MuscleTech Nitro-Tech Performance Series
|Product Name:||MuscleTech Nitro-Tech Performance Series|
|Cost per 100g of Actual Protein:||$5.28|
|Claimed Protein per serving:||30g|
|Actual Protein per serving:||20.8g|
|No. of Servings:||40 servings|
|Calories per serving:||140 calories|
|Carbs (sugar) per serving:||2g (<1g)|
|Fats per serving:||1.5g|
Caution should be taken on this one. Despite the claimed 30g of protein per serving on the label, the lab test only indicated 20.8g of actual protein! Had the amount of actual protein been a bit closer to the amount of protein claimed on the label, this would have made nearer the top of our list of best cheap whey protein powders. As it stands though, it currently ranks near the bottom in terms of value at $5.28 for 100g of actual protein. Let’s take an in-depth look through our MuscleTech Nitro-Tech Performance Series review.
MuscleTech Nitro-Tech Performance Series Review
Protein Type and Content
This is a whey protein concentrate/isolate blend with the addition of some creatine monohydrate (a solid supplement, practically a must have, but you should be consuming this separately anyway) and some amino acids. The addition of digestive enzymes (papain and amylase) is a nice bonus.
The fact that it only has 20.8g of protein when they claim to have 30g is a HUGE NEGATIVE. It’s quite frankly misleading, maybe even deceptive. Sadly, this is what happens in a mostly unregulated industry.
To make things worse, the lab test results indicated a high degree of free amino acids (about 5.5%). This means that there is a HIGH chance of amino acid spiking.
Other Nutritional Information
Carb and sugar count is fairly standard, although the calorie count is a bit on the high side (likely due to the claimed amount of protein). Cholesterol content at 30mg is on the lower end, as is its carb content.
Taste and Mixability
In terms of taste, I have to admit that it is in fact, pretty damned good. I recommend checking out their Decadent Brownie Cheesecake flavor. Online consensus seems to agree, the taste is definitely not a drawback when it comes to this protein powder. Mixability has been an issue for some, there might be some issues when it comes to manually mixing this protein as solubility is not the best. However overall I did not have any real issues with this.
Lab tests indicating a vast difference between amount of actual protein and claimed protein is a major cause of concern. Adding to this is the high chance of further protein spiking. So let’s see: significantly lower protein content than claimed plus protein spiking? Low value for money? NO THANKS!
The only good thing I can say about this protein is that the addition of digestive enzymes is positive for those with digestion issues or lactose sensitivity. It also has good taste and mixability. Still, avoid this one.