GNC AMP Pure Isolate is a whey protein powder manufactured by GNC. It is designed to support muscle growth and repair, as well as athletic strength and performance.
The product contains 25g of whey isolate, which is thought to be one of the purest forms of protein on the market – the GNC website describes it as “an ultra-clean option”. GNC AMP Pure Isolate also features 5g of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), 5g of carbohydrates, 1g of sugar and 0.5g of fat.
The product is – or has been – sold in five flavors: “Vanilla Custard”, “Chocolate Frosting”, “Cookies and Cream”, “Strawberry” and “Chocolate Lava Cake”.
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Pure and simple, a protein supplement to add to your arsenal. I used this to help fill out my daily wants (yep not just needs), while I was rehabbing and trying to maintain my weight.
Hello all, I am a 46 year old who likes to try things out. Due to having a bounty and Clipper asking if this would work I gave it a try. Everyone needs to have a little protein on the shelf right. My workouts where pretty scattered as I am trying to rehab a back, so that I can get back to it. I maintained my weight for the most part and still worked out at least 3 times per week while running this. I used it as an add in for my smoothies as well as some flavored drinks during the day when I wanted to. I didn’t use this everyday so it lasted a long time. Still very nice to have on the counter for when I wanted a little treat.
So let us look under the hood of this GNC Pure Isolate powder. Here is a short breakdown of ingredients: Serving size is 32 grams: Calories = 120 Total fat = 1.5 grams Cholesterol = 5mg’s Total Carbohydrate = 3 grams Total Sugars = 1 gram Protein = 25 grams Calcium = 100mg Sodium = 100mg Potassium = 160mg So for me I like to look at how things add up. Here we have 78% protein per scoop which I think is good. If you add up the fats and carbs and protein you get 29.5 grams of stuff per 32 gram serving (yes I didn’t add the mg stuff, it is ok for how I think). This basically gives you 2 grams of flavor and or filler, which again leads to a pretty clean profile. I think companies are finally realizing that we know how to use calculators and have cleaned up their acts. I still remember some off brand profiles that would be as low as 60% protein per scoop. (no I can’t remember the brands as once I started looking at it I stopped buying them. Which for me has been years……) This is what is seems to be, unless I am missing something. A very clean profiled Whey Isolate. I really liked this product and how it worked for me. The label is pretty clear as well, so I have to say that GNC did a good job on this one. —-Taste/Mix-ability/Dosing—- I received the vanilla custard flavor and found it sweet and enjoyable. I honestly haven’t bought a vanilla flavored protein in years so it was an interesting change up. I actually would buy this flavor as it was good as a stand alone and when I mixed it in with my smoothies or other drinks. I found that this mixed really easy in a shaker bottle. I used between 6 and 14 ounces of water (they suggest 6 ounces) all of which worked great. Obviously the flavor changed a little depending on water. I ended up using 10 to 12 most of the time. This is a fine protein powder that seems pretty clean with how easy it blended. They suggest 1 to 2 servings per day, however it is a supplement. Which means you can use it as you see fit. Even though I liked the taste I still didn’t use it every day, but then again I am eating healthier so it’s possible my body is full more often than not, making my cravings go down. Protein supplements to me are the easiest things to use as you basically use it as a filler. Those of you who need more, take more, those of us that don’t, don’t. Simple as that.
Protein supplementation for me is broken down like this. 1. Could I drink it without having issues? (bathroom runs, nasty smells, etc.) 2. Did it help fill in the gaps that I was looking for, (tasty snack, extra protein, tide me over till a meal, etc.) I found that I was pleasantly surprised by this product. I remember taking GNC protein a long time ago and it seemed to give me issues. So for the first comparison I thought this product was really good. I had no emergency runs to the bathroom, nor did my wife and family avoid being behind me throughout my run of this. For section 2 I say this also fit the bill. I found the Vanilla Custard just sweet enough to make it a good replacement for “bad” foods which is always good for me. This is a pretty lite protein powder so it doesn’t fill you up like some other shakes, but that isn’t its intention anyway. I found this did hold me for an hour or two. It also lasted longer when added to my smoothies, which lead to a longer time till my next meal. (about an extra hour or so). This supplies 25 grams of protein which for me is a good spot, as I can add more scoops if I want to but I can use just one and get my results on most days. I would actually place this in the same category as my two favorite protein powders, MTS Machine Whey and Prosource’s NitroWhey.
As of 5/21/2018 GNC is running this for $29.99 for 1.95# container and $59.99 for a 5# container. They are also running free shipping on orders over $49.99. Which compared to other Isolate proteins is pretty cheap. I mean my Machinewhey is $54.99 for 5#’s and it is a concentrate. Nutrabio’s isolate is $10.00 more for a 2# container. It really makes this pretty darn appealing. Also this is now Informed Choice certified which can be a factor for some athletes. http://www.gnc.com/whey-protein/GNCAMPPureIsolateNew.html
I had no negative issues with this product. No extra gas, no emergency bathroom runs, nothing, it was a great run……
I am giving this a thumbs up. I actually am impressed by this product. I honestly was a little hesitant on taking a GNC product. Yes, some of their stuff has been ok, however I haven’t even looked at them in years due to pricing. Online, no membership, etc. just seemed to take them out of contention. This particular protein seems to be clean and very competitive in price. I think that if you are looking for a protein supplement you might just want to head over to GNC and give this stuff a try. If you are on a budget, then you will need to give this a try.