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Good for gaining muscle mass, but watch your sugar!
on 5 June 2017
I've been using this powder for almost a month now, and am beginning to notice gains in muscle mass. I'm usually in the gym about 3-4 days a week, and always have a two-scoop shake after a workout. I find that, like other reviewers, having three scoops amounting to 55g of protein to be a bit overkill, especially considering the large quantities of carbohydrates and sugars contained in this powder. The powder is 36% protein, and in a two-scoop 100g serving, you will be taking in over 50g of carbohydrates, which is good muscle fuel especially if you're training for an endurance event. Also included in this serving however is 17g of sugar, which eats significantly into the daily allowance. You can taste it as well, the flavour I bought, chocolate, has a distinctive sweet taste far more noticeable than previous "recovery protein" products I have tried.
Due to this sugary influx I have been made to watch my daily sugar intake to ensure I don't end up diabetic. In a way, it's been good for making me pay more attention to my diet, however it must be stressed that there are a large array of other products available which contain significantly lower amounts of added sugar.
I am considering trying other brands once this tub has run out, but for the time being I am pleased with the quick results for someone who has not seriously worked out in the gym for a couple of years. Each time I go back into the gym I feel fresh and stronger, and this is partly thanks to the creatine added.
I also received the free USN 400ml shaker with this purchase. As it was free, there is little room to complain, however if you are one to have a three-scoop serving, then its 400ml allowance will probably not be enough. My two-scoop servings just about fit into this shaker; the thickness is noticeable, but it is still drinkable. That said, you get a metal ball which breaks up and mixes the powder with no problems at all. Overall however, you're probably better off getting a 700ml shaker.