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One thing that your always guaranteed with MyProtein products is a fair price. There aren't many other supplement stores that will sell you a 5kg bag of why concentrate for under £60. MY issue with the price is that it's so much cheaper than competitors it makes me think the product could be 'Amino Spiked'. This is common among cheap protein brands. They fill the powder with cheap amino acids like Taurine and Glutamine to cut down on production costs and therefore meaning they can retail it at a far cheaper price. There is no way of telling for sure if MyProtein products are amino spiked, but that's a risk you take when you buy and brand of protein. Aside from the price, the main positive is the extensive range of flavours, so if you don't like chocolate you can have strawberry and if you don't like strawberry you can have salted caramel? I've tried a range of chocolate flavours and although they didn't taste as good as more expensive brands it was still definitely drinkable, and of course I don't buy protein supplements for the taste, I buy them for the nutritional profile. The protein content per serving is listed as 19g, the average amount for a serving of whey is usually around 25g, 19g is still a decent amount of protein but nothing special. When mixed in a standard supplement shaker bottle there can be clumps left floating around unless you add a lot of water. Alternatively, I use a blender and have zero issues with clumps, it doesn't take much effort to make the shake in a blender and it makes for a much better shake.
I have only recently started going to the gym and therefore I thought that using a protein supplement would help the process go a little faster and be more effective. When doing research online about which protein would be best for me, I was overloaded with the variation and choice that was on offer on the protein market, therefore I ultimately went with MyProtein's impact whey as I had heard of the brand and it was cheap compared to alternatives. I was tempted by other low priced items but as I had never heard of the brand names, I did not know if they would be good. I was reassured by the MyProtein name in my purchase decision.
The price of this particular product is usually around £15 from my supplier but I managed to get it for around £8 using a discount code I had.
I got the unflavoured protein simply because the flavoured ones cost around £3 extra and I am a cheapskate. I am not a fussy eater or drinker so even if it tasted horrible, it wouldn't really bother me anyway. A bottle of this will be gone soon enough anyway. Despite my attitude towards this, I was pleasantly surprised. I know that many people cannot stand the taste of unflavoured protein but I actually enjoyed it. To me, as I drink only water in my average day, it actually had more flavour than the drinks I am accustomed to, therefore the taste is actually a treat for me. It is a subtle taste but it is there nonetheless. I only mix my protein with water on my way out of the gym but it can also be mixed with milk which would significantly alter the taste I would think but I am yet to try this myself. Another advantage of mixing with milk would be the increased overall protein content of the drink.
Another important factor to consider with protein is how easily it mixes. Nobody wants there to be hard lumps of unmixed protein within their drink. Luckily, this is not something you have to worry about with this protein. 99% of the time, it all mixes in well with little real effort needed. Occasionally there will be a slight gritty texture but this may have more to do with me using too little water or not shaking enough than the protein itself. Even when it is like this, I still don't mind it.
The only downside to this protein is the packaging. l though at first I had high hopes for it due to its robust silver plastic bag with a resealable top, now that I am mostly through my packet, the seal appears to be failing. I like to push all air out of the packet and then tightly seal the bag but when I go to it the next day the bag has re-inflated with air and therefore it is allowing moisture into the mixture lowering the quality of the product. Also, when the packet was new, I had to scrape protein out of the seal itself using a credit card before it was possible for me to even seal it which wasn't ideal. I have since bought some special protein tub containers to keep my remaining protein in so should not have the issues with the packaging again however.
I will determinately continue to buy this protein in the future if the price is still low, however I would still be open to trying others and seeing how they compare.
just started to use whey impact ,I have been using Holland and barett engineered whey but it was so expensive ' bought the strawberry flavour and it tastes just the same as H&B ....I just hope it works as good chucky
Myprotein have a large range of health and fitness-related products on sale. Their impact whey protein is one product that I often buy. It is a good quality whey protein for anyone looking to pack on a bit of muscle. It is also reasonably priced, and students get a further discount on their products.
