Impact Whey Protein is a whey protein powder manufactured by MyProtein. It is designed to help you “grow and maintain important muscle”.
Each serving provides 21g of protein, all of which is from whey concentrate. The supplement also contains 1.9g of fat, 1g of carbohydrates, 0.13g of salt and 103 calories.
The product is – or has been – available in over 60 flavors. These include “Unflavored”, “Red Bean”, “Tiramasu”, “Rocky Road”, “Speculoos”, “Hokkaido Milk” and “Strawberry Jam Roly Poly”.
Impact Whey Protein is sold in 250g, 1kg, 2.5kg and 5kg bags. It is suitable for vegetarians.
Quality Protein Overall. Helped me with my goals.
(About yourself, 1-3 sentences maximum) Name is Kaka. I workout regularly 3-4 times a week. I stand at 6’1 and about 180 pounds and i am trying to bulk without gaining fat. I have tried many different supplements and i think i can give you my opinion about them. I ran out of Whey Concentrate and i decided to try Impact Whey Protein by MyProtein. My next review will be Hydro Matrix (Whey Hydrolysate).
One scoop (25g) contains 103 calories, 21g Whey Concentrate, 1.9g Fat (of which 1.3g is Saturates), 1g Carbs (of which 1g is Sugar) and Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin). This ingredient profile is on unflavored version. I think this macro can fit on any diet with no problem. Also it contains a full amino acid profile which is great. Flavored versions have between 91% to 96% protein compared to Unflavored Version and some contain extra preservatives than others (Acesulfame K, Anthocyanin etc) so before picking a flavor check out for the protein ratio and the additives on it. Personally i chose the Vanilla flavor for the 96% protein ratio and because it hasn’t got a lot chemicals on it. The first thing i notice is that many people rate the quality of the protein only based on purity (less carbs, less fat = more quality product) which is somewhat wrong. Purity certainly plays a role but it’s not the only factor to determine that. I will give you an example: Soy Protein is 90% pure and contains less carbs and fat than Whey Concentrate (80% pure). Does that make Soy Protein a more quality product than Whey Concentrate? Short answer: No. Long Answer: Hell, No. Why not? Excluding the potential health risks from Soy, the main reason is because Whey Concentrate amino acid profile contains 60% more Leucine, 60% more Isoleucine and 40% more Valine than Soy Protein on a 100g pure Protein basis (comparing Impact Whey and Soy Protein Isolate from MyProtein). These amino acids are our favorite and beloved BCAAs which help with Muscle Building and Recovery (Leucine especially is the most important amino acid for Muscle Building). Of course if you are on a diet you won’t pick one product which contains 40-50% protein but when we are talking about somewhat small difference on ratio (example: 80% and 90% ratios) the first thing i look is the amino acid profile of the protein. Let’s be fair here 1-2 g more carbs and fat won’t ruin your diet. Both Whey Isolate and Whey Concentrate have some benefits against each other. It’s a fact that Isolate has a slightly faster digestion time than Concentrate (not always and not significant), it’s better for moderate to severe lactose intolerant people (lactose is removed) and it contains less fat and carbs. Concentrates have some benefits compared to Isolates like far higher levels growth factors such as IGF-1, TGF-1, and TGF-2 (in the fat content), phospholipids and immunoglobulins for immunity, intestinal health. You need to weight the advantages of each. I will respectfully disagree with the vast majority of the reviewers in SR, from my point of view if you are digest lactose fairly like me and you don’t think that 2-3 grams of fat and carbs will derail your diet out of tracks Whey Concentrate is better. Isolates have a faster digestion time but not sufficient enough to outweigh the advantages of Concentrate. I will compare Whey Hydrolysate to Isolate, Concentrate on my next review.
I got Vanilla flavor because you really can’t destroy a Vanilla flavor, you need to try really hard to achieve that. When you open the bag you get an amazing smell just like the vanilla ice cream i was eating when i was a small child. Oh the memories it smells really wonderful. Taste is on the lighter side but still pretty good, not artificial at all and tastes exactly like vanilla. No aftertaste to talk about. Mixability is decent but not the best, you need to shake this for a bit and some occasional small clumps. Texture is a bit off for my likings (slimy texture) and curds floating around but still you can drink this easily. Definitely not as good as Hydrolysate. I would like to warn you about the Pouches. If you open them you won’t manage to reseal them, it’s practically impossible. You will have to pour this protein on empty containers which can be annoying but absolutely necessary. MyProtein must change these bags immediately or they will start to lose customers and quite understandably. I experimented a lot with doses, 1 scoop postworkout, 1.5 scoops postworkout, 2 scoops postworkout + 1 scoop after 6 hours and 1 scoop preworkout (40 minutes before workout) + 2 scoops postworkout.
