Ever wanted an honest review of bodybuilding supplements? I thought I’d put together a review of some MyProtein products that I recently tested.
Along with my experience with the supplement in question, I’ll also tell you whether or not I think you should check it out.
Firstly, I got to taste 2 new flavours of Impact Whey: Mocha and Latte. You already know I’m a big fan of MyProtein’s whey, but I personally use unflavoured whey so this was a treat for me.
Mocha. The first thing you’ll notice is the smell. It smells just like a ‘coffee cream’ sweet from a box of quality street 🙂 . Second thing is the taste. Again it’s just like the sweet but nicer; it’s not just as strong. If you’re a mocha fan, you’ll love it. You’re not going to drink this all the time, so I would get another flavour with it so you can switch it up.
Latte. Absolutely delicious. Had this with water and it was still awesome. Since I’m a GLADer I usually have my shakes with full-fat milk. I can only imagine how this would taste with some whole milk action!
One thing about MyProtein is that you definitely can’t fault their whey flavours! You also can’t fault their quality since they include the Certificate of Analysis confirming that the protein content is as advertised. I think that’s pretty cool.
MP Max MyBar Deluxe. These caramel hazelnut bars pack 28g protein. While they are nice, I have previously purchased their Oats and Whey bars and would prefer them. While there is a little less protein in them per bar (22g), they are very tasty (especially chocolate chip) and are a good selection for GLAD dieters. Not a must, but convenient for when you’re on the go.
Pill Box. Very handy indeed for setting out your daily micro-supplements. I put mine out at night so that I can’t forget to take them the next morning. The box contains five sections inside and shuts securely so your multi-vitamins, vitamin d, omega 3 etc. won’t spill out in transit. This would be a great addition for people that travel a lot. If you know you’re going to be in a hotel for a few days, take enough supplements with you in your pill box so you can’t forget about them. Oh, and it’s only 99p!
Capsule Machine (Pill-Capping Machine). I was looking forward to this, but in the end it didn’t seem worth the effort. You can cap any powder with this machine. You might find this handy for particularly nasty-tasting powders like BCAAs or AAKG. However, after a quite messy affair, I decided that it’s worth paying a little extra to buy your gear already capped.
Bedtime Extreme. A tapered night protein blend of Milk Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, and Egg White Powder. Also contains L Glutamine and HMB (beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyric acid) as anti-catabolic agents. I have to say I was really impressed with the quality of this product. It’s also quite low in fat and carbs. The flavour was great, (I tried chocolate mint) but you’ll notice the consistency is a little different from the regular whey. It’s a little more gritty, but you’d expect that from this particular blend of proteins. Do you need it? I would recommend this if you take a large portion of your daily protein close to bedtime. If not, I don’t think it’s necessary. If so, this is a great way to go. I’ll quite possibly be adding this to my own schedule for night time use from here on in.
Pulse. This is a pre-workout energy mix. I personally didn’t notice anything different with this. This is probably because the main ingredients here are caffeine (110mg) and AAKG, which I already take. You could just get their caffeine pills (200mg) and AAKG and make your own as I recommend in this post. Pulse would definitely taste better, though 😉
Beta Alanine This did seem to delay the onset of fatigue during my workouts, but the jury is out on this one for me. I took just 1g pre-workout and another 1g post-workout. There is at least 1 study that showed beta alanine supplementers gained an extra 1 lb of muscle over 8 weeks as compared to the placebo group. “Effects of β-alanine supplementation on performance and body composition in collegiate wrestlers and football players.“ It’s quite cheap so if you want to experiment with it, it won’t break the bank. £9.99 for 250g.
Just a quick note that MyProtein has started using new packaging.
In terms of service, I’ve been a MyProtein customer for years and have yet to be disappointed. I’ve never had a late delivery, an incorrect item shipped, or been let down by the quality of their products. Add to that the fact that they’re the cheapest around and you can see why I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my supplements.
While I certainly haven’t tried all their products (yet), I hope this helps you make better informed choices in the future.
If you want to know what I’m currently taking right now, its:
- Whey Isolate
- Creatine Monohydrate
- Oats & Whey Bars
- AAKG & Caffeine pre-workout combo (4g and 200mg respectively)
- Bedtime Extreme at night
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