I tried Amplify XL
due to being pleased with other PMD
(NDS) Products such as Arsenal X and Platinum Pump Fuel
This is an excellent Whey Protein
. The problem I have with it, is comparative value. This product contains 60g per serving, with 45g of Protein per serving. Being at 75% Purity, this is a really good protein, however, a cheaper brand like Optimum
Nutrition is just as good.
Amplify XL tastes very good, however what I believe were the Flaxseeds were a bit disturbing. When mixing protein, most people want it as smooth as can be. However the Flaxseeds obviously won't dissipate as you shake, so you are left with a feeling when drinking the protein that it isn't quite mixed all the way. I know it's just perception, but I don't like chunks in my protein.
I used the Chocolate Caramel Flavor, and it wasn't much different in taste than regular Chocolate Whey. It is very comparable in taste to Optimum
I just finished my tub of Amplify XL
, and while I was pleased with the supplements' overall performance, I wasn't necessarily blown away in comparison to ON Whey. I suppose given the inclusion of BCAA
's, Amplify XL
would compare to ON HydroWhey, however with a bit higher price tag. I am not one to complain about paying a bit more for supplements if they are worth the increase in price, however when the results are the same, I don't see the point in even spending a nickel more.
Basically, it comes down to price for me. If Amplify XL
and ON HydroWhey were the same price, I would probably go with Amplify XL
. However, due to the cheaper price tag, I believe I will be switching back to ON for my Protein Products.