Review of Maximuscle Whey Protein Isolate
Whey protein is possibly the most efficient way of getting a significant amount of protein into your body post-workout. When you look at foods with high protein content, you still have to eat a lot to get the same amount you would from a shake.
That’s why, despite eating Greek yoghurt, eggs and chicken every day, I still rely on protein shakes for that extra boost. The only thing is… there’s just too many to choose from! So, I’m making it my mission to try as many as possible, to find the very best protein.
This is a shared mission. Georgia has reviewed another product already. But for the purpose of this review, I’ll be looking at Maximuscle. And the product I chose to review is Maximuscle’s Whey Protein Isolate. Flavour? Chocolate, of course!
The first thing you notice from a protein shake is the taste. In fact, most people stop at the taste for their main reason for purchase. They’re not wrong in doing so. If you don’t like the taste of it, then you might not drink it so often, or at least when needed. And you may end up wasting most of it, as you can’t stomach the full shake.
Thankfully, Maximuscle’s Whey Protein Isolate is palatable. I wouldn’t say it tastes like a Galaxy hot chocolate. In fact, the taste reminds me a little of an experience I had in a shisha bar. Don’t take that as a negative; it is pleasant, just not what I expected from the chosen flavour.
Going hand in hand with taste is the texture and consistency of the mix. I didn’t use a Maximuscle shaker, but I didn’t need to. The blend is very smooth, with no lumps. It froths a little, but the texture is very pleasant and it feels smooth on the tongue.
There is a slight feel of powder, but I would imagine mixing with milk would provide a silkier, chocolate taste. I always use water.
Now to what matters. Taste may be superficially important, but at the end of the day, the aim is to get the stuff inside you and let it go to work on those muscles you’ve just ripped to shreds.
Perhaps my personal trainer keeps pushing me each week, but Maximuscle hasn’t helped remove the DOMS effect. That isn’t such a bad thing, I find they remind me of the positive work I am doing to my body. However, they do feel weaker than when I used MyProtein Whey, so I suspect the blend is doing its job in giving my muscle the food it needs.
At £44.99, the protein isn’t the cheapest in the market, but based on the taste, texture and quality of results, I’d say this is a fair price to pay for a decent product. If you can afford it, I’d recommend it. But if you can’t, don’t stretch yourself and go for something a little cheaper.