Irrespective of how we look at it, whey protein supplements are expensive. And for anyone not into serious bodybuilding, spending Rs. 85 each day for 24gms of protein, just doesn’t seems to make sense.
So in my quest for affordable protein supplements, which still have decent percentage of protein, I came across MuscleBlaze Whey Energy.
Priced at around Rs. 3,000 for 2kg jar, MuscleBlaze Whey Energy is attractively priced and still manages to provide 20 gms of protein in a 32 gms scoop (62.5% protein).
Compared to 75% protein in ON Gold Standard 100% Whey, 62.5% seems a tad less. However, ON Gold 100% costs around Rs. 6,300 for their 2.27KG pack, translating to a per serving cost of around Rs. 85, while MuscleBlaze Whey Energy costs just Rs. 48 per serving!
No doubt, the quality of whey protein in ON Gold Standard is superior. However, you have to shell out a lot for that quality.
So after trying out MuscleBlaze Whey Energy, I decided to stick to it and reordered it, because:
A. Taste is good, though it is a lot sweeter than most protein shakes.
B. It mixes well in water and cold milk.
C. It comes from a good Indian brand.
D. For the price, it seems unbeatable.
Whey Energy also has 4.39gms of BCAA per serving and a lot of vitamins and minerals as well. And per serving you get 123 calories vs. 120 calories in case of ON Gold Standard.
At the end of the day, you have to keep in mind one thing, irrespective of whether you’re trying to lose weight or gain muscles. Protein is an essential nutrient our body needs, it does not make you lose weight or gain muscles. It is just there to help your body recover and rebuild itself, after exercise. And protein supplements are only there to provide that little extra protein that your body needs, without adding a lot of calories to your diet.
For that, at least in my case, MuscleBlaze Whey Energy seems to fit the slot nicely.