Proteins 4 u , Custom Protein Review
As Promised , my review of Proteins4U Custom mix formula... :)
As many of you are aware protein powders and supplements either do not contain everyrthing you need or more often the case , they contain everything you need but they taste like filth .....therefore a site and company which offers you the oppertunity to 'make' your own protein mix with the protein/carbohydrates/aminos and creatines , along with the flavorings,sweetners and container of your choice seemed too good to be true , I had to investigate....
Before I dive into the nitty gritty, I must tell you abit about myself and provide a disclaimer ... so that you know the review is an opinion from reputable source, and not an employee/Sponsor etc Training:
I have been training for a total of 8 years , ranging from Martial arts [both competition and for fun] endurance training [ iron man] , free climbing , strength and power lifting, swimming, running, cycling....
I have tried to post previous supplements I have taken , and my occupation in this space but they continue to be removed , so I will answer any questions about either my OCCUPATION or Previous supplements taken personally....
I Joelamb13579 am neither an employee, sponsor, owner, shareholder or hold any affiliation with Proteins4U or Muscletalk. Therefore the following reveiw should be taken as a personal opinion and should not be taken out of context or used in anyway to bermirch or demean Proteins4U/ Muscletalk inlcuding it representitives in anyway, shape or form .....
Now to the review .....I will be finishing each section with a 1-5 points system, 5 being the highest which represents how I 'personally' feel about the product
Proteins4U present their custom formula options e.g proteins/aminos cleanly and simply in the form of slide bars with increments of 10% and 2%, the idea being to slide the bar from left to right , on each of the sections [ proteins/carbs/aminos/creatines] to make your mix up to 100%. Each section has a variety from simple/basic products up to some of the best available, and are priced accordingly. once your 100% mix is made up , you can select a flavour, a sweetener and a container, the overall price is displayed at the bottom of the page per KG [ up to 5kg].
Proteins4u give a taste rating from 1-5 , 5 being the most strong tasting of each of the products you can place in the mix [ e.g l-gluatmine has a rating of 4 , meaning its strong tasting] and offer you the chance to mask these strong flavours with a variety of artificial sweeteners and flavorings. For my Custom mix I decided to go both Unflavoured and unsweetend, as I feel many proetin formulas are far too sweat, or the flavours available are rather uninspiring or taste like moldy carpet.
Expecting that my mix would taste terrible , I was pleasanlty surprised to find that it didnt , and indeed it was 'unflavoured' in that it hardly tasted of anything ! Thus I could neck the whole lot easily without gagging or feeling like I'd just swallowed a dead animal. so on first impressions I would give the taste 4 out of 5 , however I will be testing some flavoured samples soon, and I will update this section with a second rating for the flavoured options.
Expecting, like so many other protein shakes, to have to shake the protein until my arm drops off or to use an electric blender, I was again surprised how quickly and easily the powder mixed with water with little to no residue left in the bottom [ although there is always some ]. One bad point to mention however though is that I had to rake through my mix on recieveing it to crush up some l-gluatmine or creatine lumps that had not broken down in the creation process, meaning that I am/was not guaranteed to have the same 'mix' of supplmets per scoop, alittle annoying but I didnt affect its overall performance ...so for mixability I give it a 3 out of 5.
Due to the amount of training I perform per week, any slight improvement in performance should and was noticed . Therefore you can imagine I was impressed when I've gained 2-3lb of muscle in the course of 3 weeks , and increased my work load in nearly every aspect of my training [Also as part of my course I have to take regular Fitness tests, which test various components of fitness...nearly all my scores doubled since taking P4U mix] ! It is important to note however that I was [previous to starting The Protein4u mix] not taking anything at all other than multivitamins , which could explain the sudden 'growth' in both weight and strength. Taking all this aside , I improved , meaning for all of you who are wondering, the product works ! Due to my personal experince I will Give this product a 4.5 out of 5 for performance.
As you can probably guess I love this product , and have recently purchased my second order with Proteins 4 u , I have changed the mix slightly , but other than that everything Ive kept the same ....Therefore in conclusion, if you want a low budget all in one , with a high reward [if you put in the time] this is the one for you...overall i give this product a 4 out of 5, :)
Please feel free to ask any questions, and all constructive criticism is welcome.....
p.s I will be reviewing the new Smartshaker [ the shaker with detachable sections to place pills/protein in] soon , once I find the time....
post edited by joelamb13579 - 2011/04/06 12:36:32