Over 80% of the powder is pure protein. You can either buy an unflavoured version, but there is now a wide range of flavours available. I once tried the unflavoured protein tempted by its cheap price compared to the others. Even though it was cheaper, I am unsure that I will be able to stomach it again! It has a horrible taste to it - in my opinion of gone off powdered milk or something similar. My favourite flavours after trying a few were smooth chocolate, mocha and strawberry.
The protein is available in different size packets - 1kg, 2.5kg or 5.kg. As I tend to get through a fair amount, I by the 5kg packets as they last longer. The prices are as follows for unflavoured:
For flavoured proteins:
You are supposed to take the protein with water, although it can be taken with milk and other fluids too! Some people like to mix them in with smoothies or other shakes simply to add the protein nutrition. I find that the powder mixes very well with water to produce a smooth drink. I like mine quite thick, so only add around 150ml to one and a half scoops or so. One large scoop from myprotein weighs out 25g of the powder, which equates to around 20g pure protein.
It makes a great supplement to have after an intense workout, as it helps prevent muscle breakdown. The protein also goes towards synthesising new muscle too. You don't just have to take this protein after a workout. I take mine whenever to make sure I am getting a good and constant dose of protein throughout the day. You should try to maintain your protein intake at around 2g per kg of bodyweight if wanting to put on muscle. This should be done primarily through food - spread throughout 6 meals (3 main, 3 snacks) a day. I always try to get my protein naturally through foods, but this acts as a great supplement when I am unable to do this.
Myprotein impact whey protein is a pretty standard protein powder on the market with no other special ingredients. Some other companies but things such as creatine, branched chain amino acids, carbohydrates and other things in similar powders. If you are looking simply for a decent quality protein at a good price, then this is the product for you.
Once placing an order, you can select a delivery option and it will be delivered as soon as the next day (providing you place your order before a certain time) depending on which delivery you choose. You do have to pay for delivery, although it is a good service. The protein comes in a bag, which is sealed like a sandwich bag to preserve freshness. This bag is well packaged usually in a box.
In terms of personal experience, I have noticed effects of this ever since I started taking it. I do not ache as much after a workout (compared to taking no protein) and I have seen bigger muscle gains. I must say that taking too much of this protein is not a good thing. 2g per kg of bodyweight is plenty when 'bodybuilding' and much more than this may be converted to fat depending on whether the rest of your diet is substantial. So 'the more the better' does not apply to this product! Overall this is a reasonably priced and good quality product that mixes well and produces good results - highly recommended.
WHAT IS IT?
Impact Whey Protein from MyProtein is powder to mix with water or milk which provides a high source of protein for use with a workout schedule to maintain or build muscle. It comes in multiple flavours from unflavoured to toffee, to various chocolate and strawberry combinations. I have tried both unflavoured, strawberry cream and toffee. I can safely say I would never buy unflavoured again, although better for you in terms of protein amount it doesn't taste very nice, a very wheaty taste. The toffee is very sweet, but tasty if you have a sweet tooth and the strawberry cream is also sweet and tastes just like Nesquick for those who have tried those milkshakes.
WHAT IS IN IT?
Per serving which is 25g impact whey protein provides:
These are the amounts for the unflavoured version. The protein amount drops slightly (around 3%) for most other flavours. The protein is great for building muscle, the low carb count also helps to reduce fat levels and keep the muscle mass lean.
HOW TO USE?
The impact whey protein can be mixed with water or milk, however I have found it to be much better with milk. It generally mixes very well with milk when shaken properly. It can be used 2-3 times a day and 25g is used at a time. For my workout I used one shake about an hour before a workout and one immediately after. However you can split them throughout the day however you feel necessary.
I've certainly noticed both strength and mass gains whilst on the protein. I have used it in conjunction with a high protein, low carb diet and been to the gym 6 times a week. I log all my lifts and have been able to see my steady progress up the weights week on week. The protein certainly isn't a quick fix or miracle worker, but really helps achieve those goals you have.
The price for 1kg is around £13 for unflavoured or £15 for any of the other flavours, this is substantially cheaper than many other brands such as wellmans and maximuscle. It also has a much higher protein content than both of those brands so it really is a gem. 1kg with 2 shakes a day would be lasting you 20days. This may sound expensive however I have realised that by eating healthily I am saving more than that through not buying fast food or ready meals. So there are pros and cons to the price.
