BodyTech Whey Tech Pro 24 Protein
We received a gift card from Vitamin Shoppe and found it a perfect opportunity to try a new protein powder. It had to be a whey protein, but which brand to choose? Sure, we could have chosen one of the more popular brands. And yes, we also could have gotten an old favorite that is way more expensive than our current protein powder. But no, this occasion calls for something new, something unfamiliar, something good.
When you look at the bottle nothing really stands out from the rest. Its blue, its shiny, and its not cheap. But, something did stand out. Well not really, we had to look very close to find it. Was it something we were looking for? No. Is it something we really care about? Not really. Would you like it? Possibly. It is what the company calls Aminogen®, a patented protein enzyme blend. The company claims that this blend may help aid in the absorption and digestion of protein. We read this and said “cool!” then quickly followed by “wait, what?” After reading the claim we quickly turned to the nutrition facts to find out exactly how much protein this beast had to have to need such a capability, 24 grams. While making a face similar to the moment after a hardcore sneeze we said “there’s more protein in a steak.” This then made us question the quality of the protein. Is it so poor that the Aminogen® must be used as a certification for when the body asks “What are you supposed to be? Ah, says here you’re protein. Carry on.” Nevertheless, we then did our usual scan of the nutrition facts, as stated in How to Pick A Good Protein Powder. As previously mentioned per serving it contains 24 grams of protein. As for the carbohydrates it has only 3 grams per serving, 1 of which is sugar. That’s impressive and concerning at the same time when you consider how sweet it is. The calorie count was right on target at 120 calories per serving, a proper amount for a post workout powder. The Amino Acid profile is fairly extensive with 18 different Amino Acids, three of which being Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and nine being Essential Amino Acids (EAAs). One flaw that is actually a benefit is because this protein has a very low vitamin profile it is a great bedtime protein. In terms of mixability, it stirs up quickly leaving very few clumps.
So based on mixability, taste, a proper amount of nutrition per serving, and being a great before bed protein powder we do recommend this product. But since this product costs $49.99 and it is a store brand, meaning you cannot shop around, we probably won’t be purchasing this product. Pity.