Nutrition 100% Whey Protein Review
100 Whey Protein Has it All...
Great taste, excellent pricing, and quality. You name it!
If you've read some other protein articles on the site here,
you'll see that I think highly of Optimum's 100 whey protein.
I've been a long time user of 100whey protein, and have
been very happy with it. Of the top of my head, I can think
of handfuls of people who are also pleased with this protein
supplement as well!
Strangely enough, despite how long I've been using 100
Whey and how much I enjoy it, I've never done a review on
it. At the same time, Optimum Nutrition reformulated their
100whey sometime back to make it even better, so I decided
to get off my lazy butt and do a review on it.
Yes, you read it correct, Optimum reformulated their 100%
whey protein which was already top notch for price and quality
considerations, and now, they've even made it better!
So what's changed? Here's some key changes:
- the addition of Hydrolyzed whey peptides
- each 30.4g scoop contains 1more gram of protein (now
at 24g instead of 22g)
- 100% Whey is now "instantized"
- and a new look, which we don't really care about.
100 Whey Protein Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (scoop) 1
Servings Per 75
Fat Calories 15
Total Fat (g) 1
Sat. Fat (g) 1
Cholesterol (mg) 30
Sodium (mg) 90
Potassium (mg) 220
Total Carbs (g) 4
Sugars (g) 1.0
Proteins (g) 24
Calcium (mg) 168
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Salt, Acesulfame Potassium, Aminogen®, Sucralose, Lactase.
So, what are hydrolyzed whey peptides, and how does it
make the new 100% Whey better? Hydrolyzed whey is a whey
protein isolate that have had some of it amino acid peptides
broken into shorter chains of amino acids, which leads to
improved absorption in the stomach. However, the hydrolysis
process makes this form of whey taste bitter, and also increased
the cost. Read more about whey
protein processing methods and hydrolyzed
However, this new addition of Hydrolyzed whey is likely
to be in a low percentage of the proteins present for those
2 very reasons: 1) taste bitter,
2) increased production costs. Unfortunately, we'll never
know what percentages of each of the proteins present are,
since manufacturers aren't required to disclose that information.
Look on the bright side, having some is better than none.
From the sounds of it, the new 100% Whey Protein should
taste worse, and should go up in pricing! But wait... It
didn't! The new 100whey still tastes fantastic like before,
and its still the same low price as before. Optimum Nutrition
comes through for the average joes once again with a top
notch product. I'm not a big fan of any strawberry flavors,
but I really enjoy the vanilla and chocolate flavors.
I'd give it a 9.75 out of 10 on taste.
ON has certainly added a lot more flavor choices for their best selling whey protein powder. I remember so many years ago, there was maybe less than half a dozen different flavors, but now, you have a huge number of diffferent flavors to choose from. With so many flavors available, I haven't had a chance to try them all, but some of the flavors that I like include chocolate, double rich chocolate, mocha cappuchino, coffee, and extreme milk chocolate. Of course, your taste will differ from my, but try the different flavors available, I'm sure you'll find something just right for you.
Finally, what does "instantized" whey mean?
Well, before, the previous formula was already very easy
to mix. Throw it in a shaker, and there isn't any clumps
or residues like many other powders. Now, Optimum Nutrition
has taken it even a step further to make it "spoon
mixing" friendly. That's right, for lazy folks like
myself, sometimes I get too lazy to wash the turbo
shaker after use, I just add the whey to water (or milk)
and mix with a spoon - and there is no clumping either!
Just follow the instructions on the tub, and you'll have
a nice smooth tasting shake every time.
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