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BSN Syntha-6 Edge - Review

BSN Syntha-6 Edge supplement review

O Syntha-6 Edge is a protein supplement, and just like the normal Syntha-6 we’ve reviewed here, presents itself not as a simple Whey but as a gradual absorption protein.

The differences between this version and the normal Syntha-6 are many, and while the previous one was much weak, the Edge version has improved a lot.

Was it enough?

This analysis will be made with the vanilla Ice cream flavor, but five more flavors are available: Wafer and cream, Chocolate and peanut butter, Strawberry milkshake, Chocolate smoothie and Salted caramel.


Ingredients

The difference starts right in the list of ingredients, in which the egg protein is excluded in this formula, and only the milk proteins remain.

Hydrolyzed Whey protein is included in Syntha-6 Edge, and the Casein micellar is now in a higher concentration than calcium caseinate.

Two changes for the better.

syntha-6 edge ingredients

In the analysis of the original Syntha-6 we explained better what each one of these proteins consists of, so if you want a little more detailed information about each one, you can find it here.

In addition, BSN used fewer ingredients to flavor it, which significantly improved the nutritional profile, although sunflower oil for example continues to be present.

Note that there was an effort on the part of BSN to improve the nutritional component in the Edge version, trying not to sacrifice too much flavor, which is one of the strengths of the Syntha-6 line and one of the brand's arguments to promote this product.


Nutritional value

Dose / 37g100g
Proteins24g61.54g
Carbohydrates5g13.51g
Fats3.5g9.46g

 

Each dose of this supplement is 37g, and you can find the values per dose in the first table. The second table shows the values for each 100g.

The original Syntha-6 was a supplement with a protein content of only 45%, the lowest value of all protein supplements I have ever we analyzed.

The Edge version raised that figure to 61,54%, an increase of 16%.

But, will it be enough?

No, 61,54% of protein remains too low for any quality protein supplement, of any kind.

Carbohydrates, on the other hand, are present in a percentage of 13,51% and fats in 9,46%, somewhat high values.

The improvement is undoubtedly significant compared to normal Syntha-6, but compared to any good protein supplement, it continues to fall far short.

To have a basis for comparison, let's put this supplement next to some protein supplements.

Syntha-6 EdgeSyntha-6MP Total ProteinProzis Micellar CaseinScitec ISOGREAT
Proteins61.54g45.83g77g80g91g
Carbohydrates13.51g20.834.6g5.67g0g
Fats9.46g12.5g3g1.14g0g

 

THE Total Protein gives Myprotein is a supplement of the same kind as Syntha-6, Micellar Casein from Prozis is a mixture of Casein (80%) and Whey (20%), and finally, the ISOGREAT da Scitec é uma Isolated Whey de topo.

Syntha-6 Edge is inferior to all of them in nutritional terms, and does not make up for the price as you will see below.

syntha-6 edge bsn


Price

380g740g1870g
Doses102048
Cost Per Serving€ 1.49€ 1.04€ 0.79
Cost per 100g protein€ 6.39€ 4.61€ 3.30
Total cost€ 14.90€ 20.99€ 37.99

* The values used are those practiced by Prozis.

The good news is that the price has improved over the previous version, the bad news is that it is still too expensive, especially for what it is.

This supplement is available in three formats, as you can see in the table, and each shake costs € 1.49 in the smallest version of 380g, € 1.04 in the medium version and € 0.79 in the largest bucket.

What is the cost per 100g of protein?

The cost per 100g of protein is the amount you pay not per 100g of product / supplement, but the amount you pay per 100g of pure protein.

Example

Syntha-6 Edge for every 100g of powder, only 61,54% is pure protein.

To get 100g of protein on the Syntha-6 Edge you need 161g of powder to reach the real 100g of protein.

This metric is the best way to analyze the price of a protein supplement, as it is not subject to the doses pre-established by the brands and makes the cost uniform among all protein supplements.

If you look at the amount you pay for each 100g of pure protein, in the 380g version it is 6.39 €, on average 4.61 € and the highest 3.30 €.

Is it too much or too little?

Syntha-6 EdgeSyntha-6MP Total ProteinProzis Micellar CaseinScitec ISOGREAT
Doses48484150104
Cost Per Serving€ 0.79€ 0.97€ 1.09€ 0.63€ 0.67
Cost per 100g protein€ 3.30€ 4.66€ 2.33€ 2.66€ 3.34
Total cost€ 37.99€ 47.00€ 44.99€ 31.99€ 70.00

 

THE Syntha-6 Edge is a mixture of whey and casein, with a protein content of 61.54% and some carbohydrates and fats.

THE ISOGREAT is an exclusively isolated whey, with a protein content of 91% and 0% of carbohydrates and fats.

The difference between them is only 4 cents for every 100g of protein, but the difference in quality is abysmal.

Then we have the Total Protein from Myprotein, also with a mixture of several proteins, with a protein content of 77% and each 100g of protein cost 2.33 €.

Finally, the Micellar Casein, composed of 80% casein and 20% whey, is 2.66 € for every 100g of protein.

That is, the Syntha-6 Edge it is expensive for what it offers.


Where to buy?

You find the Syntha-6 Edge available here and you can still use the code GVIRTUAL to get a discount.

You will also find available here.

BSN Syntha-6 Edge - Review


Verdict

O Syntha-6 Edge is a product that combines the two milk proteins, Whey and Casein, in a single supplement. This can have advantages in some situations, the problem is that for a protein supplement, the protein content is too low, with only 61,54% of this supplement being protein.

Unfortunately, BSN does not provide the aminogram, so it is not possible to analyze the quality of the protein in more detail, but taking into account the protein sources used, and the ingredients, the 61% protein is most likely of good quality.

In addition to the low protein content, the values of carbohydrates and fats are a little high for a supplement of this type.

It is clearly an improvement over normal Syntha-6, which as we mentioned in our analyze, is a supplement to avoid, but it is still a mediocre product with superior and more economical alternatives on the market.


Alternatives

Myprotein Total Protein

Cheaper and with more protein, it also uses different protein sources for gradual release.

It can be said that it is what the Syntha-6 Edge should be.

Prozis Micellar Casein

The name of the supplement is casein, but in fact this product is composed of 80% casein and 20% whey.

Much slower than Syntha-6 Edge and Total Protein, it can also be a good alternative, especially before bed.

MusclePharm Combat Powder

Finally, MusclePharm's Combat Powder, which is extremely similar to Syntha-6 Edge, but with more 13% of protein.

Of the three alternatives, it is the least recommended since it has too many carbohydrates, and a price that is too high, but it is clearly higher than the BSN supplement.

If you are looking for a good Whey supplement you will find here the best, if on the other hand you are looking for a good casein supplement, see This one article.

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Assessment

User Rating: 1.5 ( 1 votes)

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