MHP Probolic-SR Review 1
By Steven S.
Upon reviewing Probolic-SR by Maximum Human Performance the results to me are mixed.
As I have been reviewing proteins for quite a while, I sort of get tired of how all these companies seem to use words such as anabolic, bio-efficient, all-natural and preservative-free, to name a few. They do this to sell their supplemental protein product. However, so many companies have done this that there no longer seems to be any products that state simply "protein" or "whey protein."
With this product, I honestly do not feel as strongly that is the case with Probolic-SR as opposed to other similar brands and products. My attitude changed when I looked on the back of the bottle to see that Probolic-SR keeps feeding muscle tissue for twelve straight hours while whey comparatively works for less than three hours.
As determined by representatives of this company, the difference lies in:
- Medium and slow-release proteins to feed muscle tissue between meals.
- Patented micro-feed sustained-release technology to provide a steady supply of amino acids for twelve hours.
As for the supplement facts, they are about average for products of this type. Probolic-SR contains a very generous amount of each of the eighteen familiar amino acids per serving. Further, this advanced protein blend of soy protein isolate, whey concentrate, casein contains very high levels of the following critical amino acids: glutamine, arginine and also BCAA's.
In addition, Probolic-SR has a good mix of carbs, fat and most of all protein. It is also a source of other nutrients. This twelve hour release formula of amino acids ensures that your muscles receive the nutrition they need to support muscle growth and recovery. This sustained delivery keeps your body in an anabolic muscle building state and prevents catabolic muscle wasting.
One warning regarding allergy information is that this product is made with soy, milk and fish. Other warnings are to keep this product out of reach of children, to be stored at 15-30C / 59-86F, protect from heat, light and moisture, and do not purchase if the seal is broken or if it is expired.
For those trying out this product for the first time, I recommend the two pound container because you really are not saving by buying four pounds. The top two flavors I recommend are banana cream and chocolate as they have always worked for me. For the best price in Canada or get more information about Probolic-SR by MHP be sure to click here. If that information is not enough, be sure to contact the distributor via MHP Inc., 21 Dwight Place, Fairfield, New Jersey 07004 USA. Additional methods to contact are either www.getMHP.com or toll free 1-888-783-8844.
MHP Probolic-SR Review 2
By Michael S.
You want to get big, but you do not want to eat all the time. You also fear your body may not be getting the protein it needs in between meals or ever as you sleep. Well there is a simple solution for this problem, Probolic-SR by Maximum Human Performance is a 12 hour anabolic/anti-catabolic protein meaning that it will not only help build muscle but will help sustain muscle mass.
Using Micro-Feed Technology Probolic-SR is able to give you three different protein digestion speeds to give you a continual 12-hour supply of the most critical amino acids to stimulate muscle growth, improve recovery and prevent any catabolic muscle lost.
Some of you may be thinking you want your protein immediately after a workout. With three separate release stages you can have your cake and eat it too. A zero to two-and-a-half-hour release time of fast release proteins provides with a quick initial absorption of protein post-workout to get your muscles charged up and able to grow.
The medium and slow release proteins feed your muscles in between meals for almost up to six hours and finally the micro feed system keep your body well supplied with amino acids for 12 hours. It is recommended by them to take 2-3 servings a day. I was taking a serving in the morning and one at night to try and test their 12-hour release theory.
With 130 calories, four grams of fat, 20 grams of protein and only three grams of carbohydrates, and a cost of less than 50 dollars for a 4lb container for such a promising product, the only weight you lose around your waist will be just that, excess bulk from your waist and not your wallet.
Taking this twice a day was actually quite the chore for me. A lot of the times you expect your protein powder to be smooth and great tasting. The biggest downside for me on this product was just that, a horrible gritty texture that I could not get smooth.
The solubility of the product is quite bad, perhaps the worst I have ever tried. It was the equivalent texture to adding sand to milk, stirring it up and trying to drink it. The taste was alright, but not being able to get over the texture, I just cannot get over that one specific point.
The concept is great, a product everyone should try using and see if they enjoy it. It even has added flaxseed for your essential fatty acid requirement. Overall I am going to have to rate this product a 6/10. For texture it scored a zero for me, taste was quite good and after testing the 12 hour theory I have to admit it did not live up to its promise.
I am not saying it is bad but I would say the effects last quite long. After taking before bed I would wake up still feeling slightly satisfied in the hunger area but still felt the need to eat, so it was having some effect over a long period of time. If you believe you can handle the texture or have a way of improving the texture by mixing with bananas in your shake I would recommend this product, perhaps even try the two pound container.
