Nutrition Pro Complex Review
Pro Complex Protein 4.4lb
Pro Complex from Optimum Nutrition is a protein blend supplement.
I briefly mentioned it in my 5 part comparison of 25
protein supplements. It was compared with several other
protein blends such as ProPeptide and Protein Plus here,
and Pro Complex came out on top.
This is a protein blend that I use all the time like 100%
Whey, but for different purposes. I use Pro Complex
mainly as a night time protein. Taken with milk, you get
a good source of protein, vitamins, and some minerals.
Pro Complex Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (scoop) 2
Servings Per 28
Fat Calories 25
Total Fat (g) 2
Sat. Fat (g) 1
Cholesterol (mg) 75
Sodium (mg) 420
Potassium (mg) 200
Total Carbs (g) 4
Vitamin A (IU) 2,500
Sugars (g) 5
Proteins (g) 54
Vitamin C (mg) 30
Vitamin D (IU) 200
Vitamin E (IU) 30
Riboflavin (mg) .85
Niacin (mg) 10
Vitamin B6 (mg) 1
Folic Acid (mcg) 200
ProComplex Multi-Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate [from
Ion Exchange and Cross Flow Microfiltration], Ultrafiltered
Whey Protein Concentrate, Egg Albumen, Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides),
Cocoa, Natural & Artificial Flavor, Lecithin, Vitamin
Blend (Ascorbic Acid, Chromium GTF Polynicotinate, d-alpha
Tocopheryl Succinate [Natural Vitamin E], diCalcium Phosphate,
Biotin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Niacinamide, d-Calcium Pantothenate,
Cholecalciferol, Folic Acid, Sucralose(Splenda Brand).
Pro Complex is a blend of whey protein concentrate, isolate,
hydrolyzed whey peptides, and egg albumen. So what are all
these different types of proteins involved?
Whey protein concentrate and isolate is talked about somewhat
in this article,
so no need to explain any more here. Hydrolyzed whey is
a whey protein that has had some of its amino acid peptide
bonds broken into shorter chains allowing for better absorption.
Hydrolyzed whey protein is talked about in some detail in
this article on
whey protein processing methods.
Some advantages of Hydrolyzed Whey:
- The most digestible whey protein for human consumption
- Partially pre-digested for better absorption by humans
- Protein molecules are split into smaller group called
Egg albumen is the dried whites of eggs (AKA egg white).
This contains more than half of the protein in a whole egg,
and unlike the egg yolk, it does not contain the fats and
cholesterol. You can read about egg
proteins in much more detail here. Egg protein is referred
to as the 'perfect' protein - it scores 1.0 on the PDCAA
score, and 100 on biological value. Egg protein contains
all the essential amino acids required by the body.
Optimum Pro Complex Taste Test
Pro Complex is one fantastic tasting protein blend! It
comes with the standard chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry
flavors. So far, I've only tried the chocolate flavor...
Well, it just tastes so damn good that I've stuck with it!
Procomplex is a very nice tasting, not too sweet, milk shake
like (if you use milk), and very smooth tasting protein
shake. I'd give it a 9.8/10.
It mixes very easily with a shaker
bottle, and it's also 'instantized' - so that it mixes
just with a spoon. I've tried this method once (with a glass
and spoon), and was surprised to find that it did completely
mix as promised, and there were no clumps. However, I still
prefer using a shaker bottle.
ProComplex is a fantastic protein blend, and is definitely
worth a try!
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