Noticed that I received quite a fair bit of emails regarding protein shakes & the Optimum Nutrition Pro-Complex Protein so I decided to do a post on them for those who are interested in trying protein shakes/the Pro Complex.
Here are some of the FAQs:
#1. How does Pro Complex (Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate) differ from the Gold Standard 100% Whey protein?
Referring to the ingredients label, Pro Complex has hydrolyzed whey protein isolate in its blend which allows faster absorption of the protein into your body compared to whey protein isolates (WPI); meaning it provides rapid amino acid availability to muscles for recovery and synthesis more effectively.
The main difference between the Pro Complex and Gold Standard 100% Whey is that Pro Complex is a BLENDED Protein, which combines faster-, intermediate- and slower-digesting protein sources. Therefore, Pro Complex gives a more sustained protein digestion than single-source Whey protein found in Gold Standard 100% Whey.
Gold Standard 100% Whey does contain BCAA and glutamine but in smaller amount as compared to the Pro Complex.
#2. What are some of the benefits of the Pro-Complex Isolates & Hydrolyzed Protein?
Whey protein concentrates, isolates, and hydrolyzed WPI differs mainly in the protein content and rate of absorption. Benefits of WPI is that it has a “purer” protein content meaning that other non-protein component were partly removed to isolate the whey protein. HWPI is easier to digest for those who are lactose intolerant as majority of the lactose has been filtered out.
Pro Complex isn’t really suitable for lactose intolerant consumers,
Soy/ Hydro Whey Protein will be better alternatives.
#3. Where can I purchase the Pro-Complex protein?
#4. How much does it cost?
Prices are listed on the websites.
#5. Is it suitable for anyone?
It depends on the activity that the person engages in. If he or she is new to strength training or he/she just wants to try protein for a start, the 100% GSW will be most suitable.
Pro Complex is catered towards athletes who demand more & participates in hard trainings,
With 60g of protein, sustained protein & amino acid
released through a period of time.
#6. Do protein shakes make girls “bigger”?
Most of y’all should know by now that girls CAN’T get bulky muscles/big as we simply do not have the same/high amount of testosterones as compared to men.
To put it bluntly,
saying that protein shakes will make girls big is similar to saying
“Eating extra servings of fish/meat will make you big!”
For those who wanna put on mass,
Y’all can try out the mass gainers instead.
#7. What protein do I take and what’s the taste like?
I take both the Gold Standard 100% Whey & Pro Complex protein.
I feel that the Pro Complex allows me to push& train harder.
I see faster results when I’m taking the Pro Complex
& the taste is not overwhelming/ thick which is what I like.
I usually mix my Gold Standard 100% (chocolate) & Pro Complex (vanilla) together cause I like the “milky chocolate-y” taste.
#8. When’s the best time to drink the protein shake?
I will usually take protein shakes right after my workout
As it’s the time whereby our bodies & muscles begin to heal.
The shake will help in providing the body fuel to recover and grow.
The other supplements that I take are Essential Amino Energy & the BCAA 1000 Caps.
I have yet to try the Pro-BCAA yet but heard really good reviews bout them
so I'm pretty excited to try it the next time I'm doing legs.
It will be interesting to do a comparison between
the Pro BCAA & the BCAA 1000 Caps!
There you go!
Hope this post answered most of the questions/ doubts you have
&gave you a better understanding of the various products.