I will definitely be buying more of this when I next run out, I will be trying different flavours and will update my review when I've tried them. I would definitely encourage anyone serious about getting fit for the summer to consider protein shakes as part of a healthy diet and exercise plan. They are fairly filling and prevent you feeling hungry at times you may be tempted to snack!
~Nutritional Info~ (myprotein.co.uk)
Protein (dry basis): 20.5g
Protein (as-is): 19.6g
Protein is a very important part of daily life and is even more important if you exercise regularly. You should be able to get most of your protein from your diet but if you exercise a lot or are looking to put on extra muscle then it can be useful to add extra protein into your diet.
There are many different sites online and shops on the high street that you can purchase protein from. So far this is the best value product I have come across. The price starts from £13 for 1kg up to £41 for 5kg. If you purchase more than one bag you will receive even more savings. It also comes in more flavours than you ever could need! I have tried the chocolate and the strawberry flavours and they are both very tasty. You can mix it with either water or milk. They both taste good but I prefer them with milk. If you are watching your calories and weight then it is probably best to stick with water.
You can purchase a mixer from the website. Using this it is very easy to make up your protein shake. Once you have added the protein and your milk or water you just shake the bottle for a few seconds and it's ready. It blends very well with no lumps. The protein comes in a resealable bag which means it has a very long shelf life.
This is a high quality product at a very good price.
I bought a 5kg bag of this a few months back and have to say it is the best deal I have come across for protein powder.
I used to buy the Holland and Barrett Precision Engineered Whey Protein. What I found frustrating with Precision Engineered Whey was that it was expensive for the amount you actually bought. Secondly there was not that much protein per serving.
MyProtein have tackled these problems by making this product affordable to all. You can also buy in larger quantities from 1kg all the way up to 5kg which is really good. Also the protein content per serving is really high. For the stuff I bought from HB I think you only got something like 12g of Protein per 25g serving whereas with this stuff you get 20g of protein per 25g serving!
Also this stuff doesn't give me toxic gas unlike the HB stuff which I know many people experience when taking whey protein. It also comes in a resealable bag which means you can easily dispose of the packaging and not have an empty tub filling up your bin.
Whilst the unflavoured version of this product is not that nice you can still drink this if mixed with milk or water. If you find you cannot stomach the flavour you can buy Nesquik powder or supermarket brand equivalent and I find two spoonfuls of this make it quite pleasant to drink. Although if you really don't like the taste you may be better to just buy the flavoured stuff.
Overall it is a really good product that does the job and is very affordable even for those on a small budget.
I've been using unflavoured Impact whey protein since 2007 and have yet to find another product which matches in price, taste and the way it mixes. It also has the right protein, carbohydrate and fat ratio suited to my dietary requirements.
Flavoured versions are available but for some reason I have gone for the unflavoured every time.
People not used to consuming whey protein may suffer some unwanted wind for the first few days but the body soon gets used to it and this passes. Initially the taste can be a bit of a shock but you soon get used to that too and these days I find it quite tasteless.
Another thing I like about MyProtein and their bulk powders is the discounted pricing structure. So for example you pay x amount for a 1kg bag, but if you purchase two 1kg bags, you would get a discount, three bags and a bigger discount, and so on and so forth.
This is one of the products that I honestly can't do without in my life and in particular I am very loyal to the Myprotein brand. They have been around for many years, and as well as using them regular to buy my Whey Protein, I also use them religiously to buy instant oats and accessories like a blender bottle, which is a product I recently reviewed.
Whey Protein is a protein that comes from Whey, as you probably can tell from its name. It is a by product of Cheese, so naturally contains lactose. Protein is essential to all people, and there is generally some protein in all food. The purpose of this Impact Whey Protein however is to have it in the form of a drink that you can take easily and get it quickly into your system. Protein is essential for bodybuilders as it helps repair the tissue that gets broken down when doing weights. Can you imagine, having to have a heavy protein meal after a workout, it just isn't feasible. In drink form it means life is a lot easier, and as well as Whey Protein, there are other options like Soy Protein and Egg Protein amongst others. It really depends on your preference, however Whey Protein is known for being the most effective.
