Muscletech Platinum Whey Supplement Review
THE Platinum 100% Whey is a Muscletech brand whey protein supplement, and belongs to its Essential Series product line.
Is it available in two sizes? 907g and 2270g.
As for flavors, there are 5 ? Chocolate and peanut butter, vanilla, wafer and cream, strawberry ? cream and milk chocolate.
First of all, the review will be made to the vanilla version, and there are small nutritional and ingredient differences between flavors.
The list of ingredients is as follows:
We start with the main ones, that is, what protein sources do we have here?
This formula uses isolated whey, whey peptides and concentrated whey. It is reminiscent of the ON formula, which is positive.
After protein sources, we have several (too many) products used mainly to flavor the supplement.
So good sources of protein, too many additives.
Each serving of Platinum 100% Whey is 34g, and the values are shown in the table above, as are the values for each 100g.
Platinum 100% Whey has a protein concentration of 70,59%, which is low.
In addition, the amount of carbohydrates is high for a whey supplement, containing twice as much as that found for example in Impact Whey.
Finally, the fat levels are within the average.
The nutritional table is not impressive, let's see the aminogram.
The aminogram is important to see the quality of the protein, and it is often here that we have many surprises, but taking into account the low protein content of Platinum 100% Whey, it would be expected that here the values would not stand out.
The amount of BCAA's in this supplement per 100g is only 16.18g, a low value.
But, is it that low?
Let's put it next to two whey supplements for comparison.
|Platinum 100% Whey||ON Gold Standard||ISO: PRO 97|
Platinum Whey VS Gold Standard
First we choose the ON Gold Standardas it is not only the most well-known whey supplement, but has a similar protein formula.
Platinum 100% Whey has 11g less protein and 2.5g less BCAA's per 100g.
A huge difference.
Platinum Whey VS ISO: PRO 97
Then, although on the one hand it is not fair to compare a mixture of proteins to an exclusively isolated whey, this is what we did with ISO: PRO 97.
Because Platinum 100% Whey can be more expensive than ISO: PRO 97 isolated whey!
The result is what we see in the table, minus 27g of protein and minus 6g of BCAA's per 100g.
This gives a total of less than 540g of pure protein for every 2kg, that is, less than half a kg of protein!
|Cost Per Serving||1.29?||1.13?|
|Cost 100g / protein *||5.46?||4.74?|
* 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 34g and containing 24g of protein, the cost per 100g of protein refers not to 100g of product but to 100g of protein itself.
Muscletech is known for being a brand that exaggerates the price, and with this supplement they maintain the tradition.
When we thought that Iron Whey it was expensive, here comes the Platinum 100% Whey.
Does it cost 1.29? per shake in the small format, and 1.13? for each serving if we look at the large size of 2270g.
Also, for 100g of protein the cost is 5.46? in the 907g and 4.74 version? in the 2270g version.
We will once again use both the ON Gold Standard, such as ISO: PRO 97 from Myprotein to put these prices in perspective.
|Platinum Whey 2.2kg||ON Gold Standard 2,2kg||ISO: PRO 97|
|Cost Per Serving||1.13 ?||0.75?||0.69?|
|Cost 100g / protein||4.74 ?||3.12?||2.91?|
|Total cost||75.99 ?||58?||69.99?|
As we can see from the table, Muscletech's Platinum Whey is by far the most expensive of the three.
4.74? per 100g of protein?
75.99? for 2.2 kg of whey?
There must be gold in there.
Where to buy?
You find this supplement available here and you can still use the code GVIRTUAL to get a discount.
So what can we say about Platinum 100% Whey from Muscletech?
Let's start with the good points, and close our eyes a little, especially at the price.
The sources of protein are good, use only whey protein, and have in their ingredients isolated whey and whey peptides.
Now, the problem is, the protein content is only 70% and the carbohydrate levels are high, but ... this is not even the worst. The worst is even when we look at the price and see that this is one of the most expensive supplements on the market, without justification for it.
Platinum 100% Whey is proof that the most expensive is not always the best.