Overall Rating: 8.5/ 10
Taste of PhD Pharma Whey
A thick, smooth shake with a moderately sweet taste that would not raise suspicion in a blindfolded taste test against some branded Milkshakes.
I have managed to taste the following flavours of which all are excellent; Chocolate Cookie, Strawberry Delight, and Vanilla Cream. PhD Nutrition also offer Banana and Chocolate Mint, I haven’t tried these so wouldn’t like to endorse them until I have, but I can certainly say I was impressed with the 3 flavours I tested.
Texture of PhD Pharma Whey
It is smooth with no clumps, provided you mix 1 scoop with at least 150ml of water. I have read reviews which comment on PhD Pharma Whey having a little residual frothing, personally I haven’t noticed this to the extent I would call it an issue. When drinking, the texture is thick and creamy for a Whey Protein which is, for me, pleasant and moreish.
Ingredients & Nutritional Profile of PhD Pharma Whey
You will get just short of 91 servings from each 5lb tub, with each serving providing:
18.5g of Protein
2.2g of Carbs
1.5g of Fat
150mg of Glutamine
200mg of BCAA
The protein content is decent, but still about 8g short (per 100g) of the handful of ‘high quality’ proteins on the market. However their Whey Protein Blend does contain Hydrolysed Whey Protein which is a very fast digesting protein, ideal for pre/post workouts. I would recommend that anybody choosing Hydrolysed whey because of digestive or health reasons choose a pure Hydrolysed Whey product as I can’t imagine there would be enough in Pharma Whey HT to justify that purpose.
Again, when compared to the few ‘high quality’ alternatives both the Carbohydrate and Fat content in Pharma Whey HT are a little higher in comparison. Don’t let this put you off though; after all we are still only talking 3 or 4g per 100g, a difference which unless you are a competitive bodybuilder isn’t going to be a hindrance. Also, if that is what contributes to the taste….keep it coming!
Now onto the added L-Glutamine and BCAA’S, two excellent products for recovery and prevention of muscle breakdown, initially I thought these were relatively small amounts considering that Glutamine is often recommended in dosages of 500mg 1 – 3 times daily and BCAA’s as little as 3g a day, but then I realised that I was being deliberately critical when there was no need and the fault didn’t lay with Pharma Whey HT but with me. These added ingredients are not in Pharma Whey HT to detract you away from taking Glutamine and BCAA’s separately but to provide a little added ‘Oomph’ to what you already take. These are additional bonuses courtesy of PhD Nutrition but I would advise anybody doing particularly high intensity exercise, reduced calorie dieting and/or high volume training such as half marathons to take Glutamine and BCAA’s supplements separately.
The last functional ingredient which makes this product is the DIGEZYME, this is a Pro-Biotic which contains a proprietary blend of Digestive Enzymes which help aid the digestion of Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats. Ultimately the idea of having this in Pharma Whey HT is to make it easier on the stomach with more of the nutrients being used. My one complaint would be that I couldn’t find out how much Digezyme was in Pharma Whey HT.
Having tried it – what do I think of PhD Pharma Whey HT?
There are certainly many sports people who take PhD Pharma Whey HT, it is subject to random, independently approved WADA batch testing and the level of quality control this product goes through is incredible but I would say that this product is perfect for the mass market; those that are either new to the gym or that exercise for non-competitive reasons. The quality of the product is very good and the taste is arguably the best in the Whey Protein market at the moment.
As stated earlier the cost is a little more than some other higher quality Whey’s but they don’t taste half as good. You will be happy taking this everyday – I guarantee that!
Also something that hasn’t been mentioned is that all flavours are suitable for Vegetarians.
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Mark is the Co-driver and Manager of The Nutri Centre Sports (www.nutricentresports.com). Mark is also a Sports development and performance graduate and former Scotland Rugby League u18’s, student and A-team representative player. Having started his own fitness consultancy and nutrition retail company in 2004, Mark then proceeded to write two self-published books; The Winners Monologue and If I give my two pence, will I get change? Having had success with his business he was invited to New York, USA to work alongside top nutritional supplement formulator Dr. Stephen Holt M.D.
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