I find the My Protein brand of Whey, to be of a higher quality than others I have tried. It is hard to explain exactly as I am not exactly a scientist who can analyse each grain, but this is an opinion that I share amongst many others users of this product. However looking at the figures you get 82% protein content per serving which is very high. Also it has the highest biological value of any protein according to the website which must be a good thing right.
This comes in many different flavours, and each flavour has a different pricing, and each size for each flavour also provides a different pricing, which makes it very tricky to give exact figures, however I will try and be as accurate as possible. The unflavoured 1kg costs £12.99, 2.5kg is £25.99 and the 5kg is £39.99. In comparison the flavoured versions have a 1kg cost of £14.79, 2.5kg is £29.49 and finally the 5kg is £53.49. So you can see it does cost quite a bit extra for the flavoured versions.
In terms of flavours there is probably the widest choice out of any protein product from any brand and it is a list to be proud of. It is too long to list, but the flavours range from Vanilla to Chocolate to Banoffee to Latte amongst many others. I have tried the Chocolate Smooth flavour and the Mocha flavour, and have to say they are both excellent. The only other brand that can come close to it in terms of taste is Optimum Nutrition.
The mixability here is really good. I always bang on about needing a great shaker bottle so that grains are not left, and that it is pure liquid. However with MyProtein the product mixes very well that a plastic grid will do the job here and you don't need the blender ball. I have to go back to the Optimum Nutrition brand and say that their mixability definetily comes up trumps, and you don't even need any sort of blender. Just shake with water or milk and job done.
How to take?
The way to take this is to add 25grams to a bottle, and mix it with a 150ml to 250ml of water or milk. It can be hard to measure 25grams, which is why you can buy a 25gram scoop of the MyProtein website. It would have been awesome if it came with the scoop, but I won't downgrade it for not including one, but most other brands do include the scoop so it would have been a nice touch. However once you buy the scoop, you can use it unlimited times.
When to take?
I recommend that you take this straight after a workout, and within twenty minutes of completing your workout. Also if you are looking to bulk and increase your protein intake, then it is wise to take this before your workout and maybe at another point during the day. Bare in mind this does contain Lactose, so if you are Lactose Intolerant, then I would stay far away, unless you want to be uncomfortable after taking this product, I don't think I need to go into any more information as to the side effects here. However if you are lactose intolerant then look at the Whey Protein Isolate version, which I will hopefully review at a later date.
Final point I have to mention is the excellent delivery times, and this doesn't just apply to this product but all the products from this brand. Delivery is free over £60 at the moment which shouldn't be too hard to reach if you buy a couple of products. One time I ordered this Thursday night and received it Friday morning. That is how fast the delivery can be, and on average you receive your product within two days, which is commendable in itself.
I think this is a product of the highest quality, and really have no complaints. MyProtein are doing a great job here, and there prices are one of the best around. As long as they keep producing their protein of this grade of quality, and don't start increasing their prices, then I will be a customer for a long time yet. I have recommended a lot of others to this product, and will continue to do so. If anyone has any questions please feel free to message me.
I have currently been taking impact whey protein for 3 months and have been trying different flavours with every order. I would recommend that you use an NUS extra card if you are a student to get 10%OFF EVERY ORDER! if you do not have one then you can use this 5% off voucher code when at the checkout :MP226388.
I have tried all of the flavours of this type of protein and have to say that strawberry is my favourite. All of the chocolate flavours taste like artificial sweeteners too much, they have a nasty chemical taste to them. The cookies and cream and banoffee flavours taste nice but are just a little bit too sweet for me. The banana flavour also tastes nice. The strawberry flavour is actually enjoyable to drink with milk, I have not tried it with water but I highly recommend that you do not as all of the flavour taste horrible with water, its got to be skimmed milk for me.
