Probiotics and protein? An interesting blend.
Today’s Gaspari Myofusion Probiotic review puts this product under the microscope as I give the lowdown to determine whether you should be using it or avoiding it like the plague.
Because whey protein supplements are everywhere, right?
And anything which can help separate the great from the bad is useful.
I grew tired of seeing 5-star reviews of supplements people were sponsored to recommend, and reviews which based their verdict on things like mixability and taste – both of which are subjective to the individual’s preference.
The bottom line is you want to know whether it’s going to work, right?
After last week’s zero star review of CSN 100 Pro Whey Standard, a lot of you guys got in touch saying you appreciated my raw honesty when it came to reviewing supplements.
Well today, as always, you’ll get more of that blunt honesty.
So how high – or low – will Gaspari Myofusion Probiotic score on the dreaded Russ Rating score-o-meter?
Gaspari Myofusion Probiotic Review
One of the things I am always asked about is the safety of supplements.
So before we get stuck in to the ingredients here, I want to confirm that there is nothing illegal or unsafe in this supplement.
There are no nasty surprises or unwanted ingredients.
It’s also gluten free, if you need that type of thing.
So that’s a good start for Gaspari Myofusion Probiotic.
A whey protein supplement which is designed for adding lean muscle (not bulking up) will provide you with 20-30 grams of protein in each serving, while keeping carbohydrates and fats relatively low (sub-10g).
Today’s supplement in question ticks those boxes:
- 150 calories per serving
- 24g protein per serving
- 9g carbohydrates per serving
- 2g fat per serving
The carbohydrate content here is near the top end of what I’d consider a whey for leaning up, and you can definitely find supplements with a lower carb content.
If saving your daily carbohydrate content while addressing protein needs is a priority for you, I’d recommend taking a look at my recent MyProtein Impact Whey review instead.
Myofusion has the advantage of a probiotic, too, which is said to aid in the digestion and absorption of the protein.
The jury is still out on whether probiotics are as effective as first thought, with many researchers believing that these “friendly bacteria” are destroyed long before they reach their destination, so this is one aspect of the Gaspari Myofusion Probiotic which – right now, at least – stands merely to separate it’s blend from other protein supplements.
The protein itself comes from various forms of whey, including:
Whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, casein milk protein isolate, brown rice protein concentrate, egg albumin and whey protein hydrolysate.
That’s a good thing.
Studies show that consuming various forms of protein yields superior results to using whey alone. (1)
So there are certainly pluses and negatives in a Gaspari Myofusion Probiotic review.
Should You Use Gaspari Myofusion Probiotic?
Many of my clients have used this.
The main benefit it holds over other supplements right now is that it’s gluten free.
In a world where everybody and their grandma has gluten intolerance or has gone gluten free by choice, this is still an area that the majority of supplement manufacturers have failed to address.
Gaspari area miles ahead of the game here.
However, the fact that probiotics are as yet unproven, I’d recommend picking up Gaspari Myofusion Advanced – the formula without the probiotics, which is lower in price – as an alternative.
And that wraps up my Gaspari Myofusion Probiotic review.
How did it score on the Russ Ratings score-o-meter?
Check it out below.
1. Paul, G. L., et al. “The rationale for consuming protein blends in sports nutrition.” J Am C Nutr 28 (4):464S–472S, 2009.