What You Should Know
Golden Gains is a whey protein supplement from Controlled Labs. In an age where bodybuilding supplements are much more than simply protein powders, the ingredient list tends to grow long very quickly. Typical ingredients include amino acids and carbohydrates, so will Golden Gains offer something more or will they fall into the mundane category of just another bodybuilding protein powder?
List of Ingredients
GoldPro Complex: Partially Hydrolyzed Whey (Milk) Protein Concentrate (Featuring Various Peptide Lengths and a High Level Of Hydrolysis), Calcium Caseinate And Egg White Protein.
GoldCarb Complex: Whole Oat Flour And Fiber Highly Processed Waxy Maize Starch And Inulin.
Fruit & Veggie Complex: Kiwi Fruit Apple Juice Powder Banana Raspberry Strawberry Cherry, Pomegranate Juice Barley Grass Cranberry Juice Wheat Grass Spinach Juice, Blueberry Juice Acai Fruit Celery Juice Carrot Juice Beet Juice, Parsley Juice Lettuce Juice Mangosteen Fruit and Watercress Juice.
HealthyFat Complex: Flaxseed Oil Powder Sunflower Oil Powder and Medium Chain Triglycerides.
GFH Complex: L-Taurine L-Phenylalanine Dicalcium Phosphate Potassium Gluconate and Sodium Chloride.
Golden Gains does offer something a little different than other bodybuilding protein powders, but we are not sure that little extra will equate to muscle gains or increase strength. The GoldPro Complex is nothing more than whey protein and egg protein. Both are easy to digest and off healthy proteins and amino acids.
The GoldCarb complex is packed with carbohydrates and fiber. We don’t see inulin as much in bodybuilding supplements, but it is a good source of healthy carbohydrates. Inulin offers prebiotics and probiotics as well which are healthy for the digestive system though they have no impact on muscle gains.
The unique ingredient we mentioned earlier is the Fruit & Veggie complex. This is not a typical blend used in bodybuilding supplements and there could be a good reason for that. Aside from fiber (and a bit of sugar), these antioxidant-rich fruits offer no muscle building support.
The HealthyFat Complex is a good blend, but there are not enough fatty acids to make most bodybuilders happy. A typical dieter would supplement 3 grams of fish oils or fatty acids per day and bodybuilders use much more than that. This supplement has only 5 grams.
Golden Gains sells on the official website for $72.99. It can be purchased through online vitamin shops for much less – $38.99.
- Healthy fats may help to boost overall health.
- Dieters could use this product as a meal replacement.
- Bodybuilders may require additional omega 3 supplementation.
- The official website sells the product for much more than outside retailers.
Golden Gains is not a bad product. For 300 calories, the dieter can consume 21 grams of healthy protein, essential fatty acids and antioxidants.