Analysis of Win Nutrition's Hi-Protein Supplement
Hi-Protein Standard is an extremely inexpensive protein supplement that combines several sources of protein, therefore it is not an exclusively Whey protein supplement.
The brand makes several highlights of this supplement, but the main one is undoubtedly its price.
We have already analyzed here several supplements that, even with a low price, maintained the high quality, in the case of Hi-Protein, the story is a little different.
This product has undergone several changes over time, and the version we are going to review here is the most recent, the Improved Flavor, which makes some changes from the previous formula.
Read the analysis below to find out more.
What we find in Hi-Protein is, above all, sources of protein, fortunately, and the traditional flavorings, thickeners and company.
But what sources of protein are these?
There are actually five types of protein, the two main ones being used are not the best.
One of the changes in this new formula was the replacement of the main protein, in which it ceased to be isolated soy protein, and wheat protein became the number one source.
Wheat protein is a low quality vegetable protein, which for people sensitive to gluten, automatically makes this supplement a product to avoid.
In the case of isolated soy protein, it is superior to wheat protein, but the quality is also not the best, especially when compared to Whey protein.
After these two proteins, we have the Whey Protein Concentrate, which is of good quality, followed by the concentrated milk protein.
Concentrated milk protein consists of a mixture of Casein with Whey, in a proportion of approximately 80:20. It is a good protein source.
At the end of the formula is egg protein, which despite being of good quality, is the one with the lowest presence in Win Nutrition's Hi-Protein.
In terms of ingredients, this supplement is weak.
The nutritional values of this supplement are as follows.
Again, this formula compared to the previous one, also worsened its nutritional value.
Now each shake has 19.25g of protein, compared to 20g of the previous Hi-Protein, and 77% of protein content compared to the 80% of the old version.
The difference is much more significant when it comes to carbohydrates and fats.
In carbohydrates the value went from 6.8% to 13%, a high value for a protein, and in the case of fats, the increase went from 4% to 6.4%.
The protein content is not bad, but the values of carbohydrates and fats could be lower.
Unfortunately the aminogram for this new formula is not available, so let's put the old aminogram here to understand the impact of protein sources on the composition of amino acids.
Note. The values shown are for each 100g of protein and not of powder, that is, these values are the equivalent of 125g of supplement.
Once again, this is the aminogram of the previous version, but taking into account the list of ingredients, and the nutritional value, it is likely that this new formula will be similar, and very likely even inferior, due to the lower protein content, and the use of wheat protein as the main source.
We leave our evaluation below to the aminogram of the old version.
“An extremely inexpensive supplement with good nutritional value, this is what Hi-Protein appears to be, but this is where its“ flaws ”are really found.
When using soy protein, and especially wheat protein, aminogram disappoints.
The amount of essential amino acids is low, and to have a comparison, the percentage of essential amino acids in the Real Whey is 37%, while Hi-Protein stands at 24,56%.
Both proteins have a protein content of 80%, but the distribution of amino acids is quite different.
As for the percentage of BCAA's, it is only 12.8%, basically the same value as the Whey Prime, one of the worst supplements we've ever reviewed.
The protein is here, it just isn't the best. ”
The price used in this table is the one practiced by the Prozis store.
|Cost Per Serving||€ 0.41||€ 0.30|
|Cost 100g / Protein||2.14 €||€ 1.55|
|Total cost||€ 14.99||€ 26.99|
This is where this supplement really stands out, at a low price.
In the 2.268g format, each shake with 19.25g of protein costs € 0.30 and each 100g of pure protein has a value of € 1.55.
Unfortunately, despite accompanying these two good products in price, the same does not apply to quality.
Where to buy?
You can find Win Nutrition's Hi-Protein Standard available here.
You can also use the code AFFJA-10 to get 10% discount.
Win Nutrition with its Hi-Protein presents here a protein supplement with a good protein content and fat levels within normal parameters. In addition, it has a very good price.
Unfortunately the ingredients are not the best, and so, although the protein content is good, the quality of this protein leaves (much) to be desired, and the carbohydrate levels should also be lower.
It is an inexpensive supplement that significantly sacrifices quality in order to stand out in the price.