Before I was aware of all the money I could be saving by shopping at Bodybuilding.com, I bought almost all of my protein, creatine, and other supplements at GNC. The power of the Gold Card was burning a hole in my pocket. (Ed. Note: You should never have to prepay for a card to get “deals”).
So earlier this year I walked into a GNC and bought a discounted 3 lb. tub of Nitro Core 24, and then got a second one half off. Here are the facts:
- 24 Grams Of Premium Blended Protein Per Scoop
- 200 calories per serving (1 scoop)
- 10 Distinct Protein Sources Provide Sustained-Release Action For A.M./P.M. Coverage
- 5 Grams Of Dietary Fiber To Help Keep You Full Longer
- Lipid Blend Supplies 4 Grams Of Omega 3,6 And 9 Fatty Acids Plus MCT’s
- Enzyme Fortified For Easier Digestion And Absorption
Nitro Core 24 utilizes the “Power of 10”, that is, including 10 different types of protein. By consuming a blended protein powder combining faster, intermediate, and slower absorbing protein sources, blended proteins give you a more sustained protein digestion than single-source proteins like whey, casein, or egg. Here is the breakdown:
|Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides||FASTER|
|Ion-Exchange Whey Protein Isolate|
|Cross-Flow Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolate|
|Unfiltered Whey Protein Concentrate|
|Milk Protein Isolate|
|Ultrafiltered Milk Protein Concentrate|
Taste: I tried the vanilla and the strawberry. I’ve had a hard time finding a tasty vanilla protein, and although this wasn’t great-tasting, it wasn’t bad either. Same goes for the strawberry. Pretty much what I’ve come to expect in the taste department.
Value: I got a kickass deal because the stuff expired in three months and they needed to sell it. However, if I walked into GNC right now, well, first off they would be closed. But more importantly, they’d be selling it for $40. At Bodybuilding.com, they are selling Nitro Core 24 for $25. With shipping, that is a solid $10 savings. And with all the proteins that The Core is packing, that is a good deal.
Effectiveness: I doubled up the serving size and had 2 scoops (400 calories) for breakfast and post-workout. In about 3 weeks, I had packed on 5 lbs. and hit 170 lbs for the first time in my life.
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