theory to provide specific dosing recommendations after every workout. 

Smart dosing recommendations are carefully calibrated based on the duration and intensity of your workout, your body weight, the contents of your blend, and the latest science on post-workout recovery. This way, you're never left guessing about how much protein you need and when. 

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How to get smart dosing recommendations via the Elo app.

  1. Connect. Sync your workout data to the Elo app via Apple Health and turn on notifications.

  2. Answer the questionnaire in the Elo App. Once you’ve synced your data, we ask a few simple questions about your health goals and dietary preferences to help determine the right protein formulation for you. 

  3. Get your custom protein. Once it’s ready, we ship your personalized protein blend straight to your door. 

  4. Workout. Track your workout using your wearable device or favorite fitness app. Once you’ve completed your workout, your custom protein dosing recommendation will appear in the Elo app. If you have notifications enabled, you will also receive push notifications from the Elo app.

What is in Smart Protein?

Each Smart Protein blend offers a combination of highly bioavailable protein (plant vs. whey), and functional ingredients (like




), depending on your individual workout data, dietary preferences and health goals.

Here is a brief breakdown of what is in Smart Protein:


  • Whey protein isolate. Our whey protein isolate is sourced from pasture-raised cows in New Zealand, non-GMO, and free of hormones and antibiotics. Each serving provides 24 g of highly bioavailable protein to help support muscle growth.

  • Pea protein isolate. Our pea protein isolate comes from non-GMO yellow peas in Belgium, and has no unwanted additives or toxins. Each serving provides 25 g protein and is specially formulated to minimize gas and bloating.


  • Carbohydrate complex. Our carbohydrate complex is a combination of oat starch and highly branched cyclic dextrin (a relatively new carbohydrate source that has been shown to increase performance and endurance) [




  • Each personalized Smart Protein blend also includes nutrient boosts such as electrolytes, amino acids, supergreens, probiotics, turmeric, collagen, a multivitamin and ashwagandha. Nutrient boosts are selected for you based on your health goals and nutrient gaps, and are based on a proprietary analysis of over 3,500 peer-reviewed studies.


  • Our flavoring options include Rich Chocolate, Madagascar Vanilla and plain. Chocolate and vanilla are stevia leaf extract-sweetened and non-GMO.

Each batch is verified with

3rd-party lab testing

for consistent quality you can trust. The result is a clean and delicious protein powder that digests easily to support your performance and health goals.

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How to make the most of your Smart Protein

To get the most out of your Smart Protein blend, make sure you take the following steps:

  • Sync the Elo app to your wearables and fitness apps, and track every workout to enable real-time protein dosing recommendations. 

  • Follow the dosing recommendations. Protein dosing recommendations vary from workout to workout depending on exercise duration and intensity. Longer, more intense workouts often warrant additional protein for optimal recovery.

  • Stay consistent. Smart Protein is designed to help you build muscle, recover faster, and avoid symptoms associated with poor recovery such as fatigue, achiness, and muscle soreness.The more often you follow protein dosing recommendations, the more likely you are to reap the benefits! 

Can I use Elo Smart Protein outside of training?

Elo Smart Protein was designed with recovery in mind, however, it can be used outside of training. Consuming adequate protein throughout the day has been shown to assist with appetite regulation, bone health, and preserving muscle as we age, as well as post-workout recovery [3-5]. Smart Protein can be blended into smoothies, oatmeal, pancake mix, chia pudding and more.

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How to blend a perfect recovery protein shake

We recommend blending your Smart Protein with water or adding it to your favorite smoothie. Smart Protein is intended to be a quick and easy way for you to get the protein you need after a workout.


Elo Smart Protein is a personalized protein powder that is designed for anyone who wants to further boost recovery and enhance performance. Unlike other custom protein products, Elo Smart Protein uses your goals, health history, workout data, and dietary preferences to craft the right protein blend for you and provide specific protein dosing recommendations after every workout. 

Smart Protein comes in whey or pea protein and may include functional ingredients to help you recover faster and to support your health goals. Furthermore, our Smart Protein is third-party tested, so you can feel confident that you’re getting a high-quality product you can trust. 

Disclaimer: The text, images, videos, and other media on this page are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to treat, diagnose or replace personalized medical care.

Key takeaways

  • Elo Smart Protein takes into account your goals, health history, activity data, and dietary preferences to formulate exactly the right blend for you.

  • The Elo app syncs with wearables and fitness apps to provide custom protein dosing recommendations based on the activity you just completed. This way, you're never left guessing about how much protein you need and when. 

  • Available in both whey protein isolate and plant-based pea, Elo Smart Protein also offers nutrient boosts like ashwagandha, turmeric, collagen, probiotics, electrolytes, amino acids, and supergreens depending on your dietary needs and health goals. 

  • Smart Protein undergoes rigorous third-party testing to ensure that what you see on the label is what you get.


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