Pro JYM Protein Powder. Can Jim Stoppani Redeem Himself?

WARNING: Before reading this article, it is recommended that you first read the latest news and drama regarding this brand, under our article titled the Jim Stoppani Scandal.

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2014 has been the year of Stoppani, and the good Doctor’s fans have yet another reason to celebrate:

Jim Stoppani’s Pro JYM protein powder has been released!

This release comes with perfect timing, since the recent amino acid spiking scandals and subsequent class-action lawsuits are leaving consumers with less and less 100% trusted options for protein powders that have legitamite amounts of dietary protein, as claimed on their labels.

While we haven’t yet seen any lab results from Pro JYM proving otherwise, we trust the brands created by Bodybuilding.com, and this seems to be one of them. In the time since first writing this article, however, some of Jim’s credibility with the industry has unfortunately come into question, due to the events described in the Jim Stoppani Scandal article linked above.

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Update: Pro JYM has sadly been removed from our Best / Top 10 Protein Powder chart.

The Pro Jym Ingredients

The Pro Jym Ingredients

The Pro Jym Ingredients

Pro Jym is simultaneously both “clean” and “dirty” at the same time, and we think it will make a best-of-both-worlds combination of taste and protein quality.

Allow us to explain:

  • The “Clean”

    It’s clean because there is going to be a very low amount of lactose in this product, if any:

    Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Micellar Casein, Milk Protein Isolate, Egg Albumen)

    This makes it clean because there’s none of the cheaper whey concentrate in here, which would provide more lactose. Whey concentrate based products give more side effects to users who have any lactose intolerances/sensitivities. But that won’t be much of a case with Pro Jym.

    We also love that the label breaks down the exact ratio:

    • Whey Protein Isolate: 7.5g
    • Micellar Casein: 7g
    • Egg Albumin: 2.5g
    • Milk Protein Isolate: 7g (5.5g Casein, 1.5g Whey)
  • So that leaves you with the following ratios:

    • Micellar Casein: 12.5g (50%)
    • Whey Protein: 9g (40%)
    • Egg White Protein: 2.5g (10%)
    Pro JYM Protein Breakdown

    Pro JYM is one of the very few products that lay this info out for you

    Jym is one of the rare few product lines to give the specific breakdown of each protein inside. We now know that whey protein isolate is not pixie dusted like it is in several other mixed products, and the balance between this and the casein will be quite nice.

    What’s this mean?

    A couple of things:

    1. Amazing taste and texture expected

      The industry is trending in this direction of mixed protein powders. Milk protein isolate contains mostly casein, so it’s probably going to be rich, thick, and taste really good.

      However, too much casein is too thick, and whey protein has a better amino acid ratio – so Stoppani is wisely balancing things out here.

      With the added fats (discussed below), we’ve got to believe this is going to be one incredible-mixing protein.

    2. Phenomenal muscle growth potential

      The whole whey vs. casein debate can be argued until we’re blue in the face, but there is research that points to both of them used together actually being the most beneficial![1,2]

      At the end of the day, both are good for separate reasons (as is egg, which some consider “nature’s perfect protein”), so why not have them all? And with Pro Jym, that’s what you get.

      When it comes to the whole “whey vs. casein” battle, realize that they’re not mutually exclusive, and “both” is very potentially the best answer!

    One note: if you have a casein allergy, you know full well to stay away from this one!

    Jim Stoppani

    Hi, I’m Jim, I’m a PhD veteran in the industry, and now I make awesome supplements

  • The “Dirty”

    Pro Jym is also “dirty” because there are a lot of extra ingredients in the form of creamers and thickening agents:

    Nondairy Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium Caseinate, Mono- And Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Tocopherols). Guar gum, Lecithin, and Silicon Dioxide are also on the label.

    As mentioned above, these ingredients will likely provide some downright amazing texture, especially when mixed with the milk protein isolate. But it does seem like a greater than average number of thickeners/emulsifiers.

    Depending on our diets, most of us don’t really care, especially if it gets us closer to achieving our daily protein macros.

    Also note that if you get flavors like S’Mores, there’s also some extra stuff like marshmallow bits, as shown on the label. To that, we salute Dr. Stoppani – marshmallow bits rock!

Macronutrient Breakdown

  • Calories: 140 (25 calories from fat)
  • Protein: 24g (breakdown shown above)
  • Fat: 2.5g (0.5g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 5-8g (average 2g sugar but check your desired flavor)
  • Fiber: 0-1g, depending on flavor

Sweeteners

In terms of sweeteners, you have the mix of acesulfame potassium (also known as “Ace-K”) followed by sucralose (Splenda is made from sucralose).

We like these sweeteners, and we like them best in this order too, so it seems like Jim’s tastes align with ours.

Jim’s video on amino acid spiking

The Pro Jym Label

The Full Pro Jym Label

WARNING: It is recommended that you also read the latest news and drama regarding this brand, under our article titled the Jim Stoppani Scandal.

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About the Author: Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public.

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References

  1. Coingestion of whey protein and casein in a mixed meal: demonstration of a more sustained anabolic effect of casein
  2. Protein blend ingestion following resistance exercise promotes human muscle protein synthesis

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