I've been using this whey protein isolate product for about 2 months. It is a solid product, often overlooked, that is due for a review.
I'm a simple guy and simple supplements are attractive to me. It is made up of whey protein isolate and less than 1% soy lecithin. Not to mention inexpensive. Personally, I like to know exactly what is going into my body and not taking the risk of ingesting something I have no clue about hiding behind a "proprietary blend." 1 scoop (28 grams) consists of 105 calories, 0.3 grams fat, 4mg cholesterol, 1 gram of sugar, 25 grams of protein, 125mg of calcium, 70 mg of phosphorus, 22mg of magnesium, 40 mg sodium, and 168 mg potassium. Along with the extensive list of amino acids I'm not going to type. I give the ingredient profile an A. No nonsense and effective.
Other whey protein supplements that I have used in the past have been muscle milk and Optimum nutrition's 100% whey. While both of these are solid supplements I believe NOW's whey protein isolate is just as good of a product without all the fillers. And the taste was tolerable. Essentially tasteless in coffee or milk but a slight bitterness in water. Compared to ON's 100% whey protein it is virtually tasteless. I like the taste of muscle milk more.
My diet was consistent while on this product. I am not going to bore you with my diet. I was training for a show and transitioning into high volume training (be sure to check out my log under the "supplement journals" section if you are interested in my training). This product could have a place in all my training.
I like this product because if I wanted to I could strategically use this product with other products such as concentrates, hydrolosates, etc. But I am not going to get that fancy with it just yet.
If anything, this product has helped me preserve muscle mass with proper sleep and real food. I had 10 or 15 grams a day in the morning and 20-30 grams after training sessions. It has worked just as well as other whey proteins on the market. It is a great value. I did not feel like it made a huge impact in my ability to recover faster because, again, recovery comes from sleep and real food.. this bears repeating. The mixing was okay, tolerable for me but a few "floaties" at the top, and I used a spoon, not a blender.
I lost around 15 pounds while using this product, it helped supplement my lifestyle in order for me to achieve the weight loss. It's just protein so no side effects.
I will use this product again. Affordable and effective.
- Muscle Preservation
- Good Value