Scitec 100% Whey Isolate review

Value

There are lots of places to buy Scitec Nutrition products, and most places will offer their own discounts. However, we are going to base it on the best offer we have at the time of writing, which is £43.89. If we break this down by the size (2kg), this works out at £2.19 per 100g. This is pretty average for a Whey Protein Isolate. If you compare this to a whey protein, it is much more expensive, but we throughout the review we will explore whether this is worth the money.

 

Taste

ON’s Impact Gold Standard Whey Isolate comes in eight flavours: Chocolate, Coconut, Raspberry, Banana, Chocolate Hazelnut, Strawberry, Vanilla and Vanilla Very-Berry. We are very impressed with the flavour combinations. If you discover throughout the review that this is the powder for you, then you will definitely find a flavour that suits you. We tried Chocolate Hazelnut and Strawberry. Chocolate Hazelnut was delicious – if you like Nutella, then this flavour is spot on; we could drink it all day long. Strawberry is also a very nice flavour and not too strong, it was perfect. We also think that, due to the wide flavour choices, this protein would go well in a home baking recipe, such as protein cookies or waffles.

 

Mixability

Whey Protein Isolate powder is usually thinner than a regular Whey Protein, due to the lower carbohydrates which usually bulks up a powder. We added 25g of powder (1 serving) to 300ml of milk, shook strongly for 10 seconds, and allowed it to settle for 30 seconds. We experienced no lumps or bumps in our shake. Milk does make it thicker, but in our opinion tastier, and will add to the element of slow digestion; you could get away with using around 400ml of water if you prefer. If you want the taste stronger, use less liquid (around 250ml), but be prepared for a thicker shake. For even better results, you could invest in a blender. We use the NutriBullet 900W blender. It absolutely torches any powder, even ice, and gives you an incredibly smooth shake.

 

Effectiveness

Whey Protein Isolate generally has a higher concentration of protein than other forms of whey, such as concentrated whey protein. The manufacturing process removes excess fats and lactose from the powder – this powder provides you with one of the most pure forms of complete protein available.

First off, we’ll look at the protein content. Per 100g of powder, you are getting 84g of protein. This is a whopping amount, but it is to be expected from an Isolate Powder – this is why it’s more expensive! However, this is not quite as much as MyProtein’s Impact Whey Isolate, which packs 90g of protein per 100g of powder (read our review here). But, it is more than Optimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard Whey Isolate (read our review here), and best of all, it’s cheaper! We can also see from the ingredients that the powder contains 250mg of L-Glutamine per serving. This isn’t anything to rave about, but it’s better than nothing! We can not find or see any other evidence of BCAAs or amino acids in the powder, which is a slight drawback.

Secondly, we’ll look at the carbohydrates. As mentioned, Whey Isolate is trimmed of the fat and carbohydrates often found in a regular Whey protein. Per 100g of powder, you are getting 2.4g of carbs, and none is from sugar, which is a very rare find and is something that should be praised! However, the powder still contains sucralose (sweeteners).

Finally, we’ll look at fat. Per 100g of powder, you are getting less than 0.5g, and less than 0.5g is saturated. This essentially means that there is no fat in the powder. It would be illegal for Scitec to claim that there is no fat, as there will always be traces and therefore this has to be accounted for. Nevertheless, this is still very impressive and is something to be shouted about.

Overall, this is an extremely lean whey protein isolate powder, with very little carbohydrates and virtually no fat. Along with the delicious flavour choices, this should definitely be a product added to your shortlist.

 

Where to buy

There are plenty of places to buy Scitec products. However, we’ve narrowed down the best suppliers, with their best offers, and you can take your pick from the ones below. The prices shown are for a 2kg tub, and there are different flavours available.

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