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Flavour: Vanilla | Size: 2.3 lbs
Optimum Nutrition (ON) is a range of sports nutrition products which offer premium quality ingredients that taste great. With state-of-the-art production facilities, ON manufacture an award-winning range of nutritional bars, protein powders, ready-to-drink sports drinks, vitamins and essential minerals.
Pro Complex is a powerful new protein formula that blends eight different protein sources to provide over 60 g of protein and an amino acid profile that is off the charts.
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Other flavors are much better30 Mar. 2009
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This is an excellent protein powder in terms of ingredients: whey, egg, and casein all in one product! I tried it for that very reason, hoping the banana cream flavor would be as tasty as the other Pro Complex flavors. It's not, though... at least not to my taste buds. It's got a very artificial, harsh, banana bubblegum flavor that is really not too pleasant. I tried mixing in some chocolate syrup, but that didn't help much. The fake banana flavors are just too potent to be covered up by the added chocolate. I honestly can't see buying more of this, even though I really love the variety of proteins in this product. I am disappointed that ON chose to include casein in only the banana cream flavor of Pro Complex. If they added casein to the Rocky Road flavor, it would be the perfect protein powder in my opinion.
Most reviews on Amazon about proteins seem to circle about the same thing but never go into details of which protein they are comparing it with. After reading several hundred reviews of proteins I found you can tell everything you want to know about the protein by reading the words of the reviewers. I am not tall and not particularly lean so there is not much I can experiment with because the margin for error in sculpting a body like mine is minimum. I am going to write a review in which I will compare this with my previous protein SYNTHA 6 by BSN. Also I give two hoots about taste. I was looking for a complete protein which doesn't have many calories. I was using Syntha 6 for a while and like a person who cannot believe their protein is bad, I continued using it because it was giving me some results but wasn't really helping me get fitter because of excessive calories. I'm doing something called P90X which is an extensive workout (includes yoga, high impact exercise, Karate, core exercises, ab workouts, cardio and the regular shoulders, arms, chest, VERY extensive leg workouts) BUT I really thought Syntha 6 was not giving me enough. I have been taking Syntha 6 for about 2 years now but realized it made me a little lazy sometimes and upon reading more I read that it was a slow release protein. A slow release protein means the effects are delayed and also I had plenty of muscle cramps. I considered this product because of the good calorie count, also like any other person I wondered why it was so expensive and lastly I was a little skeptic because I had to take two glasses instead of one which means MORE MONEY but I'll try anything once so I went and ordered a 2 pound box.
How I used it? I used Pro Complex with very cold water and ice after finishing my workout. I used a mixer and had two glasses.
What happened next? This protein gave me immense energy to move my body, to pick up more weight, to never say die and to truly PUSH me to my farthest. I became leaner and I have to attribute this to the protein which surprisingly is also the best tasting protein I have ever drank. I am now so hooked and cannot do without it. I don't have any muscle cramps and as long as I take my two glasses of protein I feel better. I can do more exercises, more circuits without getting tired, even after workout though I'm exhausted I don't have any cramps. I haven't gained bulk but I have gained muscle, plenty of it and shall keep you guys updated on my progress. I also feel while this is giving me a lot of definition that if I do an extra round of heavier weights I will get more size in my arms and shoulders. This is not a meal replacement protein like Syntha 6 but it does keep you full because you drink two glasses but anyway lets look back at pros and cons.
PROS - No cramps, helps in maintaining energy by keeping away fatigue, Super Taste, moderate muscle sculpting, helped in P90X, killed lethargy
CONS - This is very difficult to find in India where I'm living at present. It is also very expensive and to top all that you have to take 2 glasses per workout making it the most expensive protein for me. I just hope I can always afford this but if you already go to a very fancy gym and have a trainer, make sure you ask yourself about the cost.
I shall keep you updated about my progress. Pro Complex will give you the fuel and the armor needed for an extensive workout. Syntha 6 gave me enough ammo to do a workout comprising of limited movement and weight training but Pro Complex is maybe two levels more concentrated and is utterly flawless.
I have tried many brands now. And this is by far the best tasting vanilla whey protein powder I have been able to find. It's pretty good by itself, best blended with ice, but even better blended with frozen fruit for a healthy dessert "ice cream", or tempered with room temp water and added to a hot coffee in the mornings. Amazon please continue to carry this as it's tough for me to find locally!
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