Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydro Whey, Turbo Chocolate, 3.5 Pound

Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydro Whey, Turbo Chocolate, 3.5 Pound

Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydro Whey, Turbo Chocolate, 3.5 Pound

  • Made With advanced Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolates for faster delivery
  • 30 Grams of whey protein with 8.8 Grams of BCAAs
  • Single-source protein composed entirely of hydrolyzed whey protein isolates

Platinum Hydrowhey is the fastest, purest, most advanced protein we’ve ever developed. In a word: excellence. By hydrolyzing the protein in the premium formula we’ve created our fastest-acting whey protein yet. Hydrolyzing breaks larger proteins down into smaller pieces that are able to get into your system rapidly, enabling your muscles to start rebuilding quickly. For added effectiveness, we’ve enhanced the formula with digestive enzymes and micronized branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). Plati

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3 Responses to Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydro Whey, Turbo Chocolate, 3.5 Pound

  1. T. C. says:
    56 of 63 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Protein Shake for People with Lactose Intolerance, August 30, 2011
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    T. C. (USA) –

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    This review is from: Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydro Whey, Turbo Chocolate, 3.5 Pound (Health and Beauty)
    I am extremely lactose intolerant and have been looking for a protein shake that does not make me sick for a long time. After purchasing this shake, I can gladly say I’ve found it!

    Being extremely lactose intolerant, I often tend to get sick from things that taste like milk, even though the lactose content is minimal. This shake has a strong milk taste, which is the only negative thing about it. But, I decided not to mark it down as all protein shakes have a strong milk taste, and because you can easily go around the milk taste by mixing it with Gatorade powder or crystal light on the go packs (sugar-free). Without mixing it with something else, however, I can’t drink it. If you do not like a milk taste, then I’d recommend you get the Strawberry flavor as you can easily mix it with out flavors… not so much with the Chocolate or Vanilla flavor.

    The best thing about this shake is that it really doesn’t contain any lactose (other’s say they contain zero grams, but still contain milligrams), and it does not upset my stomach. I sometimes feel a bit bloated, but it doesn’t last very long as the hydro whey is quickly digested.

    As far as the results go, I am already starting to see result after just a few days. As far as the preparing goes, you really don’t need to blend it, you can simply stir your shake and it’ll be fine as well.

    My ratings:

    Taste: 2/5 (This is obviously subjective, others who love milkshakes will love it)
    Mixing: 5/5 (Stirring or blending works fine)
    Digestion: 5/5 (Quickly digested, perfect for people with lactose intolerance)
    Results: 5/5 (You’ll notice results after a few days)
    Price: 4/5 (It’s a bit more expensive than other shakes, but it’s definitely worth the money)

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  2. Randy S. says:
    40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    All protein is not created equal, May 14, 2013
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    Normally I sit on the sideline and just read reviews but it bothers me when people give misinformed reviews possibly swaying people away from a perfectly good product. First of all this isn’t your run of the mill protein powder. This product contains hydrolyzed whey protein which your body metabolizes much better than other forms of whey, especially whey concentrate (check the labels of most protein powders and see what the first protein listed is, it’s probably concentrate). Concentrate is easy to produce and is one of the least efficient forms of whey. It’s not that it doesn’t work but an awful lot of it get converted into waste. Also, since hydrolyzed whey is metabolized better an added benefit is that it is easier on your stomach (protein shakes don’t always agree with everyone).

    The reason hydrolyzed whey is more expensive is because the refining process is much more involved and the yield is much less at the end of the process. The biggest negative to hydrolyzed whey is the taste. Hydrolyzed proteins typically are very bitter. The ON Platinum Whey tastes phenomenal for a hydrolyzed whey product. If all you want is a great tasting milk shake and don’t care about the quality of protein then look elsewhere.

    This brings me to my biggest gripe with a lot of reviewers. Please stop comparing apples and oranges. Yes it is more expensive than ON Gold Whey but for the reasons I mentioned above there are additional costs in manufacturing and as a result there are added benefits to the consumer. 1 gram of whey concentrate is not equal to 1 gram of hydrolyzed whey. So stop comparing it to the Whey gold gram for gram. It’s not just marketing hype, they market it as platinum because it is a better product.

    I’ve been using this product for over a year and I’ve tried a plethora of other brands but this by far is the best tasting hydrolyzed whey formula in my experience. There might be more pure hydrolyzed whey out there but the bitterness is nauseating.

    This is a great product by a reputable company. It isn’t magic and it’s not perfect, nothing is. Hydrolyzed whey isn’t for everyone either. I agree with other reviewers, do your research. Just make sure you are comparing apples to apples, the nutrition info doesn’t tell the whole story. Read the ingredients.

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  3. J. Howell says:
    355 of 362 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A very specialized protein powder, November 30, 2011
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    J. Howell (Atlanta, GA) –
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    This review is from: Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydro Whey, Turbo Chocolate, 3.5 Pound (Health and Beauty)
    To start off with, this is an excellent product, though most folks probably don’t need it. This whey protein is made up almost entirely of hydrolysated protein – which basically means it has been pre-digested into peptides and small chain proteins. A few years back, pure amino acid mixes were all the rage amongst strength training athletes. Then scientists figured out that single amino acids were not absorbed very efficiently by the body. Basically the receptors in the intestines can only accept one unit of protein at a time. This one “unit” can be a singular amino acid, or it can be a di or tri-peptide bonded amino acid. Effectively, by consuming these peptides you can absorb protein 2-3 times faster than you could by consuming straight amino acids. You also absorb this product much faster than a whole protein since the body has to break down whole protein with enzymes in the stomach. This process can take hours with whole food proteins (meat). Whole whey protein is broken down much quicker and whey hydrolysate (this product) is almost instantaneous.

    Platinum Hydro whey contains a very high percentage of these small, low molecular weight peptides which are absorbed with a very high degree of efficiency into the body. What sugar is to carbohydrates, this product is to protein. It basically gets protein into your blood stream as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    This effect is good for two types of people:
    – Intensely training athletes (especially strength training athletes) immediately following a hard workout session.
    – People who have trouble digesting protein for various reasons, which can include illness or old age.

    So yes, this is a highly purified, easily digested, extremely high quality protein. However unless you have an immediate need for rapid protein delivery, or have some sort of digestive issue, there are more affordable options for protein. All of these folks here complaining about the price of this product are doing so because they likely don’t understand it’s usage and they would probably be served just as well with a standard whey protein powder. A high grade hydrolysate protein is and always has been an expensive, specialized supplement.

    I have used this product before myself. I went through a 2-lb jug of the strawberry late last year. The taste is just “ok” and the texture and consistency is very thin. Consider this a functional product, not a tasty treat. I found that this product cleared my system VERY quickly and left me hungry again very shortly after my workout – which is to be expected. I did not notice any significant improvements in recovery or strength over regular whey protein. Because of this, I have moved to another, more cost effective product since then (Gaspari Myofusion), as I feel it’s slower digesting properties are a better fit for me.

    So overall this is an outstanding product, just understand its usage and benefits before you buy it.

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