MusclePharm Arnold Iron Whey protein supplement review
A Iron Whey belongs to a product line of the MusclePharm brand, Arnold Schwarzenegger Series.
Yes, the famous Arnold partnered with this brand of supplements and created several products, one of which is Iron Whey.
Iron Whey is available in two formats, 907g and 2268g.
In addition, it is available in 5 flavors, they are:
- Strawberry Banana
- Wafer and cream
- Peanut butter
Moving on to what really matters, let's get to know the ingredients of Iron Whey.
The product uses a so-called "protein matrix" that consists of concentrated, isolated and hydrolyzed whey protein.
Then we have the “matrix of amino acids” which is a mixture of L-Glycine, L-Taurine, BCAA's and L-Glutamine.
Finally, we have flavorings, sugar and some other small ingredients to add flavor, thickness and help with the dissolution of the product, in addition to a digestive enzyme (lactase).
The ingredients in the protein matrix are positive, and we see that it is made up only of quality protein.
As for the matrix of amino acids, composed mainly of L-Glycine and L-Taurine, it is again what is becoming more and more common, weak amino acids for muscle building, which appear in protein formulas in order to increase their content.
In addition, the formula appears to have too many ingredients, especially added sugars.
What matters most is already known to be the nutritional value, and although the formula may raise suspicions, you never know what we will find until we look at this table.
We used the vanilla flavor table.
The first column refers to a dose (32,4g) and the second to the values of this supplement for every 100g of product.
Arnold's Iron Whey has 67,90% protein concentration.
Yes, only 67,90%.
What a disappointment Arnold.
As if the low protein concentration of this supplement were not enough, we still have 18,52g of carbohydrates.
That is, 18,52% of this whey supplement is composed of sugars.
These are really low protein values, especially considering that the formula is composed of a “matrix of amino acids” led by L-Glycine and followed by L-Taurine, two non-essential amino acids with little impact on muscle building.
Unfortunately (and conveniently) MusclePharm does not offer the aminogram of this supplement, which makes it impossible to assess the quality of the (little) protein in this product, however, looking at the nutritional values and ingredients used, it would probably only disappoint even more those who have already purchased Iron Whey.
Then there is the price to save this product, since in nutritional terms the quality is scarce.
Although the values vary from store to store, this is an average price of what we find in the most popular sports supplement stores.
|Cost per dose||1,25€||0,85€|
|Cost 100g / protein *||5,69€||3,89€|
* The cost per 100g of protein, refers to the amount paid for each 100g of real protein. While the cost per serving refers to the cost per scoop, in this case 32.4g and which contain 22g of protein, the cost per 100g of protein refers not to 100g of product but to 100g of protein itself.
Starting with the smallest format (907g), each dose of this supplement, which provides 22g of protein, costs € 1,25.
In the 2,268kg bucket, Iron Whey costs € 0,85 per shake.
In addition, 100g of protein can cost € 5,69 (!).
In short, Arnold's whey comes at a VERY high price.
Where to buy?
You find this supplement available here and you can still use the code GVIRTUAL to get 10% discount.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was undoubtedly one of the greatest bodybuilders ever, and he is undoubtedly a great inspiration. The same cannot be said of Arnold Iron Whey.
As positive points we only found two; the protein matrix uses good ingredients and if the product was composed only of this matrix we would be facing a supplement worthy of Arnold.
The second positive point?
Beautiful and great packaging for Instagram photos.
The negative points are simple: low protein content, abusive sugar content and excessive price.
In short, bad supplement.