MusclePharm Combat 100% Whey Protein Powder

MusclePharm Combat 100% Whey Protein Powder is very popular whey protein blend, suitable for Post Workout Meal (PWM) shakes and smoothies. It comes in several package sizes and flavors and it is one of the best-buy whey supplements on the market. And no, it is not a 'cheap whey' protein.

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The only whey protein sources are whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate. Such protein sources ensures rapid digestion and fast recovery and regeneration after workouts.

MusclePharm Combat Whey comes in several flavors: Cappuccino, Chocolate Milk, Cookies 'N' Cream, Strawberry and Vanilla. Note that not always are all flavors available on the market.

Also, it comes in several packages: 2 and 5 pounds.

Nutritional information is given in the following table:

 Flavor Cappuccino Chocolate Milk  Cookies 'N' Cream Strawberry   Vanilla
 Serving Size 31g 33g 32g 31g  31g
 Protein 25g 25g 25g 25g  25g
Total Carbs 2g  3g  3g 2g  2g
Fibers 0g  1g  0g 0g  0g
Sugars 1g  1g  1g 1g  1g
 Fats 1g  1.5g  1g 1g  1g
Cholesterol 35mg  35mg  35mg 35mg  35mg
Sodium 80mg  70mg  65mg 85mg  65mg
 Potassium 170mg  300mg  180mg  150mg  180mg

As one can see, amount of fats and carbs is very low. Also, cholesterol is very low. Due to the amount of carbs, MusclePharm Combat Whey is recommended even for people on low carb and Keto diets for increasing daily protein intake and to speed recovery.

MusclePharm Combat 100% Whey Protein Powder mixes well in the shaker, preferably with plastic mesh inside. It doesn't foam much and created foam is gone within seconds. Blending it in the glass with spoon or fork creates little chunks, but small hand blender can solve that problem easily.

Shakes with water and perhaps fast carbs, BCAA, glutamine, creatine and other potential ingredients are thick and very fulfilling, making one even satiated for 45-60 minutes.

Making one satiated is not main reason why should whey protein be consumed in the first place - fast recovery and regeneration after hard workouts (aerobic, anaerobic, martial arts, hiking, running etc.) is THE main reason why should anyone take whey protein, MusclePharm Combat 100% Whey included.

Taste of the PWM shakes and smoothies often depend on the individual preferences. Every flavor is acceptably good, but nothing to die for, especially when making the shakes with plain water.

Adding fast carbs improve taste, and make the shakes sweeter and more palatable.

MusclePharm 100% Whey can be used for breakfasts, too, but one should 'slow down' digestion rate by mixing the powder with other foods like oats and fruits. For daily shakes, whey should be slowed down even more by mixing it with low fat and/or cottage cheese and with some fiber source, like berries and similar fruits or even with whole grain oats.

For bedtime shakes, whey proteins are not so good, not even when being slowed with low fat cheese, peanut butter, nuts and similar foods - but can be used for afternoon snacks!

Price - MusclePharm Combat 100% Whey Protein is not cheap protein, but what you pay is what you get. Also, it is not expensive protein powder, especially when buying larger package.


Long Story Short - if you need a good whey protein powder to speed up recovery after workouts, consider MusclePharm whey. Personally, I never buy two same whey supplements in a row, MusclePharm whey included, but it is one of the whey supplements that I use from time to time.

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