Protein powder isn’t just for bodybuilders, anyone who is active can benefit from the additional protein. Protein plays a huge part in the growth and repair of muscles and can assist in getting the most out of your training sessions. However, protein powder should not replace meals and should only supplement your diet alongside other healthy meals, if required. I take two protein shakes a day.
209 calories – 44g protein, 4.7g carbs, 1.9g fat.
The protein also contains 10 types of vitamins along with 16s BCAAs (Branch Chain Amino Acids) and other added nutrients.
The first thing to note is that you have to have a whopping 3 scoops (56g) in order to achieve the 44g of protein USN advertises. Pure Protein GF1 also contains Pantothenic acid, which is great for a prolonged gym session when your focus veritably begins to slip. It also has added magnesium, which helps the body to relax and sleep post-workout. These are also known to reduce recovery time.
You’d expect 56g of powder to clump up in 400ml of water, but there was no problem. It mixes great. I have the Chocolate flavour and like it, although it was a little bit thick and rich in flavour to start with. However, the final product is smooth and rather nice once you get used to it (like any new protein). It is a creamy texture but isn’t too thick to drink. The mix-ability means this is versatile and can be added to recipes to give them a protein spike. I have mixed into Greek yoghurt and also oats, which taste great.
It’s a very malty cream chocolate taste and is very nice and smooth. If you like chocolate cream desserts, then you’ll love this. It definitely tastes better than most protein powders, which is usually like a funny tasting cloudy water. With the low carbs and fats, it’s great if you’re on a diet or watching what you eat.
I recommend this protein to anyone with a sweet tooth (which is most of us) as it curbs your cravings. It has a high protein content, low carbs/sugars and no soy, making it perfect for most dietary requirements. A great product to supplement anyone looking to make gains.