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Syntrax Nectar Protein Drink

Nectar Protein Drink Review

If you're looking for a high quality whey protein isolate supplement that tastes amazing, look no further than Syntrax Nectar Protein - one of the best tasting whey protein supplements I've ever used, and comes highly recommended by the reviews our readers have posted. I've used and tested out numerous protein supplements over the years, and I can think of maybe one, at most maybe two other protein supplements that tastes as good as Syntrax Nectar.

Have you ever bought a protein powder, and after first taste wondered what the &#%#$ is this junk that you've just bought? I'm sure most will have one or two fond memories of really crappy tasting protein supplements. For me, by far the worst experience would have to be the now discontinued Juiced Protein from Pinnacle. Boy, what a disaster! Never again...

In the middle of the pack, there's maybe a dozen or so decent quality, relatively good tasting whey powders, and then far out in front of the pack, there's Syntrax Nectar. It's just something else. You'd be hard pressed to find other protein supplements that tasted as good.

Syntrax Nectar Protein - Whey Protein Isolate

It is widely known and accepted that whey protein provides numerous health benefits. You should not be surprised to hear that whey protein improves immune functions by increasing glutathione levels, helps with weight loss, helps increase lean muscle mass, speeds up recovery after exercising [1], stimulates muscle protein synthesis [2], and more...

There are several categories of protein powders on the market, depending on what purpose you are using them for. These include whey protein concentrates, whey isolates, casein, egg protein, soy, protein blends, and etc... Pure whey powders are generally best used post workout for quick absorption, while casein and protein blends are best used during other times in the day and before bed time. While both whey protein concentrate and isolate are best used for post workout, there are some differences between them - mainly quality and price, and these differences arise from their processing methods used. You can read about whey protein processing more below:

Whey protein processing - ion exchange
Whey protein processing - CFM and Hydrolyzed Whey

Generally, a whey protein with more than 90% protein content is considered a whey protein isolate (WPI). Anything less than that is a whey protein concentrate. Because of the higher costs of production, WPI typically cost more than the whey concentrates. The major advantages of whey isolates is that WPI contain more protein, less fat, and less lactose. Syntrax Nectar is a whey protein isolate supplement.

There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of studies that you can easily find demonstrating the many stated benefits of whey protein. We have summarized one study below:

The effect of whey isolate and resistance training on strength, body composition, and plasma glutamine.
Cribb PJ, Williams AD, Carey MF, Hayes A.
Exercise Metabolism Unit, Center for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise and Sport (CARES), Australia.

This study examined the effects of supplementation with two proteins, hydrolyzed whey isolate (WI) and casein (C), on strength, body composition, and plasma glutamine levels during a 10 week, supervised resistance training program. In a double-blind setup, 13 male, recreational bodybuilders supplemented their normal diet with either WI or C (1.5 g/kg body weight per day) for the duration of the program.

Strength was assessed by 1-RM in three exercises (barbell bench press, squat, and cable pull-down). Body composition was assessed by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Plasma glutamine levels were determined by the enzymatic method with spectrophotometric detection. All assessments occurred in the week before and the week following 10 weeks of training.

The study found that the whey isolate group achieved a significantly greater gain in lean mass than the casein group (5.0kg vs. 0.8kg for WI and C, respectively). The whey isolate group also had a significant change in fat mass (- 1.5kg) compared to the casein group (+ 0.2kg). The whey protein isolate group also had significantly greater gains in strength compared to the casein group. [3]

Syntrax Nectar Protein Drink Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Scoop (27g)
Servings Per Container 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90
Calories From Fat 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol <5mg 1%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Potassium 120mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%*
Sugars 0g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 0%
Calcium 15%
Phosphorus 8%
Vitamin C 0%
Iron 0%
Magnesium 6%

Amino Acids Per 100 Grams Of Protein
Arginine 2.4g
Glutamine 7.4g
Histidine 1.7g
Isoleucine 6.7g
Leucine 11.9g
Lysine 9.7g
Methionine 2.0g
Phenylalanine 3.3g
Threonine 7.2g
Tryptophan 2.1g
Valine 6.2g

Whey Protein Isolate*, Citric Acid, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Soy Lecithin, Gardenia Extract Powder, Acesulfame-K, Sucralose.
A Milk-Derived Protein; Promina™ Brand; Ultrafiltered And Undenatured; Includes Beta Lactoglobulins, Alpha Lactoalbumin, Glycomacropeptides, Immunoglobulin, B.S. Albumin, Protease Peptone, Lactoferrin, Lactoperoxidase.

As mentioned earlier, Syntrax Nectar protein tastes fantastic. It comes in quite a few flavors including apple ecstasy, Caribbean cooler, crystal sky, fuzzy navel, lemonade, twisted cherry, strawberry kiwi, and cappuccino. I have not tried all these flavors yet. The ones I've tried include apple, fuzzy navel, crystal sky, lemonade, and strawberry kiwi. Obviously, with all these different flavors, there will be differences and some flavors will taste better than others.

From the flavors I've tried, I can't say I enjoyed apple ecstasy that much; however, lemonade and fuzzy navel are simply amazing. They taste like fruit juices, and it's hard to imagine that you're drinking a protein shake! The strawberry kiwi was quite good as well, but as for crystal sky, it was just so-so. I tried it once, and probably will not try it again. I generally stick with only the lemonade and the fuzzy navel flavors now. Either way, you will not be disappointed with Syntrax Nectar protein.



1. J Sci Med Sport. 2008 Sep 1.
Supplementation with a whey protein hydrolysate enhances recovery of muscle force-generating capacity following eccentric exercise.
Buckley JD, Thomson RL, Coates AM, Howe PR, Denichilo MO, Rowney MK.
Australian Technology Network Centre for Metabolic Fitness and Nutritional Physiology Research Centre, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

2. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2007 Dec
Minimal whey protein with carbohydrate stimulates muscle protein synthesis following resistance exercise in trained young men.
Tang JE, Manolakos JJ, Kujbida GW, Lysecki PJ, Moore DR, Phillips SM.
Exercise Metabolism Research Group, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada.

3. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2006 Oct;16
The effect of whey isolate and resistance training on strength, body composition, and plasma glutamine.
Cribb PJ, Williams AD, Carey MF, Hayes A.
Exercise Metabolism Unit, Center for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise and Sport (CARES), Australia.


Mar 2009