Isopure is a protein supplement that promises to deliver more protein content per serving than other similar supplements present in the market. Isopure Company, its manufacturer, offers a selection of Isopure products that cater to various individuals with different protein needs.
There has been a lot of feedback coming from all sides of the health and fitness community about Isopure products, so we have decided to take a closer look at what it really had to offer and determine whether or not it’s worth recommending.
There are five types of Isopure supplements that one can choose from depending on purpose. Those who are out to gain muscle and bulk up can go for Isopure Endurance and Isopure Mass, while those who want to transform their bodies without too much muscle development can go for Isopure original. Isopure Zerocarb and Lowcarb on the other hand are for those who want to get cut and lean or simply just want to get rid of carbs in their diets in order to lose weight and promote muscle development.
There are minimal differences among Isopure products in terms of calorie count, protein content, and vitamin content. Isopure Endurance for example has the least amount of vitamins and minerals and protein, while Isopure Mass obviously has the highest number of calories per serving. Protein content among these five products is in the 20-53g range, while scoops per serving lies anywhere between 2, 3, and 6.
All Isopure supplement powders are considered as 100% whey protein isolates, which means that they are supposed to contain the purest form of protein and promote a high absorption rate in the body. As you know, protein isolates are quickly fed into the muscles in order to promote muscle development and recovery, which is why many health and fitness buffs use this type of protein after a strenuous workout. The Isopure Company prides itself with providing some of the most fast-absorbing and lactose free powders in the market, also claiming to have low-calorie products that can really aid in body transformation.
What’s Good about Isopure
When you compare Isopure with other protein powders of the same caliber, you will immediately notice that it indeed has more protein per serving than even some of the most popular brands available. Isopure Zerocarb for example has 50g of protein per serving, while Isopure Mass has 53g of protein per serving. This beats the usual 22g – 30g found in most powders promoted by other companies.
Each of the Isopure powder supplements also have quite a long list of vitamins and minerals in each serving, so users can be sure that they get the nutrients their bodies need and not just protein alone. You see, it is easy to just focus on protein intake when trying to gain muscle that others literally forget to maintain a balance between these vitamins and minerals as well. What’s good about Isopure is that one can get a percentage of the required daily intake of these nutrients in one serving.
There are four things that threw us off on Isopure supplements, and these are the purification process, sodium content, taste, and price.
For starters, the whey protein isolates found in Isopure powders undergo ion-exchange purification in order to extract the purest form of the mineral as possible. However, the downside to ion-exchange is that during processing, much of the value of the protein is lost because of certain factors including too much heat and the type of chemical reagents being used to isolate the protein molecules from their original state. In our opinion, the ion-exchange process is one of the worst methods used to isolate protein used in powder supplements, and to have this type of process used in Isopure powders leave much to be desired.
Another thing that users may not like about Isopure is the amount of sodium included per serving. A serving of each of the Isopure powders can have anywhere between 250mg-420mg of sodium which comprises about 12%-18% of the whole scoop. There are other supplements in the market that just have lower sodium content per serving than Isopure, and if you’re conscious about what you take you may want to look for other alternatives.
Also, we are not too fond of the price. Considering the average amount per serving is about $0.91, most users will find it quite expensive. Although the amount of protein is something that you should think about, it may not justify the price you are paying for each tub. There are other supplements that come close to the protein content in Isopure, and they don’t nearly cost as much either.
Lastly, the taste is certainly something you should carefully weigh if you want to try out Isopure. Many users who have tried the flavored variants are not satisfied with the taste. If you do decide to purchase Isopure, we recommend starting with the unflavored variant as this seems to be the most tolerable. Besides, it’s good to have control over the sweeteners and additives you want in your shakes and smoothies if you go for the unflavored variety.
A 1-pound jar of Isopure can cost anywhere between $25 and $30 depending on the store you purchase your supplements from, while a 3-pound tub can set you back about $45 to $60 based on the prices set by your supplier. The 7-pound tub on the other hand costs about $100 to $130. If you really want to try the product but want to save on cost, it would be wise to compare between stores and online suppliers to find the best deals.
All in all, we give Isopure a rating of 5 on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest. Although the products contain maximum amounts of nutrients – in particular protein – the things we enumerated in this review prevented us from giving a higher rating. Not to say that Isopure is not effective though, as many people in the health and fitness community swear by it. However, if you are choosy about the supplements you ingest, the product may not be what you need or want.
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