BSN SYNTHA-6 Protein Powder
|Product Name:||Dymatize Nutrition Elite Whey|
|Cost per 100g of Actual Protein:||$3.98|
|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|
A popular choice among the broke college kids we know; BSN Syntha-6’s low entry level price point seems to be a main factor. However, despite its low price, in terms of its actual value, 100g of actual protein costs $3.98, 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.
Protein Type and Content
BSN Syntha-6 protein powder is a whey/casein blend, which would mean that this protein would be a more ‘slow release’ protein compared to its 100% whey counterparts.
With its protein combination of whey/casein, coupled with its high caloric content, we would recommend that this protein be used as a meal replacement or 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.
Other Nutritional Information
With a whopping 15g of carbs and 200 calories per serving, this is definitely not the ideal protein for those on a strict caloric-controlled diet. It also has the highest sodium content among the analyzed brands at 220mg, while its cholesterol content of 70mg also puts it at the high end.
Taste and Mixability
Flavor and mixability is a major plus point for this product; their Chocoloate Milkshake flavor does indeed taste like a chocolate milkshake, and we never had an issue with manual mixing for this powder. The general consensus seems to agree with us, 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: Not as value for money as the price may have you believe. Whey/casein blend and high caloric content make it a good choice as a meal replacement shake or pre-workout shake. Great taste and mixability.