MusclePharm Arnold Iron Whey Protein Supplement Review
Iron Whey belongs to a line of products from the MusclePharm brand, Arnold Schwarzenegger Series.
Yes, the famous Arnold partnered with this supplement brand and created several products, one of them being Iron Whey.
Iron Whey is on sale in two formats, 907g and 2268g.
Furthermore, it is available in 5 flavors, they are:
- Strawberry Banana
- Biscuit 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” which consists of concentrated, isolated and hydrolyzed whey protein.
Then we have the ?amino acid matrix? which is a mixture of L-Glycine, L-Taurine, BCAA's and L-Glutamine.
Finally, we have flavorings, sugar and a few 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 of only quality protein.
As for the amino acid matrix, mainly composed 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.
Furthermore, the formula appears to have too many ingredients, especially added sugars.
What matters most is the nutritional value, and although the formula may raise suspicions, you never know what you will find until you 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 per 100g of product.
Arnold's Iron Whey has 67.90% protein concentration.
Yes, just 67,90%.
What a disappointment, Arnold.
As if the low protein concentration of this supplement wasn't enough, we also have 18.52g of carbohydrates.
In other words, 18,52% of this whey supplement is made up of sugars.
The protein values are really low, especially considering that the formula is made up 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 provide 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 those who have already purchased it even more. Iron Whey.
The price remains to save this product, since in nutritional terms the quality is scarce.
Although prices vary from store to store, this is an average price of what we find in the most well-known sports supplement stores.
|Cost per dose
*The cost per 100g of protein refers to the amount paid for each 100g of real protein. While the cost per dose refers to the cost for each scoop, in this case 34g and containing 24g 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.
Furthermore, 100g of protein costs €5.69? (!).
In short, Arnold's whey is VERY high priced.
Where to buy?
You can find this supplement available here and you can still use the code GVIRTUAL to get you 10% discount.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was undoubtedly one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, and is undoubtedly a great inspiration. The same cannot be said about Arnold Iron Whey.
As positive points we only found two; the protein matrix uses good ingredients and if the product were composed only of this matrix we would be looking at a supplement worthy of Arnold.
The second positive point?
Beautiful packaging and great for Instagram photos.
As for the negative points, it's simple: low protein content, abusive sugar content and excessive price.
In short, bad supplement.