All out of protein powder, I decided to purchase a ready-to-drink bottle (more like a cardboard box) protein shake after I finished my shoulder workout. Unluckily for me, I reached for Syntha-6.
Taste: Awful. Just flat out disgusting. You’d think a ready-to-drink protein shake would be better than its powdered form, but you’d be wrong. This is one of the worst protein shakes I’ve ever tasted, and I’ve had some bad ones.
Price: “Why?” was the question I asked myself after I handed over my credit card. $4.58 for 16.9 oz. of this garbage. I should have gone to Walmart and bought a 2 lb. tub of Body Fortress protein for $16 to tide me over until my Optimum Pro Complex Gainer arrives.
Nutrition Facts: 40g protein. 280 calories. 6g total fat. 16g carbs. 4g sugar. Pretty standard stuff.
The Final Word: Avoid Syntha-6 pre-made protein shakes at all cost. I can’t speak for the vanilla or chocolate, but I can’t imagine they’d taste much better.
Are there any ready to drink protein shakes that actually taste good and are moderately priced? Let me know if you’ve purchased any in the comments, thanks!
Weight gainer protein powders are perfect for hardgainers. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that you’re wasting your time by drinking any type of protein shake other than a weight gainer. You already know you have a difficult time gaining weight, so why not make it easier on yourself?
Weight gainers have come a long whey (get it?) in recent years. They used to be chocked full of sugars and were basically empty calories. Not anymore. Here are some of the benefits of the top 5 best weight gainers listed below.
Benefits of weight gainers
- Packed with healthy calories
- Packed with high-quality whey protein
- Complex carbohydrates to replenish glycogen and fuel your workouts
- Contain vitamins and essential minerals
- Contain L-Glutamine to help rebuild muscle
- Contain BCAAs (Brainch Chain Amino Acids)
- Low in sugar
- Low in fat
Being a hardgainer, it is of the utmost importance that you supply your body with plenty of calories in order to gain muscle mass. There is no easier way to do that then by drinking weight gainer protein shakes specifically formulated for hardgainers to help you gain weight.
Before you buy any weight gainer, it’s important that you look at a few key nutritional facts:
Biological Value (BV)
First of all, know that BV isn’t listed under “Nutrition Facts.” The BV is a measurement of how well your body can use the protein, specifically, how fast your body gets to use the protein. For instance, a whey protein like whey isolate has a BV of 159 and is the most readily absorbed by the body. A milk protein like casein has a BV of 77 and absorbs more slowly. After a workout, you want your body to absorb the most protein, which is why whey protein shakes are so popular. However, if you want to drink a protein shake before bed and wake up more metabolic, eating a lower BV rated protein like casein will help you do that because it will be absorbed slowly.
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