Busting Protein Myths
Choosing the right protein can be a harrowing enough task without worrying about the marketing and ‘scientific’ claims that are tossed out by every brand this side of Hong Kong. Here at Bio-Synergy, we pride ourselves on our no-nonsense approach to nutrition. We’re 100% honest about all the ingredients we put into our products, and we know that the results speak for themselves.
Unfortunately, sometimes the best products are silenced by all the meaningless white noise and promotional fluff of the major pharma companies. To bring things back to basics for you and your body, we put together this handy comparison index to prove just how ‘good’ your protein really is.
HOW MUCH PROTEIN AM I BUYING?
The best starting point of sorting through the various proteins is a simple but fundamental question: how much protein am I buying? Many brands only include protein content per serving, which varies depending on their recommendations or the size of their serving scoop.
We’ve painstakingly gone through all of our competitor’s websites and come out with a standardised list ranking each protein brand by its protein content per 100g. The results may surprise you.
*DISCLAIMER: these records are accurate as of August 10th, 2012, and reflect information taken from brands’ own websites. We’ve done our best to maintain accuracy, and will be happy to correct any issues should they exist.
As you can see, some major brands like BSN include only 50g of protein per 100g in their products. The rest hover around the 75g mark.
Not Bio-Synergy. Our elite scientists have crammed over 87g of protein into every 100g to give you the most powerful protein punch available in the UK. That’s why independent reviewers like Men’s Health have named us the Most Powerful Protein – with more than 37g more protein than some of our competitors, we’re leagues above.
WHAT’S ACTUALLY IN MY PROTEIN?
There are many different forms of protein – chicken, fish, and red meat are all sound natural sources of protein. But serious athletes and gym-goers often turn to whey protein to make sure their muscles are receiving the complete nutrition they need to rebuild and strengthen. But not all protein shakes are created equal.
There’s a hierarchy of whey protein. The king of the castle is WHEY ISOLATE, the purest form of whey with the highest bioavailability. Because of its natural qualities, whey isolate is readily absorbed into hungry muscles.
Next in line is WHEY CONCENTRATE, which is the equivalent of drinking juice concentrate vs. freshly squeezed juice. Following that is HYDROLYSED WHEY, which has been processed and blasted down into smaller parts. PEPTIDES are even smaller bits of whey protein, and then come MILK PROTEINS, SOY PROTEINS and then the lowly EGG WHITE.
Most brands use blends of various types of protein. The further down the protein hierarchy you go, the cheaper the protein is because of its declining nutritional value. Many brands stuff their products with cheaper proteins to bring the price down, but it’s often you as the customer who suffers from an inferior product.
Interested to see what forms of protein your brands uses? Look below to find out.
*DISCLAIMER: this graph reflects only the existence of various types of protein within a product. The bars shown do not reflect the percentage composition of various proteins within a brand’s blend. That information is often completely inaccessible to customers.
Bio-Synergy Whey Better is the only product made with PURE WHEY ISOLATE. Every other brand uses a blend – in what ratio, we’ll never know.
Demand more out of your protein, and either choose a pure product or ask your brand what kind of blend they use. Are you buying a whey protein that’s actually made mostly of egg whites?
HOW MUCH AM I PAYING FOR MY PROTEIN?
You might think that premium protein blends cost more. Not true. The hard-earned pounds you spend on your protein often go towards marketing, flashy packaging, or celebrity endorsement, inflating the cost to you.
At Bio-Synergy, we work hard to bring you a premium protein without the price tag. Check out this comparison to find out how much your brand is charging you for every 100g of protein you buy.
*DISCLAIMER: this graph reflects pricing based on the suggested RRP these brands have listed on their own sites as of August 10th, 2012. These prices are subject to variability but we’ve made every effort to present the true listed price here.
Bio-Synergy Whey Better, despite packing in more protein than any other and giving you a completely pure does of Whey Isolate, is still priced competitively in the field of protein. What’s more, we’ve packed in a range of BCAAs in free form, B-Vitamin complex, minerals and a stack of Glutamine to aid recovery and muscle strengthening.
These comparisons are based on readily-available data from each brand’s website and are an honest representation of that information. Any discrepancies are purely incidental. Here at Bio-Synergy, we honestly work to educate and promote good health and sensible life choices among our fans.
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Stay tuned and stay healthy,
The Bio-Synergy Team