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Labrada Pro V60 Plus Review

April 14th, 2009 No comments

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Labrada Pro V60 Plus


The Claim

“A Blend Of 5 Time-Released Proteins!” –Labrada

Let’s Be Honest Here

You’re not getting 5 time-released proteins with this.

Inside the Pro-V protein blend, I’d break it down into 2 categories:

1. short term digestion: Whey Protein Concentrate, Agglomerated Egg Albumin, Micro Ultrafiltered Whey Protein Isolate, Ion Exchange Whey Protein Isolate.

Or to keep it simpler – this is a standard whey combination with some egg protein thrown in.

2. long term digestion: Calcium Caseinate, Sodium Caseinate

Digestion rates are different for these two, but let’s be honest here. They are both casein.

You can mix whey isolate with some casein to give a longer anabolic period, and I’m not going to knock doing that if it works for you. But I think you could probably come up with your own blend.

Pricing

I’m finding online prices around $25 for a 1.75 pound jar. Labrada has a recommended dose of 3 scoops per serving, for 60grams protein total though. Hence the V60 name.

At the rate advertised, you’ll go through a jar in right over a week if you take it once a day. No thanks – I’d rather not spend over $100 a month on just one protein source.

At the price, I’d recommend getting a good casein protein powder for bed, and drinking a good whey concentrate post workout.

If you really want the balance from the addition of egg protein too go to the grocery store.

Labrada set some high goals, but I’m just not digging this. It tries to do too much and ends up costing too much.★★☆☆☆

SNAC Proglycosyn Review

April 13th, 2009 No comments

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SNAC Proglycosyn


Highlights

  • 50g whey protein
  • stacked with creatine, glutamine, and dextrose
  • very low-fat

The Claim

“ultimate post workout recovery formula”

Sometimes it can be difficult, after hard workout, to come home and have to create a recovery shake. Proglycosyn gets around this by creating a preset dry mixture of common postworkout supplements. Some people might be fine with just whey protein, but if you are looking for a better anabolic shake keep reading.

Good for your muscles

Your muscles are looking for a quick blast of easy to digest protein immediately after a workout. This is also an ideal time to supplement creatine, glutamine, and any other vitamins bodybuilders like to stack. The real benefit of Proglycosyn is that you get all of these common supplements all at once in your shake – no extra bottles of supplements.

It’s pretty cool.

Each serving will give you 50 g of whey protein, along with 5 g of glutamine and 2 g of creatine. The protein comes in as whey protein isolate, so you know it will hit fast. If you’ve taken the other supplements too you’ll know that the dosing is pretty standard.

What about energy?

You know how tired you feel after a workout? Well, imagine how your poor muscles feel! They will be severely depleted of glycogen — your body’s main source of stored carbohydrate fuel.

To really boost your glycogen levels back up to pre-workout levels, you need to eat carbohydrates with a high glycemic index. Proglycosyn includes dextrose. Dextrose is a simple sugar that your body is capable of turning into glycogen stores very easily.

This will ensure your muscles are ready to go for next time.

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking for an all in one way, glutamine, and creatine stack look no further. Proglycosyn delivers amazing post workout nutrition in one shot. ★★★★☆

MuscleTech Mass Tech Review

April 10th, 2009 1 comment

MuscleTech Mass Tech

MuscleTech Mass Tech


The Claim

“Forces massive muscle growth directly on your chest and arms”
“Causes explosive gains in strength fast”
–MuscleTech

I Call Bullshit

There’s no way to target muscle growth to a certain part of your body through supplementation alone.

There’s no way a supplement will cause strength gains. That only comes from *gasp* hard work and stronger muscle fibers.

But you say ‘oh, it’s just the advertising. It’s marketing, cut some slack’. No thanks.

Johnnie Jackson shills for them in some ads claiming “It’s been the hardest for me to pack mass onto my legs and since I’ve turned my attention to using Mass-Tech I’ve had more success and more consistent success in bodybuilding.”

Wait, I though Muscle Tech will cause “growth directly on your chest and arms”?? No wonder Johnnie’s having a hard time packing mass onto his legs!

Is Mass Tech a good supplement? Would it help you gain muscle? Probably – it is basically a combination of whey protein isolate and concentrate, with a little casein and a whole lotta maltodextrin. It’s an advanced blend but must be aimed at people looking for a shortcut.

MuscleTech’s marketing sucks though.

MuscleTech treats you like an idiot. Go somewhere else. Negative -1 star.

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