BSN SYNTHA-6 Protein Powder

Product Name:BSN SYNTHA-6 Protein Powder
Product Price:$43.00
Cost per 100g of Actual Protein:$4.37
Claimed Protein per serving:22g
Actual Protein per serving:20.4g
No. of Servings:48 servings
Calories per serving:200 calories
Carbs (sugar) per serving:15g (2g)
Fats per serving:6g
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BSN SYNTHA-6 Protein Powder Review LabelBSN Syntha-6 is a popular choice among the broke college kids I know, probably because of its entry level price point. However like I have said, sticker price can be deceiving.

Despite its low price, its actual value is not htat great with 100g of actual protein costing $4.37, making it one of the most expensive proteins on the list. This is mainly due to its extremely large serving size at 47g, meaning a 5lb tub only contains a mere 48 servings.

BSN SYNTHA-6 Protein Powder Review

Protein Type and Content

BSN Syntha-6 protein powder is a whey/casein blend. This means that this protein is more of a ‘slow release’ protein compared to its 100% whey counterparts.

With its protein combination of whey/casein, coupled with its high caloric content, I would recommend that this protein be used as a meal replacement. Another alternative would be using it as a pre-workout shake so the carbs will provide some fuel for your workout.

Due to the slow release nature of casein, we would not recommend using it as a post-workout shake as we prefer fast acting proteins post-workout in order to immediately shuttle protein to begin repairing muscle damage from the workout.

Finally, while the product claims 22g of protein per serving (which is not a lot considering the huge 47g serving size) it only has 20.4g of actual protein. Not a significant difference, but still a definite negative.

Other Nutritional Information

This powder has a whopping 15g of carbs and 200 calories per serving. So if you are on a strict caloric-controlled diet, this is definitely not the ideal protein  It also has the highest sodium content among the analyzed brands at 220mg. Further, its cholesterol content of 70mg also puts it at the high end. Not the healthiest protein.

Taste and Mixability

Flavor and mixability is a major plus point for this product. I can confirm that their Chocoloate Milkshake flavor does indeed taste like a chocolate milkshake. I also have never had an issue with manual mixing for this powder. The general consensus seems to agree with me, and despite some of the issues with this brand, flavor and mixability is definitely not one of them. Good choice if you aren’t used to the taste of protein powders in general yet.

Final Verdict

This product isn’t really a good value for money, despite the low sticker price. Its whey/casein blend and high caloric content make it a good choice as a meal replacement shake or pre-workout shake. In terms of taste and mixability though, this is definitely a top contender.

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