I’m on a new can of whey protein powder – Ultimate Nutrition’s Prostar Whey, and I’m liking it. This is a quality whey protein product, and the price is right. It is available on moneyoffsupps.co.uk/bulk-powders-discount-code as well.
As a first time buyer of Prostar Whey, I thought I’d check out what the banana flavor was like, and I’m quite impressed by it. I’ve always had a soft spot for fruit and berry-flavored protein supplements, but many of them are downright awful. This certainly does not fall into that category. Mixed with milk, I’ve found this to be quite a tasty protein drink, and the taste is also more natural than many others. Some would perhaps find it even better if it had a hint of the “candy taste” that some other proteins offer, but I really like this, and look forward to each serving. I’ll buy it again, but I’ll also check out the other flavors, starting with chocolate (and I’ll update this review then). Mixing is easy if you’re equipped with a fork, a glass, and some liquid (I use milk), even though the recommendations on the can include the words “blender” and “shaker.” I haven’t used a blender or shaker yet, but still: no chunks! Two thumbs up for that.
As far as ingredients go, this product’s scores pretty good. It contains cold micro and ultra-filtered whey protein concentrate and isolates, soy lecithin, natural and artificial flavors, and artificial sweeteners acesulfame potassium and sucralose. I like the combination of two different sweeteners, as that tends to give a product a rounder, more natural sweetness than the sharp, artificial taste that you often get if you use only one.
A serving of Ultimate Nutrition Prostar Whey Protein gives you 23 grams of protein, 3 grams of carbs, and 1,5 grams of fat. Those are good numbers, and I have no complaints about them. For those who want to throw a fit because a product like Prostar Whey contains 3 grams of carbohydrates per serving and not two, consider the fact that even if you take three servings of this a day, that translates to a grand total of three more grams of carbohydrates or calories. You’d have to be a serious no-carb nut to have an issue with that.
What about the company?
Ultimate Nutrition is certainly not a new kid on the block. The company has been serving bodybuilders and athletes with nutritional supplements since 1979 and is still owned by the family of the founder, the late Victor Rubino, who sadly passed away in 2003 at only 48 years old.
To me, family ownership is a good thing. I honestly put a lot more trust in a well-established family-owned business than a public company owned by shareholders who only see the numbers and might for that reason be willing to cut more corners to help the bottom line. This is certainly not the first product I buy from Ultimate Nutrition, and I can’t see it being the last either (so you’re likely to see more reviews here as well).