There are a million proteins to choose from out there. It can be quite confusing, especially for newbies that are looking for a quality protein powder. You see many new brands come and go, only a select few are good enough to stick around for the long haul. BSN’s Syntha-6 Protein is one that has withstood the test of time.
BSN has been around since 2001, and has had some killer supplements over the years. Among the most popular is Syntha-6 Protein and Syntha-6 Protein Isolate. Protein isolate is supposed to be at least 90% pure protein, while the label protein concentrate is at least 80% pure protein. In a nutshell, protein isolate is more “pure protein” than when they are labeled as just protein or protein concentrate. With regular proteins, you will usually have more carbs, fats and fillers included.
Syntha-6 (regular or concentrate) is different from almost all of the standard protein powders out there due namely to one factor: TASTE!! It is one of the best tasting protein powders on the market, if not the best! Obviously opinions vary, but give someone that is used to drinking their ho-hum vanilla or chocolate flavored whey, and they will think Syntha-6 tastes like a milkshake! There are lots of great flavors out there as well. Between the two of them, you can select from Chocolate Milkshake, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Cookie, Strawberry Milkshake, Vanilla Ice Cream, Banana, Chocolate Cake Batter and Cookies & Cream. I have sampled the majority of these, and have yet to find one that I didn’t love! Everyone that I have talked to that has tried Syntha-6 has loved it, too.
One serving of the standard Syntha-6 is around 200 calories, 22 grams of protein, 6 grams of fat, 4 grams of sugar and 15 grams of carbs. If you pay a little more for the isolate, you are looking at around 150 calories, 25 grams of protein, 2 grams of fat, 2 grams of sugar and 7 grams of carbs. The only drawback with Syntha-6 when compared to other popular proteins is the higher calorie content, and slightly higher on the fat and sugar. If you are watching your calories (specifically the carbs and fats in this case), opt for the Syntha-6 isolate. With the isolate, you are taking in 1/4 less calories, 3 more grams of protein, 4 less fat grams and 8 less grams of carbs. If you are a hard gainer trying to gain weight, you may want to opt for the less expensive, higher calorie standard Syntha-6 and save a few bucks.
The standard Syntha-6 is a blend of various proteins (mainly casein, whey, milk and egg proteins), while the Syntha-6 Isolate is a 50/50 mix of whey protein isolate and milk protein isolate. Both have quality proteins, however if you are looking for 100% whey protein, you are going to want to look elsewhere. The Syntha-6 isolate is essentially 100% whey, although since it includes milk protein (which is a whey protein), it is not recommended for people with lactose intolerance.
If you are looking for a high quality protein with taste to die for that makes you actually WANT to take your protein, give Syntha-6 and Syntha-6 isolate a try. I can almost guarantee you will love the taste! Chances are after you try it, you will order a second spare tub so you don’t run out and have to go back to your old protein for a few days!
If you have tried BSN Syntha-6 or Syntha-6 isolate, comment below and let me know how you liked it!