This article is reviewing the Isopure Low-Carb Dutch Chocolate Protein Powder, although it is reflective of all flavors in the Low-Carb line of Isopure products.
Isopure is a high quality Isolate protein… it doesn’t get much cleaner. This isolate contains all of the essential amino acids and the nonessential amino acids, all while offering a good amount of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). Although the suggested serving size is two scoops, worth 50g of protein, we all know better in that we will only absorb 25g – 35g before it finishes passing through our digestive system. Taking one scoop will probably do the trick in satisfying your dietary needs, especially post-workout.
After a tough training day, chugging an Isopure shake is your number one priority. It’s an extremely clean isolate, which means it is the easiest form of protein for your body to breakdown, restructure, and deliver to your muscles to rebuild the muscle fibers you destroyed during your workout.
There are only a few carbohydrates in it (none from sugar) and barely any fat. So, what you’re getting is almost all protein. For being a Whey protein, it surprisingly has very low cholesterol. I say surprisingly because usually any animal based product, like milk or dairy, tends to have high cholesterol.
Probably the aspect that the majority of readers are concerned with. Dutch Chocolate used to be one of my favorite flavors… but something has changed in the way they make it and I’m not the biggest fan. It has a distinct taste to it – it’s not horrible, but I’ve certainly tasted better.
I’ve had other flavors in the low-carb line, and some of them definitely taste better. Vanilla is usually universally a good choice, as it’s pretty versatile in what you can mix it with. I’ve used the chocolate in different recipes – pancakes, muffins, bars, etc. – and it doesn’t jeopardize the integrity of the food I mix it in.
I think the best flavor that Isopure offers currently is actually the Isopure Natural chocolate. Not only is it free of the atrocities that other proteins use for flavoring, but it still retains a semblance of deliciousness. I actually enjoyed this protein powder, and I would actually buy the natural flavored Isopure again. I would probably avoid getting the regular Dutch Chocolate because I know that I can find a high-quality isolate without making my taste buds cringe.
I would rate this protein somewhere in the B to B+ range. No the taste is not the greatest, but it is still a great product. It has all of your essential aminos, the amount of protein in each serving is extremely high, and it’s a high quality powder. If you can bear the taste, I would suggest buying one of the low-carb products from Isopure (probably the natural flavoring over any others).
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