Analysis of the Prozis Sport Whey Prime 2.0 supplement
Whey Prime was one of the first proteins we analyzed here on the site, and now a new version is available, Whey Prime 2.0.
If you read the analysis of the original version, you know we were a little harsh, as the quality left something to be desired, so what can you expect from this new version?
Once again, marketing is strong, and there is talk of revolutionary processes for the production of this whey, and much more.
The truth is that version 2.0 improved over the previous formula, but, would have been enough?
Let's start the analysis then.
The previous Whey Prime had Whey as a protein source, but not only that.
It also had other types of protein, such as egg or wheat protein, and therefore, it was not an exclusively Whey supplement.
In this new version, the main protein source is finally just concentrated Whey.
However, despite the main protein source being Whey, the added amino acids continue to be used, and Glycine returns in force.
This is a technique known as aminospiking, in which isolated amino acids are used to increase the total protein content of a supplement.
The result is a lower quality product, but with lower production costs.
For example, it is possible to sell a concentrated Whey supplement with a protein content of 60% as if it had 80%, filling the rest with cheap amino acids.
In addition to the added amino acids, some digestive enzymes were also added, which in this case is positive, but not revolutionary.
The nutritional value of unflavored Whey Prime 2.0 is as follows.
At first glance, Whey Prime 2.0 has good nutritional values, with 21g of protein per dose and 84% of protein content.
However, as you can see at the end of the table, something strange is happening there.
In each dose of 25g the sum is 25.9g, and the total exceeds 100%, which is obviously impossible.
Why does this happen?
This happens mainly because the values of Creatine presented there, are included in the protein values.
In other words, this supplement has 84% of protein, of which 9.2% are made up of Creatine, and not complete protein.
This would theoretically mean that it was a concentrated Whey with 75%, and not 84%, but the truth is that the concentration of pure protein is even lower, as more free amino acids were added in addition to Creatine.
It is presented per 100g of pure protein and not per 100g of supplement.
The aminogram is the best way to check the quality of a protein, and this is where it is easy to discover that Whey Prime 2.0 is not a good product.
The addition of (a lot of) Glycine is evident, and while a normal concentrated Whey contains between 1g and 2g of this amino acid, Whey Prime 2.0 has approximately 8g.
Another problem is the fact that it does not take into account the value of Creatine, which, as we saw above, is counted as protein.
If we add the amount of Creatine and Glycine, we are already at around 16g of complete protein less.
While Glycine appears in the aminogram, Creatine does not, although its quantity is revealed.
This makes it impossible to know for sure the real amount of amino acids in this supplement, however, it is possible to make an estimate assuming 9.2% of Creatine.
Here are the values for BCAA's theoretical values for the 84g of protein presented by the brand, and the estimated values taking into account the 9.2% of Creatine.
- Theoretical BCAA's value = 17.84%
- Value of estimated BCAA's = 15.78%
Which of these is the correct value?
None of them, since we don't know the amount of Taurine, but most likely the closest will be the second.
With around 15.8% of BCAA's, this supplement presents a disappointing amount of BCAA's, although it is a significant improvement in relation to the original version.
Once again, it is important not to forget that the dose of Taurine is not revealed, and therefore, the value of both BCAAs and essential amino acids will in practice be lower, although it is not possible to determine how much.
These are the values for the unflavored version, with the flavored version being slightly higher.
It is not an expensive supplement, especially when compared to products like ON's Gold Standard, or other well-known brands, but it is also not the cheapest on the market.
Where to buy
You can easily find Whey Prime 2.0 here and by using the code GVIRTUAL you can also get a 10% discount.
Whey Prime 2.0 has improved, but not much, and it is still not a good supplement.
However, as you may have noticed from the analysis, the story is a little different.
It is a concentrated Whey supplement with a low protein content, which uses free amino acids to increase the amount of total protein.
As with the original version, the only positive point is the price.
There are worse supplements on the market, but if you want a quality protein supplement, you can get better choices at better prices.