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Protein Test Results

Many brands claim to possess products with market leading levels of protein but when they are placed under greater scrutiny, they just don’t stack up.

This means that as the consumer, you may well be paying for something that you simply aren’t receiving. We understand that you don’t want to pay for a product that doesn’t deliver on its claims. In a similar vein Reflex feel passionately about providing a product that delivers what it claims. Indeed, we often deliver greater levels of protein than we claim.

The purpose of these tests will be to check Reflex products alongside leading competitors who claim market leading levels of protein.

The tests will be carried out by independent ISO accredited laboratories who have no connection or affiliation with Reflex. The results will be captured below with the original result certificates included in the form of pdf documents.

Claimed Protein % From Manufacturers Label

Brand Product Protein % on Label

Reflex Instant Whey 78%

USN 100% Whey Protein 80%

Sportslab Technologies Massive Whey 76%

PhD Pharma-Whey 80%

MRM Metabolic Whey 76%

Met-Rx Supreme Whey 72%

Garnell High Performance Whey 77%

Extreme Performance Whey 72%

EAS MyoProWhey 77%

Dymatize Elite Whey 78%

Optimum 100% Whey 82%

TEST RESULTS

Brand Product Protein %

Reflex Instant Whey 909gm Choc-Mint 78.0

Reflex Instant Whey 2.27kg Banana 77.9

Reflex MicroWhey 2.27kg Vanilla 86.7

Reflex Instant Whey 2.27kg Chocolate 79.1

Reflex Instant Whey 2.27kg Strawberry 82.5

Reflex Instant Whey Chocolate 79.7

Reflex Instant Whey Strawberry 76.8

USN 100% Whey Protein Strawberry 73.1

USN 100% Whey Protein Chocolate 69.3

Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Strawberry 80.0

Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Chocolate 78.0

EAS 100% Whey Whey Protein Chocolate 75.3

EAS 100% Whey Whey Protein Strawberry 72.6

Dymatize Elite Whey Berry Black 67.6

Dymatize Elite Whey Berry Blast 67.6

Dymatize Elite Whey Chocolate 67.0

Dymatize Elite Whey Rich Chocolate 65.8

Dymatize Elite Whey Berry Blast 68.7

Optimum Nutrition Whey Gold Standard Double Rich Chocolate 77.9

Optimum Nutrition Whey Gold Standard Delicous Strawberry 81.8

USN 100% Whey Protein Chocolate Cream 71.5

USN 100% Whey Protein Strawberry Cream 74.0

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I won't get into this for obvious reasons. I did notice on the link though this:

All tests conducted by Eclipse Scientific Group, an independant company who do not endorse Reflex Nutrition products or support the Reflex Nutrition brand in any other way.

http://www.eclipsescientific.co.uk

All testing was done at an independant lab, and companies test other companies products from time to time. EAS did it here not so long ago on localy made protein bars. Food for thought anyway.

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Well, EAS and Optimum came up pretty well on that list, and the only brand that isn't sold in NZ is Reflex.

As said before, I know companies test from time to time, the recent example being EAS testing locally manufactured bars. I know Nutralife have also conducted tests from time to time. You have to remember that testing is rather expensive, and a lot easier if you have your own plant. Nutralife does, a lot of other brands are blended by someone else.

From what I know of manufacturing standards in this part of the world, the Aussie/NZ brands have some of the most stringent regulations around. Each batch is tested to ensure compliance.

Anyways, I'm not going to get into who is better or compliant or whatever. It's not kosher for me to do so, owing to the nature of the business I'm in. My involvement in this thread is now zero!

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Dymatize Elite Whey Berry Black 67.6

Dymatize Elite Whey Berry Blast 67.6

Dymatize Elite Whey Chocolate 67.0

Dymatize Elite Whey Rich Chocolate 65.8

Dymatize Elite Whey Berry Blast 68.7

sad.gif Damn, dymatize is the only whey powder I can stomach with water.

Might give Optimum Nutrition a try.

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Dymatize Elite Whey Berry Black 67.6

Dymatize Elite Whey Berry Blast 67.6

Dymatize Elite Whey Chocolate 67.0

Dymatize Elite Whey Rich Chocolate 65.8

Dymatize Elite Whey Berry Blast 68.7

arent these both the same whey, so why are they different levels?

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Come on poos harden up. :grin:

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arent these both the same whey, so why are they different levels?

Shuckksss, good spotting small! Just had a look at the study reference site and the powder lots were listed as:

CHT836237 - Dymatize Elite Whey Lot#135565 - Berry Black 67.6

CHT836237 - Dymatize Elite Whey Lot#135565 - Berry Blast 67.6

CHT836238 - Dymatize Elite Whey Lot#1029702 - Chocolate 67.0

CHT739708 - Dymatize Elite Whey Rich Chocolate BN: 124166 - 65.8

CHT739709 - Dymatize Elite Whey Berry Blast BN: 116568 - 68.7

Dunno what BN stands for though? I thought it was billion no.gif

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