Xcore Nutrition Xtreme Whey Protein Supplement Review
Xtreme Whey Protein is one of several protein supplements from the Xcore Nutrition brand, being a formula that mixes whey protein concentrate with whey isolate.
This product is available in two sizes, the small 907g and the larger 2000g.
There are different flavors like chocolate, strawberry or even orange.
We will use the nutritional values of the chocolate flavor for the review of this supplement, as the values may change slightly between different flavors.
The two main ingredients of this supplement are the concentrated whey protein and isolated whey protein, and then we have cocoa, flavorings, sweeteners and soy lecithin as an emulsifier.
Finally, we also have the addition of a digestive enzyme, lactase, which helps in the digestion of lactose.
So we have a supplement that only includes concentrated and isolated whey protein as a protein source, with no unnecessary additions and lactase to help digest this protein, very good.
These are the nutritional values of Xtreme Whey Protein in chocolate flavor.
Each serving of this supplement provides 31g of protein, however, it uses higher doses than most whey protein supplements, which at first glance may elude the most distracted.
The best way to assess the values of a protein supplement is through its values per 100 grams of product, and in this case, we have a protein content of 77.50%.
Is 77,50% a good protein value for a concentrated/isolated whey protein supplement?
Yes No doubt.
As for carbohydrate and fat levels, they are ok.
For each serving Xcore Nutrition Xtreme Whey Protein has 6.6g of BCAA's, which is clearly very positive, but it is important not to forget, each serving of this supplement refers to 40g of product, a little above what we find in most whey supplements.
Now, for every 100g of this supplement, your dose of BCAA's is 16,58%, that is, 16.58g of BCAA's per 100 grams of powder.
Is 16,58% a good BCAA value for a whey supplement?
In fact, although not bad, we expected better.
Let's put it next to the supplement Gold Standard by Optimum Nutrition, since the prices of both are similar.
|Xcore Xtreme Whey||ON Gold Standard|
|BCAA's / 100g||16.58g||18.7g|
As we can see from the table, Xcore Nutrition's Xtreme Whey Protein is inferior both in protein content and in the amount of BCAA's.
|Doses / 40g||22||50|
|Cost Per Serving||1.36 ?||1.10 ?|
As we've already mentioned, Xcore uses a reference dose for this supplement of 40 grams, which is above average for whey supplements and, although it offers a higher protein dose per shake, the number of servings and price per serving suffers a lot from it.
Xtreme Whey used according to the brand's references, is a very expensive supplement, costing up to 1.36? per shake in the case of the 907 gram version!
If we reduce the serving to 30g per shake, do we have 23.25g of protein and a cost of 0.82? per dose in the case of the 2000g bucket, which is still quite expensive, even more expensive than the famous Gold Standard by Optimum Nutrition!
In short, this is basically the most expensive whey supplement we've looked at so far!
Where to buy?
You find this supplement available here and you can still use the code GVIRTUAL to get 10% discount.
Xcore Nutrition's Xtreme Whey Protein is a supplement with a good protein content, which uses only concentrated and isolated whey as protein sources, without the use of the increasingly common ?extras? unnecessary, which is a good thing.
They contain a BCAA content of 16,58%, which is nothing special, especially when considering their EXTREMELY high price.
While this is a reasonable whey supplement in terms of quality, when you consider the price, it's hard to justify the purchase of this product.