I love honestly reviewing supplements.
Today I’ve got a CSN 100 Pro Whey Standard review for you, and I must warn you..
But that’s one of the things I like about what I do.
I like giving you guys a break from the norm in the fitness world, where every brand claims every product is the best thing ever invented, and each company has sponsored athletes who line up to heap praise on even the most basic of products.
If something is awesome, I’ll happily promote it and give it plaudits (for example, check out my recent Adapt Nutrition Pre Train review) but if a supplement is below standards (such as Protein World Slender Blend) I get to give it an absolute pasting.
Hopefully, in being so honest, when I give a supplement a high score on the Russ Rating system (that’s a thing now) it holds more weight, and I’m honored you guys value it.
Today’s review is particularly troubling.
CSN 100 Pro Whey Standard Review
On the surface, CSN 100 Pro Whey Standard looks like a decent product.
Each serving will hit you with enough protein (isolates, no less) to stimulate the maximum anabolic response after a training session, and it’s low enough in carbohydrates and fats to not really influence your other macronutrient targets in a serious way.
It also has a pretty good amino acid profile per serving.
Heck, take a look for yourself.
That’s a 75% protein-per-serving ratio.
In all truth, at only 2 grams of carbohydrates per shake, a supplement like this would be incredibly useful for people training for fat loss.
So, why am I so pissed? And why did I say today’s review would be harsh?
Because right now, I sound like I love this product.
The Ugly Truth About CNS 100 Pro Whey Standard
Thanks to an independent study performed by Pope Testing Laboratories, this supplement became the latest whey protein to be found out for lying about it’s own nutrition information.
CSN are not the first, and they won’t be the last. In fact, misleading supplement labels are commonplace in the fitness world.
Supplement companies are well known for slipping in the odd questionable ingredient which raises red flags on anti-doping tests, then recalling the product if it fails to pass under the radar before re-launching with a different formula.
In fact, I recently published a post which showed that over 20 popular preworkouts have been banned by the U.S. Anti Doping Agency for doing that.
But in the case of CSN 100 Pro Whey Standard, things went to the extreme.
The False Nutrition Label
If you study the image above, you can see exactly what all the fuss is about.
Here’s what it claims to provide you with:
- 24g protein
- 1g fat
- 2g carbohydrates
And here’s what the test discovered it actually contains:
- 2.5g protein
- 1g fat
- 25g carbohydrates
And I dread to think how many people have used this product in a bid to get leaner, before wondering why they weren’t progressing?
Even worse, how many of them then started making unnecessarily hard changes to their diet or training regimen, when all along, they were simply being misled by their whey protein manufacturer.
The supplement industry is a shady one, and this supplement is one to stay very clear of.
As such, it becomes the first (but I doubt the last) supplement to receive the dreaded zero star review.