What You Should Know
Protein Factory offers several muscle gain stacks ranging from novice to hard core. The base difference in the stacks is protein and carbohydrate source. The stacks also include different supplements for muscle growth. In the case of Muscle Gain Novice Stack, Creapure Creatine Monohydrate in the extra supplement.
Consumers can order Protein Factory supplements from the official website. There are no testimonials or before and after photos to gauge if the stack works as claimed. The price, $78.45 in this case, is huge when asking a consumer to trust a product description without proof a supplement or stack works. No clinical trials are listed on the Protein Factory website.
List of Ingredients
50% Maltodextrin, 35% Micro Pure 90 Whey Isolate, 10% Hydrolyzed 1400, 5% Super Plasma Protein, Vanilla and Splenda.
Creapure Creatine Monohydrate: Synthesized Creatine Monohydrate.
Maltodextrin is a form of carbohydrate. Look at the back of any sweetened food and maltodextrin is likely on the label. This cheap sweetener packs quite the carbohydrate punch. Bodybuilders use carbohydrates to carry protein to muscles faster. Maltodextrin is not the best carbohydrate source and Protein Factory states as much. They also offer rice sugar, which is considered higher grade.
Micro Pure 90 Whey Isolate is a form of milk-based whey protein. Protein is required for muscle growth so this ingredient is not spectacular. Hydrolyzed 1400 is pre-digested protein. The claim behind this ingredient is that part of the digestion is complete so the body does not have to work as hard to gain the benefits of protein. The pre-digested protein is packed with whey protein, so the stomach and digestive system will work just as hard. Super Plasma Protein is a third source of protein.
Creapure Creatine Monohydrate is a synthetic creatine used by Protein Factory. Creatine increases water retention in muscles. This gives the muscle a fuller feeling and hydrates muscle tissue for faster healing after a workout. Creatine is used by nearly every bodybuilder, but typically it is consumed as part of the pre-workout shake not as a supplement.
- Protein Factory reveals all ingredients in the Muscle Gain Novice Stack.
- Protein is a healthy part of muscle growth.
- Pre-digested protein mixed with whey protein is useless.
- The price is higher than some consumers would like to pay for protein and creatine.
- Creatine is commonly taken in shake form, not supplement form.
Muscle Gain Novice Stack may be a good starting point for the bodybuilder that knows nothing about bodybuilding. Several forms of protein are packed together with carbohydrates and creatine. This is the basest of protein shakes. Bodybuilders with diabetes should not take this supplement as blood glucose levels will likely rise.