A pricey, but solid experience.
Hey all! This is my first review on this site. I found this site while I was googling to check out reviews on another product. I just finished the 5lb tub of this thing a few days ago and thought I'll share my thoughts on it.
First off, there are two similar products from the same company. One is the 100% whey protein professional, and the other is the 100% whey protein professional LS(lightly sweetened).I find that, on this site,there is only the LS version and not the other one.I am writing this review for the 100% whey protein professional (Not LS).
Now, starting off, this is one of those products which I had absolutely no idea why I was buying, but had a decent experience using.The first thing that strikes you about the tub is the lid. It's almost like a mirror and I occasionally used it do my hair just before rushing off to the gym. Lol :D
Onto more relevant stuff now.
The main ingredient used is whey concentrate, with a mix of isolate as well.The label claims to have thrown in some extra key aminos and digestive enzymes which were (I am guessing) the tiny white particles in the powder. Something similar to the whey peptides in ON GS 100% whey.Anyways,these extra aminos are L-leucine, L-glutamine,taurine,dextrose.The digestive enzymes are bromelain,which is found in pineapples and is said to have anti-inflammatory effects, and papain, which is found in papayas and helps in breaking down meat fibres. It beats me why they put it, but am guessing it was to help digest the whey concentrate(for lactose intolerant people like me). It's got a 117 cals,14 of which from fat,3.8 g carbs,1.5 g sugars and 22g protein per scoop which I felt was decent.
This supplement comes in a ton of different flavours. I got the chocolate rocky road, which was fine and gave me a pleasant experience drinking it.It has that little bit of a smell of almonds and the chocolate,which was cool(particularly since I had a scoop of rocky road ice cream a few days before I bought this product) :).
For a whey conc. this product mixes really well.And by that I mean, no clumps,no sticky stuff on the edges.Just clean,smooth mixing,both in water and milk. There was a bit of foam from shaking it vigorously, but hey, it's a WPC.
Now,this is where this supplement takes a beating. The cost of the 5lb tub here in India is Rs.6600,(I am not converting it to $ 'coz the stocks vary frequently).There are 78 servings in the 5lb tub,again I am not going to calculate cost per serving owing to the swinging market.I was lucky I picked it up at a sale here at the Neulife store.You may not be lucky!!!!
Overall,taking into consideration all the above said factors and my results. I would say that using this product was a solid,satisfying experience.I am looking for fat loss.I am currently weighing 81 kg and standing at 24% BF.I stacked it with N.O Xplode and weight trained 5 days a week. This product has helped me recover amazingly well and also helped sustain muscle while helping me build some new one.However,lactose intolerant people may want to stay away from it since it's a WPC, and it may lead to bloating and gasses.
BOTTOMLINE: To sum it up, I would definitely say that this is one solid product and a good tasting one at that too. It's very pricey, for a WPC specially. The label may say that there are extra digestive enzymes and aminos, but to what extent they are going to help get rid of the gasses for the lactose intolerant(if that's what they are meant for), I am not sure of.
P.S: I forgot to mention this above, finish drinking your shake and immediately wash your shaker.Failure to do so may lead to a bit of stench.
Hope you find this useful.
- Good Recovery
- Fast Repair
- Tons Of Bcaas
- Builds Muscle
- Slight Stench If Not Washed Immediately
- Gasses If Milk Used
- Too Expensive