I have been drinking the impact whey protein before my workouts and have noticed a big different in my size and performance, both of which have increased. I used to take total protein which is also very good but was recommended this and have been taking it ever since. It is recommended that you drink this protein shake 2-3 times a day before or after your workout. The nutritional information shows the content for 30g:
As you can see the protein content of this product is very high, low fat, low carbs ideal for people who want a low carb diet.This type of protein is really cheap, you can order a 1kg pack for £10.95. The shaker bottle from the website is also really cheap ( £2). I always buy a in bulk to save money.
This protein shake has helped me turn my fat into muscle, when taking protein shakes I started losing fat fast and it turned into muscle from my workouts.
I would recommend you to buy the shaker bottle aswell from the myprotein website, I always blend a banana into my strawberry shake to create new and interesting flavours as I am sure you will get bored of drinking the same shake 2 times every single day. Try different fruits and pulses, I add finely blended oats to my morning workouts to provide me with a slow release of energy.
Thank you for reading this review, hope this helps!
I've tried a LOT of protein powders and this stuff is a happy-ish medium when it comes to effectiveness, taste, texture and price.
Price: it's dirt cheap which makes it an instant winner with most people. 5/5
Effectiveness: it's a no frills protein powder, I still took separate amino acids with this, but it did the job. 4/5
Taste: um, well... there is none. BUT I have tried some of the flavoured varieties and I could barely tell what the flavour was actually meant to be. "Strawberry Cheesecake" would be better described as "sugar" and chocolate as "artificial sweetener"! This is irrelevant for the unflavoured one though, which was good for smuggling extra protein into my normal foods as I actually hate shakes. 4/5
Texture: way to chalky for my picky self, I couldn't drink it as a shake made with water or even milk and berries. If you can afford extra carbs and calories this would be PERFECT for using in fruit smoothies as the addition of a banana or yogurt helps to hide the horrid texture. 3/5
Overall it's not bad, you get what you pay for and I will buy it again when I want an unflavoured protein powder. I'd definitely recommend it for people who want to add extra protein to baked goods or want no fuss protein.
Whey protein is a derivative of cheese production, in this sense it is a dairy based protein product, like milk. But because of the way it is produced it is very effective. It is also completly natural. Whey protein should be taken either during or within 20 mins of execise to be at its most effective. Protein holds the amino acids your muscles need to repair themselves and grow, giving you more mass and strength. Most of this process happens at night while you sleep.
Myprotein is a relatively new company, Ive been taking whey for years and ive only seen them around for about 2 years now. Their business model is very good. Its the only brand of nutritional suppliments that makes, packages, transport and sells its own products. All others have seperate producers and seperate distrubutors/ sellers. This obviously all adds to the cost of the overall end product. So by cutting out the middle man they cut down on costs.
So the value for money aspect of their product is very good, but its not the best ive seen. The universal problem with whey protein is that it is very difficult to tell how good the quality of the protein actually is. You can take it and the gains you get depend not on just the protein but on te effort you put into the exercise, how much you do and genetic predisposition.
The gains I have gotten from myprtein do, so far, seem to be genuingly from the product and are fairly impressive but are not the best ive seen. You can get 2.5 kilos of whey for £28, which is slightly better than the usual 2.25 kilos for around the same price of other makes...this is the norm but myprotein is about midrange for value and quality.
2 things make it stand out- and they are both related to taste. One of the main problems with buying whey is that 80% of the time, the better stuff (that have more suppliments in it) taste like crud ! Ive had some awful ones.
My protein realised all to early that customers dont want to buy 2.5 kilos before they realise it tastes rank. So they started selling one portion amounts for £1. That way you can taste it before you are committed to tasting 40 portions of it.
The second point is that you can buy the usual flavours for myprotein, strawberry, chocolate, banana etc. But if you are worried that these flavours could be yet another yucky version, you can also get an unflavoured version. Which I got and were very happy with. I also have an unflavoured creatine from reflex suppliments and I think the two go well together.
