THE Elite Whey Protein is a Dymatize brand whey protein and claims to be a quality protein at a low cost.
Find out if it really is a quality protein and how it compares to other whey protein supplements.
This product is available in 3 formats:
Average prices are €20 for the smaller version (907g), €42 for the medium version (2.2kg) and €92 for the large version (4.5kg).
So let's get to what really matters.
Elite Whey Ingredients
The base ingredients of this supplement are:
- Isolated protein
- Concentrated protein
- whey peptides
- Digestive enzymes
A formula similar to the one used in the protein of the Optimum Nutrition, Gold Standard, using only the highest quality protein sources.
Digestive enzymes will help in the protein digestion process, in other words, an asset.
Then we have some sweeteners, flavors and stabilizers that change according to the chosen flavor.
As for flavors, the Elite Whey it has a good variety such as pina colada, banana and the classic strawberry or chocolate, among others.
So far everything is ok.
Values may vary slightly from flavor to flavor, we will be using the vanilla version for this review.
Elite Whey has 25g of protein per serving, however each serving is 33.6g.
Since Elite Whey has 68.87g of protein for every 100g, it is a supplement with 69% of protein, a low value for a supplement of whey.
Carbohydrate and fat values are normal for this type of supplement.
Let's now look at Dymatize's Elite Whey aminogram.
Looking at the table of essential amino acids we see that Elite Whey has 15.4g of BCAA's for every 100g and 5.6g for every shake (1 scoop).
Although the BCAA's per shake is great, it's important not to forget that each serving of this supplement is above average, and looking at the value per 100g we see that, only 15.4g per 100g of Elite Whey, a mediocre amount due to its low protein content.
Since BCAA's are the most important amino acids for muscle development, let's put this protein side by side with the famous Gold Standard by Optimum Nutrition.
|Elite Whey||Whey Gold Standard|
|Total Protein / 100g||68.87g||81g|
|BCAA's / dose||5.6g/33.6g||5.5g/29.4g|
|BCAA's / 100g||15.4g||18.7g|
Dymatize's supplement clearly lags behind with 12g less protein per 100g and 3.3g less BCAA's compared to Optimum Nutrition's supplement.
It's not the worst protein supplement we've looked at (hello 100% whey prime!), however, is mediocre.
Elite Whey's average prices are as follows:
|Cost Per Serving||€0.74||€ 0.61||0.68|
|Total cost||€20.00||€ 42.00||92.00 €|
The cost of this protein ranges from 61 cents per shake to 74 cents in the smaller version.
Oddly enough, we find in all online stores the 2.2kg version at a lower price per dose than its XL version, the 4.5kg one.
What can we say about the price?
If we put Elite Whey next to the ON Gold Standard, Elite is able to offer a similar amount and quality of protein per beaten at a lower price.
However, if we put it next to a protein like Impact Whey, Elite is much more expensive and with a lower amount of protein.
Where to buy?
You find this supplement available on here and you can still use the code GVIRTUAL to get a discount.
It is also available at Body&Fit. on here.
THE Elite Whey Dymatize isn't a bad protein supplement, but it doesn't win any trophy either.
Looking only at the quality and forgetting the price, this supplement only contains 69% of protein, which is weak.
In short, you can easily buy better supplements from whey protein, both in quality and in price/quality.