on 12 July 2013
Taste - First thing that hit me was how sickly sweet this is the second thing was was flax seeds there interesting to say the least personally I find the gritting tastes grinds on the back of the throat and made me cough quite a lot to begin with and that was only one scoop and 200ml of water ! The real problem is when you have the full 2 scoops again the flax seeds are a real downer and its thick and I mean almost as thick as a McDonald's shake !!! It's a real challenge to get this down you and I find my self chewing before I swallowed !!
Mixing - this stuff is near impossible to get right in just a shaker and even with a blender it takes time to get it right .
Does it work -well yes it does from the first serving before bed I woke up feeling pumped just like I would after a good session in the gym which shocked me as I have had a lot of protein shakes and never woke up feeling my muscles this tight before , this stuff might taste like crap but most things that are good for you don't taste nice lol
Value for money - yes , you get good gains and your strength will increase , it will also keep you full till you wake up next morning and that's always a good thing
on 27 May 2011
I had been training on and off for several years before finally deciding to get seriously into my training. I originally started taking just Met-Rx Supreme Whey which did it's job and then Maximuscle Creatamax.
A friend had been recommended PhD supplements and passed this on to me. It was just as I was learning about Casein (slow digesting protein) and so I decided to leap in with this product. I ordered the belgian chocolate version.
The packaging is very professional looking, I'm used to protein containers with lightning bolts down the side for some reason. I was skeptical about whether I'd like the flavour but it turned out this is by far the nicest tasting supplement I've taken so far. It's not fully smooth in texture, but I prefer it to have texture to it. As with most other supplements it leaves some residue in the shaker after use, but I just put some more water in and shake it up then drink it again.
My advice to any other beginner would always be concentrate on your training and just getting your overall nutrition right (in terms of macros and micronutrients). As the term says, this is a "supplement" to these requirements. I personally find myself preferring casein now as I feel any hunger is satisfied for longer, due to its slow digestion. In terms of the nutrient profile and the flavour, this supplement gets a massive thumbs up. The only issue may be with the price.
The quality and results from using this have been so good that I have now switched to only using PhD supplements.
on 27 March 2014
OK taste, mixes fairly well. Has bits of flaxseed, but not too much a problem. The only thing I don't like is the addition of xanthum gum in the ingredients, as this causes the shake to really thicken. I don't get this problem with ON Gold standard and other wheys. But otherwise a good protein, and I like the fact it has slow release 6 hour protein.