Nutritional Information (per 30g): Energy 118.0cal, Energy 497.0kJ, Protein (dry basis) 24.6g this is about 80% effectiveness, not bad for a whey protein as this end of the market !, Protein (as-is) 23.6g, Fat 2.1g - this is actually quite allot but the fat content is not necessarily a bad thing when your burning calories, Carbohydrates 1.8g and Calcium 150.0mg
I began using this protein whilst trying to put on a bit of lean muscle mass and it certainly worked well. It was a very good nutritional boost as not everyone's diets are naturally high in protein. You must use this product in conjunction with good workouts and a healthy diet to put on muscle mass, but it certainly helps nevertheless. The excess protein in your diet can even help to get rid of fat due to the way it's metabolised.
I bought this protein mix from the MyProtein website at www.myprotein.co.uk. It's a fantastic site full of information on a vast range of health products aimed at aiding you in sports, fitness or just health. This Impact Whey Protein mix is their best-selling and is undoubtedly the highest in protein you will get on the market. You can find protein mixes anywhere including shops such as Holland & Barrett, but this protein mix has 23.6g of pure protein in every 30g of the stuff. I have listed below it's nutritional information so you can check it out here:
Nutritional Information Per 30g:
Protein (dry basis): 24.6g
Protein (as-is): 23.6g
As you can see, it's really high in protein and low in fat. There is also a small amount of calcium in there, which is required for muscular contraction and is an important metabolic electrolyte for your body. If you choose flavoured versions of the protein, the protein content does drop by about 3% and even 8% if you choose the chocolate one (which I had) due to the added coco so unless you really can't cope with the flavour, I'd go for a plain one. You can always add your own coco to it.
You can get this protein in a variety of flavours including banana, chocolate mint, chocolate nut, chocolate smooth, melon, raspberry, strawberry, summer fruit, unflavoured or vanilla. Prices range from £10.95 for a 1kg packet to £19.95 for 2.5kg and £34.95 for a 5kg packet of the unflavoured one. The flavoured ones always cost a bit more.
Per serving of this protein mix, you will get over 80% pure protein. I tend to dilute mine in water as I have found no worthy substitute. You should add 25g to a protein shaker and then add 150-250ml of water according to how thick you like it. This is what they recommend but I pretty much guess to be honest. You should do this 2-3 times a day too. At first, I was trying to put this in an ordinary bottle and give it a shake before having it. I was astonished that it was all disgustingly lumpy and didn't dissolve - I tried different water temperatures but nothing made a difference. It was only when I bought an actual proper protein shake bottle that it dissolved properly! You should add the protein first before the water and then close it and hold the lid to give it a really good shake for 20 seconds or so. I got a shaker from Holland & Barrett for about £4.
I never used this 100% correctly. I was going to use it twice daily - once in the morning or an hour before going to the gym and once straight after the gym. Instead I missed out days and portions. You should use it everyday the same, even if you're not doing sports, working out or going to the gym as your muscles are constantly being repaired and growing. If you were to use this 3 times a day, I would recommend once being in the morning, one lot an hour before the gym and another lot straight after. Most people make the stupid mistake of drinking this during work outs but this is pointless. Obviously you still get the protein, but it's only after you work out that your muscles begin to relax and repair themselves with an increased blood supply to them.
In terms of results, I have definitely seen a difference when using this and I wasn't using it that strictly either. I definitely put on muscle a lot easier and after some strong reps working specific muscle groups, I felt as if I was really putting on some muscle whilst using this. It's the kind of this you need to keep using however on a regular basis to see the real effects. It can even be used for those requiring a higher protein content in their diets.
So how does it work? Well you should always add the water to your protein mix just before drinking it, as you don't want to leave it in water for too long as the protein will begin to denature and breakdown early. Once it enters your gastrointestinal tract, it will soon begin to be broken down starting in the stomach. Once it enters the duodenum of the small bowel, further enzymes will work on the protein molecules such as pepsin to break down the peptide bonds between the amino acids in chain. These amino acids will then be actively absorbed through the bowels and enter the blood stream where they will mostly reach the liver first to be metabolised before being sent off to your muscle cells.
