When I’m debating on trying a new protein shake I look for a couple of things before I consider it. First, the nutritional information, secondly, the flavors, and once I’ve purchased a sample, how well it mixes. I was given 3 single servings of 100% Pure Whey Protein Isolate By Summit Nutritions to review in exchange for an honest review so I put them to my test.
First up, nutritional information:
NO PROTEIN COMPLEX: Non Denaturated: Non Ion Exchanged: Naturally Flavored: 5.6 BCCAs & 4.8 Glutamines (Highest In class): Lactose Free: Gluten Free: Non-GMO: Kosher Certified: 0 g Fat: Cholesterol & Carbohydrate < 1% DV.
– HIGHEST BIOPURITY PROFILE – Summit Nutrition’s Whey Protein Isolate gives 90% of protein per scoop (25/27.7g) and maximum amount (5.6 GM) of BCCAs and (4.8 GM) of Glutamines per serving size and it’s ALL COMING FROM THE PROTEIN NOT EXTERNALLY ADDED. Also their protein has all 26 Full Spectrum Amino Acid Profiles including essential, semi essential and non-essential Amino Acids with 159 Biological Value and Perfect 1.0 PDCAAs Score.
– ZERO FAT, VERY LOW CARB AND CHOLESTEROL – Summit Nutritions Whey Protein isolate has zero fat and less than 1% Daily Value of Cholesterol and Carbohydrates which is much better than other proteins. In addition to this, there is ZERO FILLERS OR EXCEPIENTS.
– NON-GMO, LACTOSE FREE, SOY FREE & NATURALLY FLAVORED INSTANIZED – Summit Nutritions Whey Protein Isolate is free of Lactose, Soy Gluten, BSE/TSE, NON-GMO and naturally flavored with Stevia. The protein is gently spray dried and lecithinated into granular free flowing powder which readily dispersible in water.
Also, in case you don’t know what protein or amino acid spiking is, many national brands add extra cheap Amino Acids like Taurine, Glycine, Glutamines and Creatine to the protein powders even though they are not Food Based Protein, but added to be calculated as protein to lower the cost since they are much cheaper to manufacture. Summits Nutritions does not make protein complex Whey Protein Isolate with Whey concentrate to bring cost down. So look at your Protein supplement fact and find out what is in your Protein and make your choice.
Next, the flavors.
Summit Nutritions sent me packets of natural alpine vanilla flavor whey protein but I know they offer natural dutch chocolate as well. I’m honestly a chocolate protein lover as vanilla flavorings can be a hit or miss with me. Regardless, I was going to give the vanilla a chance and surprisingly enough, I really liked it! It tasted like a vanilla milkshake and I didn’t mind drinking it at all so big win!
I use to mix my protein with water but since I’m always Vitamin D deficit and I hate cow’s milk, I’ve started mixing it with unsweetened almond milk. So I filled up my Blender Bottle shaker with the appropriate amount of milk, poured the packet of whey protein, and dropped my blender ball in. I gave the bottle a couple of shakes and checked it out. The protein was almost mixed thoroughly already so I gave it a couple more shakes and it was good to go. Chunks of dry protein are no good and having it stick to your throat when you’re drinking it is even worse.
Overall, I loved this Pure Whey Protein Isolate By Summit Nutritions. It is naturally made without shortcuts, tastes great even in a flavor that I normally would avoid, and it mixed incredibly well. If you’re interested in giving it a shot you can purchase either vanilla or chocolate here: http://www.amazon.com/non-protein-spiking-protein-isolate-instanized/dp/b00sqihkew/ref=sr_1_6?s=hpc&ie=utf8&qid=1423093991&sr=1-6