Bioplex Pure WPI

April 9th, 2009 1 comment

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Bioplex Pure WPI


  • 22g per scoop
  • no carbs
  • “Pure” whey isolate

What’s In It?

The bulk of each serving is just whey protein isolate – 22 grams of protein per scoop. Bioplex gets the whey isolate via a proprietary cold microfiltration process. This is the industry standard now and it keeps the protein stable and good for your muscles.

It’s also going to be quickly digested. 22 grams is a good serving size – perfect for a post workout drink.

Whey isolates usually mix very well too, and Bioplex Pure WPI is no exception to this.


At around $12-15 a pound this is on the pricey side per jar, but if you’re looking for JUST whey protein it’s a great deal since you’re not paying for additives.


Some people are very adamant about the flavors. I’d recommend the chocolate (it’s usually a safe bet for any brand). They all contain sucralose (boo), but no Ace K (yay).

Also, if you have trouble digesting whey and it causes you to bloat, keep in mind Bioplex does not include digestive enzymes in the powder. This is in the interest of purity, so either throw in a separate enzyme powder, or try a different brand.

Other than that, Bioplex Pure WPI delivers the goods – quick digesting whey without much junk.

The Bottom Line

This is indeed a pure whey protein isolate. No fat, no sugar carbs. I wish it didn’t have sucralose though. Enjoy!★★★★☆

Universal Nutrition Ultra Whey Pro Review

April 10th, 2009 No comments

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Universal Nutrition Ultra Whey Pro

Protein Makeup

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.

Fat/Carb Makeup

Pretty standard profile here. 1.5g total fat, 3.5g total carbs.

Other Ingredients

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. ★★★☆☆

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.


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


  • 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”

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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