Sunday, June 17, 2012

GNC Protein Powder Reviews! Soy, Whey, Casein, & Egg Oh My!!!!

FRUGAL FUEL & FAT FIGHTERS!  FABULOSO!
Hey Frugal Fitness Fans! I recently decided to try out all of GNC's various types of protein powder in my quest to be the ultimate supplement and health food guru. I've tried a LOT of protein powders in my day, hundreds of brands and products actually. Not exaggerating at all, I've tried it all. It had been awhile since I had GNC 100% Whey and Soy though, and I had not tried their Casein or Egg Protein powder except in smoothies with many other ingredients so that isn't usually the best single test of a protein powder. Although I am getting into making more smoothies (posted 1 video so far but TONS more coming soon), I usually just drink a scoop of protein powder in skim milk, soy milk (light vanilla or non-flavored), or water (shaker cup) so that's how I'll be testin these bad boys out. Here is a little information about each type of protein and how they stacked up in my book:

They don't call me Captain Protein for nothin! :)
GNC 100% Whey Protein: Whey protein, a very fast digesting protein, has the highest quality amino acid content of all protein, and this is the pure stuff without any extra carb or fat filler. Great tasting, easy to mix, rich in BCAA's and essential amino acids, plenty of glutamine, and a nice frugal price buying in big tubs! I've been taking GNC 100% Whey for about 8 years now with water, skim milk, soy milk, in smoothies, and more!


GNC 100% Casein Protein: Casein protein is a very slow digesting complete and high quality protein powder source. It is rich in BCAA's, low in cholesterol, and very high in calcium! Casein protein powder gives you the long lasting amino acid supply you need throughout the day and at night while you are sleeping to stay anabolic! I always take mine with skim milk before bed.


GNC Soy 95 Protein: Soy is one of the only non-animal sources of protein that is considered complete, which means it provides all of the essential amino acids needed by your body. It is a relatively quick digesting plant-based source of protein that has an excellent amino acid profile, heart healthy unsaturated fats, saturated fat free, and high in iron! Great for variety, vegetarians, or vegans! I've been taking more soy protein lately each day and I think it's been a good choice! The Soy 95 mixes well and tastes great in water, milk, or a smoothie! SOYLICIOUS!



GNC Egg Protein: Egg protein is an underrated source of high quality amino acids and BCAA's. It is a relatively quick digesting complete protein from natural egg white sources. This protein powder is almost completely fat free, has a whopping 25 grams of protein per serving, and is very high in potassium making it ideal post-workout for total recovery. It's great for diversifying your protein intake, mixes instantly, and tastes pretty darn good! I love me the Chocolate Supreme flavor! I usually take this post-workout with water, skim milk, or fruit smoothie. Much better than Rocky Balboa's old "Egg Protein Shakes" + no risk of salmonella :) An EGGScellent choice indeed! :p


Try these great protein powders out today & learn the real meaning of diversifying your portfolio, your protein portfolio! It will pay dividends indeed when it comes to your health, fitness, & performance!


Also Check Out My Other GNC Video Reviews!!





  Stay Frugal & Fit My Friends!
 
Michael J. Schiemer B.S. CPT
Owner of FRUGAL FITNESS Worldwide Wellness & Elite Cheapskate 
Owner & Personal Trainer of RESULTS Private Fitness Boston, MA
Author of The Frugal Diet, The Frugal Workout, & The Ultimate Fit Guides 

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