I was privaleged enough to get this new protein made by MHP, as soon as it came out from a good buddy of mine that is a supplement distributor(thanx Orlando). I am a HUGE fan of Dymatize
proteins, and have been using them religiously for years. However, I got a tub of this for free so I figured what the hell, might as well give it a shot. To be completely honest, I must say I was pleasantly surprised by IsoFast50...
:Overview of Product/Product Claims:
-50 grams of 'Highly Anabolic Whey Protein
Isolate*Micronized Whey Protein
-Biohydrolized for ultra fast absorbtion(similar to Hydrowhey, but supposedly absorbs even quicker)
-Loaded with micronized BCAAs
, essential amino acids
-Helps prevent catabolic muscle wasting
Isofast50 is a microparticulated whey protein
isolate, which essentially means, the protein particle size is smaller than typical isolates, which allows for faster absorption and greater release of free amino acids
It also includes a nice digestive
enzyme matrix which also allows for better/quicker absorption.
I could not find an actual Amino profile for this protein, which was slightly disappointing.
I got the vanilla flavor, and there is nothing really bad I can say about it. It tasted like a quality vanilla protein. It was not too overpowering and definitely was not bland. When mixed with water it is pretty good, but nothing to write home about. When mixed with milk it was extremely tasty. Overall, it was very easy to mix and was smooth and enjoyable.
As most of you know, it can be a bit tough to gauge the 'realistic' effectiveness of protein supplements, but I actually felt noticeable differences between IsoFast50 and the other proteins I have tried in the recent past. Recovery
was up slightly while using IsoFast50, but the most noticeable difference was the absorption/digestibilty. In terms of absorption/digestibility, compared to my beloved Dymatize
Whey Isolate, IsoFast50 is superior in my honest opinion. Dymatize
gives me slight utilization problems(ie. gas/gurgly stomach), nothing serious, but nonetheless noticeable. IsoFast50 on the other hand, seemed to be utilized much better and sat in my stomach very nicely, without any adverse feelings whatsoever. As I said before, a slight increase in recovery
was noted, but nothing out of this world.
22servings at 50grams per serving(44servings at 25grams) for around $40. Comes out around $1 per serving, not great, but not bad either.
To me this is pretty reasonable, especially considering the quality of this protein. When compared to its closest competitor, Hydrowhey, it is sooo much cheaper per serving.
Hydrowhey- 40servings at 30grams per for about $55
Overall, I would say IsoFast is a pretty decent value.
Initially I was skeptical about this protein, but it was a nice surprise and was very effective. It has a great profile, with micronized BCAAs
, and a highly absorbable, quality protein source. Its definitely worth giving a try if you are looking for something new.