Aptonia Whey 9 is one of several protein supplements from the Aptonia brand, which you can easily find on the shelves of any Decathlon.
As the name implies, it is a Whey protein, and it is available in various sizes and flavors.
In this case we will analyze the vanilla version, since there are small variations in nutritional level between the different aromas.
In addition to vanilla it is also available in strawberry flavor, and as you would expect, chocolate.
Is it a good product?
That's what we're going to see now.
This review is out of date since the product has been discontinued, having apparently been replaced by Domyos Whey Isolate.
The ingredients are simple and you can consult here the complete list.
Basically, this supplement consists of 97.8% of Whey protein.
In that percentage you find the Isolated Whey and Concentrated Whey.
As for the rest of the ingredients, they are typical of any flavored protein supplement, such as flavorings and thickeners.
What does this mean?
In terms of ingredients, Aptonia Whey 9 is a good supplement, without unnecessary additions, and only with quality sources of protein.
|Dose / 30g||%|
These are the nutritional values for Aptonia Whey 9 in vanilla flavor.
Each dose consists of 30g of supplement which corresponds to 24.9g of pure protein, but it is through the total percentage that we get a better idea of the quality of this product.
It has a concentration of 83% of protein and low doses of carbohydrates and fats as you can see in the table.
It is undoubtedly a supplement of excellent quality, with high levels of protein coming exclusively from Whey, a very good protein source.
Unfortunately Aptonia does not reveal the aminogram, but it does reveal the amount of BCAA's, which is important for evaluating a supplement of this kind.
For each 30g dose this supplement has 5.6g of BCAA's, which gives a total of 18.6% of BCAA's.
To put these values in perspective, below is a table with some supplements already analyzed so far, of the same kind as Whey 9.
|Aptonia Whey 9||Elite Whey||Impact Whey||ON Gold Standard||Total Whey||Scitec Professional|
As you can see from the table, Aptonia's Whey 9 at the level of total protein is the best.
When compared to exclusively concentrated Whey proteins, or mixtures of concentrate with isolate, Aptonia Whey 9 is at the top in terms of quality.
In short, here is a very good product.
In terms of prices, we used the value practiced by Decathlon for the evaluation, and although these are always subject to changes, at the time of the analysis, the price charged is as follows.
|Cost Per Serving||€ 0.67||€ 0.60|
|Cost per 100g protein||€ 2.68||€ 2.41|
|Total cost||€ 19.99||€ 36|
If in terms of quality this supplement stands out, in terms of price not so much.
Each shake has a cost of 0.60 € to 0.67 € depending on the size chosen.
However, the best way to calculate the cost of a protein supplement is through the cost per 100g of protein, which is the amount you actually pay for 100g of pure protein.
In the 900g format that cost is $2.68 while in the larger format it is $2.41.
Once again, we will place these values alongside other supplements of the same kind to find out where Whey 9 is located.
|Aptonia Whey 9||Elite Whey||Impact Whey||ON Gold Standard||Total Whey||Scitec Professional||Real Whey|
|Cost per 100g protein||€ 2.41||€ 2.48||€ 1.50||€ 3.12||€ 3.25||€ 3.07||€ 1.75|
In other words, it doesn't stand out in the price, but it doesn't look bad either, presenting a median price.
Where to buy?
It is available at Decathlon physical stores and online as you can see here.
If you bought the Aptonia Whey 9 you can rest easy, you have a quality protein supplement.
However, when the price is placed in the equation, Whey 9 loses some points.
It is undoubtedly an excellent product, of that there is no doubt, but for a significantly lower price you will find very similar offers.
Not only do you get similar offers, but you get superior offers, like the Impact Whey Isolate for example.
This does not mean that it is a bad product or a bad purchase. It is not, especially when placed alongside proteins like Optimum Nutrition's Gold Standard.
It is an excellent supplement, there are simply some superior offers on the market for lower prices.