It’s Sunday and we’re going to start the week off right — with another protein deal for you, spotted by our nutrition discounts and deals page!
The hugely popular Myofusion Probiotic is normally around $85 for 10lbs. Our system just found it for $65. Flat rate shipping is only $4.95 so that’s not a huge concern either.
Note on July 9, 2014: Gaspari has announced Myofusion Advanced, which is a new formula that looks far better! Check it out if you’re found this older post!
What’s the Catch?As usual, this one comes with a few gotchas. In this case:
- It’s strawberry flavor.
Gaspari is great at flavoring just about anything, but we’ve never had this one, so we can’t say for certain.
It’s expired as of April 30th (just this week).
We’ll let you decide if that’s a big deal or not, but we’ve had expired whey protein that is completely fine. It’s typically just a labeling requirement, but it doesn’t go bad if it’s been stored properly at the store.
- It’s very potentially amino acid spiked. See below.
The Ingredient Profile
10lbs of Myofusion Probiotic has 116 servings. Each serving contains the following:
- 150 calories, 20 from fat
“24g protein”, possibly amino acid spiked and not a true 24g of actual dietary protein. See below for more information.
The main protein mix is coming from whey concentrate, brown rice concentrate, whey isolate, egg albumin, milk protein isolate, and partially hydrolyzed whey protein. This mix was chosen for taste.
- 9g carbohydrate, 1 of which is fiber and 3 of which is sugar. The rest likely comes from the glucose polymer (maltodextrin) ingredient.
- 2g fat, 1 of which is saturated
Warning on Amino Acid Spiking
Note that taurine and l-glutamine are both on the label. We do not see them in the amino acid breakdown, which means that a few grams of your “24g” of protein are actually just these cheap amino acids.
These two aminos that are commonly known to be used as cheaper filler in replacement of actual protein, due to the fact that they’re nitrogen-based and can count as “protein” according to the FDA.
They come after the glucose polymer ingredient, which is another word for maltodextrin, and the label states there are 5g of non-sugar, non-fiber carbs, which is the max amount of maltodextrin we’d see in here then. So that leaves quite a bit of possible room for spiking.
Is Gaspari doing this at all here, or just adding them on top of 24g of real dietary protein? We’re not sure. It’s just a potential from looking at the label.
Since I got in on our last big whey protein deal, I’m not in on this one. But if I was in strict budget mode, I’d jump in on it, and just assume each scoop had a touch less protein than I had hoped.
This is honestly the only price I’d ever buy a potentially spiked product.
We’d love for Gaspari to let us know whether or not the taurine and glutamine are counted in on the 24g of protein, and if so, how much they are.