Universal Nutrition Ultra Whey Pro Review
Universal Nutrition uses a proprietary protein blend called the Pure Whey Protein Blend. It’s a combination of whey isolate, whey concentrate, and whey hydrolysates.
By volume, the whey concentrate makes up most of the protein in this product.
The whey concentrate is made of a fairly standard peptide grouping, with an emphasis on the Glycomacropeptides (GMP) section. In some studies, GMP has been shown to basically make you feel full after eating protein. It could be effective in post workout appetite control.
The whey isolates and whey hydolysates will be digested quickly by your body. It’s a decent blend that Universal Nutrition has.
Pretty standard profile here. 1.5g total fat, 3.5g total carbs.
The label has 2 other points of interest: Glutamine Peptides and Acesulfame Potassium (Ace K).
I’m all for including glutamine in a whey protein – it helps recover your muscles faster, getting you ready for the gym sooner. Unfortunately the actual amount of glutamine per serving is not listed, so I wouldn’t use it a sole glutamine source.
As for the Ace K artificial sweetner, well, I’m not a fan of it’s taste. Some people are really against it, but to cut the total carbs down to 3.5g a serving you’re going to have use artificial sweetners.
The Bottom Line
There’s nothing wrong with this whey, but it’s not a stand out either. The whey fractions are solid and they’ve also thrown in glutamine peptides. If you can get a good deal on it, sure, go for it.