Sci-MX GRS-5 Protein System is arguably the best blended protein powder on the market. It holds an incredible nutrient profile, which blow its competitors out of the water!!
It delivers a mixture of 5 proteins (Whey Protein Isolate and Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate, Egg Albumen and Soy Protein Isolate), which all have their own benefits and advantages. The mixture contains both fast absorbing proteins (like whey) and slower digesting proteins (such as egg, calcium caseinate and soy). This has the advantages of being able to supply the muscles with a steady stream of essential muscle building nutrients, helping prolong protein synthesis, keeping the muscles in an anabolic muscle building state for longer. This in turn helps dramatically increases recovery and growth!
Not only does GRS-5 include an impressive array of proteins, but it has the added extras of Aminogen, Vit-MX Sport and Opti-Zyme.
Aminogen is a compound clinically proven to increase nitrogen retention and BCAA release, optimising how your body uses the proteins. This helped me recover a lot quicker after each hard session and kept DOMS to a minimal!
Opti-Zyme is Sci-MX’s unique digestive enzyme formula which aids digestion therefore increasing protein absorption, utilising all the essential nutrients as much as possible.
Vit-MX is another of Sci-MX’s formulas, which is a unique blend of vitamins (such as; Vitamin B, C Pantothenic Acid and Folic Acid) and minerals (Iron, Zinc, Magnesium and Copper) which are vital to promote a healthy body (They can help keep a healthy immune system, improve muscle oxygenation, promote hormonal health as well as muscle and nerve function).
It also provides;
- A large amount of BCAA and EAA’s (helps build lean muscle and prevents catabolism)
- A massive amount of L-Glutamine (aiding recovery)
- MCT oil (healthy fats which can help decrease body fat storage)
I found GRS-5 perfect to use first thing in the morning, as a snack during work and before a workout to ensure the muscles are always stocked up with the essential nutrients they crave! With a very low amount of carbohydrates, I also found this perfect for use on a calorie restricted diet, when you want to avoid excess amounts of sugars!
So GRS-5 ticks all the right boxes on the nutrient side of things, but there are obviously other things you look for in a shake such as taste, mix-ability and effectiveness. I can tell you, it gets top marks on all of these too!
Taste - I’ve tried 3 of the 5 flavours available (Chocolate, Chocolate Mint and Strawberry), and was impressed with all of them. The one that stood out for me was Chocolate Mint; it’s arguably one of the nicest tasting shakes on the market!
Mix-Ability - Mixed very easy with both milk and water. It has a nice and smooth texture which goes down easy!
Digestion - GRS-5 doesn’t lay heavy on your stomach like some shakes, even when taken before a rigorous workout.
Effectiveness - This helped me massively with recovery and to prevent catabolism whilst on a calorie restricted diet. I didn’t suffer with any major DOMS like normal (dramatically reduced them) and it helped me keep hold of the muscle whilst allowing me to get lean.
Price - Nothing to complain about with regards to price. It is competitive and you pay for what you get – QUALITY!
All in all, this is a brilliant product and probably the best blend on the market. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a top quality product with an impressive nutrient profile which along with good diet and training, will promote some serious gains!