I first began safe with 1 scoop postworkout to see if i will have any digestion problems. No gas, no bloating nothing. Recovery was decent, i would still have some DOMS but nothing severe compared as without it. On 1.5 scoops post recovery was slightly enchanted compared to 1 scoop and again no side effects. Realizing that my stomach digested well this Protein i increased to 2 scoops post workout and recovery was considerable better than my previous dosages. DOMS were still there but considerably reduced and my energy levels were slightly increased during the day. The most effective dosage for me was 1 scoop pre workout and 2 scoops post totally 60g of protein (Vanilla contains 1g less protein than Unflavored). Pre-Workout: Energy: Protein pre workout? Are you totally out of your mind? Under the right conditions it’s feasible, i workout fasted after 1 hour of walking up and that single scoop increased my energy levels. I can definitely understand this because i stopped taking 200mg of caffeine for about 1-2 weeks and i was dragging a bit on my workout, but with one scoop pre workout my energy levels were compared to this pill of caffeine and this effect continued for about one month until this day which i didn’t expect at all. Focus: Usually before working out i take the minimum dosage of Tyrosine for Focus (500 mg) and i am somewhat more focused. But with this scoop extra before workout i feel significantly more focused than before. Does Whey protein make you more focused before workout? The answer is yes. Why? Due to the fact that one scoop contains 520mg of Tyrosine! Considering the fact that Tyrosine is effective for me this extra amount really helped me being more focused and mostly thinking about my next set. Strength: I felt the lighter weights even more lighter and i could easily increase the reps. On more heavier weights i felt no difference at all. I had no digestive problems, bloat, farts etc. Nothing else to write about. Post-Workout: Recovery/Digestion/Muscle Building: Overall Recovery was great and better than only 2 scoops post workout. DOMS were severely reduced and my energy levels were definetely increased during the day. I could feel my stomach a bit fuller but without being bloated, no digestive problems or farts and helped me reach my macros easily and conveniently. Also it helped me build more muscle and helped me maintain my strength and form better.
I bought 5 kilos for about 58 Euros (64.66 Dollars). Each serving costs 0.29 Euros which is a great price. Even if you use 3 scoops like me it’s a great offer.
If you are not moderate to high lactose intolerant i think this protein won’t cause you digestion problems. Great Recovery and Taste, some Focus and Energy as Pre-Workout, Annoying Poor Quality Pouches and Texture is a bit Off. Overall a good product which helped me reaching my goals.
A value for money product
Probably the most value for money protein source.
This is for Chocolate Smooth which i always buy! ->Whey Protein Concentrate (Milk) (91%) of course it would not be isolate ->Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin) almost every product on this planet ->Natural and Artificial Flavouring (Cocoa Powder, Maltodextrin, Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame K) so the calories are reduced
->The taste for chocolate smooth great ->Cookies and cream unfortunately no,no,no. I love cookies and cream from companies like Optimum Nutrition but this one i would stay away. ->Unflavored if you hate yourself sure go ahead. Mixability is not perfect but above average.
I do not know what to comment here, protein->gains
Most value for money always go for the 5kg package.
I always buy the 5kg product, i usually use it in recipes by replacing some of the flour or as a pudding by putting as much water as the whey.
My very first whey protein
Part 0: Intro & blabla Part 1: ingredient profile Part 2: Taste etc… Part 3: Effectiveness Part 4: Value Part 5: Side effects Part 6: Conclusion
I started practicing bodybuilding approximately a year ago now. After informing myself regarding what whey protein was, and the effects it could have on my progression, i finally decided to give it a try. Being a student with not so much money to spend in it, i chose to order one of the cheapest on the market, which explains why my choice went on MyProtein’s Impact Whey. But, oh my, are there soooo many flavours to choose from! From the classic chocolate to the speculoos, without forgetting tiramisu, i definetly wouldnt be surprised if they made a super triple space cake flavour someday! Anyways, after choosing the one whey that i wanted to try, i was quite impatient to try it. I received it relatively quick,without any problems. Enough talking, let’s jump in the product analysis.
Well, this whey protein is kind of a “classic” whey protein. So it is made out of over 95 of whey protein concentrate, along with some emulsifiers and some sweeteners (sucralose the majority of the time). Try to avoid the flavours with Acesulfame K, as it is definetly not good for your body. Regarding the macros, the protein amount is around 80g per 100g, which is really good compared to other whey proteins in the market. However, the fat amount is maybe a little too high compared to others (around 7.5g per 100g). Regarding the carbs amount, it is in the average.
I ordered the “Peanut butter & chocolate” flavour. Regarding the mixability, it does mix well, not much to say there. The dosing perhaps is a bit low, imo 30g would be better for the same amount of powder, in order to have a less “watery” taste. Finally, regarding the taste, it does taste like chocolate, and something a little salty comes in the aftertaste (i suppose it’s peanut). Althought the taste isnt 100 like what’s written, it is easily drinkable, and tastes sweet, though not too much (at least for me).
Well, i feel like ive got some results, thanks to my gf telling me how i became stronger. However, i personally am not sure about it. Guess i still did get some results.
That is the main point of buying such a whey protein. The price of it is one of the lowest on the market, so the value really is alright compared to what you get.
Ehhhhh, i personally didnt have much side effects after drinking it. However, i guess you all know the reputation of Myprotein’s whey to make people’s farts stink lol
Myprotein’s Impact Whey is a rather honest product, and if you are a student just like me, or dont want to spend too much on your whey (even though it’s better to spend more for a better quality product), you might consider buying it. However, be aware that this whey has some serious side effects like diarrhea for really lactose-sensitive persons.
Impact whey protein Mocha Flavour
Great mixability with both cold full cream milk and cold water. I selected this protein powder as my starter supplement for gaining muscle. If you’re in Kuching, go to Nutrisense pharmacy at Saradise to get this powder. 10/10 recommended for newbie gainers.