Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Recipes, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Protein Facts

Interesting Fact on Proteins

Have you been wondering why we only stock Total Sports Nutrition supplements?

As you can see most generic proteins will claim they can help muscle growth but clearly do not have the nutritional support to allow for optimum growth or performance. Unfortunately Australian laws do allow these companies to lie about their products content and sell to the general public.

Tsn’s supplements are a superior protein and one of the very few that are approved by Asada – Australian’s governing body.

Most gyms and personal trainers will either sell or recommend these products due to their cheap price and high profit margin or simply because they have no idea how and why protein supplements can help you.

The Fitness Matters team have been trained by the founder of TSN personally to provide you with the best information and supplements for your needs.

You have to ask yourself how long have you been using these products? Have you gotten the results you wanted? If not, why?

Below is a study conducted testing some main stream proteins for BCAA contents.

Muscle Milk, Syntha 6, Isoflex, Cellucor, and Optimum Nutrition’s Proteins Tested for BCAA Content: ALL FAIL

A group from The Stockton College of New Jersey tested six (very) popular protein supplements for their actual Branched Chain Amino Acid Content and compared that with the BCAA claims made on the package. The group was comprised of the GNC house brand, Muscle Milk, BSN’s Syntha 6, Isoflex, Cellucor, Optimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard Whey (which I usually recommended until now), and their Hydrowhey (another product I commonly had recommended until seeing these tests).

Here’s a look at the abstract (or you can skip ahead to the chart below, which breaks down product claims versus actual amounts):

Protein Fail

None of the products were even close to their claimed level of BCAAs…

The following chart represents the results from the study, with the product name to the far left, the actual (tested) milligrams of BCAA in the centre column, and the amount of claimed milligrams to the right:

Protein Fail 2

I don’t understand how Syntha 6 is so low, or how GNC could have two grams of BCAA when the claim is 15. But the abstract is out there, as is the poster presentation, so these companies have some explaining to do, and some tests to refute (if they can), because right now they look pretty awful…

And the way class action and Lanham Act lawsuits have been flying around the industry, I wouldn’t be surprised to see BCAA-based actions shortly.

Here’s the poster presentation:

Protein Fail 3

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