I switched from a 100% whey protein to GNC's Wheybolic Extreme protein and noticed a difference. Does One Result offer something similar?
Thank you for the post as we do appreciate it. If you look at the nutrition labels of GNC's Wheybolic Extreme and compare it to Optimum Nutrition's Platinum Hydrowhey, the two are remarkably similar.
The main ingredient in both is hydrolyzed whey protein which studies have shown to be the fastest digesting form of protein on the market. This type of protein is also of much higher quality that whey concentrate which is has a lower percentage of protein by weight.
However let's take a closer look at the numbers:
In a 3 scoop serving size of Wheybolic you get 60 grams of protein, 7 grams of carbs, 15 grams of amino acids, and 280 calories.
In just 2 scoops of Hydrowhey you get 60 grams of protein, 4 grams of carbs, 18 grams of amino acids, and 280 calories. Strikingly similar, right?
Now when you consider the Wheybolic's $60 price for 17 servings (a little over $3.50 per serving) vs Hydrowhey's $58 price for 20 servings (only $2.90 per serving) why not give the latter a try?
Great question DT. If you're really looking to gain muscle and lose fat, you're actually better off with a post-workout shake that has a 2:1 carb to protein ratio. That's why we recommend Optimum Nutrition's 2:1:1 recovery in our get bigger package.
So why the high carb intake after you workout? It all comes down to insulin's effect on your body...
Insulin is an anabolic hormone is stimulated by an increase in blood glucose levels (i.e. by digesting carbs). Because insulin helps shuttle amino acids and glucose into muscle cells, an insulin spike (like the one that occurs when you consume a product like 2:1:1) helps an athlete increase muscle gain and decrease muscle loss. This is vital if you want to get bigger and lose fat, and an important reason to increase your carb intake during and immediately after your workouts.
I have purchased both of these good products from 1R. Let me tell you my opinion on the difference between the two:
Platinum Hydro whey is made of 100% whey hydrolysate. This is a fastest acting, fastest digesting protein. It is very low in carbs and fat, so it is a great pure protien addition to your diet.
Recently, however i purchased syntha-6. The main reason i did this was due to way i found myself using the protein. Lately, i have been into having a shake and some fruit or nuts for breakfast. Because I wasnt drinking hydrowhey post-workout, i felt as if i was getting too much fast protien and not enough sustained release. Syntha-6 has a few different types of protein that your body will digest over a span of a few hours, which is what i want at breakfast time. In addition, syntha-6 has some added fiber which is good for everyone. The sugar content is still low as is the fat.
The bottom line is, it depends how you are planning on using it, and how fast you want your body to absorb the protein.
Hope this helps.
well said @kickballnate, if you're looking for a "meal replacement" option that's all 'tein DT you may also want to consider casein
To the 1R Community. I need some advice:
I'm looking for a good afternoon snack protein shake. Something to fill in between meals to keep the body from going catabolic.
Here are my considerations:
-Muscle Milk Light: I've taken regular Muscle Milk in the past, but it's a little to heavy on the calories/fat for my current goals. I like the light version (finishing off a canister now) for its taste and 'tein content. It's a known quantity for me.
-BSN Syntha-6: What do you guys think? Taste good? Healthy? Looks like it has a nice blend of differently-timed release proteins.
-Gaspari IntraPro: New to 1R. Never tried it but I hear it tastes good.
Anything else? On price, looks like BSN is a little better bang for the buck. What do you guys think?
I have extensive history with muscle milk lite RTDs and I like them very much.
I just got Syntha-6, and i can tell you that it mixes well, but the moccachino flavor is not so good. I have heard the other flavors are better though.
I think the ingredients in syntha-6 are of a slightly higher quality, so i would reccommend that one.
I hope this helps.
In terms of taste muscle milk light is probably the best, but from a mid afternoon snack perspective your best bet is syntha-6. I've never had the moccachino but I'm a big fan of the chocolate mint.
That said IntraPro may be the love of my life. Granted its 100% whey isolate so its going to be a little more expensive, but the last and stats are hands down the best in the group you've listed. Mix it with a scoop of the complete casein if you're looking for a combination of slow and fast digesting proteins in the middle of the afternoon and you've got a winner.
word on the street is syntha-6 is the deal of the week