This protein mix is by far the best you will find out there and it's not that expensive. If you get some from the MyProtein website, you will earn MP points along with your purchase, which can be saved and used to get money off on future purchases. Protein is a very common nutritional aid to buy, but make sure you get yours from the right place, and I suggest MyProtein! If you have the intention of putting on some muscle or trying to lose weight, then this will certainly help. It helps by repairing damaged muscles and stimulating new muscle fibres to grow. I'd really recommend getting some of this.
Thanks for reading!
I've been a long time user of protein supplements for sporting performance. I've enjoyed the best...and the worst.
Thankfully this ranks up there with the best. Most of the time I've ordered the unflavoured whey and then blended it 50/50 with a whey from a premium brand. This is not because it's awful, simply because they don't do my favourite flavour!
This has never given me digestive issues, or a nasty residue after drinking (as a some have) and when I have ordered the flavoured variety directly from them, it has been most agreeable and enjoyable to drink - it's something you actively look forward to, rather than dread at the end of your workout - and actively covers the taste of some of the other supplements you might be drinking!
1 70cc scoop will give you around 24g protein and ordering from MP, will give you one of the lowest costs per scoop available out there.
MyProtein also provide a CoA (Certificate of Authenticity) for each of their products, to prove that they are the genuine article. See the website for more details.
Impact Whey Protein:
Whey protein comes from the liquid created as a by-product of cheese production. It should be known that, as it is a by-product of cheese, those with any intolerance should think carefully about whey. Whey protein is essential to build muscle, the requirements of the body to get in all the protein it needs whilst weight lifting is much higher than for a sedentary person, to get the full requirement per day, supplements are essential. Another great quality is that there is little fat in whey making it great for those wishing to build muscle and/or lose fat.
The great thing about whey protein is that is that it is digested into the body very quickly, this means the protein can be ready to use by the body fast. Typically a protein supplement is taken after a workout (and sometimes during) as it helps increase levels of amino acids in the blood, which is taken to the muscles for growth and repair.
For anybody deciding which protein to take it can be a daunting prospect, any type into google and you will be bombarded with hoards of proteins all claiming the same thing. To sift out the junk it is important to look at the nutritional information (just as you would with any food you buy).
Nutritional Information (per 30g):
Protein (dry basis) 24.6g
Protein (as-is) 23.6g
So for 100g of this protein you receive over 82g of protein, this is very respectable for a protein powder (especially for its price). You will struggle to find any protein that can provide you with this amount of protein for the same price. Remember its not the quantity of how much you buy but the quality. You will need less of this so it can go further. Other points to note about nutrition are that if used with water each serving (30g) only contains 118cal (milk will up the calorie amount but also give you more calcium, minerals and protein).
One thing that anybody will tell you about protein supplements is that they can taste incredibly bad. If you are to be taking one or two protein shakes a day it is important to find a taste that works for you (it will help keep you taking the supplement too). One good thing that the My Protein website do is that they provide this range in 25g serving samples for 0.99p. So you can try whichever flavour you like out before you decide to part with your cash.
There are a variety of flavours to choose from, the cheapest is unflavoured, this gives you the option to add your own flavouring if you want. I personally choose chocolate and strawberry; these are the best tasting flavoured proteins I have ever used. In addition to these there are banana, raspberry, chocolate nut, chocolate smooth, chocolate mint and vanilla (I have not tasted these flavours so can not give you an opinion on them).
The strength of this protein is its price. It can put some people off questioning the quality of the protein, however, as I have stated earlier the protein content is high and the flavour is good. There are 3 sizes to choose from (1kg - £12.49, 2.5kg - £27.99, 5kg - £47.99), I buy the 5kg bags, as they last the longest and provide the best value.
Having said all this, to gain noticeable weight gaining results it should be remembered this is only a supplement, it is important that as much as possible protein should come from lean sources as it contains other vitamins and minerals that are vital to the body. Only use this once or twice a day.
All in all, I would highly recommend this product, I use it and it works for me, the price is good, the taste is good and the quality is good.
Unflavoured Impact Whey Protein is the ideal supplement for anyone looking to; add lean muscle, improve their recovery from training or simply add extra calories to their diet.