Iso Sensations 93 are a 93% PROTEIN ISOLATE (as the name implies) and has a great scoop size of 33g giving you 30g of protein isolate per serving (which is a perfect amount as you can only absorb 30-40 grams of ISOLATE protein at a time- they are predigested and go right to your muscle tissue for recovery and repair). Many people misunderstand reading protein labels. All Isolates tend to have around 88% and up pure protein (leaving less fat and carbs per serving) and the highest bio-availability. The easiest way to tell is to read the label and do the calculations. Don't think that because it says 50 grams of protein means it has more than a product that claims it has 30 grams/serving. The 50 grams may in fact have LESS protein per serving or just have a scoop size the size of my head :)
I will write more on Protein Comparisons and how to compare and read protein labels, the differences between proteins etc at a later date but here is a really quick primer:
Iso Sensations 93 has a lesser counterpart that is called Whey Sensations 81. Note that the label or product says WHEY and not ISOLATE. This typically means it is a cheap blend of either concentrate and isolate- or other proteins, or it is 100% whey concentrate. Whey Sensations actually has 81% per serving and is a good cheap basic whey.
Iso Sensations 93 has the following nutritional label:
Less protein per serving (because it's not a pure isolate) and therefore has more fat and carbs within the same serving size. 26.8g protein x 4cal/gram = 107.2 cal of the 137 come from protein. As for the percent of protein per serving of this product 26.8 g/ 33g serving size = 81%- much less bang for your buck.
Compared to Bio X Power Whey Isolate, Iso Sensations 93 (as are most proteins) is a thinner textured tasting protein. They have a wonderful Chocolate Fudge and Cafe Brazil! I find that the Chocolate Fudge has a really mild coconut flavor and is wonderful. This flavor is by far my favorite our of their options. I used to love their Cookies and Cream, until I tried Bio X's Cookies and Cream and haven't looked back since! They also have a nice , Strawberry, Natural Natural (no taste, flavor, sweetener etc) Vanilla Bean and a Banana. The stats vary slightly depending on the flavor.
This unique formula is further enhanced with colostrum. Colostrum has long been considered nature's first food. This pre-milk substance supplies nutrients and other necessary biological elements and activates and regulates numerous immune, growth, and repair processes. However the benefits do not stop at birth! Numerous studies have shown that colostrum continues to exert important biological activities when given to adults. As our bodies age, we produce less of the immune factors needed to maintain optimal health. Supplemental colostrum can help replenish these stores.
Iso Sensation 93 also includes an added glutamine complex. In times of stress, (weight training) certain parts of the body demand so much glutamine that the body can’t manufacture enough. In these instances, glutamine supplementation could make a world of difference. Intense training causes muscle cell glutamine levels to decrease, allowing for muscle breakdown. Supplementation of L-glutamine causes an anti-catabolic effect by keeping these levels elevated, thus preserving muscle mass and improving nitrogen balance. We’ve combined the most stable and readily absorbed forms into our complex. Being easily absorbed and bioavailable, peptide-bonded glutamine, N-acetyl L-glutamine and glutapure enter muscle cells fast, break down to free glutamine, and perform essential metabolic functions.
Optimizing insulin metabolism can support the muscle-building process. Our SI complex includes alpha-lipoic acid, d-pinitol and 4-hydroxyisoleucine. These ingredients are effective in improving insulin efficiency and sensitivity, and copying insulin's effects on muscle with another molecule altogether. A greater uptake of blood sugar by muscles could lead to enhanced glycogen synthesis and ultimately greater gains in lean muscle. In the end, they all favor better uptake of creatine, glucose and amino acids, and they enhance muscle recovery and growth without excess sugar use.
Finally, our enhanced delivery system includes D complex: a blend of the digestive aids protease and lactase for superior digestibility, ensuring maximum absorption and utilization of the nutrients in this formula. These enzymes contribute to the health of the digestive tract and can increase the utilization of whey protein. Try a gourmet-flavored Iso-Sensation today and you will be hooked. You will never go back to regular Whey Protein Isolate again.