Many of you may already know that I am a huge fan of the original Myofusion. For quite a while, it was my protein of choice. When Gaspari came out with this version enhanced with probiotics I was somewhat indifferent about this idea. I figured that was the same myofusion, but with an added benefit....
Many of you may already know that I am a huge fan of the original Myofusion. For quite a while, it was my protein of choice. When Gaspari came out with this version enhanced with probiotics I was somewhat indifferent about this idea. I figured that was the same myofusion, but with an added benefit. Nevertheless, I was disappointed by this product on several levels
Taste (8): The two pound tub comes in three flavors while the five pound tub comes in more varieties. The only flavor I tried was the milk chocolate and I found it to be acceptable. It was somewhat lacking in comparison to the original's chocolate flavor. I have not tried the other flavors some I cannot comment on those, my apologies.
Ingredient Profile (9):
Serving Size: 1 Rounded Scoop (39 Grams)
Servings Per Container: 58.2
Amount Per Serving
Calories - 150
Calories From Fat - 20
Total Fat - 2g
Saturated Fat - 1g
Trans Fat - 0g
Cholesterol - 50mg
Sodium - 220mg
Total Carbohydrate - 9g
Dietary Fiber - 1g
Sugars - 3g
Protein - 24g
Myofusion Pro Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Brown Rice Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Egg Albumin, Milk Protein Isolate, Partially Hydrolyzed Whey Protein), Taurine, Glucose Polymer, Cocoa Powder (Dutch Process), L-Glutamine, Nondairy Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium Caseinate, Mono- And Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Tocopherols), Dicalcium Phosphate, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Chloride, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Lecithin, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Lactase, GanedenBC (Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30 6086).
With the exception of the probiotics, it doesn't differ much from the original.
Value (4): A two pound tub is about 23-25 dollars. Seems cheap to some, but for the lack of effectiveness this product delivered, that is a bit unacceptable. A five pound tub will set you back roughly 44 dollars. If the product works for you, perhaps that is not the most expensive considering you get about 59 servings in the five pound quantity. In contrast, the lack of effectiveness that I received from this product makes that price much too high.
Quality (5): The general quality of this protein is poor in my opinion. The mixability and consistency were both weak points. There was never a time where I would prepare this shake and not have clumps of the protein stuck on the bottom of my shaker or swimming in the liquid undissolved. I would have to use a utensil just to ensure everything would get properly mixed in the shake without getting stuck on the bottom. In addition, the consistency of the shake would get excessively thick at times when I would use milk in efforts to improve taste. Using milk does indeed improve the taste and even helped a little in mixability. Though, the resulting thickness makes this shake somewhat difficult to drink even on an empty stomach. Never had these problems with the original, especially when milk was used.
Effectiveness (2): Here is where the real nuke on this product gets detonated. To be specific and analytical, I will list and describe each problem one by one.
1. Horrid Gas- I was blasting more farts than a fat guy at an all you can eat cheese buffet while on this crap. Almost every 5 minutes, I was smelling my own bran to the point where I would want to detach my own backside from my body and throw it away. You would not have wanted to be in the same room with me. You'd probably think you were in a SAW trap. Imagine this problem on your leg days. It was only after popping some Beano tabs that I was able to control this. This was the only instance where I was glad I wasn't in a relationship with a girl. Had I been, she would've left me in ten minutes tops. Here is how a conversation between me and a girl I just met would've sounded like had I engaged in one while on this:
"High Jessica (we'll use this name since it's common in my hometown) my name is *pffft*. You look very *pffft* pretty today. I enjoy long walks on the *pffft* beach, working out *pffft*, and learning about human *pffft* anatomy".
I think by this time she would just walk away.
2. Episodes of sudden "emergencies"- There were instances where the urge to evacuate would just arise out of nowhere. This happened a few times during my workouts and there is nothing more frustrating then having your workouts interrupted for such a reason. Thankfully, this never happened during squats. A couple of times, this happened in the middle of the night, interrupting my sleep at times.
3. Upset Stomach with other foods- I guess those probiotics don't like other foods. There were some periods in which eating regular food gave me a nauseous feeling almost to the point of vomiting. I never vomited but it was just a scary thought whenever I was eating a well balanced home cooked meal, only to have it upset my stomach.
Now some of you are probably thinking to yourselves, "well warmachine, maybe you over did it with the probiotics from the other sources?". Well my SR brethren, I thought this myself and decided to test this theory. I stopped consuming foods with probiotics (i. e yogurt and even some other shakes) and used myofusion PS as my only source. Unfortunately, the ill-effects continued, confirming that my body simply was not reacting well to this supplement whatsoever. To further support this, when I discontinued myofusion PS, the ill-effects
began to subside almost immediately.
Overall (4): I am a true believer in the "we all react differently fact". As such, I am giving this a four because I believe it has the potential, like all supplements, to work for others and benefit from the probiotics. I simply was not one of those users. I would recommend that if you have used the original myofusion, stick with it as long as you can still obtain it. If not, try a free sample of this stuff first before buying. Otherwise, I would recommend looking elsewhere.
- Regular Myofusion>>>>>>>>>probiotics Series
- Horrid Gas
- Upset Stomach
- It Is Expensive
- Shakes Are Thick
- Poor Mixability