MHP Probolic-SR Review 3
"The patented Micro-Feed Technology is the biggest breakthrough ever in protein supplementation. This pharmaceutical delivery system is designed to provide a continual supply of amino acids for up to 12 hours! The Micro-Feed Technology works like an IV drip continually supplying a 'metered dose' of high concentrations of Critical Five Amino Acids so that you always stay in an extremely anabolic muscle building state and never slip into a catabolic state. This technology also increases bio-availability making full 100% utilization of every gram of protein. 'No Wasted Protein-No Wasted Muscle!'"
MHP Probolic-SR fails to identify what exactly the Micro-Feed Technology is. As far as I can see, it's just a blend of proteins that are absorbed at different rates (soy protein isolate, calcium caseinate and whey protein concentrate). I like to see the blend of proteins. However, it's nothing special. There are other protein products on the market with similar or better protein varieties that allow for different absorption rates. Therefore, don't buy into the hype MHP Probolic-SR is spewing.
"Turning The Protein World Upside Down After 4 years of research and development, the Senior Research Staff at MHP has pioneered a major breakthrough in protein supplementation. PROBOLIC-SR bio-engineered protein enhances bio-availability, amino acid levels and nitrogen retention for maximum anabolic effects to trigger extreme muscle growth unlike any other protein."
On the plus side, MHP Probolic-SR does contain a high amount of amino acids.
"Probolic-SR has literally set new standards in protein quality, bio-availability and its anabolic and anti-catabolic potential. This advanced bio-engineered protein utilizes patented technologies to overcome protein's natural limitations on nitrogen retention and muscle growth. Probolic-SR is the first and only protein bio-engineered to supply adequate amounts of nitrogen on a continual basis to create the needed anabolic/anti-catabolic environment for Hyperbolic Muscle Growth."
As stated above, MHP Probolic-SR is not the only protein bio-engineered to supply adequate amount of nitrogen on a continual basis. In fact, as I previously stated, there are other protein products on the market which are more effective than MHP Probolic-SR. I'd post them here, but that may appear to some as a conflict of interest (i.e. that I'm trying to push another product).
"In the development of Probolic-SR, MHP researchers analyzed every known natural source of protein for their Amino Acid Composition (AAC), Biological Value (BV), Protein Digestibility Correct Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS), Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) and Rate of Absorption (RA) - the rate in which the protein releases amino acids. They also analyzed the amino acid composition of human muscle tissue and the effects of resistance training on nitrogen depletion and muscle tissue remodeling. Their findings uncovered many myths and misconceptions about protein, which helped them understand why protein did not meet its anabolic expectations. It also lead them to the realization that no existing protein in nature was capable of exerting these desired anabolic effects, and the only way to achieve the nitrogen retention needed the desired anabolic effects was to bio-engineer a protein to make up for protein's natural deficiencies."
Unfortunately, MHP Probolic-SR isn't capable of all this, as this statement may lead you to believe. As you can see, I was not pleased with MHP Probolic-SR's claim. I felt the claim was greatly misleading. Therefore, for the claim, I award MHP Probolic-SR a 2/10.
I sampled the vanilla flavor of MHP Probolic-SR. I found that it had a strange, tangy vanilla taste. The taste wasn't particularly bad, but not to my liking either. Therefore, for taste, I award MHP Probolic-SR 5/10.
I was satisfied with the solubility of MHP Probolic-SR. It mixed in relatively the same as other protein supplements I've used. I found that the texture of MHP Probolic-SR was somewhat gritty. Therefore, for solubility/texture, I award MHP Probolic-SR a 6/10.
MHP Probolic-SR has a good amount of amino acids. In fact, in comparison to many other protein supplements on the market, it has a slightly higher degree of amino acids. Also, MHP Probolic-SR has a variety of proteins. That being said, I've seen other products which include far more protein sources.
Also, for the most part, I liked the complex of fats included in MHP Probolic-SR namely (Medium Chain Triglycerides Complex, Borage Seed Oil Powder (10% GLA), Conjugated Linoleic Acid Complex (78% CLA), Evening Primrose Seed Oil (4.8% GLA), Flaxseed Powder (8% ALA), Omega-3 Complex (7.5% EPA & DHA), Stearic Acid).
Although I felt MHP Probolic-SR's ingredients were fairly good, they don't live up to the claim, not anywhere near it. However, I won't rate the effectiveness of MHP Probolic-SR based on its ridiculous claim. Instead, I will compare MHP Probolic-SR to the effectiveness of other protein products in its class. Therefore, in regards to effectiveness, I award MHP Probolic-SR an 8/10.
All aspects considered, I felt that MHP Probolic-SR was a bit expensive but not too bad. I thought the claim was ridiculous and nowhere near the truth. I wasn't impressed with the taste of MHP Probolic-SR. Also, I found that the solubility was satisfactory, but the texture wasn't overly appealing. Furthermore, I found that the effectiveness, in comparison to other protein products in its class, was somewhat impressive. Therefore, for an overall review, I award MHP Probolic-SR a 5.5/10.