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459 of 469 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2011
After realizing the muscle milk powder I was buying from GNC was loaded with chemicals and heavy metals like mercury and lead, not to mention all the artificial sugars and flavors, I decided to research a healthier option for a complete protein.
I picked this powder because it has protein from different sources (pea, artichoke, amaranth,and quinoa) and also has an amino acid profile listed on the side which seemed to be more balanced than some of the other options.
The powder itself is very fine but I am okay with that. I might not like it if I had to mix it with water, but I put mine in a blender with ice, coconut milk, organic vanilla extract, coca powder, and stevia. I'm also wanting to try it with banana and peanut butter added in. I purchased the unflavored version because I knew I'd be mixing it with other flavors.
Otherwise, this powder filled me up nicely and actually lowered my cravings for sweet food. The Muscle milk I was using before had a lot of artificial sugar which I think increased my cravings for real sugar. There are also 120 calories a serving with 22g of protein versus muscle milk's 360 calories and 32g of protein. This is less protein but you feel so much better when you take this stuff.
In conclusion this is a great product. I wouldn't recommend taking it with water, but it makes a rather hearty and healthy meal replacement. It has a pretty balanced amino acid profile as well because it mixes more than one plant protein, and it also has enzymes. It balances my blood sugar nicely, and causes no digestion issues.
Amino acid profile for inquiring minds: (in mg)
Aspartic Acid: 2,460
Glutamic Acid: 3,740