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Protein Supplements

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Protein Powder Supplements Showdown - (Part 4)

Protein Blends: Optimum Pro Complex, Met Rx Protein Plus

In this fourth article comparing 25 protein powders, we'll take a look at category 3 protein blends, and category 4 other protein supplements in the next article.

What exactly are protein blends? Protein blends are generally a combination of several types of proteins including whey protein isolate and concentrate, egg protein, soy protein, and casein protein. Why would you want a protein blend anyways? For getting other sources of proteins, and mostly, for the varying rates of absorption in different types of protein.

A very popular blend generally has some whey concentrate, and some casein protein. If you didn't know, whey is one of the fastest absorbing proteins, it gets burned for energy as much as it is used for protein synthesis. Casein on the other hand, is one of the slowest absorbing proteins, and will release amino acids into the blood at a slower rate than whey. This allows casein to be used more for protein synthesis instead of getting burnt for energy use.

This is also one of the fundamental reasons why it's always better to use a protein blend than a pure whey supplement before going to bed. Anyways, enough of talking, and let's get to the good part.

Category 3 (5 items): Met Rx Protein Plus, Dorian Yates Propeptides, Optimum Pro Complex and more...

Protein Blends Retail Cost Online Price Size (lbs) # of Servings Protein
Optimum Pro Complex $62.99 $39.95 4.4 29 55 $1.40 $0.0255
Syntrax Isomatrix $39.99 $26.95 2 34 17.5 $0.88 $0.0383
Met Rx Protein Plus $35.99 $27.95 2 16 46 $1.75 $0.0380
Pro M3 Protein Blend $45.00 $34.95 2.2 15 50 $2.34 $0.0469
D. Yates Propeptides $41.99 $31.99 2 14 45 $2.34 $0.0508

Please see updated compairson guide here.

CPS - cost per serving
CPGP - cost per gram of protein

(You can view the entire Excel file with more detailed info on each here.)

Of the 5 protein blends compared, Optimum Pro Complex comes out on top by a fair margin. Surprise, surprise! Optimum is one top notch supplement maker with great products and great prices! No, I'm not paid to blow their horn, (nor by any other manufacturer) but when a company does a good job delivering great products at awesome prices, you can't help to blow their horn a bit. ;-)

Optimum Pro Complex is a blend of whey concentrate, isolate, and egg protein. It has the lowest CPGP of the bunch. Although its CPS is the 2nd lowest, it also delivers the most amount of protein in one serving.

Next up is Syntrax Isomatrix - I have very little experience with this one, other than that it comes in 2nd, there's not much I can say.

Ranked 3rd is Met Rx Protein Plus. Now, Met Rx is a big "believer" in protein blends, and you'll see that allot of their protein products are a protein blend instead of just pure whey or egg, or casein. They have their own "proprietary blend" (as they call it) - the metamyosn blend which mainly consists of whey protein and casein protein. I won't go in detail about the metamyosn here, you can read it in a bit more detail in our review of the Met Rx meal replacement article.

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Whey Protein Powder Supplements Showdown - Part 1
Whey Protein Concentrate Supplements Compared - Part 2
Whey Protein Isolate Powders Showdown - Part 3
Protein Blends Comparison - Part 4
Other Protein Supplements Showdown - Part 5
Please see updated compairson guide here.