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Body Fortress Whey Protein Review

Updated on August 29, 2012
Body Fortress Whey Protein Review
Body Fortress Whey Protein Review

Body Fortress Whey Protein

So, you're thinking about buying you some supplements? Some of that good old whey protein?

Whether you're new to bodybuilding or been lifting for some time, whey protein is still one of the few supplements that really give you some noticeable results.

I did an article earlier on whey protein effects and how it works. Click below if you haven't done that already.

Does Whey Protein Work?

So, what do we have here today? After I finished my workout today I thought I'd do a quick review of one of the most talked-about whey proteins out there. Just to separate the wheat from the chaff, i.e. let you know the REAL stuff ;)

I bought this protein on Amazon several weeks ago, mainly because it was cheap (been cutting down on my budget recently :)) but also to see if all the hype about it is, in fact, true.

Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Isolate, Vanilla Creme, 2 Pounds
Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Isolate, Vanilla Creme, 2 Pounds

A more expensive Body Fortress isolate alternative

 

Body Fortress Whey Protein Review

So, there are two products that this brand offers: an isolate and a concentrate. Theoretically, an isolate is more "pure" form of protein powder but in reality I don't think there is much of a difference. I bought a concentrate.

Body Fortress Whey Protein Review

The very first thing you notice when you see this protein is its price. When I bought it on Amazon, I got almost a kilo of that for around 18$. This is extremely cheap compared to other proteins I've used before, like Optimum Nutrition protein powder which was almost 30$ for the same amount. So the most obvious advantage is that it's really affordable.

Price: 10/10

Another great thing is taste. Now, I've seen other reviews claiming that the taste is so so but I can't really see why (perhaps it depends on a person). I went with the chocolate one and I can tell that for me personally this is probably the second best tasting whey I've tried so far (Isopure is still nr.1 in this category... ha ha). So for the taste...

Taste: 9/10

Another very important aspect to consider is nutrition and ingredients. The good part is that it has lots of BCAAs, glutamine, also creatine monohydrate which are all that you need to recover and build muscle. Also, it does not contain almost any sugars. Now, the bad part is that only around 80% of calories per serving come from protein itself. The rest 20% come from fat an carbohydrates which means it's not an excellent 100% pure whey protein. Of course, that's not going to affect your diet much, but I can't give it 10 for that.

Nutrition and ingredients: 6.5/10

That's about it. Others also say it's not mixing well. Well, for me that's not a big problem, I usually just put it in my mouth and drink it down, just as I do with all the supplements ;)

So, overall, I'd give this whey...

Overall: 8/10

It's not the best quality protein you can get but it is definitely the cheapest on in the market.


Body Fortress Whey Isolate

If you're really concerned with buying only the highest quality products, then I'd recommend you get an isolate. It's made by the same brand but it is a more "pure" form of protein.

How is it different from the concentrate above? Well, protein powder is derived from some form of protein source, for example, milk. Milk is filtered out through a very small filter, i.e. various minerals are separated from the actual protein. Now, when the filtering process is done, the protein derived (the concentrate) contains some carbohydrates and fat. An isolate just means that those carbs and fats are removed and what is left is just a pure almost 100% protein isolate.

So, that's what this product is. It's almost 100% pure protein, so it kind of rules out the deficiencies of the concentrate above in terms of nutrition and ingredients. The only disadvantage is loses it's low price tag because isolate is more expensive to make.

Body Fortress Whey Protein Review

Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein 2lb Chocolate
Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein 2lb Chocolate

A cheaper Body Fortress concentrate powder

 

Final thoughts

Yes, so there you go. You have two alternatives: the high quality but expensive isolate and the ridiculously cheap but not-so-high-quality concentrate. Whichever you decide to go with, remember that it's still a very good protein that can help you balance your diet and also make some great muscle gains. That's what really matters, right? :)

I hope I cleared up some of the hype that was going on recently.

Take it easy and see you soon.

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      Veronica Lewis 

      6 years ago from Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

      Nice hub. My husband uses this product and really likes it. He recently won a local weight lifting contest where he lifted 445 lbs. I'm not into bodybuilding or exercise but I do use this drink. I like the taste, though I add vanilla flavoring and a bit of brown sugar. And I appreciate that I can have a pleasant tasting drink that's good for me. We had been buying a much more expensive protein drink but it was too high for our pockets. This one fits the bill for our family.

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